Prime Minister Narendra Modi while delivering his weekly radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’ praised the IITs and talked about the recent developments, research, and inventions undertaken by the premier engineering institutes. Modi said he has visions of making this decade the ‘Techade of India’, and expressed his happiness at how the IITs have followed the idea and emerged as the centre of skill building and showcased several innovations this month.
“This month from October 14 to 15, all 23 IITs came on one platform for the first time to showcase their innovations and research projects. During this, students and researchers, who came from all over the country, displayed more than 75 best projects. Healthcare, Agriculture, Robotics, Semiconductors, 5G Communications-these projects were made on many such themes,” he said on his weekly radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’.
The Prime Minister also lauded the IIT Bhubaneswar’s invention of a portable ventilator for newborn babies that runs on batteries and can be used anywhere including remote areas. “This can prove to be very helpful in saving the lives of babies who are born prematurely. Be it electric mobility, drone technology, or 5G, many of our students are engaged in developing new technology related to them,” he said.
Modi also mentioned the numerous efficient projects undertaken by IIT Madras and IIT Kanpur. He mentioned how several institutes are coordinating together on a multilingual project that aims at making learning local languages simple and easy.