Source: India Today
The nationwide initiative and the largest digital hackathon, Smart India Hackathon (SIH) to promote innovation, will be organised from 1st August to 3rd August. The cherry on the cake is that our PM Mr. Narendra Modi will be addressing the finale of online hackathon via video conference.
The SIH is being led by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) of the HRD ministry, persistent systems and i4c. There is a prize of Rs.50,000 for the third team, Rs. 75,000 for the second team and most-awaited, Rs. 1 Lakh for the top-performing team.
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In 2019, the hackathon was held in March, but, due to the COVID Pandemic, 4th SIH was rescheduled in 2020. There is a total of three editions of SIH, year 2017,2018,2019, all of them were remarkably successful in promotion of out-of-the-box thinking in young innovators. The theme of the online Hackathon is "No problem is too big… no idea is too small." which can itself motivate anyone.