Addressing the valedictory session of UNESCO India Africa Hackathon at Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister Pradhan said, “Innovation is the need of the hour, especially in the times we are living.”
He further said that India’s CoWIN App remains a shining example of innovation for the entire world where the entire vaccination process, from registration to final certification could be tracked online in real time.
Each innovation in India benefits the world, especially the emerging economies, he added.
Innovation is the need of the hour, especially in the times we are living.
India’s #CoWINApp remains a shining example of innovation for the entire world where the entire vaccination process, from registration to final certification could be tracked online in real time. pic.twitter.com/q7rTDI9odO — Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) November 25, 2022
Pradhan further said that the UNESCO India-Africa Hackathon (UIAH) is an initiative to bring together Indian and African talent to innovate for a better future.
The Union Minister also highlighted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the call of ‘Jai Anusandhan’ which are guiding our efforts to make research and innovation a way of life.
The UIAH is a platform for coming together to find solutions for issues faced by collaborating nations and also serves as a foundation to nurture innovative Start-ups for transforming the world. Initiatives like, UIAH advances the scope of cooperation, enriches cross-cultural exchanges, sows the seeds of leadership, creative thinking & entrepreneurship and strengthens the bonds of friendship, he added.
Pradhan also congratulated all the winners of the Hackathon and invited students from Africa to explore opportunities in India and Study in India.