Indian Institute of Technology Bombay aka IIT-B had organised their 56th annual convocation day on Saturday and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a special entry at the ceremony to address the students of India’s premier educational institute to motivate, guide them and encourage them with his words – for a brighter future.
While addressing the IITians at Mumbai on their convocation day, PM Modi tried to encourage the future leaders of the Indian Institute of Technology with some appreciation and said that IIT has brought up the name of our nation as a global brand in the field of education and technology. Calling IIT to be the ‘India’s Instrument for Transformation’, he said how the academic institution has always managed to bring a revolution in the field of innovation and technology and how it decides the future of development in the nation.
Furthermore, Modi said how innovation was the buz-word of 21st century and India being an emerging nation, is the hub for start-ups that shows the thirst for innovation. Not only did he talk about education and academia, but he also shared his views about the sprouting up unicorn entrepreneurship worth more than a billion dollars, and appreciated the talent of India’s youth in business and creativity. In his words, “That India is emerging as the hub for start-ups shows the thirst for innovations..And We must build on this… It will not happen only through government efforts but by youngsters here… The best ideas come in their minds and not in government offices”
He also institute. While congratulating all the degree holders and giving them a real talk about how their life is going to be after the come out of the college, PM Modi declared a grant as much as 1000 crore Rs. for further development of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Following the convocation ceremony, Modi inaugurated the new building of the Department of Energy Science and Engineering, as well as the Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering at IIT-B.