PM urges IITs to assist develop disaster-resilient infrastructure

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged IITs to assist develop infrastructure that may stand up to results of pure disasters.

Addressing the 66th convocation of IIT-Kharagpur via video-conferencing, the Prime Minister stated the nation had introduced to the world its idea of International Solar Alliance for protected, inexpensive and atmosphere pleasant vitality.

“Climate change is a major challenge before the world. India drew the attention of the world to the issue of disaster management. You can see what happened in Uttarakhand recently. We should focus on improving disaster-resilient infrastructure that can withstand natural disasters,” he stated. The Prime Minister lauded the efforts by the IITs in creating know-how to battle Covid-19 and urged them to search out futuristic options to different healthcare issues.

He was additionally of the view that IITs want to remodel from being simply Indian Institutes of Technology to Institutes of Indigenous Technologies.

“India of the 21st century has changed. Now, IIT is not only the Indian Institute of Technology but the Institute of Indigenous Technology. You have to work on Self 3 — self- awareness, self-confidence and selflessness. You should recognise your potential and move forward, move ahead with full confidence, move ahead with selflessness,” he informed the scholars throughout his digital handle.

“As an engineer, you have the ability to move things from patterns to patents. In this way, you have the vision to see subjects in a more detailed way. There is no scope for hurry in the field of science and technology and innovation. A technological failure always leads to new innovation. Have patience in everything you do and what you want to achieve. There is no place for quick success in your path,” stated the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister additionally stated there’s a enormous marketplace for private healthcare gear as folks have began monitoring their blood strain, sugar and oxygen ranges at home, he stated. “We also need to come up with technologies which can offer affordable and accurate solutions,” he stated.

A press release from the institute stated 2,815 college students obtained levels on-line with 75 medalists receiving them in particular person together with awardees of DSc (Honoris Causa), Life Fellow and Distinguished Alumnus Award.