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Create startups that can change lives of millions: PM Modi to IIT-KGP students

By Priyanka Verma 
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday advised students at IIT-Kharagpur to recognise their own potential and move forward with confidence by following mantras of self-confidence, self-awareness and selflessness.PM Narendra Modi, while addressing the 66th Convocation of IIT-Kharagpur, told students that they have to create startups that can change the lives of millions.

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The PM said that 75 innovations developed by IIT Kharagpur should be collected and showcased to the world to celebrate India’s 75th year of Independence.

Keep your eyes on the present and anticipate the future. Keep our needs for today in mind and work towards the needs of the coming 10 years, said Modi. He said that being an engineer, students have the capability to take innovations from patterns to patents. He asked students to study the problems of the present world and find solutions from them.

IITs need to be changed from just Indian Institutes of Technology to Institutes of Indigenous Technologies. The more our IITs research to solve India’s problems, the more it will become a part of global application.

Can we provide the world with affordable environmental technology? This will help our image further globally.

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India is one of those countries in which the cost per unit of solar power is very less. However, there are several challenges to take solar power to every house. We need tech that minimizes damage to the environment.

Be it the Internet of Things (IoT) or modern construction technology, IIT Kharagpur is doing a commendable job.
Your software solutions are also useful in the fight against Corona. Now you have to work even faster on the futuristic solutions of health tech.

The government has opened access to map and geospatial data. This step will strengthen the tech startup ecosystem and will also intensify the campaign for self-reliant India.

Every scientist has learnt a new way of experiencing failure. Failure can form new roads to success. Aspirations, situations and needs of 21st century India have changed a lot.

Going forward in life, you will have to answer questions about what is right and wrong. The “self-three” formula can help you find some answers.

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Self-awareness, self-confidence and selflessness. You should recognize your potential and move forward, move ahead with full confidence, move ahead with selflessness.

When you become an engineer, you are able to develop the ability to change patterns to patents. In a way, you are able to look at things in detail.

Understanding the patterns of problems take us towards long-term solutions. This understanding becomes the epicentre of new discoveries and breakthroughs.

PM Modi inaugurates super speciality hospital at IIT Kanpur
The Prime Minister also inaugurated Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at IIT, Kharagpur.
The super speciality hospital has been set up by IIT Kharagpur with support from the ministry of education.
The hospital will focus on robust biomedical, clinical and translational research. It will also focus on the development of remote diagnostics, telemedicine, teleradiology along with research in drug design and delivery.
The MBBS programme in the institute is expected to start from the academic year 2021-22 in addition to postgraduate and doctoral programmes.

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