Yesterday, Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister inaugurated a four-day international hackathon event to be held at Gautam Buddha University (GBU) campus in Greater Noida.
The police as well as the district administration have made proper arrangements for the event in Noida which will be attended by hundreds of students coming from 22 African countries.
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The Unesco India-Africa Hackathon event will witness the participation of almost 603 students who will dive into long 36-hour coding non-stop to find technology-based solutions regarding the problems in the field of energy, education, agriculture, drinking water, energy along with other facts GBU officials said on Monday.
From India, around 231 students will be taking part in the hackathon event held in Noida aiming to find 20 innovative technology-based solutions for a variety of issues.
At least 231 students from India will take part in the hackathon event that has set a target of 20 innovative technology-based solutions for a host of issues. Every innovative idea will get a cash prize worth ₹3 lakh along with the awards that will be given to the students by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 25, the concluding ceremony of the event.
Chief minister Adityanath along with other delegates who came from other countries inaugurated the event at around 3pm.
“Unesco India-Africa Hackathon will be organised by chief minister Adityanath and we have made all necessary arrangements for the event,” said Suhas LY, Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate.
Students from Eswatini, Cameroon, Botswana, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Mali, Malawi, Niger, Namibia, Togo, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Togo, Zimbabwe will be taking part in the event as per sources.
Abhay Jere, chief innovation officer, Union ministry of education’s innovation cell on Monday, while briefing the media said, “We will be attracting bright young minds from 22 African countries as well as India. We will nurture a culture that encourages hackathons.”