Today, through a video conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 66th convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur where he talked about solar power’s importance in India and the importance of India’s initiated International Solar Alliance, which consisted of 121 countries. He said, “the world is looking at India for India’s technology experts to solve the disaster-resilient technology.”

Noting the benefits of solar power, the PM stated that keeping Uttarakhand’s situation in mind, via IITians’ innovation, disaster management can save many lives and help the country reach the goal of becoming ‘Aatmanirbhar’.

With the graduates of IIT Kharagpur, PM Modi shared three mantras that will help them get success in their future. He said, “While moving forward in life, you will face many questions that will put you in dilemma. The answer to such questions is- self-three- Self-awareness, self-confidence, and selflessness. Know your potential, and work hard with self-confidence and selflessness.”

He further stated that the situation of India in the 21st century has also changed as well as its needs and aspirations. Now not just being Indian Institutes of Technology but by being Institutes of Indigenous Technologies, the IITs require to be taken to the next level.

Regarding the tragedy in Uttarakhand, the PM said, “New Discoveries can save many lives, resources of the nation. Your innovation will solve many problems in the country. This will also give you commercial success.”

Congratulating the graduate students today he said that with the graduating students, the day is equally important for the 130 crore Indians. “People expect your contributions and leadership in the new ecosystem for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in the innovation, corporate world, governance, and other fields,” he added.

Along with addressing the convocation ceremony of IIT Kharagpur, PM Modi also inaugurated the Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at the institute today, including the newly launched MBBS program.

Today apart from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar, and Education Minister of State Partha Chatterjee were also present at the convocation ceremony.


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