Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that climate change and the natural disasters it has caused pose a major challenge to the world, so IITs should help develop the infrastructure capable of withstanding the effects of the disaster.

He said that at a time when the world is grappling with the challenges of climate change, India put forward the idea of ​​safe and sustainable environment friendly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to the world. Addressing the 66th convocation ceremony of IIT Kharagpur, Modi referred to the Global Alliance on Disaster Infrastructure (CDRI), which was announced at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in 2019.

The Prime Minister said, “The world is grappling with the challenges of climate change. In such a situation, India has brought the attention of the world to the issue of disaster management. You saw what happened in Uttarakhand recently. We should focus on improving the infrastructure capable of withstanding disaster that can withstand the effects of natural disasters.

He praised the technology developed by IITs and its role in combating Kovid-19. He said that institutions should now work rapidly to find future-oriented solutions to health-related problems.

Prime Minister Modi IIT told students in Kharagpur convocation, ‘You represent the aspirations of the 130 million people of India. ”
He said what you thought, what you’re working on the innovation, it’s possible that you May not be a complete success, but that failure of yours will also be considered a success, because you will learn something from it as well.

Modi said, “The situation of 21st century India has also changed, needs have also changed and aspirations have also changed. Now IITs need to be taken to the next level not only as Indian Institutes of Technology but as local institutes of technology.

He said that India needs technology that minimizes harm to the environment, is sustainable and people can use it more easily. He said that the government has freed maps and geospatial data from control. The move will greatly strengthen the technology startup ecology.

Modi said, “This step will also intensify the campaign for self-reliant India.” The move will provide new freedom to the young startups and innovators of the country. He told the students that on the path of life now you are moving forward, definitely you will also face many questions. A. The way is right, wrong, harm will not be done, time will not be wasted?

The Prime Minister said that many such questions will come. The answers to these questions are in the ‘Three Self’. A. Self-reliance, self-confidence and selflessness. You should recognize your potential and move forward, move ahead with full confidence, move ahead with selflessness. He said that on the path of science, technology and innovation, there is no place for haste in all of you.


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