Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Singapore, felicitated the winners of the first-ever India-Singapore Hackathon on Thursday.

The winning teams from India included Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy) and MIT College of Engineering, Pune. The winning teams from Singapore were Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Commending the hackathon PM Modi tweeted:

Platforms like the Singapore-India Hackathon serve as excellent opportunities for our youngsters to showcase their work. They also serve as forums to learn about pioneering innovations by youngsters from other nations and institutes. A win-win for our students!

Furthermore, the PM added that the hackathon is a boost to technology, innovation and youth power. “Happy to have met innovators who won prizes in the first-ever Singapore-India Hackathon. They talked about their extensive work. I was impressed by their passion and commitment towards solving problems our world faces,” he said.

The Indian Prime Minister is scheduled to attend the 13th East Asia Summit at 2 pm today.  

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