Prime Minister of India
Received UN’s highest environmental award, the ‘Champions of the Earth’ in 2018 for pledging to eliminate single-use plastic in India by 2022
Seoul Peace Prize 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth
However, today the definition for IITs has changed a bit for us. Now these institutions are not only confined to the study of the subjects related to technology but today IITs have become India’s Instruments of Transformation.
And when we talk about transformation, then the Start Up revolution towards which the country is moving, IITs are a big source of that revolution. Innovations and enterprise are going to be the foundation stone for making India a developed economy. A long-term sustainable technology-led economic growth is possible on this foundation.
Innovation is the buzzword of the 21st century. Any society that does not innovate will stagnate. That India is emerging as a hub for start-ups shows that the thrust for innovation is very much there. We must build on this further and make India the most attractive destination for innovation and enterprise. And, this will not happen through government efforts alone. It will happen through youngsters like you. The best ideas do not come in government buildings or in fancy offices. They come in campuses like yours, in th