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Team Enigmatics from Karnataka wins big at Smart India Hackathon 2018

April 01, 2018 01:54 PM

Punjab News Express
MOHALI: Team Enigmatics from KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Karnataka captured the first position in the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 (SIH2018)-Software edition which concluded on a spectacular note at Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC) Landran. It was adjudged winner for developing an app based on GIS based technology for field inspection app for the horticulture department to aid monitoring of Micro Irrigation projects. The team was conferred with cash prize of one lakh along with certificates and trophies.

Team Agro Inc. from Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, New Delhi, was the first runner-up of SIH2018, winning a cash prize of Rs 75,000 along with certificates and trophies for developing an advanced forewarning system for disease/pest attack for different commodities in different agro-climatic zones.

Team Coding Troopers from Jagan Institute of Management Studies, New Delhi was the second runner-up bagging a cash prize of Rs 50,000, plus trophies and certificates of SIH2018 at CGC Landran. Coding Troopers won the third prize for their project of developing a mobile based app which would help eliminate the middle-men in farmer dealings.

Additionally, team Blitzkrieg2 from Pune, team GRAINFINITE from Sonipat and team Random Six from Chennai received Persistent Inspiration award worth Rs 10,000, KPIT inspiration Award worth Rs 10,000 and Deloitte Innovation Award worth Rs 10,000 respectively.

350-plus students of 44 teams were competing at nodal center CGC Landran, the venue for covering problem statements of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, to come up with viable IT-based solutions for six problems faced by agriculture sector.

During this two-day mega event, SIH2018, Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi also addressed and interacted with students at all 28 nodal centers through video conferencing. He congratulated the teams for their relentless efforts in coming up with solutions to critical issues. Sharing how the government was dedicated to providing more autonomy to the higher education sector, the Prime Minister stressed the need for innovation and how the concept of IPPP — Innovate, Patent, Produce, and Prosper would drive this process.

The valedictory ceremony of SIH2018 at CGC Landran was graced by Chief Guest, Mr KS Srinivas, Joint Secy.(IT), Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare. He congratulated all the participants and urged the Indian youth for nurturing the spirit of innovation and help contribute to the country’s development. Other dignitaries present on the occasion included CGC management, AICTE representative, Dr. R. Venkateswaran Senior Vice President, Persistent Systems Ltd., Dr Sudeep Marwaha, Head & Professor (Comp. App.), IASRI and representatives from ICAR.

Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chairman CGC Landran and Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, President, CGC Landran said that Smart India Hackathon opens a new era of experiential learning for youth and that CGC was proud to be a part of this grand initiative focused on harnessing the potential of India’s youth to aid in the nation-building process.

SIH2018 was conducted simultaneously at 28 Nodal Centres across the country with 1296 teams comprising of 10300+ youngsters taking part in 36 hours of continuous competition. The purpose of this mega event was to find digital solutions to the problems posed by 27 union ministries and 17 state governments.

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