No forging! PM Narendra Modi launches blockchain-based digital degrees at IIT Kanpur

    PM Narendra Modi launched blockchain-based digital degrees at the 54th convocation ceremony of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.
    By: ANI
    | Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:03 IST
    Narendra Modi
    PM Narendra Modi launched blockchain-based digital degrees, which can be verified globally and are unforgeable at the convocation ceremony of IIT Kanpur. (ANI)
    Narendra Modi
    PM Narendra Modi launched blockchain-based digital degrees, which can be verified globally and are unforgeable at the convocation ceremony of IIT Kanpur. (ANI)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched blockchain-based digital degrees at the 54th convocation ceremony of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. At the convocation, all the students were issued digital degrees through an in-house blockchain-driven technology developed at the Institute under the National Blockchain Project. These digital degrees can be verified globally and are unforgeable.

    Later in the day, Prime Minister will visit inaugurate the completed section of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project at around 1.30 pm. According to Prime Minister's Office (PMO), improving urban mobility has been one of the key focus areas of PM Modi. The completed 9 km long section of Kanpur Metro Rail Project stretches from IIT Kanpur to Moti Jheel.

    The entire length of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project is 32 km and is being built at a cost of over 11,000 crore. Kanpur Metro is going to be the fastest built metro project in the country.

    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath started the construction work of the Kanpur metro project on November 15, 2019, and the trial run took place on the 9 km IIT to Motijheel Priority Corridor on November 10, 2021, in less than two years.

    Prime Minister Modi will also inspect the Metro Rail Project and undertake a metro ride from the IIT metro station to Geeta Nagar.

    Besides, the Metro Rail Project, Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Bina-Panki Multiproduct Pipeline Project.

    As per the PMO, the 356 Km long Bina-Panki Multiproduct Pipeline Project has a capacity of around 3.45 million metric tonnes per annum. 

    Lot of time wasted already, begin work on new India: PM to IIT graduates

    (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked IIT graduates to chooses challenge over convenience and urged them to start working for the kind of India they want in the next 25 years, saying as a lot of time has already been wasted.

    Addressing the 54th convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, Modi told the fresh graduates that they have to take over the reins of the country.

    He said India too had started its new journey after Independence.“By the time 25 years were completed, a lot of work should have been done for standing on our own feet but a lot of time has been wasted,” he said.

    “The country has lost a lot of time, two generations have gone by and so we should not miss even two moments now," he said.

    He told students that they have to take over the reins of the country's development and start work on it right now.

    “It is the responsibility of all of you to give direction to the country for the next 25 years, to give momentum to the country," he said.

    He said the country is standing on the threshold of “immense opportunities”, and urged students to take up the responsibility of making use of them.

    The ceremony, also attended by Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

     

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