Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Chennai this morning to address the 56th annual convocation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras.
Shortly after landing, the PM said this was his first visit to the state after this summer’s win in the general elections and added he was “delighted to be back”.
“Always delighted to be back in Chennai. After 2019 elections, it is my first visit to the state. I am thankful to all of you for such a warm welcome,” said the PM.
Amid chants of ‘Modi, Modi’, the PM drew the attention of the crowd gathered there to welcome him that he spoke in Tamil in America. “During my USA trip when I said something in Tamil, when I told the world that Tamil is the world’s ancient language, the language became a talking point in America,” said Modi.
During his address to the United Nations General Assembly, PM Modi quoted Sangam-era Tamil philosopher Kaniyan Pungundranar to underline that a fragmented world is in nobody’s interest.
The Prime Minister Modi will also participate in the prize distribution ceremony of Singapore-India Hackathon and do a walkthrough of the exhibition on IIT-Madras research park start-ups.
He stated, technology is restricted to the Prime Minister’s essence and he would escort the award distribution reception on Monday.
On Sunday, the PM tweeted seeking ideas for the speech he will deliver at the convocation ceremony.
Representing the hackathon a large mix of youthful energy and discovery, he stated that it draws collectively the most accurate modern minds discovering long-lasting resolutions to the problems India faces.
“Tomorrow I would be in Chennai for the assembly ceremony of IIT Madras. I look ahead to being with some of India’s most illustrious minds. I also call upon all of you, primarily IITians and IIT alumni to distribute their views for my speech. Do so on the Open Forum on the NaMo application,” the PM had tweeted.
The joint Hackathon determines to encourage engagement and collaboration of student association in India and the rest of the world to receive innovative and out of the box resolutions to some of the major difficulties that are facing society at large.