KANPUR: At the 54th convocation ceremony of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched blockchain-based digital degrees.
All of the students received digital degrees at the convocation through an in-house blockchain-driven technology built at the Institute as part of the National Blockchain Project.
These digital degrees are unforgeable and may be confirmed globally.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kanpur to launch the completed segment of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project.
Addressing the students and faculty of the Institute, the Prime Minister said today is a great day for Kanpur as the city is getting a Metro facility and also, in the form of the passing out students, Kanpur is giving the world a precious gift.
Speaking on the journey of the students in the prestigious institution, the Prime Minister said, between the admission and passing out from IIT Kanpur “you must be feeling a huge change in yourself. Before coming here there must have been a fear of Unknown or query of Unknown. Now there is no fear of the unknown, now you have the courage to explore the whole world. Now query of unknown is no longer there, Now it quests for the best and dream to dominate the whole world”, he said.
Remarking on the achievements of Kanpur IIT, the Prime Minister elaborated on the possibilities that the current technology scenario gives to the professionals today. Indicating the scope of the areas like AI, energy, climate solutions, technology in health solutions and disaster management, the Prime Minister said “these are not just your responsibilities but are the dreams of many generations which you have the good fortune to fulfill. This time period is for deciding on ambitious goals and pushing with all your might to achieve them.”
The Prime Minister stressed that the 21st century is completely technology-driven. Even in this decade, technology is going to increase its dominance in different fields. Life without technology would now be incomplete in a way. He wished the students that they would definitely come out ahead in this age of competition of life and technology.
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