Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), iHUB DivyaSampark in partnership with Uttarakhand Police is organizing the ‘Devbhoomi Cyber Hackathon 2022’. The second edition of this hackathon aims to generate technology-based solutions for SMART police as per the vision of the Honorable Prime Minister of India. This 4-day hackathon started today.
To participate in the ‘Devbhoomi Cyber Hackathon 2022’, a large number of participants from all over India reached out to IIT Roorkee.
TEAMS REACH GRAND FINAL
Of the 810 teams with 1700 students registered for the event, only 40 teams made it to the grand finals at IIT Roorkee. Guests from the Ministry of Interior (MHA), central agencies and the state police attended the event.
Amit Sinha, IPS, ADG, Uttarakhand Police, said: “The teams should focus on the solution of the problem. The solution can only be of two types; a new solution or an affordable solution. So teams should present the solution so that the Uttarakhand police can implement it.”
Professor Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, emphasized: “As a country, we have now recognized the importance of technology for solving real problems. As more hackathons are held, we as a society are getting wiser at running them.”
The experience of the working generation should be used together with the younger generation, as the younger generation is more aware of newer technologies and can adapt more quickly. The senior police officers here have gone to great lengths to formulate the issues of this Hackathon in such a way that they are inspired by real-life situations.
Professor Sateesh, the organizer of the event, welcomed all dignitaries and participants. Senthil Avoodai Krishna Raj S., DIG, STF/P&M, Uttarakhand Police, presented his views on the police team’s expectations of the participants in the hackathon.
He also mentioned the three pillars, namely affordability, accessibility and adaptability of the solutions developed in the hackathon. Professor Manoranjan Parida, Deputy Director of IIT Roorkee, shared his experiences in IIT Roorkee’s innovation ecosystem. He also mentioned projects that can be interdisciplinary in nature to find solutions to common problems.
Professor Akshay Dvivedi, Dean, SRIC, IIT Roorkee, congratulated all participants selected for the final round of the hackathon. He assured the participants that the entire Uttarakhand Police Department, faculty of IIT Roorkee, and the team of volunteers are available to help them find solutions to improve cybersecurity.
The results of this event will Result in many steps towards fulfilling their dreams and are in line with the vision of the Honorable Prime Minister of India. Barinderjeet Singh, DIG, Uttarakhand Police and Ankush Mishra, DySP STF – Uttarakhand Police also attended the event.
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