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PM Modi launches blockchain-based digital degrees at IIT Kanpur; Also inaugurates Kanpur Metro Rail Project, Bina-Panki Pipeline

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appealed to the students and youth of the country to dream, turn the dreams into resolutions and achieve them to make Atmanirbhar Bharat which is a  permanent solution to problems our country is facing.

Prime Minister was speaking at the 54th Convocation Ceremony of IIT Kanpur. Later Prime Minister also inaugurated the completed section of Kanpur Metro Rail Project and the Bina-Panki Multiproduct Pipeline Project.

Earlier, Addressing the gathering of the students of the country’s premier technical institute Prime Minister said that the country has full faith in the capabilities of the students and the faculty of IIT and is ready to help them in every possible manner.

Talking about the phenomenal growth of the country in the field of startups and unicorn companies PM said that many of them are started by students of IITs.

He said that in the last seven years his government took many steps to achieve the goal of Atmanirbhar Bharat and students of IIT can play important role in it.

He advised students not to neglect the emotional aspects of their life while they focus on their innovations and technical initiatives.

During the convocation, Prime Minister launched the blockchain-based digital degrees, and 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. On the occasion, a total of 1723 students received their degrees and 80 prizes and medals were given. 21 students were also awarded the Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award in the second session of the convocation. Moreover, three honorary doctorate degrees were awarded to three eminent personalities – Prof. Rohini M. Godbole, Senapathy ‘Kris’ Gopalakrishnan, and Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty.

Later PM inaugurated The Bina-Panki Multiproduct Pipeline Project which is a 356 Km long project which has a capacity of around 3.45 million metric tonnes per annum. Extending from Bina refinery in Madhya Pradesh to Panki in Kanpur, the project has been built at a cost of over Rs 1500 crore. It will help the region access petroleum products from the Bina refinery.

The completed section of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project which was inaugurated by PM is 9 Km long section from IIT Kanpur to Moti Jheel. Prime Minister will also take a metro ride from IIT metro station to Geeta Nagar. The entire length of the Metro Rail Project in Kanpur is 32 Km and is being built at a cost of over Rs 11,000 crore.

AIR correspondents reports, that Kanpur is the fifth city of Uttar Pradesh after Lucknow, Noida, Greater Noida, and Ghaziabad where Metro service has been started. In the first phase, Metro is running run on the nine-kilometre priority corridor. The 3 coach train service for public will start from tomorrow and the trains will be available from 6 am to 10 pm. Nine elevated Metro stations have been constructed on this route. The state-of-the-art modern stain-less steel Coaches of the train have be manufactured by Bombardier company in Indian Plant at Savli in Gujrat. The second phase of Metro work would be carried out between Moti Jheel and Transport Nagar for which underground stations will be constructed. The construction work of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project was initiated by the Adityanath government on November 15, 2019. The Kanpur Metro Rail Project has been completed in less than a span of two years, despite the pandemic break.

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