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August 11, 2018

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, addresses Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

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Photo: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, delivering the convocation address at the 56th Annual Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in Mumbai on August 11, 2018.

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Photo: An award winner at the 56th Annual Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in Mumbai on August 11, 2018.

Mumbai, India, August 11, 2018 — The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today delivered the convocation address at the 56th Annual Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

“IIT Bombay is one of those institutions of independent India which were conceived to give a new direction to nation building through technology. For the past 60 years, you have continued in this mission. During this time, you have established yourself among the top institutions of the world. Your institution is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee. However, more important than that, all the diamonds which are present here in front of me, who are graduating today, who have been graduating from here, are illuminating the name of India all over the world,” Mr. Modi told the gathering.

“The result of the continuous efforts of the last six decades is that IIT Bombay has made its place among the country’s selected Institutions of Eminence. So now you are going to get the financial help of Rs. 1000 crores which would be useful in the development of infrastructure here in the future. I congratulate you and the whole team for this,” Mr. Modi said, referring to the “Institution of Eminence” status the Government of India has accorded to the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. See this post for more information —

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“The nation is proud of the IITs, and what IIT graduates have achieved. The success of the IITs led to the creation of several engineering colleges around the country. The IITs inspired them, and this led to India becoming one of the world’s largest pools of technical workforce. Over the years, the IITs have built Brand India globally. IIT graduates went to America and excelled there: first as students in Universities and then as technology experts, entrepreneurs, executives and in academics. It was a large number of IIT students who built the IT sector in India, brick by brick..or I should say, click by click,” Mr. Modi declared.

“The degree you have received today is a symbol of your dedication to your goal. Remember that this is just a pause, the real challenge is waiting outside. What you have achieved till today and what you are going to do now is linked with the expectations of yourself, your family, and the hundred and fifty million countrymen. What you are going to do will be the basis of the New India. Once again many Good Wishes and Congratulations. I consider myself honored that I have had the opportunity to spend some time among you all,” Mr. Modi concluded.

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar; the Governor of Maharashtra, C. Vidyasagar Rao; the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis; and many other dignitaries attended the gathering.

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