Updated: December 29, 2021 10:16:16 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the 54th convocation ceremony of IIT-Kanpur on Tuesday. He also conferred ‘unforgeable’ digital degrees to fresh graduates of the institute. The prime minister launched blockchain-based digital degrees at the ceremony.
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.
IIT-Kanpur is holding the ceremony in hybrid mode where only a few people are allowed to attend the ceremony in person and the rest will attend remotely through virtual mode. The decision was taken with adherence to the Covid-19 protocol.
A bio-bubble has been created at the IIT-Kanpur campus that will provide a bio-secure environment to the event attendees. Apart from the prime minister, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel and Union Education minister Dharmendra Pradhan will also attend the ceremony.
Modi had earlier invited suggestions from the general public for his address at the institute. PM Modi will include some of the suggestions received from fellow nationals in his address to the passing batch.
(With PTI inputs)
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