National Technology Day: Igniting Young Minds to Innovate

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10th May 2024: India celebrates National Technology Day on May 11, and stands at the forefront of innovation, marking significant milestones in science and technology. This day holds special significance as it commemorates the successful nuclear test at Pokhran in 1998, a testament to India’s prowess in technological advancements.

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee bestowed May 11 with the title of National Technology Day to honor the historic Pokhran nuclear tests conducted by the Indian Army in Rajasthan.

The theme for National Technology Day 2024 is, “From Schools to Startups: Igniting Young Minds to Innovate,” which underscores the importance of nurturing innovation from a young age. In today’s digital age, technology plays a pivotal role in shaping the future, and it is imperative to instill a spirit of innovation and creativity in the youth. Technology has revolutionized every aspect of our lives. It has connected people across the globe, simplified tasks, and paved the way for extensive innovations. Moreover, it has opened doors for aspiring entrepreneurs and startups, providing them with tools to turn their ideas into reality.

As we look towards the future, let us embrace the spirit of innovation and harness the power of technology to address the challenges of tomorrow. Happy National Technology Day!

National Technology Day 2024 | Mr Dinesh Kumar Poobalan, CEO & CTO, Greatify

“National Technology Day serves as a call to embrace new technologies and nurture a culture of innovation in every sphere of our community. The theme for National Technology Day 2024, ‘From schools to start-ups: Igniting minds to innovate,’ resonates deeply with the country’s mindset. At the core of our celebration lies a commitment to fostering an ecosystem that encourages curiosity, creativity, and continuous improvement. We believe that innovation begins with understanding existing systems and asking critical questions about how they can be improved. From schools, where future leaders and innovators are nurtured, to start-ups, which have the potential to become unicorns through groundbreaking ideas, we envision a community fueled by the passion for innovation.

In the education space, technology has opened numerous avenues from bringing interactive learning platforms and virtual classrooms to adaptive assessment tools and AI-driven tutoring systems. By embracing innovation, educators can cater to diverse learning styles, foster creativity and cultivate a lifelong love for learning among students. It’s a great opportunity to reflect on the importance of continuing to improve education through technology.

Moving forward, we see immense potential in how technology can enhance education and extend beyond. Together, let’s spark innovation, inspire transformation, and lay the foundations for a brighter future for our community and the generations ahead.”

“As technology continues to redefine the landscape of progress, National Technology Day serves as a beacon of inspiration, reminding us of its transformative power. At Virtusa, through our Jatayu initiatives, we empower young minds “As technology continues to redefine the landscape of progress, National Technology Day serves as a beacon of inspiration, reminding us of its transformative power. At Virtusa, through our Jatayu initiatives, we empower young minds to innovate and drive meaningful change. By providing mentorship and guidance, we fuel the spirit of creativity, paving the way for a future where innovation knows no bounds. This year’s theme, ‘From Schools to Startups: Igniting Young Minds to Innovate,’ encapsulates our commitment to nurturing the next generation of tech leaders, fostering a culture of sustainability and innovation that paves the path to a brighter tomorrow.” Ram Meenakshisundaram, Chief Technology Officer, Virtusa Corporation.

“In the ever-evolving technology landscape, digital transformation has become an undeniable necessity across industries. Today, CIOs spearhead this revolution, driving profitability, cost efficiency, and market distinctiveness. As we commemorate National Technology Day, themed ‘From Schools to Startups: Igniting Young Minds to Innovate,’ Experion proudly underscores its unwavering commitment to nurturing local talent.

Our success is deeply rooted in the remarkable potential we’ve nurtured from educational institutions across South India and Kerala. Reflecting on our journey, we’re inspired by the transformative impact of investing in tomorrow’s innovators. It would be beneficial for educational institutions across the state to work closely with industry leaders to understand the needs of the hour better and implement programs that train both faculty and students to be better prepared for industry roles and real-world challenges.” Binu Jacob, Managing Director and CEO – Experion Technologies

“Mobile penetration in India, much of it being smart phone usage, is expected to reach 85% by 2025, indicating widespread access to digital devices and connectivity, which are essential for participation in the digital economy and online education. With the rapid adoption of digital learning platforms, the Indian edtech market is expected to reach a value of $30 billion by 2030. This National Technology Day, we at byteXL celebrate India’s journey towards a brighter future powered by innovation. With our youthful population, we are on a steadfast path to building a technologically advanced society that embraces progress and opportunity at every turn.” Karun Tadepalli, Co-Founder and CEO – byteXL

“Technology symbolizes progress, revolutionizing all aspects of our lives with innovation. Looking ahead, we are on the verge of an era where Artificial Intelligence goes beyond automation, enhancing decision-making in various industries. The Internet of Things connects a web of devices, establishing ‘smart’ as the norm for everything from household gadgets to cityscapes. The rapid evolution of technology promises not just enhanced efficiency but a new paradigm of global connectivity and unprecedented access to information. This journey is more than just progress—it’s about shaping a future where technology enhances human capabilities, fostering a world where everyone can thrive in a digitally empowered community.”   Anji R Maram, Founder and CEO – CriticalRiver Inc.



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