IIT MADRAS
Source: New Indian Express

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras, or IIT Madras, in order to mark the 150th birth commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi, has launch SIDDHI (Self-reliant India: Discussions and Dialogues for Humane Innovations webinar), a fortnightly webinar series from 14 August 2020.

The online series will concentrate on subjects like technology for self-reliance (Atmanirbhar Bharat), technology and rural development, socially relevant technologies.

The office of Global Engagement, IIT Madras is conducting this webinar series. live stream of the event will be available on the institute YouTube channel.

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Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy, Dean (GlobalEngagement), IIT Madras, said in a statement that the target of the SIDDHI webinar series is to spread the science behind technological answers for cultural issues among the overall population, while additionally starting an exchange to distinguish socially pertinent issues that should be addressed.

On August 14, the inaugural panel discussion will be on Retrospect, Food Security, and Prospects. IIT Madras said anyone can join this webinar, they just need to register at https://siddhi.iitm.ac.in.

An official statement said that as the threat of COVID-19 and its impact they have chosen the topic of Food Security. The COVID-19 pandemic will impact adversely on the economy, nutrition, agriculture, and health. The first online course on Food Security will be a panel conversation wherein specialists working in this field will talk about the most significant issues facing the country.

The statement added that the Gandhian methodology supplements numerous overall human improvement projects, for example, the Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. Sustainable Development is a significant part of the vision and mission of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

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IIT Madras said that SIDDHI is a community-oriented exertion of researchers, faculty, and students engaged with ventures supported by the Indian government under the Plan for Research Collaboration (SPARC), Promotion of Academic, socially relevant projects, Visiting Advanced Joint Research (VAJRA) and other projects approved by the Indian government like New India Internship, and Unnat Bharat Abhiyan.

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