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PM Narendra Modi address 56th Annual Convocation of IIT Bombay; urges pass-outs to 'Innovate in India, innovate for humanity'
Addressing the 56th Annual Convocation of IIT Bombay on August 11, PM Narendra Modi said, "The success of the IITs led to the creation of several engineering colleges around the country. They were inspired by the IITs, and this led to India becoming one of the world's largest pools of technical manpower. The IITs have built Brand India globally."

"Innovation is the buzzword of the 21st century. Any society that does not innovate will stagnate. That India is a emerging as a hub for start-ups shows that the thrust for innovation is very much there. We must build on this further and make India the most attractive destination for innovation and enterprise," he stated as per an official release.

Appreciating the contribution of IIT graduates in the start-ups in India that are in the forefront of solving many national problems, PM Modi urged, "To those working in the start-up movement or are planning to start one after College, please do remember that the biggest corporations of today were start-ups of yesterday. They were the result of idealism combined with hard-work and diligence. Keep at it, do not give up, and you will succeed."

Reflecting of educational and social environment of the IIT, he added, "You have received what can be called the best that our education system has to offer. Students here represent the diversity of India. From different states, speaking different languages, from different backgrounds, you merge here in pursuit of knowledge and learning."

He added, "Innovations and Enterprise are going to be the foundation stone for making India a developed economy. A long term sustainable technology-led economic growth is possible on this foundation." Appealing to youth of India he called on them to 'Innovate in India, Innovate for humanity'.

"From mitigating climate change to ensuring better agricultural productivity, From cleaner energy to water conservation, From combating malnutrition to effective waste management. Let us affirm that the best ideas will come from Indian laboratories and from Indian students. On our part, we are doing everything possible to foster a spirit of research and innovation in India," he further elaborated.

Congratulating and extending his good Wishes those who received their degrees at the convocation, he urged the pass-outs to serve their families and the nation with dedication.

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