**Bhubaneswar:** As many as 4038 students from universities and colleges across India participated in the 36-hour Hackathon held in Bhubaneswar on November 14 and 15.
Today, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated the participants of Hackathon at the State Secretariat. The event was organinsed by Skill Development and Technical Education Department and Biju Patnaik University of Technology.
Total 84 teams from 12 states were part of the event from which 45 teams from from Odisha (1428 participants). The participants were divided into agriculture 92, Environmental Science 159, Education 189, Health 198, House and City 58, Industry 46 and Enterpreneurship 34 and 306 participants in different other departments.
Students, who participated in the event, helped in identifying innovative and disruptive IT solutions for public service delivery in areas of education, skills and entrepreneurship, healthcare, agriculture, ecology & environment, urban problems and disaster management.
The first, second and third position winners were handed over cash awards of Rs 1 lakh, Rs 80,000 and Rs 75,000 respectively. Naveen congratulated the participants and wished them all the best for their future.
Moreover from each of eight sectors, the best group from Odisha and outside Odisha received a special prize amounting to Rs 75,000 separately.
To encourage woman participation in this event, there was an additional 25 percent added to the prize money.
In all India level in agriculture Skividee 10, in housing Blitzkrieg and in Healthcare sector Sundaram 27b2-Geohealth respectively got 1st, 22nd and 3rd prize. In Odisha level, in housing Akhilpm_330f, in ecology MS Atul 1303 and in skill sector Db12 respectively won the rankings.
Likely in Odisha in Housing, education, agriculture, health, industry, skill and ecology sectors respectively Saswat32_55b6, Flying Neutrons, Atlantics, Almedic, Nextgen, Team Kalinga and TreeCare group got the cash award of Rs 75,000 each.