Nagpur First Charitable Trust in association with NMC jointly organizes Appathon- 2016


Nagpur: Nagpur First Charitable Trust in association with Nagpur Municipal Corporation has jointly organized Appathon 2016. Appathon is said to be a two-day coding challenge programme.

The challenge has started at Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management and is supported by Persistent Systems, Calderys, pManifold Business Solutions, Nagpur Smart City Council, Creati Fox, Buzzinga Labs, Flying Penguins and AIESEC.
The Chief Guest for the event was NMC Commissioner Shravan Hardikar and Guest of Honour was Managing Director of Calderys India Refractories Ltd Hakimuddin Ali. The other dignitaries that were present were Director and Co-Founder, pManifold Rahul Bagdia.

The proceedings were started with a welcome note by Rahul Bagdia enlightening all the participants with the concept of Appathon and Nagpur Smart City Council and how the youth of Nagpur can support for making our city a Smart one.

Shravan Hardikar gave a very motivational speech and bestowed his best wishes to the young generation of Nagpur who are keen and looking forward to transform their hometown to cope up with other cities across the globe by making it Smart in all sectors of improvements. He also mentioned that he is curious to see the functional outputs through the apps which can be helpful for the growth of city and an individual who resides here.

Hardikar also quoted that Nagpur is losing its pace in comparison to other cities of India as the industries and the students have moved out in search of better opportunities which should be brought in the vicinity of Nagpur as the employers now and not employees.

The Guest of Honor Managing Director of Calderys Hakimmudin Ali also shared his deep thoughts on how Nagpur is facing the troubles especially in terms of safety and sanitation and needs a serious attention on these areas.

Product Manager of Persistent Systems Anand Kulkarni gave his presentation on how Smart data can build a Smart City. Prizes that are at stake for this challenge are upto Rs. 1 Lakh. The winners will also get a direct entry to a national level Appathon which is organized at India Smart Grid Week in January 2017, where prizes of over Rs. 7 lakhs would be won.

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