Shillong was shining as the Meghalaya capital city held the grand finale of the Shillong Hackathon 2017 under the theme Clean and Liveable City was held at Yojana Bhavan Auditorium on Tuesday.
Additional Chief Secretary H. Marwein graced the inaugural programme as Chief Guest of the occasion which aimed at finding a proper solution to make the city clean.
Under the Hackathon, ideas and corresponding solutions were being solicited from citizens to resolve the given problem statements as submitted by the various departments/agencies.
In his addressMarwein said IT solutions can be an effective mechanism to address the various problems which has plagued the city in recent times. Highlighting how technology has changed over the years and how it has brought people together by new innovations, the Additional Chief Secretary also said that technological ideas and innovations can be solution to solve all the problems.
He hoped that this Hackathon can harness the technological solutions that are being brought out by the participants which can subsequently be adopted by the Government in a more meaningful way.