Mhow (Madhya Pradesh): The Military College of Telecommunications Engineering, Mhow, organized the first ever Indian Army Hackathon, named “Sainya Ranakshetram” from October 1 to December 31 under the umbrella of the Army Training Command.
The event was organized in collaboration with Rashtriya Raksha University. More than 15,000 attendees registered for the event, which was conducted contactless over the Internet and aimed at a nationwide talent hunt in the niche areas of secure coding, software defined radio exploitation and cyber offensive skills. The highlight of the event was the competition between participants in cyberspace with real and simulated threats. The event also hosted a number of training sessions and expert lectures for attendees.
Cyber enthusiasts from across the country participated in the event with significant response and participation from rural and remote areas, which made the effort extremely rewarding. The need of the hour is to engage with these individuals and institutions in the future, too, to build capacity in these niche areas.
The Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), General Manoj Mukund Naravane, congratulated the winners during an online ceremony held on Thursday, February 10, 2022. The CoAS commended the efforts made by the organizers as well as the participants for their motivation, zeal and spirit towards each activity during the Hackathon. He also wished them the best for their future endeavors and said he hoped they would bring laurels to the country by innovating and developing “off-the-shelf” solutions.
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Posted: Thursday February 10th 2022, 8:28 PM IST