Six students from Odisha have won the national-level APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2016.
The 6 were among the 31 selected students who bagged the award out of the 55,089 entries received by National Innovation of India (NIF), an autonomous body of the department of science and technology, which announces the award every year on October 15, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday, which is celebrated as the Children’s Creativity and Innovation Day by NIF.
Winners of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2016 Awards from Odisha are:
- Arijita B Patra (Class 6) – Monitoring device to stop mishap in a vehicle (Idea/innovation) – Baji Rout Chhatrabas Ashram School (Angul)
- Dhanurjaya Dehury (Class 8) – Pedal operated vegetable cutting machine (Idea/innovation) – Kalinga Institute of Social Science (Bhubaneswar)
- Sebati Kutruka (Class 8) – Machine to dig out sweet potato (Idea/innovation) – Kalinga Institute of Social Science (Bhubaneswar)
- Adyasha Das (Class 11) – System in water supply line which stops flow of water if any tap remained open or got damaged (Idea/innovation) – DM School (Bhubaneswar)
- Priyanka Panda (Class 11) – Message for rider of vehicle who unnecessarily waste fuel (Idea/innovation) – DAV Chandrasekharpur (Bhubaneswar)
- Subhra Suchismita Patel (Class 11) – Shoes with drillers / hole diggers for farmers (Idea/innovation) – KIIT International School (Bhubaneswar)
IGNITE is national competition of original technological ideas and innovations by children up to class 12 or those out of school up to the age of 17 years. The competition ran from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016 during which time 55,089 entries were received from 458 districts.
All students will leave for New Delhi on November 5 and receive their awards from President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan on November 7.