Four Odia students from different schools of Odisha won Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2015.
Every year, the National Innovation Foundation India (NIF), Ahmedabad invites students from across schools in the country to share their innovative ideas on how to build a better world.
More than 28,000 entries were received this year of which 31 best ideas made the cut.
This year the ‘Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2015’ were given by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Presenting the ideas of Odisha students that impressed the jury. Take a look!
1. Alerting system for bus drivers – Sometimes accidents occur when a passenger puts his body part outside the bus window. Pradyumna has conceived an idea of an alerting system for the bus driver, which enables him to know which passenger has put his hand or head outside the bus window.
Winner – Pradyumna Kumar Pal
Class – 7
School Name – Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir, Unit-3, Khordha, Odisha
2. A device to collect Mahua flowers from ground – Mahua flowers have many medicinal properties and are also used to make pickles, jams, and now ice creams as well. Lipsa has suggested a manual device like a lawn mover, which can collect Mahua flowers, which are otherwise picked up by hands, which is a time consuming and tiring process.
Winner – Lipsa Pradhan
Class – 9
School Name – Govt. High School, Kamagaon, Bargarh, Odisha
3. Seed container that indicates growth of germs – An idea to have a seed container, which can detect the growth of organism by detecting increase in temperature of the container and alert.
Winner – Deepti Manjari Dakua
Class – 10
School Name – Bahadjhole Girls High School, Bahadjhole, Nayagrah, Odisha
4. Watch with medicine delivery system – An idea of a watch, which can store and timely deliver appropriate dose of medicine to the person.
Winner – Vaishnavi Patra
Class – 9
School Name – ODM Public School, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha