Bhubaneswar: Two students of KIIT International School – Subhra Suchismita Patel and Himanshu Rateria – were awarded by President Pranab Mukherjee for their innovative projects under Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Ignite Awards, 2016 at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi recently.
Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Prof. Anil Gupta, Vice Chairman of National Innovation Foundation (NIF) and Dr. Harshvardhan, Union Minister, Science and Technology were present at the national-level award ceremony.
The function also showcased the prototypes of the ideas given by these children prepared by the engineers of NIF team. Subhra Suchismita Patel gave the idea to develop shoes for farmers with drillers fitted into them. They would also have seed compartment at the rear end and brushes so that a farmer can simply walk to dig hole, sow seeds and cover up the hole simultaneously.
Himanshu Rateria suggested a system in the television that could give medicine reminder to its viewers. The reminders would pop up to block the shows running on the TV, many a times, thus irritating the viewers. This will help the viewers to take their medicines in time. There were a total of 28 ideas selected out of 55000 entries from all over the nation.
Odisha had the privilege of having 7 teens receiving the presidential award. The Chairperson of KIIT International School Dr. Monalisha Bal and Principal Dr. Sanjay Suar congratulated the students, teacher and coordinators for their wonderful achievement in patenting success ideas. They have brought laurels to the school and the State, they said.