Innovations, singing, acting, sports and a gamut of such talents in 30 children from across India got special recognition as President Pranab Mukherjee gave away the National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement, 2015, in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan Saturday.
The award winners are aged between nine and 16.
Aditya Makkar, 16, won for designing Rikshaw X — a cycle rickshaw with reverse gear — as well as technologies to check car theft and drunken driving.
Affan Siddiqui, 16, won for his innovative design of a retractable, low-rise bus steps for senior citizens. Ananya K G, 14, got the award designing an automatic mobile nebuliser that works on solar energy to help farmers.
SRISTI and Honey Bee Network mourn the sad demise of former President of India, Bharat Ratna, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. His birthday, Oct 15, has been celebrated as the Children's Creativity and Innovation Day by National innovation Foundation And the Honey Bee Network. Dr Kalam enabled Honey Bee Network to take the grassroots innovations and children creativity to Rashtrapati Bhavan. His inspiration enabled us to create a global identity for the innovators & traditional knowledge holders to the new height at national and inetrnational level. His loss is unimaginable and irreparable. We pray that his blessings always remain with us.
Depuis 1989, le professeur Gupta et son Honey Bee Network multiplient les marches dans les villages reculés du pays pour collecter les inventions des paysans. Objectif : les diffuser et améliorer leurs conditions de vie.
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When T Chris Ananth, a Class I student of Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu, came up with the idea of a vacuum cleaner-like device in a shoe that could suck dust as the person wearing them walked, his idea wasn’t laughed off as baby talk. Instead, it was complemented for ingenuity. “We gave Ananth the IGNITE award in 2010 for this conceptual leap, got the shoe fabricated, a crude prototype, and also filed a patent in his name,” informs Anil Gupta, executive vice-chairman of National Innovation Foundation (NIF), a government-funded yet autonomous scientific society that reaches out to innovators.
Mr Kirankumar Mohanlal Panchal , entrepreneur from Ahmedabad, bought the non exclusive manufacturing and marketing rights @ Rs.21000/- + 3% royalty for Bachubhai Thesia’s innovation, the Sugarcane Juice Extractor. Bachubhai from Jamnagar, Gujarat, also agreed and in his presence, NIF executed the agreement today on 30th October 2012.
Bachu Bhai, an inventor as well as innovator has many innovations – agricultural and electronics product – in his kitty. His reputation as a serial innovator has spread far and wide and it holds true for fact that hard work always pays off. Inventing, for him, is the necessity to keep him going and has become a way of life. We can call him a second-generation innovator, who heard the need of the market and started experimentation. His efforts have successfully treaded the path for a new machine, the Sugarcane Juice Extractor.
Chairperson of the National Innovation Foundation (NIF), India, RA Mashelkar on Thursday presented the 'Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award' at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA).
"Vaishnav jan to tene re kahiye je, peed parayi jane re," is the opening line of Mahatma Gandhi's favourite song. On similar lines, the Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI) awarded bright minds who have solved people's problems through their innovations.
The competition called 'Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards', launched by SRISTI this year, received over 5,000 entries from students of 45 universities across the country. Out of these entries, 14 best ideas were awarded in three categories - Socially Relevant Technological Innovation Award, More-for-Less-for-Many Award and Technological Edge Award.
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Working with the poor of India, Professor Anil Gupta was struck by the creativity
and innovativeness that he saw. In 1988, he started the Honey Bee Network to
discover, share and promote grassroots innovation to the benefit of both innovators
and the global public.