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NIF announces winners of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2019

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Award is an effort to focus primarily on the creativity of the children and promotes inclusive and compassionate thinking among them


NIF announces winners of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2019
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National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) has announced the winners of 2019 edition of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards on October 15, birth anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s which is celebrated as the Children’s Creativity and Innovation Day by NIF. This is a 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, is organised by NIF every year to promote creative ideas among children.

Over 60,000 submissions of students from 544 districts of all the states and union territories of India were received for the competition, which ran from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019. On November 30, 2019, a total of 21 students from 9 states and union territories will be conferred for their 18 ideas and innovations by former President of India Pranab Mukherjee at NIF’s Gandhinagar campus. An exhibition showcasing award winning ideas will also be held at the venue.

A number of state boards, councils, directorates, departments of education, secondary education, higher secondary of the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Telangana, Meghalaya, Mizoram, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and Chhattisgarh actively promoted the IGNITE 2019 campaign.

NIF, an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has been actively engaged in promoting creativity and innovation in the society. NIF has taken major initiatives to serve the knowledge-rich but economically poor people of the country. It is committed to making India innovative by documenting, adding value, protecting the intellectual property rights (IPR) of the contemporary unaided technological innovators as well as of outstanding traditional knowledge-holders and disseminating their innovations on commercial and non-commercial basis. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Award is an effort to focus primarily on the creativity of the children and promotes inclusive and compassionate thinking among them.

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