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Know the winners of APJ Abdul Kalam Ignited Mind Children Creativity and Innovation Awards 2021

The Honey Bee Network, SRISTI and GIAN jointly recognise the creative talent of school going students through an annual competition of innovative ideas, products and processes for improving human life
Know the winners of APJ Abdul Kalam Ignited Mind Children Creativity and Innovation Awards 2021
Know the winners of APJ Abdul Kalam Ignited Mind Children Creativity and Innovation Awards 2021 (Representational photo from a past winner of the award)

In order to promote creativity and originality among children and students up to Standard XII or the age of 17 years, in or out of school, Honey Bee Network, SRISTI and GIAN have announced the recipients of APJ Abdul Kalam Ignited Mind Children Creativity and Innovation Awards 2021.

The Honey Bee Network, Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI) and Gujarat Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network (GIAN) jointly recognise the creative talent of school going students through an annual competition of innovative ideas, products and processes for improving human life, avoiding waste, generating and saving energy, improving the environment, increasing productivity or safety, or increasing convenience. This award is given to commemorate the legacy of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Bharat Ratna and former President of India and a great patron and well-wisher of the Honey Bee Network.

The participants join the Awards by sending their ideas, innovations with or without proof of concept or prototypes. This year in 2021, The Honey Bee Network through SRISTI and GIAN received around 4,200 innovative ideas from children in 24 states of India through online and offline media. A jury comprising of experts evaluated the shortlisted ideas and selected 20 innovative ideas for awards and appreciation.

Eight students have been selected for innovation awards and 12 for appreciation certificates. SRISTI will help in the prototype development of these innovative ideas. Prof Anil Gupta recalled the support, guidance and encouragement received from former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam for all the innovation-related activities. He strongly believed that the creative and inclusive minds of children would help India become self-reliant and also a developed country soon. Many of these innovative ideas don’t address only local problems but also national and in some cases global problems. Most of the students have shown a deep empathy for the unmet needs of society. The jury was particularly impressed with the identification of the problems by the children. The Honey Bee Network appreciated the efforts of all those who participated in the competition even if awards and appreciation have covered only a few.

The date of the award function will be announced in the coming weeks.

List of Awardees

S.NoNameClassTopicSchool NameState
1Krish11thVirtual learning for children with special needsAmity International School, Sector – 6, Vasundhara, GhaziabadUttar Pradesh
2Suba11thEasy openable door from outside to rescue patients19-L, High Ground Road, South Mutharamman Kovil Street, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli-627002Tamilnadu
  3Yuvraj9thOvercoming communication difficulties faced by the dumb peopleNew Era Senior Secondary SchoolGujarat
    4Shikhar/Atharva8thAvoiding  accidents for  people  driving/walking on the road with headphones/earphones onNew Era Senior Secondary SchoolGujarat
  5Avni9thAccessibility of the internet for the visually challenged and disabledAmity International SchoolUttar Pradesh
 6Abhijeet6thWriting pen for blind people for generating feedback about the written textNew Era Senior Secondary SchoolGujarat
   7Harsh Kumar12thConverting benches as street homes for poor peopleBharat Mata Sr. Sec. School (English Medium), BilaspurChhattisgarh
  8Sandesh Pintu Chavan odour free urinal arrangementSakhubai Secondary Ashram School, BalsurChhattisgarh

List of Appreciations

1Agnij9thTo avoid wastage of beverages in tetra Pak packagesBirla Vidya Niketan, Sector 4, Pushp Vihar, New Delhi – 110017New Delhi
2Vaibhav11thA clearing house for linking casual labourers with potential employersKIIT International School, Campus – 9, Patia, BhubaneswarOdisha
3S.Gaurav9thEnabling connections across telecom providers through real-time payment for such connectivity benefiting the end-users.Army Public School, ShillongMeghalaya
4Shreya Devgan12thConnecting accident victims in real-time with human tissue banksAmity International School, NoidaUttar Pradesh
5Arka Ash9thExtendable and bendable broomDAV Model School Durgapur Paschim Bardhman, West BengalWest Bengal
6Himanshu11thDigital weed detection mechanism using a database of weeds and cropsAmity International School, SaketDelhi
7Ruby Gupta10thWearable device indicating dehydration of body advising the user to drink waterGovt Girls Higher Secondary School, SipatChhattisgarh
8Udey Singh12thLoad-carrying  cap for the labourers in construction and other industriesGovernment Higher Secondary School, BilaspurChhattisgarh
9Anushka Gupta Manual turning device for digesting kitchen waste into manure Utter Pradesh
10Kanika12thDevice telling blind about their surroundingDelhi Public School, Rohini, New DelhiNew Delhi
11Hrishikesh6thGarbage collecting van through conveyor beltVivekananda Vidyalaya YavatmalMaharashtra
12Girish Kumar10thToll-free number for study and coaching without access to the internet and smartphonesSwami Atmanand English Medium SchoolChhattisgarh

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