President Pranab Mukherjee on 7 November 2016 presented the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards to the winning children of IGNITE competition at Rashtrapati Bhavan. IGNITE competition was organized by the National Innovation Foundation (NIF).
This year, a total of 31 students have been awarded for their ideas/innovations. Overall, 55,089 submissions of students from 458 districts of all the states & Union Territories of India were received during the IGNITE 16 competition, which ran from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Award is an effort to focus primarily on the creativity of the children and promote inclusive and compassionate thinking among them.
List of winners
|S. No.||Idea/innovation||Name||Class||District||State/UT||School Name|
|1||Emergency light in two wheelers||Gayatri Somasekhar||4||Ernakulum||Kerala||Naval Children School,
|2||Tiffin box that reminds to wash hands||Sheeren Sheikh||5||Delhi||Delhi||SDMC Primary School, Nizamuddin West|
|3||Monitoring device to stop mishap in a vehicle||Arijita B Patra||6||Angul||Odisha||Baji Rout Chhatrabas Ashram School, Angul|
|4||EVM messaging voting data from booth to control room||Roshan Sodi||6||Sukma||Chhattisgarh||Balak Avasiya Vidyalaya Pota Kebin Burdi, Sukma|
|5||Air cooler which throws air in all directions||Muskan Javalkar||7||Betul||Madhya Pradesh||Govt. Gyanodaya School, Hoshangabad|
|6||Septic tank pressure record scale||Indu Manikpuri||7||Dantewada||Chhattisgarh||Astha Vidya Mandir English Medium School, Jawanga Geedam, Dantewada|
|7||Manual hand lever based tapioca plant uprooter||S. Vanchinathan||7||Tirupur||Tamil Nadu||Swami Vivekanand Matric Hr. Secondary School, Kangayam, Tirupur|
|8||Device that indicates state of cleanliness of vessel||M. Devi||8||East Godavar||Andhra Pradesh||G.G. High School, Gopal Puram, East Godavari|
|9||Pedal operated vegetable cutting machine||Dhanurjaya Dehury||8||Bhubaneswar||Odisha||Kalinga Institute of Social Science, Bhubaneshwar|
|10||Machine to dig out sweet potato||Sebati Kutruka||8||Rayagada||Odisha||Kalinga Institute of Social Science, Bhubaneshwar|
|11||Buzzer for protecting turtle's egg at beaches||Sumit Biswas||10||North Andaman||Andaman & Nicobar Island||Govt. Sr. Secondary School, Diglipur, North Andaman|
|12||Alarm system in non-transparent doors||Sayan Sain||9||South 24 Parganas||West Bengal||Pailan World School, Kolkata|
|13||Secured door closing in cars||Dev Desai||9||Nashik||Maharashtra||Wisdom High International School, Nashik|
|Munni Kumari||7||Patna||Bihar||Govt. Secondary School, Dhibda, Phulwari Sharif, Patna|
|14||Eco-kite||Manodnya Shripad Vaidya||9||Nagpur||Maharashtra||Sandipani High School, Hajaripahad, Nagpur|
|15||Innovative utility stick for Parkinson’s patient||Parth Bansal||9||Kanpur Dehat||Uttar Pradesh||Apeejay School, Noida, Uttar Pradesh|
|16||Low cost homemade cockroach killing gel||Jahnvi Rupani||9||Rajkot||Gujarat||Gyan Ganga Education Society, Rajkot|
|17||System in water supply line which stops flow of water if any tap remained open or got damaged||Adyasha Das||11||Bhubaneswar||Odisha||DM School, Bhubaneswar|
|Sagar Kumar||7||Patna||Bihar||Shri Chandra Middle School, Patna|
|18||Medicine alarm on T.V for old aged||Himanshu Rateria||11||Janjgir-Champa||Chhattisgarh||KIIT International
|19||Message for rider of vehicle who unnecessarily waste fuel||Priyanka Panda||11||Bhubaneswar||Odisha||DAV Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar|
|20||Shoes with drillers / hole diggers for farmers||Subhra Suchismita Patel||11||Angul||Odisha||KIIT International School, Bhubaneswar|
|21||Wheel chair that helps in entering the car without any strain and modified walker||Joseph John||11||Kottayam||Kerala||Saint Berchmans Higher Secondary School, Changanassery, Kottayam|
|22||Namda rolling machine||Zufa Iqbal||11||Srinagar||Jammu and Kashmir||Presentation Convent Higher Sec. School, Raj Bagh, Srinagar|
|23||Device to adjust right intensity of light for study||Gulshan Kumar||12||Kushinagar||Uttar Pradesh||Hanuman Intermediate College, Padrauna, Kushinagar|
|24||Auto blanket covering mechanism for old aged, physically challenged and patients||Govind K Sharma||12||Gandhinagar||Gujarat||Gramshala Grambharati, Amrapur, Gandhinagar|
|25||Paan delivery and processing machine||Lahar Jyoti Das||12||Kamrup||Assam||Transition Academy, Kulhati, Kamrup|
|26||Secured currency notes||Madhur Gupta||12||Chandigarh||Chandigarh||Sri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh|
|27||A game for attracting tourists||Bilash Dutta||12||Cachar||Assam||Saint Capitanio School, Silchar|
|28||Device for data management to enhance cellular efficiency in rural areas||Sayan Chaudhary||12||Delhi||Delhi||Delhi Public School, Rohini, Delhi|
NIF will file patents in all applicable cases in the name of the students and will also engage designers/fabricators to develop prototypes of the students’ ideas.
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE competition
• It 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.
• It is organized by National Innovation Foundation (NIF) every year to promote creativity and originality among children.
• The awards of IGNITE competition are announced every year on 15 October, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday, which is celebrated as the Children’s Creativity and Innovation Day by NIF.
• Starting in 2008, in the last eight years, 173 awards have been given to 246 children.
National Innovation Foundation (NIF)
NIF is an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. It has been actively engaged in promoting creativity and innovation in society with active support of Honey Bee Network.
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.