President Pranab Mukherjee presents Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards

IGNITE competition was organized by the National Innovation Foundation (NIF). This year, a total of 31 students have been awarded for their ideas/innovations.

Nov 8, 2016 14:33 IST
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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).

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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,
Pranav Kochi
Pranav Somasekhar 10
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
School, Bhubaneswar
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.

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