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Sugata Mitra Awarded the Million-Dollar TED Prize for Extraordinary Creativity

Feb 28, 2013 13:10 IST

Sugata MitraSugata Mitra was awarded the million-dollar TED Prize on 26 February 2013 for pursuing his idea for building the schools in the Internet. TED Prize is actually awarded to the extraordinary people who have creative as well as bold ideas for global change.

About Sugata Mitra

• Sugata Mitra is a researcher who started inspiring the children across the world to arouse curiosity in them.
• In 1999, Sugata along with his colleagues installed the Internet-connected computer in New Delhi and left it with the hidden camera. Eventually, the slum kids started learning English as well as searched the Internet for various Science and other topics.
• Sugata along with his colleagues performed these experiments for 13 years, which eventually earned him 1 million US dollars TED Prize.

About the TED Prize

TED Prize was first introduced in 2005. Till 2010, TED gave three extraordinary people with 100000 US Dollars prize money along with the wish to make changes in the world. At the annual conference of TED, the winner talks about the wish to bring changes in the world. In 2013, the prize money offered by TED increased to 1 million US Dollars.

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