Two students of Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Sabuj Saikia and Kaustav Moni Malakar received the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Ignite Award 2017. They were given the award for their work on developing a foot operated tea making machine.
This unique invention was developed in a bid to make life of people with upper limb paralysis or injury easier. Both students of class XII, received the award from former President of India Pranab Mukherjee. The award ceremony was held at held at Ahmedabad, Gujarat on December 22.
The machine invented by the two city, students is manual and does not require electricity. It was among the top 29 projects that were selected for the award from 65,000 entries nationally.
Moreover, they had also represented India in the World Robotics Championship 2016 at the international level. Besides, Sabuj who had won the Ideathlon 2017 competition, was invited for the Nobel Prize Series 2017.