Two Sikkim students, Supriya Sharma and Choden Tamang, brought laurels to the State as their prototype was among the top five exhibits in the Science and Technology for Harnessing Innovations (SAATHI) meet held during the India International Science Festival in Lucknow of Uttar Pradesh recently.
The ‘sensor-based robotic accident prevention technology for hill-roads’ developed by Supriya and Choden, students at Paljor Namgyal Girls’ School of Gangtok, was instantly recognized by the eminent panel of jury at the event, a press release issued to the media on Wednesday stated.
Also, the National Innovation Foundation director recommended that the idea be given entry for IGNITE 2018.
The SAATHI meet had over 60 exhibits based on innovative ideas and only five were awarded including the exhibit by the two students from Sikkim.
Both Supriya and Choden are Tinker Club members of Atal Tinkering Lab, Paljor Namgyal Girls’ School, and the AtlPng was among the 10 ATLs from all over India invited in Lucknow to exhibit their prototypes.
AtlPng was among the School of the Month Challenge winners, the release further added.
The SAATHI meet was one of the vibrant programmes organized during the four-day IISF 2018. The meet was aimed at providing a common platform for various stakeholders – from innovators, students, and researchers to policymakers.
The exhibition also exposed the visitors and others to the pervasive culture of creativity and innovation at grassroots. Seminar/round table discussions on innovations, incubation and entrepreneurship were also organized during the summit to educate and encourage the young aspirants to take innovations for start-ups, the release further stated.