Second Day of Festival of Innovations to Start with Presentation Of Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award



Second Day of Festival of Innovations to Start with Presentation Of Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award


The Second day of Festival of Innovations will witness presentation of Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) awards-2016 as well as Roundtable discussions on Inclusive Innovation tomorrow (March 13, 2016) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi will also deliver a keynote address in a session on social innovations for large scale change. 


The GYTI Awards were instituted by Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions [SRISTI], theinstitutional backbone for Honey Bee Networkto encourage a) technologies on the edge b) those with social impact and c) MLM (More from Less for Many) i.e. frugal solutions.A total of 2363 nominations from 276 Institutions & Universities, from 26 States & 2 Union Territories were reviewed out of which 19 innovations for award and another 24 for appreciation have been selected. 

The roundtable discussions tomorrow will focus on topics such as Inclusive Innovation, Incubation & Acceleration Models for Innovative Start-ups; Innovation and Skill Development; Incentives for Innovation in Public Policy & Programmes and Social Innovations for large scale change. 

Panelists in the above roundtables will includeShri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog; Prof. K. Vijayraghavan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology and Chairperson BIRAC; Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST; Shri Jayant Krishna, Chief Executive Officer, National Skill Development Corporation; Dr. Ashish Nanda, Director, IIM Ahmedabad; Mr. Stefan Bock, Head of Innovation Lab, UNICEF Global Innovation Center and other dignitaries from India and abroad. 

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President of India to inaugurate the Sesquicentennial Celebrations of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad tomorrow


The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will visit Uttar Pradesh tomorrow (March 13, 2016) where he will inaugurate the Sesquicentennial Celebrations of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad. 

The High Court of Judicature for the North-Western Provinces came into existence at Agra under a Letters Patent of March 17, 1866. The seat of the High Court was shifted from Agra to Allahabad in 1869 and its designation was altered to the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad by a supplementary Letters Patent issued on March 11, 1919. 

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President of India inaugurates festival of Innovations


The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated an exhibition of grassroots innovations in Rashtrapati Bhavan today (March 12, 2016) kicking off thereby a week-long Festival of Innovations from March 12-19, 2016. 

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences; Dr. Najma A. Heptulla, Union Minister for Minority Affairs; Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Chairperson, National Innovation Foundation (NIF); Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST and Prof. Anil Gupta, Executive Vice-Chairperson, NIF. 

A total of 65 grassroots innovations are part of this Exhibition. The Festival is being organised by Rashtrapati Bhavan in collaboration with NIF. 

The Exhibition of Innovations will remain open between 1000 to 1700 hrs from March 12-19, 2016 for the public. All visitors to the Mughal Gardens will be able to visit the Exhibition. 

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