Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2016 Award

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2016 Award
The winners of the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2016 Competition, received their awards from President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi, today.

Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, congratulated all the winners and said he was really amazed by the range of creativity expressed by these young minds.
 The Minister further said, that the “many wonderful ideas coming from children from diverse backgrounds and regions, goes to show how much pervasive the spirit of creativity and innovation is in our country”.
Addressing the young winners, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, said that they have a duty not to adapt to the problems our society is facing but transcend them and to help India become a creative, compassionate and collaborative society. Given the various challenges the country faces and may face in this 21st century, “we will need an army of young people like you who would help the Government and society by identifying and addressing problems faced in day to day life and also likely to be faced in the long term. I am sure you all will live up to our collective expectations”.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2016 competition –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 October 15th, 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. This year, a total of 31 students have been awarded for their ideas/innovations (List of award winners annexed). 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 September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016.

An exhibition showcasing award winning ideas has been put up at the venue. 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.
NIF, an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has been actively engaged in promoting creativity and innovation in our 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.
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.

National Innovation Foundation-India
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2016 Awards

S. No. Idea/innovation Name Class District State/UT School Name
Emergency light in two wheelers
Gayatri Somasekhar 4
Pranav Somasekhar 10
Ernakulum Kerala Naval Children School, Kochi

Tiffin box that reminds to wash hands
Sheeren Sheikh 5 
Delhi Delhi SDMC Primary School, Nizamuddin West

Monitoring device to stop mishap in a vehicle
Arijita B Patra 6 
Angul Odisha Baji Rout Chhatrabas Ashram School, Angul

EVM messaging voting data from booth to control room
Roshan Sodi 6 
Sukma Chhattisgarh Balak Avasiya Vidyalaya Pota Kebin Burdi, Sukma

Air cooler which throws air in all directions
Muskan Javalkar 7 
Betul Madhya Pradesh Govt. Gyanodaya School, Hoshangabad

Septic tank pressure record scale
Indu Manikpuri 7 
Dantewada Chhattisgarh Astha Vidya Mandir English Medium School, Jawanga Geedam,

Manual hand lever based tapioca plant uprooter
S.Vanchinathan 7 
Tirupur Tamil Nadu Swami Vivekanand Matric Hr. Secondary School, Kangayam, Tirupur   

Device that indicates state of cleanliness of vessel
M. Devi 8 
East Godavari Andhra Pradesh G.G. High School, GopalPuram, East Godavari

Pedal operated vegetable cutting machine 
Dhanurjaya Dehury 8 
Bhubaneswar Odisha Kalinga Institute of Social Science, Bhubaneshwar

Machine to digout sweet potato 
Sebati Kutruka 8 
Rayagada Odisha Kalinga Institute of Social Science,Bhubaneshwar

Buzzer for protecting turtle's egg at beaches
Sumit Biswas 10 
North Andaman Andaman & Nicobar Island Govt. Sr. Secondary School, Diglipur, North Andaman

Alarm system in non-transparent doors
Sayan Sain 9
South 24 Parganas West Bengal Pailan World School,Kolkata

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,

Manodnya Shripad Vaidya 9 
Nagpur Maharashtra Sandipani High School,Hajaripahad, Nagpur

Innovative utility stick for Parkinson’s patient
Parth Bansal 9 
Kanpur Dehat Uttar Pradesh Apeejay School, Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Low cost homemade cockroach killing gel
Jahnvi Rupani 9 
Rajkot Gujarat Gyan Ganga Education Society, Rajkot

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 

Medicine alarm on T.V for old aged
Himanshu Rateria 11 
JanjgirChampa Chhattisgarh KIIT International School, Bhubaneswar

Message for rider of vehicle who unnecessarily waste fuel
Priyanka Panda 11 
Bhubaneswar Odisha DAV Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar

Shoes with drillers / hole diggers for farmers
Subhra Suchismita Patel 11 
Angul Odisha KIIT International School, Bhubaneswar

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

Namda rolling machine 
Zufa Iqbal 11 
Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir Presentation Convent Higher Sec. School, Raj Bagh, Srinagar

Device to adjust right intensity of light for study
Gulshan Kumar 12 
Kushinagar Uttar Pradesh Hanuman Intermediate College, Padrauna,Kushinagar

Auto blanket covering mechanism for old aged, physically challenged and patients
Govind K Sharma 12 
Gandhinagar Gujarat Gramshala Grambharati, Amrapur, Gandhinagar

Paan delivery and processing machine
Lahar Jyoti Das 12 
Kamrup Assam Transition Academy, Kulhati, Kamrup 

Secured currency notes 
Madhur Gupta 12 
Chandigarh Chandigarh Sri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh

A game for attracting tourists 
Bilash Dutta 12 
Cachar Assam Saint Capitanio School, Silchar 

Device for data management to enhance cellular efficiency in rural areas
Sayan Chaudhary 12 
Delhi Delhi Delhi Public School, Rohini, Delhi

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