Bright young minds shine:
It was heartening to see young students come up with novel and brilliant ideas to deal with day-to-day issues at the state level science exhibition organized as part of INSPIRE (MANAK) Awards held at GD Goenka Public School Lucknow on Tuesday.
Department of Science and Technology (DST), the government of India has been successfully implementing ‘Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)’ scheme since 2010. Over 300 science students from across the state took part in the event and showcased 110 models. Deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma inaugurated it and gave away the prizes to the winners. Thus, a student’s initiative to present a model of ‘rape fighting robot’ was lauded by many at the event. Conceptualized by Siddharth of Vidya Vahini School, Prayagraj, the robot ‘detects’ rapes and acts instantly for the safety of the victim by attacking the rapist and injecting chloroform injections to make the accused unconscious.
Siddharth who was happy to be a part of the state level science exhibition, said, “It is one of a kind event for school students to be able to exhibit their talent.”
An ‘Indian Water Filter’ designed and developed by Kashvi Shukla, a Class 10 student of GD Goenka also drew people’s attention. “My water purifier has minerals added to the set up for replenishing numerous deficiencies found among the people of remote villages of the country,” Kashvi said. This simple water filter can be made available at an affordable price of Rs 150.
Prateek and Tushhar Aggarwal, the brothers’ duo, studying at Seth MR Jaipuria, Gomtinagar Lucknow showcased the ‘Brainy helmet’. The model was based on ensuring that the rider wore his helmet for the bike engine to start.