The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) virtually announced the various CSIR Awards for students who have made a significant contribution to science in India. The CSIR Innovation Awards for School Children were announced for 15 incredible children of India who have developed apps, devices or products, or come up with scientific ideas that can help the country.
The children come from a wide range of backgrounds, from both government and private schools, and from big cities and small towns. These young innovators are an inspiration to everyone. Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Health, and Family Welfare and Vice President, CSIR presided over the event.
KARAN S SOIN: Class XII student of The Shri Ram School, Gurugram, Haryana awarded for ‘SUDHAAR ‘(improving rural lives) through ‘udhaar'(loans): a mobile application for the rural masses for easy access to microfinance.
DHRUVI GUPTA: Class IX student of Amity International School, Sector-6, Ghaziabad, UP For designing a herbal paper toothbrush using butter paper, impregnated with the herbal formulation.
A.SRIJA and K.HARI KRISHNA: Zilla Parishad High School, Jogulamba Gadwal, Telangana, Awarded for making eco-friendly biodegradable pots with groundnut shells. These pots are a good alternative to plastic pots in nurseries.
Neha Bhat: Class X of Vivekavardhini High School, Puttur, Karnataka, Awarded for making an efficient multi-purpose battery operated automatic spraying machine which can be used as a pesticide, weedicide or insecticide sprayer.
Vibha K. Bhat: Class VIII of Shri Niketana School, Sirsi, Karnataka Awarded for designing a Fuel saving Cooking vessel.
P. Harshitha: Class X of ZP High School, Penumalli, Andhra Pradesh, Awarded for preparing a magic pot using black soil, alum powder, moringa seeds & leaf powder to remove fluoride from drinking water.
Yash Petkar, Sanchi Hisariya and Saniya Shakil Class XI of Ranglal Kejdiwal High School & Jr.College, Wardha, Maharastra, Awarded for designing an automatic waste disposal system for train.
Archit Rahul Patil Class VIII of Kashinath Palod Public School, Jalgaon, Maharastra, Awarded for designing a device to estimate the
obstetric blood loss accurately in real-time and help save maternal life.
Abhijeet Kumar and Arpit Kumar: From Bihar Bal Bhawan Kilkari, Patna, Bihar, For making a low-cost water filter using magnets for removing Arsenic from water.
Aryan Gulati: Class XII of Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram, New Delhi, Awarded for designing a web application for detecting Covid-19 & other lung diseases.
Revathy V. Manikandan: Class XI of Alphonsa Central School, Kannur, Kerala, Awarded for designing Free-Air Temperature increase system (FATI system) consisting of infrared heaters to increase canopy temperature artificially.
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