CS’pur DAV girl Priyanka receives Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE award from Prez
Bhubaneswar: Priyanka Panda, a Standard XI student of DAV Public School, Chandrasekharpur received the prestigious Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Award 2016 from President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan recently in the presence of Union Minister for Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi.
National Innovation Foundation under the aegis of Ministry of Science and Technology initiated a nationwide talent hunt through INSPIRE Camps where more than 55,000 entries enrolled. Finally, 32 students around the nation got selected for the dignified award. Her project entitled “Fuel wastage alert system in vehicle” was appreciated by the jury and observed by the President of India. Priyanka was felicitated by the school teachers and students on her arrival at the school.
National Innovation of India (NIF), an autonomous body of the department of science and technology, which announces the award every year on October 15, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday, which is celebrated as the Children’s Creativity and Innovation Day by NIF.
IGNITE is 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.