Ignite 2014 Awards

Award Announcement: IGNITE 2014 - The National Competition of Original Technological Ideas and Innovations of School Children

October 15, 2014

National Innovation Foundation - India (NIF) announces the IGNITE 14 Awards. IGNITE is a national competition of original technological ideas and innovations of children in or out of school (upto class 12 or the age of 17 years only).

Over 27000 submissions of students from 359 districts of 35 States & Union Territories of the country were received during the competition, which ran from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014. The IGNITE competition is organised by NIF in association with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Society for Research and Initiatives in Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI), and other partners. A number of other State Educational Boards viz. Directorate of Higher Education, Himachal Pradesh, Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur, Haryana Board of School Education, Nagaland Board of School Education, Mizoram Board of School Education also actively promoted the IGNITE campaign. 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.

In IGNITE 2014, a total of 28 students from 22 districts of 15 States and Union Territories will be awarded by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam for their ideas/innovations (total 22) on Nov 19th at IIM Ahmedabad (List of award winners annexed). There would also be an exhibition of all award winning ideas 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 through volunteers of Honey Bee Network and other like-minded individuals and organisations. IGNITE is an effort to focus primarily on the creativity of the children and promoting original inclusive and compassionate thinking among them.

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S N Name Class School District State Title
Upto Class 8
1. Shaik Muzammil Pasha 6 Castle Town High School Hyderabad Telangana Modification in shoe to alleviate knee pain
2. Abid Khurshid 6 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalya Kulgam Jammu & Kashmir Mobile/laptop adapter with inbuilt power backup
Rohit Tiwari 12 PTJM Saraswati Vidya Mandir Bokaro Jharkhand
3. Samraddh Saxena and Yatharth Saxena 6
Campus School Pantnagar Uttarakhand Modified life saving device for swimming beginners
4. Ram Nikash 7 Excel Central School Kanyakumari Tamil Nadu Automatic railings at railway platform edge
5. Chhaya Sambhoji Thakor 7 Vidhyadham Primary School, Mansa Gandhinagar Gujarat Inclined installation of water taps at schools and other public places
6. Jenish Shah 8 Tapti Valley International School Surat Gujarat Mobile app for mutual calling intimation
7. Shubh Dholakiya 8 Shree G.K Dholakia High School (Eng.) Rajkot Gujarat Detachable device for the bicycle enabling user to ride with one leg
8. Sarthak Shukla 8 Indirapuram Public School Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh Cylindrical shaped refrigerator with rotatory trays
Class 9-10
9. G. Vasanth and D. Keerthivasan 9 Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Nannilam Thiruvarur Tamil Nadu All in one stapler (for all size of pins)
10. Hrishit Shah 9 Navrachana School Sama Vadodara Gujarat Portable wi-fi stick with rechargeable batteries
11. Akanksha Guha 10 Army Public School, Lansdowne Pauri Garhwal Uttarakhand Height adjustable wash basin
12. Diptanshu Malviya and Mukul Malviya 9
St.Paul's Sr. Sec School Sirohi Rajasthan Wrapper picker
13. Adarsh Barnwal 10 Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandir Katihar Bihar Provision of fourth (blue) light to reduce traffic jams
14. K.B.S Sukesh 10 ST. Mary's Public School Nellore Andhra Pradesh Hygienic cloth hanger
Rajat Gautam 12 Bakshi's Springdales Sr Sec. School Kota Rajasthan
15. Sharvari Tambat 10 Wisdom High International School Nashik Maharashtra Microphone that adjusts the volume according to user's voice
16. Ananya Jain 10 Carmel Convent School Chandigarh Chandigarh Bio-fertiliser from cockroaches
Class 11-12
17. Swapnanil Talukdar 11 Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Guwahati Kamrup Assam Foot operated manual page turning machine
18. Rinku S Rajpal 12 Adani Vidya Mandir Ahmedabad Gujarat Voice modulation system
19. Khushkumar Patel 12 Nutan Vidhya Vihar Higher Secondary School Ahmedabad Gujarat Movable seat for physically disabled in cars
20. Vidit Laad 12 Lokmanya Vidya Niketan Indore Madhya Pradesh Advance wind turbine
21. Yash Vardhan Goenka 12 Calcutta International School Kolkata West Bengal Improved batteries with fast charging
22. Preyansh Kotecha and Karan Khatri 12
Anand Vidya Vihar Vadodara Gujarat Advance helmet for mine workers