Modified hand-cart with steering mechanism and brakes
Name : Md. Usman Hanif Patel
District & State : Jalgaon, Maharashtra
Category : Consumer durables
Award : upto class 8th
Award Function : IGNITE 2013 Awards
Award Year : 2013
What’s the idea?
Incorporating easy steering mechanism and brakes to make turning hand-carts easy and arrest slide on inclines respectively. A compassionate idea to make life easier for street vendors who use hand-carts. Young Usman, an IGNITE winner earlier for his idea to run ceiling fan through a roof top windmill, saw a street vendor struggling with his hand cart while negotiating a turn on an incline, which led to this idea. He also thought of adding a folding seat to the cart. Drawing is one of his favorite hobbies though it has little to do with his ambition to become a fighter pilot and serve the country. Usman has been selected for National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement and will be awarded on Children’s Day this year by the Hon’ble President.