Low-cost Herbal Mask made by KVA Raipur applauded at IIT Kharagpur

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Oct 2018 11:52:28


Staff Reporter,


Challenges of urban India were the top picks at this years Young Innovators Programme #YIP2018 organised by IIT Kharagpur.

Students in classes VIII-X from schools in India and Singapore who attended the final two rounds of the science and technology competition at IIT Kharagpur, came up with solutions to problem statements in the areas of Clean Energy, Health and cleanliness, Resource management, Hardware Modelling, Product Designing and Disaster Management.

The winner was a low-cost home-made herbal mask to help breathe in a polluted environment. Parineeti Bhura, Manveer Singh from Kaanger Valley Academy (KVA), Raipur, Chattisgarh developed this anti-pollution mask project along with a working model. The 1st runner-up was The Crossword School from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh ( Watch Video ). The students Hemasreevani, Vishnu Teja and Sudhanshu G developed an electronic device for instantly fixing potholes for smooth and safe surface transport which they named Pothole Warrior. The second runner-up was a project on smart management of waste using solar and ultrasonic sensors ( Watch Video ). Aditi Sahay and Sudipa Bhattacharjee of Tarapore School from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand developed this project for a network connected smart bin drawing their inspiration from the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Some of the other noteworthy projects were Pollution Biosensor by KIIT International, Train Turbine by BP Vidya Mandir, smart home illumination etc.

The event was also scaled to international level in its second edition this year. Two teams from Singapore made to the semi-final as well. “This is an excellent initiative organized for the second year by IIT Kharagpur. It is very well received and now we have started getting international participation. Even the Office of the President of India has appreciated this initiative and has provided great motivation,” said Prof. P P Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur on a social media post.