National Education Day 2017: Crusaders of education and students achievers who made India proud

  • National Education Day 2017: Crusaders of education and students achievers who made India proud

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    NYOOOZ on National Education Day brings to limelight the champions of education like Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad who through their achievements not just made their county proud in the international forum but has been a pillar or strength and support for many who even when granted the fundamental right to education is yet to attain it.

    National Education marks the birth anniversary of independent India`s first education minister and freedom fighter Abul Kalam Muhiyuddin Ahmed Azad known as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad who served the country from 1947 to 1958. Being a crusader for Universal primary education, girl`s education, free and compulsory education till 14, vocational training and technical education, he received accolades for his contribution to education.

    NYOOOZ on National Education Day brings to limelight the champions of education like Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad who through their achievements not just made their county proud in the international forum but has been a pillar or strength and support for many who even when granted the fundamental right to education is yet to attain it.

    Sarthak Srinivas, the finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition

    Bengaluru boy Sarthak Srinivas was amongst the limited who are jammed in the fancy of tens of visitors at the Collegiate Inventors Competition awards in the US. He is a computer science student at Atlanta`s Georgia Institute of Technology. Sarthak grew up in Indiranagar and Kasturinagar, where his parents still live.

    Sarthak, who is currently studying in his fourth year, has made an augmented reality platform Oculogx along with Charu Thomas, a third-year industrial engineering student at Georgia Institute of Technology.

    Team Shunya revolutionizing sustainable solar-powered housing

    Team Shunya is a bunch of passionate young engineering and architecture students from IIT Bombay who is inclined towards making living better with solar-powered sustainable housing for the middle class. The team will soon participate in Solar Decathlon 2018 to be held in Dezhou, China. It is the only team from India to have selected in Solar Decathlon, 2018 which will be held in Dezhou, China.

    Urvashi Sahni ; recipient of Social Entrepreneur award for educating the disadvantaged girls

     

    Urvashi Sahni, founder and chief executive of Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF), received the Social Entrepreneur of the Year award 2017 for her remarkable work in educating India’s most disadvantaged girls. SHEF has established a trade model of education for enclosure, empowerment and leadership building for India’s most disadvantaged and girls at risk. It has raised its model across 993 government schools of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, providing training to 24,000 teachers while impacting lives of 501,000 girls in the hotbeds of paucity and gender discrimination.

     Abhishek Saini, co-founder of Lending Hands Foundation

     

    Abhisekh Saini is a fearless motivator who left his furnishing job to be a helping hand. With his regular job, and with some time he managed to create a network of 80+ NGOs and 500+ volunteers around India. His idea was to reduce the search cost of volunteers and increase the participation of youngsters in social activities. He finally laid the foundation of his NGO registered by the name of Lending Hands which purposes to bring a strong base for volunteer support by civil society engagement, organizing resources to support an effective response, promoting community development and to work for the welfare of the society.

    Asish Mohandas student of IIT-Kanpur wins James Dyson award for MAATTAM


     
    Asish Mohandas, a product design student of IIT-Kanpur, won the India James Dyson Award for his ground-breaking product that will help in the proficient relocation of patients from one place to the other without causing them any pain. The product called "MAATTAM" a retrofit patient transfer system, works like a treadmill which has a moving platform with a wide conveyor fabric belt and rollers on either end. Having done surveys amongst doctors, nurses and ward boys, Mohandas found the greater part of hospitals and clinics in India do not have a competent stretcher that transfers patient without any pain.
     

     

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