A total of two students from KiiT International School have managed to bag one of the most prestigious National IGNITE Awards as announced by the National Innovation Foundation, Government. of India on the occasion of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam's birth anniversary.
Anshuman Nayak of Grade III and Subhra Suchismita Patel of Grade XII from KiiT International School have been selected for this award. Anshuman ideated a smart car that would stop if traffic rules are not obeyed. Subhra, on the other hand, has won this award for the second time, after designing an intelligent rag sorting and picking machine. In the year 2016, she was the winner with her idea of farmer shoes that could plant seeds.
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The National Innovation Foundation, which is a part of Government of India announced the IGNITE awards on October 15, 2017, which is also Dr. Kalam's birth anniversary.
The competition which is the central point for the selection of winners invites not only unaided ideas for a better country and national development but also promotes innovations among children. Out of a total national entry of over 55,000 ideas, covering every district of India, 29 project ideas were declared National Winners after a six-stage selection process. Along with the KiiT-IS team, four other students from Odisha also received this award.