Microsoft India organized Young Innovators Summit at India Habitat Centre, Delhi on February 26, 2020. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addressed students in the event. Around 250 students and educators joined the event.
Satya Nadella in a conversation with Anant Maheshwari, President of Microsoft India discussed the importance of technology in the education ecosystem and opportunities for the students to solve problems of the world through technology.
While addressing the people gathered at the event Mr. Nadella said that there is a need to reformulate the relationship between learning and technology. He said that the ideas, scope, ambition, and enthusiasm of young innovators and students and the way they think is quite impressive. Innovative Ideas like this help societies and economies to move forward.
The Student community from India showcased examples of technology-powered innovation at the Young Innovators Summit. Three young innovators explained how they are using technology to solve social, health, environmental problems and connect people across the world with the help of technology.
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Pratik Mohapatra who has developed OrganSecure is a device to match the organ donors with recipients and provides real time updates to people who are in need of organ transplants. The device is developed using machine learning algorithms. OrganSecure has won for winning ideas at Microsoft AI for the Good Idea Challenge in 2019.
Mohapatra, a coding enthusiast, has been developing apps since the age of 14 and has an interest in applying technology to life sciences
In an address, Mohapatra said that he realised the emotional trauma and pain of people who have to wait for organ transplants while watching web series. He spoke to the doctors at leading hospitals in Bengaluru and discussed the issues with them.
Another innovative technology represented at ‘Young Innovators' Summit was Caeli. It is a smart anti-pollution face mask which is very useful for people who suffer from asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases. The smart mask was invented by a team comprising Ishlok Vashistha, Aakash Bhadana, Vasu Kaushik, Dipesh Narwat, and Bharat Sundal from Manav Rachna Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad.
A 13-year-old student of 7th standard from Sat Paul Mittal School, Ludhiana, Punjab is training teachers to make learning fun using the technology. She is trying to make classroom sessions interactive and convert it into Minecraft sessions. She has been taking Skype sessions across the countries like India, Finland, Vietnam and Hungary Through which she interacts with both her teachers and students
Namya has won the 'UNESCO Clubs 2018-2019 Worldwide Youth Multimedia Competition for her creative idea Minecraft. She has also been conferred at REX Karmaveer Global Fellowship and Karmaveer Chakra Award. Namya said that Minecraft can help a student have an inclination towards learning, in case He/ She doesn't like reading books.
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