The students offered innovative solutions, based on currently available resources, towards achieving any of the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.
A unique innovation challenge aimed at “Finding solutions for tomorrow, today” has been launched by JK Lakshmipat University, which saw nation-wide participation of 9323 students from over 113 schools. It has been concluded this month with the announcement of winners by an eminent jury consisting of top leaders from industry and education and media.
The students offered innovative solutions, based on currently available resources, towards achieving any of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.
The top two prizes were won by Riya Kataria of The Shri Ram School, Moulsari, Gurgaon, and Ravinder Bishnoi of Kendriya Vidyalaya, AFS, Jaisalmer, for their innovations on saving crops using sound technology and purification of air, respectively.
Dr Toolika Gupta, Jury member and Director, Indian Institute of Crafts & Design, Jaipur, said, “The idea of challenging young brains to come up with a solution for problems surrounding us, and motivating them to be innovative and unique, serves a great purpose in education. JKLU Innovation Challenge is a wonderful way to ignite young minds.”
Dr Dheeraj Sanghi, Director, Punjab Engineering College, and former Director of LNMIT Jaipur, stated, “I am happy to see that a large number of students even at the school level are looking at problems around them and coming up with innovative solutions to those problems.”