Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 27:
Two tribal students of Odisha capital based Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) are among the national-level winners of the prestigious Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2016 Awards.
The two are among the 30 winners out of the 59,400 ideas and projects received by National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF), an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology. NIF declares the annual awards on October 15, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday, also celebrated as the Children’s Creativity and Innovation Day.
Dhanurjaya Dehury, a student of Class-VIII of KISS, was selected for the awards for his innovation, “Pedal operated vegetable cutting machine”.
Sebati Kutruka, also a Class VIII student, bagged the award for her project, “Machine to dig out sweet potato”.
They will receive the award from Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India at Rashtrapati Bhawan on November 7, 2016.
Dhanurjaya is a tribal boy from Koida locality in Sundargarh district, while Sebati is from Bissam Cuttack from Rayagada district.
They will leave for New Delhi on 5th November while, Dr. P. K Das Director and Sushanta Kumar Swain, Headmaster, KISS will accompany them.
Expressing his happiness over the success of KISS students, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, founder, KIIT & KISS said, tribal students are second to none if they are given proper care and quality education.
These two students have shown their talent at national-level, which is a great achievement not only for KISS, but for the entire tribal community, said Dr. Samanta while congratulating both the students and their guide teachers for their success.