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SAIoneer Shines at the 9th National Level Exhibition & Project Competition (NLEPC), Inspire Award-Manak by National Innovation Foundation Department of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India

by SAI Admin

16 September, 2022

SAI International is proud to announce that SAIoneer Shreyansh Vikas Mishra has successfully made his way into the top 60 from 6.53 lakh ideas received from across India at Inspire Award-Manak at the 9th National Level Exhibition & Project Competition (NLEPC) by National Innovation Foundation Department of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India. The Award was conferred to Shreyansh Vikas Mishra by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences at the award ceremony on September 16, 2022, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

His project was Novel Ergonomics for Neck, an easy and affordable solution for neck discomfort. This device would reduce the strain, fatigue, and injuries by improving and providing much needed support to the various neck and spine muscle spasm and pain. The device aims to help those who are forced to sit for long hours at work. 

The 9th National Level Exhibition and Project Competition (NLEPC) of INSPIRE Awards MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspirations and Knowledge) was inaugurated at ITPO, Delhi, on September 15, 2022, where the exhibits of 556 students from schools across the country were displayed.

Dr. Akhilesh Gupta, Senior Adviser, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, who inaugurated the exhibition, conducted a walkthrough of the exhibition and interacted with the students from all parts of the country who are exhibiting their innovations. The students explained their innovations and communicated their inherent merit to all visitors and jury members.

The innovations reflected a realization of national priorities like technologies for the differently abled, for cleanliness and sanitation, as well as local and day to day necessities like picking fruits and cutting onions without hurting the eyes. Few of them were digital technology-related innovations that could contribute the digital economy.

The NLEPC is an important milestone under the annual INSPIRE Awards – MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspiration and Knowledge), a flagship scheme jointly implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and the National Innovation Foundation - India, an autonomous body of the DST.

On this occasion, Dr. Namita Gupta, Head – INSPIRE Awards & Scientist G, DST; Dr. Vipin Kumar, Director, NIF; Dr. Sandeep Bansal, Scientist DST; States / UT and District officials, and Teachers were also present along with the students.

SAI International provides the best Science and Technology infrastructure in the school with its Atal Tinkering and Robotics labs it hones the critical thinking and innovation skills in the students.