What is the eligibility criteria for Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Competitions ?

What is the eligibility criteria for Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Competitions ?

Dharamveer Rawat asked March 28, 2017

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Sumit Paliwal March 28, 2017

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards is organized by National Innovation Foundation in association with Honey Bee Network, SRISTI, CBSE & other partners.

In order to promote creativity and originality in children, National Innovation Foundation - India (NIF), an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, had been organizing IGNITE - a national competition of original technological ideas and innovations of children upto class (age of 17 years) class 12 only

It is an annual national competition to harness the creative and innovative spirit of children (up to class 12 in school or those up to the age of 17 years) . Students are invited to send their original creative technological ideas and innovations for the same.

This programme is designed to promote originality, creativity and innovative spirit among children so that when they become leaders of society, they ensure an imaginative, inclusive and an innovative future for the country. This programme will help children to be more sensitive to the problems faced by not just them and their families or neighbours but also other socially disadvantaged sections of the society.

What is invited for the contest ?

  • Any technological idea/innovation that solves any daily problem be it household, of porters, labourers
  • They are also encouraged to document and learn traditional knowledge practices from their elders in their family and neighbourhood. The purpose is to expose them to the rich traditional heritage we have, facilitating its transfer from generation to generation. The students submitting the maximum number of properly documented entries (Innovations/Traditional Knowledge) to the schools (which would forward them to NIF) or directly to NIF would be given appreciation certificates from NIF.

For each innovation/traditional knowledge practice spotted and documented by the student, he/she will be credited as being the 'Scout' for that particular innovation/traditional knowledge in records.

The entries will be received till 31st August 2017.

How can the submissions be sent?

The submissions for the contest can be made to us through any of the following means:

1. Email the details at ignite@nifindia.org

2. Submit online at http://nif.org.in/submitidea.php

3. Mail them at the following address (directly/through the Principal)
Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2017
National Innovation Foundation - India
Satellite Complex, Premchand Nagar Road,
Jodhpur Tekra, Satellite


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