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celebrating inclusive grassroots innovations: Third festival of innovation

The Festival of Innovation (FOIN) is a unique initiative of the Office of the President of India to recognise, respect and reward grassroots innovations and foster a supportive ecosystem.  President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the FOIN at Rashtrapati Bhavan today lauding the contributions of the grassroots innovators. Thanks to the support of his office, the  FOIN … Continue reading

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a legacy of inclusive grassroots innovation

What is common among Santosh Pachar, a lady farmer from Rajasthan, Paresh Panchal, a mechanic from Gujarat, Akash a tenth class student from Tamil Nadu, Shalini, a student from Patna and six other innovators from around the country?Hosted by The President of India as innovation scholar in residence along with two artists and writers at … Continue reading

Unfolding Entrepreneurial Potential in Millions of Villages: Can Digital Networks Help?
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Unfolding Entrepreneurial Potential in Millions of Villages: Can Digital Networks Help?

The asymmetry in access to resources, institutions and technologies between urban and rural areas is enormous. Therefore, many creative people in the rural areas are unable to fully exploit their potential, not because they don’t have ideas or the persistence to pursue them, but because they lack an appreciative peer group. The idea of setting … Continue reading

Body Suit- Wings to imaginative children:Indian children refuse to live with problems unsolved indefinitely
Awards / Children / IGNITE / Innovation

Body Suit- Wings to imaginative children:Indian children refuse to live with problems unsolved indefinitely

As it turns out, children are born with a very compassionate heart fueled by an unbounded imagination; an undaunted determination and most importantly an immense sense of servitude. They naturally identify with the pain of the lesser privileged and they go out of their way to help them. Ayush and Arnov from Haridwar, were so … Continue reading

Pebble indicating system for cooking vessel- Wings to imaginative children:Indian children refuse to live with problems unsolved indefinitely
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Pebble indicating system for cooking vessel- Wings to imaginative children:Indian children refuse to live with problems unsolved indefinitely

Mohammad Tawseef from Jammu & Kashmir could not attend school regularly during the last academic session due to the 15 surgeries that he had to undergo. His pain did not deter him from thinking about how he could change the lives of people and to begin with he chose the problem his mother faced persistently. … Continue reading

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हमने राष्ट्रपति के हाथ से एवॉर्ड तो दे दिया पर बच्चो को स्कूल नहीं भेज पाये ….

  छोटाउदेपुर के २ समुदाय की एक तकनीक थी हरियाली हांड़ी उनको हमने २०१३ में राष्ट्रपति के हाथ से एवॉर्ड दिया था. लेकिन एवॉर्ड तो हमने दे दिया पर उनके पोते और बच्चे  आज भी पढाई करने नहीं जाते थे वो दो परिवार के बच्चे बकरी चराने का काम करते हे या अपने छोटे भाई … Continue reading