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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam an inspiration for many at IIT science fest

The fest, which began Friday, is being held at IIT-Delhi till December 8.

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December 8, 2015 1:58:51 am
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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is the inspiration behind many of the projects nominated for the Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) awards, which are being showcased at the ongoing India International Science Festival (IISF). The fest, which began Friday, is being held at IIT-Delhi till December 8.

Pramodh K R, a Class X student from Kolar, Karnataka, draws the attention of people who stop at his booth to the image of the late president on his wall, before he plunges into an explanation of his model.

Called ‘Vision 2020 Bangarpet’, it is a model of a scientifically developed nation and advocates the use of alternate resources such as solar energy and wind power to solve problems of water scarcity, pollution, electricity, and traffic. Based on Kalam’s India 2020, the project hopes to make his dream a reality.

A few stalls down, Kalam’s picture appears once again, this time at A Ganesh’s booth. The Class X student says the “great scientist” was the inspiration behind his saltwater battery. A resident of Andaman and Nicobar, Ganesh belongs to a fishermen community in Diglipur zone, where the problem of electricity is very common.

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