All the District Educational Officers are informed that National Innovation Foundations is organising Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam, IGNITE Competition 2017 - National wide Competition of students original technological ideas and Innovation in Collaboration with the Honey Bee Network, CBSE. The entries have to be submitted by the students up to standard XII or children up to the age of 17 years, in or out of School.
Hence all the District Educational Officers are requested to issue suitable orders to the school authorities of all managements to motivate their students to actively participate in the competition by submitting their entries and possibly win an award at the national level. The ideas innovations can be about improvement in any existing, machine or product, which increase its efficiency, output or reduces drudging or about an entirely new machine or gadget to improve life of people. The last date for submission of entries is 31-08-2017. Guidelines for submission of entries announcement by NIF and proforma of application are annexed.
The District Educational Officers are further requested to give wide publicity through electronic, print media and discussing in the Head Masters meetings to disseminate them information of IGNITE awards to students, out of school children teachers, parents etc.
Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam Awards, IGNITE 2017
Guidelines to submit the entries
a. The last date of submission of entries to NIF, directly by students or through schools, at the
following address or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org is August 31, 2017.
Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam Awards, IGNITE 17
National Innovation Foundation - India
Grambharti, Amrapur, Gandhinagar - Mahudi Road
Gandhinagar, Gujarat - 382650
Tel:0276426 I 131/32/38/39
b. Entries may be submitted in the following categories:
i. Technological practical ideas to solve any problem in day to day life
ii. Real life technological projects demonstrating innovative ways of solving problems or reducing drudgery or generating efficiency or conserving resources (projects demonstrating application of known scientific concepts or theories will not be accepted).
iii. Traditional knowledge practices documented from elders in and around one's family.
iv. Information about some other innovators in the neighbourhood
c. Each entry (in case of i and ii above) should be accompanied with a certificate from parents and teachers saying that the idea / innovation has been developed and documented by the student concerned entirely on his / her own without any guidance or support from their.