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Young Researchers Showcase Their Works in IRIS National Science Fair

Bhubaneswar:13/7/18;A prototype of the machine has been on display at the South-East India Regional Camp of IRIS National Science Fair which began at the SOA (Deemed to be University) on Friday.

“I thought such an innovation is required today when most elderly people are in need of assistance,” Anwesha Sengupta, a student of Class X at the Delhi Public School, NTPC, Korba in Chhatishgarh, said.

Few of the 14 other innovations on show included a Medicine ATM, Automatic Ploughing Machine and Automatic Fire Prevention Security system in vehicles.

Sabyasachi Pandey, representing the Kanika High School in Odisha’s Sundargarh district, proudly explained the functioning of the Medicine ATM he had developed. A digital prescription given to the patient is fed into the ATM. The Bar Code scanner in the ATM then examines the prescription before the tablets or other medicines are correctly delivered to the buyer.

“No one wants to stand in a crowded medicine shop anymore. So this will help the people and no time will be wasted,” he said.

Fourteen teams of bright and innovative students from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karnataka, West Bengal, Chhatisgarh and Odisha are attending the science fair which was inaugurated by Prof. Amit Banerjee, Vice-Chancellor of the SOA (Deemed to be University). Prof. Renu Sharma, Head of the department of Electrical Engineering at the Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), was present.

Prof. Amal Kanti Paul, retired professor of Kolkata University and Dr. Kaushik Pal, Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT, Roorkee are attending the fair as mentors.The mentorship camp is being held under the Initiative for Research and Innovation (IRIS) National Science Fair—a public-private partnership program between the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and Intel. The program included presentations by the different teams, mentorship sessions, interactive workshops and campus tour.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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