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Innovation Festival 2018 begins in Tirupati

Students watching a demonstration of a drone at Regional Science Centre in Tirupati on Friday.

Students watching a demonstration of a drone at Regional Science Centre in Tirupati on Friday.   | Photo Credit: K_V_PoornachandraKumar

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Young brains showcase their skills

Young brains showcased with elan, the evolution of wonderful ideas into tangible and consumable products. The three-day ‘Innovation Festival 2018’ that began at the Regional Science Centre here on Friday stands testimony to the way the younger generation is taking to innovation in a big way.

The stall set up by TTD’s Sri Venkateswara Institute of Traditional Sculpture and Architecture (SVITSA) shows how Kalamkari can become a ‘responsible alternative’ to dolls and toys made of polluting chemicals and Plaster-of-Paris. Similarly, the stall by Kadapa-based entrepreneur B. Rajesh has art pieces like Eiffel tower statue, aeroplane and cell phone stand made of paper, depicting conversion of waste paper into useful products.

M. Purushot Poorna Chandu of Visakhapatnam shows how electrical and electronic devices can have multiple power sources such as solar, wind and fossil fuels. P.C. Dileep Kumar of Anantapuramu employs a technology to break water into oxygen and hydrogen, use the latter to ensure complete combustion of fuel in his two-wheeler. “I get 35 kmpl against the regular mileage of 15-16 kmpl for my 380cc motorbike,” he told The Hindu. B. Ramya, a class VIII student of the little-known Jakkidona Zilla Parishat High School in Chittoor district prepares mosquito repellants with locally-available leaves and nuts like ‘Talambralu aku’, ‘Thella Jamuki aku’, ‘chamanti aku’ and ‘kunkudu kayalu’. These are just some of the mind-boggling exhibits that have evolved from seemingly small ideas.

National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL Gadanki) Director Amit Kumar Patra, SVU Vice-Chancellor Avula Damodaram, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM Bengaluru) curator Sajoo Bhaskaran and RSC project coordinator R. Manigandan, spoke.

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