NBSE informs on INSPIRE Awards-MANAK

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Dimapur, July 20: The Nagaland Board of School Education has notified all heads of registered institutions that the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi is offering standing opportunity under the scheme Innovation of Science Pursuit for Inspire Research (INSPIRE) Awards-MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspirations and Knowledge). The objective of the scheme is to target one million original ideas/innovations rooted in science and societal applications to foster a culture of creativity and innovative thinking among school children. This will help address the societal needs through science and technology and nurture them to become sensitive and responsible citizens and innovation leaders for tomorrow.
Under the scheme, students may submit their innovative ideas/innovations through schools in any Indian language. The best one lakh ideas/innovations will receive Rs 10,000 each and get a chance to participate in the District level competition. Ten percent of students will be shortlisted further to participate in the State level competition.
One thousand students will showcase their innovations at the national level and finally, 60 innovative projects will be incubated completely (patent filing, value addition in technology and product development etc) by NIF and will be displayed at the annual Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
The online nominations for the year 2018 will remain open till 31st July 2018 through E-Management of Inspire Award Scheme (E-MIAS, www.inspire awards.dst.gov.in). For further details or query, one may contact Director, National Innovation Foundation-India, Grambharti Amrapur, Gandhinagar – Mahudi Road, Gandhinagar, Gujarat – 382650. Email: inspire@ nifindia.onz Phone: 02764-261131/32/38/39, Mobile: 9638418605.
(Page News Service)