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Dav Public Team selected for Niti Aayog Tinkering Marathon- 2020

Amritsar, August 1 (Punjab Post Bureau) – It’s a matter of immense jubilation that our ATL Team- “Eco- Integrators” comprising of Hemang Gupta (Class 10), Vasu Mehra (Class 8), Rachit Aggarwal (Class 12), guided and supervised by Dr. Resham Sharma (ATL- Coordinator & mentor) have been selected as one of the most prestigious innovative projects in the category- Sustainable Environment and Justice at national level of ATAL TINKERING MARATHON conducted by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Niti Aayog, Govt. Of India. Across the country only 36 innovation teams have been selected in this area, overall the competition received more than 1200 final entries from 5000 + ATL schools in high thinking skill categories such as health & hygiene, quality education, sustainable environment & justice & inclusivity-equality.

               Most interestingly, our ATL team is the only DAV team from Punjab to reach the nationals of this innovation marathon this year. Expressing her joy Dr. Resham shared that this is an amazing development (during stressful time of pandemic) in the field of critical thinking and promoting research mindset among students­­­­­­ as till now the school ATL teams have always cracked all yearly innovation marathons and won different internships and awards making it a clear hat-trick. The selected innovation targets at effective rice-stubble disposal/ paraali & its sustainable utilization instead of it becoming a source of environmental degradation. 

            Dr. Ramanan (Mission Director, AIM, NITI Aayog) in his address yesterday while declaring the results again stressed upon cultivating integrated scientific temperament, innovative skills and entrepreneurship among the youth innovators more so in the post- pandemic world.

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