Pratik Ayush with his trophy and certificate. Picture by Pankaj Singh
Pratik Ayush, a seventh grader from DAV School (sector IV), made Bokaro proud with his power-packed performance at a state-level science exhibition under aegis of Inspire — a project of Union ministry of science and technology.
Pratik’s project, which illustrates how electricity can be generated by human footsteps, was adjudged the best project at the exhibition held in Ranchi on Tuesday.
The project assumes significance at a time when the whole world is on the lookout for alternative sources of energy. The innovative model will represent Jharkhand along with 24 other projects from across the state at the national final, scheduled at New Delhi from December 8 to 10.
The 12-year-old budding scientist, delighted with his success so far, is determined to keep up the good work at the national rounds.
“I am very happy and will start preparing for the national meet at once,” he said, adding that he was immensely grateful to his teacher J. Praveen.
Pratik’s model of alternative energy takes on power crises, a major problem in developing countries around the globe. “Our hometown Bokaro faces regular power cuts. So, when we started thinking of potential topics to base our model on, it struck us that we could explore a solution to a problem close to our lives,” said Praveen, Pratik’s teacher.
“I am glad Pratik did extensive research on the topic before starting work on the model,” the mentor added.
Earlier in August, Pratik displayed his project at the district-level meet. Among the ones impressed by his idea there was Bokaro deputy commissioner Arwa Rajkamal.
From there, Pratik’s project was selected for the state rounds in Ranchi.
Right now, the school is basking in pride. Principal of DAV School, Sector IV, Arun Kumar, has expressed his hearty congratulations to both Pratik and his teacher.
Bokaro district education officer Rajiv Lochan has also conveyed his regards to the young achiever.