Smart India Hackathon 2022 is a nationwide initiative to provide students with a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving. This year it has a total of 16 categories ranging from transport to blockchain Security. It all started in March with the online submission of the prototype idea in the form of hardware and software.
This pan-India event is organized by the Innovation cell of the Ministry of Education(MoE) and the All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE). This year 15000 more than 15000 students across India participated under the senior and junior categories and were monitored by 75 nodal centres. The Atal Tinkering Lab at LakshmipatSinghania Academy played a vital role in incubating the ideas of young minds. The school formed as many as 40 teams to work on different Real life problems. Finally, the school authorities selected 10 ideas for submission. Out of which 6 ideas were selected for the Grand Finale to celebrate the AzadiKaAmritMahotsav on 12th August for an online Idea pitch. Project Sambhav made it to the list of top 5 teams under the category of Transportation and Logistics. It was selected for the award facilitation at the nodal center – Techno International engineering college, New Town on 26th August.
Project Sambhav helped the team get the opportunity to improve the research work and demonstrate innovative skills in the field of software, hardware and product development. The problem Statement - Innovate a system that could improve rider/driver (motorcycles, cars, trucks, and/or any other vehicle)/citizen (people and animals on the road) safety and prevent road accidents. It is about the crowdfunding of potholes in urban cities fast and effectively. The team made use of the app building skill for user interface along with an array of technology such as GPS, IoT and hardware research. The school's Director, Madam Meena Kak congratulated the team on their success. She said, "The Smart India Hackathon is an excellent initiative by the Govt of India - Ministry of Education to inculcate the culture of product innovation, problem-solving and out-of-the-box thinking among students. The exposure students get at this kind of event is phenomenal. The best part is students develop problem-solving capabilities at a very tender age hence the journey ahead in life is always under control."
The Sambhav team consisted of Udayveer Agarwal, Neerav Nagori and Aarav Jhawar - all students of standard eleven. They were aptly guided by Dipankar Pal.