Scientist and innovator
Narayana School, Durgapur
Innovation is taking two things that exist and putting them together in a new way. Prajya who is just 14 has already achieved new heights making it to the Top 100 Influential Indians list and the Top 50 Inspiring Women of 2022 list in India. When asked about her smart car innovation, a device that will be able to detect the percentage of alcohol level in a driver’s breath and prevent the engine from starting in case it is above regulation, she says that this idea first came to her when she was travelling with her father and a policeman stopped the car to breathalyse the driver. With this innovation, she hopes to save the lives of millions of citizens and also contribute towards a healthy environment. Not only has Prajya won over 100 awards from various departments of the Government of India, but she has also made a place for herself in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2022, making her a well-known face of success at an early age. She has also been awarded first prize in the 7th India International Science Festival for the Science Fiction Writing Competition. This champ is determined to use her love for science in actions and innovations that will help the country grow and evolve. Dreaming of becoming a software engineer, Prajya says that her next project would be to develop an app in a field that she finds interesting. Prajya wants to be an inspiration for the youth to explore their creative sides and come up with innovative ways to use their knowledge and education.