Vidyashilp Academy hosts Indian Robo Parade 2018

December 11, 2018

Vidyashilp Academy – a private coeducational school located in Jakkur, Bangalore – recently hosted the first Indian Robo Parade for the students of grade 3 to 12. The event was hosted at the school’s Atal Tinkering Lab in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Studies (IISc, Bangalore) and ROBO – G The STEM. Over 110 students from 22 schools participated in the event which showcased innovative India.

The event, which was inaugurated by Professor Sudarshan R, mentor Advanced Learning Centre and advisor, Atal Tinkering Labs and Kalai Selvi, head of the school, aimed at engaging the students to come up with innovative working Robotic models and programming techniques.

As a part of the Atal Innovation Mission and Atal Tinkering Labs, Vidyashilp Academy believes in cultivating innovative ideas in the minds of the young generation, which is the future of India. The objective behind organising the event was not only to enhance the students’ technical knowledge of robotics but also to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills through such competitions

Indian Robo Parade 2018 (IRP) is an initiative of Vidyashilp Academy in collaboration with National Institute of Advanced Studies (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) and ROBO-G to ignite creative young minds towards STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The students built the robots using Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit with instructions provided to all registered participants.

Speaking on the occasion, Selvi said, “It is overwhelming to see the response for the Robot Parade, certainly an affirmation about potential India has for nurturing STEM leaders. We are excited to see the tech native children building on their passions and becoming stem leaders of tomorrow. A fantastic beginning! Vidyashilp extends a warm welcome to children all the way from Gujarat and schools in Bangalore”.

The participants were felicitated with certificates issued by the National Institute of Advanced Studies – Education for the Gifted and Talented.

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