Agni’s Ignite India Innovation Conference 2017
Agni’s Ignite India Innovation Conference 2017 was initiated based on the encouragement of our late former honourable people’s President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. This initiative is a joint effort of Agni College of Technology and Agni Foundation. Ignite India Innovation Conference is jointly hosted by Agni College of Technology and the United Nations Information Center, India & Bhutan on 27th January, 2017 at the college premises. More than 6000 students from 750 schools across Tamilnadu participated in the event.
Over the past 3 years, Ignite India has organized and hosted over 200 innovation conferences for young entrepreneurs across the country. Ignite-India also created “E7ham Arivu” – 1st ever Reality TV show for student innovators showcasing highly potential startup ideas and was rated No.1 TV show in the Doordarshan Channel with a daily viewership of 3 lakh households. The initiative was recently recognized by the United Nations as one of the top Socio-Economic Educational Initiatives focusing on innovation and Technology for Young student innovators. Promising ideas are funded by Ignite Incubation Centre(IIC). The IIC is spearheaded by a notable board of advisors, steered by a knowledge council consisting of educationalists and academicians and is also being guided by an innovation council represented by Corporate India executives.
During his presidential speech, Mr Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder Ignite-India & Agni Foundation, Vice-Chairman Agni College of Technology, motivated the students to progress in their pursuit as young scientists. He captivated the students with his elevated speech. He observed 30 seconds silence for Tamil traditional sport. He announced that the most innovative Sustainable innovations will be selected to appear in E7ham Arivu - the 1st ever Reality TV show for Young student innovators. He is laudable for his yeoman service by hosting over 200 innovation conferences for young entrepreneurs
Renowned Actor Surya, Founder of Agaram Foundation was the Chief Guest of the function. His charisma, eloquence and style of speech enthralled the audience magnanimously. He thanked Agni Foundation for allotting 100 seats for Agaram Foundation. He encouraged the students to make use of this wonderful opportunity. He insisted that the young scientists have to fulfill the vision of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. He advised the students not to be an addict to mobile phones. He asked to give priority to every aspect of life. He stressed on the importance of enlightening and empowering the student community is the only way for battling and eliminating social evils and uplifting the society.
Dr.Daniel Chellappa, Senior Scientist, BARC was the Guest of Honor of the function. Dr.Sultan Ahmed Ismail, Director, Echo science Research Foundation and T.S Natrajan, Professor, IIT, Thirupathi, and Delegates from USA graced the event. During the event about 300 projects were awarded for their innovative exhibit. District wise Top Three Prizes were distributed for Senior Category and Junior Category from Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur districts respectively. The function dissolved with vote of thanks and National Anthem.
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