Thoothukudi boy wins Young Scientist India title
Space Kidz India in association with Moscow Aviation Institute and Abdul Kalam International Foundation held the grand finale of Young Scientist India-2016.
Sa Siva Suriya of Thoothukudi emerged the winner. Cosmonaut Wing Commander (Retd) Rakesh Sharma and Alexy Vascow Deputy Consul General of the Russian federation, South India, were the chief guests at the event.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Dr Kalam is one of the greatest personalities ever. He said that he saluted Dr Kalam and his monumental achievements as a scientist, a scholar and as the President of India. One of the best ways of building the character of the youth of any country is to inspire them to read biographies of great personalities.
The event organised by the Space Kidz India in association with Moscow Aviation Institute and Abdul Kalam International Foundation, was aimed at providing a platform for budding scientists and bridge the void created by brain drain in the country. A student of Kamaraj Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Thoothukudi, Sa Siva Suriya, emerged winner of the title among the 586 projects sent from across the country. He created a solar-powered processor that can mill an acre in one-and half hours. It is aimed towards helping the small farmers in increasing their productivity.