NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission declares results of ‘ATL Space Challenge 2021’
|NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) has declared the results of the ‘ATL Space Challenge 2021’, after successful completion and overwhelming participation from young innovators. The Challenge was launched in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The event coincides with the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, also celebrated as the National Youth Day. The challenge was designed for all the school students, mentors and teachers across the country who not only are associated with schools having Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) but for all the non ATL schools as well.
The ATL Space Challenge witnessed over 2500 submissions from both ATL and Non-ATL students across the country from which 75 top innovators were selected and announced yesterday. Speaking during the virtual event for announcing winners, Principal Scientific Adviser to Government of India, Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan stressed upon the value of space science and its challenges for humans.
Mission Director of AIM Dr. Chintan Vaishnav while unveiling the winners said, the ATL Space Challenge is an example of how the Mission has created an opportunity for young school innovators to directly learn and work in the ‘space sector’, a major sector which can’t be missed. The ATL Space Challenge 2021 was launched on 6th September last year with an objective to enable innovation among young school students to create something in space sector that will not only help them learn about the space but create something that space programme can use itself.