New batch of innovation scholars commence in-residence programme at Rashtrapati Bhavan

These research scholars who are among the annual batch that also has writers and artists will stay at the President's house (Rashtrapati Bhavan) for a period of fifteen days

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The President, Mr Pranab Mukherjee with Innovation Scholars, Writers and Artists In-Residence Programme, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on March 04, 2017. The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan is also seen.

New Delhi: Ten Innovation Scholars, two Writers and two Artists selected under the In-Residence programme of Rashtrapati Bhavan commenced their stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan from March 3, 2017. They will be in residence till March 18, 2017.

The research scholars who have invented new grassroot technologies in biosciences are a part of this group as well.

Innovators who will stay at the Rashtrapati Bhavan are Mr Surjeet Singh from Haryana (Innovation: Surjeet Basmati 1- a high yielding and salt tolerant paddy variety), Mr Moa Subong from Nagaland (Innovation: Bamhum –an innovative wind musical instrument), Mr Ajay Kumar Sharma from Uttar Pradesh (Innovation: farmer friendly compressor for biogas bottling), Mr Akash Manoj from Tamil Nadu (Innovation: a non-invasive self diagnosis of silent heart attack), Mr Girish Badragond from Karnataka (Innovation: low cost bore-well scanners), Mr Mansukhbhai Prajapati from Gujarat (Innovation: Mitti cool refrigerator, non-stick clay tawa and clay cooker), Mr Subhash Ola from Rajasthan (Innovation: modified milk boiler), Ms Shalini Kumari from Bihar (Innovation: modified walker with adjustable legs), Mr Paresh Panchal from Gujarat (Innovation: bamboo strip, incense stick and incense making machine) and Mrs Santosh Pachar from Rajasthan (Innovation: Laxmangarh selection: improved carrot variety).

In-Residence Programme was launched by the President of India on December 11, 2013, to encourage the creative and innovative potential of people and open up Rashtrapati Bhavan for greater participation and involvement of citizens in its activities.