26th Jun 2021 11:06:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

AALO, Jun 26: The students of Ramakrishna Mission School, Aalo have made Arunachal Pradesh proud by becoming the winners at Toycathon 2021, an inter-ministerial initiative of the Central government to harness the innovative minds of the country for conceptualizing novel toys and games based on Indian civilization, history, culture, mythology, ethos and aspirations.
Team ‘Creative Titans’ comprising Gengam Tacha, Debosmita Jha, Khushi Singh, Gargi Singh and Amitesh Prasad who are currently studying in Class X of RKM School, Aalo has achieved the feat with their game titled ‘Udit Bharat’ after a cut-throat competition which saw several elimination rounds. In the first phase, out of 17,749 submitted ideas, a total of 2537 made their way to the grand finale and among the shortlisted ideas, 1567 were based on digital games and paper toys. ‘Udit Bharat’ is an entertaining board game which can be played by four players with the aid of a treasurer. With elements of both luck and strategy, it is played on the Indian map that depicts all the states and their geographical features which enables the players to be acquainted with the cultural and geographical diversities of the nation. It can thus be said that the young minds of the state have done their best to spread the idea of ‘One Nation’, the unique theme that has kept them standing out in the crowd.
Organized jointly by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell with support from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Ministries of Women and Child Development, Commerce and Industry, MSME, Textiles and Information and Broadcasting, the three-day digital hackathon which started from June 22 consisted of a series of mentoring and evaluation sessions by experienced faculties and experts to pick out the best ideas. As part of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, the ultimate aim of this competition-based talent hunt drive was to single out the commercially-viable concepts that would subsequently help India in reaching the level of self-sufficiency in the toy manufacturing and digital games market, now undoubtedly ruled by China-made products.
The achievement has received appreciation from many dignitaries and ministers of the state, with more flowing in. With DIPRO inputs

Kenter Joya Riba

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