A young Manipur schoolboy in a demonstration-cum-Exhibition programme held at New Hall of Johnstone Higher Secondary School showed that kind of talent.
Thiyam Nandalal, a Class XI science stream student from Johnstone Higher Secondary School made a robot called JON 17 is ‘JO’ for Johnstone and ‘N’ for Nandalal and 17 signifies 2017.
Manipur schoolboy innovation ‘JON-17’ surprises all.
Nandalal said that it took almost 15 to 20 days in constructing this robot. Nandalal said, ‘I can’t imagine this project has materialised. I just prepared the robot with discarded material such as syringe, Horlicks bottle, electronic items, mobile phone parts, LED lamp and others’. He said he basically acquired necessary equipment for his innovation with a daily allowance of Rs. 50 or Rs. 60 from his paternal grandmother, who is a vendor in the market.
The boy said, he is keen to make things through technology.
Nandalal continued that director of education (S), Th. Kirankumar had extended a financial support of Rs 10000, to complete the project of JON 17. Speaking as the chief guest of the function, Th. Kirankumar said that the innovative idea created by Nandalal is praiseworthy. He further encouraged growing up student who have interest in the field of science. For the promotion of scientific knowledge several schemes and awards had already launched in India and every unique innovative thing is preserved at Rashtrapati Bhavan, said Kirankumar.
Among six siblings, he is the second son of Nambol Balaram Khun Maning Leikai, Bishnupur district.Parents of Nandalal, Thiyam Ishorechand and Thiyam (O) Chaobi who are subsistent farmers.
The function was also attended by principal of the school, A. Sangeeta Devi as president, along with faculties of physics and computer science of Manipur University and member of National Innovation Foundation, Laishram Khuman. A cash amount of Rs. 5000 was also provided to Nandalal by the chemistry teacher of the school during the exhibition.
Source: (TNT with inputs from Imphal Free Press)