On December 6, 2018, Union Minister for Electronics & IT, Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, launched a National Challenge for Youths,“Ideate for India – Creative Solutions using Technology”, in New Delhi.
To provide a platform to school students to become solution creators of the social problems around them.
i. The Challenge has been designed and launched by:
The National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics & IT
In collaboration with Intel India,
With support from the Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L),Ministry of Human Resource Development.
The DoSE&L will propagate the challenge to State Education Departments, NVS, KVS and CBSE authorities.
ii. The National Challenge will be open to at least 1 million students of classes 6 – 12 all across the country – all 29 States and 7 Union Territories over the next 3 months ending in March 2019.
iii. 11 core theme areas have been selected for the challenge. They are:
healthcare services, education services, digital services, environment, women safety, traffic, infrastructure, agriculture, social welfare, disability and tourism.
iv. As part of the challenge, students would share a 90 second video explaining the problem and their proposed solution.
v. Out of all submissions, around 360 students (10 students per State & UT) will be selected by a panel of experts to attend 5 regional Boot Campsorganized in North, South, East, West and North Eastern regions of the country (1 in each region).
vi. Futhermore, the experts will select top 50 students who will be invited and felicitated at a National Level Event to showcase their prototypes implemented in communities and will be declared Tech Creation Champions.
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology:
♦ Union Minister: Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad (Minister of Law & Justice)
♦ Minister of State: Shri. S.S. Ahluwalia.