Raja Syed Rather
Ganderbal Feb 10: Eighteen-year-old boy from central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district has brought laurels to the Union Territory by entering the ‘India Book of Records’ for tech innovation.
Aquib Ahmad Shah of Safapora has made the ‘seat belt ignition’ for cars that will ensure the safety of the people, particularly the drivers, thereby minimising the loss of precious human lives due to accidents.
Aquib, a 12th-class student of Government Higher Secondary School, is the first youth of Kashmir whose name has entered the ‘India Book of Records’ in the ‘Innovation and Technology’ category.
“Since childhood, I used to open up toys and other electronic devices at home, for which my parents used to scold me. However, this habit yielded positive results after the Manak Awards competition by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, was announced where I won the Inspire Award for four consecutive years,” Aquib said.
Recently, Aquib applied for the innovation conclave at IIT Kanpur, where his idea was selected. He attended the recently-held ‘Innovation Hunt’ held at Sri Pratap College and also sent an innovative idea for review to the University of Kashmir’s Incubation Centre.
Meanwhile, SSP Ganderbal Nikhil Borkar who was accompanied by DySP Hqrs Gh Hassan felicitated the Aquib at DPO Ganderbal.
Aquib “is an inspiration for his fellow students in the area,” the SSP said.
He said police appreciated and felicitated the young boy with an aim to promote the local talent and encourage the positive and constructive activities of youth in the area.
The SSP appreciated the young innovator and assured full support for his future endeavours.
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