From Our Correspondent
Itagar, March 17: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today met Ang Tadar, a class XI student of New Galaxy Academy, Nirjuli who had left everyone stunned with his innovation of a gadget called Goggle for Blind (G4B).
The invention was adjudged the most innovative award in recently concluded Regiol Level Science Festival at Regiol Science centre at Guwahati and was awarded the Dith Pandey Smart Idea Innovation Award.
Impressed by his innovation, the tiol Ignition Facility (NIF) and UNICEF willing to launch G4B in the market had asked Ang for creating few prototypes to test on the blind people. To develop these prototypes, Ang who comes from a poor family approached the chief minister for help, an official communiqué informed.
Appreciating the brilliant innovation that is intended to make the life of visually impaired people easy, the Chief Minister offered full fincial support to him to develop the gadget.
PHED Minister, Bamang Felix who spotted the boy helped in arranging the meeting with Khandu so that Ang could find all possible support and encouragement from the state government towards his innovation.
The chief minister assured that there would be no lack of support and that he could fully devote his time and energy to develop the machine that would bring joy to visually impaired people. When Khandu asked what motivated him to develop the gadget, the boy recalled a blind girl whom he saw few years back. Saddened at her plight, Ang decided to use technology to help visually impaired people. The technology he chose was similar to parking sensors used in cars.
Since then after developing the gadget, he has participated in tiol Level Science Exhibition at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, on March 6 where Honey Bee Network, which is in collaboration with NIF, Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustaible Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI), Global Youth Action Network (GYAN) and UNICEF were quite impressed with his innovation.
Ang was accompanied by his elder brother and Sports Authority of Aruchal Chairman, Bamag Tago, the communiqué added.