Gangtok: A girls’ school in Sikkim is setting an example for the country by bagging acclamation in drone technology. It is Paljor Namgyal Girls Senior Secondary School (PNGSSS) which hosted an inter-house drone racing competition for the first time in its history and ended up creating history. The objective behind hosting the competition was to acquaint its students with the latest technologies and the outcome that could be seen later is outstanding.
The competition had four students each from four houses participating in it and the final winner to lift the champions’ trophy was the Rayong (green) house. Class XII student Prerna Chettri of the house bagged the best drone pilot award.
The school invited Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology Professor Dr Tejbanta S Chingtham as the chief guest of the event who was left stunned at the talent and farsightedness of the school and its students. The knowledge of technology the school teachers and their students possesses is beyond one’s expectation and the school has very well stood on it.
Professor Chingtham says, “I am overwhelmed and amazed to see students from Class VI flying drones here. I would like to congratulate the vision of the project in-charge, school and students for putting in the immense effort and well in making this event a successful one and setting such a huge benchmark in the state,”
He further added that the government of India is looking at policies in order to provide licences to the people who fly drones and stated, “It is the future and to see girls already applying it in their daily curriculum is simply amazing.”
Another significant thing mentioned by the professor was that the courier services are to the advantage of the drone facility very soon for delivering the letters and other couriered good. There will be control rooms to accommodate the pilots and these pilots will be responsible for operating it.