Competition Contest

DRDO launches innovation contest to mark APJ Abdul Kalam 5th death anniversary

The DRDO launched a competition to promote innovators in the fields of defence and upcoming technologies in the country on Monday i.e. July 28, 2020, to mark the 5th death anniversary of former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

The Defence Ministry said in the statement that the contestant to win the “Dare to Dream 2.0” challenge will be decided after due evaluation by an expert committee.

“Award money, up to Rs 10 lakh for start-up and Rs 5 lakh in the individual category, will be given to the winners,” it added.

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Details of the DRDO contest

The ministry said this contest is being launched by DRDO to “promote the individuals and start-ups for innovation in the defence and aerospace technologies in the country after the call of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.

Noted scientist Kalam is known as the missile man as he was part of many successful projects for the development of ballistic missiles and satellite launch vehicle technology during this lifetime.

Word from Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed his happiness to announce the contest for the ‘Ignited Minds’, whether innovators or start-ups, the ministry said.

Kalam died on July 27, 2015, aged 83, due to cardiac arrest while giving a lecture at Shillong’s Indian Institute of Management (IIM).

Courtesy: India Today

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