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Jamshedpur, Nov 22: Std XI student of SDSM School For Excellence, Mrinmoy Mahato has bagged the top spot in IDEATHON for this academic year. The competition was organized pan India by the CBSE Board in association with Management Entrepreneurship Professional Skills Council (MEPSC) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. IDEATHON is India’s largest festival of IDEAS for students of Classes VI to XII. The concept behind the festival was to develop a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among school students that was reflected in the theme, ‘Mera Idea Jo Badal De Bharat’ (My Idea that will change my Country). This year, 70,000 ideas across the country were submitted from 5,000 schools
Mrinmoy, being among the top 50, became the state topper in IDEATHON. He went through several rounds of screening and interview to move into the Top –p 50 bracket. The Director of IIT, Delhi, V. Ramgopal Rao felicitated Mrinmoy Mahato with a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- along with the merit certificate. SDSM School’s Science Department Coordinator, Mona Mendiratta has been felicitated with the Teacher of Innovation Award.
The Principal, Moushumi Das, congratulated the entire team and observed, “The credit goes to the team as it reflected its consistency in efforts and patience. Mona Mendiratta deserves special mention for she has been the motivating factor in the Science Department and she will take it further through Science Club activities tyhereby making it a part of the system.”
School Chairman, Diwakar Singh conveyed his happiness at the achievements and greeted the team with the expectation of attaining further laurels.