14 Year Old Advay Ramesh from Chennai Wins Google Community Impact Award
Hey peps !! I'm Sorry. As I was committed with some important projects I was not able to be consistent in blogging for a while.I felt guilty that I was not able to give my visitors a great content these days .But today I have come out with a very interesting thing about a 14 year old boy from Chennai. Yeah !! Advay Ramesh, a 14-year-old student from Chennai, has won the prestigious Google Community Impact Award from Asia for creating a device that enhances fishermen's safety and productivity.
Ramesh, a Class 10 student from Chennai's National Public School, was one of the 20 finalists shortlisted to compete for a $50,000 scholarship from Google.
"Winning the Google Community Impact Award means a lot to me, it would help me learn more and develop my idea further," Ramesh said in a statement.
Ramesh's "FishErmen Lifeline Terminal (FELT)" hand-held terminal uses the Standard Position Services (SPS), an open service without encryption provided by the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System to enhance fishermen's safety and productivity at the sea.
"I have often read news about the troubles encountered by fishermen in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. They have to stay at sea for many days to do their work. Sometimes, Sri Lankan forces arrest them for crossing the International Maritime Boundary line. Location-based information can provide many valuable services to these fishermen to handle these situations," Ramesh said in his project description.
"Young minds are inventive, thoughtful, and determined to try things that other people think are 'impossible.' It's imperative for us to support and encourage these young people to explore and challenge the world around them through scientific discovery," said a Google spokesperson.
A very interesting thing is , Out of several projects across the globe, Google selected top 100 ideas, including 14 projects from students across India.