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Class 8 student in Tamil Nadu Wins Global Award For Designing a Solar Ironing Cart

Vinisha Umashankar, a 14-year-old  class 8 student from Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu has designed an award-winning solar ironing cart to reduce the use of charcoal. She designed the solar ironing cart in 2018, and a year later in November 2019, her idea was brought to life by a group of engineers at the National Innovation Foundation, Ahmedabad.
Class 8 student in Tamil Nadu Wins Global Award For Designing a Solar Ironing Cart
Class 8 student in Tamil Nadu Wins Global Award For Designing a Solar Ironing Cart
Vinisha says, “To make 1 kg of charcoal 12 fully-grown trees are cut down and it is estimated that there are 10 million ironing carts in India and each burns at least 5 kgs of charcoal every day. This simple design can address the serious problem of air and water pollution.”
Her idea won the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE award and an international award called the Children’s Climate Prize, one of the world’s largest international climate awards for young innovators. Along with the award, she also received a cash prize of Rs 8 lakhs.
Class 8 student in Tamil Nadu Wins Global Award For Designing a Solar Ironing Cart
Class 8 student in Tamil Nadu Wins Global Award For Designing a Solar Ironing Cart
Class 8 student in Tamil Nadu Wins Global Award For Designing a Solar Ironing Cart

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