The National Science Centre, Delhi, recently organized the Innovation Festival 2017, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from January 21-24. The NSC is a unit of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), which is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India. It is a pioneering institute engaged in the popularisation of science among the people of India in general and among the students in particular.
The event was aimed to foster a passion and aptitude for science and technology and to provide a unique platform to creative innovators. The Festival comprised of an Innovation Fair providing people with an opportunity to showcase the most innovative products made by them in the past. Hobbyist, enthusiasts, students, amateurs, as well as professionals of all ages and gender participated in the Festival. The festival also organized mini parallel events such as, Build from Scrap, Robofest, Creative Robo Design, Robo Training cum Contest, Innovative Challenge, Stage Blast, Family Science Quiz, Popular Science lectures, Idea Contest and a Hands-on Minds-on Session.
S.S. Rana & Co., also participated in the Innovation Festival through its CSR initiative “IP4Kids.in”, a sensitization program to spread awareness about Intellectual Property Rights among the young generations. In this sensitization program, the firms IP4Kids team interacted with kids, teachers, and young grassroots innovators. IP4Kids also received support from the World Intellectual Property Organization in the form of its publications for distribution at the fair which was received widely by the young innovators.
Around 500 people visited the stall put up by our firm and a special session was organized by the NSC where volunteers from the firm contributed and delivered a presentation on the “Importance of Intellectual Property”. A very interactive and positive response was received from all the participants and the visitors. Towards the end of the ceremony the firm was awarded a memento for participating in the fest and spreading awareness about Intellectual Property among the younger generation. The said award was conferred Prof. Harinder P. Singh, Director, Cluster Innovation Centre.