Amaravati Mini maker faire takes off in city

First of its kind in State, the event was organised in collaboration with AP Innovation Society and Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE).

Published: 30th July 2018 03:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2018 03:28 AM   |  A+A-

Students looking at agriculture drones displayed at the Amaravati Mini Maker Faire in city | R V K Rao

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: The Amaravati Mini Maker Faire, which saw a large number of students showcasing their skills, took off in city on Sunday. On the occasion, 12-year-olds were seen making story boxes and narrating stories.

A young CEO, Hemang Vellore, addressed a workshop for youngsters, and a 10-year-old student of a government model school, Surya, displayed his device that balances the moisture in the soil to improve its yielding capacity.

First of its kind in State, the event was organised in collaboration with AP Innovation Society and Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE).

About 150 people registered for the fair and hundreds took part in it. From Atal tinkering labs to fopple drones, smart shrimp to craftiee, many innovative ideas displayed at the Faire attracted the crowd.
Speaking to TNIE, M Surya Teja, CEO of Go said, “This fair is very entertaining. We are very happy to see so many people, including school children, display their inventions. These kinds of fairs should be organised more often to encourage youth.”

Minister for Sports, Youth and Law Kollu Ravindra inaugurated Amaravati Mini Maker Faire (AMMF) at PB Siddhartha Hotel Management and Catering Technology college campus here on Sunday.

On this occasion, Minister Kollu Ravindra said that this faire was an opportunity to bring talented people of all age groups under one roof.

“It is good to see participants of all age groups displaying their products. Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation was formed by the government to make the State technologically advanced. There are many opportunities here and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is welcoming investors for the state,” he added.

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