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Students' crush on Eco-bin wins innovation challenge award

Published: 19th October 2016 10:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th October 2016 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KOCHI: E co- Bin, a project designed by the final year engineering students of Adi Sankara College, Kalady, has won the Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Innovation Challenge 2016 Award organised by Adi Shankara Boot Camp.


Eco-Bin’s main objective is recycling plastic bottles from public disposable system by either crushing or grinding the plastic for recycling. The bin also rewards the public for joining the mission, each time a person drops a plastic bottle in the bin, a release said here. The award ceremony was presided over by Venu Rajamony, Senior Officer of the Indian Foreign Services and Press Secretary to the President of India, Dr B Kannan, CEO and MD L&T Shipbuilding, Dr. Subramani Ramakrishnan, Lead-Resource and Capacity Management IBM Global Services.

The students of Adi Shankara College, Kalady who created the waste bin


To mark the auspiciousness of 85th birth anniversary of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, a tribute was paid by playing a video created by the boot camp members. K Anand, the Managing Trustee of Adi Shankara Group of Institutions. addressed the gathering by stressing over the journey of the Innovation Challenge by detailing all the pre- competitions carried out in the institution. Mr. Ajay Basil Varghese, the Nodal Officer, ABC presented the glimpses of the innovation challenge by playing a video which contained the glances of the launch, pre-competitions and preparation of this Innovation Challenge.


Best project design was won by Project Bella which was designed by the students of Sree Sarada Vidyala, Kalady. Keeping in mind, todayÂ’s social relevance, Dog Repeller was awarded with the best Socially Relevant project.



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