57-year-old school dropout wins award for agarbatti machine

GUWAHATI: 57-year-old Karuna Kanta Nath, who used to be a faculty drop-out, has gained the Dinanath Pandey Smart Idea Innovation Award at Regional Science Centre on Sunday for his cutting edge software that can be utilized to make incense sticks. Nath has been chosen among 20-odd participants who displayed their innovations at the two-day competition within the town.

The 'Innovation Festival' which has been organized by means of Indian Council for Science Museum in collaboration with National Innovation Foundation, provides a not unusual platform to the folks of the northeast to show off their creativity. The award has been instituted by means of the circle of relatives of Dinanath Pandey who used to be a grasp innovator. His spouse, Putu Devi stated, "I'm glad to give this award to the innovator whose tools have helped many in creating a livelihood."


"I'm happy to be here. I have been trying to come up with something to help people in their day-to-day activities since 1990s. It feels good to get recognized. So far, I have come up with 28 innovations which have been recognized by many institutes," stated an elated Nath who hails from Barabari village in Darrang district.


Nath displayed a collection of 4 machines, costing around Rs 1 lakh, with many of these machines having already been bought by means of state marketers. "I have the bamboo slicing machine, bamboo bit machine, bamboo stick machine and incense stick polish. Using these, we can generate 20 kilograms of incense sticks in less than an hour," Nath added.


57-year-old school dropout wins award for agarbatti machine 57-year-old school dropout wins award for agarbatti machine Reviewed by kailash soni on February 12, 2018 Rating: 5
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