Name : Pradyumna Pal
District & State : Bhubaneswar, Orissa
Award : Class 9th – 10th
Award Function : IGNITE 2015 Awards
Award Year : 2015
Sometimes accidents occur when a passenger puts his body part outside the bus window. An idea of an alerting system for the bus driver, which enables them to know which passenger has put his hand or head outside the bus window.
Pained by the number of accidents due to children putting their heads or hands outside the window,Pradyumna has suggested a solution. His idea is to send a signal to the bus driver as soon as a passenger puts their hand or head outside the window, so that the ignition does not start.
It is the kindness of the people around him that makes Pradyumna pass it on to the people he meets, through his innovations. “I find that people around me are always helpful. Once,when my bicycle was damaged, my friends got it repaired and even paid the bill. I am grateful to have such people around me and it keeps me motivated to do good things for others,” says Pradyumna, who is the son of a vehicle driver.
Pradyumna likes to play football and keeps himself updated with daily news through newspapers. He is a vegetarian and is particularly fond of dairy products. He aspires to become a doctor when he grows up.