Name : Lahar Jyoti Das
District & State : Kamrup, Assam
Award : ignite
Award Function : IGNITE 2016 Awards
Award Year : 2016
Lahar Jyoti is pursuing science in his school and aspires to become a scientist. Besides a bed and a table, his room is occupied by numerous things made from scrap. “You will mostly find him breaking old, scrap electronic parts and re-assembling them into something new,” says Lahar’s father Bhabes Das.
Bhabes runs a paan shop. “Every day after work, deuta (father) would complain about fatigue from continuously serving customers. Bothered by deuta’s pain, I started thinking about ways to help him,” says Lahar. He started with a zarda spraying unit of the machine and eventually developed the end product, with processing and delivery functions.