In order to promote creativity and originality in children, National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF), an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, had been organizing IGNITE - a national competition of original technological ideas and innovations of children upto class the age of 17 years, in or out of school (upto class 12 only).
Starting in 2008, in the last seven years, 142 awards have been given to 202 children at the hands of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The total number of submissions from school children received during the various IGNITE campaigns have been 71200.
NIF has decided to commemorate IGNITE awards in his memory as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE awards so that creative children continue to draw inspiration from his spirit. NIF will continue to announce the awards of IGNITE competition every year on October 15th, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday, which is celebrated as the Children's Creativity and Innovation Day by it.
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