Avishkaar announces the launch of new products at the Avishkaar League 2020 Grand Finale
New Delhi: Avishkaar, one of India’s largest robotics, coding and edutech providers, hosted the 12th edition of its flagship global competition Avishkaar League, on 31st January 2021. This year the event was held virtually and saw registrations from more than 500 schools and approximately 10000+ students representing 23 states across India. With the theme “Search for Avishkaar Superheroes”, the goal of Avishkaar League 2020 was to identify Makers, Coders, Roboticists, Thinkers, Speakers and Storytellers that think differently to improve the world that is currently inundated by COVID-19, and create a better tomorrow through innovation.
Asia’s largest robotics competition, Avishkaar League is an annual celebration of Creativity and Innovation that culminates in a gathering of thousands of students and schools. Over 3500 students took part in this year’s challenge, out of which Avishkaar Makeathon and IRC League received around 700 entries each; Art Challenge garnered 877 entries; Avishkaar talks gathered 629 participants and Hackathon amassed 738 entries. The event was flagged off by Komal Sood, Principal of The Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, to celebrate the innovative spirit of the children of our country. Other notable people who shared their thoughts on innovation as part of the event were Neel Bhatia – General Manager, Intel India and Dr. Ritesh Malik, Founding member of Plaksha and Guerilla ventures and Founder and CEO of Innov8 Coworking.
Discussing plans for 2021, Avishkaar’s Founder and CEO, Tarun Bhalla, announced a new line of robotics products including the Robotics Advanced Kit and Robotics Pro Kit, an upgraded version of its Robotics Starter Kit. Robotics Advanced Kit is an essential kit to learn robotics & coding which is specifically designed for kids aged 10 and above. Whereas Robotics Pro Kit is India’s Most Advanced Robotics & Coding Kit designed so far. Curated for children aged 12 and above, focuses on improving Robotics, Coding, Mechanical Design, Fine Motor Skills amongst other skills in children. Both the products are an all-inclusive kit to help kids design exciting projects.
Commenting on the occasion, Tarun Bhalla, the Founder and CEO, Avishkaar said, “This year, though the competition was held virtually, in no way did we see the pandemic deterring the relentless spirit of innovation among our young superheroes. On the contrary in fact, these makers were able to see the challenges that resulted out of Covid-19 and devise solutions, showcasing their immense potential and moreover, the need for such events to ignite the innovation spark. The new product range we have launched today will propel this spirit among young innovators, enabling them to do so from the comfort of their homes.”
During her speech on ‘New gen-technology’, Pooja Goyal, Co-founder and COO, Avishkaar said, “We believe that every child can build, create, innovate with the right set of tools and environment which is why Avishkaar has developed a broad range of kits which will help children learn next generation technology like robotics, IoT, artificial intelligence and drones. It is critical that our children learn not only how to use these technologies but also build them so that we are not just consumers of these technologies but active creators of these technologies. Avishkaar promises to be with your child every step of the way as they explore and get their hands dirty, as they engage with it deeply by creating meaningful projects. ”