College students win Hyundai award for innovation

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Two youngsters from Tamil Nadu with innovative ideas for making compost from household waste and reducing the headline intensity won the first H-Social Creator award from Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF).

HMIF, the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd, has announced the winners of H-Social Creator’, a social innovation programme to felicitate young minds who can deliver simple yet big innovations in areas of road safety, environment and clean India.

Tamil Selvi and N Sivakumar from Akhilandeswari Women’s College, Chennai and Sethu Institute of Technology, Chennai jointly won the 1st H-Social Creator Of The Year Award for their innovative ideas that may bring social change of headlight intensity control using sensor and idea of drum composting system respectively.

Tamil Selvi got the prize for her innovative idea of reducing the intensity of headlight of a car (from opposite direction), which otherwise is blinding and causes accidents. Similarly, N Sivamumar’s idea of making compost from the waste produced in households, restaurants, malls etc. won applauds from the jury members.

Commenting on the initiative, S.S.Kim, MD & CEO, HMIL said, “We are glad to host the first edition of ‘H-Social Creator’ in India. India is a repository of young and innovativbe minds. With such young and brilliant social minds the future of India is very bright. India is at a juncture wherein social inclusion and economic progress goes hand-in-hand. Today’s youth are the ‘Future Torch Bearers’. We are committed to promote social innovation and hope ‘H-Social Creator Awards’ continues to spark youth to find innovative solutions that drive transformative change and serve communities.”

HMIF created the ‘H-Social Creator’ as a platform to encourage the millennials to find solutions for problems affecting society. With over 1,400 registrations received from educational and technical institutions. In its first edition, the entries submitted by the students (age group 17 years and above) giving solutions on waste management, road safety, electric mobility and rising problem of pollution.

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