Yuva Summit 2014


 customary projects showcasing and opening ceremony The 19th began with the customary projects showcasing and opening ceremony. Both were conducted in the presence of Mr. R.V. Deshpande (Minister for Higher Education and Tourism, Government of Karnataka), Dr. Gururaj "Desh" Deshpande (Chairman, Sparta Group LLC), Mrs. Jaishree Deshpande (Co-founder and Trustee, Deshpande Foundation), Prof. S. S. Murthy (Vice Chancellor, Central University of Karnataka) and Mr. Naveen Jha (CEO, Deshpande Foundation). During the opening ceremony, the Best Supporting Faculty awards were presented to Mr. Harshith Kulkarni (GIT, Belgaum), Mr. Sunil Honnugar (SDMCET, Dharwad), and Mr. Shreedhar (SJMCIT, Chitradurga) for their extraordinary support in promoting leadership and innovation among students on their college campuses.

The LEAD Alumni Conference The LEAD Alumni Conference gave LEAD alumni the opportunity to connect with current LEAD students and reconnect with each other. LEAD alumni spoke about their LEAD journeys, how LEAD helped them in their careers and personal development and answered questions from the audience. The session was conducted in the presence of Mr. Phanindra Sama (Chief Innovation Officer, Govt. of Telangana). Speakers for the LEAD Alumni Conference included Mr. Anup Vijapur (Technology Head, nanoPix), Mr. Vijay Matti (Co-founder, Campus Connect), Mr. Shailabh Rauniyar (Scientist, Biocon Research Limited) and Ms. Deepika Ghasghase (MBA student) .

 Santosh Kaveri Samiti BBA College Belgaum Santosh Kaveri (Samiti BBA College, Belgaum) In the village of Shedbalin, Belgaum, farmers used any extra money they had to pay laborers to help them peel and clean the carrots that they harvested. After six months of designing, Santosh invented a machine to help with this process. With the machine, carrot preparation only requires the help of one or two people and requires a limited use of electricity and no water. Moreover, Santosh's machine allows 100 kg of carrots to be harvested, cleaned, and peeled in only 15 minutes. Eight farmers now use this machine and have spared the costs of employing six laborers.

LEAD Alumni Conference The LEAD Alumni Conference gave LEAD alumni the opportunity to connect with current LEAD students and reconnect with each other. LEAD alumni spoke about their LEAD journeys, how LEAD helped them in their careers and personal development and answered questions from the audience. The session was conducted in the presence of Mr. Phanindra Sama (Chief Innovation Officer, Govt. of Telangana). Speakers for the LEAD Alumni Conference included Mr. Anup Vijapur (Technology Head, nanoPix), Mr. Vijay Matti (Co-founder, Campus Connect), Mr. Shailabh Rauniyar (Scientist, Biocon Research Limited) and Ms. Deepika Ghasghase (MBA student).

Santosh Kaveri successfully innovated several low-cost technologies Santosh Kaveri (Samiti BBA College, Belgaum) Despite his non-science background as a second-year business student, Santosh has successfully innovated several low-cost technologies, which are helping hundreds of farmers, students, and more. The innovative, impactful, and entrepreneurial nature of his own invention, the Carrot Cleaning Machine, helped him win the “Best LEADer” award at Yuva Summit 2013, which was presented to him by Mr. Ratan Tata. This year, he again received the “Best LEADer” award for his innovation and promotion of the brake system for bullock cart.

Many farmers around the country rely on bullock carts to transport large quantities of goods over long distances. However, many problems have been caused by the fact that most of these farmers are using bullock carts without a proper braking system. Instead, the bullock carts are usually stopped manually, which is putting strain on the laborers, the oxen and the bullock cart. Santosh innovated a bullock cart brake system that is simple, effective, and affordable. Farmers using this brake system for their bullock carts are receiving many benefits. Bullock cart accidents are being reduced, and farmers can now carry more weight on their carts. In addition, less manual labor is required to manage the cart. Moreover, no pollution is being created from the cart as the brake system requires no fuel source.

Aarya Vishwanath Hallikeri Aarya Vishwanath Hallikeri (KLEIT, hubballi) The Old Bus Stand in hubballi was in a horrible condition. The walls were stained with red from people spitting on them and alcoholic bottles littered the ground. There was clearly no respect for public space. Local officials, including the police, were doing nothing. LEADer Aarya Hallikeri decided to do something about it. He made a team of 12 students and LEADers and together, and they worked throughout the day to clean up the entire bus stand. They painted the walls, picked up trash, and declared the area as a plastic free zone. Their goal was to make the Bus Stand area as hygienic as possible. The impact of Aarya’s project was big-LEADers in Davangere, Chikodi, Dharwad, and Laxmeshwar have implemented the same initiative in their locations. On August 15th, Independence Day, Aarya and his team received appreciation certificates from the Managing Director of NWKSRTC.

Anirudh Ravi LEADer Anirudh Ravi is the inventor of the Trash-A-Nator Anirudh Ravi (GIT, Belgaum) LEADer Anirudh Ravi is the inventor of the Trash-A-Nator, a device that can burn up to 200 liters of dry waste in a short period of time. The Trash-A-Nator may be a big name, but this machine was constructed with simplicity in mind. Dry waste is placed into the barrel. A matchstick is used to set the waste on fire. The lid is closed and the blower is turned on. While the waste is burning inside the barrel, a blower pumps oxygen into the barrel to continue feeding the flames. In addition, the oxygen that is fed into the barrel helps convert the toxic carbon monoxide byproduct of the burning into carbon dioxide, which is healthier for our lungs and for the environment. A mesh is attached to the top of the barrel to prevent heavier particles, such as soot, from flying into the air. 90% of the waste will be completely burnt, and the remaining 10% will be converted into ash.

Naveen HP Naveen HP (BVBCET, Hubballi) With growing urbanization, the demand for drinking water in cities is soaring. Rainfall is not always enough to replenish these underground freshwater resources. As a result, urban cities are now facing the risk of water stress. LEADer Naveen HP from BVBCET wanted to protect this from happening in local communities. He conducted a survey of groundwater levels in hubballi and the surrounding areas. His strong determination inspired him to raise Rs. 27,000 from his fellow students, the villagers, and SRDS to help fund this project.

Sangamesh Parit The government has allotted Rs. 5 lakh for the construction of an open drainage system Sangamesh Parit (NV Degree College, Gulbarga) Sangmesh identified a lack of proper drainage in a slum area of Gulbarga. In this particular area there was no open drainage system. He approached the MLA, made them aware of the problem, and demanded that they help implement a solution. The government has allotted Rs. 5 lakh for the construction of an open drainage system.

Jyoti Naik Jyoti Naik (AA Patil Women’s College, Chikodi) Jyoti identified a handful of people near Chikodi without homes. Desperately wanting to help them improve their living conditions, Jyoti approached the government and demanded that they help these few people. The government agreed to fund the construction of seven homes for these needy people. Five of these homes have since been allotted.

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