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Mohali student wins innovation contest

Mohali student wins innovation contest

Sahib Sharma from of Learning Paths School, Mohali won the Heroes of Tomorrow 2019 contest. The contest is BML Munjal University’s innovation initiative in partnership with Microsoft and aims to recognise and nurture young talent to think of ingenious ideas to global issues, announced its winners.

Sahib has won a trip to Imperial College London and a visit to the Microsoft India headquarters. Along with Sahib, two other runner ups have been selected from 850 submissions received.

The winning idea by Sahib Sharma aims to promote volunteering culture in India by helping bridge the connection between NGOs looking for volunteers and students who wish to volunteer. His initiative — Volorgo, is a portal that allows NGOs to list for a fee after an initial trial period and for students and others who wish to volunteer to find the NGO of their choice. Described as a combination of Zomato and Craigslist, Volorgo has already signed on a few NGOs.

In its second edition this year, Heroes of Tomorrow 2019 is open to students of Class IX to XII and those in college, across India.

The aim of this unique initiative is to nurture talent and encourage conviction of young minds to execute their ideas with courage and perseverance. By enabling collaboration with industry leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers, this contest ensures that the winners get confidence to become global change-makers and inspire others to ideate, innovate and create. — TNS

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