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Posted at: Mar 21, 2016, 1:00 AM; last updated: Mar 21, 2016, 1:00 AM (IST)

Ludhiana boy to make it big in field of robotics

His firm RoboChamps will bring 20,000 children together for a robotics event in National Capital
Ludhiana boy to make it big in field of robotics
Apneet Riyat, ADC (Development), releases the poster of RoboChamps in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Manav Mander

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 20

This young engineer, who hails from Ludhiana, has an ambition, not to be a successful professional, as any one of his age would, but to bring about a change in the education system of the country. Through his start-up venture, Robotics Education World, Akshay Ahuja is excited to host the first of its kind Build Your Bot (BYB) event to be held in July this year in New Delhi.

The event poster was officially released by Apneet Riyat, ADC (Development), who was the chief guest on the occasion. Soon after releasing the poster, she lauded the efforts of RoboChamps, a sister concern of Robotics Education World, saying that the start-up was setting an example for other youngsters in the country by doing something for the betterment of society.

While 4,500 students from Ludhiana will be a part of the event, more than 20,000 children from across the country will share the stage this year in India’s first and largest ever robotics show which would be held in July this year.

RoboChamps, run by Ahuja, is engaged in providing robotics and technology-based education to young minds through school-level education in India.

The initiative is being supported by Delhi-based Young Edsplorer, Rolling Frames Entertainment. Truck-Suvidha, a leading portal for the transport industry, is also supporting the cause. While the event is unique, there is a social cause attached to it as several hundred underprivileged children from slums are being trained free of cost by a team of RoboChamps and would be a part of the record-breaking event.

Akshay Ahuja, Director, Robotics Education World, while interacting with the media here, said: “Through the event, Build Your Bot (BYB), in which 20,000 children will take part, they will attempt to find a place in Guinness Book of World Records by making robots at one place.”

Children from the across the country are being outreached by RoboChamps. More than 500 children from other countries are also expected to be a part of the event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be invited as the chief guest for the national event.

“We are inviting some schools from Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, the US and many more foreign countries while some of the prominent Indian cities from where the students will be participating include Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Solan, Shimla, Ambala, Panipat, Faridabad, Gurgaon, New Delhi and Chennai,” Ahuja said.


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