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Billabong School students youngest winning team at Toycathon 2021

School Web Desk 

Mumbai, July 8

Team Mighty Warriors from Mumbai emerged as the winners of  Toycathon 2021 a national level competition organised by the inter-ministerial department under the initiative of  'AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan'. The team consisted of two students from Billabong High International School (BHIS) Ayush Sankaran, Dhwani Raghuram and Jashith Narang from Bombay Scottish, Powai. Team Mighty Warriors created an Indo-Lingo application to learn Indian languages like Sanskrit, Tamil and Kannada.

 

Ayush Sankaran
Dhwani Raghuram

More than 1.2 lakh students participated in the event and the Mighty Warriors from Mumbai are the youngest winners among 117 winning teams.

Story Highlights

  • BHIS Malad Class VI students Ayush Sankaran and Dhwani Raghuram won at the Toycathon 2021 competition 'AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan' by creating an Indo-Lingo application to learn Indian languages like Sanskrit, Tamil and Kannada.
  • As many as 1.2 lakh students participated, BHIS Malad students are the youngest winners among 117 winning teams.

  • Toycathon-2021 was jointly launched by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Textile Ministry, Information and Broadcasting Ministry and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

The aim of organising this competition was to challenge India's innovative minds to conceptualise toys and games based on Bharatiya civilization, history, culture, mythology, and ethos.

The competition is organised by the Ministry of Education's Innovation Cell with support from different departments of the Ministry. T

he competition was open not only to students but also to teachers, start-ups, and toy professionals. More than 1.2 lakh students participated in this competition out of which 17000 ideas came up for the competition. In a 3 days event started on June 22-24 almost 1567 ideas were shortlisted in a final round and 117 teams including Ayush's team were declared the winners.

 Ayush Sankaran, a BHIS student and winner, said, "I am thrilled to win another competition along with my friends Dhwani and Jashith. It was an amazing experience competing with students from across the country. I am grateful for all the support provided by my parents and school."

 Echoing the sentiments of Ayush, another team member of Mighty Warriors, Dhwani Raghuram, said, "This has been an amazing experience! Our success was possible because of the great support and coordination of my classmates Ayush and Jashith. I thank my parents and school for all the guidance. "

 Dr Madhu Singh, Principal, BHIS, Malad, said, "Ayush and Dhwani are bright students of our school and they have brought great pride to our school. They have inspired many children and we proudly give their example to everyone to follow in their footsteps. Ayush has created a record by already winning numerous awards with his innovations created during the lockdown. I give credit to their teachers for guiding them in their journey to explore and discover their passions and to their parents for encouraging their children to take up such challenges."

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