By Asmita Sarkar:
Creative people come from all sorts of economic backgrounds. Take APJ Abdul Kalam, for instance. Innovation is all about the opportunity given to creative brains. When you see Harish Gadagin, you would only see just a college going student but this young man has created an unique solution for buses that would ensure passengers’ and the driver’s safety.
His wireless charger for a battery powered bus works with the technology of mutual induction. Apart from being environment-friendly, the device would also have automatic dim and dip. The ingenious safety measure designed by him, which uses rack and pinion method, would pull back the driver’s and passengers’ seats on collision.
A whopping 1,37,000 people were killed in road accidents in 2013 alone. Innovations like Harish’s, if implemented, would make a marked decrease in the number of people we lose to vehicular accidents. But projects like these also need a push from NGOs and other organisations, so that they can make their way up from resource scarce corners of the nation. Harish’s project became a reality because of the LEAD program, which provided him with funding and technical mentorship, as well as engaging him with social issues.