As India is celebrating 75 years of Independence as ‘Amrit ka Mahotsav’, the Atal Innovation Mission along with NITI Aayog in collaboration with ISRO and CBSE has launched an ATL Space Challenge 2021 for all school students across the country.
The Space Challenge is designed for all school students from classes 6-12, mentors, and teachers across the country irrespective, whether they are associated with schools having ATL labs or not. The Space Challenge 2021 is intended to bring young, talented school students under one platform where they will be able to innovate and create something new for the space sector.
The Space Challenge 2021 is aimed to bring about the cognizance of space science and boost up the confidence level among children. Through this challenge, the organizers are trying to engage young innovators in creating something new for the space sector and develop solutions that might be further used in solving problems.
While explaining the project, Atal Innovation Mission director Chintan Vaishnav said that the challenge is to ensure students from classes 6-12 get an open and uniform platform where they can innovate and enable themselves to solve digital age space technology problems.
For applying, the students can submit their applications on the AIM online portal. Each team based on their interest and understanding will have to select at-lest one problem that falls under any of the Space Challenge themes. Students who will secure top positions will be presented exciting prizes at the end of the challenge.