Digantika Bose teaches in class XII at VM Institution Unit II in Memari, Burdwan. But he is very much influenced by that theory of Thomas Alva Edison from his early life. In which he said that to invent, you need a good imagination and a lot of junk.
According to the proverb that necessity is the mother of invention, Digantika felt the great distress of the common people in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic. Digantika then presented the air-providing and virus-destroying mask, highly appreciated by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
In the same way, IIT Kharagpur has designed e-class low bandwidth software classes for educational institutions. Through this, any teacher is able to see the questions live on the chatbox where each student can send their questions. There any teacher can focus on their teaching material as well as the screen. Not only this, but students also have access to a box, where they “Raising your hands” You can click for and wait to talk to the teacher, as can be done in any real classroom.
Teachers can share any document with students through this platform and they can also update notes at the same time. Several issues related to this were discussed in a webinar jointly organized by the Office of the Press Information Bureau and the Regional Outreach Bureau as a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s self-reliant India plan.
Those participating in this include Professor VK Tiwari, Director, IIT Kharagpur, Professor Dr. Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI Durgapur, VS Birla Industrial and Technology Museum Director. Ramachandran, and Associate Professor Dr. Biswarup Negi, Head of ECE Department of JIS College of Engineering Kalyani. Apart from all this, Ms. Digantika Bose also participated in it.
On this occasion, Professor Tiwari informed about the invention of portable rapid diagnostic device made at his institute to detect COVID-19 infection at affordable cost for the marginal people of the country.
At the same time, according to Professor Dr. Hirani, CSIR-CMERI Durgapur has built three-tier facemasks with not only low cost but high efficiency. Additionally, road-cleaning tractors, mechanical ventilators, soaps, sanitizers and dispensers, hospital assisted robots, solar-based intelimasts, 360-degree car flushers and dry fogging shoe disinfectants have also been developed. After all, a mechanized sewage cleaning system has been developed to avoid the practice of manual scavenging and to help in the disposal of wastewater while maintaining high standards.
Ramachandran has launched its own technology interventions and sanitizers related to online ticketing and entry systems, alcohol-free and Ayurvedic access routes, touch-free implementation of the exhibition, UV-based product sanitizer, virtual tours and classes, image processing for crowd control and human motion-based Dispensers presented.
Bose displayed his innovations in addition to virus-destroying face masks, masks and homemade transparent face shields for people to use, distance for police and ear pressure reduction devices.
Dr. Negi demonstrated alcohol-destroyed coronavirus gloves developed by his team. In addition, he gave a presentation about disinfecting of currency and coins, the procedure of converting raincoats into PPE kits and disposing of masks.
Additional Director General, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Jane Namchu was also present in this webinar. The webinar was moderated by Srijata Saha Sahu, Media and Communications Officer of the Press Information Bureau, Kolkata, and Sandeepan Das Gupta, Regional Publicity Officer, Field Outreach Bureau, Chuchura.