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IIT Madras Research Park hosts ‘Techno Central’ intelligence & creativity contests for 2,500 Kids

IIT Madras Research Park hosts ‘Techno Central’ intelligence & creativity contests for 2,500 Kids
Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Madras Research Park conducted intelligence and creativity contests for 2,500 kids. The event was collaborated by India’s top-rated gamified EdTech platforms including HackerKID, DIYA labs, &Time2Chess. Over 2,500 kids registered for these six competitions including a python coding competition, a robotics contest, a chess competition, a quiz competition, and poster making contest besides a speech contest.
The Python coding contest was supported by the HackerKID website powered by GUVI, an IIT Madras & IIM-Ahmedabad incubated EdTech company. Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, President, IIT Madras Research Park and IIT Madras Incubation Cell inaugurated the contest in the presence of Mr. Sunil Sethia, Executive Director of BNI Chennai.
Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, President, IIT Madras Research Park and IIT Madras Incubation Cell, said, “I can see that children present here wanting to play coding challenges, make robot projects, win over chess or enjoy any such activities that are meant for them… The biggest part of GUVI that attracted me was they understood that programming and language were two different things. GUVI brought out coding classes in vernacular Indian languages and they teach programming in these languages.”
The Python coding contest aimed to inspire and educate the next generation with programming skills that further develop problem-solving and cognitive thinking through interactive coding games through programming and its algorithmic approach.
Over 100 children received gifts and prizes for winning and leading ahead of other kids in the competitions with a competing spirit. Among the schools that participated, the schools with the maximum number of winning students have been awarded trophies for being supportive of kids in learning through games and co-curricular activities.

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