Prasanna Umesha Shirahatti, a class 9 student from KLS English Medium School, Belagavi has won an award and amongst the five of the 108 students from Karnataka, who attended the national-level exhibition and project competition under Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) in February have won awards.
The awarded students will participate in the Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from March 15 to 18.
Automatic dim-dip headlight for vehicles
Pointing out that the present-day technology used in dim-dip headlights requires manual action and is inefficient, often resulting in accidents, Prasanna claims his design will make this process automatic.
This can reduce the number of accidents at night and make driving at ease. The system is able to automatically switch the headlight to low Beam or high beam when it senses a vehicle approaching from the opposite side and later comes back to its normal state of the high beam after the vehicle passes by.
The innovation of Science Pursuit for Inspire Research (INSPIRE) is one such innovative scheme proposed by the Department of Science & Technology for an attraction of talent to science. The basic objective of INSPIRE would be to communicate to the youth population of the country the excitements of creative pursuit of science and attract talent to the study of science at an early stage and build the required critical human resource pool for strengthening and expanding the Science & Technology system and R&D base.