Army Goodwill School Hajin wins ATL Award

Students of AGS Hajinar win first prize for making special goggles for blind

Srinagar: Army Goodwill School at Hajin in north Kashmir has won the Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) School of the Month Award.

Atal Tinkering Laboratories are part of the Atal Innovation Mission of the Government of India. These have been established in schools across India. The objective of Atal Innovation Mission is to foster curiosity, creativity, and imagination in young minds; and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc.

Atal Tinkering Laboratory (ATL) has awarded Army Goodwill School, Hajin, for the exceptional projects that the school students have been working on.

The Innovation Club students of Army Goodwill School Hajin have been taking the projects to the next level. The students have worked on highly interesting projects like a talking periodic table, a workout detector, audio aided organ detector and many other projects.

The Atal Tinkering Laboratory Project recognized the active participation and the freshness of the projects. On account of this, Army Goodwill School, Hajin, was decorated with the coveted honour.

This national level recognition has further motivated the students to come up with more working models of projects and set their aim to do well in Inspire MANAK Awards as well.

The Inspire Awards are an initiative of MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspirations and Knowledge), being executed by the Department of Science and Technology and National Innovation Foundation, India.

Meanwhile, the students of Army Goodwill School at Hajinar in Kashmir have won accolades for their school by winning the top spot in the district-level National Science Exhibition.

Afhan and Fazdha made a working model of ‘Goggles for Blind’. The students developed the pair of goggles which would be of assistance to visually impaired persons. For this innovative and creative model, the students were awarded the first position at the district level competition.

The achievement of the students is especially remarkable because both of them hail from Hajinar, a remote area in Kupwara district. Their school is situated at a distance of a mere 5 kilometers from the Line Of Control. (LOC).

On account of its remote location, the area has limited connectivity and accessibility of road. The management and the staff of Army Goodwill School has consistently made efforts to provide quality education to the students here.

As part of the efforts to ensure all-round development of the students, a National science exhibition was conducted at DIET Kupwara Complex. The exhibition hosted 300 students from more than 150 schools. More than 150 projects were displayed at the exhibition.

In the district-level exhibition which was organized as part of the big event, the project by the students of Army Goodwill School Hajinar was awarded the first position. These students will now compete in the state/UT level competitions.

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