Guwahati, Apr.30 (ANI): Innovation is all about creativity and passion to do something different. Swapnanil Talukdar, a resident of Assam, has been in the news for developing a wheelchair that can help differently abled people.
Talukdar, a young and passionate innovator from Guwahati, Assam, has developed a machine that can turn the pages of books and newspapers for those who are physically disabled.
The young innovator was recently selected for Innovation Scholars In-residence programme at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi
This device also provides disabled people with a wheelchair attached with a rotating rubber chain-cum-track grip that would ascend or descend a steep flight of stairs with ease.
Talukdar said, "It was one evening that I was lying on my chair and I was very tired that evening, and it was a random thought that I am feeling very lazy to turn the pages, and at that point if am a handless person, because we normally do not think of the people who are disabled and because it's very difficult for them to leave a normal life."
"So, at that point, I thought maybe they are deprived of the education because they cannot turn the pages with their hands. So, I thought if they are deprived of the education and that means they are not leading a normal life. Without education our normal life is useless, so, why not assist them and design something which will at least help them in getting the education. With this I came up with this idea to develop such prototype," Talukdar said.
The 19-year-old is pursuing electronic engineering in Guwahati. In 2013, he created the page turning machine.
He won a national award from the National Innovation Foundation from late President A P J Abdul Kalam for his incredible work.
His prototype project was recognized by National Innovation Foundation, India.
Swapnanil believes that his machine would revolutionize mobility among the disabled.
Dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur, he is also working on other projects with his young team in Assam.
Swapnanil also likes to do household work. His parents have been always supportive throughout his journey.
Nirmali Talukdar, his mother, said, "We never thought he will go so further and do such great job. Feeling really proud of him. I would like to say to all the parents that they should support their children in whatever good work they do. They should support and encourage their passion for work no matter which field it is be it sports, music or dance."
Such innovations will encourage young minds to contribute to the society in a much more positive way.