Chennai Teenager Won Google Award for Fishermen Safety Project
Advay Ramesh, a 14-year-old school boy from Chennai has won the prestigious Google Community Impact Award, a theme based award of Google Science Fair held this year.
Class 10 student from National Public School at Chennai was shortlisted as finalist one among 20 to take part in the competition that gives $50,000 scholarship. Thousands of projects were sent to Google from 107 countries. Advay Ramesh project was selected and he bagged this prestigious award from Asia.
He had created a device 'FishErmen Lifeline Terminal (FELT)' that enhances safety and productivity for Fishermen. The device uses Global Positioning System (GPS) and support provided by Indian regional Navigation Satellite System that enhances Fishermen safety and productivity.
Google Community Impact Award honored for innovative project that deals with environment, health and resource challenge.
Ramesh said to the media that he always came across fishermen suffering at Rameswaram and other regions. They are being arrested for crossing boundary line by Sri Lankans. This location based information provides them safety and many valuable services. They can face the situation by this device says Ramesh.
Google had selected top 100 project from the global and 14 from India.
Earlier on May, 9 students including class V student Srikrishna Madhusudhanan of Chennai who designed Shoot-to score game from India won Google contest.