Youth in Guwahati Want to Solve Problems around Assam Floods, Education about Basic Medical Care and Mental Health with Solve for Tomorrow
Students in Guwahati love their home – Assam. At an education and innovation roadshow organized by Samsung India in Guwahati, young college students came forward and identified problems that people and society are facing in the state, pledging to Solve for Tomorrow.
Students in Guwahati said they want to solve real-world problems that stand closest to them and their near future such as floods in Assam, language barriers in learning, issues of access to transport in remote area, manufacturing and lack of knowledge about basic medical care, among others.
They said they require a platform such as Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow education and innovation competition that can guide and support them in turning their ideas into a reality and help transform people’s lives.
Twenty one-year-old Manash who is an Epilepsy patient saw Solve for Tomorrow as his chance to work on a tech product that allows him and other patients like him to have heads-up before the attack so that they can settle down and minimise the harm. He wants to solve mental health issues related to Epilepsy and give everyone a healthier life.
“Getting a chance to work on something that is so close to my heart, feels really special. I am going to motivate my friends to apply as well.” said Manashjit Goswami, who studies Architecture at AIMT, Guwahati.
The event, which was organized to talk about Solve for Tomorrow, was attended by young and talented students of Guwahati alongside young innovator from the city – Gaurav Jerath, Founder, Pepthera Laboratories that works in the field of affordable peptide based therapeutic solutions for infectious and non-infectious diseases.
The innovator, who currently runs a successful social enterprise, spoke to the students about his experiences of success and failure and his vision to transform communities around him.
The inaugural edition of Solve for Tomorrow is inviting applications from youth in India aged 16-22 years in the areas of Education, Environment, Healthcare and Agriculture. Youth can send in their ideas to participate in the program till 5 pm on July 31, 2022.
Application website: http://www.samsung.com/in/solvefortomorrow
So far, over 8,000 teams from across the country have registered for the innovation competition in which three national winners will get mega support of up to INR 1 crore and mentoring support for six months to take their ideas to the next level under the expert guidance of IIT Delhi.
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