INSPIRE Awards - MANAK Scheme (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspirations and Knowledge) 2022-23

CBSE/ACAD/DS(MS)/2022

Date: 22.09.2022

Circular No: Acad-110/2022

All the Heads of Schools affiliated to CBSE

Subject: INSPIRE Awards – MANAK Scheme (2022-23) – reg.

Dear Principal

The INSPIRE Awards - MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspirations and Knowledge), is being executed by the Department of  Science  and  Technology  (DST), Govt. of India with National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF), an autonomous body of DST. The aim is to motivate students studying in classes 6th to 10th. The objective of the scheme is to target one million original ideas/ innovations rooted in science and societal applications to foster a culture of creativity and innovative thinking among school children.

INSPIRE Awards - MANAK Scheme

Students in the age group of 10-15 years and studying in classes 6th to 10th are invited to submit their ideas to their schools, which in turn should shortlist and submit the top 5 ideas through the E-MIAS web portal www.inspireawards-dst.gov.in in any Indian language.

The best one lakh ideas / innovations will receive Rs. 10,000/- each and will get a chance to participate in District Level Competition. Ten per cent students will be shortlisted further to participate in State Level Competition. Upto one thousand students will be mentored in different technological institutions and showcase their innovations at National level and finally, sixty innovative projects will be incubated completely (patent filing, value addition in technology and product development etc.) by NIF and will be displayed at the annual Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE). The scheme is  aligned  with  the Action Plan for "Start-up India" initiative launched by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India.

You are  requested  to  encourage  your  students  to  actively  participate  in  the INSPIRE Awards-MANAK program. The online nominations for the year 2022-23 will remain open till 30.09.2022.

With Best Wishes

Dr. Joseph Emmanuel Director
(Academics)

Copy to the respective Heads of Directorates, Organizations and Institutions as indicated below with a request to disseminate the information to all the schools under their jurisdiction:

1. The Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, 18 Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi-16
2. The Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, B-15, Sector-62, Institutional Area, Noida-201309
3. The Secretary, Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS), Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India.
4. The Secretary, Sainik Schools Society, Room No. 101, D-1 Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110001.
5. The  Chairman,  Odisha  Adarsha  Vidyalaya  Sangathan,  N-1/9,  Near  Doordarshan Kendra, PO Sainik School Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar, Odhisha-751005.
6. The  Director  of  Education,  Directorate  of  Education,  Govt.  of  NCT  of  Delhi,  Old Secretariat, Delhi-110 054
7. The Director of Public Instructions (Schools), Union Territory Secretariat, Sector 9, Chandigarh-160017
8. The Director of Education, Govt. of Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim –737101
9. The Director of School Education, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar –791 111
10. The Director of Education, Govt. of A&N Islands, Port Blair – 744101
11. The Director of Education, S.I.E., CBSE Cell, VIP Road, Junglee Ghat, P.O. 744103, A&N Island
12. The  Director,  Central  Tibetan  School  Administration,  ESSESS  Plaza,  Community Centre, Sector -3, Rohini, Delhi
13. The Additional Director General of Army Education, A –Wing, Sena Bhawan, DHQ, PO, New Delhi-110001
14. The Secretary AWES, Integrated Headquarters of MoD (Army), FDRC Building No. 202, Shankar Vihar (Near APS), Delhi Cantt-110010
15. All Regional Directors/Regional Officers of CBSE with the request to send this circular to all the Heads of the affiliated schools of the Board in their respective regions
16. All Joint Secretary/ Deputy Secretary/ Assistant Secretary/SPS / Analyst, CBSE
17. All Head(s)/ In-Charge(s), Centre of Excellence, CBSE
18. In charge IT Unit with the request to put this Circular on the CBSE Academic Website
19. In-Charge, Library
20. The Head (Media & Public Relations), CBSE
21. DS to Chairperson, CBSE
22. SPS to Secretary, CBSE
23. SPS to Director (Academics), CBSE
24. SPS to Director (Information Technology), CBSE
25. SPS to Controller of Examinations, CBSE
26. SPS to Director (Skill Education), CBSE
27. SPS to Director (Professional Examinations), CBSE
28. SPS to Director (Training), CBSE
29. SPS to Director (CTET), CBSE
30. SPS to Director (EDUSAT), CBSE
31. Record File

Director (Academics)


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