CGC students bag top spot in Toycathon 20222 min read
Mohali, May 26, 2022: Team Savoirs from Chandigarh College of Engineering, CGC Landran has bagged the top spot in the grand finale of ‘Toycathon 2022’, held at nodal centre PIET, Haryana. Shubham Sharma, Sarthak Garg, Shashank Sharma and Simran Gupta students of CSE, 8th Semester, CGC Landran, were adjudged winners from among a total of 50 –plus participating institutions in the HEIs category, for their innovative creation named ‘Nimble Witted Hide & Seek Game’. The team was felicitated with a cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-, certificates of appreciation and trophies. Their prototype offers a unique way to allow visually, hearing and speech impaired children to play hide and seek. It is a two device contraption with an advanced locket fixed with a smart camera worn by the seeker to locate those hiding and a digital band worn by the ones who are hiding which would vibrate when they have been found by the seeker. The team from CGC Landran went through three evaluation rounds, mentoring sessions before being shortlisted to present in the Final prototype display round where they worked for 36 hours continuously, to develop the complete prototype of the Nimble Witted Hide & Seek Game.
Speaking about his team’s achievement, Shubham said, “We are proud to have won this competition. We thank our college CGC Landran, ACIC-RISE, as well as our mentors for providing us the facilities and the guidance which helped us bring this innovative game idea into fruition. ‘Nimble Witted Hide & Seek Game’ was inspiredby our visits to NGOs for disabled children. We observed that the children struggled to play simple games or do recreational activities which led us to think through and develop this game prototype.”
The competition was organised by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell in association with AICTE, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Information and technology. An inter-ministerial initiative, Toycathon 2022 aims to encourage Indian youth and entrepreneurs to innovate, create and actualize unique toys and games which would going forward help make India Self dependent in digital game markets and toy manufacturing.