Niti Aayog launched a 72-hour ‘Tinkering Hackathon’ with the aim to encourage students to come up with innovative ideas to solve educational issues. These issues were mainly focused on the challenges faced by them in schools, like the quality of education, safety, innovative classes, etc.
The programme was organised jointly by NITI Aayog and UNICEF. The winners are supposed to be announced on November 20, celebrated as the World Children’s Day. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog presented the Unicef-Atal Tinkering Labs Young Champions Awards to the winners. The nationwide Atal Tinkering Marathon challenge was held on October 2, 2017.
This marathon was focused on encouraging students to develop innovative solutions for the challenges experienced by the community.