Hyderabad: A class nine student from Hyderabad has been selected for Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Award for developing a smart wristband to monitor patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
The award will be presented to him on Republic Day in New Delhi.
Hemesh Chadalavada, 14, is a Full Stack Web Developer, machine learning engineer, and Innovator. He has also pitched at various entrepreneurship contests.
He has developed a Smart Wristband to monitor elderly and disabled particularly those suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
The device would help the patient to monitor the health status including pulse and blood pressure from time to time. If the patient goes out, an alert would be sent to the caregiver and doctor immediately.
He is also the winner of Eureka Junior 2019. He is also the winner of Ideate for India, 2020. He was pitted against 1,33,000 students.
Around 32 children have been awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021.
The government of India has been awarding the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to the children with exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments in the field of innovation, scholastics, sports, arts & culture, social service, and bravery.
The awardee children are from 32 districts of 21 States and Union Territories. Seven awards have been given in the field of Art & Culture. Nine awards have been given for Innovation and 5 for scholastic achievements. Seven children have won in the Sports category, three children have been felicitated for Bravery and one child has been honored for her efforts in the field of Social Service.
"I am hopeful that Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021 would not only motivate the winners but will also encourage millions of other young children to dream, aspire and stretch their limits. Let us all do our personal best to take our nation to a new zenith of success and prosperity," said President Ram Nath Kovind while commending the young achievers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually interact with the Awardees on January 25 through Video-Conferencing.