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NITI Aayog, UNICEF launch Hackathon for school children

The Hackathon encourages students to observe community problems and develop solutions.

New Delhi: On the Children’s Day, the NITI Aayog has launched a 72-hour ‘Tinkering Hackathon’ for children to come up with innovative solutions for challenges faced by them in schools, especially on quality of education and safety.

The winners of the hackathon, being held jointly with the Unicef, would be announced on November 20, which is celebrated as the World Children’s Day.

During the event, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar also presented the Unicef-Atal Tinkering Labs Young Champions Awards to the winners of the nationwide Atal Tinkering Marathon challenge launched last year on October 2.

The hackathon was aimed at encouraging students to observe community problems and develop innovative solutions.

 

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