Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Letter to Student Series : Volume 3 Issue 8

My Dear Student Friends,
This is Dr. Ravi Saripalle, Founder, Inspire to Innovate (i2i) Storytelling Movement. Welcome to “Letter to Student Series- Volume 3 and Issue 8. Hope you enjoyed reading my previous letter They are available at http://i2itm.blogspot.in/ and Video Message series is available at https://www.youtube.com/user/Indianrichtalent. The goal of these letters and video messages are to inspire, educate, engage, entertain and empower the students and make them Future Ready.

The Criticality of Internship in your Future Job Success: Request you to listen to my appeal. It is  intended for all students of Engineering, Medicine, Accountancy and other Professional Courses. Video message is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-xMxw9WoBQ

Padma Awardee Story Series-Episode 1- Damodar Bapat, A Crusader against Leprosy : Damodar Ganesh Bapat , Indian social worker, great warrior, solider and crusader against leprosy is doing an amazing service at Bhartiya Kushta Nivarak Sangh (BKNS) in Janjgir, Champa district, Chhattisgarh. Request you to listen to his story at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t4XN1ZfQ7I and get inspired!

3D Printed Electric Car in 3 Days for 5 Lakjhs!- XEV (An Italian startup) in collaboration with Polymaker, ( 3-D printing material developer)  developed a car using 3D printing. It is now ready for mass production. It is as low as USD 7,500 (Rs 4.87 lakh)!! Amazing right! It is not just car alone. This will create trend for multitude of objects. My Dear Students, if you are learning 3D printing technology, continue to deep learn in this domain. This field looks bright. To understand better, please read at https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/startup-develops-electric-car-that-can-be-3d-printed-and-will-cost-rs-4-87-lakh-2531731.html

Liu Yachao, Chinese Mathematics Teacher became Billionaire through Tutoring!- TAL Education (a leading China based after-school tutoring company) Group Chief Operating Officer,  Liu Yachao, became a billionaire! Interesting right! True. When we are passionate and committed to one particular domain, yes, money is by-product. He is second billionaire in this firm! 36 years old teacher is the first mathematics teacher joined Tal Education and rose to this level. Dr. Liu received his bachelor’s degree in mechanics from Peking University (2003) and Ph.D from the institute of Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Science in 2008. Initially he joined as director of middle school division in in 2005, became in charge of online courses in 2008, and later became director & senior vice president and also handled teaching and research division. If you want to read more, http://zeenews.india.com/world/this-math-teacher-became-a-billionaire-thanks-to-parents-craze-for-private-tuition-2101920.html

Hyderabad based startup, Uravu, is on mission to produce clean water from air!- Water is scarce. To beat this problem, Uravu, a Hyderabad based startup is working on technology to convert atmospheric moisture into potable water. They are developing this for residential purpose. Swapnil Shrivastav, along with other 5 co-founders, developing proprietary water-absorbing material which absorbs vapour from the air, uses solar thermal energy to convert it into water. This process starts in the night and by next evening, you will have water. The current prototype is producing ~ 50 liters of water a day. They are working to raise it to 2,000 liters a day. They are trying to fit into Re 1 per liter cost model. To know more about Uravu and their mission, please read at https://qz.com/1240668/indian-startup-uravu-eyes-xprize-by-producing-water-from-air-using-solar-energy/

Low cost, voice-controlled wheelchair by NSS College of Engineering in Palakkad, Kerala Students: Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) students of NSS College of Engineering developed low cost (budget of ₹8,000) voice controlled wheelchair. Current model allows 75Kg of weight. They are still improvising this model. Good job team. Innovate or Perish is the mantra of the day. Your team qualifies for former! Good Luck and wish to see better version with more durability and high utility!! If you want to read more, please visit https://www.thebetterindia.com/138867/kerala-students-innovation-low-cost-voice-controlled-wheelchair/

Chennai School’s Holiday Homework for Parents Is Going Viral for the Right Reasons: The Better India published this wonder article at right time. Around the corner, children are busy with vacations! Unless they are rightly engaged, 50 day vacation has no significance. In this context, Chennai's Annai Violet Matriculation & Hr. Sec School circular to parents is eye catching. There is lot of meaning to this circular! It is interesting notice! Though it is internal notice, but this notice serves larger good, hence I am publishing it below. Thank you Better India and Annai Voilet School for giving such important assignment to parents! Please check this below. 

Source: https://www.thebetterindia.com/138922/chennai-school-holiday-homework-parents-viral-post-heartwarming/

Facial recognition system helped to trace 3,000 missing children in 4 days in Delhi!- Delhi police used facial recognition system (FRS) software to identify 3000 missing children in 4 days! Thanks to image processing technology, these children are potential to reunite with their families. So happy moment right! Sometimes technology brings back love and affection. The Ministry of Women and Child Development ran this software on 45,000 children and 2,930 children could be recognized! This software matches with photographs and database available with the Track Child portal, resulting identity of the child established. To know more about this, Please visit http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/facial-recognition-system-helps-trace-3-000-missing-children-in-4-days/577899.html  

Dear Students, Hope you completed Future readiness assessment. This is to help you to plan your life better and make you relevant in the context of 4th Industrial revolution. Please take this assessment every month without fail. It acts like reminder to 5 important activities- Inspire yourself through positive stories, get mentored from your role model, develop your natural intelligence, manage academics and do physical activity. Request you to answer the following five questions and calculate your Future Readiness.

1.         I read / hear stories of amazing people           
 (A) weekly once (10 marks)         (B) monthly once (5 marks)                     (C) Irregular reading (2 marks)     (D)Not Interested (0 marks)

2.         I write letter / mail to my mentor (other than parents) for guidance (professional / personal)
(A) every 6 months (10 marks)      (B) yearly once (5 marks)                      (C) Irregular writing (2 marks)      (D)Not Interested (0 marks)

3.    I practice my passion or natural intelligence (to know your intelligence https://goo.gl/vgyD54
(A) weekly 4 hours (10 marks)    (B) weekly 2 hours (5 marks) (C) Irregular practice (2 marks)   (D)Not Interested (0 marks)

4.         I manage my academics with consistent percentage or grade 
(A) A Grade and above  (10 marks)            (B) B Grade and above  (5 marks)(C) C Grade or below (2 marks)                  (D)Consistent Failure (0 marks)

5.         I do physical activity and maintain good health  
(A) weekly 4 hours (10 marks)    (B) weekly 2 hours (5 marks) (C) Irregular practice (2 marks)   (D)Not Interested (0 marks)

Check Your Score and Title

I wish you should be either Performer (your score should be between 40-50) or Challenger (your score should be between 25-40). You should not give any scope to be  Lounger (relaxed) with 10-25 score or Laggard (slower than desired) with score less than 10.

My Dear Friends, Appreciate your valuable time. See you in my next letter. Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity. You can also reach to me at sdindia2020@gmail.com. I am happy to respond to your letter.

With Best Wishes,
Dr. Ravi Saripalle

About Author:    Dr. Ravi Saripalle is Founder of Inspire to Innovate (i2i) Storytelling Movement and Director, Center for Innovation, GVP College of Engineering (A), Vizag, AP, India. As part of Inspire to Innovate (i2i) Storytelling Movement, Dr.Ravi is trying to instill inspiration through spreading positive stories of amazing people in the form of short stories, embedding them in the form of letters (epistolary form) and sending them to thousands of schools, colleges, universities districts administration across India. Also conducting Storytelling Workshops in select institutions. Providing customized mentoring to inspired students. Dr. Ravi is having 18 years of experience in Industry, Consultancy, Training, Mentoring and Research. Prior to this current mission, Ravi worked with Wipro Technologies for more than a decade.  Ravi can be reached at sdindia2020@gmail,com or http://i2itm.blogspot.in/ or https://www.facebook.com/RaviSaripalle

Previous letters are available at http://i2itm.blogspot.in/    
Videos https://www.youtube.com/user/Indianrichtalent

Disclaimer: The goal of this i2iSM letter series campaign is to inspire students / youth through storytelling and develop innovative leaders to build strong nation. In this process, I have taken several data points from various websites, NEWS articles, books, videos etc. I sincerely thank all the editors for providing such an insightful stories and information. To the best of my knowledge, I tried to acknowledge all the sources. I sincerely apologize for any omissions, grammatical mistakes and hurting any reader’s sentiments. I request all the readers to understand the spirit behind this effort. This effort doesn’t involve any commercials. Letter series is for free distribution.