‘India Engineered’ emerges Winner amongst 10 finalists shortlisted from more than 1200 projects from across the country
Speaking on the occasion, Amar Babu, Managing Director, Lenovo India said “We are pleased to announce ‘India Engineered’ as the winner for the first phase of Do Network in India. I also congratulate the other top 9 teams for their stellar performance. I would like to thank all the participants and the youth of the country for the excellent response that Do Network has received”.
Started on December 8, 2011, the 3 month long competition saw over 1200 extraordinary projects going head-to-head. A team of 8 high-profile mentors such as Rajan Anandan (MD Google India), Rajiv Makhni (Managing Editor, Technology at NDTV, India), Mahesh Murthy (Managing Partner, Pinstorm & Seedfund), Kishore AK(CEO & Co-Founder, Althea system), Narvir C Sud (Retired Scientist G & Lead Auditor, ISO 9000, Aeronautical Development Establishment, Defence Research & Development Organisation), Maxwell Pereira (Ex-Commissioner, Delhi Traffic Police), Prof. Shiva Prasad (Dean- Academics, IIT Bombay) and Shantanu Prakash (Chairman & MD Educomp solutions, Founder and Managing Trustee of the Learning Leadership Foundation (LLF), evaluated, shortlisted and selected the top 10 teams. Post the selection, the mentors helped the teams to fine-tune their projects before they faced the ultimate test of online voting. The winner emerged after more than 1 lakh votes were cast by the Indian public across projects.
“It has been a long road for these very passionate Doers and it’s been fantastic to see such a worthy project evolve and emerge”, said Rajan Anandan, MD, Google India. “The Do Network has provided us with the rare opportunity to support, guide and nurture some really innovative and brilliant Indians and I am sure it will continue to inspire many more great projects in future.”
‘India Engineered’ aims to set up a mobile workshop, which will conduct online sessions and focus on imparting practical education to engineering students by established Engineers.
“The past three months have been intense but hugely rewarding”, said Krishna Raj SR, Project Lead, India Engineered. “We were excited to have a platform like The Do Network to share our ideas, highly respected mentors and resources to develop them, and we now look forward to implementing the idea in India. It has been a privilege to be part of such a meaningful campaign and to be selected the winner out of so many other deserving projects!”
The Do Network comprises a series of four 90-day contest cycles, with different themes and thematic challenges introduced for each cycle. The second cycle of the competition is due to start later in the year.
The Do Network is an online platform designed to inspire people to share their ideas with a larger community of like-minded Doers, subsequently forming project teams and developing these ideas into tangible actions to improve the community. Resources and tools were provided to the project teams, including the guidance of respected and influential mentors. A total of 1, 07,221 votes were cast before ‘India Engineered’ emerged as the winner in India.
For more information about the Do Network, including the official rules, please visit http://donetwork.lenovo.com.