New Delhi, November 25, 2019: Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd, announced the winner of ‘H-Social Creator’. The ‘H-Social Creator’ is a social innovation programme instituted to felicitate young minds who can deliver simple yet big innovations in areas of road safety, environment and clean India.
Tamil Selvi from Akhilandeswari Women’s College, Chennai, and N Sivakumar and Sethu from the Institute of Technology, Chennai, jointly won the 1st H-Social Creator of the Year Award for their innovative ideas that may bring a social change of headlight intensity control using sensor and the idea of drum composting system respectively.
Tamil Selvi impressed the jury members with her innovative idea of reducing the intensity of car headlights, which otherwise is blinding and causes accidents. Similarly, N Sivamumar’s idea of making compost from the waste produced in households, restaurants, malls etc. won applaud from the jury members.
Commenting on the initiative, S.S.Kim, MD & CEO, HMIL, said, “We are glad to host the first edition of H-Social Creator in India. India is a repository of young and innovative minds. With such young and brilliant social minds, the future of India is very bright. India is at a juncture wherein social inclusion and economic progress goes hand-in-hand. Today’s youth are the future torchbearers. We are committed to promoting social innovation and we hope the H-Social Creator Awards continues to spark youth to find innovative solutions that drive transformative change and serve communities.”
Adding further, he said, “I would like to congratulate the winners, the finalists and all the participants. On behalf of Hyundai Motor India Foundation, I take this opportunity to emphasise that we are committed to the spirit of think, create and resolve. I am sure that the H-Social Creator programme will be able to inculcate the same spirit amongst the youth of the country.”
HMIF created the H-Social Creator as a platform to encourage millennials to find solutions for problems affecting society. It received over 1,400 registrations from educational and technical institutions. In its first edition, the entries submitted by the students (Age group 17 years and above) giving solutions on waste management, road safety, electric mobility and rising problem of pollution.
The shortlisting and screening was done on the basis of complexity and application of the ideas. Subject-matter experts selected the ten finalists based on the criteria of innovation, sustainability, and more importantly, the social impact. To refine and help the final ten participants, all of them were mentored by industry experts. To culminate and choose the best social idea out of ten big ideas, a distinguished, independent panel of the jury selected the final winner/s.
|Institute||Name of Candidate||Idea/Sector/Field|
|Kurukshetra University, Haryana||Shubham Sharma||Road Safety|
|Rashtriya Vidyapeeth College, Bengaluru||
|| 2 safe wheels –
Anti-Skid Mechanisms: Automobile
|Amity University, Noida||Shivam Kaushik||Automatic Accident Detection: Automobile|
|Akhilandeswari Women’s College, Chennai||Tamil Selvi||Headlight Intensity Control Using Sensor: Automobile|
|Sastra Deemed University, Chennai||
||Single Spin Mono Wheel|
|Sethu Institute of Technology, Chennai||
||Drum Composting System|
|International Institute of Information Technology-IIIT, Pune||
||Wet & Dry Waste Segregator: Environment|
|Government Engineering College, Raipur||
||Credible and Sustainable Way of Electric Vehicle and its Infrastructure Technology
|Universal Business School, Mumbai||Sarvesh Srivastava||Paper Saving App – D-Pariksha|
|Universal Business School, Mumbai||Vinika Sharma||Alcohol Analyzer to Save Lives: Automobile|