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Hemesh, a young software programmer in the city selected for PM Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Award 2021

Bringing innovations in digital technology for the benefit of society at a young age has brought honor for Hemesh Chadalavada, a 14-year-old young software developer from Telangana who was selected for Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Award for the year 2021.

Hemesh Chadalavada, a student of Jubilee Hills Public School Kukatpally, Hyderabad, has developed a smart wrist band to keep tabs on Alzheimer’s patients. The smart wrist band signals about the behavioral change of the patient through an application connected to the smart wrist band.

Not only this, there are several other innovations he made that earned him several awards such as Ideate for India Award, Eureka! Junior 2019, Zero2Maker – Student as Mentor, Macmillan Budding Scientist Award, IIA International Innovation Fair and TSIC Intinta Innovator Award, etc in the line.

“I am actually going more into programming digital products that would be more helpful in this Covid pandemic time. I love to move on with a few more such products that will help society. This award would surely stimulate my vigor to come up with more ideas like this,” said elated Hemesh.

“The best idea that comes out of my mind is the innovation of ‘Smart Wrist Band’ which monitors the health condition and the behavioral change of the patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, I am working on a web app, to bridge the gap between the professionals and the people seeking expert advice from the professionals available in the city. It allows the experts to create their profile, consult, and get paid,” he explained.

A total of 32 children across the country have been selected for the “Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Award 2021” for the exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments they have displayed in the fields of innovation, scholastics, sports, arts & culture, social service, and bravery.

 These latent talents have been selected from 32 districts of 21 states and union territories wherein 9 children got the award in the field of Innovation, 7 in the field of Art & Culture, and 5 for scholastic achievements. Apart from this, 7 children won the prize in the sports category, 3 children were begged for bravery while one walked away with the trophy for rendering social service. However, the best performance comes from the field of innovation wherein 9 out of 32 awards were grabbed by the smart and intelligent young brains.

All the awardees would be felicitated on 15th August on the day of Independence.