Dhenkanal: Preetipadma Das, a class XI student of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Dhenkanal’s Saranga, finished first in the national level Virtual India Toy Fair 2021 that concluded in Noida recently.
Hailing from Khadakprasad village in Odapada block, Pretipadma won accolades for her project “Drinking Bird”. In her project, she highlighted three principles of evaporative cooling through a cost-effective method and earned praise.
According to her guide Kaushik Mukherjee, the project made difficult aspects of mathematics and physics comprehensible to students.
“Big ideas come at a low cost but bring success. The project was done in 2-3 days,” Pretipadma’s father Ajit Das was quoted as saying by The New Indian Express.