Cambridge Institute of Technology students from the ISE department got a cash prize of 25,000/- in TOYCATHON 2021 at Netaji Subhas University of Technology, New Delhi.
Under the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, TOYCATHON -2021 came up with an idea to challenge India’s Innovative minds to conceptualize novel toys and games based on Bharthiya Civilization, history, culture, mythology, and ethos.
TOYCATHON -2021 is an interministerial initiative organized by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation cell with support from the AICTE Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Textiles, and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Around 17,000 entries happened for both the Physical and Digital editions across India. In approx 2500 teams were selected under the physical edition. CIT enrolled in TOYCATHON 2021 on their official website with our student’s game ideas as a ppt.
There are different zones and levels of selection. It has three tracks:
- Track- 1 is for the school students
- Track -2 for the degree students
- Track -3 for the industrial members. It also has three rounds of evaluation 1, 2, and power judging.
Our student’s idea of the game is to make the children understand and appreciate Indian culture, history, mythology, and ethos. Nowadays, children are unaware of proper Indian civilization and cultural factors. The parents got no time to explain our heritage. So our student game is to entertain and teach the students in the meantime.
Our students created a board game named ‘Nidhi‘ – which means treasure, for the children to wonder about the Pancha Bhutam. The board game has a special hand-made dice, activity card, and facts to know about the Pancha Bhutam. This board game is the most exclusive for the children to understand what it represents and establishes.
The board game ‘Nithi’ got a cash prize under the track – 2 from the top 10. After the three rounds of evaluation and filtering, ‘Nithi’ got finalized as a winner with a cash prize of 25,000/-. The Cambridge Institute of Technology is pleased that our students’ creativity and dedication to Indian mythology and culture were well rewarded by TOYCATHON 2021.
TOYCATHON 2021 is a positive move from the government to make the students understand the facts of Indian mythology, culture, traditions, and other ecological factors. The jury members are talented and made us think of more choices and creativity. Cambridge Institute of Technology is advancing the improvement of children’s thought processes about India and important things that they forget in the time basics.