Kalam to feliciate IGNITE 08 winners

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Ahmedabad, Oct 16 (UNI) Former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam will give away the prizes for the best ideas and innovations received during the IGNITE 08 contest on November 26.

The felicitation ceremony for the winners of the contest, organised by the National Innovation Foundation (NIF), will be held at the Indian Institute of Management here.

The names of the winner were announced yesterday on the occasion of Dr Kalam's birtday, celebrated as Children's Innovation Day, NIF sources said.

Overall 961 entries were received from schools and college students across the country, sources said.

The idea behind organising such an event was to bring out the hidden creativity and talent in the children, which most of the times gets subdued chasing academic pursuits, source said.

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