BML Munjal University (BMU), a Hero Group initiative, has announced the launch of its third edition of the “Heroes Of Tomorrow 2020” (HoT2020) contest for school students of 11th & 12th grade across India.
The initiative aims to provide a platform for participants to seek inspiration in innovation and demonstrate their abilities to analyse problems and come up with out-of-the-box and executable solutions to solve global issues like the current pandemic of Covid19, Biodiversity loss, Deforestation, Global warming/Climate change, Desertification, Resource depletion, and other business problems.
The top three winners of the contest will be awarded with a scholarship between 50% – 100% for any UG programme at BMU (subject to the university guidelines), along with a cash prize of Rs 50K, 30K & 20K respectively and a high end bike by FireFox.
The students would be invited to register for the contest on https://www.bmu.edu.in/heroes-of-tomorrow2020/. The student would be required to provide the required details such as name, class, school, address, registration number, contact details ets during the registration process. The participants also need to fill in a form describing the problem and innovative solution for it within 500 words. A total of 500 entries would be shortlisted by the BMU team, Post which, the shortlisted entries would be provided with design thinking training online for 45 minutes each. In all four sessions would be held, twice per week, executed by the BMU team. Following the sessions, the shortlisted 500 students would submit their final entries. The top 15 entries will be invited to make the presentation to the panel. From these presentations, 15 entries will be selected for the National Final. The final evaluation of the top 3 entries will be done through presentation to a jury consisting of eminent personalities and professionals from different walks of life.
Commenting on the contest, Dr. Sarabjot Singh Anand, Director, Computer Science & Engineering, BML Munjal University, said, “Humbled by the success of the last two editions of Heroes Of Tomorrow, we are happy to take this competition to the next level in this, its third edition. This platform is the perfect opportunity for young minds to expand their horizons & make truly transformative inventions. It celebrates innovation and encourages the embracing of change, while imparting cognitive skills to school and college students, motivating them to think outside the box. Our aspiration is to groom the leaders of tomorrow. I wish all the participants and mentors the very best. ”