Walnut School is proud to be associated with platforms which promote innovation, curiosity and even entrepreneurship. One such platform which promotes innovation amongst students is the Inter Institutional Inclusive Innovations Center (i4C). They are a non-profit body founded by thought leaders and industry stalwarts, like Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, Dr. Anand Deshpande, Mr. Ravi Pandit and Mr. Pramod Chaudhary amongst many others. They have been recognized and encouraged by the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi too. Our founder director, Dr. Arpita Karkare is on the executive committee too.

i4C has been instrumental in conducting hackathons for undergraduate and graduate students with a focus on innovation. Like every year, Walnut School is participating wholeheartedly in the school hackathon which is being organized by i4C for schools. The topic for this year’s hackathon is Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), the silent killer disease which is plaguing our country.

As part of spreading awareness about T1D and motivating students for the hackathon, we had Mr. Deakin Daney from the i4C team speak to 500 students of classes 7 to 10 in our new hall in the secondary building of Shivane. Ms. Ashlesha shed light on what T1D is, its symptoms, and treatments. We were fortunate to have Nupur and Sanksruti from the Blue Circle Foundation share their personal experiences with T1D.

Hoping to see some winners from Walnut School at the hackathon competition this year!

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