Bangalore, September 16, 2014: Intel India has joined with the Department of Public Instruction, of the Government of Karnataka and the Agastya Foundation to launch “Avishkara - Karnataka Student Innovation Program” aimed at fostering the next generation of innovators by accelerating science & innovation in Karnataka.
The programme was kicked off by Karnataka Minister for IT and BT, SR Patil, along with Commissioner for Public Instruction Mohammed Mohsin, and , Agastya Foundation founder Ramji Raghavan, and Intel India's Director, Strategic Relation Operations, Jitendra Chaddah.
Mr Patil also inaugurated the ‘Intel Galileo Corner’, a hub to provide hands-on experience and inculcate a Do It Yourself (DIY) culture amongst students while popularizing design and innovation at the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore. He then flagged off of the iMobile Program, an initiative of Agastya Foundation supported by Intel to provide science, innovation and digital literacy skills to the rural community at their doorstep. Several students from Karnataka, who have represented India at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world's largest international pre-college science competition, were also felicitated at the event.