It is indeed great to see young students chipping in with brilliant ideas to create or invent something for a good cause. Though most of the students dream to invent something, very few of them actually get to convert their ideas into fruitful innovations.
Nowadays, it is quite common to see children following their passion and fulfilling their dreams in the best way. This is the life story of 16-year-old Kalyani Shrivastava from Jhansi who built Desi AC for the poverty-stricken population.
While students of her age don’t show interest in creative things apart from studies, Kalyani managed to balance her studies besides building a creation which would be useful for mankind. She recently built an air conditioner for a minimal amount of just Rs 1,800.
The Desi AC product comes with an affordable price and her invention is now one of the most-talked subjects across the nation.
Kalyani is only studying in 12th standard at Lokamanya Tilak Inter College in Jhansi. Her father named Dinesh Shrivastava is a teacher in the Department of Basic Education and her mother identified as Divya Shrivastava also works as a teacher.
Well, how did Kalyani manage to built something on her own? Let’s find out.
The Air Conditioner which was built by Kalyani has an ice box ‘made of thermocol’ where air is released from a 12 volt DC fan. In the process, cool air is then released from the elbow, resulting in a temperature drop by 4-5 degrees if the Desi Ac is used for about an hour.
Interestingly, this product doesn’t harm the environment as it is designed and built in such a way that it causes zero pollution.
Impressed by Kalyani’s invention, Indian Institute of Delhi (IIT-D) selected her for the National Level Model Competition. She was also honoured as part of the initiative ‘Naari Samman’ launched by the UP government in liaison with Hindi newspaper, Amar Ujala.
Kalyani was felicitated along with other women who thrived in sports, education, art, and social work. After checking at her work, she also received an invitation from the Japanese government for a seminar.
Besides excelling at science, she is also a fantastic singer. She took part in the TV reality show Indian Idol, reaching the third round. Kalyani was not just a participant as she won more than 50 prizes in competitions held in Lucknow, Agra, and Kanpur.
Kalyani’s low-cost and effective AC comes as a huge relief to the ones who come from economically backward sections of society. The AC works on the principle of solar energy and as a result, there is no electricity consumption.