Award Category - Most Innovative Use of Science & Technology

Introduction - Ajay Kumar Arya is an educator from Dehradun and teaches grades 4 to 12 at Maa Anandmayee Memorial School. 

Achievement - Created a sanitary dispensing machine for school as a part of Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) and also developed AI-based anaemia detector that secured a spot in the top 75 in ATL marathon competition


Ajay Kumar Arya is not only a dedicated teacher but also a passionate innovator. His dedication extends far beyond the classroom walls, as evidenced by his social initiatives undertaken through the Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) program.

  1. Recognising the importance of sanitation, Ajay built a Sanitary Dispensing machine for his school. This invention addresses hygiene concerns and promotes healthy practices within the school community.
  2. Ajay is also dedicated to solving real-world problems which is why he developed the AI-based Anaemia Detector project. Developed in Poket Lab, this tool secured a top 75 spot in the ATL Marathon competition, showcasing its potential to impact public health on a national scale.
  3. Ajay's commitment to social good extends beyond healthcare. His project, Hatt Vanara, earned recognition at the 10th State Level Exhibition of the INSPIRE Manak Award. 

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Ajay Kumar Arya is also recognised for his proactive approach and he works to bring out positive changes. 

He established the School Innovation Council which serves as a platform for students and teachers to explore their creative potential, translating theory into tangible solutions.

Ajay's leadership didn't stop there. He guided his school to achieve a win in the ATL Marathon, securing a place among the top 400 schools nationally and ranking as one of the top two in Uttarakhand. 


Ajay Kumar Arya has received numerous awards for his groundbreaking achievements. He is recognised by the National Innovation Foundation and SCERT Uttarakhand, and received a commendation certificate for his contributions.

He is also acknowledged as an Exemplary Teacher of Change by NITI Aayog and Atal Innovation Mission and received an appreciation certificate. Further, Ajay successfully established the School Innovation Council under the Innovation Cell, Ministry of Education, Government of India. 

In addition, his AI-based Anaemia Detector created in the Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) initiative earned recognition in the ATL Marathon competition. The Anaemia Detector secured a place in the top 75 entries, showcasing his practical problem-solving skills. 

Ajay’s other project, Hatt Vanara, was recognised at the 10th State-level exhibition of the INSPIRE Manak Award. 

Ajay Kumar Arya is a finalist for Most Innovative Use of Science & Technology because of his initiatives aimed at solving real-world problems and developing an AI-based solution for Anaemia. 


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