Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday met Anang Tadar, a class XI student of New Galaxy Academy, Nirjuli, who had left everyone stunned with his innovation of a gadget called Goggle for Blind (G4B). The invention was recently adjudged the most innovative award in recently concluded Regional Level Science Festival at Regional Science Centre at Guwahati and was awarded the Dinanath Pandey Smart Idea Innovation Award.
Appreciating the brilliant innovation, Chief Minister offered full financial support to him to develop the gadget. “We will setup proper institutional mechanism to encourage innovation and support innovators in the state for a ‘New Arunachal’,” informed Khandu.
Khandu further assured that there will be no lack of support and that he could fully devote his time and energy to develop the machine that would bring joy to visually impaired people.
When CM asked what motivated him to develop the gadget, the boy recalled a blind girl whom he saw few years back. Saddened at her plight, Anang decided to use technology to help visually impaired people. The technology he chose was similar to parking sensors used in cars.
PHED Minister Bamang Felix who spotted the boy helped in arranging meeting with CM so that he could find all possible support and encouragement from the state government. Anang was accompanied by his elder brother and Sports Authority of Arunachal Chairman, Bamang Tago.