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  • Two Mumbai Students Amongst 10 Finalists in Hyundai Motor India Foundation’s First H- Social Creator Awards

    Published on November 28, 2019

    By Sachin Murdeshwar


    Mumbai:  Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF) the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd, conducted a finale where two students from Mumbai presented their ideas. The ‘H-Social Creator’ is a social innovation program instituted to felicitate young minds who can deliver simple yet big innovations in areas of road safety, environment and clean India.

    Ideas of Sarvesh Srivastava and Vinika Sharma from Universal Business School, Mumbai were among eight other ideas in the grand finale of Hyundai Motor India Foundation’s H-Social Creator Award. Sarvesh’ idea on an application (app named D-Pariksha) that would help reduce use of paper and Vinika’s idea of an alcohol analyzer for drivers were strong contenders for the awards.

    Alcohol analyzer is used to measure the amount of alcohol intake by a person. This device would be installed in the motor vehicles in synchronization with the ignition process and a red-light below the number plates of any four-wheeler. One would have to blow over the device and the device will test amount of alcohol intake. Along with this, a sensor is installed in the motor vehicles which will detect the speed and rash driving. In both the situations, a red-light will start flickering to determine whether the driver is drunk or crossing the speed limit or is driving rashly.

    Commenting on the initiative, Mr. S.S.Kim, MD & CEO, HMIL said, “We are glad to host the first edition of ‘H-Social Creator’ in India. India is a repository of young and innovative minds. With such young and brilliant social minds the future of India is very bright. India is at a juncture wherein social inclusion and economic progress goes hand-in-hand. Today’s youth are the ‘Future Torch Bearers’. We are committed to promote social innovation and hope ‘H-Social Creator Awards’ continues to spark youth to find innovative solutions that drive transformative change and serve communities.”

    Mr. Kim further added: “On behalf of Hyundai Motor India Foundation, I take this opportunity to emphasise that we are committed to the spirit of think, create and resolve. I am sure that the ‘H-Social Creator’ program will be able to inculcate the same spirit amongst the youth of the country.”

    HMIF created the ‘H-Social Creator’ as a platform to encourage the millennials to find solutions for problems affecting society. With over 1,400 registrations received from educational and technical institutions. In its first edition, the entries submitted by the students (age group 17 years and above) giving solutions on waste management, road safety, electric mobility and rising problem of pollution.

    The short listing and screening was done on the basis of complexity and application of the ideas. Subject matter experts selected the ten finalists based on the criteria of innovation, sustainability, and more importantly the social impact. To refine and help the final ten participants, all of them were mentored by industry experts. To culminate and choose the best social idea out of ten big ideas, an independent panel of distinguished jury selected the final winner.