Pratap NM Twenty - Two Years Old "Drone scientist" Makes India Proud
Pratap NM's huge success at an international robotic exhibition held in Japan in December 2017. He belongs to a local Mandya region of Karnataka. At the age of 16, the youngster had created a minimal effort drone from electronic waste, hoping to aid in a flood or devastation affected area by moving pictures and capturing depletion material.
VTV India always comes with the innovative success stories that really deserve our round of applause. One such story is of Pratap NM. His innovative idea is helpful not only for a single group but for many people.
Life took a 360-degree turn after Pratap NM's huge success at an international robotic exhibition held in Japan in December 2017. He belongs to a local Mandya region of Karnataka. At that point at the age of 16, the youngster had created a minimal effort drone from electronic waste, hoping to aid in a flood or devastation affected area by moving pictures and capturing depletion material. Pratap was none other than the city child, who stood for transportation, strolled for miles to pay for educational expenses, and left the diners to complete their work. He was known as the drone scientist of India. So far he has worked on about 600 automatons that have been used for various purposes.
Let’s Move Forward To Know About Inspiring Success Story Of Pratap NM
Pratap hails from an agricultural family. He spent his childhood amidst economic crises. To fulfill his father's wish, he starts working in crop fields from a very young age. The brutal daylight and physical efforts negatively affected the younger Pratap. But a positive aspect is that he got creative imagination from the field itself, as he used to see birds flying unlimitedly across the vast sky every day, inciting the child to work.
Things were going on in a regular mode until he saw the drone on television. His imagination got wings from there itself. His mind becomes eager to learn about things and wants to experiment. Soon he found a systematic means to learn the basics of making drones but they have no idea that another challenge awaits them.
Due to the lack of financial support, things became a bit complicated when he required some essential things like wiring, motors, and motherboards to create a drone. To solve this query he got an idea that he makes the drone by e-waste material. He starts visiting the electronic center to buy waste material at a cheaper rate. By the time he arranged essential things to create drones, he migrates to the Mysore to pursue his BSc from JSS College of Arts, Science, and Commerce.
He gets only 8000/- rupees to pay his course fee from his father's side. So in order to pay for additional requirements, he begins coaching classes. He spent all his savings and earning on the drone and accommodation. Even the throws out of his rented house due to late rent payment. But after lots of suffering at the age of 16, he gets ready his drone and to completely come in working mode his drone undergoes 50 trials. The first time his drone flew 1000 meters above the land. He gets support from his professor, who guides him to participate in various innovation competitions, and from there he gets a lead of Japan exhibition.
Assistant Professor at JSS College Navyashree B. HOD share his views and said few words in the appreciation of Pratap NM - “As a student, Pratap was brilliant and attentive. He would always invest his spare time in research work and as his teacher, I guided him. He would always be open to suggestions and improvisations. The zeal to learn new things helped him reach such great heights,”
Pratap's mother sells her jewelry in order to have a ticket to Japan. And college professors also did additional help.
Trip To Fly His Dreams Lead Pratap To Japan
For a few minutes, he could not believe that he was taking an international trip. But as soon as he is able to believe that he starts conversing with the airport staff in the English language.
He gets so numb after reaching the real scene of the competition, where students come from 120 countries to showcase their talent. He said, "It does not matter how many trips I will make in the coming future but he will never forget this mission because it is unclear to stand on my feelings because my mother is looking at me with hopeful eyes. I am constantly thinking about my mother's sacrifices. "
To gain approval, he went through seven-level presentations, where he was constantly proving that the drone was made entirely of electronic waste. At the final moment of the competition, when his name is announced as the winner, he completely loses control of him because this happiness was infinite, which cannot be described in words. On the spirit of the announcement - "I heard that there were two words, my name, and a gold medal." Life came to a standstill and I became empty. I still don't remember walking on stage,”
Later, he made many trips and win various medals for his innovative idea. Even used his drone and assisted the police in the Karnataka flood program. To date, they have manufactured 600 drones out of e-waste. This is an incredible job he has done. Therefore, he makes India proud in other countries through his innovative job.