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Achievements & Accolades


2019 - 2020

Toyota Hackathon India 2019

Siddhant Attavar and Shreyas Viswanath of Grade 9 bagged the 1st place in the Toyota Hackathon India 2019 Bangalore Edition organized by Toyota-Kirloskar and Indian Road Safety Campaign.

The hackathon saw participation from 700 teams from all across Karnataka with competition spread over three tough rounds. First, an online aptitude test was conducted to screen out the best 200 teams. These teams then had to submit the synopsis of digital solutions for improving road safety in India. The top 50 teams thus selected were then invited to the final round which was a hackathon held at RV College of Engineering, Bangalore.

The NPS team idea was to develop a smartphone application (called DriveSafe) which uses inbuilt sensors in the smartphone to monitor reckless driving behaviours such as sudden braking, sharp turns etc. DriveSafe was selected amongst the top 10 ideas at the hackathon after a gruelling 24-hour development session at the RV College campus. Team NPS then made a final presentation to a panel of judges, which included auto-industry experts, deputy commissioner of traffic police and other eminent policy-makers.

For bagging the top prize at the hackathon, NPS Indiranagar will receive a cheque of Rs. 25,000 from the organisers of the event. Team NPS will also be receiving incubation support from Toyota if they wish to commercialise DriveSafe in an endeavour to make Indian roads safer for all of us. Siddhant and Shreyas are grateful for this very interesting learning experience and look forward to representing NPS Indiranagar at more such events.

Mridangam Competition

Kaushik Sridhar of Class 12 won the annual Mridangam Competition under the senior category (above 17), conducted by the Rasika Ranjana Sabha - Trichy in the month of June 2019. The award presentation was done in August 2019 by the veteran Clarinet vidwan SangeetaKalanidhi Sri A. K. Natarajan

Kaushik also won the prestigious annual Mridangam Competition in the Junior category (below 18), conducted by the The Music Academy - Chennai in the month of September 2019.

CBSE South Zone Boxing Championship

P Shivani, studying in Class X - A, has won the gold medal in CBSE South Zone Boxing Championship.

Shivani won by defeating Boxer from Army School, Maharashtra in the finals.

Shivani is now qualified for the CBSE National Boxing Championship to be held in Haryana.

World Water Summit 2019

Param Nayar and Ashvin Raghavan of Grade X participated in the World Water Summit, held on 21-23 August 2019, New Delhi. They did our school proud by winning the ‘Best Paper’ Award for their case study presentation on "Water Security for Growth and Development". They received the award from Mr. Anil Razdan, Former Secretary Power, Government of India & Chairman, Energy And Environment Foundation. The theme of the summit was “Clean and safe drinking water for all". The initiative brought together experts, professionals, students, and policy makers to find solutions to water challenges across the world.

The paper showcased two case studies of multi-storeyed apartments in Bangalore. The case studies provided evidence on the scale of the water challenge, the economic benefits from investments and explored a range of water stewardship actions towards water security. This included rain water recharge pits next to bore wells, reuse of water from sewage treatment plants, and individual water meter for apartments.

The paper addressed the following questions:

  • The economic impact of achieving or failing to achieve water security
  • The level of investments (effort, finance, time) required for water management
  • Prioritizing and scaling investments to improve water management.

This paper highlighted the importance of seeing water as a cross cutting issue which can act as a catalyst for social, economic and environmental prosperity.

Football Achievements

National Public School, Indiranagar Under-10 boys' football team - winners of the Inter NPS Titans Trophy held at NAFL-NPS Urbana

National Public School – Indiranagar Under-10 Boys' Football Team - Runners up of the Dehli Public School - Whitefield Tournament.

National Public School – Indiranagar Under-13 Girls Football Team - Winners of the Maitra Sparda Inter-NPS Football Tournament held at National Public School, Indiranagar.

Vivum 2019

National Public School Indiranagar has had a rich history of winning fests. However one trophy always eluded us. The students of NPS Indiranagar wanted to change that. On 13th and 14th August, The International School Bangalore held its annual cultural and sporting extravaganza- Vivum 2019. Despite the immense magnitude of the fest, our students excelled and placed in more than ten events. With this exceptional performance in both sports and the visual and performing arts, it came as no surprise that the students of NPS Indiranagar walked away with the overall trophy of Vivum 2019.

Inspire 2019

Inspire 2019; limits to infinity, the maiden Inter- school Math fest for the middle school, was held on Friday,30 Aug 2019 at NPS- HSR. Inspire was an endeavour to fuel the spark of talent, skill and creativity in young minds.

After much gruelling prelim sessions and several rounds of eliminations, NPS Indiranagar emerged overall champions of Inspire -2019.

WISSEN 2019

WISSEN 2019, an All India Quiz hosted by Greenwood High School on August 29, 2019 saw the participation of more than 300 teams. Our team comprising of Dhyan Vyas and Vishnu Sampathkumar of Class 10 won the second place in this prestigious event. They walked away with a cash prize of Rs 50,000/- .

Science Olympiad Foundation Winners

Architha Panikkar of Class 6 won the NSO International Gold Medal and a Cash prize of Rs 50000/-

Siddharth L Pai of Class 12 won the ICSO Zonal Gold Medal and a Cash prize of Rs. 10000/-

Spandan Jena of Class 5 won the following in the SOF Examinations held
  • NCO – Zonal Bronze Medal and a Cash prize of Rs 250/-
  • NSO Zonal Gold Medal and a Cash prize of Rs 5000/-
  • IMO International Gold Medal and a Gift voucher
  • Academics Excellence Scholarship of Rs. 5000/-
Tanish Singh Khurana of Class 9 won the following in the SOF Examinations held
  • NCO International Silver Medal and a cash award of Rs 25000/-
  • NSO Zonal Bronze Medal and a Cash prize of Rs. 1000/-
  • Academics Excellence Scholarship of Rs. 5000/-

Inceptra

Friday, 5 July 2019, marked the second edition of NPS HSR's biannual Commerce and Arts Fest - Inceptra 2019. Our students once again excelled in the second edition of this fest, bagging twice the number of prizes.

In Infiltrate where participants had to decipher complex codes and solve intricately made puzzles in order to capture a flag, our team of Yeshas Paramesh, Nitin Rajasekar, Aravinth S and Mohit Gupta placed second despite receiving two lesser clues.

Debating is more than just expressing your opinion. It is about being given an opinion and forced to defend it. Our team of Raghav Muthukumar, Jainish Malhotra and Suvan Dural Jha did just that as everyone watched them whip their way into the finals eventually coming second.

Everyone is equal in the eyes of law. However if you ever find yourself on the wrong side of it and need a lawyer look no further than our exceptional team of Aayush Gupta and Tarun Ashok who successfully outlawed everyone else and placed first in Corpus Juris, the law event.

It takes great skill to buy players but even more skill to win without players that you wanted to buy. Harsh Sood and Vedant R are prime examples of this as, despite losing Messi in the auction they didn't give up and went on to strike first place in the gaming event.

Meraki

Meraki, a fashion event conducted by the Ignite India Foundation was held on Saturday, 13 July 2019. Out of the 40 teams that participated in the event, the NPS INR team consisting of Ishita Vora, Niveditha Padmanabhan, Nikita Rao and Aripra Rao once again did the school proud for the second year in a row by bagging the third position. Every member of this exceptional team received vouchers and a cash prize of Rs 5000 each. In the Art exhibition category, out of 250 participants, Niveditha Padmanabhan also received a special mention.

Prasiddhi Quiz

The Prasiddhi Quiz was held on Friday, 5 July 2019 at Prasiddhi School. Over 80 teams of students from classes 8, 9 and 10 took part in the event. Our exceptional team consisting of Vishnu Sampathkumar and Dhyan Vyas of Class 10 were placed first in the event, winning a rolling trophy and two individual trophies.

Transcendence

St Joseph’s Boys High School conducted its science fest Transcendence, on 21st and 22nd June 2019. Once again, the students of our school did us proud.

PS4, the gaming event required participants to strike it out in several rounds of FIFA. Our students of Class 12 did exceptionally well with Harsh Sood bagging the second position and Jayant Venkat securing the first position.

Board Room the business event, required participants to pitch their chosen product and showcase their business aptitude. Yeshash Paramesh and Samhith V of grade 12 seized the second position.

In Psych Oh, the psychology event, Suvan Dural Jha and Mayur D of grade 12 attained the second place.

In Code Blooded, the coding event, our students proved their computational proves by coming first. The team consisted of Dhruv Srikanth, Parth Arora, Amod Holla and Preethi CD all of class 12.

In the debate event, the Bench, our team of Siddharth Pai and Raghav Muthukumar both of class 12 bagged the first position yet again

In the event Hardwired, our brilliant team of Sanidhya Dwivedi of grade 11 and Ankith Varun, Nitin Rajasekar and Abhiram Ravi all of grade 12 secured the first place.

The same was replicated in Square Up, the puzzle event that required participants to come up with practical solutions, our school bagged first position yet again. The team comprised of Anshul Panda, L Lakshmanan and M Sai Aashrith Reddy of class 12.

Kanna at Intel ISEF 2019

Viswesh Krishna and Vrishab Krishna won a Grand Award securing the Third Place Recognition at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2019 (Intel ISEF) in the category of Translational Medical Sciences for their project Kanna - A Deep Learning Approach for Screening Amblyopia using Facial Images. They were awarded a $1000 cash prize and also awarded an Honourable Mention in the Special Award Category by the American Statistical Association for the statistical analysis of their results.

Their ISEF project can be found here.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef) unites the top young scientific minds, showcasing their talents on an international stage, where doctoral-level scientists review and judge their work.

Each year, approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 80 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for on average $5 million in prizes at Intel ISEF. The competition focuses on identifying, inspiring, and engaging the world's next STEM generation.

Millions of students in grades 9-12 or equivalent worldwide compete each year in local and school-sponsored science fairs. The winners of these events go on to participate in 420 Society-affiliated regional and state fairs, from which the best win the opportunity to attend Intel ISEF. Each affiliated fair may send a pre-determined number of projects to Intel ISEF (as factored by participation and high school population) to compete in 22 different categories.

Intel ISEF alumni have gone on to receive some of the world's most esteemed academic honors, including one Nobel Prize, one Breakthrough Prize, three National Medals of Science, and six MacArthur Foundation Fellowships and are involved in most groundbreaking scientific research.

Kanna: A Novel Method to Detect Amblyopia

Kanna is pre-screening tool developed by Viswesh Krishna of Class 12 and Vrishab Krishna of Class 10 to detect amblyopia in children. Amblyopia is an eye disorder which causes an eye to slowly deteriorate leading to blindness. It is a world-wide issue affecting more than a 100 million children all across the world with 16 million cases in India alone. Detecting amblyopia in children is crucial as it can be cured only if detected before the age of eight.

Viswesh and Vrishab have developed a screening tool that can effectively detect amblyopia using just images from a smartphone. Through machine learning algorithms which incorporate artificial intelligence, they have made the screening process incredibly efficient. Kanna was showcased at the Confederation of Indian Industries – India Innovation Summit, a nationwide event based on the impact of future technologies. Kanna is currently being tested at the Sankara Eye Hospital in association with Dr. Kaushik Murali and his team.

They have also presented their project at the IRIS National Fair on 2nd – 4th December 2018 in Delhi, India’s largest research-based science fair for students. They won a Grand Award at the fair and will now represent India at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

Iris Grand Award: https://twitter.com/TeamIndiaISEF/status/1070215896168321024

Kanna in the news: https://www.deccanherald.com/city/teens-app-spot-eye-defect-kids-716531.html