Pune kid raises Rs. 1.5L donations for his school through sale of his invention

Pune’s Viraj Gapchoop, a 12-year old student has managed to collect Rs. 1.5 lakhs in donations through the sale of his invention – a semi-automatic water pump controller, reports DNA.

Viraj […] invented a gadget that helps reduce overflow from overhead water tanks. It can be made from scrap almost for free by anyone who is willing to implement the concept. His invention, with its striking simplicity and cost effectiveness, found many takers.

Instead of selling the device, the teenager collected voluntary contributions from people willing to implement the system and the proceeds were given to his school that needed funds for social and construction activity.

This is not all; earlier he was also in the news for a short film on water conservation that he created:

The student of Jnana Prabodhini Navnagar Vidyalaya in Nigdi shot into the limelight in February last year when his film on saving water was screened at the Vasundhara International Film Festival in Pune. The movie epitomised the young lad taking a bath in a plastic tub and using the collected water to water plants, flush toilets and floor cleaning.

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