To encourage and attract the tourism in Kashmir, engineering students of Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh made a Solar Boat for Dal Lake, Srinagar.
The boat was launched today in function held at Nehru Park, Dal Lake, Srinagar in which Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah (IAS), D.C Srinagar was the Chief Guest on the occasion; Mrs Purnima Mittal (KAS), ADC, Srinagar; Mr. Riyaz Ahmad Beigh (KAS), SDM, Srinagar; Mr. Masarat Hasim(KAS) Deputy Director Tourism, Srinagar were the Guests of Honour while Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group presided over the function.
12 Students of B.Tech 1st Year namely Danish shafi (Khrew Pampore), Bilal Ah shah (Khrew Pampore), Umer Farooq (Shopian), Muskaan Qadir (Ganderbal) along with other team members have developed two seater boat with the load carrying capacity of 150 Kg. The boat is made up of Deodhar frame and plywood body with front steering system.
Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group appreciated the students and Faculty members who were working on this project since last Month. Kataria said that the idea behind this project is to minimize human fatigue and make effective usage of renewable energy resources. “Over 1800 Students of Jammu & Kashmir are studying in Aryans who are excelling in all fields” Kataria added.
The boat is 7 feet 2 inch long, 3 feet 6 inch wide and 1 feet 4 inch deep. The battery of 12 volts x 4 Nos & Solar Panel of 75watts x 4 Nos has been installed on the top of the boat. The boat is driven by a DC Motor of 48 volts, 900 watts.
DC, Dr Syed Abid appreciated the students & staff & said that Aryans always motivate its students for the innovations and work on live projects which could bring a revolution in them and the society. He said that Kashmiri students possess the instinct to work if guided and supported in right direction.
Kataria further added that Aryans has already been selected by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for the Green Campus. Students and Staff of Aryans have started working in this direction with this new innovation.
Mr. Anil, Heasd, Aryans Incubation Centre said that the boat once charged can run upto 2 hours continuously and will be recharged simultaneously through solar energy. It can also be recharged through electricity.
It is to be mentioned that earlier to this, five major innovations done by Aryans students namely “Aryans Android App” in lieu to make campuses paper free, “Aryans Save Kashmir App” which was developed for the rescue operation at the time of floods in Kashmir, “ Aryans Life Saving Glove” developed to provide timely assistance to the people prone to the risk of cardiac disease, “Aryans Safety Helmet” to provide timely first aid facility in case disaster happens at construction/ mining/ industrial sites, “Ramadan App” to solve the problem of Muslim community during Ramadhan for their fasting ; “eMunshi- Advocate Diary” Android App which buzz an alarm and remind the lawyers about the important Court Date and cases etc were launched and applauded at various Government Levels and gained interest of many people.
Aabid Ayoub (Sopore), Ghulam Mohi Ud Din(Khrew Pampore), Ishtiyaq(Khrew Pampore), Mehvish Hassan (Ganderbal), Afla Younis (Kokernag Anantnag), Rabia Aijaz(Anantnag), Gowsia Qadir(Shopian), Akshay Kumar (Udhampur Jammu) were also involved in the project.