Dhanurjaya Dehury, a student of KISS who has bagged Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Award-2016 for his creativity and innovation by National Innovation Foundation, New Delhi has been featured in October issue of Wisdom, International Monthly Magazine.

He was selected for the award for his innovation, “Pedal operated vegetable cutting machine”.

“My elder cousin is a tailor by profession. Many a times, she gets late for work in the process of preparing food,”

says Dhanurjaya. He realised that the reason behind her being late is the long time taken in chopping vegetables. He replaced the needle of the tailoring machine with a knife or a cutter.

This improvement can be used where a large amount of food is prepared on a daily basis (for example in a joint family, canteen, temples or marriages, etc.) This machine would be cost-effective and help minimise drudgery, adds Dhanurjaya.
Dhanurjaya believes in working for the betterment of the society and is inspired by Dr A P J Abdul Kalam. He wants to become a scientist and his hobbies include drawing and playing flute.