The Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi jointly with “Avishkar” organised the pre-departure ceremony for the Indian students participating in the International Robotics Competition League “Bot Olympics” in Moscow, Russia on June 11, 2019.
In his welcome remarks, Mr. Aleksey Shaposhnikov, Head of Science and Technology Section, RCSC, noted that IRC Internationals is the culmination of Season 9 of IRC Open League and IRC School League, and it is a platform where top selected teams get to showcase their grit against participants from countries outside India. Over the years, he continued, the magnitude of the IRC League has grown exponentially without compromising the ideals on which it was first started, to encourage a love for making among children through robotics. Keeping that spirit in mind, this year’s theme would be “Bot Olympics”. Mr. Shaposhnikov wanted that children to be the best they can be and come up with agile, audacious and resolute robots which can compete in the true Olympian sense. The purpose is to inspire and motivate the youth to design and build robots which can withstand the trials and tribulations of the elite competition.
One hundred and twenty Indian students constituting 30 teams in the age 6-16 from all over the country will be leaving for Moscow tomorrow led by CEO of “Avishkar” Mr. Tarun Bhalla to take part in the competition taking place at the People’s Friendship University (RUDN), Moscow, on June 16, 2019. Some students are accompanied by their parents and some by their teachers. They have already won at the national level, and now they are to compete at the international level. This is an annual competition, and this is the 10th year of the event.
Ms. Pooja, one of the main organisers of “Avishkar”, assisted by her team members with the aid of multi-media presentation, made an extensive coverage of pragmatic briefing for the overall benefit of the participating Indian students and their parents on the itinerary, package and transportation of robots, travel procedure, food and stay, weather condition, places of visit, rules and regulations of competition, monetary handlings, etc.
The Indian students have already designed and integrated the robots which would be set to motion while taking part in the competition happening in Moscow. The Indian team will visit St. Petersburg during their stay in Russia.