Posted on 14 January 2017.
Talk of making it big at a young and 14-year-old bespectacled Gujarati boy Harshwardhan Zala will leave you inspired with his work. The teen, who created quite a buzz at Vibrant Gujarat Summit, bagged a deal for production of drone designed by him by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for an eyebrow-raising sum of Rs 5 crore.
Zala, the class 10th student, has designed drones that can help detect and defuse land mines on war fields. But before signing the deal with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat that facilitates the production of his drone, the teenager made three prototypes.
He had his light-bulb moment while watching a show on television about how so many soldiers lose their lives due to the injuries sustained while defusing land mine manually.
Zala says he began working on the land-mine detecting drone in 2016 and even had a business plan in place. The teen came under a cost of Rs 5 lakh while working on three prototype of his drone.