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Proud Moment For Tripura, Puhabi Chakraborti Wins Rashtriya Baal Puraskar

Agartala: Proud Moment For Tripura ! A 15-year-old student of class 10 KV NIT Agartala, Puhabi Chakraborty is an AI app developer, Patent holder, Kickboxer and a Black belt from the State of Tripura. Puhabi is a kickboxer who has won 2 gold and 1 bronze medal for India in the Wako International Kickboxing championship. This prompted her to develop an AI based application 'AthleteX: For the Atmanirbhar Athlete', an app which makes athletes perform better physically and mentally by detecting injury in scans to accurately detect injuries and performs metal health scanning using deep learning, AI, Artificial-Neural-Networks, and other Machine learning tools. Her project was one of the top 20 winners for Intel AI for youth program for the year 2021.

Puhabi is currently an Intern in SSU, California USA under Prof. Farhamand where she is developing software to control a spirometer which helps in providing adequate amount of oxygen and gas mixtures to COVID patients and eases their difficulty in breathing. She is also an intern at the University at Buffalo, New York, USA working on machine learning based cyber security under Prof. Ziming Zhao. Puhabi published her first patent at the age of 13 for 'Device for alkaline water purification through banana stem filter' and hopes to invent many more systems for the betterment of her country and it’s people. Puhabi's hobbies are to do Karate and read scientific papers in her free time.

Puhabi loves to donate money and she will give 50% of her prize money which she will get from the Bal Shakti Puraskar to PM cares fund. Puhabi is inspired by Indian Nobel Laureate like  CV Raman and physicist like S.N.Bose and hopes to win the Noble Prize in Physics in the future. She also hopes to become a professor so she could impart her knowledge in science to the younger generations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBR) award to 29 children from across the country ahead of Republic Day. The children received digital certificates through the blockchain technology – the first time that the technology has been used in conferring awards by the government and a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh each. The Prime Minister also interacted with the winners virtually. The awards have been given for winners of 2021 and 2022 PMRBR – certificates were issued to 61 children from both years. PM also interacted with the  winners virtually.