Odisha: Young people with physical disabilities win gold medal in Global IT Challenge
BHUBANESWAR: Amresh Prasad Gauda, 21, of the Ganjam district of Odisha, won at Busan in South Korea. He received this recognition for his outstanding performance in the eTool challenge for young people with disabilities.
He showed his talent in animation, design change, font change, insertion of tables, addition of data and hyperlinks in power point and other things in the Global IT challenge that took place between November 25 and 29 in Korea from the south.
Amresh took first place in the eTool challenge in the category of physically disabled. Among others, Kanha Yadav won the second prize in e-lifemap challenge in intellectual disability and Aman Tiwari received the third prize in e-lifemap challenge in hearing impairment.
This diploma student, the son of a laboratory assistant at a private school in Talcher, was a normal child during childhood. He later developed spinal problems that led to leg paralysis. Finally, his legs were amputated in 2015 and 2017 at SVNIRTAR, Cuttack, a rehabilitation and training center for people with disabilities. I thank the director of SVNIRTAR Shakti Prasad Mishra and the head of social work Sasmita Samal for helping to climb a new height in my life, he added.
He had participated in the national IT challenge for young people with disabilities 2019 organized by the Kurukshetra National Institute of Technology and won first place in the event. Then he had the opportunity to represent India in the global IT challenge.
They gave me the gold medal, the best challenger certificate and a cash price of US $ 300, he added.