Our CBSE Grade 8 students Meehan Jain, Sahas Sandesh Maraboina, and Anirudh Amancherla stood first in the 10-13 years category at the Makers Hackathon organized by the Pravaha Foundation and IIIT Hyderabad. The event had 55 teams and four elimination stages. The CHIREC team`s project was a model PUD (Pipe Unclogging Device) that can autonomously unclog drains.

On the other hand, CAIE students Ishan Edlabadkar and Hari Hara Nalamotu of Stage 10 won the first position in the senior category amongst 120 teams and four elimination stages. They developed systems to sustainably prevent, predict, detect, and alert forest fighters about forest fires