Kashmiri Girl wins Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Award


Srinagar, A teenage girl Zufa Iqbal from Srinagar has won the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Award for her innovative idea of Namda Rolling machine.

She received the prestigious award from president of India Pranab Mukherjee.

The award function was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on November 07, 2016.

Over 55,000 applicants from 458 districts of India were received for the award and only thirty students could win it.

According to Zufa Iqbal, a fan of science fiction, her grandfather wanted her to become a doctor and serve people.

Her Namda Rolling machine is the first of its kind for automating the process of Namda production.

This machine takes almost seven to eight minutes to make a simple Namda. The washing and designing process is also finished within 15-20 minutes.