Aniket Kakde began exploring Robotics when he was just in 5th grade. Unlike others, his areas of passion ranged from Spiderman to Robots. The first robot he ever built was made of cardboard and this is when his real journey started. He wanted his robot to move. He tried this in various ways - motors, Arduino, motor driver, programming Bluetooth etc. through which he was able to develop a robot he had imagined. And this was just the beginning
Aniket shared his experience in his own words as - “As time passed, I tried connecting to various coaching centers for guidance, however everyone refused by saying I am underage for using the technologies. But my father always encouraged and supported me. Then came the Atal Tinkering Lab to my school! It was really fortunate for me as now I didn’t have to wander places to fulfill my thirst for technology and innovations. Many thanks to my school Principal, Shri. Narendra Chavan and my ATL in charge, Shri. Satish Upre sir.”
While developing his robots, Aniket came across computer programming and got intrigued by the functioning and creation of websites, which resulted in his enrollment in an online web development training on ‘Internshala’. He learnt to create web pages and while taking the web development training, he began to utilize his knowledge by creating his own website www.anfosys.in.
Soon, at such a young age, he was shortlisted for an interview and had a telephonic interview at Big App Technologies Bangalore, wherein he was asked questions about HTML, the projects he was working on, the software on which he was coding, etc. He was then selected for in-office interview in Bangalore. When he entered their office, they were surprised to see a school student. They promised him a web development internship at their company during his Diwali vacations. They also expressed their interest in training him in the field of artificial intelligence.
The Atal Tinkering Lab established at his school played a significant role in his achievements that came along. He even applied for the Atal Innovation Challenge 2018 in order to raise funds for manufacturing his innovations on a large scale.
Currently, Aniket is in Xth grade and has developed a Multipurpose Voice Controlled Robot, which aims at helping farmers in spraying chemicals without human intervention. This model was patented in January and has won many awards at state and national levels. It has also been selected at the 7th National Level Inspire Science Exhibition organized by the Government of India. Aniket was also the first rank holder in Regional Level CBSE Science Exhibition held at Mumbai in 2017. He was awarded with India Book of Records for his project contributions at such a young age and for having his own startup.
Aniket not only has registered his startup but has also participated and qualified two or three rounds of procedures at PRMITR Badnera, Nagpur Summit Global Conference, Magic Aurangabad, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University Amravati where he’d always had to compete with graduate or post graduate students.
Impressively, Aniket was also able to manage his school studies scoring 80 to 85% along his innovation journey. The school always supported him during all those years. During his journey he even got a chance to visit IIT Mumbai for mentoring workshop by Inspire, IIT Delhi. He met with great personalities like Dr Vijay Bhatkar, Director Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Govt of India, Dr Vijay Bapat, IIT Mumbai, Dr Sanjay Sharma, Scientist G, DST, Govt of India, Dr Avinash Saoji, PRAYAS foundation which is a dream for many people. These renowned persons spent time with him and deeply appreciated his work.
Aniket was also felicitated by many authorities like Hon. Member of Parliament, District Collector, Minister of state, many social organizations like Prayas Foundation, Amravati, ATMA Govt of Maharashtra.
Aniket Prashant Kakde, a student of Xth grade in School of Scholars, Yavatmal, registered his start up Anfosys, at MSME. He wants to spread technical awareness in his area and develop new products useful for Society.
Student : Aniket Prashant Kakde
ATL Incharge : Satish Upre
School : School of Scholars Yavatmal, Maharashtra
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