Tadar Anang, a young scientist cum innovator from Leyang village in Kurung Kumey district in Arunachal Pradesh has been nominated by the Government of India to participate in 3rd BRICS Young Scientist Conclave, to be held in Durban, South Africa.
He was in the news last year for his breakthrough innovation—G4B ( GOOGLE FOR BLIND), which is a pair of glasses that can be worn by the visually impaired, and using technology similar to parking sensors in cars, they can be alerted about nearby objects, without using a stick.
Anang was born to a farmer couple in Arunachal Pradesh. His achievement is a result of pure hard work and sheer determination, despite the numerous hardships.
In an interview, the young innovator highlighted the need of funds for his project at the conclave. The Department of Science and Technology and Government of Arunachal Pradesh immediately made the necessary financial arrangement. Anang was also voluntarily helped by the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
He also mentioned that all his travel and staying expenditures have been covered by, National Innovation Foundation, DST Government of India, NIAS and the hospitality and stay at Durban, by DST South Africa.
The event will be held from 25-29 June. He will be leaving on 21st June for the conclave. The participating countries include Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa.