Sameer Kumar Misra

Sameer Kumar Misra


Sameer is a Mechanical Engineer, an SBI Fellow and the founder of an initiative Navonmesh Prayoghshala aimed at providing quality education to the most marginalised communities. He has been setting up Innovation labs in remote rural schools of Odisha for the last four years to provide affordable practical science education to tribal kids. The parents of these kids are primarily farmers and labourers. Sameer left his well-paying job to train these kids who have never even seen a real train. But now they can build and launch models like Cup Anemometer, water rockets by themselves. He is the recipient of prestigious awards from NASA and the German Aerospace Agency. He has been awarded by ex-Chief Minister of Bihar, Honorable Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly and NITI Aayog for his education and technology development work in villages of India. His work has been covered in Kindness Matters series of UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development)

State : Odisha

Gender : Male

Sector : Not for profit

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