Garden High International School won the second prize in Teenovators 2015, a pan-India contest conducted by INK TAlks in association with Manipal University. Initiated by Manipal University in 2011, Teenovators is a program that nurtures and recognizes scientific innovation among students from grade 9 to 12. Over 400 schools across India had participated in Teenovators 2015. It was a multi-stage contest, with elimination at each stage. The first round involved submitting an innovative idea, based on the merit of which GHIS qualified to the next round – the regional final. In this round, GHIS competed against other leading schools of the region (Birla Boys’, Sushila Birla, Laxmipat Singhania, Patha Bhavan, The Heritage School, Calcutta International to name a few) in designing the solution and presenting it though posters and a video presentation. The regional winners were then invited to share the technical and cost feasibility of their solutions, based on which eight schools from across the country were selected for the final round. GHIS was the only school from the east zone to qualify to the final round, held at Manipal University on 30th January, 2016. In this final round, the school presented a model of its solution to a panel of distinguished judges. The judges were effusive in their praise and awarded the school second prize in the competition. It was a proud moment for all at GHIS when the students walked up to the stage to collect the trophy and the cheque worth Rs 3,00,000.
The following students were part of the GHIS Teenovators team: Saunak Saha, Arani Acharya and Ishaan Chatterjee of the A2 level, Tanisha Sarkar of AS and Suchismita Paul of Grade 10.