Students drove the entire exercise through crowdfunding
PUNE, India, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Students of Indus International School, Pune (IISP), drove a crowd funding campaign that raised close to 5 lakhs that was utilized to donate 162 Suraksha UVC Steriliser Boxes to villagers from Agrewadi and Kharpewadi. NextGenInnov8, an innovation-driven venture founded by Aditya Pachpande, a current student of the school, had announced Mission 15.1k last October on the 151st anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi to donate that many Suraksha Boxes to the needy and underprivileged. With this, over 500 such boxes have been gifted to police stations, small vegetable vendors, salons, etc. among others across Mumbai and Pune. Sandeep Chhabra, Principal, IISP met Gram Panchayat members from the villages and personally handed over the boxes. Boxes were also handed over to officials at the Paud Police station, the vaccination centre at Bhugaon and other important government installations. The Suraksha Box is a UVC sterilization box that works on the UVC principle and can sterilize all sorts of items kept in it. The Suraksha Box has a Government of India (MC&I) patent published and is tested, approved, and certified by CSIR-CMERI (ICMR Approved lab) of Govt. of India.