Roopam Sharma, an engineering alumnus from Manav Rachna has been conferred with the National Youth Award by President of India for his contribution to the field of national development and social service through research and innovation. This prestigious award was bestowed upon him at the recently concluded National Youth Festival organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in Greater Noida.
Roopam has developed Manovue, the world’s first intelligent personal assisting system for the visually impaired that works as a wearable glove and integrated mobile phone app enabling the user to read any printed text by moving his/her finger over the text. This innovation has benefitted thousands of children across India.
Roopam has been a recipient of many awards, some of which include Gifted Citizen Prize 2016—called the Nobel Prize of Social Innovation, Nominee trust 100 2016; MIT Technology Review Innovators under 35 in 2016; World Champion: Microsoft Youth Spark Challenge for Change 2015; Grand winner, Microsoft Imagine Cup India, 2015; Winner Yahoo Accenture Innovation Jockeys 2014, 2015, 2016; Infymakers Award 2016; Young Promising Innovator of the year: Melting Pot 2020; Runners Up MIT Global Startup Workshop B-Plan Competition 2016; Manav Rachna Presidents Award for international technical achievements 2016 and Manav Rachna Torchbearer Award 2015.