Thursday, May 26, 2011

Arvind Gupta | Toys from Trash



Arvind Gupta is an Indian toy inventor and popularizer of science.
An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and Gandhian in outlook, he participated in the Hoshangabad Science Teaching Programme (HSTP) in Madhya Pradesh in 1978.
Arvind Gupta has won awards for his lifelong popularizing of science and contributions in designing science teaching aids for young children.
These include the inaugural National Award for Science Popularization amongst Children (1988), the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kanpur in 2001, the Indira Gandhi Award for Science Popularization conferred by the Indian National Science Academy (2008), the TWAS (Third World Academy of Sciences) Regional Prize for Public Understanding and Popularization of Science (2010).
Arvind Gupta is especially known for simple educational toys made from trash or articles of day to day use.
At present, Arvind Gupta works at the Children's Science Centre located in the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) Pune, India.


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