Bhubaneswar, 31st May 2022: The revered founder of KiiT International School, Shri Achyuta Samanta, has always inspired and encouraged the youth to think outside the box. This motivation has led to an immense achievement for the school. A game, ‘Untold Stories’, designed by Shree Roy, a 10th Grade student of KiiT International School, has been selected as one of the top 7 winning games at Toycathon, an inter-ministerial initiative of GOI, in association with AICTE.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mona Lisa Bal, Chairperson, KiiT International School said, “This is an extremely proud moment for KiiT International School family. I congratulate Shree on her endeavors. This is an accomplishment not just for her but for the entire school. We always nurture our students to think beyond their textbooks and take interest in activities outside their classroom. I am glad that this morale-boosting has steered us to achieve this great honor. I firmly believe that these leaders of tomorrow can drive us towards a better tomorrow with proper education and guidance.”
Shree’s game ‘Untold Stories’ is a multiplayer game where one must answer questions about India’s heritage to move on to the next level. With this game, Shree intended to revive the art and culture of India. With modernization and technology, most youngsters are glued to their smartphones and the internet. Shree designed this game with the help of the school’s research wing, Inspiron, in a pursuit to move them away from this exposure while enhancing their knowledge of India’s art, history, and culture. From over 14 lakh online entries, 200 games were chosen for the physical edition of Toycathon. Untold stories were the only winner from Odisha among the top 7 felicitated games.
Under the ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ initiated by our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi, Toycathon is conceived to challenge India’s innovative minds to conceptualize novel Toy and Games based on Bharatiya civilization, history, culture, mythology, and ethos. Toycathon is an inter-ministerial initiative organized by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell with support from All India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Textiles, and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.