IIM Lucknow Team's Solution For ASHA Workers Wins Samsung E.D.G.E. Campus Program

IIM Lucknow team wins Samsung E.D.G.E. Campus Program


New Delhi: IIM Lucknow team has won the fourth edition of Samsung’s pan India campus program, Samsung E.D.G.E. This year the program saw participation from 3,873 students comprising of 1,291 teams and representing 20 leading institutes of the country.

The theme for this year was ‘Driving for Change’ for local communities wherein the participants were encouraged to address micro issues of local importance and present innovative solutions.

The winning team ‘Skyforce’ from IIM Lucknow comprising Himshikha, Abhilash I and Nithiya CH, presented a solution for ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activists) workers to become more efficient. ASHA workers are community health workers spread across India.

Team ‘Skyforce’ were awarded a cash prize of INR 4 lakh and a Galaxy Note 10 Plus for each member. The team proposed a technology-based solution to address issues that ASHA workers face such as tracking, information asymmetry, and manual data registration etc. The finale of the campus program was held in Gurugram.

Eight teams qualified for the finale after the regional rounds.

The team from XLRI Jamshedpur ‘Muppets’ got the second prize by proposing a solution to overcome linguistic and cultural disparity in imparting education to tribal children using Samsung technologies.

They were followed by ‘Team SMS’ from MDI Gurgaon which suggested a ‘Smart Saathi App’ to address the menace of drug addiction.