A Festival of India ”˜India Illuminated’ event at UNSW Sydney

Monday 23 October 2017:  University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, will transform its Kensington campus for the Festival of India, fittingly called  ”˜India Illuminated’  (23-26 October). It will be a high-energy, event-packed week to celebrate Australia-India bilateral relations.

This unique festival will also highlight the dynamic ”˜new India’ with its impressive developments in innovation, finance, scientific research and economic growth.

As part of the inaugural festival, a Gandhi Spectacles Hackathon will be held on Tuesday 24 October to develop ideas on sustainably designing a real pair of Gandhi Spectacles.

In a tribute to innovation, sustainability and advanced manufacturing, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this year presented India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a replica of Mahatma Gandhi’s iconic spectacles ”“ made entirely from waste using breakthrough recycling technology developed at UNSW.

UNSW are excited to be working with industry partners in Australia and India to collaborate on bringing this idea to life and developing a real pair of Gandhi Spectacles to deliver economic impact for communities and provide inroads into vision impairment as a major public health issue across India.

Through the ambitious 2025 Strategy, UNSW is committed to strengthening its ties with India across research, education and knowledge exchange, with a long-term view to expand education up to 100,000 students through local delivery models and local partnerships in India.

What:  UNSW ”˜India Illuminated’ Festival of India ”“  Gandhi Spectacles Hackathon
When:  10.00am-12.00pm, Tuesday 24 October 2017
 Michael Crouch Innovation Centre, Gate 2, UNSW Kensington

For the full festival program, go to:    http://www.international.unsw.edu.au/india-illuminated

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