How the youth wowed Modi with the virtual reality game ‘Heritage Race’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded a virtual game that enables players to see historic sites while cycling inside at the grand finale of the digital ‘Toycathon 2021’ event. Organized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and many important ministries.
Athik Mohamed M., a 19-year-old civil engineering student from Thiagarajar Polytechnic College in Salem, Tamil Nadu. Added virtual reality (VR) layer to the training cycle, allowing the rider to ‘travel’ someplace while riding.
Athik provided Modi with a virtual session of his digitally linked racer that promotes Indian culture and history while being physically active. So, Athik and his colleagues also added calming Vedic music to the backdrop – just enough to pique the Prime Minister’s interest.
Modi commended the team on their new game concept and recommended that they create a similar system for treadmill users.
According to a college statement, Athik promised the prime minister that he. And team members Deepesh M and Anung Yangfo K would work on his proposal.
“I felt privileged. I will consider the PM’s suggestions for expanding the scope of this game “As Athik said.
All that is requires is a virtual reality headset, a smartphone, and the ‘Heritage Race’ gaming software.
What makes the game unique is that it allows players to ride their normal bicycles through historic routes. While listening to peaceful Vedic music in the background. The user is provided with a 360-degree perspective.
The Ministry of Education and AICTE jointly organized ‘Toycathon 2021’ in collaboration with the Ministries of Women and Child Development. Information and Broadcasting, Commerce and Industry, and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Textiles.
The ‘Toycathon’ initiative promotes the creation of novel toys and games.
From almost 17,000 submissions, 1,567 were selected for the three-day online Toycathon grand finale in late June, and only seven exceptional concepts were chosen to be presented to the Prime Minister, one of which was the ‘Heritage Race’ game.
“We urged the participating team to continue innovating in order to overcome technical obstacles,” Principal V. Karthikeyan said, adding that Chairman of Thiagarajar Polytechnic College and Sona College of Technology, C. Valliappa, urged young students to give their all in creating digital toys and supporting the ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge.