September 28th, 2015
Source and Image: Themedots
We do hear from our elders and teachers in schools that waste materials should be recycled but we hardly pay heed to it. Here once again we come across the case of child’s creativity.
Rohit Nishad, a 9-year-old boy whose education is limited to only class 3 has left everyone amused with his effort that went beyond his education. The poor financial condition of the family has stopped the young child from pursuing the education.
Rohit made a boat using rags which stands unique. The style and structure of the boat is so normal that any engineer could have made it. It is eye-catching in Varanasi’s jain ghat where the tourists who flock there gets amazed by this creative piece of art by the 9-year-old.
Rohit used wastage material floating in river Ganga to make the boat. The most unique feature about this boat is, it’s weight which weighs about 16Kg compared to traditional boats that weighs appoximately 70kg and the cost which is about Rs 40,000.
As per Themedots, Professor P.K. Shrivastav from BHU-IIT says,” We can make this type of boats at large scale. This boy made an extraordinary boat which is lighter than other traditional boats. It will cost less to make this type of boats. It can be pulled with less power. It can be proven very helpful in the situation of the flood. We can use it also in very narrow areas. It is such a useful invention. We should be thankful to this boy.”
He made the boat using thermocol which he saw near the fish market at Dashmavedh Ghat in Varanasi. On seeing thermocols, he wished to make a boat for himself. During Durga and Saraswati Pooja, sculptures are immersed in Ganga River. By using the immersed materials, Rohit made this boat. Firstly, he cut 6 boxes of thermocol to make the boat. After that, he created skeletal of the boat by using ropes and wires. He used wood to make a shield of wood protect the boat. According to Rohit, the capacity of his boat is from 2 to 3 persons.
Rohit says that the usage of these materials can help in cleaning Ganga which would be the best thing to happen. At a tender age when children’s are seeing playing, Rohit proved that it is a child’s play to make a boat.