Dialog Axiata Celebrates Young Innovators of the Vidusara Magicbit IoT Challenge
June 07th, 2023 Colombo
In its efforts to equip young minds with skills required for a technologically advanced future, Dialog Axiata recently awarded winners and participants of the ‘Vidusara Magicbit IoT Challenge Powered by Dialog’ at the Dialog Head Office Auditorium.
Early this year, Magicbit, an easy-to-use STEM education platform, in collaboration with Vidusara Newspaper and backed by Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, launched a competition for kids aged 8 to 18 years to produce their innovative ideas. Participants were provided with a knowledge-sharing session to educate them on developing an IoT application from scratch. The winners and participants of the competition received exciting prizes courtesy of Magicbit and Kandos Chocolates. These young innovators were also given the exclusive opportunity to demonstrate their winning innovations at the awards ceremony held at the Dialog Auditorium.
Speaking about the event, Dr Romesh Ranawana, Group Chief Analytics and AI Officer of Dialog Axiata PLC stated, “We are pleased to partner with Magicbit and Vidusara Newspaper to provide Gen Z & Alpha students with opportunities to win ‘The Future.Today.’ It was exciting to witness the innovative ideas and technologies crafted by our young innovators. Competitions such as the ‘Vidusara Magicbit IoT Challenge Powered by Dialog’ will be a step forward in accelerating their learning & development while also propelling them on their journeys towards unearthing ground-breaking discoveries”.
"We are at the doorstep of a technological revaluation” stated Sunanda Karunaratna, Chief Editor, Vidusara Science Magazine. He further commented “It will change the way we think, the way we communicate, the way we live and most probably it will enhance the quality of our lives. It is our obligation to make our next generation ready to reap benefits from this revolution. Vidusara Science newspaper was pleased to join hands with Magicbit and Dialog to organise this competition and award our young innovators. It was an investment which will give benefits to future generations in the years and the decades to come."
Migara Amithodhana, CEO & Co-founder of Magicbits (Pvt) Ltd "At Magicbit, we promote innovations for the next generation and with this purpose in mind we were ecstatic to partner with Dialog and Vidusara to organize this competition. We were surprised and pleased to see the new innovations submitted by young students which were developed using the cutting-edge technology. We hope that through similar initiatives we can create a starting point to help students in Sri Lanka become future innovators who will change & transform the world"
More information on Magicbit STEM kits can be accessed via https://www.dialog.lk/stemkit-accessories