India wins gold at SAE International AWIM Olympics at Detroit

Students of St. Columba’s School, New Delhi created history by winning the Gold medal at the SAE International AWIM Jet Toy Olympics in Maximum Time Category. Competing with 125 teams from across the globe at the 6th SAE AWIM (“A World in Motion”) International Jet Toy Olympics 2012 held on 25th April’12 at Detroit, Michigan USA, the SAEINDIA National AWIM Olympic winners made India proud.

Congratulating the students on this achievement, I.V. Rao, Managing Executive Officer (Engineering) – Maruti Suzuki and Chairman – SAE Northern India Section said “The students from St. Columba’s, New Delhi have made India proud by becoming the only Indian team ever in the history of SAE International Jet Toy initiative to win a Gold medal. We hope that the SAE initiatives like the AWIM will help bring in a scientific mindset amongst the young Indians. My heartiest congratulations to the students and their school and parents on this success.”

Maruti Suzuki supports SAE student level initiatives like AWIM, Supra SAEINDIA and Efficycle.

The 6th class students Ankit Sharma, Paanshul Jarrel, Bhavishya Bhatt and  Kshitij Malik along with their teacher Ms. Rita Monterio from St. Columba’s School, supported by enthusiastic volunteers, K.V. Sunil of Maruti Suzuki and Ms. Shikha Malik of IGIT- New Delhi have made us proud. 

These students also bagged the 4th position overall. The team from St. Columbus had qualified for the International Jet Toy Olympics after emerging victorious among 25 most competent teams from all across India at the SAEINDIA National Olympics held in New Delhi in Nov 2011. AWIM is promoted in India by SAEINDIA and supported by industry leaders like Maruti Suzuki.

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