Team Path Finders Set to Represent India at Imagine Cup

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 -- (Business Wire
Team Path Finders from MRCE, Faridabad, were crowned Imagine Cup 2013 national
winners for their project Swasthya Sanjivani which aims to provide affordable,
approachable quick and automised healthcare services to people in remote areas.
The team will go on to represent the country at the worldwide finals, to be held
in St. Petersburg, Russia in July, of Microsoft's premier student technology
Team Opus and Team Rudder Mechanics won the runners up prize in the Innovation
and World Citizenship, respectively. Imagine Cup is the world's most prestigious
student technology competition, which brings together innovators from all over
the world. 
-- Team Path Finders 
Runner up: Innovation 
-- Team Opus 
Runner up: World Citizenship 
-- Team Rudder Mechanics 
An extremely enthusiastic Nikhil Dalmia from Path Finders, speaking on behalf of
the team including members Pritam Singh, Prashant Gupta, and Hardik Garg said,
“This is amazing! We're running out of words to express ourselves at, this is
a lifetime opportunity that we've achieved. There is real potential on the road
to St. Petersburg for start-up ventures and as well as a great opportunity to
create an impact in society!”  
The Imagine Cup, now in its 11th year, saw registrations from over 14,000
students across India and over 5,000 competitors under the two categories of
World Citizenship and Innovation. The competition aims to expand the focus on
innovation and entrepreneurship. 
“Each year, Indian students participating in Imagine Cup show remarkable
leadership in adopting new technologies and championing social transformation.
The quality of the apps on show from all finalists highlights the huge
possibilities to be gained by inspiring students to innovate on the newest and
broadest technology platforms such as Windows 8, Windows Phone and Windows
Azure.” said Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation (India) Private
“Microsoft programs like the Imagine Cup, which help foster a spirit of social
and technological entrepreneurialism are crucial to India's economic growth and
help students build skills today that will advance their careers.” he added.  
Som Mittal, President, Nasscom, the chief guest at the event, said,
“Compliments to Microsoft for this very innovative program of Imagine Cup. It
surely kindles the spirit of imagination and innovation very early in the life
of these young minds. I am sure many of the solutions created would translate
into entrepreneurial ventures. Best wishes to the winners at the finals.” 
About Microsoft Imagine Cup 
The Imagine Cup is a year-long activity open to students across the globe. The
competition begins with local, regional and online contests, followed by
screening of best projects from each country and with winners from these legs
participating in the global finals held at a different location every year. Over
the past ten years, more than 1.65 million students from more than 190 countries
have participated in the Imagine Cup. The Cup allows students to make ground
breaking solutions to problems facing the world today and even turn their ideas
into a business. 
More information about Imagine Cup can be found at  
About Microsoft India  
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software
for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products
and services designed to empower people through great software - any time, any
place and on any device. Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Ltd is a
subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, USA. It has had a presence in India since
1990 and currently has offices in nine cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai,
Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune. 
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Team Path Finders from MRCE, Faridabad, were crowned Imagine Cup 2013 national
winners for their project Swasthya Sanjivani 
For press backgrounder on Microsoft Imagine Cup click here 
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