Leider werden in letzter Zeit überwiegend negative Meldungen über Indien gebracht.
Hier nun eine Meldung aus „THE HINDU“ vom 2.3.2017 in der ausführlich dargestellt wird, dass eine Gruppe von Studentinnen ein ganz besonderes AUTO entwickelt hat und damit beim Shell Eco Marathon in Singapur teilnehmen wird.
The upcoming Shell Eco Marathon being held in Singapore will have a group of 20 girl participants from Indira Gandhi Technical University for Women as well. In a discipline that is majorly dominated by men, they will be the only all-girls team to participate from Asia. Shell Eco Marathon is a competition which offers young engineers from all over the world to design, build and drive energy efficient cars. These mechanical engineers, aged between 18 and 21, call themselves the Team Panthera.
Mechanical engineering as a field for women is usually discouraged and is considered a man’s discipline. One of the biggest problems that they faced while working on the car was rejection from sponsors since they were girls. Though they received sponsorship from the Modern Industries and Oriental Bank of Commerce, majority of the total expenditure of Rs. 17 Lakh was done by the team themselves.