Dipak Dhibar, an eighteen year old hailing from Chandil Station Basti in Seraikela-Kharsawan, 40km from Jamshedpur, has shocked the country when he revealed his hobby of making robots in his free time. Dipak’s father is a fisherman and could not afford his education in the plus two level where he wanted to take science or learn mechanics. He was a dropout for a year after scoring just 45 in matriculation in 2009. But intelligence is certainly not judged by mere marks. This fisherman’s son has achieved something which is beyond impressive.
Dipak story first make into prominence when one of our country’s leading newspapers covered his story. After that there has been no looking back for him. Making robots or ‘moving toys’ was a hobby for him that changed his life in a way that he himself cannot imagine. He is a self- taught student who was inspired to do this after watching the film 3 Idiots and seeing Discovery channel. Dipak says, “I want children to think and create something other than what is in their text books. In future I want to complete my ITI diploma and invent more robots for the welfare of mankind.”
He is now a research assistant with NML senior scientist Mita Tarrafdar, also studying intermediate science at Chandil GP International and will appear for his exam in 2016. Dipak is a strong hater of rote learning which has helped him to be such a fantastic inventor at a young age. If students in our country follow his example then we have a much brighter future ahead. From having minimal resources he has achieved so much and the country is proud of his robot maker.