Aarogya Shakthi app has been selected in MIT, USA App Inventor Coronavirus App Challenge for Honorary Mention- May 2020. J Dhruv Reddy also added that he would like to donate the app to the government.
COVID – 19 or Coronavirus was declared as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. And while the countries are grappling with imminent dangers that this virus poses to humanity, there are few key measures that individuals can take to fight this pandemic. Immunity Building measures against Corona Virus, spreading our ancient wisdom through Aarogya Shakthi Mobile App developed by a 15-year-old boy J Dhruv Reddy on behalf of an NGO, Dharma Seva.
We are seeing a rapid spread of Coronavirus globally. In India, it has crossed more than 1,80,000 cases. Social distancing and hygiene have been the most important factors in reducing the impact of the virus. Post lockdown other factors come into play like more awareness and strong immunity. Government is taking various measures to prevent virus spread. With PM’s message on boosting immunity, many people are trying to follow his advice. In light of this J Dhruv Reddy, developed an App ‘Aarogya Shakthi’ which centres around spreading ancient wisdom thus people could be more aware of the immunity building against Coronavirus.
Aarogya Shakthi contains information about all the principles of immunity resulting in a healthy body and mind. The inventor J Dhruv Reddy who is a class 10th student of FIITJEE World School, Hyderabad said, “This is a good time to educate our own people on building immunity by natural methods that our ancestors and grandmothers have practised and remained healthy.”
Aarogya Shakthi App educates people on important immunity building measures. J Dhruv Reddy says, “I have always been interested in robotics and AI. I have a very keen interest in video games as well. Therefore, I wanted to develop something unique in order to serve people and other students like me. So, I developed this app and named it Aarogya Shakthi.” Through this game app, one can learn how to build immunity against COVID-19. “The best medium to reach out to children, common public and to sustain their interest is by means of such video games,” he added.
This game app has been selected in MIT, USA App Inventor Coronavirus App Challenge for Honorary Mention- May 2020. J Dhruv Reddy also added that he would like to donate the app to the government. He is ready to keep the source code open so that any language change can be done immediately for maximum benefit. He treats this as his small contribution to the Indian government’s effort to eliminate this scourge. As the saying goes ‘all hands on board’!