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Abhishek Suryawanshi
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Abhishek Suryawanshi at the Ambassador's Training June 2011
Born (1991-03-21) March 21, 1991 (age 28)
ResidencePune India
OrganizationFounder-Curator of TEDxPune
Campus Ambassador Wikipedia
International Student Ambassador Youthistan
Hum Honge Kaamyab - T.V. Series for Young Scientists
Parent(s)Dattajirao Suryawanshi
Ujwala Suryawanshi

Abhishek Dattajirao Suryawanshi (born 21 March 1991) is Young Scientist, Social Worker and Leader.

He represented Maharashtra on National Television for Hum Honge Kaamyab - T.V. Series for Young Scientists.

He is known for innovative projects. He presented his work and research at National Children Science Congress (2004) held at Guwahati which was led by then President Hon.Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam.[1][2][3]

He is Curator and Licensee for TEDxPune His vision behind TEDxPune is to inspire better cities and citizenship.

He is also Campus Ambassador for Wikipedia. and International Student Ambassador for Youthistan [4]


Early and Personal LifeEdit

Abhishek Suryawanshi was born on 21st March.His father is Vigilance Squad Officer and works for Government of Maharashtra, India. His mother is Advisor-Director to Lokmangal Cooperative Bank,Pune. His brother is MBBS Doctor and has worked for NGO's like Manavya and other health related organizations.

Abhishek Suryawanshi was having serious Asthma problem, and many times faced strong Asthma Attacks.Because of his health problems,he missed his school and exams many times. This was also major factor which became turning point for his life.As Asthma Problem is breath related problem,he learned value of each and every breath.And he lives each and every breath Joyfully.

He recovered from Asthma Attacks by increasing his stamina and immunity with help of Physical Exercises and Art of Living's Breathing Exercises.

Abhishek Suryawanshi was having observational nature from his childhood.


He completed his school education in Marathi Medium from various institutes in Maharashtra. He was in different cities and districts including Bhoom,Barshi,Latur,Khadgaon and Solapur. He completed his SSC from Jnana Prabodhini,Solapur (Pune-SSC Board).

He completed his 12th HSC from Modern College,Pune.

He selected Pharmacy Field for further education, and selected AISSMS College of Pharmacy.

Abhishek Suryawanshi also holds diploma degree in Hardware and Networking Engineering.

Young ScientistEdit

Abhishek Suryawanshi innovated Suction Method of Irrigation for farmers. He was studying in Jnana Prabodhini in 8th standard. He learned about National Children Science Congress. National Children's Science Congress (NCSC) provides the children of 10 to 17 years from all over the country a unique opportunity to use their scientific temperament and knowledge to make their own dreams come true. [5]

Water is a very critical issue in Solapur Region. Hence, he chose to work on Irrigation Methods. Under guidance of Scientist Arun Deshpande.

According to his theory, Suction Method of Irrigation saves 1/10th of water and could be useful for poor farmers for better output and results. Suction Method of Irrigation requires only Brick and Pipe as essential tools. Thus, it's much cheaper than the traditional methods which require lot of instrumentation and electricity.

He presented his work and research at National Children Science Congress (2004) held at Guwahati led by the then President Hon. Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam.

His life changed completely after meeting the then Hon. President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

After Government of India's certification, Abhishek Suryawanshi got special Prize and recognizability from Government of Maharashtra too. He received Special Jury Prize in 2005's Maharashtra Irrigation Departments Conference.

Suction Method of IrrigationEdit

Suction Method of Irrigation is ancient Indian Irrigation Method which was used for surface irrigation. In ancient methods, farmers used to take help of porous pots, and these were placed adjacent to trees.

In new Suction Method of Irrigation, Brick is used as medium for supplying water to roots of trees. Brick is placed below 2 feet of soil near root.Roots absorb water with help of root pressures from brick. As root pressure is used, tree itself acts as pump, and water is provided to tree.

This method saves 1/10th of water as compared to other methods including Drip Irrigation and Sprinkler Irrigation.

National TelevisionEdit

Abhishek Suryawanshi was exclusively selected from Maharashtra State for Hum Honge Kaamyab-T.V. Series for Young Scientists.

It was aired on Doordarshan on Saturday Morning 09:00AM to 09:30AM.


The Maharashtra Government organized a state level irrigation conference in 2005 for farmers, Post Graduates, and PhD scholars to represent their work.

Abhishek Suryawanshi clearing doubts after presentations at Irrigation Conference 2005

Abhishek Suryawanshi requested the organizers for giving him a slot in the conference, but was refused as he was neither a post graduate nor a PhD student.

He requested to have a slot "just to show and represent his idea, so other scholars may pick up as their research subject and to receive their views thoughts".

Finally, the Government accepted his application and allotted a slot to him.

Juries and Judges were so impressed by his idea that they gave him a cash prize from their pocket as his entry was not among the entries competing for the cash-prize.


Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.[6]

Abhishek Suryawanshi is Founder-Curator & Licensee for TEDxPune.[7][8]

Abhishek Suryawanshi at TEDxKhartoum 2013(Sudan,Africa)


Inspiring CitizenshipEdit

Increasing numbers of people live in cities worldwide. The life and lifestyles of cities and its citizens create more and more stress – both for the environment and the citizens themselves. We experience the growing stress as both local crisis - of health, mobility, access, sufficiency, waste management, breakdown of services, dignity - and global problems - terrorism, pandemics, energy crisis, global warming.

The world needs ideas that will inspire better cities and better citizenship.

Pune is known for ideas worth spreading - from swaraj, quit India, women’s emancipation, swadeshi, super-computing to cell sciences and molecular genetics. Pune has led India - and even the world - and been an ideas' capital for centuries. Pune's thinkers and doers have inspired better citizenship and striven to design better cities.

TEDxPune will strive to collect together contemporary ideas worth spreading to inspire better cities and citizenship. It will seek out ideas that inspire people to live lives with purposes beyond oneself. It will seek to spread ideas that inspire better cities and citizenship.


Abhishek Suryawanshi always uses Wikipedia as Primary Source for any information. He used Wikipedia extensively for his school projects and for research concepts.

Campus AmbassadorEdit

Mr.Suryawanshi at the Wikiclub Pune

Abhishek Suryawanshi was helping Wikipedia Pune Local Community. He also hosted Wikipedia Workshop for students on Wikipedia's 10th & 11th Anniversary on 15th January 2011 & 15th January 2012. [9]

After Launch of Wikipedia Campus Ambassador's Program in India[10], he got selected as Campus Ambassador.


Abhishek Suryawanshi considers Wikipedia as Global Platform for students to "share" their knowledge. Also, he believes Discussion/Talk Pages on Wikipedia lead to high level thinking and also enable like-minded people to work and share.

According to him, it's new revolution in 21st century, where knowledge is freely accessible equally in all parts of world. And it's going to unleash new culture, as it brings all people together, irrespective of age, sex and race, on same page for new information and also on Discussion Pages.

World is divided by borders, caste/religion etc. Internet is a great leveler. Knowledge brings people together. We, the human beings have special capacity of thinking, and since we have the ability to share knowledge, we must use it carefully. Wikipedia is a great (Global) platform to share knowledge.

Abhishek Suryawanshi feels Ambassadors Program is a great way to contribute to and serve Wikipedia.

“It is basically a voluntary initiative and the reason I joined the India Education Program is because it is an opportunity to share knowledge on a global platform. For instance, in the US, even small things such as streets are on Wikipedia and that is how people learn about them. In India, where we have so much of diversity and knowledge to share with the world, what needs to be taught is to put the knowledge on Wikipedia and share it with the world,” [11]

Awards and AcknowledgementsEdit

Abhishek Suryawanshi acknowledged by Government of India from time to time.

National Children Science CongressEdit


In 2004,Government of India's National Children Science Congress acknowledged him for his work scientific attitude.

Department of Science and TechnologyEdit

For his contributions to Hum Honge Kaamyab-T.V Series for Young Scientist, Department of Science and Technology,Government of India awarded him with 'Young Scientist Certificate'.

Irrigation DepartmentEdit

Irrigation Department, Government of Maharashtra gave special Jury Prize to Abhishek Suryawanshi for his contributions to Agricultural Irrigation Method Innovations.


  1. ^ "New Innovation - Abhishek Suryawanshi". Tarun Bharat. 27 February 2005.
  2. ^ "अभिषेक सूर्यवंशी - बाल विज्ञान परिषद". Lokmat. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Abhishek Suryawanshi selected for National Level". Sakaal. Solapur. 2004. p. 1. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ "Youthistan Team". Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  5. ^ "National Children Science Congress - Introduction".
  6. ^ "TEDx Program". Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  7. ^ "TED Profile of Abhishek Suryawanshi". Curator-Founder, TEDxPune. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  8. ^ "TEDxPune - Inspiring Citizenship". Times of India. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Photos". Photos. TEDxPune.
  10. ^ "Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors Program".
  11. ^ Pranav, Kulkarni (8 July 2011). "Interview of Abhishek Suryawanshi for Campus Ambassador Program". Indian Express. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
  12. ^ "2004 National Children Science Congress".

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