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The Smart Attendance Launch Makes News

We were thrilled to see the launch covered by top newspapers. Here are some excerpts and links.

A lead up to the launch was covered by Start of Mysore. http://starofmysore.com/launch-smart-attendance-app-govt-school-tomorrow/

Star of Mysore

The event was a great success with the Maharaja of Mysore honouring the event with his presence. It was covered in reputable press releases in India.

 

The Hindu:

Govt. school goes ‘smart’ with attendance app

St Philomena’s College (Autonomous) has adopted the Kesare Government School here recently.

On the occasion, the software of the Smart Attendance App was donated to the school. Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the scion of erstwhile Mysuru royal family, launched the Smart Attendance App on the school premises at K.R. Mill Colony.

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/govt-school-goes-smart-with-attendance-app/article19381847.ece

City Today:

Smart attendance book will save the environment: Yaduveer

“Nearly 2000 trees are cut down to prepare attendance books. Instead of these books, the smart attendance book can be used to protect the environment and to give information regarding the righteous use of Smartphones to students,” opined Scion of Mysuru Royal family, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar.

He was speaking after inaugurating smart attendance app at Kesare government school. The app has been developed by Deepak, the software engineer living in London.

Read More: http://citytoday.news/smart-attendance-book-will-save-the-environment-yaduveer/

The Star of Mysore:

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https://starofmysore.com/yaduveer-initiates-adoption-govt-school-st-philomenas-college/

Times Of India:

Govt school adopts mobile app to record students’ attendance.

The Government Higher Primary School at Hale Kesare village has become the first state-run school in the district to use a mobile app for recording students’ attendance.

The ‘Smart Attendance’ mobile app was launched on Saturday by the scion of the erstwhile Mysuru royal family Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar. The app has been developed by Genius Lead, United Kingdom-based software company, which was founded by Deepak Roy, a Mysurean and one-time resident of Hale Kesare village.

Pointing out that he had been able to realise his dreams by following his passion, Roy said, “I was good at computer science since my childhood. I worked without a salary, on my laptop for one year at my first job. I did it because I did not want to lose the opportunity of working at a good software company. I just followed my goal and improved my skills.”

Highlighting the environmental benefits of using an app for attendance in lieu of registers, Roy said, “Not only will the app ease the process of taking attendance, but it will also reduce use of paper at schools. If about 4,000 schools adopt this app, then more than ten trees can be saved from felling in a year. If all schools in the state adopt this technology, then more than 2,000 trees will be saved from the axe.”

Read More: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/govt-school-adopts-mobile-app-to-record-students-attendance/articleshow/59724293.cms

We are chuffed at the wonderful words that were sent our way in appreciation for the app! Thank you one and all.
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The Smart Attendance Launch was a Colossal Success!

The True Heroes of Tomorrow and the Reason for the App - the Children!

We were overwhelmed by the tremendously positive response to the launch of our Smart Attendance app!

We are truly grateful to all those who contributed to the success of this event. Thank you one and all! Here are a few pictures from the event. Stay tuned for more!

The Grand Launch

The Grand Unveiling - Smart Attendance Launches!
The Grand Unveiling – Smart Attendance Launches!

The Founder and Director who made Smart Attendance Possible – Deepak Roy

Deepak Roy - The Founder of the Smart Attendance app and Director of Genius Lead
Deepak Roy – The Founder of the Smart Attendance app and Director of Genius Lead

The Maharaja Uses the Smart Attendance app

The Maharaja uses the Smart Attendance app
The Maharaja uses the Smart Attendance app

 

A Great Pillar of Support – Rev. Fr. Leslie Moras

Unwavering Support from Rev. Fr. Leslie Moras
Unwavering Support from Rev. Fr. Leslie Moras

Thanking the Maharaja of Mysore for His Presence

Thanking the Maharaja of Mysore for gracing the occasion with his presence and support.

One Happy Bunch!

The True Heroes of Tomorrow and the Reason for the App - the Children!
The True Heroes of Tomorrow and the Reason for the App – the Children!

Stay tuned for more pictures, videos, press releases and updates!

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Go Paperless – Why it has to be done NOW!

Appalling effects of deforestation - Go Paperless

Yes, we all know that the production of paper is costing our environment quite a good deal. Trees are being felled, the environmental balance is off and a lot more. But do we really understand the seriousness of the situation? Fell a tree, plant a tree in its place – is it as simple as that?

To put it bluntly, NO. No, it isn’t as simple as that. We at Genius Lead are very passionate about conserving the environment. Passionate may be putting it lightly. We are deeply affected and disturbed by what is being done to the planet. We shudder to think what will be left for our children. We decided to take ACTION. But before that, we’d like to show you why going paperless is that important.

Numbers Tell All

Statistics put world consumption of paper to have grown 400% in the last 40 years. Research published in the journal Nature shows that over 15 billion trees are cut down each year, and the global number of trees has fallen by approximately 46% since the start of human civilization. Humans have thus effectively wiped out nearly half of what nature intended for the earth, and this number includes the little we have restored through initiatives to plant trees.

While not discounting re-planting drives, the point is that the effect of PREVENTION far exceeds attempts at a cure. Going paperless hits that pain point and weeds out the problem at its root. That is why going paperless is that important.

The impact of using paper is especially profound when calculated in small towns like my home city Mysore in India. In an attempt to start rectifying the situation, I created an app called the Smart Attendance. These are the calculations that motivated the effort that went into getting my app out.

Each school uses 8 sheets per month in the Attendance Register to mark the ATTENDANCE of students.

1 sheet = 15 inches long

8 sheets per month = 120 Inches = 10 Feet per month

There are about 4000 schools in Mysore = 40,000 Feet per month

This means 7.5 Miles of paper/Month (12 Km/Month)

= 90 Mile/Year (144 Km/Year)

This means 7 TREES are felled every year in Mysore District for this.

Research shows that there are around 1.3 million schools in India. [Source: MHRD data]

1.3 million schools = 13 million Feet Per Month

= 2462 Miles/Month (3962 Km/Month)

= 29,544 Miles/Year (47544 Km/Year)

About 1 tree is felled for every 13 miles of paper

(Source: Research from Richard Branson)

= 2,272 TREES are felled per year just to mark the attendance in India!!

One Small Step for Man, A Giant Leap for the Planet

Can you imagine what a change it would mean by a small step. This is why I have launched the Smart Attendance app. Teachers will no longer have to use paper when they take attendance and it will also eliminate the time consuming task of keeping records manually. I am working fervently to get this out to the schools in India. I have started in my hometown Mysore, which is small city in India. The app was launch edon the 22nd of July in Mysore and the Maharaja of Mysore His Highness Maharaja Yuduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar supported the event with his honourable presence.

You can have a look at the event highlights on our site or support my cause by heading to my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/geniusleaduk/

Download the App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smartattendance.smartattendance

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