Today, the time has worsened so much, that women safety has become the most critical issue. Not a single day passes by without a molestation or rape case reported. While the majority of us are busy blaming the authorities and challenging the law, there are some who are taking small initiatives. Such one guy is Siddharth Mandala – a 17-year-old teenager from Telangana.
Such people are not waiting for the authorities to tackle the situation, but they have devoted themselves to do something to prevent such incidents.
He has invented a rape-prevention footwear that electrocutes attacker and automatically sends the signal to the police and family. This is made possible by a circuit board that uses footsteps to charge itself, based on the theory called ‘Piezoelectric effect’. The more the person walks, the more energy is stored in the battery attached to the shoe.
Siddharth Mandala has participated in many rallies to raise the issue of women safety. But the inability of the authorities to take any action, made him invent a device that would secure women to an extent.
Siddharth Mandala was driven by the horrific Nirbhaya incident. Upset by the working of the pathetic judicial system, at the age of 15, Mandala decided to work on a device that could help prevent rape. He spent 4 years on the project and finally came up with a gadget named ‘Electoshoe’.
As the name suggests, the shoe has the ability to electrocute the attacker. When Siddharth Mandala realized the dangers of causing injuries during experimentation, he decided to seek experts help and managed to get in touch with a few.
Siddharth Mandala’s future plans
He has filed for a patent for his invention and is still working on a few aspects of the shoe. As it is only in the flip-flop footwear, he is planning to expand it to shoes and sandals as well. Currently, he is planning to find some shoe company that can make his product available to people. As for his future plans, Siddharth is enthusiastic about pursuing computer science.
A social activist
Mandala has also set up an NGO that has filled over 30 potholes around the city of Hyderabad. His NGO donated many stationary items to over 500 students for board exams. He has even been approached by an Americal organization ‘Empower & Excel’ to be the team leader of their Indian unit.
The Education Minister and Deputy CM of Telangana, Kadiyam Srihari has awarded him with a letter of appreciation.