Kochi: Kerala entrepreneur K. Kalidasan's mobile application - Sentinel - for the security of women was declared the runner up in the World Summit Youth Award in Power2Women category, it was announced in Colombo Thursday.
Kalidasan's application was amongst 422 projects from 147 UN countries. It was among the best youth digital projects addressing the UN Millennium Development Goals.
The application was developed by Kalidasan and his team at MindHelix Technosol Pvt Ltd - a technology startup based here.
The application, which works both in the Android and the iOS platform, can automatically call one's friends and family in dangerous situations.
It can send alerts even if the attacker forcefully destroys the phone.
Selected as one of the five best projects in the category Power2Women, Kalidasan will be awarded along with other winners for outstanding contribution in achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals through online creations.
"I believe that this is one of the biggest recognitions for me and my team," said Kalidasan.
The World Summit Youth Award ceremony will take place in Colombo. The function date will be announced later.
It is an annual award function which is also a network for young entrepreneurs under 30 years of age. Using the internet, mobile phones or other digital media, the entrepreneurs can put the UN Millennium Development Goals into action.