Yesterday at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, PM Narendra Modi was spotted wearing the mask made by IIT Kanpur team.
The name of the product designed by IIT Kanpur team is Swasa N95. As the Bhoomi Pujan for the Ram temple got underway in Ayodhya, IIT-Kanpur's incubator team highlighted the mask the PM Modi wore.
"Our team is delighted to have spotted Hon'ble @PMOIndia @narendramodi wearing Swasa N95 mask during #AyodhyaBhoomipoojan. Swasa N95 is produced by our portfolio startups Espin Nanotech @IITKanpur. It is a great testimony to the quality & potential of Indian startups & innovations," wrote the IIT Kanpur handle on Twitter.
To serve the need of the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a full-scale production facility of the Swasa N95 masks was set up at IIT Kanpur. The facility was set up by E-Spin Nanotech (founded by IIT-K alumnus Dr Sandip Patil) & Indeema Fibres.
The facility was launched by IIT-Kanpur Director Abhay Karandikar on June 18. Here's how the mask is made, watch the video here.