Class IX student Marripelli Abhishek of Hanumajipeta ZP High School in Sircilla district won the third place at the national exhibition under the Centre’s INSPIRE scheme for his invention, a paddy filling machine. He had won the first place in the state-round. TRS working president invited Abhishek and met him at Pragathi Bhavan on Monday. Appreciating his work, Mr Rao presented him a cash prize of Rs 1.16 lakh. Mr Rao directed TS Innovation Cell officials to mentor Abhishek and help him patent his innovation.