SIE holds State level Science Exhibition, Project competition
JAMMU: The State level Inspire Award Science Exhibition and Project competition 2018-19 was organised here at Government Girls Higher Secondary School Shastri Nagar on Tuesday by the State Institute of Education, Jammu.
The INSPIRE Award MANAK Scheme initiated by the Government of India, Department of Science and Technology in collaboration with the National Innovation Foundation inspires the students across the country to come up with the ideas that are original, novel and are relevant to the present society.
The models that were adjudged best at the district level had an opportunity to be displayed at the state level exhibition and project competition.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Secretary School Education Ajit Kumar Sahu.
On the occasion, Dr Anuradha Gupta, Director School Education and Dr Arun Manhas, State Project Director Samagra shiksha were the Guests of Honour and Mahesh Chander Tanna, Financial Advisor was the Special Guest.
In all, 70 models from all the districts of Jammu province and Leh were exhibited in the competition.
Sahu called upon students to have a scientific temper. Motivating the students, he said that learning is a lifelong process and by participating in such competitions, they can assimilate scientific concepts in a very pragmatic manner.
J.K Sudan, joint Director Trainings State Institute of Education Jammu reiterated that children should identify problems, think about possible solutions and then develop solutions into concrete realities.
Certificates of participation were presented to all those students who participated in the event by the Field Advisors Mohinder Singh, Surinder Kumar and Kulwant Kour.
The jury comprising four judges Dr Gita Sharma Department of Bio sciences, University of Jammu; Dr Satyapal, Chemistry Department, University of Jammu, Nand Kishore HoD Physics, DIET Reasi and Dr Sabzar Wani, Department of Science and Technology, National Innovation Foundation adjudged the models on the basis of various parameters including novelty of ideas and relevance to the society.
Seven models that were adjudged best include models on sign gesture system using hand glove by Jaspreet Kour, Bicycle powered fan used for winnowing by Nancy Kundal, Automatic Security System for ATM by Pratishtha Sharma, Sensor on the stick of blind persons by Deepshikha Gupta, High Sensor Technology at the unmanned crossing by Vinayak Sharma, Generation of Electricity from pressure by Nitish Sharma and Solar House by Sonam Chondol.
Sudan awarded trophies to the winners and also presented the mementos to the dignitaries as a token of honour.
Ashu Magotra, R.O, SIE coordinated while Anwar Khan, RO, SIE compered the programme. Due to inclement weather the models from Srinagar couldn’t be exhibited here but those would be judged for participation at national level in a similar event to be organised by SIE Kashmir.
Now the top seven models adjudged best in this event shall be the part of national level science exhibition and project competition 2018-19 to be held at New Delhi on February 14 and 15, 2019.