Gangtok, 26 Oct (IPR): Three-daylong State level Science, Mathematics & Environment Exhibition for Children 2018-19 was held from 24-26 Oct at Brihaspati Parsai Senior Secondary School in Ranipool. The event was organised by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Human Resource & Development Department, Government of Sikkim in association with National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi on the theme “Scientific Solution for challenges in life”. A total of 47 students from different schools participated in the exhibition.
The final day of the exhibition today was chaired by Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Mr. P.D. Rai, in the presence of Additional Chief Secretary, HRDD, Mr. G.P. Upadhaya, Assistant Professor, NCERT, Dr. C.V. Shimray, guest dignitaries, teachers and students from various districts.
While addressing the gathering, Lok Sabha MP, Mr. Rai, stated that young minds should be vibrant enough to understand the problems plaguing the society and they should envisage solutions with skilled minds and recreate positive thoughts. He added that Sikkim is an organic State and the youth and the future generations should focus on maintaining the organic culture through the help of science and newer technologies. He congratulated the teachers and students for taking part in this exhibition.
Additional Chief Secretary, HRDD, Mr. Upadhaya, said that students should come up with more ideas and solutions to the problem that society is facing and should inspire everybody.
“For future growth of Sikkim we need young men and women to lead the society” said Mr. Upadhaya.
He expressed happiness in seeing students and teachers coming from some remote area despite facing a lot of difficulties.
Addressing the gathering, NCERT AP, Dr. Shimray, said, “One can’t always expect Scientists to bring the solutions for the problem we are facing so students should innovate and devise ideas without depending upon scientists and engineers.”
She suggested that students should first understand the problem then come up with ideas and implement them.
Later, Lok Sabha MP, Mr. Rai, distributed the trophies and certificates to the winners and other participants were given certificates.
A total of 47 schools participated in the three-daylong exhibition; 20 from East, 06 from North ,17 from South and 17 from west. Out of the 47, 10 schools have been selected for the Eastern India Science Fair which is scheduled to be held on 08-12 January, 2019 in Kolkata.
The ranking of the participating schools in the exhibition were adjudged as follows:
- Tashi Namgyal SSS
- Rangpo SSS
- Ranipool SSS
- Modern SSS
- Deorali Girls SSS
- Namchi Girls SSS
- Magan SSS
- Mamring SSS
- Tadong SSS
- Sadam SSS