Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sept 10:
Odisha School and Mass Education minister Debi Prasad Mishra inaugurated a three-day state level science exhibition, and project competition under the Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) scheme and state level science, mathematics and environment exhibition under National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) at Unit-9 Boys High School here today.
Students from Class VI to Class X participated in the exhibition organised by the Directorate of Teachers’ Education (DTE) and State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT).
In his address, Mishra urged the students to emulate well-known scientist Sam Pitroda and famous astronomer Pathani Samanta Chandrasekhar.
Among others, secretary, School and Mass Education Usha Padhee, director, SCERT and additional secretary, Dasarathi Satpathy, director, Primary Education Sibabrata Das, director, Secondary Education Sanatan Mallick, state project director Mahendra Mallick and director, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RAMSA) Premananda Khuntia also spoke on the occasion.
The programme is being conducted by SCERT since 1974 under the aegis of NCERT, New Delhi to popularize science and mathematics among the students.
The exhibition has a new theme every year. This year, the theme is ‘Science and Mathematics for a Sustainable World’.
It has six sub-themes such as Health and Environment Education, ICT, Energy Resources, Community Development, Transport and Waste Management.
A popular talk on the theme ‘Indigenous Technology for Inclusive Growth’ along with work experience camps on Biology, Electronics and Chemistry will be organized during the exhibition.
After this state level exhibition, 40 selected participants will attend the Eastern India Science Fair at BITM, Kolkata along with other participants from 12 eastern zone states.
In the next phase, some of the participants will get the chance to participate in the national level exhibition, basing on the selection of their synopsis by NCERT in any state of India.