Probe Possibilities in science, students told
The 38th Kendriya Vidyalaya Regional-Level Jawaharlal Nehru Science Exhibition commenced in the city on Monday.
The two-day exhibition is being held at the Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mysore, and was inaugurated by A.S. Bawa, Director, Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL).
This year, the themes for the exhibition are “Bio-diversity: conservation and sustenance,” “Agriculture and technology,” “Green Energy,” “Transport and communication,” and “Mathematic modelling.”
The exhibition aims to instil a scientific temper among students while also creating greater awareness on science and technology.
A seminar was held on science and technology which was attended by participants from 46 Kendriya Vidyalaya in the Bangalore region, comprising Karnataka and parts of Kerala and Goa. This was followed by a quiz programme.
There were 240 exhibits from the participating schools, and senior scientists from the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), DFRL and the University of Mysore, who viewed the exhibits, described them as being of high standard.
In his inaugural speech, Dr. Bawa stressed upon the need for children and teachers to develop a keen sense of observation and meet the challenges in the field of science and technology. Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mysore, P.C. Raju addressed the students and urged them to draw inspiration from the exhibition.
M.T. Balakrishnan, who was the overall in-charge of the exhibition, urged the participants to probe the possibilities in science and technology for the betterment of humanity.