Kurnool:Young minds came out with myriad solutions to the challenges of ecological disaster at the 14th State-level National Children’s Science Congress, which began at Montessori School here on Friday.
While Mayor S.Raghurami Reddy declared open the show, Collector M.Dana note address and went around the stalls.
Some of the projects presented by students on contemporary issues like bio-pesticides, herbal products and safe disposal plastics caught the fancy of the Collector and other judges.
Unlike the conventional science exhibitions, wherein students exhibit their models, the participants of the Science Congress develop a project, collect data and show the result.
Some 120 students from different schools across the State are taking part in the meet.
Sumesh from khammam presented how bio-pesticides could be prepared from simple plants and trees like neem, tobacco, chilli and garlic.
Krishna from Vizianagaram displayed herbal products grown in his school campus.
He and his team members listed the medicinal properties of different herbs. Ayurvedic doctors and people with traditional knowledge of herbs helped him in recording utility.
One student showed how soaps could be prepared without using chemicals. In this keynote address. Mr. Dana Kishore said no organism was redundant in the world, as humanity might need it in future. Some wild rice varieties were needed to develop pest-resistant varieties.
K.Vijayakumar, member secretary of the Andra Pradesh State Council of Science and Technology, which sponsored the event, said the projects selected here would represent the State and National Level Congress scheduled in December in Sikkim. Correspondent Montessori institutions kalyanamma welcomed the gathering.
Projects on bio-pesticides, herbal products and safe disposal of plastics displayed. The best entries will represent State at national level meet proposed to be held in Sikkim in December.