Nityashish Bhandari, a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22-A, bagged the first position in the state-level category of the fourth national-level exhibition and project competition under Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Awards Scheme organised by the department of science and technology (DST) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from October 6-8.
Besides, Sayansh Jindal, a student of St John's High School bagged the first position in the regional-level category.
After the event, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, vice-president of India, interacted with winners and encouraged them to work hard in life.
Sandeep Hans, director, higher education, Chandigarh administration, interacted with winners at his office on Friday and encouraged budding scientists to carry on with the creative pursuit of science.
Surender S Dahiya, director, State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT), expressed delight over the achievement. The SCERT had earlier organised the fourth stat-level exhibition and project competition on September 11 - 13. Out of total 46 participants, five had been selected to participate at the fourth national level exhibition and project competition.