Jawaharlal Nehru exhibition begins on Sunday

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 09, 2014 21:02 IST

This year's edition of prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition (JNNSMEE) will begin on Monday at Leisure Valley, Sector 10.

Organised by UT's State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) in association with The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi, the national exhibition will be the culmination of various science and mathematics competitions held at district, zonal, and state levels.

Haryana chief minister (CM) Manohar Lal Khattar will inaugurate the exhibition. The exhibition will remain open till November 17.

Selected entries are from all states and union territories, besides Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, atomic energy central schools department and schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education. The exhibition will see over 250 models made by students across the country.

This annual event is aimed at popularising science, mathematics and environmental education amongst children, teachers and public in general and also to provide a forum for children to satisfy their natural curiosity and help hone their creativity, innovation and inventiveness.
"The exhibition is a great opportunity for students from the city to interact with their peers from across the country," said Surinder Dhayia, director, UT SCERT, adding that the weeklong event will see several activities.

"The emphases is also to make children feel that science and mathematics are all around us and how science and mathematics can be used as a major instrument for achieving goals of self-reliance, socio-economic and socio-ecological development of the nation and the world and how these disciplines have developed and affected diverse individuals, cultures, societies and environment," he said.
This year's event is based on theme "community health and environment: landmarks in science and mathematics; information and communication technology; energy-resources and conservation; transport and waste management".

Students will be allowed to choose from any other area and develop projects using science and mathematics for a sustainable world.

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