SHRUTI KAPOOR, a standard IX student of the Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School, BHEL, won an award at the national level for her scientific project on ‘Landscape Eco-planning’ at the 14th NCSC (National Children’s Science Congress-2006) held last month at Gangtok in Sikkim. Her partner in the project was Kirti Kalyani of the same class.
Shruti and Kirti were awarded a certificate and appreciated for project by the delegates, important personalities and also by the President A P J Abdul Kalam who inaugurated the event participated by 600 child scientists.
This year’s theme of the Congress was “Biodiversity -Nurture for Our Future”. Shruti’s project was inspired by a newspaper report on killing of a tiger on railway track.
The three-tier presentation of the project’s model was made at district, State and national levels. The district-level presentation was held at Barkatullah University, while the State and national levels were held at Shahdol and Gangtok respectively.
School lecturer Sujata Shrivastava was the guide for the project. The model will be exhibited at the Regional Science Centre here on January 29 and 30.
Shruti said, “President Dr Abdul Kalam is my role model. I had a desire to meet him one day and the desire would be fulfilled when I meet him on March 27 at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, as intimated by the President’s office”. Shruti have credit to her parents, her teacher Sujata Shrivastava and my Principal Sister Noel for her achievement.