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Young scientists fire imagination

india Updated: Sep 18, 2006 16:20 IST

Children from nearly 135 schools displayed their unique, innovative ideas in science on ‘Science and Technology for Rural Development’ at the regional-level science exhibition held at the Apeejay School in Pitampura on Saturday.

The students showcased projects on topics like ‘Life protection hi-tech circuit’, ‘Fingerprint recognition system and code’ and ‘Environmental management’ among others, at the exhibition that was organised by the Central Board of SEcondary Education (CBSE).

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Scientific institutions such as CSE, National Physical Laboratory, TERI & Nehru Planetarium set up stalls Astro Fair by Apeejay students had interesting displays: 3-D Mars panorama, making comet using mud and solar system 15 schools have been selected to represent the NCR at the national level. The contest will be held in Gurgaon on October 18-19.

“The exhibition is part of our enrichment programme for students,” said Ashok Ganguly, chairman, CBSE. Noted scientist Professor Yash Pal, who was also present on the occasion, called upon students to identify their calling in life and follow it with all their heart.

“Discovering new questions is more important than discovering answers,” he said. The students were very enthusiastic about the exhibition. Almas Lokhandwala and Rekha Joy, class XII students of the Ideal-Indian School, Doha, had come all the way to take part in it.

Their project titled ‘Conversion of oil seeds into green fuel’ got them the first position at the regional level.


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