Science whiz kids take centre stage in Mumbai

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The 6th NES National Science Festival — a 7-day event — kicked off on February 25 at the NES International School in Mulund. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

The 6th NES National Science Festival — a 7-day event — kicked off on February 25 at the NES International School in Mulund. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

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The festival saw around 1,000 students from Classes 1 to 12 participate. Nearly 300 working models were displayed by the students from around 62 institutes and 15 other IB schools. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

The festival saw around 1,000 students from Classes 1 to 12 participate. Nearly 300 working models were displayed by the students from around 62 institutes and 15 other IB schools. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

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The festival was inaugurated in the presence of Dr R Varadarajan, Founder-Principal, NES SVB Group with Dr AP Jayaraman (former nuclear scientist, BARC), Principal Kaisar Dopaishi and Prof SS Bhagwat (ICT). (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

The festival was inaugurated in the presence of Dr R Varadarajan, Founder-Principal, NES SVB Group with Dr AP Jayaraman (former nuclear scientist, BARC), Principal Kaisar Dopaishi and Prof SS Bhagwat (ICT). (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

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An ode to great scientist Thomas Alva Edison was paid by the students through a skit. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

An ode to great scientist Thomas Alva Edison was paid by the students through a skit. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

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One of the major highlights was the Teachers’ seminar on ‘Sustainability: Role of science and technology’ — the festival’s theme. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

One of the major highlights was the Teachers’ seminar on ‘Sustainability: Role of science and technology’ — the festival’s theme. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

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The event saw working models on rain-water harvesting, ‘a trip to mercury’, a bio-gas plant, modern life In villages, among others. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

The event saw working models on rain-water harvesting, ‘a trip to mercury’, a bio-gas plant, modern life In villages, among others. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

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Chief guest Prof SS Bhagwat, ICT, Mumbai said, “Dealing with youngsters is always a learning experience. Seeds of future scientists are sowed in such festivals”. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

Chief guest Prof SS Bhagwat, ICT, Mumbai said, “Dealing with youngsters is always a learning experience. Seeds of future scientists are sowed in such festivals”. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

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National Science Day is observed on February 28. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

National Science Day is observed on February 28. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

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Special programmes for students of various schools at the one-of-its-kind NES Kids Space pavilion was announced (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

Special programmes for students of various schools at the one-of-its-kind NES Kids Space pavilion was announced (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

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The week –long festival will see a science spelling bee competition, a quiz competition, a live show of chemical amusement, physics face-off, a bio – jewellery competition using eco-friendly and bio-degradable material, a science skit, debate, filmmaking, the NES National Science Quiz and NES International Youth Green Parliament. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

The week –long festival will see a science spelling bee competition, a quiz competition, a live show of chemical amusement, physics face-off, a bio – jewellery competition using eco-friendly and bio-degradable material, a science skit, debate, filmmaking, the NES National Science Quiz and NES International Youth Green Parliament. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2017 01:00 AM IST
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