State level 19th National Children Science Congress (NCSC) 2011 was
held at Sikkim Science Centre, Marchak on Saturday, 3rd of December. The programme was organised by Sikkim State Council of Science and Technology supported by National Council of Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India.
National Children Science Congress is a programme of NCSTC-NETWORK, a unique programme for the children’s across the world. The programme is Catalysed & Supported by: Rastriya Vigyan Evam Prodyogiki Sanchar Parishad-Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.
The primary Objective of Children Science Congress is to make a forum available to the children’s of the age group of 10-17 years both from formal schools as well as from out of school to exhibit their creativity and innovativeness more particularly to develop the children’s ability to solve a societal problem experimented in a local scale using the method of Science.
For every two year a National Theme is selected for NCSCTC. The Focal Theme of 2010 & 2011 is: LAND RESOURCES: USE FOR PROSPERITY, SAVE FOR POSTERITY.
Every year before the district level NCSC organized by HRDD, Govt of Sikkim, the Sikkim State Council of Science and Technology organizes the Master Resource Training Programme (MRTP) in every district. The MRTP includes teacher from various schools in which they are trained to guide the students to make their projects. This year MRTP was organized in the month of July in which 35 teachers were trained.
Since the theme was same for two years many teacher representing their
school’s attended similar workshop in 2010. 12 schools participated in the programme on December 3 and in total 45 schools schools have participated at the district level. The teachers who participated were selected to attend the State Level 19th NCSC 2011.
First position went to Namchi Girls Sr. Sec. School while second, third and fourth position went to Tashiding Sr. Sec, School, Temi Sr. Sec.School and Hee Gyatheng Sr. Sec. School respectively. All four Schools will participate in National competition to be held from 27th to 31 Dec in Jaipur.
The chief guest for Friday’s programme was the Principal Secretary, Shri. Alok K. Shrivastava, Deptt of Science and Technology & Climate Change. During his address to the gathering he said that Science is a field which is not so difficult and also not so easy to go with it. It is only our thought that makes it difficult and if we try it is easy. He also mentioned that the child scientist should develop the habit of reading. Since our human brain is above all we should not completely depend on the electronic gadgets like computers, cellular phones etc. We should use them only to make our life easy. If we fully depend on them then human life becomes and forgetful. Finally he congratulated all the participants and expressed his best wishes to the teams going to participate in the Jaipur.
The judges for Friday’s programme were Ms. Usha Lachungpa, Sr Research
Officer, Forest, Env & Wildlife Management Deptt, GOS. Dr. L. K. Rai,
Research Officer, GB Pant Institute for Himalayan Studies, D.G Shrestha, Additional Director, SSCS&T and B.C Khusre, Professor, CAEPHT. At the end of the programme the participants and winner were awarded with certificates and trophies.
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