Three-day district science exhibition kicks off
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Inspire, the district level science exhibition received an overwhelming response today. For the first time, each participant was given Rs 5,000 prior to the exhibition to prepare their models and transport them to the site. The initiative was taken by the Science and Technology department of the Central government, to inspire students to show their skills. The three-day exhibition started at the R S Model School and 226 participants came forward from the government and private schools.
Ashok Taneja, co-ordinator of the event, said, "Participation at the district level programme has increased to more than double. Earlier, many creative students used to be reluctant to participate in exhibitions because of the funds involved in making models. This time, cheques were given before the exhibition."
Of the 226 students, 11 will be chosen on merit basis and they will represent the district at state-level exhibition, said district science supervisor Shashi Trehan. In the exhibition, Jaspreet a Class X student of the Siar Government High School, had come prepared with a model in which streetlights can be automatically switched off in the morning when sunlight falls on them.
Navjot Kaur from the Hathur Government High School had prepared a five-watt invertor for single room usage. Apart from this, Loveleen Saini, a science teacher of the Ladhowal Government School had come with her student Gurdeep, who had prepared a model of thermal plant that can be run on steam. The steam was generated through biogas.