Picking up their favourite brushes and a sting of bright colours, students of North Point Day School with great excitement participated in a Painting Competition, organised by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Mumbai, Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi together.Close to 300 enthusiastic students from class 6th to 10th standard, participated in this competition expressing their inner Picasso.
With the theme Vigyan Samagam and 8 mega projects, children put in their best efforts to showcase their talent by portraying scientific understanding in the most creative manner.
Keeping in with “Vigyan Samagam”, a unique and first ever mega science exhibition in India, organized by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Mumbai, Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi in unison, this competition saw students from various age groups competing together.
Judging the thought behind the paintings of each student, the judges unanimously announced Nikita kumari of 10th Standard as the winner, while admiring her artistic skills in representing Vigyan Samagam. The judges also praised Ayan kr. Addyaand Sriya, also of 10th standard for their creativity and awarded them as the first and second runner-up.
While appreciating the concept of ‘7 mega project on Vigyan Samagam’ behind organising Vigyan Samagam, S.K. Kutty, Principal, North Point Day School said that by organising these kind of activities, the organisers are persuading kids to increase their interest in science and enabling future scientists.
The judges were extremely impresses with the creativity of kids and praised their participation spirit.They also suggested that such activities should be conducted regularly for kids in order to inculcate awareness in them.
The event concluded with the organizers distributing informative material to both the students and the teachers about Vigyan Samagam. They also urged them to visit the exhibition at Science City to get firsthand experience and to interact with scientists also.
A lot of activities are being organized at various schools in Bengaluru to promote Vigyan Samagam. The overall concept behind this mega science exhibition is to demonstrate the technical ability and scientific acumen of Indian Scientists in global mega science projects like CERN, FAIR, INO, ITER, LIGO, MACE, SKA and TMT.
Schools and colleges who would like to participate in the ongoing weekly sessions conducted by various projects can register themselves on the Science City website www.sciencecitykolkata.org.in and attend the sessions.
Vigyan Samagam is currently open for public till December 31 at the Science City, Kolkata. The exhibition will remain open on all days from 10:00 AM till 06:00 PM including holidays. For additional details, science lovers are requested to visit the website www.vigyansamagam.in and its social media handles. They can also download and installed the specially created App VigyanSamagam for further inputs.