The essay writing competition was organized in line with the ongoing “Vigyan Samagam”, a one-of-a-kind first ever mega science exhibition in India, jointly promoted by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Mumbai, Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi along with National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata. The students were briefed on the theme and objective of Vigyan Samagam before the competition. The students were also guided to explore the website, app and social media handles of Vigyan Samagam to know more about the exhibition, projects displayed so that they can pursue their interest in science.
After going through a huge number of entries, a panel consisting of eminent personalities from the scientific fraternity picked up the winners of the competition. Khushi of Std 10th won the first prize, for her innovative thoughts and interesting content. Aarthi Kumari B and Pavithra P, of Std 10th and 9th respectively, were adjudged as first and second runners up for their wonderful participation.
The Principal of the school Asil Arasi said that any kind of unique initiative would always encourage students to follow their creative mindsets. And especially with this activity, students know about the nuances of essay writing on science
The judges too were astonished at the response and appreciated students’ writing abilities. They too enthusiastically interacted with students to understand more about their novel thoughts on science.
The representatives from the organizers of Vigyan Samagam distributed informative material to the students and teachers. The material included hands on information about Vigyan Samagam, the projects displayed at the ongoing exhibition.
Many initiatives and activities are being taken across other schools in Bangalore in a phased manner to promote Vigyan Samagam. The key motive of arranging this mega science exhibition is to demonstrate the technical ability and scientific acumen of Indian Scientists in global mega science projects like CERN, LIGO, SKA, TMT, INO, FAIR and ITER.