Monday, September 23, 2019

Students Paint Vigyan Samagam in the Colours of their Imagination

Picking up their favourite brushes and a sting of bright colours, students of Tunbridge High 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. Over 300 enthusiastic students from class 6th to 10th standard, participated in this competition expressing their inner Picasso.

With the theme Vigyan Samagam and 7 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 Safa Fathima of 6th Standard as the winner, while admiring her artistic skills in representing Vigyan Samagam. The judges also praised Mohammed Jawed of 8th standard and Sriya of 6th standard for their creativity and awarded them as the first and second runner-up.

While appreciating the concept of ‘Go curious and unleash the power of your mind’ behind organising Vigyan Samagam, Kim Noble, Principal, Tunbridge High 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.

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 VITM website and attend the sessions.

Vigyan Samagam is currently open for public till September 28 at the Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Bengaluru. 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 and its social media handles. They can also download and installed the specially created App Vigyan Samagam for further inputs.

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