130 students from 20 Thane schools take part in National Science Congress

03 October, 2018

THANE: As many as 130 young science enthusiasts from across 20 schools in Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli are all set to present their research projects at the District Children’s Science Congress which is to be held in mid-October.

Out of 123 submissions, the best 67 have been selected for the first phase of the National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC), the focal theme of which this year is ‘Science, Technology and Innovation for a Clean, Green and Healthy Nation.’

A maximum of 12 research projects have been chosen from the city’s Shrirang Vidyalaya followed by seven curated by students of Bedekar Vidya Mandir School at Naupada.

Surendra Dighe, coordinator of NCSC in Maharashtra said, “This time we got 123 projects from schools in Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli, 23 of which are curated by Marathi medium students. After thoroughly checking the projects we graded them and selected 67 thesis. Harmful effects of cosmetics on environment and its remedies, studies about different diseases by using mobile, sanitation in rural area etc. are some of the sub-topics selected for the upcoming competition. We will be guiding the students further about the changes to be made before presenting it to the judges.”

A total of five sub-themes revolving around ecosystems, sanitation, society and culture, waste management and traditional knowledge systems were given out of which the students had to select one.

Right from brainstorming for ideas to actually conducting surveys, experiments, formulating questionnaires, the students have been up on their toes since the past two months.

“Every year students from most of the city schools take part in National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC). It is not only a learning opportunity for the kids but also helps in sharpening their skills. It teaches the students to help with co-ordination, observation, team building etc.,” added Dighe.

It is good to see how students come up with brilliant ideas and sit together to discuss it with their guides. The project ideas are very well researched. We merely give them the required push and then they just explore their skills, explained Dighe.


Source : timesofindia.indiatimes.com