Annual Science Exhibition in Agartala promotes young scientists

Friday, January 7, 2011

AGARTALA - The students of more than 50 schools participated in the 38th edition of the Annual Science Exhibition recently held at the Children’s grounds here that showcased innovative science projects with the aim of encouraging young scientists and innovators in the region.

Organized jointly under the aegis of Tripura Science and Technology Department and Tripura Council of Education Research and Training, the fair showcased innovative science projects of young students.

The five-day long fair aimed to increase awareness about the need for science education and motivate youth towards research and development.

“There are more than 57 models displayed in the fair and more than 50 schools participated in the fair which promotes science and technology among students. Many colleges and regional institutes are also participating this year,” said Akbar Ahmad, Organizer, 30TH Science Exhibition, Tripura.

The models that were put on display in the fair showcased the creativity of the young students.

Some of the designs included efficient earthquake resistant buildings, new age ecological parks, compound farming parks to promote multiple occupations and innovative weaving looms for the promotion of cottage industry in the region.

The fair displayed books on the role that science plays in improving our lives.

Visitors showed keen interest in the work of young students, who enthusiastically answered all their queries.

“Be it a boy or a girl the trend is to become either a doctor or an engineer. But very few want to become scientists and fairs like this one can encourage the youth to become scientists, which would be a good thing for our future,” said Nabarup Ganguli, a participant.

With India aiming to become a global player, the emphasis on research and development has increased significantly. The northeast can make an important contribution to India’s success story through its trained and skilled human resources.

Kakuli Acharjee, an engineer working with the State Department said through this science fair, we attempted to give people the idea that the science department is working hard towards the benefits of people.

“Through this science fair, we try to give people the idea that our science department is working hard towards the benefits of people. Basically, we are giving importance in the earthquake resistance structure because Tripura is under Zone 5 in the seismic Zone 5, so it is very much important whenever you design a building, so it must be earthquake resistant,” he said. (ANI)

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