he Hindu in School is organising a ‘Budding Scientist’ contest for school children in association with Manipal Hospitals at Siddhartha College of Arts and Sciences here on February 15 from 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. The contest is open in two categories: juniors (Classes V to VII) and seniors (Classes VIII to X). Entries are restricted to two projects per school (one each in juniors and seniors categories). Students have to assemble at the venue by 9 a.m.

Kalam’s vision

The objective of the contest is to encourage young vibrant minds in schools to research, understand, explore and present science projects in line with former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s “Vision 2020- Developed India’, according to a press release by The Hindu Assistant Regional General Manager V.V. Raja Rao.

Exhibits deviating from the theme “Vision 2020-Developed India” will not be accepted.

Five themes

Students are expected to bring working models based on the following five themes:

Agriculture and food processing; aimed at doubling the present production of agriculture and food processing.

Infrastructure with reliable electric power; providing urban amenities to rural areas and increasing solar power operations.

Education and health care; Directed towards illiteracy, social security and overall health for the population.

e-governance to promote education

Information and Communication Technology; for increased e-governance to promote education in remote areas, telecommunication and telemedicine.

Critical technologies and strategic industries; the growth of nuclear technology, space technology and defence technology. The event is open to public. Details can be obtained from V.V.B. Satyanarayana (phone number 9849711799), V. Sai Srinivas (9849998519), K.V. Narasimham (9848866499) and Aditya Sundar (7032652882).

The objective of the contest is to make young minds study and present science projects

BY: The Hindu