UT Adviser Inaugurates 38th State Science and Environment Exhibition
The 38th State Science and Environment Exhibition organized annually by the State Institute of Education in collaboration with NCERT was inaugurated by Sh. K.K. Sharma, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, UT Chandigarh. The exhibition is held every year to popularize Science amongst children, teachers and general public. It is designed to unleash a wave of creativity and scientific temperament amongst children and to enable them to analyze their everyday experiences and to make them think about the need to understand linkages between local and global issues. Sh. K.K. Sharma had an interaction with the participating students in the exhibition and lauded the models prepared by them. Sh. Upkar Singh, PCS, Director Public Instructions (S), UT Chandigarh was also present on the occasion and was highly impressed by the exhibits displayed by the students of various schools. He also said that it was for the first time that he saw such an organized exhibition. Sh. Chanchal Singh, Deputy Director School Education and Principals of various schools of Chandigarh were also present in the exhibition. The main theme of the Exhibition is ‘Science and Society’ and the sub themes are:-
2. Natural Resources and their Conservation
3. Transport and Communication
4. Information and Education Technology
5. Community Health and Environment
6. Mathematical Modelling
In the exhibition, 152 Models have been exhibited by the students of Chandigarh Schools in the Exhibition in four categories namely Sr. Sec. School category, Govt. Model High School and Private School category, Urban Govt. High School category and Rural Govt. High school category. The winners of Inspire Award Exhibition held at National level in New Delhi also exhibited their models. The evaluation of the exhibits will be done by experts in the field of Science. The Prize Distribution Function will be held on 7th December 2012 in which cash prizes amounting to Rs. 5100/-, Rs. 3100/-, Rs.2100/- for first, second & third prize respectively for each category and each subtheme shall be given to the prize winners of the Exhibition and students selected in State Talent Search Examination. Dr. Surender S. Dahiya, Director, State Institute of Education, said that the exhibition is held every year to provide a forum for children to pursue their natural curiosity, inventiveness to quench their thirst for creativity and to make children feel that science is all around us and we can gain knowledge as well as solve many problems also by relating the learning process to the physical and social environment. Mrs. Sarita Shreedhar, Head of Department of Education in Science & Mathematics welcomed the guests and the participating students and said that this exhibition will help develop critical thinking about global issues to maintain healthy and sustainable societies in today’s environment. The Exhibition is receiving an over-whelming public response. People from various walks of life visited the Exhibition to get an insight into the latest trends in Science and Technology. The exhibition is open from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm till 7th December, 2012.