State-level science fair gets underway on a colourful note

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Telangana State-level Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition (JNNSMEE)-2017, being held for the first time after formation of Telangana, got underway on a colourful note here.

Warangal: Telangana State-level Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition (JNNSMEE)-2017, being held for the first time after formation of Telangana, got underway on a colourful note here.

The Deputy Chief Minister, K Srihari, inaugurated the three-day science fair at Telangana State Social Welfare Residential School (Boys) at Madikonda on the outskirts of Kazipet on Thursday. A total of 517 exhibits were on display by 486 students and 31 teachers from across the State.

Addressing the students, Srihari asked them to draw inspiration from personalities like APJ Abdul Kalam, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Vikram Sarabhai and others, who upheld India’ name in the field of science. Similarly, students when grow up should contribute their bit to the world of science.

Because of the efforts of scientists like Kalam, India has become global player in the field of satellites launching. The country has gained the technological strength to launch 108 satellites into space at a time and earning huge amount of foreign exchange, the Deputy CM noted.

He asked the teaching community to make efforts in exploring creative skills in the students and broaden their knowledge base so that students may make inventions useful to the nation. He stressed on the need for new inventions in the fields of agriculture, dairy and allied fields.

Srihari further wanted the students to lend their support to ‘Make in India’ initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to boost domestic industries and thus help Indian economy. Being a nascent State Telangana is witnessed fast growth. The State government is making committed efforts in offering quality education to all sections. 544 new Gurukuls were started in the State in just three years’ time and training students to face competition at global level, he pointed out.

The State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) Director B Seshu Kumari stated that the science fair is aimed at motivating students to develop interest in science and mathematics. The best exhibits will be selected for South India Science Fair to be held from January 8 to 12 in Hyderabad.

ZP Chairperson G Padma, MLA A Ramesh, Mayor N Narender, in-charge Collector Preethi Meena, Director of School Education G Kishan, Regional Joint Director P Rajeev, RJD Model Schools Lingaiah, DEO K Narayana Reddy and District Science Officer Ch Keshava Rao were present. Perini dance and other cultural programmes conducted at the inaugural ceremony.

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