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It was an opportunity for the young brains to showcase their scientific models at the Innovation in Science Pursuit of Inspired (Inspire)’, a...

A three-day district-level science exhibition for students in Hyderabad had 270 models talking about concepts such as water, environment and farming

It was an opportunity for the young brains to showcase their scientific models at the Innovation in Science Pursuit of Inspired (Inspire)’, a district-level science exhibition held at St Theresa’s Girls High School at Sanathnagar in Hyderabad on Monday. The exhibition organised by the Department of School Education sought to encourage young brains to take up science and research work.

Students from Golconda, Ameerpet, Kharitabad and Nampally thronged the venue to showcase their models prepared under the Inspire scheme. Students displayed innovative models pertaining to water conservation, renewable power generation, use of satellite technology, eco-friendly farming. In all, 270 students exhibited 270 models at the venue. “With inflation in the petrol price and pollution, one has to look for alternative way of generating fuel from renewable resources. Instead of depending on crude oil to extract petrol, one can generate ethanol out of Sorghum juice and vegetable oil that can be used as fuel,” said Nikki Susana, Class X student from St Theresa’s Girls High School. She was there to exhibit her project on use of renewable sources.

“Project e-harness is about generating power through solar power. The power generated in the solar panel is stored in batteries and can be used over a period of time. E-harness is economical and the government is also providing subsidies to encourage use of renewable resources,” said Sritishma, Class X student from Rosary Convent High School.

Of the 270 exhibits, 8 percent of the models would be selected for the state-level competition. The best projects at this level would be sent for the national level, S Venkateswarlu, Deputy Educational Officer, Ameerpet, said. To encourage students to take up Science and research, one student from each school was given Rs 5,000 under the Inspire award scheme by the Department of School Education and funded by Department of Science and technology.

The three -day exhibition was inaugurated by the K Janadhan Reddy, MLC and WG Prasanna Kummar, Director, National Green Corps. A Subba Reddy, District Educational Officer, Hyd. MD Ayub Khan, Corportor, Sanathnagar, Venkateshwarlu, Deputy Educational officer, Ameerpet Zone, and D Sujatha, Head Mistress, St. Theresa’s Girls’ High School also took part in the event. The three-day event will wrap up on August 28. Similar exhibitions would be held at Holy Family School, Falaknuma, and The Progress High School, Trimulgherry on Aug 27 and 28.

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