Imphal: A science exhibition cum interactive programme on the topic ‘Awareness on Importance of Science Education in Tribal and Scheduled Caste Populated Schools in Kakching and Chandel districts, Manipur concluded on Friday.
Organised by the Centre for Rural Empowerment & Development Organisation (CREDO), the exhibition was conducted under the sponsorship of NCSTC Division, Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. The programme was first held on March 15 & 16 at the Auditorium of Library & Information Centre, Kakching and the second at Springdale School Thoma Memorial Hall, Komlathabi, Chandel on 18th and 19th March, said a statement by the CREDO.
The programme was inaugurated by retired Lt Gen Konsam Himalay Singh, former chairman, Manipur Public Service Commission as president, K. Jadu Singh, social worker as chief guest, Dr. Kh. Ibohal Singh, Associate Prof. & HoD, Department of Entomology, CAU, Imphal and Joykumar Singh, Secretary, Library & Information Centre, Kakching as guest of honours.
With more than 600 students participating from different villages under these two districts, various activities like mathematics puzzle, mathematics talent hunt, on spot painting competition, quiz competition, essay competition and extempore speech were held during the programme.
M. Rameshwor Singh, MLA, Kakching A/C, who visited the Science Exhibition advised the participating students to study hard to become a successful person in life. The lawmaker was particularly impressed by one of the models – “Smart Irrigation System” presented by Ideal Public School during the exhibition.
Wahengbam Anand Singh, Secretary CREDO, said the main objective of the programme was to exploit the talent and creative ideas of those young kids and giving them a space to explore the whole fabric of science. Such activities can bring out key concepts of textbooks into the physical world by experiential activities, he added.