Amritsar, December 1, 2011 : The three-day-long 19th state level Children’s Science Congress 2011 on the theme ‘Land Resources: Use for Prosperity, Save for Posterity’ today concluded at picturesque Khalsa College’s main Hall amid the echoes of developing scientific temper among students. Morethan 450 students from 90 schools from all over Punjab participated in the CSC organized by Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST) with active collaboration of historic Khalsa College.
In total 51 projects in senior category were presented by students and 48 in the junior category. Out of which 16 teams were selected to take part in the national level CSC to be held at Jaipur from December 27 to 31. Director General of Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala, Dr. RS Khandpur along with Khalsa College Principal, Dr. Daljeet Singh and PSCST Additional Director, Neelam Gulati Sharma distributed prizes to the winners.
Dr. Khandpur in his address said that there is an urgent need to develop scientific temper among the students to create a ‘sense of innovation’ which is most required in the country today. He said school level is the right time to inculcate the ‘scientific minds’ if we want to prepare the students as ‘future scientists’. Dr. Daljeet earlier said that they were happy to host CSC at the campus and he also coaxed the students to appreciate science and develop and interest into it further general development of the country.
He was happy that large number of students from government schools have participated in the Congress as he asked the students from government schools that they should not feel any complex as they can compete well with the public and convent schools if they work hard in their studies.
The cultural items were presented during the concluding ceremony by the college students. The stage was managed by Prof. Davinder Singh who with his anecdotes from the science world amused the audience. Programme-Coordinator, Dr. Jasjeet Kaur Randhawa said that they were happy that the children showed keen interest in the Congress.
The teams which was selected in the senior category included Shivanshu from Delhi Public School (Ludhiana); Balpreet Singh from Spring Dales Public Sr. Sec. School (Sangrur); Garima Bansal from Our lady of Fatima Convent Sec. School (Patiala); Diksha Bhardwaj from Guru Amar Das Sr. Sec. School, Goindwal Sahib (Tarn Taran); Harsh Banaal from Sri Ram Ashram Sr. Sec. School (Amritsar); Shamsher Singh from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Sr. Sec. School, Jaurian Kalan (Gurdaspur); Harpreet Kaur from Govt. High School (Ropar) and Mandeep Kaur from Govt. High School, Koharwala (Faridkot)
And the team selected in the junior category were Guneet Sharma from Our Lady of Fatima Convent Sec. School (Patiala); Varinder Singh from Guru Amar Das Sr. Sec. School, Goindwal Sahib (Tarn Taran); Shaurya Gulati from Vivek High School (Mohali); Amrinder Kaur from Guru Gobind Singh Public Sr. Sec. School, Jindra (Moga); Nitin from Ch. Balbir Singh Public School (Hoshiarpur); Majot Kaur from Sri. Guru Harkrishan Public School (Hoshiarpur); Sonali from JNJDAV Sr. Sec. School, Giddarbaha (Muktsar) and Shrishti Chaudhary from The Millennium School (Bathinda).