Jain (Deemed-to-be University) – School of Graduate Studies, organized the 23rd National Children’s Science Congress in association with the Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishath (KRVP) and Department of Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka on 18 November at its campus in JC Road. The theme of the event was “Awareness about Weather and Climate”. An exhibition cum screening event of science models/projects by school/college students below 17 years; it provided them the ideal platform to display their talents.
Many prominent schools from Bangalore participated in the event. Fourteen students from Vidyanjali School, Bannerghatta, were particularly excited to be in the Jain (Deemed-to-be University) Campus, accompanied by their teachers.
Nithin N, a sixth-grader was one among them and shared his team’s concept for the event. “We conducted a sample survey ofShanubhoganahalli over a period of three months and found out that compared to the village; the adjunct forest areas had a two percent drop in temperature. This is a significant find. This simple survey underlines the point that instead of spending our money on air conditioners, we need to plant more trees,” he said.
Aslam Pasha, the computer science teacher who accompanied the children of Vidyanjali School was impressed by the facilities on offer at the Jain (Deemed-to-be University) Campus, “We came here to give exposure to our children. Apart from the science exhibition and the competition, our students got an opportunity to visit the science labs, library, and IT facilities at the campus. This is great for the kids. It will trigger their aspirations,” he said.
The students from Prarthana School had a very interesting exhibit. Ananya, the ninth-grader, elucidated their team’s idea, “We are highlighting the importance of culturing algae to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide. Algae are really the unsung heroes of the plant world; they are very easy to grow and produce more oxygen than the plants and trees on the land. Seventy percentage of our Earth is covered in water and when you think of it, algae are vital for our survival,” she said.
Events like these promote creative thinking among the young minds and liberate them to come up with unique inventions that test their technical knowhow and enhance their subject knowledge.