Schools gather at students’ science showcase
Dimapur, Oct. 23 (EMN): To motivate and encourage students to explore the wonders of science, a Dimapur-based nongovernmental organisation called the Breeze Women Welfare Association (BWWA) and a local school in the city, Livingstone Foundation International higher secondary school, organised a two-day science festival with the message ‘science rocks.’
The event was conducted on Oct. 23 in the school at Thahekhu village in Dimapur.
The programme was supported by the National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), New Delhi.
Speaking at the inaugural programme, the president of the association, Ani Yepthomi highlighted the necessity of science in developing societies, such as Nagaland, especially when fighting Climate Change and non-biodegradable waste products.
Yepthomi said that the science festival was initiated to spread awareness among the people in helping to achieve a sustainable environment collectively through community participation and contribution.
Explaining the history and aims of the association, Yepthomi said that the BWWA, while being an educational and societal platform, contemplated and introduced science into its objectives for development.
Day-one of the science event saw a huge turnout. The venue had a total of 21 stalls set up by various institutions.
Workshops and discussions with science enthusiasts also were conducted during the event, creating platform for students to have one-on-one interaction with the resource persons.