Two child scientists to represent state
KOHIMA, OCTOBER 29: Amongla Pongen and Neingumenuo Thur, both from Christ King Higher Secondary School, Kohima, have been selected to represent the State at the 104th Indian Science Congress to be held from January 3-7, 2017, at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.
This was announced at the 24th State Level National Children’s Science Congress 2016 held today on the theme ‘Science, technology & innovation for sustainable development,’ a programme of NCSTC, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. The State level programme, organised by the Nagaland Institute of Health, Environment & Social Welfare (NIHESW) held at Zonal Council Hall, Kohima, was graced by Editor-in-chief of The South Asianist, University of Edinburg, Scotland, Dr. Michael Heneise, as the chief guest.
Addressing the child scientists from Dimapur, Peren, Zunheboto and Kohima districts, Dr. Michael instilled science as an interesting subject that requires great deal of commitment, discernment and also a great deal of passion. He said experimenting with science teaches a person to develop patience, perseverance and passion.
While citing examples of prominent scientists from across the world, many of whom are from small countries, Dr. Heneise said children from Nagaland are no lesser than anyone. Dr. Heneise encouraged them never to give up but aim to reach the stars. He also extended best wishes to them.
Meanwhile, Mitishar from Christ King Higher Secondary School, Kohima; Rüdilhounuo Regina Mere from Christ King Higher Secondary School, Kohima; Kaboli G Aye from Cornerstone School, Zunheboto; Shneha Chakraborty from Little Flower Higher Secondary School, Kohima; Vitho K Yeptho from Cornerstone School, Zunheboto; Viküsünuo Natso from Alderville School, Kohima; Botoholi Achumi from Little Flower Higher Secondary School, Kohima; and Ryan Sivakoti from Cornerstone School, Zunheboto, have been selected to represent the State at the national level scheduled from December 27-31 at Baramati, Maharashtra.
The child scientists have presented various projects such as ‘Low cost method for preserving squash,’ ‘Importance of nula (snail) rearing,’ ‘Innovative discoveries to solve the livelihood problems of the people,’ ‘Study of land-use pattern and its impacts on soil quality and planning- A case study of Jotsoma’ etc.
The programme was chaired by the State Coordinator NCSC, Santu Thapa, while the welcome address was pronounced by Hony, Director of NIHESW, Dr. Vizovol Mekro. The programme concluded with declaration of results and award of certificates to evaluators and teacher guides.