To enhance the knowledge of students among basic science and to attract more students to study science and pursue career with research, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has organised exhibition of Science `Inspire Award 2010-11' for the students studying in 6th and 10th standard.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Karnataka Exhibition Authority Chairman BP Manjunath on Monday at St Anne's School NR Mohalla and the expo concludes on May 21.
From Mysore district 1,541 schools have been selected and two students team of each school will exhibit models related to science during this expo. 116 models exhibition will be selected during the exhibition and the selected team will be participating in a State Level Exhibition.
Speaking to Express DDPI Nagendra Kumar said that `Rs 5000 cheque has been provided from Government to prepare the models and instruction were given to school teachers and headmistress to advise the students to use the money for the project.'
`To prepare the project about 50 project plans related to students syllabus was provided to students. Apart from this Block Education Officers were also instructing the teachers about the project and its plans,' he added.
Speaking to Express Kiran an II PU students who visited the expo said `When science is being neglected, this type of science fairs and exhibitions will help to develop a scientific temper among students.
Students were seen very enthusiastically explaining about their models to the visitors.
List of district which exhibit their talent till May 21:
On May 16 and 17 - HD Kote – 189 team and KR Nagar – 316 team, exhibit their talent.
On May 18 and 19 - Hunsur – 249 team, Mysore South - 230 teams; Nanjangud – 44 teams.
On may 20 and 21 - Mysore North – 446 teams and T Narasipur - 67 teams.