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146 JNV Students Attend the 5-Day Regional Children’s Science Congress at IIT Gandhinagar

 Saurav Anand 17/11/2022

IIT Gandhinagar

Up to 146 high school students from 73 districts in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Diu, Daman and Dadra Nagar Haveli, and 73 districts in Goa and Diu are participating in the residential event.

73 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) from the Pune Regional Office of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti are participating in a five-day regional children’s science congress being held at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar (NVS). The Regional Children’s Science Congress, which began on November 16 and will last five days, will end on November 20, 2022. The residential event will include up to 146 high school kids, including 73 girls and 73 boys, from 73 districts in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Diu, Daman, and Dadra Nagar Haveli, as well as about 40 JNV officials, instructors, and support personnel. From the 73 JNV, one boy and one female top student have been attending the Science Congress.

The first meeting took place on November 16, 2022, a Wednesday. During the opening session, other speakers were Professor Rajat Moona, Director of IIT Gandhinagar, Professor Anil Gupta, an Indian expert on grassroots innovations and the creator of Honey Bee Network, Furthermore, Gujarat Council of Science and Technology Advisor Dr. Narottam Sahoo (GUJCOST). They were accompanied by Prof. Sriram Kanvah, Associate Professor of Chemistry at IIT Gandhinagar, and Deputy Commissioner B. Venkateswaran, NVS Regional Office, Pune.

Professor Moona welcomed all the school children to the IIT Gandhinagar campus and spoke about the connections between science and technology as well as how science is present everywhere. Over time, scientific and technological theories have changed significantly to allow for a more complex understanding of reality.

According to a statement from IIT Gandhinagar, the event aims to give students the chance to venture outside of the classroom, develop their experimental, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, and motivate them to pursue their scientific curiosity and creativity.

The students will participate in a variety of activities over the course of the five-day program, including science experiments, a visit to the top-notch labs at IIT Gandhinagar, interactions with illustrious faculty and scientists, a robotics demonstration, stargazing with a telescope, a trip to Science City, activities by CCL-IITGN, quiz competitions on science and innovation, yoga, and sports.

He urged pupils to follow their dreams without worrying about the outcome, mentioned a Bhagavad Gita passage that reads, “If you keep performing excellent work with commitment, inspired by your passion and interest, without expectation of results, you are guaranteed to obtain success in life.” I sincerely hope you gain new knowledge from this and return to study more.

A girl from JNV Parbhani in Maharashtra named Kusum Vaghmare expressed her delight about attending the school by saying, “It feels amazing and pleased to come to IITGN. I believe we have already attained the status of junior scientists, and I now aspire to join the IIT. The curriculum has greatly fuelled my motivation, and I eagerly anticipate learning more.

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