Kohima, March 31: Kisangwala Longkumer of Bridges Academy, Mokokchung today won the first position in the State Level Science Exhibition 2022 held on the theme “Science and Technology for Sustainable Development”.
The exhibition was conducted through virtual mode under the aegis of Directorate of School Education, Nagaland in collaboration with Samagra Shiksha, Nagaland in the directorate mini conference hall.
Longkumer received a cash award of Rs 15,000 while second place winner Tsulun Kiumusu of Akum Imlong School Tuensang and third place Nyulem Konyak of Model’s School Mon got Rs 10,000 and Rs.7000 respectively.
Delivering the keynote address, Director of School Education Department, Wonthungo Tsopoe said that such an event should not be a one time activity but should be a continuous process to infuse the learning of science in the lower level.
“We need to have laboratories at the lower level. We need to have science teachers at the primary or upper primary level so that the students will be motivated and encouraged about the learning of science,” he said.
Such a science exhibition will boost the credibility of the students in the field of science and technology, thereby setting a benchmark towards producing more scientists and more technocrats, he said.
Deputy Director, School Education Limadangit Jamir touching on the importance of science exhibition, said “Today, science and technological education has emerged as one of the most important subjects of studies in all levels of education especially for school going children”.
It helps to create new knowledge and utilization of the knowledge, boost the prosperity of human lives and solve the various issues facing the society today, he said.
“Scientific knowledge allows us to develop new technologies, solve practical problems and make informed decisions – both individually and socially. New scientific knowledge may lead to new applications to solve new problems,” he said.
(Page News Service)