Nagaland school students made State proud at IISF 2018

Nagaland school students made State proud at IISF 2018
One of the winners receiving the certificate
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Dimapur, October 10: Nagaland school students made the State proud at the India International Science Festival held at Lucknow from October 5 to 8 by winning one First Prize, 2 Second Prizes, 2 Third Prizes and a Consolation Prize at the North East Students Conclave which was a part of the 4-day long largest science festival of Asia.
By winning total 6 prizes at the prestigious event, Nagaland marched ahead of the sister NE States in the NES conclave.
Thirty seven presentations were made by students from the 7 Northeastern sStates on the theme Developmental Prospects of North East at the conclave and Shoniu Shiu, Class 11 student of Baptist High Kohima secured the First position in the presentation. Lemchila Sangtam, Class 11 student from Government Higher Secondary School, Tuensang and Kikasangla , Class 12 student from Holy Cross Higher Secondary School, Dimapur secured the Second prizes. Metsongmalem M Chang, Class 11 student of GHSS Tuensang and Yaikomba Thingujam, Class 10 student of Holy Cross HSS Dimapur bagged the Third Prizes and Anushka Bhattacharjee, Class 11 student of Pranab Vidayapit HSS, Dimapur received the Consolation Prize.
Eminent scientists from premier institutions of the country who were jury for the presentations were very much impressed by the talents exhibited by the students from Nagaland and encouraged them to pursue scientific research as career for the development of the region and the country. They assured all possible help for guiding the students from the State to pursue studies in various research oriented programmes.
The NE Students conclave was inaugurated by Union Cabinet Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on October 7.
The Union Minister highlighted the vast natural resources and potentials available in the NE India and listed various initiatives undertaken by the Government of India to bring prosperity and development in the NE region. He conveyed the warm greetings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the young student participants of the NE States and also shared about the special directives given by the PM to all the union ministers for giving importance to developmental projects of NE India.
On the first day of the programme, the student and teacher delegates were taken to the CSIR Central Drug Research Institute laboratories and got exposed to the glimpses of various research activities being undertaken at the institute. They also had interactions with scientists working at the premier institute.
Later they attended Northeast Teachers’ and Students’ Pedagogy Training session conducted by renowned academicians of India to enhance their interest and temperament on science and technology. On the closing day of the programme, the winners of the events were awarded by Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary, Dept. of Bio Technology, Govt. of India.
The Nagaland team comprised 25 students and 5 teachers from Govt. HSS, Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, Ungma, Phek, Mon, Tuensang , Holy Cross HSS Dimapur , Pranab Vidyabith HSS Dimapur, Baptist High Kohima, Mezhur HSS Kohima and Queen Marry HSS Mokokchong and was coordinated by Nellayappan, Assistant Director.
Menukhol John, Principal Secretary, School Education, Wonthungo Tsopoe, Director, School Education and Asano Sekhose , Chairman , NBSE congratulated all the winners and participants for bringing laurels to the State and appreciated the efforts and support of the guide teachers, school authorities and parents that leads to this achievement .
Wonthungo Tsopoe added that the Department of School Education has intensified its efforts to strengthen the Mathematics and Science Education from the grass root level and hoped that the State would witness more such achievements in the coming days. (Page News Service)