The Hindu in School, an initiative by the leading national daily, recently organised Budding Scientist Contest, presented by Manipal Hospitals, at St Joseph’s Indian High School, Bengaluru, with the idea to encourage young scientists to understand the concepts of science and research.
Having understood science, the students were to get in line with the vision that Dr APJ Abdul Kalam had for a developed India and present a science project on the same.
Among the junior students (classes 5 to 7) presenting their projects, Suyash Gupta from class 6, DPS (Bengaluru East) topped the content with Reading Aid for Disabled project that he developed with a kit, light sensor, a motor, a battery, an e-reader, and a sound sensor, which would help specially abled people read without assistance. With the smart project that he had built, the child was beamed with confidence as he told The Hindu, “I was confident of winning as I had come up with a novel idea.”
Following him close were Sanjana Garai and Sujitha N, students of The Oxford Senior Secondary School, JP Nagar, who had developed Robo Farming 2020.
Among the seniors, students from classes 8 to 10, it were Harshitha V, class 9, and Dhruv B, class 10, from Presidency School who took the crown for Suraksha, a project that would keep homes, agricultural fields, etc, secure, something that the developers said can be used by the armed forces too. Harshitha told The Hindu, “Innovations like ours bring in positive changes in efficiency, productivity and quality.”
Team of Akhil P and Lakshmi Chandana S from Jubilee School were the runner-ups for their project Cotton Bandage.
Judges Deepak Saini, Mayank Srivastava, Prerna Sharma, Balaji Jayaprakash, faculty members of IISc, found it hard to the rank winners as many top schools of the city had participated with around 120 projects to be adjudged. The awards were distributed by Jayant Modak, deputy director at IISc, and Harinarayan Sharma, chief officer of strategy and business development at Manipal Hospitals.
Story and Image credits: The Hindu
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