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National Children’s Science Congress will be held from December 27 to 31

Bhubaneswar: 10/10/18:The National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC), organized every year with the objective of providing a forum to children to give vent to their  creativity and ability to innovate, will be held at the SOA (Deemed to be University) here from December 27 to 31 next.

Around 800 children in the age group of 10 to 17 years, both from the formal school system as well as from those who are out of school or differently able, will be attending the event catalysed and supported by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), Prof. Amit Banerjee, Vice-Chancellor of SOA, told a news conference on Wednesday.

The NCSTC is mandated to communicate science and technology to the masses, stimulate scientific and technological temper and coordinate such efforts across the country. This will be the 26th edition of the NCSC.

Children from the ASEAN and Gulf countries are also likely to attend this program catalysed by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, Prof. Banerjee said.

Dr. T.P.Raghunath, Chairman of the National Academic Committee (NAC) for NCSC, Dr. Lalit Sharma, Senior Member of NAC, Dr. Manas K. Mallick, Director, SOA, Dr. Jyoti Ranjan Das, Dean (Students Welfare), SOA and Dr. Anurag Satpathy, Chief Coordinator for the 26th NCSC, were present at the news conference.

The newly designed logo for the NCSC and the website were also unveiled at the press conference. The focal theme for this year’s NCSC will be “Science, Technology and Innovation for a Clean, Green and Healthy Nation.”

Launched in 1993, this is the second time that the NCSC is being held in Odisha. Besides the participating children, around 400 teachers, guides, facilitators and parents of the children will also be attending the event along with scores of scientists, evaluators and researchers, Prof. Banerjee said.

The inauguration will be held in SOA’s 1400-seat state-of-the-art auditorium in Campus 2. The technical sessions besides exhibitions and discussions will be held in the adjacent facilities in the campus.

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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