A total of 16 child scientists will be representing the state in the 27th National Children Science Congress- 2019 to be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from December 27 to 31. These child scientists were chosen from among the 146 who attended the 27th State Children Science Congress on the weekend.
Child scientists from 95 blocks of 13 districts of Uttarakhand took part in the 27th State Children Science Congress 2019 that was held at Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology, Vigyan Dham campus on the weekend.
Speaking on the occasion the UCOST director general Rajendra Dobhal said that the science congress provided a platform to children to showcase their talent in science from block to state levels in addition to giving them an opportunity to attend the national level event.
He said such events hold much significance in developing scientific temper within children.
He also spoke about the various programmes being undertaken by UCOST for popularisation of science in the State. Science technology and innovation for a clean, green and healthy nation was the focal theme of the 27thState Children Science Congress which was jointly organised by Department of Science and Technology, UCOST and Society of Pollution and Environmental Conservation Scientists (SPECS), Dehradun.
A total of five sub theme were taken up in the congress that included ecosystem and ecosystem services; waste to wealth; society, culture and livelihoods; health, hygiene and sanitation; traditional knowledge system. Among the 146 child scientists who took part in various themes, there were also 91 female students.
Those who were awarded included Zoya Fahim Razvi, Neha and Ayush Dobhal in the ecosystem and ecosystem services theme; Pradeep, Dhruv Dabur and Himanshu Gunwant in waste to wealth theme; Priyanka Chand, Anupama and Preeti in society, culture and livelihoods theme; Gaurav Singh Nayal, Sunita Joshi and Asbhishek Gusain in health, hygiene and sanitation theme and Abhilash,