National Level CBSE Science Exhibition 2016-17
8th February, 2017
Promoting the national and global concerns of inclusivity and sustainability through scientific and mathematical insights, National Level CBSE Science Exhibition was organized at N.C. Jindal Public School, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi, spanning three days 8th, 9th & 10th February, 2017. Clinching the theme – Science, Technology and Mathematics for Nation Building, the exhibition encompassed the sub-themes – Health, Industry, Transport and Communication, Innovations in Renewable Energy Resources for Sustainable Environment, Innovations in Food Production and Food Security, Mathematical Solutions in Everyday Life and Others.
The exhibition was a confluence of the Regional Level Winning teams from CBSE affiliated schools from different states of India, which showcased their innovative working/non-working models, exhibits, projects and presentations, supported by reports, displays and research papers. Overall, around 400 exhibits were displayed. The students participated in this scientific endeavour with unbridled enthusiasm to share their creative ideas and solutions to the challenges of existence.
The inaugural ceremony held on 8th February, 2017 witnessed the presence of Sh. Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi, IAS, Chairman, Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, as the Chief Guest. A galaxy of distinguished guests involved Sh. P.D Bhoot, ex-chariman, Managing Committee, NCJPS; Dr. M.S. Tyagi, Former Principal, NCJPS; Dr. Praveer Asthana, Scientist ‘G’, Head, Autonomous Institution & Mega Science Division, Dept. of Science & Technology; Dr. K.S. Bhandari, Founding Director, SCERT; Dr. Anadi Kumar Sinha, Associate Director, Nuclear Power Corporation, Govt. of India; Dr. J.P. Kapoor, Director, Family Welfare, GNCT, Delhi; Mr. Rishipal, IPS, DCP (Outer District) & Patron, Alumni Association, NCJPS; eminent professors, associate professors as judges from Delhi University, IGNOU and other institutions, NPSC Principals and the members of NCJPS Alumni.
The inaugural programme commenced with the lighting of the auspicious lamp and invocation to Goddess Saraswati. The school anthem presented by the students reflected their collective consciousness for the greater good. The Principal of the host school, Dr. D.K. Pandey, in his message, welcomed the Chief Guest, distinguished guests, scientists, researchers, educators, teacher escorts and participants from different states, and vehemently called the young students as the stewards of the nation and the world at large, who can utilize their inventive abilities to acquire deeper understanding of the natural environment and bring about positive changes. He expressed his gratitude and solidarity to the Central Board of Secondary Education for lending an opportunity to the school to facilitate the development of scientifically and technologically empowered minds through this educational initiative.
In his address, the Chief Guest, Sh. Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi, IAS, Chairman, CBSE, said that Indian Vedas and Upanishads have been a potential resource of expansive human knowledge, learning and cultural values for the entire world since ancient times. He asserted that knowledge is meaningful if it liberates, grows with the passage of time and promotes oneness and togetherness, keeping alive the motto ‘Vasudhav Kutumbhkam’.
The cultural programme ‘Vision 2040’, put forth by the students of the host school, was an amalgamation of myriad dances on the beats of the music. It depicted the progressive transformation of India into a great force to reckon with in the global scenario
Amidst rapturous applause and pride for the nation, the Chief Guest declared the exhibition open. The Vote of Thanks was presented by Mrs. Adarsh Bala (PGT, English). The programme concluded with the National Anthem.
Further, the Signature Campaign was carried out to garner perceptive views and conscientious involvement of all the stakeholders in the exploratory exhibition. The Chief Guest, the dignitaries and the jury members visited the exhibition.
Save the Daughter Campaign organized under the aegis of the District Magistrate (West), Delhi promoted the cause of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padao” and encouraged the girl participants to pursue scientific interests at higher level by distributing certificates to them for their enthusiastic and passionate involvement in the exhibition. A magic show was also organized to sensitize the visitors about the issue of female foeticide and girl-child education. The stalls put up by the Disaster Management Team from District Disaster Management Authority (West), Govt. of NCT, Delhi and Vigyan Parasar, Deptt. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India were an additional endeavour to create awareness about disaster preparedness and mitigation, and communication channels for seeking knowledge and information.
9th February, 2017
Dedicated to progressive exploration and innovativeness, the Second day i.e. 9th February, 2017 of the National Level CBSE Science Exhibition witnessed the resplendent brilliance of the budding scientists who unleashed the mystical powers of their minds to rebuild their connectivity to all forms of life.
A panel of fourteen eminent professors and assistant professors from Delhi University and IGNOU carried out the process of evaluation. They interacted with the participants to learn about their creative models/exhibits based on diverse sub-themes. The students utilized their skills of analysis, synthesis and application to produce captivating exhibits on to name a few, Industrial Waste Management, Pollution-Free Paper Industry, Organic Farming, Renewable Energy Resource, Brain-Mind-Machine Interface, Self-Sufficiency in Energy Requirement, Visualization of 3D-structures, Smart City and so on. Emphasis was laid on originality, utility for society, economic viability and presentation through extensive layout. They strived to earn uniqueness with their multi-dimensional approach, which clearly indicated an integrated outlook to the problems and challenges of the present world.
10th February, 2017
The Final Day i.e. 10th February, 2017 of National Level CBSE Science Exhibition organized at N.C. Jindal Public School, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi, commenced with the visits made by various educational institutions of Delhi and NCR. The interaction of the visitors with the participants proved to be an exchange of creative ideas, collective concern for the environmental threats and problems of everyday life and sublime appreciation for the scientific endeavours of the participants. The student community of the host school benefitted immensely from their exposure to the world of scientific innovation and creativity.
Expressing their solidarity to the campaign ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, the student-participants gathered in the school ground to form a human chain. It was initiated under the aegis of Mr. Shiv Kumar, IAS, District Magistrate (West). The students promised to stand against the atrocities like female foeticide and sex determination and promote the education and safety of the girl child.
Adding to the brilliance of the Science Exhibition, a motivational lecture was delivered by Sh. A.K. Sinha, Associate Director (Maintenance), NPCIL, Mumbai, on Teaching Methodology to ensure Guaranteed Success of Students. He exhorted everyone to build confidence, positivity and hope in students, and give them freedom to expand their horizons to realize their dreams and aspirations.
The Valedictory Function was graced by Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, India, as the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest planted a sapling in the school lawn, promoting the concern of green and clean surroundings. The Principal, Dr. D.K. Pandey, in his address, asserted that scientific initiatives kindle an intellectual curiosity among students and inspire them to make real advances in the developmental process of humanity.
Mr. J.K. Sharma, Chief Co-ordinator, National Level CBSE Science Exhibition 2016 shared his views and opinions about the exhibition and conveyed that the exhibits were insightfully built, elaboratively presented and effectively expounded.
In his message, the Chief Guest, Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, India said that the modern education derives its meaning from knowledge creation which is interdisciplinary and ever-evolving. He felt that educational institutions play a significant role in producing a pool of intelligentsia that can shape the future of a nation and fulfill the aspirations of the society at large.
Further, the students of the host school presented a classical music performance ‘Rag Vasant’ resonating an intangible and imperishable link between man and nature. Inspiring speech delivered by Mrs. Bharti Pushkarna, Activity Incharge of the host school, she apprised the gathering about the projects and initiatives undertaken by the school to promote the cause of the girl safety and girl education. It was followed by an enthralling puppet show, propelling everyone to raise their concern against female foeticide.
Amidst cheers and thunderous applause, the results of the National Level Science Exhibition were declared. 21 exhibits displayed by various schools from across India were selected as the best projects under various sub-themes. The winning teams were acknowledged and applauded for their extra ordinary exhibits. They were felicitated with certificates and prizes by the Chief Guest. The function concluded with the Vote of Thanks.