The two-day State-Level Children Science Congress jointly organised by State Council of Science, Technology & Environment (SCSTE), Meghalaya and Science Department, Shillong College came to an end on Thursday at Shillong College Auditorium.
Supported and catalyzed by NCSTC, DST, Government of India, the programme was organised as part of the 31 National Children’s Science Congress as well as one of the events to mark the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of Teaching Science in Shillong College.
The Theme of NCSC 2023 is “Understanding Ecosystem for Health and Wellbeing”. S Tembe, Director of the Directorate of School Education and Literacy graced the inaugural function as the chief guest where in his speech, he encouraged all the participants that participation is more important than winning.
Hanika Barim of Mynken Christian Hr Sec School, Bhoirymbong; Jessica Marwein of St Ferrando Sec School, Sawsymper and Albin L Marshillong of St Joseph Hr Sec School, Nongkasen who secured in top 20 merit list of MBoSE SSLC Examination 2023 were also felicitated with cash prize and a memento.
The three students had enrolled in the free crash tuition in Mathematics and Science for the MBOSE SSLC Examination 2023 organized by SCSTE at 130 centres across the states.
Dr E Kharkongor, principal, Shillong College and A S Suting, Retd assistant project director, S&T Cell, Planning Department, also spoke during the inaugural function.
Out of the 64 selected project teams shortlisted from all district, eight projects have been selected to represent the state at the national level to be held in December.
The eight projects selected included three teams from the junior category and five teams from the senior category.
Selected school and project title from the junior category are St Francis De Sales, Umwahlang, WKH on ‘Development Of local liquid Fuel’, Mawrong Govertment UPS, Ri Bhoi district on ‘Organic Ointment for Multiporpose Treatment’ and Sacred Heart HSS, Williamnagar, EGH on ‘Artocarpus Heterophyllus as a healthy fruit juice’ while selected few from the senior category are Jirang Govt Hr Sec School on ‘Uses of Biochar as a Natural fertilizer’, Rev. JJM Nichols-Roy Sec School on ‘(Wah Umtung) Studying The colour of the river and specifically to conduct the test if the water is fit for human consumption’, North Liberty Higher Secondary School on ‘Study and understanding the effects of plastics in our local area’, Shillong Public School on ‘Computing carrying capacity of earthworms under different feeds’ and St Dominic Savio SS, SWGH on ‘Use of packet food increase plastic waste and promotes junk food, health of school children a matter of concern’.