Dharamshala: With a view to inspire scientific temperament and creativity among school students, the Modern and Traditional Education wing of the Department of Education, CTA unveiled it’s first edition of the CTA Level Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition 2017 at Lower TCV School, Dharamshala.
Under the flagship initiative, five to six Tibetan schools will be selected among 29 participants to represent Central Tibetan Administration at the Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition for children.
Education Kalon Ngodup Tsering, overwhelmed after witnessing the exhibits of the children, said, “Science is everywhere. We can gain knowledge as well as solve many day-day problems by applying scientific creativity and investigation to our physical and social environment.
“It is saddening to see that children these days lack innovation and interest in science and math particularly. This exhibition is therefore aimed towards rekindling children’s creativity,” Kalon said today at the final day of the exhibition.
Dr Tenzin Nyibum, Assistant Professor, Gargi College, Delhi University applauded the initiative led by the Education department, saying the program was “very special and much needed” in our community. “As a recipient of scholarship during my further study provided by the Department of Education, I feel I have certain degree of responsibility to reciprocate and give back in terms of my knowledge that I have gained during my 12 years of university education.”
Dr Nyibum urged the department to carry on the initiative in schools, colleges to create excitement in scientific discipline among the young students and strengthen scientific interest and research base in Tibetan community.
Tenzin Dorjee, Head of the Modern and Traditional Education desk said, “This year, over 28 science, math and environment projects were showcased in the exhibition. The exhibits were grouped in the six themes: Science and Mathematics; Health and Environment; information and Communication; Energy; transport and waste management.
A total of 29 students from five Tibetan schools and nine instructors/teachers participated in the first ever CTA Level Science, Math and Environment Exhibition 2017.