Bengaluru International Science Exhibition Centre, December 14, 2016: The 43RD JAWAHARLAL NEHRU NATIONAL SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND ENVIRONMENT EXHIBITION FOR CHILDREN, (JNNSMEE) 2016, Delhi being organized by the Department of Education in Science and Mathematics (DESM) of National Council of Educational Research and Training, (NCERT), New Delhi in collaboration with the Karnataka Government from December 13 to 19, 2016 kick started yesterday at Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre, Tumkur Road.
Children from 193 schools from an overall of 34 states and 10 independent organizations including Central Tibetan Administration as one of the above mentioned organization are participating in this National Level Exhibition with their display exhibits on the theme ; Science and Mathematics for Inclusive Development. The Exhibition centre is flooded with flocks of school children, public in 100s to witness the innovative ideas and quench their thirst for scientific knowledge. A model on Biogas plant, prepared by Ms. Pema Yangzom and Master Tenzin Namgyal under the guide Teacher Mrs. Urmil Kenderi, PGT Chemistry from Tibetan Homes School Mussoorie is representing Central Tibetan Administration School for the first time under the Supervision and Coordination from the Department of Education, DoE Central Tibetan Administration, and Dharamsala. Mrs. Passang Chokpa Education Officer, Science from the DoE attended the exhibition to oversee and provide every necessary help to the team during the event as per a cordial invitation received from NCERT for the all the state level coordinators.
The mega event began with a grand inaugural session of lamp lighting by the day’s chief guest, Sri Siddaramaiah, Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka along with many other dignitaries; Sri Tanvir Singh, Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Sri Sena Pathi Ji; Director, NCERT and MLAs.
The Primary objective of the exhibition is to provide forum for children to pursue their natural curiosity, creativity, innovation and inventiveness and sensitivity to local as well as global problems. By popularizing Science Education among masses, the national level exhibition encourages one to look at societal problems and ponder over their causes and solutions including environmental protection through application of Science and Mathematics and thereby envisages paradigm shift from a Competitive to a more Collaborative Education. Considering Children as the assets of a nation, it is also aimed to provide platform for interaction and develop trust in a constructive learning by organizing various cultural programs, Talks by eminent speakers, Art and Music in the evenings.
The event will conclude with valedictory function and awarding of “Certificate of Display” to all the participant children and guide teachers. The Department of Education, CTA is basically being funded for this science project by US AID America under the TSSR projects while NCERT bears the expenditures in organizing the national level exhibition.
– Report filed by Department of Education –