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Organise regular programmes in schools to develop scientific thinking

Bhopal. Regularising science-based programmes in schools of the state will increase number of meritorious Science students who will make Madhya Pradesh proud at the national level. Rs 50 crore Special Fund created in the state for this.

Kunwar Shah was addressing the inaugural session of the state-level Bal Vigyan exhibition of the Inspire Award Yojana organised by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology in Bhopal. Minister of State for Technical Education and School Education Deepak Joshi was also present on the occasion. School students from 51 districts exhibited 140 science models at the science exhibition.

The School Education Minister said that today major changes are fast taking place in the field of science. Children must be aware of these changes for which they should be encouraged to study science. He issued instructions to the departmental officers to publish a souvenir focussing on the science models exhibited at the exhibition. The models should be discussed amidst children of all schools of the state. He said that Rs 10 thousand will be given as incentive to the children selected for the national level exhibition.

In his address, Minister of State for School Education Joshi said that despite limited resources, the children exhibited their science models at the state- level exhibition which is praiseworthy. He said that efforts would be made to nurture the talents of meritorious child scientists at the Global Skill Park to be built in Bhopal. Teachers and parents should also promote scientific thinking in children. Scientist, Union Ministry of Science and Technology Hardeep Singh Choudhury gave information regarding Inspire Award Yojana. 10 percent models displayed at the state-level exhibition will be selected for the national-level science exhibition.

Commissioner Public Instructions Jaishree Kiyawat told that the Inspire Award Yojana is an investment in the state’s youth to develop study and research in science. It aims at sowing the seed of science in children, nurturing and promoting it besides creating their interest and scientific outlook. Regular students of Class VI to X have been included in the competition under the Yojana. The department has made available an amount of Rs 5 thousand for every science model to be included in the exhibition. This exhibition will be open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm at the Gujarati Samaj Bhavan near Anand Vihar School on August 29.