Essar Foundation organised an inter-school science exhibition to mark National Science Day at Indira Smruty Vidyapeet, Dabuna, Keonjhar. About 1,600 students and 120 teachers participated in the event. The 20 participating schools were from villages surrounding Essar Steel India Limited’s (EStIL) Dabuna facility. The event started with an inaugural ritual, followed by a display of science projects by the students.
Students with the most creative science models won prizes, which were given to them by Mr Artatrana Pradhan, Block Education Officer, Joda; Mr Rajkishore Barik, Panchayat Samiti member; and Mr JS Sharma, GM- Logistics, EStIL, Dabuna.
The exhibition provided a platform to students to showcase their creativity, as well as take a greater interest in science. The students’ projects were based on a wide range of themes—from waste water recycling, solar powered city, electricity from waste and low-cost cold storage systems, to vitamins and minerals in vegetables, drip irrigation, etc. The waste water recycling project by the students of Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir, Bamebari, won the Best Exhibit prize.
India observes National Science Day on 28th February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist, Bharat Ratna and Nobel Laureate, Sir CV Raman.