Uttarakhand’s first Frontier Mountainous District Children’s Science Festival in Champawat today

Saturday, 19 November 2022 | PNS | DEHRADUN

Uttarakhand’s first Frontier Mountainous District Children’s Science Festival 2022 will be organized in Champawat this weekend by the Uttarakhand State Council of Science and Technology (UCOST) in association with the Champawat district administration. The director general of UCOST, Durgesh Pant informed that this two-day festival is being organized with the aim of developing scientific consciousness among the children of the remote and inaccessible areas of the six border districts of the State which are Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Bageshwar, Champawat, and Pithoragarh. He said that it also aims to sensitize students studying in remote schools to traditional knowledge and to develop a scientific temper in them while popularising modern science and technology among them. He said that several competitions were organized in several schools at the block and district level in the past few weeks as per the directions of chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. About 250 students from these six districts have been selected and will participate in the finale of the science festival which will be held at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Champawat on November 19 and 20. The UCOST public relations manager Amit Pokhriyal said that participants will also get an opportunity to participate in a science exhibition, scientific workshop, planetarium show, science film show, and several other programmes. He said that students will also be able to hold discussions with several scientists invited to the event after listening to their lectures on various science topics.  Apart from scientists, many prominent experts and thinkers will participate in this festival too. Also, UCOST will organize contests for students like poster competitions with the theme of the local traditional knowledge systems, drama with the theme of environmental protection awareness, science quiz competitions, and poetry reading in Hindi and the local language. The festival will be inaugurated by the chief minister on Saturday and will be concluded in the presence of governor lieutenant general (retd) Gurmit Singh.

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