National Science Day observed

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IMPHAL, Feb 28: The Department of Education (Schools), Govt of Manipur today organized the celebration of National Science Day 2012 at GM Hall. It was attended by many from the teaching community, staff of Education (S) department as well as students from schools, namely, Keisamthong High School, Temple of Learning, HRD Academy, Wangkhei High School and Lalambung High School.

In his address as the president of the celebration, W Rajen Singh, Director of Education (S), rued the frequent disruptions to normal life through bandhs etc and especially the effect it has on students.. He appealed that students should be left out of the purview of such activities. He also expressed confidence in the abilities of the students from the state.

The day saw quizzes being organized in two categories, written quiz and oral quiz. Ch Sishidha, 9th standard of Keishanthong high school was adjudged the winner of the written quiz. He walked home with a cash prize of Rs. 1,000, a certificate and a memento. In the oral quiz, three teams with three members each had participated and Ch Sishirdhar, H Chingkheinganbi and Kh Geetarani Devi were the winners in an interesting competition. They each walked way with a cash prize of Rs. 1,000, a certificate and memento.

The day was also celebrated across the nation with its common theme ‘Çlean Energy Options & Nuclear Safety’. The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) had asked the Government of India to designate Feb 28 as National Science Day in order to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on Feb 28, 1928.

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