The fourth-edition of mega Science, Arts and Crafts Exhibition at Priyanka’s Vidyodaya High School, drew a huge crowd here, on Sunday.
As many as 2,200 exhibits were displayed by 1,800 students from nursery to Class X with each class working on a different theme. Nursery children displayed paintings of fruits, vegetables, animals and birds. ‘Charminar’, ‘Victoria Memorial’, ‘Church’, ‘Gurudwara’, ‘railway station’, ‘cricket stadium’, ‘India Gate’, ‘Taj Mahal’ and ‘Red Fort’ were a few exhibits worked upon by Class I students.
‘Geo-thermal energy’, ‘water cycle’, ‘global warming’, ‘urban occupation’, ‘types of pollution’, ‘history of early man’, ‘satellite communication’, ‘structure of the earth’ and many more formed part of the exhibition.
It was not just students who had put up their exhibits, even teachers involved themselves with interesting themes like ‘solar system’, ‘Indira Gandhi Zoological Park’, ‘different forms of terrace’, ‘early man civilization’ and deities made with chalk and pencil nibs, among others.
Going through the exhibits at the school, deputy district education officer, C.V. Renuka, appreciated the students and the teachers for the effort taken. Reiterating facts about the exhibition, the headmaster and secretary of the school, D. Bhagirath Kumar, said, “We organise such exhibitions once every three years. The credit goes to the collaborative effort wherein students, teachers and parents involved themselves.”
Administration officer of the school, Devi, and teachers Surya Kala, Rajat and others were present.
A district-level science exhibition was organised by the Department of School Education and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan at the OCPM Girls Higher Secondary School here on Friday.
Inaugurating the exhibition, Collector L. Subramanian said that the best way to improve scientific temper among students was to involve them in study of natural sciences.
Students from around 85 government schools in Madurai, mostly from Class 9 to Class 12, participated in the exhibition.
Ten best experiments selected from the exhibition were awarded a price of Rs.1000.
Experiments highlighting issues like air pollution, flood management and dengue awareness and also innovative models like device for climbing lamp post were exhibited.
J. Angelo Irudayasamy, Chief Educational Officer, K. Selvakumar, Joint Director of Education (Kallar Reclamation), and S. Nadarajan, Educational Officer (in-charge) of Madurai Corporation, also addressed the students.
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