Jammu : The RM Public School in Chowadhi, Jammu, was abuzz with scientific fervor as the two-day State Level National Children Science Congress (NCSC) concluded today. The event was being organized by the National Council for Urban and Rural Development Society (NCURDS) Jammu, under the
guidance of the School Education Department Jammu. This initiative is supported and catalysed by the National Council for Science and Technology Communications (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The Valedictory function of the program today was presided over by prof. D. S. Manhas, Dean/Director Placement Cell Cluster University Jammu whereas Dr. Narinder Kumar, Associate Professor Zoology, GGM Science College Jammu, Mr. Rameshwar Mengi Chairman Shiksha Niketan Group of institutions and Rakshan Mengi Director RM Public School Jammu graced the event as guest of honour.
In the welcome address, Dr. Ashaq Hussain Chairman NCSC J&K-Jammu, provided a brief introduction to the NCSC program and emphasized the significance of NCSC in nurturing and enhancing the scientific temperament among children from an early age. He further added that in the course of the two-day event, 41 projects were presented by the child scientists of different
Districts out of which top 7 outstanding projects are selected to represent Jammu at the National level at the end of this month. Dr. Ashaq Hussain. The selected projects from senior group including Arush Dev Sharma of Govt. BHSS Sunderbani, Rujila Mahajan of Heritage School Jammu, Ishan Pandey of Army Public School Sanba and Aditi Bakshi of Shiksha Niketan Hr Sec School Jeevan Nagar Jammu where as from Junior group Arjun Veer Singh of air Force School satwari, Diksha Devi of GGMS Abtal Samba and Amit Singh of TMP School Nowshehra.
Prof. D. S. Manhas in his Presidential address commended the efforts of Zaffar Ullah Khan, Founder Secretary-General of NCURDS, Jammu, and State Coordinator NCSC-J&K (Jammu), along with his team, for organizing this commendable program in the interest of students and the teaching community. He further highlighted the urgent need to transcend science from traditional classrooms to society, emphasizing the application of science and technology for the benefit of society. NCSC, in this regard, has proven to be highly beneficial, instilling a sense of scientific curiosity in students from a very young age. Earlier Dr. Narinder Kumar in his address, underscored the importance of science and technology in the modern age. He expressed optimism that such programs could inspire children to think and act scientifically.
The program concluded with the presentation of mementos as tokens of appreciation to the dignitaries and ended on a note of gratitude with a vote of thanks by Kuldeep Gupta State academic Coordinator who besides others commended the efforts of management, teachers and students of RM Public School Chowadhi Jammu for making this program a grand success.