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Focus on building child scientists
Correspondent Kohima, JUL 21 (NPN):
Published on 22 Jul. 2010 12:32 AM IST
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Advisor of department of Science and Technology, Deo Nukhu on Wednesday said “We’re badly in need of good scientists” and urged teachers to train children to specialize in their area of interest and build them up as child scientists.
Addressing a state level resource persons training programme on National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) at KMC conference hall on the theme ‘Land resources: use for prosperity, save for posterity’ as chief guest, Nukhu said technological advancement was the outcome of development of scientific knowledge.
He also reiterated the dream of former president of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, to make India a developed nation by 2020 and asserted that the dream would be fulfilled if young students were well groomed from now on.
The chief guest further lauded the organization for focusing on building up child scientists in the state.
Giving an introduction to NCSC, state coordinator, National Children’s Science Congress Nagaland Andrew Ahoto Sumi stated that NCSC was a network of 72 voluntary and government agencies throughout the country, established in 1991 and was a forum for children from 10-17 years from formal and informal school system to exhibit their creativity and innovative.
National Children’s Science Congress is involved in activities such as campaigns on body donation for scientific research, publication, and other programme like YSA-2004, Indo-German science exhibition, etc.
A mock presentation of children’s projects was presented by Watinaro, child scientist.
The workshop was attended by science and mathematics teachers from schools and colleges in Kohima, Dimapur, Zunheboto, Phek, Kiphire, Peren and Wokha

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