The 18th state level children’s science congress 2010 was held at Phek headquarters in town hall on October 26 with parliamentary secretary social welfure and women development, Chotisuh Sazo as chief guest.
Chotisuh said science has enormous potential for bringing prosperity and advancement of a nation as scientific knowledge and its application brings progress to the country and development of scientific temper results in progressive society.
He pointed out that the world is changing fast and skills like flexibility, innovation and creativity were now required.
“It is important that the educational system bears in mind and shifts emphasis from merely memorizing lessons to strengthening creativity, for which, our education system should develop the power of observation and analytical capacity of the children”, he said.
He encouraged the children to examine and analyze everyday experiences and make them search for solution to problems.
While wishing the best in the world of science he said, “Science can change our future and the future of our society lies in the hands of aspiring young people like you. Young people who can innovate, cooperate with others and stay resilient would be able to rise up to the challenge and make our earth a better place”
Phek DC, Mikha Lomi who graced as the guest of honour said scientists created a lot of wonderful in things. Deeming science technology as vital, he said the programme was organized to create awareness on the use of science technology and urged the students to gather more knowledge to enhance their approach which will eventually promote living standard.
The function was chaired by Dr. Vizovol Mekro, state academic coordinator, NCSC, while invocation prayer was pronounced by Rev. D.N Soho and welcome address by Kupota Khesoh, chairman, district organizing committee (NCSC), Phek, mock presentation presented by child scientist Wekute-u K. Thora who participated in the national level in 2009. Government officers, resource persons, public leader teachers and hundreds of students attended the function. The inaugural function was followed by presentation of project by child scientists from different district of the state out of which, eight scientists was selected to represent the state for the national level which will be held from December 27 to 31 at Chennai, Tamil Nadu.