Minister for Infrastructure and Investment Ganta Srinivasa Rao has underlined the importance of promoting creativity among children and said that small ideas can lead to future inventions.

At the valedictory of the two-day District-level INSPIRE Science Exhibition at the SFS School at Seethammadhra here on Thursday, the Minister called the selected team members on stage and asked them to explain about their models. Impressed by their presentation he commended them.

He said that preparation of models would increase their creativity besides helping them understand the concepts better.

He later visited the stalls and was impressed by their presentation.

A total of 220 entries were submitted from various mandals in the district for the exhibition.

Of these 204 models were displayed at the expo and 16 of them were selected for display at the state-level expo to be held at Anantapur on December 7, 8 and 9.

District Education Officer B. Lingeswara Reddy, Deputy DEO C.V. Renuka and SFS School Principal Fr. Joji Babu were on stage.

The 16 models selected for the state-level expo are: ‘Bhukampala hechharika’ by D. Divya of MPUP School, Rajupeta (Munagapaka mandal), ‘Pollution control system’ by P. Charan of MPUP School, K. Koppaka, Anakapalle Mandal, ‘Fire detector’ by E. Vinod Kumar of MPUP School, Ramachandrapuram, Kotauratla mandal, ‘Poor man’s air cooler’ by S. Sai Bhavani of MPUP School, Medipaka, Munagapaka mandal, ‘Vermisash’ by P. Varun Kanta of ZPHS Seetanagaram, ‘Preventing theft of electricity’ by K. Mohan of ZPHS, Peddaboddepalli, Narsipatnam, ‘burglar alarm’ by A. Sai of ZPHS, Balighattam, ‘Tidal wave energy’ by N. Ramesh of ZPHS, Burugupalem, ‘Humans in biodiversity’ by M. Nagendra of ZPHS Gabbada, Narsipatnam mandal, ‘Biogas and paper recycling’ by A. Sai Durga Prasad, ZPHS Narayanapatnam, ‘Plastic separation in waste management’ by G. Ramesh of ZPHS Dimili, Rambilli mandal, ‘Rain detector circuit’ by P. Vijay Raju of Government High School, Thandava, Nathavaram mandal, ‘Solar power tree’ by B. Satyaveni of ZPHS Cheedigummala, Golugonda mandal, ‘Water level indicator’ by M. Sai Kumar, ZPHS Thurakalapudi, Butchayyapeta mandal, ‘Annadata sukhibhava’ by V. Sai Kishore of ZPHS Guntapalli and ‘bio-toilet’ by J. Sai Sneha of Nalanda Public School, Narsipatnam.

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