Students from various schools in Prakasam district enthusiastically appeared for the Science Talent Test conducted by Jana Vignana Vedika (JVV).
As many as 186 students took part in the district-level test conducted at the Indian Medical Association(IMA) hall here, coinciding with the birth anniversary of noted physicist C.V. Raman on Wednesday.
The tests were conducted by JVV State leaders C.V. Prasad, K. Nageswara Rao and IMA Ongle chapter Treasurer P. Phanidhar.
JVV State vice-president C.V. Prasad and other leaders including K. Nageswara Rao and P. Phanidhar distributed books worth Rs.23,000 to students to inculcate in them scientific temper and rational thinking.
Distributing prizes, Prakasam District Deputy Education Officer B. Vijayabaskar stressed the need for students to develop the spirit of questioning.
District Legal Services Authority Secretary G. Ramagopal lauded the JVV’s efforts for develop scientific spirit among students.
In all, 12,000 children from schools in 36 mandals appeared in the test conducted at the mandal level, Mr Prasad said. Merit certificates were issued to winners both at the mandal and district levels.