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Ongole students win national-level contest

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They win trophy, tablet PC and trip to Singapore

Proud moment:Budding scientists from Gowtham Model School along with school correspodent M.Kondiah and Principal M. Padmaja at Ongole on Wednesday. —Photo: Kommuri Srinivas
Proud moment:Budding scientists from Gowtham Model School along with school correspodent M.Kondiah and Principal M. Padmaja at Ongole on Wednesday. —Photo: Kommuri Srinivas

The Gowtham Model School (GMS) here has won the national-level Fevicol Science project challenge 2013 held in Mumbai.

Three sixth class students from GMS did Prakasam district and the State proud by projecting innovative water conservation methods during the three-day contest that concluded on April 29,

School correspondent M.Kondaiah told reporters here on Wednesday. ''It is a great achievement by Ongole lads as 1.85 lakh students from 737 schools have taken part in the contest,'' he added.

Scientists from the Navi Mumbai Science Foundation acted as judges and spotted the budding scientists in GMS students – M. Guna Snehith, P. Sasi Preetham, and Ch. Karthik, GMS Principal M.Padmaja said.

The students were bubbling with enthusiasm having won a trophy, tablet PC and a foreign trip to Singapore worth Rs. 5 lakh from the Pidilite Industries, makers of Fevicol.

The students' guide Valli Devasena with a sense of fulfilment said the students were given the topic on the first day. They were allowed to do research on different water conservation techniques and develop working models on the second day. The judges put a barrage of questions to the scientists in the making and adjudged the GMS team as the winners, she added.

The GMS students had made it to the finals by developing a project ‘sustainable village for a population of 10,000’in the junior-level category drawing inspiration from former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who had advocated Provision of Urban facilities in Rural Areas (PURA) to find a permanent solution to migration to urban areas and turn villages into engine of growth.

They win trophy, tablet PC and trip to Singapore


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