Twenty Point Economic Programme Chairman N. Thulasi Reddy exhorted students on Thursday to draw inspiration from eminent scientists like C.V. Raman and A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and strive to rise to the apex.

He inaugurated a three-day Srinivasa Ramanujan district-level science fair at St. Joseph English medium school in Proddatur town by releasing pigeons and colourful balloons. Students should imbibe a scientific spirit to emerge as scientists in future. The zeal of students was evident by the display of nearly 1,000 exhibits, he said.

The Government was organising science fairs in all the districts in order to promote thought process among students, MLC Batchala Pullaiah said. Teachers should encourage thought process among the students and the school atmosphere should be congenial to shape the students in the right way, the MLC said.

Telugu Desam Party MLA of Proddatur Mallela Linga Reddy called for proper use of science and technology from a young age. He called for collective efforts to forge ahead using science and technology. Kadapa District Education Officer K. Anjaiah said science and mathematics teachers helped students prepare exhibits for display. Proddatur Deputy Education Officer E. Vijayalakshmi said government and private schools participated in the fair.