The science models prepared by the students of St. Joseph’s High School, Dharwad and Vagdevi Vilas School, Bangalore, have been adjudged as the best in the primary and high school categories respectively in the State-level science model-making-cum-exhibition, Jignyasa-2013, which concluded in Hubli on Saturday.

The science model on seed quality enhancement prepared by Anoop Deshpande of the St. Joseph’s High School, Dharwad, was adjudged as the best in the primary school category, while the eco-air conditioner model prepared by Shreyas and Sampreeth of the Vagdevi Vilas School, Bangalore, was adjuged the best in the high school category. They were presented a purse of Rs. 10,000 each, a certificate and a trophy.

S.S. Raveesh from the Higher Primary School at Basapur in Raichur district had prepared a model on ‘Recycling lift energy’ shared the first prize in the teachers’ category with Ramachandra V.G. of VBC High School, Bijapur, who had developed an electromagnetic teaching kit.

In the creative corner category, the Hubli and Jamkhandi units of Agasthya Foundation shared the first prize.

Scientist from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Harish Bhat said that scientists formed only 0.05 per cent of the population.

“If self-sufficiency in science and technology has to be achieved, at least 10 per cent of the total population should be scientists by 2025”, he said.