Staff Reporter

The meet will be held at Thakkalai in Kanyakumari District

HOSUR: Forty students have been selected to take part in the State-level Students Science Forum to be held at Thakkalai in Kanyakumari District from December 5 to 7.

The students were selected on the basis of the papers on science projects submitted by them at the recently held 16th National Students Science Congress on Perumal Manimekalai College campus. T. Velusamy, President, Tamil Nadu Science Forum presided over the Congress. About 400 children participated in the Congress and presented papers relating to environmental issues.

The Tamil Nadu Science Forum District secretary, A. Sivakumar, told The Hindu that 10 students from Bargur Government Higher Secondary School and Hosur Government Girls Higher Secondary School, 25 students from John Bosco School, Hosur; Sishya School, Ashok Leyland School, Maharish School and Saint Joseph School and five students from Edison Tulir Illam in Hosur will take part in the Science Forum.

The national-level `Young Scientist’ award will be selected at the Science Congress in Nagaland later.

Perumal Manimakalai College Correspondent P. Kumar sponsored the programme, boarding and lodging for the participants at the college venue.

Mr. Kumar also sponsored a science magazine for children `Tulir’ for all the government schools in Krishnagiri District. An amount of Rs. 16,000 as one-year subscription was handed over by Mr. Kumar at the Congress.