Science exhibitions motivated students to understand the nuances of science, and teachers and parents should encourage students to understand science, said speakers at a function held here to mark the valediction of the district science exhibition held here on Sunday.
N. Subramanian, Minister for Adi Dravidar Welfare, appreciated the efforts of the students in preparing simple models on various complex scientific principles.
C. Manoharan, District Collector, presided over the function and said that 50 exhibits selected from the Aranthangi and Pudukottai educational districts were displayed at the district-level exhibition.
N. Arul Murugan, Chief Educational Officer, said that students had exhibited their talents through these models.
Sub-junior category: R. Jayalakshmi, Government High School, Othaipuli Kudiiruppu, model on producing bio-plastics using banana waste got the first prize; M. Madesh from Government HSS, Maramadakki, got the second prize for the hearing-aid device; Nilopar Nisha from Raniar Government HSS got the third prize for model on power generation.
Junior category: Class 9 and 10: R. Sarojini from Government HSS, Ponpethi, separation of oil from saline water, got the first prize; R. Dinesh Kumar from GHSS, Silattur, burglary alarm, got second prize; K. Tamizhselvan from GHS solar energy, got the third prize.
Senior category: Plus one and Plus Two: S. Sivakannan, from Ayyakannu Government HSS economy in the use of petrol, got first prize; G. Muthulakshmi from Sacred Heart HSS, ‘communication through vibration for visually-challenged’, for second prize; P. Azhagesan from Kavarapatti GHSS, ‘nuclear power’ got the third prize.
Matriculation category: A. Tharik from SFS School model on ‘air pollution’ got first prize; M. Kokila of Vidhya Vikas Matriculation School got second prize; the third prize went to M. Geethanjali of Sudarshan Vidhya Mandir for her model on ‘eco friendly fuels in future’.