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SYED MUTHAHAR SAQAF

Made to win: The students with the trophy.

Made to win: The students with the trophy.  

TIRUCHI

Science exhibitions that bring out the hidden talent in students have become a regular feature in the annual calendar of schools. The interest shown by students and teachers have enabled the schools to win laurels at various levels.

Two students of R.S.K. Higher Secondary School, Tiruchi, have, by evolving a high technology in a simple model, bagged a prize under the industrial category at the Southern India Science Fair held in Secunderabad recently. S. Sripriya and N. Ishwarya of Std. XI prepared a project titled "Coal resources and its utilisation". It was on the advanced nuances of coal mining, techniques of purification and utilisation of coal.

Principal Bro. M. Mariannan pointed out that besides being cost-effective, the exhibit was also an informative one. It gave simple tips to set up a coal beneficiation plant to prepare coal for any specific use.

The exhibit was first presented at Eureka - 2K3, a school level science exhibition. It was selected for the district level inter-school expo, where it won the first place under the Chemistry category and was selected for the State level exhibition. At the 31st State level Jawaharlal Nehru Science exhibition in Coimbatore held in January, this exhibit was adjudged the second best, thereby qualifying for the Southern India Science Fair and also the national level science exhibition.

Sripriya and Ishwarya say the encouragement and guidance provided by Principal Bro. Mariannan, teacher-guide Josephine Devaraj, and class teachers Theresa Karunakaran and Felicia Amirtharaj, have enabled them to achieve.

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