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THEIR EYES shone with satisfaction of having achieved what they had strived for. They oozed confidence and nothing could deter them - not even the volley of questions posed by judges.

The 150 exhibits put up by school students at `GENESIS 2003' - an exhibition-cum-competition, organised recently by the P.K.R. Arts College for Women, Gobichettipalayam, spoke for themselves.

Innovations and problem solving techniques were given priority, so as to kindle the spirit of creativity and scientific knowledge in students.

The models at the expo brought to light various existing social problems and also the solutions to these. There were also exhibits on agriculture, sericulture, electronics, space, marine engineering, to mention a few.

The Principal of Gobi Arts and Science College, Gobichettipalayam, V. Periyasamy, and the president of PTA of Jeevabai Municipal School, Tirupur, Eswaramoorthy, jointly inaugurated the exhibition.

Delivering the valedictory address, the State president of the Green Movement, Dr V. Jeevanandhem, expressed concern over the neglect of old methods due to the advancement of technology. He criticised modern methods of cultivation and pointed out that the use of chemical fertilisers had affected soil fertility. He appreciated the students for putting up exhibits on organic farming, like `Panchakaviyam'.

The Government Girls HSS, Bhavani, won the first prize and Rs 2,000 for their model `Hydraulic Poclain'. The SRCM Matric HSS bagged the second prize and Rs 1,500 for their model of `Reciprocating Pump and Women'.

The model `Protection of Foodgrains' fetched the third prize and Rs 1,000 for the URC Palaniammal Matric HSS, Sengodampalayam, Erode. In addition, two special cash prizes of Rs 1000 each were presented to the Bharathi Vidya Bhavan, Erode and Vellalar Girls Matric HSS, Erode. Seven schools were given consolation prizes.

By Sundaram R in Erode

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