‘Summer Science' festival to be held at 100 places

skill development:A scientific principle being explained to students at Pudukottai.  

Staff Reporter

In Pudukottai district

PUDUKOTTAI: The Pudukottai district unit of the Tamil Nadu Science Forum has planned to organise ‘Summer Science' festival at 100 places in the district.

Stating this while inaugurating the first festival at Mullai Nagar in the town recently, T.S. Balakrishnan, State general secretary of Tamil Nadu Science Forum, said that these festivals aimed at utilisation of summer vacation for honing the students' skills and for promoting scientific temper among them.

The festival will be organised at 100 select schools in 14 panchayat unions besides urban centres in the district. Basic principles of science and their applications would be explained to the students. Encouraging sports activities was another objective of the festival.

Fun through magic

Pon. Karuppiah, district vice-president of the Tamil Nadu Science Forum, said that the festival would also include fun as one of the important components. Magical activities would be an important component of the programme. He even demonstrated a few magic events, but explained the scientific principle involved in each and every activity.

Encouraged by his lecture-cum-demonstration, a large number of children volunteered to participate in the activity and raised several queries about the secrets of the movement.

K. Jayabalan, Pudukottai town secretary of the Tamil Nadu Science Forum, and L. Prabakaran, district organiser, were among those who offered felicitations.