Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the prestigious National Children’s Science Congress at the Campus II of the SOA University here this morning.
According to information, over 700 child scientists from across the country and 15 other countries (five Gulf and 10 ASEAN countries) would attend the 26th edition of the NCSC, which would be held for five days to provide a platform to children to share their creativity and ability in science innovation.
The Chief Minister address the children in the presence of School and Mass Education, Science and Technology Minister Badri Narayan Patra and Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, Director of Postal Services, Bhubaneswar G Gurunathan and SOA VC Amit Benerjee, among others.
The children, in the age group of 10 to 17 years, drawn both from the formal school system as well as from those who are out of school or differently able, are attending the event catalysed and supported by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC).
Besides children, around 400 teachers, guides, facilitators and parents will also attend the event along with scores of scientists, evaluators and researchers.The children will present their research findings, carried out relating to the focal theme and identified sub-themes, during the technical sessions. The event will also feature colourful cultural programmes.