Trivandrum: More than 300 students from schools across the city participated in the Inter School Science and Literary Fest organised by the Trivandrum International School today to revive and rejuvenate the scientific temperament of students.
Based on the theme ‘Sustainable Energy,’ the Fest tested hands-on problem solving skills and abilities. This scientific fete proved to be a platform where young minds could flex those grey cells and cross the frontiers of scientific inquiry through challenging puzzles and problems.
Inaugurating the Fest, Scientist RVG Menon, former Principal of Government College of Engineering, Kannur and former director of the Agency for Non conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) urged youngsters to conserve and use energy more efficiently.
“It is necessary for the present generation to be aware of the importance of saving energy. The value of being environment friendly when it comes to energy is worth more than simply stating ways of saving energy and doing nothing about it.
Prof. VN Rajashekharan Pillai, Ex Officio Principal Secretary to the Government and Executive Vice President, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) underlined the fact that science is also a tool that is sometimes being misused by human beings, using the analogy of a knife which can be used for both good and bad.
Explaining the purpose of the Fest, SrinivasK.Naidu, Principal, TRINS said, “The focus was on creativity and quick thinking. The challenges encouraged students to think scientifically, numerically and more importantly, laterally and logically. We are happy that the students rose up to the challenge, clearly demonstrating that the zeal of problem solving and discovery is still blazing brightly in young minds.”
The literary competitions that followed tested the creative and extempore speaking skills of the students through sessions such as ‘Young Scientist’ and ‘Numerically Yours’.
St.Thomas School, Trivandrum won the overall championship while the trophy for the best participating team went to L'ecole Chempaka.