SCERT holds Science seminar, selects topper for National event
SRINAGAR: The J&K State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) on Tuesday organised a science seminar at its Bemina campus.
The seminar, entitled “Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development: Challenges & Prospectus,” was divided into four segments: Science content in presentation, Novelty in use of visuals, Fluency in speech and Ability to answer questions. Each segment’s marks were worth 40, 15, 25, and 20 points, respectively.
Aaishia Hayat, an eighth-grader from Government Middle School in Mujhgund, zone Batamaloo, was named the winner at the seminar.
Around seventeen students from each district of the Kashmir division participated in the event, which served as a warm-up for the National Science Seminar scheduled for November 3, 2022 at Science City, J.B.S. Haldane Avenue, Kolkotta, West Bengal.
Asishia will represent J&K at the national seminar along with the winner of a similar competition that will take place in Jammu shortly.
The students—through their speeches and presentations—warned that if quick measures to thwart the advances of human misdemeanor were not immediately taken, the earth will soon become inhospitable for all life forms.
Earlier the Joint Director SCERT Kashmir Mohammad Sharif Dehdar welcomed the participants and said that a child’s mother’s lap served as their first school where they acquire the basics of science.
“The actual pedagogy is built on daily learning,” Dehdar said.
The students, who received certificates of participation, made a promise during the closing ceremony to respect nature and preserve the environment in whatever small or significant ways they can.