District Kathua students shine in NCSC competitions



KATHUA: Amidst challenging conditions and restrictions, the 29th National Children Science Congress was organized and completed at State level recently. The event commenced on 24th of November last year at District Resource Centre, Kathua with the support of National Council of Science & Communication Technologies.
The NCSC is a national level agency which is connected to scientific and technological developments and provides a platform to young researchers to showcase their research and ideas to tackle environmental challenges.
About 52 students in the age group of ten to seventeen years, of government and private schools, from across the district showcased their science models via virtual mode.
The models were evaluated at DRC by subject experts, Ramandeep Kour, Santosh Sharma and Sunil Jasrotia under the guidance of Harpreet Singh, District Co-ordinator, NCSC and Pawan Vivek, DRG Kathua.
The event was held under the supervision and the guidance of P.L. Thapa, CEO, Kathua who encouraged the participants and provided valuable insights.
The models were judged on the basis of presentation & utility of the model. The top 15 models were short-listed and participants competed at state level.
The state level competition was judged by the respected members of NCSC via online mode between 7th to 14th January, 2022.
Out of these participants, top 7 participants were recommended for representing the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir at national level NCSC competition, 2022 which is yet to be held.
It is worthwhile to mention that among 7 winners, two participants namely Raghav Bajaj & Vikrant Mehra, who will represent the state team at senior & junior level respectively are from district Kathua.
Both the participants are students of Learning Temple School, Kathua and were ably guided by their mentor, Pooja Gupta the vice principal and science teacher.
The CEO Kathua in his message has congratulated all the students for bringing laurels and name to their respective districts and wished them best of luck for the next phase of the competition.