Disket Angma from Ladakh was declared winner of the National Science Seminar 2022
Since 1982, National Science Seminar is organized every year by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM)
Disket Angma from Govt. Higher Secondary School, Saspol Village, Ladakh was declared winner of the National Science Seminar 2022 organised by the National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Government of India in Science City, Kolkata. This is the first time when Ladakh participated in the event after becoming a Union Territory. Yesterday, winners from 32 States and Union Territories participated in the National Science Seminar and deliberated on the topic “Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development: Challenges & Prospects” at Science City Kolkata. This is also the first time, that Science City, Kolkata hosted this prestigious and popular National Science Seminar.
A panel of five distinguished scientists, from different zones, namely Dr. Pradeep Kumar Srivastava, Former Dy. Director (Sr. Principal Scientist), CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Ministry of S & T, Govt. of India, Prof. Gopal Das, Dean Research & Development, Dept. of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati, Shri. Hoysala N Chanakya, Chief Scientist, Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Prof. B. N. Jagatap, Professor, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Prof. Sugopa Sengupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Presidency University, Kolkata adjudged the following participants as the winner and runner ups-
|1.||Disket Angmo (IX)||Govt. Higher Secondary School Saspol Village UT Leh-Ladakh||Winner|
|2.||KM. Bombii Kato (X)||Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Girls School, Arunachal Pradesh||Runner Up|
|3.||Kairavi Manjitsinh Chauhan (X)||Chidren’s Academy, Ashok Nagar, Kandivali, Maharashtra||Runner Up|
|4.||Adrish Pati (X)||Mount Litera Zee School, Contai, East Midnapur, West Bengal||Runner Up|
|5.||Shiva Vinayak (IX)||St. Francis School, Deoghar, Jharkhand||Runner Up|
|6.||Divyanshu Soni (IX)||Maharshi Vidya Mandir, Shahdol , Madhya Pradesh||Runner Up|
|7.||Lakshya Jain (IX)||Jayshree Periwal High School , Rajasthan||Runner Up|
|8.||Chirantan K. Hegde (X)||Ave Maria High School , Sirsi, Karnataka||Runner Up|
|9.||Tsupongla Shillen (X)||Ministers’ Hill Baptist H.S. school, Kohima, Nagaland||Runner Up|
|10.||Priyal Ratwan (IX)||DAV Public School Ghumarwin Himachal Pradesh||Runner Up|
The winner received a Winner Trophy, a Certificate and a Scholarship of Rs. 48,000/-. The other nine runner-ups got a Runner-Up trophy, Certificate and scholarship of Rs. 24,000/- each. The other 22 participants will get a Certificate and a Scholarship of Rs. 12000/- each. A total amount of Rs. 5,28,000/- will be given as a scholarship.
The Seminar was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp and an inaugural address by the Director, of Science City, Shri Anurag Kumar and a special address by Shri. A. D Choudhury. Director General, NCSM. Speaking on the occasion Shri A. D. Choudhury said – “The National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) has been organizing National Science Seminar (NSS) for School Students since 1982. This is an annual event where students from all parts of the country deliberate on a topic that is announced at the beginning of the academic year. Educating the younger generation on the concepts of sustainable development is a significant step towards bringing about change and building a new world that could support the needs of the present and future generations. I take this opportunity to thank the education departments of all the state governments/UTs for collaborating in this Science Seminar and encouraging students to participate.”
Shri Anurag Kumar, Director Science City, Kolkata said-, “It gives me immense pleasure to share that Science City, Kolkata hosted this prestigious seminar for the first time and the first time participant of National Science Seminar, Ladakh was adjudged winner of the Seminar. I hope more and more students will be inspired by the success of these students who come from remote areas and do miracles if they get opportunities”
The Chief Guest of the inaugural function, Prof. Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay congratulated all the participants for making it to the National Science Seminar after completing their district-state level competitions and mentioned how the topic of this year’s seminar will generate interest among students all over the country. At the same time, Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Director, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and Chief Guest of the valedictory session shared about the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute and encouraged students to develop an interest in Mathematics.
The programme ended with a Vote of Thanks by Shri Basudev Mandal, Curator, Science City, Kolkata and National Coordinator of this seminar.