IMPHAL, October 27: A five-day long ‘Contact Programme for Talented Boys School Students of Manipur’ organised by the Manipur Science and Technology Council, Imphal was inaugurated today at the training hall of the Directorate of Art and Culture building, Palace Compound, Imphal.
The programme is being supported by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), DST, Govt. of India.
Altogether 36 students (from classes XI and XII) from 12 schools are participating in the programme nominated by their respective principals/head masters/head mistresses.
Speaking as the chief guest, G Tomba Sharma, former principal, DM College of Science, Imphal stated that there is no definite definition of the word ‘genius.’
He also asserted that students should be confident, hardworking and possess the spirit of enquiry to be successful.
Further stressing on the importance of being healthy, he said both the mind and body should be equally sound to become successful in life.
He appealed to the students to participate in the programme with keen interest and enthusiasm and be inspired.
MASTEC, Imphal director Th Surendranath Singh said the five-day long programme aims to expose the students to the exciting world of science and help them get motivated to take up Science as a career.
Using some fun facts of mathematics, he drew the interest of the students towards the subject.
During the five-day long programme, the participating students will be taken to various laboratories and other academic institutions including universities giving the students an opportunity to meet with real-life scientists working in laboratories.
The students will also have face-to-face interaction with distinguished invited scientists and attend lectures on mathematical and medical sciences, demonstration of yoga for health, etc.