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First border district Children’s Festival to be held at Champawat

By Our Staff Reporter 
DEHRADUN, 18 Nov: Uttarakhand’s first hill border districts Children’s Science Festival 2022 will be held at Champawat on 18th and 19th November.
Along with developing scientific consciousness amongst the children of the border, remote and inaccessible areas of the state, many competitions will be organized at the development block and district level to strengthen the scientific concept. The finale of these competitions will be held at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Champawat on November 19 and 20, 2022, as the first state level Frontier Mountain District Children’s Science Festival 2022. Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST) is organizing this Children’s Science FestivalDistrict Administration Champawat is also a partner informed Prof Durgesh Pant, Director General, UCOST.
Prof Pant stated that about 250 school children from 06 border districts of Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Bageshwar, Champawat and Pithoragarh were selected over the last few weeks, for participation in this Children’s Science Festival. The basic objective of this two-day festival is to sensitize students studying in remote schools of the state to develop scientific temper and to popularize modern science and technology in the state. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami will inaugurate this festival on November 19. Governor Lt-General (Retd.) Gurmit Singh will be the Chief Guest at valedictory function on 20th November.
Pant also stated that in this unique Children’s Science Festival, the participants will be able to discuss issues with the invited scientists from across the country and listen to their lectures.  There will be science exhibition, scientific workshop, sky observation with help of binoculars, planetarium show, science film show, etc. Students will also get an opportunity to take guidance from experts.

Amit Pokhriyal, Manager, Public Relations told that there will be Poster competition (local traditional knowledge system), drama (environmental protection awareness), science quiz competition, poetry reading (Hindi and local language) for the students of classes 6 to 8 and classes 9 to 12 . Many senior scientists, experts and thinkers from across the country are participating in this festival. Students and teachers present in the festival can take advantage of this golden opportunity for dialogue and guidance by experts.