DOOMDOOMA, Nov 6 - The 27th State Level National Children's Science Congress (NCSC), 2019 meet which began on November 1 at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) of Tinsukia district, concluded on Monday with the valedictory function held under the chairmanship of Dr Jaideep Baruah, the working president of the State Organising Committee, NCSC.
Of the 26 projects that were selected for national-level NCSC to be held at Tiruanantpuram from December 26 to 31 next , the projects submitted by Hiranya Raj Sarma and Jahnabi Debi - group leader and co-worker respectively of Sonitpur district was awarded Khagendra Nath Brahma State Child Scientist Award in lower age group while the project of Anurag Bezbaruah and Bibhash Gogoi - group leader and co-worker of Radhakrishnan Academy, Kakapathar of Tinsukia district was awarded Dr Abani Ch. Goswami State Child Scientist Award in upper age group.
This year altogether 287 projects were presented (112 projects from lower age group and 175 projects from upper age group). Of them, 145 projects were from rural areas and 63 from urban areas. The language-wise break up of the projects are : Assamese-196, Bodo-13, Karbi-2, Bengali-10 and English-66.
Among the 33 districts took part in the the event, Tinsukia District bagged the best organisational district award while Dibrugarh District bagged the best academic district award. On the other hand, in the competition held among the magazines brought out by different districts in respective district conferences , �Bigyeya� (Majuli ), �Anneshan� (Jorhat) and �Souvenir� (Baska) were awarded first, second and third prizes respectively.
The valedictory function, which was anchored by Ramen Gogoi, the State Co-ordinator of NCSC and it was addressed by several speakers, including Dr Jaideep Baruah, working president, Bipul Kumar Bora, president, State Academic Committee, Jayanta Kumar Sarma, member, National Academic Committee, Dr Jai Singh Parihar, former Director, North Eastern Space Application Center, Shillong and Dr Gauranga Dhar Baruah. Several other distinguished guests, including the president of All Assam Science Writers' Association Dhiren Deka , the Principal of JNV, Tinsukia M Raghumoni Singh and former District Coordinator of NCSC , Tinsukia Jiten Sharma took part in the programme.
This year's conference witnessed the highest attendence in terms of projects. There were other programmes like interaction with scientists, activity corner and cultural function. The highlight of the third day's programme was a lecture on science writing and interaction with scientists. Sahitya Academy Children Literature Award winner Santanu Tamuli delivered a speech on the subject while Dr Jai Singh Parihar, the former Director, NESAC answered many questions on India's space exploration and also about current Chandrayaan - 2 mission.