HAILAKANDI, Oct 28 - Child scientist Abu Saleh Arif Hassan Choudhury of Hailakandi district has been selected for the 26th National Children�s Science Congress (NCSC) 2018.
Choudhury, a Class-X student of Spring Valley Central School was selected for his innovative project on fibre waste of animals titled, �Paper production from animal waste�. He did the project under the sub-theme �Waste to Wealth� under the tutelage of Shirin Akhtar, a TGT of the school.
Promising young scientist Choudhury made a thin sheet of paper from cowdung and showcased his impressive model before the State-level evaluation committee. His project was highly appreciated as Choudhury made some recommendations like process of separation, cost-effectiveness, chemical analysis, mechanism behind it, et al.
Choudhury will join the select league of around 800 child scientists in the NCSC, 2018 event at Bhubaneswar in Odisha from December 27 to 31 next. Children from the ASEAN and Gulf countries are also likely to attend this programme. The focal theme of this year�s NCSC is �Science, Technology and Innovation for a Clean, Green and Healthy Nation�.
In all, nine child scientists represented Hailakandi district in the Congress at Majuli. Altogether, 284 child scientists from 33 districts of the State participated in the four-day event which was inaugurated by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
It may be mentioned that NCSC is organised every year in different parts of the country since its inception in 1993 to encourage scientific curiosity, creativity and a scientific temperament among students in the age group of 10 to 17, both from the formal school system as well as from those who are out of school or differently abled.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan congratulated the little scientist and his guide teacher for making Hailakandi district proud and hoped that he would bring more laurels at the national level science congress.
Inspector of Schools Rajiv Kumar Jha too congratulated both of them and wished Choudhury success at the upcoming prestigious event.