Bhubaneswar: The three-day State-level tribal children’s festival, Sargi Fula 2011, organised by the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Development Department, that kicked off on Monday at the Adivasi Ground, concluded on Wednesday.

A State-level science project exhibition was organised as a part of this festival, to test the talents of the tribal children and to sharpen their skills through various activities.

Over 40 teams from different high schools participated in the exhibition and presented their projects on various themes including land resources, protection of forest and wild life in the State etc.

Both the organisers and the visitors were impressed by the innovative ideas projeted by the participants belonging to economically backward section.

Two of the projects one on automatic electricity system for energy conservation by Archana Hembram of Kujidihi High School in Mayurbhanj and electricity generation from cowdung by Hemanta Bagh and Sudam Kalo of Lahandabud High School in Sundergarh, found appreciation from all.

Apart from this a variety of experiments ranging from smokeless chullah, an automation system of street-lighting to that of a paper reclying project, found place at the fair.

As per the source, around 720 students from institutions like ashram schools, sevashrams, residential sevashrams, SC/ST Development High Schools and Ekalavya modern Residential schools of all districts took part in the event.

Moreover, workshops on magic, music, dance, creative writing, painting, mathematics, terracotta, paper craft, photography, theatre, clay modelling, animation, creative games and child reporting were organised during the event.