Bhubaneswar: Renowned Scientist and former President of India Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam inaugurated the Children’s Science Congress today held at KIIT University campus on the 99th edition of Indian Science Congress (ISC).
“Learn from the lives of great scientists, dream to become like them and make impossible possible. But dream alone is not sufficient. You must also acquire knowledge, work hard and have perseverance, said Dr. Kalam to the delegates of the Children’s Science Congress.
Emphasizing the role of teachers and parents in developing creativity among students, Kalam said that they should nurture the minds to bring about a healthy change in children.
Beginning his hour long inaugural conversation with the children, Dr. Kalam appealed them to work to make their home free from corruption.
“You must dream to be like the great scientists. But dream alone is not sufficient. You must also acquire knowledge, work hard and have perseverance”, he said.
Adding more Dr. Kalam urged the children to be unique and work in the field of science and technology to be remembered for all time to come.
Besides this participants from across the State displayed their innovations in 110 stalls at the venue of ISC. As many as 16 scientists in 14 different categories were provided the Indian Science Congress Association Award comprising Rs 25,000 and a citation was by Dr. Kalam.
It is noteworthy to mention that the Children’s Science Congress is organized to provide an unique opportunity to children to use their scientific temperament and knowledge and to quench their thirst for creativity by conducting scientific experiments. It generally comprises of a three days event which encourages children to visualize science and stimulates their scientific temperament.
Dr. Prasanna Kumar Patsani, Professor Geetha Bali, Vice Chancellor of the Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur, Science and Technology and Earth Science Minister Ashwani Kumar were present in the occasion.