The Kamrup Metro District level National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) 2019 was held at Panbazar Higher Secondary School on 22nd September last.
Total 72 teams, each consists of two nos. of child-scientist from different schools of the Kamrup Metro District presented their project reports at the district congress.
From amongst them, eight projects are selected as representatives from Kamrup (M) District for the state level meet of 27th National Children’s Science Congress to be held at Jawahar Novoday Vidyalay, Rangajaan in Doomdooma from 1st to 4th November 2019.
Selected projects are as follows:
Advance Blind Stick –by Kridip Jyoti Mudoi and Bitopan Nath of Maharshi Vidya Mandir Sr. Secondary School , Silpukhuri.
Bio Brush-by Ashif I Rahman and Sonam Shannigrahi of Axel Public School, Lokhara.
Cost Efficient Portable Water Purifier-by Bhargav Das and Abhinav Dubey of Maharshi Vidya Mandir Sr. Secondary School, Silpukhuri.
Hand Sensitisation to Control Common Diseases-by Dhrubajyoti Medhi and Dibyajyoti Kumar of Sankardev Sishu Niketan,Khetri.
Natural Dye from Used Flower-Krishna Das and Barsha Talukdar of Kamakhya Higher Secondary School,Kamakhya.
Role of Different Insects in Grass Ecosystem of Mitani- by Dipty Deka and Juntara Deka of Mitani Rewa Maheswar High School, Mitani.
Separation of Plastic from the Drain Water- by George Jigyas Bordoli and Siddharth Bharadwaj of Asam Jatiya Bidyalay,Noonmati.
Waste to Wealth- by Srizon Boruah and Manash Pratim Deka of Asam Jatiya Bidyalay,Noonmati.
It needs mention here that the main objective of National Children’s Science Congress is to inculcate scientific temper among the children through the use and internalisation of the method of science that is the system of observation, experimentation ,collection of data, analysis of data and then arriving at a conclusions. It is not a competition. As per the guidelines of the programme, only team leader of a selected projects may attend the State event.
National Council for Science and Technology Communications, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India with the active cooperation of a good numbers of voluntary science-activists and some NGOs have been organising the programme throughout the country. Assam Science,Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) in association with three NGOs BJVJ,SSEAP and STO is the state co-ordinating agency of NCSC in Assam.
Journalists' Forum Assam (JFA) and Arunachal Press Club (APC) have appealed to the media to exercise restrain while covering the border conflicts between the two neighbouring States in northeast India.
The appeal was issued jointly today after the incident of firing by armed miscreants at Bihali reserve forest in Assam's Sonitpur district yesterday killing ten people and injuring eight others which has received wider media coverage in most of the regional media outlets including the Guwahati based satellite news channels.
The tension have also mounted along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border areas after the incident of firing yesterday that forced the some organizations of the district to block all the Itanagar bound vehicles on National Highway 52 today to demonstrate their anger.
The incident took place in Bihali reserve forest where suspected miscreants fired upon the settlers. The victims reportedly belonged to a local vigilant committee, set up by Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) that continued raising voices against the encroachment of Assam land by some Arunachali people. Most of the victims were Nepali-speaking residents of Assam. The media fraternity of Arunachal under the banner of APC, came out with a statement that the said conflict zone under the Taraso circle of Arunachal is 'quite a sensitive and geo-political subject', and hence the mainstream media should not to go for conclusion immediately from which side the violence was initiated.
"With firm conscience, we must pledge and inform the people of Assam that the conflict is not at all a fight between Assam and Arunachal. Beyond the debate for both the brotherly States for now, peace is more important than all justice," said the statement signed by APC president Chopa Cheda.
Admitting that the Taraso conflict is emerged due to prolonged negligence shown by both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to resolve the border dispute, the media persons' organisation added, "The peace-loving people of Arunachal do understand that the conflict has hurt the brotherly relationship between the two States beyond repair. But, with firm conscience, we must pledge and inform the people of Assam that the conflict is not at all a fight between Assam and Arunachal."
July 7 was one of those days when the Arunachal Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong was not busy in controlling the unruly members inside the august Assembly but was busy in planting saplings along with hundreds of participants at the site of Circle headquarters near Borduria village in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh as a part of Vanmahotsava of Forest festival organized under the aegis of Forest department. Speaking on the occasion Lowangdong urged one and all to maintain the existing greeneries by planting more trees adding that human greed was responsible for the Nature’s fury the people face often. He cited the example of the devastation caused in Uttarakhand recently where many precious lives were lost and properties worth crores destroyed in an unprecedented flood. He asked the participants to love Nature and take proper care of Nature adding that man’s too much interference with the Nature is causing irreparable loss and creating environmental hazards everywhere. DFO, Deomali, VK Jawal in his speech appealed to all not to indulge in wanton destruction of the lush green forests and the rich wildlife in the district. He said that indiscriminate hunting must stop forthwith as many precious animals and birds are vanishing due to over hunting. He asked the participants to plant trees to replenish the depleting forest cover, especially in Deomali and Borduria forest ranges. He assured of all help and support from his department. The Principal of Government Higher Secondary School, Borduria Manpong Tangjang also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, Riatpong Socia, RFO, Deomali in his welcome address requested the participants to extend full co-operation to the Forest department to make the Forest festival a grand success. He profusely thanked the Speaker for his active participation and guidance.
Students from Borduria, Pollung , staff and villagers enthusiastically participated in the day-long programme. Hundreds of saplings were planted on the occasion at the new CO HQ site. The students also presented attractive cultural programme to mark the occasion.
The Enforcement Directorate seems to have stepped up probe into the Louis Berger bribery scam where the foreign firm had to bribe a section of powerful minister and GMDA officers for a huge water supply scheme.
According to information, the ED is examining the documents it procured recently. It is contemplating to quiz a circle of powerful former GMDA officers suspecting their involvement.
Additional chief secretary SC Das also is probing the case to unearth the prima facie evidence before recommending the case for CBI probe.