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Child Scientists Studied About The Scientific Use of Land of Guwahati Kabarsthan

Two child scientists , namely , Barnadhya Hazarika and Anuranan Kumar Kazi, students of class viii of Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School(MVMSSS), Silpukhuri, Guwahati conducted an unique project , which highlighted the importance of open space for preserving and enhancing the biodiversity of Guwahati city. The project undertaking in connection with the National Children’s Science Congress, 2010 , under the guidance of Nayana Das, Teacher, MVMSSS.

They have taken the case study of the Guwahati Kabarsthan located at Athgaon, Guwahati. According to them, concrete jungle rises up and biodiversity worsens in Guwahati City . In this context, they observed that, a sizeable amount of open space is protected in a form of graveyard due to religious sentiments. For example, about 72 bighas area covered by the Guwahati Kabarsthan, where 45 % of area under trees, 35% areas under unutilized, 10 % areas under wetlands and 10% areas under establishment. Several important trees, birds, animals, reptiles found in that graveyard, which is surrounded by the concrete jungle of Guwahati City .

They also observed that, this graveyard play important role to recharge ground water and people residing around the graveyard highly benefited from it.

They also observed threats faced by this graveyard and suggested a plan of actions. They also undertook few works to create awareness regarding the importance of the graveyard from the environmental point of view.

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This has been the normal process of preparing projects for NCSC.Students are to prepare projects on the basis of experiential or survey.This may not be considered as plus point.Buts still participants try to show the publication of the news as plus point.What will happen to a student who can not find any reporter of any news paper?I have been doing NCSC for last ten years in the capacity of a district coordinator.I can say all these are no news.But at the same time I aappreciate the hard work done by the child scientists to prepare a project.

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