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August 28, 2009

Science convention at Saint Xavier’s

DIBRUGARH: Aug 27: The National Children Science Committee’s (NCSC) 17th Dibrugarh district convention will be held at Saint Xavier’s Higher Secondary School in collaboration with Arya Bhatta Science Centre of Tengakhat with a day-long programme. The main theme of the convention is “Planet Earth is our home: its exploration, nurture and participation.”

Children of 10 to 17 years of age are eligible for participation in the State-level convention. The participants can choose from any of the sub-themes specified by the organizers. They will have to submit a project report on a certain local issue as well as suggest possible solutions at the convention. The 10 best child scientists selected from the district convention will get the opportunity to participate in the State and national conventions. This year’s State-level convention will be held from October 22 to October 25 at Sivasagar.

A team of 26 child scientists selected from the State convention will attend the 17th National convention, which is slated to be held at Ahmedabad from December 27 to December 31. The participants of the national convention at Ahmedabad in Gujarat may contact district coordinator, Dr Prakash Jyoti Borthakur, (ph 9854191366) and joint district coordinator, Rupam Gogoi, (ph 9864239956) and collect directives and guidelines for preparing projects and proforma. The filled proforma and resume of project along with photograph are to be submitted within September 20.

Meanwhile, a district organizing committee has been formed with Dr Minu Borgohain of DHSK College, principal of the Arya Bhatta Science Centre of Tengakhat Block and Saint Xavier’s School of Duliajan Fr GP Amalraj and Dr Prakash Jyoti Borthakur of Duliajan College as chairperson, vice-president and coordinator respectively in order to make the district convention a grand success. THE SENTINEL

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