Budding scientists from across Patna district gathered at SK Science Centre on Wednesday and spoke on the problem of depleting energy.
Around 500 students had come down to take part in the 20th district-level National Children’s Science Congress. The event was organised by Science for Society, Bihar, in collaboration with State Council of Education Research and Training and Bihar Council of Science and Technology. Participants from more than 60 schools spoke on the topic “Energy: Explore, Harness and Conserve”.
The event was inaugurated by Chandrawati, the head of the department of biotechnology, AN College. She said: “It is important to conserve our energy resources.”
The district co-ordinator, National Children’s Science Congress, Sandeep Daftuar, said: “The event has been organised to develop a scientific temper among children.”
He added that the selected children would take part in the state-level congress in Muzaffarpur to be held from November 6 to 8 and 30 projects would be sent from Bihar to the national-level event in Varanasi scheduled from January 3 to 8 next year.
DPS Patna Class VIII student Shubhankar Sahana said: “The primary occupation in India is agriculture. There are processes to reduce energy consumption like zero tilling, sprinkler and drip irrigation.”