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Schools show the way

- Scientific solutions to infinite problems

Ranchi, March 30: Global warming, environmental protection, application of information technology, maximum farming on small plots and transportation of coal through pipelines — myriad problems and their creative solutions were all on display at a district-level science exhibition in Ranchi today.

Organised by Jharkhand Madhya Siksha Pariyojna under the aegis of Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan at Bethesda Girls’ High School, students from 33 schools pondered over a whole range of topics through as many as 36 models.

There were also some offbeat ones such as how to calculate the area of an irregular polygon and how FM radio can be used to spread awareness on social issues.

Besides cost saving, if coal is transported through pipelines, pollution in the Coal Belt can be controlled to a large extent, argued Rahul Singh Munda of Marwari School whose model seemed to convince many visitors.

“FM radio and cellphone waves are faster means of communication,” opined Supriya Kumari of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Chanho. Her model comprised a transmitter and an FM radio receiver that functioned within a small range. This model, which was developed by Supriya and Shashikala, bagged the first prize.

Maximum farming on a small plot was another model that earned accolades. Sangeeta Kumari and Sunita Bindhiya of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Bundu won second prize for it, while Piyus Mishra and Prem Kumar of Marwari School followed suit with their model on how to calculate the area of an irregular polygon.

“It is nice to see so many students, particularly girls, participating. Most of the models were very good,” said Naveen Khalkho who attended the exhibition.