Zilla Parishad High School, Jagannadhapuram, in West Godavari district, secured the first place (Telugu medium) in the state-level ‘Science Sambaralu’, organised by Jana Vignan Vedika (JVV), which concluded at Sri Ramakrishna School here on Monday.
Sri Saraswathi High School (Prakasam district) and Bharatiya Vidya Mandir of Medak district bagged the second and third places, respectively, among the Telugu medium schools. Sri Valmiki School (Anantapur), Raju School (Kadapa) and Triveni High School (Khammam) secured the first, second and third prizes, respectively, among English medium schools.
Atchut of Poosapatirega in Vizianagaram district was chosen ‘scientist of the day’ among boys and Jayasri of Nalgonda district was chosen for the same award among girls.
V-C lauds JVV
Earlier at the valedictory function, Andhra University Vice Chancellor GSN Raju called upon the students to develop a scientific temper by thinking of simple solutions to everyday needs. He appreciated the initiative taken by JVV for its efforts in promoting scientific culture among students.
Convener of the Forum for Better Visakha EAS Sarma called upon students to develop an inquisitive mind and learn science through the practical approach.
A stall displaying books on the need to keep away from superstitions, children’s books, Panchatantra tales, ‘Vemana padyalu’ and booklets on various issues was put up by the JVV at the exhibition organised in connection with the fair.
Students of Visakha Vimala Vidyalaya, Ukkunagaram, displayed the working model of a ‘fire detector’ in a train. The battery operated unit can detect smoke in any coach of a train and alerts the driver by ringing an alarm in the locomotive.