Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam congratulated A. Ikshawak Varma and his team members studying Class X in Sri Shirdi Sai School for the project “Solar Pest Control Device” during the Indian Science Congress organised at the University of Jammu, Jammu from February 3 to 7.
On the last day of the Science Congress on Friday, Dr. Kalam, who was chief guest, saw only two exhibits, one from Andaman Nicobar and another one from Andhra Pradesh, the “Solar Pest Control Device.” The project team leader Ikshwak Verma briefly explained its working and benefits to Dr. Kalam. Dr. Kalam applauded it to be a “Clean Project”. The main idea of the project is to help farmers in using cost-effective device that purely runs on solar energy and shuns pesticides that degrade the fertility of the soil and prove fatal to microbes and micro nutrients helpful in the growth of crops.
The prestigious Indian Science Congress that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had the presence of a galaxy of intellectuals, Nobel laureates, Scientists of several disciplines, educationists etc. Director of the school T. Sridhar and principal Ms. Srividya also attended the event.