Gangtok, Jan 12 (IPR)
The student delegation from Sikkim has won big at the 44th Eastern India Science Fair 2019, which was held in Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM), Kolkata under the aegis of National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
The participating students Adin Palden Sherpa and Kulan Nirola along with teacher guide Uma Upadhay from Sir Tashi Namgyal Senior Secondary School bagged the best team model among the 12 states of East and North East Indian States.
The school won a trophy along with a scholarship for one-year worth Rs. 6000 for each student. The guide teacher was also presented with Rs. 2000 as cash award. Apart from that Deorali Girls Senior Secondary and Modern Senior Secondary School also won awards in Special category. The Chief guest for the occasion was Masayuki Taga, Consul General of Japan in Kolkata.
The top ten teams selected after competing in the State level Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition for Children 2018-19 had participated in the Eastern India Science Fair 2019. The other participating states were West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, Jharkhand, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Arunachal Pradesh.
The State team was led by Rajiv Philip, State level Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition Coordinator. The other teachers who accompanied the team are Manju Gurung from Biraspati Parsai Senior Secondary School, Ranipool, Ms. Jyoti Chettri from Deorali Girls SSS Bhim Prasad Sharma Girls SSS and Royan Lama from Mangan SSS.