SHILLONG, Oct 31: Organised as a part of the 25th tiol Children’s Science Congress-2017, the two-day State Level Science Congress kicked off at the Meghalaya Agriculture Magement & Extension Training Institute (MAMETI) at Upper Shillong here on Tuesday.
Organised by the State Council of Science, Technology and Environment (SCSTE), Meghalaya in association with the Directorate of School Education & Literacy, the science congress was iugurated by Deputy Chief Minister Dr RC Laloo.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister expressed the hope that more such projects are generated from such platforms in the years to come, which may help in the formulation of programmes and interventions by the State government in future.
While highlighting on how each student has an opportunity to make a contribution to the society, State Chief Information Commissioner PBO Warjri, who too spoke on the occasion, called upon the young minds to use science as a medium to improve the quality of life and for the betterment of the State and country.
It may be mentioned that this year, of the 45 projects selected for the ongoing State level congress, eight projects will be selected to represent Meghalaya at the tiol Children’s Science Congress, which will be held at Science City, Gandhigar, Gujarat from 27th to 31st December 2017.
Earlier in the programme, 11 students who secured highest marks in Science & Technology at the MBOSE, SSLC examition 2017 were felicitated as a mark of recognition to their efforts and to further encourage them to pursue science in their future higher studies.