K Jayasri and Rihana Begum of Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Wallajah, won the first prize in the Plus Two category at the district level science exhibition ‘Mangalyaan’, organised by the Education Department under the aegis of the RMSA and held at the N Krishnaswami Mudaliar Higher Secondary School here.
They received the prize from District Collector Dr R Nanthagopal at a function held on Tuesday.
J Dasarath Rao and P Mohankumar of Government Higher Secondary School, Kaniyambadi, won the first prize in the Class 9-10 category, while K Nathiya and S Monika of Government Girls HSS, Wallajah won the first prize in the Class 6-8 category. Students of the government high school category, government aided schools category and matriculation schools category also received prizes.
Students of 110 schools in the Vellore educational district exhibited around 260 science models and explained the concepts of solar energy, rainwater harvesting at the two-day programme.
While speaking on the occasion, the Collector said that innovations made by ordinary people had brought about technological revolutions in the world and asked the students to be innovative.
Citing the examples of Thomas Alva Edison, G D Naidu and Bill Gates, he said that these persons with little education were able to make a strong
impact in the field of science and technology. He urged the students take such personalities as role models.
Vellore Mayor Karthiyayini, MLA Dr Vijay and Education Department officials among others participated in the event.