PUDUCHERRY: If an Indian fisherman crosses the maritime boundary with Sri Lanka, then he may be detected using Judicious Fishing System in the near future. The system was among the displays at the Regional Science Exhibition, which began here at the Kadirgamam Government Higher Secondary School here on Wednesday.
Chief Minister N Rangasamy inaugurated the exhibition here.
Explaining the functioning of his Global Positioning System (GPS) model, its young inventor S Krishna Prasannan told Express that the system uses signals of the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System-1D (IRNSS-1D) to track the fishing vessel fitted with the Differential Global Positioning system.
The class IX student of the Bharathidasan Higher Secondary School, Muthirapalayam, said the signals sends out an alert when close to the maritime border, so that the fishermen themselves could avoid entering the neighbouring country’s waters.
Prasannan’s model is among the 320 creations of the students of the primary, middle school, high school and higher secondary schools that are kept on display at the exhibition, which will end on November 27.
Mosquito repellents, underground drainage cleaning machine, e-waste management model and cooking using solar energy were among the displays, which attracted the visitors.
Twelve selected students from various sections will represent the region at the state level Science Exhibition, which will be held in Mahe next month.
Teachers of the schools have also put up nearly 17 exhibits along with their wards in the exhibition.
In addition, there are 58 exhibits for the ‘Inspire award’ section, which will be announced at the end of the show.
Ministers Thiyagarajan and P R Siva, legislators Tamizhselvan and N S Jayapal and School Education Director L Kumar were among those took part in the inaugural function, which drew scores of students from various institutions.
Later, Rangasamy inaugurated the distribution of free bicycles to Class IX students of the government and government-aided schools for 2014-15 and 2015-16. Under the Kamaraj Free Cycle scheme, a total 26,207 bicycles were purchased at a cost of `7.68 crore for distribution.
A total of 250 boys and 350 girls belonging to three government schools in the area received the bicycles under the Kamaraj scheme.