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Science Skills of Slum Kids Put on Display

Published: 12th December 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th December 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: More than 180 students from different slums across the city demonstrated their scientific prowess at the science exhibition, Little Scientists-V, organised by Ruchika Social Service Organisation and supported by Tech Mahindra.

Slum children from Class I to VIII participated in the two-day exhibition that was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Students showcased innovative projects on science, agriculture, health and sanitation. Class V students B Krishna Thakur and Rakesh Barik from Bharatpur Range 1 area demonstrated a project on ‘silent calling bell’. The students said the project uses a secondary watch which mutes the bell’s sound and instead activates a light.

Other projects on display included earthquake resistant buildings by Class VII students Barsarani Sahoo and Diptimayee Sahoo, electricity generation from solar power by Class VIII students Srutiprabha Sahoo and Rosalin Sahoo and conservation of ancient monuments by Class V student Jitendra Patra. 

The students were accompanied by teachers from Ruchika Remedial Centre which trains slum children after school hours.



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