A science exhibition on the theme "Awareness on Science Education and Scientific Applications as a future career for youths and students of ST and SC population of Thoubal District" opened on Wednesday at MMRC and Unity Park Convention Hall, located at Khangabok, Thoubal district, Manipur.
The two-day event, organised by the Centre for Rural Empowerment and Development Organisation, Shikhong Bazar, Thoubal, showcased the latest breakthroughs in science and technology.
M Lokendro, assistant librarian, Manipur University stated in his keynote address that this was the second science exhibition that happened under the initiative of CREDO. The first one was held last year at Kakching and Chandel districts, Manipur.
"Our goal is to inspire the next generation of young scientists and engineers, and to showcase the incredible work being done in these fields", he said.
Speakers at the event stressed on the roles played by science in our day to day lives.
It may be mentioned here that the two-day science exhibition will showcase the latest advancements in fields such as robotics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and more.
On the first day, PowerPoint presentations were presented by experts on scientific applications followed by a quiz program and interactive session.
On the concluding day, PPT of experts, model demonstrations and science talk, students painting competition, science documentary show and others will be presented. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with innovators, scientists and engineers from the National Institute of Technology, Manipur and professionals from different colleges of Manipur.
Several innovators, scientists, researchers and exhibitors also took part at the inaugural event, which is being sponsored by NCSTC Division, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The inaugural event of the exhibition was attended by Prof. N. Rajmuhon Singh, Vice Chancellor, D.M. University, Imphal, Manipur as chief guest, while Kh. Menjor Mangang, founder and chairman, K.M Blooming Higher Secondary School, Khangabok as president and Prof. Kh. Tomba Singh, registrar, National Institute of Technology, Manipur, who is also the former Dean and Head, Manipur University, and Raheijuddin Sheikh, principal, Lilong Haoreibi College, Manipur as guests of honour respectively.