Govt to launch online talent hunt to reward gifted school students
Constituted by the science and technology department, the Science and Communication Forum has been assigned to organise the talent hunt throughout the state in order to identify and nurture the best talents in far-off places in the districts. The department will also provide financial assistance to those students who will perform exceptionally in various fields.
It has been often seen that there are students from various schools in the districts who have various innovative ideas and often make scientific inventions and innovations.
Some students are adept in making handicraft items, while some others perform extraordinarily in various exams. But these students are often deprived of various state government welfare schemes. Keeping this in mind, the science and technology department has come up with a unique idea to promote the skills and talents of such students and help them realise their dreams by extending financial assistance.
The programme will be conducted to create awareness among students through the Science and Communication Forum. A campaign will be conducted to explain school students in the districts as to how they can register themselves through the internet and take part in various competitions.
The science and technology department will also organise the 24th State Science and Technology Congress from February 28 to March 1 next year at Science City to ensure wide participation of students and research fellows. This year, the Regional Science Congress will be held in Jalpaiguri and Bankura from November 7-8.
The website of the Regional Science Congress was inaugurated at its office by Asish Banerjee, minister-in-charge of science and technology department. “Children Science session would be organized to identify the best brains in various fields from each district. They will be given opportunity to compete in the state level. The state government would also provide financial assistants to such students. Online talent search will also encourage the students to showcase their talents,” said Asish Banerjee.
It may be mentioned that after taking over as Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee has given a major thrust to the science and technology department and asked it to take up various schemes to help and promote gifted students from across the state. The main objective of the Science Congress is to provide a forum for scientific research, especially to young scientists, and to synergise new ideas. It also aims to encourage students to write scientific papers in vernacular languages. The various subjects in which the researchers can write their papers are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medical science, Environmental science, Earth science, Life science, Agriculture-fisheries and animal science, Engineering and Social science. The abstracts could be submitted in Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Urdu and English.
The Best Paper award will be given to encourage young researchers. Applicants can find detailed information at www.vigyanchetana.in.