More than 400 students from schools in and around the city participated in the 6th Science and Literary Fest hosted by Trivandrum International School (TRINS) on July 26. L’ecole Chempaka School bagged the overall championship in the Fest that aimed at inculcating scientific and literary aptitudes among students.
The impact of inventions, discoveries, research in science on the past, present and future lives formed the theme of this year’s Fest titled ‘Making Waves’. An array of challenging and exciting puzzles and problems were lined up, encouraging students to think laterally and logically. The literary competitions tested the creative and extempore speaking skills, while segments such as ‘Young Scientist’ and ‘Numerically Yours’ were aimed at harnessing the students’ logical and reasoning skills to find creative solutions.
Inaugurating the Fest, Dr. P Radhakrishnan, retired Deputy Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre explained the importance of using technology judiciously, “Technology is double edged; it has its pros and cons. On the one hand, it facilitates entertainment and communication, but on the other side it intrudes into the privacy of daily life.”
Chief Guest Dr. Oommen. V Oommen, Chairman, Kerala State Biodiversity Board said that science of yesterday is technology today. He also called upon students to develop a questioning mind in order to enhance scientific temperament. “Ask questions such as what, why and how of things you see in Nature,” he said.
Mrs. Mary George, Patron; Mr. G Vijaya Raghavan, Hon. Director and Ms Sreeja Rajan, Vice Principal of TRINS were also present.