Newman Educational Society Organizes 1st Science Expo at Neotan
The Newman Educational Society (NES), the educational wing of the Diocese of Miao organized its first Inter-School Science Exhibition, Spectrum 2015, on 14th January 2015 at Newman School, Neotan.
After the success of the Inter-School Sports Festival Radiance 2014 held during October last year, the NES has come up with another novel concept of providing the students with a good platform to showcase their creative ideas and tickle their potency for great scientific inventions. Speaking to the reporters, Fr. Thomas Erambil, the Secretary of NES said, “Our students are not given many opportunities to explore their creative minds in the field of science. NES wanted to address this issue. Hence, this Spectrum 2015, an annual event that will bring together students from all the schools under NES to exhibit their scientific out-of-the-box creations.” He also thanked Hon’bleAdditional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Miao Sub-Division, Mr. T. Mara for coming over for the event to encourage the young minds.
Hon’ble ADC, inaugurating the event said to the students, “The society has a lot of hope in you. Young minds like you should apply all your creative ideas for the betterment of the society”. Thanking the NES for its contribution to the field of education and improvement in the literacy rate in this region, he wished the students success and encouraged them to become ‘Doctors and Engineers to make your school and your family feel proud of you’.
Fr. CC Jose, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Miao and one of the Judges for the event addressing the students said, “We all have been using the inventions made by Scientists in the past. You should become scientists yourselves to leave your legacy behind for the next generation.”
There were a few interesting projects at the expo including Hydraulic Excavator, Automatic Traffic Controller, Natural Rice Mill, and Steam Boat. Out of the 10 schools that participated in the event, Light of the World School, Miao, won the Ist Prize in the Junior Level and Divine Word School, Roing in the Senior Level. St. Francis School, Namphai 2, Mother Teresa School, Kharsang, Krick & Boury Memorial School, Tezu were the other schools that won prizes at the event.
All the students were very happy to participate in the Spectrum 2015. “I am very happy today that I got to represent my school at Spectrum 2015. What makes me more happy today is that we won the First Prize at this event. This will certainly encourage me and my friends to come up more creative ideas” said the student from Divine Word School, Roing.