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The 40th state level science, mathematics and environment exhibition for children, 2019 got underway in Manipur from Thursday.

The exhibition is being held at T G Higher Secondary School in Imphal.

The exhibition will conclude on Saturday.

This year the theme of the exhibition is ‘Science and Technology for Sustainable Development’.

The exhibition which is a culmination of the various exhibitions organized at the 17 zonal level exhibitions is organized by the science unit, Department of School Education for students from Class IX–XII.

Altogether 51 models are being exhibited with 25 students participating in the work experience camps at the state level science exhibition by students from 16 zones.

From the state level exhibition, best 15 exhibitors and five selected students for quiz/work experience camp will participate in the Eastern India Science Fair in Kolkata from January 14-18 next year.

State education minister Thokchom Radheshyam accompanied by commissioner, school education (S) Kh Raghumani Singh and director of school education Th Kirankumar attended the day’s inauguration function.

Speaking on the occasion which was attended by concerned officials of the department, teachers, students and guardians, minister Radheshyam said the theme of the exhibition is very relevant as sustainability is the need of the hour for securing the future.

Stating that ‘sustainable’ is the magic world of the modern world, he said, if the present generation used up all the available resources, there will be nothing left for the future generations.

It is therefore important that sustainable means/methods are developed with science and technology through research, investigation and study, he added.

He said that understanding of number and science is very important to become successful as it acts as powerful tools for investigating and understanding the nature and the world.

In his presidential speech, commissioner Raghumani Singh highlighted about the importance and the positive changes that science and technology has brought in different sectors and especially in field of agriculture.

On the other hand, director of school education Kirankumar said science has major role to play in shaping the future.

He also appreciated the efforts of the teachers and guardians in developing the models.

The exhibition is being taken up as an annual feature in collaboration with NCERT to popularize science, mathematics and environment education among children, teachers and public in general.

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