Highlights:

  • On 22 December, the Guinness World Record event on the first day of IISF-2020, 50 students assembled at the open park area of CSIR-NISTADS, in New Delhi.
  • The event was joined by Ms. Sophia from London, virtually, and informed that in London 130 students attempted and were successful to assemble the sun-dial kit.
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan applauded and congratulated the students and motivated them to pursue and enjoy science in everyday life.
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated another program called Student Science Village –Mega Science Hub.
  • The aim of the science village is to give exposure to students from rural India and make them aware of India’s new challenges

On 22 December, the Guinness World Record event on the first day of IISF-2020, 50 students assembled at the open park area of CSIR-NISTADS, in New Delhi. The event was joined by more than 6,874 students virtually and in this activity children sun-dial kit with light-shadow and time device. 

Nominations for Guinness World records are thus attempted for the simultaneous gathering of the largest number of children making Sun-dials. The event was joined by Ms. Sophia from London, virtually, and informed that in London 130 students attempted and were successful to assemble the sun-dial kit.

Union Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, and Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan applauded and congratulated the students and motivated them to pursue and enjoy science in everyday life. He added that the virtual perception of thousands of children is itself a unique event and that such activities will realize the dream of ‘Self-Reliant India’.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated another program called Student Science Village –Mega Science Hub which is one of the flagship programs of 6th INDIA INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2020, coordinated by CSIR-NISTAD, New Delhi. The theme for this year is ‘School Science for Sustainability’ with the aim to make science enjoyable.

Due to the pandemic, this year’s edition of the Student Science Village is being organized through a virtual platform. The aim of science village is to give exposure to students from rural India and make them aware of India’s new challenges and achievements in frontier areas of Science & Technology. This program is linked with the Pradhan Mantri Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.

Nearly 30,000 students have taken part in the event ‘Students Science Village’. various live hands-on experiments in physics, chemistry, biology, maths will be conducted by experts and eminent scientists. The students after going through interactive scientific discussions, innovative experiments, and quiz competitions are expected to boost their scientific skills and knowledge and pave way for their excellence in science. It is understood that Science Village 2020 will give the right global experience to develop scientific spirit at a very young age. 

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