BHOPAL: With a view to promote and encourage scientific talents of rural school students, a three-day science exhibition has been organised at the Regional Science Centre.
In all, 48 best science models prepared by 96 students from all over the state been put on display at the 13th Annual Rural Science Exhibition organised by Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education.
Inaugurating the exhibition, which began on Wednesday, Board Chairman Umakant Samal said that only those models were being displayed which were included in the state-level exhibition and selected through multiple competitions.
The models standing first at school-level competitions were displayed at development block-level contest and those getting the top positions at the development block-level were displayed at the district-level competitions.
The district-level winning entries are now vying for top honours at the state-level competition. The models would be assessed by the experts of Regional Science Centre and then the top two models would be put on display at National Rural Science Exhibition.
The makers of models winning first, second and third positions would be given away Rs 10,000, Rs 7,000 and Rs 5,000 prizes as incentive money respectively. A Rs 1,000 consolation prize would also be given away, he said.
On the first day of the exhibition, students from class IX to XII have presented various models on saving energy, labour, water and various other topics.
The prototypes include water harvesting, improving betel leaf cultivation, modern bullock-cart, getting energy from rocks, cooler pump control, urea purification, food appliance for the handicapped, arrangement of light through satellite mirror water conservation, uses of solar energy, pest-control through ayurvedic and homoeopathic methods, multipurpose appliance, flood indicator appliance, water management and super metro train etc.
The teacher guides of competing students are also accompanying them at the exhibition venue.