SRIJAN-2019: Science Exhibition and Interschool Competition

Christian College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Bhilai has been a hot bed of learning and technological advancement in the region since 1998. In accordance to its motto, CCET has organized various programs to nurture scientific temper in the hearts of young Indians. In this sequence, a Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology (CCOST), Raipur sponsored Science Exhibition cum Interschool model and poster competition was organized by CCET. In this competition more than 400 students from MGM Raipur, BNS School, Nalanda School, MBS Vaishalinagar, St Xaviers Shantinagar, Gandhi Memorial School, Indu IT School, MGM Sector-6, Govt schools of Patora and Fekari visited the college. The program was inaugurated by the Chairman of CCET and Metropolitan of Calcutta Diocese, His Grace Bishop Dr Joseph Mar Dionysius in the presence of Fr Jose K Varghese, Executive Vice Chairman, Dr Dipali Soren, Principal, Dr Archana Choudhary, Convener, Dr Sandhya Pillai, Co-convener, HODs of all dept, faculties of CCET and various schools along with their students. H G Bishop Dr Joseph Mar Dionysius said that when scientific knowledge meets pious mind then only the country can develop. He motivated the young students to work tirelessly for the service of humanity in any form possible. After the inauguration the gathering were introduced to technological advancements in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Computer Science Engineering via the technical model and project exhibition of respective engineering streams. The excitement and enthusiasm of young minds was evident when they eagerly listened and asked about the plethora of scientific devices and models exhibited by CCETians. In the valedictory function the principal, Dr Dipali Soren extolled the virtues of science. She urged the gathering to participate in such event, wherein scientific aptitude can be cultivated for solutions of lot of socio economic problems faced by rural India. Dr Archana Choudhary, Coordinator and Associate Professor of CSE gave a brief report of the program. She said that such forums provide a platform for budding minds to work on problems like climate change and global warming. Dr Sandhya Pillai, Co-coordinator and Head of Research and Development Cell thanked the director and scientists of CCOST, Raipur for their continuing support and guidance. In his motivational speech, the Chief Guest Dr Sanjay Tiwari, Professor and Head of School of Electronics and Photonics at PRSU, Raipur said that in current scenario creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are three most sought after traits. He said that due to various govt programs to develop these traits India has progressed in leaps and bounds over the past years. Thereafter in the prize distribution ceremony Juhi Mukherjee of MGM Raipur won the first prize in senior model competition and Divya Sarpate of MGM Raipur bagged the second prize followed by Rashi Koshale and Afreen Bano of St Xaviers School. In Junior Model category Trisha Singh of Indu IT School was awarded the first prize, Dhanraj Rathi, Vipanshu Sahu and Abhay Jain of Gandhi Memorial School bagged the second prize and the third prize was bagged by Zeenat Bano, Shruti Soni and N Priyansha of St Xaviers School. Priya Vishwakarma and Mahjbeen Fatima of St Xaviers School won the interschool poster making competition, whereas Divya Vishwakarma and Shruti Singh of St Xaviers School won the second prize and the third prize was awarded to Trisha Singh of Indu IT school. The judges of these events were Dr Manoj Varghese, Prof and Dean, RCET Bhilai, Dr S C Shrivastava, Asst Prof, Mathematis Dept, RCET and Mrs Sangeeta Tamrakar, Principal of Govt H S School, Pendrawan, Dhamdha. The The vote of thanks was given by the anchor of the event Mrs Kajal Verma, Asst Prof of CSE dept. the EVC, Fr Jose K Varghese along with the Principal, Dr Dipali Soren and CCET management congratulated the team of Shrijan-2019 for successful completion of the program. They also expressed heartfelt gratitude to CCOST Raipur for their valuable support.