The first ever Kuwait Children Science Congress (KCSC) and Exhibition was held on 27 November at Indian Central School, Abbassiya. The event was inaugurated jointly by Indian Central School Principal Santha Maria James, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Senior Scientist Dr. S.Neelamani , Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Senior Scientist Dr. Narayana Bhat , and Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Senior Scientist Dr. Mohan Rana by lighting the traditional lamp.
President, SIF Kuwait Prasanth Nair extended a warm welcome to the gathering. Indian Community School (Juniors) and Indian Learners Own Academy in the Junior category and Indian Central School and DPS in the senior category were selected by the judges to represent Kuwait in the National Level NCSC at Chandigarh University, Mohali, Chandigarh, scheduled to be held from 27 to 31 December.
Participation Certificates for the students and project guides and the memento for participating schools were distributed at the venue by Dr. Navnit Gandhi, Mr. Rajsekhar, Renjith Pillai, K.P.Suresh, Dr. Biji Basheer, Mohankumar and Prasanth Nair.
Five outstanding projects from each category and the best stalls were also declared and the winners will receive prizes during the Annual Science Gala, scheduled to be held by March/April 2016.
The well accepted exhibition proved to be a platform for the students to showcase their interest in the innovative prospects of scientific field.
KCSC was organized as part of the prestigious ‘National Children's Science Congress’ (the flag ship program of the National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. Focal theme for the year 2015 is 'Understanding Weather and Climate'. The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has entrusted SIF-Kuwait to conduct the Kuwait level Children's Science Congress. It is for the first time that the students at different Indian Schools in Kuwait are getting the unique opportunity to participate in NCSC.