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SIF Kuwait conducts Annual Science Gala
April 9, 2017, 1:23 pm

Science International Forum (SIF), Kuwait in association with Kuwait National Exchange organized its Annual Science Gala for the academic year 2016-’17 on 31 March, at the American International School, Hawally. The ceremony was inaugurated by Indian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Sunil Jain. Internationally renowned physicist, Prof. Sibaji Raha, former Director of prestigious BOSE Institute, Kolkata graced the function as chief guest for the evening. He emphasized the importance of science and technology to take India forward towards its past glory.

Manish Jain, one of India's best science communicators, gave a presentation on ‘Play with Science’. Mr. Jain said that he has dedicated his life to help students learn science through simple toys and ensure education is fun. He amazed the audience with his live demo of simplified teaching techniques on science and math theories. The audience was given the opportunity to interact with the guests.

SIF Kuwait President Prasanth Nair addressed the gathering, detailing the objectives and summarized the previous year activities of SIF Kuwait. National Organizing Secretary of Vijnana Bharathi, Sri. Jayanth Saharabudhe addressed the audience on behalf of Vibha. SIF Middle East coordinator Sri. Abga Raveendranath graced the function with his presence. The grand evening had the presence of other eminent scientists from Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).

Sri. Arunkumar (Gen. Secretary) extended a warm welcome to the gathering and Sri. Prasanth Chandran (Secretary, Public Relations) delivered the word of gratitude at the function hosted by Sri Santhosh Shenoy and coordinated by Smt. Reshmy Krishnakumar (Secretary, Media and Publication).

The 21 Sastra Prathibhas benefited from a once in a lifetime chance to personally interact with the scientists in the morning session organized at IBIS Hotel, Salmiya.

The winners and outstanding performers of Sastra Prathibha Contest 2016-17, Young Scientist's-program 2016-17 (KCSC), the project guides for the selected teams at KCSC and the declared team with the best presentation at KCSC were honored with trophies and certificates jointly by the distinguished guests of the evening.

Mr. Premkumar, Principal, Indian Educational School (Bhavans) along with the students and teachers received the ‘Acharya J. C. Bose Sastra Puraskar’ for their overall achievement in the Sastra Prathibha Contest. The Science Gala proved to be a memorable experience for students, parents and teachers in Kuwait to listen to the top academic and scientific brains of India.

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