SoA Current Affairs - 2020
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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the National Children’s Science Congress to be held between 27-31 December at SOA (Deemed to be university) in Bhubaneswar, Odhisa. This is the 26th edition of the National Science Congress.
The focal theme of the 26th National Children’s Science Congress is “Science, Technology and Innovation for a Clean, Green and Healthy Nation.” The National Children’s Science Congress is being held at Odhisa for the second time. Children from across the country together with those from five Gulf and ASEAN countries are attending the event.
National Children’s Science Congress
National Children’s Science Congress is a nationwide Science Communication programme started in the year 1993. It is the programme of the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
National Children’s Science Congress aims at providing a forum for children from both formal school systems as well as from out of school of the age-group of 10-17 years to exhibit their creativity and innovativeness and more particularly their ability to solve a societal problem experienced locally, by using the method of science.
National Council for Science and Technology Communication
National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) is mandated to communicate science & technology to masses. Through its various programmes, the council aim to build capacity for informed decision making in the community. NCSTC encourages research in areas of Science & Technology communication, training of communicators, development of books, manuals, posters, exhibitions, films, radio programmes, and television programmes on different facets of science & technology and recognizing outstanding efforts through awards and incentives all over the country.