Jan 13, 2012

Nagalim: Child Scientist Among The Top 25

The 19th National Children’s Science Congress selected the project of a young Naga scientist as one of the 25 best.

Below is an article published by Nagaland Post

Master Vizosul Natso from Alderville School, Jotsoma, Kohima has brought laurels to Nagaland after being adjudged one of the top 25 child scientists in the 19th National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) held at National University, Jagatpur, Jaipur, Rajasthan from December 27 to 31, 2011. 

The child scientist achieved the milestone for the state after his project titled ‘Sustainable use of land’ was selected as one of the “25 Outstanding Projects” in the recently concluded NCSC 2011.

The 19th NCSC was attended by eight (8) child scientists from the state, three (3) guide teachers, and one (1) state coordinator led by Nagaland Institute of Health Envionment & Social Welfare  (NIHESW), the implementing agency for Nagaland. 

According to Dr. Inakhe Sumi, director NIHESW, the eight child scientists participated in the congress with various topics ranging from waste accumulation, effective waste management and rainwater harvesting. 

Apart from Vizosul Natso who received commendation, the other child scientists were Ms. Niuli Z. Yepthomi (Study of cause of waste accumulation in Zunheboto town and effective waste management) and Ms. Kinali A. Achumi (Study on effects of burning firewood as domestic fuel) both from Corner Stone School Old Town Zunheboto, Ms. Aremsungla (Community practices/structures of rainwater harvesting) from Fernwood School, Kohima, Ms. Holinla Yim (Know your land-landslide), Ms. Kivi Swu (Know the vertical distribution of soil layers of our locality) and Ms. Aosangla Imchen (How organic components influence soil properties) all from Little Flower Hr. Sec. School, Kohima, and Ms. Mezhüsenuo Mhasi (Community practices/structure for rainwater harvesting) from Baptist High School, Kohima. 

During the congress, the young scientists had the rare privilege of interacting with the former President of India, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam. They also got  the opportunity to visit many important destinations apart from  their project presentations, according to Dr. Inakhe Sumi. NCSC provided a platform to children between the ages of 10 to 17 years to exhibit their creativity and innovation. 

The theme of the congress was “Land resources: Save for the future” was divided into six sub-themes to cover the spheres of quality of land resources, human activities, utilization of resources and community-based knowledge All together about 600 child scientists with 300 guide teachers from various states across India and ASEAN Countries and a good number of renowned scientists and educationists also attended the event.