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Rajasthan school students discuss how science & sustainability can go hand in hand

School students from Rajasthan’s 25 districts gathered at the Birla Auditorium in Jaipur on October 8 to share their ideas on sustainability in the State Science Seminar 2022 which was themed Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development Challenges and Prospects.

Can science and sustainability go together? This has been a debatable issue amongst different genres who are struggling to find out ideas on how to make Mother Earth a green planet.

While the big brains are still ideating to find a solution, a few students from Rajasthan’s 25 districts gathered to share their ideas on sustainability in the State Science Seminar 2022 organised at the Birla Auditorium in Jaipur on October 8. The event was organised by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Rajasthan in association of Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Rajasthan school students discuss how science & sustainability can go hand in hand
Students and delegates at the State Science Seminar 2022 organised in Jaipur. Pic courtesy: Ravindra Nagar

Lakshay Jain from Jayshri Periwal school, Jaipur notched first rank at the state level competition fo sharing his presentation connecting science and sustainability. He shall now go to Kolkata to participate in the national event where winners shall get an annual scholarship of Rs 2000.

The second ranker was Kashvi Bhalothia from Pali, who shared her thoughts and presentation on basic science and sustainability. Focussing on holistic education and integrating ancient knowledge with basic technology will pave way for green planet,” she said.

Kashvi wants to become a doctor and go abroad for higher studies and work for the better and green world.

Divyadarshini Ranawat from Nathdwara stood third. She said, “I have presented her ideas and thoughts on basic science for sustainable development.”

With dreams shining high in her eyes to become neuro-surgeon, Divyadarshini said, “It’s the need of the hour for everyone to care for Planet Earth.”

She had come with her mother from Nathdwara and was thankful to her family who has been supporting her to spread her wings.

Rajasthan school students discuss how science & sustainability can go hand in hand
Department of Science and Technology, Rajasthan, at the State Science Seminar 2022.

Kailash Mishra, Curator, Regional Science Centre and Science Park, Department of science and technology, Rajasthan said, “Students from 25 districts have  gathered here to showcase their talent and stay confident.”

Kailash Mishra, curator, Regional Science Centre and Science Park, DST, Rajasthan

This is an opportunity being extended by department of science and technology keeping in mind the rural and small town talents who can present their ideas at bigger state level platform. These students, both from govt and private schools, have participated and made a mark by sharing their innovative thoughts.”

Preeti Sharma, educator and motivator, who kept one and all hooked to their chairs with her exceptional oratory skills, said, “This programme has motivated students. Sustainable development presentations helped us all to learn afresh for making green earth. The programme extended an opportunity to save our soil, nature so that our natural resources can be used by future generations too.”

Preeti Sharma, educator and astronomer at State Science seminar 2022

  The students also discussed challenges and solutions. State and nation in fact should continue organising such programmes so that students get such opportunities to showcase their talent.”

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