Y.S. Rana , Chandigarh-NOV 17– The 41st Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Science Exhibition (JNNSMEE) 2014 for Children is concluded here on Monday. Dr. Manoj K. Arora, Director, PEC University of Technology was the Chief Guest of the concluding function.
The function which was also attended by officials of Chandigarh Administration and NCERT. JNNSMEE is held every year on the occasion of National Education Day (November 11) to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
Speaking at the function Dr. Arora, lauded the efforts of budding scientists of India and expressed satisfaction over the exhibits put up by the participants from different States and UTs. He said, “Innovation needs to play a key role in our education system since innovation in Science and Technology can act as a catalyst for growth and development. Innovation should be aimed at achieving a sustainable growth – a growth that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
Dr. Gagan Gupta, Coordinator JNNSMEE and Dr. A.K.Wazalvar, Head DESM, NCERT also addressed the audience and thanked Chandigarh Administration for its whole-hearted support in making this National event a grand success. A small presentation titled ‘Glimpses of 41st JNNSMEE-2014’ was also showcased at the function.
Sh. Sandeep Hans, Director Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration extended vote of thanks to all the participants, teachers, organizers including NCERT, DRDO, Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment and all those involved in exhibition. He also thanked Sh. Dharamvir and Society for Promotion of Science and Technology in India for making it a true scientific innovative exhibition. He also congratulated Dr. S.S.Dahiya, Director SCERT and his team for their efforts and for the success of this exhibition.
This year more than 400 participants from all over India took part in the exhibition and about 190 exhibits were on display which attracted thousands of people everyday.