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Thiruvananthapuram (14 August 2010)
Eduworld Foundation – A non profit organization aimed at nurturing scientific spirit in children organized Genius Meet 2010 for the students of Trivandrum schools who scored high in class 10 during the year 2010. About 150 students along with their parents participated.
Former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, G. Madhavan Nair interacted with the students.
The participants also got chance to hear and interact with Sh. B.N. Suresh, Director of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology; Dr. E.D. Jemmis, Director of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research; A. Sivathanu Pillai, Chief Executive Officer of BrahMos Aerospace.
Dr. Sivathanu Pillai’s address and presentation were very much appreciated by the audience. All were wonderstruck with the advancement and the high degree of precision India has achieved in the field of missile technology.
The students were taken to a visit to the Science and Technology museum and in the mean time Prof E D Jemmis interacted with the parents of the genius students and stressed on giving freedom for the students to think and choose the right career which they find themselves suitable for. He stressed on the importance of attending the exams like KVPY (Kishore Vygyanik Protsahan Yojana – A scheme introduced by the Govt of India to identify the genius and to grant them scholarship to study in Top Schools and courses like IIT, IIST,IISER etc Get the details here http://www.iisc.ernet.in/kvpy/). He stressed that there is a high need of students selecting research as a career. Pure science is also leading to great jobs with long lasting and healthy work environment than the get rich quick type jobs as in the IT field.
Dr. S.K. Satheesh of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, who won the Bhatnagar Award for 2010, was felicitated at the meet.
The Genius Meet 2010 ended with felicitation of the top scoring students and the National Anthem
The eyes of the students were sparkling with inspiration and motivation while they came out of the meet.