A day among innovative thoughts

Malavika Krishna
Monday, March 14, 2016

November 27th, 2015 was a very special day, not only for me, but for a number of young budding scientists in Kuwait.

Early morning while dreaming about the question which carries the maximum marks in Maths test getting ‘wrong’, I heard my dad shouting out loud

“Wake up Maloo! Mom has already gone”.

I was half asleep, trying to figure out where my mom went and why my dad was calling me on a wonderful Friday morning with absolutely nothing to do.

“Oh yes! SIF exhibition, almost forgot”

Ever since the Shastra Prathiba Contest conducted by Science International Forum, Kuwait (SIF) got over, I am always excited about and eagerly wait for their events. The ‘small’ book with SPC syllabus which hold ‘ocean’ of information had fascinated me a lot during the contest. But unfortunately, I couldn’t take part at the first Kuwait Children’s Science Congress & Exhibition held on November 27th, 2015. It was the Kuwait level screening for National Science Congress with the theme ‘Understanding Weather and Climate’.

As soon as I entered the auditorium of Indian Central School where it was being held, I could see a large crowd and it was too hot. Just imagine the crowds that can make you feel suffocated! I started off with one corner stall where the students from an Indian school were explaining how dust storms can be prevented in Kuwait. Moving forward, another stall was about how algae can be used to power-up 50 apartments, then a stall telling me that how solar energy can be stored so that it can be used during night time, then another with information on how drip irrigation was useful and beneficial than sprinkle irrigation. Hoof! the list is too big that it won’t fit here. I was literally floating in an environment of innovative thoughts.

It was a different kind of science exhibition. It was a presentation platform for the teams to exhibit the projects they had done. I could see the eminent judges moving from one stall to another, shooting questions on their work. They had worked hard for more than two months and their hard work was paying off. Hats Off!! to all the young scientists who participated. They were not there with internet knowledge alone, but with a hands-on experimented knowledge, confidently answering the judges. Understanding, listening, and watching the projects displayed there was a memorable experience for me. I am sure, even they, ‘the future scientists’, must have felt the same.

Hope, next year I won’t miss this wonderful opportunity.

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