Chennai: Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology kick-started the 25th National Children’s Science Congress on Friday. The three-day programme is an initiative of the National Council for Science and Technology. School children from 33 districts across Tamil Nadu were selected for the state level event, which commenced with the child scientist procession.
The second day will witness 281 presentations by the 1,500 child participants and third day would be concluded with the valedictory and briefing for the selected participants for the national level science congress to be held in Science city, Gujarat. The inauguration was presided over by Dr K.K. Vijayan ,CIBA director, ministry of agriculture, Dr Srikanth Tripathy , director (I/C) , NIRT, Indian Council of Medical Research, ministry of health and Dr Subba Rao, chief scientist, National Metallurgical Laboratory , CSIR, ministry of science and technology.