NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Maharishi Dayanand Public School organized an Essay Writing Competition on popularization of Science in collaboration with Science and Technology Department, Chandigarh. About 100 students participated in the competition. This competition was divided into two categories i.e., junior and senior. Through the competition, students conveyed the message that Science allowed us to understand how things work, but also how to make things happen. Science makes everyday life easier. The scientific discovery of a method for harnessing electric energy changed people’s lives forever. Electric light benefits people every day in inventions. Science is the reason for the quick pace of modern life.
Science makes life safer. Science generates knowledge by means of new discoveries that are often met with disbelief at first, but such knowledge eventually becomes widespread and common. Every school-age child knows the earth revolves around the sun, although this knowledge was rejected when it was first discovered. Most people have a basic understanding of natural processes such as how moisture evaporates then condenses and fall as rain or how oxygen travels through the body in the bloodstream. Science is the reason for the ever-increasing understanding that people have about the world around them.
Students also expressed that renewable energy is sustainable and would never run out. It requires less maintenance. Their fuel being derived from natural and available resources reduces the costs of operation. It produces little or no waste products such as carbon dioxide or other chemical pollutants, so has minimum impact on the environment.
Suman, Chetan, Vishal and Sania bagged first, second, third and consolation prizes in junior category In senior category Surya Parkash Diwvedi, Pardeep and Balwinder Singh got first, second and third position respectively. Principal Dr. Vinod Kumar gave away prizes to the winners. He told that the main aim of this competition was to create awareness of science and its uses in daily life.