KATHUA: Another pearl in the streak of Kathua District achievements has been added with the selection of Harpreet Singh, a teacher assigned to GHS Logate, to represent UT at the 2nd National Indian Science Techno Festival 2022.
Under the umbrella of ‘Azaadi ka Mahotsav’, several activities and events are organized across the country with the active participation of students, teachers, officials and other stakeholders.
Along the same lines, the Indian Science techno Festival (ISFT2022) is held in affiliation with the Department of Science and Technology “Vigyan Prasar”, Government of India, Raman Foundation for Science and Technology (Gujarat), Council National Institute of Science Teachers (NCTS) and APJ Abdul Kalam National Institute of Young Scientists.
The Indian Science Techno Festival (ISTF 2022) was organized by the combined council in the last week of January, in which teachers and students interested in science and mathematics participated and competed nationally on virtual platforms.
A competition among teachers of mathematics and science from primary to upper secondary was organized in three categories, namely the presentation of an innovative pedagogical learning model, the presentation of a short science story and the presentation of an innovative teaching methodology.
Many teachers from Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir also participated in the competition after a grueling selection process at zonal and district level and a total of two teachers were selected to represent UT at national.
Arshad Hussain from Kishtwar district and Harpreet Singh from Kathua district eclipsed the other contestants and secured their place in math and science subjects respectively and were placed among the top ten selections for the national level competition.
The next stage of the competition was held from February 15 to 18, 2022 and the results are awaited.
Singh had represented UT in the category of the prestigious Innovative Teaching Model Materials Presentation Competition at ISTF 2022 and hoped to win the gold medal.
This is a matter of great joy for Kathua District and PL Thapa, Kathua Director of Education, while congratulating him, lifted the spirits of Mr. Harpreet Singh (Teacher) and wished him luck to continue advance in science. also in the future.
Along with this, he also assured Harpreet of all possible cooperation from his office.
PL Thapa said teachers in the district should learn from Harpreet and enthusiastically participate in such competitions.
In a conversation with the team of Media and Community Outreach Cell, Kathua District, Harpreet Singh said that this competition is a great way to bring innovative ideas in the field of science to the public platform and not only students but also teachers can bring the hidden scientists inside of them to the fore.
He thanked the CEO and extended his thanks to Kuldeep Gupta, GHSS Lecturer Arnia Jammu who is also Zone Director for North Zone, National Council of Science Teachers and State Director of National Council of Young Scientists APJ Abdul Kalam.
Harpreet informed that Kuldeep Gupta has been instrumental in not only providing the coveted platform but also encouraging and guiding teachers and students to come forward to explore their talents. Due to his efforts, two of the public school teachers in Jammu got bronze medals in TLM convention at national level at ISTF2021 and two students from the state got silver medals in science model performances in the same event. The main mission for him is the upliftment of the teachers and students of J&K in particular and the nation in general.