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Students look for solutions to everyday problems in science

Staff Reporter

‘Euresan 2007’ science expo organised at Santhome Higher Secondary School

— Photo: K.V. Srinivasan

Keen observers: Students at the science exhibition organised at Santhome Higher Secondary School in Chennai on Monday.

CHENNAI: At ‘Euresan 2007’, a science exhibition organised at Santhome Higher Secondary School on Monday, students attempted to find solutions to almost every problem encountered in everyday life.

From treating waste water to harnessing alternate sources of energy, students explored a range of topics. School Education Minister Thangam Thennarasu said several successful persons in various fields were alumni of the school.

He said mere marks would not help build one’s overall personality. “Sports and other extra-curricular activities are important while grooming a student,” he said. Science exhibitions such as this one would nurture students’ spirit of enquiry.

Emphasising the need for sports, he said the School Education Department believed that physical education needed to be integrated with the main curriculum.

“Students begin asking the questions ‘why’ and ‘how’ more often. They will also question superstition and become more rational in their thinking,” he added.

Minister for Sports, Youth Welfare and Environment T.P.M. Moideen Khan, who inaugurated the State-level inter-school sports tournament organised at the school, said the playground was where unity and religious harmony was flourished.

The State Government was keen on promoting all sports, he said.

Commending the school authorities for the importance they gave to sports, he said the sports infrastructure in the school was among the best in the city.

Organisers said over 150 teams were to participate in a volley ball tournament organised.

The events were organised by Santhome Higher Secondary School and Montfort Academy. Chennai Corporation Mayor M. Subramanian inaugurated a philately and numismatics exhibition, also organised as part of the event. Principal J. Jesuraj delivered the welcome address. Officials from the School Education Department were present.

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