Ankit Kesar, Rajouri
April 27

The three day teacher-student training workshop on Popularization of science activities under ST Plan (Project) Govt. of India which was being organized by National Council for Urban and Rural Development Society (NCURDS), Jammu and Vigyan Prasar, Deptt. of Science & Technology, Noida concluded here at Govt. Girls Hr. Sec. School, Rajouri today.

The first Day of the Workshop started with the inauguration by Mohd. Ashraf Rather, Chief Education Officer, Rajouri in the presence of Sh. Abdul Rauf Dar, Principal Govt. Girls Hr. Sec. School, Rajouri and about more than 100 participants including teacher & students of various mobile schools participated in the said workshop. As the Motive of the workshop is to study nature and its phenomena, various scientific concepts & teaching tools such as Seed Germination by various method, Pooter (insect Catcher), Sweep net (Butterfly Catcher), Under Water Viewer, Vermicarium, antarium, terrarium etc was prepared using household materials by the team of resource persons including Dr. Ashiq Hussain, Principal, Govt. Degree College, Chatroo, Shamaile Nabi, Assistant Prof. Galgotia Colege, Noida & Mr. Kuldeep Gupta, Master GGHS, Simbal Camp.

On the second day, participants went for the nature walk to the Wildlife Sanctuary near Dhudadari Temple, Rajouri that was companied by the team of Resource persons where they get to know about the Nature/to study about the plants & animals closely. The resource persons explained them the various activities to explore nature in and around surroundings in a very coherent way. The participants learnt about tree profile, Bark print, soil profile, leaf structure, Leaf print, study of insects/other organisms and so on.

In the third Day Mr. Kuldeep Gupta, resource person explained the concept of food chain and food web in a play way method for its better understanding with fun. In the valedictory program, Dr. Ashaq Hussain presented a brief report of the program which was followed by an address by Mohd. Ashraf Rather, Chief Education Officer, Rajouri who lauded the efforts of Vigyan Prasar, Deptt. of Science & Technology, Noida and NCURDS for arranging such an activity based program for the budding scientists of the District. Mr. Abdul Rauf Dar, Principal G (G) HSS, Rajouri also applauded the efforts of NCURDS for organizing such an informative workshop for the students as well as teachers of this far flung area.

At the end of the program while receiving the feedback from the participants, certificates and activity based material and other necessary material related to the study of nature was distributed among the participants.

The program Concluded with vote of thanks by Zaffar Ullah Khan Founder secretary NCURDS, who while thanking Mr. B. K. Tyagi, Head Vigyan Prasar, Deptt. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, Noida for this informative program also extended thanks to the C.E.O, Rajouri & Principal, GGHSS Rajouri for lending a helping hand and providing the space for organizing this programme.

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