Sastra Pratibha Contest
Winners of the nationwide science talent search examination (Sastra Pratibha Contest) jointly organized by Science India Forum, of Saudi Arabia and National Science Movement of India were announced here on Thursday. Students of 10 schools from Riyadh, Dammam, Al Ahsa and Abaha participated in the first level contest held on January 25, 2018.
Ten top scorers (Marks 80% and above) from each school from grade 6 to grade 11 were selected for the second level Sastra Pratibha Contest. The second stage of the Sastra Pratibha contest was conducted across various schools in the Kingdom and 14 students were declared Sastra Pratibhas for the year 2017-18. Eight students were declared winners from the Central region (Riyadh) along with Abaha. Wildan Ali Hussain (Daratassalam International Indian Public School-Riyadh, 6th Grade), Aahilzain Pulath (International Indian Public School- Riyadh, 7th Grade), Ashay Kumar (Daratassalam International Indian Public School- Riyadh, 7th Grade), Belinta Sharon (Al Yasmin International School- Riyadh, 7th Grade), Mohammed Jassim K. Jaleel (Modern International School- Riyadh, 8th Grade), Zainab Khan (Indian Embassy School, Riyadh – Girls, 8th Grade), Ramsha Qamar (Al-Janoub International Indian school-Abaha) Irteza Nidal Khan (Indian Embassy School, Riyadh -Boys, 10th Grade) secured sastra pratibha title.
Six students from Eastern province (Dammam and Al Ahsa) were declared Sastra Pratibha. Ayesha Hanif Kazi (Al Muna International School Dammam, 6th Grade), Arohi Mohan Gage (Dunes International School Dammam, 6th Grade), Dhruv Jain (Dunes International School Dammam, 7th Grade), Nuha Munir (Huda Al-Noor International Al Ahsa, 7th Grade), Shayaan Raza (Dunes International School Dammam, 8th Grade), Reshma Gogy (Khozama International School Dammam, 9th Grade) secured Sastra Pratibha title.
The Sastra Pratibhas will have the unique opportunity to visit prominent scientific establishments in India and to interact with senior scientists working there. The visits to various institutions are organized free of cost for the winners.
Sastra Pratibha will be awarded at the prestigious science gala to be scheduled in respective regions. Science gala is an award ceremony organized by Science India Forum across all the GCC countries attended by Indian scientists and other members from the scientific diaspora.
SIF National President Mr. Biju Mullassery and National Secretary Mr. Jayakrishnan.R congratulated the winners and said that this year Science India Forum is trying hard to organize Children’s Science Congress (CSC) among schools in KSA. The winners will get a chance to participate in the National Science Congress (NSC) Organized by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. A program outline for the same is in progress.
News Source: Riyadh Daily