India is Celebrating 75 years of Independence as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahostav across the country. As a part of this, Amrit Mahotsav Science Showcase: Roadmap to 2047 celebration, is being conducted by Ministry of Science & technology. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research under Ministry of S&T, is organising a National Level Scientific Creativity Competition Jigyasa Vigyan Mahotsav 2022”.
This competition is to provide an opportunity to school children to exhibit their creative skills and also develop their scientific knowledge and win attractive prizes!!
The competition would be held in contemporary science and technology areas of:
In this competition, School Students can highlight their creativity by :
in these areas. The students are encouraged to exhibit their creativity in any of the topics in the themes and choose any one of the format of Comics/ Videos/ Infographics/ Science Fiction/ Apps/ Animation to convey their ideas/ solutions.
The children will be evaluated for their creativity; innovative ideas; story telling ability; message conveyed; overall aesthetics; out of box thinking; usability or applicability in case of apps/ videos/ animations. Students have the opportunity to compete at National level and win Prizes. The top content developed would also be showcased on CSIR Jigyasa Virtual Lab platform for global outreach.
Energy is the crucial currency of 21st world. It’s difficult to imagine a day without energy, as it drives our daily life requirement as well as industrial development. Since ages, conventual energy sources like petrol, diesel, coal, etc., has been used to meet our energy demand. But they are in limited level as well as harmful to our environment causing global warming. Renewable energy is a clean and sustainable solution for meeting our energy demand as well as keeping Mother earth safe. Thus, development of clean and sustainable energy resources has become important. Clean energy solutions like solar energy, wind energy, green hydrogen energy, thermal energy, tide energy, electrical vehicle, mechanical energy, vibrational energy, etc., are the new energy currencies of 21st centuries. Clean Energy generation, efficient utilization, awareness, education, etc., are the key challenging areas for the current and next generation to meet sustainable development goals.
Health is relevant to all of us – humans, animals, plants and every life form on earth. With the spread of COVID-19 in the last two years, health has become a major priority of the world, nation as well as the human. To be healthy has become a major priority of every human being to be alive on this planet.
Our health is determined by microbes around us. There are disease-causing microbes as well as microbes that keep us healthy. Our genetics contribute to our health. So, does our lifestyle.
Diagnostics, treatment, counselling and education, development of healthcare infrastructure are some of the key ways to address the healthcare challenges. Which are some of the ways you can contribute to improving the health of India?
Data is being fed by humans to objects and these are being mimicked by robo’s and machines which are fitted in objects. The movement of intelligence from human to objects is termed as Artificial Intelligence. We all hope, that this transformation does not make humans less efficient. Due to rapid technology a situation has risen to prove humans bigger than AI. In other words, we have to keep challenging the AI and also keep in mind that AI comes with lots of benefits as well. Among them problem-solving is most dominant one. Kids are found to develop enhanced problem-solving skills, while using AI. This is necessary for surviving in technology dirven era. To stay uptodate, these skills could be learnt and updated to stay upright with the changing technology. Jigyasa Vigyan Mahotsava 2022 is a wonderful way of demonstrating and democratizing such skills by developing solutions offered by AI.
We invite and challenge all young Girls & Boys (8-12th Standards), to participate in this challenge and showcase their skills and, win prizes as well.
Register yourself now.. AI is waiting!!
You all may be aware that we are all worried about the climate since past many decades for several reasons. We are aware that our life on earth is depended on the energy we get from the sun. This light travels through the earth’s atmosphere and passes through the clouds and air to reach us. The greenhouse gases absorb most (90%) of the heat and radiates back to the surface. We know that certain gases in the atmosphere block heat from escaping. Long lived gases also remain partially in the atmosphere and do not respond to changes in the temperature. Nitrous oxide, chlorofluorocarbons, water vapor, carbon dioxide and methane as we know contribute to the greenhouse effect. The climate change is clearly visible in phenomena’s such as shrinking ice sheets, glaciers retreat, decreased snow cover, rise in sea level, increased rain fall, ocean acidification etc.
Climate Change experts are trying hard to convince us to follow guidelines time and again for controlling, monitoring and reducing the climate change which is significantly changing. By and large we as humans and our activities are the primary drivers of these changes.
Through this competition, friends, we request you to bring awareness and encourage our community to curb climate change. You can help to convey your strong message by choosing one or more of the activities like animation, comics, science fiction, lay guidelines, precautions, posters, infographics or simply by building an app so that we could choose the best ones and make a significant impact on the minds of your friends, seniors and others on the adverse effects of climate change and how we can encourage to eliminate by being good citizens and eradicate the menace drastically. We call upon you to come forward and initiate the first steps before it is too late.
Water is the most essential, perishable, and precious resource on earth. Freshwater supply to the majority of our population is deteriorating day-by-day and hence, conservation of water is predominantly important. Implementation of scientific means and methods to conserve water is absolutely the need of the hour and the innovations and thoughts on this domain can be matched, but not limited to the below-given themes:
(1) Means to reduce water pollution,
(2) Methods for redistribution of water,
(3) Ideas for rational use of groundwater
(4) Ways to renovate water resources
(5) Use of novel irrigation systems. etc
Disaster mitigation is defined as “Measures aimed at reducing the impact of natural or man-made disasters in a nation or community”. We have witnessed natural calamities like earthquake, cyclone, Tsunami, landslide, etc. and also manmade disasters like industrial hazard, war, fire, famine, corona virus etc.
Disaster Mitigation is the cornerstone of emergency management and is an evolving/ developing science. For example, to eradicate the threat of an epidemic or pandemic that is claiming lives through different measures/ strategies initiated/ handled for its eradication.
Mitigation is therefore, a process justified and necessary for the protection/ risk reduction measures intended to minimize the effects of a hazard. Effective measures for mitigation involve understanding of hazards and the likely damages in the event of a disaster. It requires systematic and logical planning to ensure that resources allocated adequately reduces the risk, and protects development.
You may think of developing a creative solution for mitigation of disasters using comic, science fiction, infographics, videos, apps or animations in the areas: Promoting and encouraging R&D through creating a network of national laboratories; upgrading of skills of professionals by providing state-of-the-art training; establishment of a control Room for information collation, dissemination of information to the general public, ensuring; availability of basic facilities such as water, food and shelter during and in the aftermath of a disaster; enforcement of preventive measures that can provide support during disaster.
Rising global population is leading to a continuous increase in global food demand. Therefore, in order to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs), there is a strong need to find sustainable solutions for emerging challenges in agriculture sector. Agro-technology may provide innovative methods and automated mechanisms aiming towards efficient production, high yields and profitability of farmers and allied sectors. These include, precision farming, drones, harvesting as well as post harvest technologies contributing towards simplified agriculture worldwide.
Agriculture industry is booming right now with revolutionized automation and robotics, however, there’s a lot more to do. What are the problems and challenges you find around you? What’s your idea for providing solutions by innovative agro-technology? If you are really willing to contribute, you are welcome to submit your idea as a comic, or writing a science fiction, in the form of infographics, by developing a video or an app and also through animations.
Submission of Creative Content:
Students will create the content and submit their entries to CSIR. Expert Committees would evaluate the content submitted. Short listed candidates will attend the Finale Function in last week of February 2022. Final Results will be announced in the Fianle Function as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahostav Celebrations by Ministry of Science and Technology. There will be attractive cash prizes for the final winners. It is open to ALL class VIII – XII students across India.
Science Comic Competition
Relive your childhood reading comic books by creating your own comic story and combine it with your knowledge in science!! Comics are the effective medium of communication and engaging students. It should be creative, easy to understand, narrative, engaging. The comic can be built on the theme of Energy, Health, Artificial Intelligence, Climate Change, Water Conservation, Disaster Mitigation and Agro-technology. Comic character and art work can be either hand made or digitally drawn.
The comic art and story should be original and unpublished. Mode of language can be Hindi/English. Comics are required to be submitted in MS-Word format only and should not be more than three pages. Best entries will be selected on the basis of science content, creativity, innovation and relevance to the theme. Here are some samples to get idea:
As part of the “Jigyasa Vigyan Mahotsav 2022”, a Science Comic Competition is being organised for school students from Class 8th to 12th.
Science Fiction Competition
As part of the “Jigyasa Vigyan Mahotsav 2022” , a Science Fiction Competition is being organised for school students from Class 8th to 12th.
Unleash your powers of scientific fantasy and imagination to create a fictional story that is creative and at the same time grounded in science and get a chance to win exciting prizes. Come up with creative stories that highlight imaginative solutions to issues that humanity wrestles with, such as, Energy, Health, Artificial Intelligence, Climate Change, Water Conservation, Disaster Mitigation and Agro-technology. The science fiction story should be original and unpublished. The stories, in not more than 2000 words, may be in English or Hindi.
Are you creative, have an interest in graphic design and also want to address global challenges with your out of the box thinking, then this is the right opportunity. Come join us and participate in this national level online “Infographic Competition” in the domains of Energy, health, Artificial intelligence, climate change, water conservation, disaster mitigation and Agro technology.
Infographics is a visual representation of ideas, data, knowledge that present your creative thoughts quickly and clearly. Your Science Infographic should highlight the given domains & must contain three parts: content, visuals, and knowledge.
Some of the pointers to be kept in mind are:
While developing posters, you may note that the submission of your art work must be in JPG/ PNG/Pdf format that has sharp high resolution images. Please note that screenshots of art work are not acceptable. It is also to be noted that “use of any copyrighted artwork will lead to disqualification”.
Videos are an exceptional communication medium to demonstrate a concept and engage the audience. A video, even if it’s just voice over a screen recording, provides a valuable explanation that cannot be gained from text alone. Videos will let you establish authority over the scientific message you wish to communicate. Please refer to the below-given links to create short and beautiful scientific videos.
This is an Apps World. With smartphones and tabs in both the hands, apps have become an integral part of human existence in 21st Century. Be it service for car cleaning to web development to personal hygiene, you name it and you will find a plethora of app options. An app (short form of application) is a software program specifically written to be run on mobile devices like phone, tablet or watch. But the user friendliness has made apps an inevitable choice for other devices too. We invite young minds to showcase their creativity and productivity with some use cases for App development. The apps should be targeted for Android devices and based around the Themes of the Jigyasa Vigyan Mahotsava 2022. It should be an original content and shall be judged accordingly.
Animation is a creative art of drawing sketches of objects and presenting them in a relay. Animation is created by choosing an image / object or a sketch (also called frame) for the story you desire to animate. This would consist of using the frame by giving it an effect of slight movements to produce a series of similar yet different frames to show the continuous effect like a real time movie. In other words, it would bring two distinct objects closer in motion. Making animation needs an artist (or someone who could sketch) who passionately makes many objects of frames unlike video makers who may use only a camera or phone for making videos.
An animation is driven by either a concept or a theme that drives the user to animate for easy understanding or for younger students to have continuous engagement to the story line or a lesson that needs to be conveyed. It usually begins with the artists who makes a script and through imagination creates characters. Once these are done they are developed using software and a music or narration to arouse interest.
Students through this competition of ‘Jigyasa Vigyan Mohotsav 2022’ we are giving you a chance to try out animation for a theme of your choice. You may follow the rule of using freely available software (FOSS – free open source software) and also keep the animation to 0.50 seconds to 1 minute or less than 0.50 seconds only. Please also look at the message you would like to convey to the nation.
Come forward and join the competition. We would like to hear from you. So show us how you can make a difference.
Terms and Conditions:
Two Boot Camps will be conducted for Registered Students to prepare them for participation in the competition:
Boot Camp I (10 - 14 January 2022)
This will be on the scientific topics of ‘Energy, Health, Artificial Intelligence, Climate Change, Water Conservation, Disaster Mitigation and Agrotechnology’ by experts, during second week of January (10th to 14th January) 2022, for the students to gain exposure and understanding into these areas.