First ever virtual Fevicreate Idea lab science contest 2020-21 winners announced
Gurnaaz Kaur Anand from Budha Dal Public School in Punjab bagged the winner title
Chandigarh: Pidilite, under the aegis Fevicreate, announced the winners of the first-ever virtual Fevicreate Idea Lab, an all India Science Contest Series held across all cities. D.Syed Ibrahim from Sana Model School in Chennai, bagged the prize for their project themed Reuse and Recyle, whereas Gurnaaz Kaur Anand from Budha Dal Public School in Punjab and Ayyan.A.Ajmeri from Divan-Ballubhai Primary School was declared the winner for their projects based on futuristic themes while thinking about sustainability through focus on Reuse & Recycle.
Last year has been an extraordinary experience for everyone, especially for young minds the shift to the virtual world came with its challenges. It is indeed difficult to replicate the personal touch of the classroom experience with online education. To bridge the gap, Fevicreate Idea Lab, with its All India Science online contest, offered a platform to young scientists to fully explore their potential.
While away from school, the contest allowed future scientists to think out of the box with help and guidance from their teachers, parents, and self-research giving wings to their imagination. It aimed at encouraging students to learn, create, and innovate. The idea was to promote a “Learning by doing” attitude so that the young minds understand the theory as well as the actual working of the concepts.
The qualified 36 entries virtually presented their projects to the honorary judges during the grand finale held in March 2021. The eminent panellists included Dr. Srimathy Kesan (Ambassador to NASA, ESA & GCTC Space Camps), Mrs. Nalina (Founder & Managing Director at Parent Circle) & Mr. Vivek Abrol (Sr Vice President, CPASF, Pidilite Industries). The selection of the winners was subject to the understanding and thought process behind the project.
Mr.Vivek Abrol, Sr.Vice-President, Art Stationary Fabric division, Pidilite Industries Limited, said “At Fevicreate we believe in the power of learning by doing. The first-ever Fevicreate Idea lab was also designed to offer the children, who were home-bound, an opportunity to enhance their creativity and widen the scope of their imagination. We saw some exhilarating ideas and projects. Many congratulations to all the winners, and we wish them all the best.
Dr. Srimathy Kesan(Ambassador to NASA, ESA & GCTC Space Camps) “I am delighted to have associated with Fevicreate Idea lab. It was great to see the inclination of the young minds towards science and innovation. I believe the contest is an ideal amalgamation of Science and Craft. My heartiest congratulations to the winners’
The challenge began in mid-October, 2020 and continued till 10th January 2021. Participants belonging to the age group 5-9 years and 9-14 years were assigned two topics each, i.e. Reuse & recycle, India in space for the former, and Sources of Energy and cities of the future for the latter group. However, the judging parameters did not vary. The overarching theme for the contest was to encourage understanding concepts & brining creativity in all Learning while thinking about larger than life topics not limited to academics.
The contest witnessed participation from over 20,000 students from 500 cities. The participants submitted their projects on the Fevicreate website which was then evaluated by 70 impartial experts from all over India. From the entries received, 36 entries were shortlisted based on the understanding of the topic, uniqueness, creativity in showcasing the concept and neatness of the project.
Apart from being felicitated with trophies, the winners also bagged Apple MacBooks and iPads.