With the grand success of Swami Vivekananda Young Scientist competition held online in Nov-Dec 2020 behind it, OpenLinks foundation (tickLinks) in partnership with Ramakrishna Mission Science Centre, T.Nagar, Chennai and DAV schools, Chennai organized another online competition in Jan-Feb 2021 successfully.
Bharti foundation and Firki – Teach for India also partnered in the contest.
Unlike last time when the participation was limited to a couple of hundreds of students, this time the contest had an All India flavour and had a much larger student participation. Over 500 schools participated, over 20000 registrations were received and actual number of submission of projects exceeded 8600.
In order to catch them young, the contest had 3 age groups i.e. class 1 to 3, class 4 to 6 and class 7 to 9. In order to promote communication abilities of students, the subjects included English apart from Maths and Science.
The contest came to a closure on 5th March 2021 with the award giving ceremony that was conducted online with Shri Anurag Tripathi, Secretary, CBSE as Chief Guest and Ms. Mamta Saikia, CEO, Bharti Foundation and Ms. Malliga Sridhar, Dean – Academic Partnerships, DAV, Chennai as special guests.
On this occasion, a few of the teachers with sterling performance in the online educational program for the last 9 months were also honoured.
For the RKM Ashrama schools, this time participation had included students from Nursery & Primary school too.
Total Project submissions – 477 (All the 4 schools)
Excellence awards – 7 (Main school – 2, Matric school – 2 and Nursery & Primary school – 3)
Appreciation awards – 95
Participation awards – 303