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Olympiad concludes for budding scientists and computer whizkids

It was Olympics of a different kind, with schools from all over India participating in it, competing for their skills in science subjects as also comprehension in the use of computers.

New Delhi, May 2 : It was Olympics of a different kind, with schools from all over India participating in it, competing for their skills in science subjects as also comprehension in the use of computers.

Blessing them at the end of the competition were Swami Om Poorna Swatantra, the President of the New World Movement Dr Y. S. Rajan, renowned science administrator, and Dr Narendra Virmani, former Vice Chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi University.

The finals of the "Olympiad" concluded at the Chinmaya Mission here today with over 250 prize winners, who are destined for a bright future in the field of science and technology in the country.

The "Olympiad" was conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), a non-profit organisation popularising science and computer knowledge among school children. Prizes were awarded today to the young champions of the 9th National Science Olympiad and 6th National Cyber Olympiad.

Both these Olympiads envisage bringing out the best in the participants and to gain confidence for competing with other students in India as well as in abroad.

"Young people here represent dream of Indian youth. You have to prove that whether you will be able to convert the potential that you have into reality," said Swami Om Poorna Swatantra, President of New World Movement.

Congratulating students, schools, principals, teachers, coordinators and parents, J C Chaudhry, Managing Director of Aakash Institute, said: "If the head is having a sound vision, if he is dedicated and honest then definitely, the family, the state and the country has to be toned up in a nice way".

In his message to youngsters, Chaudhry asked them to trust only two things-- believe in yourself and have faith in the God.

Y S Rajan, Principal Advisor, Confederation of Indian Industry, said that these were the basic platform to motivate students to strive and deeper understanding of scientific data and mathematical concepts, and to enhance their reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills.

"National Cyber Olympiad aims at identifying and nurturing cyber talent amongst the youngsters. It is much about inspiring the younger generation to enhance their knowledge and comprehension of issues related to computers and IT," Rajan added.

Dr. Narindra Virmani, Chairman of SOF, said: "We assure that our Annual Olympiads will continue and it will be conducted with a global vision, better inputs and larger resources."

We would constantly endeavor to create integrated awareness and understanding of the scientific world and the spiritual universe, he added.

Sharmila Dalmia, Founder Executive of CII-Shiksha and Viswash Deshpande, Managing Trustee of Vidyalankar Dnyanapeeth Trust were also present on the occasion.

ANI

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