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18th National Creativity Olympiad begins in Jamshedpur on Nov 9

Jamshedpur, Nov. 6: The Institution of Engineers (India) Jamshedpur Local Centre will be organizing 18th National Creativity Olympiad from 9 to 10 November in Steel City.

In the first category (direct domain), a preliminary round of screening � conducted among the teams from local schools by Institution of Engineers, whereas schools from outside Jamshedpur nominate their best team.

This year more than 20 teams including 14 outstation teams have been selected � for the finals scheduled on 9th November 2019. This year�s theme for direct domain is��Exploiting Fluid Power�.1

Three winning teams will be awarded attractive prizes which includes tablet, mobile etc. All teams/participants are given certificates of participation /winning, informed AK Choudhary, organising secretary.

Addressing a press meet at Institution of Engineers on Wednesday, Choudhary said, direct domain is an on spot contest where material will be provided to the students of class 9 to 12 to test their creativity. The six local teams include students from Loyola School, Little Flower School, Vidya Bharati Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Telco, DAV Bistupur, Jusco School Kadma and DBMS English School.

The out stations teams are from Kanpur and Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Bhubaneswar, Sunabeda (Orissa), Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Bokaro, Ranchi, Giridih, Durgapur and Kolkata (West Bengal) and Patna (Bihar).   

He further said, in the second category (Open type), the schools are provided with a theme and this year�s theme is “Air Pollution”.  The student teams from the participating schools are required to build the working models on the assigned theme, which should showcase their creative and originality. This open domain competition is organized for both the Jr. Category (Students from Std. VI to Std. VIII)   and Sr. category (Students from Std. IX to Std. XII). These models are displayed on the Prize Distribution day and two models adjudged best in each category are selected for prizes along with the trophy. The contest is only for local students. 

Anurag Saxena, Chairman, Institution of Engineers (India) Jamshedpur Local Centre and Chief of Electrical Maintenance, Tata Steel said, “The objective of the Olympiad has been to promote innovation among the students, generate enthusiasm in schools to nurture creativity, identify the most creative students through a well-designed creative exercise, and encourage them by recognizing their skills in a suitable manner. The format and the content of the Olympiad is of a high standard and is in line with such events conducted elsewhere in the world. The Olympiad will be inaugurated on 9th morning for which we are expecting Sudhansu Pathak, Vice President, Steel�Manufacturing, Tata Steel as the chief guest, added Saxena.

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