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National Creativity Olympiad back in Jamshedpur after Covid-19 hiatus

21 teams to participate in two-day event beginning Nov 26 

Jamshedpur, Nov 24: The Institution of Engineers (India) Jamshedpur Local Centre will be organizing 19th National Creativity Olympiad for school students on 26 and 27 November in Steel City.

The Olympiad to be organised after two years due to Covid-19 hiatus will see participation of 21 teams representing schools from Jamshedpur and other states, said Probal Ghosh, Chairman, Institution of Engineers, Jamshedpur Local Centre and Vice President, Shared Services, Tata Steel.

Addressing a press meet at Institution of Engineers (India), Jamshedpur Local Centre in Sakchi on Thursday, Ghosh informed that this year 16 outstation teams and five city teams will be participating in the Olympiad.  The outstation teams will be from Kanpur, Patna, Aligarh, Bhubaneshwar, Tirupati, Bokaro, Ranchi, Durgapur etc.    

Loyola School, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, DBMS English School, Rajendra Vidyalaya and Motilal Nehru Public School will represent Jamshedpur at the Olympiad.

Tata Steel VP further said that Olympiad is divided into two categories-direct domain based on the theme of ‘exploiting fluid power for a green Earth’ will be for outstation teams.’ The open domain for Jamshedpur schools will be based on the theme ‘Only One Earth’ with focus on the area of living sustainably in harmony with nature.’

In the second category (Open type), the schools are provided with a theme and this year’s theme is ‘Only One Earth’. 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. 

“The objective of the Olympiad is 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,” added Probal Ghosh.

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