Muscat: Seven students were selected as “Sastra Pratibhas” among 5,000 students who participated in a talent search examination for the students of 17 Indian Schools in Oman.
The Science India Forum (SIF) Muscat is a conglomeration of students, teachers, businessmen and other professionals working in the Sultanate, which conducts its activities under the patronage of the Embassy of India, in Oman.
It has been organising the “Sastra Pratibha” contest for the students of all Indian schools in Oman since 2004.
In close association with Vigyan Bharathi India, SIF is striving to promote and popularise science and technology among the students of Indian Schools in Oman.
The 12th Sastra Pratibha Contest was conducted on November 5. Seven students who were selected as “Sastra Pratibhas” are:
Antariksh Das, Std. V, Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir; Aaron Derick Arokianathan, Std. VI, Indian School Al Ghubra; Tej Prashant Nilkund, Std. VII, Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir; A.V.A Abhi Nandakumar, Std. VII, Indian School Muscat; Madhav Madhusudhanan, Std. VIII, Indian School Al Ghubra; Saurabh Singh , Std. IX, Indian School Salalah Roshini Rasheed, Std. X, Indian School Muscat.
Each “Sastra Pratibha” will be awarded with OMR150, besides a memento and certificate.
While the A+ winners will be honoured with mementos/prizes and certificates; A-grade winners will be awarded with books and certificates and others will be honoured with certificates.
As a token of encouragement and appreciation for those who excelled, SIF has constituted a motivational prize entitled “Sastra Prabha” which will be awarded to the top scorers from this year onwards.
Various science-related competitions; Digital Symposium, Debate, Science Skit, Photography, On-the-Spot Project Presentation and “Science Teacher’s Conference” will be held as part of the felicitation program on April 15 at the Indian School Wadi Kabir.
The theme for this year is “Science and Technology for sustainable Development.”
The felicitation ceremony for the Science Exhibition and Science Quiz will be held on April 16 at the Grand Hall of Al Falaj Hotel from 9 am till 5 pm.
Distinguished senior scientist and director of the Chemistry Division at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Dr B N Jagatap, will be the chief guest at this ceremony.
SIF expressed its sincere thanks and appreciation for the Indian Ambassador, Indra Mani Pandey, embassy officials and school principals for their usual support.
It also thanked the advisory board members, Bakul Mehta, managing director, Muscat Pharmacy; Kiran Ashar, managing director, Al Ansari Group of Companies; Dr. PC Thomas, senior consultant, Plastic Surgery, Dr. J Retnakumar, chief executive officer, Life Line Hospital, Oman, Surendra Kumar, managing director, Khalid bin Ahmed & Sons LLC and our well-wishers.