by Ashis Sinha
RNS: Students from Bokaro have once again brought honours in the sphere of education to both the national and international levels, making the city proud. Rupesh Kumar, a DPS Bokaro Class 10 student, and Shreyasi, a Holy Cross School Class 7 student, will attend the 108th session of the Rashtriya Kishore Vaigyanik Sammelan ‘Indian Science Congress’ at Nagpur.
Both students will represent Jharkhand at the national level in the three-day Rashtriya Kishore Vaigyanik Sammelan (RKVS) starting on 4 January at RTM Nagpur University, where they will share their scientific talent with 500 Indian and international scientists.
Teams being sent by Science for Society (SFS), Jharkhand left today for Nagpur along with their guide. A. S. Gangwar, the principal of DPS Bokaro and the organising chairman of the National Children’s Science Congress, extended his best wishes to Rupesh and Shreyasi during a programme held before their departure.
During his remarks, Rajendra Kumar, who was present at the event and served as the State Academic Co-ordinator of Science for Society (SFS), noted that the Indian Science Congress had completed its journey of more than a century. “It’s crucial that two kids from Bokaro be chosen,” he added.
Besides, Kumar, the Jharkhand State President Dr Ali Imam Khan and the State Coordinator DNS Anand from SFS sent their warmest wishes to the teams travelling to Nagpur.
Rupesh’s guide Obaidullah Ansari, Shreyasi’s guide P. Jyotirmoy and resource person SK Rai from SFS were also present on the occasion. Both teams will return to Bokaro on 8 January.
Rupesh develops voice-over sign language for the hearing impaired
Rupesh, a class X student at DPS Bokaro, has developed a new way to assist the hearing impaired. He has created special software using computer coding to turn the movements of the deaf and dumb into sound.
He worked on this project for roughly three months. He got the idea after seeing the issues of the crippled persons at the Ashalata Divyang Vikas Kendra in Bokaro. His project was also chosen for the National Children’s Science Congress.
Son of Bihar revenue officer Sunita Kumari and BSL employee Ravi Shankar Kumar, Rupesh have always been interested in coding. He wants to be a successful computer engineer.
Shreyasi discovers a natural remedy for cattle lumps
Shreyasi, a Class VII student at Holy Cross School, has developed an all-natural cure for the ailment known as “lumpy” which is caused by a viral infection in milk calves.
Following around two weeks of investigation, she discovered that a concoction consisting of betel leaf, black pepper, jaggery, salt, and other naturally occurring substances could effectively treat this illness.
Shreyasi revealed that she, too, had successfully tested it, and that the calves that had been afflicted with the sickness were cured after 15 days.
“Seeing the misery that the cattle were going through as a result of this sickness motivated him to find a cure for it,” she added.
Shreyasi, the daughter of railway employee Ratan Kumar Singh and homemaker Swarnalata Kumari, has aspirations of establishing her own “no profit, no loss” company in the field of pharmaceuticals for livestock.