Science drama competition highlights modern day issues

Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Auxilium Secondary School, Gohpur Tinali won the ‘state level science drama competition’ which was held at the Science Centre here on Saturday.
The competition, themed ‘Science and society’, was organized by the Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology (APSCST), and saw the participation of 10 schools from across the capital complex.
The competition was aimed at highlighting pertinent issues of the modern times, like environmental degradation, clean energy, digital technology, and cleanliness and sanitation.
Auxilium Secondary School will represent the state at the regional level science drama competition which will be held at Guwahati. The school received a trophy, certificates, and cash award.
Itanagar government higher secondary school Arunodaya and Delhi Public School, Itanagar won the second and third positions, respectively, and were awarded cash prizes, trophies, and certificates.
The individual award for best director was given to Abhijit Kr Barma (VKV, Nirjuli), best scriptwriter to Atum Muang (VKV, Itanagar), best actor to Shuken Bui (Delhi Public School, Itanagar), and best actress to Rimee Tilling Bamin.
The prizes were distributed by APSCST Deputy Director P Lombi, IPR Assistant Director Radhe Tajung, and Arunachal Press Club General Secretary Tanom Jerang, who attended the event as judges.
Earlier, addressing the gathering, chief guest of the event, APSCST Chairman Bamang Mangha, underscored the importance of science and technology in today’s times.
He encouraged the students to take up creative activities like drama, saying it helps in developing one’s personality.