27th April, 2012 at Salmiya Indian Model School (S

Kuwaits popular Science and Technology fest Shaastrotsav on April 27th

Fourth Edition of “Shaastrotsav” - the most popular Science and Technology festival in Kuwait will be held on Friday, 27th April, 2012 at Salmiya Indian Model School (SIMS), Salmiya.

Shaastrotsav, the most awaited unique science and technology fest which gives first of its kind experience for the public will commence at 10:00 AM on Friday, the 27th April 2012, informed the organizers in après meet held here. One can witness a large number of informative and entertaining programs that will continue till 7 PM on that day.

The major attraction of the fest, the science exhibition for students will be held in three categories- Sub-Junior, Junior and seniors. Kuwait Engineers Forum as in the past will be contending this year too. More than 13 Indian schools had confirmed their presence in the science exhibition, the organizers said. In past years, the tech sassy students conquered the minds of the public at this highly popular event, in which the entry is open to all public. As an encouragement to students, Shaastrotsav will give away cash awards to winning teams of inter school science exhibition winning the 1st,2nd and 3rd positions. In addition to students category, there will be an exhibition contest on the open category also this year, the organizers said.

The prime highlight of this edition of Shaastrotsav is “CapQ Science & Technology Quiz” which is expected to attract huge crowd including students, parents and all technology enthusiasts. Mr. Ashwan Lewis of Karnataka Quiz Association will be conducting this inter school competition which will have a preliminary screening stage in the morning and finals in the evening.

Rubik cube solving contest is another highlight for Shaastrotsav 2012.This is first ever Rubik\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Cube competition for School children in Kuwait.

Visitors can watch computer animation contest in which many school students will participate to demonstrate their animation and computer skills. The theme for this contest is \\\\\\\\\\\\"Science & Technology”.

An interesting interactive session on \\\\\\\\\\\\'Human Problems - Green Nanotechnology Solutions\\\\\\\\\\\\' is arranged this year for the engineering community. This will be headed by Dr. Shamim Ahmad (former Director CSIR, New Delhi) who is an expert in Nano Technology. This session is mainly targeted to the engineering community in Kuwait, the organizers said.

Shaastrotsav- Festival of Science is organized by Kuwait chapter of NSS College of Engineering (Palakkad) Alumni Association. Shaastrotsav convener Aravind Balakrishnan, NSS Alumni association president Santhosh Kumar, Shyam Mohan N and Sunil Jacob were present during the press meet.