Department of chemistry, St Xavier’s College, Mapusa organised ‘Festival of Innovation: Goa’s Young Innovators’, a state level competition on innovations for schools, higher secondary schools, colleges and post graduate students across Goa.
Principal of the college, Fr Jeronimo D’Silva welcomed the gathering and congratulated the department of chemistry for organising the event.
In his keynote address principal of RSN College, Farmagudi, Vikas Pissurlekar urged students to think outside the box and use their minds creatively. Safety officer at directorate of food and drugs administration, Bambolim, Atul Dessai spoke on how proper nutrition is vital for good health and highlighted the concerns of eating street food.
Thirty-three institutions participated in the festival that motivated students to pursue their dreams and ideas, spark creativity, appreciate all the technology that has made life so much easier, safer and better.
Chief guest at the valedictory programme was scientist at NIO, Dona Paula, Mamatha S S who spoke on how important it is to be curious and that a little thinking and reasoning goes a long way.