UNESCO nominated 10 November as the World Science Day for Peace & Development at its General Meeting held in 2001.The NSF was identified by the Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO IN 2002.
The first World Science Day Schools Programme was organized at the Navarangahala, Royal College on 10 November 2004 under the theme, Science and Technology for Peace & Development. Around 1000 school children were participated at this programme.
The World Science Day schools Programme has been conducted as an annual event under the following themes.
1. Science and Technology for Peace and Development - 2004
2. Science for Disaster Mitigation - 2005
3. Technology for Development - 2006
4. Our Technology for our Development - 2007
5. Facing the Energy Challenge - 2008
6. Information Communication Technology for National Development - 2009
7. Resilience to Climate Change - 2010
8. Innovations for Sustainable Development - 2012
9. Lifestyle & Health - 2013
World Science Day 2013 Schools Programme
This programme was conducted on 25 November 2013 at the New Conference Hall, BMICH, under theme “Lifestyle & Health” with a participation of more than 1000 school children, teachers, scientists & other invitees, and media personnel.
Minister of Technology and Research, Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Deputy Minister of Education, Hon. Mohan Lal Grero participated as the Guest of Honour.
The Keynote Address; Lifestyle & Health was delivered by Dr Prasad Katulanda, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
Winners of the following competitions were felicitated and awarded at the above event (List of Award Winners are attached).
Inter School Science Society Competition 2013
Short Science Drama Competition
Role Play Competition
Science Fiction Competition
Manual Poster Competition
Digital Story Telling Competition
Teachers Award for Promotion of Science amongst the School Children
Star Rating for the best performing School Science Societies
Sri Lanka Science & Engineering Fair
Prof. M.T.M. Jiffry Memorial Award for Popularization of Science
The first and second place winners of the Short Science Drama Competition (Kegalu Vidyalaya and Panadura Balika Vidyalaya, respectively), and the winner of the Role Paly Competition (Janadhi Achinthya, Janadhipathi Balika Vidyalaya, Nawala) showed their performance at the event.
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