Second Online GeoQuiz
February 26, 2022
The GeoQuiz 2022 NE Level competition among the students of Higher Secondary level was jointly organized by the Krishnanunni Memorial Charitable Trust (KMCT) and Department of Geology, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, on the 26th of February 2022 from 11:00 hrs onwards.
This program was organized to celebrate National Science Day to draw awareness to people about the significance of science in our daily life and to promote geological sciences in North East India and youth of our country.
The Inaugural Session started with the welcome address by Prof. Devesh Walia, Head of the Department of Geology, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. In his address he mentioned that Northeast India represents “Geology in a nutshell” and has almost all the metallogenic provinces and epochs, and therefore has great potential and mineral wealth which needs to be explored in the interest of our great nation. He inspired the young generation to pursue their career in the field of Geological Sciences and contribute towards the nation building. He also emphasized that geoscience is important in securing our world’s demand for energy, building infrastructure, advancing science and technology, sustaining the global food supply, predicting and reacting to natural disasters and everything in between. This is also the theme of National Science Day 2022.
Dr. Anupendu Gupta, Vice President, Krishnanunni Memorial Charitable Trust in his inaugural address highlighted noteworthy contributions of Shri Krishnanunni ji and wished the very best to all the participants for their future endeavours. He stressed on the importance of geosciences for the development of the society and to improve the economy of the Nation.The Mineral and Energy resources are the backbone of the nation and their organised exploration and mining leads to building up of a strong nation.
The Quiz Competition was conducted by Dr. Shikhar Kumar and Prof. Devesh Walia successfully amongst the 70+ registered participants from north-eastern states of India and the results were declared in the valedictory session. The quiz had questions to promote geosciences among the students of North-Eastern Region.
The first position was secured by Mr. Prakash Pradhan studying in class XII, Cotton University, Guwahati.
The second position was secured by Mr. Brian Lim Sun studying in class XI, St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong and
The third position was secured by Mr. Nishant Sharma class XII student Kendriya Vidyalaya, NEHU, Shillong.
The top position holders received prize money of Rs.15,000/-, Rs.10,000/- and Rs.5,000/- respectively.
Mr. Keneth Meriker Nongtraw (Class XI, Army Public School, Shillong) and Md. Abul Kader Laskar (Class XI, Holy Cross Higher Secondary School, Silchar) secured Fourth and Fifth positions respectively and received consolations prizes of Rs. 1000/- each.
All other participants received participation certificates.
In Valedictory Address by Dr. Rasik Ravindra, Former Director, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, Goa spoke about the numerous contributions of Krishnanunni ji in his 36 years long career in GSI and his life-time contributions in promoting remote sensing activities in the country while congratulating the winners and conveyed greater motivation and energy to all youth of this country so that they can help improve our nation and society. The between the needs and requirement of the people can only be filled in by systematic sustainable mining of the various geo-resources.