IRIS declares winners of National Science Fair

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Pune, Dec 8 (UNI) Ten young scientists were declared national winners in the individual and team categories for their creative inventions submitted at the Initiative for Research and Innovation for Science (IRIS) National Fair which concluded at Pune University today.

The science fair was a collaborative effort by Intel, Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to promote a spirit of discovery in education by encouraging innovations amongst school children.

Intel (South Asia, Corporate affairs group) director Rahul Bedi said, '' We firmly believe that investing in education is synonymous to investing in the growth of the country.'' Pune University Vice Chancellor Dr Narendra Jadhav said, ''IRIS is the biggest science fair in India. We will continue such initiatives through funding grants for individual teachers and facilitating research-based competitions for students across multiple districts.'' UNI DWN RN SBC KP2007

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