‘Technology Fair-Vision J&K’ pulling big crowd in Jammu

Students thronging a stall at Technology Fair in Jammu on Friday.
Students thronging a stall at Technology Fair in Jammu on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 24: Three-day ‘Technology Exhibition- Vision Jammu and Kashmir- 2017’ which began on Thursday, is attracting a large number of students from the district.
On the second day of the fair, hundreds of persons thronged the venue at KK Resorts, on Bohri-Gajansoo road. The venue will remain the same on Saturday as well.
Mani Tiwari, vice president of NGO Sansa Foundation, which organised the fair for rural people, particularly youth and school children said that the fair was a joint effort of different ministries and departments. He said the event was aimed at creating awareness among the youth about the recent developments in research, science, space, ayurveda, power and energy.
The students are showing keen interest in the stalls and drawing information about the various activities and programmes of the Central Govt and various departments. Each of the participating Department, is providing information to the students and are conducting quiz at their stall to make students aware of the programmes. This is enhancing the general knowledge of the students as well.
Indian Spices Board, Cochin is exhibiting the various details of Indian spices, export promotions, development of Cardamom, and promotion of Indian spices.
Power PSUs like Powergrid, REC, NTPC are devotedly promoting their activity, focussing on power conservation and guiding students on safety and misuse of power. Joint pavilion by Indian Oil PSUs IOCL, BPCL and HPCL is demonstrating on gas stove, gas pipes and lighter for the general public and the main focus remained on promoting “Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana”, providing BPL household ladies free gas connection.
Khadi India- a theme pavilion promoting KHADI and its based utilities for the women visitors is an area of attraction for the visitors and shopping sprees.
Central Silk Board for the first time in the city is highlighting the process of making the silk, sericulture, display of larvas, silk moth cocoons, cultivations and extraction process for the students.
Huge number of students was witnessed at ISRO stall, where students seen interacting with the officials, on various Space launch programs, Mars Orbitors Mission, Indian Satellites etc.