State School IT Fest logs in Day 1 at Technopark

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Tvm: The 10th edition of the State School IT Fest got off to a colourful start today at the Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram. However the planned inaugural function was cancelled as mark of respect to the Kerala Governor who passed away last week. About 500 participants including students from all districts of the State, who have secured the first and second place in the school and sub-district level competitions, are attending the fest.

The day saw competitions in Malayalam Typing, IT Project, Digital Painting, Multi Media Presentation and Webpage Designing in both High School and Higher Secondary sections. The competitions were held at the Park Centre and the ICFOSS hall in the campus. In the afternoon, an interactive Session on ‘Emerging Trends in Mobile Computing’ by Satheesh Babu, Director, ICFOSS and ‘Green Computing’ by Dr. Achutshankar S Nair, Honorary Director, Centre for Bio-Informatics, Kerala University saw good participation from the students.

The second day’s highlight will be the IT Quiz, which will be held separately for both sections. Chief Minister, Shri Oommen Chandy will give away prizes to the winners of the competitions during the valedictory function to be held at 4 pm on February 2. The handing over of the e-India Award 2011 won by [email protected] Project and screening of animation films by students will also be held during the function. Minister for Education, Shri P K Abdu Rabb would preside over the function. The participation for the State IT Fest 2012 is limited to invited students, teachers and guests.

Kerala IT News

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