The Scientific and technological information available today has revolutionized worldwide means of communication, which plays a keyrole in the growth and development in all walks of life. Increased production in agriculture and industry also require an efficient transport system for transporting raw materials and finished products from one part of the country of other. Tremendous developments in the field of transport and communication have been made to meet the growing demands due to increasing number of users. The communication network in the world has undergone a sea change with the use of satellite and other communication systems. These global changes have influenced the quality of life in our country.
There has been a global expansion of electronic information in recent times. This has greatly helped in improving upon the quality of life. Millions of computers in this world are connected through the Internet, facilitating the accessibility to information within a ultra short time. Use of fax, mobile phone, e-mail, have become a common day affair in all walks of life.
The convergence of multiple communication systems have revolutionised learning and knowledge sharing. The ability to access and manage these information and knowledge repositories is important in the development of both the individual as well as the society.
Children should be exposed to communication technology and to appreciate its role in human affairs.
They need to adapt/adopt new technologies to collect, process, analyse, synthesise, evaluate and share knowledge with others. The objective of this sub-theme is promoting innovations in knowledge networks involving transport and communication technology in all segments of the society. Children need to reason and communicate to solve problems and to understand effective use of information and communication technology for a variety of purposes.
The exhibits/models in this sub-theme may pertain to:
indigenous/improvised/Improved devices for world-wide communication of verbal/ printed/pictorial information
improvised/Indigenous models for efficient transport and fast communication especially Internet for communication in rural areas
working models of fuel efficient/pollutionfree designs of automobiles/other vehicles
models showing use of innovative/ inexpensive/locally available materials/ designs for construction/maintenance of roads/railway tracks of vehicles
innovative ideas for efficient management of road, rail, water and air transport systems, e.g. better safely measure, especially unmanned railway crossings checking/control of pollution, providing immediate relief to accident victims, etc
models showing preparedness for disaster-both natural and man-made management
working models of devices for recording and reproduction of audio-visual material for entertainment and recreation, use of computers in motion pictures including cartoons, animation, graphics and television
working models of printing technology – communication with graphics and multimedia and low-cost methods
working model of efficient transport system in metropolitan/ urban and rural areas
working model/charts of GPRS enabled vehicular movement
demonstrating the principle and functioning of modern devices of communication
designs for making existing operation of communication more efficient
showing the use of information technology for preservation and conservation of soil/ water management and maping of water resources
showing the use of information technology for developing improved designs of machineries for textiles, engineering goods, machines, tools, chemicals, drugs and pharmaceuticals, plastics and ecofriendly materials
demonstrating the use of information technology in developing improved designs/indigenous designs/devices, which may be used on a small scale for production/manufacturing of utility items of daily use
showing applications of communication technology in making innovative designs of weaving, pottery, metal and leather wares, dyeing, printing and other crafts practiced in cottage industry
developing innovative designs/models of multimedia equipments/materials and packages for the children with special needs, especially with visual and audio impairment
exploring uses/applications of transport and communication technology in generating employment/eradicating illiteracy
technologies of emerging web designs/ effective use of bookmark sharing
projects against attack aimed on information services/cyber security
technologies in forecasting and warning of cyclones, floods and storms
improvised/improved devices for effective transport and communication between various emergency services, namely medical, police, military and other administrative bodies/committees
information management from ships and oceans buoys – use of radars in cyclone detection/information management and early warning system for flash floods
use of geo-stationary satellites in providing information pertaining to meteorological processes etc.
emergency mechanisms and mobilization centers/improvement in communication and transportation systems etc.
State Level Science and Environment Exhibitions for Children 2012 – 2013 Complete Information