Khula Aasmaan Science
Science essay competition, science videos and technology videos will be key components of Khula Aasmaan science. The science stream of Khula Aasmaan will actively support creative expression by children and young adults. We have already announced science essay competition which will be a challenge to the creativity of the youngsters. We are putting out a large number of science videos and technology videos.
When we created “Khula Aasmaan” as a platform for creative expression by children and young adults, the chosen medium of expression was art. From October 2016 till February 2019, Khula Aasmaan was primarily a platform for creative expression through the medium of art. With effect from Science Day 2019 (28 February 2019), Khula Aasmaan Science is now live. We concluded a successful Science Day contest jointly with Science Park, S P Pune University.
Science contest for Science Day 2019 consisted of two parts – science essay competition and painting competition. Both contests were successful with entries from all over India.
Science essay competition
Science essay contest is already live. Children (5 to 15 years) and college students (16 to 25 years) can participate in this science essay competition. There are several interesting themes to choose from.
Prize winning, medal winning and shortlisted essays will be published by Khula Aasmaan. Once we declare the shortlist, the shortlisted essays are sent to us. These are handwritten essays. We get these essays transcribed and get published in a readable format. The essays could be in English, Hindi or Marathi.
Khula Aasmaan has started creating science videos and technology videos for the community of children, college students, parents and teachers. These videos will expand their horizons and worldview. These videos will also provide new insights to them, which is not easily available through conventional educational system. Furthermore, these videos will satisfy their hunger for creative expression by urging them to engage in pursuits to fully unleash their creativity.
Khula Aasmaan is excited to address the entire gamut of science and technology, which is a vast space to be in. There are huge opportunities to do some worthwhile work here, as well as many challenges.
We promise to strive hard and make this wonderful platform of ideas and creative expression a very vibrant place to be in. This will be a hugely collaborative effort. We look forward to working closely with scientists, science teachers, institutions, research laboratories and anyone else who can add value to this exciting space