Chennai : The No. 1 news and infotainment channel in Tamil Nadu, Puthiyathalaimurai TV has kick started its popular science innovation franchise Veetukkoru Vignyani for the year 2015 in which the channel is expecting to connect with 25000 school students in Tamil Nadu.
The format of Veetukoru Vignyani is a science exhibition event for school students to present their innovations and act as a platform to explore the budding scientific talents among the school student all over Tamil Nadu.
The famous science talent hunt event Veetukkoru Vignyani for the school students all over Tamil Nadu for this year was started on 8th July and it will go on till end August to cover 32 districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Union territory.
This will be the 4th consecutive year of the event Veetukkoru Vignyani and the theme for the current season was Ecosystem, Energy, Environment. Veetukkoru Vignyani has two category of participation namely Junior and Senior categories. while the students from class 6th to 8th fall under Junior level, the senior level comprises the students of class 9th to 12th standard.
Puthiyathalaimurai TV has tied up with various educational institutions in 32 districts of Tamil Nadu and the preliminary selection process started on 7th July at Nagapattinam and scheduled to go on till the end of August.
The winning members of each district and category will be invited to participate in a Grand Finale of Veetukkoru Vignyani at NIIT Campus in Trichy towards the end of August.
The participants can display their inventions as a team of 2 students and the channel’s jury team gives Maximum emphasis to innovative projects of students to kindling curiosity and interest in the subject. However, Projects copied from Google search or presented elsewhere earlier by some other team will be disqualified.
The Winning team in the Grand Finale will win 50,000/- cash Prize per team respectively for Juniors and Seniors. The 1st Runner-up team of each category will win 25,000/- cash prize and 2nd Runners team will win 15,000/- cash prize per team.
Winner of the previous year were offered to tour ISRO and this year the channel is planning to take them to Defence Research and development Organisation (DRDO)
The channel has roped in Micromax as the Main sponsor and Sakthi Masala as powered by sponsor apart from scores of leading educational institutions. The telecast date of the show is expected to be announced at a later date.