An amazing opportunity given by NCSC

-Master Vansh Julka 9 C

NCSC (National Children’s Science Congress) gives an opportunity to the budding scientists across India to come up with new innovations for the society in various fields. The theme of research for this year was Science, Technology, Innovation for sustainable development. There were 10 different projects with different teams.

Our project was Spirulina . This project aimed to grow and process spirulina(a blue green sea algae) so that people suffering from malnutrition can consume this as a part of their diet in low cost. Spirulina is basically a blue-green algae obtained from the marine habitats. This algae is highly nutritious. Due its medicinal and natural specifications it was chosen to be a supplementary diet for the people across the world.

We carried on with our project at Don Bosco Institute Of Technology, Kurla under the guidance of Mrs Anita Philip and Miss Ainees . We failed the first time we tried to grow spirulina in a small glass trough with the right amount of chemical nutrients. However the second time we were successful. Spirulina can be highly beneficial for domestic as well as commercial uses but we need to do the toxicity test in specialized labs before marketing.  Spirulina has various health benefits such as weight loss, prevention of cancer, boosting of immune system, a superfood for malnourished children . Though our project did not qualify, it definitely made us aware of the level of hard work one need to put in for such research and the quality of the project you work on. Working on this project was a great learning experience for us.

A golden opportunity for each and every student having a passion for science to opt for this enriching opportunity!