HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Five young Nepali scientists are going to participate in the sixth Asian Science Camp 2012 to be held in The Edmond J Safre Campus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel from 26 to 31 August this year.
Speaking at a press conference here in Kathmandu today, Prof Chaitanya Sharma, Nepal representative for Asian Science Camp today, said it was a great platform for young Nepali scientists to learn and show their knowledge in science.
Without development of science, the country’s development is next to impossible, he added.
The participating students in the camp are Khagendra Acharya and Sagar Bhandari from Xavier International College, Prakash Bajagain from Nobel Academy, Raju Sharma Khatiwada from Tri Chandra College and Prasant Gyawali from Pulchowk Engineering College.
Gopal Bhandari from Xavier International College is the team leader.
Silver medalist, Hari Poudel, of the Asian Science Camp 2009, said the camp was a life changing opportunity for students. He said, “We can experiment with many theoretical things in the camp.”
The Asian Science Camps aim at enlightening youths talented in science through discussion and dialogue with top scholars in the world and promoting international friendship and cooperation among the best young students of the next generation in Asia, Australia and Oceania.
The camp will invite about ten Nobel laureates or world class scientists as speakers and devise an interesting programme to attract participants.
The programme will include plenary sessions, round table discussions, student-master dialogues, a creative poster competition, social events and excursion.
The previous camps were held in Taipei (2007), Bali (2008), Japan (2009), India (2010) and Korea (2011). About 250 students from more than 20 countries will be participating.