Panaji: November 14, 2018 … Secretary Education, Smt Nila Mohanan, IAS, launched a FLL (FIRST Lego League) kickoff event in Goa on November 3, 2018 at ‘Nalanda Hall’ of EDC, Panaji, was organized by Team Elev8 comprising of students from Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai.
LEGO GOA, a local LEGO club from Goa, which is the local organizer of the event briefed that that FIRST Lego League is an international competition that challenges elementary and middle school students to think like scientists and engineers, and design LEGO robots to complete tasks.
Student members of Team Elev8 made presentations about the FLL competition. Shri Ashwin Shah, Coach of International repute and Co-founder and Director of Robo Fun Lab Pvt. Ltd. conducted the half day event which comprised of robot design and Robot mission competition.
94 students as part of 19 teams from various schools of Goa participated in the event.
Smt Nila Mohanan, IAS, Secretary Education, presided over the Prize Distribution programme and congratulated the organizers for organizing such a unique event for the students of Goa. She expressed her support for such events in the future.
Prize winners of the events as follows from category of Robot Design are Competition areRosary School, Cujira received 1st Place, Manovikas School, Margao awarded 2 nd Place, while Brainstormers, Panaji, awarded 3rd place and in category of Robot Game competition, Hegdewar School, Panaji awarded 1st Place, Alpha Challengers, Panaji, awarded 2nd place and Vidya Vikas school, Margao got the 3rd place.
Shri Amey Karmali, General Manager of CIBA, Goa the local partner for the event expressed support for STEM based education in Goa.