India win 6 gold medals at 19th International Junior Science Olympiad in Bogota
India secured the top rank at the 19th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) 2022 held in Bogota, Colombia by winning 6 gold medals.
The 19th edition of the competition was hosted at Bogota in Colombia, from 2 to 12 December.
A total of six students from India participated in the competition and each earned one gold, 203 students from 35 countries participated in the event.
This is the third consecutive year and fourth overall that the country has put up an “all-gold performance.
In total, 20 gold, 42 silver, and 59 bronze medals were awarded at the IJSO.
India won the best team award, being the only country to win six gold medals. Three members of the Indian contingent also jointly won bronze medals in the experimental category.
This year's edition was originally scheduled to be held in war-torn Kyiv, but was later moved to Colombia due to the ongoing conflict in Russia and Ukraine.
The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) is the nodal centre of the country for the Olympiad programme.
Winners from India
Arittra Malhotra from Delhi,
Rajdeep Mishra from Jamnagar,
Avaneesh Bansal from Dehradun,
Vasu Vijay from Kota,
Devesh Pankaj Bhayiya from Jalgaon
Banibrata Majee from Hyderabad
About International Junior Science Olympiad
It is an annual individual and team competition in the Natural Sciences for students who are under sixteen years old on 31st December of the competition year.
It has been established for the general education of youth and in recognition of the importance of natural science in all aspects of their lives.
Its aim is to promote and reward the pursuit of excellence in scientific endeavour.
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