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CBSE issues circular to boost participation in 18th World Robot Olympiad India

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New Delhi, April 17: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a circular to principals of its affiliated schools, encouraging participation in the 18th World Robot Olympiad (WRO) India 2024.

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The event, organised by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Govt of India in collaboration with India STEM Foundation (ISF), is themed ‘Earth Allies’.

The aim is to invite robotic solutions for people, nature, and the environment, fostering imagination, problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking, entrepreneurial skills, and scientific temperament among participants. Registration for Level 1 of the Virtual Championship Events under the ‘Future Innovators’ Category is open.

The National Championship will be held in Delhi-NCR in August 2024, with winners advancing to the WRO 2024 International Championship in Turkey in November 2024. CBSE schools have been informed that entry for one team into the ‘Future Innovators’ Category is free. Schools can use any technology of their choice for this category. The registration deadlines for Level 1 events are May 6 and June 2, 2024. Event 3 submissions are from May 3 to 7, 2024, and Event 4 submissions from June 3 to 9.

The Event 3 result will be declared on May 30, 2024, while Event 4 result will be out on June 17. The events in Level 1 are virtual and entail students creating innovative, intelligent robotics solutions aligned with the season’s theme. Participants will present their projects and robot models to judges on the competition day.

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The age criteria for participation are elementary (8-12 years), junior (11-15 years), and senior (14-19 years). Schools are encouraged to disseminate this information among their students and motivate them to participate voluntarily in the event to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. For further details regarding WRO India 2024, interested individuals are directed to visit www.wroindia.org. Queries can be directed to wro@indiastemfoundation.org

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