Schoolchildren and enthusiasts watching the solar eclipse at the district stadium in Hassan on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: Prakash Hassan Schoolchildren and science teachers who gathered to watch the annular solar eclipse created a festive mood at the district stadium in Hassan on Thursday. With special glasses on, they watched the different stages of the eclipse as the experts went on explaining the celestial happening. Hassan district unit of Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti (BGVS) had organised the event and invited schoolchildren and skywatchers to be part of the occasion. The organisers exhibited banners, posters designed to spread awareness on the solar eclipse. The participants were offered breakfast, to negate the practices that discourage having food during the eclipse. The students participated with enthusiasm and many of them were thrilled as it was their first-time experience. Among those gathered many were lensmen, making use of the opportunity to capture the sun. The members of BGVS had conducted awareness campaign across the district on the annular eclipse for the past one week. The campaign covered nearly 60 schools. Around 15,000 solar filter glasses were distributed a...