On August 07, 2010, Amity International School, Noida hosted the Geography inter-school competition known as ‘GEOMATY 2010’ which is now successfully into its forth year now. An exclusive brainchild of Dr. (Mrs.) Amita Chauhan, Chairperson, Amity International Schools, it was also Amity novel commitment to cultivating holistic education. A total of 650 students from Classes III to X from 48 prestigious schools from Delhi and NCR participated in the event.
The ‘Geomaty Endeavour’ saw the competition generate immense interest in Geography (the physical and cultural diversity of the Earth - its land and people) and developing the skils of map reading and interpretation. The creative skils of the young student were displayed in all its glory.
This year, the GEOMATY challenge was extended to the Class III students as well in the event “Costumes of the World” that included a presentation on customary attire of any one country using dramatic enactment and artistic props. “Ceremonies of India” segment for Classes IV and V took competition to a wider level in terms of a depiction of religious rituals. A Geography quiz, both oral and written, including map reading, marking and identification were for the older students. Mind boggling questions from the allied subjects of Astronomy, Geomorphology, Climatology and Hydrology acted as “brain teasers and testers” in the form of general awareness, crossword puzzles and jumbled words. Natty PowerPoint presentations added originality, colour and technological expertise to the diverse subject matter that was presented. Original topics, such as the retreating Himalayan Glaciers, lessons to be learnt from receding Arctic Ice, Increasing ocean temperatures and their impact failed monsoons, global warming, etc. were only a few of the ‘mind-blowing’ topics covered.
Ten prominent judges such as Dr. Sudhanshu Singha (Regional Head, Climate Security Project, British High Commission), Dr. Kakoli Singh, (Consultant), Prof JN Kaul Director (Amity Inst Of Organic Agriculture and Chief Proctor AUUP), Mrs Manju Tondon (Educationist), Veena Malik (Working as social worker as secretary of India Women’s Conference Noida), Mr. Anurag Verma (an architect), Mrs. Gargi Seth (Artist and art promoter), Mrs. Princy Kaul (Free-lace Artist in Fine Arts), Mrs Poonam Sethi (Danuse), and Ms. Suparna Sood (Danuse of Bharatnatyam), amongst others, judged the event. The in house judge was Mrs. Praveen Ravindran, a senior English teacher.
During the Valedictory Ceremony, Principal, Mrs. Renu Singh introduced the judges and lit the ceremonial lamp to invoke the blessings of the Almighty. She congratulated Amity for hosting the great event and thanked the students for their enthusiastic and wholesome participation for making the event a roaring success. The Over All Trophy was awarded to Amity International School, Mayur Vihar. Amity, Noida. Mrs. Anjali Saxena, Event-in-Charge announced the prizes and proposed the Vote of Thanks.