Amity International School, Noida organized the tenth annual “Dhananjay Mohan Science Symposium” on the theme “environment” at Amity Campus, Sector-44 Noida. The Symposium aims to encourage a scientific outlook amongst students. The attempt is to bring about a renaissance in the field of science.
Over 15 schools from Delhi/ NCR including Cambridge School, Noida and Delhi; ASN School, Mayur Vihar; Bluebells International School, Delhi; Ahlcon International School, Delhi; Father Agnel School, Noida ;Ryan International School, Noida and fraternity of Amity International Schools participated in the symposium.
The symposium was inaugurated by Dr. V. B Kamble- Chief and Advisor, Vigyan Parishad, Dr. N. C Pataria- Director (Communications), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and Dr. (Mrs.) Amita Chauhan- Chairperson, Amity International Schools.
Welcoming the august gathering, Ms. Mohina Dar- Principal, Amity International School, Noida quoted “Science increases our power in proportion as it lowers our pride.” Taking about the importance and relevance of Science Symposium, she said, “competitions like these provide opportunities to refine our everyday thinking for leading us from darkness to light”. She wished all the students to do their best in the Symposium.
Advising budding scientists, Dr. V. B Kamble- Chief and Advisor, Vigyan Parishad said that mere knowledge of science is not enough but scientific way of thinking is also very important and crucial. He motivated the students to tread the untrodden path and learn to question “How” and “Why”, which forms the essence of Science. He urged them to be inquisitive, think out of box and go beyond the four walls of the classroom. He apprised the students of the programs and activities at Vigyan Parishad and how students can benefit from them.
Praising the efforts of teachers and students, Dr. (Mrs.) Amita Chauhan, Chairperson, Amity International Schools said that the symposium is an ideal forum for students to cultivate the spirit of enquiry, exchange ideas and quench their thirst for knowledge. It provides opportunities for students to tread the path of innovation and experimentation. She urged the students to probe the diverse fields of science and thereby bring laurels to the country.
Dr. N. C Pataria applauded Amity International School for providing a forum to the budding scientists where they can express their imagination and creativity and can be mentored and judged by the distinguished experts in their respective fields. He called upon students to not only inculcate scientific knowledge but also scientific temper, which is very necessary for overall growth and development of an individual as well as the country.
The eminent panel of the judges included Ms. Padmavati- Scientist, DRDO; Dr. Renu Bapna- Scientist, Department of Science and Technology; Dr. Abha Gupta- HOD, Dept. of Biochemistry, Apollo Hospitals; Dr. Deepika Singh- Asst. Professor, H. R Institute of Technology, Ghaziabad; Dr. Shaheed- HOD, Dept. of Botany, Jamia Hamdard University and Dr. J. K S Taank- Vice Principal, Deshbandhu College.
The Symposium comprised of three events- Presentations, Project Display and Science Quiz. It was a true battle of wits as students competed with unmatched enthusiasm in the science quiz, covering a wide spectrum of science and technology. Students made presentations on contemporary issues including “Modern Day Waste Management”, “Technology owes Ecology an Apology”, “Wild Life Trade”, “Cleaning Techniques of Yamuna”, “Global Warming” and “ Under water Archaeology”. The Symposium was meant for the students of Class XI – XII.
First Prize - Bluebells International School, Delhi
Second Prize - Father Agnels School, Noida
Third Prize - ASN School, Mayur Vihar