Annual science and math exhibition at Bhavans Kuwait
Bhavans Kuwait basked yet again in the glory of child-centered and activity based learning when the 'young scientists and the mathematicians in the making' at Bhavans Kuwait, proudly showcased their exhibits to the public on October 27, 2016 at the School Annual Science and Math Exhibition.
The annual exhibition christened 'Quest 2016' by the principal, T Premkumar, was held in the school premises. With an endeavor to ignite and promote scientific temper among the students, 'Quest' proved to be unique in every respect and won plaudits from the visitors.
The formal inaugural ceremony was organized in the school auditorium. The lighting of the ceremonial lamp conjointly performed by the Chief Guest Dr S Neelamani, and the Heads of the Science and Math Departments, Dr Bessy A Varkey, Anselma Tessy Gonsalves, Vinita Maheswari and Beena Krishna, in the presence of the principal, T Premkumar and the vice principals Suresh V Balakrishnan and Lalitha Premkumar, marked the significance and the solemnity of the occasion. Dr Subramanian Neelamani, the Senior Research Scientist and Manager, Coastal Management Program, KISR was the chief guest for the day. Austin Antony, Head of the Department of Physics welcomed the chief guest with a floral bouquet. In his keynote address, Dr S Neelamani thanked the Bhavan's management for providing the young students with the wonderful opportunity named 'Quest 2016' to widen the horizons of their knowledge through research and hands-on experience in the Bhavan's way. He proudly proclaimed that his own child, an alumnus of Bhavans Kuwait stands testimony to the successful model of education at Bhavans Kuwait. He urged the students to be experts in their chosen fields of career. He advised them to choose their career by listening to their hearts, and their hearts only, by disregarding the external influences. He advised the student community to find happiness in their pursuit of knowledge by grabbing the opportunities made available to them.
The exhibition witnessed 'scientists in the making' and 'the future Math wizards' putting up exhibits comprising innovative working models, still models, robotics technology, virtual 3D skyscapes, pioneering medicos with vision tests, stress relief corners, smart tests, artificial rain forests, solar system, chicken coop displayed and hundred others displayed in more than 38 rooThe moving robot was worth watching and received generous plaudits. The main attraction, the virtual rain forest with its perfect setting, lights and music added zing to Quest 2016, and was praised to the skies by everyone alike. Children numbering around 1500 from grades 1 to 11 were well prepared to answer questions on their exhibits with great vigor.
The Math Exhibition stalls also drew throngs of enthusiastic spectators. Some of the highlights of the Math exhibition were the 'Ancient System of Measurement of Time', 'The Geometric City', 'Measuring the Human Beauty', 'The Origami Zoo', 'The Garden of Symmetry', 'The Lines and Future Life', 'The Magic Square' and 'The Beauty of Math Art.'
The Chief Guest, the Chairman, the principal, and the vice principals visited the exhibition stalls and quizzed the well prepared kids who were ready with their answers. The special visitors of the day were the principal and the staff of the Smart Indian School, another temple of learning under the umbrella of Bhavans Middle East. They interacted with the students and appreciated the novelty of the exhibits and the enthusiasm and efforts of Bhavanites. The parents, the teachers, the well-wishers, the alumni of IES, and the students of neighboring schools also visited the stalls to view and experience the scientific temper of Bhavanites.