The Indian Community School Kuwait, Senior, held an educational fair ‘Gyanotsav’ as a celebration of knowledge and learning on 19 May. The day-long event was a unique combination of textbook knowledge and practical skills. Dr. S Neelamani, renowned senior research scientist at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research graced the occasion as the chief guest. The members of the Board of Trustees of ICSK Mohammed Amer, Vinu Kumar, Ignallo Fernandes and Managing Editor of the Times Kuwait Reaven D’Souza were present to encourage the participants.
Vice-Principal of ICSK Senior Sam T. Kuruvilla welcomed the guests to the occasion. Principal of ICSK Senior Dr. V. Binumon elucidated the significance of the event. He congratulated all the teachers and students for the hard-work in organizing ‘Gyanotsav’.
In his inaugural address, the chief guest Dr. S. Neelamani inspired the students to succeed, giving the example of his own life story. Further, he advised the students to work hard to achieve their goal. He was presented a memento as a token of love and appreciation of the staff and students of ICSK. Programme Convener. Usha R. delivered an apt vote of thanks for the event.
The guests then proceeded to inaugurate and visit the attractive exhibits put-up by 24 departments of ICSK.
The Accountancy and Business Studies departments depicted the different processes related to organically produced food. Home Science and French department served hot and cold treats to the visitors. History and Political Science departments were especially imaginative with the display of Mughal era and evolution of democracy. The principles of science demonstrated by the Physics and Chemistry departments captivated the audience. The huge model of T-Rex dinosaur displayed by the Biology department was especially eye-catching. English department with their display of horror and fiction writers’ works and biographies, the Mathematics department showing magic with numbers, Physical Education department offering an experience with different games, the psychology department with personality assessment and the Economics department with the recreation of conference hall of top economists further enthralled the visitors. The Music and Dance departments kept the visitors entertained during the day with live performances. Web, Computer Science and Informatics Practices departments transported guests and students to the world of computers. The departments of Hindi, Fashion Studies, Art, Arabic and Counselling also grabbed equal attention with interesting exhibits.
Commendably, upon invitation that was extended to all Indian Schools in Kuwait, students from different schools visited the campus accompanied with their teachers. Further, students from the Khaitan, Amman and Junior branches of ICSK visited ‘Gyanotsav’ accompanied by their teachers.
It was an event where children learnt the curriculum by doing. After making their own exhibits, they thoroughly enjoyed the day with their friends and their presentations.