Bhavans Kuwait held their annual school Science and Math exhibition titled ‘Quest 2016’ on the school premises on 27 October. With an endeavor to ignite and promote scientific curiosity 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, which commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp 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 Mr. Premkumar and the vice principals Suresh V Balakrishnan and Lalitha Premkumar.
Dr. Neelamani, the Senior Research Scientist and Manager, Coastal Management Program, KISR was the chief guest for the day. Head of the Department of Physics Austin Antony, welcomed the chief guest with a floral bouquet. In his keynote address, Dr. Neelamani thanked the Bhavan’s management for providing the young students with the wonderful opportunity named ‘Quest 2016’ to enhance 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, and advised them to choose their career by listening to their hearts and 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’ setting up exhibits comprised of 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 rooms.
The moving robot was worth watching and received generous plaudits. The main attraction, the virtual rain forest with its perfect setting, lights and music added special interest to Quest 2016, and was praised by everyone. Children numbering around 1500 from grades 1 to 11 were well prepared to answer questions on their exhibits with enthusiasm.
The Math Exhibition stalls also drew throngs of enthusiastic spectators. Some of the highlights 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 exhibits were indeed eye-openers on various topics connected to biology, medicine, chemistry, astronomy, electronics, computer science, geometry, arithmetic, trigonometry, engineering math and applied math.
The exhibition helped teachers and students to synergize their experiences by motivating each other to design and develop something novel. Each corridor became a celebration of science and math as the young science savvy and the math-aficionados heartily beckoned the visitors to stop by and visit their discoveries and displays. The appealing health corners featured dynamic young dieticians who offered the visitors nutritious drinks and food while they explained the benefits of the healthy and balanced food served in those stalls.
The chief guest, chairman, principal, and vice principals visited the exhibition stalls and quizzed the 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 experience the scientific capacity of Bhavanites.
Dr. Neelamani applauded the students for their creative and innovative ideas. Mr. Premkumar thanked the teachers and the students for making the annual exhibition a grand success.
The chief guest was presented a memento by the principal as a token of gratitude. The emcee for the day was Joanna Johnson of grade XII. Aditya Jaypal, the school head boy delivered the welcome speech and Evelyn Biju George, the school head girl proposed the vote of thanks.