Don Bosco School organised a two-day science exhibition on its campus on July 6-7, where students from Classes I to X took part.
The enthusiastic students displayed around 300 innovative models — from a sound-activated (clap) switch to charging cell phones using a table fan, heat-generated robots, automatic streetlights with parallel and series connections, and even a unique infra-red switch meant for aiding the blind.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Satyendra Kr Choudhury, former director, Assam Science Technology and Environment Council. He lit the ceremonial lamp in the presence of dignitaries, including principal Fr Antony Thekkel.
After his speech, Choudhury, an accomplished violinist, enthralled everyone at the exhibition with his rendition of the evergreen sixties number O mere sona re sona.
Don Bosco School, Panbazar, Guwahati, was formally inaugurated on February 1, 1948. Bhubaneswar Borooah, a physician nonpareil, freedom fighter and a philanthropist, was the rector and founder principal of the school.
It started with an initial enrolment of 79 students from Classes III to VII. The school now boasts of a total strength of around 2,400 students on its rolls from Classes I to XII.
The school has state-of-the-art infrastructure and modern facilities. It is considered to be one of the best schools in Assam and has produced many luminaries over the years.
In its onward quest for nurturing and grooming the all-round talent of young minds, Don Bosco School organises a host of co-curricular activities in multi-disciplinary areas, and the latest science exhibition was one such endeavour.
“Besides, children also gain confidence, learn values of team spirit, loyalty and help inculcate a sense of healthy competitiveness within them,” she said.
The spirit was evident among one and all, more so among visiting schools like Holy Child School, YMCA and Army Public School, Narengi.
“It’s very innovative as well as informative and we all got a chance to explore new ideas,” said Nistha Barthakur, a student of Army Public School.
Navarun Gogoi, a Bosconian who presented a Powerpoint presentation on Renewable Resources said, “I had enjoyed preparing the slides from various sources, gained knowledge on all our renewable resources and also got an opportunity to learn the finer points in preparing a presentation.”
The winners were Classes II(B), IV(C) and III(C) bagging the first, second and third places respectively in the primary section with Class I(C) being adjudged the best class.
Classes VII(A), VI(A) and VII(C) shone in the middle section with Class VI(D) being adjudged the best class, while in the high school the honours were bagged by Classes X(B), jointly by IX (A) & VIII(B) and X(D) respectively. Class X(D) was adjudged the best class.
The award for the best class for the entire science exhibition went to Class VI(D).