The Telegraph Online Edugraph celebrated World Youth Skills Day 2022, with Skillfest, a competition to empower young students from classes VIII-XII of schools across West Bengal. The major aim of the event was to provide the bright young minds with a platform to explore their inner creativities. Entries from the five categories were judged by experienced teachers from prestigious schools in Kolkata. Entries were received and judged in 5 different categories: Scientific Thinking, Content Creation, Photography, Digital Art and Entrepreneurship.
Read on for their views on photography and scientific thinking entries.
Mr Subhamoy Paul, Aditya Academy Senior Secondary School (Photography)
My experience of the event was an enriching and intellectually challenging one. All the photographs were exceptionally good. Though difficult to choose, the best was the best.
Ms Sumana Sen Ganguly, Apeejay School, Park Street (Photography)
Skillfest as organised by The Telegraph Online Edugraph has been a creative platform. Colours and monochrome made a beautiful combination of various art forms. Was highly impressed with the choice of stories to bring the topic alive. Really had a tough time choosing the winners
Mr Samir Roy, Akshar School (Photography)
It was an amazing experience viewing through the lens of a much younger generation and understanding their experience and creativity which brought us on a common platform. Looking forward to more such activities in future which should be encouraged.
Mr Rajkumar Das, Asian International School (Photography)
According to me all the photographs are technically very high quality but I felt that some of the photographs are lacking in innovation and concept. I would like to wish them all the success in the future in this category as most of them are very talented and are definitely going to break certain boundaries.
Ms Oishani Roy, BDM International (Photography)
I really feel fortunate enough to judge such a novel endeavour initiated by The Telegraph Online Edugraph. This venture would surely throw light on the hidden photography traits developing within the young minds. While evaluating I came across beautiful photographs with rare concepts on various subject matters. Their zeal towards photography will help them to reach their cherished goals in the near future.
Ms Swati Shrabani Pal, Delhi Public School Howrah (Scientific Thinking)
I am grateful to be a part of the judgement of the skill fest 2022. I really appreciate the idea behind the contest as it’ll help to nurture the scientific mind of the students. Few entries were very original and creative as per their age that’s what I feel. I’m sure this kind of platform can provide the students with opportunities to show their talent, creative ideas and express new scientific approaches.
Dr Arpita Pal, Douglas Memorial Higher Secondary School (Scientific Thinking)
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to evaluate such creative young minds. Their scientific attitude and social awareness impressed me a lot. All of them are assets for our Nation.
Ms Arunima Roy, Indus Valley World School (Scientific Thinking)
The Scientific Thinking Category showcased a huge array of talents. I was mesmerised to see the work done by the students. Such young fresh mindsets and ideas for Scientific Approach really quench my scientific thirst. As we often say we learn from our students, this contest was no different. I would really like to thank the Telegraph Online Edugraph for putting such an amazing effort and initiative to nurture young minds.
Ms Sanghamitra Sinha, La Martiniere For Girls (Scientific Thinking)
The contest was well structured and informative, and comprehensive guidelines and instructions were given to participants. It was a delight to watch young minds display scientific thinking, creativity and presentation skills. The contestants displayed excellent articulation. Clarity of thought and innovation was well brought out in most entries.
The Telegraph Online Edugraph organised Skillfest 2022 has been a vehicle for the exposition of the innate interests and talents that may often remain hidden in the youth of today. The feedback from the judges is testimony to the quality of talent the young stars have to display - and we hope this can be a starting point for these students, where they take this validation and further nurture their skills for the future.