DLF Public School celebrates July as APJ Abdul Kalam Science Month, each year, in an attempt to actualize its vision and mission of instilling a culture of exploration, experimentation and research in the school. Dedicated to India’s most loved President – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam for his contributions to the advancement of Science, Technology, Humanity and the Nation, this month-long series of premier science events at DLF Public School kicked off in the beginning of July and culminated on Friday, August 5, 2016. Dr. D.K. Pandey – Director, SRM University, Sonepat, and Dr. (Prof.) Prabhas Pande – a well-known expert in Paleontology and Stratigraphy were the guests of honour on August 4, 2016. Dr. (Prof.) A.K. Bhatnagar – Professor, Department of Botany, University of Delhi, and Mr. Akshay Saxena – Co-Founder of Avanti Learning Centres were the Guests of Honour for the occasion of culmination of Science Month on August 5.
There was a plethora of Inter-House Science survey-based research presentations and working models designed to solve the problems that we face in our day to day lives. Around 1600 students enthusiastically participated in various Science activities like ‘Lesser Known Scientists and their Innovations Quiz’, ‘Design a Sci-Kit’ and ‘Design Your Own Sci-Park’ that were conducted in each class across the month. On August 5, a total of 48 thinkers and innovators from all houses, namely Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter actively participated in ‘Inter House Science Model Making Competition’ wherein they implemented intriguing ideas by designing working models like Waste Management System and Phyto Power Plant.
The guests were impressed with the innovative minds implementing unique ideas through their models in the school. The guests engaged the students really well and put up strategic questions and suggestions. In his address to the students, Dr. A.K. Bhatnagar said, ‘Prosperous countries are those which are ahead in Science, which are ahead in making their own inventions and not the ones that are only rich in resources. I am so happy that the students here have created such unique and innovative models, all focused upon devising solutions to the problems that are faced by us in our day to day lives.’
Through this Celebration, the school aims at encouraging students to not just study Science as a subject but discover Science in and out. Principal Seema Jerath, who aims at making schooling for her students an intellectual adventure, shared, ’We, at the school, are trying to create thinkers, innovators and questioners out of every student. The prime aim is to create a Thinking School thereby creating a learning society.’
Mars House was declared the winner of the Inter House Science Model Making Competition and the title of the first runner-up was bagged by Mercury House.