It’s not just studies and play in our Chatralayams. Time and again we organise interactive workshops for our students to broaden their horizons. Such programmes are conducted by renowned faculty and it is very well received by our students.
In this news post, we present a sample of such workshops held in our Chatralayams in the recent past. Dr Harish C Verma from the Department of Physics at IIT Kanpur along with his colleague, Dr Naren Naik from the Department of Electrical Engineering and two other research scholars taught concepts of repulsion and attraction to our students residing at the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva 100th Chatralayam for Boys, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and Madhu and Rajkumar Nigam AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls, Unnao, Uttar Pradesh.
The workshop lasted well over 4 hours and the course was designed as ‘science in practical setting.’ It was undertaken to arouse the curiosity levels in our students as well as improve their reasoning awareness quotient. The idea was for children to be more aware about everyday science with respect to their surroundings.
This was for the first time that students from the Unnao and Lucknow Chatralayam participated in this workshop.
Dr Verma and his colleagues regularly go to rural parts of the country and conduct workshops for teachers of government schools. Examples are taken from the rural setting to explain the ‘when and why’ of things. This approach helps students gaining greater clarity on matters relating to science.
Dr Verma is the author of many books and these are popular with the student community.
Similarly, Dr. S.N. Sushil – Principal Scientist at the Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (IISR) and his wife, Mrs. Sumita Sushil conducted an interactive session for students of the Lucknow Chatralayam. Dr Sushil concluded the session by narrating his own personal experience of how he studied in a government school in a village and went on to achieve a gold medal from the United Nations Organisation (UNO) for his contribution in the field of agriculture. The couple brought with them 2 sets of cricket bats, stumps and balls to play with our boys. It was a fun filled workshop.