4 March, 2019
Young Scientists of Mumbai Felicitated by Rotary Club
-Mrs. Anita Philip
It was icing on the cake for our junior research team, guide teacher and principal to be honoured and felicitated by Rotary Club of Mumbai South, for receiving gold medals at the Nationals-NCSC (Bhubaneswar).The team lead by Geoffrey Nadar, Kyle Rozario, Malcolm Monseratte, Ness Mandot, and Elijah Machado, along with seven other teams of young child scientists from Mumbai district, with their guide teachers and Principals were felicitated on 27th February 2019 at Bahai Center Hall, Churchgate.
The occasion was the celebration of National Science Day.
The program was inaugurated by adoration and floral tribute to Dr.C. V. Raman, by Mr. Sanatan Modi, the Rotary President followed by the lighting of the lamp by Smt. Nargis Gaur, the A.G. of Rotary club.
The research team students of Don Bosco High School, Matunga set the mood welcoming the dignitaries by singing a medley-Love song to the Earth and The Climate song enthralling the audience. Students of Sadhana Vidyalaya, Sion presented the -Science Song. The Dhanager Nrutya or the Shepherd Dance was performed by Pradnya Bodhini School, Goregaon East.
As one of the objectives of the programme was Science and Social Awareness, Posters and Slogans were displayed on the subject “Clean, Green and Healthy India”. Posters were prepared by: VPM’s Vidya Mandir, Dahisar, Holy Angel’s Marthoma high school, Mulund, East, and Swadhya Bhavan Wadala, Slogans contributed by: Bombay Cambridge High School, Andheri W; J. J. Academy, Mulund (E) and Godrej Udayachal High School, Vikhroli.
Smt.Nargis Gaur our guest gave a very inspiring key-note address motivating the children to pursue their dream and take India to be one of the economic powers of the world. The students of Holy Angel’s High School, Mulund presented a video of their project sharing glimpses on the standard and quality of the research work undertaken, to reach the National level and also coping with their regular studies. Another noteworthy feature that needed a mention was that, these students balanced studies and their passion for research, well.
‘Science means constantly walking a tightrope between blind faith and curiosity; between expertise and creativity; between bias and openness; between experience and epiphany; between ambition and passion; and between arrogance and conviction-in short, between an old today and a new tomorrow’ -Heinrich Rohrer
As a guide teacher it was a moment of joy and satisfaction to have kindled this passion for science research in our students.
The program ended with the National Anthem.