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Show and tell competition

Jalandhar: Ivy World School organised a ‘Show and Tell’ competition for Classes I to III with the aim to enhance the speaking skills of the children. They used innovative ways to describe the props like a mobile phone, favourite toy, a laptop etc with a lot of confidence, facial expression and voice modulation. Children were able to translate their thoughts and ideas into words spontaneously. They had a chance to think out of the box and invite their teacher and classmates to come into their own little splendid world for some time. Where they boldly gave their presentations and used the platform effectively to represent their aptitude and flair for English speaking. It was an enriching experience for everyone. S Chauhan, principal of the school congratulated and boosted the moral of all the participants.

e-workshop organised at KMV

Kanya Maha Vidyalaya organised an e-workshop on Argus Lab under DBT Star College Scheme for undergraduate and post graduate students. The workshop was organised by the PG Department of Chemistry. More than 225 students and 35 faculty members joined the workshop. This e-workshop provided an opportunity to get hands on training on the Argus Lab, important software in the field of computational chemistry. The resource person for the workshop was Dr Smriti Sharma Bhatia, Asst Prof, department of chemistry, Miranda House, University of Delhi. In her lecture, Dr Bhatia highlighted the important role of computational chemistry in designing more productive and efficient processes, characterising new compounds and materials, identifying sites on protein molecules that are most likely to bind a new drug molecule. She also highlighted the involvement of computational chemistry to design a new drug using various software to reduce the quantity of experiments in lab, saving the wastage of chemicals, money and time during this current pandemic Covid-19 situation. Principal Prof Atima Sharma Dwivedi lauded the efforts of Dr Manju Sahni, Head, PG Department of Chemistry, for conducting the workshop.

Webinar on Power of social media

The PG Department of mass communication and video production organised a webinar on ‘Power of Social Media’. Naveen Sharma, media and communication strategist, was the resource person. Webinar coordinator and Community College coordinator Meenakshi Syal welcomed the resource person. Naveen Sharma highlighted the positive aspects of social media and motivated the young minds to utilise these tools for their betterment. He said that social media has emerged as the strongest and the most powerful network in the history of mankind. With three billion users, the impact and power of social media does not stop online, it has now become a section of a much larger sphere of influence. He also discussed the role that social media played during Covid-19 crisis. In an interactive session with students, he guided the students about different startups and guided them to follow their dreams with the help of social media. Vote of thanks was presented by Rama Sharma, HoD.

DAVIET students get jobs

Four students from various departments of DAVIET were selected for the Athmin Technologies at a pay package of Rs3 LPA. Athmin Technologies is one of the leading IT firm providing offshore development services covering end-to-end impeccable digital solutions for mobile, web and desktop applications. Athmin Technologies has worked with startups and SMEs by providing them solutions to all of their diverse IT requirements. Also, helps them to reduce cost and time-to-market with a dedicated offshore team. The selected students Mohit Kumar, Jasmine Kaur, Yuvraj Singh and Girish Arora had shared that they had started preparing for the placement drive early and concentrated on developing their interpersonal skills along with the enhancing their knowledge about the core areas. Dr Manoj Kumar, principal, DAVIET congratulated the students on their success.

Webinar on nanomaterials held

R Venkataraman Chemical Society, postgraduate department of chemistry, Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, organised a webinar on ‘Nanomaterials for diagnostics and therapy’. Dr Yashveer Singh, Associate Prof, department of chemistry and associate faculty at Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar was the resource person. He briefly introduced the audience with basic knowledge of nanoscience and its applications, specifically emphasising on biomedical areas. Biomedical nanotechnology aims at exploiting nanoscience for the well-being of humans and animals. He explained the properties of nanomaterials which can be used in such a way that they can target specific cells and to act as drug carriers. He also explained the synthesis of nanopatterned surfaces in laboratories which can kill bacteria. Citing some of the practical examples, he concluded his talk by saying that although nanotechnology has proven to be an important achievement of science, still there are some concerns which are under scrutiny and undergoing research. The webinar ended by the vote of thanks given by Deepshikha.

International Missionary Day

International Missionary Day was observed in Eklavya School to spread awareness about the day and its importance in our life. A speech was written by students in which they highlighted the importance of the day illustrating the most important duty of missionaries to teach people about Jesus Christ, and his great commandment to love God and to love others. Students made videos which presented glimpses of family life around the world. Each video shares the lives of two children from separate countries and their daily lives,.Students provided information and fascinating lenses through which they viewed human family and their environment.

Virtual Annual Appreciation Day

Apeejay School, Tanda Road, celebrated its Annual Appreciation Day virtually, woven around the theme-’AKTH, pleasure of togetherness’, encapsulating plethora of activities and a gamut of emotions. The chief guest of the day was Dr Shayari Bhandari, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar. The guest of honour was Balkar Singh, DCP (Law and Order), Jalandhar. The function was presided over by Dr Neha Berlia, co-promoter, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group. The event unfolded with the lighting of the lamp followed by the invocation to Lord Ganesha. Next came an enthralling dance performance by the students, ‘Ghoomar- The essence of grace’. The coordinator of the school, Deepti Kaushal, read the school’s annual report. A tribute to the corona warriors was paid through ‘Farishtey - A salute to Corona warriors’ and the changes that occurred in the lifestyles of the people during the pandemic were depicted by a beautiful enactment, ‘Muskuraega India’. TNS

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