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27Jun

REFECTORIAL INVESTITURE 2018
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PREFECTORIAL INVESTITURE 2018: SOME GLIMPSES

Stand tall and proud
Do the right and be ready to answer your call
When in doubt
Listen to thy inner voice, it may sound feeble and small

    Toi et Moi - You And I - THE INDO-FRENCH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME-2018

    La vie est faite de petits bonheurs - "Life is full of little pleasures."

    The France Exchange Programme was the best surprise for the French students this year. SVIS believes that we do not get wise reflecting on our past experiences or achievements, rather by taking on the mantle of responsible global citizenship hence the flagship event, the Milna exchange programme with the French College Sabine Zlatin, to foster international camaraderie. It all started in the first week of April 2018, with the visit of a 21 pupil French student body and three teachers, to enjoy the hospitality of Indian host families. The capital, Delhi, in all its vibrant colours enthralled the groups as did the families immense hospitality. The school wished to reciprocate the same and invited the SVIS team.

    The picturesque middle school, at the foot-hills of Alps in Belley, was a sight to behold and they generously extended their warmth and hospitality to 16 of their SVIS counterparts along with three French teachers. Our arrival at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on a buzzing Monday afternoon, spelt great excitement with a beatific ride in open excursion boats for a panoramique view of Paris on Bateau Mouche along the river Seine. Another highlight was the six hours drive to the school where excited families were waiting to receive their Indian guests.

    The next morning, the children went on a town excursion. Milna Members Mr. Ben and J.D and Ms. Julliet Hedden Michel accompanied them to the Tourism Office to play Treasure Hunt and the evening ended with a challenging rock climbing activity. 
    The following day an impressive tour was organised to the landmark United Nations Headquarters in Geneva. The students were delighted to brush shoulders with International delegates and dignitaries. On 25th the SVIS students savoured the Geography class experience at the College where they had a lively discussion about the Indian and French culture. A savoury activity was conducted where our learners made some mouth-watering appetizers for the grand finale. Our students stunned the French audience with a cultural dance performance that set their feet tapping.,
    The next two days were a thrilling weekend celebration, with the French families. On 28th students explored the idyllic city of Lyon and the hectic day ended with shopping for loved ones at the Le Part-Dieu mall. 29th was the day to bid adieu and the parting was emotional as well as memorable.

    Paris proved to be a sensational city, with renowned architectural beauty. The students were fortunate to visit the magnificent Musee du Louvre, Sacre Coeur (church) Notre Dame, witness the iconic Mona Lisa original, and the magnifique Eiffel Tower. 
    The student group returned to the country on 30 May, bubbling with bonheur (happiness), bearing prized memories of the sejour (stay) with the promise of meilleur amis (best friends) for a lifetime.

      04Jun

      Music and Dance Competition
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      Sahana Thamarai Selvan, Student of Class 2 (Blackberries) participated in the Music and Dance Competition organised by Dept of.Personnel & Training exclusively for children of Central Govt. Employees on May 30 & 31st, 2018.

      Sahana was awarded a Silver medal for Classical dance - Odissi and also a Bronze medal for Classical music category by the Legendary Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan Saab on May 31, 2018 at the CSOI Auditorium, Vinay Marg.

        Kudos to Hargun Singh of 9th A !
        Congratulations to Parents !!

        He is our current National Rubics Cube Challenge Champ 2018. He is officially India’s Number 3 in Megaminx Average and solves in 59 Seconds. Otherwise also in all top 10 categories, he is amongst India’s top 100.

        Some of his feats at IIT Kanpur where he won 4 medals :

        1. Gold Medal in MegaMinx
        2. Gold Medal in Skewb
        3. Silver Medal in Square 1
        4. Bronze Medal in 2X2 Cube

        More winnings at Shiv Nadar University Competition :

        1. Gold Medal in Megaminx
        2. Bronze medal in Skweb.

        Next month, He shall be competing in IIT Delhi and then heading for the Mumbai Nationals.

          THE JAPANESE CONNECTION - The Sakura Science Programme 2018
          According to a Japanese quote "the three sources of happiness in a person's life is when we have something to do, something to love and something to hope for". For the six students of Grade XI – XII, Om Pathak, Abhishek Solanki, Shivay Madan, Esha Pillewar, Vatsala Hira Divyajot Kaur and the HOD Physics – Mrs. Manisha Agarwal, the learning exposure during the trip for the sponsored Sakura Science High School Exchange Programme of Japan, proved to be such and much more.

          Held from 20th to 27th May 2018, the prestigious programme was conducted by JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) in association with the Government of Japan. The Sakura Science High School Programme (SSHSP) aims to deepen the knowledge of the Asian youth in Science and Technology thus contributing to the promotion of innovation and development in the subcontinent. JST directly invited and sponsored 68 participants from India and 18 participants from Philippines in co-operation with the relevant government agencies.
          The Sakura Science High School Programme included an enlightening lecture and experiment class by the Nobel Laureate Prof. Hideki Shirakawa, for fabricating a conducting polymer EL device at the Rikkyo University.

          The Sri VIS team also had the privilege of visiting the Nippo Steel and Sumitomo Metal Cooperation, where they saw the making of steel sheets at very high temperatures. However, the most awaited visit was to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miriakan) where students met the ex-astronaut and Director of the Museum Dr. Mamoru Mori and gained through an exchange of ideas and sharing of the life experiences in the space of the astronaut. The museum is engaged in futuristic science like Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Humanoid and much more.

          Students were fortunate to witness the magnificent Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) where they saw the Space Control station of Japan & understood the Astronaut’s training program. Sri VIS students enjoyed the hospitality and warm interaction with Japanese students at the Namiki Secondary School. Students of the school in Japan were gracious enough to teach the group origami, as a timer ticked on by their side. A visit to Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo allowed a firsthand experience to see the various departments and super conductors personally.

          Team Sri VIS left the University for the JST office where a closing ceremony was held. A representative each from Philippines and India thanks the SSHSP Coordinators and appreciated the initiative and hospitality of all involved including the Ministry officials, Scientists, JST team and JICE officials. 
          Apart from being a technologically advanced country, Japan has a very strong and vibrant culture. Visits to the Mejii Jingu shrine and the Edo Tokyo Museum made the group familiar with the exotic history and ancient culture of Japan. 
          This programme provided the group with the opportunity to unfold the ingenious realms of Japanese culture. Awed by the humility and the courtesy shown by the Japanese Nationals, they brought back rich memories. Sans any prejudice, the people in Japan always greet each other graciously with utmost respect. An extremely punctual race, they are never late even by a minute. This habit is a legacy they pass on to their children.

          The warmth and the cheerfulness of the Japanese won the hearts of Sri VIS group and the knowledge gained was priceless. The group hopes to be more innovative and focussed to adopt and reflect on Science and Technology Projects in school and outside. The trip was a rich learning experience that motivated the young students while strengthening the Indo-Japanese ties. We hope to see more students pursuing their higher education/research/career choices in Japan and experience its world class infrastructure and work ethics.
          Undoubtedly the group with a sense of ‘koi no yokan’ that a future connection is inevitable after the first meeting' with the Japanese intelligentsia.

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