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Open Day - National Institute of Plant Genome Research
Students of Classes XI and XII (Biology group) visited National Institute of Plant Genome Research on 26 October accepting their invitation to the institute’s Open Day/ Outreach Day.
NIPGR is an autonomous institute funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. NIPGR focuses on high quality Biology research and is involved in training the next generation of plant biologists. Apart from engaging in basic research, the discoveries made in the institute have wider implications for crop improvement.
NIPGR trains students from various developing countries in cutting-edge plant molecular biology research. The institute is well equipped to carry out advanced research on various aspects and houses facilities like the confocal microscope, photosynthesis measurement, central instrumentation facility etc. -which students who visited the facility were able to view and familiarize themselves with.
Students were able to visit and view -
· Plant tissue culture lab (with exhibit)
· Demo experimental laboratory (DNA, protein isolation)
Workshop - Triveni Kala Sangam
The students of Class V and VI were invited by the Kiran Nadar Foundation to visit the Triveni Kala Sangam on Oct 18, 2018, to participate in a workshop on Relief Art Work with White Clay as a medium.
Triveni Kala Sangam is an autonomous organization and an important cultural and arts complex and education center consisting of four Art Galleries, a Chamber theatre, outdoor theatre and open air sculpture gallery. It organizes various arts, music and dance classes.
The coordinators of Kiran Nadar Foundation and Triveni Kala Sangam briefed the students on the workshop and the technique used to create the Relief Art work with White Clay. They were also briefed on the Art Exhibits in the complex.
It was an excellent opportunity for the students to practice their artistic and imaginative skills. They also had a unique opportunity of seeing various works of art, including paintings of reputed artists and sculptures.
This visit and workshop at the Triveni Kala Sangam has definitely aroused great interest in the students and enhanced their appreciation of various art forms and also improved their artistic skills.
In addition to the above the students also witnessed a Chhau Dance Class which was being conducted separately at the time of the visit.
Junior to senior, all students were ready with their cleaning gears early in the morning on 03 October 2018, They undertook a cleanliness drive with the vision of Clean India & Green India that was launched by our honourable Prime Minister of India. As we all know that dirt, litter & garbage are the breeding grounds for bacteria . A clean India would be the best tribute that India could pay to MAHATHMA GANDHI on his birth anniversary.
All students cleaned their class rooms and surrounding areas . Teachers made the students understand the dignity of labour and the supremacy of cleanliness.
The students reflected a positive posture towards the initiative and showed interest and inclination which was far beyond prospects. School Director Mrs Bharati Pandey said that let us all additionally contribute in making Mahatma Gandhi's vision of clean India a reality, keeping in mind, "Cleanliness is contiguous to Godliness".