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Science Symposium 2019

Program: 10th Annual Science Symposium of the Hyderabad Chapter of ‘Jadavpur University’, Kolkata
Venue: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Uppal, Hyderabad.
Date: November 9, 2019

The 10th Annual Science Symposium of the Alumni of ‘Jadavpur University’, Hyderabad Chapter was celebrated in a grand manner at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Uppal on November 9th.J U Alumni Hyderabad Chapter president Aniruddha Sengupta, CEO REITZ was on the stage along with Dr.D.Shailaja Sr Principal Scientist IICT, Directors of DRDO Labs Dr S K Chaudhuri, A K Chakravarthi along with Mr Madhav  Chattopdhya Scientist IICT and Mr Debashish Basu CEO VOITH.

Students from Class IX-XII representing about 15 schools took part in this Science Symposium. Guest Lectures including Entrepreneurship development, Poster Competitions, Group Discussion, and Science Quiz were the highlights of the program.

Prominent among the speakers were PadmaShri V. Gnana Gandhi of ISRO, a pioneer of Cryogenic Rocket Engines, who talked on ‘Rocket Propulsion System, and Chandrayaan-2'.  This was followed by a talk on ‘150th Anniversary of the Periodic Table’ by Principal Scientist Dr. Ramanuj Narayan of IICT. An interactive session took place, wherein the participating students interacted with the speakers, thus gaining a lot of understanding of science.

This was followed by a group discussion to enable the students to share their thoughts, and the moderator summarized the discussion which took place.

Following Lunch, the last speaker Mr. Satya Illa, founder Kaanthi, Social Innovation and Leadership Instructor, NITI Ayog gave a talk on Entrepreneurship Development.  The Title of the talk was ‘Lab to Market’ for Electrical Safety Equipments for farmers and rural people.

Subsequently, quiz programs were held among the students representing their schools.  The quiz was conducted in two rounds organized by Mr. Shantanu, Mrs.Poulami and Mr. Anirudh. The first one was a written, followed by the final round on an interactive session.

The prize distribution for Quiz, Poster Competition, and Group Discussion events took place.  This was followed by Vote of Thanks, and the National Anthem.

 

 

Cultural Program 2019 on Dec 15 in Rabindra Bharathi

Renowned artist Kaushiki Chakrabarty will perform in Rabindra Bharathi in the annual cultural program of JU Alumni Hyderabad.

Bijoya Sanmiloni 2019

Bijoya Sanmiloni this year was celebrated in the clubhouse of the Aparna cyber County with a gathering of dedicated JU Alumni members and a contributory dinner. The performance was amazing. It included dance, recital, songs by all the members and their children. 

Rabindra Nazrul Sandhya 1st June Plaza Hotel Begumpet

On 2nd June 2019 Rabindra Nazrul sandhya was celebrated by JU Alumni Association in Hotel Plaza of Begumpet. Poems and Songs of Rabindranath and Kazi Nazrul Islam were presented by the members. Also included was dance performance. Songs were presented by Barnali, Soma, Sushmita, Sriparna, Priyanka, Aindrila, Debopam, Gautam and Sabyasachi. The background recitals were conducted by Debopam, Mausumi, Sushmita, Piyali, Saswati, Mandira and Chandana Khan. Dance performance was given by Aditi, the mother daughter dup of Anindita and Mohana, Koel, Poulami, Nupur, Mandira and Priyanka. Child artists included Ishan, Disha, Mithi, Megh, Titas, Ishani. Abhijit was in Tabla and rahul was in guitar. Others who had supported included Ena, Soma Ukil, Mousumi Choudhuri, Sujoy and Sayyon. The program was followed by a dinner for all the guests and members.

Annual Picnic and AGM 2019

JU Alumni, Hyderabad Chapter cordially invites all JADAVS with family and guests to this“ AGM cum Picnic -- 2019”

Venue :  Beeramguda Farm House 

Date :  February 03, 2019 (Sunday) …  Starting  Time  :  10-00 AM

We all look forward to this picnic every year to have a fun-filled  day. This year also we are going have a mega day and only your active participation will make the day memorable one.

We will start our fun activities from 10AM. This includes ''  Alap charita '', ''Fanush orano'', Games, "Nobin boron", Registration, "chhotoder anushthan",  oboshoy bhuri bhoj, "Prokriti Porikroma", photoshoot and many more

The lunch is contributory

Bijoya Sanmiloni 2018

Maa Durga and her children have departed for Kailash but the festivities do linger on –  the ‛Jadu Paribar’ of Hyderabad gathered once again to celebrate the festive season with a ‛Bijoya Sammelani’ at the opulent Country Club. Food and adda apart, the highlight of the evening was the impromptu cultural show put up by the alumni members, spouses and children recreating the mood of the campus of their alma mater which has always buzzed with the strums of guitar, enthusiastic rendition of all kinds of music and laughter. The evening began with a short talk on the initiation of Durga Puja by Madhab Chattopadhyay who briefly touched upon the Mahisasurmardini form of the idol and the controversy over the portrayal of an Aryan goddess against non-Arayan demon as a victory of good over evil. Barnali, aptly accompanied by husband Abhijit on the tabla, began with a sublime rendition of Bhavani Dayani and signed off with Begum Akhtar’s legendary Jochona koreche ari. Cajoled by the two anchors of the show – Susmita and Saswati – the children went on to put up a wonderful show with a shy recitation of Sukumar Ray’s Baburam Sapure by Disha, melodious rendition of Ai tobe sahachari by Titas while Aishani was truly the flower-girl dancing to the tunes of Phule phule dhole dhole. The ‛Chatterjees’ – Nilanjan, Aindrila, Megh and Brishti had put up a superlative performance of Sukumar Ray’s Petuk as a shruti natok, complete with background scores. With Chandana Khan in the lead SK Das, Mandira Basu, Debopom Chakrabarti, Dr SK Chaudhuri and Saswati Majumdar explored the much-relevant theme of ‛home, away and loneliness’ through poems of lesser known poets. Aditi paid a tribute to poet Poulomi Sengupta following her untimely demise while Piyali recited a classic, Tagore’s Agomon. Joy and spontaneity  flowed as Mother-daughter duo Anindita-Mohona teamed up for their dance performance. A medley of Hindi and Bengali popular scores and golden classics by Shubhabrata, followed by Sabyasachi, Sreeparna, Gautam and Susmita made the evening truly musical. While Indranil reminded the alumni of the need for new blood the dying notes of Bhupen Hazarika’s Protidhwani shuni sung by Debopom summed up the mood  – a new beginning awaits the Hyderabad chapter of  Jadavpur University Alumni Association.  

Science Symposium 2018

The Science Symposium was held on 15th Sep in National Council for Cement and Building Materials in Gachibowli and was attended by hundreds of school students across different schools including Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Jubilee Hills, Jubilee Hills Public School, Madinaguda ZPHS, Rao's Techno school, Janapriya School, Sister Nivedita School, NASR school, Obul Reddy Public school etc.

The excitement started long back. Aindrila Di started contacting the schools, Beda planned for the events, Paromita planned for the quiz, Sujoy and Mainak planned for the logistics, Sayon and Aritra da for photography, Sushmita and other ladies for the reception. All activities were meticulously planned under the able guidance of JU seniors. Tiffin was brought in from ISKCON. The banners were set up, registration was done, posters were displayed. Aniruddha da, our president committed the funds. 

The Inauguration took place at 8.45 AM. The Meet the Scientist program was the initial event where scientist Dr. Rama Mohan was the prime attraction. He spoke on topic Molecule to Medicine. The next event was an innovation workshop where examples of various grass root level innovations were shown through video clips. Students wrote teir innovative ideas for Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE national competition organized by NIF India. Mr. Praveen, employee of IBM and associated with astronomical societies in Hyderabad brought a large telescope with which he showed the sun to the students and teachers. Dr. Amal Chakrabarty, scientist and a JU Alumni, spoke on Quantum Mechanics and contribution of Dr. Satyen Bose. Pratiksha, a 2nd year MBBS student and daughter of Aritra da and Soma di, conducted a small workshop on the different videos available for teaching science topics in youtube which was well appreciated. After lunch break the quiz was conducted by Dr. Paromita Palit of ICRISAT. The event was closed with prize distribution and National Anthem.

 

 

Barshoboron - The Naboborsho Celebration by JU Alumni family

The Naboborsho utsav took place in Aparna Cyber County on 21st April and was well planned and coordinated by Gautam Das, our new Cultural Secretary and Aindrila Chatterjee. All the members present were requested to participate in some form or the other and everybody enthusiastically responded. We had poems from Chandana di & Laltu da, songs from Koel, Sushmita and Priyanka and Gautam da. The food served by Debol was great and we all had a sumptuous feast.

Participants included Aniruddha da, Debashishda & Mandira Boudi, Debopam da and Aditi di, Laltu da, Chandana di, Nilu da and Aindrila di, Bilu and Priyanka, Gautam da, Subho, Pintu, Sujoy, Souvik, Soma di and Aritra da, Mousumi di, Sanway, Sayan and Sushmita, and new comers like Mahua and family.

Cultural Program -- Jeeboner Jolsaghore - 28th Oct

Musical concert  “Jeeboner Jolsaghore” on 28th October, 2017 (Saturday) at 7.00 pm.

        Venue :  Phoenix Arena, TSIIC Park, Opposite HSBC Phase 2, HITEC, Hyderabad.

       The program was completed in presence of around 80-100 audience mostly belonging to JU Alumni Hyderabad fraternity. He started with a beautiful invocation to the divine mother through Sarva Mangala Mangalye Shive and continued in the same vein. He also sung tributes and hymns to the Ramakrishna-Saradatradition, apart from singing some famous songs of Manna De like Kahin Door Jav.

 This Concert staged both traditional and contemporary melodies from semi-classical Indian Gharanas. Pt. Jyotiprakash Chattopadhyay, the artist, is an able disciple of Deshikottam Pt. Gyan Prokash Ghosh and Sangeetacharya Pt Ajay Sinha Roy. He is a dedicated composer, who worked closely with Sri Manna De for more than two decades.

ü  Pt Jyotiprakash is the son of Actor and Singer Dr S N Chattopadhyay, brother of eminent Tabalia

Pt Anindo Chattopadhyay and nephew of Sitarist Pt. Deviprasad Chattopadhyay

ü  His live performances on Ghazal, ‘Harano Diner Gaan’, Bhajan, Nazrul Sangeet attract a wide audience

            because of his versatile style. Apart from his frequent performances in All India Radio, TV, Films and 

            on stage, Jyotiprakash is also a researcher in Nazrulgeeti.

He composed music in films like Bhranti Bilas, Chor-Chor, Anu, Aleek Babu, He-Mahajeebon,,

Jaadugari (Hindi), Mahananda (NFDC) and so on. His work has been appreciated and admired by

directors like Dinen Gupta, Utpalendu Cakraborty, Neetish Mukherjee and others.

ü  Some of the achievements : Uttam Kalaratna Award (2017), Manna De Saraswat Award (2015),

Uttam Kumar Award (twice – 1998 and 2013), Radhakanta Nandi Award (2010).

ü  Jyotiprakash was adjudged the best Singer and Composer in “All India Sudhin Das Gupta Sangeet

Contest – 1989” by the panel comprising Salil Choudhury, Hemanta Mukherjee, V Balsara, Pulak Bandopadhyay, Jatileswar Mukhopadhyay and others.

ü  Many of the compositions of Pt Jyotiprakash are recorded in golden voices of Manna De, Arundhoti Homchowdhury, Haimanti Sukla, Indrani Sen, and other eminent artists.

Megh Peon Sharad (Puja) Edition is published

The Megh Peon Pujo edition comes with a host of beautiful articles. By reading the webzine you will get to know the birth of bitter gourd, will be able to visit the land of wizards, will be able to undertake a Journey to Mars while sitting on Earth, will be able to forge an Eternal Bond, will be able to know about the first Inter Galactic War, will be seeing the historic moment when Troodon met Goopi Bagha, know the Criterion of Success (Attitude towards I.Q), derive Inspiration, meet Humpty Dumpty, all in the Childrens' section Kheyal Khushi. 

There are many beautiful articles & poems in Bengali section, like one concerning our dear Madhab da - Dr. Madhab Chattopadhyay, similarly a host of great creative displays in English section, like the one from Amal da on the history of Indian Institute of Science. The Swad Pake Bandha with its mouth watering recipes and Rong Pencil with its wonderful sketeches from our children are added bonanza.

Warangal Calling

Science Symposium 2017

Science is a part of our daily life, from cooking and gardening to recycling and comprehending the daily weather report, to reading a map and using a computer. In appreciation of the crucial importance of inculcating scientific temperament in the mind of the youngsters, the Alumni Association of Jadavpur University (Hyderabad Chapter) organized a one-day Symposium on Popular Science on 22nd July, 2017(Saturday), involving the students of Class IX, X, XI and XII of the twin cities

Venue :  National Council for Building Materials (NCB Bhavan), Gachibowli, Hyderabad.

Theme of this Symposium – “Use Science to help Life”..

 The symposium staged–  1. Meet the Scientist  2. Innovation workshop 3. Science Quiz and Poster competition for students on “Innovative ways to use Science to help Life”

 

 

 

Trip to Todaba National Park

A group of around 25 Jadavs and their families visited Tadoba National Park as an educational cum recreational excursion. The group started on 31st March evening by two trains from Secunderabad Station to Chandrapur. In Chandrapur a bus was waiting which would take the group to Tadoba tiger reserve. The group stayed in MTDC resort and went for safari on 1st April & 2nd April. A few members and their families returned on 2nd April while majority stayed back and returned on 3rd April. All the group members were fortunate enough to see the star attractions, the tigers Maya and her male counterpart Matkasur. Some of the members were also very fortunate to see leopard and also tigers like Bajrang who crossed the road and another tiger who took a leisurely stroll by crossing a river. There were also Indian bisons or gaurs, plenty of Sambars, deers, wild hogs, peacocks and other birds. Almost everybody was lucky to see a gharial in a lake who was possibly meditating under water.

A good account of it appears in Megh Peon in a write up by Koel.

   

 

Annual Picnic and AGM - Durgam Cheruvu MCC Rock Garden

 “ AGM cum Picnic -- 2017”  was held successfully at                            
Durgam Cheruvu --- Marakesh Convention Center (MCC) and Rock Garden

Date :  February 05, 2017 (Sunday

Schedule - Karya Suchi

  1. 10/00 am :  ‘Jomayet’ at MCC Rock Garden … ‘Batanukul Poribesh’ with an overview

of picturesque Lake of Durgamcheruvu…

  1.        10 / 30 AM  :  Registration counter opens… Membership / registration update kore  --- unlimited Chaa Coffee Pakora… …… Picnic contribution :  Rs 350 /- per person …
  2. 11 / 30 AM  :  Sada Fanush uriye Nobin Boron … aar AC tent-e AGM… “Joto mot toto pothh”…
  3. 12 / 15 PM  to 2 / 00 PM :  ‘Do-as-you-like’ fiesta… Chhotoder Asor -- Alap-porichoy-- Adda – Gaan…
  4.        2/ 15 PM to 3 / 15 PM :  “Khai Khai” … Bio plate niye bos-e  poro… Tonduri Roti, Rice, Dal Tadka, Mix vegetable curry, Alu-koraisuti Sukha,  Kadai Chicken, Papod, Doi, Chatni, Gorom Jilipi,Nolen gurer Sondes … (Menu still under final touch up)
  5. Sayyon and Sushmita provided unlimited nalenguder sandesh       
  6.   Afternoon :   Chaa, Coffee, tele-bhaja… ……Photo Sessions
  7.        Abar Fanush...Neel akashe “Smritituku thaak”..

A Visit to National Institute of Rural development

We had a lovely weekend in Natural Institute of Rural Development on Saturday, Nov 19. A group of 14-15 JU ites went there with families, met the director Mr. Khan and discussed opportunities for helping the initiatives, explored the products and had a good lunch. In the afternoon there was a lazy adda in the lawns under the shade of trees and children played happily. In the evening the group visited the viewpoint and had a very nice time. The kid's enjoyed the outing.

 

 

Cultural Program in CCRT - Derite Bijoya

The program took place as per plan on 12 Nov 2016 in CCRT and about 125+ people participated. Jagannath and Urmimala Bose enthralled us with their performances on Rabindranath's and Kadambari Devi's conversation, recital of their popular natok Paka Dekha, Sanjib Chattopadhyay's Dombol, recital of few poems including one of Nirendranath Chakrabarty and the famous Bonolota Sen of Jibonananda Das, some good conversation and adda followed by a dinner. In the beginning Ms. Chandana Khan, ex IAS, presented the couple with shawls and souvenirs. The entire programme was well conducted by Bedadyuti. The backdrops were made in house by Sujoy and Mainak.

MOM for the Bijoya Sanmiloni 23rd Oct

Members present :

Mr Debashis Basu, Mr and Mrs Arindam Dasgupta, Mr and Mrs Suman Dhar, Mr and Mrs Gautam Das, Mr and Mrs Saayon Chakraborty, Mr and Mrs Soumik De, Mr and Mrs Shantanu Dey, Mr Subhabrata Dutta Gupta, Mr Nilanjan Chatterjee, Mrs and Dr Subir Kr Choudhuri, Mrs Aindrila Chatterjee, Mr Manoj Kar, Mrs and Mr Oindrila Basu Mallik, Mr and Mrs Mustafizul Rahaman, Mrs and Mr Piyali Chakraborty, Mr Mithun Ranjit, Mr and Mrs Sougato Mitra, Mr and Mrs Abhi Majumdar, Mrs and Mr Mousumi Raychaudhuri, Sushanta Dutta

Following points were discussed and recorded : 

  

  • Philanthropy and Welfare activities :  
    1. There was a proposal of initiating social welfare activities in villages in Warangal and its vicinity... Members agreed to this proposal, in principle. A team from JUAAH will visit to one of the identified villages to explore on micro-details and understand the basic needs. Installation of bore-well in this area, where there is scarcity of water, and supporting some primary schools are activities, which were given a ground-thought by members. This is also an appeal to members, in general, for their concurrence and involvement in such mission.
    2. Mr Amal Chakraborty raised a proposal (over phone) for a Project on Water filtration Plant in Arsenic affected area. He has also proposed for promoting pottery, along with NIRD and experts from Kolkata, for the well-being of artisans in rural area.
    3. Mr Amal Chakraborty is also discussing on a JUAAH excursion, during November 2016, to Rural Tech Part and Tribal Handicraft Alliance. This would be a week-end outing for members, family and children in the lush greenery after monsoon. There would lunch at subsidized rate.
    4. Based on earlier mails from senior members, there was a proposal of forming a “Fund for pecuniary help” for needy. Members can contribute, voluntarily, to this Fund.
  • Cultural Program : 
    1.  The program on ‘talk-theatre’ is being organized on November 12, 2016 (Saturday evening). 

 Artists :  Smt Urmimala Basu and Sri Jagannath Basu. 

     Venue : CCRT, Kondapur – Madhapur Road.

                   Nilanjan Chatterjee, Debashis Mondal, Piyali Chakraborty, Subhabrata Dutta Gupta, Soumik De,  

     Goutam Das, Sujoy Sarkar, Mithun Ranjit, Abhi Majumdar and Mainak Mitra will be working on framing the

     event and logistics and co-opt others, as and when required…

  1. There would also be a ‘Ghoroa Adda’ with artists on 11.11.16. (Friday) at Kanchanbag. Thosem, who are interested to join this ‘Evening Gossip’, are requested to confirm to Laltuda (Dr Subir Chaudhuri) or Sushanta Dutta.
  • Technical and various Workshop : 
    1. Working towards making a creative, compassionate and collaborative India.
    2. There was a discussion on JUAAH organizing workshops/industry sessions in collaboration with industry, industry forums and educational institutions. Members deliberated on varying topics --- from current trends in industry in various segments like Industrial MFG, Automotive, Construction, IT and Technology to sessions on career options in these various industry segments. The choice of topics will depend on the type of workshop and audience. There are prominent industry practitioners in JUAAH, who can be speakers in these sessions.
    3. It was also discussed if we can collaborate with educational institutions in and around Hyderabad to organize industry awareness and career management programs. The proposal was to start in a small way, and looking at  the response, we shall explore on wider range. It was also pointed out, during our discussions, that this idea needs further planning -- whether opportunities of such nature exists and whether JUAAH can really scale up to participate in such forums. Members are requested to come up with more viable details so that such Workshops can be given a proper shape.
    4. Shantanu Dey, Sougato Mitra, Bedadyuti Chakraborty, Aindrila Chatterjee, Nilanjan Chatterjee, Dr Ruchira Sarbajna and Oindrila Basu Mallick are members to coordinate with…
  • Literary segment :
    1. Literary segment :  An appeal for writings on various topics was raised by Mrs Piyali Chakraborty to all members. There was a proposal of launching the ‘Bangla Nobo-borsho -1424” web-mag edition. Members are requested to start contributing and collecting writings, so that, the JUAAH ‘Drop box’ gets filled enough for the next lot.

The meeting was followed by Gaan, Goppo and dinner

Cultural Program in CCRT - Jagannath Basu and Urmimala Basu

Jadavpur University Alumni, Hyderabad Chapter cordially invite all members and well-wishers, along with family, friends and guests to the Cultural Program on the unique ‘talk theatre’ by renown artists --- Smt Urmimala Basu and Sri Jagannath Basu. Incidentally, Smt Urmimala Basu is an alumnus from Jadavpur University. She did her Masters in Comparative Literature.

Both the artists are pioneers in bringing talk theatre to a live-on-stage environment --- devoid of any sets, props and make-up. Their performances in live radio plays --- broadcast on Vividh Bharati and FM --- are well acclaimed in this genre.

Venue : CCRT Amphitheatre, Kondapur (beside Google Office, opposite to Rainbow/TSIIC Industrial Area)

Time 7-00 pm

Date : 12.11.16. (Saturday evening)

Sei Somoy 2016 Puja Special is published

Sei Somoy Puja Special is published at jualumnihyd.org. The featured posts include a poem by Nabanita Deb Sen, an essay by Swami Medhasananda and many other beautiful pieces of work. The web magazine is the result of untiring effort of jualumnihyd publishing and editorial team led by Piyali, Anindita, Aditi, Sujoy, Saswati and others who contributed, edited, provided illustrations, communicated, and managed the web interface. The entire work took place over a period of 2 weeks and was well coordinated technologically using whats app, dropbox and other tools for collaboration.

Well done editorial team! Keep it up.

Please contribute for web magazine Sharadiya Edition 2016

Dear Members,

One month more, 'Maa aschen'. Hope you all have started shopping and collecting Pujabarshikis. Wait, with all other magazines, the JU web magazine is also coming with the ‘pujosonkhya’ to fulfill your literary desire. As you all know, this opportunity is not just for reading, we are ready to welcome your contributions. Hence, we invite you to send in your contributions for the web issue by 28th September since we would like to publish it on ‘Mahalaya’, 30th September.

- There are no taboos when it comes to choosing your topic but do consider the fact that a lengthy piece is unsuitable for the web medium unless it is in verse.

- We would prefer soft copies due to time constraint of re-writingPlease type your article on MS Word. For Bengali scripts please use Avro software. You can download Avro from https://www.omicronlab.com/avro-keyboard-download.

You may provide illustrations/images, especially for travel related articles. Otherwise, our team of illustrators will use illustrations appropriate with the body of work.

Please don't forget we publish only those articles which have not appeared elsewhere. And do acknowledge sources as we hate to infringe on copyright.

The overbearing heat, the hectic work schedule - all provide perfect excuses but do find time to indulge in your creative side and contribute to JU web magazine.

Since puja is coming, the kids too can be cajoled into writing or wielding the paint brush for our children's section. So we look forward to your write-ups to ensure both the website and the literary magazine are up to the mark as a fitting tribute to our Alma mater.

Happy Scribbling!

Team Web-Mag

An evening with Nabonita Deb Sen

A few of the JU Alumni Hyderabad members spent a memorable evening at Chandani Di's house with Nabonita Deb Sen who was recently in Hyderabad. It was a lively evening with adda and cultural discussions followed by a homely dinner courtesy Chandana di.

Trip to Adilabad - Kadam Dam and Kuntala Falls

The recently completed trip to Adilabad included a visit to Jeeyar Gurukumal school for tribal children in the village of Allampalli, a memorable stay in Haritha Kadam resort near kadem dam and on the bank of the Kadam river and a visit to Kuntala falls by a group of JU Hyderabadis from 27th to 28th Aug. The trip was undertaken by road using a Telengana tourism bus for a family of eighteen members. The journey started at 7 AM from Miyapur and we reached Kadam at around 12.30 PM. En route there was a stop over for about 30 min for having tea. The weather was nice, the road (NH 44) is beautiful to travel. 

It was an action packed day as at around 1.30 PM we went to visit Jeer Gurukulam in Allampalli village, which is about 30-40 kms from Kadam, located inside the dense forests of Kawal tiger reserve. The last 10-15 kms was through a forest track with lots of teak woods around. Even tribal homes are made of teak woods, being abundantly available. Jeer Gurukulam is a unique traditional school inspired by Chinna Jeeyar Swami, a spiritual master whose philosophy is to serve the God in all beings. This was one of the earliest school for local tribal children who had no access to education. Now the school proudly boasts of a decent infrastructure and about 7 batches of students have successfully passed out with very high scores in final exams. The school gave us a very decent welcome through a cultural programme by the students and a yoga session, followed by a snacks. Our attempts to fly a sky lantern using hot air was unsuccessful.

   

The next day saw us having a boat trip on Kadam dam, followed by a post lunch trip to Kuntala falls, enjoying the scenic beauty and the panoramic views. While returning we saw a beautiful rainbow.

  

 

 

Science Symposium 2016

Recently the Science Symposium 2016 was held in IICT, Tarnaka. About 16 schools from Hyderabad participated in the event. This year's theme was "inquisitiveness - an apt active curiosity". The first half involved an interaction cum presentation session by leading scientsts followed by question and answer with students. In the second half there was an interactive workshop on "experiments and demonstration" by kutuhal foundation. The presentation themes in the morning were - "Know Your Scientist" by dr. Imran Siddiqui, scientist at CCMB,  "Metereology and its impact on daily life" by Dr. Y.K Reddy, Head, Metereological Centre, "Science and Technology - its present and future", by Dr. V.K Saraswat, former chief, DRDO. There was also a poster competition for the students. Three students were supposed to make a poster on "This is our INVENTION". The president of JU Alumni Hyderabad, Mr.Aniruddha Sengupta promised to sponsor atleast one idea if the students were willing to give shape to it.

The registration process started sharp at 8 AM, followed by a breakfast and formal inauguration by lighting the lamp and chanting of a Vedic prayer. Quiz was conducted at defined intervals as a fun activity by Bedadyuti, Gautam Das and others.

The event was concluded by a prize distribution among school students for the poster competition.

 

 

Desert Slide - Fusion Music

Annual cultural programme Desert Slide was held on on 7th February at Sathya Sai Nigamagamam, SriNagar Colony.

The group of Desert Slide is led by  Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Grammy-winning Hindustani classical music instrumentalist who plays the Mohan Veena. Panditji and other five eminent musicians would be performing “Desert Slide”- a unique composition of Panditji’s Mohanveena and folk songs by Anwar Khan Manganiar, Tabla by Himangshu Mahant, Gazi Khan Barna in Kartal, Feiruz Khan Manghaniyar in Dholak and Ghewar Khan Manghaniyar in Kamanchiya from Rajasthan.

 

 

Bijoya Sanmiloni 2018

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Jeeboner Jalsaghare

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Derite Bijoya Jagannath and Urmimala 2016

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Adilabad Excursion

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