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Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Rockers 2017

KIIT World School, Gurugram, organised Rockers 2017, an inter-school competition for pre-Primary students from age 2-5 years. The event witnessed more than 15 schools from Gurugram and 225 children participated in it.

The event had competitions like My Super Hero, Junior Picasso, Talent Show, Rhyme Time and Fun races, where students showcased their versatility and creative genius.

All the participants put in tremendous hard work to showcase their hidden talent. KIIT registrar Neelima Kamarah awarded the Rolling Trophy to the winning school, Laburnum Public School.

Hindi diwas

Hindi Diwas was celebrated on 14 September at Quantum Global campus, Roorkee. This event was organised by Journalism and Mass Communication Department.

Impact of Demonetisation, role of common man in good governance and role of peasants in developing India were the topics of the competition and the students of Saharapur, Roorkee and Haridwar participated in this contest.

Ankit Kumar of KL DAV School bagged the first prize while Amit Kumar of Sarswati Vidya Mandir, Haridwar got second prize in writing contest. Abhay Raj and Bushra Mallik of Green Way Modern School stood first and second in Speech Competition.

Calligraphy workshop

Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) recently organised a day-long workshop on calligraphy at their Okhla campus. The workshop was facilitated by Shipra Dutta, a renowned Indian calligraphy artist, wherein she introduced the design students to this beautiful art form.

The workshop was attended by Level 4 students of Communication Design, Fashion Design, and Interior Architecture and Design. The day began with Shipra Dutta demonstrating the art of Calligraphy through various words and phrases.

This was followed by the students familiarising themselves with the strokes and perfecting them by practising letters from the English alphabet. The major learning outcome of this workshop was to help students explore their perception of beauty, grace and use their individual artistic expressions to create a font that is true to their personality.

India-Japan Colloquium

A colloquium on India-Japan was organised by the India International Centre on 8 September supported by Union ministry of external affairs and the Embassy of Japan. The opening session was on “Politics and Security”.

After the opening remarks by Shyam Saran, Life Trustee, IIC the three speakers were Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary ; Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan and Baijayant Panda,Tairo Nomura from Saitama University gave an interesting presentation on Symbiotic Relationship with Robot, AI and human being to succeed in today’s complex and diverse world.

He talked about the growing role and importance of robots; Internet and computer in the future given the changing demography; quality of life; and demand for efficiency. K Vijay Raghavan, head of National Centre for Biological Sciences addressed the audience on another very important issue, climate change.

Photo exhibition

The Embassy of Finland in New Delhi, together with Fortum India and Visit Finland, has brought a photo exhibition of the most spectacular phenomena of Finland . The Northern Lights at the Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre.

The exhibition is a unique opportunity to experience the magic of this nature’s spectacle through incredible images captured by six Finnish photographers. The exhibition will also be held in Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Dhaka.

Witness this nature’s incredible spectacle through the lens of Finnish photographers Miikka Niemi, AskoKuittinen, Markku Inkila, Jorma Luhta and Markus Thomenius.