Bhavans Indian Education School, Kuwait, celebrated the World Science Day by organizing a virtual exhibition christened ‘Quest 2020’ under the aegis of the Department of Science on November 10, 2020, on its virtual platform. The participants, the students from grades 3 to 11, connected virtually with their team members to coordinate, collaborate and present their highly creative ideas, without any physical association. The grand inaugural ceremony of ‘Quest 2020’ held on the virtual platform at 10.30 a.m. was graced by the presence of the honourable Chief Guest Dr. U Saravana Kumar, Isotope Hydrologist, Technical Officer – P4, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria, Mr. N.K. Ramachandran Menon, the Chairman of Bhavans Middle East, Mr. Sooraj Ramachandran, the Vice Chairman of Bhavans Middle East, Ms. Divya Rajesh, the Director of Bhavans Middle East, Mr. T. Premkumar, the Principal of Indian Education School, and the Vice Principals of IES. After the virtual lighting of the lamp, Nakshatra Neerja Binu of 8F extended a warm welcome to the virtual gathering. The Chief Guest, Dr. U. Saravana Kumar, in his inaugural address, extolled the efforts put in by the Bhavans fraternity to explore the scientific quest in the students. The Principal of Indian Education School, Mr. T. Premkumar also emphasized the holistic development as one of the key ideas proposed by the National Education Policy 2020 of India (NEP 2020). Quest 2020 showcased a plethora of activities like augmented reality, robotics, model making, vegetable printing, video presentations, and simple experiments, and competitions such as Rubik’s Cube solving and Science Quiz. The non-participating students visited the virtual exhibition during the time slots allotted to them. The scientists in the making transported the viewers from a virtual room to a world of mind-blowing experiments. The eventful day came to a close with a vote of thanks proposed by the Junior Head Girl Dhwani Santhi Nair of 4D. Adithya Arun Kartha of 6J and Yalini Thirumalaisamy of 6B were the emcees for the day

                Winners of the competitions – Quest 2020

                        Rubik’s Cube competition

Position        Name (Category 3,4) Class
1 Alvin Viljo 3A
2 Noah Koshy Panicker 4J
Position        Name (Category 5,6,7) Class
1 Ihzan Muhamed Sadath 7B
2 Neha Susan Biju 7B
3 Adharv Reji 7C
 Position   Name (Category 8,9,10)
1 Noel T. Ajoy 10F
2 Ashwin Sajan Pillai 9A
3 Yunus Hamdan 8C
  Quiz competition
Position Team members House
1 1.  Riddhiraj Kumar (8C) 2.   Jogesh Sriram (9E) 3.   Avanish.A (7G) Sanskriti house
2 1.  Anjali Siju Pillai (7H) 2.   Dharitri Acharya (8H) 3.  Unnikrishnan S (9B) Seva house
3 1.  Vishwanth Kumar (7H) 2.  Heshavipul Patel  (8G) 3.  Reyna Mary John (9G) Satya house

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