Yamunanagar school wins quiz on quakes

January 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Wind Energy Tips

KANPUR: In order to spread the message of seismic safety, National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE) on January 26 conducted the final round of the quiz on earthquake at IIT-Kanpur. A total of 13 schools, who were the winners of the preliminary rounds, participated in the event.

These schools were Sheiling House School, Kanpur, Kundan Vidya Mandir, Ludhiana, Nehru World School, Ghaziabad, DAV Public School, Dwarka, New Delhi, Mukund Lal Public School, Yamuna Nagar, Vivek High School, Chandigarh, Bhawan’s Prism School Satna, Centre Point, Nagpur, DAV Public School, Sector 14, Faridabad, Dayanand Public School, Shimla, Rukmini Birla Modern High School, Jaipur, City Pride School, Pune and DPS Gandhidham.

The quiz had round robin, picture round, rapid fire round and lucky number round.

The questions were based on the publication ‘Earthquake tips’ by CVR Murty. The winning team from Mukund Lal Public School, Yamunanagar scored 157 points. Kundan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana came second scoring 139 points and Rukmini Birla Modern High School, Jaipur came third with 135 points.

The preliminary round of the quiz at Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Shimla was conducted by Geo Hazards, New Delhi. At Jaipur, Nagpur and Pune, it was conducted by SD Bharti, OR Jaiswal and Narayan Y Kochak.

Suresh Ailawadi, consultant, National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering said that NICEE always felt an urge to include schoolchildren in the activity of furthering this cause towards ensuring an earthquake resistant environment in the country.

This year there was an overwhelming response from the schools. More than 100 schools from about 50 cities showed willingness to participate. The schools were given 50 copies of ‘Earthquake Tips’ by CVR Murty, to be used for selecting a team of four participants from each school from Class VIII to Class XI.

Students organise eye camp: An Eye Care Camp was organized at Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Khursauli Village near IIT Kanpur on Sunday from 10am to 3pm. The camp was planned and executed by students of IIT Kanpur under the Community Health Services (CHS) initiative of Vivekananda Samiti, IIT Kanpur in association with Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Gumti No 5 and Svagatagami (SAAI), a nascent student-run NGO.

Salman, an IIT-K student and member of Vivekanand Samiti informed that Dr Anju Mishra, an eminent ophthalmologist who regularly offers her voluntary service at Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Gumti No 5 rendered her services for this camp. With her team of refractionists, she examined over 100 patients from the village. He said while free consultation and medication was offered to all, around 30 patients were provided with spectacles at subsidized rates and six cases of cataract were identified, which would be operated upon at Ursula Hospital free of cost.

Talk by PVC awardee Yogendra Singh Yadav: Vivekananda Samiti, IIT Kanpur on Monday organised a talk by Param Veer Chakra awardee Yogendra Singh Yadav who fought in the 1999 Kargil war. The talk began at 6.15 PM with felicitation of the soldier by Padma Shree awardee Professor Dr Manindra Agarwal. The talk was attended by more than 500 students and professors of IIT Kanpur.

Students exhibit science models: An exhibition of science, home science and art models was organized by the students at SN Sen Inter College on Monday. The students displayed models and projects on use of solar and wind energy, carbon dioxide emission from automobiles causing damage to the ozone layer and other topics.

The exhibition was inaugurated by college secretary Sameer Kumar Sen. Principal Pushpa Tripathi appreciated the efforts of the students and motivated them to engage in such events in future also.

The students had put up models and projects depicting feoticide and environmental pollution.

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