‘History’ Exhibition by the students of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel
Theodore Roosevelt rightly said,” The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” To communicate the truths of history behind the various courses of study, the students of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel, showcased their exhibits in Languages, Science, Social Science, Commerce, Art and Psychology.
The Exhibition which was organized on 26th January 2017, witnessed enthusiastic participation of students, from primary to the secondary classes.
The exhibits put up in Science included Human evolution, advancements in Physiology, milestones in Cell Biology, ancient set-up of laboratories, technology of carbon-dating, Newton’s laws of motion, sundials and many more. The English Department gave a new direction to history by connecting it to the language and literature which has been formulated over the years since the evolution of the English Alphabet. The exhibits provided information about topics such as: Evolution of words having their roots in Greek or Latin, changes in English Language, war poetry, historical plays of Shakespeare, analysis and interpretations of different works of Indian writers such as Rabindranath Tagore and R.K. Narayan.
In Computers, the exhibits ranged from the early calculating devices to the supercomputers used today. Students demonstrated the use of abacus and Napier’s bones in calculations and punched cards in Jaquard’s Loom. The Commerce students put up facts about the Reserve Bank of India, young successful entrepreneurs, old coins, history of money, history of transportation, insurance, warehousing. Timeline showing the growth of Psychology over various eras, classic research studies, emergence and usage of psychometric tests were the main highlights of Psychology department.
The evolution of mathematical concepts like Number system, Measurement, Time, Money, Pythagoras theorem, Shapes & Geometry were the main features of the exhibits in Mathematics. The visitors couldn’t refrain themselves from experiencing the challenge and fun of playing “The Tower of Hanoi” which was similar to a puzzle involving discs and stacks. The Social Science Department put up a great show on the ‘History of Monuments’, ‘History of Mumbai and the influence of Dutch and Portuguese on Indian culture. Madhubani, Warli and Miniature paintings made by students added colour to the show. The French department exhibited the history encircling two main realms: The French Revolution and The Eiffel Tower. Hindi and Marathi department displayed the history of language development, an insight into the works of famous writers like Sane Guruji, Sant Tukaram, Premchand, Mahadevi Verma and Maithili Saran Gupt. The art section exhibited a plethora of breathtaking glass paintings, craft work and wall hangings made by students. Abstract paintings and works adopting pointallism style, earned immense appreciation from parents.
Every guest who walked into this alluring world was left dazzled by the enchanting exhibits that revealed the praiseworthy effort of the students. What one learnt from this endeavour was – never stop questioning and exploring – somewhere something incredible is waiting to be found.