Heartiest Congratulations Ms. Aishwarya Sridhar
This year marks a milestone for Indian wildlife photography as Aishwarya Sridhar, alumnus of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel bagged an award in the adult competition – making her the youngest and the first girl to win the coveted award from India.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards were announced on 14th October, 2020 by the Natural History Museum, London. Established as the most reputed awards in the genre of wildlife photography, it witnessed over 50,000 entries coming from over 80 countries this year and only 100 images were awarded.
Aishwarya received the Highly Commended Award in the Behaviour-Invertebrates Category for her entry titled ’Lights of Passion’. The breath-taking photograph was captured using the Canon 1DX Mark II and Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 lens at 24mm; 24 sec at f2.8; ISO 1000. Although the leopard-frequented forest could be ‘terrifying’, it was the perfect place for Aishwarya to look for fireflies. After two hours of hiking, she found a tree dusted in gold from the bioluminescence of thousands of fireflies. Shooting 27 images over a 24-second exposure and combining them using focus stacking software, she highlighted the vibrancy of this scene.
Fireflies are a type of winged beetle that use light to lure potential mates. Of the many species, each has a distinct pattern and intensity of light in order to recognise its own kind. Fireflies are affected globally by habitat destruction and light pollution, which can make them lose track of time and position, disrupt their mating or even blind them.
The DPGA family wishes Ms. Aishwarya all the very best for her future endevours.
|High Achievement||Cambridge AS Level||Hindi Language||March - November 2019||Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel|
Another proud moment for Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel.
Very happy to share with you all that Ms. Tanishka Hemjith (2018-2020) Cambridge A level has bagged highest marks in Hindi.
Heartiest congratulations to her and her Hindi facilitator Ms. Sushila Mishra.
With the aim to promote international mindedness, students from grades 3 to 12 at Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel participated in the KENKEN competition.
KENKEN International Championship is an annual competition that helps to improve students’ performance in Math class and on standardized tests. KENKEN is a unique logic-based and strategy-driven Japanese Math puzzle that increases students’ math excellence and improves their higher-order cognitive abilities.
The competition was conducted at 5 levels: School Level, City Level, State Level, National Level and International Level. The students showed great enthusiasm and willingness to participate in the competition that would kindle their thinking and analytical skills.
The school level and city level round was conducted in our school premises. There were 84 students who qualified for the State Round and 9 students made it to the National Round that was conducted in Mumbai. The students who qualified to the National Round are Shourya Bhagat, Kanishk Sawant, Siddharth Nair, Aditya Thakur, Rameshwar Kamble, Ameya Patwe, Aayan Simmy, Eshan Bansal and Satvik Verma.
7 students out of 9 students emerged as gold medalists in the National Round and made our school proud. Satvik Verma of Grade 9, qualified for the International Round that was held in New York on 15th December, 2019.
Satvik Verma made India proud by becoming the World Champion (Silver Medalist) at KenKen International Championship, 2019 and proved that success is the result of hard work, perfection, loyalty and persistence.
We are proud of the achievement of Dwisha Jha, who is studying in grade 3. She was crowned the title of Little Miss India 2019 at the talent and beauty pageant, which is the first biggest kids beauty pageant organized in Pune.
She quoted, "I am very fortunate to study in a very encouraging environment of Dr. Pillai Global Academy.’ Crediting the school for giving her big opportunities to perform" and also added “My parents are my biggest support." in an interview with Blitz Today. She believes if one has the attitude to learn and has the passion to put efforts, the success follows.
It’s a proud moment for Dwisha, her parents and everyone at DPGA.
Hearty Congratulations to her.
Happy to share with you all, the achievement of AISHWARYA SRIDHAR, alumnus of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel, first student to take admission in the school in the year 2009. She cleared her Checkpoint, Cambridge IGCSE and AS & A Levels with flying colours. We are proud to share one of her recent achievements at the International level.
This year’s Diana Award Holders represent some of the most inspirational young people from across the UK and around the world. These exceptional young people have demonstrated their ability to inspire and mobilise new generations to serve their communities and create long lasting change on a global scale. This is for the Change Makers.
DR.PILLAI GLOBAL ACADEMY NEW PANVEL, INDIA – AGE 23
Through the use of creative mediums, Aishwarya is fighting to create a better planet for everyone. Her poems, short films and images, born of a passion for nature, have won numerous awards. At 15, Aishwarya was the youngest and first girl in India to win the Sanctuary Asia Young Naturalist Award. From educating local villages to fundraising for tiger conservation, Aishwarya has also spearheaded several Earth Day programs and tree-plantation initiatives across 40 schools, impacting over 200,000 students. Her short film urged the Bombay High Court to state the protection of wetlands. A powerful voice for conservation, Aishwarya is a shining example of a young activist.
Young Achievers – Felicitating Outstanding Students – 20th December, 2017
Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel is proud of its students, Ishita Deshmukh and Kabir Bhakta who participated in Standard chartered Mumbai Marathon representing Young leaders for NGO Habitat for Humanity.
Ishita Deshmukh (Grade-7) represented Raigad district in the Maharashtra State Junior Athletics Championship held at Pune (Balewadi stadium) on 5th July, 2014. She covered a distance of 4.62m and stood third in the event.
Ishita Deshmukh, a student of grade 6 of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel, not only reached the finals of “Speed-star Season 2” but also bagged the second position in the finale by running her best at 13.61 seconds for the 100m sprint, held in Mumbai on the 9th February, 2014. Speed star is an event conducted for the 100 m sprint. It is an initiative held under the aegis of Athletic Federation of India (AFI). It is supported by various corporate companies like the TCS, Times Now, Sports Credentials and Griffith University, Australia.
Ishita reached the finals of the event by coming first in the Mumbai heats. Speed-star this year reached out to over 25,000 students across 10 regions spread over India.
The event was presided over by the ‘Golden Girl’ P.T. Usha who is also the Brand Ambassador of this initiative.
Dr. Pillai Global Academy is proud of Ishita’s achievement and congratulates on her success.