Friday, 1 September 2017

Ganit Prajna Samvardhan (GPS)-2017


Ganit Prajna Samvardhan (GPS)-2017 an appreciation and exposure program for Promoting Mathematics Learning was organized for the achievers of Ganit Prajna Pariksha (GPP)-2017 at Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture (VKIC) , Uzan Bazar, Guwahati on 1st, 2nd and 3rd September, 2017. 66 students (43 boys and 23 girls) and 26 teachers from 20 Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas in Assam and Nagaland participated actively. Each day started with Vedic chanting at 5:45 am followed by Yoga abhyas.

On the first day i.e. on 1st September the students were taken to IIT Guwahati for various sessions and interactions with IIT faculties. Dr. Sidananda Sarma, Dept. of Physics, IIT Guwahati informed the students about the various courses offered by IIT Guwahati. He also informed the students regarding how to get into it. He took a session where he along with Sri Aditya Kalita, a member of IITG demonstrated some experiments on Physics using very simple materials available around us.



 Another session on Mathematics was taken by Dr. Srinivasan Krishnaswami of IITG dept. of EEE. Dr. Harsh Chaturvedi, Deptt. of Centre for Energy took a session on ‘Mathematics on Nature’.

 The students enjoyed a lot when they were shown different experiments in the Chemistry Department by Sri Diganta Heera and Sri Shyamal Madal(lab assistant) under the guidance of Dr. Sumana Dutta of Chemistry dept. The huge central library providing an environment for research created an impression in the hearts of every student and teacher .

On 2nd and 3rd Sept all programs were held at Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Guwahati.
Two sessions one each conducted by Dr. Dibyojyoti Manhattan. Dean, KKHOU, Guwahati and Sri Dinesh Kr. Lahoti, founder of EDUGINIE Institute, Guwahati. Both the sessions were dynamic & joyful, concept based, related with real life situation.

Students in small teams too presented their project work on various concepts of Maths with the support of ppt. which were appreciated by the observers specially Sri Jnanjyoti Sarmah, Vice Principal, R.G. Deurah College, Guwahati. A presentation with the help of ppt. on Indian Mathematicians was kept.

8 teachers also took model classes for the students and rest of the teachers. A panel discussion among teachers was held on Ganit Prajna Pariksha its process & preparation. Dr. Hemanta Sarma, Deptt. of Mathematics, Guwahati University and Dr. Dibyajyoti Mahanta were also present in the same. A open session for students and teachers were kept separately on GPP & GPS for removing their doubts & difficulties.

In the Public Programme on 2nd September 2017 which was organized to appreciate the achievers ceremonially was attended by a good number of intellectuals & academicians. Dr. H.K. Baruah, Vice Chancellor, Bodoland University, Kokrajhar was the Chief Guest in the same, Prof. K.D. Krori, Former Principal, Cotton College, Guwahati was specially felicitated for his contribution to the society as an academician & administrator. Smt Hironmoyee Devi was also honored for her contribution to the society. In the beginning Su Meera Kulkarni, Prant Sangathak, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari, Assam Prant delivered the welcome address in which she stressed the purpose of the GPP & GPS as to remove the Math’s phobia from the minds of the children, identifying talents in Maths and giving them exposure to move ahead.

A book ‘Question Bank for class VIII’ for appearing GPP was released in the programme. The second edition of Question Bank for class VI & VII were also published during the period. The achievers were felicitated with mementos & certificates. The first three rank holders in GPP -2017, Class VI were given memento of Kusum – Laxmikant Nimgaonkar Annual award and to that of class VII were given Rati Kanta Sarma Annual Award for Proficiency in Maths. Sri R. N. Pathak, Office In-charge, VKSPV formally proposed the vote of thanks.

Dr Ramchandra Deka, Former Vice Principal, Pragjyotish College, Guwahati and Sri Pravin Dabholkar, Jt. Gen. Secy, VK Knyakumaari motivated the students in the valedictory session.