As an initiative to create an awareness for the parents while they cater to the inquisitive questions of the children, a workshop on ‘Creativity and Innovations’ was organized by Priyadarshini College of Engineering on February 11, 2014.
The students of IVth to VIIth are in an age group where the kids are very inquisitive and curious to know everything and want to know all the 4Ws & 1H questions about everything under the sky. They want to learn and acquire innovative information undoubtedly right from the school days!
The school students are known to possess the maximum potential of learning and exploring new aspects of everything.
As a joint initiative of the college and the schools, in order to encourage this habit of inquisitiveness and creativeness and learning, Priyadarshini College of Engineering and Society of Automotive Engineers in association with Center for Creativity and Innovation organized a unique workshop on ‘Creativity and Innovations’ as a part of promoting technical activities among the young school going students.
It was an initiative to motivate, an effort to innovate, and to induce a sense of creativity and help in making an apt choice of professional courses when they pass out from their schools. This is how the organizing team and faculty Head, Prof Prashant Kadu envisioned the workshop and created a psycho-socio, conducive environment for catering to the inquisitive questions of the children.
Through this initiative, the team of Priyadarshini College of Engineering VIPERS intended to inculcate and induce practical knowledge about automotives and technological advancements amongst the primary students who were invited from various schools. The schools that witnessed the event and participated with newer zeal and enthusiasm were Central County School, VT Convent, Nehru Bal Sadan, SVPS and St Xaviers High School.
The workshop was inaugurated by Training & Placement Officer, Priyadarshini College of Engineering Prof. Prashant Kadu. The other dignitaries who were present at the inauguration included VV Shukla (R&D Coordinator, Mechanical Dept, Priyadarshini College of Engineering) and Prof Khati, First Year In-charge, Priyadarshini College of Engineering. The proceeding were carried over by the student coordinators, who greeted the school students and explained them each and every detail about the modal that were to be made by the school students themselves for the next two days.
VV Shukla motivated the students about future planning and the important role of technology in this modern era. NT Khati emphasized on the important of trees and greenery thereby inculcating a sense of protection for the environment in the students present. He even informed about latest technological developments, including agricultural aspects as well!
Prof Prashant Kadu made the student feel at home and informed about each and every detail that was required for this two day workshop. This was an effort to encourage the little ones to come forward, learn from the senior Engineering students, share various ideas and thereby bridge the gap between Higher education and Primary education, through a practical approach!
At the end of the workshop, visitors witnessed models like the Aqua Bot, Mud Bot, Aero Modeling and Robotic item that were created by the little ones under the assistance of the senior Engineering Students. Such magnificent display of talent and creativity was recognized and appreciated by one and all.
The students being overwhelmed shared their views towards the end of the event. A student from VT Convent Pankaj Sonkusre said that, “We are very lucky to be a part of this workshop, and I thank one and all.”
Prapti Bagal of St Xaviers expressed her views and said, “It has definitely helped develop our confidence and innovative part of us has really improved.”
Aaryan Ahuja of Central County School said, “It was a really good expenditure for me, which has really helped me to broaden my horizons and generate even more interest in the technical field.”
One of the students of Central County School even quoted, “This has been a very nice workshop for us that has encouraged the aspiring scientists in us! I hope such workshops shall keep taking place in future!”
Towards the end of the workshop, on the second day, JP Modak, R&D Departmental Head quoted, “At such tender age, the students have spoken so fluently, without stage fear, is commendable! Always keep the spirit of creativity and innovation alive! In addition, I would even suggest you to realize the social acceptance of a design first, and then only move forward towards other aspects.”
The workshop ended on an intellectual note!