New Delhi : TINKERFEST’20 was celebrated virtually by Ramjas School RK Puram, Delhi.
‘Curiosity, Creativity, Imagination- the real skills of the future. Primary goal of the Atal Tinkering Lab is to foster the spirit of experiment and creativity in young minds. Using this technique one become well-equipped to solve global problems with their unique perspectives.’
TINKERFEST’20 was celebrated virtually by Ramjas School RK Puram on 27th and 28th August 2020. About 22 Schools across the country participated competed for the events. In total, 100 students, 30 teachers, 10 dignitaries attended this celebration. . There were three events namely 3D DESIGN, IDEA PITCHING, AND POP THE QUESTION (Quiz) organised by the teacher and student’s co-ordinators of ATL Ramjas Team.
Tinkerfest is a very prestigious event for our school and it became more memorable this year when Mission Director AIM Mr. R. Ramanan joined this celebration. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)-a flagship national innovation initiative of the Prime Minister and the Government of India under the NITI Aayog, National Institution for Transforming India.
The Event was attended by the Advisory Committee Members, Mentors, School management, students and teachers from participating schools, Host school and the parents. The program was streamed live on YOUTUBE through ATL Ramjas YouTube Channel.
The other guests were- our mentor Mr. Atul Pant who is from Timeless Lifeskill, joined our Virtual Tinkerfest remotely from Singapore. Since 2013, Timeless Lifeskills Foundation has been working with under-served children, helping them build skills and dispositions that make them Future-Ready (value-creators and hence employable in the emerging economy) and Life-Ready (healthy and joyful).
Mr. Murlidharan, who is also the parent of our ex-student is a water resources professional with 27 years of experience. He is currently working with the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation as Deputy Adviser. Also, he is working for Jal Jeevan Mission – an important initiative of the Government of India.
Dr RC Aggarwal, who works for the Propagation of education in the field of agriculture. He is also the father of our ex-student, Hemkesh Aggarwal. He is the Deputy Director General of Agricultural Education, ICAR. Mr. Surender Verma is the Joint Director at Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry. Mr Purnendu Hota, who is the General Manager, NIIT Foundation.
‘Design is intelligence made visible’. To inculcate in the students the spirit of teamwork, thinking out of the box and the art of bringing ideas into work, we successfully organized the Event-1 ‘3D Designing’. Abhinav Anand and K. Ashvanth of class XII headed the 3D Designing event in the senior and junior category respectively. The teacher incharges were- Ms. Sonia Varghese, Mr. Mukesh, Mr. Himanshu Singh. ‘An idea can change your life’ – was rightly covered in our Event-2 ‘Idea Pitching’, which was headed by Varchaswa Mohan of class XII. The teacher incharges were- Ms. Jyotika Drall and Mr. Sandeep Kumar. Young innovators from various schools came up with great ideas to participate in Event-2 ‘Idea Pitching’. To count few of them were as follows- Sanitiser pen, HAFPS (High Altitude Falling Prevention system), Apolymanete ( Touchless hand and shoe sole sanitiser), and PRITHVI- a robot for Covid-care and many more. ‘Quiz competition boosts our morals and helps us test our knowledge’ – this was inculcated in our Event-3 ‘Pop the Question’. This event was headed by Akash of class XII. . The teacher incharges were- Ms. Purnima Vivek and Ms. Nutan Singh.
Also, the overall incharges of this Celebration were Ms. Anita Gupta and Ms. Anu Misra, members of our ATL Team and the conduction of Event virtually was done under the guidance of Mr. Mustafa Azizi. Video of ATL Journey so far and young innovators of Ramjas School sharing their innovations during COVID-19 was also showcased during the Virtual Celebration2020.
The complete event was managed under the comparers Suhani Mohan and Archit Pant of class XI. At last but not least the most inspiring person behind the success of our Virtual Tinkerfest 2020 is our respected Principal Ma’am Ms. Rachna Pant, who showed her complete faith in the organising members of ATL Ramjas. Overall this Virtual Tinkerfest 2020 witnessed the team work spirit of all the Teacher Incharges and Student coordinators of ATL Ramjas Team.