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“WORLD OCEANS DAY CELEBRATIONS” ON 8th JUNE, 2018 AT NIOT

The "World Oceans Day" was celebrated by National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Pallikaranai, Chennai in association with National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR) under the Ministry of Earth Sciences,  Government of India. The School was extended an invitation to be a part of the celebrations on 8th June, 2018 and we are indeed proud of the same.

 A special lecture by Prof. R.Ramesh, Director, National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management was an eye opener to the extent of damage caused to our oceans and other water bodies. His  lecture did create an awareness among students on this year’s theme of  “ Preventing Plastic Pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy Ocean” , as plastic pollution is causing tremendous harm to our marine resources . The PowerPoint Presentation highlighted the effects of pollution by plastics based on their particle size on the marine life.

This was followed by a Lab visit. The students had the opportunity to view the equipments used for collection of data for  minerals, oil and gas and other scientific data for research purposes or otherwise. Students were also shown the real time procedures used for Weather Forecasting,  gathering data from the Oceans and Seas based on various parameters.

The schools were honoured with the “Original Guinness Record Certificates” from the office of Guinness World Record, London.  NIOT had taken the intitiative to organise the World’s largest Biology class of 45 minutes duration during the India International Science Fair in October 2017.  This mega event saw the participation of 1500 Students from 22 Schools who were specially invited for the same. A galaxy of luminaries were present to witness the proceedings which included Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Ministry of Science & Technology, Ministry of Earth Science & Ministry of Environment & Forests & Climate change, Govt. of India  .

We are indeed privileged to be the chosen School to participate in this prestigious event and enter the Guinness World Record.

                            

                                                    The School finds a place in the "Guinness Book of World Records"

                            

                                       The Staff receiving the "Guinness World Record" Certificate on behalf of our School

       

                           Our Students with Dr. Harsha Vardhan                                                       "We are attentive in the Class"

          Hon’ble Union Minister at the "Worlds Largest Biology Class"

       

Students of our School interacting with the facilitators of the Session                         Students visiting the Lab  In NIOT