SAI International hosted the 6th edition of one of India’s biggest K-12 Science and Technology fest SAITED 2022, on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, with the theme “Transcending every dimension”. The brainchild of Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo for instilling scientific temperament in the students was a day-long, student driven event managed by the students of class XI from the science stream with handholding support from mentors. The teams were divided into eleven corporate structured departments each with a different portfolio and headed by a Director and guided by Chairman, MD, CEOs and Secretary. There was a Marketing team, a Finance team, an Advertising team, IT team, Logistic team, Cyber Security, Cultural, Technology, Medicine, CSR and Research team. The annual event gave the students a mega platform to discuss and showcase their ideas, experiences, observations and findings through various activities.
SAITED 2022 was graced by the chief guest Shri Appavuraj Ramachandran, Chairman – CEPTAM, DRDO. Shri Ramachandran declared the event open for all and delivered the Ted talk post the inauguration ceremony. While addressing the students and appreciating the event he Shri Ramachandran said, “There is a lot to emulate from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam no. one being the determination he had, his high moral values, simplicity, his vision, and above all his love for the nation, and his Nation First attitude. If children adopt these values, then they can achieve any goal they set.”
A Crime Forensic Workshop was conducted by DCP Bhubanswar Shri Pratik Singh (IPS) himself for the SAI International Students. He congratulated the students for the SAITED 2022 event which had a gamut of activities and workshop related to science and technology.
As a Med Talk a panel discussion was held by Dr. Sambit K Das, Chief Operating Officer at Modern Health Care LCC, from OMAN, Muscat, Dr. Kalidutta Das, a Spine Surgeon based in New Delhi, Dr. Sampat Dash, Consultant Pulmonology and Critical Care at Ashwini Hospital from Cuttack, and Dr. Amrit Pattojoshi, M.B.B.S., D.P.M., MD-Psychiatry, Dept of Psychiatry, Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar on the topic “Post Covid Health Analysis”.
This year’s event hosted over 631 students from 15+ schools from across the state showcasing more than 120 projects at the Science exhibition. Schools from Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan were also a part of this mega. Students from various school displayed their innovative projects and were felicitated in the closing ceremony. There were projects from DM School, St. Xavier’s Kedargouri, St. Xaviers Higher Secondary School, Cuttack, DAV, Chandrashekharpur, Kendriya Vidyalaya 1, ODM Global School, ODM Public School, Prabhujee English Medium School, Mother’s Public School, Future Bhubaneswar School, SAI International Residential School, and SAI International School.
Children from Pratibha Ashram a childcare home for the homeless presented a mesmerizing opening dance for the audience at SAITED 2022.
Activities like Ted Talk, Panel discussion by renowned doctors, Tech Fair, Science workshops by eminent personalities, e-Games, Space Walk, Celebrity Performance, Stand-Up Comedy by India one of the top comics Sahil Shah and Fun Games with myriad of interesting science-based games also gave a unique blend of fun with learning.
The event gave the students an excellent opportunity to interact with luminaries from the field of research, engineering, medicine, health and technology from across the globe and the pursuit of scientific knowledge. The event finally culminated with a Stand-Up Comedy performance by a renowned Stand-Up comic Sahil Shah, for participants to enjoy and unwind themselves from the months of hard work put in by them.