The 3rd edition SAITED was conducted at SAI International School on Thursday, November 22, 2018 with great pomp and show. Around 5500 students from various Government and Private schools across Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, including one hundred students from Tapoban High School attended the mega event.
The event was graced by Chief Guest Prof Aliasgar Q Contractor, an eminent Scientist who has acclaimed recognition from subject experts around the world for his technical expertise on Electrochemistry, Chemical and Bio Sensors. He briefed the students on the concept of Clean Energy and harvesting of Energy. He also introduced the concept of Hydrogen Economy to the students.
Chief Speaker Dr. Srikanth Sundararajan who is a gold mine of information for people starting up in the technology space delivered the TED Talk. He spoke on the Technology for the next 100 million people and how critical it is for entrepreneurship. In his talk, Dr. Sundararajan also gave an insight on how to become a successful entrepreneur.
Chairman SAI International School Dr. Bijoy K Sahoo shared that this ‘all school event’ is a sincere attempt to plant the seed of Science and Technology in the students and is also a great step into the Start-Up culture of the state. He highlighted the importance of equipping oneself adequately to align with the fast-changing technology.
On the occasion, the winners of Science Model Competition held earlier in the School were awarded. A gamut of interesting activities was conducted which saw enthusiastic participation from students of various schools. They include Workshops on Crime Forensic, Photography, Aero-modelling, Film-making, Photography and Coding. Students also participated in various competitions like TED-Q, Science Acapella and Rap, Speak Out Your Mind, JAMS, Obstacle Course and Science Up Comedy. The MED Talk and workshop on Basic life support was also conducted.
An innovative Tech Fair was organised where students displayed their Science Models simultaneously, it was also the venue for various companies to showcase their technical innovations. Companies like Forestica Booty Pvt Ltd, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Inventgrid, Forward Eye, SPARC Pvt Ltd had participated in the event.
Students also got an opportunity to participate in the Treasure Hunt, where they had to solve clues and riddles to find a hidden treasure. The mini Planetarium was the most visited place in which visitors experienced a literal walk through a replica of space.
SAITED 2018 culminated with a grand Valedictory Ceremony where the winners of various competitions were awarded, students presented some amazing performances and finally the mega event was capped off with a hilarious show by Stand-up Comedian Shri Sorabh Pant. Chairman Dr. Bijoy K Sahoo thanked the participating schools for making the event more constructive and interactive with their level of interest, enthusiasm and intelligence. He also congratulated Team SAITED for meticulous planning and hard work which led to the success of the event.
SAI International School believes in promoting Science and Technology through various pioneering platforms to induce the spirit of curiosity and creativity among the students. To orient, educate and prepare students to work towards becoming future innovators, researchers, consultants and designers in their preferred fields, the School initiated SAITED in the year 2016.