An enriching Humanities Model Competition was hosted on September 13, 2023, as part of the ongoing Founder's Memorial Series, with an aim to ignite a passion for thoughtful exploration, encouraging students of Classes XI & XII to unravel the intricate tapestry of human experiences and societal dynamics through engaging discussions and creative presentations. The theme for this event, titled "The Pioneers of Tomorrow: A Glimpse into the Future", inspired SAIoneers to delve into thought-provoking topics, including psychosocial norms concerning arranged marriages, schizophrenia (Satya vs Mithya), Agouti Mouse Experiment (nature vs nurture debate), India's developmental journey from independence to economic eminence, Embracing Utopia through the Silver Screen (Sociology) & The Paradox of freedom: Journalism in the 21st century.
Distinguished judges, Dr. Santosh Ratha, Retired Reader in Sociology, and Prof. Netajee Abhinandan, Associate Professor & Head of the Department, Political Science, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, added their expertise to the event. Additionally, students explored the complexities of the Security Spectrum: Mapping the Russia-Ukraine Conflict (Political Science) & shed some light on AI-powered Policing: The Next Step in Crime Prevention - Legal Studies, and a Modern School created in Rajasthan, constructed with Indian Architecture. This competition served as an intellectual battleground where students showcased their critical thinking and research skills, highlighting the importance of the humanities in shaping our future.
“The students' presentations were a testament to their dedication and intellectual curiosity. They delved into complex issues with a clarity of thought that is commendable. The humanities play a pivotal role in understanding our world, and these students have demonstrated its importance brilliantly.”, expressed Prof. Netajee Abhinandan, Associate Professor & Head of the Department, Political Science, Ravenshaw University.
Dr. Santosh Ratha, Retired Reader in Sociology, added, "It's truly inspiring to witness the depth of research and critical thinking displayed by these young minds. The topics they explored today are not just academic but also profoundly relevant to our society. The future indeed looks promising with these pioneers."