Young innovators are rewarded by Vidyatree Modern Alumni Association

Vidyatree Modern world College organized its annual creativity Fair ‘Cognito’ on 13th December, 2015 on the theme of ‘Smart City’. The students displayed models of their vision of the smart city with innovative ideas. The alumni association of the school, VMAA, took an active part and motivated students to think and come up with ideas that can be practically implemented to make Lucknow a Smart City. Out of many worthy projects three were conferred with cash awards.

Two projects in the senior category ; ‘Earthquake Early Alarming System’ by Geeta team and ‘Air Purification through Suction’ by Vivekanand team shared a cash prize of Rs.20,000 and the project ‘Waist to compost’ by Socrates team in junior category won a cash prize of Rs. 10,000. President of VMAA, Mr. Brijesh Saxena presented the trophies and awards to the team members.

24th Mathematics Cognito “Joy Of Mathematics”

The Modern School celebrated the joy of mathematics as it organised the 24th Mathematics Cognito on December 23, 2012 on its premises. ‘Cognito’ comes from the word ‘cognition’, which means mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses. This time the project fair was based exclusively on Mathematics and associated concepts.

Students from pre-primary classes upto class XIIth participated in the event with enthusiasm. They exhibited projects on various topics like Fractions, Decimals, Area, Perimeter, Time, Boolean Algebra, Patterns, Coding-Decoding, Addition, Picks Theorem, Michelson Experiment, Measurement, Statistics, Geometry etc. Their work also demonstrated the history and evolution of Mathematics very well.

Students tested the knowledge and skills of several visitors by asking them to solve simple mathematical problems.

The aim of the Mathematics Cognito was to help people understand that Mathematics is not only an interesting subject but it is also omnipresent and integral to real life. Parents and visitors immensely appreciated the entire concept behind the event. Many admitted that it also helped them increase their knowledge of Mathematics.

Dr Nityanand, former chairman of the school’s advisory council and former director, CDRI, was the chief guest on the occasion while Mr. Elton D’Souza , former Principal, La Martiniere Boys’ College, was the guest of honour.  Both were visibly impressed by the level of understanding of the students. While chatting with the founder of the school, Mr Rakesh Kapoor, both the guests said that such innovative events go a long way in helping students shed fear of Mathematics.