An Enticing Night with the Stars: Astronomy session

Winters are the best time to have a great night with your loved ones but it can more beautiful when you go in the outskirts, away from all lights and pollution and look right above you…..You might see diamonds twinkling with a bright Moon. Yes, I am talking about Space and Astronomy and it’s true beauty that most people may not see in the cities due to urbanization and development. Luckily, I was given an opportunity to witness it’s true yesterday by some institutions who conducts Astronomy sessions for their students. I was amazed by the technology they were using to guide their students as they had expensive equipment and other things which are necessary in today’s developing world. Fortunately, the sky was clear and we were enjoying to our fullest with delicious food and comfortable stay provided by the institution. We saw different constellation and planets (including the evening star a.k.a Venus) and discussed regarding different galaxies and other celestial objects that are intriguing for people around the planet. Although the session didn’t last long due to limited time, many students went back with their questions, unanswered. The authorities promised them to introduce a Q&A session for their questions and were delighted to host a fun and beautiful evening for them. The next day, students were accompanied by their teachers to go back home and take rest after their ‘non-stop fun and loving night’. A message that I would like to discuss with the readers here is that education is not about reading textbooks, writing notes and prepare for the exams but rather, it’s a blank canvas that is required to be painted with different colors and finally make a masterpiece!

Here are some of the pictures from last night with tiny adults at the session location. Enjoy!

Image Courtesy: Delhi Public School Tapi


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Astronomy Sessions held by DPS Tapi and Mr. G.R.Sivakumar

Astronomy Club of DPS Surat and Tapi recently conducted a few Astronomy sessions for Students of Class IV,V and IX. The experience was amazing as students were quite with the technologies used there and were amazed by looking at the stars, away from city lights and pollution. They were provided with delicious food and a pleasant stay for the night (Although none of them were ready to sleep till 3 am). Mr. G.R.Sivakumar (Mentor of Astronomy Club) helped the students to have an interesting and amazing night. Here are some of the photos which can show their excitement as well as their eager to know more about planets and other Astronomical things. (Image Courtesy: DPS Astronomy Club and DPS Tapi)

Surat Literary Festival-2015 | Kahani

The art of storytelling is one of life’s most powerful skills because a good story can make us laugh or cry. Storytelling is built into the fabric of our lives, from the fairy tales and folktales of childhood to the nostalgic reminiscences of our grandparents. Stories enable the interactive use of words, music and action to stimulate the listener’s imagination.

We celebrate storytelling in Surat through the Surat Kahani Fest 2015, a 2-day Literary Festival on the 28th and 29th of November. Our aim is to re-establish this art-form in our lives through the works of famous literateurs of Hindi, Gujarati and other Indian languages. A galaxy of theatre, television and cinema artists will present story-telling live. Surat Kahani Fest 2015 will also be an opportunity to rendezvous with some great modern actors and artistes.

Surat Kahani Fest 2015 promises two days of entertainment and information and offers a tribute to the memory of famous Indian storytellers of all time. This festival aligns the scientific-digital age to the ancient creative art of storytelling and writing. This program is an initiative of Delhi Public Schools, Tapi and Surat, Nalanda Education Society and a few literary minded denizens of Surat.kahanicvr1 copy

Details of the Programme and Artists will be available soon can be seen on our Festival Website