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Somaiya Vidyavihar School Children from Ahmednagar Participate in Robotic Competition in Mumbai

Mumbai, Economic Times | Jul 15, 2015

School children from Sharda English Medium School, Kopargaon; Somaiya Vidya Mandir, Lakshmiwadi & Somaiya Vidya Mandir, Sakarwadi participated in an exciting robotic competition organized by K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Mumbai.

This initiative by Somaiya Vidyavihar was done to ensure that Robotics that is part of the education system in the international schools in high schools globally and in cities in India is made available to the children in all their schools. Says, Dr. Dilip R. Pangavhane, Principal of K. J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology (KJSIEIT) “ Working with robots is a great way for encouraging interest in Science and Math. It inspires innovation, encourages creativity and analytical ability. At Somaiya Vidyavihar, we have a culture of sharing knowledge amongst all our institutions. We were thus very keen to ensure that the students of schools of Somaiya Vidyavihar, including the ones in rural areas also get the opportunity to learn robotics. We have been amazed at the level of interest, and talent that the children have shown”.

In June, KJSIEIT college students had visited the schools in Kopergaon and held a workshop to train the students in the most exciting field of Robotics.

Animesh Kukade, a class 9 student from Sharda English Medium School, Kopargaon said, “Robotics is fun. We have to coordinate many things at the same time, like the timing & speed of the robotic car, going over the obstructions, tracking the penalties and operating it. It is an amazing experience. The college students taught us everything in a simple manner and made us understand the basics very clearly. "

A Quality education initiative for rural children by Godavari Biorefineries Limited in association with Somaiya Vidyavihar -­‐Sharda English Medium School, Kopargaon, Somaiya Vidya Mandir Laxmiwadi, and Somaiya Vidya Mandir, Sakarwadi.

Teachers, students from Somaiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai as well as guests from international colleges often visit the schools to share their knowledge. The success of the various initiatives has seen the children show great interest in their studies. The success of the efforts can be seen by the fact that each of the schools achieved over 90% results in SSC.

Somaiya Vidyavihar has over 34 educational institutions across Maharashtra and Karnataka.

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