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  • 14th Suryodaya IT Fest

    13 April 2017

    14th Suryodaya IT Fest was held from 10 - 12 April 2017 at The Scindia School. The participating schools were Welham Girls School, Dehradun, Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer, Mayo College, Ajmer, Maharani Gayatri Devi School, Jaipur, Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior and the host school, The Scindia School. The students took part in various competitions such as multi-media, website designing, digital photo editing, computer whiz kid, poster making, quiz and cartoon making competition.
    The theme for this year’s Suryodaya IT Fest was ‘The Internet of Things’. The IoT can provide humanity with experiences and a way of life that seemed to be possible only in movies.
    The event was inaugurated on 10th April 2017 by Principal, Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat under the leadership of Mr R K Kapoor, Dean of ICT. This year’s Suryodaya IT Fest was a dream, which was achieved through persistent hard work, sweat and a lot of determination.
    Mr Siddhartha Sharma was the Chief Guest on the closing ceremony. He studied in Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication and is currently the Editor for Technology and Automobiles at News18.com. He is the creator of the selfie interview and the first in India to experiment with Mobile Video Filming, Periscope, Facebook Live’s and 360-degree videos for communicating with audiences. Before taking over the Tech and Auto verticals at News18, Siddhartha worked as the Editor for Technology at The Quint. He was the head of The Quint’s TecQ and TorQue division. He has also worked with India Today’s Television division, spearheading their technology vertical. He was the creator and face of, the Gadgets & Gizmos Show on Headlines Today and Techno Dilli on Dilli Aajtak.
    Mr Siddhartha Sharma conducted a workshop for the participants and gave his candid feedback on the presentations. It was pointed out quite categorically that information in future will be a very powerful tool and technology will help to distribute information. There are varied mediums and gadgets to accomplish the task.
    Mr Sharma was highly appreciative of the apt use of multi-media in accordance with sound and video editing as a form. Mr Sharma appreciated the efforts of the young boys and girls and found them to be better than professionals. He liked the use of Adobe after effect even though an easier option was available. Mr Sharma felt glad that their schools have the latest innovations to experiment with and they need to just polish their skills.
    He asked the boys what they intend to do with technology in future. The techno savvy students said that that they want technology to be truly integrated in their lives. He gave examples of poplar companies such as Uber and Samsung whose core competency offers technical solution to everyday issues.
    He advised the boys to find a solution for a problem that exists by trying to make a software/ gadget. With reference to their multi- media presentation on use of IOT in agriculture, he remarked that they did not mention finding a solution to an existing problem.
    To another observation, Mr Sharma said that soon efforts would be made to find innovations from space, which requires a lot of research and exploration. For instance how to move away from Earth and have habitable colonies in Mars. He referred to a drastic change in technology as people switched over from use of Blackberry to touch screen. He asserted that innovation still holds key to future programs and development. He made frequent references to modular phone, digital wallet, Intex phone, technology in the field of medicine, augmented and virtual reality etc.
    At the end of a very interactive session, Mr Siddhartha Sharma motivated the children to keep inventing and never give up despite any hurdle. They must have faith in their ideas and consider every learning process as a stepping-stone to success. They must find a solution by using technology in life.
    The school is also grateful to NIIT who have sponsored and guided us since the very conception of this event. The school also extended its heartfelt gratitude to IIITM, MITS and Press for their support without which this fest would not have been possible.
    The result is as follows:
    Event: Sound Editing
    Sl. No. Team Name Total Position
    4 Mayo College 427 1st
    1 The Scindia School 424 2nd
    3 Mayo College Girl’s School 392 3rd
    6 Scindia Kanya Vidyalya 391 4th
    2 Welhams Girl’s School 387 5th
    5 Maharani Gayatri Devi School 310 6th
    Event: Website Designing “Home Automation and Architect!”
    Sl. No. Team Name Total Position
    1 The Scindia School 173 1st
    2 Mayo College Girl’s School 156 2nd
    3 Maharani Gayatri Devi School 155 3rd
    4 Mayo College 148 4th
    5 Welhams Girl’s School 145 5th
    6 Scindia Kanya Vidyalya 88 6th
    Event: Digital Cartoon Making “The Future!”
    Sl. No. Team Name Total Position
    1 The Scindia School 263 1st
    2 Mayo College Girl’s School 262 2nd
    3 Welhams Girl’s School 251 3rd
    4 Maharani Gayatri Devi School 233 4th
    5 Mayo College 218 5th
    6 Scindia Kanya Vidyalya 171 6th
    Event: Multimedia Presentation “A game Changing Technology in Agriculture!”
    Sl. No. Team Name Total Position
    1 The Scindia School 275 1st
    2 Maharani Gayatri Devi School 273 2nd
    3 Mayo College 248 3rd
    4 Welhams Girl’s School 243 4th
    5 Scindia Kanya Vidyalya 230 5th
    6 Mayo College Girl’s School 218 6th
    Event: Digital Photography and Editing “Benefits & Risks”
    Sl. No. Team Name Total Position
    1 The Scindia School 148 1st
    2 Scindia Kanya Vidyalya 120 2nd
    3 Welhams Girl’s School 110 3rd
    4 Maharani Gayatri Devi School 104 4th
    5 Mayo College Girl’s School 87 5th
    6 Mayo College 84 6th
    Event: Online Quiz
    Sl. No. Team Name Total Position
    1 Maharani Gayatri Devi School 76 1st
    2 The Scindia School 72 2nd
    3 Welhams Girl’s School 60 3rd
    4 Mayo College Girl’s School 58 4th
    5 Mayo College 50 5th
    6 Scindia Kanya Vidyalya NA NA
    Event: Computer Wiz Kid “code for game of Lingo”
    Sl. No. Team Name Total Position
    1 Welhams Girl’s School 178 1st
    2 The Scindia School 153 2nd
    3 Mayo College Girl’s School 113 3rd
    4 Maharani Gayatri Devi School 105 4th
    5 Mayo College NA NA
    6 Scindia Kanya Vidyalya NA NA
    Event: Video Making “What People Think! On IoT”
    Sl. No. Team Name Total Position
    1 Maharani Gayatri Devi School 265 1st
    2 Mayo College Girl’s School 262 2nd
    3 The Scindia School 257 3rd
    4 Scindia Kanya Vidyalya 257 3rd
    5 Mayo College 254 4th
    6 Welhams Girl’s School 80 5th