Dr. A Sivanthanu Pillai- an eminent global personality, a scientist, an author who has been rewarded at various national and international levels visited the school on 17th of May, 2013. The global personality in addition to being the owner of a brimming scientific temperament is also in possession of a strong motivating power which inspires young students to aspire for the seemingly impossible.
The session started with the Principal, Ms. Kusam Warikoo introducing the great personality to the audience. She talked about how ordinary the primary education of this eminent personality had been and the heights he touched because of his interests, intelligence and hard work as a bright scientist. She then highlighted the various achievements of Dr. Pillai.
The introduction was followed by the great personality appearing on the dais to speak to the students. His words enriched with experience and motivating power succeeded to inspire young minds to aspire for the highest and opt for science as a career. He talked about the different domains of science, the practicalities and applications of science, rocket sciences, how science is extending a helping hand to the ‘affected’ of the society and ‘science as a career’.
Making the atmosphere more enthusiastic and interactive, Dr. Pillai talked about different eminent personalities; from Dr. Kalam to Kalpana Chawla. The healthy interaction which followed invited students to openly question, debate, put forward their views and sought answers to various queries teasing their brains. Students posed questions about the working of various science equipments. The queries in turn ignited a discussion about the various issues favouring and hindering the emergence of India as the greatest human resource.
Dr. Pillai explained and motivated the students to aspire for the highest and work towards building a scientific temperament. He inspired the students by talking about the diverse fields available in science, the potential the present generation possesses and the human resource that we are in possession of inspite of political and economic constraints. He inspired the youth to collectively work for the nation we dream of.
The session ended on a positive note that the responsibility of this country, its progress and the realisation of the dream we all share lays on the shoulders of this generation. This generation represents the future of India and it needs to be the change it wants. Aspiring for the highest, motivating oneself at every step and resistance to every negative temptation is a victory, a first step towards success.