The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet organised its Annual School Exhibition on 5th September, 2019.
The Chief Guest for the occasion was Shri Antony Joseph, Distinguished Scientist Programme Director, Advanced Naval System Programme, Defense Research Development Organisation (DRDO).
The theme of the exhibition was ‘water’, depicting its importance in our lives. The student community of the school participated wholeheartedly in the event bringing to the fore the theme ‘water’ in various unique and innovative ideas.
It was truly an invigorating experience to see the various working models, experiments, demonstrations and other audiovisual ideas put together by the various departments, all reflecting the theme. The Chief Guest Shri Antony Joseph congratulated the students on their brilliant depiction of the theme in different subjects.
The English Department put up a skit depicting the journey of water down the ages along with poetry recitation and vocabulary building games.
The Hindi Department had a street play on the struggles of a farmer due to water scarcity. The Telugu Department had the students celebrating rural India with ‘Kolatam Dance’.
The Mathematics Department focused on the Kaleshwaram Project and upstream and downstream calculations.
The History Department put up models displaying the irrigation systems of ancient civilisations like the Egyptian and the Chinese.
The Geography Department focused on conservation of underground water and raising awareness regarding the causes of pollution of oceans.
The Physics Department put up interesting exhibits such as ‘In search of water on Moon, Story of Chandrayaan 2’, Hydraulic Machines, Water Fountains, Sonar Devices, amidst other research based projects.
The Biology Department had demonstrations to show the comparison and importance of Xylem in various plants. Human evolution and body systems and fluids were also explained through models.
The Chemistry Department had working models to show chromatography, water purification and rain water harvesting. They also had a model of a silica garden and demonstrated the appearance of a rainbow in a glass.
The young Psychology students focused on presenting theories on busting myths on Zodiac Signs. They also presented the functioning of a hydrated and a dehydrated brain.
The Economics Department presented a case study on using water as currency. They also studied the change in economies due to sea water consumption, as well as the effect of water in an economy.
The Commerce Department advocated the idea of water conservation, entrepreneurship, self-sustainability through terrace farming. They also had projects to show inflow of revenue from water and adventure sports.
The students of the Computer Science Department made a water themed blogging website for HPS students to post their concerns on various aspects of water shortages, pollution and wastage.
All in all, the exhibition was a great eye opener about the pitfalls that humanity could face if the concerns regarding water conservation are not addressed
Lt Col PLN Sarma