"Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things." With this spirit in mind, the NSS unit collaborated with the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) to organize a lab visit and painting competition on theme Energy Saving and Innovations in the Usage of Renewable Energy for the school students of Government Sen. Sec. School Kotli on 18th October, 2014.
The school students visited the IIT Mandi Campuses at Mandi and Kamand. At Mandi, the NSS staff with volunteers welcomed the school staff and students. NSS volunteers organized an interaction session for the school students. The session include some interesting topics on academics and about admissions at IIT’s. Volunteers took them to different labs like physics lab, computer lab, electrical lab, electronics lab and mechanical lab at IIT campus Mandi. In the physics lab, some experiments were performed. An introduction on IT/multimedia was also given by the volunteers.
At Kamand campus, students has visited Advanced Materials Research Center (AMRC), where they came to know about the research going on at IIT Mandi. The working of some of the instruments were also explained. The school students were very enthusiastic to know more and more about different activities undertaken at IIT Mandi.
A design and painting competition for school students and NSS volunteers were organized by IEEE PES society. Around 60 students participated in painting competition. Mrs. Priscilla Gonsalves and Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves, Director IIT Mandi judged the painting competition and appreciated the efforts of the participants. Prof. Gonsalves gave emphasis on the importance of IIT Mandi in the Himalayan religion and distributed mementos/certificates to winners and participants. Prof. Anand Srivastava judged the paintings of NSS volunteers and appreciated their efforts in organizing the outreach activity.