Mangaluru, Feb 20: The second and final day of the Tinker Fest witnessed the much awaited competitions such as the Model-making, “Know about ATL”, Making a Project, Jumbled Circuits. Group activities with ATL connections were said to be the most enjoyable activity, according to the participants, which evoked for them great fervor and enthusiasm. The day started with a motivational talk by Prof Karthik Uparna, Professor of Physics, Vikas P U College on innovation and use of right brain.
The Valedictory Ceremony was held at 3.30 pm where Dr Karunakara N, Professor in Physics and Coordinator, Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental Radioactivity (CARER), Mangalore University was the chief guest.
After a melodious prayer song by the school choir, the Principal Sr. Melissa welcomed the gathering, introducing the Chief Guest Dr. Karunakara N, an ARP awardee in 2012 and recent recipient of the Sir C V Raman Young Scientist Award. Capt. Ganesh Karnik’s presence was inspiring and was recognized with gratitude. 4 students from the participating schools then came up to share their experiences of the 2-day Fest and offered a word of gratitude.
The Chief Guest addressed the gathering. He said that it is predicted that “by 2025, the laptop will work at the speed of the human brain, because artificial intelligence is developing at a rapid rate.” He complimented the school for organizing such an event saying, living in the neighbourhood, he had watched this school grow from its inception, not only in infrastructure, but in quality of education as well and considered the students of the school to be privileged to have such wonderful opportunities for development.
The highlight of the function was the prize distribution ceremony. In the “Know About ATL” competition, the host school, MCCS bagged the first place, followed by Carmel School, Kotekar and Yenepoya School, Jeppinamogaru.
The first place in the Quiz was won by St. Theresa’s School, Bendore, followed by Carmel School, Pandeshwar and MCCS.
In the Model Making competition, St. Mary’s English Medium School, Udupi won the first place, Dr. NSAM, Nitte the second place and St. Philomena’s Aided High School, Puttur the third place.
The compare of the valedictory function was Ashwini Rao of class VII while Carlton Rodrigues of Class VI proposed the vote of thanks. The event was symbolically closed with the handing over of the Tinker Fest logo to the ROBO 2.0 by the Chief Guest.