Baramulla, Nov 22: At the all-day Academic Exhibition-2022, the students from various classes at Saint Joseph’s Higher Secondary School displayed their talent to the audience.
The exhibition was thrown open by the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar who was the chief guest at the occasion while as Managing Director Jal Jeevan and CEO ERA Syed Abid Rasheed Shah was the guest of honour.
The students displayed their talent during the academic expo with ideas ranging from drones to water waste management systems, solar systems to censor-based street lightingand other projects.
Earlier in his welcome address, Principal Saint Joseph’s Higher Secondary School Barmulla Fr. Antony Peppin briefed the audience about the school and the exhibition.
He claimed that the exhibition was planned to provide the pupils a chance to display their abilities. Such activities serve children in developing their personalities and preparing them to compete internationally, he said.
For interaction with the children who had produced various projects for the show, the school had also invited parents, students, their administrators and one escort teacher from other schools.
Later, in his address, Syed Abid Rasheed Shah advised the students to adopt positive approach in their life to become progressive in every aspect.
“Never let negativity touch your minds. Set your goals, achieve them and keep the name of this great institution alive,” he advised the students.
“Such events are really important as they help to develop your intellect and the growth of your childhood,” he said.
Speaking of the school and its history, he stated that those who founded it came to the Valley against all difficulties in an effort to lead the society out of darkness and into the light.
“This school has a track record of uplifting and mobilising the community. The folks who came here to establish this school were on a mission to carry out God’s will. This school has made significant contributions to society, and the education sector owes them a lot, he said.
Syed Abid said that besides contributing towards the education sector, the school has also contributed a lot towards the health sector as well as it has established a full-fledged hospital which has acted as a beacon of light in north Kashmir.
“The school administration has also maintained social equity by providing admission to the kids belonging to different sections of the society,” he said, adding that the school did not take advantage of money or power.
Later, he interacted with the school students during the presentation of their projects and congratulated them for their hard work and determination.
Pertinently, the school was selected as one of the top 5 schools in India to be honored at India expo in Chicago on Dec 15-17.