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Two schools from Nagaland participate in world’s largest robotics session

By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 31, 2019 11:09 pm
Students of Holy Cross Higher Secondary School in Dimapur participate in the world’s largest robotics session on Saturday. (EM Images)

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Kohima, Aug. 31 (EMN): St. Mary’s Cathedral Higher Secondary School Kohima joined various other schools across the country to create a world record on largest robotics training, which was held in different schools across India.

A total of 36,000 students across the country participated in the training on Saturday.

The All India Council for Robotics & Automation (AICRA) in partnership with Digital India and Times Technoxian had organised the ‘World Record On Largest Robotics Training’, a one-day event at 15 specific locations in India— including St. Mary’s Cathedral Higher Secondary School Kohima and Holy Cross Higher Secondary School Dimapur, in which thousands of students from class 5 to 12 participated.

The objective was to assemble and programme the robot kits and components to create an ‘Obstacle Avoider Robot’, a type of autonomous mobile robot. Students attempted to perform the task simultaneously across the multiple locations.

St. Mary’s Cathedral Higher Secondary School Kohima and Holy Cross Higher Secondary School, Dimapur were the only two schools from Nagaland selected by the organisers to be a part of the exercise.

About 400 students from St. Mary’s took part in the event held at the school’s premises. The school also invited a group of students from St. Paul’s School Phesama and Model Higher Secondary School Kohima to be part of the momentous event.

The event began at 10 am where Asad Omair, a trainer from AICRA took an extensive session on theoretical and practical lessons on robot making.

He visually explained, and manually demonstrated how to assemble the components and build the robot. He also used video tutorials to train the enthusiastic participants.

Ritish Srivastava, an assistant secretary at AICRA, informed that Limca Books of Records and World Records India will analyse the document, photos and videos of the event and give certificates to the students.

Earlier, while formally inaugurating the event, Menukhol John, the Principal Secretary of School Education and SCERT, reminded the students that they were part of a history-making record and invention; and encouraged them to give their best.

He stated that robotics is the need of the hour, and will have growing demand in the future. “Robotics, in terms of robots, is not only about helping you land in Mars or Moon but it is also about robotics in surgery that’s giving yourself to the life support of a robot,” John said.

He lauded Ritish and Asad, who had come all the way from Delhi to guide the students all through the event on Saturday. John also commended Rev. Fr. Jaison, the principal of St. Mary’s, for making the school fully digitised and introducing the first online exams in India. The school also have live classrooms where parents can watch and listen to the classroom teachings from home through a mobile app.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 31, 2019 11:09:51 pm