I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
21st century is heading towards a competitive world wherein, proficiency in English language, adequate cognitive thinking & sufficient exposure to practical knowledge has rejuvenated the traditional education system and driven it towards debate, discussion & hands on experience.
School is a place where young minds are shaped and prepared for the realities of life. It is an institution where students are given plenty of avenues to further develop their potential, taking multi-faceted tasks. It is a home where young talents are nurtured with a moral education.
Margaret Mead has rightly said “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
Today’s education system has opened the door to practical knowledge. Students of standard 10 were assigned a challenging task to prepare models of ‘Water Resources’, a topic which is a part of their curriculum.
While preparing models they experienced and learnt different ways of conserving water as well as the benefits of reservoirs. Their total involvement and research helped them to learn the difference between the traditional and modern harvesting system and led them to accomplish the task successfully.
Students were divided into 5 groups. Each group was asked to work on different topics such as –
- Dams – referred as a ‘Temples of Modern India
- Dams – Have come under great scrutiny – Disadvantages
- Rain water harvesting system in Rajasthan’
- ‘Rain water harvesting system in Himalayan Region’
- ‘Bamboo Drip Irrigation system in Meghalaya.
By 2025, it is predicted that large parts of India will join countries or regions having absolute water scarcity.
Through the exhibits of the models, a very important message was conveyed to all who visited the exhibition i.e. to contribute a bit to the nation by using water judiciously.