Maths and Statistics Seminar


26TH JULY – 2016

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26th July witnessed the bright Waveriel Hall at SLHS, Kolkata with young minds showcasing their talents in the field of Mathematics. The Waveriel Hall was flushed with immense zeal excitement, creativity and frolicsome atmosphere as the school organized Mathematics and Statistics seminar. On the topic ‘A number of fun with Numbers’ Twelve schools from across the length and breadth of the city participated in the seminar.


The seminar commenced with emcee Krishna Dev Pathak, a student of SLHS introducing the dignitaries present at the seminar. This was followed by the inspiring speech of Rev. Fr. Sebastian James SJ, Principal who shared his words of wisdom specifically from his own personal life and set the tone for the day. After Rev. Fr. Sebastian James’s noble message, flower bouquets and mementos were presented to the chief guest, Prof. Syed Samsul Alam, retired Prof. from IIT Kharagpur, Maths Department and ex Vice Chancellor of Akah University, Guest of Honour, Prof. Kalyan Sengutpa, Deputy Secretary of Examinations WB Council, HS education by Rev. Fr. Sebastian James SJ, Principal and Rev. Fr. Joseph C D’ Souza SJ, Rector.

The chief guest, Prof. S.S. Alam gave a phenomenal speech connecting Maths with the different aspect of life. Ms. Arundhuti Mukherjee of Gokhala Girls School, Ms. Srabani Bagchi of Sri Shiksayatan School and Dr. M.M. Chel, Principal of Sammalani Teachers Training College, were the experienced Mathematicians who judged the seminar.
With the inauguration having completed anticipating schools namely, Ballygunge Shiksha Sadan School, St.Xavier’s School, Burdwan, Bidya Bharati Girls High School, M.G. Rungta Academy, Sushila Birla Girls High School, Birla High School, Patha Bhavan School, Carmel High School, St. Xavier’s Collegitate School, Kolkata and finally St. Lawrence High School, Kolkata, came up with the presentations on stage each showing innovative techniques, creativity, brilliance and ingenious medias working on their varied topics which reflected the significance of Mathematics.
With the presentations having ended, came the much awaited moment of declaration of the results. Ms. Aparajita Mondal, Mathematics teacher, declared the results who remarked “It was quite competitive; the judges had a real tough time deciding on the winner.” Bidya Bharati Girls High School came out victorious securing the first position. Birla High School stood second. St. Lawrence High School and M.G. Rungta were the joint holders of third position.

After announcement of the winners, medals were distributed by Rev. Fr. Joseph C D’ Souza SJ, Rector. The seminar ended with the vote of thanks from Gairik Dey. “The seminar was interesting, fun, evolving, transcendent, and eruditional. The Maths and Statistics seminar touched a new summit of innovative excellence and it offered the students inspiration and urged them to be more attentive, determined, to learn from others and the students got together to witness a stunning explosion of brilliant ideas.

As remarked by Prof. S.S. Alam, “Knowledge comes from academics and the persuasion of that and collective endeavours from us, teachers, can help the students to strive for excellence. I really enjoyed the seminar and I think students should always judge their strength as well as their weakness and fix their goal. If you think high, you may reach horizontal and if you think horizontal, you may reach vertical and for that you have to flourish in academics.”
Siddhartha Bhattacharya