Mukti’s Education Pavilion at the “Sundarban Agriculture, Education, Handicrafts, and Environment Fair 2024” offered an immersive experience through the five different stalls described below. The first three of these were organized by Mr. Subhashis Dey from “Science for Joy,” Rishra.
Science model exhibition and anti-superstition displays – These exhibits featured an array of innovative models that encompassed various disciplines. Among these were thought-provoking infinite box models, delving into the realms of mathematics and physics, and probing the nature of infinity. Additionally, models demonstrating the concept of the center of gravity shed light on why particles may tend to move upwards against gravity, while concave and convex mirrors showcased the different ways light behaves when reflected. The exhibition also presented models illustrating Bernoulli’s Principle, optical illusions like the head-on-plate concept, and the intriguing Infinite Well depicting light reflection through parallel glass surfaces. With the ideas for models sourced from “Bharatiya Bigyan O Yuktibadi Samiti” in Bagnan, Howrah, courtesy of Alokesh Mondal, the event was an undeniable success. It served as a platform for participants to showcase their scientific prowess and creativity, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of science. More significantly, it reinforced the significance of hands-on learning in scientific education while fostering a spirit of curiosity and exploration among attendees.
Coin Art Gallery: The stall explored the law of conservation of momentum in the realm of classical physics. The model-based displays demonstrated the unyielding validity of the law. The precise alignment between theoretical predictions and experimental data underscored the robust nature of momentum preservation, providing a solid foundation for its continued application across diverse scientific domains. This absorbing display was designed by Mr. Chandan Banerjee and included human figures, elephants, buildings, vertical eight figures, and spiral columns using thousands of coins that have found a place in the Limca Book of World Records.
Exhibition of Recycled Waste Products: This stall promoted sustainable practices and environmental awareness through innovative exhibits, workshops, and discussions on waste recycling. Highlights included repurposing used pens into practical holders and emphasis on responsible disposal practices. E-waste collection drives were highlighted for reducing the dangers of improper disposal of e-waste. Community-led recycling initiatives were discussed, and captivating recycled art installations sparked discussions on creativity in sustainability. Educational workshops covered waste reduction strategies, circular economy principles, and the integration of recycling education in schools. The stall successfully blended informative exhibits with interactive sessions, raised awareness, and inspired individuals to adopt sustainable behaviors and contribute to a greener future.
Mukti’s basic educational initiatives: This stall showcased the impact and activities of Mukti Support School (MSS), Mukti Support Kishalaya School (MKSS) and Mukti Academy.
Mukti’s higher education initiatives: This stall brought the Talented Student Sponsorship (TSS), Mukti Institute of Technology (MIT) and Mukti Employment Exchange (MEE) programs to the forefront. Each of these programs is dedicated to distinct educational initiatives geared toward the future careers and vocations of the participants.
The educational team, comprising teachers, students, staff, and volunteers, interacted with visitors, sharing Mukti’s educational objectives through engaging banners, leaflets, and reports, fostering curiosity and enriching the event with insightful discussions. The education pavilion successfully combined informative exhibits and interactive sessions to raise awareness and encourage sustainable actions among attendees.