Saturday, November 14, 2009

The D-day: Exhibition Day 2- Extracts from my diary...

23rd October 2009

"...Himani maam didn't come to school We left at 8.25 AM. picked up maam from her residence in Dwarka. After 2 minutes in the van, I say, "Maam, laptop kahan hai?, very sweetly. And maam jumps in panic! We take the nearest U-turn and go back to maam's place. She gets the laptop and we are like, 'Thank God, abhi yaad aa gaya, nahi to pata nahi kya hota!' We reached late yet again! At around 9.45. Nothing had happened yet. We rearranged the things and added some more swine flu cells to the presentation. A video camera man came and took a complete video of our presentation with Jerry explaining the whole thing. Anotrher round of judgement--the same judge as yesterday came alongwith another one. It went ok. We missed out a few things. No more judging. Later we got to know from Aishwarya (our-friend in the bio-project of our school) that only the shortlisted projects were being judged today! Oooooo..... should we think something? Many people viisited us throughout the day. Maam even heard some people talking about our project being the one everyone was talking about. So....??? What should we think? Lets not thnk anything!! We will know in another 3-4 hours....

It was 3.30pm and we were the last to pack-up. We keptr the things in the bus and went to the auditorium. Still somehow there was no such excitement for the results...dunno why!! Finally at 4.45 pm, the program i.e. valedictory ceremony started. Some speeches, performances and finally the results. 3 were to be selected from Matheatical Modelling. 20 to be selected overall. The 1st and 2nd names for Mathematical Modeling went to we don't know which schools. Next we were both praying constantly, 'say DPS VK, DPS VK, DPS VK....'. And yes, it was DPS VK. Wow!! We had won the CBSE NAtional Level Science Exhibition 2009!! Great! Maam, Jerry and I went on stage. Got our certificates and Rs. 3000/- cash prize. We were sooooooo happy!!!! Sadly, the bio-project was not selected. The teams selected now will go for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Conference of NCERT in November..."

The aftermath...
"...messaged everyone, "We hv lost the CBSE National Exhibition. Will talk later." And it worked for almost everyone!! :-) "

And the long list of thank yous...
Thank you Bindu maam, Ritu maam, Meeta maam, Muskan, Rakesh, all my friends at school and at the hostel, my teachers and my parents for their constant support and everyone else who helped me knowingly or unknowingly in my endeavour. And ofcourse, not to be forgotten, my hostel warden who constantly tried to discourage me from doing the research (and wasting my time) but unknowingly ignited a spark in me to win the exhibition under every circumstance!! Thank you Sir.

Friday, November 06, 2009


Here are the photos you all have been eagerly waiting for.

Location: Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura, New Delhi
Date: 22-23 Oct 2009
Occasion: CBSE National Level Science Exhibition 2009

Our exhibit:
(In pics: Jerry, Himani maam, me)

The Bio exhibit from my school:
(In pic: Aarushi, Aishwarya, S K Das Sir)

Pls visit: for a quick view of all the photos..
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