More than 7,500 students from 300+ schools across India and overseas attended e-SAITED 2021 hosted by SAI International Education Group virtually on September 11.
This was a day-long, student driven event managed by the students of classes XI and XII from the science stream with handholding support from mentors.
The annual event gave the students a mega platform to discuss and showcase their ideas, experiences, observations and findings through various activities.
Schools from Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan were a part of this mega event along with the National Progressive schools of India and Round Square Schools from India and abroad.
he annual mega event SAITED was divided into two segments, one included science-based activities, workshops, competitions. The other was TED Talks, MED Talks in which experts in the field of Science, technology and medicines gave valuable inputs to the students.
e-SAITED aimed to promote STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths), orient, educate, and prepare school students towards becoming future innovators, researchers, consultants, and designers in their preferred field. Students got an opportunity to present their ideas and research works based on the theme and obtained valuable advice to strengthen their work.
Addressing the students at eSAITED 2021 Dr. Silpi Sahoo, Chairperson, SAI International Education Group said, “There are five components to raise the innovation index of our nation; as a nation we need more of research, problem solving, enquiry, creativity and innovation, use of high technology, entrepreneurial leadership and hence it is now the responsibility of the educational institutions to train the children in that direction to realize the dream of the nation.”
eSAITED 2021 was graced by international and national luminaries that included Prof. Michael D. Smith, Professor of Information Technology and Marketing at Carnegie Mellon University from USA, Dr. Karen Yeates co-Founder and co-Director of the Queen’s University School of Medicine Office of Global Health, Canada, Dr. Prasant Mohapatra, the Vice-Chancellor at the University of California, Davis, USA who addressed the students in the inaugural session.
In the past, SAITED had been graced by eminent personalities like British Research Scientist, Presenter, Author Prof. Lewis Dartnell, Space Scientist and NASA Astronaut, Dr. Jack D. Fischer and others.