By Mrs Ipsita Das, Principal, DAV Unit-8, Bhubaneswar
DAV Public School, Unit- VIII, Bhubaneswar is one of the frontrunners of DAV Chain of schools in India and also the pioneer in the state of Odisha. Sprawling over an area of nine acres in the heart of the state capital, the temple city of Bhubaneswar, the school is going to witness 50 Golden Years of transforming ignited minds into world class citizens, making their presence felt across the globe holding prestigious positions.
Since its inception in 1971, the institution has been consistently contributing to the society by producing many researchers, innovators who have showcased their talents at International Science and Engineering Fairs [ISEF], have won many a accolades and received red carpet welcome in various occasions to become the proud possessions of the school.The culture of spreading ideas worth to share is amalgamated in the core curriculum of the school. The Atal Tinkering Lab established in the school serves as a platform for the young minds to develop their wings to fly in the sky of innovation and technology. The school also extends unique service of spreading scientific knowledge not only to the inmates but also to the less privileged students of peripheral govt. schools. The school has successfully organized MUNs, Mock Parliaments, State Level Quizzes where students pan state participate to showcase their leadership qualities. The efforts of the school have also been applauded for successful organization of state and regional level Science Exhibitions.
The school has also been a platform to organize numbers of Capacity Building Programme at regular intervals through which teachers get ample opportunities to sharpen their skills to meet the upcoming challenges in teaching-learning transactions.
Students are kept constantly engaged in various seminars, personality development programmes, group discussions and quiz etc. which ultimately ensure their holistic development. A state of the art multipurpose Activity Hall with full proof sound and light system with a sitting capacity of 600 is kept open for the students for maximum utilization. With an excellent and consistent track record in both scholastic and co-scholastic areas the school could carve a permanent niche for itself in the Hall of Fame.