Interactive Session for Class XII

An Interactive session was organized for Class XII students on 18 May, 2018. Dr Amita Sehgal, Professor, Department of Neuroscience at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania was the Speaker. Her topic was Circadian Rhythms.

She shared her academic journey with the students which culminated in such a brilliant profession. Her lab Scientist was awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine in the year 2017.

Dr. Sehgal spoke about the molecular and cellular networks that drive behaviour, in particular rhythmic behaviours such as sleep. She explained how light affects our sleep pattern through the hormone Melatonin, which was very interesting. Her explanation of experiments with fruit fly, Drosophila Melanogaster, to study circadian periodicity was appreciated by the students. It was amazing to know that genes and circuits have been identified that underlie the homeostatic drive for sleep. Dr Sehgal also discussed about sleep deprivation and it’s health consequences, particularly when we are exposed to artificial light at home or office the entire day.

The students put up several questions relating to why babies sleep more and adults sleep less, causes of dreams, stages of sleep, factors affecting the sleep -wake cycle.

The students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the session.

Guest Speaker Programme for Class XI

Guest Lecture was organized for Class XI students on 18 May, 2018. Dr. H.K. Chopra, Chief Cardiologist, Moolchand Medicity, National President, Cardiological Society of India, was the speaker. The topic was ‘Lifestyle and Health: Ancient Wisdom & Modern Science’.   Ms Anita Singh felicitated the Guest.

Dr Chopra said that ‘Health & Wellness’ is the expression of our choice and we should adopt ‘Satvik’ or positive lifestyle. Wrong type of food at wrong place and wrong time should be avoided to keep ourselves healthy. He spoke about heart diseases (CAD), their causes and prevention. According to him, industrialization & environmental pollution are the two main causes of heart diseases. It was surprising to know that Indians are 4 times more prone to heart diseases, hence number one killer in India. Faulty lifestyle and food habits are contributory factors. He advised the students to exercise daily for better concentration.

Dr Chopra presented the facts and consequences in such a way that the students could relate to it and enjoyed the session.

The programme was coordinated by the Biology Department.

Guest Speaker Programme Class VII (A-F)

A Guest Speaker Programme was organized for the students of Class VII on Thursday, 26 April 2018. Dr. K.B. Shankar, Professor of Neurosurgery at the Safdarjung Hospital, addressed the students and spoke about ‘Teens’ obsession with technology.’

Dr. Shankar spoke to the students about the growing use of technology amongst children and the danger that it possesses. He laid emphasis on the importance of decreasing the usage of electronic gadgets. He also said that as we form a `digital world’, we forget to explore the ‘real world.’

It was a very interactive session and the students participated actively in the discussion.



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