The prestigious STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) lab at Brahmanandodayam High School of Ramakrishna Advaita Ashrama, Kalady was inaugurated on 19 October 2023 by Revered Swami Akshayananda ji Maharaj, a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Order. This groundbreaking STEM lab, established through a collaborative effort between Infosys Foundation and the Ramakrishna Mission, promises to revolutionise the way students learn and engage with these critical subjects.
The inauguration ceremony was a grand affair, with esteemed dignitaries and scholars gracing the occasion. Revered Swami Srividyananda ji Maharaj, Adhyaksha of Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, Kalady, delivered an inspiring presidential address. He encouraged both students and teachers to harness the power of this state-of-the-art STEM lab to excel in their academic pursuits and find inspiration in the teachings of Swami Vivekananda to serve humanity.
Sri Srinivas N, General Manager of APEP VSSC/ISRO, Aluva, delivered a captivating keynote address. He emphasised the multitude of advantages and the critical importance of a STEM lab in a school’s curriculum, highlighting the invaluable skills it fosters in students.
Several prominent figures and community leaders also shared their insights during the inauguration. Sri P.B. Sajeev, a ward member, and Smt. Leena O. B, Secretary of HM Forum, Aluva, addressed the audience, underlining the significance of educational initiatives like this STEM lab in empowering the youth.
Smt. Usharani, the Principal-In-Charge of BHSS, Kalady, extended a warm welcome to the gathering, emphasising the schools commitment to providing the best learning experiences to its students. Sri Jayakumar K, the Headmaster of BHSS, Kalady, expressed his gratitude during the vote of thanks, acknowledging all those who contributed to the labs establishment and the success of this momentous event.
The STEM lab is set to transform the educational landscape, offering students the opportunity to develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from an early age. With this incredible resource, the school aims to make the teaching-learning process not only educational but also enjoyable. This initiative promises to shape the future of the students and equip them with the tools to excel in an ever-evolving world.