About the Lecture: Flocks of birds flying every morning and evening or ants crawling in one direction are a common sight. Why is it so? This talk will bring out how nature inspires us to explore such fascinating phenomena in laboratory.

Professor Ajay Kumar Sood is President of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and Honorary Professor for Physics at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Professor Ajay Sood has made outstanding contributions in both  hard and soft condensed matter that are profound in terms of experimental discovery as well as theoretical understanding. He has developed some of the finest experimental techniques, applied them to discover many fascinating natural phenomena, and used them to design sensitive devices for practical applications. Some of his research interests lie at the interface between physics and biology.

Prof. Sood has been honoured with a large number of prestigious awards which include the S.S. Bhatnagar Award (1990), TWAS prize (2000), G.D. Birla Science Award (2000), Bhabha medal of INSA (2002), Materials Research Society (India) Medal (2000), Millennium Gold Medal of Indian Science Congress (2000), M.N. Saha Birth Centenary Award of the Indian Science Congress (2003-2004), Sir C.V. Raman Award (2003), Goyal prize (2003), National Award in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, DST (2006), Bhatnagar Fellowship of CSIR (2007), G. M. Modi Award (2012), R D Birla Award for Excellence in Physics by IPA (2014), Life Time Achievement Award by Optical Society of India (2016), Distinguished Alumnus Award of IISc (2016) and MRSI Distinguished Material Scientist of the Year (2016).

The Education Foundation Lucknow was founded to take the mission and vision of founders of Spring Dale Institutions (Shri B. S. Sood, 1923 – 1994 and Smt. Krishna Sood, 1928-2013) forward. The Foundation strives to achieve excellence in pedagogy, curriculum and systems of education, improve educational access and find ways to move towards a more equitable, humane and peaceful society by engaging in research, dialogue and advocacy.

SPRING DALE USHERS INTO THE GOLDEN JUBILEE YEAR

To stand strong for 49 long years and getting ready to celebrate Golden Jubilee year is a thing of honour for any institution.  Spring Dale College takes great pride in initiating the 50thyear celebration .

On 14thJanuary 2019 Golden Jubilee year started with a bang for Spring Dale College, Lucknow, An auspicious day when the school was founded by two eminent educationist who dreamt to have a school for the common man’s ward and reach out to the last child keeping alive Gandhi’s principle of Antodaya.

The inception of the Golden year program saw the presence of Maj. Khanna (Retd), Col. G.S Sood (Retd), Prof. Atul Sood and Dr Navsharan; they were welcomed by the school band. The day’s highlight was the unveiling of the statues of founder Late B.S. Sood and Late Krishna Sood by Col. G.S Sood.

The school is a dream come true for them said Mrs Reeta Khanna (Director and Principal) who thought of imparting quality education to the children of Lucknow. With meager amount and their hard work Mrs & Mr Sood could raise the standard of the school to a level where we see the students excelling in lives and contributing to the society. She briefed the various milestones which the school has crossed to be among the few top notch educational institutes of the city of nawabs.

Mrs. Sangeeta Midha (Director and Principal) invited Col. G.S. Sood (Retd.) to unveil the Golden Year logo of esteemed Spring Dale institution. While the logo was beingunveiled she emphasized the significance of the logo, which symbolizes 50 years of progress, achievement and sustainable growth. The theme for our fiftieth anniversary celebrations is about honouring the past, energizing the future. The colours of the logo is a reflection of our past legacy, an honour and salute to our founders Sir B.S. Sood and Smt. Krishna Sood for laying the foundation of success. The background cream shade depicts elegance and honesty which has a hue of the warmth of brown whereas the earthy brown symbolizes wholesomeness, foundation and stability.  These two colours fulfills our motto of Satyamvad Dharmamchar and is testimony to the humble attitude of the founders and inculcating the same in the students. Golden symbolizes vibrancy, energy, warmth and success.

Prof Atul Sood an eminent global economist  spoke about building new nation based on new parameters merging the golden year theme “honoring the past and energizing the future”. He reiterated that for next 50 years Spring Dale needs to focus on upholding the values established by the founders making education accessible to all weak and strong, and change the perception of how we look at the poor and the left behind in the aspiring new India. New India needs to be sensitive to the issues of secularity and gender. Based on the principles of respect and empowerment for all, the school has plans to celebrate the Golden year with various programs.

The program concluded with an enchanting song composed by the school music teacher Mr. Rahul depicting the ethos, values of the school and congratulating self-celebrating 50thyear.

The Gomti Nagar Branch hosted the 6th Sub Junior Cricket Tournament on 22nd February 2019. Our young cricketers from the three teams got an opportunity to show case their talent on the field.
The three teams Gomti Nagar Royals, Indira Nagar Lions and LDA Super Kings set the ground ablaze with a flurry of sixes and fours. After playing the semifinals with LDA Super Kings, the Gomti Nagar Royals went on to play finals against Indira Nagar Lions. The players of both the teams put up an exceptional show of their batting and bowling skills and thoroughly entertained the audience, who were continuously cheering the players. The captain of Indira Nagar Lions, Ayaan Khan hit a flurry of sixes, took some good wickets and led his team to victory.


The title for the man of the match went to Ishan Rai of Indira Nagar Lions and the man of the series went to Rudransh Sharma of Gomti Nagar Royals who won this for the third year in a row.
It was really enthralling to watch the budding cricketers display their talent and their cricketing skills. All the three teams took the results in a sporting spirit and congratulated each other.

Republic Day Celebration at Gomti Nagar Branch

The 70th Republic Day celebration kick started with the Hosting of the flag followed by few cultural programs by the children. It was followed by the investiture ceremony.

A special red letter day for every SpringDale’ian was celebrated with pride on 14 January 2019. This founder day being special one as we are ushering in the golden jubilee year.

On this day the vision, values and principals of our founder parents were reiterated.

On 24 December 2018, to commemorate the birth anniversary of our founder mother Ma’am Krishna Sood, Roshni – An Annual Children’s Festival, celebrated with great verve and enthusiasm. This year the children showcased and rejoiced in their talent on the theme –
‘These are a few of my favourite…….

24th of December the birth Anniversary of our founder Director Ma’am Krishna Sood is celebrated as Roshni – The Annual Children’s festival. The children marked the day by engaging themselves in various activities related to the theme – ‘These are a few of my favourite…..’

A puppet show was setup by the teachers as kids of any age like to watch it. Some students showcased beautiful shading, poster making, collage and other craft items where as others enthralled everyone by the notes of their guitar and also through their singing. The little ones spoke about their favourite games and their favourite personality. It was fun to watch the kids making eatables without fire.

It was a day marked with celebration and fun.

The season of festivities is here, the air is filled with happiness and vibes of enthusiasm and here we are with something exciting for all of you.
Its the carnival time….

Mothers need to realize that they are not just caretakers of home.
It is very normal for women to forget themselves after they become mothers, but after sometime they need to pause and reflect on their lost individuality and keep them in high sprits. Aiming towards this aspect our Gomti Nagar Branch and Edu Sports made a conjoined effort to bring back the fun and laughter through some stress releasing and fun filled games like flip the saucer, cross the river, popcorn race, etc. The mothers accompanied by their friends took part in various games organized with great enthusiasm. It was an opportunity for the mothers to relive their childhood and bring out their zeal and zest by participating in the various activities. The prize winners of the various games were beaming from ear to ear.