MUMBAI: Exun Clan, the Computer society of Delhi Public School, R.K Puram conducted its 18th interschool symposium on 30th November – 1st December 2013. EXUN, is one of the oldest and most prestigious computer clubs in Delhi. Short for “Experts Unlimited”, it was formed in 1992 by the Head of the Department, Computer Science, Mr.Mukesh Kumar and a small group of computer enthusiasts. This year over 50 schools from Delhi/NCR participated in 15 IT related events.
The Guest of Honour at the opening ceremony was Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice President ,Canon India. Also present at the occasion were the Principal, Dr. D.R. Saini, The Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta, the Head of the Computer Science Department, Mr. Mukesh Kumar and all the teachers of the Computer Science Department.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Dr. D.R Saini addressed the gathering. He extended a warm welcome to all those present and spoke about the significance of technology in our lives.
The Guest of Honour , Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, expressed, “ Canon, being a digital imaging leader had always been passionate about promoting the spirit of photography amongst Indian youth. We have been actively organizing workshops and photography classes to foster the growing community of young photographers and help them nurture the art of photography. I congratulate Delhi Public School , R.K Puram for promoting this art through the Digex Photography Contest. We are always keen to support programmes that embrace the joy of photography. With this contest , Canon intends to aspire young photographers and encourage them to hone their skills and creativity in this colourful world of photography whilst narrating an interesting tale to the world.” He acknowledged the fact that computers are one of the most important enablers in the modern age and also stressed on the importance of values in our society. An enthralling video was presented highlighting the development of the club through the years and the various events that would be taking place in the next two days.
The first day consisted of 11 events including Group Discussion, Swat the bug, Creative Event, Photo Editing, Gaming, Junior Quiz Prelims, Senior Quiz Prelims, Crossword Prelims, Photo Run, Hardware & Benchmarking Prelims and Product Photography.
The club introduced Digex, the photography club, short for Digital Excellence, adding 5 new events which included Photo Run, Product Photography, Photo Editing, Ad Making and Story Board. The idea behind these events was to exhibit the perception of the world through photography.
Sudocrypt v3.0, an online cryptic hunt was another innovation organised by Exun Clan on 25th November 2013 to 26th November 2013. It saw participation by over 1200 people from more than 12 nations. The top 25 on the leader board will be awarded certificates for being Sudo-Experts.
It was a great experience for all the students.