Noida: Govt school students visit auto expo
The district administration organised the trip for the schoolchildren and was assisted by HCL and the organisers of the auto expo.noida Updated: Feb 13, 2018 23:24 IST
As many as 275 children from different government schools of Gautam Budh Nagar got to a chance to swoon over the sleek cars and motorbikes showcased by automobile giants at the Auto Expo 2018.
The district administration organised the trip for the schoolchildren and was assisted by HCL and the organisers of the auto expo.
“We wanted the government school students to gain exposure to the happenings in the automobile world and what better chance than the ongoing auto expo. Therefore, we spoke to the organisers of the auto expo and they were generous enough to provide free entry to the children,” Bal Mukund Prasad, basic education officer, Gautam Budh Nagar, said.
Students of classes 6, 7 and 8 of 32 schools from the four blocks of Gautam Budh Nagar visited the expo.
“We ensured that we included schools from all four blocks of Gautam Budh Nagar and children from a total of 32 schools were selected on a random basis. Five buses were used to ferry the children from blocks Dadri, Jewar and Bisrakh to the auto expo venue in Greater Noida. One bus was also provided by HCL,” Prasad said.
He claimed that the children were excited to see futuristic models presented by students from various institutions such as the National Institute of Design, Delhi Technical University, Sharda University and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, among others.
Utkarsh Singh, a student of class 8, Model Government School in Sector 12, said, “We had a wonderful experience at the auto expo today. This is the first time that I’m getting to see so many different types of cars and motorcycles in one place.”
Sona Yadav, a class 7 student of Government School, Bisrakh, said, “We spoke to the students of various colleges who explained to us that their models will become supercars and superbikes within 20 years.”
“The students received an opportunity to interact with students from these higher educational institutes and learn about their futuristic models. Many were excited to see the models of superbikes designed by students. The schoolchildren were dropped off at their respective schools after the show,” Prasad said.
Wednesday will be the last day of the 14-day auto expo motor show.