Think Tank, a platform to foster creativity among children, was inaugurated in Jain Heritage School on Wednesday. About 100 students from classes 6 to 12, who are the regular readers of The Hindu in School (THiS), are members of this club.

Members of the Think Tank club will meet regularly and discuss issues raised in the newspaper. They will also organise different competitions like essay writing, poetry recital, elocution, painting, singing, dancing and other events. They will also have quizzes, project exhibitions and hackathons.

They will also bring out a monthly magazine that includes contributions from members of the club and other students. The first event – an exhibition of essays and paintings by children, was inaugurated on Wednesday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Seema Latkar inaugurated the exhibition. Parents of children who are members of the club went around the exhibition and appreciated the way children had expressed their talents.

Uday Chandra, director, Jain Group of Institutions, told students to adopt an out-of-the-box approach to thinking about various issues. “You can sit and discuss current affairs and other issues. You may get crazy ideas then. There is no bar on that. However, your ideas should be backed by ethics and should be good enough to be put to use,” he said. He remarked that the best education was that which promoted creative thinking.

Manjunath Kusabi, sales officer, The Hindu (Circulation Department), Hubballi, introduced the newspaper to the students. “There are many newspapers in the country, but
The Hindu
is unique. While other newspapers give you what you want,
The Hindu
gives you what you need,” he said.

School principal Manjeet Jain and administrator Amee Doshi were present.

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