INTER-SCHOOL SYMPOSIUM-2018 Basava International School had the golden opportunity to host Sankalp Sahodaya’s Interschool Symposium ‘The Quest 2018.’ The topic of presentation was ‘GROWING UP TOO FAST: WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN?’ The Chief Guest for the event was Dr.Harish Chaudhary, Associate Professor at IIT Delhi. The members of the Jury were Prof.Saroj Sharma, Professor and Founder Dean at Indraprastha University, Mrs Rajlakshmi Kurup, Founder President of DHM,an NGO empowering women dwelling in slums and Mr.Kamalneet Singh, Life skills and Leadership trainer at ‘Promise’. 36 students from eighteen member schools of Sankalp Sahodaya participated in the event with great zeal and avidity. The guests were impressed by the level of research and efforts taken by the students for their presentations. The participants in their presentations highlighted that the fast progressing technology, busy parents, the stress to keep up with times and isolation because of nuclear families were amongst the many factors which hastened the proper growth of the children, snatching away their innocence. The honorable chief guest, Dr.Harish Chaudhary emphasized that technology wasn’t something which we could completely do without but if we knew our limits, then it wouldn’t be tough. He compared his school life with the students’. A student of Doon School himself, he didn’t have the experience of being in a co-ed school which according to him was important in order to learn to present oneself to the world. He urged the teachers to enlighten the parents about what the younger generation had to say about ‘children growing up too fast.’ Queens Valley School, Dwarka was adjudged the winner followed by N.K Bagrodia Public School in the second position. BGS International School bagged the third position. The school’s Principal Dr. Manimala Roy lauded the students for the level of research they had undertaken for the topic and the awareness they exhibited. According to her, the reason for choosing such a contemporary topic was because it directly involved the students and was an intrinsic part of their growing years. She also urged the students to ask questions and be inquisitive so as to broaden their spectrum in life. The whole programme was organized and coordinated by the Student Council of the host school.