Good morning one and all. Respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends, it is my pleasure and privilege to stand before you today. I am honored to have this opportunity to speak to such a distinguished audience.Today on this occasion, I would like to talk about one of the greatest inventions of humankind- the clock.
What seems like a rather normal and common device is in reality one of the most important inventions of human history. The first clocks devised were sundials and water clocks that functioned on the movements of the sun and water respectively. With the passage of time and development of technology, these clocks evolved into more advanced and sophisticated systems of telling time.
They began to be designed in a variety of shapes and sizes that appealed to the eyes and also worked more effectively. They range from simple analog clocks to digital ones that are used today. No space is complete without a clock, whether it is homes, offices or even stations, these tellers of time are found everywhere.
Clocks have integrated themselves so well into our daily lives that it seems impossible now to function without them. They help us manage our day and time our tasks, enabling us to manage ourselves so we do not waste our precious time. These clocks have enabled us to measure the time of our activities from transportation to communication. They have played a crucial role in society’s overall development and progress.
Not just that, clocks have been used as monuments and have played great roles in enhancing the architecture of a place. Clock towers like the Rajabai Clock Tower in Mumbai, Secunderabad Clock Tower in Hyderabad or the Big Ben in London have established themselves as paramount landmarks and historical sites.
They have been talked of as symbols of power as well as aesthetic epitomes. Countless authors and poets have used these timekeepers as metaphors in their artworks.
To conclude, I would like to say that clocks have an incredible invention that have revolutionised the way we live, work and function. Inspiring culture and art, they have resulted in a fusion of architecture and invention turning into an object of utter fascination. Thank you.