Events - August 2017

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CBSE - Capacity Building Workshop - Hindi
The Central Board of Secondary Education organized a two day Capacity Building workshop for Hindi at its Centre of Excellence, Gurugram on 2nd and 3rd August 2017. The resource persons were Ms. Kiran Gupta, and Mr. Akhilesh Kumar. During the two day workshop Ms. Kiran Gupta highlighted and emphasized on the importance of the four key aspects of Hindi teaching, namely – listening, speaking, reading and writing. She then conducted a few activities in relation to the four aspects. Mr. Akhilesh Kumar, emphasized on the aims and objectives of teaching the Hindi language. He then discussed about the teaching methods incorporated by Dr. Benjamin S. Bloom, an American educational psychologist who made contributions to the classification of educational objectives and to the theory of mastery learning. During the session, Mr. Kumar also shared his views on the teaching methods of poetry and prose. The workshop was attended by Ms. Jyoti Rampal, TGT.


Celebrating Raksha Bandhan
Class 1
Raksha Bandhan is the most delightful way to celebrate the bond between brothers and sisters. On the occasion of Rakhsha Bandhan a small celebration took place in Class 1. The celebration commenced with an introduction as to why Raksha Bandhan is celebrated and its significance. An animated video was shown to the students. The children displayed their enthusiasm by singing and dancing on popular song 'Phoolon ka taron ka sabka Kehna hai, ek hazaron mein meri behna hai'. They splashed colours on sheets and made beautiful designs of Rakhi.

Class 2
Class 2 celebrated Raksha Bandhan with great energy and enthusiasm. All the children were looking beautiful in colourful traditional attire. The celebrations began with the teacher briefing significance of the day. Children were explained that Raksha Bandhan is a day to celebrate pious relationship or bond between brother and sister. Then a few children spoke lines on Raksha Bandhan. This was followed by a dance performed by all the children with great energy and fun. Videos related to the Raksha Bandhan were also shown to the children. Then girls tied rakhi to their fellow boys and boys gave token of love to their class sister. Different craft activities were held to make Raksha Bandhan more special for the children. The celebrations concluded with the distribution of sweets.

Class 3
The students of Class 3 celebrated “Rakhi” with great zeal and enthusiasm. A special assembly was conducted by the children in which the students enjoyed enacting popular characters Droupadi and Lord Krishna from the epic Mahabharata and also historical characters Rani Karnavati and Emperor Humayun. They were told stories related to Raksha Bandhan to explain the significance of the festival and reason to celebrate the festivity. The event concluded with a wonderful and lively dance performance by the children on the song "O Behna Meri Behna”, which was enjoyed and appreciated by all.

Class 4
Raksha Bandhan is the most endearing ways to celebrate sibling love/brotherhood. To celebrate Rakhi a Card and Candy
Tree making activity were conducted in Class 4. The girls were adorned with beautiful 'lehangas' whereas the boys were dressed in ethnic 'Kurta and Pyjamas'. They were made aware about the history and importance of the festival by narrating and depicting a few ancient stories. The girls tied handmade rakhis to the boys and received chocolates and gifts as the token of love and blessings.

Class 5
The students of Class 5 were once again in their festive best exchanging the feelings of caring and sharing amongst their friends. Girls tied Rakhis to their fellow brethren and boys presented cards to them wishing them the best of everything in life. Dressed in traditional lengha, salwar suits and kurta-pyjama, the students exhibited festive aura and mood. They shared sweets and wished each other Happy Raksha Bandhan, the bandhan of emotions and attachments. The students also sang and danced to the tunes of songs like “Bhaiya mere Rakhi ke bandhan ko nibhaana” and many more.


Language Symposium
The New Saraswati House organized a Language Symposium at the Sri Satya Sai Auditorium, Lodhi on 5th August 2017, to celebrate the regional languages of India. Teachers and educationist from all over the country were gathered to discuss the importance of regional languages in a child’s pre-school years. The educationist presented Powerpoint presentations for different languages such as Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali and Punjabi. They informed the participants about the origin of their respective languages, the literature, the poets and writers of their languages and the qualities of their regional languages. The resource persons informed the attendees that a child automatically learns his mother tongue. It is a language which is in his conscious from ‘womb to tomb’.  It was suggested that if the pre-school education is provided in the student’s native language, then it would be more beneficial for the brain and learning ability of the child. A magnificent dance performance on the song-Mile Sur Mera Tumhara, was also presented. The panelists also apprised the gathering about various techniques and methods of teaching a language. The symposium was attended by Ms. Lalita Pandey and Ms. Shabnam Chawla.


CISF Initiative - Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan
CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) has played a vital role in providing safe and secure environment to the nation’s critical infrastructure. In their endeavour to continue to strive towards excellence and professionalism, a Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan was conducted by them in the School premises on 8th August 2017. A team of 32 CISF personnel, under the Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, visited the school to further the initiative of Swachhtha Mission among the students. The inaugural speech was delivered by Assistant Commandant J. K. Dhama who introduced the concept of CISF and it’s role in maintaining security in the country. To build an edifice of a Clean India, Green India, a Nukkad Naatak, was presented by their team members led by Inspector Renu Rana to sensitize students about cleanliness. The team had also brought along with them a Sniffer Dog who exhibited how explosives are detected and displayed discipline and obedience to the master. The dog also demonstrated how not to accept eatables from a stranger. The demonstration was followed by a quiz on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan conducted by Deputy Commandant Navneet Kaur. Students actively participated in it and the winners were awarded. The event was a good learning experience for the students. Pamphlets were distributed to the teachers present in the programme. The event culminated with presentation of a momento by the CISF team to the School Manager Meena Malik.


Helpage India - Towards a more Sensitive Society
A team from Helpage India visited the School on 9th August 2017. Their purpose was to sensitize the students about the neglect of the society towards ageing people. The team presented a Video and had an interactive discussion with the students to make them aware of the simple needs of old people, so that their misery and loneliness can be curtailed to some extent and they too feel that they are a wanted lot and can look for support towards someone.


4th National Deworming Day
In compliance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the School conducted the 2nd Phase of De-worming on 10th August 2017. Students of Classes 6th to 12th were given Albedazole 400mg tablets as prescribed under medical supervision, The mop up exercise for the absentees is scheduled for 17th August 2017.


Career Counselling Workshop
The School conducted an enriching Career Counselling Workshop on 10th August 2017 for the students of Classes XI and XII. The workshop was conducted by the renowned career counsellor Mr. Jitin Chawla. He spoke about the endless career opportunities available in India and abroad. He also informed the students about the various new courses, both academic and vocational, that have been introduced in the University of Delhi. The children found the workshop to be very beneficial.


Workshop on Effective Teaching Methods
Prabhaav Learnings, a CBSE empaneled organization, conducted a workshop on “Effective Teaching Methods for 21st Century Students" 11th August 2017. The objective of the workshop was to develop a sense of oneness with the children and make teachers equipped with methodologies in sync with the 21st century learners. The program was quite motivating and helped to develop stronger student teacher relationships. The session included presentations, case studies, audio/video sessions, group activities and group discussions. The workshop was attended by Ms. Seema Khetrapal, PGT (Economics).


Celebrating Janamashtmi
Class 1
The students of Class 1 celebrated Janamashtmi with enthusiasm and religious fervour. The celebrations commenced with students being informed of the significance of the. Boys and girls came dressed as Radha and Lord Krishna. They coloured and decorated matkis and flutes on sheets. A special assembly was conducted to mark the birth of the Lord Krishna. The children celebrated the occasion by singing and dancing and sharing sweets with each other.

Class 2
Krishna Janmashtami, Lord Krishna's Birthday also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti which is celebrated on the eighth day of Savana month, was celebrated by the students of Class 2 with great joy and pomp. The children came dressed as Krishna and Radha and also in other colourful outfits. They decorated matkas and flutes. The classes were decorated colourfully with Krishna Jhoola. The children celebrated the occasion by singing and dancing. Later they enjoyed some sweets.
Class 3
Janamashtami was celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and zeal in Class 3. The teachers gave a short lecture on the significance of this festival. Lord Krishna’s idol was placed in the Class and rituals were performed. Few devotional songs were played and videos were shown from various stages of Krishna’s life. The students sang and danced on the popular Krishna Bhajan “Chhoti Chhoti Gayiya Chhote Chhote Gwal”. They spoke lines and recited poems on Lord Krishna. They made beautiful crowns and decorated flutes in craft activity. The celebrations were both a learning experience and a fun activity for the students.
Class 4
Krishna Janamasthami was celebrated with great elation. The children came dressed as Krishna and Radha. The celebration started with information on Janamasthami. They prepared beautiful peacock feather head gears and decorated Matkis and flutes. A skit was based on Krishna also presented. Students danced to the tunes of Krishna songs. The celebration of the festival was enjoyed by everyone.
Class 5
The students of Class 5 celebrated Janamashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna with enthusiasm. Each class bore a festive look. Students came dressed in ethnic attire. They created beautiful designs on small earthen pots “Matki” and decorated Krishna’s favourite flute. The children also sang bhajans and danced to the tune of devotional songs. The celebrations ended with savouring delicious sweets and parshad brought by students. It was a time well spent in rejoicing and merry making.


Independence Day Celebrations

Class 1
The Nation’s 70th Independence Day was celebrated by the students of Class 1 with great pomp and show. They all were dressed in their best ethnic attires. The celebration was commenced with the short introduction given by the teachers in their respective classes. The students were informed about the significance of this festival for all Indians. Some students came forward and spoke a few lines and everyone sang patriotic songs also. The celebrations concluded with the students drawing and colouring the national flag with great enthusiasm.
Class 2
The students of Class 2 celebrated Independence Day with great excitement. They showcased brilliant performances in the form of dances and poem recitations. A few students were dressed as different freedom fighters and spoke slogans on India’s freedom. The feeling of patriotism filled the environment.
Class 3
The 70th Independence Day was celebrated in Class 3 with patriotic fervor and enthusiasm. The students took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity by wearing tri-coloured clothes and bringing tri-coloured food items. The teacher spoke about the sanctity of the occasion and explained to the students of their importance as they are the future leaders of the country. An air of patriotism permeated the atmosphere as children sang "Vande Matram" and "Chak De India". The children enjoyed making tri-coloured bookmarks distributed tri–colored sweets. All the children participated with whole heartedly and enjoyed themselves.
Class 4
Class 4 students celebrated Independence Day with great enthusiasm. The whole atmosphere was filled with patriotic fervour as patriotic songs were played and the national anthem was sung. The children also presented speeches and a skit. Some students read out the slogans and quotes given by famous freedom fighters. The students made beautiful tri-coloured pinwheels and distributed sweets among themselves.
Class 5
Independence Day was celebrated in Class 5 as a tribute to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for their country. Sounds of “Vande Matram” and “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” resounded in the air. Wearing white dresses with tricoloured sashes and bands and full of patriotisim in their hearts, students sang patriotic songs like “Saare Jahan se Acha Hindustan Hamara”. They created beautiful tricoloured kites and decorated their class with them. They also shared tricoloured pasta, rice, sweets amongst their friends. The celebrations came to an end with students dancing to the melodious tune of “Jai Ho”.

Annual Prize Distribution
The Management, staff and students of Cambridge Foundation School celebrated the Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony for the session 2016-17 on 17 August 2017 in the School Auditorium to acknowledge the achievements of the academically brilliant students. The function was graced by Shri. Kishor Kumar Abaji Sorte, Deputy Director of Education, Directorate of Education, District West-A and Dr. Anurag Yadav, Deputy Director of Education, Directorate of Education, Zone XV, District West-A. The guests were welcomed and felicitated by the members of the management.
The gala event commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. The highlight of the day was the benign & solemn presence of our Founder Chairperson Mrs. Sheila Verma. The Principal, Dr. Anita Puri presented the annual report highlighting the achievements of the school in scholastic and co-scholastic areas for academic year 2016-2017. Her encouraging words acted as a scaffold for the students to bulid their dreams on. The guests of honour gave away the prizes to the beaming students who had been pro-active in their learning odyssey. The cultural presentation show-cased a mellifluous sufi-song, famous rajasthani folk dance Kalbalia, a contemporary Indian dance item "Save The Planet, Save Water" and spectacular colourful ballet, a fusion of the tenets of Srimad Bhagvad Gita and the preachings of Lord Buddha. The auditorium reverebrated with the thunderous applause of the mesmerized audience in appreciation of the wonderful performances. The programme concluded with the singing of Sampoorn Rashtriya Gaan.


Science Open Merit Test 2017
Smt. Saumya Gupta, I.A.S., Director of Education, GNCTD, Smt. Vinila Shankar, Regional Director of Education and Shri. Ghanshyam Tiwari, Addl. Director, DRDO, were the dignitaries present at the award function of Science Open Merit Test 2017. CFS participated in the written exam of SOMT, conducted by DSSTF (Delhi State Science Teachers Forum) on 11th February, 2017. In this prestigious competition, 15,300 students participated from 340 schools of Delhi. Aditya Ranjan and Devum Pruthi of Class 11 have made the school proud by securing the 2nd and 8th Ranks respectively. Aditya Ranjan was awarded a trophy, medal and a certificate, along with a cash prize of Rs.12000. Devum Pruthi also received a cash prize along with a trophy, and a certificate.

Observing Van Mahotsav
The School celebrated the Van Mahotsav - Forest Festival on 21st August 2017. This festival highlights the need for planting Trees as one of the best ways to prevent global warming and reducing pollution. Principal Dr. Anita Puri and Manager Ms. Meena Malik encouraged each child to plant a tree and nurture it. In the Morning Assembly, the children pledged to leave the legacy of a Green Earth for the future generations. The Ms. Meena Malik planted a sapling in the school premises to commemorate the festival.

CFS Wins The Rolling Trophy at the TAPS Fest 2017
The School was awarded with the Overall Rolling Trophy at the Inter School Competitions Festival organized by the Army Public School, Ridge Road, Dhaula Kuan on 24th and 25th August 2017. The students won awards in the following events -
My Comics & I - 2nd Prize
Kathakala - 1st Prize
What's Wrong - 1st Prize
Technowar - 1st Prize
Mashed Up Motion (GenX) - 2nd Prize

The Benefits of Immunization
A short film was shown to the students of Classes 1 to 12, to make students aware of the importance of Immunization. All over the world Immunization has helped eradicate and control several life threatening diseases such as Polio, Small Pox, Hepatitis, Diphtheria, Cholera etc. The exercise was conducted in compliance to the instruction issued by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Government of India, through the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy, Govt. of India.

Capacity Building Workshop - Social Science
The Central Board of Secondary Education conducted a Two day Capacity Building Workshop on Social Sciences for the betterment of the students and teachers, at the ASN Sr. Sec. School, Mayur Vihar on 25th August and 1st September 2017. The Resource persons were Mr. Madanlal Sawhney, Retired Lecturer from CBSE and Ms. Santosh Vyas, Vice Principal, Sadhu Vaswani School. They apprised the attendees on NCF 2005, methods and strategies of teaching Social Science to make the subject more engrossing and interesting, understanding Blooms Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Lesson Planning and the current changes in the syllabus for Classes IX & X. The informative workshop was attended by Ms. Uma Gandhi, TGT Social Science.

No Tobacco Day
The School launched its vigorous campaign for the Dry Day for Tobacco in Delhi with great enthusiasm and fervor on 31st August 2017. This was intended to encourage a 24 hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption. Equally, it was further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and its consequent negative impact on health. The school follows all regulatory requirements to ensure total compliance towards a Tobacco Free Society. All mandatory stipulations are displayed at the School entrance and its periphery. In a special morning assembly the students of Class VII gave a short speech on the ill-effects of consuming tobacco and tobacco products. Various poems and jingles on Tobacco being a silent killer and a dance performance depicting the theme ‘Say No to Tobacco’ aptly emphasized the same. The day was further marked by several events by students from all classes. Class 1 students viewed a short animated film on why consuming Tobacco is bad for health, Class 2 made badges with ‘No Smoking’ written on it and attached to their uniform, Class 3 wrote slogans condemning Tobacco consumption and poems were recited by Class 4 on its ill-effects. Class 5 made meaningful posters conveying ‘Tobacco a Silent Killer’. Students of Class 6 drew pictures and advertisements to warn younger generations over the perils of smoking. Similarly, a Talk Show was organized by Class 8 on ‘Tobacco Free Environment’. Class 9 students wrote slogans stating ‘We want a Tobacco Free World’. The students of Class 10 formed a Pledge Wall where several children wrote anti-tobacco graffiti on paper undertaking a pledge not to use Tobacco. At noon, a PPT was shown to the entire school on the Smart Boards warning children about various diseases caused by the consumption of Tobacco. A Human Chain was formed by students of Classes 11 and 12 who went to areas around 100 meters radius of the school holding Anti-Tobacco campaign placards, talking to several vendors and Riksha pullers in order to spread awareness on the grave need to fight the Tobacco epidemic. A highly successful – ‘No Tobacco Day’ awareness campaign to save millions of lives was surely laudable.