Events & Happenings

 

November 2018

   
Celebrating Diwali
Diwali – the Festival of Lights was celebrated in the School with great zeal and enthusiasm on 1st November 2018. The celebrations began with the Special Assembly conducted by the students of Class 4. The students delivered a speech highlighting the cultural and social importance of the festival. With the noble aim of celebrating a Green Diwali, the students presented an inspiring skit to create awareness about the harmful effects of using crackers. They showed how children are exposed to a toxic environment while making crackers and how the animals, birds and the whole environment get affected due to the burning of crackers. A solution to these problems was also proposed by the students in the skit. This was followed by a mesmerizing dance performance that truly brought out the essence of the festival. A festive atmosphere was created all around.
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National School - Health & Wellness Quiz
The School team comprising of A.Vamsi Vishwanath (XI), Aaryan Mallik (XI) and Aastha Sharma (XI) qualified for the stage round in the National School Health & Wellness Quiz – 2018 organised by Expressions India in which about 500 teams from the country had participated. The team qualified the two written rounds to reach among the top quizzers qualifying for the stage round at the National Level held on 1st November 2018 at Moolchand Medcity auditorium. Dr. Jitendra Nagpal - MD; DNB ,Program Director - Expressions India The National Life Skills, Values Education & School Wellness Program,Sr. Consultant Psychiatrist & Incharge -Instt. of Mental Health and Life Skills Promotion, Moolchand Medcity, New Delhi was present at the event to encourage the students.
 

 
Heritage Walk - Humanyun's Tomb
All the students of Classes 8 and 9 went for a Heritage Walk to Humayun's Tomb on 1st November 2018. The children were divided into 3 groups and were given a guided tour of the Humayun's Tomb complex. The various tombs surrounding the main tomb, were shown and history behind each of them was narrated by the guides. The restoration work carried by Aga Khan Trust was shown during the walk and the need to save our heritage by restoring ancient monuments was discussed. After an interactive and informative Heritage Walk the children participated in Sanjhi craft activities related to sketching the monument, making a greeting card using Jharokha design, and a special form of Calligraphy Tugra using wood. The Heritage Walk culminated with an everlasting experience for students, who now look forward to their next excursion. The Tour guides were commissioned by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, which restored the tomb and is now working with community in the surrounding neighbourhood for Nizamuddin.
  

   

Math Skill Meet - CPA Math
On 2nd November 2018, Macmillan Publishers, conducted a Math Skill Workshop on CPA - Concrete Pictorial Aspect - A Singapore Approach, at The Piccadily, Janakpuri District Centre. The primary aim of the Workshop was to apprise the invitees about the method which allows children to develop mathematical skills to solve non-routine Math problems without having to memorize procedures. The workshop involved informing the teachers of various activities such as understanding concepts through visual aids, applying what has been taught, enhance the grasp of topics through games and activities, promote discussion amongst students and using manipulatives to enhance learning outcomes. The Singapore method enables teachers to achieve transformational results in class. The workshop was attended by Ms Nidhi Dhamija. 
 


   
Annual Day - Class 5
The Annual Day Celebrations of Class 5 were held on 3rd November 2018, amidst great zeal, vibrancy and elation. The School Manager Ms Meena Malik and the Principal Dr Anita Puri graced the occasion with their presence. The event commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Management and the staff members. This was followed by a song by the School choir highlightening the policies of our Hon'ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. The School report was presented by Ms Meena Malik. The highlight of the day was the ballet - The Ramayana. The little artists created a mythological aura which was appreciated by all present. A large number of children participated with great enthusiasm in the celebrations. The program culminated with the national anthem.
 

 

Children's Day Celebrations
The students of Grade II, conducted a special assembly on the occasion of Children’s Day and to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, our Nation’s first Prime Minister on 14th November 2018. Students dressed as Jawahar Lal Nehru complete with Nehru cap, the Nehru Jacket and the Rose were a delight to see. The students recited a poem on Chacha Nehru and presented a lively dance which was appreciated by all. All the students had a smile on their face, realizing it was their special day.
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Life Is Beautiful
To encourage students in seeking a sense of purpose, finding joy in everyday life and building lasting and meaningful relationships the Fortis Healthcare team conducted a workshop to promote positive mental health for the students of Classes 9 and 10 on 16th November 2018 in the School auditorium. The workshop helped the children to mitigate negative influences in life. The topics covered in the session included - Media Literacy, connecting with people, building relationships, sensitizing, supporting, reaching out and encouraging help seeking. The children enjoyed the session and promised to be happy even during hard times by following the simple steps discussed during the session.
 

 
Workshop on Girls' Personal Hygiene
Understanding the need of sensitize the young girls about the healthy hygiene practices which should be inculcated in them right from the beginning to make them ready for future, Principal, Dr. Anita Puri promoted a workshop by Procter & Gamble Hygiene. The aim of this workshop was to help young girls of classes VI-VIII to cope up with the changes they go through at the adolescent age in a confident manner. The resource person Ms. Ritika briefed the young audience about the hormonal changes and made them understand how to overcome their apprehensions and gain better understanding about themselves and their bodies. The programme was divided into two sessions - Introduction to personal hygiene and Personal hygiene for girls.
 

 
Kathakar - International Story Teller's Festival
The enthusiastic story lovers of Classes 4 and 5 attended the Kathakar - International Storytellers Festival on 17 November organised by Ghummakkad Narain. Traditionally folktales, epics and community history were communicated orally with gestures, expressions and voice modulations to leave a lasting imprint on the children's mind. The festival recreates the magic of the times bygone by unleashing the spellbinding art of oral storytelling. The storytellers include Michal Malinowski, Xante Gresham and Navin Pangti. It was a mesmerizing and enjoyable day for the students.
 

 
Celebrating the Birth Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad
On the auspicious occasion of Eid-E-Milad-Un-Nabi, the students of Class 5 presented a Special Assembly commemorating the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad which falls in the third month, Rabi-al-Awwal, of the Islamic calendar. The students thanked the almighty for the blessings HE has bestowed on us. They rejoiced, sang and danced to the tune of "We Love Muhammad" holding red balloons, silver and magenta pompoms. The presentation was appreciated by all.
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Celebrating Guru Nanak Jayanti
“God is one, but he has innumerable forms. He is the creator of all and He himself takes the human form.”

Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. A Special Assembly was held by the students of Class III in which all participated with great enthusiasm and zeal. The assembly commenced with an emphasis on the significance of this auspicious day and the teachings of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The choir recited the Mool Mantra. A group of students sang the shabad Guru Nanak Aaya. This was followed by a procession the Nagar Kirtan led by the Panj Pyaare. The students from different sections of Class III were a part of this Nagar Kirtan. These celebrations are held so as to inculcate good values and teachings of various religions apart from learning to give respect to all religions.
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Helplage India Recognition
The School was honoured by Helpage India with a Certificate of Appreciation and a Trophy for Social concern and participation in stimulating awareness for the care of the needy, aged irrespective of race, religion caste or creed. The efforts of Dr. Anita Puri raised an amount of Rs.69,0001/- for the noble cause. Priyansh Ghai (Lily 3) was recognized and awarded with a trophy for maximum contribution.
 

 
CBSE - Capacity Building Workshop on Political Science for Class XII
A Two Day Capacity Building Programme in Political Science for Class 12 was organized by the CBSE Centre of Excellence on November 27 and 28, 2018 at Modern School, Vasant Vihar. The Resource person, was Ms. Neera Kohli, an innovative senior educator and administrator in teaching and developing strategies for educational development. The workshop emphasized on the importance, methods and strategies of teaching Political Science and gave relevant information about desigining question papers. The informative workshop was attended by Ms. Sangeeta Anand (PGT, Pol.Sc.).
 

 
Celebrating Quami Ekta Week
With the view to reinforce the spirit of communal harmony, national integration and pride in our vibrant composite culture and nation hood, the Quami Ekta week was observed in the School from 19th November 2018 to 28th November 2018. Various activities were organized for the students. The students gave speeches in the morning assembly on themes of secularism, anti communalism and non violence. To celebrate the Minorities Day a PowerPoint presentation on Domains of development of children, their behaviourism, care of pregnant and lactating mothers and reasons for people being below the poverty line, Government programmes etc. made the children aware about equitable availability of ICDS. In a literary function students from the primary classes dressed in colourful costumes of different states recited poems in vernacular languages and portrayed linguistic harmony. In another endeavour students conducted a rally holding posters showing government programmes that have helped the underprivileged and the landless. The over enthusiastic budding artists displayed the Indian tradition of unity in diversity in a cultural programme where they celebrated Eid-e-Milad and Gurpurab. Various activities were organised to teach the children the need to conserve the environment and propagating the idea in the surrounding areas.
These activities provided an opportunity to reaffirm our old age traditions and faith in the values of tolerance, coexistence and brotherhood in a multicultural and multi religious society. The activities promote the sentiment that our nation will not countenance any forces that seek to divide a society.

 

 

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