Online Activities Conducted At CFS
during the Lockdown Period Schools have been locked down since 19th March 2020, due to the
COVID-19 Pandemic. This unprecedented event has effected people from all
walks of life and disrupted the normal education routine. CFS has taken this
in its stride and has endeavoured to ensure that students are abreast and in
constant touch with their studies through Regular Online Classes and
Worksheets and Assignments which are sent to them on a daily/weekly basis.
But it is not all studies. Fun filled activities and celebration of
festivals are interspersed to break the monotony of Online Studies.
Celebrating Budh Purnima
"This pandemic is unprecedented for us, but we have experienced other hard
At CFS we give opportunity to our children to practice resilience and
celebrate each moment of life.
On 7th May, Budh Purnima was celebrated amongst the tiny tots of Classes I-V
with great zeal and fervour. Students were explained about the teachings of
Lord Buddha through various means, PPTs, Video Clips etc. The students were
also informed about Buddhism and the countries where it is followed. A Short
story about the life of Buddha was also narrated and students were also
encouraged to give the answers at the end. Students showcased their talent
and excitement towards the celebration by speaking lines about the day and
also presented it through their sketch, book marks etc.
Mother's Day Celebrations "The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond
The first word that a child speaks on coming to this beautiful world, is
saying “Maa”. God couldn't be everywhere so he created mothers. Mother's Day
is a celebration honouring all Mothers as well as motherhood. Online
Activity Classes at CFS were all about the celebration of Mothers. Children
made wonderful greeting cards for their mothers signifying their love for
them. Some children grooved to the music that was played in the class.
Overall, the session was really entertaining and full of excitement and gay.
Its not only studies during the Online Classes - Its Fun Time, Dance Time
and Aerobics too
Teacher's Training - Managing Student
An online Webinar conducted by FICCI ARISE on the subject- Managing
Student Engagement on 9th May 2020 between 4-5PM was attended by Sisira
Vishwanath (TGT English) and Seema kapoor (TGT, Social Science).
Pallavi Dhody Dwivedi, Education Policy Specialist, from FICCI Arise was the
moderator who brought attention of the participants on the online classes
being conducted in the schools during the lock down days and the barriers
that could be faced during the process. There were experienced teachers from
different schools in the panel who gave presentations on the difficulties
faced and the methods devised to counter the challenges.
The difficulty areas discussed were-
1. Students get disengaged
2. Students do not complete assignments
3. Students don't attend classes
The panel spoke on LOGISTICAL BARRIER which they believed is an occasional
and not a regular issue when there is connectivity problem or lack of
understanding of the platform on which the classes are conducted. This
problem has been addressed by the schools as the students have been educated
how to connect to the class.
The next could be SOCIAL BARRIER where in students are unable to
demonstrate. The teachers can help students to overcome this by keeping the
content size small, repeated explanation followed by instant memory recall.
Students can be encouraged to keep writing instruments ready before the
class so that they write down what the teacher teaches and then they could
be asked to respond to the questions asked. Tools such as Google forms,
Google classrooms etc could be used for short tests.
To deal with MOTIVATIONAL BARRIERS activities such as Music, yoga , virtual
museum tours could be organised. Work submitted by students that are par
excellence should be shared with other students to give them recognition.
The webinar was engaging and included all the common points which are under
discussion in our own school as well. The problems faced all over are same
and everyone is still in the process of learning.
The various assessment and teaching platforms suggested were- Google
Classroom, Google Meet, Whiteboard.fi, flippity.net, Peer Desk, DESMOS,
Education Perfect, Zoom, CK12 …there are so many and there is so much to
CFS Celebrates International Yoga Day 2020
Commemorating Kargil Diwas
Class 2 मैं हूं भारतीय सेना का वीर जवान,
कभी नहीं झुकने दूंगा भारत का मान
तिरंगा है मेरी आन, बान शान
कभी नहीं होने दूंगा भारत का अपमान
Patriotism is a social value; the feeling of patriotism is to be inculcated
at school level to make sure that student becomes the responsible citizen of
CFS commemorated 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' online on Google Meet to remember
India's war victory and to pay tribute to Kargil Martyrs who are the symbol
of courage and sacrifice for safeguarding the borders of the Country. The
Class 2 teachers conducted it in a very well-coordinated manner. Students
sang patriotic songs and filled the entire atmosphere with patriotism.
Teachers also explained the importance of Kargil Vijay Diwas to the
students. The power point presentation by the teachers made the event
informative and enlightening. It explained the students about the
significance of Kargil Vijay Diwas and the sacrifices of Kargil heroes,
which was also followed by inspirational and emotional videos of the war.
Students of Class 4 celebrated the
Victory of Indian Soldiers in Kargil by watching an informative video and
singing patriotic song. They were told about the story of ‘Operation Vijay’
and how the brave soldiers fought for their nation. Overall a fun filled and
overwhelming day for all.
Celebrating the International Tiger Day
International Tiger's Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for
the conservation of the Tiger on 29th July. The students of
Class 1 celebrated International Tiger's
Day with immense enthusiasm. A presentation was shown to the children to
make them aware of the importance of the day. The students attended the
Online Class wearing a self made Tiger mask. A few students spoke about the
Tiger and some also recited poems. The children also participated in a Tiger
Mask making activity. The celebration was full of joy and excitement.
“Look at the tigers mighty and strong,
Killing them for their fur is very wrong.”
Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day is an annual
celebration to spread awareness about the need to protect tigers which are
an endangered species. The students of Class 2
celebrated International Tiger Day in an exciting Online Activity Class. The
purpose of the activity was to raise awareness of the conservation of Tigers
among the students. The teachers shared a Presentation and the students drew
and coloured posters on – Save Tigers.
International Tiger Day was celebrated on 29th July 2020 with great zeal and
enthusiasm by the students of Class 4.
The educator explained the kids about the importance of the day. They even
made the students watch a video which explained them about the National
Animal of India. The students seemed quite inquisitive about Tigers and
related knowledge. The session was informative for the learners.
Gandhian Thought on Science &
Technology - Inter School Competition - National Science Centre Shubham Joshi from Class IX - E made the
School proud in the event -Student Seminar on "Gandhian Thought on Science &
Technology" organized by the National Science Centre, on 1st August 2020.
The event was open for students from class 9th to 12th. Each participant was
given 3 minutes time to express views on the subject followed by questions
from the judges. Shubham was very confident in his delivery and also while
facing interjections from the judges. He secured the 3rd position. He
received a certificate of honour along with a Congratulatory Note from Mr.
Dinesh Malik, Education Officer, National Science Centre.
Celebrating Eid and Raksha
The students of Class 1 celebrated Eid
and Raksha Bandhan with full joy and enthusiasm. The students did beautiful
craft work of making a Rakhi and drawing a Rakhi in their scrap files. They
were explained the purpose of celebrating Eid which is the festival of
togetherness. Students danced to the famous songs of Rakha Bandhan. It was a
delight watching the students having an enjoyable time.
The festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated across the country and
symbolizes the selfless love between brothers and sisters. The word "Raksha"
means protection and "Bandhan" means a bond. And the holy thread which
offers by the sisters is a symbol of love and commitment between brother and
sister. CFS celebrated Online Raksha Bandhan today i.e. 31/7/2020. The
Class 2 teachers conducted a class
activity on "Making a Rakhi" in a very well-coordinated manner. The students
participated very enthusiastically in the class activity.
Online celebrations have their own zeal and enthusiasm. Big thanks to the
technology that has bridged the gap so well. Both the festivals were
celebrated with great exuberance in Class 4.
The budding artists made colourful and innovative Rakhis. They even sang
melodious songs and danced to "Phoolon ka Taron ka". To make the kids
appreciate and understand the significance of both the festivals they were
told stories and showed related videos. The day was filled with elation.
The students of Class 5
celebrated Raksha Bandhan – the bond of love, trust and support with
enthusiam. The girls made beautiful Rakhis for their brothers and the boys
wrote fantastic quotes for their sisters. They recited heart touching poems
and sang songs. The story behind the festival was also narrated to the
students. Thank you Cards were also prepared by the students. It was a
mesmerizing day for all.
Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion
and enthusiasm in India in the month of August. According to the Hindu
calendar the religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna
Paksh. Today the students of Class I
also celebrated this festival with great joy and excitement. Students were
told the story of Krishna's birth and were also asked to dance on the tunes
of song "Hathi Ghoda Palki… Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki.." Students drew Matki and
decorated it with stones, mirrors, stickers and cotton. It was a joyful
experience for the students.
The students of Class 2 celebrated
Janmashtami today with great enthusiasm. The teacher narrated a story
related to the festival signifying the importance of the festival. An
activity of Matki Decoration was conducted in the online classes. Students
were asked to draw a Matki and decorate it with mirrors, cotton and stones.
All students enjoyed the festival and made beautiful Matkis.
Janamashtami marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. The students of
Class 4 celebrated the festival with joy
and enthusiasm. Online teaching has bridged the gap between the learners and
the educators. It gives immense pleasure to see our young children
participating with same zeal. The children came online dressed in
traditional colorful attire to suite the occasion. The students sang songs
and danced to Kanhaiya based song tunes. The teachers narrated the
background tales of the special day and showed a related video too. They
made beautiful Crowns and wore them too. The whole atmosphere was filled
with joy and festive spirit.
The students of Class 5 celebrated
Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna with enthusiasm. The
students came online dressed in their best ethnic attire. In an activity
they created beautiful designs on small earthen pots (matki) and decorated
Lord Krishna’s flute. The children also sang bhajans and danced to the tune
of devotional songs. The celebrations depicted the talent of the students
over a virtual knowledge exchange platform. It was a time well spent in
rejoicing and merry making.
Independence Day Celebrations
The School celebrated our Nation's 74th Independence Day on a virtual
platform which was streamed Live on the School's Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/cfs.rajouri.5).
The School Principal Dr. Anita Puri hoisted the National Flag to commence
the programme. The students of the Junior Section (Classes 1 to 5) presented
a scintillating and engrossing virtual presentation all from the safety of
their homes. Nearly 150 students participated in the Online presentation.
Aakanksha Das (Jasmine V) was the Master of Ceremonies and commandeered the
entire proceedings with aplomb. The performance of the children can be
viewed on the School's Facebook Page.
Independence Day was celebrated with lot of zeal and enthusiasm during the
Online class. The tiny tots of Class I
attended the Class dressed as Freedom Fighters and Leaders and spoke
slogans. They also recited poems and sang patriotic songs. The celebrations
concluded with a craft activity was done in which they children made
hand-made tri-coloured Kites.
India commemorates its Independence on 15th of August every year. It is a
grand occasion calling for impressive celebrations throughout the country
that inspires sentiments of nationalism and patriotism. Whole of India seems
to be brightly painted in the three primary colours of its national flag on
Independence Day. This year we are celebrating 74th Independence Day. On
this day, the people of India pay tribute to the great leaders because of
whom India became free. The students of Class 2
celebrated the Independence Day in an Online Activity with great
enthusiasm. The Teachers informed the students about the importance of this
Day. To celebrate this great day the students were beautifully dressed up in
tri-coloured themed clothes. They recited poems, sang songs and war cries.
Some students also spoke about the importance of the occasion and also about
their love for the country. The students also participated in an Art and
Craft activity, in which they drew and coloured the national flag and also
made Greetings Cards and Posters. The celebration was enjoyed by all.
"Nothing is more precious than Independence and Liberty. Happy Independence
Day!" "Thousands laid down their lives so that our country can celebrate
this day, never forgetting their sacrifices." Students of
Class 3 made tri-coloured badges and
flags. They recited poems on freedom fighters with great enthusiasm.
Children were dressed in tri-coloured attire and spoke about our freedom
15th August, is a red letter day in the history of India. On this day in
1947, our country became free from the long imprisonment of the British
rule. Since 1947, this day is celebrated every year with great joy and
pride. Likewise, the students of Class 4
took the air of patriotism to an altogether ultimate tangent. They were
dressed in spectacular tri-coloured outfits. Girls gave a wonderful
performance on patriotic songs. They even made a tri-coloured craft item.
All in all this National Day was celebrated with great pomp and show on 15th
August on a virtual platform.
On 14th August 2020 the students of Class 5
were quite enthusiastic and prepared to celebrate 74th Independence Day of
our Country. The students dressed themselves in Tri-coloured clothes and
decorated their rooms at home with Flags and kites as we celebrated the
Independence Day in the virtual class. The students wrote slogans to express
their love for our country. Then they sang patriotic songs and poems in the
class waving the national flag and with tri-coloured bands in their hands.
The students also danced on the patriotic songs and enjoyed the day
Celebrating Sadhbavana Diwas
To mark the birth anniversary of our former Prime Minister Shri. Rajiv
Gandhi, Sadbhawna Diwas was celebrated during the virtual classes on 20th
August 2020. The students were shown a video depicting the significance of
the day. They even took pledge to promote communal harmony and avoid
violence in any form. It is an informative session for the kids.
XVIII Brem Dutt Memorial Inter School Competition
The School conducted the XVIII Brem Dutt Memorial Inter School Competition
2020 on 6th August 2020. Unlike the previous years, this year's competition
was conducted on a Virtual Platform. A large number of prestigious Schools
from all over Delhi participated in the Competition which had over 500
participants. 16 events ranging from Nursery upto Class XII formed the
competition. The participating Schools submitted their entries through video
links which were shared with the Judges. The Class IV event - Not Everyone
Has a Story was a live performance event and also the Class X event -
In-Quiz-itive which was a live Quiz event. The Result Proclamation
Ceremony was conducted online on 20th August and was streamed Live on the
School's Facebook Page.
The Live Stream was viewed by
over 1000 viewers. The Rolling Trophy was awarded to Bal Bharati
Public School, Sector 12, Dwarka.
Teachers' Day Celebrations
They guide us . . .
They support us . . .
They teach us . . .
They inspire us . . .
Teachers' Day was celebrated with a great zeal and enthusiasm. The students of
Class 1 expressed their gratitude and
appreciation for their teachers. They enacted like their teachers and also spoke
about them. The celebrations concluded with the children making Cards for the
Teachers' Day in India is celebrated to commemorate the Birth
Anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Our First Vice President and our
Second President, and an educationist at heart. The students of
Class 2 celebrated Teachers' Day on
04/08/2020. Te teachers conducted a Class activity in which the children made
"Thank you Teacher" Cards in a very well-coordinated manner to honour the
teachers and show their gratitude and appreciation towards them.
Celebrating Gandhi Jayanti
Gandhi Jayanti is an annual celebration to raise awareness about our great
National Leader Mahatma Gandhi and celebrate his birth anniversary.
Class 1 celebrated this special day with
patriotic fervour. A PowerPoint presentation was shown to the children to
impart the knowledge about Gandhi Jayanti. Students spoke about Gandhi Ji
and participated in activities like poem recitation, discussions and
colouring the picture of Gandhi Ji. The celebrations was full of joy and
Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
These are the words said by Gandhiji, following on his footsteps the students of
Class 2 celebrated Gandhi Jayanti in a
special online activity. The teachers shared a Presentation showcasing the
glimpses of Gandhi Ji's life, and explained about the various teachings and
beliefs of Mahatma Gandhi. Later on the students shared posters and drawings
which they prepared on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in
the service of others.
Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on 2nd October every year to mark the Birth
Anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Rashtrapita or
Bapuji. The Class 3 celebrations commenced
with the teachers informing the students about the significance of this day. The
students and teachers sang the song "Sabarmati ke sant tune kar dia kamaal." To
wind up the celebrations students drew posters and wrote slogans expressing
their love and respect for Gandhi Ji.
The students of Class 4
virtually celebrated the Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with great zeal.
The kids were inquisitive while watching the videos related to Bapu's life. They
even enacted a part of it in the class with zest. They students prepared Gandhi
caps, Charkha and other craft items. The celebration ended with singing of a
song on Gandhi Ji, which children sang enthusiastically.
The students of Class 5
enthusiastically took part in the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations. Gandhi Jayanti,
the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is also celebrated as the International
Peace Day all across the world. Students sang songs based on the truth and non
violence message of Bapu, recited poems and presented their own sights on the
Gandhian philosophy by reciting the slogans given by him.
Observing International Food Day
International food day is observed on 16 October every year.
The Covid -19 global health crisis has been a time to reflect on things we truly
cherish and our most basic needs which is food. The students of
Class 3 were explained the importance of
food. Grow, sustain and nourish was the main agenda. Students made beautiful
posters expressing the importance of food. They were encouraged to eat healthy
food and boost their immunity. Various stories were narrated to make them
understand “never waste any food”. Students recited beautiful poems. Indeed,
this day made us rekindle our appreciation for a thing that some take for
granted and many go without: Food.
The exuberant students of Class 4
celebrated the International Food Day with great zeal. The young chefs
prepared healthy food items and spoke about their nutritional value in the
class. They even watched funny poem on healthy and junk food. Riddles were also
asked about the various cuisines in the world. The celebration ended by clicking
pictures of the yummilious dishes.
The students of Class 5
celebrated International Food Day by taking a pledge to eat healthy and be
happy. The teacher highlighted the existing problems of obesity and malnutrition
due to hunger. The students watched a short story on Healthy Eating Habits and
showed their beautiful quotes and drawings related to it.
Dussehra is the celebration of the victory of the good over
evil. The students of Class 1 celebrated the
festival with lots of joy. They were shown a story on Dussehra highlighting the
importance of the festival. The story correlated the Ravana of mythology with
the present day Ravana that we all have somewhere within ourselves. The children
were made to understand that we must always do good and never be bad to others.
Dussehra is truth over false and ‘Dharma’ over ‘Adharma’. The festival inspires
us to follow the path of righteousness and truth. Children also participated by
sharing their views on the same. Overall, the students enjoyed the session and
understood the objective of celebrating this festival.
Dussehra symbolizes the conquest of good over evil. It is
thus considered as an auspicious day. Even today after burning the effigy of
Ravana along with those of Meghanad and Kumbhkarana, we simply symbolize the
power of goodness and humanity is above all kind of powers. People believe that
whenever there will be chaos in the society and evil will try to take over
humanity, God will appear in the form of saviour to protect his devotees. The
students of Class 2 celebrated a Virtual
Dussehra on 23/10/2020. The teachers conducted a class activity on “Ravana
Drawing" in a very well-coordinated manner. Students participated
enthusiastically in the class activity.
One of the most loved festivals Dussehra was celebrated
virtually with great zeal by the students of Class 4.
The children came online dressed as various characters from the Ramayan. They
made masks of Ravana in an innovative manner and wrote their 10 bad qualities
which they would sacrifice this year. The kids watched a related video and were
elucidated about the various ways of celebrating Dussehra. The celebration ended
by singing songs.
One of the most popular festivals of India, Dussehra was
celebrated with great zeal by the students of Class 5.
The children were dressed as characters from the epic the Ramayana. The students
participated in a Ravana Mask making activity. The kids watched a related video
and were even made aware about the Asura King Ravana. The celebrations concluded
with a song singing session. Besides this, the children made 10 circle cut-outs,
wrote their weaknesses on it and discussed in the class how to overcome those
Eid-E-Milad, the birth anniversary of the last messenger of
the Muslim community Prophet Muhommad (PBUH) was celebrated with great religious
fervour and gaiety by the students of Class 4.
The day began with the recitation of a verse from the holy Quran followed by the
teachings of the Prophet. They made a Dua book to embrace the blessings of the
Prophet. The students thanked almighty and pledged to maintain peace and unity.
Class 5 celebrated
Prophet Muhammad's Birth Anniversary, also known as Eid-Milad-ul-Nabi with
religious fervour. They read prayers and recited a few verses from the Holy
Quran. The festival is based on the distinctive features of any religion -
goodness, charity and unity. Taking these attributes as part of the
celebrations, the students made beautiful moon and star on coloured sheets and
wall hangings. They wrote down some verses from the Quran like- "Allah loves
those who do what is beautiful." And “Whenever you give your word, speak the
truth." With these feelings of sharing and caring, students learnt to revere and
respect all religions as GOD IS ONE.
Children's Day Celebrations
Children are the flowers from heaven, like a world without
the Sun, Moon and Stars. Blessed are the ones who have children. They are the
little angels of God. We at CFS always give the two lasting gifts to our tiny
tots, one is roots and second is wings. To make the little ones feel special the
students of Class 1 celebrated Children’s
Day with fun and frolic. Students were taught about the reason behind
celebrating this day ie; birthday of the first prime minister of India Pandit
Jawaharlal Nehru who was also known as Chacha Nehru. Students danced to the
tunes of various songs, saw movie and made a beautiful book mark. Overall it was
a day full with joy and excitement.
Children’s Day is observed every year on 14th November to
celebrate the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who was also popularly known
as Chacha Nehru. He was the first Prime Minister of free India and had a special
place for children in his heart. He loved children very much. Various
celebrations and events are held on this day. Awareness among children for
education is the motive behind the celebrations. The students of
Class 2 participated in a well coordinated
virtual celebration of Children’s Day. “Book Mark Making Activity” was conducted
successfully. Students enjoyed the activity and prepared beautiful bookmarks.
The students of Class 4,
celebrated Children’s Day, the Birth Anniversary of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru,
our Nation’s first Prime Minister virtually on 21st November 2020. A class party
was organised to make the tiny tots feel special on this occasion. They prepared
red roses with papers, clay etc. Few games were played to add more fun to the
party. The celebration was filled with thrill and elation.
A day for the children dedicated to them by their beloved
“Chachaji Nehru” was celebrated with gaiety, joy and innocent smiles. Dressed in
their best, students of Class 5 made cards,
banners, sang songs and danced to swinging rhythmic music. They also displayed
their creativity by making innovative Nehru Caps and Chacha ji’s Red Roses. They
also organised a party to celebrate the day with food and merriment. The Virtual
Class echoed with love and laughter of young kids throughout the session.
The students of Class 1
heralded the festival of lights by decorating lamps with a lot of enthusiasm,
and set the mood of festivity by invoking the blessings of lord Ganesh, Goddess
Laxmi and Lord Ram. They all danced on the song “Happy Diwali”. The teacher
apprised the students about the hazardous effects of crackers and advised them
to celebrate a clean and green Diwali.
This Diwali Let Us Give Thanks for All We Hold,
Our Health, Our Family, Our Friends,
And to The Grace of God Which Never Ends.
Diwali was celebrated virtually by the students of
Class 2. All the students were over excited and looked stunning in
traditional attire. An activity of Diya Decoration was done in the class,
students were ready with the colourful painted diyas which they decorated in the
class. This was followed by the dance celebration in the online class.
Diwali is the festival of lights which is celebrated in
various regions across India. The name ‘Deepavali’ literally means an ‘array of
lights’. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness,
knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. Children
decorated diyas with colours and glitter. The students of
Class 3 spoke about the significance of the festival and the
relevance of eco-friendly celebrations. Various other activities such as ‘diya’
decoration, paper lanterns, best out of waste creations and card-making were
done by the students with great zest and zeal.
The Festival of Lights was celebrated with great zeal by the
students of Class 4 virtually on 12th
Nov.’20. The students prepared edible Diyas and innovative lanterns. The
students were dressed up beautifully in traditional attire. The story of Lord
Rama’s life was also shown to the children. They expressed their views about the
festival, recited shlokas, sang songs and even danced to enjoy the day to the
The students of Class 5
celebrated Diwali with full zeal and enthusiasm during virtual classroom
interactive session. The students dressed traditionally and made paper diyas and
lanterns. They had done the craft work in a very nice manner. Besides this they
also displayed their talent by making beautiful torans and decorated the
handmade diyas. The significance of festival was also discussed with the
Celebrating Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti
Guru Nanak Gurpurab, also known as Guru Nanak Jayanti and
Guru Nanak ji's Prakash Utsav, is a prominent festival for people who follow
Sikhism. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru
Nanak Dev Ji. Class 1 celebrated the birth
anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. A PPT was shown to the children to impart the
knowledge of Guru Nanaj Jayanti. Everyone wore traditional dresses , spoke lines
and participated in various activities like poem recitation, discussions and
colouring . At the end, an activity was conducted where students were told to
decorate the candle with the help of coloured tape, stones, mirrors etc. Overall
the celebration was full of joy and excitement.
The birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji was celebrated
with great enthusiasm and fervour by the students of
Class 2.. Children were told about the first Guru of the Sikh
religion Guru Nanak Dev Ji. They were also told that we should follow the path
of universal brotherhood and harmony. The children looked very impressive as
they were dressed in kurta- pyjama / Salwar- suit and they also ‘chanted Shabads’.
A candle decoration and poster making activites were also conducted in the class
which made the event more informative.
Guru Nanak Jayanti, or as it is commonly called, Gurpurab, is
a Sikh festival which is celebrated with a lot of fervour and excitement in many
parts of India by Sikh and Punjabi communities alike. Likewise, the students of
Class 4 took the air of devotion to an
altogether ultimate tangent. They were dressed in spectacular ethnic outfits.
Girls sang an enlightening Shabad titled "Satnam Waheguru". A craft activity was
conducted to spread the essence of 551 years of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Waheguru
Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
The true saints come with a message of love, care, kindness.
Guru Nanak Ji's birth anniversary was hence celebrated by the students of
Class 5, by reciting the same message. The
students drew pictures of Guru Nanak Ji and prepared candles using craft
material. They recited some couplets and Shabad of Gurubani. The Sikh boys were
wearing Yellow patkas and Kurta Pyjama with kirpan and girls were wearing Salwar
Suit. The students read about the life of the Guru Nanak Dev and his preachings
in which he said "God is One".
It is well said that:- “The ultimate goal of farming is not the
growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” The students of Class 2 celebrated the Kisan Diwas on 23rd December, in
an online class activity. The students were made aware of importance of
farming and farmers in our life, and also how a small farmer contributes to
the overall development of the country and how directly or indirectly they
are an integral part of the society as India is basically an agricultural
country. The students made posters and drawings to show their gratitude
towards the farmers.
Observing Vijay Diwas
The little Cambridgeans celebrated ‘Vijay Diwas’ to commemorate India’s
victory over Pakistan in 1971, that led to the creation of Bangladesh and to
pay tribute to the martyrs who are true symbol of courage and sacrifice. A
short movie based on the events of this war was screened for the students to
apprise them with the importance of the day. The students were also given an
opportunity to show their gratitude and respect towards the martyrs through
poetry, speeches, songs, role plays and dance performances. The endeavour of
the celebration was to spread the message of remembering, rejoicing and
renewing our faith on Indian Army.
Christmas & New Year Celebrations
The Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a
going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. The
students of Class 1 celebrated the New
Year and Christmas on 31st December with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. The
celebrations started with a New Year Resolution by all the students. They
tapped their feet on various party songs. At the end, a wand making activity
was done with the help of cut out of a star and straw. The celebration was
really very rejuvenating for all the students and teachers.
Christmas is the festival which inspires the
spirit of sharing and caring.
Soaking in the spirit of Christmas students of
Class 2 celebrated the festival with enthusiasm on December 31st,
2020. Their homes were beautifully decorated and everybody was dressed in
red and white (Santa’s favourite colours). The students sang melodious
carols and danced beautifully to wish their teachers and classmates. The
significance of the festival was explained to the students through the
Christmas story, after which an activity to make wishing wands was
conducted. The boundless joy of celebrating the festival and welcoming the
New Year was visible on the faces of all the children.
The students of Class 4
celebrated Christmas with lots of merriment and enthusiasm. Their red
attire added greatly to the gaiety of the celebration. They played games,
sang Christmas Carols and danced to the tune of Jingle bells. The festive
fervor and excitement could be seen in the entire session. The stories
behind the Christmas celebrations were also discussed by the students. The
children also wished each other Happy New Year.
Christmas celebrations bells started ringing with cheers,
laughter, decorations, and sharing of gifts. Singing Merry Christmas
joyously. The Online Classes of the students of
Class 5 were embellished with Christmas trees, bright stars,
colourful bells and beautifully decorated socks for Santa's surprise gifts.
A few students spoke about Jesus Christ and his message on love and
humanity. The celebrations concluded with a cheer and the students wishing
each other a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
January brings many festivals and celebrations which are
related to welcoming the cropping or the harvest season. Today through the
medium of online class the students of Class I
celebrated Lohri which is one of the festivals that marks the harvest season
especially in Punjab and Northern India. Students were shown the movie
showcasing the importance of this folk festival. Students sang the song
‘Sunder Mundriya Ho…. And also danced on the tunes of this song. The
students drew a bonfire on A4 sheet, coloured it and pasted popcorns and
peel of groundnut on their sketch to make it more beautiful. It was a fun
Lohri is a popular Punjabi winter folk festival
celebrated primarily in the Punjab region.It is celebrated by making a huge
bonfire that symbolises the Sun bringing in warmth. The significance of the
festival is both as a winter crop season celebration and a remembrance of
the Sun deity. Other legends explain the celebration as a folk reverence for
fire or the goddess of Lohri. The Class 2
teachers conducted a class activity on “LOHRI” in which students were asked
to colour a drawing of bonfire and paste ground nuts and popcorn around the
drawing. It was conducted in a very well-coordinated manner. Students
participated very enthusiastically in the class and greeted each other with
Lohri, a Harvest winter time festival which brings good
luck, happiness and prosperity in everyone’s life was celebrated by children
of class 4th with great zeal. The celebration commenced with students
explaining the significance of this day followed by the showcasing of
creative Lohri Crafts made by the children. Towards the end children
rejoiced by tapping their feet on popular Punjabi song “Sadi rail gadi ayi”.
These celebrations are held so as to inculcate good values and teachings of
various religions apart from learning to give respect to all religions.