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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 things too"
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 calculations".
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.
 


    

Fun Time
Its not only studies during the Online Classes - Its Fun Time, Dance Time and Aerobics too

 

Teacher's Training -  Managing Student Engagement
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 learn.
 
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 our Nation.
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 Bandhan

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.


 

Celebrating Janamashtami

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 fighters.


 

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 thoroughly.


 

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 2020
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.


 

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 excitement.
 

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.
 


 
Celebrating Dussehra

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 weaknesses.
 


 
Celebrating Eid-E-Milad

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.


 
Diwali Celebrations

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 fullest.

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 students.
 


 
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".


 

Kisan Diwas
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.


 
Celebrating Lohri

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 filled celebration.

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 full joy.

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.
 


 

 

 

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