August 2018

Workshop on Overcoming Examination Phobia For Class X
Under the aegis of Principal, Dr. Anita Puri, the Online Educational Portal Meritnation in collaboration with the Times of India Group, conducted a workshop on 7th August 2018 in the School Auditorium for the students of Class X students, enlightening them how to overcome the phobia of the Board Examinations. The resource person Mr. Shivam Solanki, placed special importance Mathematics. He shared tips with the students to gaining expertise in Math. Certain basic formulas were also shared with the students in order to quicken up their mathematic skills. Mr. Solanki spoke at length on to how to combat exam stress. In the interactive session the students were apprised about the various methods to minimize errors in the subject and to secure better grades.

Museum Master Class Workshop
A workshop was organized by Flow India on the power of objects at the National Museum on 7th August 2018. The workshop aimed at making experiences and interactions with the real world serve as sustainable learning resources for learners and teachers and strengthening the delivery of curriculum through this method. The methodology as explained by the Resources persons Arundhati Mittar and Shalija Rai, facilitates a trans-disciplinary mindset in education. Through an exploration of the museum, the session apprised the attendees on demonstrating strategies of promoting an enquiry based approach to learning thereby fostering the development of 21st- Century skills. The Master Class Workshop was attended by Ms. Rakhi Khosla

The Way To Happiness
The Way to Happiness Foundation India organised a special workshop for the students of Class 6 on 8th August. This was done to incorporate and introduce the Happiness Programme as a part of the curriculum for the students. The curriculum includes meditation, moral values and mental exercises and its core idea is to produce Sarvagun Sampann human beings who will serve the society with happiness. The workshop commenced with the Resource person, Mr. Rohit, introducing the programme to the students. The children were then shown some short videos which emphasized important values like, “Help your parents with work”, “Never lie to your friends”, and the likes. The students were seen enjoying and trying to imbibe the messages that the videos depicted. Principal, Dr. Anita Puri was presented with a book on the Happiness Programme. The School is looking forward to implement the Happiness Programme completely in the Curriculum.

Educational Visit to The National Science Centre
A group of students from Classes 4 and 5 went on an education excursion to the National Science Center, Pragati Maidan on 10th August. They children witnessed a 3D show on Dinosaurs, showing the various different species and also how and why they became extinct. The show “Science on a Sphere” informed the children about the different Planets in our Solar System. The concept of planetary movement and the movement of the planet moons and occurrence of Solar and Lunar eclipses were wonderfully explained in the show, which the children watched spell bound and with keen attention. The children were accompanied Ms. Pallavi Trikha and Ms. Surbhi Rattan.

National De-Worming Programme – Phase II
In compliance to the directions issued by Director General of Health Services, Department of Health and Family Welfare, GNCTD, CFS conducted the National De-worming Programme on 10th August. The programme is devised to de-worm at mass, all the children from classes 6th to the 12th. The National De-worming programme is observed, twice in a year on a fixed day approach. The first phase was observed on 10th of February 2018. The second phase was implemented today i.e 10th of August 2018. The Mop-up Round for the left over students will be conducted on 17th August. This exercise is held with the endeavour to achieve improved child health and nutritional status. In the morning assembly the students were apprised about the harmful effects of parasites and bacteria in the digestive system. The tablets were distributed class-wise throughout the day, in the School’s medical room.

Ecovisionnaire – Economics Workshop
The M C L Saraswati Bal Mandir School, Hari Nagar conducted an Economics Workshop in collaboration with Ecovisionnaire on 11th August, The workshop was organized to apprise the participant on the Recent changes in Economics curriculum, Effective ways of teaching economics, and provide Guidelines for the project work. The Resource persons were Mr. T R Rustagi, Mr Amit Arora and Mr. Kunal Dua. The workshop was quite informative and the Resource persons answered various queries put up by the attendees to satisfaction. Ms. Seema Khetarpal (PGT Economics) attended the workshop.

Gaj Mahotsav
The Wildlife Trust of India celebrated Gaj Mahotsav – The Elephant Festival on 12th and 13th August 2018, at the Indira Gandhi National Centres for the Arts. The Wildlife Trust of India is a leading Indian nature conservation organisation committed to the service of nature. Gaj Yatra is one such project, which is a nationwide campaign in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. A group of students from classes VIII and IX participated in various activities organised for the event; such as making your own club puppet, learning the art of shadow puppet, quiz, painting, clay modelling etc. There were book stalls selling books on our National Heritage Animal and stalls by the grass root organisations. The elephant art piece exhibition displayed 101 life sized elephants created by artists around the country. There was also a Bio Diversity wall encouraging physical interaction as well as enhancing motor skills, memory and creativity. It was an enriching experience for the students and they were enthusiastic to extend their support for our National Heritage Animal. The students were accompanied by Ms. Uma Gandhi, TGT Social Science.

Celebrating Independence Day
Our Nation’s 72nd Independence Day was celebrated with patriotic passion. In the Special Assembly held on the occasion the School’s Senior Choir, sang “Jo Kadam Bade Woh Ruke Nahin, Jab Tak Na Mile Manzil”. Marking the Independence Day the flag hoisting ceremony was performed by Manager Ms. Meena Malik and Principal Dr. Anita Puri.

The students of Class 1 presented a special programme in the School Auditorium, showcasing their talent in the form of dance and song with patriotism and love for the Nation as the theme. Aaddya Koolwal (Diasy 1) gave a speech on the occasion and Vedant Verma (Jasmine 1) and Advaita Bakshi (Rose 1) were the Hosts for the programme.

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1857 Heritage Walk
India City Walks organised a Walk and Talk event on 19th August 2018, to connect and showcase both the historical and contemporary facets of different cities as a melange of cultures. This walk was a special curated heritage walk of the 1857 experience. The walk aimed at going back 161 years to that tumultuous time through the 1857 Mutiny Trail to discover the physical aftermath of India’s war of independence. The historic sites covered during the walk were the Viceregal’s Lodge, Flagstaff Tower, Chauburja Mosque, Khooni Jheel, Ashokan Pillar, Hindu Rao Hospital, and the Mutiny Memorial. Ms. Rakhi Khosla attended the informative and educative event.

Celebrating Eid-Ul-Zuha
The joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, the “Festival of Sacrifice” was celebrated by the students of Classes 4 and 5 with gaiety and joy. In order to acquaint them with its religious significance, history and stories, as well as associated traditions and customs a special assembly was conducted in the School auditorium. The celebrations began with an informative presentation followed by a skit. The main attraction of the program was the “Qawaali” which left the audience spell bound. The special assembly was successful in conveying the significance of the festival and everyone appreciated the efforts of the students as well as the teachers.

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Workshop on POCSO Act
On 23rd of August, 2018, a workshop on POCSO (Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences) was conducted by Prabhaav Learnings Pvt. Ltd. (PLPL) at Green Park, New Delhi. The aim of the workshop was to understand various POCSO Acts and enlighten the stakeholders at School as how to become vigilant, to avoid unpleasant incidents, to identify signs of victimization and procedures of redressal. The session included Presentations, AV sessions, Anecdotes, Role Play, Group Exercises etc. Prabhaav Learning is empanelled with Ministry of Women & Child Development, Govt. Of India. Ms. Tulika Dev Mohapatra, was the resource person for the day. The workshop provided immense insight and information on the POCSO Act.

Celebrating Raksha Bandhan
On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, the students of Class 2, presented a special programme in the School Auditorium during the morning Assembly. Kaashvi Mahajan (Rose 2) and Simrat Singh (Tulip 2), hosted the proceedings. The children presented a dance on a medley of songs celebrating the love between a brother and a sister, which had the audience clapping to the beats. A group of loving sisters recited a short poem on the significance of Raksha Bandhan. This was followed by a song from a group of students on “Oh Behena, Meri Behena, Tujhsa Na Koi Apna”. The entire presentation was appreciated by all present. The School Manager Ms. Meena Malik praised the efforts and the confidence of the children.

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Wipro Earthian Workshop
The Department of Environment, GNCTD organised the “Wipro Earthian Program” in association with Wipro on 25th Aug 2018 at the Hillwoods Academy, Preet Vihar. Under the Earthian scheme, Wipro aims at building attitudes and values to set up a sustainable future. The main objective of the program was to Integrating Sustainable education into School and College curriculums and critically engaging students with sustainability issues through multiple perspectives, and to build awareness about ownership and responsibility for one’s actions as citizens. The resource persons also stressed on activity based learning programmes on Sustainability and Water and Sustainability and Biodiversity, which will sensitise the students about the need for saving our valuable resources. The informative workshop was attended by Ms. Uma Gandhi, TGT Social Science.

Scrapbook – Children’s Publishing Conclave 2018
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry – FICCI, organized a National Level workshop – Scrapbook – on Publishing of Children’s Books. The workshop was divided into five sessions addressed by special delegates renowned in their own fields. The first session was moderated by Ms. Priyanka Srivastava, who discussed about the various modern inventions and techniques being used in the publishing and printing industry. The second session was coordinated by Dr Amarendra Prasad Behera who shed light on enhancing learning outcomes using audio visual supplements. The third session was a discussion on the content of compelling stories for children between Ms. Karthika V. K. Co-Chair, FICCI Publishing Committee and Ms. Devika Rangahari, a renowned author of children’s books. The fourth session related to Best Global practices, in which the roles of teachers and the learner were discussed and the how best practices could be implemented. The final session was chaired by Ms. Preminda Langer, who discussed the various reasons for decline in reading habits. The informative and comprehensive conclave was attended by Ms. Nidhi Dhamija and Ms. Pallavi Trikha.

Annual Prize Distribution – Junior Section
The Annual Prize Distribution for the session 2017-2018 was organized on 31st August 2018. Ms. Surajmani Stella Kujur, Deputy Director of Education, District West-A, and Ms. Sujata Mehra, Deputy Director of Education, Zone-15, District West-A, were the Guests of Honour. The programme commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp, followed by a song on the achievements and policies of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi. Principal Dr. Anita Puri welcomed the Guests and presented the Annual Report. Ms. Kujur and Ms. Mehra gave aways the prizes to the academic achievers of 2017-18 session. Ms. Kujur and Ms. Mehra praised the efforts of the students, staff and the Management on presentation of the spectacular programme and gave words of inspiration to the students. The various dances and presentations were applauded and appreciated by all present.

Annual Prize Distribution – Senior Section
On 31st August 2018, the much awaited Prize Distribution Ceremony was organized for the Senior Section, session 2017-18. Sh. Manoj Tiwari (MP), Lt. Col. Oberoi (Councillor), Sh. Subhash Arya and Sh. Ramesh Khanna, were the Honoured Guests. The programme commenced with the lighting of the traditional lamp, followed by the School’s choir singing the Modi Anthem, which was appreciated tremendously by all present. The Annual Report was presented by the School Manager, Ms. Meena Malik. The Guests of Honour felicitated the award winners. Sh. Manoj Tiwari addressed the gathering inspiring the sfudents to work hard and blessed them with wishes that they achieve their dreams. He specially appreciated the School Choir and the composers of the Modi Anthem and the Management for their industrious efforts. The programme also included a Street Play on Female Emancipation. The entire programme was enjoyed and praised by all.

YMCA Seminar on Social Media
The Department of Programme, Cultural and Tribal Committee of New Delhi YMCA organized a seminar on the theme of “Social Media Boon or Bane” on Friday 31st August. A group of students accompanied by Ms. Madhuri Gaur, Computer Teacher attended the seminar. The proceedings commenced with Mr Verghese sharing his thoughts on the topic. He also educated the students about Social media. The other speakers on the Panel were Ms. Nisha Sharma and Ms. Sarika Pandey who also shared their insights on the theme. This was followed by a Question Answer round, in which the children were asked questions on the pros and cons of social media. The seminar provided an enriching experience and children were enlightened about the advantages and disadvantages of social media as well as its value in their lives.