School notes: DPS hosts swimming,basketball meet

Thirty-two schools from all over the country participated. The chief guest at the opening ceremony was Ashok Chandra,chairman of DPS Society.

Published:October 21, 2013 12:03 am

Delhi Public School,R K Puram,hosted the 28th All India IPSC Swimming (Boys) and Basketball (Girls under 19) Championship on October 8-10. Thirty-two schools from all over the country participated. The chief guest at the opening ceremony was Ashok Chandra,chairman of DPS Society. Vice-principal Shobha Mehta; Pushpa Agarwal,vice-principal,DPS,Shiksha Kendra; Vanita Sehgal and Anita Singh,headmistresses of DPS,

R K Puram; and Suresh,head of the physical education department and coordinator of the event,were present on the occasion. The closing ceremony was graced by His Excellency Alphonsus Stoelinga,the Dutch ambassador to India. Other guests included Manoj Singhal,an educationist and entrepreneur; and principal of Modern School,Lata Vaidyanathan.

In the much-awaited prize-distribution ceremony,Harsh Yadav of DPS,R K Puram,was declared the best swimmer in the boys under-19 category (with three new meet records),while Chirag Singhal won in the boys under-17 category. Tanmay Das of DPS,Mathura Road,was declared the best swimmer in the boys under-14 category with two new meet records. In the girls’ basketball category,Madhu of Modern School,Barakhamba Road,was declared the best player. DPS,R K Puram,was the overall winner of the IPSC swimming championship while Modern School,Barakhamba Road,emerged as the overall winner in the IPSC basketball championship.

Streetplay contest at ASN,Mayur Vihar

ASN Sr Sec School,Mayur Vihar Phase-I,conducted an inter-school streetplay competition on October 9 under the aegis of Indus Quality Foundation (IQF),in which many schools from Delhi and NCR participated. The guests of honour were Prof S K Palhan,director,Tanla Technologies,a software development company,and Dr S V Eswaran,HoD (chemistry),St Stephen’s College. The judges for the event were Vijay Singh,a renowned theatre artist and a consultant at Sangeet Natak Akademi,and Nidhi Jain,who specialises in teaching people pranic healing and meditation. The programme started with the lighting of the lamp by the guests. Principal Sonia Luthra welcomed the guests and participating schools. The first position was bagged by ASN Sr Sec School,Mayur Vihar,and Mother’s Global School,Preet Vihar. Aster Public School,Mayur Vihar,came second and DLF Public School stood third. The message read out on behalf of chairman K L Luthra emphasised that the youth should be strong in all aspects,which would help them meet challenges and achieve their goals. The vote of thanks was proposed by school co-ordinator Sushma Kalia.

Odissi performance at Amity,Gurgaon

Amity International School,Sector-43,Gurgaon,organised a SPICMACAY event. Odissi dancer Geeta Mahalik assisted by vocalist Prashant Behera,Prashant Maharana on the pakhawaj and Gopinath Swain on the violin put up an exhilarating performance. Mahalik is an Odissi dancer par excellence and is the proud recipient of the Senior Fellowship in Odissi dance,Orissa Cine Critic’s Award and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award,among others. She has performed at the Rashtrapati Bhawan,the Ellora festival and in countries such as Greece,Portugal,France and Italy among others.

Students interact with authors at BVN

BVN celebrated ‘Book Week’ from October 1 to 5 in collaboration with Eureka. ‘Make your own picture storybook’,‘Create a superhero who can save the world’ and ‘Create your comic hero’ were some of the exciting events organised for students of classes VI to XI. The high point was a visit by writers Giti Chandra and Kanika Dhillon,screenwriter and author of bestseller Bombay Duck is a Fish. The Bones of Stars by Giti Chandra and Shiva and the Rise of Shadows by Kanika Dhillon were launched by principal Minakshi Kushwaha. The sessions were appreciated by the principal and vice-principal Desmond for kindling the creative urge among youngsters and promoting reading habit.

St Mark’s drive against obesity

St Mark’s Sr Sec Public School,Janakpuri,organised ‘Walk for Obesity’ — a drive to create awareness among the public against obesity. Under the drive,students made people of different age groups aware of the causes,consequences and prevention of obesity at District Centre,Janakpuri.

Gandhi Jayanti at The Indian School

On October 2,students of The Indian School,Sadiq Nagar,got an opportunity to not only recall the values of Mahatma Gandhi but also to reach out to others. Select Citywalk mall invited the school’s choir to sing Gandhiji’s favourite bhajans for visitors. The choir included students of classes IV to XI. The audience clapped in joy,seemingly transported by the simplicity of the music.

Teachers’ workshop at Abhinav School

A Workshop was conducted for teachers in Abhinav Public School,CU-block,Pitampura,to keep teachers updated on latest teaching methodologies and innovative teaching in the classroom. A session was held by Sanchita Mukherjee,where she focused on the importance of using teaching aids,holding activities and quizzes in the class and making children brainstorm on ideas etc.

In the session,Mukherjee also touched upon stress management,where she emphasised on changing one’s thinking,attitude and behaviour

to deal with stress. Issues

such as effective classroom management and discipline were also dealt with.

Teachers were asked to form groups and demonstrate the newly learned techniques and activities taught in the session.

St Mark’s School excels in sports

It was a triple treat for St Mark’s School,Meera Bagh,as three of its students bagged gold and silver medals in various events in the CBSE Athletic Championship. Mehul Mittal,of Class XII,won gold in 100-m race while Mandeep Sehrawat,also of Class XII,won silver in 5,000-m race in the championship. Yastika Kalra,Class IX,bagged silver in the CBSE North Zone Judo Championship and qualified for the National Judo Championship to be held next month.

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