school notes: Independence Day celebrations

St Mathews Academy celebrated Independence Day in a unique way. There was a fancy dress held for the children of the pre – primary section with the theme of national heroes

Published:August 27, 2013 4:28 am

Independence Day celebrations

St Mathews Academy celebrated Independence Day in a unique way. There was a fancy dress held for the children of the pre – primary section with the theme of national heroes. It was a mesmerizing sight to see our little ones dressed as Maharani Laxmi Bai,Mahatma Gandhi,Jawaharlal Nehru and others.

To inculcate the spirit of brotherhood and camaraderie,a basketball match with the students playing against the staff was held on August 14. The staff was captained by Principal Dr. O. Mathews and the match was a draw.

Independence Day was celebrated with a flag hoisting ceremony. The school choir sand patriotic songs accompanied by the school musicians among whom were some Korean students. Eclairs sweets were distributed to all.

Debate competition

RIMS International School and Junior College organized a debate on July 24 for the students of class VI to IX. Some of the topics in the debate were — junk food,social networking sites,violence in films and beauty pageants.

The event was judged by Shabbir Khambatti – educational consultant for the Times of India; Mayur Ahuja – founder of Pune Model United Nations (MUN); and principal Shakuntala Jaisinghani.

Each category had two speakers,one speaking for the motion and the other speaking against. The depth of a debate only improves due to the knowledge and skill of the debaters,and this was evident in the rebuttal round. The homework done and the well versed performance of the speakers won applause not only of the judges but also the audience.

Result

Category 1 (VI-VIII)

Best Speaker: Leisha Chandani (VIII)

1st Runner up: Shrutav Donde (VII)

Category 2 (IX-A2)

Best Speaker: Gaurav Ramchandani (A2)

1st Runner up: Sakina Molvi (A2)

Rukhman Singh (AS)

Cultural events mark Independence Day

Our 67th Indepedence Day was celebrated with great pride at Abhinav Education Society’s Ambegaon Campus. The chief guest at the event,Anant Dixit,hoisted the flag. It was followed by everyone singing the National anthem,flag song and pledge of allegiance. Founder president Rajivji Jagtap and secretary Sunita Jagtap and other dignitaries were present on the occasion. Various cultural programmes were performed by different sections of Abhinav Society. Students from the Dhankawadi campus performed a dance drama “Mere Deshpremiyo,” which highlighted the need for unity in diversity. Senior KG students of the pre- primary section of Ambegaon campus narrated the importance of Indian Army. They said preserving freedom is the most important task at hand. The primary section (Ambegaon campus) sang a qawwalli — ‘Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna’.

The secondary section choirsang “Ab Tumare Hawale Vatan Sathiyon” melodiously. In his speech,chief guest Anant Dixit said that children must learn from their failures and develop their personality . He further said failure is not the end but the beginning of the learning process. He urged the students to strive hard after each failure. The founder president spoke abou the famous proverb “Actions speak louder than words” and that one must always understand their duty towards our nation.

The programme was organized and guided by the principal,Varsha Sharma. Ruchika Bhambure and Abhishek Sharma from class VII made all the announcements,whilke the head girl of the Junior college,Rupal Panghanti gave the vote of thanks. The programme concluded with a rendition of “Vande Mataram.”

RIMS International School & Junior College celebrate August 15

RIMS International School and Junior College celebrated the 67th Independence Day on the same day as the investiture ceremony of the newly elected student council members on the August 15. The school wore a festive look with the tricolor on display everywhere — board decorations,kites,balloons and posters The bright and sunny morning began with the welcoming of guests Tanaji Lonkar and Prashant Jagtap,corporators of Kondhwa and Wanowarie respectively. Pandharinath Mandhare,the senior inspector of police,Kondhwa region was alos a guest at the event. After hoisting the flag,the students displayed remarkable coordination and discipline in the customary march past.

This was followed by the investiture ceremony of the newly elected school prefects. The student cxxouncil members took a solemn oath to abide by their duties and responsibilities. They were felicitated by the principal,who handed them their badges. A class X student gave a thought provoking speech.

The primary school students sang a song in English while the senior students performed a well-choreographed dance which was greatly appreciated by everyone. The morning ended with the strains of the national song — Vande Mataram. It was sung beautifully by a senior student.

As the guests left the school lawns,they were invited to visit the business enterprise project of the class X students,who had put up impressive photo studios & outlets .

The day came to a close with the shouts of ‘Jai Hind’ echoing through the school lawns!

Heritage quiz at

Abhinav School

Sarvesh Anandas and Rushikesh Jadha of Abhinav Education Society’s English Medium School and Junior College,Ambegaon,were the first runners up at the Heritage Quiz 2013 organised at the Nehru Memorial Hall on August 24.

The quiz was aimed at educating students on the heritage and culture of our country and was held for the first time in the city. Popular columnist Tehseen Punawala was the chief guest. Over 200 teams from 40 schools in the city participated in the quiz. While distributing the awards,chief guest Tehseen Poonawala honoured the Abhinavites by addressing them as ‘The Rising Stars’ of Pune. This quiz was aimed at helping Indian heritage regain its glory. Founder president Rajeev Jagtap and principal Varsha Sharma congratrulated the students for their commendable effort.

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