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Beginning from November 11,week-long Children's Day celebrations started at The British School in Sector 8,Panchkula.

Children’s Day celebrated at The British School

Beginning from November 11,week-long Children’s Day celebrations started at The British School in Sector 8,Panchkula. Celebrated to mark the birth of India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru because of his immense love for children,Children’s Day at the school started with a lamp lighting ceremony by principal Ms Anita Mehra after which over 150 students of classes V to X attended a lecture on ‘Child Rights and Protection’. Later,Avjit S Kalsi,Ipsita Aggarwal and Yadvi Sharma of class VIII presented a powerpoint presentation on Pandit Nehru.

The students were apprised of rights of children like the right to education,right to protection from exploitation,right to protection from abuse,right to information,right to protection from neglect,right to health and care and right to expression. Director of the school,Ms Geetika Sethi,sensitised the students towards child labour and violence,while asking them to be aware of such happenings in their neighbourhood. Juvenile delinquency,its repercussions and rehabilitative measures were also discussed. Students were made to understand their responsibilities towards their parents,school,society and the nation as a whole.

Diabetes awareness programme held at The British School

The British School,Panchkula,conducted an awareness program to mark World Diabetes Day and to raise awareness about diabetes and its serious complications. Over 150 students from classes V to X participated in a seminar where the main speaker was Dr Yashpal Gogte from Department of Endocrinology,PGI.

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Dr Gogte presented a powerpoint presentation and discussed that diabetes could strike anyone,including infants and toddlers. The children were made to understand the importance of healthy eating habits and physical activity. Principal,Ms Anita Mehra,re-emphasised the importance of being active and shunning sedentary habits like TV and computer games. Director of the school,Ms Geetika Sethi,urged the students to play a proactive role in changing the lifestyle of their families.

Blood donation camp held at BTS

A blood donation camp was organised at BTS Chandigarh with teachers,parents and residents from adjoining societies coming forward to donate blood. A team of doctors from PGI supervised the camp and lauded the donors whose blood would save many precious lives. All donors were offered milk,sandwiches and fruits and given certificates. The principal thanked the doctors and organisers for holding the camp and donors for coming forward to support the noble cause.

Founder’s Day celebrated at BTS

The Banyan Tree School celebrated its Founder’s Day in fond memory of Dr Kulwant Rai,a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist. On October 6,the day began with the chanting of Sai mantra and Sai bhajan by the school choir,followed by two minutes silence. The headmistress,head boy and head girl paid homage to Dr Rai and spoke about his life,experiences and vision for the school. Also,a drama — Freedom Movement — was presented by class X students. The prayer service concluded with the chanting of the Vaishno bhajan. Later,chocolates were distributed among students.

On 7th October,a special assembly was conducted where tribute was paid to the founder through visual and performing arts. The programme started with Ganesh vandana followed by a solo dance and vocal performance. The highlight of the ceremony was the synchronisation of various musical instruments like tabla ,congo,dafli,mirox and kartal by the school orchestra. The cultural program concluded with an on-the-spot sketching competition of Mr Rai,rangoli,flower arrangement and collage making competitions. A movie was organised for pre-primary students and a display board competition held for classes I – XII on ‘Vision of Mr Kulwant Rai’.

Pinegrove defeats Mayo in hockey

Hosts and defending champions,Pinegrove School,lifted the trophy of the 16th Sub Junior Inter Public School Hockey Tournament for the second year in a row. The match was played at Pinegrove School,Dharampur,where the Pinegrove boys defeated the Mayo College boys from Ajmer.

The match was an absolute cracker and it was not surprising that both teams started off cautiously with play centered on the midfield. Pinegrove,however,had the last laugh as they scored a cleverly maneuvered goal by Anmol Singh in the first 10 minutes of the match. The Mayo boys created regular opportunities but were met with stiff resistance from the home team. Dushyant was the only silver lining in the match as he scored the equaliser for the Mayo boys in both halves of the game. As the energy and pace escalated during the match,each missed opportunity was answered by the other side. Anmol pumped two more goals for the home team,bringing the score to 3-1 at half time. The second half saw a fired up Mayo side determined to make an impact on the scoreboard by putting the host team’s  defence under strain but failed to reduce the deficit. Pinegrove,in the meantime,capitalised on the chances that came their way and consolidated their lead. The highest scorer award went to Dushyant of Mayo College,while Khush Bachawat of Daly College,Indore,walked away with the best upcoming player award. Sahaj Brar and Gurjugad Singh of the home team were adjudged as the best goalkeeper and best defender respectively. The player of the tournament award was shared by Saksham Nayol of Pinegrove and Dushyant of Mayo College.

Brigadier G S Reddy,Commander 95 Infantry Brigade,Kasauli,was chief guest at the closing ceremony. In an inspiring speech,he applauded the school for its infrastructure,while appreciating the players for the team spirit and deep-rooted human values which the institute has been instilling in them.

CBSE Cluster XIII athletic meet ends

Sh K K Sharma,PCS (retd),chairman-cum-manager of S D School,was chief guest for the occasion where the CBSE Cluster XIII Atheltic Meet 2013 ended at the school. His speech motivated the budding sportspersons. A colourful cultural programme was presented by the school students that enthralled the audience present.

The overall results of the CBSE Cluster XIII Athletic Meet 2013 were:

*Best Athlete (under-14 Boys) — Mukul from Rashtriya Military School,Chail

*Best Athlete (under -14 Girls) — Manjot Kaur from Guru Nanak Mission School,Poanta Sahib

*Best Athlete (under-16 Boys) — Raev from St Annes School in Sector 32,Chandigarh

*Best Athlete (under-16 Girls) — Milane from Hansraj School,Panchkula

*Best Athlete (under-19 Boys) — Mehal from DAV School in Sector 15,Chandigarh

*Best Athlete (under-19 Girls) — Swapnil from Bhawan Vidyalaya,Panchkula

*Best Team (under-14 Boys) — Rashtriya Military School,Chail

*Best Team (under-14 Girls) —St Soldier School inSector 28,Chandigarh

*Best Team (under-16 Boys) — Rashtriya Military School,Chail

*Best Team (under-16 Girls) — Guru Nanak Mission School,Poanta Sahib

*Best Team (under-19 Boys) —DAV School in Sector 15,Chandigarh

*Best Team (under-19 Girls) — Guru Nanak Mission School,Poanta Sahib

*Overall championship in Girls and Boys (combined category) — Guru Nanak Mission School,Poanta Sahib

Science exhibition organised at KV-31 Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan‘s 41st Jawaharlal Nehru Science Exhibition 2013 (cluster level) was held at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Sector 31,Chandigarh,on November 8. Six Kendriya Vidyalayas of the cluster,KV Sec 47,Chandigarh ,KV-3 BRD Chandigarh ,KV Sec 29,Chandigarh,KV-MullanpurGaribdas and KV Sec 31,Chandigarh,participated in the exhibition organised around the theme ‘Scientific and the Mathematical Innovation’ with five sub themes — Energy,Agriculture,Health,Environment and Resources. Sh M P Mahajan,Deputy commissioner,KVS,Chandigarh region,inaugurated the exhibition and laid stress on scientific temperament among the children. Mrs S K Bhatia,principal of the Vidyalaya,praised the students for their innovative ideas and creative efforts. Selected models will be send for KVS Regional Science exhibition. A science quiz was also organised where Kendriya Vidyalaya in Sector 31,Chandigarh,were declared winners. Mahajan also inaugurated the one-day workshop on New Accounting Standards and preparation of funds based on accounting for the officials from different Kendriya Vidyalayas. The workshop was attended by officials dealing with the school’s annual accounts and other funds.

Green Field School marks Education Day

‘Education is not preparation for life,education is life itself’. Paying tribute to the great freedom fighter,visionary and first education minister of independent India,Maulana Azad’s birthday was celebrated as National Education Day by Green Field Public School,Phase 5,Mohali. Activities like puzzles,quiz,jumbled words were conducted in each class. Also,a powerpoint presentation on Azad’s contributions to education and its importance in human life was shown to students.

Diwali fete held at Divine Light School

A Diwali exhibition-cum-fete — Regalia,2013 was organised at Divine Light International School in Shamsher Nagar,Sirhind,on November 1.Educational games,food stalls,amusement games and a book exhibition were the centre of attraction at the event where students won prizes through the lucky draw.

NSS volunteers mark Children’s Day

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On the eve of Children’s Day,NSS volunteers of Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School,Sector 22-D,Chandigarh,in collaboration with Arya Mahila Sangthan,organised an athletic meet for EWS students of Government Model Middle School. Races like frog race,spoon race and three-legged race saw enthusiastic participation by the school children. The NSS volunteers presented a brief cultural show,while Laksha,a class XII NSS student,gave a speech on the significance of the day. Volunteers distributed prizes and over 250 pairs of woollen socks to the students as gifts. The programme ended with distribution of refreshment by volunteers.

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