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Judson High School,which observes the Girl Child Day on September 8,held the function on September 10—September 8 was a holiday for the school— which also concided with the birthday of the Founder Principal.

Written by Express News Service | Published: September 18, 2012 4:18:21 am

Save the Girl Child,says Judson High School

Judson High School,which observes the Girl Child Day on September 8,held the function on September 10—September 8 was a holiday for the school— which also concided with the birthday of the Founder Principal. The theme of this year’s celebration was ‘Save the Girl Child.’ The event began with lighting of the lamp followed by an inspirational song-and-dance,’Hum me hai hero’,which portrayed several dynamic women who are an inspiration for others. Students also sang the song ‘Oh Re Chiraiya Nanhi Se Chidiya’. A skit on female foeticide and the importance of treating girls and a boys with equality was performed by students of secondary section. Addressing the event,Founder Principal Dr Freda Moore enlightened the audience on the subject of saving the girl child. Principal Mrs Saldanha addressed the students. The programme concluded with students walking around with charts containing thought-provoking slogans on the theme ‘Save the Girl Child’.

Teachers’ Day at SPM,courtesy Class 10

SPM celebrated Teachers’ Day with enthusiasm on September 5. The students of Class 10 played the role of teachers and dividing themselves into groups,taught all the lower classes. The teachers observed them and graded them on their performance. The students also showcased a scintillating cultural programme that had songs,dances and skits. Students were given unbridled freedom to perform solo performances giving full vent to their creative talents. A lemon juice-making competition by teachers who were blindfolded and several other fun-filled games had everyone in splits. It was a new experience for students to see their teachers enjoy themselves so much. The students of Class 10 organized the entire show right from making the invitation cards for the teachers to conducting practice sessions for participants. The programme concluded with the felicitation of teachers with a rose,a hand-made card and a gift.

Vikhe Patil annual day: Huge talent on display

The Annual Day and prize distribution ceremony of Vikhe Patil Memorial School,Pune was held on September 7 at the Yashwantrao Chavan Auditorium,Kothrud. The chief guest Mr. Suhas Divase,Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Pune Division,gave away prizes to outstanding students for the academic year 2011-12.

The lighting of the lamp and felicitation of the chief guest at the hands of chairman Dr. Ashok Patil,was followed by a cultural programme which started with Ganesh Stuthi,comprising five dance forms performed by students of Class 8. The programme had values,equality,emotional intelligence,compassion,friendship,hard work,peace,harmony and racial unity as themes. These qualities were brought out through various performances. The songs rendered included a couple of upbeat songs. The repertoire had a rousing rendition of Adiemus and O Fortuna. Hindi play ‘Mehnat Hi Bhagwan Hai’ conveyed the message that the fruit of hard work is always sweet. Students of Class 9 portrayed the importance of friendship through a dance they choreographed themselves. Senior Secondary students presented a dance depicting world harmony combining various dance forms; hip hop,salsa,freestyle and contemporary.

The concept of emotional intelligence was beautifully brought out by students of Class 9 through Navrasa dance depicting human sentiments of love,peace,heroism,pity,anger,fear,joy,wonder and disgust. What was unique was that the Navrasas were portrayed through modern dance forms of different genre; ballroom,freestyle,folk dance,contemporary,hip hop and also through mimes.

The trials and tribulations of mothers and their need for recognition and equal treatment was presented through the play ‘Mother’s Day’ by students of the Senior Secondary section. In a fitting finale,students of Class 10 danced to the theme of racial equality and the need to eradicate racism. The show concluded with students singing ‘We are the World’ to spread the message that every man,woman and child can bring about a change in the world.

The programme was appreciated by parents and everyone present,who applauded the efforts of the students in putting up the spectacular show.

Class 7 student of GIIS wins yoga contest

Juili Patwardhan,a Class 7 pupil of GIIS,Chinchwad grabbed the first pize at the district-level yogasana competition on September 2 in Pune. The judges were awestruck at the flexibility she exhibited through various asanas. Byaghrasan ,Purna Salabhasan, Purna Dhanuvasan,Hand Stand Gokhil,Handstand Vrishakasana were some of the postures she displayed at the competition. Juili showcased her moves with élan that placed her at the coveted first position. She has been selected to participate at the zonal yogasana competition.

Students head for football camp in Italy

Yash Sardesai and Prithviraj Satav of St. Vincent’s School in Camp have been selected for a weeklong trip to the academy facilities of Italian football club,FC Internazionale Milano. Both were selected from 40 candidates and are part of a 16-member squad that will represent India in Italy at the Inter Milan’s academy. The boys got a chance to travel to Italy through a talent hunt organized across India. The boys are upbeat on their trip. “It’s really incredible that I am getting a chance to travel to Italy and be part of such a big club’s academy,” said Sardesai. Prithviraj Satav said he is a fan of the Italian club and cannot wait to visit the stadium and watch the first team in action.

The 16-member squad left for Italy on Monday. They will take part in a training programme for eight days under the supervision of coaches of the Inter Milan Youth Academy.

4,000 take part in Horlicks Wiz Kids

Horlicks Wiz Kids hosted its 10th edition at Ganesh Kala Krida in Pune on Monday,September 10. The competition drew over 4,000 students from 64 schools and junior colleges. It was open for students from class 1 to class 12. Schools from Pune district and Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar were eligible.

The international competition is the largest inter-school fest hosted in India and covers 26 cities,21 in India,and 5 in Pakistan,Nepal and Sri Lanka. The expected turnout is 1.5 lakh students from over 10,000 schools. Over 40 contests are being held in each city,with 6 categories and divisions by age. They will include arts,literature,culture and entertainment. Two students will be chosen from each city and will take part in the South Asian Trophy. The students will be flown to Bangalore,where the finals will be held.

“The painting competitions alone drew more than 700 students,while mehndi saw 600 participants. We are also holding essay contests in Marathi,” said Sayed Sultan Ahmed,MD of EduMedia and chief organizer of Wiz Kids. The champions of the South Asian Final will win a 5-day trip to Africa and receive scholarships worth Rs 1,00,000 each,apart from trophies,certificates and gift hampers. Schools are awarded points based on competitions won by representing participants in group,team and individual events. The school that gets the highest on the scoreboard will be awarded the Horlicks Champions Award. Wiz Kids also held iWiz again,which are online competitions for students all over India. The competitions commenced in the third week of August.

Kroot Memorial wins football tournament

Kroot Memorial School won the seven-a-side football tournament organized by Hume McHenry School at the school ground in Salisbury Park. The tournament was a keenly contested affair. The semifinals were played between Kroot Memorial and St. Vincent’s. The second semifinal was played between the Dastur Boys High and Hume McHenry. Both semifinals were thrilling matches with plenty of goalmouth action. Kroot Memorial triumphed over St. Vincent’s in the first semifinal to book a place in the final. The second semifinal saw hosts Hume McHenry emerging winners against Dastur Boys High. In the final between Hume McHenry and Dastur Boys High,neither side could score a goal and the match had to be decided through a penalty shootout. In the shootout,Hume McHenry could only convert a single spotkick while Kroot Memorial converted two. The prize distribution function was presided over by Hume McHenry principal Dr. Bakul Bhosale.

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