To spread awareness among students and society, Vanamahotsava was celebrated with enthusiasm and fervour at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 56. The function was inaugurated by Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher by planting a sapling. She emphasised the importance of trees and the issue of global pollution. Marigold Eco-Club held an interactive session with the students. School principal Anita Sharma apprised them of growing more trees and making the environment pollution-free. Young creative minds made various posters, placards and raised slogans on the subject.

Special workshop

A special workshop was conducted on ‘climatic changes around the world’ by a team of three members - Navneet Trivedi, Karamveer Singh, and Youdhvir Singh - under the NSS Scheme at Ryan International School. The aim of the team was to create awareness among the students, with the help of teachers, about the devastating effects of global warming. By educating and training teachers under the project (Teacher’s Training Programme), they aimed at reaching out to various students.

Hindi recitation competition

A Hindi recitation competition was organised at Green Castle School, Sector 47-C. It enabled children to ward off their stage fear as well as experience the feeling of public speaking. This allowed the students to connect with the audience and also understand the concept of voice modulation.

Inter-house action song contest

An inter-house action song competition was held in the primary section of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 47. The theme for the competition was ‘Nature’. Students wore beautiful flower masks to make their performance more effective and vibrant. Headmistress Mridhu Sharma appreciated the efforts put in by the students and class teachers and congratulated the winners.

Intra-school declamation competition

Panchkula: As a part of the Digital Week celebrations initiated by PM Narendra Modi, Bhavan Vidyalaya hosted an intra-school declamation competition. As many as 16 students from Classes IX to XII participated in the event. The students voiced out valuable facts and opinions on the topic, “Digital India’, both in English and Hindi. Students in their speeches talked about the latest features of the campaign. They also talked about how this kind of an endeavour could be instrumental in empowering India’s youth.

Visit to post office

Mohali: As many as 60 students of Gian Jyoti Global School, Phase II, visited a post office under the campaign of the ‘Digital India Week’ launched by the Prime Minister. There students were told about how to dispatch and receive a registry. They were also shown different stamps and the purpose of these was also explained to them.

Faculty development programme

A faculty development programme on Problem-Solving Assessment (PSA) was conducted for teachers at Ashmah International School. The objective was to make teachers aware of the latest information regarding the PSA and to promote and assess the analytical reasoning, decision-making and critical thinking among the students, said school principal Monica Mann. — TNS

Source: The Tribune, Chandigarh