SUBJECT :Green Diwali 

 An anti-cracker rally was organised by NSS volunteers of Pandit Mohan Lal S D Public School, Sector 32.  They made placards and posters to make people aware about the ill-effects of crackers and urged them to celebrate a green and cracker-free Diwali. 


An anti-cracker rally was taken out by 200 students of Government Model High School (GMHS), Sector 12. They took a pledge to celebrate cracker-free Diwali. The students also participated in different competitions like diya decoration, candle and rangoli making. 

GHS-Colony No. 4

An anti-cracker rally was organised by the eco-club of Government High School (GHS), Colony No. 4, Industrial Area, Phase 1, to create awareness about ill-effects of crackers. The rally was taken out in vicinity of the school. As many as 50 students participated enthusiastically in it.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sr Sec School

An anti-cracker campaign was launched by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35-B, Chandigarh, which started with an anti-cracker rally flagged off by school manager Surinder Singh. Students visited the residential area and market of Sector 35, raising slogans against the use of crackers. The students and the staff pledged not to burst crackers. 

Slogan writing

Shruti, a student of Class IX at Government Model High School, Sector 43-A, Chandigarh, participated in a slogan-writing competition at Kala Sagar, Sector 36-D, Chandigarh, organised by the Environment Society of India. She made the school proud by winning the second position in the competition. Headmistress Parminder Kaur Grewal and art teacher Parminder Singh honoured the student in the school assembly. 

Mock drill

The AKSIPS-41 conducted a mock drill on its premises to make students aware about the risks and hazards of a natural disaster. Students were told that they could minimise the impact of natural disasters through quick preparedness and response. Principal Jagjit Sekhon laid emphasis on proper pre-planning to save lives in such incidents. 


CL Aggarwal DAV Model School, Sector 7-B, organised a function on the theme “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”. Students presented a show to depict the importance of empowering women. The programme commenced with the lighting of a lamp by chief guest SP Bansal and guest of honour Subash Goyal. Children showed their excellence in skits, dance, fancy-dress competition and poetry recitation. The skit presented by students highlighted the theme of the programme. 

Sports Day

Sports Day was organised at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33-D. for students of primary classes. The event was supported by the Eco-Friendly Sports Organisation (EFSO). Principal Indra Beniwal, SMC members and senior members of the EFSO attended the programme. It was aimed at incorporating sports into the daily life. The students enjoyed events like frog race, sack race, reverse race, banana race and lemon and spoon race. 

Food, shoes distributed

Representatives of the Mahajan Sabha, Sector 37, Chandigarh, visited Government High School, Dadu Majra. The sabha every year helps the needy and meritorious students by gifting them books, notebooks, uniforms and shoes. This year, they distributed shoes, food and sweater among the needy students. Headmistress Lovleen Kaur thanked the members of the sabha for their help. 

Street play

A street play, organised by the Yuvasatta, an NGO was staged at St Stephen’s School, Chandigarh. The olay was staged by the Mask Theatre Group. The play discouraged the bursting of crackers during Diwali. Instead, the actors stressed the use of LED lights, diyas and candles. They also explained how purchasing and eating sweets from the market could lead to health hazards. Students and the school staff was urged not to go for unnecessary shopping due to tempting, which only promoted consumerism. Students were motivated to spread awareness regarding this among their families and friends. 

Mehndi competition

An inter-house mehndi competition was held for students of Classes VI to VIII at Doon Public School, Sector 21, Panchkula. Gurpreet Kaur of Class VII bagged the first position. A flower arrangement competition was also organised for students of Classes IX to XII. They arranged dry and fresh flowers in wonderful designs. Shruti and Meghna were declared winners from Class IX. Ishu and Mansi from Class X won the competition.  

PowerPoint presentation

Saupins’s School, Panchkula, organised an inter-house PowerPoint presentation competition for Classes VI to IX. Students presented informative and creative PowerPoint presentations on various topics. The competition was won by Kashish and Mehak of Class VII. Keshav of Class VIII and Shubham of Class VII bagged the second position. Suhavi of Class VIII and Ananya of Class VII secured the third position. 

Yoga meet

Students of Ryan International School, Mohali, participated in the 41st Punjab State Yoga Championship at Patiala. The contest was organised by the Punjab Yoga Association. The participants were awarded certificates. 

Volleyball tourney

Boys’ volleyball teams of Edustar Adarsh School, Kalewal, Mohali, brought laurels to the school by bagging the first position in the U-17 and second in the U-14 competitions. Principal Anu Sharma praised efforts of the students. The U-17 girls’ team of the bagged the third position during the CBSE cluster games.  


Kundan International School, Sector 46-B, Chandigarh, celebrated its 10th founder’s day on the theme, “Parvawali”. The programme commenced with the welcoming of chief guest Arun Sood, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh. Guests of honour for the programme were trustees of the Shri Kundan Lal Trust and members of the school management committee. The event began with the lighting of a traditional lamp. Principal Manjeet Jauhar presented the welcome address. The Shiv stuti, describing Lord Shiva as the ocean of compassion, was presented by students. The festival Holi was portrayed through a dance. A vibrant dance on Baisakhi took all to the land of ‘Punjab’. — TNS  

Source: The Tribune, Chandigarh