The power of a good speech cannot be undermined. An Inter School Declamation was organized by Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex (LSSC) on Aug 6, 2019 which was housed by the School. The competition that served as an ideal platform for facilitating an exchange of ideas among the student fraternity also promoted the skills of effective Public speaking. The participants expressed their views enthusiastically and competed with a talented pool of contestants from 33 schools across the city.
The occasion was graced by the presence of Mr. Parminder Singh Gill (Chief Administrator GLADA) as the Chief Guest, Ms. Manpreet Kaur Maan (Assistant Professor PCTE Group of Institutes), Ms. Kamlesh Gupta (renowned anchor of Ludhiana) were the esteemed judges along with other dignitaries. The function commenced with the traditional lighting of lamp by the esteemed guests. The guests were accorded a formal welcome by the school Principal, Dr. Vandna Shahi and Dr. Prem Kumar (Executive Director LBCM Foundation). The dynamic participants mesmerized the student audience with their vibrant oratory skills. The first prize was won by Gurleen Verma of Sacred Heart School, BRS Nagar while the second prize was clinched by Purvanshi Singh of Springdale School and third position was bagged by Budhisha Nanda of Bal Bharti School. Consolation prize was bagged by Ishan Bhasin DCM Presidency School.
The Chief Guest, Mr. Gill congratulated and appreciated the efforts put in by the young, energetic, eloquent and persuasive orators.
Teej was celebrated with a great festival fervor by the senior students of classes XI & XII. The students were attired in beautiful traditional Punjabi outfits. The boys turned up as mighty ‘Gabrus’ and the girls were dressed up as preety ‘Mutiyaars’ adorned with ethnic costumes and traditional jewellary.
The school Principal, Dr. Vandna Shahi graced the occasion with her benign presence. She showered her blessings upon the beautifully attired students and said that such festivals glorify our heritage and culture.
The students participated with full zeal and enthusiasm.They sang melodious Punjabi folk songs and performed Giddha and Bhangra. A comic play highlighting the impact of fraud ‘Babas’ on the orthodox society was also staged. The song performance by Tarandeep Singh dedicated to mothers stole every heart and left tears in eyes of all. Mekahpreet of XII Com. was entitled as “Miss Teej” while Kamalpreet Kaur and Simranpreet Kaur from classes XII Com. and XII FMM were adjudged 1st Runner up and 2nd Runner up respectively. Overall the day concluded on a happy and cheerful note.
BCMites expressed their love and respect for the Indian Army by sending them variant token of love on the occasion of Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan. The students from different classes prepared Rakhis and Greeting cards for the soldiers. This activity was done in collaboration with the Income Tax Department. The handmade cards and rakhis gave an expression to their emotions for the soldiers who endanger their lives for the civilians. The parcel with many beating hearts was dispatched to the border to give them feeling of strong bond and affection with the people expressing her heart’s elation, the school Principal appreciated the commendable efforts of the students and motivated them to show same zeal for their countrymen in future as well.
To have good communication skills is the key to be successful in today’s competitive world. With such aim, a seminar on “Communication Skills” was organized for the students of class X. The resource person was Ms. Apurva Tidka (Varc Trainer, T.I.M.E). She explained the basic meaning of communication, its types and different ways to learn to communicate with others.
She engaged the audiences into various interesting games with the motive of active participation from students. She gave them different topics and students presented their opinions confidently. It was an interactive session which helped the youngsters to be effective communicators to rise high in their careers. Mrs. Anjan Kalia (Sr. Coordinator) said that such seminars should be held regularly as they conveyed necessary information and guide students to survive in present scenario.
The School hosted Inter BCM Table Tennis Tournament on July 26, 2019 in which around 30 students of different BCM institutes participated. The teams from different schools taking pride in their sports jerseys sweat it out to win over the opponents displaying their sports acumen, strength and strategy. All the participants displayed good sportsman spirit and team work. Excitement and enthusiasm for the competition was infectious. After a close competition, the host School emerged winner in Boys U-15 category whereas BCM School, Sector 32 and BCM Basant city bagged II and III positions respectively. Likewise in Girls category students of BCM, Sector 32 outplayed BCM Basant Avenue, who got II position. BCM Basant city bagged III position. The senior wing Co- ordinator Ms. Anjan Kalia along with sports incharge Mr. B.R. Nayak awarded the winners.
Students gave rich tribute to the armed forces of India by celebrating Kargil Victory Day in the school campus. A special assembly commenced in the school with a patriotic song followed by a speech in the honour of Indian soldiers. Students displayed posters and banners depicting the moment of pride, courage and sacrifice. The school Principal, teachers and students paid homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the motherland. The event concluded with the echoes of 'Jai Hind' which filled everyone with immense love and pride for their country.
An Inter Class Tangram Activity for the students of classes I-III was organized. The students were divided into groups and they formed specific shapes. The creativity of the students knew no bounds and they came up with amazing ideas and designs. This activity was an absolute pleasure and was an initiative to develop problem solving, logical thinking, perceptual reasoning, visual-spatial awareness, creativity and many Mathematical concepts such as shapes, symmetry etc. Taking it one step further, students of classes IV & V made colourful models using different shapes and exhibited their talent.
“Maa ke Hath ki Roti “ is an initiative taken by the BCMites to provide food to the family members of patients who come from far off places. Also under privileged patients, admitted in hospitals, are those who come from nearby villages and are often poor. They cannot afford to have food from mess or canteen. The program proved to be a great success as both students and teachers came forward to feed the poor patients.
BCM as an institute is extremely committed to SAVE ENVIRONMENT. To make the students aware about degradation in environment, two movies "SAVE ME " and "TEN TIPS TO SAVE WATER" were shown to the students of middle wing during activity period. It was shown that trees help in bringing rain, provide fresh air and reduce air pollution. Trees provide us many things without taking anything from us. Trees are our forever companions. The students realized that trees and water are essential part of nature and are essential for human life. The students enjoyed watching movies and learnt a lot.
Aristotle said, “To bring any change, we must train young minds.” With this aim, the students were sensitized regarding various population issues like family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health etc. They were also apprised of the fact that the resources are getting depleted at a rapid pace due to increase in the demand of growing population. Teachers also acquainted them with some solutions to combat with this serious issue. The students also expressed their deep concern for the healthy growth and safety of human race. The Principal Dr. Vandana Shahi, also emphasized on the need to curb the population so that our present as well as future generations can live happily on this planet earth.
Beauty is the realm of poetry. Children enjoy the beauty of expressions, thoughts, feelings, rhythm and music of words. Taking all these facts into consideration, an ‘Intersection English Recitation Competition’of Grades I - V was held. The competition was organized to explore and encourage the speaking skills and instill confidence in children. It inspired children to come forward and recite on stage. Children participated earnestly in the competition. They came up with different poems and recited with enthusiasm.
A workshop on 'Handling Adolescence Storm Period' was conducted by a trained psychologist, Ms.Manmeet Kaur Grewal. The workshop aimed to facilitate awareness of knowledge among teachers with particular focus on adolescents’ needs and bridging the information gap. The main areas of discussion were dynamic, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, physical and social changes during adolescence period. The session was quite enriching and many queries were discussed and analyzed.
Public speaking is said to be the biggest fear amongst adults. Most of the people feel nervous to speak in public. To overcome this stage phobia, a workshop was conducted for teachers. Resource person for the same was Ms. Kamlesh Gupta (Renowned Anchor). She gave tips to the teachers to reduce stage fright. She advised them to prepare material in advance and read aloud. She emphasized that speaker should keep himself calm and try to connect with the audience. The workshop proved to be fruitful and helped teachers in enhancing skills of public speaking.
Prior to his final at Super Dancer Chapter 3, Saksham Sharma one of the most cutest contestant of Super Dancer Chapter 3 visited his school to seek the blessings of mam Principal and his teachers. His classmates welcomed him with zeal and enthusiasm. They did his signature move also. Saksham proved that the reality shows are no shortcuts to fame but a crosscut to struggle. It was a fair of exuberant moments in the school. The school Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi congratulated Saksham for getting grand success in Super Dancer Chapter 3 and appreciated his parents for recognizing is talent at such a tender age and supporting him.
School conducted a Capacity Building Programme on Value Education under CBSE Training Programme on June 4, 2019. Attended by approximately 70 teachers from different city schools, it focused on importance of value education in student’s life. Ms Shabnam Sharma, the Principal of Disciplined Disciples International School , Amritsar and Ms Simmi Jaggi, PGT (English), Sri Guru Gobind Singh Collegiate Public School, Chandigarh were the resource persons of the event. The teachers were briefed about the need of value education and how it can be incorporated in curriculum through classroom studies, during the school assemblies and other school activities. The participants shared their classroom experiences and effective teaching methods for imparting values education. Different activities and group discussions made the session all the more effective.
The Teachers got an indepth idea on character education through handouts and small video clippings. Dr Vandna Shahi, the Principal of the host School highlighted that the objective of such programme is to empower the teacher to enable them in shaping the character of students in a comprehensive manner. She also urged teachers to create a conducive environment and encompass moral value system as an integral component of the teaching process.
Teacher is a lifelong learner and the teaching fraternity has to keep abreast with the changing trends and the mindset of the students. Keeping this in view, a workshop on ‘Effective Pedagogy’ was conducted .The honourable resource person for the workshop was Ms. Harpreet Kang, (Dean PCTE, Groups of Institutions and the chairperson of students forum at LMA). Highlighting the influence of teachers in a student’s life, she emphasized on adopting innovative pedagogy to facilitate teaching learning process. She urged the teachers to provide practical exposure to students instead of giving them theoretical knowledge.The session proved to be very interactive and enriching experience for the teachers.
"An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest".
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will find forgiveness. The little wonders of the School, made their mothers feel wonderfully special on the occasion of 'Mother's Day Celebration'. To make the celebration more special, students of class I passionately got involved in making beautiful 'Greeting Cards' to convey gratitude to their moms for unconditional love. The students of class II made beautiful 'Smileys' for their mothers as a token of love. The students of class III wrote 'Letters' to their mothers expressing heart warming feelings like love, appreciation and concern. At the end of the celebration, the school principal, Dr. Vandna Shahi threw light on the pivotal role of a mother highlighting that a mother is very important in shaping the growth, personality and uprising of a child.
PRE-ELECTION VOTERS’ AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
With the polling season at full swing and the school being socially responsible, stepped forward to spread the word about importance of voting and the right to vote.
In order to motivate voters, around 200 students of the school along with teachers participated in Voters’ Awareness Campaign on May 17, 2019. The awareness drive was successfully conducted under the able guidance of the school Principal, Dr. Vandna Shahi. The volunteers activity participated in the rally and motivated the residents of Janta Enclave, Basant Avenue, Dugri, Pakhowal Road and Urban Estate to cast their votes righteously and encourage the electorates to 'go for the most important right of an Indian Citizen - that of the vote’.
As part of it, students displayed placards with motivational statements written on them, raised slogans and left no stone unturned to make sure that voters exercise their democratic rights and ensure 100% polling in the district.
Potential leaders of tomorrow are groomed, developed and raised in the miniature world of an educational institution through diverse portfolios that are offered to mark a difference.
To develop leadership qualities among students, the Investiture Ceremony for the School Student Council 2019-20 was held in the School. Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi felicitated the student Council with the badges and flags of their respective houses, the badge ceremony was followed by oath ceremony during which the Head Boy, Simranpreet Singh and Head Girl, Baneet Kaur along with the Council members of all the four houses, took pledge to do their duties with utmost sincerity and best of their capabilities. They marched with their House Flags held high in pride & glory. The newly elected members were brimming with confidence to shoulder the assigned duties.
The School Principal, congratulated the council and advised them to be the role models for others. She extended a supporting hand to the students’ council for the smooth running of the school. The function concluded with the National Anthem.
In order to meet the challenging needs of corporate world environment and provide a practical platform, the school held a session for Commerce students where an introduction to Business club was given. The students were guided by an expertise, Dr. Prem Kumar (Executive Director and Manager,BCM Foundation). He shared anecdotes from his personal experience to emphasize the fact that it is not just sufficient for a student of commerce to be sound theoretically but must also be exposed to the outer world in a dynamic way to face practical situation. He told the motto of the club being ‘Explore to Excel’ and motivated them to update their knowledge of current affairs and have a proactive approach in student life. The school principal, Dr.Vandna Shahi encouraged her students to join the club and promised to help in every way possible.
BCMITES bagged First Runner-Up Trophy at Science Fest - 2019 organised by GNPS, Sarabha Nagar on May 4, 2019. The school students showcased their talent at fest and added another feather in BCM's cap by grabbing Ist position in Photography, III position in Choreography and by winning consolation prize in PPT making. A cash prize of Rupees 3100 was awarded to the participants for the extraordinary performance. School Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi congratulated and appreciated the faculty and students for their accomplishment,
With the aim to promote the sports at grass-root level, Budding cricketers of the school, got a chance to interact with Mr. Bruce Adams, one of the top most cricket coaches of Australia, who currently holds the coveted position of sports Director at Madan Lal Amenity cricket school and has been instrumental in shaping up the career of hundreds of international cricket players. The international player conducted cricket workshop to hunt for talented cricketers and to polish these aspirants. Cricket trails were also conducted. Students were encouraged to participate more in extra curricular activities and were enlightened with the importance of health, fitness and active lifestyle.
Kohinoor House Girls bagged the winning trophy by defeating Pukhraj House in the Final match of the Inter House Throwball match for (XI & XII) held at B.C.M School, Basant Avenue on May 4, 2019.
Held in the school, the Inter House Throwball matches saw teams from four different Houses of the school completing neck to neck in a tournament organized for senior school girls. The commendable performance of the students exhibited the importance of extra-curricular activities in playing a vital role in grooming the youth .
The year 2019 has been proclaimed as International year of the Periodic Table of chemical Elements(IYPT 2019) by the “U.N general Assembly and UNESCO”.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Periodic Table, a confabulation on Periodic Table was organized by the students of XII Science. Around 30 students participated and updated the students about the unknown facts of some rare elements. They also highlighted the history and importance of elements of periodic table. The school Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi appreciated the active participation of students and said that such events provide great platform to students not only to hone their oratory skills but to exchange their knowledge and experiences too.
36 students of XI & XII visited SEBI Chandigarh local office. Mr Zubin Mehta, Assistant General Manager interacted with the students regarding Role of SEBI in development of securities Market. Mr Yogesh, Chander Assistant Manager, had a session on the regulatory framework of Securities Market and step being initiated by SEBI for protection of Interest of Investors. Students also discussed the recent SEBI order against NSE on co-location issue. Last session was taken by Mr Nishant, from National Stock Exchange, who enlightened the students about trading aspects of cash and Derivatives Markets. All the students have a wonderful query session.
The School firmly believes that extra curricular activities play an important role in the holistic development of the children. The school held club period activities in zero period for classes IX and X where students learnt variety of skills like yoga, self-defence, contemporary dance, knit and craft etc. The school Principal Dr. Vandna shahi motivated the students to participate actively in such learner-centered activities.
The school organized Inter house Cricket Tournament (U-19) for boys of classes XI and XII. The matches were held in order to encourage sportsmanship spirit and grooming the students in sports domain. The matches were played between the four Houses : Gulmohar v/s Shalimar & Pukhraj v/s Kohinoor. The final match was played between the students of Gulmohar & Pukhraj House. All students were decked up to prove their mettle. The enthusiastic crowd experienced a thrilling performance of the two teams exhibiting their best. The XII class boys of Gulmohar House defeated Pukhraj house and won by 10 wickets whereas boys of XI won by 5 wickets. Ravinder Singh (XII Comm) and Jashandeep Thandi (XI Comm ) were declared as man of the Match in their respective matches. Tanveer Singh of XII Comm scored 80 runs and was selected as Man of the Series.
With the objective to save Earth and protect environment , Earth Day was celebrated. Special assembly was held by class VIII students. The students took the pledge to keep their surroundings clean and green .They also emphasized the need to follow three R-s’ Reduce,Recycle, and Reuse through Nukkad Natak. The Power Point Presentation was shown to the students making them aware of the importance of using our natural resources judiciously. Poster Making Competition and Hindi poem recitation were organized for the students of primary wing, depicting the dangers harming the planet Earth.
The young minds were catered to the classical dance forms and connected to Indian roots through the event ‘LEC-DEMS’ by SPIC MACAY, a non-political society for promotion of intangible aspects of Indian cultural heritage in the school premises. The event had a lecture demonstration by renowned Odissi danseuse - Kavita Dwibedi, daughter and disciple of stalwart Odissi maestro Late Guru Hare Krishna Dahera. It was an honor for the students to get acquainted to such a divine dance form whose origin dates back to the 2nd century BC. She presented various forms like ‘Manglacharan’ where she sought the blessings of Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu, demonstrated structures of Indian sculptures and also explained the distinct costume and accessories adorned by Odissi classical dancers and its importance. It was a treat for the audience who were spell bound by her performance.
Felicitation Ceremony for the Classes I-IX & XI was organized in the school. In this ceremony meritorious students who excelled in their respective classes were awarded with medals and certificates. The students with 100% attendance also got recognisation to boost their morale and inspire others. The school Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi congratulated the parents and students for their achievements and motivated them to score high grades in future too.
Celebrating the exhilaration of augmenting talents, nurturing hopes and fulfilling aspirations, the school organized an annual function ‘Talent Yard’ for class I. The show involved spectacular performances enriched with rich music, costumes, dance and mime. The event commenced with a poignant tribute to the Indian soldiers that awakened the spirit and soul of all individuals. It aimed at unfettering the spirit of students by their active participation in various enactments creating awareness of social issues. The School Principal emphasized on cumulative learning while engaging oneself with hands on activities. She also shared the educational planning and school’s ideology for the upcoming century.
An alumni meet was organized for the BCMite pass outs in the school premises which was attended by around 40 students from different sessions. The meeting brought back memories when they went down the years recalling their school days. It was a proud moment for the School Principal and the faculty to welcome the students in the school premises once again and see them successfully settled in their lives. The meeting commenced with a brief update on their present status. It proved fruitful as they gave many ideas as to how they could contribute to the welfare of the school program. The young boys and girls assured that they would try to win more and more recognition for the school that helped them earn their identity. The office bearers were designated for smooth and regular coordination between the school authorities and the alumni. Expressing her heart’s elation, the school Principal thanked her students for remembering their school and also congratulated them for earning respectable positions for themselves.
Students of class XI attended live session on interaction with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi ,'Examination Discussion 2.0' program. He motivated the students and guided them that exams are opportunity to shine.He gave tips to the students to beat anxiety.The students listened to the session attentively and it helped them to handle exam pressure wisely.
Republic week was celebrated with plenty of gusto and patriotic fervor at the campus. A wide range of special activities centered around the theme were conducted to instill the spirit of national pride and love for the country. Students of class I made National Flag using the technique of hand printing. Students of class II curated a few dishes that were in the spirit and theme of special day. Collage Making activity was held for students of class III .The students of Nursery and KG presented rhymes, patriotic songs as well as dance Performances. The school Principal unfurled the National Flag. The students vowed to work continuously for the growth of the country.
An awareness session on cybercrime and security was held for the students of class VIII. They were addressed by ACP Mr Ramandeep Singh Bhullar, SHO Dugri Sardaar Gurbachan Singh, SHO Sadar Sardar Sukhdev Singh Brar and Gurbakshish Singh Incharge Police Station Basant Avenu. They made the children alert about the consequences of using unknown sites and games. They also guided them about the security and vigilance they need to keep while Surfing the internet. Children were also warned against making fake IDs and spreading rumours online as now they could be easily targeted and punished for the offence. They were extended a formal thanks by the Activity Incharge Ms Seema Mahajan who was grateful for their presence to enlighten the school students.
Embracing the dynamism of the present times the school recently hosted a Capacity Building Programme in Life Skills. The resource person for the workshop was Ms. Vega Sharma. Attended by 68 teachers from different city schools, it focused on importance of life skills and gave direction of its usage in day to day teaching. The unwavering enthusiasm of the educators to hone their skill-sets and learn through collaboration was evident.Plethora of interactive activities on life skills were conducted. The school principal Dr. Vandna Shahi prompted all teachers to think beyond the syllabus in order to teach and make ‘Life Skills’ a regular classroom practice. She also encouraged them to cascade their learning and create rippling effect in the lives of others as well.
School hosted a Career Fair ‘Avocation18’ for parents and students of classes IX to XII to keep them abreast of the various options available for Higher Education and their future prospects. The Fair featuring 17 institutes and universities was designed to expose students to a width of career options including vocational and off-beat careers available after XII. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Prem Kumar (Executive Director, BCM Group of Institutes) who visited every counter assessing the diverse avenues that the universities openly offered. The School Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi met all the participating universities and was thankful to the Deans and Counselors who ushered in the copious prospects in the lives of the students to assist them in choosing their career.
GALA GALAXY -2018 was presented by the students of class II. The programme included a series of thematic performances, ranging from devotion to family values, parental love and social issues. Tiny tots presented an enthralling Nukkad natak which projected the concept of parent-child relationship. Western dances were scintillating.