To promote the idea of sustainable tourism, World Tourism Day was observed by students of classes II-III. The students prepared posters and powerpoint presentations on theme “Tourism for inclusive growth”. The students enthusiastically shared their experiences of different places visited by them in a Talk Show. They came to know about food, dances, attires and rich culture of different states and countries that added to their knowledge. The efforts made by the students were appreciated by Primary wing Coordinator, Ms. Sukhnandan Kaur.
Primary Wing students of the school celebrated International Day of Peace by creating a beautiful origami dove out of recycled material and reciting the peace pledge during the virtual classes. To honor the occasion, importance of the day was highlighted to students by class teachers and they were encouraged to talk about ten things they are grateful for in life.
Hindi Diwas is celebrated on 14 September of every year. This year the school celebrated it in virtual mode. The Main attraction of the celebration was the Akshar Gyaan Competition, in which BCMites recited poems, spoke quotations and even narrated stories starting with different varnas of Hindi language and they were acquainted with the importance of Hindi language by their teachers during the CT Period. The main aim to celebrate this day is to pay tribute to the mother language of India. It is celebrated to inculcate love for the Hindi Language and get knowledge on importance of the Hindi Diwas. On this special day the school Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi said ‘Hindi’ is a language of love, togetherness and brotherhood. HINDI DIWAS should be celebrated with great pride and vigour.
The students of Primary Wing marked Ganesh Chaturthi at their places with great fervour and fidelity. They decorated their houses with beautifully aligned bright lamps and lights along with magnificent flowers. They offered prayers to Lord Ganesha with their family members. This year the tiny tots prepared eco friendly Ganesha with clay and flour. Their videos performing all the rituals were shared in the class groups. The sole purpose of the celebration was to let the students stay rooted with Indian culture and to enable them to understand the significance of this festival.
Teachers’ Day was celebrated with great fervor and gusto to pay homage to exemplary teacher and philosopher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Amidst jubilations galore, school students showcased the fragrance of their emotions for their teachers through greeting cards, videos, collages, messages and PPTs. Embracing the respect and appreciation from young minds, the whole teacher fraternity felt overwhelmed.
The students of Grade V exhibited their talent and confidence in virtual Interhouse Hindi Recitation Competition based on Lord Krishna’s life and teachings on the occasion of Shri Krishan Janamashtami. The enthusiastic poets verbalised their phonemic awareness, imagination and creative potential in an exquisite manner. The talented poets mesmerised the audience with their articulation and vivid evocation while reciting the poems. Jaismeen Tiwari of Shalimar House bagged 1st position followed by Ananya of Gulmohar House whereas Lavanya Kakkar of Pukhraj House got 3rd rank.
Gaiety and zest marked the Teej celebrations in the school premises. The traditional colourful costumes of the students and faculty enhanced the charm and mood of the celebrations. The young girls shared their videos of dancing on the Punjabi music,reciting boliyan and performed Giddha. The boys were no less. They sang Punjabi songs during the finale round on the virtual platform which was a treat to the ears. Some also shared the pictures enjoying the dessert platter with Kheer and malpuas. The participants in Punjabi attire with henna on their hands, very confidently answered the questions of the judges. The school principal, Dr. Vandna Shahi applauded the winners with a message to carry forward the legacy of Indian culture and customs.
An Inter House Recitation Competition for the students of class VI on the theme Beauties of Nature was conducted. Participants enthusiastically exhibited their oratory skills. Their poems were a blend of thoughts, expressions and emotions in a rhythmic way. The participants from all the four Houses left no stone unturned for victory. Saanvi of Gulmohar House bagged the first position, Pranjal of Shalimar House stood second, Aanya of Pukhraj House and Gurtej of Kohinoor House shared the third position. Last but not the least, Asees of Pukhraj House and Srishti of Gulmohar House shared the fourth position in the contest.
The primary wing of the school organized various skill-based activities like cloth folding, shoe polishing, tie the shoelaces, washing hanky and shoes for the students during the C.T. period. The class incharges demonstrated the same in the C.T. period and students followed the step to step instructions. It was an opportunity for students to hone certain life skills while having fun. The students actively participated in the activities. It was an enriching learning experience for them.
Since 1950, Van Mahotsava is celebrated every year during the first week of July. During this prevailing pandemic, Van Mahotsava not only becomes the celebration of Mother Nature but also an observance to avoid the loss of human lives. The students of the primary wing gave this message to the community by planting trees in their locality and nearby places. They gave their contribution towards prevention of global warming and celebrated this festival with great zeal.
International Plastic Bag Free Day was observed on July 3. This day emphasizes on the plastic bag free world and spread the awareness about the devastating effects of plastics on the environment. The students of the primary wing took the initiative for the purpose of getting rid of using plastic bags. They made beautiful alternate bags of cloth, paper, jute and other material available at home and spread the message to the community to look for more eco-friendly alternatives, instead of using plastic bags.
The Virtual Summer Camp 'Kidsfest' was a beautiful combination of learning with fun. It was an enriching and augmented session for the students as it helped them to explore new ideas and cultivate new interest. The summer camp was unique in its way as it was conducted on virtual mode and included newer set of activities like Banjo, Writex, Runtastic, Mindscape and Power fit kids. These gamut of activities gave opportunity to students to show their talents and explore new horizons. Overall, the summer camp of this year gave wings to creativity and fulfil the inquisitiveness of the eager minds. School Principal appreciated the endeavour of the teachers as well as students and affirmed that such type of camps help children develop important social, emotional and cognitive skills.
“In the courtyard of the foundation you laid,
your melody and fragrance lingers on..”
The whole Bcm family paid soulful homage to the true Karam -Yogi, a man of vision, a profound industrialist and a philanthropist - Mahatma Satyanand Ji Munjal on his 104th birth anniversary. The apostle of Naam- Deeksha was reverently and endearingly remembered by reciting Gayatri Mantra and Ten Golden Rules of Arya Samaj. The commemorative celebrations included a myriad of activities. Students recited inspirational couplets promoting the importance of education and knowledge in one’s life. Slogan writings depicting his life mantra – Simple Living, High Thinking, were aptly presented by the young BCMites. Teachers and the students took the pledge to imbibe ten golden rules of the Arya Samaj and propagate its teachings. A documentary on the life of Hero Cycles’ Patriarch was also showcased. Afterwards, everyone bowed down with gratitude before the man who spent his whole life for the welfare of others and created an exemplary history.
The School Principal paid deep obeisance to the great persona by saying that Mahatma Satyanand Ji Munjal was an institution in himself who had been instrumental in inculcating the values like integrity, honesty and humility. She further stated that his legacy will continue to inspire all and adjured the whole BCM fraternity and the students to lead a virtuous life, walking on the path of righteousness, by following his footsteps and eventually making a difference in the society.
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
To commemorate the day of the epitome of selfless love, sacrifice and care, Mother’s Day was celebrated by the students with much zeal and vigour. Students participated in plethora of activities to show the respect and love for their mothers. Students of middle wing made beautiful Photo Frames and Crowns. They penned down their feelings for mothers in a poetic way. They also cooked favorite dishes for their mothers. The students of the senior secondary wing exhibited their creativity by writing short notes for their beloved mothers, depicted their emotions via beautiful posters. The school Principal inspired the students to inculcate virtuous deeds and ethical values that make the parents happy and contented.
The spring harvest festival, Baisakhi was celebrated virtually by BCMites amidst the pandemic. Special assembly was conducted to enlighten the students on the importance of the day. Students had a unique kind of celebration that commemorated the beginning of the new year.
Tiny tots of KG Wing wore colorful punjabi attires showing their love for their culture. Students enjoyed punjabi appetizing food in virtual class and demonstrated so many things related to their culture. The PPT depicting the importance of Baisakhi festival was also shared with the students. ‘Baisakhi and Ugadi Festivals’ were celebrated by the students of classes II and III. The celebration helped the students to gain knowledge of the culture, traditions and practices of the paired state- Andhra Pradesh, thereby strengthening the unity and integrity of India. The students resorted to an impressive show of talent during the presentation of traditional food items, home decoration, traditional attire, etc. relating the rich culture of Punjab and Andhra Pradesh on display.
Some students went to the wheat fields and shared the pictures standing amidst the reap harvest. Whereas another group chose to seek the blessings of Almighty and visited the temples. They shared their videos which enabled all to delve into the mystic aura of Shabad kirtan.
The fun lovers celebrated it in their own way and shared their dance videos in Punjabi attires whereas a few creative ones made PPT, giving a complete insight of the festival. The school Principal expressed her heart’s elation and said that she was proud of her students who did every activity with zeal irrespective of the lock down and their inability to be in school campus. She also expressed her hope and prayed to have the students back in the campus soon.
BCMites celebrated ‘Corona Awareness Week’ with the theme 'FACE,HAND,SPACE,LET'S CURB THE PACE'. This awareness week was basically organised to help stop the spread of corona virus. Students were apprised about the safety guidelines on Covid - 19 and healthy dietary habits through comic book, quizzes and interactive sessions. Students enthusiastically participated in the quiz based on Corona Awareness. Session on 'Emotional Well Being' was also taken by the School Counselor and tips on the same were given to the students. The school Principal appreciated the efforts of teachers and motivated the students to follow the guidelines.
School hosted an interactive live session on “ Digital Literacy” with the aim to have a thorough understanding of various educational apps, internet, its usage and privacy issues concerned with it. The session was conducted by Ms. Archana Malhotra, HOD Computer Department for the students and parents of classes II - IX. She stated that IT and Internet has become more ubiquitous during this COVID-19 Pandemic, so developing digital literacy skills is the need of the hour. She apprised them with the working of various apps that will facilitate them in their studies. A presentation was screened providing an overview of some of the online platforms and resources that can help students in learning process. She encouraged the students that they should nurture a positive attitude towards digital technology and advised the parents to be well- equipped to guide their children. Further, a presentation was screened providing them first hand experience on digital literacy. Overall the webinar proved to be highly engaging, effective and enlightening for all .