Keeping the festive spirit alive, Dussehra was celebrated with a lot of zeal and devotion virtually by BCMites. The festive spirit was given a bloom by plethora of activities. Students of Primary Wing showcased a Puppet Show to reiterat the message of victory of good over evil. A spectacular puppet act depicting various scenes from Lord Rama’s life was presented by the teachers in which they presented the various scenes like Lord Rama’s birth, Sita Swayamvar, the banishment of Lord Rama from Ayodhaya followed by his victory over Ravana. Middle Wing students prepared a power-point presentation depicting Ram Lila Manchan and Ravana Dehan and senior students told unknown facts of the Ramayna through animated videos and made different weapons like ,gadda, sword, protective shield etc. The school students enthusiastically participated in art competitions of Paper Ravana making and thematic collage making. All the activities lend a soulful and pious spirit to the celebration. These activities not only generated a festive aura but also taught moral values to the students. They were intimated of the Ravana’s single mistake which overpowered and nullified his entire wisdom and were motivated to be genuine in their doings. The Principal blessed all the students and inspired them to follow the path of virtue. Overall, these celebrations filled hope and happiness in the lives of students during this pandemic.
The school aired a very informative and enlightening session on YouTube to ensure ,both physical and cyber, safety of the students amidst Covid-19. The School Principal guided the parents and students as to how they should handle the current Covid conditions and prevent themselves once the life turns to near normal. Through a presentation, she highlighted the importance of ancient Indian traditions of personal hygiene and usage of home remedies to boost immunity. She requested the parents to take care of both physical and mental health of the children by promoting home made nutritious diet. She shared the reopening guidelines for students.
On the other hand, Mrs Charanjit Kalra shared some tips as to how the parents and students can stay safe and secure technologically. She also enlisted a few safe search engines for children and requested the parents to be vigilant and beware of cyber crimes.Amidst the session the e- newsletter ‘Bcm Express’ was also released. The event was a grand success as it was attended by more than 1000 parents.
The school celebrated United Nations Day to acknowledge and enjoy the richness of cultural diversity , closing the inequalities gap to achieve social justice and foster peace among the nations. BCMites participated in plethora of activities like Poster Making, e- Collage Making etc. with great exuberance and vivaciousness.
The event also offered multifarious parleys on issues related to maintaining peace , promoting human rights and devising strategies to aid armed conflicts. A documentary film on Malala Yousafzai, UN Messenger of Peace, was also shown to the students of classes XI & XII . Online Quiz was also organized in which students participated with great zeal .They also took pledge to uphold the ethical values with a spirit of harmony. The ebullient faces dressed in formal regalia were zealous to fill their tabula rasa with resolutions of profound and compelling agendas. The teacher fraternity fortified the students to play their role to bring in social reform and create a happy and safe place for all to live in.The school Principal addressed the students and spurred them to deploy themselves into the international avenues of engaging reflections.
'Festiv -O- Pedia’ Youth Fest began with a great fanfare and grandeur on a virtual platform. This 3 day event was inaugurated in presence of members of LBCMF, Sh. Suresh Ji Munjal (Trustee), Dr. Prem Kumar(Executive Director), Principals of sister concerns and many other dignitaries. The school Principal welcomed all the participants with an expectation that this virtual platform would definitely discover the artistic talents from various regions.
Various events like Mehfil-e-Saaz, Dance Twirl, Peroration etc were organised both online and offline. 20 schools from different states participated. The school hosted 4 events: Comic Opera, Flicks & Chicks, WorldZen and Pathfinder. The events were adjudged by different eminent personalities. The events helped students to polish their skills to compete for other inter-school competitions and provided the students an opportunity to showcase their talent in diverse fields.
BCM Arya Model Sr. Sec School won the overall trophy. Mr. D.P. Guleria , Principal Bcm School Chd Road, congratulated the participants and thanked the judges. The Management members and Principals of sister branches applauded the efforts of the students participating in various competitions and encouraged them participate with zeal in every walk of life. They all emphasized on the importance of providing continuous learning opportunities for the students to flourish and sharpen the skills.
BCMites celebrated Gandhi Jayanti to commemorate 151st birth anniversary of Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi, a true pioneer of truth and non- violence. The main aim was to exhort the students to follow the doctrines and values of Gandhiji in order to build a society free from orthodox beliefs and rigid practices. A virtual assembly was conducted which started with Gayatri Mantra followed by mellifluous songs , aptly sermonising the principles of Mahatma Gandhi. Teachers enacted a Nukkad Natak based on the facts from the life of the great leader. Students from different classes beautifully depicted Satya Graha , Salt Movement, Dandi March etc and promoted Khadi too. They also shared anecdotes and portrayed Gandhi ji’s photographs, spectacles, walking stick and the spinning wheel or the charkha. Poems related to his life were recited. The students from classes II and III presented a short act featuring the three wise monkeys of Mahatma Gandhi's teachings.The students picked up the broom and cleaned their houses and celebrated the Rashtriya Swachhta Diwas. A patriotic dance was also presented by them . Students of classes IV to XII participated in multifarious activities like PPT Making , Quiz Contest , Slogan writing and pledged to work towards saving Mother Earth making his dreams a reality. They also promised to abide by Gandhian ethics, values and universal brotherhood. The teachers also enlightened the students about the significance of Gandhi Jayanti and encouraged them to unite and stand together for the ideals and values brought forward by the father of nation.
The School Principal appreciated the efforts of the students and motivated them to follow his footsteps by being honest, peaceful and compassionate. It was an enriching experience for students and they thoroughly enjoyed the day.
September 16 is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. To make students aware about the benefits of Ozone layer,an ‘Environmental Crown Making Activity’ was conducted for the students of the Primary Wing. Showing up their artistic skills, the students made environmental crown using the colourful craft papers and pasted badges with a message highlighting the importance of ozone layer or how its depletion may cause severe health hazards. They wore the crown and spread the awareness about the harmful effects of Ozone depletion and ways to find out preventive measures by making their videos or by sharing the pictures. The school principal appreciated the artistic skills of the students and accentuated that the ozone layer must be protected as it plays a massive role in helping to preserve life on our planet.
The International Day of Democracy is celebrated around the world each year with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy. India has been viewed as the biggest democracy in the world and the fundamental rights constitute the backbone of the nation. The school gave an opportunity to the young learners of the Primary Wing to celebrate and appreciate our democratic society by organising ‘Poster Making Activity’ for them. The students made colourful posters as well as banners highlighting the importance of Fundamental Rights in protecting the liberties and freedom of the citizens. The students understood that these fundamental rights are very essential for the all-round development of the individuals and the country. The school Principal, Dr. Vandna Shahi applauded the efforts put in by the students and emphasized that India has many things to show and to be proud of and the democracy is one of them.
To raise an awareness and concern for literacy across the world, International literacy Day was celebrated. An activity was organized for the students of the Primary Wing. The teachers and the students took the initiative to spread the knowledge in the society by teaching the children who are not capable of getting education in the school by making educational videos, by assisting their grandparents to read and write on their own and by donating the books to the needy people. They made beautiful posters highlighting the importance of literacy as a tool that can empower individuals as well as whole communities. The School Principal signified the importance of literacy in our lives and exhorted that this day is celebrated to encourage the people towards getting continuous education and understand their responsibility for the family, society, and the country.
More than 80 alumni from batches 2004-2015 became a part of Virtual Alumni Meet. The meet commenced with formal address of the school Principal where she thanked all the alumni for their tremendous contributions in the school progress during the pandemic and requested them to stay connected. Once city toppers, Sukhdarshan Singh and Bakshishpreet Singh and today well placed, gave suggestions as to how schools can contribute in making a bright future for their students. Jagmeet Singh, a multi talented Alumni from 2012 batch, didn’t miss the opportunity of reminding all of his extraordinary skills. Mandeep Dhammi from batch 2004 has reached the entertainment world. Simratjeet Singh currently a CA and Mandeep Singh also a CA have their views on improvement. Mahima Goyal mesmerised all with her self-composed poem and remembered the bygone school days.
The virtual tour of the school highlighting the achievements and growth made everyone glad. All alumni in India and abroad were glad to see their school prosper by leaps and bounds. Surprising titles were also awarded to a few deserving Alumni.
They were entertained with the legendary dance performance of Saksham Sharma. They shared their memories of the school. All alumni present from India and abroad were thanked for their presence. The event concluded with a promise to meet again in future and that too physically.
With the aim to enhance awareness about different aspects of Indian Heritage and inspire young minds to imbibe the values embedded in it, both students and teachers of the school attended Spic Macay Online Global Orientation Programme. Around 20 students (classes VI- XII) along with 15 teachers attended the program. They got an opportunity to explore core values of Indian traditions and culture. Students were informed about various art forms of different states. Videos related to classical music, dance and folk arts were shown. The students got a chance to connect with some great artists related to classical dance and music. It was a great enriching experience for them.
Virtual Parenting Session- “Happy you.. Happy Family” was organized for the parents of class II students .The school Principal, in her opening note, said that the secret of happy family lies in creating moments of ease and closeness. She advised the parents to spend quality time with their kids as it breaks up stress and creates strong connection with each other.
The school counselor, Charnjeet Kalra, conducted further session that was full of fun filled activities, spontaneous common-sense quiz and parenting tips. Coordinator, Ms Sukhnadan Pal Kaur, said that the aim of the session was to create stress free and memorable moments. She thanked parents for their zealous and active participation.
‘Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world’
To create awareness, share ideas and encourage individuals in the field of photography, World Photography Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm. Senior students of classes IX - XII participated in photography activity and exhibited their talent on digital platform. Hundred of photos were shared by the youngsters depicting various genres of nature. They covered fields, landscapes, gardens, sun, moon etc. in their photography. The Coordinators applauded their efforts and said that school aims to encourage young enthusiasts to express their feelings, emotions and social thinking through their photography skills, which can gradually turn into their profession too.
Amid pandemic, the school virtually celebrated 74th Independence Day of India with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor. Celebrations commenced one week before with gamut of activities like slogan writing, tricolor rangoli making, patriotic song competition etc. BCMites expressed their feelings in their own unique ways. Senior students decorated walls and boards with their colorful drawings and slogans. The three colors of flag saffron, white and green were highlighted in the decoration to provide the National Spirit to the celebration. Classes VIII to X participated in delicious tricolor dish making and rangoli making activities. Fancy dress, slogan writing and patriotic song competitions were held for Middle Wing classes. A special assembly was conducted by the students of classes II and III which created an ambience of patriotism and national spirit through a patriotic song, poetry recital, dance duet. Tiny tots attired in colourful dresses, holding tricolor balloons and flags; recited patriotic poems and spoke on the history of the day. All the participants shared the videos and pictures at digital platform.
The fervour of patriotism lives on even during pandemic. As most of the events of Independence Day were shifted online, the highlight of the day was the Flag Hoisting Ceremony held in the campus. The school Principal along with Coordinators of all wings hoisted the National Flag following social distancing norms. She appreciated the students for their efforts and said that such celebrations are observed to educate and sensitize students of the sacrifices made by freedom fighters.
Poetry Recitation is a mode of expression, a medium that develops communication skills, increases vocabulary and boosts self-confidence. To enable the students develop and hone these skills, ‘Virtual Poesy’- an Inter BCM School Virtual English Poetry Recitation Competition was held. Every participant recited the poem eloquently and enjoyed the beauty of expression, thoughts, rhyme and music of words. It was a splendid opportunity for them to exhibit their talent and confidence on digital platform. They recited on various themes like Real Warriors, A Rainbow of Hope During Pandemic, Attitude of Gratitude, Positivity Always Wins etc.
The event was adjudged by Ms. Simmi Aggarwal from Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar and Ms. Kirat Grewal from KVM School, Civil Lines.The students were adjudged on the parameters like content, pronunciation and voice modulation, confidence and rhythmic expression and overall presentation. The young poets enthralled everyone with their articulation and memory skills while reciting poems. The winner was Tanveer Kaur of BCM School, Basant Avenue whereas Chhavi Arora and Navnoor Kaur both participants of BCM School, Sector-32 A, Chandigarh Road shared Second position and Anchal Jindal of Focal Point bagged the Third position. Overall First Position was bagged by BCM School, Sector-32 A, Chandigarh Road.
Vote of thanks was presented by Ms. Suruchi Jolly, Senior Coordinator. Principal of the host school appreciated the efforts of all and remarked that it is through poetry that emotion finds its thought and the thought finds words.
“Music is an art that goes through ears straight to the heart”.
A virtual Inter House Patriotic Song Contest was conducted by for the students of class VII to mark the occasion of Independence Day. The students participated in it with a great zeal and fervor. All of them depicted their love and respect for their country through their melodious voice. Vrinda from Shalimar House bagged the first position. Kanishka from Kohinoor House and Manreet from Pukhraj House bagged the second and third position respectively. Yashika from Kohinoor House achieved the consolation position.
As a part of MHRD’s ‘Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat’ Programme, the partner state allotted to Punjab is Andhra Pradesh. Various activities were held for the students to foster the spirit of unity in diversity among students and to familiarize them with culture and traditions of both the states.
‘Lip Smacking Food Fusion’ activity was organized for the students of classes II and III. The students prepared mouthwatering fusion dishes of our state Punjab and the paired state Andhra Pradesh. The students energetically participated in the activity and developed feeling of oneness and belonging with the paired state. They prepared various sumptuous dishes like Dahi Vada, Upindi, Rawa Kesari, Kheer, Tomato Pappu, Medhu Vada, etc.
Virtual morning assembly was held for the students of classes VIII – X. Students were acquainted with history, culture, cuisines and climate, festivals and famous sites of both, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. The students showed great zeal to know more about the states. Virtual Quiz was also conducted for the students and their response was overwhelming.
International Justice Day was celebrated to mark the importance of the day and to aware the students of classes XI and XII about serious crimes happening around the world. The school organized an interactive webinar with Advocate Ravinder Rawat, who is handling criminal cases and working as a socialist to prevent crimes that threaten the peace, security and well being of the world. Around 70 students of XII Arts participated in the session and were made aware about their fundamental rights and duties. The resource person defined true meaning of justice to them and told the difference between accused and victim. He also guided students how to pursue career in law and suggested some of the renowned universities and colleges of India and abroad. At last, their queries were handled. Poster making and slogan writing activities were also conducted. Students
participated enthusiastically and created attractive posters and wrote beautiful slogans depicting the importance of the day. They shared the pictures of posters and slogans through digital platform and enlightened people about their right to justice. Overall, it was an informative and knowledgeable session for the students.
To enable students and educators stay fit and active, which is necessary during this pandemic, International Yoga Day was celebrated virtually. Keeping in mind the Ayush Ministry’s guideline ‘yoga at home – yoga with family’, students and teachers performed different yoga asanas at their own homes with their family members and shared their pictures and videos through the digital platform. Poster making activity was also conducted. Students created beautiful posters depicting the importance of yoga in life. .
Apart from Yoga Day celebration, videos depicting different forms of exercises were shared on daily basis by the teachers under the “Fit India Mission” with the goal to help pupils stay fit and adopt an endurable and active lifestyle.
BCMites paid tribute to Mahatma Satyanand Munjal Ji on his birth anniversary. Students sent the videos carrying powerful messages. They recited poems and delivered speeches on principles of Arya Samaj. They vowed to tread on the trial left by the visionary and give wings to his vision by working for upliftment of society.
School celebrated Incredible India Cultural Fiesta with great patriotic zeal. The function was a unique amalgamation of knowledge and entertainment. Highlighting the theme of Incredible India, the school was decorated elegantly with tricolor objects. The talented students presented mesmerizing cultural events. The captivating performances of the students enthralled the audience. The students presented an insight into India through human relationships and dramatic dance forms to empower the youth to appreciate their country. In the end, Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi lauded the efforts of the teachers and students for putting up an excellent show and contriving patriotic fervor.
“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.”
School celebrated India’s 71st Republic Day with great eclat. The students from the primary wing took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity. The vibrant show commenced with melodious patriotic group song by the students after which the tricolor ballons were released by the school principal Dr. Vandna Shahi. The school echoed with patriotic fervour as the children displayed their passion and love for the motherland by presenting the vibrant tableaus of 'Punjab' and 'Andhra Pradesh' highlighting the spirit of 'EK BHARAT SHRESHTA BHARAT'. They beautifully presented cultures, traditions, rituals, etc of both the states. The formation of 71 by the primary wing students wearing tricolour caps was a feast for the eyes. A tricolour 'Kite and Flower Making' activity was also organized for the students. Evidently, the imagination of the students took a new flight as one could see tri-colour kites and flowers adoring the walls of the premises. The students raised the slogans like VANDE MATARAM, EK BHARAT SHRESHTA BHARAT, JAI HIND. The school principal Dr. Vandna Shahi in her address highlighted the significance of the day, and made the children aware that the future of their country lies in their hands. Hence they need to study well now and inculcate good values in life, which will help them to be good citizens of the country.
A Nation's biggest strength is its Army. Soldiers instill patriotism among youth. Warm Republic Day messages and wishes were sent for Indian Army as a mark of gratitude for their commendable services.
BCMmites made beautiful cards and wrote warm messages to thank the jawans for ensuring a peaceful and secured life. It was a humble attempt to express love and appreciation. The students also shared message of peace and love for the soldiers.
Students of Classes IX-XII witnessed the live streaming of Pariksha Pe Charcha by honourable PM Shri Narendra Modi. The aim was to help them remain stressfree in the examination season for long term good results. Among many relevant topics that were taken up students imbibed the message of positive motivation, how to make balance between studies & co-curricular activities and gave tips to meet parents’ and teachers’ expectations. Students enjoyed the question answer session covering various topics, coming from students from different states and understood how universal the problems faced by students are. The girls also learnt a few tips for handling stress. The charcha was also an eye opener for the teachers who understood the important role they play during the exam time.
Keeping the importance of physical wellness in mind, the Sports Day was organised for classes I & II. The tiny toddlers actively participated in various events with high sportsman spirit. Students vigorously competed in events including simple race, matka race, monkey race, lemon race, ring race, rabbit race, frog race, relay race, tug-of-war, bag pack race and under the table race. A great interest and enthusiasm was observed among the students in the arena. Winners of the races were awarded with certificates.
With the purpose to pay reverence to the Indian Constitution, Constitution Day was commemorated with much enthusiasm and nationalism in the premises. A special assembly was conducted by students to mark the day. The students read out the Indian Preamble and pledged to serve their nation with integrity and loyalty. The gist of the constitution was also told to the children by the teachers to encourage the students to preserve the oneness of India and prove to be ideal future nation builders.
An orientation programme for parents of class X was organized to facilitate a strong relationship and free communication between teachers and parents. Ms. Neena Tiwari (HOD Science), Ms. Anjan Kalia (Coordinator) and Ms. Charanjit kalra (School Counselor) gave tips to parents for moulding their child into inquirers and thinkers, and not mere rote learners and emphasized that parents should always encourage children in a positive manner. The main objective was to familiarize the parents with the recent changes in CBSE curriculum, rules and regulations of the school, arrival and dispersal, teaching methodologies, the Co-scholastic activities and the examination system. The overall program was very inspiring and enriching and gave parents a complete insight of the educational plan for their wards.
Two students Sukhman Singh & Pratham Singla of Class IX prepared a model on Artificial Intelligence for the Regional CBSE Science Exhibition, in which 102 schools participated and 140 models were displayed.They have been selected for National Level Science Exhibition too.
“Focus on the journey, not the destination.
Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
The Annual Day Celebration of class IV i.e ‘GUSTO 2019 – Journey of Transformers’ was woven around the theme ‘Journey of our life.’ The road to which will not always be smooth infact throughout our travels we will encounter many challenges. Dr. Alka Dogra, Skin Specialist graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for the celebration. The inaugural performance ‘Ganpati Vandana’ was a soulful symphony presented by the students. Spellbinding colourful program presented by the students included Peppy Dance, choreography on Unity in Multilingual Diversity, Yoga Act, Mission Mangal dance, Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and a vibrant Punjabi Dance.
The students enthralled the audience with their remarkable performances. In her address, the Principal of the school, Dr. Vandna Shahi lauded the coordinator, mentors and the students for conceiving and executing an event of such a grand magnitude. She also urged parents to encourage and praise their children for their good work and achievements.The celebration concluded on a happy note encouraging the students to establish further milestone in the journey of success.
To commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad (an eminent educationist and the first Union Minister of Education), National Education Day was celebrated with great verve and enthusiasm in the school. To create awareness among children and to make them understand about importance of this day, PPT was presented by the in charge of class X. Teacher’s Talk was held and teachers gave information to the students recalling his contribution to the cause of education of the nation. Various motivational quotes given by great leader and facts related to his life were also shared by the teachers.
The Ad Mad Show competition is the perfect platform to showcase that you have the knack to advertise and win hearts. With this thought in mind held inter section Ad Mad Intersection Competition for students of classes I & II. Excitement level of the children reached sky high while preparing for the contest. Students came up with the props and created advertisements showing their creativity. The participants were judged on content, team work, presentation and overall performance. Students presented their ad with gusto.All the sections came up with exhilarating performance.
Trips enrich learning experiences and they also leave a lasting impression on the minds of the students. The school organized a one day educational trip, for the students of classes XI & XII, to Jang-e-Azadi memorial and museum, Kartarpur. Students were given round of the memorial and were shown models, statues, time line, movie, murals, and presentation depicting various facets of freedom struggle of India and also the role played by the Punjab state in the freedom struggle. The main events of independence movement were also organized chronologically which were keenly observed by the students. The young historians took keen interest in main highlights of the memorial.They also visited “ Rangla Punjab” and got to experience the true essence of Punjabi culture in an absolute conventional way. They relished the authentic Punjabi food and indulged in different aspects of Punjabi activities like weaving, dancing, playing marbles, fetching water, puppet show etc.
‘Vigilance Awareness Week’ was observed in the School, emphasizing the theme ’Preventive Vigilance as a tool of Good Governance’. The motive behind the same was to create awareness among the future leaders of the nation. A special assembly was conducted to educate them about corruption related activities and the ways to eliminate them. A mass pledge was taken to perform the duties honestly and ethically. Various activities like Poster Making, Essay Writing, Nukkad Natak , Slogan Writing etc were conducted to mark the celebration. Dr Vandna Shahi , the Head of the institute remarked that such type of awareness programmes enable the students to become the honest and responsible citizens.
The school celebrated the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in the school premises. Various events and activities for students of different classes were organized to spread the message of unity and integrity among them. Students of classes I-XII participated with complete zeal and enthusiasm. A special assembly on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was conducted to support the cause of promoting the unity and integrity in the country. The celebrations included a speech given by the students to pay homage to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The staff members and students took a pledge to dedicate themselves to preserve the unity, integrity and internal security of the nation. Students of Class XII participated in “Run For Unity” Poem Recitation competition revealed poets with unique ideas and tremendous potential. Poster Making competition was an arena of overflowing creativity. The students made beautiful posters keeping in line with the topic of “Unity and Safety". It was a day celebrated with zest and fervor.
Hindi Elocution Competition was held for students of Primary Wing in their respective classrooms. It was nice to see the students participating actively and giving speech on “Safe Diwali". Each contestant tried to deliver it to the best of his ability. The oratory skills displayed by the participants were of the highest order. The contestants were adjudged on the basis of content, diction, intonation and expression. Our young speakers boldly rendered their speeches.
A culture of integrity and ethics, leading to high moral standards, in an organization can never be undermined. Recognizing this as the need of the hour, a workshop on Upholding Ethics and Integrity for teachers was conducted. Ms. Anjan Kalia (Senior Coordinator) and Ms. Charanjit Kalra were the resource persons. Teachers enacted on different real life situations and understood the role of integrity, moral development, ethical decision making in both students’ and teachers life. Along with this, power point presentation was presented so that teachers can instill values and morals to make students better leaders of tomorrow.
Creating a safe and caring classroom which promotes positive emotions in students, must always stay top priority. With such aim, a workshop on “Happy Classrooms” was organised for the teachers. Resource persons were Ms. Neena Sharma, Ms. Neeru Gandhi and Ms. Ruchika. They emphasised that motivating the students with various incentives, to maintain a conducive learning environment and not labelling a child can create wonders in teaching learning process. They also asked the teachers to introspect and adopt various creative techniques while dealing with students who create behaviour issues in the classroom. Teachers must conduct various fun filled activities like dancing, storytelling etc and try to develop healthy rapport between students and teachers in the classrooms. Overall, it was very interesting and all the aspects to create happiness within and around were discussed through activities.
“True Leaders always inspire others to grow and enhance their skills”
The school faculty had session with the Principal. She focused on collaborative learning and motivated teachers to work together and achieve targets. She prompted them to grow professionally and keep putting efforts till they reach perfection. Activity was conducted and teachers moved to ground & central lawn in different groups. There, teachers interacted with each other, talked about their strengths and came to know each other in a better way. She also asked the teachers to keep putting efforts to grow at personal and professional fronts. It was informative and enriching experience for the staff.
The climate meet was organized by Eco Sikh organisation under its ‘Breathing Punjab’ campaign to support Greta, who initiated a world-wide schoolchildren-led global moment for climate action .10 students( class XI) gathered for a peaceful demonstration at Aarti Chowk highlighting the crisis of rising air pollution. Students appealed to people to wake up to save the earth.
A Capacity Building Programme on ‘Happy Classroom’ was organized by CBSE to provide teachers the best possible professional support for updating their pedagogical skills. Ms Sangeeta Sharma (Principal ,OM Parkash Bansal School, Mandi Gobindgarh) and Ms Inderjit Kaur Sandhu (Principal, Sant Ishwar Singh Public School, Mohali) addressed 120 teachers from different schools and focussed on the need of making the students involved & energised in teaching learning process. The workshop was really informative and enlightening as it taught the important concept of incorporating happiness and emotions in the class.
Awareness on First Aid techniques is crucial to help injured people and can help save many lives. With such aim, a session on First Aid was conducted for children of classes II & III by the school Medical Incharge, Ms. Sarabjeet Kaur. The session imparted knowledge of commonly occurring situations in day to day life and give basic medical aid to the one in need. It was helpful in dealing with common accidents and equipped the students to deal with the same.
A free diagnostic camp of eye checkup was organized for students, teachers and supporting staff. The objective of this event was to spread awareness on eye disorders, their early detection and to detect refractive errors and eye ailments among school children.
The camp was organized in collaboration with ASG Hospitals under guidance of Sanjay Kumar Dixit (Marketing Manager) and Ravdeep singh( Marketing Executive).The Principal and teachers thanked the team for organizing such a camp.
“Ensuring safety may be hard, but we all know that it is better than any hazard."
Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) organised a workshop for drivers. The Resource persons were Mr. Jatinder Singh, (AutoInstructor, ITI College) and Ms. Jyoti, (RCED Chandigarh). The main objective of the workshop was to provide information to the drivers by explaining PCRA simple tips and good maintenance practices in transport sector. The message of conservation of fuel was also propagated through videos on good driving habits. Emphasis was laid on the importance of harmonising speed management to prevent fatalities and serious injuries. PCRA'S printed literature was also distributed among the participants. The school Transport Incharge, Mr. Harwinder Singh, also appreciated their gesture and guided the drivers to follow safety norms and transport policies. The workshop was indeed useful for the drivers to become efficient drivers by developing good driving habits.
To mark the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, National Sports Day was celebrated. A special assembly was conducted where in students were made aware of the significance of this day. Various Sports activities were organized to develop team spirit, leadership and sportsmanship among students. Inter stream volleyball and throw ball matches were conducted for the boys and girls of classes XI Arts and XI Comm. All the participants played with tremendous zeal amid loud cheers. After a neck to neck competition, both Commerce teams emerged as winners.
Students of Class VIII watched Live Broadcast of worthy Prime Minister on National Sports Day addressing the youngsters. Students learned that they need to include fitness and sports activities in their day to day lives. They also took the pledge to join Fit India Movement and work for Fitter and Better India.
Emphasizing the need to identify the ethical responsibilities and commitments in teaching profession, a two- day Capacity Building Program on ‘Uploading Ethics and Integrity’ was organised. 54 teachers from 14 different schools participated in it. The esteemed resource person Dr. Rakesh Sehgal (Retired Principal) and Ms. Rashmi Ahluwalia (Principal, Montessori Cambridge School, Pathankot) equipped the teaching faculty with various techniques to instill values in younger generation. The motive behind the workshop was to provide guidelines to the educators to facilitate the young learners imbibe core ethical values in their character. Through plethora of activities and role plays, it highlighted the pro - active role of teaching community in transforming the young minds.
“Beauty lies in the diversity of the nation”
Birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi ,was celebrated as “Sadbhawna Diwas” in the school premises. The day was celebrated with great fervour in order to create awareness among students about the importance of this day. The theme of the day was to promote national integrity, communal harmony and goodwill among the people of all religions and languages. The students took vow to eschew violence and make India a developed country with their hardwork, dedication and co-ordination with other people. A Sadbhawna rally was organized by the students in and around the school campus. It was an event which kindled love for nation all over again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.