With the aim to promote the sports at grass-root level the Schoolorganized an interactive session where the Resource Person John Gloster, the chief quality officer of KOOH sports and an Australian sports physiotherapist who has worked with the Indian Cricket Team addressed the sports enthusiasts. Being a physiotherapist, he enlightened them with the importance of health, fitness and active lifestyle. Besides this, the students were instructed to follow the regular exercises to keep them fit and healthy. Students were also encouraged to shun their habit of eating fast food and follow healthy eating habits. The school Principal, Dr. Vandna Shahi motivated the students to imbibe the sportsmanship and be active participants of sports activities in school.
Students of class IX came together to participate in a cycle rally organized by Hero Cycles Ltd on the occasion of birth anniversary of Sh. O.P. Munjal ji. This ride was dedicated to the architects of bicycle industry. The rally was flagged off by Mr. Pankaj Munjal. The participants began cycling from Rakh Bagh and covered a distance of 20 km up to the concluding point -Janpath Villas. The rally evoked enthusiastic response of youngsters in the city.
The school, collaborated with a team of senior dentists, Dr Anil Mittal and Dr. Pratibha Mittal, organised a free dental check-up and awareness camp in the school premises. The team of dentists along with para-medical staff carried out a comprehensive dental check-up on students from Classes I to XII. The camp included dental awareness talk, educating students about common dental ailments-especially stressing on tooth decay and gum diseases and the measures used to prevent them. The students were made aware about the eating patterns and food choices which can lead to tooth decay. The young students cherished the chance to interact with the dentists to enquire and gain knowledge about their oral health and maintaining good oral hygiene. The school Principal, staff and children thanked the dentists and para-medical staff for rendering their selfless service to the school.
A felicitation program was organized to honor the Toppers and meritorious students who excelled in CBSE class X and XII Boards Exams. Continuing the family legacy initiated by revered Mahatma Satyanand Ji Munjal, to boost the morale of the winners and inspire others to work hard, Mr. Suresh Munjal and Mrs. Rama Munjal bestowed the students with mementos and cash prizes. Besides recognizing the academic excellence, the budding cricketers of the school were also conferred with awards for bagging the first position in Zonal Punjab School Tournament (U-14). The celebration was given a festive touch with the presentation of a soulful qawwalli and heart throbbing Bhangra by the young BCMites.
The cricket team triumphed in U-14 Cricket Tournament bringing laurels to the school in the Punjab School Sports that concluded at Nankana Sahib Public School Gill Road. The team exhibited dynamic talent by playing and turning victorious in all the four matches that commenced on 13th August. The team captain, Garv Sahni played in immensely high spirits scoring a half century in semifinal and final matches. Guneet bagged 10 wickets and scored 47 runs in total. Agile Asad also took 3 wickets highlighting his commendable skills. The cricket Team(U-19) bagged 3rd position in Zonal Match. Vipin Tripathi made the highest score of 61 runs. Congratulating the team on their towering victory, the School Principal encouraged them to keep chasing their dreams and surmount colossal peaks in life.
RECIPIENT OF AWARD
Sahodaya Punjabi Declamation Contest
|Atam Public School||Third||Tanvir Kaur|
Sahodaya Hindi Declamation Contest
MGM Public School
LSSC Group song Competition
Sacred Heart Convent School
Science Fest 2018
|GNPS, Sarabha Nagar||Consolation||-----------|
|Zonal Table Tennis Tournament||Guru Nanak Public School||Third||
Yuvraj Arora,Gaurav,Nikhil, Keshav Grover
(Keshav Grover selected for District Level)
|Zonal Wrestling Tournament||Sacred Soul School||Second||Pranav Arora|
|Zonal Wrestling Tournament||Sacred Soul School||Third||Lovish Sharma, Amit Tiwari|
Rajveer of VII Jasmine won 2 Gold Medals(U-13) and Vaibhav Tandon of X Rose won Silver Medal(U-15) in Open Badminton Tournament organized by District Badminton Association at Guru Nanak Stadium .
The students had a week long patriotic celebration on 72nd Independence Day. The school premises echoed with slogans of ‘Jai Hind’, ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ and ‘Vande Mataram’. The event witnessed plethora of activities exhibiting a variety of skills like photography, kite flying, culinary etc. The celebration commenced with the singing of ‘Aye Watan Tere Liye’ in the morning assembly. The School band made various formations in the central ground. A statue of Mother India reflecting the different shades of nation in form of photos clicked by senior students was a real treat for the eyes.
The girls of senior wing also presented their culinary skills in fireless cooking by laying sumptuous tricolour dishes providing a variety ranging from starters to desserts. There was a kite flying competition where students flew tricolor kites with patriotic messages inscribed on them. The spirit of students was held high with the raising of slogans of renowned freedom fighters all through the week. A plantation drive was a part of this event where 11 saplings were planted and baptized after the Patriots who laid down their lives for the nation. School Principal, Dr. Vandna Shahi encouraged the students to be good future citizens and always respect the hard earned freedom and try to retain it.
The school premises resonated with exuberance as the students celebrated the monsoon festival of Teej with great fervor. The occasion became all the more scintillating with the presence of esteemed Guests like Mrs. And Mr. S. K. Mehta, School Manager who appreciated the vibacious performances and reminisced their childhood. Girls walked down the ramp in their traditional finery, did kikli and recited folk songs spreading happiness all around. Vibrant performances of ‘Giddha’, ‘Bhangra’, enchanting designs of mehndi and delightful feast of ‘ghevar’ added colours to the celebration. Harmanpreet Kaur from class IX was crowned the ‘Teej Queen’. A perfect ambience was created with students performing merrily to the tunes of traditional songs. Speaking on the occasion, the school Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi gave her best wishes to the students and told them to preserve the world wide unique and affluent Punjabi culture.
The school, hosted LSSC Poem Recitation competition (Primary) where around 58 participants from 29 city schools participated. The competition was divided into two categories - Category A (English Language) comprising classes I-III and Category B (Hindi Language) comprising classes IV-V. Students expressed themselves in a language full of imagination, feelings and emotions. They presented their poems using variety of props and made their presentation rich by using appropriate actions. The competition was adjudged by Ms. Nalini Priyadarshni (an eminent poet and writer) and Ms. Kamlesh Gupta (Renowned Anchor of Radio and TV Shows). The judgment was based on correct pronunciation, use of prop, content, intonation and confidence.
A man is known by his shoes. So, shoes play a vital role in making one’s personality charming and pleasing. Shoe polishing and tying laces activity was organized in the campus for students of classes I-III. Teachers gave the demo to students teaching them different steps involved in tying up their laces. The School Principal visited the classrooms and appreciated the zeal of little ones. She also motivated them to do the same in their daily life.
The brightest and the most sagacious minds battled out to be the ultimate winners in Maths Quiz which was organized for the primary wing. Three participants from each class were selected and they showcased their profound Mathematical knowledge. The winners were given the certificates. The School Principal encouraged the students to participate more in such competitions to increase their mental abilities.
Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader
Reading has always been a source of knowledge, happiness and pleasure. A Newspaper provides students with the opportunity to enhance their cognitive skills and see how reading and writing are interconnected.Keeping this in mind, Newspaper Reading Activity was organised for the Primary Wing students where the participants browsed through their Newspapers and selected the article to be read for the competition.
A session on ‘My Spiritual Health’ by Ms. Arpana Khanna was held at BCM, Dugri to delve deep into myriad of their inner self. The resource person started the session by grounding the staff using a Meditation exercise. She made them acquainted with daily opportunities that are missed out for meditation. She gave practical tips as to how one can meditate while doing homely chores, eating food and also practice gratitude while bathing and eating. A 15 minute meditation was also done after which she discussed and evaluated the visualizations of all throwing light on the 7 chakras present in the body. She told about self-importance and also about the detrimental effects of neglecting and ignoring one-self for the sake of others.
She also linked the spiritually healthy teachers to the healthy and creative students and gave practical tips as to how we can stabilize the present generation and bring them out of the threats and harms caused by wrong food and overuse of technology. It was indeed a power packed session that kept the teachers glued to her. It was a very fruitful session that made one and all aware of their duties towards their own-selves and their students as well.
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure
You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
The students paid a soulful homage to the legendary Mahatma Satyanand Munjal ji on his 101 Birth Anniversary. BCMities uttered ten golden rules of Aryasamaj and pledged to lead a virtuous life walking on the path of righteousness following the footsteps of Mahatma ji. On this occasion, the School Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi said that his golden words echo in our hearts till date and keep reminding us to strenuously keep working to keep his dream of educating humanity alive.
To raise the awareness about protecting the natural resources, the school commemorated the Earth Day with a host of activities for the students. Enthusiastic participation in the activities showcased the BCMites concern and commitment toward the cause. With the motive to make people aware about the urgent need to take care of Mother Earth, a rally was taken out in the vicinity by the students of classes V and VII. Children were fully enthusiastic and carried banners and raised slogans to spread the important messages on conserving water, flora and fauna.
Short Speech Competition was organized. Students expressed their views by making short speeches in English. Pupils expressed their views in their speeches and agreed to prioritize earth protection.
Students of class IV made heart touching posters highlighting the need to save environment. Best out of waste activity was organized for the students of class VII. They showed their skills and were engaged in the hand crafts using used bottles, newspapers etc. A special assembly was conducted for class IV where students took pledge to save the ecosystem. The School Principal applauded the efforts made by students and encouraged them to keep working towards the conservation of environment.
School counselor Ms Charanjeet Kalra conducted Various sessions on “Child safety & wellness”. Students of Primary wing were taught to identify no touch areas. They were also told about safety actions “ Say No , Yell , Tell” . Separate sessions of students were conducted ,aim of sessions were to make students aware of pubrity spurs and physical,psychological and emotional changes during growth. School counselor also encouraged students to have healthy eating habits and develop healthy life style.
India has launched one of the world’s largest vaccination campaigns against measles which aims to vaccinate more than 35 million children nationwide. The school in accordance with the government became a part of the venture that is committed to improve health and wellbeing of Indians. The drive was held in the school premises on 17 May2018, where about 1600 children were given the vaccination. After the vaccination children were kept under the surveillance of expert doctors for an hour so as to meet any negative consequences. The students of classes X interviewed the doctors and parents gathering views about the campaign. Expressing her concern towards child betterment, the School Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi said that measles is a major cause of childhood deaths in India and we need to promote the Prime Minister’s initiative to wipe out this contagious disease from the nation.
The day that recognizes the essence of a mother was celebrated in high spirits and merriment. Keeping their relationship in mind BCMites of primary section had a special celebration on mother’s day. The children put up a great show expressing their love for their mothers. Students showed their love through various activities like Badge making, poem recitation, and songs etc. They also passionately got involved in making beautiful cards for their mothers. The school Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi inspired the children to inculcate virtues and resort to ethical ways that make the parents happy and contented.
Academy of Pediatrics Punjab State Branch organized Asthma awareness camp at BCM School, Basant Avenue Dugri, Ludhiana to make students aware of this disease Dr. Ashish Wadhwa President and Dr. Vineet Arora secretary (Academy of Pediatrics) threw light on various factors causing Asthma and also gave students first aid tips in case of Asthma attack. Students of XI and XII also participated in poster making competition. School Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi said ‘Prevention is better than cure’. Being aware is first step to be protected.
Labor Day was observed with full aplomb. The function kicked off with a speech welcoming the workers & acknowledging their hard work. A Prayer marked the beginning of the program followed by a play on hard work of labors. Then a poem and a speech respectively lauded the ceaseless efforts of the work force of the nation and the school in particular. Some students expressed their love by distributing sweets and self-made photo frames to them. Worker were overwhelmed with the respect shown to them and expressed their gratitude towards teachers & the students for their endeavor. School Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi Congratulated the workers & thanked them for their selfless services.
Crossbanding, a venture of school heads, to collaborate and ponder over the prime reforms needed in the education system, was held in the campus. It was attended by the Principals of leading schools of Ludhiana .
The session gave them an opportunity to be tete a tete with leading entrepreneur Mr. Sachit Jain (Director, Vardhman Group, Ludhiana) and Mrs. Urvashi Bhatia (Certified Presenter Trainer from UK based Cambridge University) who interacted with the Principals over the need to have demographic development that is nothing more than a disorder in the present era. Mr. Sachin gave snapshots from his life and elaborated on how children worship their teachers which makes the role of the latter immense. He gave practical tips as to how sports, debating, co-curricular activities can be drilled into the students.
Mrs. Urvashi Bhatia highlighted on the importance of communication skills. She explained the Hierarchy of needs by Maslow. The session concluded with the gist that teachers have the ability to color the memories of a child and Principals as heads need to shoulder a greater responsibility of guiding their teachers into bringing reforms in the Indian education system and revolutionize the classroom teaching.
“Before you are a leader , success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader , success is all about growing others.” Jack welch
An Investiture Ceremony was held in the campus. The event began with the motivational song. The newly appointed Council Members were adorned with sashes and received the flag from school Principal and respective House Masters. The Head Boy, Ankchit Kohli and Head Girl, Anushka Bhaskar promised a definite change for the better tomorrow with great conviction in their oath to discharge their duties with sincerity and fulfill everyone's expectations. The school Principal congratulated the new council and encouraged them to inculcate the qualities of leadership and responsibility to uphold the dignity of the school. The newly appointed Council Members of School marched in with heads held high, to the beautiful beats of the school band, on this great occasion of Investiture ceremony of the new Office Bearers of the School.
Baisakhi, the harvest festival of northern India was celebrated with fervor and gaiety. The spirit of Baisakhi was captured and shared with fellow students and teachers. Students highlighted the significance of the festival by reciting poems and delivering speeches in the School Assembly. They also spoke about the contributions of Guru Gobind Singh Ji to the Sikh Community. They also enthralled everyone with exciting Punjabi folk dance Gidda & Bhangra. They were dressed in colorful and bright attires. Children were made aware about the importance of the festival by their respective class teachers. The School Principal advised the students to uphold their traditional values & motivated them to participate in such activities with full spirit and enthusiasm.
An innovative venture of book-exchange was held in the premises. The group effort of the parents with the co-operation and consent of the school authorities, aimed at sharing and lowering the financial burden of the parents. The exchange mela had stalls where the parents could voluntarily give the old book sets of their children and in return get the required books of the next class. Appreciating the initiative, the School Principal said that the mela would not only have short term benefits but long term as well.
Teacher is a lifelong learner. The teaching fraternity has to keep abreast with ever changing technology. Keeping this in view CBSE conducted a workshop on Capacity Building Programme in Career Guidance. The host school was BCM School, Basant Avenue, Dugri, Ludhiana. It was attended by 41 delegates of various schools across the region. The interactive session was conducted by Dr. Rakesh Sehgal (Retd. Principal) and Ms. Vega Sharma, (Free Lancer) as the Resource persons. The event started with floral welcome of the resource persons by the school Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi. The session commenced with rejuvenating activities and the teachers participated enthusiastically in the group discussion and sought answers to their queries. Some informative videos were also shown to the teachers. The handouts were given which were to be summarized by the teachers segregated into various groups.
Participants were told about the importance of career guidance in an arena of choices. Resource Person expressed that role of teacher is crucial in Career Guidance. A student can make right career choice if teachers integrate career information with subjects. A stress was laid on providing children opportunities to explore their interests, hobbies, skills and to develop their personality. The workshop ended with a note that a systematic and planned set of activities at secondary and senior secondary level can help children to make informed future choice. The workshop culminated with a vote of thanks by the participants of the workshop.
To enhance the interest of the students in science and technology a movie on ‘Solar System’ was shown by the staff of Space Club for the students of classes VI and VII through mobile planetarium. Students got a lot of information on Universe through movie. Misconceptions of the students also got cleared through face to face interaction with the staff of space club. Students became highly motivated and inspired after watching movie and their interest in science got deeply embedded. Principal of the school Dr. Vandna Shahi welcomed the staff of Space Club and congratulated them for the success of the event.
An inter school Vedic Declamation contest organized by Ved Prachar Mandal was held in the School, in which 24 schools of the district participated. Participants declaimed on various Vedic issues like ‘Mansik pradushan’, ‘Nar na ho nirash karo man ki’,’Tanav mukti ka sadhan-Yog’, ‘Rashtriya asmita ka aadhar-Hindi’ etc. and displayed their excellent oratory skills.
Dr. Narinder Bhargav, Commandant 3rd IRB, Punjab Police was the Chief Guest of the day. Mrs. Inderjit Kaur, Principal, Ramgarhia Girls College presided over the function.
The contest was adjudged by Mrs. Indermohan Kaur (Rtd. Professor, Master Tara Singh College), Mrs. Sarojini Saida (Retd. Lecturer, Ramgarhia Girls College, Phagwara) and Mrs. Harsimran Kaur (Lecturer, Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana).
The first position was bagged by Chavi Sood of KVM School, Second position was shared by Geetika of BVM School, Udham Singh Nagar and Shivang Tripathi of International Public School, Third position was shared by Khushi of GNIPS, Model Town and Dhruv Arora of Greenland School, Subhash Nagar. Consolation prize was given to Bhavuk Jain of DAV School, Pakhowal Road and Meha Maggo , BVM, Kithlu nagar.
Winners were honoured with trophies. The school Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi congratulated the winners and remarked that good oratory skills are very essential to polish the personality of individual and to kindle the spark of values. Sh. Roshanlal Arya, state Gen. Secretary, Ved Pracher Mandal proposed vote of thanks.
“The five S’s of sports training are: Stamina, Speed, Strength, Skill and Spirit, but the greatest of these is "spirit".
The annual athletic meet 2017 for the students of class I was held. The school playground was filled with great zeal, excitement and frolicsome atmosphere. The students displayed a wide array of colorful and reverberant events such as hoopla race matki race, spoon and lemon, shoe hunt etc. The School Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi applauded the efforts of the students and the teachers for making the event a huge success.
Galore of vibrant performances and staggering stage acts marked the annual day celebrations in the School. The entire cultural extravaganza was woven around the theme, ‘The Palette - Colors of life’. Dr. Sandeep Puri (Principal & Prof. DMC & H Ludhiana) was the chief guest of the day. Sh. Suresh Munjal (President, BCM Management) presided over the function. Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi, read the Annual report of the school highlighting the glorious achievements of the year. A holy start was imparted to the function with the lamp lighting ceremony and Ganpati Vandana .
With every stroke the journey took the guests deeper into the different shades of human life.
The Tribute to Sh. R. B. Khanna brought back the pain of his absence in every heart.
The unique presentation of Yoga marinated with the theme of Swachh India was liked by all. The audience was enraptured by the Qwalli & Succession of life depicting different stages. A puppet show was a direct tribute to the real Karamyogi, Sh. Satyanand Ji Munjal . The host families of children from Germany under the YFU program were also acknowledged.
Prizes were given by the Chief Guest to the scintillating stars of the academic year 2016-2017 with Kritika Kochar , capturing the limelight being the school topper .
The Chief Guest, Dr. Sandeep Puri expressed his heart‘s elation & commended the efforts of students and teachers. He congratulated them on the great success of the theme based event.
The gala event concluded with the Modeling with patriotic fervor by students and teachers giving the message of love India be Indian.
Sh. S.K Mehta JI, school Manager presented the Vote of Thanks and the event ended with the National Anthem.
The school organized one day trip to Kesgarh Sahib, Viraasat – e – Khalsa and Mapple Adventure Park for the students of classes VIII, X , XI and XII . Students paid obeisance at Gurudwara Sahib and visited Viraasat – e – Khalsa where they had tour of galleries depicting sikh history and show casing different eras of the same. Handicrafts, paintings and animatronics along with live uses of ultra modern technology left the students spell bound.
Further, students visited Mapple Adventure Park where they tested their adventurous loving soul by taking part in host of thrilling activities like Valley crossing, rope balancing, wall climbing etc. The trip provided students a gamut of outdoor adventurous activities in which youngsters experienced unrivalled fun & thrill. Overall, the trip offered fun, laughter, introduction with glorious art & culture and adventure to the students leaving behind unforgettable memories.
Seminar on cyber security for students of class IX to XI was organized at BCM School, Dugri. Seminar was conducted by Mr. Rakshit Tandon, Cyber Security Expert of India. He made students aware of quick and constantly evolving nature of cyber risks. He gave tips to protect network, devices, program and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. Students were also made aware of cyber law. He encouraged students to participate more into outdoor activities and refrain from social media. Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi appreciated the efforts of Mr. Rakshit Tandon for creating awareness amongst masses and stressed the need of more such programmes.