Embracing the dynamism of the present times the school recently hosted a Capacity Building Programme in Life Skills. The resource person for the workshop was Ms. Vega Sharma. Attended by 68 teachers from different city schools, it focused on importance of life skills and gave direction of its usage in day to day teaching. The unwavering enthusiasm of the educators to hone their skill-sets and learn through collaboration was evident.Plethora of interactive activities on life skills were conducted. The school principal Dr. Vandna Shahi prompted all teachers to think beyond the syllabus in order to teach and make ‘Life Skills’ a regular classroom practice. She also encouraged them to cascade their learning and create rippling effect in the lives of others as well.
Students of Class V celebrated LOHRI with great fervor and joy heralding the arrival of harvest season. The festival was celebrated by offering the Til(sesame seeds), popcorn, peanuts and rewaries to the bonfire and then sharing them among students, teachers and everyone present there. Children enjoyed the festival with traditional folk music and danced around the bonfire. Popular song in praise of Dulha Bhatti was sung by the students. Children enjoyed eatables. This activity helped the children to know about their Punjabi culture.
School hosted a Career Fair ‘Avocation18’ for parents and students of classes IX to XII to keep them abreast of the various options available for Higher Education and their future prospects. The Fair featuring 17 institutes and universities was designed to expose students to a width of career options including vocational and off-beat careers available after XII. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Prem Kumar (Executive Director, BCM Group of Institutes) who visited every counter assessing the diverse avenues that the universities openly offered. The School Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi met all the participating universities and was thankful to the Deans and Counselors who ushered in the copious prospects in the lives of the students to assist them in choosing their career.
Annual athletic meet of Class III was organized 28 Dec, 18 amidst great mirth, verve and camaraderie. The event was made more luminious with the presence of Dr Prem Kumar (Executive Director, BCM Institutes) who motivated students to be active participants. Races like lemon spoon race , tie the shoe laces , spinning race , glass balancing , matki balancing race , hand cuffed race ,ring race , banana race , hurdle race , tug of war , relay race etc embellished the event. Winners were awarded. School Principal Dr Vandna Shahi focused on the importance of sports in holistic development of the personality.
National Integration Week was observed in the campus. The week long programmes and activities were conducted under it, with a view to foster and reinforce the spirit of Communal Harmony and National Integration, Ms. Charanjit Kalra delivered an informative speech. Students of Senior Wing made posters based on “ Communal Harmony Day” and “ No Riots Day”. Ms. Suruchi Jolly acquainted the students with different Indian languages and imparted basic introduction of different Indian languages other than mother tongue. Class IV employees were introduced to various government plans for weaker sections of the society. Primary Wing gave class presentations on theme “ Unity in Diversity” and “ Need to Conserve Environment”. The students were motivated to be good citizens of the nation fostering communal harmony. A session for women staff on “Work Life Balance and Happiness” was also conducted.
Children of classes I-III participated in origami activity with great zeal and high spirit. Teachers were amazed to see their students transforming flat sheet of paper into a fine sculpture through folding and sculpting. Budding stars created unique and exclusive shapes of house, fan, fish, flower, boat, butterfly, dog, bird etc. The activity triggered their imagination and enhanced their creative skills.
The school hosted an Inter school Debate competition in the campus to nurture the current generation of budding speakers. It was organized by Dainik Jagran. The event was adjudged by Dr. Honey Walia (HOD English, Khalsa Collge for Women) and Dr. Kamini Sahir(HOD Hindi, Khalsa Collge for Women). The students enthusiastically participated and put forth their views by speaking for and against the topics given to them. Yashika from BCM School, Shastri Nagar bagged the first position and Damanpreet Kaur from Police DAV school stood second and the third position was shared by Ruhi of KVM school Civil lines & Aditi of Ryan International school.
Spic Macay, a voluntary movement all across India to promote folk classical music and dance, folk arts , heritage walks, recently organized North Zone Convention at Delhi Public School.Three students along with Ms. Manpreet Kaur, Dance Teacher participated in the convention. Participants attended various workshops based on Indian classical dance forms. During the event, the students got the opportunity to watch eminent artists from the fields of music and dance performing and sharing their experiences. The event had left a mark in the heart of students and they had an amazing experience of witnessing exceptional talents & discipline in the field of art and culture.
An Inter House Vedic Declamation, organized by Ved Parchar Mandal was held in the school premises . Each team comprised of three speakers. The motive behind it was to enhance the oratory skills of the students. All the participants expressed their views enthusiastically and left the audience mesmerized . The event came to a successful end with the prize distribution ceremony. Keshav from Pukhraj House , Gurmehak from Kohinoor House and Geetika from Pukhraj House bagged the first , second and third position respectively.
GALA GALAXY -2018 was presented by the students of class II. The programme included a series of thematic performances, ranging from devotion to family values, parental love and social issues. Tiny tots presented an enthralling Nukkad natak which projected the concept of parent-child relationship. Western dances were scintillating.
Diwali celebration began with a special assembly. Ms. Charanjeet Kalra, gave an enlightening speech on the meaning of Diwali and motivated the students to refrain from bursting crackers. Students promised to celebrate Clean and Green Diwali. Various activities such as Diya Decoration, candle decoration, Card Making and Rangoli Making were organized. The girls from senior wing put together their artistic, imaginative and creative skills to make bright and beautiful Rangoli exhibiting their flair in the art.The little ones came in their festive best and sparkled like the little stars they are!!
National Cancer Awareness Day was observed in the school premises. The school witnessed plethora of activities - Nukkad Natak by class VII students, skit and PPT by class VIII students. Class VI students, spreading awareness about the cancer, threw light on different types of cancer, its symptoms, treatments and preventive measures. They advised the students to boost their immunity by consuming less Junk food, good intake of green vegetables and plenty of water. Focusing of the importance of the day, the School Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi asked them to support and stand by the cancer affected patients and encourage them to fight back the disease.
An adventure camp was organized for students of classes I to V. The event generated thrill and excitement among children of all age groups. Students participated in around 10 – 12 activities as per the age group. The camp commenced with the students being briefed about the precautions to be taken during the camp and were then divided into smaller groups. The participants were exposed to various adventure activities like the swinging Bridge, Laser Beam, Commando crawl, Hop scotch, Hamster wheel, Commando net, wall climbing, tent pitching and other energizing games. The amount of energy and enthusiasm exhibited by students was enthralling.
Keeping the festive spirit alive, Dussehra was celebrated with religious zeal and fervour Various activities including delivering speeches on Dusshera, mask making of different characters of Ramayana and also enacting the roles of Lord Rama, Laxmana and Sita , were carried out. To show the victory of good over evil, tiny tots presented the act of Ramlila. Students also promised to shun bad habits and follow the path of truth
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.
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.