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.
Lohri was celebrated with a lot of zeal, exuberance and fanfare by the students of the Primary Wing. The mood in the campus was upbeat and the students were totally absorbed in the festive spirit of Lohri. The students were told about the significance of the festival. Both children and teachers gathered in the school play ground where a bonfire was lit. Folk songs were played to make the mood and everybody joined in the energetic rhythm! Peanuts, popcorn and gajak were handed out leading to the great delight of the children. While some offered these in the holy fire, others happily munched on them. The day ended with the note that the coming year would bring happiness in lives of dear students and teachers.
School organised different activities depicting culture of Andhra Pradesh under ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ programme. Students of classes IX and XI participated in the activity and showcased their culinary skills as well as artistic skills. As the partner state of Punjab is Andhra Pradesh, so the students brought the cuisines of states of Punjab and Andhra Pradesh.The main objective behind the event was making the children aware of the names of various food items and the cultures of both the states.Colourful posters promoting the culture and tradition of Andhra Pradesh were beautifully painted by the young artists. A special assembly highlighting the culture, traditions and monuments of Andhra Pradesh was conducted. The main aim of such activities is to maintain and strengthen the fabric of emotional bond between the students of paired states. The Head of the institute Dr. Vandna Shahi appreciated the students and encouraged them to enrich their knowledge of partner state so as to promote the spirit of National Integration.
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.
An Inter House Vedic Declamation, organized by Ved Parchar Mandal was held to enhance oratory skills of students along with focus on inculcation of moral values.The event was adjudged by Mr. Dinesh Kumar and Ms. Surinder Kaur. Each team comprised of three speakers. The audience was really mesmerized when participants expressed their views enthusiastically on different topics like ‘Morals and Ethics make one Divine, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, Dharti ka Aadhar Narri, Parmatma ka nij naam Om’ etc. The event came to a successful end with the prize distribution ceremony. Gurmehak from Kohinoor House, Keshav from Pukhraj House and Arpit from Pukhraj House bagged the First, Second and Third position respectively.
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.
The school hosted an “Inter BCM Spell Bee Competition” for the classes VII and VIII. Teams from different schools participated earnestly and dueled through the toughest words to prove their mettle. It was a neck to neck competition where Varnika and Rishika from BCM School, Chandigarh Road grabbed first position followed by Dhruv Mahajan and Kirat kamal from BCM School, Basant Avenue, Dugri. The third position was secured by Ritesh and Shine from B.C.M School, Basant City, Pakhowal Road. Overall trophy was clinched by BCM School Chandigarh Road. This comprehensive learning process not only made the students aware of spellings and the usage of many unfamiliar words but also enhanced their vocabulary bank. The efforts of the spelling wizards were appreciated and acknowledged by one and all.
Diwali is festival of lights not smoke. Supporting the same, students have started “Green Diwali” campaign. Students organized various activities like paper and cloth bag making to replace gift paper. Students also did plogging around the school campus. Senior Wing students conducted presentation for junior students on hazards of burning crackers. Students also shared First Aid tips in case of burns. They also conducted Road Show to spread awareness among the citizens to keep city pollution free during Diwali and urged them not to burst fire crackers during this festive season.
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.
To salute and promote the use of Hindi language, the school celebrated Hindi Diwas.A special assembly was conducted by the Hindi department, wherein Ms. Simmi Nayyar, apprised the students of the importance of national language in students’ lives. Various compositions of famous hindi poets were displayed. Ms. Nagma Bhanot highlighted the significance of Hindi language and exhorted students to enrich their knowledge on the language and preserve its rich heritage.
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.
Sensitising children about good touch bad touch makes them emotionally strong and helps them to grow normally. A session on good touch bad touch was organized for the students by Ms. Charanjeet Kaur. The students were made to understand the concept about safe/unsafe touch and it was explained to them in a simplified manner with the help of a smart-board presentation. Few students were asked to volunteer and demonstrate few examples of good touch and bad touch such as hugging, pushing, slapping, and patting on the shoulder for better clarity of the concept.
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 enhance the confidence and speaking skills of the students, the school organized 'Story Fest’ for the students of the Primary Wing. They experienced the magical world of the wide range of stories using various props. The participants made effective use of facial expressions, gestures and voice modulation. The students vividly enacted various panchatantra stories based on different themes and morals. The acts presented by them were soul stirring and a visual treat. Certificates were awarded to the best performers.
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.
The students of Primary Wing celebrated Janmasthami with great zeal and delight. The diverse ‘Leelas’ of Sri Krishna were enacted by the students of class IV illustrating the fact that whenever there will be dominance of malevolence ‘He’ will reincarnate to destroy the evil and save the good. The students presented acts like Krishan Janam, taming Kaliya, the serpent, Sudama's friendship, makhan mhori and medley of Bhajans. With their laudable performances, they lighted up the stage and mesmerized the audience. They won the soul of spectators by dressing in the attires of Krishna,Radha, gopikas and other various characters .The celebration ended with a strong message from 'Geeta Saar' i.e “Victory of good over Evil."
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.
An engrossing inter class 'G. K. Quiz Competition' was held for the students of classes I to III. The questions put forth to the teams were intriguing, exciting and made the audience go clap when the teams answered correctly. Quiz was based on amazing facts, current affairs and general things. It was a learning and funfilled experience. Winners of the competition were awarded with certificates. At the end of the competition, the Coordinator, Ms. Sukhnandan, felicitated the winners of the competition and informed that through such competitions students learn a lot and able to enhance their knowledge through the questions asked.
World Photography Day was celebrated with the aim to inspire positive changes across the world connecting people and raising awareness through the use of photography. Navjot Singh of class VIII delivered a speech on the same in the morning assembly. Students were introduced to the basics of the camera and photographs. Students shared their world of photography with their friends and the best photographs were displayed in the school campus. It was an extraordinary day for the students. Students were motivated to be an active part of this event to get better exposure. It was proved to be a refreshing break from the textbook learning. It was an experiential learning at its best.
The School celebrated Independence Day with unprecedented patriotic fervor on August 14 2019. The gamut of activities held on the campus consisted of special morning assembly where students paid a tribute to freedom fighters through a Radio Jockey show. A patriotic song by the school choir rose tremendous love for the nation in the hearts of one and all. The school Principal raised the slogan ‘Vande Mataram’ and the National Anthem echoed in the campus. The students of Primary wing savored the Tricolor delicacies and had Badge making, Collage making and Face painting competition Whereas the students of senior wing had ‘Rangoli’ and ‘Class Decoration’ competition. The Classes were adorned with ‘The new face of Mother India’, ‘Dove messenger of peace’, flags, portraits of freedom fighters and heartrending slogans. All were happy and gay on this pious occasion. The day’s celebration reminded every one of the Sacrifices of those who earned us this freedom. The Principal in her address advised the students to appreciate the hard earned freedom and contribute in making the nation better.
The theme of International Youth Day 2019 ‘Transforming Education’ highlights efforts to make education more relevant equitable and inclusive for youth. With the same perspective in mind, the school organized different activities to mark the occasion. The assembly commenced with a speech on the importance of the day, followed by the Intra class Panel Discussion for classes XI and XII on burning topics like Artificial Intelligence, Cyber security and Threats, Cyber Bullying, Internet Addiction and Safety Measures for Social Networking. Students expatiated their views enthusiastically and brought amazing facts to light. Furthermore, the Principal inaugurated the ‘Stationery Mart’ (Tuck shop), an initiative taken by the budding entrepreneurs of the School. She applauded the efforts of the youngsters and inspired them to be the responsible citizens of the nation.
An investor awareness workshop for teachers was conducted in under the aegis of SEBI-AMFI (Securities & Exchange Board of India- Association of Mutual funds of India). Mr. Suryakant Sharma( Sr. Consultant, AMFI) and Mr. Ravi Bansal( SBI Mutual fund) were the resource persons. Mr. Suryakant Sharma enlightened the teachers about need of investing, things to be taken care while investing, recognizing and avoiding Ponzi Schemes and how to be a VIGILANT INVESTOR.
Mr. Ravi Bansal guided the teachers about performance pattern of different asset class. He apprised the audience that Mutual funds have outperformed in long run, so one should start investing as early as possible for longer horizon especially through SIP. The teachers appraised the session to be an eye opener for providing knowledge about the informed investing, which is the need of the hour.
The power of a good speech cannot be undermined. An Inter School Declamation was organized by Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex (LSSC) on Aug 6, 2019 which was housed by the School. The competition that served as an ideal platform for facilitating an exchange of ideas among the student fraternity also promoted the skills of effective Public speaking. The participants expressed their views enthusiastically and competed with a talented pool of contestants from 33 schools across the city.
The occasion was graced by the presence of Mr. Parminder Singh Gill (Chief Administrator GLADA) as the Chief Guest, Ms. Manpreet Kaur Maan (Assistant Professor PCTE Group of Institutes), Ms. Kamlesh Gupta (renowned anchor of Ludhiana) were the esteemed judges along with other dignitaries. The function commenced with the traditional lighting of lamp by the esteemed guests. The guests were accorded a formal welcome by the school Principal, Dr. Vandna Shahi and Dr. Prem Kumar (Executive Director LBCM Foundation). The dynamic participants mesmerized the student audience with their vibrant oratory skills. The first prize was won by Gurleen Verma of Sacred Heart School, BRS Nagar while the second prize was clinched by Purvanshi Singh of Springdale School and third position was bagged by Budhisha Nanda of Bal Bharti School. Consolation prize was bagged by Ishan Bhasin DCM Presidency School.
The Chief Guest, Mr. Gill congratulated and appreciated the efforts put in by the young, energetic, eloquent and persuasive orators.
Teej was celebrated with a great festival fervor by the senior students of classes XI & XII. The students were attired in beautiful traditional Punjabi outfits. The boys turned up as mighty ‘Gabrus’ and the girls were dressed up as preety ‘Mutiyaars’ adorned with ethnic costumes and traditional jewellary.
The school Principal, Dr. Vandna Shahi graced the occasion with her benign presence. She showered her blessings upon the beautifully attired students and said that such festivals glorify our heritage and culture.
The students participated with full zeal and enthusiasm.They sang melodious Punjabi folk songs and performed Giddha and Bhangra. A comic play highlighting the impact of fraud ‘Babas’ on the orthodox society was also staged. The song performance by Tarandeep Singh dedicated to mothers stole every heart and left tears in eyes of all. Mekahpreet of XII Com. was entitled as “Miss Teej” while Kamalpreet Kaur and Simranpreet Kaur from classes XII Com. and XII FMM were adjudged 1st Runner up and 2nd Runner up respectively. Overall the day concluded on a happy and cheerful note.
BCMites expressed their love and respect for the Indian Army by sending them variant token of love on the occasion of Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan. The students from different classes prepared Rakhis and Greeting cards for the soldiers. This activity was done in collaboration with the Income Tax Department. The handmade cards and rakhis gave an expression to their emotions for the soldiers who endanger their lives for the civilians. The parcel with many beating hearts was dispatched to the border to give them feeling of strong bond and affection with the people expressing her heart’s elation, the school Principal appreciated the commendable efforts of the students and motivated them to show same zeal for their countrymen in future as well.
To have good communication skills is the key to be successful in today’s competitive world. With such aim, a seminar on “Communication Skills” was organized for the students of class X. The resource person was Ms. Apurva Tidka (Varc Trainer, T.I.M.E). She explained the basic meaning of communication, its types and different ways to learn to communicate with others.
She engaged the audiences into various interesting games with the motive of active participation from students. She gave them different topics and students presented their opinions confidently. It was an interactive session which helped the youngsters to be effective communicators to rise high in their careers. Mrs. Anjan Kalia (Sr. Coordinator) said that such seminars should be held regularly as they conveyed necessary information and guide students to survive in present scenario.
Students gave rich tribute to the armed forces of India by celebrating Kargil Victory Day in the school campus. A special assembly commenced in the school with a patriotic song followed by a speech in the honour of Indian soldiers. Students displayed posters and banners depicting the moment of pride, courage and sacrifice. The school Principal, teachers and students paid homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the motherland. The event concluded with the echoes of 'Jai Hind' which filled everyone with immense love and pride for their country.
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.
An Inter Class Tangram Activity for the students of classes I-III was organized. The students were divided into groups and they formed specific shapes. The creativity of the students knew no bounds and they came up with amazing ideas and designs. This activity was an absolute pleasure and was an initiative to develop problem solving, logical thinking, perceptual reasoning, visual-spatial awareness, creativity and many Mathematical concepts such as shapes, symmetry etc. Taking it one step further, students of classes IV & V made colourful models using different shapes and exhibited their talent.
“Maa ke Hath ki Roti “ is an initiative taken by the BCMites to provide food to the family members of patients who come from far off places. Also under privileged patients, admitted in hospitals, are those who come from nearby villages and are often poor. They cannot afford to have food from mess or canteen. The program proved to be a great success as both students and teachers came forward to feed the poor patients.
BCM as an institute is extremely committed to SAVE ENVIRONMENT. To make the students aware about degradation in environment, two movies "SAVE ME " and "TEN TIPS TO SAVE WATER" were shown to the students of middle wing during activity period. It was shown that trees help in bringing rain, provide fresh air and reduce air pollution. Trees provide us many things without taking anything from us. Trees are our forever companions. The students realized that trees and water are essential part of nature and are essential for human life. The students enjoyed watching movies and learnt a lot.
Aristotle said, “To bring any change, we must train young minds.” With this aim, the students were sensitized regarding various population issues like family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health etc. They were also apprised of the fact that the resources are getting depleted at a rapid pace due to increase in the demand of growing population. Teachers also acquainted them with some solutions to combat with this serious issue. The students also expressed their deep concern for the healthy growth and safety of human race. The Principal Dr. Vandana Shahi, also emphasized on the need to curb the population so that our present as well as future generations can live happily on this planet earth.
Beauty is the realm of poetry. Children enjoy the beauty of expressions, thoughts, feelings, rhythm and music of words. Taking all these facts into consideration, an ‘Intersection English Recitation Competition’of Grades I - V was held. The competition was organized to explore and encourage the speaking skills and instill confidence in children. It inspired children to come forward and recite on stage. Children participated earnestly in the competition. They came up with different poems and recited with enthusiasm.
A workshop on 'Handling Adolescence Storm Period' was conducted by a trained psychologist, Ms.Manmeet Kaur Grewal. The workshop aimed to facilitate awareness of knowledge among teachers with particular focus on adolescents’ needs and bridging the information gap. The main areas of discussion were dynamic, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, physical and social changes during adolescence period. The session was quite enriching and many queries were discussed and analyzed.
Public speaking is said to be the biggest fear amongst adults. Most of the people feel nervous to speak in public. To overcome this stage phobia, a workshop was conducted for teachers. Resource person for the same was Ms. Kamlesh Gupta (Renowned Anchor). She gave tips to the teachers to reduce stage fright. She advised them to prepare material in advance and read aloud. She emphasized that speaker should keep himself calm and try to connect with the audience. The workshop proved to be fruitful and helped teachers in enhancing skills of public speaking.
Prior to his final at Super Dancer Chapter 3, Saksham Sharma one of the most cutest contestant of Super Dancer Chapter 3 visited his school to seek the blessings of mam Principal and his teachers. His classmates welcomed him with zeal and enthusiasm. They did his signature move also. Saksham proved that the reality shows are no shortcuts to fame but a crosscut to struggle. It was a fair of exuberant moments in the school. The school Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi congratulated Saksham for getting grand success in Super Dancer Chapter 3 and appreciated his parents for recognizing is talent at such a tender age and supporting him.
School conducted a Capacity Building Programme on Value Education under CBSE Training Programme on June 4, 2019. Attended by approximately 70 teachers from different city schools, it focused on importance of value education in student’s life. Ms Shabnam Sharma, the Principal of Disciplined Disciples International School , Amritsar and Ms Simmi Jaggi, PGT (English), Sri Guru Gobind Singh Collegiate Public School, Chandigarh were the resource persons of the event. The teachers were briefed about the need of value education and how it can be incorporated in curriculum through classroom studies, during the school assemblies and other school activities. The participants shared their classroom experiences and effective teaching methods for imparting values education. Different activities and group discussions made the session all the more effective.
The Teachers got an indepth idea on character education through handouts and small video clippings. Dr Vandna Shahi, the Principal of the host School highlighted that the objective of such programme is to empower the teacher to enable them in shaping the character of students in a comprehensive manner. She also urged teachers to create a conducive environment and encompass moral value system as an integral component of the teaching process.
Teacher is a lifelong learner and the teaching fraternity has to keep abreast with the changing trends and the mindset of the students. Keeping this in view, a workshop on ‘Effective Pedagogy’ was conducted .The honourable resource person for the workshop was Ms. Harpreet Kang, (Dean PCTE, Groups of Institutions and the chairperson of students forum at LMA). Highlighting the influence of teachers in a student’s life, she emphasized on adopting innovative pedagogy to facilitate teaching learning process. She urged the teachers to provide practical exposure to students instead of giving them theoretical knowledge.The session proved to be very interactive and enriching experience for the teachers.
"An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest".
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will find forgiveness. The little wonders of the School, made their mothers feel wonderfully special on the occasion of 'Mother's Day Celebration'. To make the celebration more special, students of class I passionately got involved in making beautiful 'Greeting Cards' to convey gratitude to their moms for unconditional love. The students of class II made beautiful 'Smileys' for their mothers as a token of love. The students of class III wrote 'Letters' to their mothers expressing heart warming feelings like love, appreciation and concern. At the end of the celebration, the school principal, Dr. Vandna Shahi threw light on the pivotal role of a mother highlighting that a mother is very important in shaping the growth, personality and uprising of a child.
PRE-ELECTION VOTERS’ AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
With the polling season at full swing and the school being socially responsible, stepped forward to spread the word about importance of voting and the right to vote.
In order to motivate voters, around 200 students of the school along with teachers participated in Voters’ Awareness Campaign on May 17, 2019. The awareness drive was successfully conducted under the able guidance of the school Principal, Dr. Vandna Shahi. The volunteers activity participated in the rally and motivated the residents of Janta Enclave, Basant Avenue, Dugri, Pakhowal Road and Urban Estate to cast their votes righteously and encourage the electorates to 'go for the most important right of an Indian Citizen - that of the vote’.
As part of it, students displayed placards with motivational statements written on them, raised slogans and left no stone unturned to make sure that voters exercise their democratic rights and ensure 100% polling in the district.
Potential leaders of tomorrow are groomed, developed and raised in the miniature world of an educational institution through diverse portfolios that are offered to mark a difference.
To develop leadership qualities among students, the Investiture Ceremony for the School Student Council 2019-20 was held in the School. Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi felicitated the student Council with the badges and flags of their respective houses, the badge ceremony was followed by oath ceremony during which the Head Boy, Simranpreet Singh and Head Girl, Baneet Kaur along with the Council members of all the four houses, took pledge to do their duties with utmost sincerity and best of their capabilities. They marched with their House Flags held high in pride & glory. The newly elected members were brimming with confidence to shoulder the assigned duties.
The School Principal, congratulated the council and advised them to be the role models for others. She extended a supporting hand to the students’ council for the smooth running of the school. The function concluded with the National Anthem.
In order to meet the challenging needs of corporate world environment and provide a practical platform, the school held a session for Commerce students where an introduction to Business club was given. The students were guided by an expertise, Dr. Prem Kumar (Executive Director and Manager,BCM Foundation). He shared anecdotes from his personal experience to emphasize the fact that it is not just sufficient for a student of commerce to be sound theoretically but must also be exposed to the outer world in a dynamic way to face practical situation. He told the motto of the club being ‘Explore to Excel’ and motivated them to update their knowledge of current affairs and have a proactive approach in student life. The school principal, Dr.Vandna Shahi encouraged her students to join the club and promised to help in every way possible.
BCMITES bagged First Runner-Up Trophy at Science Fest - 2019 organised by GNPS, Sarabha Nagar on May 4, 2019. The school students showcased their talent at fest and added another feather in BCM's cap by grabbing Ist position in Photography, III position in Choreography and by winning consolation prize in PPT making. A cash prize of Rupees 3100 was awarded to the participants for the extraordinary performance. School Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi congratulated and appreciated the faculty and students for their accomplishment,
Kohinoor House Girls bagged the winning trophy by defeating Pukhraj House in the Final match of the Inter House Throwball match for (XI & XII) held at B.C.M School, Basant Avenue on May 4, 2019.
Held in the school, the Inter House Throwball matches saw teams from four different Houses of the school completing neck to neck in a tournament organized for senior school girls. The commendable performance of the students exhibited the importance of extra-curricular activities in playing a vital role in grooming the youth .
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 year 2019 has been proclaimed as International year of the Periodic Table of chemical Elements(IYPT 2019) by the “U.N general Assembly and UNESCO”.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Periodic Table, a confabulation on Periodic Table was organized by the students of XII Science. Around 30 students participated and updated the students about the unknown facts of some rare elements. They also highlighted the history and importance of elements of periodic table. The school Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi appreciated the active participation of students and said that such events provide great platform to students not only to hone their oratory skills but to exchange their knowledge and experiences too.
36 students of XI & XII visited SEBI Chandigarh local office. Mr Zubin Mehta, Assistant General Manager interacted with the students regarding Role of SEBI in development of securities Market. Mr Yogesh, Chander Assistant Manager, had a session on the regulatory framework of Securities Market and step being initiated by SEBI for protection of Interest of Investors. Students also discussed the recent SEBI order against NSE on co-location issue. Last session was taken by Mr Nishant, from National Stock Exchange, who enlightened the students about trading aspects of cash and Derivatives Markets. All the students have a wonderful query session.
The School firmly believes that extra curricular activities play an important role in the holistic development of the children. The school held club period activities in zero period for classes IX and X where students learnt variety of skills like yoga, self-defence, contemporary dance, knit and craft etc. The school Principal Dr. Vandna shahi motivated the students to participate actively in such learner-centered activities.
The school organized Inter house Cricket Tournament (U-19) for boys of classes XI and XII. The matches were held in order to encourage sportsmanship spirit and grooming the students in sports domain. The matches were played between the four Houses : Gulmohar v/s Shalimar & Pukhraj v/s Kohinoor. The final match was played between the students of Gulmohar & Pukhraj House. All students were decked up to prove their mettle. The enthusiastic crowd experienced a thrilling performance of the two teams exhibiting their best. The XII class boys of Gulmohar House defeated Pukhraj house and won by 10 wickets whereas boys of XI won by 5 wickets. Ravinder Singh (XII Comm) and Jashandeep Thandi (XI Comm ) were declared as man of the Match in their respective matches. Tanveer Singh of XII Comm scored 80 runs and was selected as Man of the Series.
With the objective to save Earth and protect environment , Earth Day was celebrated. Special assembly was held by class VIII students. The students took the pledge to keep their surroundings clean and green .They also emphasized the need to follow three R-s’ Reduce,Recycle, and Reuse through Nukkad Natak. The Power Point Presentation was shown to the students making them aware of the importance of using our natural resources judiciously. Poster Making Competition and Hindi poem recitation were organized for the students of primary wing, depicting the dangers harming the planet Earth.
The young minds were catered to the classical dance forms and connected to Indian roots through the event ‘LEC-DEMS’ by SPIC MACAY, a non-political society for promotion of intangible aspects of Indian cultural heritage in the school premises. The event had a lecture demonstration by renowned Odissi danseuse - Kavita Dwibedi, daughter and disciple of stalwart Odissi maestro Late Guru Hare Krishna Dahera. It was an honor for the students to get acquainted to such a divine dance form whose origin dates back to the 2nd century BC. She presented various forms like ‘Manglacharan’ where she sought the blessings of Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu, demonstrated structures of Indian sculptures and also explained the distinct costume and accessories adorned by Odissi classical dancers and its importance. It was a treat for the audience who were spell bound by her performance.
Felicitation Ceremony for the Classes I-IX & XI was organized in the school. In this ceremony meritorious students who excelled in their respective classes were awarded with medals and certificates. The students with 100% attendance also got recognisation to boost their morale and inspire others. The school Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi congratulated the parents and students for their achievements and motivated them to score high grades in future too.
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.
An awareness session on cybercrime and security was held for the students of class VIII. They were addressed by ACP Mr Ramandeep Singh Bhullar, SHO Dugri Sardaar Gurbachan Singh, SHO Sadar Sardar Sukhdev Singh Brar and Gurbakshish Singh Incharge Police Station Basant Avenu. They made the children alert about the consequences of using unknown sites and games. They also guided them about the security and vigilance they need to keep while Surfing the internet. Children were also warned against making fake IDs and spreading rumours online as now they could be easily targeted and punished for the offence. They were extended a formal thanks by the Activity Incharge Ms Seema Mahajan who was grateful for their presence to enlighten the school students.
Embracing the dynamism of the present times the school recently hosted a Capacity Building Programme in Life Skills. The resource person for the workshop was Ms. Vega Sharma. Attended by 68 teachers from different city schools, it focused on importance of life skills and gave direction of its usage in day to day teaching. The unwavering enthusiasm of the educators to hone their skill-sets and learn through collaboration was evident.Plethora of interactive activities on life skills were conducted. The school principal Dr. Vandna Shahi prompted all teachers to think beyond the syllabus in order to teach and make ‘Life Skills’ a regular classroom practice. She also encouraged them to cascade their learning and create rippling effect in the lives of others as well.
School hosted a Career Fair ‘Avocation18’ for parents and students of classes IX to XII to keep them abreast of the various options available for Higher Education and their future prospects. The Fair featuring 17 institutes and universities was designed to expose students to a width of career options including vocational and off-beat careers available after XII. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Prem Kumar (Executive Director, BCM Group of Institutes) who visited every counter assessing the diverse avenues that the universities openly offered. The School Principal Dr. Vandna Shahi met all the participating universities and was thankful to the Deans and Counselors who ushered in the copious prospects in the lives of the students to assist them in choosing their career.