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F. D. High School, Sarkhej Road, Juhapura, Ahmedabad

This is to inform you that our school was adjudged one of the Four Best Schools at National Level in the Paryavaran Mitra Puraskar 2013 held at CEE (Centre of Environment Education) on 14-10-2014. 5 schools from Gujarat were shortlisted along with 10 other schools from All India. F D School students had successfully completed projects in all the five themes of the Paryavaran Mitra Programme. A Pilot Electricity saving project undertaken by 30 students of the schools helped them save 2061 units of electricity in a month. The students also planted more than 250 saplings in the school compund to make a way for green campus. AMC and the Chairman of the School Board successfully kick started th Campaign against Dengue and Malaria in the school by a workshop to stop the spreading of Malaria Mosquitos and ways to stop them. The students were given a project to look out for the breeding places of mosquitoes and ensure that they do not find way to grow. The students also visited various museums to understand and preserve our rich heritage. Rain Harvesting system and Waste water management system were introduced to save water. All the activities were carried out throughout the year in the able direction of Mr. M. I. Gena, Principal, ECO Club In Charge Mr. Yusuf Khatumbra, Librarian Mr. N. M. Abbasi and valuable support from all the staff members of the school.


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Cornerstone, Old Town, Zunheboto, Nagaland

Topic- Visit to Heritage Park

The school club has been conducting heritage activities on a regular basis as a part of which they visited the Heritage Park on 1st October 2014.


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Global Indian International School Chinchwad

Topic- Club activities conducted in September

3rd September 2014 a visit to the mythological and spiritual Pataleshwar Temple caves was organized for classes IX and X. Students were very excited to visit a place that had such a close relationship with our past and heritage. The students were spell bound to see the caves carved out of a single basalt rock. The wall carvings were very beautiful. Some paintings were incomplete and that left the students curious to know more about them. The information board put up in the premises gave explicit details about the history of these caves. The students were eager to note the information. The caves have a Shiva-Linga which is as old as these caves. The students were amazed and captivated by the serenity and peaceful atmosphere in the heart of the bustling city. The festival of Onam was celebrated with great enthusiasm with the theme “Significance of Onam”. A skit depicting the significance of the festival Onam along with a performance on the regional form “Kaikotikali” was presented by the students. A Power point presentation showcasing the rituals and events of the 10 day celebrations of Onam was presented for the students. 8th September was celebrated as International Literacy Dayaiming to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. A presentation and a skit based on the theme “Each One Teach One” was organized that aimed at inculcating the importance of education to all. 14th September, Hindi Diwas was celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm. This day is celebrated in honour of our National Language. 8th-12th September was observed as Hindi Week in GIIS Chinchwad. Various interesting, creative and educative activities were conducted across the classes. The Hindi Diwas special assembly commenced with addressing the importance of the National Language, focusing on Hindi as a versatile and rich language. The main attraction of the assembly was the humorous skit on the ‘Influence of Idioms on Our Life’ beautifully presented by the students.


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Global Indian International School Chinchwad

Topic- Visit to Raja Vanarai - a Self-Reliant Village

Students of classes VI, VII and VIII of Global Indian International School Chinchwad, visited a self-reliant village named Raja Vanarai continuing with the trend to find various innovative ways to help imbibe good values.Before the visit, students were sensitized regarding the trip to this unique village named Raja Vanarai. The students were briefed about how the village has accrued a name for itself by adopting the various methods like rain water harvesting, biogas plant and the progress in horticulture. The village situated 70 kms. away from Pune, is the proud recipient of the ‘Best Village Panchayat’ title. Vanarai was formed by Dr. Mohan Dharia in the year 1982 and after securing success it was registered under the Charitable Trust Act in 1986. During last 25 years Vanarai has reached all parts of Maharashtra and other states of India. The organization has been instrumental in changing Government policies for development through people's involvement.By 1990 Vanarai started working in the village. With active involvement of villagers, watershed development works were started. In addition to this, works like vocational training in milk production, improved practices for farmers etc. were carried out. As a result of this, remarkable results were seen.155 families staying in fetid slums of Pune and Mumbai have returned to the village Smt. PratibhataiPatil, former President of India had visited the village and appreciated the villagers and the NGO for the progressive work shown by them.
The students were greeted by the village Sarpanch and he was kind enough to share some amazing facts about their village’s self reliance and development which includes 20-30 thousand litres of milk produced everyday by the Jersey cows. The milk is sent to the nearby towns including Pune. The children got a unique opportunity to witness the different projects undertaken by the village like the biogas plant, rain water harvesting, and the various farming methods adopted by them. They also demonstrated the crops of lemon, sweet lime, custard apples, cucumbers, tomatoes, and groundnuts to the students. The village has an in-house school, which is 102 years old. The students were taken through the school and were given information regarding the same. The construction of the high school was carried out with the donation received from every family in the village. In the village every family shares the burden of work by contributing towards it by the way of “SHRAMDAAN”. There are 30 students from this village school who are studying abroad, and the cost has been sponsored by the Leelawala Foundation. Our students were thoroughly impressed by this unique experience that was not only informative but also an eye-opener. It helped the students to understand that using good system and creative thinking coupled with some good team-work can help any group progress and attain new heights of success. They were given a worksheet as a post activity to write about what trees and vegetation they saw and talked about with the villagers, which they completed enthusiastically.


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Summer Fields School, Kailash Colony, Delhi

Topic- A Talk by Dr. Swapna Liddle

On August 21, 2014, Dr. Swapna Liddle, Co- convener, INTACH Delhi Chapter, took the students of Summer Fields School, Kailash Colony on a journey to the three important monuments of the Mughal era- the Taj Mahal, the Humanyun’s Tomb and the Red Fort in Delhi and we discovered some undiscovered facts. With an introduction to thirty four World Heritage sites in India and thirty nine in Germany, Dr. Liddle , through her fascinating presentation focused on the intercultural influences on the building features and artifacts, some which were familiar styles of domes, arches, pillars, gardens etc., but delving deep she pointed out , not only the workmanship of artisans but contrived the alchemy of far flung cultural influences. She revealed various facets which brought to light aspects that had previously been ignored. She shared her observations on how different styles had been adopted and linked their architectural style to the Tomb of Timur in Samarkand, the Iranian concept of the Charbagh in Tehran and the peitra dura technique which was imported from Italy. She illustrated The Chinese Clouds in Mink pottery also seen in the carvings at Red Fort and the Kalash, a very Indian concept which has become an integral part of these monuments. Dr. Liddle also came up with an anecdote on how the famous Pandara Road in New Delhi got its name. Throughout the session we could literally feel the magnificence of the rich Indian legacy and were spell bound by the unmatchable insights we got from her about our rich cultural heritage and architectural past. It was indeed an enlightening talk by the Heritage crusader, Dr. Liddle. The exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge fostered a lot of enthusiasm and creativity and this will bear fruit in the future, in the project of conserving the wonderful built heritage sites.


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DAV International School, Verka Chowk, Amritsar

Topic- Heritage club activities conducted in August 2014

The club organized various activities such as heritage walk, visit museums, historical places etc. On the Hiroshima day on 6th August, students took part in poster making competition with' peace 'being the main theme. Tree plantation drive was also organized on this day. On 9th August, school celebrated Raksha Bandhan, students performed short play to show special bonding between brothers and sisters and also organized different competition like Rakhi making competitions, card making competition etc. Different activities were organized on the Independence Day, children dressed up in saffron white and green color and there was a colourful presentation of cultural events including a skit by class V. During the Janmashtami celebration, students were dressed up in ethnic outfits, depicting dramatic enactment of the life of Krishna. Students sang devotional songs and exchanged gifts. Principal Anjana Gupta briefed the young learners about the history of this day. There was a visit organized to the Golden temple and Sikh Museum on the 21st August 2014. Established in 1958, Central Sikh Museum exhibits paintings of Sikh guru, saints, warriors and rich collection of coins, old weapons, manuscripts, rarest strangled instrument, guns of Sikh Raj, etc.


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Bhavans Shri A.K. Doshi Vidyalaya

Topic- Indian Heritage quiz competition

An Indian Heritage quiz competition was organized by "Xpress minds" which was initiated and supported by INTACH on 22nd July,2014 at Shri Satya Sai Vidyalaya in which 28 students of our school participated. Many other schools also participated. One of our students Pratik secured 2nd rank in prelim round of quiz competition amongst all the school.


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Chiranjeev Bharti School, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon

Topic- Heritage club activities


Visit to Farukhnagar
To encourage and spread the concern for conservation of our rich heritage and to uphold the sanctity of the same, the social Science Department of the school in collaboration with INTACH , organized a short trip to Farukhnagar on 02.09.14 and 03.09.14. The purpose of the visit was to experience the beauty of the sites situated there. 350 students of classes IX and X accompanied by various teachers were part of this Heritage trip. The students visited Delhi Gate, Sheesh Mahal, Bawari and chatri the monuments of Mughal era .

INTACH INDIA QUIZ
(Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) organized India quiz and students actively participated.

WORLD POPULATION DAY
The social science deptt and Heritage club "VIRASAT" took the initiative of celebrating world population day-a day on which international community works together to raise development issues. A cultural fest was organised on 11th july 2014.Each class was assigned a particular state and an exhibition was put up by classes VI-X covering all aspects of the state assigned viz. handicrafts cuisine culture festivals costumes and mode of state culture legislature. An inter house dance competition was organized as an educational activity to enlighten students about dance forms of different states. The concept was to promote national integration and to gain knowledge about human resource. Trustee Ms Archana Luthra and Principal Ms Sangeeta Saxena applauded the social science deptt for their wonderful effort.

Inauguration of Museum "Dharohar"
As an initiative of Heritage club, school created a small museum to depict our rich ancient past and named it "Dharohar". It was inaugurated on 13 August, 2014 by Mrs. Goldi and Principal Ms. Sangeeta Saxena. It has the collection of old coins, currency along with utensils of bronze, copper and pottery. It displayed one spiritual corner to mark the Indian secular culture. Another corner depicted the tools and weapons of early man made by class VI students. Depiction of tribal masks and old clothing patterns, jwellery display and wooden craft work all in totality made the reason for applaud.

Heritage day celebrations
On 18 April 2014, a special Assembly was conducted National song was sung. Heritage pledge to conserve our heritage was taken. A small speech was given on significance of the day. Poster making competition was organized for classes VI TO VIII.


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Kadamba INTACH Club GIIS Bangalore

Janmashtami:

The occasion of ' Janmashtami', was celebrated with great enthusiasm at GIIS, Bangalore. The students were dressed up in colourful robes of Lord Krishna, Radha, and gopies as they commemorated the human incarnation of Lord Krishna. The event commenced with a melodious bhajan followed by a musical presentation dedicated to Lord Krishna. Not only this, the gymnasts had been preparing for days for the `Matki Todh', which happened amidst much enthusiasm. Shri Krishna Janmashtami was celebrated with fervour by the Pre Primary students who immersed themselves into the spirit of Janmashtami by coming to school dressed as Radha and Krishna. The KG2 students enjoyed painting matkas and decorating it with sequins and ornaments. Teachers narrated stories of Krishna. The students were enthralled to hear about the birth of Lord Krishna and the Bal Leela story. They also enacted as Krishna playing flute and eating butter. Nursery students sang Achutham Keshavam and were excited to know that Krishna loves butter the most. The students of KG1 did a worksheet on pot decoration and students made crowns with feathers and wore it. The Pre Primary kids were also able to watch the matki phod by the Primary students and everyone enjoyed the activities thoroughly


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Kadamba INTACH Club GIIS Bangalore

Indian Independence Day:

The 68th Independence Day was celebrated with great fervor and zeal at GIIS Bangalore on 15th August 2014. The event commenced with paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi, Father of our Nation followed by flag hoisting ceremony by our revered Principal, Mr Ramesh Mudgal. Depicting through a variety of cultural programmes, the relevance of Independence day was portrayed by the students. Mr R. Sudheendra, a visually challenged artist was present at the celebration as a Special Guest. Mr.Sudheendra has mastered the skill to paly 5 different musical instruments on his own without the help of a teacher. A Parent Child Patriotic Song competition added colour to the celebrations with parents taking part in the event. The event concluded with prize distribution followed by National Anthem and resolve by all present to work for the country to make it a developed nation. The Pre Primary students celebrated Independence day on 14th August with fervour and gaiety. Students were asked to come dressed as freedom fighters and they came to school attired as Pandit Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, Lokmanya Tilak, Rani of Jhansi, Kittur Rani Chennamma, Mahatma Gandhi and many other famous people who fought for the liberation of India. During assembly they sang patriotic songs and paid respect to the National Flag. The activities continues in the classroom where they each spoke a few lines about the personality they represented. They also made the National Flag, wrist bands, national symbols and did many other art activities.


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Kadamba INTACH Club GIIS Bangalore

International Day of the World's Indigenous People:

On 6th August 2014, the students of grade 3 B presented their assembly on "International day of the world's Indigenous People'. The assembly started with prayer followed by pledge by Abhiram. An enlightening thought was presented by Tanmay. Students also reported on the News around the world. Abhiram highlighted the features of Quality Circle. A PowerPoint presentation entitled 'International day of the world's indigenous people and Quality Circle' was shown to all. The students presented a group dance. They will present the analysis and action plan in their next quality circle presentation. The assembly was further made interesting with the felicitation of students Arjun Srikanth and Uma Maheshwari for having topped the school in July edition of Mathlathen 2014. The assembly concluded with the national anthem.


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Kadamba INTACH Club GIIS Bangalore

Hiroshima Day: Prayer for Peace KG2

6th August 1945 was the day when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, followed a few days later by another dropped on the city of Nagasaki. The bombings ended World War II by bringing about the surrender of Japan, but at a terrible price - the two cities were destroyed with many more people dying from injuries and illness. Students of KG2 did an origami activity of folding paper cranes in memory of Sadako Sasaki a Japanese girl who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, in Hiroshima, Japan. Sadako is remembered through the story of a thousand origami cranes before her death, and is to this day a symbol of innocent victims of war. The story was narrated to the students and they observed a few moments in silence to pray for peace around the world. They also held their paper cranes and took a pledge that they will never cause harm or injury to anyone.


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Delhi Public School, Sec-45, Gurgaon

Topic- Heritage club activities in August 2014

Month of August was dedicated to our freedom fighters, martyrs and soldiers who fought selflessly and sacrificed their lives to free our nation from the clutches of our oppressors- the British kingdom. Children being the future of our nation are an integral part of any Independence Day celebration. Various activities conducted during this session. A brief introduction of meaning and significance of independence was given by the teacher. A healthydiscussion on how it is celebrated followed by India's struggle for Independence was initiated. Children participated enthusiastically which not only encouraged them to reflect on their own learning but also augmented their knowledge by engaging in group discussion AND concluded by singing patriotic songs including our national anthem. The children made wonderful illustrations on Independence Day and the tricolor. They were apprised of the rules for hoisting our national flag and what the colors of our flag symbolize. National Symbols of India were explained by the teacher which later culminated in a quiz. Children felt a sense of pride in reciting the slogans by some of the prominent freedom fighters such as " DilliChalo" and "Give me blood and I will give you freedom"- Subhash Chandra Bose "InquilabZindabad" – Bhagat Singh etc. Children of classes
III and V were taken to the auditorium to watch the spectacular show "Saga of Independence "presented by the children of class IV followed by beautiful song and dance sequences including many famous patriotic Bollywood numbers.


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Delhi Public School, Sec-45, Gurgaon

Topic- Hiroshima Day

Hiroshima Day has been observed with peace marches to commemorate the dropping of the first bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6th August 1945. As an initiative to support peace and abolish wars and nuclear weapons, the students of classes 6 to 8 took a pledge to promote harmony, goodwill and non-violence in the world. This was followed by a poster making activity on the topic: "WE WANT PEACE NOT WAR."Through their posters they spread the message of peace in the world.


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Ryan International School Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic - Role Play Competition

Heritage Club organized a Role Play Competition on ‘My Favourite Political Leader’. The students enthusiastically participated in it. They came up as great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Sushma Swaraj, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Sarojini Naidu, Bhagat Singh, Smriti Irani and even as our newly elected Prime Minister Mr. Narender Modi. The students had complete knowledge about their favourite leaders and spoke confidently about them. The young Heritage warriors showed their deep interest for the great politicians. The Ryanites expressed their desire to work selflessly for the nation. The school Head Ms. Peeya Sharma was overwhelmed to see the love of the students for their motherland and motivated them to come up as true citizens of India


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic - Celebrating Kargil Victory Day

Heritage club celebrated Kargil Victory Day on 24thJuly 2014 by organizing special assembly where students enthusiastically participated in poetry recitation. They filled everyone there with a feeling of pride by their patriotic poems. The Ryanites also presented an informational ‘Talk Show ‘on Kargil War. Everyone presented their paid the tribute to the martyrs of this war. Head Mistress Peeya Sharma spoke few words about the Kargil War and informed the students why the day is celebrated as ‘Kargil Victory Day’. To pay the homage to the martyrs of Kargil War, Rakhi Making Competition is also organized on 1st August, where the rakhies made by the students will be sent to the soldier across. This activity was organised to show love and respect for the Kargil Martyrs and to make the students realize the great sacrifice made by them.

Topic - Celebrating Quit India Movement Day

Heritage Club celebrated Quit India Movement Day on August 07, 2014.The thought provoking skit by class IV C enlightened the audience how the movement commenced and contributed immensely in marking 15th August as an important date in history of India. Students dressed in colourful costumes as soldiers and freedom fighters aroused the feeling of patriotism in all present there. With such beautiful patriotic feel in their young minds, the students of class –VI enacted a skit. They represented the national leaders - Gandhiji, Subhash Chandra Bose and Sarojini Naidu by dressing up beautifully in suitable attires. They inculcated the feeling of love for our country by an effective enactment of Quit India Movement with effective and catchy slogans. The agony of Indians during the colonical designs of British was depicted. The bloodshed, the imprisonment, the rebellion executing of non-violence with great values were the subjects of discussion and made the centre of attraction for enthusiastic and attentive audience. The students took part in the interactive question answer session with a true ‘Indian’ spirit in them resulting to be called as a mesmerizing audience.


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Adarsh Bal Niketan English Medium School, Jhunjhunu

Topic - Site Visit

The student members of ‘Heritage club’ visited the site where tribal people live. They interacted with them and came to know about their living & culture and wrote about their experience & views about the tribe ‘Luhar’. They were escorted by their mentors Mrs. Anita & Mrs. Seema, social studies teachers.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40 Gurgaon

Topic - World’s Population Day

A Special Assembly was held to mark the World’s Population Day. The assembly started with an interesting talk show by class VII B students aiming to aware the students about the forthcoming demerits due to the increasing population. The students discussed the adverse effect of population in our day to day life including the crowd on the roads, markets, railway stations. More over the competition level which students have to face in various competitive exams, in different college admissions etc. It was a kind of eye opener to all present there and the students could relate this problem to them rather than taking it just another social issue discussed over and over. The students showcased many related problems through catchy banners being used in the talk show.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic - International Friendship Day

International Friendship Day was celebrated to instill in the students the value to respect and cherish the precious gift of friendship. The students of class V thanked Lord Almighty for bestowing this special bond. The young Ryanites also staged a ‘Radio Jockey Show’ on the same. The show highlighted the fact that friends are an inseparable part of our life and they always are trustworthy. They also opined that friends might not at times give advice, solutions or cure but rather just share our pain and touch our heart with a tender hand. They help us our weaknesses and help us realize our strengths. The vibrant songs added to Radio Jockey made the atmosphere livelier.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40 Gurgaon

Topic - Heritage Club Activities in the month of July 2014

Environment March
An environment March on 24th July 2014 was organized to celebrate the “Environment Week”. The students of VI D passed a march in the market of Sector-31with a view to awake and encourage the people towards making the environment green and clean. Students took the initiative to say ‘No to poly bags’ by distributing their handmade bags to people. Some of the best handmade paper bags were selected and displayed in the reception area of the school premises. Various slogans like “Each one plant one” “Green nature, better future”, “Avoid using poly bags”, “Save trees, Save life” etc. were spoken during the week.

International Tiger’s Day
International Tiger Day was celebrated on 30th July, 2014. The students of class VII participated in a talk show to raise awareness for tiger conservation. They also spoke on how to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitat of tigers. Each one spoke about the decreasing number of tigers and expressed their views in a unique way. They showed concern how to conserve and protect them. The students made posters which showcased their sensitivity and creativity.

Special Assembly: Environment Day
A special assembly was held on Environment Day on 28thJuly. As environment is one of the vision points of Chairman Sir, Dr A.F. Pinto so Ryan International School, Sector 40 always takes the opportunity to work towards the betterment of environment. The guests of honour were Dr. Sameer Sharma, Ph. D. (Pharma), Group Leader, Daichi Sankyo India Ltd and Mr Vaibhav Mittal (Team Leader Technical Field). The assembly began with Bible reading followed by the plantation by the guests. The school choir group gave a warm welcome through a welcome song followed by welcoming the The colourful and interesting talk show on the environment was much appreciated by everyone. The wonderful message of ‘each one plant one’ was given by the students of Class II through an inspiring skit. A mesmerizing dance performance on ‘Go Green’by the students of Class I stole the show. Guests encouraged the winners of inter-class Memorabilia competition (Class II) by giving their winning certificates. Aryan Sharma and Ashwika Taneja got first position and Parth Goyal, Hitanshi and Yash Chaturvedi got second position. School Head, Ms. Peeya Sharma appreciated the efforts of young students and the teachers and thanked the guests for encouraging the students.

Street play
A Street play was organized on conserving environment. Students went to Sector-14 market. They distributed paper bags and bookmark to the shopkeeper and passersby. The street play had a major impact on the mind set of people present there. It definitely changed the way people perceive and look forward to nature(forest) for their desires.

Inter-house Debate Competition
Inter house Debate Competition on the Topic “Natural Disaster Man or Act of God” for the students of class V. The young Ryanites spoke enthusiastically as they were all well prepared. They came up as adept orators and spoke confidently both in favour and against the topic. They came forwarded confidently with their thoughts and even supported them with facts. The Ryanites showed their concern for the Mother Earth as floods, landslides, storms and droughts are the treats on its existence. Every child in his speech expressed to desire to protect the environment and urged one and all present there to comp up saviors of the planet.


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R.N Podar School, Mumbai

Topic - Kargil Vijay Diwas

In an effort to inculcate the feeling of patriotism among the students, Heritage club R.N Podar School celebrated Kargil Vijay Diwas on the 25th of July 2014. All the students of classes VI to VIII prepared greeting cards thanking Indian Armed services. The event was in the form of a competition based on the matter in the cards, originality of ideas and presentation. Students made the event a true success and prepared beautiful greeting cards for the soldiers. Some of them chose to sing patriotic songs in their class during the event. The greeting cards were later parceled to 5 different army head quarters of the regiments that had been a part of the Kargil war.


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Delhi Public School, Gurgaon

Topic - Heritage club activities for the month of July 2014

Topic - Parent's day
To enable children articulate their love and immense gratitude towards their parents, various enriching and creative activities were held in this month. The first session began with a brief interactive session on importance of parents followed by making a parents day card. It was heartwarming to see children make beautiful cards for their parents and expressing their love for them in simple words. A session was conducted wherein children expressed their feelings for their parents. Their love for their parents reflected in their eyes as they talked about the little things their parents do for them. They wrote a paragraph on what they appreciate in their parents. The session of making illustrations of parents was much enjoyed by the children as it also gave them opportunity to exercise their creative skills. They also gave interesting title to their parents like 'Awesome Parents!', 'Loving Parents', etc. A discussion on what they would like to talk about with their parents helped them realise that sharing with parents is of immense significance. The month long activities dedicated to parents was an excellent way to remind children the unconditional love that their parents shower on them. INTACH school group celebrated parent's day. An activity was organized for students of classes 6-8 in which they wrote notes of gratitude for their parents. These were then gifted as token of love to their parents.

Topic - Van Mahotsav
The spirit of Van Mahotsav was celebrated by the students of middle school. The members of our heritage club went to different sections very enthusiastically informing about the need to preserve trees. They shared information about the vanishing forests and its adverse effects on the environment. Our environmentalists also discussed the measures to conserve trees.


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Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

Topic- Heritage Activities- June 2014- Natural Heritage

In the month of June, the tiny tots of pre-primary learnt about the importance of trees. The first thing they learnt was ‘Save trees, save the environment’. The month of juicy mouth watering mangoes had the tiny tots learn about mango tree through PPT, fun facts and worksheets followed. Making of a mango shake and relishing it as well, was a highlight. They learnt the importance of mango leaf in the culture of India and were taught how to make toran [a decorative door hanging made by tying mango leaves on a string]. The tiny tots enjoyed learning fun facts about mangoes, mango tree and mango leaves. The first and the second graders started the Heritage class on the topic Water – where the students recited a beautiful poems on water. A PPT was shown to them to identify the areas of water. The children drew lot of pictures to show the sources of water in colourful piece of art and craft. To beat the heat, mouth watering Chaska-Maska(Nimbu pani) was made and enjoyed by the students and they noted down the recipe. Wow! Little salt and mint tasted absolutely refreshing. To work and learn in groups an activity on healthy competition was conducted where grains, cereals, surf powder and suji powder was used to show the theme ‘Aqua’-a life for all. Documentation card was made with information on the local water body, the river that flows, the depth of the lake and its uniqueness. Grade 4 children were taught to make mango panna as it is a summer cooler and helps greatly in beating the heat in the summers. They were told to avoid unhealthy soft cola drinks in the summers and take recourse in the bountiful blessings that Mother Nature gives us. Grade 5 students started their session on the topic Animals wherein they were shown a Power Point Presentation titled 'The Call Of Nature' on Endangered Species which was followed by a PPT on Bird sanctuaries in India .Map work was done , where the children marked any five bird sanctuaries in India. An interesting activity on nest of birds was done where the children tried to make nest out of twigs and other materials. A documentary on a weaver bird making a nest was shown to the children which was greatly enjoyed.Grade 6 deals with Heritage as a Club activity every Saturday where a systematic syllabus of 80 minutes was chalked out to bring awareness on different aspects of Heritage in the young minds. The children got a brief overview of natural heritage which was followed by an activity where the children marked the kinds of forest in the scrap book. The life cycle of forest produce was drawn by the children. The children were made aware of the different state trees and flowers of India. Likewise, to arouse the creative minds of the children an activity of making quotes on trees was done. Fibre to Fabric was the topic given to the students to make a scroll on the complete life cycle of a cotton plant right from its inception till it is finally consumed and reused and the students in groups made an artistic and creative scroll on the given topic. Classes VII & VIII deal with ‘WATER’, under natural heritage. Students composed poems on the given theme and presented in the class. The best ones were presented on the School bulletin board. Subsequently, there were different activities like role play, puppetry, song composition,Poem, recitation model presentation depicting WATER CYCLE. The session ended up with a discussion on ‘water conservation’.

We decorated the Heritage Board for the month of June on the topic –Natural Heritage where the children made scrolls, wrote poems on trees, map work on different forests of India etc. This year the Heritage Facilitators are from grade VI - Ms Chetna and Ms Manasvi .


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R.N Podar School, Mumbai

Topic- Crafts Mela and Nature trail with tree plantation

CRAFTS MELA!!
FOR CLASSES 6, 7 and 8
23rd JUNE - Class 6
24th JUNE - Class 7
25th June - Class 8

STATES ALLOTTED TO EACH CLASS ARE AS FOLLOWS

CLASS 6 A - GUJARAT
B - KERALA
C - KASHMIR
D - ASSAM/ NORTH EAST STATES
E - MAHARASHTRA

CLASS 7 A - RAJASTHAN
B - TAMIL NADU
C - MAHARASHTRA
D - BENGAL
E - PUNJAB

CLASS 8 A - PUNJAB
B 1 - ANDHRA/TELANGANA
C - BIHAR
D - GUJARAT
E - RAJASTHAN
B 2 - NORTH EAST STATES

‘NATURE TRAIL’
DATE - 18TH JUNE
VENUE - MAHARASHTRA NATURE PARK
TIMINGS - 8.30 TO 11.30

TEN ACTIVE HERITAGE CLUB MEMBERS WOULD GET TO PLANT TREE, BECAUSE
'Vriksha Shiksha' IS OUR DESIRE...


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Delhi Public School, Sector 45, Gurgaon

Topic- Heritage activities for the month of May
Topic- Museum Day

The INTACH club activities during the month of May were dedicated to the museums as they are a nation’s memory bank and represent the cultural soul of the nation. The activities conducted during the sessions focussed on apprising children on the role of museums in society which includes collecting objects and materials of cultural, religious and historical importance, preserve them, research into them and present them to the public for the purpose of education and enjoyment. They were made to understand and appreciate the importance of museums in inculcating a sense of pride in the achievements of their forebearers through the tools and materials housed in the museum.

The children participated in the discussion with great enthusiasm, sharing their own experiences of the museums they had visited which ranged from the Doll Museum,Rail Museum and National Museum in Delhi which they visit as part of their ‘Delhi Darshan Trip’ in the junior wing. Children were aware of the famous museum Louvre, Paris. They gained knowledge about various terms associated with a museum like curator, artefacts, galleries etc. The session culminated with children illustrations of their visit to a museum.


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Delhi Public School, Sector 45, Gurgaon

Topic- Heritage activities for the month of May
Topic- Visit to Kiran Nadar Museum

30 students of Junior Wing visited an Art Exhibition on 7th May ’14 at KiranNadar Art Museum, New Delhi. It was interesting and helped children understand and appreciate the artworks of different artists.


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MIDDLE WING

Topic- International Museum Day

INTACH school group celebrated International Museum Day on 2nd May 2014. The middle school students researched and wrote about the unusual museums with different specializations.

The children participated enthusiastically and learnt about fascinating exhibits contained in these out of the ordinary museums.


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MIDDLE WING

Topic- Visit to National Museum

30 students from Middle Wing visited an Art Exhibition “Rupa-Pratirupa-The body in Indian Art” at National Museum on 1st May ’14. It was a nice and informative experience and it helped children to understand and appreciate the artworks of different artists.


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MIDDLE WING

Topic- Spic Macay

The school hosted an Odissi dance performance under the aegis of SPIC MACAY. The show commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp by the renowned classical dancer, Smt. Kavita Dwibedi. The Principal, Ms. AditiMisra, welcomed the guests and felicitated them.. Ms. Kavita correlated the Odissi dance form with mathematics and gave a lecture cum demonstration before every performance. While speaking about the navarasas, she added that dance is a form of meditation, a celebration of life and a gift of God. Smt. Dwibedi was accompanied by Shri. Prafulla Kumar Mangaraj on mardal, Shri.Suresh Sethi as the vocalist, Shri.Gopinath Swain on violin and Shri Vishwanath Mangaraj on manjira. The performance ended with the students thanking the esteemed guest for giving them valuable insights into various facets of the Odissi dance form and helping them come closer to this classical dance form. Overall, it was an enriching experience for the students as they got a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of India.


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Govt. Degree College (Boys), Udhampur

Topic- Heritage Club Activities

In 2010, to mark the golden jubilee of the college, the institution adopted many innovative measures including the setting up of Heritage club. Since then , the activities conducted by the club includes workshop on Dogra folk art, two- day workshop on Dogra wall paintings, exhibition on heritage weapons, heritage walk to Ramnagar, Ghoda Gali etc, Lohri celebrated with tradition fervor, celebration of Christmas, Basant Panchami etc. The teachers and students would be organizing more heritage related activities.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic- Celebration of Mother’s Day

Keeping in sync with Founder Chairman Sir Dr. Augustine F. Pinto’s vision of expressing gratitude for all that God provides us and for a wonderful family that he has blessed us with, the children got involved in various activities to show how deeply they respect and love their mothers. The tiny tots of Montessori made vibrant cards with heartwarming messages for their ever loving mothers. They even made ‘Utility baskets’ using paper to help their mother get more organized. The Montessori wing had also organized events like ‘Mumma’s recipe’ and ‘Fashion show’ for their ever willing and enthusiastic mothers. The contests saw the overzealous and high spirited mothers participate vehemently. Classes I and II made glittering crowns for their fairy mothers to treat them royally. Students of classes III to V composed poems showcasing their endless and ever prevailing love for awesome mothers. The school also organized a special assembly to commemorate the occasion wherein the students presented a talk show on the ‘Significance of Mother’s Day’ and a skit on the topic ‘A Meticulous Mother’.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic- Special Assembly remembering the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh

An informative talk show was conducted to apprise the students about the contributions made by the common people of India during the freedom struggle. The children threw light on great deeds of Bhagat Singh, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and King Martin Luther pertaining to non-violence and their peace movements. The School Head Ms. Peeya Sharma appreciated the laborious efforts of the students and emphasized in inculcating the value of patriotism, peace and non-violence.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic- Celebration of World Laughter Day

On 5th May’14 to mark the ‘World Laughter Day’, the message of happiness among the students was spread and let them know the importance of ‘Laughter’. ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ was the message given by the students through Talk Show, Radio Jockey Show, Laughing exercises, Poetry Recitation. Students came dressed up as Charlie Chapline and clown. Many of them came with smile badges and brought some placards related to the topic. All the students enthusiastically participated to make it a success. The School Head Ms. Peeya Sharma encouraged the students to follow Chairman Sir Dr. Augustine F. Pinto’s vision of adapting a healthy life style. She advised the students to distress through laughter and laugh often as it is contagious and spreads like fire.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic- Declamation Competition on ‘Global Warming’

In creating awareness among the students to take care of our Mother Earth as it is the heritage for all of us, a Declamation Competition was held for the students, providing them a platform to express themselves as best they could. The event topic was-‘Global Warming’. All the students were full of enthusiasm as they prepared themselves to compete with their classmates. The declamation showed the sensitivity of the young generation towards environment. Their love for Mother Earth was clearly evident. It was time for them to share the ways they had adopted to save our earth from global warming. It also gave some new ideas to the students. The students with the best presentations were awarded. The competition encouraged the students to hone their speaking skills as well as to build up more confidence in facing an audience.


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Gundecha Education Academy, Mumbai

Topic- Introduction of "Heritage Club"

The school is interested in introducing "Heritage Club" at our school and also organizing various activities related to inculcate cultural consciousness in the young Indian minds and has on many occasions been awarded for the various initiatives taken. The school would like to open a heritage Club in the school premises to foster awareness in students.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic- Celebration of World Heritage Day

Ryan International School, Sector-40 celebrated World Heritage Day in the school premises on 17th April’14 with great enthusiasm. The endeavour was to make the students understand the fact that World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind & protecting and preserving this valuable asset demands the collective efforts of the international community. This special day offers an opportunity to raise the public's awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability. The guest of honour was Mr. Atul Dev, Convener, INTACT, Gurgaon. Students presented an interesting & informative act on the ‘Seven Wonders’ of modern world. An informative and educative talk show was also organized by the Ryanites. The students danced to the rhythmic steps presented by tiny tots. The performance indeed was captivating and left everyone spellbound. Apart from this all parts of the assembly had the “World Heritages” as the underlying theme to emphasize on its importance for our future generations. This was in keeping with our respected Chairman sir’s vision point of promoting cultural values & heritage. The guest Mr. Atul Dev was full of praise for the efforts of the students. Our respected principal, Ms. Peeya Sharma appreciated the students & motivated them with her encouraging words.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic- Celebration of Earth Day

Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon organized a Special Assembly to mark the Earth Day Celebration on 22nd April’14. The guest of honour for the day was Mr. Brijeshwar Tyagi, Security Manager for Medanta who is closely associated with Environment and disaster management . It was a day to share the incredible efforts put by each Ryanite throughout the year to celebrate the presence of nature around us. The young Ryanites participated in the Inter Class Debate Competition ‘Are we really nurturing the nature’ to reaffirm our collective responsibility and to promote harmony with nature. The thought provoking talk show- ‘Together we have and we can… ‘was the limelight of the day. It updated the rallies organized by the school and encouraged everyone to be a part of it. The enthralling dance performance had the dancers expressing their love for nature through the fusion dance. It focused on green cities, mobilizing a million of people to create a sustainable and a healthy environment. To give wings and reality to the vision of the Chairman, Dr. Augustine F. Pinto’s, for saving and creating a healthy environment, the school encourages each child to plant saplings on their birthdays and celebrates Earth Day and Environment week, with plantation drive, rallies and street plays. It was an immense proud moment for the School Head Ms. Peeya Sharma whose ideas and hardwork were shown and depicted in the special assembly. She encouraged the students and motivated them to continue with their effort to create a conductive environment for the animals and humans to live a healthy life.


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Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon

Topic- Potter's wheel Demonstration

Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurgaon organized a ‘Potter’s wheel’ demonstration for the students of classes III to V. Mr. Amar, a potter, demonstrated the interesting but fast diminishing art of pottery. He made pots, diyas and various animals with clay and attracted students’ attention. The enthusiastic Ryanites got the opportunity to make pots and animals themselves. They had the feel of the potter’s wheel and the technique to be used. Mr. Amar gave them tips to have a better result on the wheel. He told them to check the amount of water to be used and the pressure to be applied. He suggested using the hands and fingers softly and gently. Ryanites were highly impressed and extremely thrilled. The activity was in sync with Chairman Sir Dr. Augustine .F Pinto’s vision of preserving the rich art, culture and heritage of our country. School head Ms. Peeya Sharma motivated the young Ryanites and encouraged them to protect our country’s vast heritage. She, with her inspiring words, ignited the feeling of responsibility towards India’s heritage among all the Ryanites. The students expressed their gratitude and desire to have more such workshops in future.


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Delhi Public School Maruti Kunj Gurgaon

Topic- Cultural Fest

The Heritage Club, Delhi Public School Maruti Kunj Gurgaon organized a Cultural Fest ‘Glimpses of Indian Culture’ presented by the students of class VII. The six sections of class VII were representing the six regions such as North, South, Central, East, North East and West India. The participants from all the six sections of class VII were divided into groups of seven-eight students. Each group was depicting the glimpse of India’s diverse culture which included music/dance/drama/art/painting/craft/dress/famous personalities /skit (language and literature)/cuisines/architecture (model) etc of a particular state/union territory of India. During the cultural fest, children decorated their classrooms and it seemed like the entire Indian culture came in the sections of class VII. Students depicted very beautiful, charming and awesome pictures of important and interesting cultural aspects of our country. The event was organized on 06.02.2014(Thursday) during the school hour only. In the first half, all the children from class VII arranged and decorated their respective class rooms with the articles, posters etc. depicting the particular region/states. In the second half, Students welcomed the respected principal Mrs. Rachna Pandit , Vice principal Mrs. Ritu Malik, Head master Vinod Papareja and Head mistress Sarita Ahuja (Primary wing) to visit the cultural gully of India . Most of the students were in the traditional attire of their respective states/regions. They decorated their stalls with models of monuments, miniature paintings, handicraft, traditional clothes and embroidery, geographical features, bio-diversities etc. They also performed the classical dance/drama like Kathak, Oddisi, Bhangra, Garba , Bamboo dance , regional songs , skit in regional language, festival celebrations etc. of different states. The fragrance of entire top floor of the school was filled with the aroma of different Indian cuisines like Kashmiri Pulao , Makkae di roti and Sarso ka saag, Hyderabadi Biryani, idli , dosa, sambhar, fish, Bhel poori, Litti chokha, , sandesh , rosegulla , dal bati choorma , dahi , makhan lassi and Gujrati dishes like Khakhra, jalebi etc . The children also presented power point slides depicting the cultural aspect of different regions of India. The entire programme was organized by the sheer enthusiasm of the students of class VII. They not only collected the information but prepared all the events by themselves with the help of their peers and under the guidance of the teacher in charges Mr. S. K. Yadav, Ms. Abhilasha Sinha , Ms Deepa Sharma, Ms. Bala Parasar, Ms. Raj Dahiya along with the great support of Vice principal Ritu Malik and the teachers from Social Science Department. Some senior students of heritage club Parv Dahiya, Pragya , Dipti Rohilla, Deepanshi and Shranjan also shared their creative ideas with the juniors and helped them in the preparation. Well experienced and senior teachers like Ms Ritu Wadia , Ms Manju Mehrotra and Ms Gurprit Kaur took the responsibility to accomplish this tedious task.


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R.N Podar School, Mumbai

Topic- The 'Earth Day' celebration

Heritage Club organised the 'Earth Day' celebration by taking the students in the the lap of nature, right there to Powai Nisarg Udyan, just next to Powai lake, wetlands on 22nd april 2014. The students were thrilled to be amidst the flora and fauna. We saw some of our students becoming photographers, identifying the various trees, enjoying the enchanting view by the lake side, preparing skits to save Earth. They also got to see some Migratory Cranes which are rare to see. Kaveesh khattar won the tree identifying contest, she identified 36 varieties of trees. Worksheets regarding the wetlands and pollution and how to save the pristine atmosphere were also distributed, each student got a certificate of participation. It was a wonderful experience enjoying nature.


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R.N Podar School, Mumbai

Topic- Heritage Quiz

On the 26th of April 2014 , Heritage Club attempted to bring to the participants and the audience a glimpse of our journey through India's cities and cultures, festivals and people, its languages and vignettes, its mountains and rivers, its beaches and monuments, its wildlife and scenic beauty and its magnificent Heritage. Putting up this quiz has not only bought our students immense knowledge of our country but has also re-reminded us of the lessons it nurtures us in and its own unique story it speaks to the world. Along with the quiz, we also had Tabla Jugalbandi, a kathak and a Bharatnatyam dance as fillers between the quiz. Students also spoke about the Earth day well spent. They showed few slide shows and documentaries of what they had clicked during Earth day at Powai on the 22nd April. Everyone went home basking in the knowledge of the many facets of Indian Heritage.


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Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Amritsar

Topic- Trip to Company Garden

On 7th August 2013, the school organized a trip to company garden to visit Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum and Panorama. We were struck by the beauty of the panorama. We have seen many objects related to the life history of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. We learnt that he was known as Sher-e- Punjab who conquered 11 kingdoms of Punjab. He was a great warrior, a fearless soldier, able administrator and clement ruler of Punjab. We planted some saplings of Jasmine plants in the garden to give message that one should plant more trees to keep the environment clean and green. This was really knowledgeable and inspirational to all.


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Oxford Grammar School, Hyderabad

Topic- Heritage Exhibition

Pracheena Oxford Grammar School Heritage Club arranged exhibition of antiques and artifacts. Club Members shared great enthusiasm and brought many exhibits and explained about them. Around 300 items like gramophone records, old letters, panders, spice boxes, vessels of brass, copper etc were exhibited. A street play on Cosmopolitan culture of Hyderabad was presented.


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F D High School, Juhapura, Ahmedabad

Topic- Heritage Film Festival

F D High School, Juhapura, was the Venue Partner in the recently concluded "The Heritage Film Festival" organized by Aadhar, an NGO based in Ahmedabad. Aadhar works to develop programs and opportunities that support traditional artisans and craftspeople of India in an effort to sustain their livelihood, thereby contributing to our collective heritage. The 2nd Annual Festival showcased 36 short films based on this years' theme “Visual Narrative Arts & Handicrafts of India". Shri Ashoka Chatterjee, Shri Hridaynath Gharekhan, Smt Villoo Mirza were judges alongwith other well known personalities in the fields of Indian Handicrafts, heritage and film making. The selected films were screened at Kochrab Ashram, Jagdip Mehta Heritage House, Central Jail, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad ni Gufa, F D UNESCO Heritage Club, F D School, Juhapura, Seth C N Vidyavihar and Vishala. F D UNESCO Heritage Club, F D School, Juhapura, had submitted a short film "Resham ka Haar-Pavitra"which was awarded a special mention award. The film was made by Farhan Gena with active support of Principal Mr. M I Gena and Asst. Teachers Mr. N. P. Shaikh, Mr. S. H. Shaikh & Mr. A. V. Malvat.


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Kendriya Vidyalaya no 1, Amritsar cantt

Topic- Heritage Walk to 11 heritage sites and cleanliness drive

The Heritage club of the Vidyalaya is actively participating in activities related to awareness among the students as well as teachers about our rich heritage. The Vidyalaya took part in Heritage walk with the help of District Tourism Department. 60 students from classes IX & X along with three teachers participated in this walk. They visited 11 sites of Heritage importance in Amritsar city. Mrs. Kusum Malhotra, Principal took keen interest and made all efforts to make this event a grand success. She flagged off this team on November 19th 2013. This event was to sensitize the participants about their rich heritage. They undertook cleanliness drive on the route to these sites.


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INTACH Salem Chapter

Topic -Heritage Club Tour

About 65 students of INTACH Heritage Club of Holy Angels School, Salem visited Jaipur as a part of their Heritage tour this year. INTACH Salem Chapter made all arrangements for their tour. The Tour commenced by train on 7th of Feb 2014 and reached Jaipur on 9th. They started back on 11th and reached Salem on 13th Feb 2014. They visited almost all heritage places in Jaipur and were in Jaipur for 3 Full days.


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Sri Sankara Vidyashramam Matriculation Hr. Sec School, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai

Topic- Heritage Club Activities in the month of January

INTACH Tamil Nadu Chapter had organized an Inter School Essay Writing and drawing competition on 07.01.2014 for the topic “My living Icon” participated by 109 Students from seven city schools. Dr. S. Suresh, Tamil Nadu State Convener was also present during the occasion. He spoke to the participants about the various Living Icons in our State and city. By participating in this event, the students learnt about the various living personalities who have contributed in a big way in conservation of heritage around us. These living icons belonged to various fields like art & craft, dance & music, sports, environment conservationist and films too.

Republic Day- 26.01.2014

Republic Day was celebrated in our school by hoisting the tricolor by one of our senior teachers. This was followed by a patriotic song and a speech in Tamil by the students.

Visit To Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary -27.01.2014

Students of STD VI and VII visited the Vedanthagal bird sanctuary on 27.01.2014. The students gathered information regarding various birds which migrate to this bird sanctuary every year.

Martyrs’ Day 30.01.2014

Our club members participated in a programme conducted by ASEEMA trust along with Aalaap, The U .S. Consulate General Chennai, Gandhian Integrated Forum Trust , Sarvodaya International and Sri Krishna Gana Sabha to mark the Sarvodaya Day. The participants got the opportunity to view the images and videos of Gandhiji and Martin Luther King on screen as they sang some patriotic songs along with other city schools.


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Delhi School of Excellance, Hyderabad

Topic- Annual Day celebrations on the History of Hyderabad

Embracing Heritage: Jashn - An Odyssey of Emotions

JASHN-“An Odyssey of Emotions” was the theme of the first annual Day celebrations based on a book written by author and historian Mr. Narendra Luther ,an eminent authority on the history and culture of erst-while Hyderabad state and its rulers. Mr. Narendra Luther, retired Chief Secretary was the Chief Guest of the evening. The venue, Taramati Baradari was apt for a theme like , Jashn which epitomised Quli Qutab Shah , the founder of Hyderabad and the builder of its architectural centrepiece-The Charminar. It beautifully depicted the story of Quli Qutab Shah who ruled Hyderabad in the 15th Century, his meeting with a beautiful Hindu girl, his marriage with her, the construction of Charminar and a cosmopolitan Hyderabad that we see today. Among the dignitaries were present the Chairman, Mr . Madhusudan Rao whose invaluable service in the field of education is immeasurable, Vice Chairman Mr Santosh Kumar, Director Mr Dharanidhar, Director SPS Ms. Shilpa Ravi ,Convenor, INTACH , Hyderabad Chapter Ms.Anuradha Reddy and the most respected administrator of DSE group of institutions Ms Rama Devi. The programme commenced with an enchanting performance by the students of Pre Primary, who were dressed up like Kondapally toys popularly known as Kondapalli Bommalu. Adorned in bright and vibrant colours, the children depicted the village life of Andhra Pradesh through a series of scenes .They all had come alive to be a part of this jashn. The senior girls performed on ‘Navarasas”. The dancers through beautifully rhythmic patterns showcased the nine rasas- shringara, hasya, karuna, raudra, veera, bhayanaka, bhibhatsya, adbutha and shantha. ‘Musi Ke Us Paar’ beautifully potrayed the story of how Quli Qutab Shah met Bhagmati and married her. ‘Etched in Stone’ highlighted Quli’s desire to construct a monument resembling heaven on earth and the construction of Charminar. The students formed the Charminar and their well lit headgears added awe to the whole scene as Charminar glowed in the dusk in the backdrop of the historical ruins. ’Wah!Wah!’-the mushaira was a short presentation comprising on Quli Qutab Shah and his court poets. They recited genuinely funny and illuminating poems which kept the audience mesmerized. The second issue of ‘Aranyani’- The Heritage newsletter, was inaugurated by Ms Anuradha Reddy, Convenor, INTACH, Hyderabad chapter, which highlighted the activities done by the students in their heritage education class. Heritage movies which have been shot by the school team were also screened .The first movie was about the 400 years old Baobab tree at the Golconda Fort which is a protected monument of Hyderabad. The second movie ‘Khada Dupatta’ featured the beauty of the traditional wedding dress of Hyderabadi muslim brides. ‘Coin Talk’ featured a conversation between three coins belonging to the Akbar era, British Raj and the contemporary one rupee. The next movie was on the famous ‘Irani Chai’ which is synonymous with Hyderabad. The principal Ms Suparna Mehrotra read the annual report and updated the parents on the prominent achievements of the school during the academic year 2013-14.The scenes ‘Bakti Ki Bavana’ and ‘Triump over Disgrace’ highlighted the end of atrocities and the victory of good over evil. The programme concluded with a confluence depicting the cosmopolitan twin cities of today which included an exuberant dandiya dance, Punjabi giddah and the most celebrated bonalu festival. A marvellous fire works display culminated the celebrations. The vote of thanks was delivered by Ms Lakshmi , the Headmistress. The annual production was directed by the principal Ms Suparna Mehrotra , who not just took Jashn to all the students and teachers but also drew them close as a team for this grand show.


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Delhi Public School, Sector 45, Gurgaon

Topic- Republic Day Special

Junior School

Republic Day celebration was the theme for the Junior Wing in the month of January. A wide range of special activities, which centered around the theme, were conducted to instill the spirit of national pride and love for the country. This opportunity was utilised to teach children about various facets of the country like the National Pledge, Preamble, National Flag and so on. Age-appropriate activities like drawing and colouring the National Flag, quizzes, singing the National Anthem, creating awareness about National Symbols and Preamble, drawing of the emblem etc. were conducted. Children enjoyed singing Vande Mataram. Students not only enjoyed the activities but went home proud and happy Indians.

Middle School

INTACH members researched and wrote articles for the INTACH newsletter on a myth or a story associated with a local mountain or hill or an exciting experience of Rock Climbing.


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Shekhawati public school, Dundlod

Topic- Establishment of a Heritage Club

We the family of SPS Dundlod informs you that we have established a Heritage Club in our school, inspired by INTACH Workshop held on 16-17 Dec. 2013 at Jhunjhunu. We organised a "Half-Marathon" from our school to Dundlod Fort. The theme of this event was to spread awareness among the public about the ill effects of the smoking and drugs on the society. Children performed a street play on this theme in the town. We visited the Dundlod Fort along with children. The historical and heritage importance of the fort was briefed to the children by Thakur Raghvendra Singh Dundlod (Owner of fort) on this occasion. They were briefed to keep the valuable rich heritage intact. The owner of the fort Thakur Raghvendra Singh Dundlod appreciated our initiative in this regard.


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INTACH Hyderabad Chapter And Sri Venkateswara College Of Architecture, Hyderabad

Topic- Educational Tour

An educational tour is being organized on the 8th of June 2014,with the cooperation of ASI Hyderabad circle and Dept. of Archeology and Museum; for the first year B. Arch students. The objectives of tour are to show the students the Heritage Buildings of the old city area and to give them an insight regarding the Islamic Architecture and the Ornamentation methods they adopted during that period. The students will be required to sketch the ornamentation at the site. The places of visit include Qutub Shahi tombs and the Golconda area. The timings are 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.


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Veda Vyasa D.A.V Public School, Delhi

Topic- India Revisited-the annual Exhibition

An Annual Exhibition of myriad hues of Indian culture and heritage- ‘India Revisited’ was organized in the school grounds by the junior wing of Veda Vyasa D.A.V Public School, from 20 Dec.2013 to 23Dec.2013. Students showcased their work and presented the incredible and enchanting India as a mosaic of faith, culture and heritage. The exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. N. K. Uberoi, chairman of the school, accompanied by Mrs. Purnima Datt, Principal Director HECS, INTACH. Guests were spellbound by the splendid and vibrant presentation of the exhibits. Principal Mrs. Chitra Nakra and Supervisory head Mrs. Vandana Chawla highly appreciated and encouraged the young minds in their endeavor.


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