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Best Heritage Clubs 2016-17

Winner

Sunbeam Suncity, Varanasi
Aghaaz, the Heritage Club of Sunbeam Suncity, Varanasi devoted the year 2016-17 to heritage centric events. They started with designing the heritage club soft board followed by several cultural and educational events like; Heritage Assemblies, practicing yoga on Yoga Day, in-school Heritage Quiz, scriptures quiz, jewellery designing, Petra painting, Tabla jugalbandi, fancy dress, Rangoli competition, heritage theatre, poster making, wall tempera, heritage walks, Gramin school cultural fest, heritage exhibition, dance drama performances, and more.

Winner
Global Indian International School, Noida
Dharohar, the Heritage Club of the Global Indian International School, Noida, took up various activities to promote awareness about the rich culture and heritage of India. They took up activities like a presentation on Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, preparing Bhangra dance on Baisakhi, educational trip to Jodhpur, poster making, mime on water conservation, tree plantation, van mahotsav celebration, practicing yoga on Yoga Day, Human Values Week, Green India Business Model Competition, Diwali themed- Art and Craft Exhibition, Peace Relay on Peace Day, Community Helpers Day, Inter GIIS Heritage Quiz, Heritage Walk, Sports day – Indigenous games, Agricultural farming and adoption of land by GIIS, Green Medicine Day to name a few.

First Runners Up
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Public School, Jubliee Hills, Hyderabad
The Heritage Club of Bharatiya Vidya Bhanvan’s had an enthusiastic approach towards the heritage in 2016-17. They kicked off the year with the celebration of the heritage week with various activities for different classes. They further took up activities like; fancy dress competition, pot making, singing competition, dance competition, heritage debates, art exhibitions, art and craft mela(with several workshops on pottery and bangle making etc.), eco- friendly Ganesha making, cultural outreach programmes, annual day based on- My City My Heritage, rally on Ekta Diwas, toys from trash, and many more.

First Runners Up
Bhavan’s Shri A. K. Doshi Vidyalaya, Jamnagar
The Heritage Club of Bhavan’s Shri A. K. Doshi Vidyalaya recognised the days of importance and designed activities around them to generate heritage awareness amongst the students. They celebrated events like the Yoga day, Teacher’s day, World Literacy Day, Hindi Week, Gandhi Jayanti, and Van Mahotsav Week with activities like: drawing competition, medicinal tree plantation, rally, essay writing competition and elocution competition. They also celebrated World Heritage Week by organising activities like; mehendi competition, Warli painting workshop, musical concert, pottery workshop, art and craft exhibition, and more.

First Runners Up
Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ Public School, Jaipur
The Heritage Club of Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ Public School took up heritage and intertwined it with the spirit of hospitality for the tourists who visit Jaipur. They believe that sharing their heritage brings utmost happiness. The girls from the heritage club hosted two foreign delegates and introduced them to the Indian culture and heritage. They also conducted various activities and interactive sessions for them like; sari wearing, rangoli making and mehendi wearing etc. Apart from this, they participated in the walks held at the City Palace and Jaigarh Fort, they had workshops of tie and dye and marbling, participated in heritage quiz, etc.

First Runners Up
Delhi Public School, Sec. 45, Gurugram
The Heritage Club of the Delhi Public School, Sec. 45, Gurugram is spread across the different wings of the school for maximum participation. Different set of activities were taken up by different wings on the same event or topic. Every month the school recognised an important day on the calendar and weaved junior wing, middle wing and senior wing activities around it. The junior school took up activities like; poem writing on natural heritage, forest scene illustration, badge making, paper bag designing, tree plantation drive, etc. At the same time, the middle wing participates in activities like; design your own manuscript, heritage walks, skit on the life of Rabindranath Tagore, visit to museums, letter writing competitions, Jungle Trip to Ranthambore, Quiz on Incredible India, Geeta chanting, etc. The senior wing participated in activities like; Heritage Ramp walk, Quiz competition- from past to present, best out of waste, visit to Parliament House and Patiala House Court, etc.

Second Runners Up
Global Indian International School, Indore
The Heritage Club of Global Indian International School, Indore took up activities that entailed research work. In the year 2016-17 they took up activities like; board making and decorating, museum visit, warli art workshop, rakhi with rakshakas(police offices and army officers), poem recitation, mime skit performances, ramp walks, exhibition cum sale of paper quelling jewellery, heritage walk to Laal Bagh Palace, cleaning of monuments, etc.

Second Runners Up
Akshara School, Kakinada
The Nagarajuna Heritage Club of Akshara School, Kakinada displayed excitement and vigour in celebrating the heritage of India though the year 2016. They identified days of importance and took up activities not only on the school level but also on the community level. They also participated in pan India competitions held by INTACH, like; My City My Heritage- Essay writing and painting competition. Activities like the nature walk, heritage exhibitions, puppet shows, heritage walks, bird watching, beach festival, cleaning of Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple, trip to an old age home were taken up by the students. Apart from this, the students also participated in intra school floral art and performing arts competition.

Second Runners Up
Gwalior Glory High School, Gwalior
DAI-MIRAAZ, the Heritage Club of Gwalior Glory High School has taken up various activities to support and conserve the heritage of India. They took up teacher training programme to increase teachers’ awareness and enhance their skills within their school. The students of the heritage club also took up activities like; inter school mime competition themed ‘Save the Tiger’, Arsh-talk by eminent writers on literary writing, Inter-school documentary making competition, INTACH Heritage Quiz, INTACH Heritage Olympiad, photography workshop, heritage walk, vedic maths workshop, doll making workshop, and many more.

Second Runners Up
D.A.V. International School, Amritsar
The Heritage Club of D. A. V. International School, Amritsar teaches its students to stay involved in activities of cultural importance. In the year 2016-17 they organised events like, Road Safety Week, poem writing on the World Book Day, Painting Competition on World Astronomy Day, Teej Celebration, yoga practicing on Yoga Day, Slogan Writing Competition on World Habitat Day, etc.


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The Oriental Seminary, Kolkata

Topic : Museum Day

Heritage Awareness Through Exhibition
‘Our Old Little Things’ on show on World Museum Day
Students had a gala time on 18 May 2017, World Museum Day. Students brought various interesting objects of yesteryears from home. Things used by their ancestors fifty to 150 years ago. It was a pop-up museum under the banner ‘Our Old Little Things’ held at our school archive. Inaugurated by the teacher-in-Charge of the school by lighting a lamp, the exhibition featured wonderful little old things of personal attachment. A Boy of class VIII brought his great grandmother’s ornament box with Mughal decoration on it, gifted to her by a zaminder. Another student came up with century-old flower vases. Someone had a covered sherbet tumbler made of white marble-stone that once belonged to his grandmother. Another boy brought a very old kerosene lantern. Among other old exhibits collected by students were a curious-looking iron pichkari, coins as old as of late 19th century, a showpiece made of segun wood depicting trees, elephants and animals in a forest, a gift to his great grandfather by a local zaminder, a lamp-stand made of unpolished rockstone and many other household items used not less than a century ago. The teachers too did not lag behind the students. They also joined the show with various things of the British era. Among them were a 100-year-old glass shade of a chandelier lamp, old spectacles of Mahatma Gandhi fashion, Shorthand pencils and mosquito repellents of the British era, a bag made of apple seeds any several other curios. The museum was an exhibition of various such interesting old items of sentimental association brought by the members from home. They collected the items and whatever information available from the elders of the family. The students, teachers and the non-teaching staff of the school went round the exhibition with deep interest and excitement. The backgrounds of the exhibits were described to the visitors by the collectors themselves. That the pop-up museum was a success was evident from the fact that the visitors themselves started talking in a tone of discovery about the old household items they have at home, which they never cared for. They requested the club to continue to hold such exhibitions so that they can make their own contributions in the near future. The NCC unit of the school was in charge of managing the crowd. A toffee to everyone was the parting gift of the club to the visitors.


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Epistemo Global, Hyderabad

Topic : Ambedkar Jayanti

Ambedkar Jayanti was celebrated at Epistemo Global to commemorate the birth anniversary of B. R. Ambedkar.

A small skit was organised by the students of grade 5. The students showed the discrimination faced by the people of lower castes in India. The students shared the ideals and beliefs of Dr.Ambedkar. They spoke about the values he stood for to fight the caste system in India. They also shared some interesting stories of this life. Ms. Geetanjali concluded the assembly by sharing the things we can learn from Dr. Ambedkar’s life. The students were very motivated by the presentation. They pledged to be firm determined and serve the society just like Dr. Ambedkar.


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Delhi Public School, Sector 45, Gurgaon

Intach Activities For The Month Of May

Junior Wing

All About Me And My Family: This activity gave the students’ family members an opportunity to be a part of the child’s creative experience.The students of class 3 wrote a few lines about ‘Myself’ and illustrated their favorite pastime. The activity-The story of my name helped the students to find out and learn about their name and depict with the help of illustrations. In addition the students of class 5 asked their family members to make their own family tree and look into as many previous generations as they can. The students collected photographs of the different members of the family and made a family tree and wrote a brief note of each member.

States Of India:
This activity helped students explore more about the different States of India and appreciate their varied cultural diversity. The students of class 3 spoke about the State they belong to and the language spoken there. Students of class 4 and 5 gathered information about the food, performing arts, famous personalities, festivals etc of their respective State and pasted related pictures.

Warli Art
The students also made beautiful patterns and drew sceneries in Warli art-a style of tribal art.

Father's /Mother's Day Card Making Activity
On the occasion of mother’s day and father’s day, a card making activity was organized for the children of classes 3, 4 and 5. The children enthusiastically made cards for their parents using eco-friendly materials like pencil shavings, paper cuttings etc. They affectionately decorated their cards and wrote loving quotes for their parents. It was heartwarming to see children make beautiful cards and express their love and gratitude towards their parents.

Middle School

Museum Day
To celebrate Museum Day, INTACH school group had organized an activity for the middle school students on 2nd May’2017. The children brought artefacts such as coins, pottery items, ancient toys, stamps etc and set up their own class museum. The activity helped them focus on enquiry, information processing, reasoning, communication and observation skills. It also impressed upon cultural learning within the classroom.

Visit To Shiv Nadar Museum
Students of Middle Wing visited an Art Exhibition at Kiran Nadar Art Museum, New Delhi. It was interesting and helped children understand and appreciate the artworks of different artists.

Senior Wing

Visit To National Museum
The students of Delhi Public School, Gurgaon visited the National Museum in May 2017. The students had the opportunity to visit the various galleries such as the Indus Valley Civilization, the Gupta Period, coins and currency, Buddhism, etc. The students also saw two short documentaries on Buddhism and Indus Valley Civilization. It was a great educational experience for the students which helped them gain knowledge about various topics.


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Global Indian International School, Noida

DHAROHAR Club Report (May)

May Day
"All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence" - Martin Luther King Junior

GIIS, Noida observed with due solemnity the Labour’s Day on 1st May, 2017

Students from Dharohar Club of GIIS, Noida highlighted the theme ‘Dignity of Labour’ through a special assembly.

Prayer marked the beginning of the programme followed by a Power Point Presentation which underlined the following points:

Origin of the Labour Day(It’s History)
Labour Day in India
Why is Labour Day Celebrated?
Haymarket Massacre
Labour Day celebrated all around the world
Lauded the ceaseless effort of the work force of the nation especially in the school

A special tribute was paid to all the labourers through a beautiful poem on the efforts of the workers was recited by Bhani Kaur of 5-AThe Assembly came to an end with Ms. Manisha Bhagee, co-ordinator mam’s message requesting everyone to respect and assure a dignified life for all and prepare a thank you note for the helping hands around us.The session came to end with the National Anthem.


World Dance Day
India is a country whose rich dance heritage has inspired many international dance forms since many years. In 1982, 29th April was declared as World Dance Day by the International Dance Committee of UNESCO to increase awareness about the importance of dance among general public. And to persuade governments all over the world to include dance (and allocate a proper place) in all systems of education across all countries.

Also known as International Dance Day, World Dance Day was celebrated at Global Indian International School (GIIS), Noida with much anticipation and zeal. Students of grades 3, 4, and 5 conducted a special assembly to bring forth the importance of dance in our lives. After remembering the Almighty through prayer “There shall be showers of blessings”, girls from Grade 3, 4, and 5 performed Vandana in the praise of Lord Ganesh; who is the Lord of Beginnings, a patron of art and science, and Deva of intellect and wisdom.

Continuing with the colourful and musical celebrations, group of students discussed the reasons behind celebrating the day. Important elements of dance such as Nirtta, Nirtya, Natya, Abhinaya, Rasa and Mudras were also pondered upon in a special ppt presented by students on stage.

Students from the Dance club of GIIS Noida, paid a special tribute to the rich dance heritage of the country by performing a Kathak Jugalbandi in Teentaal on stage. Adding to the whole charismatic aura of the celebrations, Baani Kaur and Vamika Pawah from grade 3 shared views by famous dance personalities from the Golden Era of Dance.

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Earth Day Celebration
A special assembly on ‘Earth Day’ was conducted by the Class 6 students of GIIS, Noida on 21stApril 2017. The assembly commenced with the prayer followed by the thought for the day that quoted Ms. Margaret Mead’s emphasizing the need to change no matter of whatever the age of an individual would be.

The Power Point Presentation was prepared by Students of Class 6 highlighting the growing problems of air, water and soil pollution, and requesting students to plant trees, pick up trashes and to perform acts of service to earth.

Thereafter, the school choir inspired the entire school with their thematic song celebrating the Earth day through the Song Every day is Earth Day. The lyrics of the song was heart throbbing.

Think about the deep blue seas,
Think about the plants and trees
Think about the things you see every day
Think about the way you live
Think about the things you give
A what if every day was Earth Day? Hey!!
Every day is Earth Day!
Wherever we roam, Our Earth is our home

In continuation of the vigorous and on-going endeavours to create awareness among the students about Disaster Management Ms . PallaviKulshrestha, the teacher representative and the Floor Marshal for the Mega-Earthquake Evacuation drill conducted the first session throwing light on the appropriate steps that one needs to ensure during the evacuation process in times of emergencies.

Champaran Satyagraha Assembly
The Assembly started at 8:10 with the morning prayer by school choir. As we celebrated the ‘Champaran Satyagraha’, it was imperative to apprise students about the details of the agitation in Champaran by Mahatma Gandhi against injustices.The compering for the day was done by Sameeksha of class VIII who talked about the significance of the Champaran Satyagraha and the reason why we are celebrating it.Harsh of class VIII presented the thought for the day –“Satyagraha is a relentless search for truth and a determination to search truth” and discussed its meaning.

PowerPoint Presentation on “100 years of Champaran Satyagraha” was prepared by students of class VIII and was presented by Antara, Aman and Saksham.A beautiful song on the spirit and determination of indigo cultivators to fight against British was sung by School Choir.
Song url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OnNOzGfloo

A video clip from movie Gandhi was shown to the students to portray the charisma of Gandhiji to fight against the evil but with truth, non-violence, perseverance and determination.It showcased the miseries of landless peasants, small cultivators, peasant- women etc.It covered the struggle done by Gandhiji in Champaran.
movie url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg8IidoHADg from the movie "Gandhi"

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World Heritage Day Assembly
‘World Heritage Day, it was imperative to apprise students about the details of the meaning, importance and steps to be taken to conserve our Heritage.The compeering for the day was done by Bhani Kaur and Sahil, students of class V-A who talked about the significance of the Heritage Day and the reason why we are celebrating it.Amani and Ayush of class VI-A presented the thought for the day –“Our Heritage and ideals –the things which we live by and teach our children are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings” and discussed its meaning.

A poem on ‘Our Heritage’ was recited by Navya of class VI-A.A short skit was staged by the students of class VII-A to sensitize the students and create awareness to conserve our ‘Building Heritage’.

PowerPoint Presentation on “UNESCO THEME FOR 2017-SUSTAINABLE TOURISM” was done by students of class VI-A and some Tips to be an eco-friendly and responsible tourist were shared by them.

The students took an Oath to keep the Legacy of Heritage intact by making every possible effort to protect, promote and preserve all kinds of Heritage. Afterwards a message was shared by the Academic Coordinator, Ms. Manisha Bhagee in her address to the students wherein she asked the students to live and promote the Heritage of our nation in all aspects. The assembly was concluded with a National Anthem.

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Epistemo Global School, Hyderabad

Topic: World Health Day and Ugadi Celebration

The World health day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7th April under the sponsorship of world health organization. In 1948, WHO held the first world health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7th April of each year with effect from 1950 as World health Day.

The World Health day was celebrated at EG on 7 April 217 to provide an opportunity for the learners and teachers to come together for one day to focus on actions that can improve the health of the people. The students of grade 5 presented their views on how to stay healthy and fit. They displayed various posters on healthy habits. They also explained how one can be healthy and happy through proper eating habits, regular exercises, morning walk and following good habits. Exercises and healthy foods are the way to keep body and mind healthy as well as avoid health hazards.

Students of pre - primary performed a number of cultural programmes,like songs and dance wherein, few learners explained the importance of the various rituals on Ugadi. Toddlers also made rangoli at the venue using coloured powder and flowers. Principal Ms. Suparna Mehrotra and Vice-Principal Ms. Gowri Sarkar were charmed by their performances and joined them in making rangoli and later danced along with them. On the occasion, they said that such celebrations would help children understand customs and tradition better.


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Sri Sankara Vidyashramam MHSS

Topic: World Heritage Day- 18th April 2017

On the occasion of World Heritage Day, Traditional Games of India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka and Malayasia were taught to the students of class I and II. They played games like Palankuzhi, Pandi, Seven Stones, Five Stones, Tug of War, Dragon’s Tail, Ball and Cup, Hide and Seek and Sack Race. The Students played these games with lots of enthusiasm. In the times of increasing dependency on technology and virtual games, this activity gave students a new method to harness their valuable energy, while teaching them a lesson in heritage and sportsperson spirit.


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Global Indian International School, Indore

Topic: Movie Festival on Wildlife and Environment

The goal of wildlife conservation is to ensure that nature will be around for future generations to enjoy and also to recognize the importance of wildlife and wilderness for humans and other species alike. To spread awareness about our wildlife & Environment “The Nature Volunteers” a renowned non profitable NGO organised a three days movie festival in Indore.

From GIIS, Indore 150 students along with their parents & 5 teachers participated in this festival with great enthusiasm. The show was open for all, so parents have also shown their love towards nature by bringing their kids to the venue. First day two movies were screened based on the conservation of Tiger and water. The first movie was “Corbett’s Legacy” in which they have shown the life of Jim Corbett and how he became a famous conservationist from a famous hunter.

Students got a glimpse of how movies can be used as a medium to spread a message. Students are now excited to take up different topics to make movies about heritage awareness.


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Global Indian International School, Chincwad

Topic: Promulgation of the Core Values in GIIS

Values are very important to any school as they govern us in our daily life, whether we recognize them or not, they guide our decision making in everything that we do. That’s why GIIS Chinchwad devised a way to inculcate Gandhi ji’s values and principles in the students. The school adopted these values and provided a framework to school and students, which will ultimately help influence and shape the students’ culture. They, the word "MAHATMA" holds all our values together as:

Manage with Information and Metrics
Agility and Adaptability
Honesty, Integrity and Ethical Practices
Attitude before Knowledge
Team Work
Mentor, Coach and make a difference
Ambience for Learning

In the assembly, students spoke about the values and how can they imbibe core values propagated in the school leading to a righteous life. Students shared their thoughts through a short performance signifying different core values of the school. Their thoughts reflected how GIISian values have made a difference while dealing with a situation.

Dr Vohra said, “Gandhiian values are such that hold true even in today’s times and play a major role in imbibing in the youth the way to lead their lives purposefully.”

For the love of Mother Earth

To bring awareness toward environmental protection, World earth day is celebrated on 22nd April worldwide. On this day, students at GIIS demonstrated their support and concern towards mother earth. They discussed “how with some conscious efforts they can contribute to save our planet?”

“Social Animal“– the most intelligent creature on earth is to be blamed. Many children came with thoughts, “how they can save our mother nature?” Few students came with suggestions like being eco-friendly, planting more trees; less use of energy, less use of plastic, use of public transport can help to save our planet. They were made aware that how 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, and recycle) can help us to save our earth from devastation. Students understood that it’s in our hands to save and keep earth beautiful.

On this occasion Principal, Dr. Amrita Vora said, “Devastation of Mother Earth is really a big concern which is immensely affecting our climate. As responsible human beings, we collectively need to take care of our mother earth who has blessed us with all recourses for our survival and one day we all have to give her back in one or the other way”


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Spring Dale Senior School, Amritsar, Punjab

Topic: Heritage walk to 'The Golden Temple'

The students of Spring Dale Senior School, Amritsar, Punjab went to the Golden Temple like a tourist who has come there to explore and adore this symbol of peace and humanity. Before entering the Temple they passed through the new facelift which stretched from the historic town hall to the Golden Temple. This stretch is called the heritage street and very beautifully depicted the art and heritage of Punjab. The road also represented the values of our freedom struggle by erecting a unique rock sculpture in front of Jallianwala Bagh which is lit with an eternal flame of our freedom struggle. A dilapidated building of Dharam Singh Market has also been given a facelift to spell the grandeur of Amritsar markets. As they went inside the temple through this alluring street they stopped at every information point to grab as much as knowledge as they could. The students also enjoyed the palatable Guru Ka Langar which is served to all faiths, backgrounds, society's without any discrimination. They admired the beauty of the place; the amazing carvings, the huge architecture, the divine peace and the charming sanctum sanctorum. We even visited the Sikh museum, The Ajaib Ghar, which depicted the Sikh warriors and their struggle to keep this faith of Sikhism alive. The visit to the museum instilled in us a feeling of patriotism and respect for our country and religion. All in all, a group of 20 Spring Daleans and 2 teachers had an ethereal feeling in the spiritual atmosphere and an unforgettable experience.


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F.D. High School, Ahmedabad

Topic: Heritage visit to Gujarat Vidyapith and Kanoria Art Museum

On the occasion of the Heritage Week (19-25 November), UNESCO Heritage Club 46 students of F.D. High School, Ahmedabad along with Mr. Shoaib Tirmizi(Asst. Teacher) and Ms. Khatija Shaikh(Shikshan Sahayak) were taken on heritage city tour to museums at Gujarat Vidyapith and Kanoria Art Museum. Dr. Tejal Adharyvu, chief curator and care taker of the Adivasi museum at Gujarat Vidyapith explained the importance of the museum to the students and then took the students to the different dipartments of the museum explaining them various highlights of the artifacts displayed. Mr. Vishnubhai Patel was very cooperative and gave a helping hand to the students.

The students were then taken to Kanoria Centre for Art. Here the students met Mr. Shahidhusen Ansari, renowned Jardoshi work artisian. He showed the students different work of his including various UNESCOheritage Monuments he had made with Jardoshi. Haider Ahmed art exhibition by artisits of Hyderabad and Ahmedabad showcased in the same campus was also visited by the students.

The students also visited L D Museum of Endology and N C Mehta Art Museum. After Lunch the students visited Jeevantirth, Vadaj where in Aadhar Heritage Film Festival was held. Different short films on various heritage and different heritage technology which are on the brink of extinction. The students also shared their experiences with the promoters of the Heritage Film Festival.


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Delhi Public School, Sec.-45, Gurugram

Topic- Activities for the month of February

JUNIOR WING

BASANT PANCHAMI

Basant Panchami is a festival that highlights the onset of spring season. The students of Junior Wing were up in celebrations, seeking divine blessing, on the occasion of the auspicious Basant Panchami. Students were enlightened with the story of Basant Panchami and how Goddess Saraswati bestowed on earth her blessing of voice, music, speech and knowledge. Learning about the significance and the rituals involved with this festival helped all to stay connected with our culture. Students made badges symbolic to the festival. They indulged into the tasty platter of yellow food too. A special assembly on Basant Panchami was presented by Jamuna house to invoke blessings of Goddess Saraswati, the deity of learning and creativity. Assembly began with a graceful Saraswati Vandana. The students enlightened the audience about how Basant Panchami is celebrated in various states of India through an engrossing skit. The assembly drew to a close with a ‘Devi Vandana’ dance.

MIDDLE WING

NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY

Students of DPS Gurgaon eagerly await Seek-EkKhoj, the Science Fest of Middle School, a platform to translate ideas into reality and give wings to dreams of budding scientists. Ms.AditiMisra, Principal, DPS Gurgaon, declared the fest open by unravelling a maze in our body. A brainchild of Pulse, the Biology Club, and this maze depicted the various levels of organisation of the human body. Other activities like ‘walk in cell’, study of the type of leaf introduced an element of fun in the study of biology. Parents and students enjoyed the execution of Rube Goldberg Machine designed by Red Shift, the Physics Club. The machine is a device that is deliberately over-engineered to perform a simple task in a complicated fashion, generally including a chain reaction. Allotropes, the Chemistry Club cast its spell by various tricks that made use of chemical changes. The magical contact explosive, fortune teller jar, bleeding lemon left many astounded. ‘Periodically’ introduced learners to the periodic table and highlighted the uses of elements in daily life. Innovation always gets applauded and this year, the icing on the cake was movie making where children from different sections made movies based on science in everyday life. These movies were made under the guidance of the teachers of ICT department and shown in the auditorium. Ideas of eager students nurtured by enthusiastic mentors and shaped by the inspiration and encouragement of the teachers found a final shape in the various projects put on display. Confident explanations and interesting activities left the parents, judges and visitors spellbound. Concepts like working of dams,burglar alarm, water purifiers, optical illusion, surface tension were presented through exhibits and working models. The projects were judged by a distinguished panel of judges. According to Marcel Proust - The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Seek EkKhoj is a step in that direction.

VISIT TO NATIONAL SCIENCE CENTRE

An educational trip was organized by the school to the National Science Centre; Delhi for the students of class VIII .The visit proved to be a great way to arouse curiosity in the minds of school students and was a thrilling and motivating experience.

The Science Centre provided a whole world of wonder and amazement with 137 interactive ‘hands-on’ exhibits. The students were excited to observe certain exhibits which had similarity to their science projects during the science fest- Seek: Ek Khoj. Wrestling the gorilla arm, virtual makeup, find the direction of sound, walking through the mirror maze, infinity well, animated dinosaurs, resvponding to electric shock, lifting a lid against an electromagnet and many others caught the attention of students instantly and they thoroughly enjoyed being part of these fun filled activities

FILMIT FESTIVAL

Students of classes VII and VIII brought laurels to the school by winning Best Film with Best Direction for ‘The Flight of The Crow’ and Best Original Story for the film ‘Kaan Mailia’ in the Filmit competition by INTACH. These films were selected from more than 200 entries in the NCR of which 10 were screened. The guest of honor for the event was Dr. Nila Madhav Panda, an acclaimed film maker. He appreciated the efforts of the students to showcase the heritage of India. Bhavini Pahuja and Bhavya Manchanda of class VII were also awarded second prize and special mention prize for ‘Dilli Ki Shaan’ competition at National Level. They made documentation cards on natural and built heritage of Delhi and supported it with an illustration.


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Sri Sarada Secondary School, Chennai

Topic: Plantation Activity

The Sri Sarada Senior Secondary School, Chennai, organised a plantation activity for the middle school children for instilling the importance of the natural heritage that plays an important role in our daily life.


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Oxford Grammar School, Hyderabad

Topic: Indian Council for Cultural Relations Art Gallery visit.

Students of the Pracheena Heritage Club from Oxford Grammar School, Hyderabad visited the Indian Council for Cultural Relations Art Gallery. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) was founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, independent India’s first Education Minister. Its objectives are to actively participate in the formulation and implementation of policies and programmes pertaining to India’s external cultural relations; to foster and strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries; to promote cultural exchanges with other countries and people; and to develop relations with nations. ICCR owns a rich collection of exhibitions which are sent for display in major festivals and art events abroad.

The students learnt to appreciate the various aspects of Indian and International culture through the visit.


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Sri Sankara Vidyashramam Mat. Hr. Sec School

Topic: Heritage Club Month Report - January

Road Safety Week
The road safety week was celebrated from the 11th of January to 17th of January. The students prepared charts and spoke about the importance of safety while driving as well as walking on the roads

Republic Day
On the occasion of Republic Day the tri colour was hoisted by a senior teacher, the pledge was taken, patriotic songs were sung by choir and students spoke about the importance of patriotism

Martyr's Day
The students observed 2 minutes silence at 11 am and they prepared charts on Gandhiji and also on other Martyr’s of India, they understood the meaning of Martyr and the sacrifice they have done for the independence of our country.

Jallikattu
The students were very enthusiastic to find out about the protest lead by the youth demanding Jallikattu in Tamilnadu, they gathered information about these and were happy to present it to the class.


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Global Indian International, Ahmedabad

Topic: Martyr’s Day (January)

Global Indian International School, celebrated the Martyr’s Day today, on the 30th of January 2017 in memory of he who died so that we may live peacefully - M.K.Gandhi. Students were prepared with an assembly in order to educate the other students staring from grade 1 to grade 8. The assembly was conceptualized around the ideology of Gandhi, the three principles that he wished for us to follow:-See no evil, speak no evil, hear no Evil.

Students took up the role of depicting Munna and Bapu inspired from the famous Bollywood movie- Munnabhai MBBS. Munna claimed to have understood the ideologies of Gandhi but was upset that the generation today still does not understand what he has. Gandhi proves the change in our generation with a small skit. All three principles, also called Gandhiji ke teen Bandar were seen on stage.

The assembly was succeeded by the song- Ae mere vatanke logon sung beautifully by a grade 6 student. It instilled a wave of patriotism amongst all the young eyes.

2 minutes of silence was practiced in the memory, for it is our duty to remember those who served the nation, all of them gave some, while he gave his all! Students were overwhelmed with the message received by them and Munna was convinced that Gandhi is still alive with us through his ideologies. Gandhiji walked through the crowd with a smile dominating his face in peace of what he has left behind and in pride to see the youngsters stand up to his words!


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DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, SEC.-45, GURGAON

Topic: Republic Day Celebrations

JUNIOR WING

The INTACH Heritage Club students celebrated India's 68th republic day with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor.

This opportunity was utilized to teach children about various facets of the country like the meaning of Republic, why we celebrate Republic day on 26 January, the role of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar in drafting the Constitution of our country, importance and significance of Amar Jawan Jyoti.

A wide range of special activities, centered on the theme, were conducted to instill the spirit of national pride and love for the country.

Through these various interesting activities students felt proud and happy for being citizens of the world's largest democracy. They not only enjoyed the activities but went home proud and happy Indians.

A special assembly on Republic Day was presented. The assembly commenced with a patriotic song which was followed by a skit emphasising on the importance of Republic Day. A graceful dance ‘Hum Hain Hindustani’ marked the culmination of the assembly.





MIDDLE WING

Each student of middle school was assigned the name of an Indian state. The students then researched about that state and designed a postage stamp or a post card to be used by its citizens. The students made beautiful stamps and post cards on a physical feature, person, landmark or dance forms etc. that the state is noted for. The students also presented their stamps and post cards in the class explaining why they chose to use the image they used. The activity made children familiar with the varied historical, architectural and cultural heritage of our country. The INTACH Heritage Club members of the middle school also prepared a board on the topic ‘Republic Day’.


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