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Hindi Diwas Celebration

विद्यालय में हिंदी दिवस समारोह का आयोजन १४ सितंबर, २०२२ को किया गया। इस अवसर पर छात्रों द्वारा रंगारंग कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किए गए। कार्यक्रम का आरंभ दीप-प्रज्वलन व सरस्वती वंदना से किया गया। कार्यक्रम में हिंदी भाषा का महत्त्व स्पष्ट करते हुए सामूहिक गीत की प्रस्तुति के साथ-साथ एकल अभिनय का सफल मंचन भी किया गया। छात्रों द्वारा आयोजित कवि संगोष्ठी में जाने-माने कवियों की कविताओं का पाठ किया गया। इस अवसर पर प्रसिद्ध लेखक व पत्रकार श्री प्रताप सहगल तथा श्री कुलदीप कुमार जी मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में पधारे। वरिष्ठ मुख्य अध्यापिका श्रीमती देबजनी मित्रा ने अतिथियों का सम्मान किया। इस अवसर पर विद्यालय की वार्षिक पत्रिका का विमोचन भी किया गय़ा। मुख्य अतिथियों ने छात्रों के साथ परस्पर संवाद करते हुए अपने कार्यक्षेत्र के अनुभवों को सांझा किया तथा छात्रों को हिंदी भाषा से संबंधित कुछ आवश्यक जानकारी भी दी। मुख्य अध्यापिका श्रीमती दीपाली साही ने धन्यवाद ज्ञापन देकर कार्यक्रम का समापन किया।

कक्षा सातवीं एवं आठवीं के छात्रों द्वारा विद्यालय के सभागार में आयोजित कार्यक्रम ‘लेखक से मुलाक़ात’ में माननीय अतिथि श्री राम अवतार बैरवा जी की उपस्थिति में एक मनोरंजक कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किया गया।  जिसके अंतर्गत दीप प्रज्वलन के साथ, सरस्वती वंदना, आशु भाषण, लेखक से वार्तालाप एवं वीर रस से ओत-प्रोत एक ओजस्वी कविता ‘कृष्ण की चेतावनी’ का प्रस्तुतीकरण किया गया। अतिथि महोदय ने स्वरचित गजल एवं कविता सुनाकर सभी का मन मोह लिया ।

अतिथि महोदय ने हमारे छात्रों को राष्ट्र भाषा की अप्रतिम सम्प्रेषण क्षमता को राष्ट्र गौरव से जोड़कर देखने की प्रेरणा दी ।

Tagfest 2022- the Annual Inter-School Literary, Art, Drama and Technology Festival

The Annual Inter-School Literary, Art, Drama & Technology Festival, Tagfest was organized on Wednesday, 7 September 2022. The theme for the event was “Sustainable Development Goals”. The festival was open to the students of classes I to V. The event strived to create an environment where the youth could hone their skills in various fields. The festival featured Clay Modeling, Storytelling, Poem Recitation(Hindi), RJ Hunt And Digital Sketching Competitions for classes I-V respectively. 

For class I, Mr Madhab Das and Ms Meena Nagpal were judges for the competition ‘Recreate’,the participants were asked to create a 3D model of their favorite material using plasticine.The judges presented insightful stories and anecdotes to the participants, who were deeply inspired by them. 

For class II, participants were expected to narrate a story to promote awareness, appreciate marine life and encourage everyone to respect and take care of the ocean environment and nature. Mr Kapil Gautam and Ms Mridula Khanna Arora were the judges for the event Kathan, talking about storytelling they shared their own amazing stories and experiences. For the class III event विचाराभिव्यक्ति, students recited their poems in the Hindi language on the topic “एक पुरुष की गाथा”. The competition was judged by Dr Jitendra Vir Kalra and Mr Vinod Khosla. Both of the judges motivated the participants and discussed a broader view of the theme with the students. 

For the class IV event, RJ hunt, students presented a talk show on climate change by presenting a RJ inviting a famous personality for discussion. The judges were Ms Swarolipi Sengupta and Ms Nilanjana Chatterjee. They were immensely impressed by the creativity of the artists and inspired them to fly in the sky with open wings. 

For Class V, students were asked to create a sketchnote based on the story given on the spot topic: “Quality Education, The Linchpin Of SDGs”. The class V event was judged by Ms Suruchi Tiwari and Mr Amit Kumar, who was galvanized by the creativity and ingenuity of the participants and encouraged them to continue developing their artistic skills.

Teachers' Day Celebration

The influence of teachers extends beyond the classroom, well into the future - F.Sionil Jose


One of the first major events held offline , Teachers’ day was organized on Monday 5, September 2022 and was received with great enthusiasm and appreciation by all.The event was organized by the students of class XI, who put up a fabulous show for the teachers,expressing their gratitude towards them. The theme for the event was “A sky full of stars” which signified how our teachers light up our skies just like the shining stars.
The highlights of the celebrations were the main event and the cultural assembly. The cultural assembly included a short humorous skit on the importance of teachers as well as a dance and an instrumental performance by the students of class X and class XI. The main event, which took place in the auditorium, was a huge success and well received by everyone . The event featured a concert , kawali, multiple dances and a quiz. The event was a huge success and was heavily appreciated by everyone . After the student performance , the teachers’ also put up an amazing performance consisting of skits and dances . The skits were an accurate re-enactment of how the students behave in the school and the teachers also performed mesmerizing  dances. All in all , the event was well received and enjoyed by everyone.

Polaroid 3.0: Digital Media Festival

On Friday, August 26, 2022, the school hosted the Polaroid 3.0: Digital Media Festival, with the theme War and Peace. Peace is freedom from war and violence. True freedom can only be experienced when, along with peace with other people, we are also in harmony with ourselves. The event strived to create an environment where the youth could hone their skills in photography and graphic design. The festival featured music album art, logo design, and photography competitions.

Mr. Vaibhav Tekchandani and Mr. Kashu Bhalla, eminent photographers and judges for the photography competition, presented insightful stories and anecdotes to the participants, who were deeply inspired by them. The participants of the Music Album Art competition created beautiful album covers for Ed Sheeran's '=' and Queens' Live at Fireflight Australia. The esteemed judges, Mr. Arnav Sharma and Mr. Subhrangshu Chakraborty, were immensely impressed by the precise depiction of the essence of the songs in the given albums. The participants were able to accurately conceptualise the prompt, "Peace by Piece is a relief organisation founded during World War II." and were able to create befitting logos. Ms. Riddhima Arora and Ms. Kanika Arora, the judges for the logo designing competition, were galvanised by the creativity and ingenuity of the participants and encouraged them to continue developing their designing skills.

Investiture Ceremony

School organized its investiture ceremony on Friday, 12 August 2022, in the school premises. The newly elected members of the school's cabinet were officially invested with their powers and position at the occasion where they were initiated to assume command of the leadership and discharge the responsibilities assigned to them by the school. Ms. Atishi Singh, the Honourable Member of Legislative Assembly from the Kalkaji constituency of Delhi, and Dr. Rajlakshmi Darbari PHD, the Chairman of the Indo-Montenegro Business Forum, a renowned author, a social activist, a prominent journalist and filmmaker, administered the oath of office to the elected office bearers. The cabinet members took a pledge to abide by the rules of the school and promised to preserve the decorum of the school and perform their responsibilities impartially. In their address, Ms. Atishi and Dr. Darbari inspired the members to be committed to important issues and be ready to serve their cause with integrity. They also laid emphasis on the importance of service before self and reminded them that as torch bearers of the values that the school stands for, they must take up their responsibilities with commitment and integrity and perform them conscientiously. Further, the gathering was addressed by the presidents of the Student Council by giving the vote of thanks. The school further felicitated the toppers of CBSE Class XII and X for their brilliant scores. The Musical performance put up by the students brought in an ambience of patriotism and pride for our country! 


Independence Day Celebration
Kargil Diwas Celebration

Kargil Diwas is commemorated every year to observe India's victory over Pakistan in Kargil and to pay homage to all those brave souls who contributed to this victory on 26 July 19, 1999. To remember the bravery of our soldiers who sacrificed their lives on the 23rd anniversary of ''Operation Vijay”, School commemorated this day with an invigorating speech and an inspiring play by the Aaina Society.

French National Day Celebration
Students  celebrated the National Day of France, better known as Bastille Day or Le Quatorze Juillet, commemorating the Storming of the Bastille (culmination of a violent revolution in France) on 14 July 1789. 

The event started with a short play and storytelling  on the life of Joan d’Arc, a heroic figure of France. The students further showcased their talents by presenting a French group song, followed by instrumental music and a mesmerizing group dance. It was a great learning experience for all the students. 

Yoga Day Celebration
Rabindra Jayanti Celebration

To celebrate the birth anniversary of one of the most loved and influential poets of all time Rabindranath Tagore, a splendid celebration is organized by the school every year.

To commemorate this day the students of primary classes had put up a small program on Monday, 09 May 2022.The program started with the introduction speech by Ahem Ahmed of class V followed by a poem recital by Sudeshna Panda of Class III. The mesmerizing poem (amar choto nadi meaning our little river) written by the great Bard gave punctilious details about the river.

The audience dived into the nostalgia when Aryan of class V recited the poem ’paper boats’. The students of class V energized the audience with their splendid song and dance presentation on monsoon ‘Pagli hawa badraya din, pagal mera mann jaage re’.

The students culminated the program to conclude the Theme for the year 2021-22    ‘celebrating Tagore’ with some key learning we gain from Tagore.

Book Week Celebrations
World Dance Day Celebration

Art is the medium for the soul, through which it escapes the mortal cages of the body, and metamorphoses into a higher state of being. Dance is the bridge that lets loose the beauty and the fire within the soul.

The celebrations of the World Dance Day, a day when people from every nook and cranny of the world revel in the absoluteness and joy of dance, took place with much enthusiasm on Friday, 29 April 2022. Students from classes I to XII presented marvelous group and solo dance performances. The themes for classes I-V was Life below Water and Quality Education, for classes VI-VIII it was Life on Land and Clean Water, and Sanitation, and that for classes IX-XII was Climate Action and Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. The school auditorium reverberated with the beautiful melodies sung by the students and exceptional instrumental and band performances. The program was concluded with a speech by the school’s senior headmistress, Ms. Debjani Mitra.

Labour Day Celebration
Earth Day Celebration

Theme: Invest in Our Planet
The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for. With lush green valleys, blue skies, singing birds and butterflies, clear water, bright light, countless colours, full of life. But above all, the Earth is what we all have in common. So, love the Earth as you would love yourself. Today, tomorrow. Make every day, Earth Day.
With this spirit in heart, Tagoreans celebrated the Earth Day with myriad activities across all classes of the school. All the activities were based on the central theme of the year – “Invest in Our Planet”
The Earth Day celebrations were spearheaded by the members of the Green Brigade and the members of the Society for Sustainable Development.
All the student volunteers conducted class-wise activities through the online mode and pledged to raise awareness for protecting the planet that has so far protected us.
Here is a glimpse of all the activities conducted across classes I –XII.

Classes I – II

  • Virtual Tour to Kaziranga National Park: 
  • Story Telling Session: The Friendly Rhino
  • Let’s draw a Rhino

Classes III - V

  • Save the Sparrow – Poster Making

Classes VI – VIII

What’s the Word? 
  • Environmental Word Guessing Game 
  • Card Making  
  • Nukkad Naatak

Class IX, X & XII

  • SDGs- A Video Presentation 
  • Quiz on SDGs  

World Heritage Day 

World Heritage Day, also known as the International Day of Monuments and Sites, is celebrated every year on the 18 of April. The given theme for 2022 was COMPLEX PAST DIVERSE FUTURE. To commemorate this day, groups of students of Classes VI to X and Class XII created Brochures or Historical guide pages (columns and blocks like a newspaper) on chart paper on a specific heritage site. The facts to include were the history of the sitethe relevant datessignificance of the monument and ways of conservation of these monuments. Classes were divided into groups of five students each. Each group used one white chart paper with different art material. They completed the activity in their Social Science period. Class VI completed the activity on the Ancient Period sites of Acropolis of Athens, Pyramids of Egypt, Great Wall of China and the Roman Colosseum. The activity for  Class VII was monuments on the Medieval Period like the Konark Temple, Jamali Kamali, Tughlaqabad Fort and the Golden Temple. Class VIII worked on the Ancient Universities of Nalanda, Takshashila, Vikramshila and Somapura. Class IX completed their activity on the Ancient Sites of Machu Picchu, Angorrat (Cambodia), Stonehenge (England) and Bagan (Myanmar). Class X worked on Medieval European Monuments such as Heidelberg Castle (Germany), Dubrovnik (Croatia), City of La Grasse (France) and Westminster Abbey (London). The topics for Class XII A were the Ellora caves, Tomb of Bakhtiyar Kaki, Fatehpur Sikri, Fort William, Hampi and Khajuraho. The students enjoyed the activity, showed enthusiasm and willingness to work and were contented working in their respective groups. 

Graduation Day
Graduation signifies the culmination of many years of hard work in the relentless pursuit of knowledge: Knowledge, that enables one to embrace opportunities and take on challenges with a vision and purpose. It signifies the conclusion of an educational journey but we at TIS would like to call it a commencement, a new beginning, a rite of passage, life’s great forward looking ritual!
A formal graduation ceremony was organized on Saturday, 19 March 2022 in the school premises to bid farewell to the Class of 2022. Dr Ankita Chakravarty, Deputy Commissioner,(South Delhi Municipal Corporation) graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest and encouraged the students with her words of wisdom. The invocation of the Goddess of Learning and lighting of the sacred lamp marked the commencement of the ceremony. Citations  honouring each graduating student, read out by their teachers was symbolic of their blessings for a new beginning. Tributes reminiscing the journey in the Alma Mater, were paid by the valedictorians in the speeches rendered by them, in the presence of the parent and teacher fraternity.  The Rabindra Ratna Award conferred upon Baneet Pukhrambam,  the President of the Student Council  was earned  for his exemplary contribution towards the school, for performing exceptionally well in academics and co-curricular activities, for taking initiatives, shouldering responsibilities and proving himself to be a true leader- to sum up, to live up to the school motto, 'Aham Yogya Asmi'.

Republic Day Celebration

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Christmas Celebration

National Mathematics Day
National Mathematics Day is celebrated every year on December 22, honouring the birth anniversary of mathematical genius Srinivas Ramanujan- The man who knew infinity. The main objective behind celebrating the day is to raise awareness among the students about the importance of mathematics for the development of humanity.
In our school, the students from class I to XII actively participated to celebrate the event.  Various fun-filled activities based on Critical thinking, logical reasoning and visual thinking were organized to honour the subject of Mathematics and the life of this Math genius.
You tube videos, depicting the landmark achievements, struggles and contributions of the great mathematician were shown and were followed by a brief discussion.
Students of class I and II used artificial intelligence to perceive the shapes whereas Class III students were asked to draw a Fractional Christmas Tree using autodraw and decorate it with total 20 items (¼ of stars, ¼ of snowflakes, ¼ of bells and ¼ of stockings). They continued to write a message on the card wishing merry Christmas and sent them to friends and relatives. Students were shown Sir Ramanujan’s magic square of number 139.
Students were introduced to new games like 2048 in class VIII and Str8ts in class VII while class VI learnt the tricks for Mobius Strip. 
Students of class X were challenged to solve “KENKEN”, a grid-based numerical puzzle that looks like a combined number cross and sudoku grid, class XI was amused by the “KAKURO” puzzle, whilst class XII learnt about cryptography using inverse of a matrix.
The students showed great eagerness and enthusiasm in Quizziz, Kahoot and, online Tambola links based on mathematical concepts which were thoroughly enjoyed by the students.
The student’s zeal to learn new things and compete was explicitly showcased through their work and participation.
Energy Conservation Day Celebration

Students and staff of Tagore International school observed National Energy Conservation Day on Tuesday 14 December 2021. The Virtual Program was focused on making everyone aware of the energy crisis and climate change and to promote efforts towards saving energy resources. Students from classes III -XI participated in this program. The program began with a short-film presentation, followed by an interactive session on various ways to conserve different forms of energy and finally taking a pledge to conserve energy.

 International Human Rights Day 
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The theme adopted this year: EQUALITY - Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights.
As part of the celebrations of the International Human Rights Day, Tagore International School, East of Kailash conducted various activities for the students from different grades. 
Students of class VI were shown a video regarding Human Rights and the importance of coming together and working towards achieving the common goal of reducing inequality. Students participated in discussion about their understanding of Human rights and why they felt it is important that every human has basic rights. They were asked to share steps they can take to reduce the inequalities that have increased due to Covid-19.
The students of class Vll watched a video to understand the basic Human Rights  and were engaged in a fruitful discussion wherein they talked about  the issue of lack of awareness among the illiterate and poor about their basic rights and how they are repressed by the powerful people. After the discussion, students brainstormed about the rights they should have in the classroom and prepared a presentation on the same. Children participated with great enthusiasm and enjoyed a lot while doing the activity.
The students of class Vlll watched a video related to Human Rights and the basic purpose to celebrate it. They were engaged in a productive discussion wherein they exchanged views on how to improve the physical and socio-cultural well-being and welfare of the susceptible group of people throughout the world and the various rights that are needed for leading a dignified life.
Class IX discussed the differences between human rights and fundamental rights after watching the video of the UNHCR Commissioner. Rights proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were read by students in the session followed by a brainstorming session where students were encouraged to ponder and share their views/ opinion on the following:
  • What are human rights? Why should anyone respect them?
  • Why do some groups require special human rights? Does this mean that they have more rights than others?
  • Why do we talk about human rights and not human responsibilities?
  • Is violation of human rights only a problem in non-democratic countries?
Students of class XI participated in the activity with enthusiasm. The students were shown a film on the
address of Michelle Bachelet, the High Commissioner of Human Rights, United Nations. The students had also prepared themselves for a discussion on Human Rights violations. A vibrant debate ensued in the class on the importance of Human Rights. The UN Charter on the Universal Declaration of Human rights was also read out.
Umangotsav

The celebration of the festival of lights, Diwali, was celebrated in the combined spirit as Umangotsav on 2 November 2021. The school was honored by the presence of special guests, students of the NEEV, DESIRE, ANAND, AND SPECTRA NGOs who had enthusiastically participated in the Utsav and enthralled everyone..

The event was initiated with the Ganesh Stuti which was followed by a video on Covid - 19 awareness. Diwali marks the return of Lord Rama after 14 years of exile, to add up to the zeal of the event our students presented a glimpse of the Ramayana showcasing the same. The creativity of the school’s Emerald Art Society was shown through a video that taught the viewers the art of making easy wall hangings for Diwali. The students of DESIRE NGO performed an energetic dance piece which was followed by a melodious song by the school choir. Few students of the NIV NGO performed a graceful dance. Next, the diverse ways in which India celebrates Diwali were discovered through a PowerPoint presentation. A video made by the Legal Crew Society, titled Glow with Gratitude, was shown which portrayed that one must be grateful for the blessings one has in life. The students then talked about what a Green Diwali is and the various ways in which one can celebrate it, this was followed by an enthralling dance performance by a student of the school. An interesting survey was conducted for students of classes nursery to VIII about their idea of Diwali, which was compiled and shown on the day of the program. Children of SPECTRA NGO performed a live dance which was truly mesmerizing! The excitement was maintained by a euphonious song and a dance performance by children of DESIRE NGO. The students of SPECTRA NGO left everyone speechless with an exuberant dance performance, the students of the school had made captivating posters on Green Diwali which were then presented. NIV NGO performed one last enchanting dance, which was followed by an energetic and passionate dance by the school's Assistant House Cabinet! 

National Pollution Control Day
Every year, 2 December is observed as National Pollution Prevention Day in order to commemorate those who lost their lives in the Bhopal Gas Tragedy in 1984.
The members of the Society for Global Sustainability joined hands with the Emerald Art Society members, along with some enthusiastic volunteers from grades IX and XI to observe a virtual National Pollution Control Day on Thursday, 2 December 2021.
This program was aimed to make the fellow Tagoreans understand the need for preserving our natural resources and to raise awareness about how to pervent pollution caused due to industrial waste and human negligence.
Students from classes III - XI participated in this program. The program began with a short-film presentation, followed by an interactive session that concluded with a poster making activity.

CONSTITUTION DAY

November 26 is observed as Constitution Day or ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ every year, which commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of India. On November 26, 1949, the Constitution was adopted and it came into effect on January 26, 1950. The purpose behind celebrating Constitution Day is to promote the values ​​of the Constitution among the youth of the country. As Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, the first law minister of India, had the most prominent role in the making of the legal document outlining rights and laws concerning Indian citizens, the celebration can also be seen as paying tribute to his legacy. A plethora of activities were conducted by all classes to commemorate the day.

Class VI

Students were shown an interesting PPT on making of Indian Constitution.

Students participated in a discussion on importance of Rights and duties. Rights and duties cannot be separated from one another. Every citizen plays a key role in building a New India — a clean, healthy and prosperous nation. Each student shared a duty they should perform as a responsible citizen of the country to help and contribute in its development and progress. Students also participated in the online quiz on constitution day created by CBSE.

Class VII

The students of class Vll read the Preamble of the Indian Constitution and reaffirmed their commitment to uphold it. Students tried to visualise the keywords of the Preamble like Equality, Justice etc. and created a visual representation of each word to reflect the meaning of the word. Children participated with great enthusiasm and enjoyed a lot while doing the activity.

Class VIII

Students and teachers read the Preamble at 11am on 26 November 2021 in the online class. Students of class VIII wrote Fundamental rights for the classroom. This included 10 of the rights and freedoms they expect in the classroom whether that’s in a physical classroom setting or online. The day served as a reminder to live by and promote these timeless values in our communities.

VIII

Class IX

The students of Class IX were asked to design a new Preamble, worthy of 21st century India, from the students’ point of view. The guiding values of the Preamble would be the extension of the word ‘PREAMBLE’ itself. They designed their Preamble on an A4 sheet. They presented it in class and explain their Preamble in 2-3 minutes.  Video was shown in class, on the making of the Constitution in 1949 and a quiz was conducted for the students, after the video was shown.

Class XI

The students of Class XI celebrated the day with a group activity- ‘Executive Command’ 

Students were formed into groups. They had to imagine that they were the PM and Cabinet Ministers for 5 years. They had to prepare an agenda of developmental goals for the five years. They could choose their ministries. They also had to profile the challenges that may crop up.

Gurpurab Celebration

Diwali Celebration - Umangotsav

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Dussehra Celebration
 Gandhi Jayanti Celebration
Hindi Diwas Celebration

१४ सितंबर को हिंदी दिवस समारोह का भव्य आयोजन किया गया। विद्यालय के छात्रों ने ‘नवरस’ पर विविध कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किया। प्रतिभाशाली छात्रों ने कविता वाचन, नृत्य, चित्रकारी एवं मूक अभिनय द्वारा नवरस का कलात्मक प्रतिपादन किया। आभासी कार्यक्रम में हिंदी जगत के विशिष्ट कवि श्री लक्ष्मी शंकर बाजपेयी जी, और कवयित्री सुश्री ममता किरण जी ने इसकी शोभा बढ़ाई एवं छात्रों के साथ विचारों का आदान-प्रदान किया। कविवर श्री लक्ष्मी शंकर बाजपेयी जी के सुनाए गए गीत ने छात्रों को ‘अपने पंख फैला कर असीमित आकाश में उड़ने’ के लिए प्रेरित किया। सुश्री ममता किरण जी की संवेदनशील कविता ‘वृक्ष था हरा भरा’ ने सबको भाव-विभोर कर दिया।माननीय अतिथियों ने अपने अनुभव छात्रों के साथ साझा किए, उनके दृष्टिकोण को समझते हुए बहुत ही सहजता से मार्गदर्शन किया।
हिंदी दिवस के सुअवसर पर विद्यालय की वार्षिक पत्रिका ‘CHRONICLES’ का भी विमोचन किया गया।

Teachers' Day Celebration

Keeping up with our annual tradition, this year too, the much-awaited Teachers’ Day celebration was held with great enthusiasm. Undeterred by the current circumstances, Class XI did a tremendous job in carrying out the gala on Saturday 4 September 2021, with much finesse.

Sequencing from individual class presentations to the main event, the entire program was tied together with the theme ‘Blast From The Past.’ The teachers were taken on a trip down memory lane when Chitrahaar, the iconic Doordarshan program of that era, used to be the highlight of one’s daily schedule. The event depicted a wide range of performances—drama, singing and dancing—from both students as well as teachers.

The teachers put up a spectacular performance, showcasing an awfully chucklesome yet a hundred percent true imitation of online classes in the junior and senior wing, beautiful compilation of lyricals and startling singing skills and marvelous dance performances.

A sense of nostalgia was evoked when our mentors recalled their school memories and shared their experiences of the days bygone. The ‘Tagfare Award Function’ and the Ramp Walk by class XII were the ultimate showstoppers of the day. The event was concluded with a splendid piece of poetry that conveyed the role of a teacher in a student’s life.

संस्कृतदिवस:

सर्वैः भाषापण्डितैः संस्कृतभाषा भारतस्य सर्वासां भाषाणां जननी स्वीक्रियते, किन्तु वर्तमानसमये संस्कृतभाषा लोकव्यवहारे न अस्ति। अनेके जनाः अस्याः भाषायाः महिमायाः प्रचारं प्रसारं च कृत्वा विश्वे देशस्य यशवर्धनं कर्तुं रताः सन्ति। अस्याः उत्थानाय वयं सर्वे सर्वदा प्रयासरताः स्मः। प्रतिवर्षे अस्माकं टैगोर इंटरनेशनल विद्यालये संस्कृतदिवसस्य आयोजनं प्रत्यक्षरूपे भवति स्म। परन्तु गतवर्षं सदृशं इदं वर्षं अपि असमरूपः आसीत्, जीवनं सामान्यरूपे न आसीत्। कोरोना-कारणात् वयं अस्मिन् वर्षे अगस्त-मासस्य त्रयोविंशति-तारिकायाम् अद्वितीय-प्रकारेण आभासी-संस्कृतदिवस-समारोहस्य प्रस्तुतीं अकुर्म। संस्कृतदिवसस्य अवसरे छात्रा: एकं लघु-कार्यक्रमं चलचित्ररूपे प्रस्तुतम् अकुर्वन्।छात्रैः सह अध्यापिकाः अपि परिश्रमम् अकुर्वन्। छात्राणां तकनीकी-साधनानां प्रयोगं सराहनीयम् आसीत्।संचार-माध्यमेन संस्कृतदिवसस्य आयोजनम् अभवत्। कार्यक्रमस्य आरम्भे गणेशवन्दनां नृत्यरूपे  प्रस्तुतिः अभवत् । तदनन्तरं डूडलिंग-विधा-माध्यमेन 'संस्कृतस्य तथ्याः' इति विषये एका ज्ञानप्रदायिनी प्रस्तुतिः आसीत् ।नृप-प्रह्लाद-साधुयो: संवादस्य प्रस्तुतिः लघु-नाटकरूपे अभवत्। एतस्मिन् संकटकाले अपि संस्कृत-दिवसस्य एतादृशं कार्यक्रमम् अति मनोरंजकं ज्ञानवर्धकं च आसीत्। षष्ठीकक्षाभ्याः दशमीकक्षापर्यन्तम् छात्राणाम् कृते गूगल-प्रपत्ररूपे संस्कृतभाषायाम् आधारिता एका प्रश्नोत्तरी अपि आसीत्। छात्राः अनेन कार्यक्रम-माध्यमेन न केवलं सर्वेषां चित्तम् आकर्षितम् अकुर्वन् अपितु संस्कृतभाषायाः महत्त्वम् उपयोगितां च साधयितुम् अशक्नुवन्। 

Janmashtami Celebration

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Rakshabandhan Celebration

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Hiroshima Day 

Hiroshima Day is an annual remembrance generally observed on August 6, the anniversary of the first use of nuclear weapons at Hiroshima. While the use of nuclear bombs inarguably hastened the end of the war, that came at the cost of tens of thousands of lives. Hiroshima Day arose as a way to commemorate this event, as well as to draw awareness of pro-peace, anti-war, and anti-nuclear weapons campaigns. 

Students celebrated Hiroshima Day on Friday, 6 August 2021 to mark the 76th anniversary of the nuclear explosion. The day is celebrated by holding a peace ceremony in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park. The survivors and citizens gather to pay homage to the innocent people who were killed during the bombing.

Students of grade VI, celebrated the day with full enthusiasm by creating KWL charts, peace cranes, discussion about history and facts related to Hiroshima day.

Class VII: As a part of this, students were briefed about the nuclear bomb dropping on Hiroshima by USA and its aftermath with the help of a video. Discussion on importance of Peace was done. The song of peace by Teresa Jennings was played for students. After listening to the song and discussion, students depicted importance of peace for world through slogans and posters. The activities helped the students to realize the mass devastation caused by nuclear weapons and importance of peace for humanity.

Class VIII: Students of class VIII were divided randomly into the breakout rooms where they discussed various facts related to the event, for example the purpose of celebrating this day, effects of nuclear explosions on human health and environment. Students also suggested some ways of resolving conflicts between countries peacefully. They made a presentation on the topic in their groups and presented it in the class. Students thoroughly enjoyed the breakout session and participated in the activity enthusiastically.

Class IX: A story telling session was organised for the students of Class IX to mark the 76th  anniversary of the atomic attack on Hiroshima. Students thoroughly enjoyed the story telling session and shared the experience of their participation in the Play on the same, organised when they were in junior school. This was followed by designing graffiti on Hiroshima Remembrance Day. Students participated enthusiastically and designed beautiful graffiti.

Class X: The students of Class X were introduced to the topic by watching the video: Hiroshima Day 2020: Facts About Atomic Bomb -Attack In the Japanese City by US To End World War-II. The Activity was on United Nations Speech: The teacher divided the class into small groups. She then instructed the students to imagine that they had been selected to speak at a United Nations panel on nuclear weapons. In their groups, students then compiled facts and ideas and prepared a speech arguing why nuclear weapons should be banned and advocating for alternative forms of dispute resolution between countries. The students presented their speech in class. They also made their group video and uploaded it on google classroom.

Class XI: The students saw a brief video – Was Hiroshima a war crime? This was followed by a discussion on the devastation caused by the Atomic bomb. All students were asked to make a poster on any one of the following topics - World free from Nuclear weapons / We want to grow not bombed / Turning horror into hope.

A TRIBUTE TO MILKHA SINGH JI

School organised a program giving tribute to one of the legends from the field of Athletics -  “ A late Shri Milkha Singh Ji" who is fondly remembered as “The Flying Sikh”, for the students of Ananth centre at 05:00 pm on Saturday, 31 July 2021. Ms Mukta Narain, National Director- Organization Development, at Special Olympics Bharat was  the chief guest for the evening. The programme began with a beautiful song sung by Juhi ma'am from Ananth Centre. Students from Roshni Society and Aaina Theatre Society narrated the life story of Shri Milkha Singh Ji. Students from Ananth Centre participated in the event enthusiastically, taking part in the discussion and taking a keen interest in knowing and learning from the inspiring life and struggles of Milkha Singh. A very inspiring interview of Milkha Singh Ji was shared. Students and teachers from Ananth Centre shared their experience and made the event very fun, interactive and successful. Everyone was inspired by Shri Milkha Singh Ji’s life story and learnt to never give up and always work hard towards achieving their goals.

Independence Day and Investiture Ceremony

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Mathematics Week

With an aim to extend the interest and engrossment in Math, our school has celebrated Mathematics Week from Monday 12 July to Friday 16 July 2021 from class 1-12. It was organized to enhance the students’ critical thinking skills through problem-solving and reasoning activities. Students were also introduced to the world of artificial intelligence through various programs such as Rock Paper Scissors, Playing orchestra using hand movements, Shadow art, Quickdraw and Jigsaw puzzles.

The students demonstrated their creativity and application of AI in Math by making videos using tools like Loopy, Chatbots, Soundmaker, animator, geometrize, auto draw and many more. They were thrilled to indulge in hands on activities like rangoli making, paper shaping, and playing sudoku. They delightfully made their dream house by designing a website homebyme, sharing their creations with peers, and taking feedback during the Math period.

Quizzes conducted on Near pod, Jeopardy and Treasure Hunt were thoroughly enjoyed by the students as they included brain teasers, logical puzzles, funny riddles and facts based on famous mathematicians. Students were amused to learn about mathematicians through an engrossing game played on en.ekinator.com 

It was a week full of fun and learning. The students’ zeal to learn was explicitly showcased through their work and participation. The knowledge they had acquired during the week-long events was appreciated by the parents and the teachers alike. The feedback was collected from the students through a Padlet link. 

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2021

Kargil Diwas is commemorated every Monday, 26 July 2021 to observe India's victory over Pakistan in Kargil and to pay homage to all those brave souls that led to this victory.

To show our respect and gratefulness the Aaina theatre Society of our school under the guidance of Ms Puja Dewan and Mr Vijay Gusain organised a virtual event that included a small skit showcasing the feelings of a soldier and their family, musical pieces and a poem celebrating the patriotic feelings shared by all of us. We were joined by Brigadier Vinod Dutta and Colonel Rajender Yadav as chief guests who shared their wisdom and experiences with us and told us about the wonder that is serving our nation.

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The National Day of France
Students celebrated the National Day of France, better known as Bastille Day or Le Quatorze Juillet, commemorating the Storming of the Bastille (the culmination of a violent revolution in France) on 14 July 1789. 
The event started with a short skit. Storytelling through doodling on the life of Napoleon, a heroic figure of France. The students further showcased their talents by presenting a French group song followed by a mesmerizing group dance. It was a great learning experience for all the students. 
 
International Yoga Day
Yoga is a mind and body practice. It helps in controlling an individual's mind, body and soul. It brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve a peaceful body and mind.
This year, the theme of the International Day of Yoga is 'Yoga For Wellness', and the focus will be on practicing yoga for physical and mental well-being.
The school celebrated the VII International Yoga Day on Monday, 21 June 2021 with the students.
A one-hour yoga lesson was conducted for all classes. The session was conducted by the Physical Education department along with the student volunteers who demonstrated yoga postures. Each session started with a brief explanation of the importance of yoga in our daily lives, followed by simple breathing exercises and pranayama. The teachers explained the benefits of each posture.
Students enjoyed performing the yoga asanas along with the volunteers.  At the end of the session, they were given a quiz through google forms to gauge their understanding of the day's activities.
Eid-ul-Fitr Celebration
Happiness is only real when shared. Celebration of festivals brings students closer to traditional belief. Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan-an occasion of peace, joy, and festivity was celebrated by students on the virtual platform. The purpose was to enlighten the students about the spirit of festival, spreading the message of love and brotherhood in the young minds. The programme started with the Holy prayer with its English translation. Students discussed the importance of this festival and the delicacies enjoyed by one and all on this day. A melodious rendition of Qawwali by the students was the highlight of the celebration.
Rabindra Jayanti
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti Celebrated annually and globally in May, falls on the 25th day of the Bengali month of Boishakh. Tagore was born on this day in the year 1861, according to the Bengali calendar.
Rabindra Jayanti marks as a dominant day for Tagoreans, and every year it is celebrated with enthusiasm, fervour and prime ritual. Students of primary classes pay hearty tribute on Gurudev’s birthday by offering dance, singing melodious songs, reciting poems and recitals from his repertoire.
This year the students celebrated the 160 Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore on Sunday,9 May 2021. The Students of Classes II-V paid homage to the Bard of Bengal, while being confined in the walls at home. The pandemic couldn’t hold back the love for Tagore and students exhibited poems, songs and speeches from Tagore’s repository.
Students of class II gave an introduction about Tagore, followed by the poem recitation ‘Where the mind is without fear and its explanation by the students of class III. A string of vivid performances, songs, facts and a play were woven together as a video compilation highlighting the multi-faceted personality of Tagore as a poet, storyteller, philosopher and scientist.
Theme for the year 2021 is based on our Guiding light Rabindranath Tagore. Henceforth various activities and events have been planned by the school to traverse the ocean of art, literature, poetry and everything about Tagore. The culmination of the theme is set to be done on the next birth Anniversary in the year 2022.
Labour Day
Labour day or International Workers' Day is observed each year on the first day of May to celebrate the achievements of the working class. In India, Labour Day is celebrated as Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas (International Labour Day). To express their gratitude to the workers, the Aaina Theatre Society,  presented a small play highlighting the importance of the workers who help us in our daily lives making things easy for us. The play was designed to forge a better understanding of the labour community among our students who must learn to respect and appreciate their efforts.
labour day collage
International Dance Day
Each year International Dance Day is celebrated on April 29 to celebrate dance and enjoy an art form that cuts across political, cultural and ethnic barriers. To mark this day the school organised a virtual ‘Talent Hunt’. Students were divided into three categories as per their class and different themes were allocated to each category. There were different topics according to the classes.
  1. A) “Talent Buddies” for the students of classes I- V.
* Students along with their family members were invited to showcase their talent in the field of music, dance, poetry, drama, recitation, playing an instrument, mono acting, or one-act play.
  1. B) Kalpana - Give wings to your imagination” for the students of classes VI-VIII.
* Participant(s) had to choose a small story and depict it through any art form
  1. C) “Milan -The Amalgamation of Creativity” was the theme for the students of classes IX-XII.
* Each team of 3 to 4 members had to choose an appropriate and non- the controversial theme, which has to be showcased collaboratively with each member using a different art form. Participants had to send a two-minute performance video. We received an overwhelming response from our students. The videos received were then stitched into a video clip and shared. Aaina Theater Society of our school also presented a dramatic representation of ‘India’s Got Talent’ wherein a few selected clips sent by the students were showcased. Each entry has been awarded a participation certificate.
Earth Day Celebrations

Earth is a beautiful and the only planet where the human race can survive. But it is threatened by rapid industrialization, pollution and the resultant climate change, leading to catastrophic flooding, rise in sea level, and destruction of habitations. So, to raise awareness for protecting the planet, the Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year. Tagoreans celebrated the Earth Day with myriad activities across all classes of the school. All the activities were based on the central theme of the year – “Restore Our Earth”. The Earth day celebrations were spearheaded by the members of the Society for Sustainable Development and were equally supported by the members of the other active societies of the school like the Readers’ Leaders Club, Active Minds Society, Emerald Club, Polaroid Club, Legal Crew to name a few. All the society members conducted class-wise activities through the online mode and pledged to raise awareness for protecting the planet that has so far protected us. Here is a glimpse of all the activities conducted across classes I –XII.

Classes I - II 
Story Telling Session: Avani and the Pea Plant 
By senior students (book reading club) Using e picture books. 
Followed by a seed planting activity.
class I and II
 
Classes III - V 
Making ECO-BRICKS
 
Classes VI – VII 
Newspaper Craft Activity 
Doodle Art – Restore Planet Earth
 
Class VIII 
Pledge to use a reusable grocery bag.
Making no stitching sling bag from old T-shirt. 
 
Class IX 
Panel Discussion: Restore Our Earth
 
Class X 
Haiku (Composing Haiku on the theme : Nature/ Restore Our Earth)
class 10
 
Class XII 
Digital Poster Making Theme: Restore Our Earth
 
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