DECEMBER 2013


Workshop on Pure and safe drinking water


A workshop on pure drinking water was conducted by Eureka Forbes Limited for Montessori and primary school students of GDSPS to educate them about waterborne diseases and the nutritional value of drinking water for good health on 2nd December, 2013.

The students actively participated in the discussion on uses of water and water contamination. A small comic strip was also shown on how water gets contaminated, spreads diseases and how water purifiers help cleaning it for us.

The workshop aimed at informing students about nutrients in drinking water that are essential for good health. The workshop was quite interactive and informative for the students.

 

 

 

TERI LIBRARY VISIT


A visit to the TERI Library at India Habitat Centre was organized for the librarians of Salwan Schools, under the aegis of Salwan Education Trust on 12th Dec 2013, to gain an insight into the working and functioning of the library. It was attended by Ms. Yamini Sharma, Librarian, G.D. Salwan Public School.   
The TERI Library and information Centre (LIC), a leading knowledge based organization is engaged in research in the field of Energy, Environment and sustainable development. Mr. Shantanu Ganguly, the Librarian and Ms. Reeta Sharma, Information Analyst with TERI apprised the participants about the TERI Library and its LIC. Mr. Ganguly informed them about the researches in this institute that were based on the plants and not on  living things. The resource persons made the librarians aware of the LIC and  which has developed a digital depository of the Institute’s vast resources which include project reports, audio-visuals, multi-media collections, photos, statistical data sheets, etc., and facilitated on -line access through the Institute’s intranet.

Library Information Centre hosts many specialized domains like

The LIC is actively involved in providing customized information services to the Institute’s research projects like preparation of baseline document on fly-ash utilization, building capabilities, nanotechnology developments in South Asia and transport information database etc.
Ms. Reeta Sharma led the team of participants for the library visit and gave an insight into various departments of the library. The library used the scanner extensively for scanning the rare books, photographs of different events to be put on the website, the annual reports and event reports, etc.
The most interesting department was the children’s book publication division. TERI press has launched a number of titles for children, which is the result of extensive research and beautiful illustrations. These books aim to educate students and make them conscientious individuals, who can grow up to be future green citizens. This department hosts a good collection of books for school children which can be purchased to enrich the schools’ library collection.
The participants were given catalogues of school books, journals, periodicals and audio-visuals by TERI publications for senior school students and teachers’ reference.
Mr. Shantanu Ganguly had been the resource person in SET Workshop held in May, 2013 in which the librarians of Salwan Schools had shown their interest to visit the TERI Library. The visit has helped the librarians to enhance and implement the best practices in the functioning of their respective libraries.

 

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL DAY REPORT
Reawakening divinity through Buddha


GD Salwan Public School , Rajender Nagar  organized its Annual Day on 14th December 2013 with great zeal and enthusiasm, at the school ground.

Mr.Rajiv Shukla (Hon’ble Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Planning)  was  the Chief guest for the evening. Maj.Gen.D.S Narayanan, VSM , Deputy Commandant , Army Hospital (R&R)was the Guest of Honour. He was overwhelmed by the traditional and warm welcome by the  students and teachers. Amongst other distinguished guests was Ven’ble  Swami Sumithnanda Santhil Thero of the Maha Bodhi Society.

The evening unraveled with the traditional lighting of the lamp by the School Principal , Mrs Vijay Laxmi Singh  along with the guest of honour .

It was followed by the presentation of  the school’s annual  report tracing the progress, major events and achievements of the school. The achievers in different fields apart from academics were also awarded in the prize distribution ceremony. Special awards for excellence in sports, music, art etc were given to the meritorious students. Meritorious students of 2012-13 were awarded with prizes and certificates by the Chief Guest.

The Best House trophy was bagged by Ambar House. Other winners deserving a mention are Jasdeep Singh and Nidhi Tutlani, toppers of our Science and Commerce stream respectively . Award winning students in co-curricular activities include Neha  Bhargawa of class VIII and Himanshu Soni of class XI for the Best Girl Sportsperson and Best Boy Sportsperson respectively. Sakshi Lahori and Vardaan Chauhaan won the awards for the Best Female Orator and Best Male Orator respectively.

The highlight of the evening was ‘ Buddha ’ a musical dance-drama based on the  life of Buddha ,highlighting – the evolution of his thought, his triumphs, and the rarely portrayed tragedy at the end of his life . It was a fusion of symphony, music, dance and mesmerizing performances by students. Students presented a resplendent pageant of art, music, dance and drama.

Students presented beautiful dances along with an enthralling  light and music show.  All the dances were a representation of beauty, grace, skill, tradition and history of Budha . The school ground bustled with colour as the students performed on various numbers in front of a large gathering. No effort was spared and the result spoke for itself.

All the performances were riveting  and won an unceasing applause from the audience. The confidence and the superb performance of the student on the stage kept the audience glued to their seats, throughout the show.
The function ended with an inspiring speech by the Guest of Honour  which really encouraged the students. The Guest of Honour was highly impressed by the talent and finesse of the students. He lauded the synergistic efforts of the participants and was  overwhelmed by the performance.  He called it a flowing , flamboyant and a scintillating performance.

The school Chairman, Maj. Gen. (Retd.) J.K. Kapoor addressed the gathering and spoke on the changing value system and the need of strong moral values in the current scenario.

The vote of thanks was proposed by a parent representative. The programme rose to the crescendo with a resplendent grand finale and ended with the National Anthem.

 

 

 

Skating & Gymnastics Demonstration


The Skating and Gymnastics demonstrations were held on 18th and 19th December 2013 for the tiny tots of GDSPS. The aim was to inspire students to practise and hone their skills. The demonstration by the talented students not only provided great entertainment and motivation for other students, but also set good examples of positive attitude for them. These demonstrations are all about turning inspiration into aspiration.

 

 

 

 

Muffin Day


Children always enjoy eating cakes, pastries and muffins. To make the kids enjoy the festive mood, fresh muffins were served to the children. The tiny tots enjoyed eating the muffins and made beautiful Muffin crowns in their craft work.

 

 

 

Christmas Celebrations


Christmas is a time to celebrate by sharing and forgiving. Celebrated everywhere as a joyous family affair, we too, at GDSMS, celebrated Christmas as a happy time for our students. Encasing the Christmas spirit, “Christmas Special Assembly” was organised by the students of Nursery B on Tuesday, 24 December 2013. The students spoke about the significance of the festival, throwing light on the birth of Christ through the “Nativity” scene. The play showcased the birth of Christ in a manger to Mary and Joseph many centuries ago. “Away in the Manger”, “Oh come all ye faithful……,” “Dashing through the snow……” filled the air with festivity. Santa Claus, too, made a grand entry. The delight was uncontained especially as he brought out the sweets for the kids!
The children came beautifully dressed with Santa Caps for the Christmas party that followed. The classrooms too were decorated with bright and colourful bells, stockings and stars, made by the children in their craft class. Beautiful Christmas cards were made in the class wherein the students showed their creative skills. The students made Christmas trees out of clay. The magic of their fingers was well expressed in their work.

 

 

 

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Show and Tell – Means of Transport


Show and Tell activities provide opportunities for both fun and learning. Towards our initiative to improve the vocabulary of children, show and tell on the topic ‘Means of Transport’ was organized. Children brought miniature forms of transport vehicles like car, bike, bus etc. and spoke very confidently on them. These sessions let students share their experiences and introduce them to the different perceptions, environments, and interests of their fellow classmates.