FEBRUARY 2017


 

VISIT TO HUMAYUN’S TOMN AND ISA KHA TOMB


Gyan Devi Salwan Public School organised a well guided heritage walk to Humayun’s Tomb and Isa Khan’s Tomb on 18th February, 2017, as part of Times of India NIE programme for students. Before the walk, the students were shown a short video with information about both the monuments to familiarize them with the history behind the monuments.

The walk started with the visit to the Tomb of Isa Khan. The guide informed the students about Isa Khan's tomb which was in the shape of regular octagon, built during his lifetime. The students were shown the Afsar wala tomb and were told the story behind its construction. As the students entered the Humayun’s Tomb complex they were shown the wall which was broken by the Britishers. In the gardens known as the Bu Halima’s Garden was the Bu Halima tomb. The grandeur structure of the tomb left the students spell bound. They were enlightened about the tomb, which is considered as the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent and is a World Heritage UNESCO Site where the second Mughal emperor, Humayun was laid to rest. The guide also explained the custom of the garden tomb - Charbagh, a garden divided into four parts by shallow channels of water and enclosed by high walls. These four squares are divided into smaller squares by pathways. The mausoleum has almost 160 occupied graves out of which only three have been identified. The students were also shown a mausoleum of red and grey sandstone known as Barber’s Tomb or Nai-ka Gumbad.

The students had quite an enriching experience. All of them were very inquisitive, and kept posing their questions to the guide who also very happily and patiently answered to all the questions of the students.

 

 

 

 

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CAREER GUIDANCE FAIR 2017



DATE :      9th February, 2017
VENUE :    Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib Complex, New Delhi
ATTENDED BY : Students of Class X, Ms. Vibha Lamba, Ms.Tarana Sehgal, Mr. Vinod Sharma

The school organized a visit to Career Guidance Fair (CGF) 2017 for the students of class X on 9th  February, 2017 at Guru Dwara Rakab Ganj Sahib Complex. The visit to CGF 2017 helped the students to interact with the representatives of various universities, skill development and other educational and vocational training institutions from Delhi/NCR for one to one counseling sessions. The students were made aware of the complete spectrum of career options available for various subject streams along with a career selection workshop by a reputed career counsellor Mr. Jitin Chawla. The speaker focused on the discussions related to how the personality of an individual, his/her aptitude, interest and ability help to determine and choose a career. He also informed the students about the career options that could be taken up with the combinations of Commerce without Maths. He also discussed various career fields with the combinations of Science along with the websites offering more information on the same.
 The visit was very useful and informative for the students.

 

 

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BRAINFEED AWARD


Saturday, 4th February, 2017
Meridian Hotel


Gyan Devi Salwan Public School was honoured with an award for ‘Best Infrastructure’ on 4th February, 2017, in the School Excellence Awards Ceremony organized by ‘brainfeed- A Monthly Educational Initiative’ where India’s top 500 schools were awarded under different categories. 

 

 

 

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I.T. FAIR AT SURAJKUND

 

 

Internet is transforming our lives faster than we realise. However, almost 70 per cent of rural and semi-urban India is still far from being connected. The world has shifted to digital media for primary source of information but a large part of India is still living in information darkness even though the medium of digital has the power to drive transformation. With this in mind, DEF in association with the Government of India’s Digital India programme set a fair to explore the utility of digital platforms in highlighting traditional and diverse knowledge systems through Prayag.

 

The students and teachers who attended the fair were highly impressed by the innovation on display aimed at making India 100% digital in the future.

 

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KG ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

PEC Activity: Skipping
Young children love the challenge of trying to jump over a rope. To provide our students with simple directions and assist them in practising and reinforcing the locomotor skills of jumping and hopping, the PEC Activity: Skipping, was organized. A skipping rope was laid out on a straight line and the students were invited to explore different ways to jump over the rope and land on the other side without falling down. Through the activity, the students were also able to understand the difference between a jump (two-foot take-off) and a hop (using one foot).

 

 

 

Inter-Class Calligraphy Competition
Calligraphy is the art of writing letters and words in a decorative style. To encourage students to write neatly and present the content in proper manner, GD Salwan Public School, organized an Inter-Class Calligraphy Competition in English and Hindi for the students of Class KG on Thursday, 09.02.2017 and Friday, 10.02.2017. Students participated with much enthusiasm in the competition and showed excellent participation through their writing in both the languages. The criteria on which they were judged were – overall presentation, neatness, letter formation and cursive script. The results are as follows:

 

Prize

English Calligraphy

Hindi Calligraphy

I Prize

Mishika Batra (KG A)

Ayaan Sharma (KG B)

II Prize

Ayaan Sharma(KG B)

Lavisha (KG A)

III Prize

Suhana Uniyal (KG A)

Mitali (KG B)

 

 

Visit: Deer Park
In an endeavour to supplement the teaching-learning process, students of classes Nursery & KG were taken for an educational-cum-recreational trip to Deer Park, Haus Khas on Tuesday, 14.02.2017.
A nature walk let the students excitedly stumble upon sights of deer and their fawn sunning themselves, secure in their surroundings. The sight of the deer, peacocks and rabbits in their natural habitat promoted great delight in the children. They listened in rapt attention to their teachers as they explained how deer are excellent jumpers and also run very fast to escape their predators. After the nature walk, it was time for free play and the customary packed-snack.
An informative experience for students, the excursion got them thinking and asking about   the animals. They had lots of fun spending time together, sharing their snacks and also got sensitized towards taking care of animals and the environment.

 

 

Movie Outing
The students of classes Nursery and KG attended the screening of Jungle Book, the much acclaimed animated movie for children on Wednesday, 22.02.2017. The students enjoyed the thrilling action, groundbreaking effects, and heart-warming drama. It was surely an enjoyable outing and the students took back lots of memories to cherish.