Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: It is about UNDERSTANDING. Mathematics quiz is an excellent way of analysing how well one understands a subject and correlates theoretical knowledge with its practical application in real life. To promote and encourage a fun way of learning among students, Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior organized a maths quiz on 17th September 2019 for students of grades 9-10. The quiz was conducted in a 1-hour special event where 4 teams with 4 students from each section of grades 9 and 10, participated with much excitement and enthusiasm. The quiz commenced with the explanation of the rules and regulations of the competition to the participants. A total of five rounds were conducted on themes like calculation skills, visuals, aptitude, puzzles and a rapid fire round. Students of grade 10 comprised a vivacious audience for the quiz, adding that element of excitement and up-tempo to the show. Towards the end of each round, the audiences were also given a chance to test their understanding of mathematical concepts. At the end, there was a rousing round of applause for all participants. The objective of this quiz competition was to enable students to think out of the box, promote team play, improving their knowledge by learning from their peers, as well as building a healthy competitive spirit among the teams. At the end, all of the above objectives were successfully met.
An Inter-House Western Instrumental Solo event was held on the 16th of September 2019 where the participants has to prepare on their own pieces of music on various instruments, such as keyboards, guitars, drums, etc. with the help of specified musical notations. Namami Maheshwari of Usha House secured the first position for a composition on the drums.
Quality Circle aims at improving the quality of people's lives across many areas. In an attempt to achieve this within our campus, fifteen girls from our school participated in the 27th Convention of the Gwalior Chapter on Quality Concepts initiated by ABV-IIITM Gwalior. The programme was held on September 14 on the theme of 'Quality Concepts for Cultural Breakthrough'. The students presented a case study on the 'use of paper bags' which focused on how to eliminate poly bags in the campus. Their presentation received the gold award and they were selected for participation in the National Level. Keeping with the theme of social awareness, the students performed a dramatic enactment to enhance awareness about 'Female Foeticide' which received the First Prize. We also bagged the following awards: Harsha Chandani received the Best Slogan Award. Ishita Bansal received the Best Poetery Award. Kanishka Gupta received the Best Essay Award. Gauravi Bharuka received the Best Poem Award.
Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya Gwalior is proud to announce that our Principal, Mrs Nishi Misra, received the prestigious "CBSE Teachers Award" in the category of Principals, on 12th September, 2019. The award was presented by Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal and Minister of State, Shri Sanjay Dhotre. The Chairperson CBSE, Smt Anita Karwal and Secretary CBSE, Shri Anurag Tripathi were present at the ceremony hosted by Central Board of Secondary Education at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, Rizal Marg Chanakyapuri. New Delhi. The rigorous 3-stage process of selection is a new initiative by the Board for greater transparency and high standards of selection. Out of 15 lac teachers of 22000 CBSE schools, a maximum of 60 selections could be made, but only 29 teachers and 5 Principals made the cut.Mrs Nishi Misra is the only recipient of the award in Madhya Pradesh and the first Principal at SKV to receive the prestigious award. Speaking to the school, Mrs Misra said, " So far it was the students who won awards. Now even the Principal has got one for the school! " She specially added that she is humbled by the honour and dedicated the award to her students, past and present. She hoped that it will inspire more teachers at SKV to aspire for this achievement.
On 12th September 2019, nine students escorted by Ms. Vaishali Shrivastava and Mr. Peter Strange travelled by train to Kathgodam and then up the winding road to Nainital for the IPSC Drama fest hosted by Birla Vidya Mandir. The students demonstrated their dramatic skills in three events viz. an English play, a Hindi play and an extempore non-verbal enactment, where the topic was given an hour before the event. A total of 11 schools participated in the festival which was non-competitive in nature. However, special citations and trophies were in the offing and the standards were exceptionally high. The English play, scripted by Mr. Strange, centred on Shakespeare and his characters coming to life from the pages of his works, while the Hindi drama was an adaptation of a mythological poem on the Ramayana. The non-verbal act required the performers to represent through mime and body language the concepts of gender stereo-typing, race, nationalism and identity. SKV received the Best Ideation Award for both English and Hindi drama. During the school tour, the girls enjoyed the scenic beauty of the misty hills and the alluring view of the Naini Lake. The students also took time off from a hectic full day schedule to celebrate Mr. Strange's birthday and indulge in the exquisite charms that a hill station provides.
On 9th September, eight students participated in an Inter house comic strip competition. There were two participants from each house who were required to work in pairs. The contestants had to use their imaginative skills in conceiving and draw comic strips. The judging criteria were storyline, creativity, alignment, neatness, and scenario. Yashodhara House got the first position, while the second and third positions were bagged by Vasundhara House and Usha House respectively.
The Inter-House Computer Quiz was held on 9th September 2019 in which 10 girls participated from each house. It was a written quiz where the participants were tested on their basic knowledge about the world of technology. New categories of questions like crypto pictures, guess the logos and fill in the gaps made this quiz more tough but interesting. The standards were high and the results were quite promising.
Tireless practices, sincere dedication and efforts finally culminated in Zoya Rakeshi's Arangetram performance on 7th September 2019 at SKV. Zoya, a student of Grade X, had been learning Bharatanatyam for 3.5 years from her dance teacher Mrs. Kavita Pillai at SKV. In her Arangetram debut on-stage performance as a Bharatnatyam dancer, Zoya performed Pushpanjali, Alaripu, Jatiswaram, Shabdam, Varnam, Kirthnam, Varnam, Nrithyati, Thilana and Mangalam, in different Raagam and Taalam. The musicians - Smt. Vidya Srinivasan- Vocalist, Shri. Dinesh Kumar-Mridangam, Shri. Vibhash Ranade-Violin, Shri. Alap-Flute, Gurushri Jignesh Surani and Guru Kavita Pillai -accompanied and supported her during the program. The chief guest for the event was Padmashri awardee Smt. Geeta Chandran, an exponent of Bharatnatyam dance, a choreographer, and the Director of Natya Vriksha, Delhi. She has showered her blessings on every student of classical dance from SKV. We all commend and congratulate Zoya and her entire team for giving such a graceful and brilliant performance.
17 students and 2 staff brought glory to Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya by successfully summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania in East Africa. The all-girls expedition of 15 to 17 year old students was organised by Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya Gwalior as a part of their adventure sports to commemorate the Birth Centenary Year of their Founder, Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia.Students qualified all the test conducted in SKV for the selection of final team as the school drew an ambitious plan for an expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro and invited voluntary participation for the same. This was followed by a rigorous training session for subsequent three months to prepare and condition the team members mentally as well as physically to enjoy in the difficult terrain during the Mountaineering expedition the session also included the basic Fitness training required for Mountaineering. The team left Gwalior on September 5th for the 12 day trip to South Africa including the seven days trekking expedition. The expedition commenced on September 7 and reached Mti Mkubwa Camp 2780 m height after an arduous forest trek of 7 kilometers. Their expedition continued on the next day and moved through Shira Ridge, Shira Plateau and reached at Shira camp 3900m after trekking for about 14 kilometers.The third day trek was for about 8 km and reached Barranco Camp 3960m for night halt. The team crossed the Alpine desert zone and climbed Barranco (steep wall) and trekking was for almost 6 km on the fourth day with night Camp at Karanga 4035m. On the fifth day there was a short trek on steep areas over rocky slabs through the Alpine deserts and finally climbed to the height of 4650m. The night halt was at Barafu camp. Around midnight they started for the submit to Stella point 5740m and then continued to Uhuru peak 5895m, the highest point of the expedition. They had to trek for almost for 14 hours to cover the distance of 19 km in that difficult hilly Terrain on the 6th day. Thereafter the team decend via Barafu Camp site. The team continued their descent on the 7th day, trekking 10 Kilometers for 4 hours through the forest zone of Mountain to Macka Gate 1680m. They drove to Moshi from there and finally few back to India after some scheduled sightseeing on the next day. The expedition members were: Student Members Priya Gupta class 11 Khushi Agarwal Class 11 Isha Khan Class 9 Inayat Sood Class 9 Somya Singh Class 11 Jahnvi Khemka Class 12 Trisha Agarwal Class 11 Shreya Singh Class 11 Priyanka Tomar Class 11 Ahana Trivedi class 11 Aniben Rai Class 9 Seyra Meyto Class 9 Akansha Singh Class 9 Saivira Gupta Class 9 Kritika Choudhury Class 9 P. Arpita Class 9 Riya Kalani Class 12 Staff Members Ms. Suman Yadav Mr. Vinay Rathore This is the first all-girls expedition of this size in age group 15-17 years from the region to have successfully completed an expedition to Mt Kilimanjaro
A Capacity Building Programme was organized by CBSE on 6th and 7th September 2019 at Maheshwari Public School in Jaipur. The resource persons for the workshop were Mr Sanjay Vaid from The Palace School, Jaipur and Ms Ruchi Mukhija from Maheshwari Public School, Pratap Nagar, Jaipur. There were around 75 math experts from different schools of India, who had gathered to attend this workshop. The main focus of the workshop was to prepare the question bank of objective type questions for Grade XI mathematics. On the very first day, teachers were briefed about the CBSE guidelines for preparing OTQ's. The resource persons emphasized on the four parameters of Bloom's Taxonomy namely understanding, remembering, applying and analysing. The participants were then divided into groups of 6 each. Each group was allotted separate chapters of the prescribed NCERT textbook and was asked to prepare at least 30 questions in the form of MCQ's, fill-ups, true or false statements and match the questions to the answers. The hard copy as well as the soft copy of the completed question bank was handed over to the resource persons which will, later on, be uploaded on CBSE website. The workshop provided a great learning experience to the teachers, as they were able to interact with each other to share their varied learning experiences.
To educate the children about the scientific achievements of India and honour the great Indian Scientists, the entire student and staff body attended the screening of the movie 'Mission Mangal' on September 5th. Following this, a lovely celebration for Teachers Day was organised by the students of grade XII on behalf of the entire student body. Songs, dances, short skits and quiz games for teachers were humorously presented to remind the teachers of how much SKVians value and respect their tireless efforts, endless wisdom, affection and respect that makes them a crucial part of our loving family.
Twenty-seven girls of SKV brought laurels to their school, yet again this year, in the All India IPSC Taekwondo championship held from the 25th to 28th August, 2019 at Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hissar. A total of nine schools participated in the event. Students of SKV won 15 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 7 bronze medals in the championship and was also awarded the 1st runner-up trophy in the under-14 category, the winner's trophy in the under-17 and under-19 categories and the overall Championship Trophy.
Udan, a social organization bestows state-level awards every year to recognize and encourage excellence in sports and games. This year on 28th August 2019, four girls from SKV, viz. Shaivya Dixit, Khushi Singhal, Ojas Yadav, and Surbhi Bindra were awarded the "Major Dhyan Chand Award", bestowed by Udan at Jiwaji Club, Gwalior, for their excellent achievements in Taekwondo and swimming.
With a will to learn and put their knowledge to test, eight of our students participated in the Psycho Olympiad held at the National Science Centre, Delhi, conducted by Expressions India. Spread across 2 days, the event consisted of a quiz, eloquence round, utopia round, yuva manch and poster presentation. Interactive sessions that discussed the dynamic nature of the human brain and psychology as a subject were conducted. Dr. Rushi, Dr. Ritu, Dr. Asha Bakshi and Prof. J.L. Pandey enlightened the participants about psychology as a way of life. The participants shared their view of taking up mental health as a career option. They tackled common gender-biased misconceptions, such as the idea that men don't cry. They creatively expressed their ideas through the use of posters, nukkad natak performances, extempore speeches and painting. Their efforts won them the Exemplary Award in poster making and the Meritorious Award in eloquence.
The festival of Janmashtami was celebrated on 24th August – an auspicious occasion that marks the birth of Lord Krishna. Melodious bhajans and songs accompanied the religious worship ceremony conducted at SKV. The campus bore a colourful and celebratory look, festooned with decorations, while the traditional attire reinforced a strong cultural flavour. The joy and enthusiasm of the festival brought the entire community together.
Under the able guidance of Ms. Ottima Ragazza, eleven "cultural diplomats" of our school participated in the Genesis Global School Model United Nations Conference 2019, which began on August 23rd. The event was based on the theme 'Definitive Actions', and delegates from over eleven renowned schools participated, all of them determined to bring about changes in the world. During the opening ceremony, the honorable keynote speaker Maj. Gen. Vikram Dogra instilled a sense of dedication and discipline among the delegates. This became the overall tone for the next two days of the conference, as the young leaders responded to the theme with debates, deliberations, and negotiations, covering a wide range of both national and international issues. Kaavya Sharma and Shambhavi Sahoo also brought laurels to the school after achieving a High Commendation and a verbal mention respectively.
Service activities at SKV instill in the students the values of commitment and the joy of giving. Being deeply inculcated in our girls, these qualities of service, generosity, and empathy presented themselves when six of our students visited a home for special women on the 23rd of August 2019. The girls happily mingled with the inmates of the home, creating a joyful atmosphere through their interaction. They sang songs, distributed eatables and essential toiletries, after which they visited a construction site to do the same for the labourers.
The IPSC IT Fest was held from 22nd to 24th August, 2019 at Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet. Four students along with an escort teacher attend the fest, participating in six different events. Aditi Agarwal, who participated in digital poster making, was awarded a Certificate of Excellence. Sandeepani S. Vatsa participated in the digital cartooning segment, the topic being "a day in the year 2060". Digital Photography and Programming events were also held during the fest. Apara Bhargava and Agrima Agarwal too part in the PowerPoint competition, as well as the IT quiz that was based on the subject of social media. Over all 26 schools from all over the country took part in the fest, which was a very enriching experience for the all.
On 19th and 20th, August 2019 Inter-House Swimming Competition was held in Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya. The following students broke the existing records of timings in different events. 50m Free Style Seniors: Georgene - 33:04sec, Ojas Yadav - 33:17sec 100m Back Stroke Seniors: Surbhi Bindra- 1:36:93sec 100m Free Style Seniors: Ojas Yadav- 1:23:78sec 200m Breast Stroke Seniors: Georgene- 1:43:97sec 50m Butterfly Seniors: Surbhi Bindra- 43:03sec 50m Back Stroke Seniors: Surbhi Bindra- 45:50:00sec 50m Free Style Middle: Adya Singh- 37:60sec 100m Free Style Middle: Adya Singh- 1:26:90sec
Teaching kids to count is fine but teaching them what counts is Best (Bob Talbert). Always associating life skills with physics, Mr. V.S. Pandi of SKV attended the Capacity Building Programme organized by CBSE on 16th and 17th of August at Jaishree Periwal High School in Jaipur. This workshop focused on objective type question making in physics involving the expertise of 70 teachers from different schools from North India. It was an interesting reversal of roles for teachers who often organize workshops but now found themselves being a part of one. Participants were divided into groups of 7 each, and each group was allotted separate topic from various chapters of the prescribed textbook in order to prepare a question bank of MCQ's, fill-ups, true or false statements and matching questions to answers. The completed question bank was handed over to the organizers for circulation among affiliated schools.
The CBSE conducted a Capacity Building Workshop for Business Studies on the 16th and 17th of August at St. Edmond's School, Jaipur. Ms. Meenakshi Iyer from our school, along with 60 teachers from different schools, attended the workshop. The objective was to learn the process of framing a question bank for business studies, focusing on the objective type questions that comprise MCQ's, fill in the blanks, match the columns and picture perception. The question bank was compiled and rechecked by the team leaders, and the soft copy was sent to CBSE for their approval. The workshop also taught the participants that following NCERT books for all subject is preferable, but reference books can be used by for subjects like Accountancy in order for students to be able to further practice and improve in the subject. The workshop provided a great learning experience to the teachers, as they were able to interact with each other and share their varied learning experiences.
"In learning you will teach and in teaching you will learn"(Phil Collins) Nurturing this thought in her mind Ms. Shalini Agrawal left for the Capacity Building Programme, a CBSE initiative, held at Jaipuria Vidyalaya, Jaipur on 16th and 17th August 2019 for Class XI English Core. The aim of the workshop was to develop an objective type question bank for unseen passages, grammar and poetry section. The workshop gave the teachers the chance to step into the shoes of their students and examine learning from a student-centric view point. They were divided into the groups of 6 and were given newspapers to prepare different questions. The question banks prepared by the teachers will be handed over to the CBSE and will be circulated amongst the schools.
Under the CBSE Capacity Building Programme, a workshop was conducted at the Shanthi Asiatic School, Jaipur. Ms. K. Rajeswari Pandi from our school attended this workshop where she developed the skills of working with various forms of objective type questioning. The participants at the workshop were engaged with a plethora of questioning methodologies such as multiple choice questions, match the columns, fill in the blanks, true or false options and submitted their work at the end of the session. This experience of working on question banks was very insightful and rewarding.
Despite the adverse weather conditions on the morning of 15th August, the staff and students of SKV proudly celebrated the 72nd Independence Day of our nation, with the hoisting of the tri-colour and the singing of patriotic songs outside the MJS auditorium. After a stirring rendition by the school choice, a motivating speech by the Head Girl made all present feel proud to be a part of a great nation.
In this day and age, we live in a visual world and both children and adults tend to define the world around them using their sense of sight. There is a part of the brain that controls this faculty – and to teach us how to use it effectively was the focus of a workshop organized by a team from 360 Degree Change Transformation Pvt. Ltd. in the school auditorium on 13th August. The team specializes in Mid-Brain Activation & Dermatoglyphic Multiple Intelligence Testing - DMIT. Interacting with students of classes VI to IX the spoke on topics concerning pineal gland activation, development of "Extra Sensory Perception" (commonly known as the third eye), the development of photographic memory, the development of quantum speed reading, chakra balancing and the development of "Neuro-Linguistic Programming". Students were amazed to learn that two of their school mates - Shraddha of Class VII and Udita of class VIII -have very successfully the ability to read blindfolded and identify colors by flipping through the pages of books. It was indeed an astonishing afternoon!
What could be more exciting than a quiz to get everyone to put on their thinking caps and face a barrage of questions – this time on English Literature. The afternoon of 12th August saw a representative from the 4 houses brace up to compete for a place in the Inter-House English Literary Quiz, followed by a Spellathon Competition. The event was innovatively designed, and the variety of questions kept the participants and the audience enthusiastic and energetic throughout. The six rounds of the Literary quiz tested the participants on their knowledge of books, authors, poems, famous words, classical, modern and contemporary writings. The three rounds of Spellathon tested them on their vocabulary, spellings, and mental agility. The participants answered spontaneously, motivated by the audience who also excitedly showed their knowledge during the audience rounds. While Vasundhara House & Yashodhara House proved their prowess by achieving the Highest scores, Usha House followed the second . Better luck to Madhavi house next time which had to content itself with the third place.
Among the many innovative activities introduced frequently at SKV, we witnessed the first Inter-House Taal Vaadya Kachchari competition on August 12, 2019. The event was a beautiful combination of tabla, congo and kahon instruments. Our musicians from four houses gracefully began their performances by Tihaye and Kayda followed by solo performances of Kahon and congo. They summed it up with powerful Juganbandi between the tabla and congo-kahon players. They kept the audience tapping their feet to the beats and melodies.
On August 11, the Scientific Development and Research Organisation conducted an extremely innovative workshop on astronomy at SKV. It was based on a very new and unique concept and was very activity focused. The workshop was attended by classes Vl-lX who were taught how to use simple materials like paper and sticks to create aircraft. The students enjoyed assembling the elastic-powered flying objects by themselves. They had fun while improving their skills in understanding trajectory.
Out Of The Box Productions presented the play "Kaise Karenge" in the school auditorium on 11th August 2019. It featured veteran actors Abhishek Patnaik, Darsheel Safari and Prakash Gupta and was directed by Suketu Shah. It was an entertaining play with a serious message that delves into the problems faced by individuals suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder and those who love and look after them. It brought about awareness into what is inappropriately termed as "madness" but in fact is quite the contrary. The play shows that those faced with this challenge have hidden depths and can be sensitive and talented souls. The play featured an ensemble cast, with the characterizations depicted from within and effectively brought to life with the right blend of histrionics and psychology. During an interactive session the audience was surprised to learn about the long and rigorous practices the cast undertook, and also how the concept of the theme evolved from mundane experiences to eventually take the form of the powerful drama that was witnessed. The production was impeccable and the audience was led through a roller coaster of emotions ranging from humour to empathy and love. The curtain went down to a thunderous round of applause.
Despite their tiring and jam-packed routine, SKVians always manage find time to entertain the whole school. The collective talents of Madhavi House was well on display on August 10th, 2019, when they added the right mixture of dance, music, and laughter to brighten up the weekend with their entertainment night. With an eye on Bollywood, the performance featured a mini-awards show. The witty dialogues, the foot-tapping songs, the energetic dances, the rapid-fire rounds and, most importantly, the advertisement breaks, created a vivacious and sparkling extravaganza that was enjoyed by all.
Since ancient times, Yoga has been a prominent feature of Indian Culture. It comprises a set of practices of the physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The practicians of Yoga strongly believe in the oneness of the individual with his/her spirit. Yet another activity to preserve Indian culture at SKV is yoga. 16 girls of yoga participated in Yoga Districts which was organised at the Radiant School, Gwalior on 8th and 9th August 2019. Gauravi Yadav and Pratha Agrawal bagged the 2nd and the 3rd position respectively in the under 17 individuals category. The participants also brought 5 gold medals in the under 17 team category. They now aim to spread further awareness about the importance of Yoga in today's Era, and how physical, mental and spiritual wellness has become of utmost importance.
The teacher at SKV strongly believe that learning is a life-long process. Carrying this forth 'मानक वर्तनी' a workshop for the faculty of the Indian Languages department, was organised on August 8. Dr Rajrani Sharma, Head of Department Hindi at KRG College, Gwalior, very effectively conducted the session. She thoroughly explained the concepts of रस ,वर्तनी ,वर्ण विन्यास , वाक्य ,उच्चारण स्थान वाच्य and added situational examples from our routine lifestyles to illustrate her presentation and make relevant to us. Her PowerPoint Presentation also focused on the commonly occurring grammatical errors. Literary concepts were discussed in detail. The teachers of SKV then shared self-composed poems with each other, bringing the workshop to a close. Besides being enjoyable for all who attended, the participants learned that teaching and learning can be both fun and enlightening.
The initiative of 'Hub of Learning' emphasized on empowering women in a workshop held on August 7. Students and teachers from four schools from across Gwalior participated. The importance of menstrual hygiene and starting up business plan units to make sanitary napkins were discussed in depth. All students made sanitary napkins under our project 'Sankalp'. The event proved yet again that as the 'Charkha' was to Gandhiji, so is 'Sankalp' to SKV.
From quiet and dusty villages of various regions of the country, 30 brilliant but underprivileged students passionate for education clear the IIT examination every year. The innovative concept of the 'Super 30' coaching has made this possible initiated by Mr Anand Kumar, who has brought about a change in our educational society by his significant contribution. In an effort to educate our students about the importance of dedication, sincerity, practical application of education and being grateful for the resources available to them, the entire student body accompanied by teachers attended the screening of the movie 'Super 30'. The movie infused a sense of responsibility and empathy in our students, motivating them to work harder and make optimum use of opportunities.
The Jindal Art Fest has become a part of the Annual Calendar over the years. This year, the event took place in the course of 2 days. With the ice-breaking session, 13 schools came together for the love of art. The fest is known for the very innovative competitions it conducts. Our girls earned the 2nd position in Folk dance, Sculpture making, and Table-runner embroidery. They gracefully presented a Rajasthani folk dance and sculpted the overwhelming emotions of a cheerful grandfather embracing his granddaughter. They also earned 3rd positions in Mehndi designing and fireless cooking. They decorated the hands of models with bridal designs and assembled curd nutty rolls. They also a consolation prize in Rangoli making.
"The man who swims against the stream, knows the strength of it". The SKV girls have participated at various levels of swimming competition. Recently, 11 girls of our school participated in the Swimming Divisions which was held at Neill world School, Morena on 6th of August 2019. The school performed extremely well and won a total of 27 medals.
The 6th Edition of the 'Negotium Agon' was held at the Wynberg Allen School, Mussoorie, wherein five young business women from our grade XII participated. 27th of July marked the beginning of the event. The enriching activities included the Business quiz, Veiling, which was the Auction round, Vine video making, Creation Ae Logo, which included logo designing and tagline making and Annuncio, the enactment round. Ishita Bansal also brought laurels to the school by winning the Outstanding Performance Award in the Vine video round. The spirit of competition was set aside by the feeling of mutual coordination and oneness among the participants of all the schools in the beautiful heartland of Uttarakhand.
Jaipur, home to some of the most beautiful monuments and forts in India, played host to our tech-kids in the 'Tech-nech IT Fest 2019' head at Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls' School on 6th-7th August 2019. The fest, spread across 2days, consisting of six events where our girls participated. The Digital Ocean, Multimedia Presentation, Computer Whiz Kid, Digital Cartooning, Quizee Bee Buzz and Rights Camera Action-Movie Making were among the various competitions, all based on the innovative theme of- 'Lead the Change'. Despite being interrupted by rain, the participants beautifully captured sights at the campus of MGD in the movie-making competition. The unique ideas of SKVinas gained appreciation from various judges time and again. The fest ended with a dinner with the Principal, where the games and fun activities added just the right amount of laughter and delight to this enriching event in the Pink City.
Educational primarily means mental and physical growth, and the sport of volleyball provides the perfect example for this. It not only checks the physical strength of a player but also the mental acumen. 12 of our girls participated in IPSC volleyball organised by the Emerald Heights School, Indore from 5th of August to 8th of August 2019. The girls were exposed to a lot of competition in the matches and learn new skills and tactics.
To enhance the self-expression skills of our budding tale-tellers, the inter-class story-telling competition was conducted on August 5, for classes VI and VII. The participants were judged on the basis of Voice Mechanics, Non- Verbal Communication and added their own elements of creativity to their stories, which enhanced their imagination, and writing skills. The prize-winner were:- Class VI 1st- Aarnvi Chauhan, 2nd-Rishika Singhania, 3rd- Sanjukta Chakraborty and Arya Pathradikar Class VII 1st- Manaswi Mudgal, 2nd- Snehal, 3rd- Shraddha Agrawal
Even turning sides becomes a skill when it comes to the inter-house English turncoat debate competition. The event, held on August 5, was conducted in the block-and-tackle form of debate, where the participants frequently spoke on topics like elections, women leaders and followers, privatisation, celebrities as role models, reservation, examination and artificial intelligence and then spontaneously turn sides and contradicted their own facts.
SKV believes that educating the students is a collaborative effort carried by both the parents and the school. Major Sonam Bakshi, a member of the parent body, visited us on August 4, and shared her proud and inspirational experiences and learnings serving the Indian Army, and her journey from being an army officer to working in the corporate sector. She also enlightened the students about summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, and briefed them about the do's and don'ts of the trip.
On the 3rd of August, we were visited by Mr. Manoj Dawrani along with other representatives from the Career Launcher, Gwalior, to brief the students about the coaching programmes beginning at SKV. The Career Launcher is one of Asia's leading educational services, led by IIT-IIM alumni passionate about education. They enlightened the students of classes 10th and 11th about the significance of proper guidance and coaching's, the courses suitable for their career aspirations, and the CLAT, SAT and Management Coaching's that will be conducted in our school.
The collective strength of student body were put to test on the 2nd of August in the friendly Tug of war Competition. Eight participants from each house put in all their strength to tug on the rope, followed by the very interesting match between the students and their sports coaches. The school saw this fun and healthy competition and supported by the hearty laughter and cheers of the audience, after which the Principal ma'am distributed the prizes to the respective winners. The fierce rivalry was tinged with humour and laughter especially during the staff vs. students' round.
We, at SKV, actively keep students aware of the vast opportunities that await them for higher education. The college fair held on the 1st of August added to this initiative, where representative from 22 reputed colleges and universities, national and international, briefed students about the courses offered, the specialities of their institutes, how to apply for admissions, as well as the various scholarship programmes. Among the renowned institutes were The Gurukul School of Design, The Ashoka University, Student-In-UK, Essex University, Queen Mary London, University of Nottingham and Jindal Law University.
After 2 months of observation, the newly elected Student Council members for the year 2019-20 were ceremonially inducted at the Investiture ceremony held on the 30th of July. Our student representatives were invested with the responsibility of leading the student body. Saches & badges were conferred on them as they proudly held their flags and took an oath to sincerely uphold their responsibilities. The new office-bearers are:- Head Girl- Ms. Diki Choden Bhutia Vice Head Girl- Ms Sandeepani Swaroop Vatsa Games Captain- Ms. Sneha Patel Secretary Students Welfare- Ms. Jahnavi Khemka Secretary School Events- Ms. Somya Shivani Editor-in-chief- Ms. Yagya Rai Round Square Coordinator- Ms. Palomi Jain Captain Madhavi House- Ms. Richa Shree Captain Usha House- Ms. Bhumika Chhetri Captain Vasundhara House- Ms. Divya Subba Captain Yashodhara House- Ms. Lakhmith Sherpa Games Vie- Captain- Ms. Sweety Rajoriya and Sleemit Lepcha Vice Captain Madhavi House- Ms. Bhumika Singh and Ms. Disha Agrawal Vice Captain Usha House- Ms. Vama Maloo and Ms. Paki Gupta Vice Captain Vasundhara House- Ms. Kaavya Sharma and Ms. Simran Jyot Kaur Vice Captain Yashodhara House- Ms. Samridhi Rai and Ms. Haripriya Gupta Games Prefects- Ms. Chinmayee Tiwari and Ms. Raina Tiwari Prefects Madhavi House- Ms. Surbhi Bindra and Ms. Sanvi Prefects Usha House- Ms. Navya Mishra and Ms. Sudiksha Agrawal Prefects Vasundhara House- Ms. Nandini Agrawal and Ms. Vrinda Bansal Prefects Yashodhara House- Ms. Shreya Prasad and Ms. Plakshya Gargsya
As rains continue to enhance the beauty of our campus, an initiative for the tree plantation was taken on 29th of July in our school. Around 83 students of class VIII participated in this drive and hundred saplings of different varieties of plants like Rubber plant, crotons, Dresena, mini Aycus etc were planted beside the temple.
At the English one-act play competition held on the 29th and 30th of July, each house worked hard to present to an audience various attitudes of human nature parcelled as entertaining comedies. Each house was given 25mins where they brought live before us what happens when a man is married to a dumb wife, a sales man trying to sell a dictionary to an illiterate family, a highly strong military man who is terrified by a young girl and a man who finds life difficult after sneezing on his boss.
Zoya Rakeshi, a student from class IX, has embarked on her journey of 'Arangetram' as a Bharatanatyam dance student, and the whole school is proud of her. 'Arangetram' is the first on stage performance of an Indian classical dance student, which follows a long period of rigorous training. Today, on 29th of July, was the traditional worship ceremony for this ritual, where Zoya and her guru worshipped Lord Nataraja, Lord Ganesha, Lord Krishna, Devi Saraswati and Surya Dev. Guru Pooja along with the worship of costumes, ornaments, Rangmanch (stage) and the holy ghungroos marked the beginning of her challenging yet inspirational training which will culminate in her Arangetram on 7th September 2019. All our blessings and support are with her as she undertakes the landmark for Bharatanatyam dancer.
Eight girls escorted by Mrs. Vaishali Shrivastava embarked on a journey to Mody School service project 'Prayaas 2.0' with a motive to serve the nation, where 11 delegations from across the country participated. The chief guest for the opening ceremony was our principal Mrs. Nishi Misra who inspired the young minds by addressing the gathering about our school's very own initiative of 'Sankalp' and inaugurated Bal Seva Sadan, where the project commenced. The students got the opportunity to serve the underprivileged children and plant little saplings to curb pollution. The delegations visited the Mandawa Palace, followed by principal's dinner. The project inculcated great service values for their future endeavours.
The school witnessed Inter-House Indian Instrumental Solo Competition on the 29th of July, adding to the various cultural events that preserve Indian Heritage in SKV. The participants very charmingly played राग मधुवंती, राग मालकोष , राग भीमपलासी , राग काफी on their violins and sitars.
A whole year of sheer hard work and training resulted in the execution of the first Karate Inter-House Competition at SKV on the 28th of July 2019. The participants competed in three weight categories- under 40kg, under 45kg and under 50kg. Their efforts and dedication paid off giving us a display of excellent qualities of sportsmanship. The esteemed judges were from the District Federation of Karate, Gwalior, who commended the girls.
The National Health and Wellness quiz was launched by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Honourable former President of India, on 4th December 2018 at IICC, New Delhi. In an attempt to carry forward this initiative, the zonal written round was conducted at SKV on 27th July. 12 student into CST Kili participated in it.
CBSE has undertaken the initiative to bring about gender sensitivity among youth. Under this initiative, a capacity building programme was held at our school on 26th July. The workshop emphasised on the need to make our students gender-responsible, which can only happen through effective, unbiased and neutral approach in teaching methods. The event began with an opening ceremony consisting of performances by the orchestra, music and dance club of our school and was attended by 79 participants from our school as well as from various schools from across Gwalior, Bhind, Morena, Jhansi, Datia and Shivpuri.
As a part of the vast array of safety measures and skills taught to the students, a fire evacuation drill was organised on 24th of July. The students and staff members present in the Kamla Bhawan promptly vacated the building on hearing the fire alarm and gathered class wise in the emergency assembly area. They were made to experience a rescue procedure to be followed in case of injuries, and the drill was executed effectively.
Clay modelling is one of the ways to develop fine motor skills in children and smoothens wrist and finger muscles. The inter-house clay modelling competition was held on 22nd of July, where each participant reflected their visualisation in the form of their models. They produced natural beauty through the day on the topic 'High Relief Sculpture of Flowers'.
The young Prime-ministers, leaders and whips among our senior girls enthusiastically introduced, established, defended and concluded their cases in the inter-house Parliamentary debate competition held on the 22nd and 23rd of July. The houses were divided into pools of two each for the qualifying round, and the two winners competed in the final round, where they expressed strong opinions about beauty pageants objectifying women, if single gender schools are more effective than co-educational schools, and whether college education is essential for future, respectively.
On 20th July 2019, SKV organised a workshop on cyber safety by Mr Rakshit Tandon who is an authority on the subject of cybercrime. He was a very entertaining speaker who was able to capture the attention of the young audience whose lives revolve around Facebook, Instagram, etc. He made serious things like hacking and data theft so interesting to everyone. Mr Tandon has spoken to more than 26.50 lac children schools/colleges everywhere. He has also organised a Gurugram Police summer internship programme for the graduate students.
The student council at SKV has played a pivotal role in development and management of the school. The IPSC seminar on 'Youth in Exploration of Leadership Development' gave the perfect opportunity to prepare our young leaders and discover the real meaning of leadership.Hosted by the Doon School and Welham Boys' School, the event was spread across the three days from the 19th to 21st July in the beautiful and scenic valley of Dehradun. The sessions revolved around how leaders should behave, their responsibilities, essential qualities, effective practices, organisational structure of Student Councils and a fair selection process. Students very effectively came up with the road maps for tackling problems experienced by every school, such as challenge of dealing with popular but troublesome students, with breaking the legacy of a bad habits and dealing with inappropriate acts such as written on walls and school property. All 16 schools demonstrated the qualities of teamwork by collaborating together and learning from each other. The seminar was a great learning experience that taught students how to 'ACE' their duties: A: Accountability to words others, C: Contribution to words the institution, and E: Empowering and enabling others.
Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya received the Best Delegation Award the DPSGMUN 2019 held in Delhi Public School Gwalior from 19th to 21st July. Girls received the following individual prizes: Ritika Yadav-verbal mention, Kanishka Gupta, Vaishnavi Manta, Sudiksha Agarwal and Paridhi Agarwal- special mention, Surbhi Bindra- Best delegate under the able guidance of their teacher Meenakshi Dixit. In total 300 delegates participated in the conference.
Focusing on each difficulty life throws at you and tackling it with your best energy is what table tennis teaches you. The participants of the inter-house table tennis competition for the senior category demonstrated great determination and devotion during the three-day event starting from 15th to 17th of July. Housewise positions were:- First- Yashodhara house Second- Usha house Third- Vasundhara house Fourth- Madhavi house
The Gwalior district administration has pledged to plant 10000 trees at the Sirol hill area to create an urban forest. Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya was the first school to take the opportunity and plant 500 trees today. The district Education Officers as well as District Administration Officials were present on the occasion.
From the 16th to 18th of July, the inter- house Wood Carving competition for the year 2019-20 took place. To make the participants familiar with this art, a three day workshop was organised prior to the competition, where they enhanced their Carving skills. Wooden blocks and carving tools were provided to the participants who came up with extremely creative ideas for 'Carved ceiling' designs.
Writing is not just about words and pens, but more about the magic it can create with a new imagination of Each young mind. Manmohini Tiwari the 14 year old daughter of our Alumni Ms. Drishti Tiwari from the class of 1987, wonderfully conveyed this message to the budding writers of our school through the 'Authors Talk' on the 16th of July, where she told them about her journey to become a published author of a book name '#Tween Tales'. Nominated and awarded as the Youngest Author in Pathways World School and the editor of an International Magazine, ' Polyphony Lit', she taught the girls how to develop their reading and writing skills.
With the onset of monsoons, Tree plantation at Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya has become a regular feature to make our planet green. Today, saplings of Peepal, Neem and Gulmohar were planted by the students of grade XII near the sports Arena. May these saplings grow into beautiful trees and enhance the greenery in the campus.
On 15 July 2019, SKV conducted an Inter House Hindi article writing competition for the seniors category. The topics were: child labour, young generation, deforestation, Indian culture, self confidence, Indian Farmer, human and Science, etc. Four participants from each house participated in it. The Participants got one hour to pen down their thoughts.
The imagination of young minds can give birth to unique and productive creations from something as simple as paper. At the inter-class paper craft competition on 15th July, students of classes 6, 7 and 8 gave free rein to their creativity using plain and coloured paper. Without a specific theme being provided, the students came up with extremely innovative and beautiful presentations, and we're judged on the basis of the design techniques, creativity, innovation and overall impact
The safe campus organisation works for the mental, emotional and physical well-being and safety of students across 150 schools in India and abroad. We at SKV are fortunate to be trained by them regularly. Each session increases awareness in our girls. How to set physical, mental and emotional boundaries for themselves, along with self defence techniques to keep Safe.
In order to test the level of awareness of our junior girls of classes VI and VII, the Just a Minute competition was held on 15th of July. Three students from each section prepared speeches on global issues like space exploration, endangered tigers, forest preservation etc. two hours prior to the competition. They were judged on the basis of content, presentation, pronunciation and adherence to the topic, and proved that they are fully aware of environmental issues and sensitive to the demands of this changing world.
One of the most discussed and debated issues in our country today is whether war with our neighbouring countries is a necessary solution. We debated this assertion in the inter-house Hindi debate competition organised by the Indian languages department, on 15th of July. All the eight participants expressed strong opinions both for and against the issue."सीमावर्ती देशों के बढ़ते अतिक्रमण हेतु युद्ध की विभीषिका समाधान है" The house-wise positions were- 1st Yashodhara house 2nd Madhavi house 3rd Usha House 4th Vasundhara House
Always being on your toes is a quality turned into a habit in SKVians. They demonstrated this yet again through the inter-house English extempore competition, held on 15th of July. The participants received the topics they had to speak about on the morning of the competition itself after which they gathered useful information from various sources and effectively explained it to the audience in the afternoon. The house-wise positions were: 1st Vasundhara 2nd Madhavi 3rd Usha 4th Yashodhara
An annual feature of SKV is the showcase of the new talent that has just recently become a part of the family.The much awaited evening, freshers eve, took place on 13th of July, where we discovered extremely gifted and potential dancers, singers, poets, musician, gymnast and many more among our new students and teachers. The evening left them feeling recognised and welcomed by the loud applause and motivation our girls infused in them. We look forward to bring the best out of our new members!
The first ever Inter house football competition at SKV was the most awaited event that took place from the 9th to 13th of July. The players displayed excellent qualities of sportsmanship and teamwork, proving yet again that no matter how and unfamiliar or new, nothing is difficult for our girls to try. The results for the competition were:- First position- Vasundra house Second position -Usha house Third position- Yashodhara house Fourth position- Madhavi house
As a part of the Moto, 'Learning by doing', the students of class 6B were given a first-hand experience of using a telescope on 12th of July. Under this experiential learning activity on celestial bodies, they came to understand and learn how far off bodies can be clearly seen with the help of a telescope.
On 11th of July a training workshop for the online registration of the Inspire Awards Manak 2019 was organised by the district education office at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Morar. Teachers from both government and private schools of Gwalior district participated in the workshop, where the officials provided them with online training of registration and submission of awards.
Shambhavi Dixit, SKVian class of 2019, has been felicitated with the gold award of the International Award for Young People on the 9th of July 2019. The award was presented by the Chief Guest, Justice(Retd.) Madan B. Lokur, former Judge of the Supreme court of India at the Gold award ceremony in New Delhi. The award Programme consisted of activities for young people to experience adventure, help the community and develop skills. Congratulations Shambhavi!
An Inter-Class Story telling competition was held on the 8th of July 2019. The theme for the event was "नैतिक शिक्षा" where girls from classes 6th and 7th participated enthusiastically. The winners were: Class VI A- I Lavanya Singh II Arya Pathardikar and Aarnavi III Nitya Jathar Class VI B- I Rishika Singhania II Nancy Agrawal III Avni Garg Class VII A- I Shreya Agrawal II Jyotika Jain and Navya Agrawal III Kalpana Class VI B- I Divija Dahiya II Aanvi Dhoreliya III Manasvi Mudgal
A two day workshop on Classroom Management was organised on the 6th and 7th of July 2019 by the CBSE in association with Gomti Nandan Public School, Bina and Sahodaya, Sagar. Resource persons were Ms. Ronika Gagneja Valecha and Ms. Deepika Rajbhagat, who enlightened the participants on effective classroom management. The four teachers from our school who participated in the workshop were Mrs. Sunita Saxena, Ms. Manjula Rawat , Mrs. Preeti Khichi and Mrs. Adarsh Sharma.
The whole school buzzed with excitement and eagerly prepared for the arrival of our international guests, the AFS and Round Square exchange students. Georgine De Wet a dynamic young student from the Roeden School, Johannesburg, South Africa, arrived on the 27th July 2019 to be a part of the SKV community for 2 months. Francesca Loria and Pasicka Champa were warmly welcomed by the students and staff on the 6th July 2019. Francesca, from Italy is studying to be a doctor: and Pasicka, from Thailand will look for a career in the Hospitality industry. SKV will be a home to them for 10 months. The girls have taken up various subjects rsnging from Political Science to Mathematics, and are interested in activities such as dramatics, writing, football, swimming, etc. We look forward to a pleasant tenure with them!
Service is the rent we pay for being. Ladakh Service Project and Trekking Expedition 2019, commended on 24th June. Namami Maheshwari of class 12th was the student delegate from our school. Held in London model School in Thiksay village, it was a 15 day trip. The goal of this project was to construct three rooms in the school campus. walling uphill and downhill for 6-7 hours changed our girls way of perceiving strength. All the activities organised were enjoyable, exciting, courage and adventurous. From learning Ladakhi language to teaching children Hindi typical words, it was an enriching experience for all.
The Round Square Globally Accessible Conference at the Sam worth Church Academy School, Mansfield, Nottingham, UK took place from 3rd to 8th of June 2019, and was attended by a delegation of 10 students from grades 7-8 and 2 adult delegates from our school. The major part of the conference took place in the Cholmondeley's forest area in Nottingham. The theme of the Conference was 'Adventure Awaits '. The students stayed in tents, learnt wilderness survival skills such as making traps, identifying plants, making a fire, cooking, first aid, etc. and learnt to connect with nature and think creatively. At the end of the conference, a group of 30 students and 3 staff members joined them on a two week tour of the United Kingdom and Europe. In UK they visited Stratford upon Avon, which is Shakespeare's birth place. Students also visited Trafalgar Square, London Bridge, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, to name a few. They also explored the beautiful city of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. The trip to Geneva included visiting the 3,000 ft. high mountain peak in the Swiss Alps and Venice, Pisa, Rome, Florence and the Vatican City were among the many attractions of Italy they visited.
On the 9th of May, Kanak Khare, a student of grade 11 of our school, arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa, to begin her 50-day-long Round Square Exchange Programme visit. Attending classes in the beautiful campus of the Rodean School, Johannesburg, gave her a better understanding of South African Culture and exposure to new subjects such as Design. Her host family enthusiastically took her on a week long trip to explore significant places of interest. Kanak learnt the importance of taking up challenges and adventures and adapting to an entirely new and different culture.
On the 2nd of May, Simran Jyot Kaur from grade 11 of our school began her month-long trip to Hungary under the AFS Intensive short-term Homestay Programme. The visit provided her a chance to explore the famous attractions of the country, which include the Budapest Castle, Heroes square, Basilica Church, camping near the river Danube, hiking in Szilvasvarad, sightseeing in Eger, visiting Pecs, travelling to Zamardi and the Lake Balaton. Living with her warm and welcoming host family in Kecskemet and attending classes at the Kecskemeti Reformatus Gimnazium School gave her an insight on Hungarian culture and taught her important concepts of their educational system. This programme helped her widen her outlook and learn essential life skills, besides gaining a new family away from India!