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Manav Man­gal High School, Sec­tor 21, Chandigarh A two-day an­nual cul­tural fi­esta, 2012, of Manav Man­gal High School, Sec­tor 21-C, Chandigarh, com­menced in the au­di­to­rium of Manav Man­gal Smart School, Sec­tor 64, SAS Na­gar, on Tues­day. Be­sides en­ter­tain­ing the au­di­ence with cul­tural items, the chil­dren also con­veyed the mes­sage of val­ues and re­quested ev­ery­one present to in­cul­cate the val­ues in their lives. This is the mes­sage which en­thu­si­as­tic man­avites gave through their vibrating dance form ex­hibit­ing the joy ofgv­ing. The cul­tural fi­esta con­cluded with the power point pre­sen­ta­tion giv­ing the school achieve­ments dur­ing 2011-12. Bha­van Vidyalaya Ju­nior, Sec­tor 33, Chandigarh Stu­dents of the school brought lau­rels by win­ning the var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions or­ga­nized by the di­vi­sional state li­brary, Sec-34, Chandigarh. Medha, class-nurs­ery bagged the Ist prize, Harshveer Singh, class K.G -IInd prize and Jee­van­tika, KG – IIIrd prize in the Cal­lig­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion. Akhilesh Mehra ,class III came first in the word game com­pe­ti­tion and the over­all tro­phy for the best per­for­mance was won by Bha­van Vidyalaya Ju­nior, St Mary’s School cel­e­brated gur­purb. St Xavier’s High School, Panchkula The I.C.S.E. In­ter-School Sci­ence Sym­po­sium hosted by St. Xavier’s,Chandigarh, wit­nessed St. Xavier’s,Panchkula as the first run­ner up among the ICSE schools of the tric­ity. It was a proud moment for our school when the Sci­ence model for EX­HIBITS,pre­sented by Aval Sing­hal and Divya Oberoi, was ad­judged the best of all. Nan­ish Chab­bra and Sa­mar Ba­gai won the Ist prize for pro­duc­ing ar­ti­fi­cial plas­tic out of bo­rax, clue and water. Kriti Thakur and Dolsy Narang and won the sec­ond po­si­tion. Palini and Mink Aich was placed at the 3rd po­si­tion. The quest brought out the quizzing tal­ent of Mo­hit Goyal and Swap­nil Desh­mukh won the 3rd po­si­tion amongst the 10 teams. Prin­ci­pal Ge­orge S Shear, was highly ap­pre­cia­tive of the stu­dents’ in­no­va­tive ef­forts and ad­dress­ing the stu­dents of the school said that par­tic­i­pat­ing in ac­tiv­i­ties will keep them abreast in the field of tech­nol­ogy. St Mary’s School, Sec­tor 46, Chandigarh On the eve of Gur­purb stu­dents of St Mary’s tran­scend­ing all re­li­gious bar­ri­ers, or­ga­nized a spe­cial morn­ing as­sem­bly where Palak Gupta of class IX spoke about life and phi­los­o­phy of Guru Nanak Devji and later on stu­dents pre­sented de­vo­tional and melo­di­ous song which really charged the at­mos­phere with pos­i­tive vibes. AKSIPS Smart School, SAS Na­gar Guru Nanak Dev Ji ‘s birth an­niver­sary was ob­served at AKSIPS Smart School .The spe­cial as­sem­bly was con­ducted by Pre-Pri­mary sec­tion that be­gan with soul –stir­ring ‘Shabad-Recital’ and “Mool Mantra” by the tiny-tots’ choir fol­lowed by a speech on Guru’s life and work. Later, par­shad was dis­trib­uted among the school stu­dents. Classes I and II went to gur­duwara sahib for prayers. DAV School, SAS Na­gar DAV School , Mo­hali cel­e­brated “Parkash Ut­sav” of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji with re­li­gious fer­vour in the school premises. Drenched with re­li­gious fervity the school held a spe­cial as­sem­bly ded­i­cated to Guru Ji. It started with a melo­di­ous hymn “Jo Mange Thakur Apne” fol­lowed by an in­spir­ing speech telling the stu­dents about the life , teach­ings and phi­los­o­phy of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Re­li­gious Po­ems were also re­cited by Pri­mary wing stu­dents which kept ev­ery­one cap­ti­vated. Var­i­ous soul stir­ring Shabad were also pre­sented by Mid­dle and Se­nior Wing stu­dents which cre­ated the spir­i­tual at­mos­phere in the school. Prin­ci­pal Dr Rosy Sharma also con­grat­u­lated the stu­dents , staff and so­ci­ety . St Sol­dier School, Phase 7, SAS Na­gar Peer Pres­sure is worse than Can­cer or Aids’ were the words used by Maj Gen Raj Me­hta who con­ducted an en­light­en­ing work­shop on the topic ‘Peer Pres­sure’ for the stu­dents of Classes XI and XII at St. Sol­dier School, Mo­hali. He ad­vised the stu­dents to ab­stain from vices of smok­ing, drug ad­dic­tion, eve-teas­ing, flaunt­ing their ma­te­rial be­long­ings and ad­here to the val­ues which form the foun­da­tion of char­ac­ter and life. AKSIPS, Sec­tor 125, SAS Na­gar AKSIPS- 125 cel­e­brated Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti to mark the birth an­niver­sary of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev ji. The gur­purab cel­e­bra­tions started with the AKSIP’ians singing re­li­gious hymns from the holy Guru Granth Sahib fol­lowed by the prepa­ra­tion of Karah Prashad by the teach­ers & stu­dents them­selves. Saupin’s School, Panchkula Saupin’s School, Panchkula or­ga­nized var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties for the stu­dents. First, the ju­nior sec­tions vis­ited Traf­fic Park, Sec­tor 12, Panchkula. They learnt about traf­fic sig­nals and cer­tain traf­fic rules. They were taught how to cross the road from ze­bra cross­ing. Se­condly, To mark the birth­day of the First Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Gu­rupurab was cel­e­brated at Saupin’s School, Panchkula with great zest and re­li­gious fer­vour. Speech was pre­sented de­scrib­ing the life his­tory of Guru Nanak Dev. More­over the Quiz was or­gan­ised which was re­sponded en­thu­si­as­ti­cally by the stu­dents. The Prin­ci­pal, Jayeta spoke on the day and con­grat­u­lated the teach­ers & stu­dents for their great ef­forts. Saupin’s School, Sec­tor 32, Chandigarh Saupin’s-32 was hon­oured to wel­come Mr. Allen Klein re­search sci­en­tist, Har­vard Univer­sity Dept.of Sys­tems Bi­ol­ogy at the school premises.Keep­ing in mind the sci­en­tific tem­per­a­ment of to­day’s gen­er­a­tion Dr. Klein in his brief and in­ter­est­ing ses­sion im­pressed the chil­dren to widen their ap­proach to­wards learn­ing and un­der­stand­ing sci­ence.He ex­plained the chil­dren the sci­en­tific meth­ods of solv­ing prob­lems not just re­lated to sci­ence but also to day- to -day life.He dis­cussed the re­mark­able dif­fer­ences be­tween sci­en­tific and non-sci­en­tific ques­tions and also an­swered to their queries. Prin­ci­pal ABS Sidhu thanked Klein for his thought pro­vok­ihg lec­ture. Han­sraj Pub­lic School, Panchkula A cre­ative writ­ing work­shop was con­ducted at Han­sraj Pub­lic school for the stu­dents of Class VI & VII. Chil­dren were taken on a flight of imag­i­na­tion and fancy by the fa­mous au­thor Mar­cia Wil­liams from U.K., the re­source per­son, dur­ing the work­shop ti­tled ‘Cre­ate your own story’.Be­ing a trained ed­u­ca­tor and an ex­pe­ri­enced pre­sen­ter the work­shop was full of warmth and fun for the chil­dren. The work­shop aimed to de­velop lit­er­ary and vis­ual skills of the stu­dents, to en­hance of the abil­ity to read and re­late to sto­ries as well as to cre­ate their own sto­ries. Prin­ci­pal Jaya Bhard­waj com­mented that such work­shops will be or­ga­nized at reg­u­lar ba­sis to evolve cre­ative tal­ent of the stu­dents. Blue Bird High School, Panchkula The birth an­niver­sary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji was cel­e­brated with re­li­gious fer­vor in Blue Bird High School, Panchkula . A spe­cial as­sem­bly was or­ga­nized for this pur­pose .The guest of hon­our was Mr. Soodan who highly ap­pre­ci­ated the ef­forts of staff and the stu­dents. Speeches in Hindi, English and Pun­jabi were de­liv­ered high­light­ing the life his­tory and valu­able dis­courses of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The ap­pear­ance of Panch Pa­yaras added grace to the oc­ca­sion. Shabads were re­cited and dance was pre­sented by the tiny tots of K.G. Class. Sant Isher Singh Pub­lic School, Phase 7, SAS Na­gar Stu­dents of SISPS par­tic­i­pated in the District level tur­ban tieing com­pe­ti­tion or­ga­nized by SGPC, Am­rit­sar. This com­pe­ti­tion was held to make the stu­dents aware of their re­li­gious cul­ture. Their motto was “das­tar ma­han hai, shikhi di shan hai.” The stu­dents tied their tur­bans very neatly. Davin­der Singh of class XI, Har­man­jeet Singh of class XII and Manin­der­jeet Singh of class X has qual­i­fied for district level. S. Jatin­der­pal ji, In­charge of Dharam Par­char Com­mit­tee, Dist. Mo­hali, S. Am­lok Singh Ji, S. Sukhwant Singh Ji and S. B hi Si hJi dh i

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