Event Name:- Talkspire – Inter House Competition
Date of Event:- 31st October 2022
Inter-House Talk Show Competition-Talkspire was organised by Patel House on 31st October 2022 during English Week – ‘Reflections’ for Class IX-X. The participants of various houses delivered a talk on the assigned topics. All the students were quite confident and they eloquently expressed their views on their respective topics. Tagore House bagged the First position.
Talent is a bud that blooms into a fruitful future if it is nourished with unmatched hardwork and adequate exposure. As the cream is churned to extract butter, similarly talent can be churned at a very initial stage of learning to obtain the genius out of a person. We BVMites believe in creating world citizens that are lifelong learners possessing a multi-faceted outlook, which leads us to organize various activities to hone and accelerate the talent of our young erudites.
Keeping this in view, the Patel house organized an Inter-House Nukkad Natak competition on 17th May, 2019. All the world’s a stage and stage is an effective means to bring about a change in the world. Nukkad Natak serves this purpose and holds a great potential to act on the present mindset of the people. The students of various houses presented their performance with all the zeal through the various topics: Intolerance, Generation Gap, Patriarchy and Superstation. All the plays were so enthralling and captivating that left the audience spellbound. The first position was backed by Tagore House and the Ayrabhatta House was the runner-up. Last but not the least, the competition came to an end with the applausive words of the Academic Director. The active participation of the enthusiastic audience was also praiseworthy.
Taking the flambeau of talent, we BVMites rise high and high..!!
INTER-HOUSE NUKKAD NATAK COMPETITION
A breath taking display of thought-provoking issues of the society were exhibited through the Inter-House Nukkad Natak Competition hosted by Patel House on Saturday, 5th May, 2018 in the school auditorium. The students enthralled the audience by their mesmerising performances. The dedicated presentations were appreciated and applauded by everyone.
A series of street plays were organized by various houses depicting the social evils that persist in our society. Many evils like corruption, organized crime and inequality were brought to notice by the students of Patel House under the title ‘Sab Chalta Hai’. Shankracharya House highlighted the evils of ‘Inequality’ through strong presentation by the participants. This striking performance was followed by Tagore House on the topic ‘Anti-Social’, where the students brought forward the adverse effects of being too active on social networking sites. In the end, Aryabhatta House showcased ‘Women Empowerment’. The topic was beautifully presented and was completely thought provoking for the audience.
The street plays were aimed at countering the social evils that persist in our society. The participants encouraged the audience to fight various wrongful practices and work for society’s betterment.
It was a competition cum awareness drive where all the houses were applauded by the respected jury members. Shankracharya House was adjudged as the winner followed by Patel House as the runner up.
The street plays clearly depicted that social reforms are urgently needed. There can be no two options about it. A lot needs to be done in order to eradicate a number of social evils which still haunt our society.
INTER-HOUSE HERITAGE QUIZ
“Maintaining one’s culture, values and traditions, is beyond price.” -Getano Lui
With an aim to raise awareness among the students about the conservation and management of the country’s heritage and at the same time, to sensitize them towards maintaining the rich cultural diversity of India, an Inter – House Heritage Quiz was organized by Patel House on 29th August for the students of classes IV and V. Four students from each house were selected. The quiz was conducted in five rounds- based on the topics Monuments, Music, Dance, Festivals and Unique Places of India. It was an interesting event. Few unanswered questions were asked from the audience to make them a part of the whole event. After the mind-boggling rounds Aryabhatta house was declared the winner. All the active competitors were loudly cheered and supported by their Co-House members.
Class : IV – V
In order to show gratitude and respect towards our dedicated soldiers of the Indian Army and to commemorate the anniversary of the 1999 Kargil war, ‘Patel House’ organized an inter-house ‘Patriotic Song’ singing competition for classes VI-XI.
A variety of songs were sung. Patel and Aryabhata House bagged the First Position for their song selection and presentation of songs. Tagore House was placed Second whereas Shankracharya House secured the Third Place.
The selected songs invoked a strong sense of patriotism in the audience and the auditorium was resplendent with a feeling of pride. While announcing the results, the judges praised the efforts of the teachers and encouraged the students to keep the spirit of solidarity and love for the country alive through such activities.
The Heritage Club and Patel House organized a global activity for the classes VI to X on 30th October 2015.Students of class VI to VIII creatively presented their thoughts regarding corruption by making a poster on the given topic- ‘Transparency- An Anti-dote to Corruption.’ The activity was a great success as the students were able to understand the topic and were able to find the root cause of corruption. They conveyed through the posters that we need to adopt the policy of ‘transparency’ in order to fight with the demon of corruption and its ill-effects on the society.
The students of class IX and X were encouraged to exhibit their talent with innovative and thought provoking presentations on the topic, ‘Citizens Right to Good Governance.’ They expressed their content in an eloquent manner with confidence and poise. Through this activity they highlighted the effects of good governance on the society as well as on an individual’s life. Students learnt the ways how good governance can lead us towards a utopian nation
PATEL HOUSE ASSEMBLY
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
The students of Patel house presented a skit which emphasised on the role of individuals as the harbinger of change. It was followed by recitation of a self-composed poem which again focused on the contribution of every individual in making an ideal society for our future generation. The assembly was concluded by a thought-provoking message and certain resolutions for the students.
The assembly was a great success as it was well presented and the message seemed to reach the audience. The students thoroughly enjoyed the assembly and hopefully be the change they wish to see in the world.
TRIP TO TROPE-ENGLISH PLAY
The three-day long celebrations of the English week –‘REFLECTIONS 2015’ culminated with an enthralling and captivating play titled ‘Trip to Trope’ that basically showcased a literary extravaganza of the creative devices wherein ‘Trope’ refers to the use of figurative language – via word, phrase, or even an image – for artistic effect such as using a figure of speech.
The play being didactic in nature gave a message that the ‘Literary Devices’ are meant not only to be used by the great authors and poets but even ordinary people make use of them in their daily lives without being aware of this fact. The participants with their fascinating costumes enlivened the ‘Literary Devices’ that made them look exactly like the characters they were portraying.
The play highlighted the significance of ‘Literary Devices’ as an integral part of Language. Academic Director, Pratibha Sharma along with Principal , A P Singh graced the occasion with their presence. Both of them along with the audience thoroughly enjoyed the play.
The event was made possible by the combined efforts of the English Department led by Ms Shailja Sharma. Through the event, the students and the teachers got an opportunity to appreciate and acknowledge the value and importance of the English language. The English Week was organized to promote and strengthen the usage of the English language among the school students.
INTER-HOUSE DEBATE COMPETITION
“INTELLECTUALS CAN DEBATE. IDIOTS CAN ARGUE.”
Academic Director , Pratibha Sharma gave her consent to become the member of the jury along with Principal Sir, Ajay Pal Singh and Swati Urmil ma’am. The Four participating houses in the Debate Competition took sides to express their views on the topic and exhibited their appreciable oratorical talents. The participants very confidently and in a convincing manner presented their ideas in front of the jury and the audience. It was clearly visible that all the teams were well prepared and gave a very tough competition to each other.
The judges were stirred by the conviction, perfect facial expressions, body language and gestures of these young participants which they showcased while putting forth their views. The students demonstrated that they have developed valuable speaking skills in public and this was displayed when they used statistical data to validate their points.
The judges were overwhelmed and greatly impressed by the efforts of these young learners and they admired and applauded the performance of all the teams. In Juniors , Shivani Sharma (class 8th) from Patel House was declared the ‘Best Speaker’ against the motion , Matri Jain (class 6th ) from Tagore House bagged the second position , Chhavi Bhardwaj (class 6th) from Shankaracharya House won the third position and Ishika Goel (class 8th) from Aryabhatta House got the consolation prize. In seniors, Akanksha Saxena (class 10th) Tagore House won the consolation prize, Saumya Gupta (class 9th) Patel House won the third position, second position went to both Suraj Jhunjhunwala (class 9th) from Patel House and Archit Malhotra (class 9th) from Aryabhatta House and first position was won by Tushar Aggarwal (class 9th) from Aryabhatta House.
Certificates of merit were awarded to all the winners by the esteemed jury. The competition concluded with an impelling and motivating speech by the Principal Sir to encourage all the students to participate in such healthy competitions.
REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS
“Let us remember the golden heritage of our country
Bhai ParmanandVidyaMandir School celebrated the 66th Republic day on 23rd January 2015 with a lively, vibrant and inspirational programme.The celebrations began with the unfurling of the national flag by the Academic Director, Pratibha Sharma , who graced this propitious occasion along with Principal Sir and Vice-principal ma’am ,followed by singing of National Anthem.
The programme started with a group of students singing a beautiful and melodious patriotic song.The entire school reverberated with patriotic fervor after listening to this song. Besides songs and dances, specially choreographed for the occasion, a play on social theme ‘Child Labour’ was also staged. The special attraction of the programme was a dance presented by a group of girls based on ‘Women Empowerment’ which is the theme of this year’s Republic Day , as proclaimed by the Government of India.
The celebrations were organized to mark the importance of this day and to acquaint the students with the fact that the Constitution of India came into force on the same day in the year 1950. The new Indian constitution was sketched and approved by the Indian Constituent Assembly and the nation decided to celebrate it on 26th of January every year as India became a republic country.The programme culminated with a thought-provoking speech given by Principal Sir to commemorate this auspicious day. The function ended with the singing of National Anthem.
The vivid and colourful posters were designed by the students of VI to VII on the occasion of Road Safety Week on 17th Jan 2015 which brought out not only their latent talent but also their analytical observation. This activity was organised by Patel House. The thought provoking ideas, are inspirational and even some chiding slogans are giving the glimpse of the deeper mind set of the young generation. The educational institutes should conduct more global activities similar to this for improving the fabric of Indian mentality and society.
“SPEED THRILLS BUT KILLS”
Road safety is of immense importance specially in a country like India. On the occasion of Road Safety Week, students of our school conducted creative writing in the format of article write up for IX and X class on the topic ” Speed thrills but kills” on 17th Jan 2015 in the school premises. The elaborate ideas along with the word images exposed the stark reality of our society as seen and felt by the young and budding writers. The not so careful attitude of commuters and speed lovers who put their lives in danger for a momentary pleasures of thrill and excitement. This turned out to be a thought provoking activity conducted under the guidance of Patel House. The best write ups will be put on the class soft boards and the excellent entries would be read in the school assembly.
HERITAGE CLUB/PATEL HOUSE
Craft Workshop VI-VIII 29th September,2014 -30th September,2014
Heritage Club in collaboration with Patel House hadorganised a Workshop on Craft for classes VI-VIII from 29th Sep,2014 to 1st Oct,2014 wherein the students learnt vivid crafts such as wall hanging and mask making. Students enjoyed doing the activity, their hidden talents were exposed. It was a wonderful learning experience.
Workshop on “Composite Culture and Heritage of India” wasorganisedfor classes IX-X on 30th Sep,2014 by a resource person from Times of India- MrPradeep Sharma Khusro. He provided the students with informative knowledge and awareness about diverse cultures of India along with different spiritual texts and their ideologies. Fascinating facts about Indian Culture Heritage attracted students attention and made them feel proud of their national identity.
VIRASAT –EXHIBITION (VI-XII)
A grand interhouse exihibition named “Virasat” was held in Bhai Parmanad Vidya Mandir, Surya Niketan Delhi. The exhibition which showcased the rich cultural heritage of our country, was organized by Patel house in collaboration with the ‘ Heritage Club’.The gala event opened the doors for the students to take a journey through different states of India and enjoy a visual treat of its distinct colourful and spellbinding heritage. The exhibition basically highlighted Gujrat, Punjab, Goa and West Bangal presented by Shankrachrya House, Patel House, Aryabhatta House and Tagore House respectively. Each of the particular state assigned to them in form of folk dances, art & craft, history, festivals and food. The presentation of each house was so unique and magnificent, that it enthralled all the visitors alike.
Besides being a cultural fiesta, the event also invoked a feeling of solidarity and oneness as everyone felt proud their motherland and the bond of unity that ties up together despite vast cultural diversities.