Salwan Public School, Mayur Vihar (April Month)

Achievement in Future Tech Olympiad 2.0

The CBSE Future Tech Olympiad 2.0, with IBM’s support, deepened students’ grasp of modern technologies. Aarav Dhingra, Owais, and Vedant Vaid from Class VIII earned Gold, Reyansh Bhardwaj Silver, and Anubhav Shukla won Bronze. Nirvani Sharma of Class X also won Gold, showcasing problem-solving excellence and inspiring peers.

Autism Awareness Month April 2024

SPS MV celebrated April as World Autism Awareness Month to promote acceptance and support for individuals with autism. The school conducted various activities: Talks on autism by counselors and special educators for students (20 CWSN + 820 peers), poster-making sessions for classes III-V (18 CWSN + 789 peers), and a staff initiative where everyone wore blue on Saturday, 27 April 2024, to show solidarity and raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) within the community.

Celebration of Baisakhi

Baisakhi was celebrated at SPS MV, on Friday, 12 April 2024, to foster cultural appreciation. Preschool to grade II students wore traditional attire and made crafts. Grades III-V learned about Baisakhi through a video and created stick puppets and cards. Older students explored Baisakhi’s significance in Punjabi outfits, appreciating its cultural aspects. The celebration included lively dances, traditional dishes, and engaging activities like Dhol decoration and Corn making, promoting unity and cultural understanding among students

Dev-Swaranjali

Gyan Bharti School hosted ‘Dev-Swaranjali,’ a classical music festival on Saturday, 27 April 2024, celebrating India’s musical heritage. Renowned artists and students showcased tabla, Ghatam, Guitar, and Violin performances, captivating attendees. The event fostered community spirit and cultural exchange. Two students from SPS MV accompanied by Ms. Reshma Das,music teacher, attended the programme. They along with other attendees were visibly enthralled by the skilled performances, highlighting the enduring significance of classical music.

Earth Day Celebrations

On Monday, 22 April 2024, SPS MV commemorated Earth Day with enthusiasm and purpose, engaging students from Nursery to Class IX in a range of eco-conscious activities. To kick start the day, the students of class V showcased the importance of Earth Day in promoting environmental awareness followed by students of VI who led the subsequent assembly, delivering compelling skit advocating against single-use plastics and a heartfelt rendition of ‘We Are the World.’

A plantation drive, spearheaded by Smt. Bhawna Puri, Vice Principal, underscored the importance of environmental stewardship, inspiring students to take proactive measures in nurturing our planet. Parents and staff were requested to switch off the lights later in the evening at 8.30 p.m. to mark the Earth Hour.

Celebration of Eid

Eid was celebrated at school on Wednesday, 10 April 2024, to promote compassion and unity. Smt. Uzma Amir, TGT, highlighted Eid ul-Fitr’s significance. Students of class V  performed a skit on Eid values. A soul-stirring Qawwali performance followed. Principal Capt Richa Sharma Katyal (Retd) emphasised on unity and love amongst all. The assembly ended with the National Anthem, fostering unity and goodwill among attendees.

Farewell Ceremony

The Class XII Farewell on Wednesday, 24 April 2024, blended nostalgia with excitement for the future. Speeches expressed gratitude to mentors, and performances added to the festive atmosphere. Laughter and tears mingled as shared experiences were reminisced upon, emphasising bonds forged and knowledge gained. The event began with a Tilak ceremony and Ganesh Vandana, symbolising pursuit of wisdom. Heartfelt speeches, the Principal’s address, and token awards highlighted achievements. A skit and music programme entertained all, concluding with a vote of thanks.

Science & Innovation Fest 2024

SPS,TDSC, hosted a dynamic Science & Innovation Fest on Tuesday, 09April 2024, promoting scientific exploration and engineering prowess. Led by mentors Smt. Pooja Dhingra,HOD IT, Smt. Bhaskar Valli,HOD Science and Smt.Trapti ,TGT, students engaged in hands-on experiments, project presentations, and a ‘Wellness Quiz’ to promote healthy habits. From SPS MV sixteen students from classes V to X showcased innovative projects, securing second place in the AI Robocraft Challenge. Students also displayed school-produced items and science activities, enhancing the fest’s success as a valuable learning and collaboration platform.

Collaborative Celebration of World Heritage Day

SPS, Gurugram, celebrated World Heritage Day on Thursday, 18 April 2024, with an art exhibition and musical performances. Guided by Mr. Madan Sawhney and Ms. Leher Zaidi, students showcased historical artworks reflecting India’s diverse culture. Dialogue sessions highlighted the importance of heritage preservation, enriched by contributions from Ahana Salwan and Mohd Saad , students from SPS MV. The event promoted appreciation and understanding of cultural heritage, emphasising its significance for future generations.

Cyber Safety Workshop & Digital Footprints

On Wednesday, 10 April 2024, a Cyber Safety and Digital Footprints workshop was held at SPS MV for classes IX and X. Led by Sh. H. S. Randhawa, ACP Delhi Police Cyber Crime Branch, the session emphasised cyber safety and responsible social media usage. Students learned about online risks, safeguarding personal information, and identifying cyber-crimes like cyber bullying and identity theft. The workshop concluded with felicitations and selection of Cyber Warriors for 2024-2025.

English Language Day

The English Department at SPS MV celebrated English Language Day on Tuesday, 23 April 2024, with an engaging and innovative activity: Calligram Poetry Writing. This creative initiative, designed for students from classes III to XII, aimed to celebrate the richness of the English language while promoting artistic expression and linguistic exploration. Guided by their English language teachers, students explored their creative sides by transforming words into visual art through calligram poetry. They selected topics close to their hearts and wove them into intricate compositions of words and images. The activity not only celebrated English Language Day but also showcased the boundless creativity and ingenuity of the students, highlighting the beauty that exists at the intersection of language and art.

Heritage Week Celebrations

World Heritage Day at SPS MV featured diverse activities. Classes IV-V took a virtual tour of the Taj Mahal, marveling at its architecture. Classes VIII-IX created a heritage poster showcasing global landmarks. Classes VI-VII explored Sikkim tribal mask making, deepening their understanding of cultural heritage. Class III celebrated cultural diversity through traditional dress-up. Culinary diversity was highlighted for Classes IV-V with a feast of cultural delicacies. Students from Classes VIII-X crafted a heritage brochure, spreading awareness of world heritage. Lastly, students from Classes III-XII pledged to protect our cultural legacy, emphasising collective responsibility for heritage preservation.

Isha Kriya - Meditation Technique

On Saturday, 20 April 2024, the Eco Club of SPS MV, hosted a transformative session at the school led by Maa Sandhya from the Isha Foundation. The session focused on ‘Isha Kriya,’ a meditation technique for mental clarity and inner peace. Participants experienced heightened awareness and tranquility, learning the mechanics and emotional benefits of meditation. Maa Sandhya’s teachings left attendees empowered with tools for resilience and inner strength, fostering holistic growth and emotional equilibrium within the school community.

Magic show

Magic, a captivating performing art, wowed Nursery kids at SPS MV on Monday, 08 April 2024. The magician’s tricks left them astonished and mesmerised. Children were called on stage for astounding tricks, enhancing their observation and concentration skills. The show was thoroughly entertaining and engaging, holding the children’s attention throughout.

Pre-schooling in India: Policy, Progress, and Practice

A webinar on ‘Pre-schooling in India: Policy, Progress, and Practice’ was held on Thursday, 18 April 2024. Panelists included Dr. Rukmini Banerji, Dr. Pradeep Choudhury, Prof. Nirmala Rao, and Aisha Khizar Yousafzai. Attendees from SPS MV included Nursery teachers, Ms. Neha Tiwari and Ms. Rahila Anjum. Presenters highlighted the importance of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in enhancing cognitive, emotional, and social development. Pedagogical methods like Montessori and play-based learning were discussed, emphasising tailored approaches. The webinar emphasised effective policy implementation and collaborative efforts for quality early childhood education nationwide.

Sphere of Influence - Global Online Symposium

Capt Richa Sharma Katyal (Retd.), Principal  SPS MV, shared insights at the ‘Sphere of Influence’ global online symposium on  Saturday, 06 April 2024, hosted by Ms. Simran Ballani of Early Childhood Development Forum. She emphasised celebrating individuality to foster inclusive environments and advocated for diverse learning activities. Capt Katyal highlighted integrated learning and holistic child development across physical, cognitive, and emotional dimensions. At a subsequent conference on Saturday,20 April, her contributions to inclusive education and transformative learning were recognised, affirming her commitment to nurturing every child’s potential.

Technovation Challenge

Team Salwan Innovators (Jigyasa Gupta, Ahana Salwan, Nirvani Sharma of class X ) developed ‘Samanta’ for the Technovation Challenge, addressing gender equality (SDG4) by raising awareness on female foeticide. ‘Samanta’ features a map to locate PNDT-approved clinics, a myth buster, an AI chatbot named Gargi, and a resources page with articles. It includes a helpline for anonymous reporting. Their user adoption plan emphasised effective communication and translation of ideas. The app may be viewed on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/TzH5zM6D07k

Welcome Assembly

On Monday, 01 April, 2024, the new session at SPS MV began with an uplifting assembly led by Gandhi House, igniting excitement and hope. The gathering opened with prayers, setting a reverent tone. A skit highlighted perseverance and teamwork values, emphasizing the school virtues. Outstanding sports achievers from the previous year were recognised, inspiring others. Dr. Preeti Jain, the counselor, urged students to embrace the new session optimistically. Principal Capt Richa Katyal (Retd.) stressed hard work, integrity, and compassion.

Orientation of Brighter Minds Programme

The Heartfulness programme organised by ‘Brighter Minds’ in Hyderabad from Friday, 22 March to Sunday, 24 March 2024, was attended by faculty members from Salwan Education Trust schools. Smt. Neha Kohli, TGT and Smt. Neeta Bansal, PRT, represented SPS MV. To extend the impact of the workshop, student orientations for classes IV-VII were held on 15, 23, 29, and 30 April. These sessions aimed to share valuable insights and emphasise the programme’s significance for academic growth. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the programme’s essence and its potential to positively shape their educational journey.

Tug of War

The Sports Department at SPS MV organised gripping Tug of War competitions at the School Greens on Friday, 05 April, 2024, for classes IX and X, and on Saturday, 20 April, 2024, for classes VI to VIII. Winners included class IX A and class X B (Boys) and Class X A and Class IX C (Girls) for their tenacity. House-wise winners for classes VI-VIII were Gandhi House (Boys) and Nehru House (Girls). The event showcased strength, teamwork, and sportsmanship, fostering healthy competition and unity among students, promoting holistic development and values within the school community.

Friendly Under-19 Cricket Match

Shubhav Raj Singh a student of class X at SPS MV played a cricket match in the Under -19 Club team against the New Zealand team on Monday,2 2 April 2024 . He has played in two friendly T20 matches against New Zealand’s U-19 camp .

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