CAR – FREE DAY
The millennium city observed its first Car-Free day on 22nd September 2015. It is a step that is taken to take our city back from the air pollution and traffic jams and develops a cleaner and a more sustainable Gurgaon: a city that we will be proud to live in. Rotary Public School has become a part of World Car-Free-Day and has joined hands with the Joint Commissioner of Police-Traffic, Gurgaon. A circular to the parents was given requesting them to use alternate mode of transport every Tuesday. This program aims to cope with the falling transport infrastructure and drastic depletion of air quality.
A slogan writing and poster making competition on the theme Traffic / Noise Pollution was held for senior class students.
PARTICIPATION IN RAAHGIRI
The school participated in the Raahgiri Day on 4th October 2015 wherein 14 students from Classes III to V gave a Dance Performance and 12 students from Classes I to VI performed on Skates. In continuation with earlier conducted Rally and performances, on 11th October 2015 the students of senior classes gave a band performance, an aerobics display and a skit on “No Car Har Mangalwar” to sensitize people about environmental effect of pm emission and to join their hands for a Car Free Day every Tuesday.
A rally in the surrounding areas was conducted for the awareness of car-free day and its importance. Students took out a cycle rally also to spread this message and inspire people to use alternate mode of transport for commuting, following their example. This rally was taken out from the school to Ansal Mall and back in the early morning of the car-free day. The Rally was also led by Gurgaon Police with Traffic Tau for the safety of the excited students. In its continuation, another rally was taken out by our students led by Ms. Bharti Arora, Joint Commissioner of Police Traffic. This Rally started off from Hotel Trident to Tau Devi Lal Park via Rotary Public School, Sector 22, Gurgaon wherein the students joined in the Rally carrying slogans about Car-Free-Day.
WORKSHOP ON CYBER SAFETY
On 1st October 2015, Ansal University conducted a workshop on Cyber Safety in their premises. Mrs. Anubha Goyal (PGT Computer Science) & Mrs. Manpreet Sandhu (School Counsellor) along with two students from Class XI attended this workshop.
INTER-HOUSE “JUST A MINUTE” EXTEMPORE
On the occasion of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an inter-house Extempore in Hindi was organized based on the ideals / values of Gandhi Ji for students of classes VI to VIII on 9th October 2015 in school’s amphitheatre.
PARTICIPATION IN ANSAL’S CUP
Our school participated in Ansal’s Cup Tournament held this month. The overall trophy was went to Chiranjiv Bharati School, but our students also played well in various sports events. RPS bagged two Trophies in the Tournament – Trophy (First) in Football and Runner Up Trophy in Basketball.
INTER-SCHOOL CYBERMANIA CONTEST
15 students of RPS participated in Cybermania Contest held at Blue Bells Model School Gurgaon on 10th October 2015. There were about 15 schools who participated in different events. Sahil Jain of Class VIII and Anushka of Class VII of RPS won First Prize in Reel Magic (Windows Live Movie Maker Contest) on the topic “Educate the girl child”.
TIMES NIE TEACHERS MEET
Times of India NIE Annual Meet was held on 9th October 2015 at Hotel Holiday Inn, New Delhi. The theme of the programme was “Healthy Life in a Competitive World” where teachers and coordinators interacted with experts to know about ways to stay healthy. I, on behalf of RPS (P.R.O. & NIE Coordinator), attended this programme. The session was quite informative which started with few exercises, a talk on physical, mental & social well being, a talk by Ms. Surbhi Modi of CLAT Possible & Times NIE reporter Ms. Sushmi Dey. To add glamour to the event, special guest was Goa based model – Gail Nicole Da Silva, first runner up in Miss United Continent 2014 and Femina Miss India United Continent 2014. A range of exciting games were held, like lucky draw, title round (I was one the recipient of this round), health quiz, talent round etc. The programme culminated with a dance performance and workshop by fitness consultant Manisha Singh.
INTER-SCHOOL COMPETITION “WINGS OF FIRE”
“Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended” is the belief that Rotary Public School nurtures. In order to commemorate the birth anniversary of Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam , the people’s resident, the visionaire, the inspiration and role model to millions of youth and children, RPS organized ‘Wings of Fire-2015’ an inter school competition on 15th October 2015 in the school premises with an aim to unleash & ignite the young minds. There were four categories of the competition:
- “You are unique – Kalam”: A power-point presentation (for students of Classes IV & V)
- “Beyond 2020″ : Painting Competition on the topic – A vision of future India (for students of Classes VI & VII)
- “Ignited Minds” : English Declamation on the topic – Space Exploration-The Endless Possibilities (for students of Classes VIII & IX)
- “”The Luminous Sparks”: Science Project Exhibition on the theme Energy for Future (for students of Classes X & XI)
Over 20 schools from all over Gurgaon became the part of the Inter School Competition. The participants were looking enthusiastic and presented themselves in the best possible ways. The projects, posters and the ideas presented by them were really unique and innovative.
Blue Bells Model School led all in ‘You are Unique Kalam’ by bagging First position while Scottish High and DAV were declared second and third respectively. In ‘Beyond 2020’ S .D. Adarsh Vidyalaya got First position while chasing quite near were Blue Bells Model School and Lions Public School securing second and third position respectively. In ‘Ignited Minds’ the students of Gyan Devi Public School proved their ideas to be the best and got first position, while Sherwood Public School and Blue Bells Public School stood second and third respectively. The projects of S. D. Adarsh Vidyalaya, in Luminous Sparks’ were selected as the best and the team bagged first position. DAV sec 14 got second and Gems International got third position.
The programme was well organized and managed by the school’s Activity Coordinator Mrs. Anju Talwar. RPS participated in all events. Deepak Yadav & Arvind Mittal of Class XI Science won the First Prize in Science Project Group.
WORLD FOOD DAY : ARTICLE WRITING
An Article Writing on the occasion of World Food Day was organized with a theme: social protection and agriculture – Breaking the cycle of rural poverty. The topic of the same was Food Security in India.
SOLO DANCE & PATRIOTIC GROUP SONG COMPETITION
On the occasion of forthcoming Children’s Day, District Child Welfare Council held a number of competitions in Bal Bhawan this month. From RPS, Palak of Class VI and Aakansha Vats of Class VIII participated in Solo Dance Competition. In Patriotic Group Song Competition, RPS got Third Prize among 18 participating schools. The Prize Distribution will be held on Children’s Day i.e. on 14th November 2015.
INTER-HOUSE POSTER MAKING COMPETITION
An Inter-House Poster Making Competition was held for Classes VI to VIII on the topic Nutritious Food vs. Junk Food wherein students expressed their views focusing on healthy food.
STROKE TRAINING PROGRAM BY FORTIS HOSPITAL
Fortis Hospital is launching a major Programme to create awareness on Stroke (Brain attack on 29 October which is celebrated as World Stroke Day. They are partnering with schools and RWA to become Brand Ambassadors of this programme in their areas and help in creating awareness to prevent this deadly killer disease, which is more harmful than Heart Attack.
Dr Talat Halim (HOD) emergency Services briefed about this programme to few students and teachers volunteers in the school’s A.V. Hall. In his talk Dr. Talat initiated the need to recognize the stroke which is a sudden brain damage because of lack of blood flow caused by a clot or a rupture of a blood vessel. He told the students some valuable tips to keep in mind and practice at the time of need. He also gave an elaborate data of symptoms so that a person can get timely help. He told that the first 90 minutes matter a lot in the life of a person in stroke. If he gets the timely care, his life can be saved. Dr. Talat requested the students to volunteer themselves for the mission. All the volunteers will then be trained by the specialists and they would then train 10 other people in the society. This ways more and more people will be getting the information and treatment in time of need.
The eye opening data of 1.5 million strokes every Year in India really initiated the teachers and students to participate whole heartedly in this noble mission.
POLIO RALLY – ANOTHER STEP FOR NOBLE CAUSE
To join the crusade to eradicate polio from the country, Rotary Public School organized a rally on Wednesday, 28th October 2015. October 24 is marked as the World Polio Day to create awareness about polio disease and several efforts taken by world nations in eradicating it effectively around the world. Polio is considered to be one of the most devastating and fatal diseases of the world. It is caused by the wild poliomyelitis virus and mainly affects children under five years of age. There is no cure for polio. Polio prevention is through immunization. Many organizations of the world have contributed to the noble cause of eradicating polio through effective programmes. Rotary International lead the way and claims that in Jan. 2014, India was declared Polio Free and it was the biggest challenge faced by Rotary International so far. In spite of this success, the disease poses a threat and needs to be prevented to keep India Polio Free. Let’s all join this crusade against this deadly disease and make this world a healthy place to live in.
With a Nobel mission to spread awareness about the deadly disease ‘’polio’’, PDG Rtn. Manjeet Sawney, PDG Rtn. Dr. Sushil Khurana, P.P. Rtn. B. D. Pahuja, Rtn. Dr. Mandeep Goel, Rtn. Rajiv K. Gupta, Rtn. O. P. Pahwa, the School Managing Committee Members, the Principal Miss Gulshan Dewan, the Vice Principal Mrs Neera Sannoo, the Headmistress Mrs. Sandeepa Rai and the staff members took along the battalion of the excited students and rallied from the school premises in sector 22 to Rezangla Chowk near Ansal Plaza, Palam Vihar. This was an initiative aimed at the eradication of polio from India, by curbing it at the roots. Around 500 school children participated and went around the area with hoardings, shouting slogans and spreading awareness about the Pulse Polio Day. The rally was intended to inform the public about the dangers of polio and remind them to bring children between the age group of 0 to 5 years to polio booths and get polio prevention drops. The students carried placards with messages such as “Give polio drops, give healthy life,” “Keep India Polio Free”, “Save Tomorrow’s Generation” and “No more polio, no more sufferings” during the rally.
October 26th to October 31st was observed as Vigilance Awareness Week. To promote probity and integrity in governance and to create public awareness against corruption, few activities were conducted in the school on the theme “Preventive Vigilance as a tool of Good Governance”.
An Essay Writing competition was conducted by Air India on the topic “Corruption: Causes & Effects”. Students of Senior School participated in this. Oriental Bank of Commerce & SIDBI also conducted a power point competition and declamation contest on the topic “Preventive Vigilance as a tool of Good Governance”. The best writers, speakers & presenters were awarded prizes for the same.