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REPORT OF ‘SHANTIPATH-THE SAGA OF LIFE’

Coming together is beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success.

K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II celebrated its Annual Fiesta ‘Shantipath-The Saga of Life’ on Friday, December 21, 2018. The programme commenced with the inauguration and unveiling of the statue of the noble laureate Shri Rabindra Nath Tagore by the Chief Guest of the day Shri Pranab Mukherjee, hon’ble former President of India, along with the rendition of the national anthem. The school’s NCC contingent marched to the beats of the drum of the inexorable school band as they escorted the Chief Guest and other dignitaries, showcasing the true essence of leadership. The occasion was graced by the benign presence of the Shri Yash Dev Gupta, Chairman, K.R. Mangalam Group of Schools, Shri Jai Dev Gupta, Vice Chairman, K.R. Mangalam Group of Schools, Dr. Dinesh Singh, Chancellor, K.R. Mangalam University, Shri S.L. Bansal, Director, K.R. Mangalam Group of Schools, Members of the Management Committee Educational Advisors, principals of the sister schools and parents.

The endowed chorales set the tone of the event as they presented the musical encomium- a prelude to the magical composition of Ashoka , ‘Tarana’. This was followed by the ceremonial lighting of the lamp and cutting of the cake by the esteemed dignitaries. The talented dancers enthralled the audience with their graceful movements as they performed the ‘Swan Dance’ spreading the message of peace and harmony. The vision, passionate enthusiasm, cooperation and hard work of the principal Dr. Sangeeta Arora culminated to the success of Shantipath- The Saga of Life. Extending a warm welcome to all the distinguished guests, Dr. Sangeeta Arora applauded the earnest efforts made by the students and teachers to make the event a grand success. The report presented by the principal spoke volumes about the school’s endeavours in refining the students to face challenges in every sphere of life and adding more feathers of achievements to their cap.

Next to follow was the much-awaited award ceremony wherein the worthy Chief Guest of the day, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, hon’ble former President of India bestowed the prizes to the most deserving students for their aptitude and acumen. He addressed the gathering with his inspiring words of wisdom and appreciated the hard work of the students to put up such a spell-binding show. He further emphasised on the need to be well-informed with the change in order to become a global citizen. This was followed by the spectacular action-packed theatrical performance of a musical dance drama ‘Shantipath-The Saga of Life’, by the students of the Senior School. It was an endeavour to mirror the hidden talents of children and to spread the message of brotherhood and victory of good over evil. The presentation was a memorable journey into the Ashokan Era. From Dig Vijaya to Dharma Vijaya, the history of Ashoka and Kalinga reverberated on the grounds of K.R. Mangalam G.K-II. Be it the character portrayal, triumph, mesmerising, well-coordinated and chivalric dance performances, the action-packed war scenes or the redemption, each and every moment was so perfectly staged. The vibrant and colourful costumes, stunning props took creativity to its zenith.

The most riveting performance was the grand finale, a confluence of emotions of success, happiness, confidence and strength won unceasing applause from the audience. The grand finale ‘Arise’ indeed was a spectacle to watch.

 

REPORT OF WORKSHOP ON STREAM SELECTION

Decisions are the toughest thing to make especially when it is a choice between where one should be and where one aspires to be. K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K. II remains committed in helping every learner trudge their own path into the threshold of the future. In pursuit of the same, the school organized a workshop on Stream Selection and Career Counseling for the students and parents of Class X, on December 8, 2018. The workshop was conducted by Smriti Dhingra, Tanya Sharma and Saheba Priyadarshni, experts from Cogito Hub Career Testing Platform which empowers Students & Young Professionals. They emphasized on the fact that education is just not the harbinger for sustenance but it is also about pursuing the true essence of one’s life.

The motto of the workshop was to help the students make informed decision. The session covered various facets of career choice and its determining factors such as aptitude and interest, availability of opportunity and inherent potential. Urging the students to believe in their strengths and follow their passion, the resource people also threw light on the various skills required for pursuing a particular career, and how a combination of such skills is essential for success in a field. Further the students were introduced to the various career paths available under the categories Humanities, Science, Commerce, Vocational Skills and new careers based on competitive exams. The principal Dr. Sangeeta Arora also apprised the parents about the subjects offered by the school and answered queries posed by the parents. It was indeed an enriching experience, particularly to those who were still indecisive in deciding their streams and careers.

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K.R. Mangalam World School, GK II organised a trip to the Police Station, C.R.Park for the pre school students. The students were given a warm welcome by Inspector who apprised the students of the different ranks in the police department and how they should not fear to report to them if any suspicious thing happens and how and why we should cooperate with them.

K.R. Mangalam World School, GK II organised a trip to the Police Station, C.R.Park. The students were given a warm welcome by Inspector who apprised the students of the different ranks in the police department and how they should not fear to report to them if any suspicious thing happens and how and why we should cooperate with them.

JUNIOR SPORTS EXTRAVAGANZA ‘GATI…EK UDAAN’

Keep going, keep moving and never give up spirit makes the Mangalamites have an edge in all their endeavors. K. R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II celebrated its Annual Cultural splendour ‘Gati- Ek Udaan…a fusion of vigour and patriotism, celebration and euphoria, on 17 November, 2018.The occasion was graced by the benign presence of Smt. Tilotama Verma, IPS, Additional Director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, Ministry of Environment as the Chief Guest of the day, Ms. Preetika Sharma, a national level gymnastic coach and  co-founder of Bodsphere as the Guest of Honour, Shri Abhishek Gupta, Member Management Committee, KRM Group of Schools and Shri Ashok Arora, KRM Group of Schools.

Gati…Ek Udaan_1 The programme commenced with the guard of honour to the Chief Guest. Euphoria and ecstasy came live with the zest and prowess of the talented stars on the rendition of the musical encomium, ‘Jaya Jai Hai Bhagwati Sur Bharati’. The stage set the right tone and atmosphere with a concoction of the popular dance forms presented by the students of classes IV and V. Extending a warm welcome to all the distinguished guests, the principal, Dr. Sangeeta Arora, congratulated and encouraged the vivacious learners for putting up such a spectacular show. She exhorted that real learning and attaining excellence in any field is the result of high intention, sincere effort and intelligent execution. This was followed by an energetic yoga performance performed by the students of class V and an athletic act ‘Pomping the Pom’ wherein the tiny tots of class III showcased their adroitness and poise as they synchronized the beat of the vibrant and colourful pom poms with the rhythm of music. The fearless fighters of Class III with their strong punches and high kicks proved their grit by showcasing varied acts of self-defence. The spectacle of the Dupatta Drill and Hoopla Drill created by the students of class IV with their vibrant hues was indeed breath-taking.Gati…Ek Udaan_2Gati…Ek Udaan_3Various track events like 4x100m Relay Race, Sack Race, Lemon Race, Dress Up Race etc. were held wherein the young athletes of KRM proved their mettle and triumphed over their peers. The participation of parents in the races was an added charm to the event. This was followed by a scintillating Lezim dance performance, where the students of class V enthralled one and all. Unceasing applause engulfed the arena with the much-awaited prize distribution ceremony wherein the worthy Chief Guest, Smt Tilotama Verma addressed the gathering and bestowed the prizes to the most deserving athletes. She emphasized on the need to keep abreast with the changes as a global citizen. She further commended the efforts of students and motivated them to keep accepting challenges and feel the exhilaration of victory. ‘Fusion’ -the grand finale was a visual treat as the charismatic performers splendidly gave a visual treat with their riveting performance.

Gati…Ek Udaan_4The program culminated with ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­the Primary School Coordinator, Ms. Gunjan Singh proposing the vote of thanks.

K.R. Mangalam World School, GK II organised a mock drill on 27 November 2018 for training the students and the staff to evacuate the school premises during any emergency. The students showed great promptness while doing the drill. The teachers posted themselves on the stair case to ensure smooth and quick movement of the students . They were asked to assemble in the field where the principal, Dr.Sangeeta Arora reiterated the essence of the drill and made sure that every student understood the relevance of speed and smartness in such situation. The head count was taken and the drill went off successfully.

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REPORT OF SCHOLAR BADGE CEREMONY

Envisioning possibilities, being committed, establishing an unwavering focus and nurturing belief in one’s potential has been a forte for the students of K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II. Keeping up the eminence and splendor, the school observed its Scholar Badge Ceremony on November 3, 2018 to felicitate a multitude of meritorious scholars of classes V, VII, IX and XI who achieved excellence in academics in the session 2017-18.

The solemn ceremony commenced on an auspicious note by invoking the blessings of the invincible Almighty and chanting of the Saraswati Vandana along with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp by the panel of distinguished guests. The function was presided over by the Chief Guest of the day Smt. Vijayanta Arya, IPS, DCP, South Delhi region. The Principal, Dr. Sangeeta Arora formally welcomed the distinguished guest and the august gathering. She congratulated the students for their laudable feat in academics and exhorted the need to be indomitable and focused which would facilitate the students excel in fulfilling their aspiration. She further encouraged the young scholars to be go-getters and carry forward the progressive values, keeping the banner of K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K- II fly high. This was followed by mellifluous classical rendition ‘Tu Samay Ki Reth Par’ sung by the gifted singers of the school.

Scholar Badge Ceremony 3rd Nov 2018_1 The Chief Guest Smt. Vijayanta Arya congratulated the scholars for their stupendous performance and emphasized upon the fact that with acknowledgment comes accountability and one should shoulder the mantle of excellence that he/she has chosen. It was indeed a proud moment for the parents of the young scholars seeing their wards receiving their honours. Students who were awarded scholar badges for six years were awarded the scholar tie as a hallmark of true academic genius. The ceremony also was a witness to the energetic, graceful and mesmeric musical ballet ‘Conglomeration’- a unifying dance performance where the endowed dancers took everyone through the spiritual journey of the life of Krishna, the living embodiment of the blissful self.

Scholar Badge Ceremony 3rd Nov 2018_2This was followed by a spell-binding melodious performance by the students of the Senior School, which was applauded by one and all. The ceremony culminated with the vote of thanks by the Senior School Coordinator, Ms Ritu Sachdeva followed by the National Anthem.

 

CLASS I ANNUAL PRESENTATION 2018-2019

K.R.Mangalam World School, G.K. – II staged an Annual Presentation “One World One Dream” by the students of Class I  on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

The function was presided over by the benign presence of Dr.Priti Dhawan, Senior Faculty, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, Mr. Subhash Bhadana, Deputy Commissioner, SDMC, Ms.Pooja and Mr. Abhishek Gupta, members of the Management Committee and Dr.Ashok Arora, Director of KRM Centre for Professional Development of Educators.

The Principal, Dr.Sangeeta Arora welcomed all guests and in her speech emphasized the global need for love, peace and unity.The show was a resplendent pageant of dance, drama and music. The musical element infused symphony into the show and brought the entire amphitheatre to life. The vote of thanks was proposed by the Pre-Primary Academic Coordinator Ms. Sanya Gupta. 

INDO-FRENCH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME 

K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II successfully organised its maiden student exchange programme with Ozanam Epil Campus, Lille, France, from 14 October, 2018 to 27 October, 2018. A delegation of twelve students along with three teachers visited the school and were hosted by their Indian counterparts.

The two-week visit not only exposed the students to the Indian education system but it also gave them an insight into the Indian culture and customs. The students attended classes with an eclectic mix of co-curricular classes like drama, arts, yoga, sports and music. The students were introduced to hands-on and interactive way of learning which helped in the better understanding of the subjects. Living within a homely setup, the French students experienced the Indian way of living and their culture.

 The school went an extra mile to make their visit a memorable one by conducting myriad activities along with educational visits to places of significance in New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. The students were familiarized to the diverse religions practiced in India whose essence is one, as they visited the Iskon Temple, Akshardham Temple, Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Bangla Sahib and the Roman Catholic Church. The beholders of the antique and new, the traditional and modern- The National Museum and the National Museum of Craft and Handloom, offered the visiting guests a storehouse of the past history of India and its art heritage.

The visit to Dilli Haat was a treat for the French students as it was an amalgamation of creativity at its best with a varied display of art, music, food and colours from all corners of India. It was indeed a touching moment to see the visitors relish the Indian cuisine. Visiting the pink city, Jaipur, was a fun filled experience as they were introduced to the rich cultural heritage of the country. The French students thoroughly appreciated the beauty of the Amber Fort and Birla Mandir. A day at the Taj Mahal, the much-awaited destination was exciting and educative for the French students. It was indeed a pleasure for them to watch the World heritage as it sparkled and showed off its grandeur.

 The French delegates were deeply touched by the hospitality of the Indian hosts. The cultural exchange programme culminated with the farewell given by their Indian counter parts. The principal, Dr Sangeeta Arora, presented the students with gifts and mementos. She expressed her appreciation on their acceptance of the Indian ways of living and hoped that the Indian counterparts exchange would be fruitful and enriching too. The exchange program was a grand success as the students returned home with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction at having been exposed to such a plethora of new ideas and experiences.

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Chess National Championship

The students of K.R Mangalam World School G.K-II have hit a home run by winning an entry into the Chess National Championship.

The Under 11 Boys team stole the show and emerged the champions after beating the DPS, RK Puram team. Ayaan Ahuja, Mahir Aggarwal, Aarav Goenka and Ashvath Mittal were the star performers.

The Under 19 Boys team comprising of Harparab Singh Johar, Gunin Malik, Pranay B Arora and Bhavy Kapoor stood at an envious second position . They performed very well and defeated the DPS, Mathura Road team in the final round. The Under 11 Girls team stood at a proud fourth rank. Kudos to Krisha Gupta, Saira Kalra, Saisha Joshi and Meddha.

And last but not the least , kudos to the Under 14 Boys team for putting up a strong fight against able opponents in every round from among 80 teams.

Chess National Championship