K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II has been breaking barriers with its unconventional methods. Keeping the annual tradition, the school organised its first virtual alumni meet on 26 December, 2020 via Zoom, giving a chance to its students for reminiscing the beautiful memories of school life and catch up with old friends. The students shared their success stories and had a great time walking down the corridors of nostalgia.
Indigenous games are a very important part of a people’s heritage and culture. They preserve age- old traditions and stories of the people group. Indigenous games have an origin, which is the story behind the invention of the particular activity or game.
We, at K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II, feel exasperated to join hands with MACCHAPUCHCHRE SCHOOL, NEPAL on a collaborative project: ‘EVERYONE IS A WINNER’.
Traditional Indigenous games taught valuable skills but also combined mental and physical wellbeing. Virtual Exchange is the coming together of seemingly distant and faraway classrooms. These classrooms from different corners of the world connect with each other through video, chat, call, or any other form of technology. It’s made possible virtually! Virtual Exchange allows classrooms to not only communicate with diverse perspectives but learn with those perspectives as well. Exposure to diverse, intercultural perspectives is imperative to building the future global leaders of today. In regard to same, a virtual meet was scheduled on December 14, 2020, Monday wherein the association was made between the Principals of the two school, Dr. Sangeeta Arora (KRM) and Mr. Swampoorna Dewapatey (Macchapuchhre). The meet commenced with the introduction of the in-charges and concerned teachers of both the schools. The primary aim of this project is to study the indigenous sports of India and Nepal and understand how these games reflect their indigenous cultures and traditions along with its functional role in educational programs. Activities planned for the project were discussed in details step wise for a better outcome of the project.
This virtual exchange program is an opportunity for students to see these capabilities come to light. It’s done through collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, analytical skills, and more!
At K.R. Mangalam, G.K-II, it is believed that students discovered are not only the leaders of the future, but they are leaders now.
“Overconsumption and overpopulation underlie all our problems today”, said Jacques Vyes, and rightly so.
Urbanisation, has led to many new unbelievable feats that have been achieved by humans, but these successes have come a very high cost. Development and technical advancements at neck break speeds has led to unbalanced economic growth, has adversely affected people’s well-being, and resulted in environmental degradation. Sensing the immediate need of the hour, to create awareness and instil a sense of responsibility in the future generation, K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II organised an informative and eye opening presentation on the challenges of Sustainable Development, titled ‘Use Of Alternate Sources of Energy Across Countries’ on December 24, 2020. This virtual presentation was part of the school’s IDS ( International Dimension in Schools) Programme organised by The British Council. It aims at embedding international dimension in school curriculums.
K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II has been a proud recipient of the prestigious IDS accreditation for three consecutive years. This year, the school adopted seven different projects. The main project was a collaborative one with France on, ‘Clean and Green Resources’. In this particular stream of project, the students studied and researched about the methods and initiatives taken by India, France and Indonesia to switch over to cleaner and healthier sources of energy eg, solar, wind etc.
The presentation began with the welcome of the Chief Guest Professor RB Singh, Guest of Honor Mr. Fredrick Rouselle and the lighting
The Dancing Hues- IDS CULMINATION FOR CLASS KG AND CLASS I
“Dancing surely is the most basic and relevant of all forms of expression.”- Lyall Watson
The students of Class KG and Class I of K.R Mangalam World School, G.K-2 enthusiastically presented the very first virtual IDS culmination. The presentation began with the auspicious Diya lighting ceremony.The students melodiously sang a welcome song which was followed by the welcome address given by the Principal, Dr Sangeeta Arora . Memorable moments and hard work done by the students and teachers was shared in the Journey so far. The students also presented an enthralling Ganesh Vandana where in each movement expressed volumes.The function was presided over by the Chief Guest Ms Kiran Segal , a famous Indian classical dancer and a Padma Shri awardee. The presentation was attended by Mrs Neha Gupta and Mr Sachin Gupta, members of management K.R.M Group of schools.
Our tiny narrators of Class KG and Class 1 presented and spoke wonderfully about their allocated countries- Spain, Germany and India. The Dancing Hues started off with the students giving a brief introduction about the location, culture, tradition, costumes,accessories, dance and native food of the given countries. The students also explained the different dance forms of these countries. Our young presenters left no stone unturned in dances as well. They tapped their feet on “Flamenco” and “Pasodoble” ,the most famous Spanish dances,and “Waltz” and “Schuhplattler “ ,famous German dances.The participants dressed in colourful costumes and gave an enthralling performance on the dances of India — the very popular Bhangra dance from Punjab, Ghoomar dance from Rajasthan, Dandiya dance from Gujarat, Kathak dance from Uttar Pradesh, Odissi dance from Odisha and Bharatnatyam dance from Tamil Nadu .
The Dancing Hues ended with a peek behind the presentation with Glimpses where in all the students showcased their work on the allocated countries.The vote of thanks was proposed by Ms Sanya Gupta,the Pre Primary Incharge . It was a morning of pride to watch our young students narrating, acting, dancing , presenting and explaining like fountainheads of knowledge . The entire program was very joyful, vibrant and colourful and proved vital for the students in understanding the cultural diversity of different countries. It was indeed an enthralling culmination which not only ignited the student’s mind but also helped them to acquire proficiency about different dance forms of various countries.
To see the entire show, click on the YouTube link below:
In the present time when life has come almost to a standstill, our school is doing its best to provide an opportunity to its students to showcase their talent by taking part in a number of Inter School competitions.
Several students participated in the Bal Bharati Annual Inter School Event ‘Zenith’ and won many laurels for the school.
Armaan Tokas of 9D won the first position in Hackathon.
Ryan Sengupta & Saanvi Jain of Class 10B bagged the first position in the Math-o-Comic , a mathematical event which had to be showcased through animations
Rishika Sharma & Saloni Bansal of class 11A won the 3rd position in Symphony in which they had to compose a psychological jingle.
“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” George Santayana
The students of class II & III of K.R. Mangalam World School, GK-2 enthusiastically presented the very first virtual ‘ISA Culmination’the solemn presentation began with the seeking of the invincible Almighty and also with the auspicious Diya lighting ceremony. The students sang a Welcome song melodiously which was indeed extremely mesmerizing. This was followed with the Welcome address bythe Principal, Dr. Sangeeta Arora and was further followed by “Journey of school” which encompassed and highlighted all memorable memories and hard work done by the students and teachers. The students also presented an enthralling Ganesh Vandana Dance where in each movement expressed a word. The function was presided over by the chief guest Mr. Romit Manchanda who is a senior head chef at Hilton, Istanbul. Mr. Abhishek Gupta and Mrs. Puja Gupta, member of management, K.R.M Group of Schools.
Our tiny narrators of class II and III presented and spoke such wonderfully about their allocated countries. The first country was Mexico, second Japan and third India. The fiesta started off with the students giving a brief introduction about the location, culture, cuisine, traditions, clothes worn, geographical area covered, dance and native food. The students also explained the nutritive value, calorific value and also presented show n tell. The young angels coordinated with everything so charmingly via our virtual mode. Our young presenters left no stone unturned through dance as well. For Mexico they tapped their feet on “Maria Pitache”, for Japan it was the world famous “Japanese Fan Dance” and for India it was the very popular “Ghoomar” that was presented exquisitely during the presentation.
The GRAND FINALE comprised of the Master Chef-Festival De Comida, wherein the students updated everyone withthe dishes that had been appreciated by one and all. It started off with Mexican starter followed by Indian main course and concluded at Japanese desert. The fiesta ended by the Vote of Thanks by Ms. Sanya Gupta, Pre-Primary Incharge and was followed by Glimpses and a Grand finale song.
It was a feast to eyes to watch our beloved budding kids acting and presenting like fountainheads of knowledge expounding about various cuisines even at this difficult scenario. The entire program stimulated their imagination and proved vital for the students in understanding cultural diversity of the different cuisines. It was indeed an enthralling culmination which not only ignited their mind, but also helped in acquiring proficiency about famous cuisines of various countries.
Please find attached the below YouTube link to watch the entire program.
Envisaging opportunities, being steadfast, 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 first ever Online Live Scholar Badge Ceremony on October 16, 2020 to felicitate a multitude of meritorious scholars of classes IV to XI who achieved excellence in academics for the session 2019 & 20.
The solemn ceremony commenced on an auspicious note by invoking the blessings of the invincible Almighty with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp,spreading the light of knowledge all around. This was followed by the welcome song where the students presented a soulful rendition in praise of the deity to help sanctify and cleanse our souls. The function was presided over by the Chief Guest of the day Shri Ashok Kumar Mehta, Chief Commissioner, Central GST, Vadodara, Shri S.L Bansal, Director of KRM Group of Schools, Mr. Abhishek Gupta and Mrs. Puja Gupta, members of management, K.R.M Group of Schools. The Principal, Dr. Sangeeta Arora formally welcomed the distinguished guest and the august gathering. She congratulated the students for their commendable feat in academics and emphasizedon the need to be indomitable and focused, which would facilitate them in fulfilling their aspiration. Instilling confidence in them she encouraged them to carry forward the progressive values, keeping the banner of K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K- II flyhigh. As the Scholar Badge Ceremony progressed, Susree Mohanty enthralled everyone with her perfect classical dance moves and Aarna Bhura beautifully performed a ballet, in rhythm and style. The Chief Guest Shri. Ashok Kumar Mehta 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. This was followed by the felicitation ceremony wherein the meritorious students of classes VI to XI receivedBadges and certificates of excellence as Scholars, Super Scholars, the Commendable and the Appreciable, for the session 2019 & 20.
It was indeed a proud moment for the parents of the young scholars seeing their wards receiving thehonours. The ceremony culminated with the vote of thanks by Ms. Ritu Sachdeva, the Senior School Incharge.