Alumni meet 2019 for the batch 2007 was held in Centre Point School Wardhaman Nagar on 28th June 19. The Alumni were invited to honour members of our Student Council for the session 2019-20 with sashes and badges during the Investiture Ceremony. They were delighted to be back to their alma mater.
CPSWN Class XII students made the school proud by registering a 100% result in their board exams. The toppers of the three streams Science, Commerce and Humanities were felicitated by Mrs.Mukta Chatterjee Executive Director and Mrs. Sumathi Venugopalan Principal during a ceremony held at the school . The Science stream toppers were Rasika Bargi(96.4%)Anushka Gupta(94%) and Moiz Jamali(93.8%), Commerce stream toppers were Sejal Nagpal(95.8%),Unnati Rampuriya(95.2%) , Naina Poddar(95.2%), Bhavika Waghdhare(94.6%) and Kanishka Kabra(94.6%) whereas the Humanities stream was topped by Manasi Kukade(90.6%), Guncha Jham(87.8%) and Vidhi Sharma(85.6%). The ceremony was attended by parents, school staff and children who congratulated the meritorious students.
Class X toppers felicitated at CPSWN
CPSWN Class 10th students once again showcased a stupendous performance in the board exams with a whopping 70 students scoring more than 90%. Chahek Sarda, Manan Agrawal and Vidhi Shah secured the top three positions in the school by scoring a commendable 97.6%, 97.4% and 97.2% resp. The toppers were felicitated at a ceremony held at school. The management also rewarded the students excelling in extra- curricular activities with scholarships.Mrs.Mukta Chatterjee Executive Director, Mrs. Sumathi Venugopalan Principal CPSWN, parents and the entire staff were present at the event and congratulated the prodigious students for their performance.
The new Student Council was inducted during the investiture ceremony held at CPS WN. Mrs. Mukta Chatterjee Executive Director, Mrs. Sumathi Venugopalan Principal CPSWN, Vice Principals, teachers, students and parents graced the occasion with their esteemed presence. The council members were conferred with sashes and badges after which they pledged to lead the school to greater heights and fulfill their duties to the best of their ability. Members of the Alumni of the batch of 2007 were also felicitated here. Mrs. Mukta Chatterjee and Mrs. Sumathi Venugopalan addressed the school ,they spoke about the essential qualities of leadership and wished the Student Council a successful year ahead.
It was a beautiful August morning and excited cries of ‘Happy Founder’s Day’ could be heard all over the school. With the rain gods being merciful that day, a thrilling musical show orchestrated by the Torrins group rocked the stage but not before the School Captain, Anshul Kamble had addressed the senior school students on the special significance and essence of the day. The Torrins group of young talented vocalists who matched their mentors scale to scale rendered some evergreen favourites from ‘Rock On’ and ‘Queen’ and had the audience swaying and clapping. Two sonorous voices, Urja Bahadure and Jiya Sajnani also performed admirably and were greeted with big rounds of applause. A fitting finale was a sentimental number by the Music teachers who regaled everyone with their performance.
Cap:Thrilling performance by the Torrins group
Cap: Urja Bahadure and Jiya Sajnani regaling the audience
The juniors were no else active as their teachers engaged them in interesting activities to celebrate the special occasion.All the artistic minds of Class III showcased their creativity in a card making competition planned for them. They certainly had a lot of fun with colours!!
Cap:The beautiful cards designed by Class III children
Another interesting event slated for the day was a display of a collection of rare coins belonging to a personal coin collector, Mr. Vijay Patel. It evoked a lot of interest in the students who came down with their teachers to take a close look at these coins which were from the British era till the coins that are in circulation today.
Cap: Children taking a close look at the coin collection.
With children relishing the sweet and savoury munchies that came as a wonderful treat on this joyous day and with smiles all around, the celebrations finally came to an end.
Cap: An outpouring of affection for Aruna Ma’am
Senior Centre Pointers from Wardhaman Nagar have enthusiastically taken up a very good initiative spearheaded byThe British Council titled ‘The School Enterprise Challenge’. Commerce students of Classes XI and XII have been given a golden opportunity to set up a‘real’ school business and run it on the basis of perpetual succession.
The business of procuring and selling plants and saplings has been set up under the brand name ‘Cen Plantae’. A totally student-driven initiative, the organisation has been sectored under various departments like Purchase Department, Marketing and Sales Department, Creative Department and Finance & Accounts Department and student-participants have been given a chance to select departments of their choice as per their interests.
Cap: The Cen Plantae Creative Department at work
The business was formally launched on 15th Aug, ‘19 in the school premises with the students putting up a stall to market and sell a wide variety of potted plants, saplings and organic fertilisers. The launch received a very good response with students, parents and teachers purchasing the plants very enthusiastically. A similar stall was also set up on 19th Aug, ‘19 i.e. Founders Day and it received an equally overwhelming response.
Cap: A brisk sale of plants and saplings as a part of Cen Plantae
With the initiative expected to be an on-going process, students will continue to put up stalls on many such events and PTMs in the days to come.
Cap: The Cen Plantae Team
Steeped in tradition, team work and the spirit of sportsmanship, the Annual Sports Meet 2019 entitled CENCIRCUS turned out to be everything that it promised to be – a day filled with a riot of colours, a plethora of beats and a perfect tandem of the victor and the challenger. Venued on the sprawling sports field at Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar on 1st February, ’19, the spectacular show saw a full-fledged participation of junior Centre Pointers from Classes I to V who were only too eager to make their presence felt on their red-letter day.
Participants of the ‘daddies’ relay
Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar teachers attended a prestigious conference held annually in the city on 22nd July ‘18 where they broadened their horizons on trends in education.
Mrs. Akansha Pathak, Mrs. Satwant Bumra, Mrs. Vani Jog and Mrs. Aditi Bhattacharya attended the 13th Annual Principals Conclave themed on ‘Back to Basics in Education’. Organized by the Hitavada Knowledge Magazine, the school edition at Hotel Centre Point, the conference had a number of luminaries hailing from the field of education addressing the august gathering.
Asawari Shenolikar, compering the event commented on the role that technology plays in our lives today and our dependence on it to such an extent that we can’t handle small calculations without the help of a calculator. Amongst those who expressed their valuable views were Mr. Vijay Phanshikar who asserted that schools were not required for education as long as one continued to read and Mrs. Parvati Ayer who spoke on the kind of educators who are truly valued today-from a loving family to passionate professionals at schools to a society with a positive mindset. She opined that expectations from a child should be of value and not just scores and should take into consideration a child’s caliber to learn.
Mrs. Sumathi Venugopalan, the school Principal shared her insightful views on education being a continuous process that accompanies development or a product of development in a society.
While Harvinderpal Kaur cited examples of Sudha Murthy, Thomas Edison and former President, A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Brother Shine Elex strongly voiced his opinions on inefficient resources in most of our schools and the commercialization of education which doesn’t allow the child to play. Neema Jain reflected on the need to go back to basics, combining modern education trends with the traditional system and evolving a more systematized approach. Sarika Kapse, Kanika Anand and Chavi Chaurasuya also expressed their views on the need to boost physical and soft skills education and how the present system is murdering a child’s creativity.
The conference was well attended by principals, teachers and educators from schools across the city.
The students of Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar were treated to a rocking morning. It was a welcome change from the rains and academics when ace musician and composer par excellence Ehsaan Noorani graced the portals accompanied by his talented band of musicians from Nagpur belonging to his flagship enterprise, TORRINS which is one of the fastest growing names in the music world.
Cap: Mr. Ahsaan Noorani on stage
Centre Pointers who showcased their talent on this melodious morning matching their mentors scale for scale and pitch for pitch were Prathamesh Chakankar, Sujan Bhatia, Harsh Vishwakarma, SaloniBansod, Jiya Shah, RaghavAgrawal, Aakansha Sharma, Devesh Khandelwal and Vedant Vyavhare. Beginning with the popular song BELIEVER, they went on to belt out popular chartbusters from films like ROCK ON!!
Cap: A thrilling performance by Mr. Noorani
Mr. Ehsaan, an Indian composer and guitarist of the super successful Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy fame awarded with the prestigious National Award and the Filmfare Award for Best Music direction in films like Kal ho na Ho, Dil Chahta Hai, etc. later lit up the stage with his electrifying performance. When he took to the stage, the kids erupted in joy as his awesome skill and dexterity with the guitar left everyone shell-shocked! He endorses Fractal Audio and D’Addario strings and recently co composed and produced a Women’s Day special song with Shruti Haasan called “My Day in the Sun”.
Cap: Mr. Noorani performing with the TORRINS group
On that morning many may have been inspired to make music a more integral part of their lives in some way or the other because great music transcends all borders. With official permission to cheer and shout and clap, the students enjoyed the morning to the hilt. Young or not so young, every member of the audience had a rocking time and, needless to say, thanked the school management for the wonderful musical treat.
Members of the School Interact Club at Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar took up another philanthropic initiative when they organized a Blood Donation Drive in the school premises.Working in collaboration with Dr. Hedgewar Blood Bank, the Interactors went all out to spread awareness and encourage as many Good Samaritans to donate blood.
Visiting the juniors in Classes I to V, the members educated them on Thalessemia and why blood was an important constituent of our body. They also cited some important facts about blood and reiterated on reasons to donate blood. The seniors from Classes VI to X were also reminded about the camp and encouraged to bring their family members and relatives to donate blood. In fact, they were motivated to bring as many donors as they could.
All the enthusiastic donors who brought 2 or more donors had every reason to feel on cloud nine as they were felicitated in the morning assembly with a special badge.
The Club managed to have a final donation from as many as 55 donors,
The members as well as their in-charge teacher, Mrs. Roma Mundra were applauded by the school management and staff for taking up this noble cause with enthusiasm and making it a grand success.
Cap: Interact Club members – the proud organizers
A lot of patriotic fervour and enthusiasm marked the celebration of our country’s 73rd Independence Day at Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar on 15 Aug ’19. As the entire school watched with a sense of pride, the programme started with Mrs. Sumathi Venugopalan, the Principal hoisting the National Tricolour followed by the rendering of the National Anthem, both symbols of our national pride.
Cap: Presenting the Quit India Movement skit
After the audience had settled down to witness a special programme honouring the day, the compeers for the occasion, Anshul Kamble (School Captain) and Ruchi Bheda (School Vice Captain) reminded everyone of the persistent efforts and ultimate sacrifices undertaken by our freedom fighters to attain independence from foreign rule. Quoting Nelson Mandela, they rightly said that freedom is ‘to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others’.
Cap: Great leaders of the Quit India Movement
They invited a special group of Class IV and V children who paid a wonderful tribute to our selfless leaders through a touching poem. Later, Jigyasa Bamblani of Class X poured out her thoughts and feelings about the essence of being independent in a thought-provoking and rousing speech. She was followed by a Class IX grader, DIvya Jain who reminisced with gratitude about the sacrifices made by our real national heroes and also expressed satisfaction for what we, as the citizens of India, have been able to achieve due to the efforts of former generations. A young and talented poet, Purva Patil of Class VI urged her listeners to ponder on the importance of freedom for youngsters today by rendering a moving poem.
Cap: Gandhiji spreading the movement
Patriotic sentiments ran high as the entire school joined in the singing of the song, ‘Kabhi na jhukne paaye Hindustan ka jhanda’ waving their flags proudly in the air.
A well scripted and staged dance drama by senior students depicting the Quit India Movement highlighted the pivotal role played by Gandhiji in the freedom movement as he ignited Indian sentiments with his ‘Do or Die Slogan’.
Cap: A beautiful dance sequence
Addressing the gathering, Mrs. Venugopalan enlightened one and all with her inspiring words on the occasion. Beginning on a meditative note, she implored everyone to ponder on the fact that they were not physically present during the hard times of struggle and sacrifices and the suffering endured by our forefathers but they were there that day to act in a responsible way. She also reiterated the need for us to remember that ‘freedom and responsibility are two sides of the same coin’. According to Ma’am, freedom must be accompanied by a sense of self awareness which will propel us to make the right choices and cultivate responsible behaviour. Narrating an apt story, she drove home a strong message that we need to be responsible for the outcome of our own actions.
Cap: Sumathi Ma’am addressing the audience
The day concluded with the school dispersing to the tune of ‘Kadam kadam badhai ja…
Students of Class 10 enthusiastically participated in the soft-board making competition which displayed memorable moments of the Investiture Ceremony held in school recently. 15 students from each house which which comprised the student council members worked towards preparing the boards. The first prize was won by Blue House while the second Prize was given to Red House and Green House stood third.
Students of Class 7 actively participated in the inter-house Poster making competition on ‘Ban Plastics’. The activity aimed at creating awareness among students from each house contributed towards conveying this message. The first prize won by Blue House while the second prize was given to Red House and Green House Stood Third.
With Diwali, the festival of lights, peace and prosperity just round the corner, Centre Pointers at Wardhaman Nagar geared up to make the celebrations that much more special for the support staff of the school. Working hand-in-hand with the school’s Interact Club, the students of Class X enthusiastically took up the initiative of collecting oil packets, sugar and diyas from the whole school. Young and old, the children really rose to the occasion and it was heartening to see an overwhelming response as contributions poured in from all quarters. The staff also pitched in by adding a ‘sweet’ touch as packets of traditional delicacies were added to the gifting together with Bindi packets too!
What a pleasing sight it was to see our year-long helpers dressed up in their traditional best, all seated to witness a special programme organized for them. They beamed with happiness as the School Captain, Aman Sheikh and Vice Captain, Nayan Sarawgi addressed them, expressing their ‘thank-yous’ on behalf of all the students for their help throughout the year. They were all smiles as they accepted the tastefully packaged gifts and sweets from Class X students and Interact Club members respectively and expressed their gratitude for all the love and attention showered on them. Mrs. Sumathi Venugopalan, the school Principal also expressed her gratefulness for their unending services not only for teachers but also for children and wished them a prosperous and safe Diwali.
Distances don’t matter when it comes to extending a big helping hand to alleviate the suffering of people ravaged by natural disasters. Nearly every Centre Pointer at Wardhaman Nagar rose to the occasion and the young and the old Good Samaritans came together to do their bit for the flood affected victims in devastated Kerala.
Empathizing with their agony and anguish, students contributed generously to the relief measures which were undertaken jointly by the Student Council and the Interact Club of the school to assist rescue operations in ‘God’s own country’. Launching a donation drive on 21st Aug ’18, members of the Student Council and the Interact Club addressed every class, informing them about the various materials and commodities that they could donate and stressing on the urgency and necessity of the endeavour. Messages were also sent out on all active student social media groups to reinforce the emergency of the situation.
The response was overwhelming. Donations in the form of various kinds of medicines like disinfectants, syrups, tablets, first aid kits, cotton rolls, bandages, etc. as well as toiletries and mosquito repellants poured in from students of Classes I to XII on 23rd and 24th Aug ’18. These were later sorted and packaged into nearly 7-8 large containers along with half a dozen sacks of cereals like rice and wheat and sugar each in just two days. The consignment was finally dispatched to the Rotary Club and a Kerala based NGO with the hope that it would offer timely relief wherever needed.
Brimming with pride for a job well done, every student was appreciated for their valuable contribution to a noble cause by the school management and staff. Members of the Student Council and the Interact Club were also applauded for leaving no stone unturned to accomplish this feat at such short notice.
The initiative spoke volumes for the spirit of teamwork, humanity and concern showed by Centre Pointers to help their brethren in need. It was ample proof that when small acts of kindness are multiplied by millions of people, they can transform the world.
Adding one more feather to their cap of success in the name of charity, the Interactors at Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar organized a sale of rakhis in the school premises on 2nd and 3rd Aug ’19 to add to the joy of celebrating the festival.
Taking up the initiative in collaboration with the Sandhya Sanwardhan Sanstha, the Club members sold rakhis which were specially made by the differently abled children of the Sanstha,
There were smiles all around as the sale received an overwhelming response and the whooping Rs.13,000 collected gave the young organizers every reason to celebrate. They were only too happy as they donated the earnings for the underprivileged children in Butibori who depend on philanthropy for their rehabilitation and training.
This charitable drive by the students under the guidance of their teacher, Mrs. Roma Mundra was well appreciated by the management and staff of the school.
The three-day conference, CENMUN 2018, with the theme ‘value of ethics in politics’ was launched with a spectacular inauguration ceremony on 5th Oct,’18 at Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar in the presence of dignitaries like Dr. Deepak Vohra, Special Advisor to Prime Minister Lesotho and Guinea – Bissau, Founder Directors of Centre Point Group of Schools, Mrs. Aruna Upadhyaya and Mr. Arun Dev Upadhyaya, Directors, Mrs. Radhika Rajwade and Dr. Jaisingh Rajwade and Executive Director, Centre Point Group of Schools Mrs. Mukta Chatterjee.
After the event was formally inaugurated on a traditional note with the lighting of the lamp by all the dignitaries, Mrs. Aruna Upadhyaya, in her inaugural address, once again threw light on the Centre Point School philosophy of allowing its students to venture into experiential learning.
In his motivating address, Dr. Deepak Vohra urged the delegates to identify the challenges faced by the world in the present scene of changing power equation. He drew the attention of the delegates towards the role of India and its youth in this new world with its challenges like global warming and growing terrorism.
Welcoming the guests, the Principal, Mrs, Sumathi Venugopalan stressed the importance of enhancing leadership skills through experience as a part of school education as well as ethics. According to her, “if we are to live in peace every nation, community and individual must envision universal and humanitarian ideals.”
Through a dazzling dance performance, the school students tried to showcase the havoc that humans are wreaking on this earth and paying the price. They emphasized the importance of protecting the environment for posterity.
The Executive Board was introduced to the delegates by Bhavika Waghdhare, Deputy Secretary General, CENMUN 2018. Declaring CENMUN 2018 open, the Secretary General, Archit Venugopalan said that the aim of delegates should be to persuade others to realize the validity of one’s point of view, listening to fellow delegates, forging bonds of friendship and to kindle the minds of the youth towards global challenges and solutions.
With as many as 575 delegates from a number of schools from across the city and neighbouring regions as far as Delhi attending the conference, the meet gave a big platform to all the delegates to strongly voice their views as part of 11 committees and 1 International Press representing countries covering the length and breadth of the globe. In addition to 5 permanent members, other countries included supporters and observers. Active debating, verbal cross-fires and passing of resolutions marked the conference even as it gave the delegates a chance to enjoy live entertainment during Socials.
The equally glittering concluding ceremony on 7th Oct ’18 saw delegates eagerly awaiting the prize distribution ceremony which acknowledged and awarded outstanding delegates for their research and presentations. Amongst other winners, a horde of prizes were bagged by delegates of CPSWN in various committees being represented by a total of 150 delegates.
A very interesting Inter-House competition themed on various ‘scapes’ was held for artists of Class VIII at Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar on 15th Sept ’18. While Green House had to design and paint a wall hanging based on the theme ‘Metascapes’, an imaginary landscape which hasn’t ever been witnessed before, Blue House stroked a wall hanging on ‘seascape’. ‘Landscape’ was allotted to Yellow House while a ‘skyscape’ was worked upon by Red House. All the houses performed admirably and the judges had a tough time deciding the winner. They showcased their creative and imaginative skills with aplomb.
Yellow House and Red House were declared joint winners with 86 points while Green House finished Runners up with 85 points. Blue House came 3rd with 77 points.
All the participants and winners as well as their teachers-in-charge and their Art teachers were applauded by the management and staff of the school for their super creations which are displayed in the school campus.
Cap: Green House
Cap: Red House
Cap: Yellow House
Cap: Blue House
We were all children once so it’s no wonder that we all have our school children’s best interests and wellbeing at heart and this has always been and will continue to be the most cherished aspiration of our institution. What better time to showcase it than Children’s Day when their enjoyment becomes the top priority! So, come 19th Nov ’18 and Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar celebrated Children’s Day with grand splendour, fun and fiesta.
Cap: The hilarious skit
The function began in the morning assembly itself with teachers donning the school uniform and becoming ‘kids’ once again and delivering the ‘thought for the day’ and reading out the news with as much finesse as children. The Principal Mrs. Sumathi Venugopalan wished each and every child on their special day and inspired them with her words. Elegantly dressed in traditional Indian attire which was the dress code for the day, the young and the old looked picture perfect! Right from Class I to Class XII, they assembled together and couldn’t contain their excitement and cheering as their teachers regaled them with one beautiful performance after another. Singing and dancing on some peppy numbers and even presenting a hilarious skit, the teachers made sure there was never a dull moment and time just flew by. Adding an extra dollop of thrill were several performances by talented alumni of the school who lit up the stage with their dances and songs, An exciting cricket show match between the teachers and the students of Classes XI and XII had everyone cheering at the top of their voices as the students won the match. The teachers were only too happy in their win!!
Cap: a ‘fun-way’ for the kiddos
Cap: Captivating performances by former students
Cap: Dancing to a peppy musical medley
Cap: Mrs. Venugopalan addressing the colourful audience
Yummy goodies packed in pretty boxes had children munching away. Their excitement went up a peg or two as prizes for the best dressed student from each section of every class were also announced and presented. The day ended on a happy note with teachers seen clicking pictures with their students and making memories to be cherished forever.
Spiced up with fun, frolic, food and laughter, the annual Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar fete ‘Cenfiesta’ was back with a bang on 22nd Nov ’18 this year. Enjoyed by young and old alike, this day is really looked forward to by one and all.
Running from 9 am to 4pm, the varied stalls advertising games, rides, an international and traditionally Indian food arena and live entertainment were seen doing great business for the day as the teachers and student volunteers did incredible work to keep the fun quotient on the rise.
The Art and Craft stall saw people flocking to it in large numbers to buy attractive handicrafts like creatively designed paper bags and paper flowers to hand-made vases created by students under the guidance of their Art teachers. With the great demand, everything sold like hot cakes!! The exciting games stalls were equally appealing and groups could be seen hunting for hidden treasure or ringing little goodies and winning chocolates at simulation games.
The ‘Happy Memories’ stall and the ‘Dedicate a song’ stall attracted visitors like bees to honey, all ready to pose with friends, family, teachers and students with all kinds of hilarious props and dedicate their favourite songs to each other.
The fete also offered visitors a chance to buy a sapling and other potted plants and florals and become ‘green ambassadors’. Set up by Class XI and XII students, the stall had a steady stream of onlookers and buyers who were interested in beautifying their homes!
They say that happiness comes in small packets which turned out to be true for the stall aptly titled ‘Kingdom of Treats’ which served delicious pastries and muffins. No wonder the stall won the prize for ‘best decoration’. The enthusiastic students of Class XI weren’t far behind when it came to bagging a few prizes. Class XI D won the ‘most enterprising stall’ award for NERF shooting and it also won a prize for the most innovative idea for the game, Try your Luck. ‘Best Promotions’ title was won by Shakes and Sandwiches stall and the prize for ‘Best Slogans’ was won by Fries.
From eating and songs to DJ and games, the fete had it all!! Everyone from ex-students and parents to children and teachers streamed through the gates and had a gala time, making it a one-stop destination for fun all around!
With some Indian festivals having a detrimental impact on the environment, it is time to rethink how we strike a balance between celebrating them and conserving our ecosystem.
Members of the Interact Club of Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar did just that when they encouraged students of Class VIII to make Ganesh Chaturthi an eco-friendly festival by designing and making their very own Ganesh idol from organic matter like hay, sutali, shadu clay, natural colours, crepe paper, basil, alum and gum made from ‘maida’ and rice paste. Even the ‘modak’ was made from alum. Under the guidance of their Art teacher, Mr. Praveen Waliokar, the children made the idol which was displayed for everyone to see and seek blessings from.
The sensitized children implored everyone to use eco-friendly idols so that they can be immersed properly at home and the remains can be used later as manure.
The school management, staff and students thanked the Interactors for becoming ‘green ambassadors’ and taking the initiative to spread the much-needed awareness.
All Interactors look forward to one of the most anticipated events of the year for them and Interactors at Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar are no exception. They were elated to hear that the Annual Interact Meet was being organized at Jain International School in November.
At the outset of the three-day programme, the participants were allocated different houses and initiated into performing various challenging activities for which they were awarded marks. While an interesting quiz had them donning their thinking caps, antaakshari had them singing their favourite numbers and origami unleashed their creativity.
Competing in several unique sports brought out their sportsman spirit as they battled it out in games of baseball-cricket, lawn tennis-football, kabbadi, kho-kho, etc. Multiple sessions were also held on traffic rules, development of social skills, self-defense, etc. As these activities were conducted, each and every student was assessed on the basis of their involvement, leadership qualities, communication skills, etc.
On the third day, it was the time to head home. The organizing Rotarians had everyone waiting eagerly for the announcement of the results and of course, the prizes! Paridhi Jaiswal from CPSWN won the Miss Interact award and was awarded a sash and a trophy and made the school extremely proud of her.
At the end of the meet, the Interactors realized how their wonderful experience had changed them for their future and would play a big part in improving their personality, skill and knowledge.
Thanking their teacher-mentor Mrs. Roma Mundra for the opportunity, the Interactors were applauded for their good performance by the management and staff of the school.
Cap: District Interact Meet
Cap: One of the activities in progress at the Interact meet
Championing the cause of ‘Joy of Giving’, Centre Point School, Wardhaman Nagar children responded wholeheartedly to a call of sharing and caring for those who are not as well endowed as them. Their response to the ‘Neki Ka Pitara’ drive was over- whelming to say the least.
Under this effort, a few ‘Anganwadis’ were first identified around the school premises and, after information about the number of children and their requirements and meal times was gathered, Anganwadi Kramank 71 and 74 were shortlisted for the drive and the children were motivated in the morning assembly to donate 5 PET bottles of Amul Cool or any other flavoured milk (200 ml) and 5 biscuit packets of Rs 5 only on their birthdays. This initiative aimed at developing in children a sense of empathy and duty before entertainment. A pamphlet was also printed and distributed to the children to communicate this effort to their parents and garner their support.
With the PITARA (a Cellfrost) refrigerator overflowing in no time, a batch of 70 bottles and packets of biscuits for 2 Anganwadis were despatched every time. The joy on the faces of the children was to be seen to be believed! Prakhar Singhania, one of the Prefects (Special Projects) who accompanied the volunteers cited, “seeing their dark earnest eyes and the small dingy rooms in which they were seated, we realised how lucky we were. Some drank the milk fast….others slowly sipped…..some were suspicious initially because they thought we had come to vaccinate them, but in the end all were happy “.
It’s been several months now since the drive commenced in Sept ‘18. Everyone from their in-charge teachers, Mrs. Sana Seth and Mrs. Aparna Dharmale to student volunteers and all the young contributors felt a deep sense of happiness and satisfaction when they came to know that the attendance in the Anganwadis had gone up and they had gained the trust of the children. They sincerely resolved to pursue this drive and bring more Anganwadis under their radar as the trend of ‘Meaningful Birthdays’ catches on