Online Celebration of Reading Week
On account of ‘Hindi Diwas’, officially celebrated on the 14th of September, various online events were organised for the students by Hindi department. BCMites rejoiced as they celebrated Hindi Diwas with enthusiasm and fervour to emphasize the importance of National Language. They participated in a plethora of activities consisting of Kavita Gayan, Doha Gayan, Kahani Buno, Hasya Kavita, Shabdmala Antakshri, Parichyokti lekhan, Ekal Abhinay, Biographies of authors and poets etc. To make the event fun filled and interesting, there was a round of riddles and puzzles also. The event was an initiative to make the students respect and learn the importance of our official language – ‘Hindi’. The presence of students in large number led the event to be a grand success.
Virtual Celebration of Hindi Diwas
Students in grades 1 to 5 celebrated International Ozone Day on September 16, 2020 on the theme “Ozone for Life” with great delight. Eco Club organized different online activities for students to make a small but significant contribution in the environment. In the virtual morning assembly, a Power point presentation on the importance of saving Ozone layer was shared with students. Grade 1 & 2 teachers explained the term Ozone layer, the importance of protecting this layer and the harmful effect, if it is depleted to the students. The teachers also told the students that they can protect the ozone layer by recycling, planting, and not using electronics that will have a negative effect on the ozone layer. As a part of the event students of class 3 participated in Slogan Writing on the topic “Use Ozone Friendly Products” and students of class 4 made thought provoking posters on the theme of ‘‘A World without Ozone Layer”. Students of class 5 prepared Power points presentations on the theme “Journey of Ozone Hole’s Recovery” show casing that how hole in the Ozone layer is healing. Holding this event has helped motivate students to reduce and recycle waste materials. They identified the reasons behind the ozone layer depletion and the detrimental effects on human life.
Ozone Day Celebration
National Sports day is one of the greatest events in BCM school calendar and we couldn’t let a little thing like a global pandemic stop us celebrating together. However, we do have to be safe and responsible, so this year we WENT ONLINE for classes I to V. Virtual sports day was spread over the week beginning from 22nd August 2020. This offered everyone the opportunity to take part whenever it was convenient for them. A qualifying round was sent to the students wherein, they have to complete the circuit training round in the given time. Students participated enthusiastically and we got overwhelming response in the preliminary round. Students were shortlisted on the basis of given criteria and the finalists entered into the Final Round. Different interesting challenges were waiting for them. A plethora of sports activities were sent to students which they could perform only using common household items. Demonstrative videos of teachers taking different challenges were also shared to encourage the children to participate. Siblings and family members were also encouraged to take part. Students of Middle wing were motivated to have indoor sports activities along with their parents and even grandparents. There was an excellent turn out across all year groups and it was fantastic to see so many people getting involved and take on the challenges. Principal DP Guleria congratulated all the students and teachers for this successful event. He also motivated the students by saying that winning or losing doesn’t matter, participation matters.
National Sports Day
With almost the whole world functioning virtually during coronavirus times, BCM School is leaving no stones unturned to reach their students and indulge them in constructive activities. Virtual celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi is another step in this direction. Students of BCM School, Chd, Road marked the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi by installing their Eco- friendly Ganesha. They ditched the Ganesha idols made of chemicals, plaster of Paris, plastic and thermocol and created their own Eco-friendly Ganesha Idol with natural biodegradable materials like clay, papier mache, flour and turmeric etc. and did their bit to save the environment. Students made these idols enthusiastically with devotion and passion. Videos enlightening the students about the significance of the festival and all the body parts of Lord Ganesha were also shared with the students. Principal D.P. Guleria praised the efforts of the students and said that it has been proved time again that old rituals of Indian culture are eco-friendly. He also stated that these kinds of activities strengthen cultural roots in students besides creativity.
Ganesh Chaturthi with Eco-friendly Ganesh idols
School’s very first-of-its-kind Online Inter-House Dance Competition for students from class V was organized on the theme “Patriotism”. Around 100 students participated enthusiastically in the preliminary round. Children sent in their audition videos. Participants were shortlisted in a very fair way by talented judges. Shortlisted children from each House were given the stage to perform live virtually. It was breath - taking to see what our children are capable of; Their grace and poise were truly inspirational. Judgement was done on the basis of dancing skills, expressions and overall presentation. Arnav of Yamuna House and Diksha of Sutlej House bagged 1st position. Pankhuri of Ravi House and Sanvi of Sutlej House stood 2nd. Ananya of Ravi House and Ridhima of Yamuna House were at 3rd position. Vaishnavi of Ravi house got consolation prize. Students of Ravi house got maximum prizes and thus declared as the winner house.
Ravi House bagged first position in Virtual Inter House Dance Competition
Though the school is closed for students due to global pandemic Covid-19, the staff and students of BCM School Chandigarh Road exhibited unparalleled enthusiasm while celebrating 74th Independence Day. The Principal Mr. DP addressed the staff and students on virtual platform. He congratulated all on this auspicious occasion and paid homage to the brave warriors who sacrificed their personal interests and even lives for the country. He further said that we must remember the teachings of our great ancestors like Ram, Krishna, Chanakya, Vivekanand. We should remember that the country achieved freedom after great sacrifices. This freedom should be guarded with all our might and never taken for granted. He congratulated the teachers for switching over to novel system of online teaching with such ease and in almost no time. While praising the new education policy initiated by the Govt., he said that it is the kind of education only that decides the future of a country. He reminded the teachers to be vigilant of their huge responsibility and be a role model for the students.
The teachers organized a plethora of online activities wherein the students partook with great patriotic fervour. Dressed up in the colours of , children from Grade I-V participated in “Being Static, Still Patriotic” progression on virtual platform and many other engaging activities like Poem recitation, dancing on patriotic songs, making Independence Day craft, role plays on life events of freedom fighters and assembling a delicious tricolour sandwich. Versatile and enthusiastic also added their unique inputs in articulation in the form of poems, slogans, jingles and dance.
Students of classes VI-VIII created tri colour caps, painted tri colour t-shirts and dressed themselves in garb of freedom fighters. Every home became a shrine of ‘Maa Bharati’ as the students enunciated patriotic slogans, speeches and poems. Such was their enthusiasm that the entire virtual event seemed like happening in actuality.? Marching with heads held high, dancing hand in hand with peers, watching unfurling proudly while singing national anthem in chorus became the treasured memories of this uniquely celebrated Independence Day. All prayed to almighty that soon the pandemic loses its grip over the world and once again the school campus is filled with cheerful presence of the students.
74th INDEPENDENCE DAY JOLLIFICATIONS
‘Sweeter than honey, tastier than curd, pleasanter indeed than any happiness and joy is the company, is the power of the name of Krishna’
To seek the blessings of Lord Krishna, Janmashtami was celebrated by Students of BCM School, Chandigarh road with mirth and joy. While this religious importance is not lost, this day signifies a lot more to modern India. It indicates excitement, euphoria and a joyous spirit of enthrallment. To celebrate the extraordinary bond between man and the Almighty, students took the opportunity to participate in a plethora of online activities. BCMites from classes I to X participated in flute & poster decoration, crown making, poster decoration of Lord Krishna, Geeta Saar writing, rangoli making , mono acting, colourful Janki decorations etc. The spirit of festivity was enhanced with online bhajan competition in which students sang melodious bhajans and Navreet of VIII J stood first. The purpose of the flamboyant celebration was to inculcate value of sharing and respect in the students.
School Principal, D.P. Guleria blessed all the students on this auspicious day and gave them the message to look ahead instead of reminiscing in the past. His words truly summed up the efficacy of celebrating festivals of devotion and obedience towards their parents and teachers.
BCM School, Chandigarh Road continued their trend of celebrations by organising plethora of activities on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on August 1,2020. About 1200 students participated in these activities with great gusto. Students of classes l to V contributed in the celebration by designing eco -friendly Rakhis and Shagun envelops. Students of middle wing demonstrated their creative expressions through the activity 'Rakhi Thali Decoration' and students of classes IX and X communicated their emotions of the festival through the activity -'A Letter to Doctors' in which they extended their gratitude to doctors for being in the front line of the battle against coronavirus pandemic. Later, all the letters were sent to the doctors through a link of BCM School blog.The principal, Mr. D.P Guleria applauded the students for their sincere efforts. These activities instilled in the students the values of love and solicitude.
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As per the guidelines of CBSE, Students and teachers of BCM School, Chandigarh Road participated in CBSE Reading Month activities and competitions which was celebrated from June 19 to July 18. Lakhs of students from CBSE Schools around the nation participated in this. BCMites once again brought laurels to the school by winning commendable positions in different competitions. In Open Art Competition Divik Garg of class 2, Mahanya Garg of class 3 bagged 2nd prize whereas Darshdeep Singh of Class 2 and Ridhima of class 5 got 3rd prize. In Quiz Competition for the students of classes 6 to 12, Vidhi Jain of class 8 got 3rd position. Not only the students but teachers of BCM School, Chandigarh Road also participated in Quiz Competition and Video making Competition. Ms. Madhu Sharma, PGT English got 2nd prize in Video Making competition for her video on the topic “Book that changed my life”. Her video was based on the book “Why Gandhi still matters: An Appraisal of the Mahatma’s Legacy”. Divik Garg and Mahanya Garg also secured their positions in Zone wise winners. Principal D.P. Guleria congratulated all the winners and acclaimed the efforts of the students and teachers. He also encouraged them to participate more in such competitions to make this time productive and fruitful.
BCM School, Chd. Road gleamed in CBSE Reading Month Competitions
“Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding.”
Science is a subject which is completely focused on the facts and evidences concerning the natural and social world. To encourage students to look beyond their textual knowledge and to establish a relationship between theory and application of the learnt concepts, Online Science Wiz Kid was conducted for the students of middle wing. Students participated in it with great enthusiasm and vigour. The first round of quiz was conducted on July 18, 2020. Students scoring highest marks in first round were selected for the final round which was conducted on July 30, 2020. Students who got top rank are Ananya Arora from VI G, Raghav Bhatia from VII E & Drish Malhotra from class VIII-I.
Science Wiz kid II Middle wing II
Harshit Grover has utilised the month of July by participating in near about 5 quiz on Covid 19 organised by different organisations & universities like Sipna College of Engineering and Technology, Amravati, J.K.K. Nattraja College of Pharmacy, Tamilnadu, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur etc. He has also participated in various quizzes conducted on Umang App. He got certificate of appreciation from all the organizations.
Student's Achievement II Middle Wing II
“Patriotism is a vital virtue which must be deep rooted in young minds”
We, Indians Sleep peacefully at our homes because our Army is guarding the frontiers. To salute the real heroes of the Nation and inspire the students for a patriotic cause, Kargil Victory Day was celebrated with aplomb. BCMites of classes IV to VIII participated in a plethora of activities ranging from bio-sketch writing to article writing, Patriotic Poem Recitation to singing patriotic songs. They depict moments of pride, courage and sacrifice shown by our Army Men in their presentations. They also pledged to serve the Nation in every possible manner. School Principal Mr. D.P. Guleria appreciated the efforts put in by the students. He urged the students to remember the sacrifice of the great martyrs made for our protection and remarked that we should not take our freedom for granted, rather should strive every day to make India worthy of the invaluable sacrifice made by the Kargil Heroes.
Celebration of Kargil Victory Day
The counselling cell of Middle wing organized a webinar on “Understanding Puberty” for the girls of class VI. Ms. Shreya Sarkar (Child Counsellor, Middle Wing) addressed the students about the science behind “Puberty”. The girls were told about the transitional phase of growth and development that brings with psychological, social, and moral terrain and how they need to get through with the change by accepting it as a part of growing up. It was an interactive session in which the queries of the young minds were given a satisfactory answer.
Seminar on 'Puberty'
Everest Yoga Institute conducted Open Virtual Poster Making Competition on the eve of 6th International Day of Yoga. Around 800 entries were submitted from all across the country. Students showcased their creativity in unique forms through beautiful posters and colours and bagged different positions in various categories with respective themes allotted to them. The result of the same is as follows
Group A (4 to 6+ yrs)
AdhavDutt I-D III
Radhika Sharma I-G III
Nakeesha, Rajveer I-F Consolation Prize
Group B (7 to 10+ yrs)
Ekamjot Kaur III-B II
Abeer Sharma (II-E) Abha (IV-E) Consolation Prize
Group C (11 to 14+ yrs)
Shruti Sharma II
Isha Jindal Consolation Prize
Group D (15 to 18 yrs)
Pawni Gambhir I
GurleenKaur, Namandeep III
OPEN POSTER MAKING COMPETITION
G. Sreya of class VIII-H has used this lockdown period in the best possible way as she participated in more than 20 online quizzes such as Covid 19 awareness quiz by Institute of Management Studies Noida, Sathyaram Academy, Bengaluru, Aryabhatta Group of Institutes, Ajmer, Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat Quiz etc. which were organized by different universities and organizations. She has received appreciation from all the organizations for excellent performance. She has also participated in Kalakruti Karo- Na 2020, a national level online drawing competition by Hulahul Foundation, Online talent hunt by Incredible Stars etc. Her article ‘How you made your lockdown period productive’ was published in The Hulahul Times, Mumbai.
“Father is the guiding light whose love shows the way”
Each one of us has been given the gift of life thanks to our parents. And yoga is that divine instrument meant to support us in understanding and enjoying this life. This year International day of Yoga and Father’s Day has come on a same day, so children celebrated the two together and rejoice the glory that is life? Yoga helps to sow the seeds of a bonding within the family. Bcmites started their day by doing various asanas, meditation and breathing exercises with their father. They did various asanas like Swaas Dhyan, pranayam, sukhasana etc. They also spent some quality time with their father by watching movies and playing games. To make this day more special and show gratitude, they also made beautiful cards.
Fitness Fun with Dad on Father’s Day
Yoga helps in controlling an individual's mind, body and soul. It helps in managing stress and anxiety. This year due to covid-19 pandemic, CBSE has given an entirely different platform to participate in various yoga competitions. Firstly, students filled an online form for Yoga which was by Ministry of Ayush. A good number of students participated in My Life My Yoga video blogging competition which was organized by Ministry of Ayush. They have also registered for the Online National Quiz competition on the theme ‘Yoga for Health and Harmony’. An Open Poster Making Competition was also organized by Everest Yoga Institute. In which around 200 students from classes VI to VIII participated. Pawni Gambhir of VIII A bagged first position & Namandeep bagged 3rd position in Group D category.
International Day of Yoga
Ambassadors Of Hope
World Environment Day is celebrated as an annual event to raise the importance of the healthy and green environment in human lives and to solve the issues of the environment by implementing some positive environmental actions. BCMites of classes VI to VIII came forward and participated in several DIY activities to preserve the environment from waste material. Students of class VI and VII made bird feeders with waste plastic bottles & cardboard and students of class VIII made compost pits in buckets and made the best use of plastic waste. They clicked their photographs and shared with their class teachers. School Principal D.P. Guleria appreciated the efforts of the students.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY II MIDDLE WING II
This virtual dialogue was hosted on the eve of the World Environment Day. On this occasion, the hon’ble Indian minister for environment, forest and climate change, Mr. Prakash Javadekar was the chief guest. This occasion also marked the launch of a very special initiative underline the role of youth,” youth unite for a safe and secure environment for all”. Mr. Ugo Astuto, Mr Hans Jacob, Ms. Jan Thompson, Prof. Nicholas Stern and Mr. Woochong Um were speakers of the event. They gave their valuable thoughts on environment. Students of VI and VII classes also attended the webinar and got ideas how we can sustain our environment in a better way. Speakers discussed about global health crises and their closes inter linkage with climate impact. They said we should focus on the roadmap that nations need to adopt routing towards a green recovery. Overall it was an informative webinar.
Webinar on world environment day special/E-launch of WSD
On the sacred day of Birth Anniversary of MAHATMA SATYANAND MUNJAL, (24th May 1917 – 14th April 2016), BCM School, Chandigarh Road got flooded with nostalgic memories of Mahatma Ji. The hearts of staff and students were engulfed in the sacred feelings of obeisance for Mahatma Satyanand Ji, whom they lovingly called 'Bau Ji'. Every year this event is celebrated on the school premises as Founder's Day with a sense of reverence and devotion. However, this year due to lockdown eloborated plans of celebration were abated to some extent. Yet, with unsurmountable spirits the teachers and students organized a plethora of activities as a tribute to the legendary Mahatma from may 18 to may 24, 2020. The children as guided by their mentors recited and inscribed holy vedic mantras and golden rules of Arya samaj. There were online events like Bhajan Singing, Greeting cards making and Portrait designing organized by the students and for the students. The staff members performed Hawan at their homes. The Principal , Sh. D P Guleria expressed his thoughts about Mahatma Ji that the great visionary was truly an epitome of ‘Satya’ (truth) and ‘Anand’ (bliss) who has been and will be a perennial source of inspiration for him and all BCMites.
International Day for Biological Diversity focuses on biodiversity as the foundation for our food and health. The day has been proclaimed to increase understanding and to spread awareness about biodiversity issues. Bridging the gap between books and biodiversity in a unique manner, students of classes I to VIII of BCM School Sector 32 celebrated this day with poise. They showcased their talent in different activities ranging from poster making to slogan writing, best out of waste to e-collage. They also displayed their tender love while watering the plants in their houses. They also went for nature walk to understand biodiversity in a better way. Later on they penned down the ways to protect the nature. They focused on to spread knowledge and awareness about the dependency of food system, nutrition, health on biodiversity and on healthy ecosystems. Principal Mr. D.P. Guleria appreciated the students and told them to be more sensitive towards the environmental concerns.
International Biological Diversity Day II PRIMARY & MIDDLE WING II
This lockdown has given enormous opportunities to the students to introspect themselves and find out the hidden talent among them. In these two months, students have tried their hands in different skills like cooking, painting, DIY’s, creating best out of the waste etc. They shared their views and videos with their class in charges.
Discovering yourself II MIDDLE WING II
A mother is the backbone of the family. She is the one who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take. The pandemic has put everything on a halt but mothers are the ones whose workload is increased. What better day it can be than the Mother’s Day to appreciate the sacrifices a mother does for her children! BCMites made this day a beautiful and memorable one for their mothers by making cards, preparing meals for her and by giving surprises. It was a fun filled day for the students as they acknowledge their mothers’ unconditional love and efforts.
CELEBRATION OF MOTHERS' DAY II MIDDLE & PRIMARY WING II
Students of BCM School Chandigarh Road celebrated World Red Cross Day amidst lockdown. This year Red Cross Day has come at a time when the whole world is gripped in Covid-19 pandemic. There are so many people who are serving the humanity selflessly. Bcmites of different classes participated in a plethora of activities. Class 1 & 2 prepared first aid boxes, class 3rd made thank you cards for Red Cross volunteers and class 4 & 5 learnt how to make masks. In addition to this, class 6th wrote and recited poems in praise of the unsung heroes of this pandemic. Class 7th & 8th wrote gratitude letters for the doctors and nurses who are fighting with this pandemic at frontline. Principal D P Guleria appreciated the efforts of the students and said that we should also do our part to save the humanity.
CELEBRATION OF RED CROSS DAY II PRIMARY & MIDDLE WING II
Ambassadors of Hope competition was organized by Sh. Vijay Inder Singla, Education Minister of Punjab to motivate students to combat Covid - 19 Pandemic. BCMites enthusiastically showcased their talent in dance, music, poetry recitation, painting etc. They upload their videos on Social platforms with a hashtag Ambassadors of Hope. Result for the same is awaited.
Ambassadors of hope
At BCM we are pledged to leave no stone unturned for the betterment of our students.” With this thought in mind BCM School organized a Virtual interaction on April 30, Thursday wherein teachers interacted via video calling with the parents and students of their respective classes.
Parents were asked to feel free to give their suggestions and discuss their queries regarding assignments or notes which are being sent to them regularly. Teachers motivated students to be patient at this difficult time and guided them how to complete their assigned work neatly and carefully. Teachers thanked parents for their continuous support and efforts done with the children and asked for the same cooperation in future also. This platform provided the parents with an opportunity to share their concerns. Parents also appreciated the continuous efforts put in by the management and teachers during this time to keep the students engaged. Such virtual interaction will definitely make students and teachers tech-savvy, with innovative teaching – learning experiences and moreover it will definitely create a better rapport between teacher and taught.