As per the guidelines of CBSE, to observe Swachhta hi Sewa Campaign launched by Hon'ble Prime Minister BCM School, Chandigarh Road organized a plethora of activities. Students took Shramdaan by collecting the biodegradable & non-biodegradable waste in and around the school campus, which was further sent for recycling. Taking an active approach against the use of plastic, "An Expert's Lecture" was organised in which students were acquainted with the use and reuse of plastic, types of pollutions caused by plastic and how to manage the plastic waste with the help of a PPT and videos. The young learners exhibited the spirit of going against the plastic in ‘Debate’ on the topic "Plastic is boon or bane". The students manifested their arguments over the blessings and curse of plastic to mankind. Thereafter, the students conceptualised their gained knowledge about plastic in activity "Model Making" which highlighted the harmful effects of single use of plastic and its alternatives. The students also wrote different messages using different calligraphic styles and spread awareness about the harmful effects of plastic in ‘Slogan Writing’ activity. To sensitize the students of Primary Wing about the need and importance of personal hygiene and sanitation, a PPT was showcased by the students of class XI & XII, in which they demonstrated how to take care of body parts. Two skits highlighting the important role played by the sweepers and IV class employees of the school were also presented which made the students realize their responsibility to keep the surroundings clean. Swachhta logo has been displayed at different venues inside the school campus to promote a high degree of awareness with messages against Single Use Plastic.
As per the recommendation of CBSE , to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad(Freedom Fighter, Eminent nationalist , First Union Minister of Education) an Elocution Competition was held in the Middle Wing.
In CBSE National Yoga Competition held at Gyan Shri School, Noida, our school team bagged 10th position. 125 teams from all over India participated in this competition.
The names of team members are-
CLEANLINESS DRIVE FOR SWACHH BHARAT
SWACHHTA SHAPATH- 01-09-2018 (SATURDAY)
“CLEAN PLANET CALLS EACH ONE OF US TO GET TOGETHER AND MAKE
INDIA CLEAN AND GREEN”
Students took the pledge along with their teachers to give their bit in maintaining cleanliness and ensure their commitment towards keeping their mother earth safe to protect all the living beings. The purpose of keeping the surroundings clean and safe was addressed to the students by their respective class teachers.
SWACHHTA AWARENESS DAY 02-09-2018 TO 04-09-2018
(SUNDAY TO TUESDAY)
“ONE WHO MAINTAINS CLEANLINESS KEEPS AWAY DISEASES”
The teachers took initiative in inspecting all the sanitary facilities in the school campus. They were distributed in all the wings and detailed report was compiled for the same. The teachers voluntarily left no corners unattended for the purpose of inspection.
GREEN SCHOOL DRIVE -05-09-2018
“THERE IS NO SUCH THING „AWAY?. WHEN WE THROW ANYTHING AWAY
IT MUST GO SOMEWHERE”
The teachers taught the students about segregation of recyclable and non-recyclable waste. Discussions were made about the collection, shredding and disposal of old and obsolete documents and solid waste. They were made to understand the consequences of using non-biodegradable products on the environment and also our health. All the recyclable and non-recyclable materials collected from the school campus were collected and segregated.
SWACHHTA PARTICIPATION DAY - 06-09-2018
“GOD GAVE US GREEN NOW LET?S MAKE IT CLEAN!”
Poster making and essay writing competitionwas conducted for the students. The students made posters on the topic “keep our environment clean and green” and wrote essay on the topic “keep our environment safe” on the purpose of swachhta participation day.
HAND WASH DAY - 07-09-2018
“THE POWER IS IN YOUR HANDS, SO KEEP THEM CLEAN !”
The students were given information by the medical departmenton keeping their personal hygiene. The students were motivated to always wash their hands with soap and follow the various necessary steps for maintaining their daily personal hygiene.
PERSONAL HYGIENE DAY
“TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY. IT?S THE ONLY PLACE YOU HAVE TO LIVE IN”
Students were shown videos about maintaining their personal hygiene and were taught about the various ways theycan keep themselves healthy and can keep germs away from their bodies.
SWACHHTA SCHOOL EXHIBITION DAY
“CREATIVITY IS JUST CONNECTING THINGS”
An exhibition was held in the school campus for the students on the topic “CLEANLINESS DRIVE”. The students took initiative in using their creativity and show cast their talents for the purpose of exhibition to follow the cleanliness drive.
SWACHH WATER DAY
WATER IS LIFE AND CLEAN WATER MEANS HEALTH”
The students were given a lecture about the water borne diseases and its effects on our health by their respective teachers and discussions on the same topic were made with the students.
WATER HARVESTING DAY
WATER IS LIFE?S MATTER AND MATRIX. MOTHER AND MEDIUM. SAVE RAIN WATER BY HARVESTING”
Teachers taught the students about the procedure of rain water harvesting and its benefits. They were told about the purpose of saving water and also how saving water is related to the protection of the environment.
LETTER WRITING DAY - 14-09-2018
“KEEP YOUR SURROUNDINGS NEAT AND CLEAN”
An activity was conducted in which the students wrote an essay about the activities conducted for the cleanliness drive and mentioned about what they have learnt through the different activities organized during the SWACHHTA PAKHWADA.
In year 2017 Govt. of India announced the programme ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ with the objective of inter weaving the various cultures and religions together. Pairing Punjab with Andhra Pradesh, BCM School Chandigarh Road Ludhiana organized Inter - House Quiz and PPT contests to nourish the tall flame of nationhood. The students of all 4 houses participated with full zeal and zest. The main purpose of the initiative is to celebrate the Unity in Diversity and to create an environment that promotes learning of culture and heritage of different states and UTs. In these PPT and Quiz Contests, Ravi and Satluj Houses took the limelight by scoring the highest marks. In 2017, Show and Tell Competition and in 2018 Kuchipudi Dance performance on the occasion of Republic Day were also organized. The School Head, Mr. D.P.Guleria appreciated the efforts of the students and congratulated the winners. He further stated that this exchange of knowledge about different states and UTs will promote the learning of different cultures, traditions and heritage.
With a view to popularize Science and technology among masses and create awareness regarding its impact on socio-economic and sustainable development of the country, CBSE Regional Level Science Exhibition was organized at MGN Public School, Jalandhar from January 07 to January 09, 2018, in which 127 teams from Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir participated and presented more than 200 models on different sub themes. The model of BCM School Sector 32, Ludhiana was highly appreciated and bagged second position on sub theme ‘Health and Well Being’. The model presented a device giving a unique solution for bed sores- a common present-day medical problem. Hence the model is going to be highly beneficial for patients suffering from this ailment. The model is further selected for National Level Science Exhibition. The Principal of the school Mr. D P Guleria appreciated & congratulated the team and advised the students to cherish their visions and dreams -the blue prints of their ultimate achievements.
Under the programme Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat”, initiated by Govt. of India, which aims to actively enhance interaction between people of diverse cultures living in different States and UTs in India, with the objective of promoting greater mutual understanding amongst them, BCM School, Chandigarh Road organized a Show and Tell Quiz depicting the rich heritage and culture of Andhra Pradesh, the paired state with Punjab. Students from classes V to IX participated in it. The vast heritage and culture, customs and traditions of Andhra Pradesh were showcased, enabling the students to understand and appreciate the diversity of our country, thus fostering a sense of common identity. Through this innovative measure students were made acquainted of the language, culture, traditions and practices of Andhra Pradesh. Principal Mr.D.P.Guleria applauded this initiative and highlighted the importance of respecting diverse cultures, castes and their growing importance in the globalised world. He further stated that this exchange of knowledge about different states will lead to an enhanced understanding and bonding between one another, thereby strengthening the unity and integrity of India.
WWF Wild Wisdom online quiz in partnership with CBSE was organized from November 3 to 8, 2017 and 11000 students from all over the country participated in this competition. Divanshu of class IXF got National rank-5th after successfully completing three rounds of the competition. He is the sole participant from North India in top 7 winners.
Following the guidelines of CBSE, to be a part of “Vigilance Awareness Week” which is organized by Central Vigilance Commission every year during the last week of October to coincide with the birth of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel on 31st October, BCM School 32-a Chandigarh Road has been observing “Vigilance Awareness Week” from 30th October to November 4, 2017. To sensitize the students about the issue various activities have been conducted on the theme “My Vision-Corruption Free India”. In a pledge ceremony students took “Integrity Pledge” and “RASHTRIYA EKTA DIWAS PLEDGE” in the morning assembly. Students of classes IV and V showcased their concern on the issue through Slogans, Cartoons and Essays on the theme “Corruption Free India and “Role of IT in making India corruption free”. A Debate Competition was also conducted for classes VI to VIII on the theme “Ethical practices in organizations bring down corruption”. Students of IX to XII had Elocution on ‘How can Value education contribute in controlling corruption”. Students were made aware of this social evil and how they can contribute in eradicating the same. Principal Mr. D.P.Guleria applauded the efforts of the students and urged that it is the need of the hour to permanently ingrain these ethical values in the minds of students to save the country from the clutches of Corruption.
As initiated by CBSE the school celebrated Paryatan Parv’ (Tourism Festival) from 5 to 25 October with ardor and enthusiasm. Various activities were organized in the school premises with the objective of cultivating a touring culture and imparting the latest information about tourism. A quiz competition was organized for the students of Classes IV and V to enhance their knowledge about rich and vast heritage and culture of India and to acquaint them how Tourism promotes plurality of cultures. A slogan writing and a poster making competition was organized for the students of classes IX and X on. The students demonstrated their artistic skills and conveyed the message that Education and Tourism go hand in hand. The School also organized a seminar for the students showcasing the cultural diversity of the country and reinforcing the role of tourism in the mutual understanding and social harmony.
Crackers hold a fascination for both young and old alike. Despite a growing anti-cracker campaign, there is no dip in its popularity. Children being the largest consumers of crackers, need to be educated about its harmful after effects to their health and environment. Taking up this cause BCM School, Sector 32-A decided to organize an anti-cracker rally. BCMites took it upon their shoulders to educate the residents of Sector 32-A about the ill effects of burning crackers and to celebrate Diwali with candles, sweets and non-polluting green crackers available in markets. The rally was flagged off by the Principal Mr. D.P.Guleria. Launching the anti-cracker campaign at the school he addressed the students and said that polluting crackers should not only be avoided but also banned. He urged the children to take the message of not bursting such crackers not only to their families, but also their neighborhood and adjoining colonies so that this initiative takes the shape of a movement. The students took a pledge of not to burst crackers and to spread word in their neighborhood and friends about the same. Around 2000 students participated enthusiastically and went to the nearby localities holding banners and placards denouncing the use of crackers and even approaching shopkeepers not to sell noisy and polluting crackers. The harmful effects of crackers to health and environment were brought to the fore front by the children with a genuine request to all citizens to celebrate this Diwali without crackers. Diwali fervor was seen in the school campus also while the students participated in a Rangoli Competition also.
AN AWARENESS RALLY ON INTERNATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY
750 students from classes VI to VIII of BCM School Sec-32 A, Chd.Rd. Ludhiana partook in an awareness rally organized to perceive the ‘International Girl Child Day’. The observation of this day supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. The School Principal Mr. D.P. Guleria permitted the students to commence the rally by giving his best wishes & the young stakeholders of future along with their mentors boarded on a spectacular awareness procession in Sector 32-A & spread the great message of “Save Girl Save Future”. Students enacted the plays, presented the songs, speeches & raised up the awareness about the importance of nurturing girls globally. Through this rally students shouldered the responsibility of eradicating the gender biased discrimination which many girls around the world suffer from. They also demonstrated the successful emergence of girls and young women as a distinct cohort in development of India through Nukkar Natak, Poster Making & Declamation Contest.
As per the guidelines of CBSE, the school has been observing " Swacchta Pakhwada" since September 1,2017. During morning assembly students took a pledge to keep the surroundings clean. A sanitation and cleanliness committee inspected the washrooms, drinking water places, corridors, basement etc. The committee observed the cleanliness and sanitation of various places of all the blocks and submitted the report and feedback of the same to the concerned authorities. A poster making & an essay writing competition on the topic 'Cleanliness & Hygiene' was also organized to make the students aware of the importance of the sanitation & hygiene.
BHARAT RAKSHA PARV 26 JULY, 2017
Dainik Jagran newspaper organized ‘BHARAT RAKSHA PARV’ activity in which students of classes V, VI, VII & VIII prepared beautiful Rakhis for the brave soldiers of India. Rakhis were sent to Jammu border to show the respect and gratitude to the soldiers for their selfless love and care.
Following students participated in CBSE Heritage Quiz (2016 - 2017)
1. Abhishek Kalia - XI
2. Ajay Deswal - XI
3. Divyansh Vashistha - X
Following students participated in CBSE Online Quiz :-
1. Bhavay - VII
2. Kinshuk - VIII