A STEP TOWARDS A BETTER SOCIETY- 20th FEBRUARY, 2017
“Rather than being a human, be a humanitarian” ― Kowtham Kumar K.
“We thank the institutions for letting us do our bit for the society”, said Mrs. Deepshikha Srivastava, Principal of Rajhans Vidyalaya. On 20th February, 2017, Rajhans Vidyalaya presented a cheque of Rs. 51,000/- each to various institutions which work for the betterment of the society.
ADHAR is the first institute in India of its type where they are taking responsibility of lifelong care and protection of mentally retarded adult children. It is managed by the Board of Trustees in which 7 members out of 9 members are parents.
Presently, they have 242 mentally retarded children (male & female) under their care. Adhar is providing them lifelong care, training and rehabilitation facilities with the help of psychologists, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical officers, social workers, special teachers, care takers and other requisite staff. They have also been awarded the Best NGO by the government of India.
Dayanand Foundation, an NGO which works to restore joy and justice, advocates equal opportunities for development in the areas of education, medical care, welfare and relief, rehabilitation and upliftment of the poor and needy, through love and integrity. This NGO presented a token of love, a momento, to the school.
Rotary Club of Mumbai Juhu, through its numerous humanitarian projects, has touched numerous lives since its inception. Some of their community service projects include a medical centre for the underprivileged, school and audiometry testing / cochlear implant for the hearing impaired, ultra-modern blood bank, micro-credit for women self-help groups, education loan scholarships, support in availing education loans from banks in India, school literacy support and excellence awards, e-learning centres at municipal and similar schools, skill enhancement programme for underprivileged school students and happy school projects in rural / tribal locations in peri-urban areas of Mumbai.
Rajhans Vidyalaya, by contributing to these NGO’s has proved its philanthropic nature.
REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION & ANNUAL SPORTS MEET - 26TH JANUARY, 2017
Rajhans Vidyalaya celebrated its Annual Sports meet on 26th January, 2017. The excitement was almost palpable as early in the morning the parents, students and teachers thronged the lush green playground of the school to take part in the 68th Republic day of our country and the 32nd Sports day of our school. The Republic day celebrations unfolded with the arrival of the chief guests: Mr. Joseph Monteiro; former National football player and Ms. Sarah Alphonso; an International Hockey player and also a proud recipient of Shiv Chatrapati award in 1982. The distinguished guests were invited to hoist the national flag which was followed by the rendition of the national anthem by the school’s choir group. The torch bearers who are the proud athletes of Rajhans Vidyalaya bringing many accolades for the school in various national and international sporting events carried the flame around the field thereby signalling for the chief guest to declare the Meet open. The action then shifted to the centre of the field where the students belonging to the four houses: Kalidas, Gyaneshwar, Tulsidas and Kabir donning their respective house dresses and creating a riot of colours were patiently waiting for the March past. The chief guest took the salute as the fleets of the four houses paraded smartly with measured steps, taken in unison to the drum beats. Once the 4 teams convened at the centre of the ground, the captains with their respective house flags marched forward to take the solemn oath to abide by the rules and regulations of the game.
After the Meet was declared open by Mr. Montero, the crowd was regaled by the parade of the tiny tots of the primary section carrying messages of Unity, world peace and even on current topics like demonetisation, swacch bharat ,GST, Operation Smile Saving etc. Next, the spectators were enthralled by the secondary students performing the various steps of Surya namaskar to the chanting of holy Om. Before the sonorous music accompanying the yoga display could drift away, the ground was already reverberating with the drum beats of the Pulikali and Mayil Attam; a fusion folk dance of Kerala and Tamil Nadu performed by the students of Secondary section. The children dressed as peacocks, resplendent with peacock feathers and glittering head-dress and as tigers in vibrant topaz hues, rocked the ground with their exotic yet aesthetically graceful dance. After these scintillating visual treats, it was time for the real action to commence as the announcement was made for the 100mts, relay races culminating with the parents races. The excitement reached a crescendo as the names of the winners were declared. Finally Kabir House was declared the Champions and also swept the coveted trophy for the best team for March past.
After the prize distribution ceremony, both the Chief Guests congratulated the students for their spectacular performance and appreciated the cooperation extended by the management in providing such opportunities to the students.
The sports day ended with a vote of thanks by the school captain.
ANNUAL CLASS CONCERT - 18TH & 20TH JANUARY, 2017
Rajhans Vidyalaya celebrates Annual Concert of Primary section every year. This year it was held on 18th and 20th of January, 2017 with a show put up by the students of class I to class IV.
The event was graced by the presence of the Director of the School, Capt. B. C. Kumawat and our principal, Mrs Deepshikha Srivastava.
The function started with the progressive annual report by the supervisor, Mrs. Anubha Deb followed by the cultural programme. Various topics were depicted through dance, drama and music. Different values such as friendship, being punctual, being respectful, being obedient, history of Olympics, awareness of hygiene, fitness, healthy and unhealthy food were highlighted. They also danced on various international songs giving the message all for one, one for all. Music and song filled the air. Every class gave their performances with grace and got a big round of applause. A mime with a social message stole the show.
The programme was an amalgamation of various hues and the students spread the colours of peace and happiness. It was lively, interesting and exciting. The programme ended with a vote of thanks and the National Anthem.
PRIMARY SPORTS DAY – 10TH JANUARY, 2017
Annual Sports Day for the primary section of Rajhans Vidyalaya was held on 10th of January,2017. The overwhelming turnout from the parents and the pleasant weather were the perfect boost for the students. Once the races began, the air was filled with cheering and encouragement. Various races like Potato Race, Balancing the ball, Arranging the cards, making a pyramid, for the students of class I to IV were conducted on this day. The most awaited and excited event i.e. the Relay Race was also conducted with huge cheers from their respected houses. Our Principal, Mrs. Deepshikha Srivastava graced the occasion with her presence. She felicitated the winners with medals. She emphasised on the importance of sports in the lives of children.
ANAND MELA - 8TH JANUARY, 2017
Rajhans Vidyalaya organized its annual fiesta – ‘AnandMela’ on 8th January 2017.
The true way to go globalis to develop the spirit of humanity by sharing our goodness with others, who are not so fortunate. A fete would be meaningless without the purpose of sharing love and concern to our neighbours who are craving for the bliss. AnandMela was organized with the sole purpose of raising funds for charity.
This entertaining event commenced at 4.30 p.m. in the evening. The ground was filled with an awesome gathering as the crowd was full of fun and frolic. There was multifaceted entertainment with game, food and exhibit stalls. The students along with the parents arranged colorful stalls with variety of games, food and exhibits to attract the crowd.
Talent show was also organized as a part of AnandMela which added charm to the event. The day’s programme was engaged with dance performances, singing, music, playing of instruments and many more activities.
Everyone enjoyed every moment at AnandMela. This was not only a funfair, but also a time for meeting new and old friends reviving the memories of the past.
ANNUAL DAY PROGRAMME - 23rd DECEMBER, 2016
Rajhans Vidyalaya held its 31st Annual Day on 23rd December, 2016. This cultural event showcased the enthusiasm, talent and creativity of its students as well as teachers who worked hard to make the programme a grand success.
The programme started with the School Captain warmly welcoming the parents, our school Principal, Director Capt. B.C. Kumawat, Chief guests for the evening – Mr. and Dr. Mrs. Jadhav, Mr. and Mrs. Chhapra, Mr. and Mrs. Suri & Mr. Bhadada. After the lighting of the lamp, our Principal presented the school annual report and highlighted the achievements of the students in academics, sports and co-curricular activities. This was followed by the prize distribution wherein special prizes were given to students whose self-discipline earned them, ‘Well-Behaved student award’, ‘Most Helpful student award’, ‘Cent Percent Attendance award’, ‘Award for Academic Excellence in Std. X’, ‘Award for Academic Excellence in Std. XII’ and ‘All Rounder of the Year award’. The students were appreciated and received trophies from the chief guests.
The cultural programme with SATRANG – The Colours of Life as its theme, carried a strong social message and held the audience spellbound with riveting performances by the students through the realistic, bold and whimsical dance dramas on ‘The Guru’, ‘Agriculture in India’, ‘Environment – with special reference to Ganges’, ‘Struggles & Achievements of Walt Disney’, ’Harmony- English play’, ‘Poem on Rainbow’ and the ‘Satrangi Dance’.
This programme brought forth India’s culture, tradition and ethos. The event ended with the school Vice-Captain giving the vote of thanks.
SCHOOL PICNIC-14th DECEMBER, 2016 & 15th DECEMBER, 2016
The most awaited day of the year, the school picnic......
On December 14, 2016, students of Std. I and II were taken to Kidzania. They assembled in the school premises early in the morning and left for Kidzania. Students were served snacks in the bus and they sang songs throughout the journey. KidZania gives children an environment that allows them to do what naturally comes to them i.e. role-playing by mimicking real-world adult roles. This indoor theme park with paved roads, buildings, vehicles and a fully functional economy gives kids a slice of the real world. It was indeed a great day for all the students and teachers as well.
On December 15, 2016, students of Std. III and IV were taken to the ‘Bhavan’s Nature and Adventure centre’. This Adventure Centre offers the most comprehensive range of outdoor activities. On reaching there , they were briefed about the place and the activities that they could do. They were served snacks. They had a wonderful time doing adventurous activities. This is a perfect place for kids to learn about nature. They had a joyous experience.
ARMED FORCES FLAG DAY – 7th DECEMBER, 2016
7th December is celebrated as the “Armed Forces Flag Day”, in our country with the intention of collecting funds for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces Personnel.
This year the students and staff of Rajhans Vidyalaya decided to make the occasion a special event. Inspired by the moving lines of a soldier who said, “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it, it flies with the last breath of each of the soliders who died protecting it”, and sensitized to the sacrifices our brave soliders make every day guarding our frontiers fighting enemies in tough terrain and climatic conditions. The students donated generously and bought flags to collect a whopping amount of Rs 151,000/- for our brave soldiers.
This amount was handed over to Commodore Anand Abhyankar – Command Education and Welfare officer of Western Naval Command, Vice chairman of Naval Children School, Mumbai, Director of IGNOU Regional centre INEP and Vice President of Veteran Sailor Forum, Mumbai Charter. Commode Abhyankar had kindly consented to be the Chief Guest for the Armed Forces Day celebration at a Ceremonial function attended by the School Director Capt. Kumawat, the principal of the 3 Schools of HMPS Campus, Bursur, staff and students of Rajhans Vidyalaya and HMPS.
The programme began with a rousing speech by the school Vice Capt., in appreciation and gratitude of the common man to the courageous work being done by our brave hearts in safeguarding our country. This was followed by a cultural display by our young students who performed the koli dance, the Assamese dance , a thought provoking street play on “Pollution” and a song and dance performance set to the inspiring song , ”Chhoo Lenge Aaasmaan “.
This was followed by a speech given by the Chief Guest who made a special observation on receiving the cheque that this was perhaps the first time a school had honoured the Armed Forces on Flag Day. He enlightened the audience on the tremendous work being done by our armed forces and how the money will help them.
The programme ended with a vote of thanks given by the School Captain.
SMILE-A-THON-4TH DECEMBER, 2016
‘Charity begins at home’ is an adage that Rajhans Vidyalaya successfully teaches its students year after year, and its proof lies in the fact that hundreds of students, parents and alumni participate in ‘Smile-A-Thon’- a marathon event that the school hosts . Smile-A-Thon this year too served a dual purpose. It made us all realise the importance of health and fitness and, secondly, it reminded us how utterly fulfilling life can be when a small generosity shown by us can go a long way in enriching the lives of individuals who need our love and support.
The amount that Rajhans collected through the participation of runners will be used for the rehabilitation of the families of deceased soldiers. The event took place on Sunday, 4th December, 2016. It started from the HMPS sports ground, was routed through the Bhavan’s Campus, and ended outside our school.
Participants young and old, ran enthusiastically either for the sheer joy of it or with a really competitive spirit. The most heart rending moment was when a participant confessed to having run the marathon in the memory of her late husband who never missed the marathon. Medals were awarded to students of Std. I to XII, parents, alumni and grandparents. Our Principal, Mrs. D.S. Srivastava and director Capt. B.C. Kumawat felicitated the winners.
This event is truly a blessing for the entire Rajhans family as it helps celebrate life with the right spirit of giving, sharing and caring.
SWACHHATA PAKHWADA-15th SEPTEMBER, 2016
INAUGURATION OF NATURE CLUB – 19th AUGUST, 2016
STUDENTS COUNCIL ELECTIONS
SPORTS FOR THE UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN – 26TH NOVEMBER, 2016
“Volunteers Do Not Necessarily Have The Time; They Just Have The Heart.”
– Elizabeth Andrew
To spread the message of humanity and humility, Rajhans Vidyalaya took an initiative to organise a sports event for the Underprivileged Children on 26th November 2016. The celebrants of the show were the 250 children from Mumbai Mobile Crèches. The NGO had forwarded us a ‘Wish-list’ for these children. It included toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, art books, zipped folders, poster colors and paint brush. Other materials like skipping rope, flying disc, badminton set & shuttle cock were provided for the centers. The students of Rajhans generously contributed ₹100/- each for this noble cause. The corporator, Mr. Shailesh Phanse had donated blankets for these children.
The children arrived in the school by 10.00 a.m. in their respective buses which was arranged by the school. They came from Powai, Chandivali, Mumbai Central, Mahalaxmi, Worli, Mulund, Vikhroli, Wadala and Virar. On their arrival, they were segregated into three age groups – 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years and 11 to 15 years. They were provided with snacks comprising of Mawa cake, banana, cream & glucose biscuits and frooti. Followed by snacks the students were taken to the ground for the sports event. All the children participated with much enthusiasm. After the sports event they were taken to the Mess hall for Lunch which was followed by a cartoon movie which the children enjoyed thoroughly.
GRAND PARENTS DAY -26TH NOVEMBER, 2016
Grandparents are special to every child. Their bed time stories are an integral part of every one’s growing up years. They are also the wise and experienced ones we turn to in times of trouble.
Their knowledge is invaluable and their love, unconditional. Grandparents play an imperative role in the life of every child. They are the child’s support and their best friend. In keeping with this, Rajhans Vidyalaya celebrates Grandparents’ Day every year.
On 26th November, 2016, our school celebrated Grandparents’ Day. It was a special day for all those who attended the programme and for us as it gave us a chance to interact with all the lovely grandparents.
Grandparents were welcomed with handmade greeting cards by the students. Simple activity based races were planned for both grandfathers and grandmothers. The family race was the highlight of the event as it involved one member each from the three generations together in the same race. It was wonderful to see all of them so excited to take part in almost all the races. Grandparents participation in the sports event taught us to be sportive, motivated, courageous and have a positive outlook towards life.
All the participants were equally cheered and honoured. Tea and snacks were provided to them. Our principal, Mrs. Deepshikha Srivastava, graced the occasion with her presence. At the end, a vote of thanks was proposed by the principal. She also applauded the effort of the students and the teachers for making the event a huge success. It was indeed a highly emotional and satisfying morning.
CELEBRATION OF CONSTITUTION DAY- 25TH NOVEMBER, 2016
In compliance with the directive issued by the HRD Ministry, Rajhans Vidyalaya celebrated Constitution Day on 25th November, 2016. Known and unknown facts of the Indian constitution were read out and the Preamble to the constitution was recited. The following activities were conducted :
Std V – General knowledge Quiz on “Salient features of Constitution”
Std VI – Essay on “What I can do for my country?”
Std VII – Biography of the Constitution Makers
Std VIII – Mock Parliament Session
Std IX – Devise a school Constitution
Std X – Debate on “Philosophy of Indian Constitution – its relevance today”
EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO MONGILAND STD. V – 23RD NOVEMBER, 2016
An educational trip was organised for the students of Std. V on November 23rd , 2016 to Monginis Cake Factory.
Students reached the factory after a two hour fun filled bus journey and were taken to the conference room by the factory personnel and were shown a video on ‘Mongiland’.
Then they were taken to a very colourful and cheerful work area and were given the task of decorating a cupcake with frosting. The time spent in the play zone helped them expunge all their energy, as they enthusiastically jumped on the trampoline and swished down the slides.
A tour of the factory, a view of the machines and a quick trip to the -20°C freezer, helped them gain knowledge on cake decoration and its storage.
Students were then given a tiffin box and snacks before leaving. The delicious smells and the goodies received made their trip an enjoyable one.
CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATION- 15TH NOVEMBER, 2016
Children are innocent, children are full of mischief, but children bring a smile to one’s face. One of the most treasured possessions on earth; Children are loved by one and all. Thus, Children’s Day is celebrated to commemorate the healthy growth and happiness of children. In India, Children’s Day celebrates the birth anniversary of its first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on November 14.
After Diwali vacations, the first day of school was filled with fun, frolic, laughter and enjoyment with the celebration of Children’s Day on November 15, 2016. Students dressed in colorful attire assembled on the school ground where our Principal, Mrs. D. S. Srivastava and our senior teacher Ms. S. Malarkodi stirred our hearts by talking about the pleasures of childhood and how they made our lives emotionally fulfilling.
Later students played innovative games organized by teachers, exchanged gifts and feasted on delicious cakes, wafers and Chinese bhel. They danced to the tunes of the music and enjoyed themselves. They experienced the joy of giving, sharing and caring.
We hope that this celebration marks the beginning for more such unforgettable experiences in the years to come.
DIWALI PARTY CELEBRATION-27TH OCTOBER, 2016
Rajhans Vidyalaya celebrated the Diwali party on 27th October, 2016 with much enthusiasm and happiness. The students from Std. I to XII had decorated their class rooms the previous day and on the day of the party came decked up in traditional attire. The celebration started on a divine note. Students were assembled in the basket court for the puja and to seek God’s blessing. After the puja, our Principal blessed and greeted the students and the teachers. She explained the importance of eco-friendly Diwali and requested them to resist the use of crackers. After the assembly, the teachers had arranged for a game of Housie for every class. The winners were given chocolates by the respective class teacher. The Diwali party concluded with snacks and dance party. They clicked pictures and made this day a memorable event.
STD. XII TRIP TO AQUA IMAGICA- 24th OCTOBER, 2016
On 24th October, 2016 the students of Std. XII visited Aqua Imagica. After a two and half hour journey, the students finally reached the destination. The students were served breakfast and were allotted lockers to keep their belongings. After changing into their swim wear, the students were allowed to enjoy the rides in the water park. All the water rides were amazing and thrilling. After enjoying for about two hours, the students were served lunch and got back to the rides again. The most awaited ride of the water park – ‘The Wave Pool’ which the students enjoyed thoroughly.
Later, they went back to their locker rooms and changed. At around 3 p.m. the students were asked to pack and leave. The students went back home with loads of pictures, smiling faces and sack full of memories.
STD. XI TRIP TO IMAGICA- 24th OCTOBER, 2016
On 24th October, 2016 the students of Std. XI were taken for a one day trip to Adlabs Imagica, under the expert guidance and careful vigil of the tour guides and teachers.
The students assembled on the school ground by 6:30 a.m. and were boarded on to the buses. The entourage departed for Imagica by 7:00 a.m. and reached there at 9:40 a.m. after a smooth and joyful ride.
The students were led into the park and the first stop was Snow World- the snow themed arena of the park. They had a blast in the snow and danced their hearts out to the beats played at the snow disco
By 11:00 a.m., all the students were engrossed in enjoying the major attractions of the park. The biggest crowd pullers were the rollercoasters- Nitro, D2, Deep Space, Rajasauras and Gold Rush.
The students enjoyed the virtual attractions on offer too. The virtual shows and rides were lapped up by the students eagerly and they applauded at the end of every show, especially “ I for India “ which showcased the monuments and heritages as if seeing them from a helicopter.
The rides caught the fancy of the students who enjoyed wholeheartedly and before they knew it, the time was 1:00 p.m. and lunch was served.
After lunch, the students yet again went on the rides and had a lot of fun, It truly was a sight to behold! The frenzy of the students, as they waited to get on a ride, the fear in some of their minds but the common joy that all of them shared as they got down after the ride was mind boggling.
Sadly, it was soon time to leave. After a round of selfies and group photos, the students boarded the bus for the return, still energetic, singing and enjoying themselves, they reached school at 8:00 p.m. and returned home, satisfied and with nostalgic memories.
SCHOOL EXHIBITION- 22nd OCTOBER, 2016
Agriculture – A seemingly innocuous profession by the sound of it, in fact, involves numerous complexities. Right from soil, climate, irrigation, to storage, equipment, technology, capital investment and need of alternate occupation all these factors are of utmost importance for the survival and success of the farmer and his agricultural practices. We city dwellers might never have given a thought to the intricacies involved in the practice or to due fact that a farmer is responsible for growing all the food that ends up on the table.
Rajhans Vidyalaya, through their exhibition on Agriculture, held on October 22nd, 2016 made all the aforementioned facts come alive and the enthusiastic participation of the students from all three sections turned it into a resounding success. Students created beautiful, innovative projects, working models and charts on agriculture and interspersed them with cultural programmes such as harvest dances from across India and a hard hitting skit, performed by students of Std. XI, depicting the torturous existence of a farmer.
The programme was attended by the Chief guest Mr. B. V. Nisal, Capt. B. C. Kumavat, our Principal Mrs. D. S. Srivastava, supervisors of all the sections and parents who were all very impressed by the presentations and congratulated all the students.
The exhibition also successfully promoted amongst students independent scientific research and helped them develop a scientific temperament. All in all, the exhibition was truly one of its kind. Some of the topics covered under agriculture were- Branches of agriculture, White Revolution, Operation Flood, Crops and Soil, Crop & Irrigation, Crop Nutrients, Horticulture, Agricultural Equipments & Seasons, Aquaculture, Drought Management, Water Logging Management, Pest Management, Sericulture, Agricultural practices in hilly and arid regions, malpractices in growing crops, Agricultural Sustainability and new techniques, Apiculture, Forestry and Careers in Agriculture.
The chief guest, parents and teachers all applauded the students for their hard work & creativity and unanimously agreed that this project was a learning experience for participants and viewers alike.
DANDIYA NIGHT- 22ND OCTOBER, 2016
“Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.” – Havelock Ellis
A number of fairs and festivals are celebrated in India with great pomp and gaiety. The celebrations of such occasions are accompanied with dancing and music illustrating tradition and culture through performances.
Navratri not only symbolises the victory of good over evil (Goddess Durga's victory over Mahishasur) but also celebrates the spirit of Indian. The dance forms of Dandiya and Garba which were basically in Gujarat have gained popularity all over the country and are celebrated with gusto and enthusiasm.
The lively and colourful event ‘Dandiya Night’ was organized at Rajhans Vidyalaya to grace the occasion of Navratri.
The celebration started at 7 p.m. in the evening with lot of excitement.
‘Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.’ The students, parents and the whole Rajhans family assembled in fabulous costumes to express the contentment of the occasion.
‘Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.’ With this motto the Parents, Students and Alumni actively participated and enjoyed the celebration with great excitement and joy.
There were fabulous prizes awarded in various categories by the APT. Our respected Supervisors, Mrs. Kala Gangadharan and Mrs. Usha Unnikrishnan did the honours of giving away the prizes for lucky draw winners, best costume and best dancer.
The School Captain gave the vote of thanks to our Principal and appreciated her effort in creating this wonderful opportunity of uniting the Rajhans family together to spend the evening with excitement and dancing. A word of appreciation was also mentioned to the organization committee, teaching and non-teaching staff, alumni and the students and the parents for their enthusiasm and their wonderful support to commemorate this event.
EDUCATIONAL TRIP STD. XII – 18th OCTOBER, 2016
Like every year, the Biology students of Std. XII were taken to Saguna Baugh. The journey took off at around 7 a.m. and reached Saguna Baugh to see a vast array of farm land. This place undertakes some agricultural practices. The guide showed the students various plant species and explained the methods of cultivation. He also explained about some of the environment- friendly techniques of converting agricultural wastes into beneficial products. He showed the students biogas plant and different methods of fish farming.
This trip was not just an educational trip but a fun one, too. The students had activities like boat riding, rod fishing and bullock riding. Overall, it was an amazing trip with memories and moments to cherish for life.
DAAN UTSAV CELEBRATION- OCTOBER, 2016
The various facades of Mumbai have since time immemorial borne witness to our dreams, hopes, and aspirations and have often made them come true and very rarely do we get an opportunity to pay a tribute towards the city that is the life and soul of the people.
‘Daan Utsav’ or, the joy of giving week, which was celebrated from 2nd to 8th October 2016, provided Rajhans Vidyalaya an opportunity to contribute towards the upliftment of the appearance of this lovable city ‘Aamchi Mumbai’.
With the enthusiastic consent of our Principal, Mrs. Deepshikha Srivastava, and under the guidance of their art teacher Mr. Arun Awasarmol, 30 students from the secondary and senior secondary section participated in the beautification programme ‘Hamara Station Hamari Shaan’, wherein they painted altogether 15 panels throughout Andheri station, thus bringing vibrancy into it. The theme of the painting was Folk art, music, and dance.
Rajhans Vidyalaya looks forward to participating in such joyful endeavours every now and then, so that the public at large feels proud of their city and will themselves feel inspired to do their bit in keeping it clean and beautiful.
ECO FOREST TRIP – STD. VII & VIII 26th AUGUST, 2016
Rajhans Vidyalaya in association with Indian Odyssey organised a one day educational trip for Std VII & VIII students to ‘The Eco-Forest’ at Palghar on August 26, 2016.
Students participation and enthusiasm for the program was tremendous and they came equipped with all the essentials necessary for a farm trip. A joyful 3 hour drive finally led us to our venue and after an invigorating lemon drink students were immediately segregated into groups and taken on a farm tour. They discovered and experienced for the first time the various inputs on the farm, right from the Jersey cows and Mehsana buffaloes, to goats, peacocks and rabbits. They obtained even more useful academic information by visiting a rice farm and gained hands on experience in the same. They also learnt about the various advantages of organic farming and growing crops in a 'poly house'. Basket weaving, Warli painting and various other adventure activities were also a part of the itinerary.
After a delicious organic lunch and some rest and further exploration, the school group departed for Mumbai with memories of the tour etched deep in their minds.
TEACHER’S DAY – 3rd SEPTEMBER, 2016
Teacher’s Day was celebrated as a tribute to the teachers for their valuable contribution to the society by way of imparting knowledge, enlightening the students and enhancing their career.
Light which paves way in the darkness, has always been perceived as a metaphor of progression towards the achievement of knowledge.
Capt. B. C. Kumavat, our trustees Mr. D. D. Udeshi, Shri. Deepak V. Bhimani and the Principals, Mrs. Nikhat Jaffry of HMPS, Mrs. Deepshikha Srivastava of Rajhans Vidyalaya, Mrs. Rosemary Dolphi of Bai Kabibai English Medium School & Junior College and Ms. Babita Chavan of Bai Kabibai Balvatika, Bursar, Mr. Ajay Naik were our guests of honour who initiated the programme by lighting the lamp.
There was a fabulous and breathtaking entertainment programme thereafter.
The cultural programme began with a welcome song by the students of H.M.P.S followed by a wonderful dance performance on the verses of Guru Brahmaby the E.C.C.Edstudents Bai Kabibai Balvatika (College of Education). Next, the audience got astounded by a spectacular presentation on the poem ‘Plain Old Oyster’ followed by a skit, and an expression of gratitude towards all the mentors by differently-abled children.
A remarkable display of fusion blending kathak, bharatnatyam and contemporary depicting perseverance of human spirit and desire for excellence overcoming all the difficulties, was beautifully performed by the enthusiastic students of Rajhans Vidyalaya.
The gathering witnessed an outstanding dance performance with huge images of Gurus followed by a captivating thematical performance based on physically challenged kids.
The profound moments of the celebration was the felicitation of the teachers by the Chief Guest honouring them on the stage, individually, with a token of love for their selfless commitment as well as their dedication in leaving no stone unturned to make the lives of the students bright and worth living.
Our esteemed guest, Shri. Deepak Bhimani applauded the stalwarts of the society for their magnanimous task of moulding and shaping the minds of the young ones. Also,Shri.D.D. Udeshi complimented teachers as the backbone of humanity for their commendable task of nurturing the valuable pearls at school. The whole event was graceful and solemn as they shared their words of wisdom.The celebration concluded with the singing of the National Anthem.
|Be A Candle|
|Be A Light|
|Be A Twinkle|
|Be A Hope|
|Be An Inspiration|
|Be A Great Teacher Forever.!|
Rajhans Vidyalaya participated in the ‘Swachhata Pakhwada’ – cleanliness fortnight.
Badges, caps and posters were designed by the students of the secondary section to spread the message of the mission.Swachhata monitors were elected and entrusted with the responsibility to carry out the task.
Armoured with brooms, gloves and masks the students organised a cleanliness drive around the campus and distributed pamphlets to the nearby localities.
Signboards were placed around the campus which was inaugurated by our Principal Mrs. D. S. Srivastava and our school Director Capt. B. C.Kumawat.
The whole campus was pulsating with enthusiasm as the little hands joined together to realise the dream of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
RajhansVidyalayahas always been at the vanguard of environmentally sustainable activity.This time Rajhans has collaborated with Frogge- Friends for Reviving Our Green Earth to inculcate amongst students, love and responsibility towards our rich biodiversity.
As a part of this noble endeavour, RajhansVidyalaya inaugurated the Nature Club, on 19th August 2016, under the aegis of Mr Vikas Mahajan and Ms. Deepa Parikh. It is said “that a journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step” and this nature club is the first step towards giving back to mother earth.
Every year the student council elections are conducted in RajhansVidyalaya to select the students for the prefectorial council. Students interested in contesting the elections gave their names which were followed by interviews being conducted by the supervisor and teachers. The short listed students campaigned with vigour and enthusiasm. The elections were conducted on 26th July 2016 and the results were announced next day. The prefectorial council members were as follows:
|School Captain||DEV KHANNA|
|School Vice Captain||ANUSHREE WAGH|
|Sports Captain||ROSHNIKA PURI|
|Asst. Sports Captain||ANUSHKA SHARMA|
|Gyaneshwar House Captain||SHARAN SHETTY|
|Gyaneshwar House Asst. Captain||MEHEK QURESHI|
|Tulsidas House Captain||SHREYAS MODAK|
|Tulsidas House Asst. Captain||OMKAR RANE|
|Kalidas House Captain||OMKAR MACHINDER|
|Kalidas House Asst. Captain||BHAVYA RAJ|
|Kabir House Captain||OMAR KHAN|
|Kabir House Asst. Captain||MAYURAKSHI CHATTERJEE|
INDEPENDENCE DAY – 15TH AUGUST 2016
The 70th Independence Day of our country was celebrated in Rajhans Vidyalaya with zeal, zest and enthusiasm to express the feeling of unity, integrity, secularism and nationalism. In India, Independence day is celebrated by the people of all religions, culture and traditions with great joy and happiness. Our country is filled with patriotism with the onset of the month of August as we enter into yet another year of being an independent nation.
The chief guest for this occasion was Sharan Amde – Ex Secondary Supervisor of Rajhans Vidyalaya. The chief guest was accompanied by our Director - Capt. B.C.Kumavat, Principal - Mrs. Deepshika Srivastava and Ms. Susanne - organiser of Goonj foundation. The flag was hoisted at 8a.m.and the National Anthem was sungbearing in mind the great acts of the freedom fighters. This was followed by the vibrant choir singing the original version of the National Anthem.
Aditya Roshan, former blue house Captain presented a Tulsi plant to the chief guest. This was followed byan inspiring and thought provoking speech on how to become more humane, responsible and compassionate citizens of our country by Etosha Paul of class XII A.After the speech, the choir group sang a beautiful patriotic song.
The ‘Investiture Ceremony’, formed a very important part of our Independence Day celebrations. The newly elected prefectorial council was felicitated and the members were formally presented with their house badges and sash by the chief guest. A proud moment for all of them, indeed!
The chief guest gave an inspiring speech on the importance of our National Flag. She was immensely happy and proud to hoist the National Flag. She also inspired and motivated the students to keep confidence in India’s secularism, traditions and culture. The ceremony ended with the vote of thanks by the newly appointed school captain - Dev Khanna.
Everyone left experiencing patriotic pride, sense and love for their country wishing “Bharat Mata” many more glorious years of progress, peace and success.
AZADI 70 – YAAD KARO KURBANI – INDEPENDENCE FORTNIGHT CELEBRATION
As per the CBSE requirement the children of primary section organised a rally to celebrate the spirit of independence. The children marched through the HMPS campus carrying our tricolour flag and raising the slogan “VandeMataram”. They also carried placards like “Be Indian Buy Indian”, “Don’t Waste Paper”, “Grow More Trees”- to pass on the message to the future youth of India.
The students of Std. VIII A came together to celebrate our Independence Day by launching a Tree Plantation drive in school. The students dug the earth and planted five Ashoka trees and two Neem trees. They watered them and put up posters spreading the message about the importance of trees and the need to grow more trees.
The students were encouraged by their school Principal, Mrs. D. S. Srivastava and guided through the activity by their Class teacher, Mrs. Namrita Chopra. The students promised to look after and nurture their trees. We hope the saplings will grow to maturity providing shade, shelter to the birds and will purify the environment.
RajhansVidyalaya celebrated Azadi – 70 – YaadKaroKurbani with a variety of cultural and literary activities to promote the spirit of patriotism among the students. The following activities were conducted for the various classes :
|a. Designing a greeting card for the Jawans||Std. VII|
|b. Mass Tree plantation drive||Std. VIII|
|c. Slogan Writing||Std. VI|
|d. Patriotic Song singing competition||Std. IX & X|
|e. Writing postcards for the Jawans||Std. IX & X|
The students participated in all the above mentioned competitions whole-heartedly showcasing their emotions & feelings for our beloved jawans who go to any length for the safety and security of the country.
The fortnight came to a close with the patriotic fervour instilled in the students.
PARSI NEW YEAR & RAKSHA BANDHAN CELEBRATIONS- 16th AUGUST, 2016
The students of primary section celebrated Parsi New Year and Raksha Bandhan on 16th August, 2016, by speaking about the relevance of these festivals in the morning assembly. Two children dressed up as Parsi girl & boy and others made innovative and colourful rakhis as part of their activity.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS- 12th AUGUST, 2016
The Independence Day was celebrated by the primary children with lot of enthusiasm. Keeping the spirit of independence alive, the program started with a speech by the children. Followed by a drama, song, poetry, dance put up by the children in a truly patriotic manner. Our principal, Mrs. Srivastava gave mementos to the children who had collected the maximum amount of money for Habitat.
The program ended with the singing of the original Jana Gana Mana written by Shri Rabindranath Tagore which consists of 5 stanzas. Out of these, only the 1st stanza has been picked up by our constitution as the official National Anthem of India.
As part of an activity, children also made the tricolor flag.
The children were thrilled to received goodie bags with their favourite snacks.
VAN MAHOTSAV – 28th JULY, 2016
Van Mahotsav was celebrated by the students of primary section on 28th July, 2016. Children from all the classes took part in planting saplings to save and beautify the environment.
They spoke on the importance of saving our environment and took a pledge to live in harmony with mother nature.
GURU PURNIMA – 19TH & 20TH JULY, 2016
Guru Purnima means honouring and celebrating the source of wisdom. The primary section celebrated Guru Purnima on 19th July, 2016.
The students expressed their gratitude towards their teachers by reciting a shloka “Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu” and also recited a poem “Prathama Guru Ke Charan Vandhu”. The children spoke about the importance of Guru Purnima in the morning assembly. Children made cards and decorated it in the class for their parents who are their first gurus.
Guru Purnima was celebrated by the students of secondary section on 19th & 20th July, 2016.
The students prepared song and dance sequences as part of the programme. The programme was a way by which the students showed their gratitude towards their teachers. It was a mesmerising and overwhelming experience for the teachers.
INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY CELEBRATION – 21st JUNE,2016
India's gift to the world - YOGA, has been a great unifying force as 177 countries gave their consent last year to declare 21 June as International Yoga Day. Credit for this recognition duly goes to our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
This year the celebration was elaborate and turned out to be quite successful. While several public demonstrations took place early morning in India, our school Rajhans Vidyalaya too held programs to commemorate the occasion. The teachers, all dressed in white gathered in the theatre hall at 7:00 am for a session conducted by yoga experts Mrs. Pramila Dubey from Rajhans Vidyalaya and Ms. Geeta Patil, specialist in cardiac yoga from Mumbai University. After a brief discourse on yoga and its importance for mind and body wellness, the teachers under the guidance of these experts performed various asanas to calm their mind and body. Prasarita paddotanasana, bhujang asana, pavanmukt asana, neck stretches, Kapala bharti, anulom vilom were some of the techniques made familiar to the teachers to strengthen their lungs, mind and body.
The session for teachers was soon followed by yoga related activities for children. Std V and VI participated in a drawing competition wherein they depicted the Symbol of OM – “the sound of the Universe”. Since the children are already familiar with yoga as it is a part of the school curriculum, the children of Std VII thoroughly enjoyed a quiz competition based on yoga.
Std VIII debated on the topic "Should Yoga be made compulsory in schools." The competition was judged by the honourable guest for the day, Mrs. Meera Pawar, who is a qualified yoga instructor conducting workshops in India, abroad, and also for the Defence Services for the last fifteen years. The participants expressed their views/opinions about yoga. Some of the participants spoke about the benefits of yoga. The opponents vehemently opposed that yoga shouldn’t be made compulsory. The programme ended with a short speech by the guest, Mrs. Meera Pawar on the benefits of yoga and a demonstration on the important mudras of yoga.
Std IX and X participated in a specially conducted yoga posture session and tips were given to the students to combat inattentiveness, anxiety and nervousness during exams.
In this way, the International Yoga Day was celebrated, highlighting not only the science behind it but also the important role it plays in healthy living.
THE ART FEST 2016-2017- 9th APRIL, 2016
The Annual Art Fest was held on Saturday, 9th April 2016. The theme for this year’s art exhibition was ‘Heritage of India’. Numerous activities were conducted throughout the first week of April where the students participated in a variety of competitions like art, craft, rangoli, hair styling, fruit and vegetable carving, etc.
The chief guest for the evening was Ms. Prajakta Koli, also known as ‘Most Sane YouTuber’ and the guest of honour was Mr. Rahul Bhavsar - founder and lead guitarist of ‘The Sparsh Band’. Ably judged by Ms. Nisha and Ms. Sabaah, the Art Fest showcased the creative and aesthetic talents of the students of our school through a variety of folk art like Warli/ Rajasthani/ Pithoro/ Kalamkari/ Madhubani/ Tanjore. Beautiful models like the Golden Tree, fort wall and the entrance gate were the highlights of the art fest.
Students displayed photographs of historical sites like Kanheri caves, old buildings in South Mumbai especially Kala Ghoda which highlighted the historical beauty of our architecture. Numerous objects like pen stands, table mats, jewellery, etc were made out of waste material. The ‘Cartoon Wall’ added to the beauty of the colourful splash of colours.
The Art Fest was a huge success. Parents and children came in large numbers and enjoyed the visual display of artistic talent of the students.