Greater Noida, August 2021: Independence Day has great importance in every citizen’s life. This day reminds us every year that freedom is sacred and citizens must do everything to ensure that it shall not be endangered. The pandemic has confined the students to their homes, but it cannot dampen their patriotic spirit and pride for the nation. In times of virtual learning, challenges of virtual celebrations remain and experimentation has been the ultimate solution for schools & teachers. Combined efforts and support from parents are coming across as crucial for letting the wheel of virtual learning move smoothly.

On 15th August 2021, the celebration of 75th Independence Day was held at the school assembly ground under protocols of Covid-19 guidelines. The senior class students along with few teachers and activity teachers gathered at the school ground at 8.00 am. The Independence Day celebration was started by reciting the patriotic poem by Nandini Kapoor and Rudra Jayant of class XII. Thereafter, the flag hoisting was done by the Principal, Dr. Sarita Pande. This time Independence Day celebration was a mix of virtual and physical celebrations at School ground under the strict Covid-19 protocol. After flag hoisting Dev Goel, a Class VIII student performed ‘Ma Tujhe Salam’ song on guitar, his performance filled everyone with the spirit of nationalism. After that Senior students presented the pre-recorded virtual celebration done in individual classes from Nursery to Class XII, which was held on 13th August in a class assembly. This synchronised display by students despite being in different homes was noteworthy. The teachers guided & motivated the students to perform songs & dances and they performed in the confines of their homes with great enthusiasm. After this, a speech was delivered by the Principal in which she motivated the students to cherish the pride and nationalistic spirit associated with India’s Independence Day. Recording of a poem, written and recited by Nishant, Class XII student, was played, and thereafter, an act on Jhansi ki Rani was performed by Avni Pal, Class VII student, followed by a dance performance on song ‘Zinda’ by Samriddh Srivastava, a Class XII student. Finally, Paridhi Gupta, a student of Class X sung the patriotic song ‘Ae Watan’ and filled the atmosphere with dedication and love for the country. Finally, the vote of thanks was delivered by Rudra Jayant, a Class XII student.

Greater Noida, July 31, 2021: “I can do anything I want to, the world’s my oyster”. A saying well-suited for Apeejayites who are provided with a plethora of activities to unleash their inner potential, hone their skills & prepare them for the competitive world, and ultimately become active role players in the society and development of the nation. Apeejay Institute of Technology School of Architecture & Planning, Greater Noida, took an initiative towards a sustainable future by conducting a two-day online event on climate change ‘Apeejay Festival of Ideas by Ignited Minds’, which was held on 30-31 July 2021. In the midst of the pandemic where radical transformation in society and economy is observed everywhere, it’s a time for our future generation to think and act critically and help in achieving the goals of sustainable development. In the list of accolades, Reyvika Shuka student of Class XII B secured the first position in CLIMO-LENS competition, based on the theme of climate change. She scored a cash prize and certificate of achievement.

Greater Noida, January 25, 2021: Apeejay International School, Greater Noida, virtually celebrated India's 72nd Republic Day with a great brilliant display.

The students took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity and patriotism. The program started at 8:00 am with the welcoming of the Chief Guest, Major Veeraj Chandra, an alumnus of the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, and commissioned in the Regiment of Artille

The Chief Guest addressed the gathering. In his speech, he emphasised that a nation is not defined by its location and boundaries but by the people and the dream they have of making their country great. He emphasised working hard till your weakness becomes your strength. He also said that a patriotic person is one who truly believes that his/her actions will make their country a better place. You all can be patriotic people by asking a simple question “does this act of mine make my parents proud?” and if the answer is ‘yes’ then this act will make your school, parents, and country proud.

In the cultural program, a video on ‘Incredible India’ was shown, followed by a skit – My India, My Pride, in which our Fundamental Rights were explained. The street play (Nukkad Natak) stole everyone's heart. It was followed by a patriotic song, an instrumental performance on the significance of the occasion. The power and energy exhibited by the students assured them of a brighter and brilliant future ahead.

The School Principal, Dr Sarita Pande, also addressed the gathering and thanked the Chief Guest.

The program was concluded by taking a pledge and singing the National Anthem.