Noida, October 12, 2021: Apeejay School, Noida facilitated an Orientation Session on Tuesday, 12th October 2021 at 11:00 am, where students and parents could interact with a reputed Career Counselor and understood the latest trending career options.

The Resource Person for the day was Ms. Jyotsna Bharadwaj, Director, Envision India Eduservices. She has been associated with the field of education for 30 years and is a consulting psychologist and counselor. She specializes in Life Skills Training and Career Guidance programs for students. Her career guidance work involves orientation workshops for students and parents on the scope of streams and current trends, psychometric analysis of interest and aptitude, one-to-one counseling sessions, industry mentorship programs, and career fairs. Thousands of students have been impacted through these programs across the country. She is also a resource person with IIFT, engaged with training programs with the Ministry of Labour and Employment, and with JNV under the aegis of the HRD Ministry. She serves as faculty at the Dept of Educational Psychology and Foundations of Education, NCERT.

The session witnessed an overwhelming response as it was attended by approximately 400 participants. it was a very informative and exhaustive session as she picked up each and every aspect and spoke on it at length.

Queries were attended at the end and were responded to convincingly.

“Blessed are those parents who are gifted with a girl child who is a bundle of joy and a ray of hope.”

Noida, Oct 11, 2021: Like every year, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) celebrated International Day of the Girl Child 2021, reaffirming its pledge to promote the progress of girls and safeguard their rights. The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated annually on October 11 to empower and amplify the voices of young girls around the world.

In line with the aforementioned, Apeejay School, NOIDA celebrated International Girl Child Day with the theme - 'Digital generation. Our generation'.

This year's celebration of Girl Child Day was dedicated to the Founder Chairman o Apeejay Education, Late. Stya Paul sir as he always supported all the girls to work hard and achieve their goals

Various activities were organised via the virtual platform - Zoom to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face around the world. The purpose of the celebration was to increase awareness of the importance of girls' education, their health, and nutrition.

Female students of classes IV-V designed placards, posters and wrote slogans to spread awareness about the importance of gender equality.

Eminent and empowered women from different fields like doctors, lawyers, etc. were invited to be an integral part of the celebration, whereby they shared their journey and pledged to assist young girls to grow into empowered women, who have access to proper healthcare, skill-based learning facilities and equal opportunities in a world free from gender-based violence and discrimination. They also gave an insight into the various schemes like 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' implemented by the Indian Government to empower girls for their sustainable development.

Principal, Mr. AK Sharma, Vice-Principal, Mrs. Amrita Hajela, and Primary Incharge, Mrs. Smriti Samuel addressed the students and emphasised the theme for the current year’s celebrations. The celebrations were commemorated with an invigorating session on ‘Health Education of Menstrual Hygiene’. The sessions were taken up by eminent gynaecologist and pediatrician, Dr. Manisha Tomar and Dr. Gaurika Bansal respectively.

The session gave an insight into various topics like prevailing gender inequality, discriminatory social norms, cultural taboos, etc. They also laid stress on the MHH programs that can help girls build the skills to overcome obstacles to their health, freedom, and development. Adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life, not only during these critical formative years but also as they mature into women.

Head girl, Tavisha Sharma and Ereena Chaddha also addressed the students and shared information about the social work they have done in this field as part of their civic responsibility.

Manasvi Tyagi (V A), the brand ambassador of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Andolan’ from Ghaziabad also shared her thoughts about the sustained social mobilisation and communication campaign to create equal value for the girl child and promote her education. Overall, it was an enriching experience for all.

Noida, Oct 8, 2021: The aforementioned motto of IAF has been taken from the eleventh chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. Being the wind beneath the wings, Apeejay School, Noida, organised the Indian Air force Day on October 8, 2021, for the students of classes IV and V. The Indian Air Force was established in British India as an auxiliary air force during World War II of the Royal Air Force with the enactment of the Indian Air Force Act 1932 on 8 October that year and adopted the Royal Air Force uniforms, badges, brevets, and insignia. This year, India celebrated its 89th Indian Air force Day.

The students were shown an informative PowerPoint presentation about the formation and significance of the Indian Air force with some important facts about the same. The students were apprised about the celebrations of Bhartiya Vayu Diwas in India. Through an informative video, major operations undertaken by IAF like Operation Vijay, Operation Meghdoot, Operation Cactus were highlighted.

To apprise the students about IAF, Logo Making Activity was organised for Class V students. Students made beautiful posters with the logo and motto of IAF.

Principal, Mr. AK Sharma, and Primary In-charge, Mrs. Smriti Samuel reiterated that the celebration of such events educates the students about our defence forces and is celebrated with patriotic fervour by our future citizens of India.

Students participated very enthusiastically in the interactive sessions held during these activities. On the whole, it was quite an invigorating session for all.

Value - Being Respectful

Session 4

Noida, Oct 6, 2021: In a bid to promote values such as sharing and caring, respect, facing challenges, and doing our best, Apeejay School, NOIDA launched the Awakening Programme in collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission on June 29, 2021.

As part of this programme, a session was conducted on October 6, 2021, in Classes I-V at 8:30 a.m. The second value of ‘Being Respectful’ was taken up further with the help of various activities. Multiple questions were asked and activities were conducted in classes as per the predefined manual, to track the awakening journey of the children. The students will be empowered to manifest their infinite potential.

The children were divided into groups and were given dialogues to practice role-play for various characters. The students collaborated with their friends to enact different characters. They all enjoyed the interactive session.

The teachers, via the Awakening, will try to influence children at an early stage by evoking their feelings and enabling them to think with empathy.

Some Glimpses of the Awakening Session conducted on October 6, 2021: