Noida, March 28, 2022: With the commencement of the new academic year 2022-23, the Junior School of Apeejay School, Noida, welcomed the tiny tots of Class Nursery as they dawdled onto the premises with their tender steps to unveil the beginning of the new session.

An exciting day was organised for the learners, wherein they met and interacted with their teachers, School staff as well as peers. To make their first day memorable, several stimulating activities were planned for the students. They were taken on a campus tour to help them familiarise their surroundings and make them feel comfortable. Fun and frolic in the music room made the students feel special and elated on their first day which was followed by singing rhymes in the classrooms. The programme aimed to introduce students to both the academic and social aspects of the institution as they transition from the home environment to the school environment.

Vice-Principal, Mrs. Amrita Hajela, and Headmistress, Mrs. Smriti Samuel visited the classrooms and interacted with the new students, and welcomed them with words of wisdom and motivation. The day wrapped up with happy smiles and bright faces of the students and parents.

Despite all challenges, the reopening of schools has brought a new ray of hope and a new normal, which will lead the way to a brighter future.

“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it all into words is all that is necessary.”

Noida, March 12, 2022: Apeejay School, NOIDA, truly believes that appreciation and motivation can work wonders for the overall development of a child. Session 2021-22 was a period that witnessed unprecedented events and transitions in the field of education. Students learnt to embrace technology with ease and have adapted to the offline school with the same elan. The Appreciation Day for classes III-V was organised virtually through the Zoom platform on March 12, 2022, at 10 a.m.

The event was graced by Principal, Mr. A.K. Sharma, Vice-Principal, Mrs. Amrita Hajela, and Primary In-charge, Mrs. Smriti Samuel. Education Officer, Apeejay Education, Mr. Dilip Bedi also graced the occasion with his benign presence.

The glittering ceremony began with a floral tribute to our beloved Chairman Sir, Dr. Stya Paul ji, followed by the auspicious lamp lighting ceremony. This was followed by an ode to the Lord Almighty for creating our beautiful world through a graceful invocation dance. Mr. A.K. Sharma, in his opening address, proudly enumerated the achievements of the School in imparting education during these challenging times. He also requested the young generation to take inspiration from the life & journey of our revered Chairman Sir and continue to strive for excellence. He urged all to be a catalyst in bringing our students back to the physical school and have focussed remedial/catch-up programmes in place to minimise the effects of lost opportunities to learn. Mrs. Smriti Samuel, in her address, highlighted the essence of online education imparted during the pandemic situation through diverse, enabling, rich, and need-based activities.

The plethora of activities, events, celebrations, festivals, and awakening sessions conducted throughout the year that enhanced the skills and talent of the students, were also shown during the event, in the form of classes I-V Yearbook. During the Prize distribution ceremony, e-certificates were awarded to the students who were adjudged best in varied fields of scholastic and co-scholastic domains by Principal Sir and Primary In-charge. Both of them showered their blessings, love, and affection on the proud winners.

The students of classes III-V presented a wonderful play, ‘Anmol Bachpan’, a satirical humour-based play based on the protagonist Mohan who has a severe stomach ache on the day he has to attend his school. The play was a wonderful trip down memory lane for the audience, a reminiscence of everyone’s childhood. The play depicted a beautiful relationship between a teacher and a student while coping with his innocent excuses and tantrums. A scintillating Grand Finale was a befitting end to the gala show. The event ended with a Vote of Thanks proposed by a student. The guests, parents, and grandparents were highly appreciative of the performances of the students.

“The root of all goodness lies in the soil of appreciation for goodness”- Dalai Lama

Noida, March 3, 2022: At Apeejay School, Noida, we truly believe that appreciation and motivation can work wonders for the overall development of a child. During the Session 2021-22 our students learnt to adapt to the online classes and embraced technology with ease. The virtual Annual Appreciation Days for classes Nursery and II were organised virtually through the Zoom platform, wherein every student participated enthusiastically, ensuring 100% participation. It was an endeavour to appreciate and motivate students for their splendid achievements during the academic year 2021-2022.

The glittering ceremonies began with a floral tribute to our beloved Chairman Sir, Dr. Stya Paul ji, followed by the auspicious lamp lighting ceremony. The events was graced virtually by the School Principal Sir, Mr. A.K. Sharma, Vice-Principal, Mrs. Amrita Hajela, and Primary In-Charge, Mrs. Smriti Samuel.

The grandparents, parents and guests were formally welcomed by Mr. AK Sharma. He applauded the efforts of the parents and appreciated their constant support during the unprecedented times that helped School in achieving all its endeavours successfully. The Primary In-charge, Mrs. Smriti Samuel, in her address, highlighted the essence of online education imparted during this pandemic situation by the School through diverse, enabling, rich and need based activities. She apprised the guests with the activities conducted during the academic session 2021-2022. She congratulated and applauded the students for their achievements.

Young budding artists of Class Nursery presented a fascinating fairy tale, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, conveying a message that we need to be more vigilant and thoughtful towards our safety and security. The students also presented evocative dances with verve and enthusiasm, that captivated all the guests. Appreciation and blessings were showered on the school and the staff by the grandparents and parents in their address. The Vote of Thanks was proposed, and the programme concluded with a glittering Grand Finale, followed by the National Anthem. The parents were highly appreciative of the performances. They lauded the programme and the efforts of the students.

The Class II programme began on a pleasant note with a melodious Invocation song, an ode to the Lord Almighty for creating our beautiful world. The plethora of activities, celebrations and festivals conducted throughout the year, that enhanced the skills and talent of the students, were showcased during the event, in the form of ‘Class II – Yearbook’. During the Prize distribution ceremony, the students who were adjudged best in varied fields of scholastic, co-scholastic domains were appreciated and blessed by Principal Sir and Primary In-Charge.

The students of Class II presented a wonderful play, ‘Puss in Boots’, wherein they promoted the importance of values such as diligence and determination to fulfill one’s dreams. This was followed by a scintillating Grand Finale. The programme concluded with the Vote of Thanks proposed by a student. The guests, parents and grandparents were highly appreciative of the performances of the students. They lauded the efforts of the school in imparting quality education during these challenging times.

“When Shiva beats his Damru, Evil Shakes, and the Wise Awakens!”

Noida, February 28, 2022: Maha Shivratri is one of the prominent festivals of the Hindu religion. The festival is celebrated by worshipping Lord Shiva. Every year, Maha Shivratri is celebrated on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of Falgun month as per the Hindu calendar.

As per Hindu mythology, it is believed that on Maha Shivratri, Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati got married. On the special occasion of Maha Shivratri, the students of classes Nursery to V sought the blessings of the almighty through a virtual assembly via the Zoom platform.

In reverence of Lord Shiva, the festival was celebrated with full devotion and sanctity whereby the teachers presented a talk emphasising the importance of celebrating our spiritual freedom. Shiv Stuti was presented by students to invoke Shiva’s divine intervention through the devotional verses.

Shiv Tandava was also presented to showcase the power and strength of the benevolent Lord Shiva. The Shiva Tandava Stotram represents the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva that eliminates all negative energies.

The students and the teachers were filled with spiritual fervour on the occasion. Primary In-charge, Mrs. Smriti Samuel applauded the staff and students for their efforts to make everyone spiritually energised and enlightened.