New Delhi, April 26, 2019: Chunauti 2019', the annual two-day inter-school cultural fest, was inaugurated at Apeejay School, Saket on 25 April 2019 in the presence of many luminaries who graced the mega event.
World renowned Kuchipudi exponents, Drs. Raja and Radha Reddy, choreographers and gurus, Padma Shree and Padma Bhushan awardees, graced the occasion as Chief Guests and were extended a red carpet welcome by the School Principal, Ms Smita Amit, staff and students of the School.
The inaugural ceremony commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp as the School choir serenaded hymns to invoke the blessings of the Goddess. A mesmerising fusion dance performance enthralled the audience.
Seventeen schools from Delhi-NCR participated in ten innovative competitions on day one: Clay It, Fusion Funk, Rap Dlam, Business-O-Mania, Nav-Srijan and Le Serpent L'escalier, to name a few.
The grand and colourful events of ‘Chunauti 2019’ culminated on April 26, 2019 with the valedictory function.
Seventeen reputed schools from Delhi-NCR participated in the fun-filled and innovative competitions namely – Storycraft, Dhwani, Kolourmatrix, Yog Utsav, Historical Character Comes Alive, Katha and Slowest Lander. The Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan Rolling Trophy (UMAK) was bagged by St. George’s School, Alaknanda for their splendid performance in music and dance.
The overall winners were Apeejay School, Noida, for their remarkable performance in almost all the events.
The feedback and response by the participating schools was encouraging.
Investiture Ceremony (2019-20) of Prefectorial Board
An Investiture Ceremony signifies the reliance and confidence that the School consigns in the newly invested office bearers. Donning the mantle of accountability, they also pledge to bestow their duties to the best of their abilities. 69 students from the Junior and Senior Prefectorial board pledged to take up new responsibilities and challenges to embark on an eventful journey. The Chief Guest for this solemn ceremony was Dr Rudra Narayan Sahoo, Education Specialist with UNICEF. This event was also witnessed by the proud parents of the new incumbents. It was a joyous moment as the ex-head boy and ex-head girl handed over the School flag to the elected head boy and head girl – Shivoham Dagar and Vartika Vani, respectively. At Apeejay, we believe that responsibility should be shouldered by young students, so as to become better citizens of tomorrow.
Pre-Primary and Primary Appreciation Day 2019
New Delhi, Feb. 28, 2019: The Primary & Pre-Primary wings of Apeejay School, Saket, hosted their Appreciation Day for the session 2018-19 on February 27 & 28 respectively in the School premises, on the theme ‘Troupe Trail Et Al / Ratna Garbha Bhraman’. The musical play by the students of Classes II to V took the parents on an awesome journey of discovery to the various tribes around the world, showcasing tribal dances and music of New Zealand, Egypt, South Africa, Bulgaria & India.
The School Principal, Ms Smita Amit, in her address welcomed the parents, grandparents and distinguished guests. She introduced the gathering to Apeejay Education Society, its founding members, its mission, vision and the values it stands for.
At a glittering Awards Ceremony, the students were presented trophies for academic excellence, human values and co-curricular achievements by the esteemed Chief Guest, Dr Diwakar Goel, Executive Director, Airport Authority of India, the School Principal and the Primary In-Charge.
The Pre-Primary Appreciation Day musical won all hearts in the presence of the renowned dancer, Ms Vaswati Misra, esteemed guest of the day who was amazed by the graceful dances performed by the students of Classes Nursery, K.G. and I. Each child was given an opportunity to showcase his talent and was awarded a mini shield as a token of appreciation presented by the Chief Guest, the Principal, the Headmistress, Ms Priya Vaidya and the Pre-Primary In-Charge, Ms Minakshi Juneja.
New Delhi, Jan. 31, 2019:‘Great is the moment of initiation but profound is the moment of culmination’. The 'Abhinandan' ceremony to bid adieu to the outgoing batch of Class XII students was organised by the staff and management of Apeejay School, Saket.
The School Principal, Mrs Smita Amit, welcomed the Chief Guest, Swami Shantatmananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi and the proud parents of the students of Class XII. The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and an invocation song, followed by thought provoking speeches by the Headmistress, the Pre- Primary, Primary In-charges and Secondary school teachers.
The class teachers of class XII shared reminiscences of their students and bid farewell to them, wishing them success in their upcoming exam. The readings by teachers from our holy scriptures emphasised the value of consistent efforts & 'karma'. The Head Boy and the Head Girl of the School shared nostalgic moments of their School life and their eternal bond with the teachers. The day was a fiesta devoted to the enriching years spent together and to reminisce the joyous moments.
The programme concluded with the tika ceremony and giving away of mementoes to Class XII students & passing the candle, a symbol of duty and responsibility to Class XI students. The interactive session by the Chief Guest, Swami Shantatma Nanda, with the students about how they envision their lives was enlightening. It was indeed a momentous day for the parents as they witnessed their ward's valediction ceremony.
Republic Day Celebration 2019
The 70th Republic Day was celebrated in the School with gaiety and fervour to pay tribute to the framers of the Indian Constitution who toiled hard to draft it and pronounced India a republican unit.
The Chief Guest for the occasion was Colonel Suram Singh CO, 20 JAK RIF who hoisted the tricolour along with the School Principal, Ms Smita Amit, Headmistress, Ms Priya Vaidya and PTA members.
A heartwarming celebration in the auditorium by the students, marked this special day. Students of Class VII presented a speech highlighting the concept of equality of all mentioned in the Preamble of the Constitution.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's impactful speech presented by Dhananjay Sharma of Class VIII B was much appreciated by all. Adhiraj Goel of Class XI A exhibited his oratory prowess with a fiery poetry on nationalism which left the audience in awe.
Students of class VII presented a thought provoking English skit on changing mindset towards stereotypes and gender discrimination.
A medley of mesmerising patriotic songs echoing India's freedom struggle by the melodious School choir was well applauded by all present.
The invigorating dances to various tunes ignited the spirit of unity and brotherhood amongst everyone.
The Chief Guest shared valuable and inspiring words of wisdom with the students to become responsible and worthy citizens of their country. The School Principal also presented him with a plant and memento as a token of appreciation.
It was a joyous day for all in the School.