Annual Inter-School Extravaganza: Chunauti 2017
New Delhi, April 28, 2017: Apeejay School, Saket hosted its 20th annual inter-school extravaganza ‘Chunauti 2017’ – an event that brings out and showcases the ingenuity of children. The event, held on 27th and 28th April, witnessed innovative competitions spread over two days, stimulating the creativity, intellect and potential of young minds. Twenty seven schools with over three hundred students from classes I-XI from Delhi and NCR participated zealously in various exciting competitions like Panoramic Strokes, Paper Pilots, Defining Moments, Vachan, Flashanimate, Global Launch, Yog Urja and Crafty Origamiks. Competitions that portrayed language flair like Style Weave, Ant Sa Racho Aarambh, French Spell-Bee, Sanskrit Katha Vachan, Illustarti and Troubador invited encouraging response from the students. Music and dance competitions also unfolded the immense energy and talent of the performers.
Pandit Deepak Maharaj, a renowned exponent of Kathak belonging to the illustrious Kalka-Bindadinn gharana, disciple and son of Pt. Birju Maharaj Ji, graced the inaugural function as the Chief Guest. He enthralled the audience with his rendition of the fine nuances of Kathak while sharing his inspiring life experiences with the participants. The events were judged judiciously by eminent judges from the field of Music, Art, Languages, Science, Media, ICT and Education. The Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan Trophy (UMAK) for excellence in Music and Dance was won by Springdales School, Dhaulakuan. The winners of the overall trophy for Chunauti 2017 was bagged by St. George’s School, Alaknanda for their stupendous performance.
Primary Annual Appreciation Day - 2017
New Delhi, March 11, 2017: The School held its Primary Annual Appreciation Day which was graced by the eminent Chief Guest, Bharatnatyam exponent Padmashree Awardee, Ms. Devyani and Mrs. Veena Sharma, theatre designer, National School of Drama as guest of honour. Students of the Primary Wing presented a musical trail 'Rhythm and Raga', showcasing that Music, Art and Culture holds the whole world together. The event was a grand success.
Class Nursery Annual Appreciation Day
New Delhi, March 4, 2017: Students of Class Nursery celebrated their Annual Appreciation Day on March 4, 2017. Ms. Rani Shinghal, an accomplished Bharatnatyam dancer, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Children welcomed the parents with the songs – ‘This is the guiding light….’ & ‘Shubh din hai aaj ka…’ seeking the blessings of Lord Ganesh through Ganesh Vandana ‘Deva Shree Ganesha….’ The energy and enthusiasm with which the little ones performed this Vandana was mesmerising. They also presented a musical play ‘The Selfish Giant’ and concluded the show with a grand finale song ‘Where Dreams begin….’ The show was a success and was well-appreciated by the guest as well as the parents.
Annual Appreciation Day
New Delhi, Dec. 5, 2016: The School celebrated its Annual Appreciation Day wherein renowned Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan graced the occasion as the chief guest for the evening. He expressed his appreciation at the endeavour of the students and also emphasised on teaching music to all students from the very beginning.
Around three hundred students of the School staged a lyrical drama ‘Aprajita’ which juxtaposed the life and struggle of the Rani of Jhansi with the contemporary woman of today.
The guest of honour, Prof. Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, shared wise thoughts on parenting. Mr. Nishant Berlia, Joint Secretary, Apeejay Education Society and Member, Management Board, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group, presided over the function. The School was also delighted by the presence of two alumnae, Ms. Stuti Ghildiyal and Mr. Anket Singh as special invitees for the evening.
Teeny Weeny Fun Fair
New Delhi, Nov. 26, 2016: ‘Teeny Weeny Fun Fair’ themed ‘Plants- Green Buddies’ encompassed myriad creative activities and novel fun games which provided an insight into the fascinating world of plants, their utility in the human world and their indispensable role in our lives. The event aimed at developing the observation, concentration, memorisation and motor skills of a child. These hands-on activities were carried out throughout the year as a thematic teaching-learning process.
The chief guest for the event was Mrs. Rooplekha Kukreja, a freelancer who conducts life skill workshops for teachers and is also closely associated with SCERT for the past 20 years. She lauded the School for inculcating awareness for a greener environment, highlighting the vital role of plants in maintaining an eco-friendly surrounding while working towards the holistic development of students.
The event also witnessed encouraging participation of the parents in innovative fun activities and games. The exhibition ‘Make Waste Matter’ and ‘Things we get from Plants’ was one of the biggest attractions of the fair. Stalls displayed the creative activities of the students like wall decor, hanky imprint, table mats and potpourri from dried petals. These were bought by the students with special ‘Teeny Weeny currency’. The potter’s wheel drew students in large numbers wherein they tried their hand at moulding pots and glasses. Making flowers from origami tissue paper and weaving garlands using Curry and Neem leaves were an added attraction for both the parents and students. Teachers from other schools also visited the fair and appreciated the endeavour of the students and teachers.