JUNIOR SPORTS DAY
December 19, 2009 was celebrated as the Junior Sports Day. It saw 100% participation of students from nursery to class V. The meet was declared open by His Excellency Cesar Ferrer, the Ambassador of Uruguay. As the Chief Guest of the day, he with his family witnessed colourful and spectacular displays by the students. A number of competitive races were held for the participants. There was a special game for the parents which even had the participation of the Chief Guest and family. The Chief Guest addressed the students and parents who were present. He stressed on the fact that true education is a mix of academics and sports as this combination boosts self confidence, courage and transforms children into winners and achievers. He said he was pleased to see the same happening in Apeejay School, Saket.
Mrs. Anjali Bharadwaj, a former World Bank employee and presently Director, “Satark Nagrik Sangathan”, India visited the school to address the senior assembly on “ Right to Information Act”. She has been closely associated with the Right to Information movement in India since 2000 and has been a member of the Working Committee of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information.
She informed the students that this right can be used as an instrument by ordinary citizens to ensure that people get what is rightly theirs. She sited examples from areas in South Delhi where even illiterate people had succeeded in getting their due. The procedure she explained was very simple but the results impressive. She addressed all the queries posed by the students and teachers with ease and conviction.
ANNUAL APPRECIATION DAY 2009-10
Apeejay School hosted the Annual Appreciation Day on November 27, 2009. The programme commenced with propitiating Lord Ganesha with an aesthetic dance rendition of “ Ganeshaya Dheemahi”. The school choir set the mood for the evening with a soulful “ Chalo Bhor Ke Rahi”. The school annual report highlighting the achievements of the students and laurels won by the school was presented by the Principal, Mrs. Anita Paul assisted by the Headboy, Jitin Kohli and the Head girl, Aditi Khanna.
The Chief Guest for the function Dr. Moinuddin Director, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, conferred the awards to the students who had done exceptionally well in the academic session 2008-2009. In his speech he commended the Apeejay Education Society under the stewardship of our reverend Chairman Sir, Shri Stya Paulji in the creation of students with a sound value system.
Pt. Bhajan Soporiji, internationally renowned Santoor Maestro presided over the evening as the Guest of Honour and handed out prizes to the students who were appreciated for doing exceptionally well in co-curricular activities.
The highlight was a musical presented by the 300 students from middle and senior school titled “The Magic of Awakening”. It revolved around the journey of a young boy from being a nobody without a purpose and with very little self belief to an individual who changes the lives of others and in the process discovers himself.
TEENY WEENY FAIR
The Teeny Weeny Fun Fair was organized on November 7, 2009. The fair was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Dr. Janaki Rajan, Professor in Education and Honorary Director, Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies, Jamia Millia, New Delhi.
The objective was to introduce the concept of correct utilization of money with the help of Teeny Weeny currency. The art and craft items showcases in the fair were prepared by the students during the session. The theme of the fair was Noddy and the games were also designed in accordance with the theme and the age group.
The school hosted “Srijan” on Saturday, October 31, 2009. This is a display of all the creative expressions of the students of classes IV to IX who are members of 17 activity clubs run by the school.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Our reverend Chairman Sir, Shri Stya Paulji, Ms. Saskia Rao – de Haas, an internationally renowned Cello artist and Mr. V.S. Garg, Educational Adviser of Apeejay Education Society.
The school has a very active Interact Club sponsored by Rotary Club of Delhi Midtown-Dist. 3010. This year’s Rotary Midtown has chosen the theme “Jal Hai to Kal Hai – Save Water Save Life”, to create an awareness about the urgent need to conserve water and stop water pollution at the individual level. As part of this awareness camp the Interact Club of our school organized a ‘Poster Making’ and ‘Slogan Writing’ competition for parents on the same theme on day of the exhibition. An inter-house wall painting competition and a street play on the same theme enthralled and sensitized the parents.