CBSE – INTEL AI -Thon: Workshop for Students of Indore Schools
December 19, 2019
CBSE – Intel AI –Thon, a three day workshop for students of different schools was organised at Choithram School Manik Bagh, Indore from December 17 to 19, 2019 to bring about a change in the education system and prepare all the key stakeholders for becoming future-ready as it’s imperative to create sustained momentum. It was attended by 36 students of various schools from all over the state. The resource persons were Ms. Ambika Saxena (AI Coach), Mr. Akshay Chawla (AI Coach) working with Intel, India. The focus was on awareness of Artificial Intelligence and using it in real life problem solving. The training programme included a series of discussions and hands on sessions with interactive and open learning, and exchange of new ideas.
Day one started with a KAHOOT quiz for raising the awareness of AI. Students worked on applications of Decision trees, Machine Learning and Approaches of AI. They also learnt about Reinforcement Learning and then using Python programming interface Jupyter notebook. Students made programmes using different data types, Statements and AI Project cycle of Python.
Day two started with students playing online games such as Mystery Animal, Emoji Scavenger Hunt, Rock Paper Scissor under various domains. Python programming using packages, Data visualization using graphs and designing graphs using Pyplot and Numpy libraries, Image processing using Open CV interface was an interesting exercise for the students.
On day three UN sustainable Development Goals were discussed and a board game was played team wise, Ideathon was conducted where the creativity of students was put to test. They had to explore various ideas, scoop a problem and find feasible solutions. Students presented their ideas for discussion.
The workshop provided the participants an exposure to globally used programming language and concepts of Artificial Intelligence.
Visit to Universal Transformers
July 18, 2019
To learn about the practical aspects of management and applications at work place, students of class XII E of Commerce stream along with Ms. Sumit Bhatia visited Universal Transformers, Dhar Road on July 18, 2019. Mr. Vishal Sharma of the organization briefed about the management procedure of the firm followed by the concept of inventory management in inventories. Mr. Vishal Sharma elaborately explained the technical process of CNC (cutting and pasting of rods), coating by machines, assembly, electricity flow and many more. The visit helped the students to gain insight into the internal working of the company.
Industrial Visit to CNH, Pithampur
July 5, 2019
Students of class XII F visited Case New Holland Construction Equipment India Private Ltd, Pithampur accompanied by Mr. Vipin Wagh and Ms. Neeta Pathak on July 5, 2019. Mr. Satyendra Tiwari, Plant Incharge and Mr. Nitin Nair escorted the students to shop floor visit and apprised the students about the organisation including its policies and practices, growth of employees based on efficiency and effectiveness along with its business relations with other industries. The resource persons mentioned their role towards the society and the environment and listed the precautions to be taken in case of mishap. Students witnessed the processing of raw materials into the finished products or parts and various queries related to the processing were dealt by the resource persons. This industrial exposure helped students to enhance their business acumen.
Hindi Guest Lecture on ‘Positive Attitude’
January 10, 2019
A guest speaker CA Mr. Vishnu Agrawal was invited in class VIII G on January 10, 2019 to address on the topic ‘This is not the toughest time.’ Mr. Agrawal highlighted human values like goodness and humaneness. The speaker cited examples from his life to explain the importance of positive attitude in life focusing on determination, hard work, goal target and self-control. One can overcome adverse circumstances in life with positive approach and for that one has to give his hundred per cent to get success in life.
Hindi Guest Lecture on ‘Childhood’
January 3, 2019
Ms. Raghubeer Kaur Sohail and Mr. Nandkishore Upadhyay were invited as guest speakers to share their sweet and sour childhood experiences in classes VI A,VI D and VI B,C,E,F respectively on January 3, 2019. Mr. Upadhyay said that his childhood was full of mischiefs. He called education and values to be important in life and made children understand that they should try to fulfill their parents’ dreams. Ms. Raghubeer said that there is no enmity with anyone in childhood and our life has three stages childhood, youth and old age and out of these, childhood is the blissful phase. She also shared her childhood mischiefs and suggested students to avoid electronic gadgets and to believe in themselves. The importance of self-reliance and discipline was also explained by the speaker.
Hindi Guest Lecture on ‘Blood and Our Body’
December 20, 2018
Dr. Shirish Shrivastav was invited in classes VII E and VII F to speak on the topic ‘Blood and Our Body.’ Dr. Shrivastav addressed the students and introduced the important elements required in the body. He also dealt with the human body structure and various components of the blood along with the blood circulation in the body. The session enhanced knowledge of the students and made them understand the requirements for good health. The interactive session also created awareness about the kind of food to be taken and avoided.
Hindi Guest Lecture on ‘Positive Approach’
December 18, 2018
Ms. Preeti Dhoot was invited as a guest speaker to address the students of class VIII G on ‘Positive Approach’ on December 18, 2018. The session focused on four to five major points to become positive like avoiding negative comments, praying for everyone, not to be greedy, firm in speech, expressing gratitude to all, to be happy in small things and many more. The session benefitted the students to develop positive attitude towards life.
Hindi Guest Lecture on ‘Positive Mindset’
December 18, 2018
Ms. Rana Pathak was invited as a guest to speak on ‘Positive Mindset’ in class VIII A on December 18, 2018. In her session, Ms. Pathak emphasized to have positive thinking in every stage of life especially when we are ill as positive thinking keeps up the spirit. She discussed about her serious illness and thanked advanced technology to make her fit and fine today. Her experience was an inspiration to all as positive thinking helps one to overcome adverse circumstances to become successful in life.
English Guest Lecture on ‘Playing Fair’
November 22, 2018
A guest lecture was organised in class VI A on November 22, 2018 on the topic ‘Playing Fair’ to apprise the students on the importance of games and sports. Mr. Yusuf Ali, State Level Basketball player was invited as a guest speaker. The session began with the general discussion on the interest of the students in games and sports followed by listing of advantages and values inculcated by sports and games. Mr. Ali also guided the students on the techniques of playing basketball and solved certain queries of the students based on match fixing, injuries, victory and defeat etc. Students shared their memorable experiences with the speaker who then suggested them to be hopeful and contribute 100 % in sports.
Doctor’s Talk on Importance of Bones and Muscles
October 6, 2018
Students of class 5 attended a session by Dr. Girish Gupta, an orthopaedic surgeon who helped them understand the importance of taking care of bones and muscles. The students learnt various measures to keep their bones and muscles healthy. They were encouraged to inculcate healthy habits like including dairy products in their diet and exercising regularly.
Doctor’s Talk on Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
September 25, 2018
Dr. Samir Singh addressed students of class 5 on September 25, 2018 about communicable and non-communicable diseases. It was an interactive session where students were told about symptoms, precautions and informative snippets about these diseases.
Workshop on Miracles of Genetics
August 24, 2018
Softvision Research Centre, GSB complex organized a workshop on ‘Miracles of Genetics’ at GSB Complex on August 24, 2018. Students of class XII B of Biology stream accompanied by Science HOD Ms. Anshu Chopra attended the workshop to gain hands-on-experience. Under the guidance of Prof. Ravi Kumar, students isolated DNA from the blood samples and polymerized using PCR and then performed Gel Electrophoresis. The concluding session witnessed the lecture on Cell Biology by Prof. Neeraj Desai.
Workshop on Natural Process of Learning
August 24, 2018
UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore Centre organized a one day workshop on Natural process of Learning on August 24, 2018 at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology(RRCAT), Indore. The resource person was an eminent author Dr. H. C. Verma, Retired Professor, Department of Physics, IIT Kanpur. 20 students along with two teachers Mr. Vinay Sharma and Mr. Vishal Sanwatsar attended the workshop. The workshop was structured in two sessions. The resource person began with the introduction of natural learning followed by the elaborate explanation of the working of Laws of Newton, Angular Momentum and Torque.In the second half, the speaker demonstrated few experiments to explain the concept of pressure and the process of dispersion in electromagnetic spectrum. He also dealt at length on the Centre of Mass and Centre of Gravity and satisfied the queries of the students.
Self Defence Session by Indore Police Department
August 4, 2018
Indore Police Department in collaboration with Sports Association of Mixed Martial Arts, Madhya Pradesh conducted a Self Defense Session under the campaign, ‘MahilaAatmarakshaKawachMahaabhiyan’ on August 4, 2018 in the school for girls of classes VI to X to equip them with self defence techniques to combat unpredictable and dangerous real life situations. Vishwamitra awardee and coach of Indian Karate team Mr. SihanJaidev Sharma, Vikram Award recipient and International Coach and Secretary Sports Association of Mixed Martial Art Madhya Pradesh Mr. Vikas Sharma along with international player Mr. Afzhal Khan and team demonstrated the techniques. Indore DSP, MahilaApradh, Mrs. Deepali Jain informed the girls about the helpline number where they could register their complaint as well as the legal acts and protection provisions for girls.
Visit to TIGAL (Tata International G.S.T. Automotive Leather)Industry
August 3, 2018
To understand the real functioning of the industry and get exposed to different work culture, students of class XII E visited Tata International G.S.T. Automotive Leather Industry (TIGAL) on August 3, 2018 with Mr. Vipin Wagh, Commerce Head of the Department and Ms. Ruchi Mungi, Physical Education instructor. The industry orientation provided a chance to the students to get acquainted with the processing of the raw material followed by the delivery of goods. The team comprising of Mr. Jitendra Kumar Verma, Product Development Executor, Mr. Abhishek Gupta, Quality Checker and Mr. Ajay Mishra, Head of Learning and Development escorted the students for the shop floor visit. The resource persons apprised the students about the origin and successful journey of the company including its business policies and practices for the growth of employees and fostering business relations with other industries. The visit benefitted the students to upgrade their knowledge and their business acumen.
Visit to LPG Bottling Plant
July 26, 2018
To observe and analyse the functions and applications of Management principles, students of class XII D were taken to Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Pithampur, Indore on July 26,2018. Ms. Sumit Bhatia and Ms. Ankita Jain of Commerce department accompanied the students. The students were briefed about the history of Bharat Petroleum, LPG and Types of business units by Mr Sankalp (Manager) and his colleague Mr Ronak. Listed as the 2nd largest oil and gas industry with a customer base of 50 million consumers and 3355 distributors, BPCL has been conferred on the award of ‘Maharatna’ of the year.
The employee of the plant accompanied the students to various units to show the filling of LPG, its storage and compression. He also explained the process of checking the cylinders along with the safety measures to be followed. The industrial exposure brought fore the budding entrepreneurs when a quiz was conducted for the students and they winners were awarded prizes. The visit facilitated learning and sharpening managerial skills to meet the challenges of the future world.
Hindi Guest Lecture on ‘Quality Education’
July 26, 2018
Dr. Sanjay Vyas was invited as a guest speaker to speak on ‘Quality Education’ as a part of PBL activity on July 26, 2018. Dr. Vyas interacted with the students and guided them on the importance and benefits of quality education. The session was interesting, informative and motivating for the students.
English Guest Lecture on ‘Education to Learn or Education to Earn’
July 21, 2018.
Guest lecture was organized for class VIII B, C & G students on July 21, 2018 based on the PBL topic ‘Qualitative Education.’ A proud father of our school student Mr. Vishnu Agrawal, who is Chartered Accountant by profession addressed the students. Mr. Agrawal focused on the need to inculcate good behaviour which includes being good to others, responsible, caring, being self-motivated, accepting challenges and realizing the importance of life.
Visit to Central Archaeological Museum, Indore
July 19, 2018
To develop the visceral connection with the historical milestones, students of class XI of Humanities stream visited the Central Archaeological Museum, Indore with Dr. Shoeb Adil, Head of Social Science Department on July 19, 2018.The antiquities from the Western Malwa area, paintings, sculpture, bronzes, terracotta, coins and architectural relics enhanced the knowledge of the students. Students appreciated the incredible brains in the creation and preservation of artifacts with the limited resources available at that time.The educational visit also clarified the queries of the students.
Live Demonstration of Renal Transplantation Surgery at Choithram Hospital & Research Centre
July 17, 2018
38 students of Biology stream of classes XI and XII accompanied by Biology teacher Ms. Sangeeta Thander witnessed Renal Transplantation Surgery at Choithram Hospital and Research Centre on July 17, 2018. Dr. C. S. Chamania, Nephrologist performed renal transplantation using Laparoscopy technique. In an interactive session with Dr. Sunil Bhatia, Urologist the students learnt about surgical equipment, procedures and preventive measures to be taken during a laparoscopic surgery. Hussain Barnagarwala of class XI B bagged first prize for putting the best question.
AICTSL Field Visit
July 10, 2018
To gain insight into the working and management of AICTSL(Atal Indore City Transport Service Limited), 19 students of class XI of Entrepreneurship stream along with two teachers, visited AICTSL, Indoreon July 10, 2018. Ms. Mala Singh Thakur, CEO, briefed about the successful journey of AICTSL from 2007 and apprised the students about the installation of GPS technology to monitor and to track the buses for the safety and security of the commuters.
July 4, 2018
Planting trees develops a bond between the students and environment and they know that their efforts bring a change in the world. To initiate thought process and to make students get some gardening tips, a guest talk was conducted wherein horticulturist Mr. Devendra Singh Rana addressed the students of classes VI C and VI F. He encouraged students to play an active role in making earth green. The students asked about variety of plants that could be grown at their home. This talk was conducted as an activity to support learning of the poem ‘Ten Tall Oak Trees’ and it proved to be a wonderful way to awaken young minds.
Doctors’ Talk on Cleanliness and Hygiene
July 2, 2018
The celebration of National Doctors’ Day is an attempt to emphasize on the value of doctors in our lives. Classes I & II invited parents from the medical profession to celebrate Doctors’ Day on July 2, 2018. The doctors shared the importance of cleanliness and hygiene by conducting various activities, showing PowerPoint Presentations and explaining that ‘Prevention is better than Cure’.
July 2, 2018
With the objective of imbibing the values of sensitivity towards family, empathy and responsibility towards work and discipline, a ‘Guest Lecture’ was conducted in class VI C wherein Ms. Sabiha Saify, grandmother of Jamila Kalabhaiwala was invited to discuss about her childhood and the hardships people faced in bringing up their children. She was invited to support learning of the lesson ‘Tom Paints the Fence’. It also made children aware of the difference in the facilities available for the students in olden times and facilities available now. It was an initiative taken for making children aware about their comfortable life and importance of grandparents. Children interacted and asked many questions about the school life in olden times. The students realised how blessed they were to lead a comfortable life.
Lessons from Granny
July 2, 2018
The stories that granny tells her grand children about her childhood are magical. To bring our students back to their roots and to develop the values like empathy, sensitivity towards family, responsibility towards work and discipline, Ms. Beena Sahani, grandmother of Sanjeevani Hoondlani was invited in class VI F to discuss about her childhood and the hardships people faced in bringing up their children. She told the students the importance of discipline and stressed on good habits that every child must have to lead a healthy life. The students understood that grandparents are absolute treasures and they should spend quality time with them. This session was conducted to support learning of the lesson ‘Tom Paints the Fence’.
Value What You Have!
June 30, 2018
A guest lecture was organized for the students of class VI A on ‘We should value the things we have’. Theguest was Ms. Padma Tuteja, grandmother of Ranya Tuteja. She shared how things have changed since her school days. She had her schooling in a village and studied English,only after passing out class V. The students in those days were much more serious towards studies and enjoyed equally with their friends. She advised the students not to misuse the facilities which are provided to them. It was an interactive session and the students many questions regarding her childhood and on a lighter note, about Ranya’s activities at home. The session ended with some useful tips for the students; not to indulge only in mobiles and video games, and to have fun but obey the teachers as well.
June 30, 2018
As a part of learning of the lesson ‘Tom Paints the Fence’, Mr. Nand Kishore Upadhyay was invited as a guest speaker in class VI B. He discussed about his childhood and the hardships he faced in bringing up his children. He shared the difficulties faced by him and encouraged the children to aim at their destination and overcome all the hurdles with a fighting spirit.Difficulties do hinder the path to success, but one must put up a brave fight. He gave examples how he had stayed at Jhabua and worked hard to gain success.The students promised to try their best to solve their difficulties and also help others.
June 29, 2018
Ms. Pushpa Chhajed was invited as a guest speaker to class VI E to support learning of the lesson ‘Tom Paints the Fence’. She was invited to share herchildhood experiences and the hardships she faced in bringing up her children.She encouraged children to overcome the difficulties they face in school life. She explained children that everyone doesn’t have the same power of knowledge. Few students are very talented in academics, others might not be that good, but they do possess some or the other talent. Instead of comparing the marks with others, children should try to be perfect in the field of their choice. The session was interesting and motivating, it benefitted students to understand the importance of hard work and sincerity.
Sharing Brings Happiness
June 26, 2018
Mrs. Snehlata Pathak, grandmother of our school student was invited as a guest speaker to have an interactive session with the students of class VI to support learning of the lesson ‘Tom Paints the Fence’. Ms. Pathak said grandparents move to their golden years when they play with their grandchildren. She told the students to understand that elders scold them for their betterment. She narrated many mischievous incidents of her grandson. Students enjoyed the incidents and interacted freely.
Session on Harmful Effects of Tobacco
March 28, 2018
Mrs. Manisha Pandit, District Extension & Media Officer, Dr. Amit Malakar, Nodal Officer, National Tobacco Control Programme and Mr. B. R. Jaunjal, Deputy Media Officer of the Public Health and Family Welfare Department of Government of India briefed class 12 students about the harmful effects of tobacco and the preventive measures to be taken. The students were sensitized about the menace of this deadly product which is an important risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease and stroke.
Visit to Raja Ramanna Institute of Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT)
February 24, 2018
12 students of class XI accompanied by Ms. Bharatee Pandey of the Senior School visited Raja Ramanna Institute of Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT)on the occasion of National Science Day on February 24, 2018 to get acquainted with innovations in Science and Technology. They witnessed scientific and technical exhibits related to technologies of accelerators, lasers, cryogenics, superconductivity, magnets, and demonstration of fire & safety aspects displaying the concepts of basic sciences.
Visit to Pratibha Synergy and Textile Industry
December 16, 2017
Students of class XI (E-ship) visited Pratibha Synergy and Textile Industry, Pithampur to gain knowledge about the spinning process and water purifier plant. The HR Manager Ms. Vini Sharma briefed up about the organization and its working.
Awareness Session on ‘Safety Measures’ for Class VI Students
September 11 & 12, 2017
An awareness session on ‘Safety Measures’ for class VI students was organised by the Committee Against Sexual Harassment.Mrs.Pallavi Sukhtankar, Chairperson,Committee Against Sexual Harassment spoke about various safety measures and gave tips to handle problematic situations. She briefed the students about good touch and bad touch. She gave information of the constitution and procedures of the committee. Other members of the Committee Against Sexual Harassment, Mrs.Pushpalata Mishra and Mrs.Bharati Pandey also interacted with students. Mr.Amit Trivedi conducted the session for the boys and apprised them about general expectations as well as do’s and don’ts. He also explained the functioning of the committee and introduced all the members of the committee.
Session on Career Options in Commerce
August 18, 2017
Mr. Kushagra Jain, C.A. conducted a session on various career options and opportunities in Commerce stream for the students of classes X to XII. The queries related to different subjects in Commerce were dealt at length by the resource person.
Social Science Guest Lecture on ‘Formation of Rocks’
July 21, 2017
Ms.Sakshi Maheswari was invited as a guest speaker on July 21, 2017 to explain the process of formation of rocks to the students of classes VII D and VII F. The resource person showed samples of different types of rocks and dealt in depth on the structure of rocks, identification of rocks and rock cycle. The session helped the students to gain insight into the interior of earth along with the information on mining industry.
Awareness Session on ‘JagrukBeti’
July 13, 2017
Dr. Sushma Jhamad, MBBS, DNB, Consultant obstetrician and Gynecologists Choithram Hospital and Research Centre, Indore addressed the girls of classes IX and X about health care on July 13, 2017. She explained about various physical and emotional changes that take place during adolescence and how to cope up with them. She emphasized on regular work out and healthy eating habits. Dr. Jhamadalso explained about the safety measures to be taken by the girls.
Students Witness Live Surgery at Choithram Hospital and Research Centre
July 11, 2017
To acquaint the students with the advancement in Medical Science, 32 students of class XI and XII witnessed a live demonstration of Gall bladder surgery by Laparoscopy at Choithram Hospital and Research Centre Auditorium. Dr. Sudhesh and Dr. Chamania enlightened the students about the surgical equipment, procedure and preventive measures to be taken. Dr. Amit and other team members answered the queries of the students. Satyam Sharma of class XII B was awarded third prize for the best question.
Visit to Eicher Motors, Pithampur Limited
July 8, 2017
To understand the technical aspect of machine and its working, students of class XII (Commerce) along with Mr. Vipin Wagh visited Eicher Motors, Pithampur Limited. Mr. Tarindra Kumar, Production Manager introduced the manufacturing unit and the role of Robots to fix different parts of cabin to make engines and chassis of the vehicle. This visionary initiative benefitted the students to enhance their managerial and analytical skills.
English Guest Lecture on ‘Good Work gives us Peace of Mind’
July 4 and 11, 2017
As a follow up activity for the chapter ‘How the Cat Became’,Dr.Shirish Shrivastava, Assistant Professor in Govt. Ashtang Ayurveda College, Indore and Ms. Sonal Kusumakar, parents of our school students were invited as guest speakers to address the students of classes VI F and VI B respectively on July 4 and 11, 2017. They enlightened the students with their views on, ‘Necessity to Work.’ It was an interactive session wherein Dr.Shrivastava advised the students to come out of their comfort zone and discover their hidden talent by setting new goals and doing the work with honesty and sincerity. Ms. Kusumakar presented the examples of Gandhiji, Mother Teresa and the like who are still in our hearts due to their good work.
English Guest Lecture on ‘An Active Lifestyle’
July 1, 2017
Ms. Margaret Roy, a parent of our school student, was invited as a guest speaker in classes VI C and VI E on July 1, 2017. The Joint Director of Nursing Service, Ms. Roy shared her views on the topic ‘Importance of Work’. She made the children aware about the benefits of having an active lifestyle explaining about the relation between happiness and work with the help of a chart. She encouraged the students to prepare a ‘To Do….’ list to help them remember all the work they are supposed to do.
English Guest Lecture on ‘Work is Worship’
June 30, 2017
Ms. Sreeja Nair, a parent was invited as the guest speaker in class VI D on June 30, 2017. She explained the importance of work with different examples. The session made the students realize that work is worship.
English Guest Lecture on ‘Benefits of Being Busy’
June 30, 2017
Ms. Zehra Kanchwala, a grandmother of our school student was the guest speaker in class VI E on June 30, 2017. She is a social worker and gave a very motivational speech by telling the importance as well as the benefits of ‘being busy’ as ‘an idle mind is a devil’s workshop’.
Visit to Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
June 24, 2017
Students of class XII-E (Commerce) along with Ms. Sumit Bhatia, Faculty, Commerce Department visited BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd Pithampur) plant to gain first-hand experience on different functions of Management. Mr. Sankalp (Operational Manager) briefed the students about the history of Bharat Petroleum, LPG, types of business units and safety measures for the usage of LPG cylinders at home. Mr. Lakhan Sahu and Mr. Dinesh Gehlot accompanied the students for a plant visit where they witnessed the filling of LPG, storage, compression and packing of cylinders. An interactive session was also conducted where the questions of the budding entrepreneurs were awarded.
English Guest Lecture on ‘School Memories’
June 19, 2017
Mr. Kunal Mishra, Himalayan Wood Badge Scouter was invited as a guest speaker for an interactive session with the students of class VII G on the unit based on ‘school stories’on June 19, 2017. He shared his childhood experience with the students citing that we feel very happy when we recall the old memories of school life. Students learn discipline, cooperation and tolerance through various school activities.
English Guest Lecture on ‘School – The Golden Frame of Life’
June 17, 2017
To know more about the classroom scenario three generations back, Mr. Suresh Awasthi, a grandparent of our school student was invited as a guest speaker in class VII B on June 17, 2017. He shared his school days’ memories and brought to light the striking difference in the education system which he had witnessed. Having worked for 32 years as a Maths teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya, he gave practical tips to remember the Maths formulae and the tables. Adding a humorous touch in his session, he admitted that the most difficult time in this profession is handling mothers in a PTM. He ended his session with an inspiring thought that ‘A teacher’s efforts are best earned when years later his students credit their success in his name.’
English Guest Lecture on‘School – A Second Home’
June 17, 2017
Ms. Ritika Bhawnani, a parent of our school student, was invited as a guest speaker to have an interactive session with the students of class VII F on June 17, 2017. She encouraged the students to love their school and teachers as school is their second home and teacher is their second mother. She recollected the wonderful memories of her school days and motivated the children to excel in whatever they do and make their teachers and parents feel proud.
Social Science Guest Lecture on Wholesale Market
March 4, 2017
Mr. Dheeraj Gunani, a wholesaler of pharmaceutical company and grandfather of Jhanvi Gunani of class VII addressed the students of class VII A and VII D on March 4, 2017 to make them understand the concept of wholesale and retail market. He shared his 27 years of experience in the wholesale market with the students and clarified the queries of the students related to types of taxes, penalties and the precautions to be taken while purchasing medicines.
Session on ‘Save Water’
February 28, 2017
An enlightening session on ‘Save Water’ was conducted by Mr.Sudhindra Mohan Sharma, Assistant Governor, Rotary Club (Sankalp) in collaboration with Inner Wheel Club Uptown on February 28, 2017. Mr. Sharmsconducted activities to make students realize the worth of water and also informed about the effects of water crisis around the globe. The interactive session benefitted and equipped everyone with various ways to combat the scarcity of water.
Visit to Raja Ramanna Institute of Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT)
February 25, 2017
On the occasion of National Science Day, 12 students of class X accompanied with Mr. Vinay Sharma of the Science Department visited Raja Ramanna Institute of Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT) on February 25, 2017 to witness the scientific and technical exhibits. There were exhibits related to technologies of Accelerators, Lasers, Cryogenics, Superconductivity, Magnets, and demonstration of Fire & Safety aspects displaying the concepts of basic sciences.
SAT Session For Parents and Students of Classes IX, X and XI by Ms. Lisa Jain, Country Representative – India College Board
January 16, 2017
An informative session on ‘SAT exam for admission to the US universities’ was conducted for the parents and students by the College Board organisation on January 16, 2017 in our school. The resource person Ms. Lisa Jain, Country Representative – India, College Board briefed everyone about the mission driven non-profit College Board organisation engaged in conducting exams for the US universities. SAT is regarded as one of the critical parts of the US College application and focuses on skill based assessment rather than curriculum based. Ms. Jain elaborately explained the procedure and exam format, mode of application, SAT suite of assessment and advised students to take PSAT for diagnostic assessment. The benefits of taking SAT, useful predictors and testing windows were also dealt in-depth by the speaker. Focusing on the need to take the three dimensional essay based on reading, writing and analysis, the resource person also discussed the details regarding scores, sub scores and score delivery followed by SAT subject tests conducted by few universities. She also apprised everyone about curriculum based Advanced Placement Programme offered to high school students to strengthen college application, credits and academic aspect.
Science Guest Lecture on Effects of Microorganisms
January 27, 2017
Dr.Dhananjay Sadashiv Chitnis, Head of Microbiology and Immunology Department, Choithram Hospital and Research Centre briefed students of class VIII about the benefits as well as the harmful effects of microorganisms. He alsoelaborated the causes and preventive measures of various infectious diseases.
Maths Guest Lecture on Taxation
January 17, 2017
Mr. Shreyash Jain,a guest speaker was invited on January 17, 2017 to apprise students of class VIII about the topic ‘Taxation’. Mr. Jain dealt elaborately on the need of tax and the calculation of different types of taxes.
Hindi Guest Lecture on Women Empowerment
January 9, 2017
To apprise and inspire students of class VIII on women empowerment, Ms. Kiran Sharma, Inspector, Finger Print Expert was invited on January 9, 2017. The questions pertaining to women empowerment and police department asked by the students were answered by the speaker comfortably.
Interactive Session of Class XI Students with Kabir Gawlani, a Trans Male
January 6, 2017
To sensitize class 11 students towards the problems of the transgender community and to create a conducive environment for them to live with dignity in the society, an interactive session was held in the school on January 6, 2017. Kabir Gawlani, a transsexual narrated his journey, being born as a female and changed to a male involving struggles and challenges faced in the society. He also clarified the queries of the students related to his changed life. Believing in ‘Smile is the only response for the negative comments’ and ‘Just be with yourself’, Kabir wishes to aware people and help others like him to face challenges as he believes ‘life is beautiful’.Ms Archana Somashekar, Producer & Faculty, Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC), DAVV, Indoremade the students realize that we need to accept everyone unconditionally irrespective of their gender or sexuality. She also mentioned about the supportive community ‘Sparsh’ to help the people who desire for sexual orientation.
Hindi Guest Lecture on Blood and Our Body
January 3, 2017
To satisfy the curious minds about the components of blood, anaemia, collection of blood in
blood bank and blood donation, Dr.Hema Vyas, HOD, Pathology Department, Cloth Market
Hospital was invited to apprise the students of class VII A and VII D about ‘Blood and our Body’.
Dr. Vyas also clarified the myths about blood donation and encouraged students for blood
Girl Icon Fellowship Workshop
December 17, 2016
Chelsea Sawlani and Purva Bhardwaj of class XI attended a five day workshop organized by Anhad Pravah and Milaan Foundation, the U.S. at the Daly College from December 14 to 17, 2016 pertaining to ‘Girl Icon Fellowship Programme’. The workshop was to bring together 50 girls selected across remote areas of Madhya Pradesh who through their grit and determination had fought against all odds for their rights. Chelsea and Purva were the volunteers during the workshop and helped in conducting various activities as well as decorating the exhibition hall for the felicitation ceremony. December 17, 2016 marked the felicitation ceremony of the girl icons bringing forth their stories of invincible power and unbreakable determination.
English Guest Lecture on ‘Save Earth, Save Nature’
November 24, 2016
Mr. Ajit Kelkar, a specialist in organic farming (a parent of our school student) was invited as a guest speaker to conduct an interactive session with the students of classes VI B and VI C on ‘Save Earth, Save Nature’ on November 24, 2016. Through a power point presentation, he enlightened the students on the need and importance of trees. The session was planned to reinforce the learning from the lesson ‘Nature’s Bounty’. He gave the message that trees are the wealth of our country and it’s our duty to protect and conserve them.
Hindi Guest Lecture on ‘Those Who Can See, Don’t See’
November 24, 2016
Mr. Sudhir Awase, a visually challenged guest speaker was invited on November 24, 2016 to address the students of class VI on the lesson ‘Those Who Can See, Don’t See’ by Helen Keller. The speaker shared his struggles from his efforts to target and motivated students to move ahead in life with courage, self-confidence and determination by overcoming all the obstacles. His handicap and uneducated family background did not deter him from achieving his aim as he is presently working in Punjab National Bank inspiring others like him to move ahead in life with optimism.
Commerce Guest Lecture on ‘Stock Market – An Overview’
November 17, 2016
Mr. Arpit Patodi, an equity analyst and Mr. Suyash Bakliwal, a sub-broker at Arihant capital market limited, Indore were invited as guest speakers on November 17, 2016 to explain the topic ‘Stock Market- An Overview’ to the students of class XII (Commerce Stream). Students were shown live trading procedure of the stock market i.e. NSE & BSE along with the explanation of stock market terms. Quoting examples from the daily routine, the experts elaborately dealt with the live buying and selling of shares in different stock exchanges. The interactive session benefitted the students in the preparation of Business Studies project.
Maths Guest Lecture on Mathematical Relation
November 17, 2016
A renowned dermatologist Mr. Narendra Gokhale was invited as a guest speaker on November 17, 2016 for the students of class IX to explain mathematical relation between exercise and healthy skin. Through the comparison of bar graph, he guided students to take care of health and hygiene and satisfied the queries of the students.
Interactive Session with the Nutritionist
October 18, 2016
On October 18, 2016 students of classes VI and VII had an interactive session with Dr. Pratibha Sharma, honorary Dietician at Choithram Hospital and Research Centre. In her session, Dr. Sharma made the children aware about the ill effects of food items like junk food and soft drinks which they love to consume. The speaker emphasized that the children need to include adequate nutrients in their diet for good health. The informative and interactive session proved fruitful as the students were able to get answers of their queries as well as an idea about an ideal diet which they should intake to stay healthy and energetic.
Cyber Awareness Session
June 22, 2016
To apprise and make class X students aware about the effects of cyber bullying which affects them emotionally and psychologically, an interactive session was conducted by Mr. Vinay Prakash Paul, Additional SP Crime, Indore and Ms. Shradha Yadav, Sub Inspector, Crime Branch, Indore on June 22, 2016 in the school. The first session was taken by Ms. Sharadha Yadav wherein she briefed about the types of cyber-crimes and the safety tips to be followed while using social networking sites. In the second session, Mr. Vinay Prakash Paul enumerated remedies to deal with the effects of cyber bullying and guided students to follow certain precautions to be safe in the virtual world. He stressed on the need of communication with parents, proactive involvement and monitoring by parents to reduce the effects of cyber bullying. He also gave few examples to make the students aware about the technical tools used by the police department to control cyber-crime.
Awareness Generation Camp On Child Rights And Protection Of School Children
November 15, 2016
One day awareness camp on Child Rights and Child Education was organised on November 15, 2016 for students of classes XI and XII by Public Cooperation and Child Development at NIPCCD, Regional Centre, Indore. Mrs. Pallavi Sukhtankar, Chairperson of Committee Against Sexual Harassment And Abuse, Choithram School and Mr. Vipin Wagh, HOD Commerce Department along with 50 students of the school attended the awareness camp.
In the beginning of the programme Mr. Anil Babu, Director, NIPCCD and Mrs. Pallavi Sukhtankar addressed the gathering. Mr. Anil Babu asked students to think dynamically. He emphasized on divergent thinking and problem solving skills. Mrs. Pallavi Sukhtankar enlightened students on what are rights and how the students can add value to the society by using them judiciously.Mr. Rajesh Mishra started his session with the problems of children and their expectations on child rights. Each participant gave the feedback which will be included in the reports prepared by NIPCCD.
Mr. P.J.Philips, Asst. Director, NIPCCD addressed the students on Issues and National Initiatives taken by government to protect Children. He also explained various articles included in laws.Mr. Nilesh Shinde, faculty NIPCCD, enlightened the gathering on the emerging challenges in childhood. He emphasized that while exercising our rights we should also take care of others’ rights.Ms. Sonali Kumari explained about various threats through a short movie. She also made students aware about child help line and its functioning.The workshop broadly covered the issues related to well-being of children and provided factual information of the knowledge and understanding of child rights and rescue management system.The motto of the workshop was to develop awareness about the Child Rights and steps taken by government for their protection.
Promoting Value Education Through Guest Lecture
October 24, 2016
Value Education is rooted in Indian philosophy and culture and ingrained in every tradition of Indian culture. In the present context somewhere we are moving away from our roots, thus there is a need to retrieve them back. In this regard a guest lecture was arranged at Choithram School, Manik Bagh on October 24, 2016 where honourable Chaitanya Dasa and Mohan Menon from ISKCON, Mumbai addressed the gathering and shared their views in the morning assembly on the need and ways to inculcate values and impressed the gathering with their precious thoughts. Through their effective oratory skills and meaningful stories they made the students understand the importance of two ‘Cs’ in life viz. developing competency and building a strong character. With these two elements in their personality, students can definitely excel as human beings.
English Guest Lecture on Army Life
October 20, 2016
It was an inspiring session for the students of class IX when they listened and interacted with Colonel Nikhil Diwanji, an ex Choithramian who was invited as a guest speaker on October 20, 2016. He narrated his experiences of army life including the challenges he had faced during his training session and shared his learning from Major Thapa during a war when Mrs. Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister. It was a follow up activity based on the lesson ‘The Man Who Knew too Much’ from Literature Reader. He praised the positive qualities of the central character and made the students realize the importance of knowledge and hard work in their life. He inspired them to inculcate the same in their life and also gave the ill effects of outshining oneself in front of others.
Guest Lecture in English Pertaining to Role of a Mother in One’s Life
October 14, 2016
Ms. Anita Joshi, Vice Principal, Alpine Public School was invited as a guest speaker to address the students of classes XI B and XI E on October 14, 2016. The session was planned to make the students realize the apparently nominal but actually vital role of a mother in one’s life. The topic was based on the play ‘Mother’s Day’ from Snapshots. Ms Anita cited examples from History and told the students how Jijabai was instrumental in shaping the character of Shivaji. She interacted with the students asking them what they do for their mother. The students also shared the qualities of their mother that impressed them the most. Ms Anita also gave the examples of great women personalities who reached the pinnacle overcoming all obstacles. She encouraged the students to always show respect, care and gratitude for their mother as her role would always remain unparalleled.
Social Science Guest Lecture on Constitutional Design
September 7, 2016
Ms Sheetal Sharma, Advocate, High Court was invited as a guest speaker on September 7, 2016. Ms Sharma briefed the students of classes IX B and IX C on the chapter ‘Constitutional Design’ and dealt in detail with the Constitution of India emphasizing on various articles, amendments and schedules followed by the drafting of the constitution. She elaborately explained the preamble of the constitution which makes India sovereign, socialistic and democratic republic. Students clarified their queries pertaining to the chapter.
Session for Class VI Students on How to Prepare for Summative Assessment
August 30 & 31, 2016
A session on how to prepare for Summative Examination was conducted by Ms. Pallavi Sukhtankar, CCE Coordinator and Ms. Surbhi Shastri, School Counsellor for class VI students on August 30 & 31, 2016. Ms. Pallavi Sukhtankar, explained in detail about distribution of syllabus and how to analyse blue prints for various subjects. She also apprised students about formalities of answer sheets, how to read the question paper, internal and over all choices, bell timings and the overall procedure of summative assessment. Students were shown last year’s question papers. The students clarified their doubts and queries. Ms. Surbhi Shastri briefed the students about how to deal with stress, various learning styles and different techniques to cope up with exam fear.
Science Guest Lecture on Importance of Balanced Diet
August 24, 2016
To know the importance of balanced diet for proper growth and development and to fulfill our energy requirement, a guest speaker was invited on August 24, 2016. The speaker Ms.IndubalaChoudhary, Consulting Dietician, Choithram Hospital and Research Centre, ManikBagh, Indore apprised students about the habit of craving which leads to nutritional deficiency and hinders physical and mental development. She emphasized on including adequate nutrients in one’s diet for good health.
Hindi Guest Lecture to Arouse the Spirit of Patriotism
August 11, 2016
Ms. Anjana Tiwari (ASP) was invited as a guest speaker on August 11, 2016 in class VI to kindle the spirit of reverence towards the freedom fighters, based on the lesson ‘Queen of Jhansi.’ To arouse the spirit of patriotism in the students, she briefed the students about paramilitary forces of the country: Naval force, Army, Air force,BSF, CBI, CID and also talked about the methods of self-defence. She also satisfied the curiosity of the students related to the lesson.
Hindi Guest Lecture on Sharing Childhood Experiences
August 5, 2016
Ms. Sharda Maheshwari, a grandparent of class VI students was invited as a guest speaker on August 5, 2016 in class VI to share her experiences based on the lesson ‘Childhood.’ She discussed the past and present system of working comparatively and explained the advantages and disadvantages stressing on the priority of moral values in life.
Science Guest Lecture on Waste Management
August 2, 2016
A guest lecture was organized on August 2, 2016 on Waste Management PBL (Problem Based Learning) for the students of class VI. The resource person, Ms. Namrata Jain, Faculty, Shri Vaishnav Institute of Management, Indore dealt with the different types of wastes with special reference to e-waste or electronic waste and provided valuable information on various heavy metals present in these wastes along with their disposal.
Hindi Guest Lecture on Sharing Experiences of Mountain Climbing
August 2, 2016
Mr.Kunal Mishra of Scouts and Guides was invited as a guest speaker on August 2, 2016 in class IXto provide insight about mountains, based on the lesson ‘Everest-My Peak Travel.’ He shared his experiences of mountain climbing and guided students to contribute wholeheartedly for any work and also mentioned the necessity of struggle, determination and courage to achieve success. The speaker also satisfied the queries of the students.
University Professors from US Universities Apprise Students About Various Career Options in US
July 26, 2016
To explore the diverse opportunities in career and education, a session on ‘Studying in the USA’ was conducted by Mr. Ganesh Kohli, Director KIC UnivAssist on July 26, 2015 for the students of classes XI and XII. Through a presentation based on the US education ethos of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Creativity, he explained the contribution of American universities and colleges in producing technical experts and Nobel laureates.
In the subsequent session, delegates from nine US universities as part of the KIC UnivAssist 2016 Fall American University Tour introduced the locations, fast facts and application requirements of their institutions. Students interacted with the delegates of these institutions based on their areas of study and interest. The delegates were from Hillsborough Community College, New York Film Academy, Ohio University, Savannah College of Art and Design, SUNY Plattsburgh, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, University of California, Irvine, University of Oklahoma and Washington & Jefferson College. The session benefitted the students in understanding and developing the better education plan for their future.
English Guest Lecture on Sharing Experiences of School Days
July 15, 2016
Ms. Dipti Dhawale, Ex Professor, IMS and a parent of our school student was invited as a guest speaker to have an interactive session with the students of class VII C on July 15, 2016. She shared many interesting experiences of her school days. Ms.Dhawale revealed how she, as a student played pranks in the class, how strict the teachers were and what kind of punishments were given to them. She also showed the photographs of her school days and asked the students to locate her in the group photograph. She motivated the students to read more books and ask questions to keep the flame of curiosity alive.
Session on ‘Journey From Struggle to Success’
July 22, 2016
In class VI, in the lesson ‘Childhood’, the author has treasured his happy childhood memories. She has acquainted us about the changes taking place due to time and guided the importance of keeping positive attitude towards life. To share such memoirs, Mr. Thakurdas Lakhani, a businessman was invited as a guest speaker to address the students of class VI on July 22, 2016. The guest narrated his journey of struggle from childhood to a successful businessman and directed the children to focus on their target to achieve success. The curiosity of the students was satisfied by the guest in the interactive session.
The Good Old School Days…!!!
July 8 and 15, 2016
As a follow up activity for the poem ‘The Flower School’, Mr. Samar Bahadur Singh Kaushik, Retd. General Manager, Kalyan Mill, and Ms. Puja Dembla, from Infotech Co., Indore, a grandparent and parent of our school students were invited as guest speakers to address the students of classes VII A and VII D respectively. They shared the memories of their school life and narrated their childhood stories. It was an interactive session which the children thoroughly enjoyed. Mr. Kaushik advised the students to maintain a balance between studies and fun and told them to be punctual and attentive. Ms. Dembla discussed with the students what they liked and disliked about the school and gave many tips for a meaningful student life. It was a learning experience and a pleasure as well for the students to listen to them.
Visit to LPG Bottling Plant
April 26, 2016
To observe and analyse the functions and applications of Management principles, students of class XII E accompanied by Ms.Sumit Bhatia, Commerce faculty visited Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Pithampur, Indore on April 26, 2016. Mr. Shiv, Manager, Operations and his colleague Mr.Afaq briefed the students about the history of Bharat Petroleum, LPG and Types of business units.
Mr.Afaq accompanied the students for a plant visit to show the filling of LPG, its storage and compression. He also explained the process of checking the cylinders along with the safety measures to be followed. The industrial exposure brought fore the budding entrepreneurs when the quiz was conducted for the students by Mr. Ravi. M.P Head. As a token of appreciation, prizes were given to the winners of the quiz. The visit was the momentous beginning for the students as it facilitated learning and sharpening managerial skills to meet the challenges of the future world.
Workshop on POCSO (Prevention of Children Against Sexual Offence) Act 2012
April 25, 2016
Awareness session for students of class XII was organized by Committee Against Sexual Harassment in which Ms. Pallavi Sukhtankar, Chairperson of the Committee elucidated the working of the Committee and POCSO ACT 2012. The session began with steps taken by Choithram School to stop sexual harassment and abuse. Composition and working of Committee Against Sexual Harassment was discussed in detail with the students.
The workshop provided factual information of the alarming situation of girl child in the country and various factors responsible for the same. It provided knowledge of POCSO Act 2012 and the measures taken by government to prevent sexual offences against children. Role of SJPU/Police and CWC (Child Welfare Committee)/ special courts under POCSO Act was also discussed. This workshop also helped the students gain understanding about the punishment meted out to persons who are directly or indirectly involved in such acts or support the same. Ms. Pushpalata Mishra and Ms. Bharti Pandey, members of the Committee spoke about general expectations from students.
Visit To VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd.
April 23, 2016
Students of class XII F (Commerce stream) accompanied by Mr. Vipin Wagh, HOD Commerce Department visited VE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES LTD.(A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Joint Ventures), Pithampur on April 23, 2016. Students were taken to the visit of Truck manufacturing unit by Mr. Rahul Naidu, Plant Incharge. He began with the explanation of the lay out of the plant followed by the technical aspect of manufacturing of trucks, production target chart, quality control, time allotment for each station and automatic machines. Students were also informed about the importance of skilled, semi-skilled and fresher workforce.
In production plant students observed the assemblage of different parts of the trucks into a single unit and learnt about time study, motion study, fatigue study and method study given by Taylor. They practically experienced the fourteen principles of Fayol and learnt that technology increases the production and efficiency of the organization. This practical learning experience enriched and engaged students to meet challenges in future.
Students Visit RRCAT On The Occasion of National Science Day
February 27, 2016
12 students of class X visited Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT) on February 27, 2016 on the occasion of National Science Day. Students viewed a number of scientific exhibits related to technologies of Accelerators, Lasers, Cryogenics, Superconductivity, Magnets, and demonstration of Fire & Safety aspects set up at 16 different laboratories.
Awareness About Symptoms Of Common Diseases And Their Preventive Measures
February 23, 2016
To create awareness on the signs and symptoms of common diseases and their preventive measures, a guest lecture was organized for the students of class IX on February 23, 2016. The resource person Dr. Sonam Goyal, M.D. explained in depth various common diseases, physiological and psychological changes taking place at puberty and sexually transmitted diseases. To motivate students, Dr.Goyal also shared her success journey and suggested a strategy to balance school and competitive exams.
Awareness about Traffic and Civic Sense
February 6, 2016
Ms. Kiran Sharma, Inspector and Finger Print Expert briefed class VIII students about the role of police in maintaining law and order on February 6, 2016. She apprised the students about FIR, crime branch and different police ranks. She made the students aware of traffic and civic sense, importance of helmet and stressed on the need to be a responsible citizen.
Session on ‘Spark of Light – Our Defence Service’
February 4, 2016
An interactive session on ‘Spark of Light – Our Defence Service’ was taken by Col. Nikhil Diwanji for class IX students on February 4, 2016. The speaker briefed about the different organizations of the defence forces, the five basic principles of disaster management and the responsibilities of a soldier. Various queries of the students related to defence services were clarified.
Session on ‘Chemical Effects of Electric Current’
February 3, 2016
To enhance the scientific temperament among students, a guest lecture was organized for the students of class VIII on ‘Chemical Effects of Electric Current’ on February 3, 2016. The resource person Dr. Mona Gehlot demonstrated the electroplating experiments along with the concept of electro refining for purifying an impure metal.
Awareness on Eye Diseases And Their Prevention
January 28, 2016
To spread awareness on eye diseases and their prevention, Dr. Ashutosh Agrawal, an ophthalmologist and an alumnus of the school took a session about the anatomy of human eye on January 28, 2016 for the students of class X. He also dealt at length on the major causes of blindness like cataract, glaucoma and the need of spectacles informing the students about the statistics of blindness in India. The cause and cure of common diseases like myopia and hypermetropia were also discussed along with the Computer Vision Syndrome common in the youngsters. He advised the youngsters to follow the 20-20-20 rule to avoid eye problems and clarified the doubts of the students.
Awareness about Legal Profession
Mr. Bahul Shastri, Advocate, Bar Council of Delhi, was invited as a guest speaker on January 21, 2016 to have an interactive session with the students of class XI (Legal Studies). He made the students realize that Legal Profession is one of the growing and lucrative professions in India. He also briefed them about the upcoming avenues in this field where one can be immensely successful like Cyber Laws, Intellectual Property Laws, Immigration Laws, Environmental Laws and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Regional Young Leadership Summit
January 16 & 17, 2016
Ms. Pallavi Sukhtankar, School CCE Co-ordinator and Ms.SurabhiShashtri, School Counsellor along with four students of class X attended The Regional Young Leadership Summit at Delhi Public School, Sagar on January 16 and 17, 2016. The Summit conducted by profound educationists Ms. Kala Mohan and Ms. Mansa Pandey witnessed participation of 13 schools all over the country.
On day one, in the first session Ms. Kala Mohan dealt with the adolescent problems and the associated issues pertaining to the social and the personal life of adolescents. The second session on ‘Adolescents’ Parliament’ focused on child development issues and concern followed by various activity based competitions like Elocution, Jingles, Song etc.in which students candidly voiced their views.
On day two, the first session was based on the theme ‘Gender Equality and School Well-being’ in which the students made posters and slogans to sensitize people about gender based disparities as well as showcased an exhibition on co-scholastic activities carried out at the school level. In an interactive session with the students Ms. Kala Mohan focused on the importance and need of skill based education. The second session was conducted by Ms. Mansa Pande for the teachers on the topic ‘Need to Understand Children’ in which various issues like teacher, student and parent relationships, students’ low performance, reasons and remedies were discussed.
The school team comprising of Sowmya Sukhtankar and Parv Birla bagged first position in Co- Scholastic Exhibition. Anjuli Birla, TanayJohari and Sowmya Sukhtankar teamed up to grab the second position in Jingle Making Competiton while Anjuli Birla stood second in poster and slogan making competition.
Session on Basic Structure of Indian Government
January 16, 2016
To know the basic structure of government in India, Mr. Pushyamitra Bhargav, Deputy Advocate General, High Court, M.P. was invited as a guest speaker for the students of class IX on January 16, 2016. He briefed about the pillar that lays the foundation of the Indian Constitution, the preamble that justifies every action of government and the various provisions made by the government for the welfare of the citizens.
Apprising Students about Taxation System of India
January 6, 2016
To familiarize the students with an overview of major types of taxes like income tax, sales tax, VAT, service tax and excise duty Mr. Aditya Mehta, an expert in the financial market conducted a session on the basics of the taxation system of India for the students of class VIII on January 6, 2016. Mr. Mehta quoted live and simple examples from the real life related to taxes and explained them with stories. The students also gained information about the reasons for various taxes being levied and their uses and allocation along with the importance of budget.
Session on Psychological And Behavioural Issues In Adolescents
December 30, 2016
Ms.Alpana Awasthi, Counsellor, Choithram Hospital & Research Centre dealt at length the various psychological and behavioural issues in adolescents while interacting with students of class VII. With the help of power point presentation she briefed the measures to be taken to deal with the stress and changes in adolescent life.
‘Every Drop Counts’
December 22, 2015
To understand the importance of water and know how to conserve water, class VII students attended a guest lecture on ‘Rain Water Harvesting’ on December 22, 2015. Mr.PankajSoni, Pharmacist and a nature lover was invited as the guest speaker. Through a power point presentation, he suggested that everyone must do their bit for the betterment of Mother Earth. He satisfied the queries of the students also.
Social Science – Kindling Interest In Financial Aspects
November 27, 2015
To make subjects in the curriculum interesting, a guest lecture was organized for the students of class X G on November 27, 2015. Mr.Lokesh Totlani, an experienced banker of HDFC Bank shared the important facts related to practical application and the theoretical concepts of Money and Credit. He threw light on the numerous facets of contemporary economics and its important role in the life of a common man. Students learnt the fundamentals of the banking procedures to strengthen their foundation in financial subject. He also clarified various queries of the students.
Sessions on Blood and Our Body
November 5, 2015
Pathologists Dr. Hema Vyas, Pathologist, Cloth Market Hospital, Dr. Nemichand Mittal and Dr. Rekha Mittal of J. K. Cement, Udaipur took sessions on the topic ‘Blood and Our Body’ for students of class VII on November 5, 2015.The experts elaborately explained the constituents of Blood and blood groups, importance of blood donation along with the process of preserving blood in blood banks. Various queries related to the topic were also discussed by the experts.
Regional Symposium on Higher Education
October 29, 2015
To provide students with the authentic career information and available opportunities, a Regional Symposium on Higher Education was organised jointly by Institute of Counsellor Training Research and Consultancy and The Emerald Heights International School on October 29, 2015 at The Emerald Heights International School.
Twenty six students of class XII attended the interactive sessions accompanied by Ms. Surabhi Shastri, Counsellor (C2L2) department. The resource person Dr. V.S. Ravi chandran, ICTRC briefed about the importance of guidance and counselling for the right choice in career. He cited various incidents from his life to motivate the students and dealt at length with the emerging trends in career options, personal attributes and various employment opportunities. In the second session, the speaker enlightened the teachers on the topic, ‘Teacher as a Counsellor.’ The session focused on the fundamentals, skills and aptitudes of Counselling as well as the ethical issues. In the concluding session, an interactive session on the topic ‘Academic vs Competitive Exams- the balancing act’ was held in which the eminent career Counsellor clarified the queries and doubts pertaining to the career options. The workshop was highly enriching for the students as it equipped them with the knowledge of the latest courses and opportunities.
Visit to Bharat Petroleum (LPG Bottling Plant, Pithampur)
October 3, 205
To provide an insight into the internal working of companies, an industrial visit was arranged for the students of class XII Commerce to the bottling plant of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd,Pithampur.The students visited the LPG companyin two batches – on September 23, 2015 accompanied by Ms.NeerjaDeshpande and Mr.DevendraRaghuvanshi and on October 3, 2015 accompanied by Mr. Vipin Wagh and Ms. Sumit Bhatia.
At the outset, Mr Mohammed of BPCL introduced the second largest LPG Company of India-BPCL in terms of market share, seven Strategic Business Units (SBU), organisation chart, products and new plans of entry into FMCG sector. With the help of a power point presentation, Mr C.V. Ravi Kumar (Plant Head) explained the working of fire fighting system and fire fighting devices. He also listed the safety measures to be taken to reduce the chances of fire accidents while using LPG cylinder. Mr. Mohammed and Mr.Raunak Roy of BPCL accompanied the students to witness the three sectors of bottling plant-Fire fighting Section, Storage, Collection, Refilling section and Distribution Section. In the storage unit, LPG is stored in capsule tank and pyramid tank and the plant capacity of refilling of cylinders is 12,500 units per day. In the bottling unit, students witnessed the processing of cylinders through various stages where the product, quality and safety was monitored by a team of experts.
In the concluding session, the Plant In-charge informed about the management aspect of the plant, matters related to workers, leadership, division of labour etc. followed by clarifying doubts and queries of the students. In the interactive session, students were awarded for their best questions. This visit made students understand that theoretical knowledge along with the practical perspective is a must for making a good professional career.
Session on Stock Market
September 26, 2015
Mr. Sandeep Sisodiya, a professional expert in stock market trade made the students of classes XI and XII familiar with the share market fluctuations, stock market and various policies in business and trade on September 26, 2015. He briefed the students with the basics of the stock market and how to obtain online information about share value and historical data of a specific company. He also guided students how to prepare investment portfolio of ten companies.
Session on ‘Movies – The Mirror of the Society’
September 24, 2015
A notable dramatist, actor and poet Mr. MayankKulshrestha was invited on September 24, 2015 as a resource person for the students of class X. His expressive style and lively discussion on ‘Movies – The Mirror of the Society’ engaged the students. He also focused on various gestures, nine emotions (navrasas) and qualities of a good actor along with the importance of healthy and value based entertainment. The session enabled the students to clarify their doubts related to various acting skills.
Session with Eminent English Author
September 23, 2015
Mr. Prashant Pinge, eminent author of children’s fiction had an interactive session with class VI students on September 23, 2015. Mr. Pingetalked about his recently published book ‘Adventure on Wheels’and briefed the students about the core components of writing which are a good plot, excellent characters and command over language besides the essential qualities – passion, perseverance and patience.
Apprising Facets of Agriculture
September 22, 2015
Students of class X were apprised about numerous facets of agriculture and its importance on the economy of the nation by Mr Manoj Kulshrestha, an agriculturist on September 22, 2015. He elucidated facts, findings and recent researches done in the field of agriculture and satisfied the queries of the students.
Oh my Friend Ganesha! – Story Narration by Parents
September 21, 2015
On September 21, 2015, parents of students from class IV B, Mr. Alpesh Amarwani and Mrs. Rashmi Satwaskar were invited to narrate stories related to lord Ganesha. They shared how a small rat Mushakraj became lord Ganesha’sVaahan. They also shared many other mythological stories and explained children about their meaning and relevance in today’s scenario. Parents of class I also narrated stories of Lord Ganesha’s birth and how Lord Ganesha got head of an elephant to class I children. They also shared valuable moral information about the importance of big ears, trunk and four hands of Lord Ganesha.
Session on Oral Hygiene
September 19, 2015
Dr. Sanjiv Solanki, Director of Marm Clinic, Indore and Dr. Punita Porwal conducted session for class VII students on September 19, 2015 to create awareness about the maintenance of oral hygiene. The first half of the session dealt with various slides on loss of tooth enamel and tooth decay while the second half displayed various brushing techniques. The guests also interacted with the students and clarified doubts regarding oral hygiene.
September 7, 2015
On September 7, 2015 Granny Day was celebrated for students of Junior and Senior Montessori. The narration of value based story by the grannies was beautiful and gave the glimpse of their unconditional love and soft corner towards their grandchildren. This special day gave an opportunity to the grandparents to get involved in the school and catch a glimpse of their grandchild’s daily life.
Sharing About the Experience of Migration
June 24, 2015
Talk on ‘Effects of Migration’ was organized on June 24, 2015 by E.V.S. department. This topic was related to the lesson ‘The Changing Family’ in class V. Mrs. Meenakshi Jindal, a parent was invited to share her experiences on positive and negative effects of migration. She had lived in California, U.S.A. for three years.
University Professors from US Universities Apprise Students About Various Career Options in US
July 28, 2015
To explore the diverse opportunities in career and education, a session on ‘Studying in the USA’ was conducted by Mr. Ganesh Kohli, Director KIC UnivAssist on July 28, 2015 for the students of classes XI and XII. Through a presentation based on the US education ethos of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Creativity, he explained the contribution of American universities and colleges in producing technical experts and Nobel laureates. He briefed about the types of institutions and degrees in the US, specialized programmes, financial aid, funding, SAT exam score and planning schedule required for studying abroad.
In the subsequent session, delegates from fifteen US universities as part of the KIC UnivAssist 2015 Fall American University Tour introduced the locations, fast facts and application requirements of their institutions. Students interacted with the delegates of these institutions based on their areas of study and interest. The delegates were from Western Kentucky University, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, University of Michigan-Flint, University Of Colorado Boulder, University of California, Riverside, University Of California, Irvine – Extension, The University Of Vermont, Savannah College Of Art And Design, Saint Louis University, Old Dominion University, Ohio University, Kendall College, Foothill + De Anza Colleges , Florida International University and Augustana College. The session benefitted the students in understanding and developing the better education plan for their future.
Visit to Graduate School of Business
July 27, 2015
To gain practical insight into the business world, a workshop on ‘New Approach to Innovations – Breaking the Barriers’ was conducted at Graduate School of Business, Indore on July 27, 2015.
50 students from class XII Commerce and Humanities stream attended the workshop which was structured into two interactive sessions. The resource person was Mr. VikramModi, Global Head of VISA. Rapid advancement in technology is posing the challenges to the business world and these can only be dealt with new innovations in the business field. The expert briefed the procedure of money transfer and informed about the VISA card in the first session.
The second session witnessed the question answer session which covered a wide variety of topics ranging from payment system through VISA, revenue generation, market share of VISA and expansion of business in rural India through VISA. Students’ shared many innovative ideas including transfer of money by voice thereby proving innovation to be the specific tool of the entrepreneur.
Students Witness Live Surgery AtChoithram Hospital & Research Centre
July 18, 2015
To mark 36 glorious years of service to the society, Choithram Hospital and Research Centre (CHRC) organized a live demonstration of ENT Surgery for the students of different schools of Indore on July 18, 2015.
Students of classes XI and XII of the school accompanied by the Biology Faculty Dr. SangeetaThander attended the live demonstration of synovial surgery (ENT) of the patient suffering from Rhinitis. Using the laser technology, the surgeons Dr. Abhik Sikdar, Dr. ShrikantPhatak and Dr. Rishi Khanna successfully removed the calcareous deposition in the nose which hardened into a stone.
About 250 students from different schools of Indore witnessed the live demonstration followed by the question answer session. Dr. Sameer Nivsarkar and Dr. RichaAgarwal satisfied the queries of the students. AkshadBalde of class XII B bagged the first prize for the best question and received the cash prize.
Workshop at Softvision College
July 9 & 10, 2015
To enrich the conceptual learning and technological innovations in students of Biotechnology, a workshop was organized on ‘Miracles of Genetics’ by Softvision College, GSB Complex, Indore. Students of class XII B attended the workshop accompanied by Ms.Anshu Chopra of Science Dept. With the help of PowerPoint presentation, Professor Ravi Kumar of Softvision College explained the application of DNA -‘a reliable forensic tool’ in medical diagnostics like Criminal investigations, Paternity and forensics. Prof. Kumar also solved queries of the students and motivated them to pursue their career in Genetic Engineering as this branch of Science offers plethora of opportunities to explore numerous fields including research, industry, agriculture and medicine. The workshop helped students to gain practical knowledge to plan the research programme for the future. Prof. Neeraj Desai briefed the students about cell biology.
Session by Dr. G. C. Bhatia
February 16, 2015
Dr. G. C. Bhatia, MD Chest Physician, Choithram Hospital & Research Centre apprised the students of classes VI to X and teachers about various aspects of ‘swine flu’ and the preventive measures to tackle this disease effectively in the morning assembly on February 16, 2015.
Session on Cyber Crime Awareness
February 2, 2015
To create awareness regarding cyber crime, an interactive session was conducted on February 2, 2015 for the students of class X at Choithram School. The experts Mr. Varun Kapoor, IG Police and Mr. Sudeep Goenka, SP Police enlightened the students with their words of wisdom about digital gadgets, cyber crime safety and security measures. Under the programme Sandesh – ‘Black Ribbon Initiative’ Mr. Kapoor began with the explanation of the real world and the virtual world and the ways by which one gets indulged into the imaginary world as a victim. He also explained how, why, what, who of cyber crimes and dealt at length with the use of cyber space which is affecting millions of people today. The presentation on basics of cyber crime focused on exponential growth of technology revealing alarming data every second. In the next session Mr. Sudeep Goenka briefed on data theft, cyber bully, stalking and guided to use internet with precautions using complex password for safety and security.
Industrial visit to Sanchi
January 29, 2015
To impart experiential learning and enhance the entrepreneurial skills, students of E- cell of class XII accompanied by Mr. Vipin Wagh, HOD Commerce and Ms. Apurva Agrawal, Ms. Sumit Bhatia faculty Commerce Department visited Sanchi production unit on January 29, 2015. Sanchi is a cooperative firm operating under the federation of Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Dairy Federation Ltd. Mr. Ashutosh Dighe, Marketing Executive of the plant briefed the students about the establishment, construction, operation and current status of the production unit. Retention is best when the learner is involved and this was seen when the students keenly witnessed the processing of milk in cleansing unit, pasteurization unit and finally into the product branded as ‘Sneha’ (milk powder). This was followed by production and packaging unit of Sanchi milk products. The comparative study of Amul and Sanchi helped students to know economic aspects of productivity and cost in maintaining the quality.
Talk By Nutrition Specialist
October 20, 2014
To educate and advise students about healthy food habits along with the nutritional value of food, the Personality club of the school organized an interactive session on October 20, 2014 for the students of classes I and II with Dr. Jasmeet Kaur Chhabra, Specialist in Nutrition, focusing on the theme ‘Healthy Food habits’. Through the power point presentation, she highlighted the topic ‘Healthy Food vs Junk Food’ discussing the functions, need of energy giving, body building and protective food along with the strategies for a healthy eating plan. She stressed on the need to cultivate good food habits by including fibres, fruits and fluids in diet and satisfied the inquisitive minds. The session effectively conveyed the message ‘A nutritious diet is a key to good health.’
Talk by Army Official
October 17, 2014
To inculcate the patriotic essence from the lives of ‘Men in Uniform’ and instill the values of brotherhood and unity, an inspiring session was organized with Col. Ashwini Kumar, CO1, MP Girls Battalion for the students of class II on October 17, 2014. The session commenced with the vibrant brigade of students singing praises to salute the patriots. Col. Kumar introduced himself with the beautiful quote of Abraham Lincoln –‘When you go home, tell them of us and say that we gave our today for your better tomorrow’. He exhorted students to enjoy childhood as it is the spring time of everyone’s life and urged them to participate in games and activities for holistic development. Students felt a surge of pride while interacting with Col. Kumar and vowed to contribute towards building a strong nation.