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Melange of talent, creativity and fun

(From top) Students of Sai International School, Bhubaneswar, during a musical performance on the school’s annual day celebrations. DAV Unit-VIII, Bhubaneswar, students display their projects. Students of DPS-Kalinga who won medals in the French Olympiad. Telegraph pictures

Fun evenings

Sai International School, Bhubaneswar, celebrated its annual day, Confluence — 2012, on December 20 and 21 with gusto. The theme of the first day was “Rutu Rang - Colours of Life” and the second day was “Odisha Shining — A Musical Tribute to Our Motherland.” The evenings came alive with colourful cultural events such as music, dance and drama. School and mass education minister Rabi Narayan Nanda and governor M.C. Bhandare attended the event. Principal Harish Sanduja presented the school’s annual report while chairman B.K. Sahoo talked about holistic parenting in which parents and teachers work in sync to groom children. The governor felicitated meritorious students—Vikram Aditya Sahoo, Vishal Aditya Sahoo, Simple Mohanty, Mehul Gupta—and CBSE toppers of 2012—Shivani Padhi and Risha Bagchi—on the second day.

Time is of essence

DAV Public School, Unit-VIII, Bhubaneswar, hosted its annual exhibition titled “Time” on December 22. Students from classes III to XII presented 800 projects on various topics on the theme “Past, Present and Future”. A few projects were based on the life and achievements of eminent mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan. Prizes were distributed to the meritorious students. Besides music and yoga performances, students presented different dances such as tribal war cry, Santhali, Sambalpuri folk and modern dance. Budding artists also displayed their creativity through colourful rangolis.

French connection

Nine students of Delhi Public School, Kalinga, have bagged medals for their performance in the French Olympiad, which was organised by an organisation called Education & Beyond in collaboration with the Embassy of France in India. Pooja Mohanty, Varun Arora and Anukanksha Mohanty won a gold medal each, while K. Bhargavi, S. Tejasvi and Atul Agarwal earned three silver medals. Bronze medals were awarded to Saswat Das, Sujay Tripathy and Amisha Gupta.

High on energy

An Energy Olympiad was held at DAV Public School, Pokhariput, Bhubaneswar, and Vikash Global High School, Deras Road, on the outskirts of the state capital. A host of programmes were organised at both schools and students of classes VIII to X took part in the Olympiad. Energy experts assessed their performance and the winners were felicitated on at their respective morning school assembly on the National Energy Conservation Day on December 14.

Ping-pong

A boys’ team from DAV Public School, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar, emerged winners in table tennis in the annual sports meet of the Bhubaneswar chapter of Sahodaya Schools Complex on December 21 and 22. The champion’s trophy in the girls’ category went to Delhi Public School, Kalinga.

Shining bright

A dental camp was organised at the Mother’s Public School, Bhubaneswar, on December 19 and 20. Nearly 1,000 students from kindergarten to Class X underwent eye check ups and were given advice on oral hygiene.

World affairs

Governor M.C. Bhandare inaugurated a model of the United Nations at KIIT International School, Bhubaneswar, on December 20. The model is an academic simulation of the UN that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the UN agenda.

50 years

University High School, Bhubaneswar, observed its golden jubilee last week. A torch rally from Dhauli Hills marked the beginning of the celebrations. Students staged a drama Merushala Baddha on the occasion. Former teachers of the school were felicitated.

Sports meet

Sainik School, Bhubaneswar, recently organised its 50th athletic meet. Over 500 students participated in the event. Through a host of activities ranging from a spectacular march past to marathon, shot put, gymnastics and aerobics, the students exhibited their agility and strength.

MY TAKE

What to do!!!

My blood pumps up
My heart breaks down
Out of nervousness
About my exam marks
Which will be declared
After a few days
My memory does down
Mind goes out of control

What to do!
And my brain turns
Into a rubber machine
Which any baby can play
Bouncing & making it spin.
The confusion in my mind
Compounded by parents And teachers
I pray for good marks
In maths, science and art.

Priyadarshini Mohanty,
Class VII,
DAV Public School (Unit-VIII),Bhubaneswar

 

Thank you, friends

Thank you for being there
When I needed you,
And even when I didn’t.
Thank you for being there
Through the good times
And the bad as well.
Thank you for being there
To encourage my dreams,
And my crazy ideas.
Thank you for catching me
Before I fell down.
Thank you for wiping away my tears
When I was crying.
Thank you for cheering me up
And making me laugh.
Thank you for all the great memories
And the not-so-good ones,
But most of all, thank you
For being you!

Vikramjeet Das,
Class X,
Loyola School, Bhubaneswar