Saturday, 21 December 2019

Sri Guru Harkrishan Model School organizes Fit India Plogging Run

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 21st Dec:- Sri Guru Harkrishan Model School Sector-38D, Chandigarh organized Fit India Plogging Run on 21st December 2019 to pay befitting tribute to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The run aims at keeping the surroundings clean and promoting the habit of fitness in all citizens. The students of class VI to VIII along with the staff members participated enthusiastically in this movement by picking up the litter, the plastic garbage and throwing them in the trash bins along the way. They all jogged around the school, nearby societies, roadside and parks of sector 38 spreading the awareness for a Fit India and a Plastic free India.
The Principal appreciated the participation and efforts of children and encouraged them to adopt this activity in daily life.

VR Punjab Rolls Out Non-Stop Excitement with Kids Holiday Carnival

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Mohali 21st Dec:- Offering exciting opportunities to children to make the most of their annual winter holidays coinciding with Christmas and New Year festivities, VR Punjab, the region’s largest and most preferred shopping destination, is providing the most memorable holiday experience to kids with various fun games and workshops and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet seven of their favourite cartoon characters and superheroes.
The 17-day Kids Holiday Carnival, being organised by VR Punjab in association with Lego and Hasbro from December 20 to January 5, will give kids across the region an opportunity to meet their most endearing cartoon characters Power Ranger, Bumblebee, Optimus, Pinky Pie, Twilight Sparkle and Play-Doh. They can also take part in many exciting workshops ranging from magic tricks, etiquette and photography to cookery, storytelling and theatre. Children with a scientific bent of mind can opt for robotics, electronics, transformer mechanics and planetary workshops.
As part of Kids Holiday Carnival celebrations, VR Punjab has put up a 40-ft-high Christmas tree and will conduct various engaging workshops with Christmas as the underlying theme. As part of these workshops, kids can learn how to make Christmas trees with ice-cream sticks the eco-friendly way. They will also be taught how to make Christmas keychain, Christmas fridge magnet, Patchwork Christmas greeting cards with 3-D effect, reindeer pencil stand and wall hangings depicting Jesuss sheep. Children can also try their hand at making Christmas T-shirts using fabric-paint and take part in the Flying Pencil’ activity to see how good they are in writing creative messages to Santa. They can even enjoy the feel of Christmas by learning how to make cotton snowman using cotton balls, newspaper and a piece of cloth which will serve as a muffler.
This exhilarating event offers a chance to one and all to meet their favourite superheroes and take part in various engaging activities spread throughout the mall in spaces aptly designated as Connect 4 Shots and NERF Alpha. All they have to do is register for free at the mall and let the fun take over.
The biggest bonanza at Kids Holiday Festival for kids is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet their favourite cartoon characters and enjoy the games, workshops and fun activities spread over the entire duration of the festival. Apart from getting their favourite cartoon characters imprinted on their arms by a tattoo artist, children can immerse themselves in Emcee games and carpet games and try their hand at solving jigsaw puzzles.

Chitkara International School Pictures the “Saga of Needle & Thread” at its 9th Annual Event

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Chandigarh 21st Dec:- Chitkara International School, Sector 25 West, Chandigarh celebrated its 9th annual day function named “Fabrica – The Saga of Needle & Thread”. The six-day long event which culminated today with a mega event today portrayed the evolution of different textiles and fabrics those originated in different parts of the world. Through the theme, “Fabrica”, various aspects of textiles like advantages and disadvantages of using various fibres, natural and man-made fibres, environment-friendly fibres, and optimum usage of the same were exhibited through captivating plays, songs and dance performances that were prepared well in advance by the students of Chitkara with the help of talented dance instructors and choreographers.  Every performance invariably ended on a social note and imparted the social message of donating clothes, recycling non-biodegradable fabrics, and reusing various fibres.
Discussing about disparate fabrics viz. hemp, jute, polypropylene, velvet, silk, nylon, rayon, viscose, cotton, etc, the 1800 plus students of Chitkara International School participated in diverse and significant roles to make the event a grand success and, collectively shared exhaustive details of each fabric i.e. from its procurement to its production. The props for the function were designed from “Best out of the Waste” by the students with the help, and under the supervision of teachers. Some fibres like jute and linen were interestingly used as dance props themselves. The various squads (clubs) of the school contributed towards the event by covering different details of the theme like the ‘origin’, ‘utility’, ‘cost-benefit analysis’ and ‘environmental value’ of a fibre . Each of the mentioned details were thoroughly explained to the students prior to the preparations.
Chitkara International School is widely known for applying hybrid teaching methodology and adopting unique, utilitarian mechanisms in its teaching. Hence, the annual function was skillfully taken as a tool by the school to impart knowledge through blended learning as the theme exhibited the plainly-studied academic discourse of ‘Fibre to Fabric’ in a distinctive manner. ‘Fibre to Fabric’ is an integral part of academic curriculum that is covered in NCERT books & syllabus for Grade 1 to Grade 10.
Also well-known for its grandeur and magnificence, the school left no stone unturned in embellishing its campus in a manner that most pertinently displayed its annual function theme - ‘Fabric’. The entrance to its campus itself portrayed knitting needles partially submerged in a beautiful yarn. Every nook and cranny of the school had been subtly decorated with an item relevant to the theme. However, the highlight of the event remained the gigantic motorised backdrop of the stage that was delicately covered in various colourful fibres and encompassed an aerodynamic display of fabric.
The function that transpired over a period of 6 days with different grades (kindergarten onwards) performing on different days, interesting facts related to widely loved fabrics such as Kullu Shawls, Bandhni Duppattas, Phulkaris & Gotta Pattis were made known to the audience.  From jute being used in making carpets and area rugs to velvet being used for adorning animals, usage of different fabrics in various formats was tactfully shown.
Over the past week, the school has witnessed the noteworthy presence of many pan-industry eminent personalities who graced the function as the honourable chief guests. The school has been time and again appreciated for the leading role that it has been playing in providing a truly enriching environment to the students and making them future-ready.
Addressing the stakeholders of the school, the well-read Principal Dr Niyati Chitkara articulated that Annual Event for CIS is the proud celebration of the school’s evolving course of educational fineness. Everyone at Chitkara believes in evoking the interest of learners through relatable teaching mechanisms. She feels especially proud for the fact that Chitkarians have developed and continue to develop the sweet affinity for knowledge & research. Having such inspiring personalities and inimitable mentors amongst us has only made the experience and celebrations better and sweeter.

Interact Club Spreads Christmas Cheer at Samarpan Foundation

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Chandigarh 21st Dec:- The students of the Interact Club of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh visited Samarpan Foundation near Nada Sahib to celebrate Christmas with the children there.
A not-for-profit entity, Samarpan Foundation works to support various humanitarian causes and its Chandigarh unit houses over 180 children, empowering them with education, healthcare and shelter.
The Interactors spread Christmas cheer by singing jingles and dancing with the youngsters.
They also distributed fresh woollens, candies and biscuits, ringing in the true spirit of the festival.
The youth arm of the Rotary Club, the Interact Club at Bhavan has constantly strived to provide students a strong foundation in service, compassion and humanity.