With feet all soiled, and hairs all messy, the little Sagarians undoubtedly made memories for a life time. Being at the foothill of the Aravallis, the scenic beauty has been giving us forever calls, the call of nature to explore the rugged wild within it. There wasn’t any better way than a night beneath those million stars that seemed to kiss the horizons of the earth.
The little lot of classes IV to VI, comprising of 27 children set off for the same on April 8, 2017. We trekked up to the valley where the tents had been put up. The evening had in it a bunch of fun-filled activities in which groups of nine contested.
Pass through the ring Oh Partner had the children holding onto each other’s hands and passing a ring from one end of the line to the other. Timings were recorded and the team with the least one took away the gift.
The ball and the string were done with balancing the ball with a string held by each of the children. The ball had to be picked up from its stationed position and placed in another identical one kept at a distance.
Lift the bag - A paper bag was put on the ground and the children needed to lift it up using their teeth while standing on one foot. In no way must they touch the ground using their hands. While few excelled, some added fun as they tumbled headlong in while the bag itself flew away the other time.
Let the blind man lead was a hurdle game in which all the participants were blindfolded but the last one. There were signs that would be done by the last member to guide the others. It included the cones, dodging the barriers, passing through the basketball ring, stepping through the tire and finally dropping the ball in the bucket. Times being recorded, the team having done it the fastest, won.
The next morning had more within the store. The children proceeded for rock climbing. Crossing the rugged mountainous surfaces, they reached the Majhar on the top of a hill. Next awaited the massive leaps that were taken to cross a distance followed by climbing up the mountains holding a rope. The children had an altogether new experience as they experienced the serenity of nature with the cries of peacocks echoing all over. The final destination was that of valley crossing. The little ones looked all pro as they mastered the correct posture and were dauntless while holding on to the harness. The sumptuous breakfast cleared off all the fatigue and the children returned all rejuvenated and afresh. One says right: “Camping never creates fatigue, it kills one.”
Cycling trip (IX & XI)
09th April, 2017
The winding alleyways held in the bosom of the mountains, the morning freshness that breathes in life all anew met the young minds which race to go beyond the boundaries of their institution. The cycling expedition that ran the sweat, taxed the feet but inoculated new energy took place on the sunny Sunday of April 9. Guided by four teachers, 36 students of classes IX & XI pedaled towards the village area of Gaushala. It was the test of stamina and physique as the rugged terrains stood tough ahead of the otherwise plain roads. Covering 21 kilometers, this proved to be a sheer enjoyment for both the staff and the students. For a teacher is one who leads to perfection and the always immaculate staff members got the groups divided in four and aptly led them all through. To fight any contingency, an emergency vehicle accompanied the cyclists. It was laden with extra cycles, manpower and necessary first aid. The cyclists also carried a healthy breakfast comprising of juices, fruits and milk shakes. The trip rounded off memories been made to be treasured in the school books and relished over the years.
The Gentleman’s game: Cricket
09th April, 2017
“Cricket civilizes people and creates good gentlemen”- Robert Mugabe
With the game having seen a lot of advancements since the beginning, the T-20 format is a new nod in the cricketing arena. With the love for sports being already embedded within the Sagarian hearts, a friendly T-20 match was organised, to be played between the outgoing batch of 2016-17 and the Sagar Cricket Team, witnessed by the students and the Principal. The knowledge of Sun-God blazing the day round, the match started off in the early hours at 6:30 A.M. in the morning. The coin tossed to a heads for the outgoing Sagarians and they elected to field first. The strategy was a matured one as the morning dew was likely to keep the ball grounded and hence restrict the runs, thus making it easier for a chase. The score board read 155 for a loss of 8 wickets for The Sagar Cricket Team. A target of 156 in 20 overs sounded pretty easy. But no one knows the way the pitches turn. The target that looked easy seemed massive with a gap of 75 runs, as the Outgoing Sagarians were knocked off at 78. Performances of Sourav Kochar and Kapil Yadav with 49 and 37 runs respectively were well complemented. The shouts and clamours as the ball touched the frontier rope every time lay unmatched. At quarter past eleven, the game got over and the children continued with their daily routine, all fresh and invigorated.
Fare-thee-well- CLASS OF 2017@THE SAGAR SCHOOL
17th February, 2017
The valedictory function for the outgoing class XII students of The Sagar School was held on 17th February. The Chief Guest Padmashree Gauri Ishwaran a renowned educationist, spoke on the sterling virtues of empathy, tolerance and compassion as necessary precursors to success.
The Director, Sharmistha Julka encouraged the students to go about their lives pursuing their version of happiness, always doing their part to help others achieve their goals and to keep their chins up even in the face of challenges.
The Principal, Dr. Deepak Raj Singh Bisht hoped that they would fly high to achieve their dreams with their roots grounded in integrity and sensitivity towards others.
The class XII students, in the presence of their parents, were felicitated with badges, mementoes and Reminiscences@Sagar- a magazine.
Class XI students performed and presented memorable moments captured on video.
The vote of thanks was delivered by the Dean of Administration, Mr. Y.S. Kanyal.
The Class of 2017, along with their teachers and class XI students, danced the evening away.
A TRIBUTE TO THE TRICOLOUR
26th January, 2017
The 68th Republic Day was celebrated in all its solemnity and grandeur at The Sagar School on 26th January 2017. The celebration began with unfurling of the Indian tricolour and National Anthem.
The cultural programme was organized in the school amphitheater. An Inter house Patriotic Singing Competition was conducted on this auspicious occasion. The entire school amphitheater reverberated with the rhythmic beats of patriotic songs and dances presented by the students.
After the cultural programme, the formal ceremony was held in the Athletic Arena where the Chief Guest was welcomed by the dauntless Sagarians who marched past with National flag to the accompaniment of lively ceremonial band music. This was followed by a remarkable mass drill displayed by TSS students.
A Horse riding show was also demonstrated at the Equestrian Area by the Sagarians on this occasion.
Speaking on this momentous occasion the Principal, Dr. Deepak Raj Singh Bisht, reiterated his faith in the ignited minds of the present generation and explained the value of republic day. The Chief-Guest, Block Development Officer, Tijara, Mr. Indraj Meena, expressed appreciation for the spectacular show put up by the students.
Students dispersed after snacks with the image of the fluttering tricolor in their minds.
THE SAGAR SCHOOL OBSERVES VIGILANCE WEEK
07th - 12th November, 2016
The Sagar School organized the Vigilance Awareness week under the directions of The Central Board of Secondary Education. The theme was: Public Participation in Promoting Integrity and Eradicating Corruption. Students wholeheartedly participated in the various activities organized during the week.
A special assembly was organized for all the staff and students which included special thought and talk on promoting integrity. An extremely thought provoking video was shown on the need and importance of eradicating Corruption. An e- Pledge provided by the board was also administered to the students and staff.
MAKING OF BANNERS AND POSTERS
The students dabbled with a lot of ideas, concepts and colours resulting in meaningful banners and posters which were displayed in the school corridors. They all contained important messages to promote integrity and eradicate corruption.
The School IAYP (International Award for Youth Program) team comprising of staff and students visited the nearby Maliyar village and had discussion with the villagers regarding their rights and ways of protection against corruption. A questionnaire was prepared which encompassed topics related to ration card, subsidies to farmers for seeds, Midday Meal facilities, Aanganwadi Kendra for expecting women and children and other Medical facilities such as ambulances, medicines and vaccination. The villagers were mostly aware of these and replied positively. They were counselled on a few unknown aspects.
Students participated in a Marathon, conducted by the Department of Physical education during evening sports time, spreading the message of eradicating corruption and promoting integrity. The athletic track was a sight to behold as the students ran energetically and covered a distance of 4 km.
Kalasagar - 3 day ANNUAL ART FEST
21st October, 2016
The Sagar School campus was a hub of activity and enthusiasm during the 3 day annual art fest – Kala Sagar - a confluence of performing and creative arts. Mrs. Uma Jain and Mr. Uday Jain owners of Dhoomimal Art Gallery, the first in India – presided over the function.
The officiating Principal, Dr. Deepak Raj Bisht welcomed the chief guests and introduced them.
Noted figures from the genre of art conducted workshops including Mr. Sukesh Arora for theatre, Ms. Ayana Mukherjee for Kuchipudi, Mr. Aditya Bhasin, the Alumni President and his team acquainted students in innovative techniques of movie making. For pottery it was Mr. Shiv Ratan and to experience the Madhubani art it was Mr. Sujeet Karan. The in-house resource persons, Mr. Ajay Negi and Mr. Ravi Sharma taught fabric and glass painting respectively, Mr. S.K. Wasim Raja coached in dance, Mr. Prem Upadhyay and Mr. Saurav Chokraborty in Indian music, Ms. Amarjyot Kaur taught creative art.
Words of praise flowed in from the Chief Guests, appreciating the initiative taken by the Sagarians. Mrs. Jain appreciated the beauty of the campus and the aura of warmth and care. She applauded the efforts being put in for the well rounded development of the students.
Mr. Uday Jain announced two art scholarships.
Ms. Sharmistha Julka, the Director of The Sagar School motivated the children to keep up the spirit of creativity, appreciating their accomplishments and creations. She emphasized the role of ART in enhancing creative thinking, conceptualization and expression.
ANNUAL SPORTS MEET
13th-14th October, 2016
13th October: “The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else,” said Martina Navratilova, tennis player. Apart from commemorating victories, sports meets also aim at imparting lessons on sportsman spirit and camaraderie to children. With the purpose to instill sportsman spirit among students and to enhance their physical and social skills, the two-day The Sagar School Annual Sports Meet 2016-17 was organised on October 13 & 14 at School's picturesque campus. The Sagarins along with 9 other school teams from NCR region took part in this prestigious competition.
The occasion was graced by one of the most rewarded Internationally acclaimed institutional strategist and renowned educationist Dr. Prabhat Kaushik, recipient of 3 International, 5 National and 1 State Awards in the field of Education, actively working on few projects of PMO as announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister pertaining to Skilling India, Digital India, accident free India, Beti Bachao & Beti Padhao, worked for Ministry of Defense Govt. of India, member of CBSE Advisory Board,President CBSE Alwar Sahodaya School Complex, Principal UCSKM School, Bhiwadi.
Marking the commencement of the grand event, the Chief Guest was welcomed by the dauntless participants who marched past in the sports arena with their respective school flags to the accompaniment of lively ceremonial band music played by 2ndBattalion the Jat Regiment from Jaipur. The martial music of the Jat Regiment enlivened and invigorated everyone’s spirits.
The oath was taken by all the participating teams and the participants solemnly pledged to uphold the spirit of true sportsmanship.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Kaushik during his address motivated the students to acknowledge and appreciate their competitors. He encouraged all the participants to exhibit true sportsman spirit during all the events and declared the meet open.
The Off. Principal, Dr. Deepak Raj Singh Bisht spoke on the importance of sports and inspired the students with his speech and expressed his humble thanks to the Chief Guest.
The day was filled with exciting victories and near misses for all the schools. The day ended with a cheerful note, filled with promises for all the young sports enthusiasts.
This is to apprise you that total 666 participant from 99 different school have done the online registration for the CBSE West Zone badminton championship. However finally 527 shutters came to participate from 81 School along with their coaches and managers.
Young achievers award by RNB Global University Bikaner
The Sagar School students brought in laurels again with their literary prowess claiming no less than 5 medals in the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition held in May this year. Harnessing their mighty pens, strong language and powerful convictions a total number of 13 students wrote on varied topics based on their beliefs and experiences. Five among these 13 participants proved their standing at an International level.
This prestigious competition is held every year with many students from the Commonwealth countries sending in their entries. This year there were approximately 13,500 entries from countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Pacific and Caribbean and Americas. Over 4,000 entries received a Gold, Silver or Bronze Award.
The five students who bagged these prestigious medals are:
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing contest. It is open to all Commonwealth residents and citizens and is a prestigious pan-Commonwealth education programme. It gives young writers the opportunity to practice their written English by undertaking a creative writing project. The competition lends itself to supporting many aspects of the school curriculum and the development of key skills such as critical thinking and the ability to express and argue opinions.
The two pan-Commonwealth Winners and Runners-up come to London for a Winners’ Week programme of educational and cultural activities organised by the RCS each autumn. The week culminates in an Awards Ceremony, often held at Buckingham Palace. All entrants receive Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards, or a Certificate of Participation.
The Sagar School has been offered a certificate by Royal Common Wealth Society for helping many students take part in the Queen's Common Wealth Essay.
An Inter School Badminton Tournament was organized by Kridha Sports Foundation, in Delhi. Our students won 8 Gold medals, 5 Silver, 5 Bronze. BRAVO!
Visit to Mother Teresa Home
8th May, 2016
On eve of Red Cross Day IAYP volunteers and some teachers visited Mother Teresa Home in Alwar.This home is run by Christians nuns, who are a part of Christian community.
The volunteers met the new born babies, little children in the age group 2-5 years and mentally challenged ladies .The volunteers as a token of love took some food and daily consumable items for their use. The Mother Teresa home children and mentally challenged people were happy to have them. The IAYP volunteers talked, spend time and conversed with all people around in the house.
Priyanka Advani of Class IX got consolation prize. The topic was Selfies-Creative self-expression or mindless self-obsession.
Ayush Rungta of Class X got participation certificate. His topic was Face to Face or Facebook?
Inter School English Declamation Competition organized by Chinar Public School, Alwar
30th April, 2016
Priyanka Advani of Class IX got consolation prize. The topic was Selfies-Creative self-expression or mindless self-obsession.
Ayush Rungta of Class X got participation certificate. His topic was Face to Face or Facebook?
WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY
23th April, 2016
Students of the Emerald House presented World Book and Copy Right Day programme in special assembly in which students shared information about importance of the day. Students made aware about the importance of this day as the day when most of the eminent authors lost their life coincidently.
Mr. Kanyal (DOA), delighted everyone by announcing opening of SAGAR PRIMEIR LEAGUE and Mr. J. Kumar in his teacher’s talk shared a motivational story related to faith and prejuidice.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS DAY PROGRAMME
26th April, 2016
On April 26, 2016, students of Emerald House presented power point slides and videos related to meaning and importance of Intellectual property rights. The theme of this year was highlighted which was – “Digital Creativity”. An animated video was shown in which harmful aspects of plagiarism and breach of intellectual property rights law was shown. Students learnt about the function of WIPO and importance of intellectual property rights.
25th April, 2016
Investiture ceremony was conducted at 12:45 pm in the auditorium, in which our school Director Ms. Sharmista Julka and Officiating Principal Dr. Deepak Raj Singh Bisht awarded the Badges and Sashes respectively to the elected students. The programme was started at 12:50 pm with welcome speech by Dr. Sudha Mishra then it continued in the following order:
School Song by School choir at 12:55 pm
Power point presentation on leadership at 1:00 pm
Awarding of Badges and Sashes by the Director and Officiating Principal at 1:05 pm
Administering of Oath then address by the director at 1:25pm
Prayer Song by School choir at 1:30 pm then National Anthem.
With this, the programme got over around 1:35 pm. The students went for lunch. The students’ council met with Director on the stage and interacted for some time. Then group photograph s was taken. After that they had lunch at staff club. The list of student council members:
22nd - 23rd April, 2016
Training Programme: Capacity building programme on Challenging Areas in Mathematics class-X Venue: Lord’s International School, Chikani, Alwar, Rajasthan Resource Persons: Mr. Sanjay Vaid and Mrs. Santhosh Saini
The programme was organised by CBSE. This is especially for math teachers who teach class-X. It was two days programme in which the following were focused:
Contents of class-X Math
Activity based Learning
Suggestions for hands on activities for different topics
Challenging areas in Math concepts
Some common errors committed by students and remedy for that
Reason for dislike Math
Setting question paper and rubrics for activity(Individual and group)
Overall the programme was good and well organised. Different teachers shared their teaching experiences especially the techniques used to explain some particular concepts; teaching methodology etc.
WORLD EARTH DAY
22nd April, 2016
On account of World Earth Day, Diamond house guided by Miss Rani Sinha organized special assembly programme for sensitizing importance of protecting environment and plantation of trees.
Interesting videos were shown with captions showing how cemented buildings are increasing to accommodate large population and it was related to the evolution of human beings too. As per the requested of our reverent officiating principal sir, a general resolution was agreed upon by everyone to not step on grass and minimize the use of vehicles inside the campus.
Visit of Punjab Public School, Nabha
13th - 14th March, 2016
A contingent of 42 students and 4 teachers of PPS, Nabha, Punjab visited the campus on 13th March.
They stayed overnight and during their stay they were taken around the campus. They expressed sheer delight on the
beautiful landscaping and lush greenery. They were taken on a guided tour of the academic blocks, sports Centre, swimming
pool, equestrian arena & performing art centre. They also had a prolonged observatory session where they were totally
captivated after viewing the moon and stars in space through our state of the art telescope.
After breakfast, they met with the Officiating Principal and shared their experiences.
Bi – Annual Health checkup
20th February, 2016
Bi – Annual Health checkup for all students was held at school health center on 20th February 2016. In which Dr. Prachi Gupta (General Physician), Dr. Deepa Jain (Ophthalmology), Dr. Dhawal Goyal (Dental) and two assistance from Harish hospital Alwar provided their consultancy services. 281 students reported for health checkup.
Visit to India Art Fair 2016
31ST January, 2016
On 31st Jan, 27 students from classes VI to XII along with four teachers, went to visit India Art Fair-2016 in Okhla ,
NSIC Grounds , New Delhi.
The fair presented a mixture of foreign and Indian artifacts, which really created a fusion of national and international
platform. A number of countries reflected their tradition and culture through art in abstract and realistic forms. It was a
real treat for the children meeting renowned Artist and satisfying their deep curiosity to know how the artifacts take their
desired shape and structure. At the end of the day , it was observed that the students were quite inspired and enthusiastic
to visit the fair again in the coming years which shows that the exhibits were wrathful for them.
Inter School Republic Sports Gala 2016
28TH & 29TH January, 2016
Talents are furnished when given chances. TSS students flourished the prosperity at Delhi by marvelous performances in
An inter school open tournament was organized by DDA & BSMG Club of Delhi of Badminton, Table Tennis & Skating. 9 boys
from classes 5 to 8 participated in Badminton competition in Under 12 & Under 14 boys category.
It was a shining exposure to the young talents which they proved also by achieving awards and glory in the doubles
event of the competition.
In under 12 boys Doubles category, Shourya Sharma and Karanpreet Singh secured 1st position.
In the same category, Nikhil Yadav and Rishi Anand secured 3rd position.
In under 14 boys Doubles category, Shourya Sharma and Pranav Lahoti gained 2nd position while in the same 3rd position bagged by Sahil Rogha and Karanpreet Singh.
The team was escorted by Mr. Prashant Pandey (Badminton Coach).
67th Republic Day
26TH January, 2016
“The Sagar School” celebrated 67th Republic Day in its campus. The flag was hoisted by the Guest of Honour Dr. Deepak Raj Bisht who is the current Vice-Principal of the institution. Republic day celebrations included various programmes which were presented by the students of “The Sagar School”. There was an Inter house Patriotic singing competition conducted amongst the students of the institution. There was a Horse riding show demonstrated at the Equestrian Area by the Sagarians. Also, there was a community service by IAYP students, volunteers and teachers of the Sagar School.
24TH January, 2016
There was a friendly Badminton match played between Remfry and Sagar,Gurgoan and the Sagar School.
1st Match: Remfry versus The Sagar School (Mr. Prashant Pandey and Master Raman Sharma) 2nd Match: Remfry versus The Sagar School (Mr. Mukesh and Master Aryaman Gir)3rd Match: Remfry versus The Sagar School (Mr. Mukesh and Mr. Prashant )
Remfry & Sagar V/S The Sagar School Friendly Matches
16TH January, 2016
Friendly Matches of Table Tennis played between Remfry & Sagar V/S The Sagar School on 16th January 2016 in the TSS Indoor Court at 8.00am results are:
1st Match: Mr. Nitin V/S Mr. Mukesh Kumawat 2nd Match: Mr. Amol V/S Mr. Morgan 3rd Match: Mr. Mukesh Kumawat and Mr. Prashant Pandey V/S Mr. Abhay and Mr. Amol
A friendly T-20 cricket match was played on 16 January 2016 at TSS cricket field between Remfry & Sagar V/S The Sagar School. The Remfry & Sagar won the toss and decided to field . The Sagar School bated first and scored 134 runs in 20 overs. Remfry & Sagar on the other hand could score only 82 runs and got all out. The Sagar School won by 50 runs. The main highlights of the match:
Man of the Match Mr. Raju Singh took 3 wickets and scored 24 runs.
Best batsman Master Nikhil Yadav scored 40 runs.
Best bowler Shuaib Ahmad took 3 wickets.
13TH January, 2016
Six IAYP volunteers accompanied by two teachers went to Maliyar Village on 13 January,2016.
Some IAYP students also discussed and interacted about the festival "Lohri".The importance of festival and reason to celebrate it.The volunteers also taught the village students English and Math.
LOHRI & Makar Sakranti Celebration
13TH January, 2016
13th January 2016 was a special day because Lohri was being celebrated, and with full festive mood and festive spirit i true Sagarian tradition like every year.
after the Prep and before the dinner a bonfire set the ball rolling for the festivity. The children as well the staff enjoyed the hot popcorn on offer in the dining hall, and after the mood was set the children started shaking their legs to the tune of lilting music. Everybody enjoyed and then it was time for dinner and being back to the normal routine.
On the eve of Makar Sankranti, a kite flying was conducted during sports time(Junior & Senior). All the students were enjoyed by this event.
Two Days Model United Nations workshop
12TH January, 2016
The MODEL UNITED NATIONS WORKSHOP for students of class IX to XI concludes today. The programme started on 1th January and concluded on the 12th January. The students learnt to take part in delegated role for identifying and solving problems and etiquettes of diplomatic discussions being representative of various countries. The workshop was presided by MR. DHIREN BALASARIA, assisted by MR. ANURAG.
Mr. MOGAN MARTIN coordinated with the students and the above mentioned resource person to make the event successful.
The programme was highly result oriented and involved each and every student in brainstorming as well as public speaking.
Students were playing the role of DELEGATES OF VARIOUS COUNTRIES and were trying to present their problems and contribution to the global community in a very eloquent manner. There were various rules to be followed the so called delegates in order to buy time for speaking out their views in a forum labelled as MODERATED CAUCUS.
The programme was concluded by a formal closing ceremony involving thank giving and passing resolutions for problem solving by the MODEL UNITED NATIONS. This was followed by giving away of certificates and group photographs.
Sagarians@ Oberoi Maidens
10TH January, 2016
Sixteen students from The Sagar School participated in a workshop in careers in hospitality workshop at the Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, New Delhi. The enthusiastic group of Sagarians were ushered in a classroom and enlightened on the various fascinating aspects of a career in the hospitality sector thought presentations and informative slides. Our students were bubbling with a lot of questions ranging from pay scales to promotions to travels and perks and the resource persons, Ms. Priya and Ms. Ira answered each query patiently.
After the classroom sessions, the students were ushered in the Hotel kitchen for hands on experience. There the extremely talented chef, Mr. Gaurav to the sheer delight of the children let them dabble in the delicate art of making muffins.
Soon the kitchen was filled with the aroma of flour, vanilla essence, butter and baking powder. The Sagarians donned the baker’s apron and hat and set to work earnestly. And as the proof of the pudding is in the taste, half an hour later, delicious muffins were devoured by one and all.
The Sagarians returned happy but thoughtful too as they reflected on careers in hospitality as an option.
The Sagar School
Village Baghor, Tehsil Tijara