"The Kalasagar - 2015" - Annual Art Festival
27th - 30th October, 2015

Annual Sports Meet - 2015
10th - 11th October, 2015

Basketball - Boys :

Position School
IstSt. Anselms School, Alwar
IIndThe Sagar School
IIIrdSt. Xavier School, Bhiwadi

Basketball - Girls :

Position School
IstSt. Anselms School, Alwar
IIndThe Sagar School
IIIrdSuncity School, Gurgaon

Triathlon - Boys :

Position School
IstP. Ashutosh from Salwan Public School
IIndRaghav Dhiman from The Sagar School
IIIrdEmmanual D’souza from The Sagar School

Triathlon - Girls :

Position School
IstSia Prathambir from Suncity World School, Gurgaon
IIndManya Gupta from Suncity World School, Gurgaon
IIIrdP. Shivani from Salwan Public School

Basketball Match
August, 2015

The evening was enthused with excitement as there was an inter-school basketball match between The Sagar School and St. Xavier’s School, Bhiwadi. The guest team won the match by 37/34. The event was graced by the presence of our honourable Chairperson, Ms. Rosemary. She was introduced to all the participants and she presented the teams with the prizes after the game. The monsoon God also applauded the event by heavy rains in the evening and relieving us all from the heat of Rajasthan.

JK Kate Memorial Knowledge Conclave
August, 2015

A team of seven students escorted by Ms.Geeta Khokhran participated in JK Kate Memorial Knowledge Conclave PPS Nabha. It was a plethora of events comprising of Debate Competition, Creative Writing competition, Quiz Competition and Book Review. Seventeen schools from all over the country participated enthusiastically.

Eiphram Chishi from Class XI bagged the second position in Creative Writing Competition. The judges appreciated the poem written by him for its humane touch. It was an enriching and learning experience for the students.

ANNUAL AQUATICS MEET
24th - 29th August, 2015

The Sagar School hosted a four day Annual Aquatics Meet from 24th August 2015 to 29th August 2015.
Arjuna Awardee Shri Paramjeet Singh, second-in-command CRPF, who also has to his credit breaking the 38 years old record of the Flying Sikh Milkha Singh, graced the occasion by his presence. The Prize Distribution ceremony began with a welcome address by the Principal Ms. Jayshree Balasaria. Speaking on this occasion, the Chief Guest expressed his desire to see more students competing at the National and International events. He especially appreciated the conducive environment created for the students and state of the art sports facilities in the School campus. He also urged the students to maintain a balance between their academics and sports for their holistic development. The Meet was efficiently conducted by the Sports Department.

Flair Fest, Inter School competition
12th - 13th Aug, 2015

Flair Fest , Inter School competition was organized by Jayshree Periwal High School, Jaipur on 12th & 13th August ‘2015. Scintillating contests was planned to suit each group. 30 schools participated in this mega event. The Sagar School participated in 8 different events. We had a tough competition, but our school team was well prepared and bagged 3 rd prize in Quizaholic and Awareness Campaign.
It was a learning and elevating experience for the students.

Table Tennis and Tennis Championship
9th - 12th Aug, 2015

The Sagar School hosted the championship from 9th to 12th August, in the School premises under the guidance of the District Education Office. 129 students from 16 schools displayed their racquet skills in the categories of U-17 (boys and girls) and U-19 (boys and girls). The District Education officer, Mr. Om Prakash Sharma and the 29 teams were warmly greeted by the Vice Principal, Dr. Deepak Bisht and the Dean of Pastoral care Lt. Col S. P. Sharma.

The gold medallists in the various categories of Table Tennis are: U-17 girls: Arya Kanya Sr. Sec. School, U-19 girls: SMD School, U-17 boys: St Anselm’s school, U-19 Boys: St Anselm’s school. The Sagar School bagged the silver in U-17, U-19 boys and U-17 girls. In the individual category Pratyaksh from St. Anselm’s Alwar in U-17 boys, Arti from Arya Kanya School in U-17 girls, Ayush from St. Anselm in U-19 boys and Uma from SMD School in U-19 girls were the top rankers. In the team events in Tennis in U-19 boys Alwar Public School and In U-17 boys St. Anselm School claimed the top positions. Adymya from Chinar Public School in U-17 boys and Chandan from Alwar Public School in U-19 boys won the gold in the individual events. The first five rankers will be eligible to play in the forthcoming Rajasthan state TT and Tennis Championship.

The Principal of the Sagar School, Mrs. Jayshree Balasaria honoured the winners with medals and praised the sportsmanship spirit of the players. The Chief observer of the tournament, Mr. Ram Niwas Meena thanked The Sagar School for the smooth conducting of the championship. The Head of Physical Education Department of The Sagar School, Mr. Mukesh Kumawat delivered the vote of thanks.

V.D.J.S – Jindal Art Festival
7th - 8th Aug, 2015

We were six students who went for an art competition held at V.D.J.S , Hisar. There were 18 prestigious schools of India who participated in that top level competition like Assam Valley, PPS Naba, The Sagar School etc. The level of the competition was extremely superb and we learned a lot of techniques from them. We also bagged 2nd position in wall graffiti which was a moment of pride for all. We all loved our stay over there and; enjoyed with our new friends also!!

We took part in graffiti competition and our topic was breaking religious boundaries . We were given a wall of size 5ft.4ft which was entirely a different experience regarding the size of the wall. We never had used a wall as a canvas or a paper. We gave our best and learned more. It was really a happy moment to bring laurels to our school by getting 2nd prize out of 18 vintage schools of India.

IAYP volunteers went to Maliyar Village
5th Aug, 2015

On 5 August,2015 IAYP volunteers went to Maliyar Village to plant trees and plants"Social Forestry" and make the surroundings more beautiful and green. The students planted different trees like Pipal, Kikar and Neem which made everyone participate and happy to be a part of this event . We also had Aidan ,who was also a part of this group and he too participated with full swing and motivation in planting and watering the trees.

Indian Heritage Camp
3rd - 7th August, 2015

Indian Heritage Camp was organized for Aiden Sagar and Sebastian Sagar from August 3 to August 7, which was an amalgamation of distinct flavours of Indian culture. During these five days various creative, spiritual and interactive sessions were conducted to make them familiar with the different aspects of Indian culture. They enjoyed themselves thoroughly during these sessions.

The activities comprised of meditation, Hindi lessons, jewellery making, Indian cuisine, Indian instrumental and vocal music, Vedic Maths, clay modelling, tie and dye and water colour painting. They also enjoyed nature walk in which they displayed keen interest in the flora and fauna of the campus. It was endearing to see both the boys intermingle freely with their buddies and teachers.

IAYP Award Leader Workshop
3rd - 4th Aug, 2015

On the 3rd and 4th of August, 2015 The International Award for Young People (IAYP) managed by the NAA (National Award Authority) conducted a two-day workshop on Award Leaders for the school teachers associated with IAYP programs. Various schools like The Tulas International, Dehradun, The DPS, Kanpur also had teachers representing them at the two-day workshop.

The workshop aimed at educating the teachers about the essence of IAYP. The workshop was held at the IAYP main office located at 86/1 Shahpur Jat, August Kranti Marg, Near Asian Games Village, New Delhi - 110049. The workshop was divided into sessions that were conducted by Mr. Bibhujit Mukhuty, a renowned Mountaineer and adventurous journey Co-ordinator. The sessions included a presentation by Ms. Pallavi Gill who is an IAYP Gold Awardee. The workshop also comprised of two fun-activities (Blind-walk & Pass the ball). The workshop was enriched further via the real-lived experiences with the award that was shared by the members of the NAA team like Mr. Mukhuty and Ms. Gill. The workshop was essentially aimed at enlightening the teachers about the main philosophy and structuration of the Award.

The Award Programme was first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1956 as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The aim was to motivate young people aged between 14 and 25 years to become involved in a balanced programme of voluntary self-development activities to take them through the potentially difficult period between adolescence and adulthood.

The Award’s concept is one of individual challenge, giving young people a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities which encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to their community. Those who participate in the Award are expected to follow its requirements in a non-competitive manner with a determination to succeed, either individually or as part of a team. The Award therefore is challenging, and can be undertaken at your own pace.

The Participation Age is between 14 and 25 years. The basic structure of the Award consists of 4 mandatory sections Service, Adventurous Journey, Skills and Physical Recreation. There are 3 levels of the Award – Bronze, Silver & Gold. Participants must complete the four mandatory sections of Service, Adventurous Journey, Skill & Physical Recreation.

Participants can undertake all three categories of the Award programme or enter directly at any of the three levels in the following age group; Bronze Award (for those over 14), Silver Award (for those over 15) and Gold Award (for those over 16 years). At Gold level, participants undertake a Residential Project in addition.The Award is available to all.

Aurobindo Ashram “Tapasya” looked after the comfort and overnight stay of the out-station teachers. Lunch was arranged for the teachers on both the days by NAA at the workshop venue.

Ms. Ahana Dey and Mr. Prashant Pandey represented The Sagar School, Rajasthan at the workshop. On completion they have been certified by NAA as IAYP Award Leaders. To quote Ms. Ahana Dey, “It was an enriching experience. Having done this workshop, I feel I have become better equipped to administer the Award amidst our young learners and encourage them to take up the journey to receiving the Gold level Award. What I loved about the award is that It`s a marathon, not a sprint, it can be an enjoyable experience for both participants and as well as for the adult volunteers. It will teach the young minds about teamwork and aid in building their interpersonal skills.” Prashant said, “Sports is a key segment for the award, being a sports person myself, I feel that every child who can avail this award should grab the opportunity.”

Inter House English Debate Competition
3rd Aug, 2015

Debate is not only a way of improvement of one’s knowledge; it helps to improve the ability of understanding, confidence and positive thinking also.
The English language department conducted I.H. Debate competition for junior and senior students on 3rd of August in evening.

The topics were-

Senior Group-: 1. Is Euthanasia Justified?
2. reality shows should not have Juvenile participants.
Junior Group-: 1. Every child should have mobile phone.
2. Parents should not purchase War Toys for their children.

It was a great evening which was full of discussions, information, talks, arguments and knowledge.
Honorable Principal, Vice Principal and DoPC motivated the students by their presence and they appreciated each one of the participants.

The results were as following-:

Group Best Speaker House Position
Senior 1. Shourya Negi
2. Kanika Marwah
3. Sushma Kshetrimayum
1. Sapphire
2. Ruby
3. Diamond
4. Emerald
Junior 1. Priyanka Adwani & Divyansh Duggal
2. Nandika Bahl
3. Vasu Mittal
1. Ruby
2. Sapphire
3. Diamond

St. Xavier’s Cup, Bhiwadi
30th July - 01st Aug, 2015

The school basketball team of Girls and Boys participated in St. Xavier’s Cup at Bhiwadi which is organized by St. Xavier School, Bhiwadi.
It’s a League cum Knock Out tournament (organized from 30-7-15 to 02-08-15). Our boys defeated Path Finder School, Bhiwadi in their first league match on 30-07-15 by a margin of 30 points.

Girls also played nicely and draw their first league match with MPS, Bhiwadi.
In the next league matches, boys won their both the matches in which they defeated St. Anslems Alwar and Somany Vidhyapeeth Schhol with a clean sweep. Girls also performed nicely and they defeated Presidency International School with a great victory. Both the teams reached to semifinals.

Boys could not make it further as they lost to St. Xavier School Bhiwadi and secured 3rd position in the tournament.
Our girls played very well and reached to the final match. They secured 2nd positon as they lost to host school in a very tough match.
Our honorable VP Sir and DOPC sir also present to motivate the students in the final match of girls.

INTER SCHOOL COMPETITION HELD AT DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL, GURGAON
30th July, 2015

A team of 7 students along with an escort teacher went to DAV Public School, Gurgaon to participate in an Inter School competition on 30th July. The student participants were, Maria Jalil, class XIA; Tushita Chanda, class XIC; Rupali Chauhan, class XIC; Ko Beom Gyeong, class XIA;Nikhil Yadav, class XIA; Raman Sharma, class XIA, Kushagra Srivastav, class XIA. The competition was divided into two parts (i) Panel Discussion on the chosen famous entrepreneur (ii) Ad Campaign on Haryana Tourism. Total 19 prestigious schools from the vicinity of Gurgaon participated in the competition. In the panel discussion, Ms Maria Jalil took part and was able to win the huge round of applause. In the second part on Haryana Tourism the rest of 6 students participated and their stage performance was appreciated by one the judges.
It was a new and different kind of experience for the students and our students learnt to perform with a great confidence.

Tribute to Former President Late Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam
28th July, 2015

Day started on a heavy note as our beloved eleventh President Mr. A.P.J. Kalam passed away yesterday. There was a presentation by Diamond House on the life journey of Mr. Kalam. The assembly observed a two minutes silence for offering our condolence to the departed soul.

Rest of the day was usual with classes, sports, remedial and prep.

Inter House Hindi Poetry Recitation
25th July, 2015

The Inter House Hindi Poetry Recitation competition was organized in the auditorium. The whole competition was divided into four groups. The details pertaining to the competition are as under:

Venue

Auditorium, The Sagar School, Tijara (Alwar)

Timings
Senior (Class IX to XII) 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Junior (Class IV to VIII) 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Judges
Seniors 1. Mr. Ajay Singh Negi
2. Ms. Manjula Ambastha
3. Mr. Arvind Singhal
Juniors 1. Mr. Bharat Gulati
2. Mr. Amit Kumar Thapa
2. Ms. Rani Sinha
Tabulator
Seniors Mr. Mridul Shah
Juniors Mr. Varish
Winners
Junior group A (Class IV to VI)
Rishi Anand Ruby House
Avika Pathak Emerald House
Anurag Bisht Diamond House
Junior group B (Class VII to VIII)
Kavya Gupta Diamond House
Pranav Lahoti Sapphire House
Adyasa Panda Ruby House
Senior group C (Class IX to X)
Akula Bisht Sapphire House
Simon Madaan Ruby House
Kapil Yadav Emerald House
Senior group D (Class XI to XII)
Sarthak Gaur Emerald House
Sara Dua Sapphire House
Pradhumn Sharma Emerald House

Inter School Debate
25th July, 2015

A team of six students, escorted by Mrs. Gita Bisht, went to participate in four events organized by S. D. Adarsh Vidyalaya, Gurgaon. The details are as under:

Venue S. D. Adarsh Vidyalaya, Sector 47, Gurgaon (Haryana)
Date 25.07.2015
Teacher Mrs. Gita Bisht
 
Event/Competition (I) Comic Craper
Participants Helga Khumanthem Class VIII
Vasu Mittal Class VIII
 
Event/Competition (II) English Extempore
Participants Kanika Khokharan Class X
 
Event/Competition (III) Hindi Poetry Recitation
Participants Aastha Punyani Class VI
 
Event/Competition (IV) Hindi Debate
Participants Navdeep Malik Class X
Yash Poptani Class X
 

In Comic Craper the team of Helga Khumanthem and Vasu Mittal won the First prize among all the participants. Students of 14 schools participated in these events.

Students of The Sagar School departed early in the morning (around 05:45 am) and returned back in the evening

The Investiture ceremony
14th July, 2015

The Investiture ceremony 2015-16 was held in the school auditorium on 20th July 2015. This was the most awaited ceremony of the year. Here , all the newly elected members of the school council were honoured with badges and sashes along with the authority to undertake various responsibilities to be given to them . These were given away by the respected principal Ma’am and vice principal sir. After this the oath taking took place in which they pledged to take the responsibilities of the school. This was followed by enlisting of the duties by Principal Ma’am , which the elected members were entitled to . This crisp ceremony ended with huge round of applauge to congratulation and honour the freshly elected council.

HINDI CALLIGRAPHY COMPETITION
20th July, 2015

On 20th of July, we had Hindi  Calligraphy  competition. All the  students from class IV  to X  have participated. It was organized  in their classes during lessons.

Student’s name Class
Aakash Yadav 4th
Laghaka 5th
Uttam Yadav 6th
Karanpreet 7th
Vasu Mittal 8th
Aryan Agarwal 9th
Pearly Das 10th

English Calligraphy competition
20th July, 2015

It’s time to be creative with handwork, that is writing skill. so we, The English Department conducted “THE ENGLISH CALLIGRAPHY COMPETITION” which was held on 20th of July,15.This competition was an inter class competition and all the students participated cent percent with lots of enthusiasm.The following were the winners of this competition with only first position class-wise.

Student’s name Class
Renee 5th
Samiksha Negi 6th
Karanpreet singh 7th
Helga khumenthem 8th
Aman Agarwal 9th
Imtisal Ahmed 10th
Manisha Udayan 11th
Pragyan Thapa 12th

INTER HOUSE TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-16
15th - 18th July, 2015

The Inter House Table Tennis Championship 2015-16 was conducted from 15th to 18th of July. The Championship was conducted on Knockout basis.

Categories are divided as following Boys Girls
Age above 16 years A D
Age above 14 years & up to 16 years B E
Age Under 14 years C  

One of the finals (Senior Boys Category) was played on 18th of July in the evening; in which honorable Principal Ms. Jayshree Balasaria gave her blessings to the young sagarians. All the students were also present to encourage the players. The match was played between Diamond and Sapphire House in which Sapphire house won with a straight success in two continue single matches.

Over all Positions of Houses- Ist- Sapphire
IInd- Ruby
IIIrd- Emerald
IVth- Diamond

AMBEDKAR JAYANTI
14th April, 2015

The Sagar School observed Ambedkar Jayanti during the morning assembly on April 14, 2015. The house master of the Ruby House facilitated the students to prepare special report on the inspirational stories about the life of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. Students presented audio recordings speech embedded with the sliding stills of various public meetings addressed by him in order to educate people about equal status of all human beings irrespective of caste, creed or religion. The programme was repeated by the junior students in the immediately following assembly for the student of academic wing I. Students got opportunity to take part in the brain storming session and interactive session to assimilate the concept related to Ambedkar’s Struggle in the fight against untouchability.

The timeline of the life history of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar from his schooling to in Doctoral studies abroad was found to be very inspiring for all the students.

It was encouraging for all of us to realize that strong inner will for personal growth and will to influence the world with good values always beget success.

Eduheal Science Olympiad Medalists of The Sagar School
10th April, 2015

On April 10, 2015. the prizes and medals for the participants of INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND ENGLISH OLYMPIAD organised by Science Olympiad Foundation along with EDUHEAL FINANCE OLYMPIAD were honored with Gold Medals, Silver Medals and Bronze Medals.

Helga studying in VIII A achieved 20th position in the state in International English Olympiad. Pradhumn Sharma achieved 15th position in International English Olympiad. In addition to the special achievement of Helga and Pradhumn Sharma many other students received Gold medals.

INTER HOUSE HINDI CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION
9th April, 2015

On 9th April, we had Hindi creative writing inter-house competition. 24 students from all four houses have participated. It was categorized in three groups. Ist group was from classes 4-6, 2nd 6-7 & 9-12th.

FORMATIVE ASSESMENT 1 - ACTIVITY
On 9th April, we had FA1- Activity; class 7th students have taken interview of Mr Rameshwar. Students enjoyed that activity very much.

INTER HOUSE ENGLISH CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION
9th April, 2015

This competition was held on 9th April. There were four divisions and each House fielded two participants for each category. They had been given topics earlier and had had ample time to think and plan their stories and compositions. The results will be declared soon.

ANTI BULLYING AWARENESS
8th April, 2015

Awareness programme conducted in the assembly on 8.4.2015. Various videos and presentations were shown related to development of life skill among students to control the urge to bully as well as cope with the people those who bully. The psychological, verbal and aspects of bullying were shared. Principal of the Sagar School added during her addressing of the gathering that the Sagar School has zero tolerance towards bullying of any kind.

World Health Day 2015
6th April, 2015

56 ladies from Malliyer Village & Hasanpur Village attended World health day presentation on 07/04/2015 given by IAYP students & 1 resource person Mr. Anil Kumar from QHSE (Quality of self, safety & environment). They sensitized them about their hygiene; self-cleanness & how to keep their surrounding clean. Also aware them about their rights of Costumer good. After this session ladies enjoyed the refreshment.

NOTICE BOARD COMPETITION
6th April, 2015

An Inter Class Notice Board Competition was held on 6th April, from classes IV to XII. Prior to that the school had become a hub of creativity as students armed enthusiastically with colours, charts and ideas teamed up effectively to make their classes more colourful and vibrant. They had been given a lot of topics like: Summer and spring seasons, Cartoons, Sports, Health and Hygiene etc. The competition was judged by- Mr. Ajay Singh Negi, Mr. Ravi Sharma and Mr. John. The results will be declared soon.

PARENT ORIENTATION
1st April, 2015

An orientation session was held in the auditorium on 1st April, 2015. The parents were acquainted with many aspects, rules and policies of TSS by the Principal and the Vice Principal. A comprehensive PPT with pictures, covering all activities was much appreciated by the parents and guardians. An inspiring 20 minute movie was also shown. All House Parents were also introduced by the Head of Pastoral care.

Inter School Painting Competition
6th February, 2015

Four students from the School took part in an Inter School Painting Competition on 6th February, held at Rabindranath World School, Gurgaon. They were accompanied by the Art teacher, Mr. Ravi Kumar Sharma.

Inter School Painting Competition

There were 58 participants from 8 different schools. We participated in two categories:

Junior Category: Std III to V
1. Samiksha Negi – Class V
2. Riddhi Sharma – Class V

Middle Category: STD VI to VIII
1. Vasu Mittal – Class VII
2. Nitin Yadav – Class VIII

SCHOOL CINEMA
3rd February, 2015

The Sagar School has always believed in ushering in latest innovation and techniques in education to facilitate learning that is easy to understand and retain.

Sgara  SCHOOL CINEMA

In keeping with this trend, the concept of School Cinema was introduced in July, 2014. School cinema an innovative concept developed by EduMedia is a film-based learning module combined with a fun and exciting workbook to reaffirm values, morals and equip children with skills to deal with everyday challenges.

The teachers attended an orientation programme in July 2014, where Mr. Devendra Gupta who was trained by a panel of experts, explained the aims of the programme and acquainted the teachers with the conducting procedures of the School Cinema.

Since July, a movie is shown to each class on the 3rd Friday of every month. These movies are entertaining and easy to understand in user friendly English. The movies have proved to be immensely beneficial as a training aid to teachers to enhance their self and professional development. The School has also tried to bring parents into the circle of learning through screening movies specially created, on parenting for parents during PTMs.

As recognition of our efforts, a team from Edumedia visited the campus and expressed deep appreciation of our efforts in facilitating this innovative learning. Certificates of appreciation were presented to the Principal.

The India Art Fair
29th Jan - 1st Feb, 2015

The India Art Fair is an event that promotes the Indian art market. Its prestige attracts international artists, attendees and draws visitors from India and all over the world. On Sunday, February 1, an enthusiastic group from The Sagar School including 25 students, Principal, Vice Principal, The Art teachers- Mr. Ajay Negi, Mr. Ravi Sharma and the expatriate teachers- Mr. John and Mrs. Eileen Lorenz from the U.S and Mr. Gustav Obbrubay from Germany attended this prominent event.

The India Art Fair

The visiting Sagarians admired the different forms of art by various Indian and international artists displayed in the galleries- photography, animated works, three-dimensional works, sculptures and video creations. Of note was a series of unique photos by a Korean artist portraying personal reflections on her life. An animated exhibit consisted of 60 small clocks with hands that moved simultaneously for one minute; at the end of each minute the local time was displayed on a larger clock superimposed on the smaller clocks. A collage of papier mache, washed in coffee, focused on various shades of browns and earth tones. A large exhibit In the middle of the main hall was an exceptional presentation of “art in progress”. Different artists created works on the spot as they interacted with attendees of the India Art Fair. Each gallery was very impressive and attractive, but what attracted students the most was that all the galleries were very colorful and unique.

The 25 students representing the Sagar School gained attention in the crowd because of the unique and artistic design of their uniforms. At lunch time, everyone enjoyed a break choosing from a wide variety of refreshments offered in an outdoor food court setting. At the end of the day, students had expanded their knowledge and awareness of how artists express their unique perspectives through different mediums; and that in turn, each work of art is interpreted differently through the eyes and perspectives of viewers.

Honours for the Sagar School
31st January, 2015

Honours for the Sagar School

The School Leadership Summit, 2015 was held in New Delhi on 31st January by Digital Learning Group. The Principal Mrs. Jayshree Balasaria received the Top Schools of certificate at a major ceremony attended by the top educationists of the country. Mrs. Balasaria also participated in the Session assessment strategies and innovative approaches in evaluation.

ORIENTATION PROGRAMMES AT THE SAGAR SCHOOL
30th January, 2015

ORIENTATION PROGRAMMES AT THE SAGAR SCHOOL

A workshop was organized on 30th January, for students of classes 4th to 11th to acquaint the children with the World Scholar’s Cup. WSC is an international team academic tournament with students participating from over 40 countries. This event which will be held on 21st and 22nd April focuses on bringing students together to discuss contemporary issues and ideas. The 2015 edition of the WSC would be hosted at Indirapuram Public School, Ghaziabad. The events include: Team Debate, Collaborative Writing, Scholar’s Challenge, Scholar’s Bowl and Scholar’s Show. The resource person for this orientation programme was Mr. Salil Singh.

An orientation programme was organized on 3rd February, at The Sagar School Campus by the Oberoi group of hotels. The students were acquainted with careers in hospitality and the offer to earn while learning. The students were intrigued to know how hands on training and experience certificate by Oberoi group would catalyse future career growth and improve employability quotient.

Inter House Cricket Championship 2014-15
19th Jan - 1st Feb, 2015

The championship was conducted from 19th to 1st February. The Championship was conducted on League cum Knockout basis. League matches included 12 overs in each inning while 15 overs were bowled for the finals in each inning.

Inter House Cricket Championship 2014-15
The Championship was conducted in 2 Divisions:-

DIVISION A (9-11 Class Boys)
DIVISION B (4-8 Class Boys)

League matches were played up to 30th of January for both groups. On 31st of January, final of junior group was played between Ruby and Sapphire House teams. It was a pleasure for all the students to have the presence of the Vice Principal, Dr. Deepak Bhist along with the Head of Pastoral Care, which boosted up their morale higher. Ms. Eileen and Mr. John (Expatriate teachers) also graced the event with their presence to encourage the young

Sapphire House won the final by 5 wickets.

The other final (senior group) was played between Ruby and Emerald House teams on 1st of February. Ruby house won the match by 3 wickets. The players were cheered by the Vice Principal, HOPC and students and teachers.

Overall Result
S.No.PositionHouse
1.IRUBY
2.IISAPPHIRE
3.IIIEMERALD
4.IVDIAMOND

Republic Day Celebrations
26th January, 2015

The 66th Republic Day was celebrated with a lot of patriotic fervour and enthusiasm on 26th January. The tiranga was hoisted by the Principal, Mrs. Jayshree Balasaria, followed by the National Anthem.

The student parade was then inspected by the Principal along with the Vice Principal and Head of Pastoral care. The Principal was escorted by Mohit Tomar and Asif Kagzi of Class XII.

There was a spectacular display of March Past which was led by the Head boy and the Head girl. All houses were led by their house captains and prefects. An inspiring speech was then given by the Principal. She highlighted on women empowerment, which was the theme of the Republic Day. She also stressed on the importance of building a strong and united India.

Republic Day Celebrations 2015

A melodious patriotic song was sung by the school choir: ‘Galat mat kadam uthao’. Everyone was absolutely enthralled by the elegant and synchronized dancing to the timeless musical lyrics of ‘Ekela challo re’ and ‘Vande maatram.’

The tableaux Show was the most awaited item for the day. An event that has been introduced since last year, the houses are given a theme and accordingly preparations start on a massive scale.

This year the theme was seasons and accordingly the tableaux were prepared. The feel of winter was accentuated by the falling snow and the white landscape and thick winter gear displayed by Diamond House. “If winter is here, can spring be far behind”…Emerald House ushered in the season of colours and flowers enhanced by Bihu dance and the spring festivals of Holi and Basant Panchmi.

The temperature turned hot as the Sapphire House made a grand entry with students in summer gear, a huge Coca Cola bottle, and ice creams with actually a mango seller tempting all with mangoes and mouth-watering displays of watermelon and other summer fruits.

The shocker came with Ruby House ushering in Monsoon with colourful umbrellas and the rumbling thunder and a rain invoking ritual. Presto, every eye turned incredulous as big fat rain drops began to fall from the skies and a fine drizzle started!!! The Horse show by the students was another major attraction. It was organized in the Equestrian track. 5 students: Sailesh Gehlot of Class X, Nitin Mehalawat. Ashish Jhakar, Mandeep Chauhan from Class VIII and Sahil Dayma of Class V were the star participants. It began with a salute to the guests followed by Gymnastic activity of horses highlighting the rhythm of the feet, ball bucket show, jumps over the bars and obstacles. Mandeep and Nitin performed spectacularly. A race was also organized between Nitin and Mandeep where Nitin won.

Teachers and students from the ‘Rajkiya Madhyamik’ school from the neighbouring Malliyar Gujjar village were invited to be a part of the Republic day celebrations. They enjoyed the show as well as the sweets and snacks served to them. After the morning festivities, the staff and IAYP students joined forces to prepare a lip smacking, sumptuous meal for all. Sodexo staff was also served and they enjoyed a work free day.

In the evening a friendly Volley Ball match was played amongst the staff and the students.

Career counselling workshop @ Sagar School
22th January, 2015

Career counselling workshop @ Sagar School

Senior students at The Sagar School are regularly enlightened and advised on their subject choices and career options through the career guidance cell. Presentations regarding foreign universities are also awaited and welcomed by the students. On the evening of 22nd January a visual presentation was given in the school auditorium by Ms. Joanne Elvy regarding the admission requirements and study programmes at Algoma University, Canada. Joanne Elvy is the Director of International Recruitment at Algoma University. Students from Classes X, XI and XII listened in rapt attention and asked a lot of questions regarding the fee structure, scholarship and residential facilities.

JAIPUR LITERARY FESTIVAL
21st - 23rd January, 2015

Career counselling workshop @ Sagar School

Our trip to Jaipur Literary Festival can be regarded as an amalgamation of liberal wisdom and collective progression. It was a platform where everyone was pulsating with the same frequency of seeking and distributing knowledge.

A group of five students from Class XI- Ram Khandelwal, Pradyumn Rao, Ko Beom Min, Manali Arora and Venerability Dhar (escorted by Ms. Shipra Bahl) attended this world renowned Jaipur Literary Festival from 21st to 23rd January. We also had the company of Mr. Gusztav Ottrubay from Austria, during the trip.

We started our journey on 21st of January at the break of dawn with lots of anticipation and enthusiasm. We reached Jaipur Literary Festival, Diggi Palace at around 10:00am. We were happy to be a part of the opening ceremony and hear the introduction by the chief minister of Rajasthan -Mrs.Vasundhra Raje Sindhiya, where she reiterated the importance of literature and progressive thinking. Then according to the programme schedule, we went to attend a talk by the noted lyricist, poet and writer Mr. Javed Akhtar regarding the quality of lyrics in Hindi film songs in Urdu, Hindi and Hindustani. We also attended a a talk by Mr. Girish Karnad on ‘The Reading Habit’ and ‘Is the commerce of Literature today killing good writing?’ It was a very enriching experience to hear these learned men talk on various issues.

Founder's Day
6th December, 2014

The 15th Founder’s Day of The Sagar School was celebrated with style and flair on 6th December. Mr. Sanjay Jain, the Additional Solicitor General of India was the Chief Guest on this momentous occasion. The Guest of honour was Mr. David Viger, an educationist from United Kingdom. The Chairperson Ms. Rosemary Sagar spoke on the expectations from the young generation. The Director, Ms. Sharmishta Julka spoke. The welcome address and the Annual report were read out by the Principal, Ms. Jayshree Balasaria. Dr. Deepak Bisht, the Vice Principal gave the vote of thanks. Also noteworthy was the presence of three Principals of the School as well as the alumni.

The theme of the cultural programme was ‘Navrasa’ providing a taste of western and classical music, songs, mythological lores, Shakespearean drama, lullabies and a wondrous choreographed display of the nine emotions. The campus was also resplendent with the most creative and innovative display of various exhibits encompassing a wide array of themes like Science, Math, Psychology, Social Science, languages, Arts, Sports, Commerce. The guests expressed delight over the samples of work done by the students of Jewelry, photography and Carpentry Clubs. A major point of attraction was the Observatory where the Celestron Telescope and models like Mars Orbiter Mission Insertion and Hubble Space Telescope caught the imagination of one and all.

The celebrations were enhanced by a fun filled fete replete with innovative games and tongue tickling food items at the food stalls. There was an overall ambience of happiness, laughter, music – a delightful culmination of weeks of brain storming sessions and intense rehearsals.

A DAY FOR THE CHILDREN A DAY FOR THE CHILDREN
A DAY FOR THE CHILDREN A DAY FOR THE CHILDREN
A DAY FOR THE CHILDREN A DAY FOR THE CHILDREN

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD 2014-2017
4th December, 2014

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD 2014-2017

THE SAGAR SCHOOL RECIEVES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD 2014-2017 FOR OUTSTANDING IMPLEMENATION OF INTERNATIONALISM IN CURRICULUM BY BRITISH COUNCIL

The outstanding work done by our school and our commitment to develop international learning in the curriculum has been recognized by the British Council. The Sagar School is the proud recipient of International School Award for the second time, for tenure of three years (2014-17).

On December 4, Ms. Jayshree Balasaria, Principal, accompanied by Mr. Uttam Chatterjee, ISA Coordinator received INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD in the AWARD CEREMONY- 2014 organized by BRITISH COUNCIL –(a unit of British High Commission) at Kempinsky Hotel – New Delhi for successful completion of INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES by the children and the faculties as per the action plan for implementation of Internationalism in the School Curriculum involving many foreign visits, exchange programmes and celebration of international days. The dossier was evaluated as outstanding by the Inspection Team.

This award is a benchmarking system by the British Council which acknowledges promotion of Internationalism in the curriculum.

A DAY FOR THE CHILDREN
14th November, 2014

A DAY FOR THE CHILDREN

The curiosity, enthusiasm and unconditional zest for life that children display was amply imbibed by the teachers especially for the children on children’s day making the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru sweet and memorable. There were sweet drizzles of love, ample showers of blessings, and winds of change in the day’s schedule and an avalanche of entertainment unlimited for the Sagarians.

A DAY FOR THE CHILDREN A DAY FOR THE CHILDREN

The morning started with breakfast for the children specially and lovingly served by the teachers. The house parents and class teachers presented each and every child with beautifully crafted and personalized cards. The children were delighted to receive individual messages from their teachers. This was followed by school cinema for all the classes.

At 11.30 began the Play Station session at the Cricket field. This was an elaborate affair of well thought out and planned games and races for all the children. The kids enjoyed the spoon and lemon race, sack race, brick race, shooting, tug of war and many other competitive games. There was an air of festivity and fun all around even when this session ended just before lunch. Lunch was again served by the teachers making the children feel loved and cherished.

A DAY FOR THE CHILDREN A DAY FOR THE CHILDREN

After a couple of hours rest, the children were again invited to enjoy a special entertainment programme prepared by the teachers at Amphitheatre. Students went berserk as they saw the teachers who teach them seriously in the class going on the stage- dancing, singing and enacting funny moments for them. Speaking on the occasion the Principal, Mrs. Balasaria specially mentioned the first Prime Minister of the newly independent India and extolled the children to do their best for the country, placing lot of faith in the young generation.

The grand finale of the day was a Dandia and DJ session which was thoroughly enjoyed by the Sagarians. Sodexo had prepared special delicacies for all and the day ended with happy memorable moments for all.

A DAY FOR THE CHILDREN A DAY FOR THE CHILDREN

MORNING BLISS
9th November, 2014

MORNING BLISS

The Sagar School has always aimed at the all round development of students. Carrying this forward, on 9th November, an early morning football match for the boys of class 7th was organised. The boys had a fun time and the final score was 8-5. Soon after the match, aided by the cool divine breeze the Vice Principal Dr. Deepak Bisht conducted a meditation session for the children. They were given a small introduction to meditation and gently led towards a feeling of self – realisation. The students later talked about the calm and tranquillity they experienced during and after the session.

BRITISH COUNCIL PRINCIPALS’ WORKSHOP
30th - 31st October, 2014

HOUSE SOCIAL 2014

The Sagar School has had the privilege of hosting the two days British Council Workshop for Principals and Teachers from 30th to 31st October in the School Auditorium for the enhancement of Global Education. This workshop for Sahodya Complex, Alwar Schools is aimed at giving opportunity to work collaboratively at school leadership level in order to develop mutual beneficial and sustainable practices to improve quality of education offered to the children.

The resource persons were Ms. Margaret Jackson, Head Teacher at Ladymount Catholic Primary School, Wirral, England and Mr. Mark Whitehill, Head Teacher at Gayton Primary School also from Wirral England. Both of them are designated lead teachers developing international links between a group of North Indian and Wirral Schools while working with educational leaders in India, to learn from each other, in order to enhance the educational experience of pupils in both countries.

The Delegates from Britain were warmly welcomed by the Principal Mrs. Jayshree Balasaria. She also welcomed Dr. Prabhat Kaushik, President of Alwar Sahodaya Schools and all the other office bearers. In her address she acquainted the visitors with the vision of Dr. Vidhya Sagar and his zealous mission carried onwards by the Chairperson, Ms. Rosemary Sagar and the Director, Ms. Sharmistha Julka.

The workshop included imparting to the participating Principals, best practises to develop pedagogy, raise standards and encourage consistency across schools, using external inspection frameworks to develop standards and identify key areas of strength and developmental opportunities through rigorous analysis of chosen focus areas.

It was an extremely interesting and interactive session and the delegates were gifted Gandhi busts and souvenirs from The Sagar School. The Vice Principal Dr. Deepak Bisht gave the vote of thanks. After the workshop the visitors were taken on a leisurely tour of the picturesque Sagar School campus.

CBSE WEST ZONE BADMINTON Tournament- 2014-15
27th - 31st October, 2014

CBSE WEST ZONE BADMINTON Tournament- 2014-15

CBSE West Zone Badminton Tournament was held at Sanmati Higher Secondary School, Indore- Madhya Pradesh from 27th to 31st October. A total of 200 teams participated in the tournament with approximately 800 students.

The Sagar School participated in the age group of Under 14 Boys.
The team members were- Harsh Khasa (X), Narul Jafar (VI), Sahil Rogha (VII) and Enrique Nameirakpam of class VII.

Result of Team event:
In Under 14 age group, there were 52 teams. The Sagar School got bye in the first round. The second round was played between The Sagar School and Scholar Public School Nagpur. The Sagar School lost the match by 2-0.

Results:

1st singles was played by Enrique and lost by 11-15 and 12-15

2nd doubles was played by Enrique and Narul Jafar and lost by 10-15 and 11-15

The students were trained and accompanied by their badminton coach, Mr. Prabeen Sahu.

HOUSE SOCIAL 2014
20th October, 2014

HOUSE SOCIAL 2014

Students of all four houses-Diamond, Emerald, Ruby and Sapphire- joined forces to present the most creative and entertaining House Social ever. The programme began with the lighting of the lamp by the Principal, Vice-Principal, Head of Pastoral Care, CCA coordinator and the four House Masters.

The cultural extravaganza which was compared by Thoinu Karam (XII) and Aryaman Gir (XI) was initiated with Ganesh Vandana. There was an energetic dance sequence by students from Classes IV to VI. A PPT was shown to the students capturing some funny and emotional moments of Sagarians resulting in a huge applause and rooting. Vedant Mathur (IX) and Anjany Vats (VIII) sent the audiences into frenzy with their rapping. The English skit ‘INEXORABILUS’ performed by senior students went down well with the onlookers. Sonia Bohra (XII) was cheered by all for her solo dance performance. A very thoughtful ‘Nukkad Natak’ on water conservation was enacted by the students of the middle school. Few students of Class VIII presented contemporary dance on ‘bezubaan’. Mr. Amit Thapa sang a melodious song. A Korean dance was also presented by a few girls to the sheer delight of all. The audience went literally into a trance with the trance dance performed by Mandeep Chauhan, Ayush Kumar and Aman Agarwal (VIII). The rapping by Sung Chang Kyung and Jairaj Saluja (XII) and dance performance by Class IX students was also well received.

Speaking on the occasion, the Principal congratulated the students on their awesome performance, which had mesemerized one and all.

The grand finale of this evening was a dance party followed by a lovely dinner.

INAUGURATION OF ART WORKSHOP AT THE SAGAR SCHOOL
14th - 17th October, 2014

INTER HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

The Sagarians have always believed in Art not just for the sake of art but also for the nourishing of the emotional, social and artistic faculties of the students. For the second consecutive year, the much awaited Art Workshop aptly named ‘KALA SAGAR’ was formally inaugurated yesterday by the Principal, Mrs. Jayshree Balasaria and the Vice Principal, Dr. Deepak Bisht. In a short and sombre ceremony held at the Creative and Performing Arts Centre, the resource persons for conducting the workshop were warmly welcomed and greeted with souvenirs from The Sagar Foundation, by the Principal.

SAGARAIANS ‘FLAIR’ AT JAIPUR SAGARAIANS ‘FLAIR’ AT JAIPUR
SAGARAIANS ‘FLAIR’ AT JAIPUR SAGARAIANS ‘FLAIR’ AT JAIPUR

The resource persons are experts in their chosen fields. Mr. Santanu Mallick will be conducting the Theatre Workshop; Mr Pravesh Sharma will be training the students in Contemporary Dance. Mr. Brajesh Gangoliya is the Creative Art and Craft expert. A group of children will learn Creative Arts under the Pidilite expert Mr. Vikas Panchal. From The Sagar School, Mr. Ajay Singh Negi will be training the Ganesha group children to make exquisite Ganesha paintings while Mr. Ravi Sharma will help the children in Sculpture. Ms Amarjyot will be taking up Papier Machie and Pottery classes while Mr. Akash Mallick will be exhibiting his talent and techniques in the dancing group.

Another special endeavour of The Sagar School has been to reach out to the neighbouring schools in Baghor and Hassanpur village where teachers with 35 students have been invited to benefit from this four day workshop from 14th October to 17th October.

Speaking on the occasion, the Principal expressed her happiness and satisfaction in being able to provide a platform for artists to engage wholeheartedly in their art and impart their unique styles and techniques to the learners.

KALA SAGAR- an Art Carnival @Sagar
14th October, 2014

KALA SAGAR- an Art Carnival @Sagar

The Performing and Creative Arts Centre abounded with beautiful arty moments, versatile artists from Delhi and our very talented students creating, innovating and indulging in artistic glories with their own brand of imagination, topped with lots of hard work energy and enthusiasm

KALA SAGAR- an Art Carnival @Sagar
KALA SAGAR- an Art Carnival @Sagar KALA SAGAR- an Art Carnival @Sagar

The Art Carnival aptly named ‘Kala Sagar’ was formally inaugurated by the Principal and Vice Principal on 14th October. Students accompanied by their teachers from nearby Baghor and Hassanpur villages also participated in this Art fiesta.

The students had been divided into various groups keeping their interest and artistic temperaments in mind. The students in Pidilite Creative Art group, under the expert guidance of Mr. Vikas Panchal learnt painting on jute bags, ply boards and cushion covers. The various painting forms were warli, clay art and shilpkar. The papier machie and pottery room was a riot of shimmering colours. The students handsomely carved and created articles like-Diyas, trays, jewellery boxes, baskets and lamp shades. Quiet heads were bent over these exquisite articles as the students only spoke to their trainer and resource person, Ms. Amarjyot Kaur to consult on techniques and colour schemes.

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KALA SAGAR- an Art Carnival @Sagar KALA SAGAR- an Art Carnival @Sagar

Children with a passion for dancing learnt the fusion of modern contemporary dance with hip hop from Mr. Pravesh Sharma and our dance teacher, Mr. Akash Mallick. According to Mr. Sharma, this workshop included “training of students to express and explore their feelings and feel psychologically free”.

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Mr. Brijesh Gangoliya taught his group – mask making, relief painting, glass painting. Vibrant designs were made on umbrellas. The children expressed delight in learning and creating so many objects d’art.

Another creative session with no holds barred was headed by Mr. Ajay Singh Negi where he taught the children to create Ganesha paintings in abstract, semi abstract and realistic modes using different materials like texture white, silver foil, tissue paper, poster colours, pearl colours, acrylics, oil and fabrics. Standing in the Art Room surrounded by the Ganesha paintings was an incredibly exhilarating moment as expressed even by parents and visitors who enjoyed these visual treats during the exhibition put up for them on the 18th October.

The Sculpture group was headed by the Art teacher, Mr. Ravi Sharma and they started work on a statue-Mother and Child.

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The students in the theatre workshop headed by Mr. Santanu Mallick learnt through mime, physical gestures, creative exercises, gestures and postures, mirror games, skits.
The Director, Mrs. Julka who was guided through the exhibition and carnival by the Principal and Vice Principal appreciated the brilliant efforts put in by the staff, students and visiting artists and experts.

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At the conclusion of the four day workshop, Mr. Santanu Mallick remarked, “I have come here to teach but honestly speaking I have learnt a lot from the Sagarians who are very talented, mature and extremely knowledgeable. Creativity is a result of imagination but the difference is that the students here are dreamers with a vision…and from now onwards I will be looking for my dreamers.”

And that sums it all up!!!

I. H. Cross Country Competition 2014-15
8th October, 2014

I. H. Cross Country Competition 2014-15

The spirit of sportsmanship was shown again by Sagarians on 8th of October 2014. The Department of Sports organized the Inter House Cross Country Event on 08-10-14 during evening sports time.
The event was organized in seven groups namely A, B, C, D, E, F and G.
Boys were divided in four groups and girls were divided in three groups.
It was an honor to have the presence of our Director Ma’am Mrs. Sharmishtha Julka on the occasion. All the races were flagged off by Director Ma’am and Principal Ma’am.

It was a great show of mass participation also. The overall trophy won by Ruby House with 247 points. Diamond House secured the second position with 187 points, Sapphire House was third with 145 points and Emerald House scored 142 points.

Group wise results are as follows - :

Group A (Class IV – V Boys)

Position Name Class House
IAyan Khan5thSapphire
IIShourya Sharma5thDiamond
IIIAkshaiya Hawaiwam5thSapphire

Group B (Class VI Boys)

Position Name Class House
IChaitanya Nitharwal6thRuby
IILove Bansal6thSapphire
IIIJakshen Yadav6thRuby

Group C (Class VII – VIII Boys)

Position Name Class House
IRohan Khasa7thDiamond
IIMohit Dayma7thEmerald
IIIAshish Jakhar8thDiamond

Group D (Class IX – XII Boys)

Position Name Class House
IGaurav Yadav11thRuby
IIKo Beomyeong10thEmerald
IIIArman Gulia11thDiamond

Group E (Class IV – VI Girls)

Position Name Class House
IRidhi Sharma5thRuby
IISakshi6thDiamond
IIIMeme Natung4thSapphire

Group F (Class VII – IX Girls)

Position Name Class House
ISimon Madaan9thRuby
IIVaneesa Nameirakpam8thDiamond
IIIPurvi Wadhwa7thSapphire

Group G (Class X – XII Girls)

Position Name Class House
IArchana Yengkhom10thEmerald
IIPreeti Yadav12thDiamond
IIIChetna Saini11thDiamond

CBSE CLUSTER- X TABLE TENNIS Tournament 2014-15
2nd - 5th October, 2014

CBSE CLUSTER- X TABLE TENNIS Tournament 2014-15

CBSE Cluster Tournament was held at Maheshwari Public School, Jaipur- Rajasthan from 02-10-14 to 05-10-14. A total of 64 teams participated in the tournament with approximately 420 students.
TSS participated in one category- in Under 19 Boys group (in both Team events and Individual events).
The team members were- Aayush Agarwal, Pulkit mangla and Kunal Gurnani of class XI.

Result of Team events-:

In Under 19 age group, there were 38 teams. TSS played the first round match against the team of SRN International School, Jaipur. Aayush lost by 1-2 in the in the first game but Pulikt as well as Kunal won by 2-0.In the reverse game Pulkit won by 2-0. By that win TSS reached in Pre Quarter Final Round. Here they defeated TPS , Nagaur in all three games by 2-0. TSS now reached Quarter Final. They faced Nosegay School, Sri Ganganagar in this round. Students played well but they lost in this round.
In this match, Aayush lost by 1-2, Pulkit lost by 1-2 and Kunal also lost by 1-2.

Result of Individual events-:

In Under 19 age group, Pulkit participated and he played very well.
He faced Manish of TPS, Nagaur. He won by 3-0. In his next match (Quarter Final), he lost against Mayank of My Own School, Jaipur by 1-2.
All the boys performed very well. All the arrangements at the host School were satisfactory.

CBSE CLUSTER X FOOTBALL
30th September - 3rd October, 2014

CBSE CLUSTER X FOOTBALL

Competing amongst no less than 48 teams, The Sagarian footballers have created a niche again for themselves and The Sagar School in the CBSE CLUSTER X FOOTBALL by qualifying for the Nationals. They won a total of 4 matches played at Goenka Public School, Laxmangarh, Sikar from 30th September to 3rd October, 2014. The details of the matches are as under:

First match was played against U.D.P Dholpur, which our students won by 6-1. Goals scored: Khumlong T. Avennoho (Class XII) – 3
Konark Singh Sisodia (Class X) -1
Pragyan Thapa (Class XI) -1
Aryaman Gir (Class XI) -1

The second match was against Neerja Modi, Jaipur which TSS won by won by 5-0. Goals scored:
Khumlong T. Avennoho -3
Pragyan Thapa- 1
Deepanshu Ruhal (Class XI) -1

Quarterfinal was won against Army school Jodhpur by 5-0. Goals scored:
Khumlong-2
Konark-1
Aryaman-1
Deepanshu-1

Semi-final was played and won against APS Alwar by 4-0. Goals scored:
Khumlong-2
Pragyan-2

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Final match was played and lost against St. Xavier Jaipur by 3-0. However our team has paved an impressive victory path towards the finals. Our students came home loaded with medals and titles.

They were honoured during the morning assembly and warmly congratulated by the Principal.

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Khumlong was declared the Best player of the Tournament with an impressive tally of 10 goals.
Ayub Khan (Class XI) was declared the Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament.
The Best Defender of the Tournament title was claimed by Santosh Udayan (Class XII).

The Nationals will be held on 10th to 15th November, ANANDALAYA, NDDP campus, Gujarat. This is for the third consecutive year when TSS has qualified for the finals which is a first time record in CBSE Cluster X. The students are continuing with their practices under the expert coaching and guidance of the football coach, Mr. Tan Singh.

SIKKIM SLICES, DARJEELING DELIGHTS
28th September, 2014

SIKKIM SLICES, DARJEELING DELIGHTS

Adding flights to dreams, fun to adventure and a visual flavor to places hitherto poured upon only in textbooks for most, the students of class X of TSS set off for a seven day heavenly trip to Sikkim and Darjeeling on 28th September. They were escorted by Mr. Y.S. Kanyal, Mr. Raju Singh and Ms. PriyaWadhwa.

The journey from New Jalpaigudi station to Gangtok was a visual treat with the picturesque highway 31- A, flanked by mountain ranges of Eastern Himalayas and a thick dazzling lush green forest with the river Teesta flowing by steadily.

The children dined and relaxed once they reached the hotel. The next morning began the incredibly cold and breathtakingly delightful journey up to 12,400 feet, to the Shrine of Baba Harbhajan and lake Tsomgo. The shrine is 60 kms from Gangtok, en route to Nathula landscape, in the valley of Kupup at the junction of KupupGnathang road.

The children sought the baba’s blessingsand posed for pictures against the beautiful backdrop.

The cold breeze on this high altitude did nothing to deter their enthusiasm yet once they travelled down to Lake Tsomgo, they preferred to enjoy the serene and calm view of the lake along with the Primula flowers and the Alpine plantation from the snug confines of the vehicles. According to history, the colour of this water was studied by the Lamas to forecast about the future. The children enjoyed the sudden sleet that began and were actually hoping for snow but had to content with the miniscule icicles that plopped on to the jeep windshields.

The children enjoyed lunch at the hotel and after relaxing for a while, the evening was spent in visiting the local market and enjoying the local flavor. Children purchased souvenirs for their families and friends. The evening dinner was preceded by a surprise birthday party for ParthYadav , replete with cake and dancing.

The next day a visit was made to the famous Rumtek Monastery which is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery and the seat of Karmapa Lama, the third highest monk. The children toured the beautifully structured shrine temple and expressed silent exuberance over the timeless murals, frescoes, the traditional Tibetan painting and the painted woodwork.Another monastery that we visited was the Do DroulChortanmonastery where the children watched, the chanting and meditating monks, in hushed and reverent silence. The children visited a museum also.

Post lunch the Sagarians began their five hour trip to Darjeeling. Two things were observed by the children: One was the absolute absence of any litter on the roads and secondly the absence of beggars. En route the children enjoyed the view of the Kanchenjunga ranges and the meeting point of River Teesta andRiver Rangpo.

October 2nd was a day of a brilliant illumination for the tourists. At 3.45 a.m. sharp the Sagarians proceeded towards Tiger Hill to view a spectacular moment in eternity along with thousands of others. All eyes were riveted towards the East willing for the much heard of beautiful unfolding of the sunrise. The sun rose lazily choosing to first bathe the parallel Kanchenjunga peaks from pristine white to gold flecked tips and then burst out in its fullest glory as the grey horizon turned a deep orange and each face reflected the golden warmth and the glow of the famed Ra.

Post breakfast the visiting sites were the botanical garden and the mountaineering institute.

The rest of the day was spent on a leisurely basis as the children chose to shop and walk through the quaint markets of Darjeeling. Some chose to watch a movie while others shopped again for gifts and souvenirs.
The next day involved more travelling to reach the station at NewJalpaigudi. En route, we stopped at the Rohini tea estate and the children enjoyed the fresh essence of the tea leaves.

Finally the Sagarians boarded the train at 1.00 p.m. and reached New Delhi station the next day at2.00 p.m. The last leg of the journey was completed by a fun ride in the bus and we reached school at 7.00 pm on 4th October, refreshed and rejuvenated.

Excursion to Rajasthan
26thSeptember - 2nd October, 2014

Excursion to Rajasthan

7 days excursion trip to Rajasthan was enjoyed by 28 students of 7th std. of The Sagar School escorted by three teachers and professionally organized by a company named Smile tours. The escort teachers were Ms. A. Keshav, Mr. P.K.Sahu and Mr.Uttam Chatterjee. The duration of the trip was from 26th October 2014 to 2nd Octobe,r 2014.

On 26 September 2014 and after an overnight journey we all reached UDAIPUR – The City of Lakes. A special tourist guide boarded the bus and educated all of us about the various places of tourist attraction and names of the major lakes of Udaipur. We started our activities with boating on Fatehsagar Lake , then small groups also took interest in adventurous speed boating and water scootering.

After this activity we went to SAHILIYOIN KI BARI (Courtyard of Maidens). According to the legend described by the tour guide Maharaja Bhopal Singh had built this garden of fountains in which various feelings of monsoon are there. All the fountains make different sound which can be heard during monsoons. This was made such because his queen wanted to marry in such a place where monsoon persists for the whole year. Students and escort teachers also experienced the typical sounds of the fountains and danced on GARBA TUNES AT THE SPECIAL GARBA FOUNTAIN which gained the attention of many other tourists

The third and the last activity of the day was the visit to Udaipur City Palace , where we saw many historical evidence of bravery and war fare of Maharana Pratap. The statue of Chetak Horse with elephant like appearance, Indian and western weapons and architecture of the fort was such that made him the invincible King of his era.

After overnight stay at Udaipur and regaining vigour of exploring Rajasthan further in the morning we set off for Mount Abu. The spirally designed uphill route with picturesque view of the value kept all of us mesmerized and we all kept capturing the paradise like view in our cameras. In the late afternoon we went to Sunset point through the Mall road by riding on the horses. We all eagerly waited for the sunset and during the verge of sunset which lasted for 5 minutes most of us captured aesthetic pictures in various stances treating the small solar ball as an approachable orange. After a little shopping while returning from sunset point we took rest overnight and next day in the morning we started our day by visiting a special Shiv Temple made up of a single piece of multicolored marble and craved into humongous shape.

We were then taken to Gurushikhar – the highest peak of the Aravali Range i.e 6500 feet above the Mumbai Sea Level. It was challenging to climb up so high but all the students and teachers could evince the potential barrier of the height. Then we went to the Museum of Brahmakumari Ashram and listened to a spiritual discourse related to the spiritual values of life. This organization which is awarded international peace award also organized light and sound meditation and hypnotherapy process in order to induce peace and tranquility in our mind and soul. The evening was very delightful when students felt free to have lots of chocolaty ice creams in the famous outlet – THE CHOCOLATE ROOM. Beside the outlet there was a gaming house where students also enjoyed playing various robotic games.

Collection of lots of coins, bullets, weapons, swords, spears, books, pictures, models of the various section of the society.

Next day we went to Ajmer and offered common prayer at the Dargah before which we visited Chittorgarh Fort, where the guide gave us detailed information of the brave queen “Rani Padmini” who entered the fort with the army, in disguise in shouldered cabins (Palki) instead of her maid servants when Aalluddin Khilji forced her to present herself as his wife. She burnt herself to defend herself from being assaulted along with 1400 other maidens in the place known as Johar garden.

We also had a round through the Pushkar where we touched the pious river, went to Bhrama Temple and Jain temple too. We reached Jaipur late night and after having dinner we took rest for longer time as children were tired. Next day morning at Jaipur we visited the Zoo where we saw Hyenas ,Jackles, Leopards, Deers, Chimpangee, White Tiger and Royal Bengal Tiger too. We also attended a small awareness session organized by RAKSHA –an NGO, which aims at prevention of cruelty of animals towards human beings and vice versa .Followed by the same we also visited ALBERT MUSEUM at Jaipur where we saw many historical evidences, weapons, coins, statues , books, pictures and drawing conserved carefully in glass boxes. It was an awe-inspiring activity which was possible only due to the initiatives of the higher authorities of The Sagar School. The excursion included archeology, art, culture, history, spiritually, divinity, geography and adventure and fun. The discipline of the students, the jovial and caring attitude of the escort teacher and expert guidance of Mr. Lalit from the SMILE TOURS company made this event really effective and a life time experience to be cherished throughout.

MUSSOURIE DEHRADUN TRIP
26thSeptember - 1st October, 2014

MUSSOURIE DEHRADUN TRIP

A trip was organised for students of class VIII to Mussoorie, Dehradun and Rishikesh from 26th September to 1st October 2014. A group of 32 Students and 3 Escort teachers Mr Bharat Gulati, Mr Rajiv Tokas and Ms Tanvi Bhardwaj set off for the journey with lots of awaited enthusiasm and excitement.

We started the journey on 26th September night around 8 in the bus. The students and teachers were very excited. The fun started in the bus itself with songs and jokes. We reached Dehradun on 27th morning around 9 and boarded another bus for Mussoorie. A Beautiful journey started with great mountain heights. We went to Hotel- Nand Residency. The hotel was at the height of about 6000 feet .The scene cannot be expressed in words. There were mountains with rich greenery all around and cone shaped trees. The weather was unpredictable. It was sometimes were hot and after a moment very cold. We took rest for an hour and freshened up. We had delicious breakfast at the hotel and left for The Mall Road for visiting the market.

Then we returned to the hotel for lunch and left for the rope way and enjoyed a ride in the cable car. All of us were thrilled in the cable car because it was taking us to the peak of the mountain. On the top of the mountain we were walking in the clouds. Children played a lot of games there like balloon shoot, ring the item, magic games, jackpot and so on. The kids enjoyed a lot there. In the evening we returned to the hotel. At night we had bon fire with dance and music. The night was very cold. After the dinner we all went to our rooms.

The next day the group proceeded for Kempty Fall. Kempty fall was an hour away from our hotel. The students had lot of fun there. The students swam and played in chilled water and enjoyed Maggie and cold drinks. Then we did some shopping there and left for hotel. After lunch, the children went for shopping in the local market. It started raining in the evening. But did not bother anyone of us and we kept moving. We all reported back to the hotel for dinner and night stay.

On 29th morning we departed from the hotel for Rishikesh via Dehradun. We visited a Shiva temple and Sahastra Dhara in Dehradun. The temple had beautiful Lord Shiva Idol and many Shivlings decorated with flowers. The children had fun with water in Sahstra Dhara. We had lunch in Calista, Dehradun. From there we departed for the hotel in Rishikesh. In the evening we reached S.K. International Hotel. We took dinner and took a deep sleep for the upcoming excitement that was coming- River Rafting.

The morning of 30th September was full of thrill and excitement. After the breakfast we left for river rafting. We boarded the jeeps to go the bank of river Ganga for rafting. We all stated getting ready. We wore life jackets, safety helmets and carried paddle. The instructors briefed us about all the do’s and dont’s. Then the thrilling experiences started and got more excited in the rapid. After travelling few kilometres, we went for cliff jumping.

Children and teachers were full of enthusiasm and spirit. We had hot and delicious Maggie there too. This trip promoted team spirit and encouraged strong social bonding amongst the students and teachers. We reached hotel for lunch. After the lunch we packed up our luggage and left for Ram Seethu. We went to the market in Rishikesh. After that we departed for the way to school. In between we had dinner at Gupta’s Resort, near Muradnagar. We reached the school at 5 in the morning on 1st October.

Outcomes of the TOUR (for students as well as for Teachers)

  • Students learnt to work as a team under the guidance of teachers.
  • Thanks to the tour, there was creation of emotional bond between teachers and students.
  • The students got an experience of being independent.
  • They also learnt the importance of the money and how to spend it wisely.
  • Students learnt to be more responsive and responsible towards the assigned duties.
  • First time Teachers and students both became learners out of the class.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY PAINTING COMPETITION
26th September, 2014

ENERGY EFFICIENCY PAINTING COMPETITION

The tenth State and National level Painting Competition was organised in The Sagar School under the aegis of The Bureau of Energy Efficiency and Ministry of Power (Government of India) on 26th September. The primary aim of this activity is a national awareness campaign in order to encourage and develop the spirit of Energy Conservation. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency is an agency of the Government of India, under the Ministry of Power created in March 2002 under the provisions of the nation's 2001 Energy Conservation Act. The agency's function is to develop programs which will increase the conservation and efficient use of energy in India.

The Sagar School, too has always believed in sensitizing the children towards issues of energy conservation, and an enthusiastic and creative participation of the children was encouraged. The competition was held in two categories: A and B.

Topics:

Category A:

  • Save Energy, Secure your future
  • Conserve Energy for brighter future

Category B:

  • Global warming is Global warning
  • Make it right, change your light

Mumbai- Lonavala Trip
26th September, 2014

Mumbai- Lonavala Trip

Mumbai- Lonavala Trip started from The Sagar School on 26-Sep-2014 with 40 Students of Class XII along with 4 Escort Teachers. (Rajesh Keshav, Sameer Agarwal, Ajay Negi, Anita Negi.)

The Bus from The Sagar School took a group of 44 people to NDLS (New Delhi railway station), From there we boarded the Delhi – Mumbai Rajdhani express at 1635Hrs.

The train reached the destination (Mumbai Central) on 27-September, at 0835 Hrs. After this we checked in at Hotel BEST WESTERN SAHIL AT 0900 HRS.

After taking Breakfast we visited Prince of Wales museum where we had a look at the paintings, weapons, utensils, birds and various costumes along with the collection of Sir RATAN TATA.

Our next destination was Gateway of India where we spent almost 2 hours.

On demand of students, we visited the famous Fashion Street of Mumbai, and Marine Drive followed by dinner at Hotel.

Next Morning, we visited SIDDHI VINAYAK Temple and HAJI ALI MOSQUE followed by Phoenix Mall and then to Juhu Beach where we enjoyed the famous eatables of Mumbai Juhu Chaupati.

Next morning we left for Lonavala. Just after check in at Sterling Hotel, we went to see Karls caves and then Bhushi Dam.

Next morning, we went to see Theme Park- IMAGICA where students had lots of fun while taking all the rides and participating in various thematic games.

Before leaving for Mumbai we visited the only Wax Museum of India at Lonavala which was very informative, watching wax idols of 39 famous Indian as well as International personalities from Entertainment, Politics Social and Spiritual world.

After having lunch at Chinese Restaurant at Marine Drive we boarded the train Mumbai – New Delhi Rajdhani express at 1635 hrs. We reached New Delhi Railway station on 2nd October, 0835 hrs.

We stopped at Gurgaon to have Breakfast cum Lunch at Sahara Mall. We finally reported at The Sagar School at 1600 hrs.

The overall trip was a good experience in terms of Information, entertainment and fun which was liked by the students. The quality of food served along with the accommodation and local transport was excellent.

World Literacy Day
8th September, 2014

World Literacy Day

‘Education is a liberating force, and in our age it is also a democratising force, cutting across the barriers of caste and class, smoothing out inequality imposed by birth and other circumstances.

The above lines by our former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi were a part of the reflection during the morning assembly to observe World Literacy Day on September 8, with due regard and concerns which encompassed not only The Sagar School students, but also the students of the neighbouring Malliyar Village.

The morning assembly comprised of a video with a powerful and hard hitting message on literacy. Information regarding the various aspects of literacy day was also disseminated to the students.

The Principal also spoke at length on literacy and interacted with the students on the same topic. She suggested to the students to ponder on what would happen if they suddenly lost the faculty of reading and writing. This introspection resulted in an impromptu writing activity later in the day where the students wrote briefly and succinctly on ‘One fine morning I woke up and realised that I could neither read nor write…’ The students had a tough time imagining this but when they finally put it down on paper, the results were amazing and also served to make them realise the importance of being literate.

Post lunch the IAYP team members visited a neighbouring primary government aided school in Maliyar village, Tijara. A slogan writing competition was organised with for students aged five to nine. The Theme was ‘Literacy is important because...’

All the children were keen and enthusiastic participants, especially when they were provided with a drawing kit which consisted of a drawing file, colour box, pencil, eraser, sharpener, crayons, and pencil colours. The students were divided in two groups: Group 1 comprised of students from classes I-III while Group 2 included students from classes IV-V.

Three winners from each group were given prizes as token of appreciation and motivation.

Teacher’s Day celebrations
5th September, 2014

Teacher’s Day celebrations

Love, care, affection, fun, entertainment and tongue tickling delicacies were some of the aspects galore that marked the Teacher’s Day celebrations at The Sagar School on 5th September. The Dining hall had been decorated tastefully with balloons and colourful posters. The teachers were cheerfully welcomed and escorted to a lavishly laid breakfast table, where beautifully crafted handmade individual cards awaited them. Students lovingly served breakfast and attended to each teacher. The class 12th students then enthusiastically marched into the academic classes from 4th to 11th equipped with chalk, duster and teaching ideas. They were the Teachers of the Day!!!

Next item was a ‘Fun Unlimited Extravaganza’ planned by our Director, Ms. Sharmistha Julka, and her team from the Gurgaon office - Mr. Siddharth, Ms. Archana and Ms. Priya. They were assisted by Mr. Gursimran, Mr. Arjun, Mr. Pranab, Mr. Manish and Mr. Satish. The Estate Manager, Mr. Tilak supervised all the arrangements. For the next five hours, the teachers, turned into children again as they participated in incredibly funny, creative and challenging activities. Each team of 8 teachers was given time bound tasks which were actually judged and marked! So the teachers sang, danced, acted, ran and actually embarked on a treasure hunt. Over and above the prizes that were won, the teachers went home recharged and rejuvenated with a lot of bonhomie and camaraderie. A Thank You card was presented to the Director by the Principal and Vice Principal on behalf of all the teachers.

Another prestigious event of the day comprised of the honours awarded to our Principal, Mrs. Jayshree Balasaria, Vice Principal Dr. Deepak Bisht and four other teachers. Post lunch, Dr I. D. Mehta, Ms. Manjula Ambastta, Mr. Tan Singh and Mr. Prabeen Sahoo proceeded to Bhiwadi where among teachers from other schools they were honoured with the Best Teacher Awards by Bharat Vikas Parishad, Bhiwadi branch on the occasion of the Teacher’s day Programme. They were honoured for their efforts and contribution in teaching and coaching and to acknowledge the key role, teachers play in shaping the future of the young generation. The Chief Guest Dr. Punit Dwivedi from Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon praised the role of teachers in the society and congratulated the teachers from The Sagar School for their distinctive performance.

The day was not over though at The Sagar School. A glittering cultural evening planned and organised by the students, with a lot of thought, innovation and creativity was in store for one and all. The teachers were greeted and escorted to the auditorium. The next couple of hours were replete with songs, dances, fun awards and verbal witticisms.

Speaking on the occasion the Principal expressed how happy and proud she was to have such loving and caring children, who had expressed their respect and affection for the teachers so endearingly. A thank you card was presented to the children. The memorable day ended with an energetic DJ session.

INTER HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
18th - 22nd August, 2014

INTER HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Photography is the forte of those who see the extraordinary in the ordinary and freeze the image for an eternity, while the beholder gazes at it and absorbs its beauty in rapt admiration. Inter House Photography competition was organized from 18th to 22nd August 2014-15. The competition was open to all students of any age group. Interesting themes were suggested to tap their creative potential and see and perceive things, sights and people from an entirely fresh and different perspective. Thus the whole campus was throbbing with children clicking away with lots of care and patience.

Nature, Emotion, Keenness, Inquisitiveness, Cooperation, Kindness, Love, Compassion, Hatred, distress, Patriotism, Civic Sense, Motion, Graciousness, Motion, Sporting, (or any other themes which a photographer might think as creative and unique,) were suggested to the children.

The pictures were judged on the basis of the following parameters: I) Concept,Idea,Visualization,Uniqueness or relevance. II) Composition & Design(alignment,angle,background,frame) III) Technical-(blurredness,improperlight,distance,clarity, prohibited, display.

Following are the results with the displays:

First Position:
Yuvraj Gandhi, Diamond House, Class IX

Second Position:
Nikhil Kataria Ruby House, Class XI

Manisha Udayan, Ruby House, Class X

Third Position:
Dikanshit Lamba, Emerald House, Class IX

Dikanshit Lamba, Emerald House, Class IXX

Kunal Rao, Sapphire House, Class XII

Consolation Prize:
Abhishek Lamba, Emerald House, Class XI

Samarth Gupta, Sapphire House, Class XII

SAGARIANS AT THE DOON SCHOOL MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE
15th - 17th August, 2014

SAGARAIANS ‘FLAIR’ AT JAIPUR

The Annual Doon School Model United Nations Conference was held at the Doon School, Dehradun, from 15th to 17th August.
The five students from The Sagar School who participated in this conference are: Sumit Rohilla (XII), Ayan Bansal (XII), Pradhumn Rao (XI), Archana Yengkom and Shourya Negi (X). Ayan and Sumit were the delegates of Indonesia in the committee NATO-SCO, Shourya and Archana represented Slovenia in HGA and Pradhumn represented Sierra Leone in HRC. The students were trained and escorted by
Ms. Ananya Bedi for the competition.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS-15th August
15th August, 2014

SAGARAIANS ‘FLAIR’ AT JAIPUR

Patriotic fervor coupled with joy and gaiety marked the 68th Independence Day Celebrations at The Sagar School. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Mr. Rakesh Goyal, Civil Judge at Tijara Court. The function started sharp at 7.30 a.m. at the School Amphitheatre. The Chief Guest hoisted the Tricolour as well as the Korean Flag, since it was the Korean Independence Day also. The Sagarians sang the National Anthems of both the countries with energy and love.

This was followed by Inter House Patriotic Song Competition wherein melodious patriotic songs were sung by the participants. The First position was bagged by Sapphire House while Ruby House claimed the second position. The Emerald House participants stood third. This was followed by a Contemporary Indian Dance performance by a few students which was immensely enjoyed by one and all. Maria Jalil (class X) recited a beautiful poem in Hindi. The Head Girl Thoinu Karam (class XII) delivered an impressive speech where she specially reflected on the duties of students for a progressive and developed India. The Principal in her speech also contemplated on how we were becoming too obsessed with rights while not realising our responsibilities. Arushi Sharma (class XII) as the Master of Ceremonies gave the Vote of Thanks. Sweets were distributed to one and all after the function.

MODEL UNITED NATIONS WORKSHOP
11th - 12th August, 2014

SAGARAIANS ‘FLAIR’ AT JAIPUR

A workshop on MUN was conducted from 11th-12th August under the aegis of ‘Young Leader Consortium’. The resource person
was Mr. Dhiren Balasariya, a dynamic young speaker and a person who inspired the Sagarians to find their niche in public speaking.

The workshop which was held in the School Auditorium, started with an introductory note by Mr. Dhiren, who explained the basic rules and regulations observed by the United Nations. The students were divided into pairs and assigned countries, which they represented for the duration of the workshop. Many topics like: Human Rights, Child Labour, Poverty and Crisis in African Countries were discussed. The delegates of Slovenia, Archana Yengkom and Shourya Negi received the ‘Best Delegate Award’.

FRIENDLY MATCHES AGAINST APS
13th August, 2014

The Sagar School students played friendly Football, Basketball and Tennis matches against Alwar Public School on Wednesday, 13th August. The matches were played with a lot of enthusiasm and sportsmanship spirit. The Sagarians played extremely well.

Football Match
Junior Football Match:
The Sagar School V/S Alwar Public School
The match ended in a draw: 2-2
The Top Scorer was Dikanshit Lamba (IX)-2 goals
Senior Football Match:
The Sagar School V/S Alwar Public School
The score line read as 4-0 in the favor of The Sagar School.
Top Scorer – Khumlong (XII) 2 goals & Sung Chang Kyung (XII) 2 goals

Basketball Match:
The score line read as 60-30 in the favor of The Sagar School.
Highest Scorer – Pragan Thapa (XI)
Most valuable player- Sailesh Galhot( X)

Tennis Match:
In Tennis The Sagar School won by 4-0
Match Winners- Yatin Madan (XII), Kunal Rov Yadav (XII), Nitin Mehlawat (VIII) and Kabir Jain (VII)

Inter House Aquatic Championship
4th - 9 th August, 2014

Inter House Aquatic Championship was organised from 4th to 9th August, 2014. Water sports have always been a source of excitement and challenge for the Sagarians. The Championship began with Inter house swimming proficiency tests. The swimming events and water polo matches started from 7th August.

The D-day for the culmination of the events of the Aquatic Championship was on 9th August. This day was a much awaited one as one of the most awaited events took place that day- TRIATHLON.

This day was also graced by the presence of Mr. Arup Mukhopadhyay, Principal of Royal Global School, Guwahati was the guest of honour. Earlier in the day, during the morning assembly, Mr. Mukhopadhyay addressed the students and asked them to follow their hearts in pursuing their passion be it music, sports or writing.

The swimming events started at 4.30 after Mr. Mukhopadhyay, in the presence the Principal, the Vice-Principal and the HOPC. The atmosphere in and around the swimming pool became charged with anticipation, competition, cheers and applauses as students rooted for their houses.

The event drew towards its end with the prize distribution ceremony and the meet being declared closed by the Guest of honour. The Principal praised the efforts of the participants and urged them to aim higher.

Following are the results:
Sapphire- First
Ruby – Second
Emerald – Third
Diamond- Fourth

Water polo results:
Ruby- First
Diamond – Second
Emerald - Third
Sapphire- Fourth

Best Swimmers of the tournament:

Under 12 Years Boys Aaditya Saini (VI)
Under 14 Years Boys Ayush Rungta (VIII)
Under 16 Years Boys Dikanshit Lamba (IX)
Under 19 Years Boys Aryaman Gir (XI)
Under 19 Years Girls Khushbu Mittal (IX)

Overall Aquatic Championship trophy went to the Ruby house.


INTER HOUSE TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP 2014-15

The triathlon, one of the most challenging events testing our students’ strength, perseverance and stamina combined its three traditional and typical components namely: swimming, cycling and running, was held after the Aquatic Championship events. The participants from all the different houses were transformed into live wires of speed and determination as the audiences moved in and out of the pool area to the running tracks to be a part of this amazing feat. The results were decided and declared on the basis of timing given by the participants.

Triathlon U-19 Boys
POISTION NAME CLASS HOUSE TIME
I ARYAMAN GIR XI R 13 Min 51Sec
II SUNG CHANGK YUNG XII R 16 Min 07Sec
III KO BEOM MIN XI D 17 Min 20Sec


Triathlon U-19 Girls
POISTION NAME CLASS HOUSE TIME
I ARCHANA YENGKHOM X E 12 Min 54Sec
II RESHAM JAIN X S 13 Min 18Sec
III KANIKA MARWAH XI S 13 Min 26Sec


Triathlon U-16 Boys
POISTION NAME CLASS HOUSE TIME
I DIKANSHIT LAMBA IX E 11 Min 37Sec
II RAMAN SHARMA X S 11 Min 52Sec
III JAI DAHIYA X R 12 Min 17Sec


Triathlon U-12 & 14 Boys
POISTION NAME CLASS HOUSE TIME
I AYUSH RUNGTA VIII R 10 Min 42Sec.50
II EMMANUEL DSOUZA VIII R 10 Min 42Sec.52
III MANDEEP CHAUHAN VIII D 11 Min 38Sec


The event drew towards its end with the prize distribution ceremony and the meet being declared closed by the Guest of honour. The Principal praised the efforts of the participants and urged them to aim higher.

VISIT TO THE NATIONAL MUSEUM DELHI
1st August, 2014

Twenty-two students from class XI and XII, escorted by three teachers, Ms. Ananya Bedi, Ms. Manmeet Sidhu and Mr. Tan Singh Chauhan went for an educational trip to the National Museum in Delhi on 1st August. The visit was exciting as well as informative. The History students benefitted a lot from the artefacts and photographs for their projects such as: The Private Life of The Mughals, The Heroes of 1875 And Social Reformers and The teachings of Buddha. The Sociology and Psychology students were also intrigued by the displays and noted and observed the exhibits with interest and curiosity.

There was also an on-going exhibition based on painting and textiles of the Medieval and Ancient periods.

SAGARAIANS ‘FLAIR’ AT JAIPUR
7th - 8th August, 2014

SAGARAIANS ‘FLAIR’ AT JAIPUR

The Sagarian flair, talent and unique style translated into honours, glory and accolades at Step by Step High School, Jaipur on 7th & 8th August. Extremely challenging and creative contests had been planned for different categories. 28 students from TSS escorted by Mr. Anurag Bajpai and Ms. Rani, participated in this two day ‘Flair Fest’. Students from over 30 schools participated in events Like Mask Making, Talent Hunt, Bulletin Board making, Advertising, Rock Band and Dance Drama.

SAGARAIANS ‘FLAIR’ AT JAIPUR SAGARAIANS ‘FLAIR’ AT JAIPUR

The Sagarians performed well, brimming with ability and confidence and brought laurels to the school, by bagging the following prizes in various contests:

Mask Making- 3rd prize
JAM- Talent Hunt Competition – Akshan Suri and Juhyeon Lee – 3rd prize
Nukkad Natak – 3rd prize
Rock Band – 3rd prize
On the Dance Floor – 1st consolation prize

FIRE DRILL
2nd August, 2014

FIRE DRILL

Fire Drill was conducted on 2nd August to train and sensitise the Sagarians towards the dangers, precautions and disaster management techniques. The Resource persons had come from Ceasefire Industries Limited, Jaipur.

A mock fire drill was carried out wherein students were taught emergency response techniques like exiting from the class room and dining hall. There was a briefing by Mr. Kanyal for the teachers regarding the evacuation techniques. A demonstration to the senior students was given in the Auditorium, the students actually got to operate the fire extinguishers during the fire drill.

SAGARIANS MAKE THEIR MARK AT THE DISTRICT BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP-2014
25th - 29th July, 2014

The Sagar School won a lot of accolades making an indelible mark on every heart at the Open District Badminton Championship at Jai Krishna Club, Alwar Rajasthan organised by District Badminton Association.

Resham Jain bagged the gold in the Girls Doubles (U17) while silver medals were bagged by Abhay Chauhan in Under 10 boys Singles, Raman Sharma in Under 15 and Under 17 boys Doubles, Gaurav Yadav in Under 17 Boys Doubles, Jyoti Udayan and Resham Jain in Under 19 Girls Doubles and Aryaman Gir in Under 19 boys Doubles.

All these students have qualified for the state level championship to be held the State level Championship to be held at Udaipur from 4th to 9th August.

INTER-HOUSE DANCE COMPETITION
24th July, 2014

Dance, eloquence, grace and social themes joined hands together on the evening of 24thJuly, as the stage came alive with the Sagarians exhibiting their skills coupled with sensitivity and emotion. Each house had picked up a theme and conveyed a strong and unequivocal message to the audiences with their mesmerising dancing to a medley of melodious and meaningful songs. Bullying, ragging, crime against women were portrayed very effectively through the medium of dancing as the students tried to present the solutions too. Speaking on the occasion, the Principal congratulated the children and praised their courage to portray raw emotions and universally meaningful themes through their dances. Sapphire House bagged the first position, followed by Ruby at the second place and Diamond at the third.

HEALTH CHECK UP
20th July, 2014

Medical checkup for The Sagar School students was held on 20th July, 2014 at the School Health Center. A team of doctors including a Physician, Dentist and Ophthalmologist from Harish Hospital, Alwar visited the campus and provided their consultancy services to 290 students. Valuable assistance was provided by the School Nurses: Mr. Abi Sam, Mrs. Bina Sam and the Staff.

INTER- HOUSE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2014-15
17th - 23rd July, 2014

Inter-House Football Championship was held from 17th to 23rd July, 2014. It was a league-cum knock out competition where every match was played with enthusiasm and sportsmanship.

In the Junior Boys category Diamond House was the top scorer defeating Ruby House which claimed the second position. The third position was notched by Sapphire House.

The Golden Awards:
Golden Boot (Highest Goal Scorer): WANCHUCH T. TONYAL RUBY
Golden Gloves (Best Goal Keeper): SUBHAM GUPTA EMERALD
Golden Ball (Best Player): SUHAIB AHMED SAPPHIRE

In the Senior Boys category Ruby House emerged as the winner while Diamond had to settle for the second position. The third position was again notched by Sapphire House.

The Golden Awards:
Golden Boot (Highest Goal Scorer): SUNG CHANG KYUNG RUBY
Golden Gloves (Best Goal Keeper): AYUB KHAN EMERALD
Golden Ball (Best Player): KHUM LONG RUBY

The overall Championship Award went to Ruby House.

INVESTITURE CEREMONY-2014
14th July, 2014

Members of the Student Council were invested with sashes and badges by the Principal and Vice Principal in a solemn ceremony in the School auditorium. The oath was administered to the Council by the Principal. Speaking on the occasion, the Principal spoke on leadership qualities and the challenges and responsibilities that lay ahead for the Council Members.

The Student Council Members are as follows -

HEAD BOY 2 PURU RAJ GANDHI
HEAD GIRL 1 THOINU KARAM
SPORTS CAPTAIN SUNG CHANG KYUNG
GIRLS HOUSE PREFECT NILZA WANGMO
DIAMOND HOUSE PREFECT AYAN BANSAL
EMERALD HOUSE PREFECT SUMIT KUMAR ROHILLA
RUBY HOUSE CAPTAIN KHUMLONG
GIRLS ‘ HOUSE VICE PREFECT ANKITA
SPORTS VICE-CAPTAIN AKASH UDAYAN
DIAMOND HOUSE VICE-CAPTAIN PRADUMAN RAO
EMERALD HOUSE VICE-CAPTAIN SARTHAK GAUR
RUBY HOUSE VICE-CAPTAIN ARYAMAN GIR
SAPPHIRE HOUSE VICE-CAPTAIN PRAGYAN THAPA

FRESHER’S EVE
12th July,2014

It w as a delightful evening for one and all as the newly admitted students for the academic session 2013-14, enthralled the audiences, with their performances. Ripples of laughter, huge rounds of applause and loud murmurs of appreciation were audible in the auditorium as the new members of the Sagar family sang, danced and cracked jokes. Our new Vice- Principal, Dr. Bisht and the other newly inducted teachers also contributed to this wonderful evening. The Principal, Ms. Jayshree Balasaria appreciated one and all and wished them all the best. The evening ended with a foot tapping DJ session where the Staff and students danced to the songs of the season.



World Population Day
11th July, 2014

Continuing with the practice of observing International Days as a part of the international activities, our students organised programmes at the assembly on the ocassion of the World Population Day. These included talks and videos and power point presentations related to population explosion and its impact on the natural balance of the Earth.

School Cinema
11th July, 2014

The Sagar School in its constant ventures to introduce new methodologies in teaching and innovative educational endeavours has started a new concept called School Cinema for the Sagarians. This co-scholastic pro

Once in a month, the students will be shown a movie with inspiring and thought provoking contents. The themes and characters in these movies are such that our students can easily relate to with comfort and ease. After watching the movie, the students will spend some time filling out a worksheet which stimulates their thinking and analytical ability, based on what they have seen in the movie and what they have perceived.

A movie was screened for the staff on 3rd July while the students were shown the movies ( according to age-group) on 11th July, at seven different venues, simultaneously. This initiative will be extended to the parents too during the Parent-Teacher meeting.

INTER-HOUSE SPORTS QUIZ
10th July, 2014

Inter-House Sports Quiz Competition was organized by the Department of Physical Education and Sports at the Auditorium .The questions ranged on topics like Racquet sports, Soccer, Cricket, Aquatics, Olympics, Asian Games, English Premier League and ICC and T20 World Cup. The Quiz Master was Mr. Mukesh Kumawat. He asked questions energetically and motivated the students to answer promptly and most of the time correctly!

The final results are as follows:

Juniors :
House Position
Diamond First
Emerald Second
Ruby Third
Sapphire Forth
 
Seniors :
House Position
Sapphire First
Ruby Second
Diamond Third
Emerald Forth

SAGARIANS STORM VIENNA-STAMP THEIR DOMINANCE IN BADMINTON!
4th - 6thJuly,2014

The sky is not the limit and the horizons are mere illusions when it comes to Sagarians unfurling their amazing sporting skills and fighting spirit in the sports arena. And this time they conquered hearts by going on a winning spree at the World Sports Festival, Vienna. Accompanied by the Badminton Coach, Mr. Prabeen Sahoo, the Sagarians played against their competitors from countries like Hungary, Bulgaria, Pakistan, India, Russia, Austria, England, Slovakia, Zech Republic, and Germany.

The Sagar School has always believed in and fostered the all round development of the students by providing training and infrastructure for various sports and activities. The students did ample justice to their training and have made us proud, especially in the badminton matches they played. Aryaman Gir won a gold medal in his U – 21 Singles event, Gold in U -21 Doubles event and Silver in U -21 Mixed doubles event. Raman Sharma bagged a Silver medal in his U-16 Boys Doubles event. Gaurav claimed a Bronze in U-16 Boys Singles and silver in U – 16 boys doubles event. Kunal won a Bronze in U -21 Boys doubles event.

The Sagarians also exhibited their skills in Table tennis, Basketball and Football.

SAGAR SCHOOL FAMILY WELCOMES NEW VICE PRINCIPAL
2ng July,2014

Amongst beaming faces and warm wishes, the new Vice Principal, Dr Deepak Bisht was greeted by The Sagar School family on the 2nd July, 2014 as the staff members returned from vacation. Dr. Bisht had joined on June 15th, 2014. He was introduced by the Principal, Mrs. Jayshree Balasaria, who spoke of his academic achievements and vast experience.

The Estate Manager, Mr. Tilak Choudhary greeted him with flowers while the staff cheered and applauded. He was also introduced to the students and warmly greeted by them during the morning assembly on 7th July. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Bisht shared an anecdote from Mahatma Gandhi’s life and inspired the students to be the change they wish to see.

SAGARIAN STAFF SPORTS FEST
2nd - 5th July,2014

A four day Staff Sports Festival was organised from 2nd to 5th July at the campus for team building and to rejuvenate and recharge staff members for the post vacation session.

The atmosphere was charged with the spirit of sportsmanship as everyone including the Principal and the newly appointed Vice Principal, Dr. Deepak Bisht, the teaching and administrative staff members participated in the various sports arranged by the Department of Physical Education & Sports.

With adrenalin running high, the staff played for their assigned teams. Cricket on 2nd July, Football on 3rd July, Volleyball on 4th July and Table Tennis and Badminton on 5th July.

WORKSHOP ON EDUCATION AND POSITIVE THINKING
29th and 30th May,2014

A workshop was conducted for the staff by Ms. Priya Wadhwa and Ms. Ananya Bedi on 5th July. During this one hour workshop the entire staff participated in some innovative and team building activities where emphasis was laid on importance of positivity and creativity in Education.

These two teachers shared with the staff, their experiences and learning from the two days’ National Conference, they attended on 29th and 30th of May, along with the Principal at Coimbatore -‘Education for a caring and sharing society’.

INDO-GERMAN EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
9th and 28th May,2014

The German Exchange programme is an integral feature of the School calendar. Nine students accompanied by their teacher, Mr. N.K. Sahoo visited Albert Schweitzer Gymnasium Neckarsulm, Germany from May 9 to 28. It was the turn of the Sagarians to soak in the German culture, become acquainted with their educational techniques and visit exotic places which they had only heard of and read about.

Exchange Programmes At the Zurich Airport

The students stayed with their buddies to experience life in a typical German household. The buddies and their families extended love and care to our students and made their stay comfortable and enjoyable. This time too our students could visit many places with the buddies’ families.

Exchange Programmes At Alber-Schweitzer Gymnasium, Neckarsulm

Exchange Programmes At Hohenstaufen-Gymnasium, Bad Wimpfen

Our students attended regular lessons experiencing the teaching methodology and learning about their educational system.

Every week-end the students were taken for excursions to tour places of interest such as the Heidelberg city with its historical castle and the University which is one of the oldest in Germany, the water park at Neckarsulm, museums at Heilbronn & Mannheim, a city tour to Mannheim. The high point of the excursion was a visit to the Audi Automobile Museum and the factory.
At the Town Hall Neckarsulm with City Head.

The Sagarians informed the hosts on the functioning and structure of Indian Government through a presentation. The trip thus ended with joyful memories and unforgettable taste of everything that is German.

Exchange Programmes At the Town Hall Neckarsulm with City Head.


Audi Automobile Museum

At Bad Wimpfen city
Experimenting with instruments at The Technical Museum

MEDICAL CHECK UP CAMP
20th April,2014

Continuing with the initiative of promoting better health for one and all, a one day free medical check-up camp for villagers was held at the School Health Center on Sunday, 20th April, 2014. A team of ophthalmologist, assistants and other distinguished members of Guru Nanak Sewa Sansthan, Gurgaon conducted a Free Eye Camp and provided their services and medicines, free of cost. The patients were provided spectacles.

Over 50 patients from the neighbouring villages availed of this health initiative and sought ophthalmological advice. Our nurses - Mrs. Beena Abi & Mr. Abi Sam-, our head of Pastoral Care, Mr. Y S Kanyal and our IAYP (International Award for Young People) students and teachers volunteered their services.

CAREER COUNSELLING SESSIONS
19th April,2014

The students had an extremely informative and valuable session on 19th April, 2014 with Dr. Sanjeev Sharma, Dean of Admissions, at the School of International Studies, Ansal University. He enlightened the students on the facilities, faculty, specialisations at undergraduate level, international collaborations, soft skill modules, besides the training and coaching schedules. The students questioned him keenly on the admission criteria, fee structure and other associated details.

The Sagarians had another amazing interactive session, on 20th April, with Mr. R. K. Kakani, Head of Leadership Development Center and Professor in Management and Public Administration -Mussoorie. The students enjoyed some creative activities with him as ice breakers. He advised them on their career paths with special emphasis on MBA and IAS programmes. He also shared, with the students some tips for leading a successful life.

EACH ONE TEACH ONE
16th April,2014

During the weekly visit to the neighbouring village Maliyar on 16th April, 2014, thirteen IAYP students, accompanied by two teachers taught the village students with a lot of enthusiasm and motivation.

DISTINGUISHED VISITORS FROM USA
14th & 15thApril,2014

It was an eventful day at the campus with a very special visit by U.S. based, Mr. Griffith Baley Price, an Intellectual Property lawyer and Mrs. Nancy Rhodes, a renowned linguist and author, and their two daughters, Carolyn and Sarah. They, accompanied by our Director, Ms. Sharmistha Julka were received at The Foundation Centre by our Principal, Ms. Jayshree Balasaria, Head of Pastoral Care, Mr. Y. S. Kanyal, Ms. Amarjyot Kaur, Coordinator of The Sagar Foundation and the two student buddies-Vasu Mittal and Muskan Rungta.

While the girls had a session in jewellery making and later in clay modelling, Mr. Price and his wife were taken on a campus round where they took immense delight in observing the daily activities and the infrastructure and facilities. Lunch was arranged with the senior students at the Dining Hall with Carolyn and Sarah joining their buddies at their respective tables.

Later in the afternoon, Mrs. Rhodes conducted a very interesting session on foreign language teaching with all the language teachers. Common problems in dealing with students, coming from different ethnic backgrounds and required to communicate in a foreign language like English were discussed in great detail.

The necessity of holding on to the language intended to be taught while teaching and not alternating it with the native tongue was also reiterated. A variety of issues like bilinguism, multilinguism, and methodologies and problems in language teaching, were discussed in the two hour session.

There was also a parallel session for Vedic Math and Hindi basics in which Mr. Price took a lot of interest.

In the evening, at the School Auditorium, our Director, Ms. Sharmistha Julka formally introduced the couple and their two daughters to the Sagarians. A warm and extremely interesting interaction with the senior students followed. Mr. Price spoke on Intellectual property law and Ms. Nancy Rhodes shared her inputs on the fascinating aspects of language and its myriad aspects. The students and staff asked a number of pertinent questions related to law, languages, political scenario in the States and the visitors’ impression of India and The Sagar School.

They proceeded to Jaipur on 15th morning after the girls had spent some time at the equestrian arena. Carolyn also took interest in an on-going academic session and also joined her mother at the Art Block. We look forward to their next visit.

WORLD HEALTH DAY
13th April,2014

World Health Day was celebrated on April 13, at the campus. Dr. Dinesh Saini and Dr. Anita Saini, parents of our student Rhythm Baberwal, Class IX, graciously consented to support the School’s initiative and offered to free consultancy services to locals in the neighbouring village of Malliyer. Medicines were distributed to the villagers free of cost. The staff, IAYP students and the School medical nurses lent their support to this social cause.

CAMPING TRIPS
5th to 12th April,2014

Overnight Camp trips were organised for the students, from 5th April to 12th April at the Aravali hills adjoining the campus. The students, under the supervision and guidance of the Sports Coaches and teachers, took part in various activities like Rock Climbing, Short Hikes, Treasure Hunt, Camp Fire, Cooking Competition, Rope Climbing, musical nights, modified Cricket and Soccer and other Team games.

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION
7th April,2014

The Inter Class and Block Notice Board Competitions were held on 7th April, 2014. The students worked with their creative and thinking caps on and exhibited good team spirit. The final positions were declared on 18th April, 2014 during the morning assembly. The Principal, Ms. Jayshree Balasaria, gave away cash awards and praised the students for their creative endeavours. The final results were as follows:

Inter Class Notice Board Decoration:
  1. First Prize: X-A
  2. Second Prize- X-B
  3. Third Prize-IX-B

Intra Block Decoration Competition:
  1. First Prize: Junior Girls, Hostel 1, Block C
  2. Second Prize- Class IX, Hostel 2, Block-B
  3. Third Prize- Class IX, Hostel IV, Block C

BOMBAY STOCK EXCHANGE (BSE) INTERNATIONAL FINANCE OLYMPIAD
11TH APRIL, 2014

Two students of The Sagar School-Sofia Khan (Class XII) and Aryaman Gir (Class XI) claimed moments of glory for themselves as well as the School by bagging prestigious ranks and being second runner ups in their individual categories. They were awarded individual certificates and cheques worth Rs. 8000 each.

BSE International Finance Olympiad (BIFO) final round was conducted jointly by BSE Institute Limited and EduHeal Foundation on 11th April, 2014 at International convocation Hall at BSE Ltd P. J. Towers, Dalal Street Mumbai. Sofia Khan (ALL INDIA Rank- 10 ) and Aryaman Gir (ALL INDIA Rank - 21) were among the 108 students, out of 11552 students from different schools, across the country who cleared the first and second rounds successfully to qualify for the third and final round.

The accompanying Teacher Coordinator, Dr. Om Singh was also given a cheque of Rs.10, 000 for creating awareness of financial literacy and encouraging students to participate in BIFO.

THE ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL TRAINING FOR TRAINERS (T4T) AND AWARD MANAGEMENT
2th to 5th April,2014

April 8: The Sagar School which is the first YES (Youth Engaging Society) centre in Rajasthan, hosted the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Asia Pacific Regional Training for Trainers (T4T) and Award Management Workshop from 2nd – 5th April, 2014.

The Principal, Mrs. Jayshree Balsaria, delivered the inaugural address and warmly welcomed all delegates to the event which was organized by the National Award Authority (NAA) in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Regional office. National Director of IAYP, Mr. Kapil Bhalla, Rob Oliphant, Programme Manager for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Asia Pacific Region; Mr. Bivujit Mukhoty, IAYP India Programme Manager and Mr. Skand Bali, Doon School, Dehradun were the key resource persons.

The Sagar School was represented by Mr. Y.S. Kanyal, Ms. Meghna Mangal and Ms. Madhubala Sharma. The participants were enlightened on training designs, award mapping, group work and multiple intelligences theory.

This four day intensive training session empowers the Regional trainers to train IAYP leaders.

The session concluded with the Principal being honoured by the National Director, Mr. Kapil Bhalla with a badge and memento. 
The delegates were also awarded badges and certificates



FAREWELL TO THE CLASS OF 2014
18th February,2014

The Sagar School’s Farewell to the Class of 2014

A touching farewell was organised for the Class of 2014 at the school campus on February 18, 2014. The occasion was graced by Mr. Ranjan Chatterjee, Expert Member of the National Green Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi and his wife Mrs. Sharmila Chatterjee . The student’s parents were also present.

All the outgoing students participated in the candle lighting ceremony after being escorted into the Auditorium by the Class XI students. They were welcomed with a recounting of their achievements and aspirations.

The Chief Guest, Mr. Chatterjee, felicitated each student with a memento, badge and magazine – Reminiscences@Sagar. This magazine which was dedicated to this Class of 2014, has captured in its pages their reminiscences over the years. Mr. Chatterjee spoke on the importance of following the truth in one’s life. He sensitized the students to love and care for nature and to believe in sustainable development. The Director, Mrs. Sharmistha Julka guided the students to embark on their successful life’s journeys keeping in mind the three H’s-Honesty, Hard work and Humility. The Principal, Mrs. Jayshree Balasaria, urged the students to believe in themselves and to confront situations as they came. The Head of Pastoral care, Mr. Y.S. Kanyal delivered the Vote of Thanks. A delicious lunch had been laid out.

The farewell festivities continued late into the evening with D.J. Sunny playing popular numbers. The students had unlimited fun dancing and socializing and creating beautiful memories for years to come. Also present was the Principal and the teachers who joined the children on the dance floor. Sumptuous delicacies were served.



WELCOMING MRS. MIRIAM AND MR. RANA GOSAIN FROM BRAZIL
14th January,2014

Sagar School family welcome Mrs. Miriam and  Mr. RanaGosain

The Sagar School family was extremely delighted to welcome Mrs. Miriam and Mr. Rana Gosain, who hail from Rio, Brazil. Mrs. Gosain is an interior decorator while Mr. Rana Gosain partner at Daniel Advogados, a Brazilian Intellectual Property law firm,

He has had a long association with the late Dr. Sagar and Remfry & Sagar.

The couple who were guests of the Director, were introduced by her to the staff and the students. In an impressive address, Mr. Gosain spoke about his life and times as an attorney and highlighted various aspects of Intellectual Property rights.

Students listened in rapt attention to his insights on patents, trademarks and thesignificant role, the emerging economies of the BRICS countries are expected to play in the future.The children also sought information on Brazil and the country’s various fascinating aspects including tourism.

The couple enjoyed a tour of the campus and had lunch with the Student’s council at the Dining Hall. Both the guests appreciated the beauty, infrastructure and facilities of the campus and fondly remembered the Late Dr. Sagar-our Founder.

FOUNDER'S DAY
7th December 2014

The Sagar School rated as the number 1 co-educational boarding school in Rajasthan hosted its 14th Founder's Day Celebrations on Saturday, 7th December.

The chief guest for the occasion was Dr. Kavita Sharma, Director of the India International Centre, New Delhi; former Principal Hindu College and a prolific writer and scholar par excellence.

After giving away the prizes and trophies to the meritorious students, she spoke to the audience and stressed on values in education and their importance throughout the growing up years in laying a firm foundation in our lives.

The Hon'ble Chairperson, Ms Rosemary Sagar also addressed the School regarding important milestones and further expectations. Respected Director, Mrs. Sharmistha Julka was very encouraging and spoke on the recent developments and projects undertaken by the school for further expansion. The Annual Report was presented by the Principal, Mrs Jayshree Balasaria.

For the cultural component of the day, a dance drama -'Magic Years' - was staged, reflecting the turbulent teenage years and was enacted by more than 150 students on stage. The audience applauded the spectacular play which was directed by the versatile director, educationist counselor, trainer and author of popular children's books - Mr. Feisal Alkazi.

The culmination of the Annual Heritage Project undertaken by the School found expression in a breath-taking exhibition at the Performing and Creative Arts Centre. Poems, articles, sketches, paintings, models on India's harvest festivals, Agriculture, Roots, Traditional foods and models of Water Harvesting and Unani Medicine were on display to entrance the visitors The Astronomy club had displayed amazing models of the Sundial, Mangalayaan and Mars Launch Window.

The art gallery was a riot of colours and expressions displaying a huge collection of paintings by the student artists. Presentations by the various clubs and societies showcased the vocational talent and creativity of children.

Simultaneously seen was a burst of activity at the fete with an array of mouth-watering food items and games' stalls, challenging everyone to win a take home souvenir for themselves. The Sagar Foundation put up on sale products ranging from pickles and chutneys to handicrafts and jewellery; all made by women from hamlets surrounding the School.

NASA TRIP-2013
7th-19th November

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The Sagarians had their brush with many kinds of Creative Arts during the four day festival held at the campus. The school turned into a veritable hub of a wondrous amalgamation of colors, craft, theatre, photography and flair and flourishes in the world of the written word. It was a festival of sheer joy, discovery, wonder and enchantment as our students were through the very talented resource persons inspired and motivated to unravel layers of creativity, talent and untapped potential which hitherto was latent but raring to be discovered.

The first week of November had the sweet sixteen -young travellers to the legendary space centre awaiting the D-day with anticipation and excitement. Finally on the 7th November The Sagar School team along with the Principal, Mrs. J. Balasaria and the Academic Coordinator, Mr. Ashif Ikbal boarded the flight for New York. The first stop on their itinerary was Buffalo.

Niagara Falls was more entrancing than what the travelers had seen in the pictures and they were all spellbound by the sheer beauty of the vibrant and gushing waters cascading down. Deep into the evening the enchanting illumination reflected in the plunge pool and the rushing water was reflected in the joyful faces of the Sagarians as they found themselves engulfed in this wonder world of an incredible amalgamation of water and lights.

The US Naval and Military Showcase Park was a wonderful techno travel in time for the Sagarians as they were absolutely enthralled by the guided inspection of a submarine and warship with their impressive array of electronic gadgets and the control room which would have been once manned by soldiers in action.

Orlando was the next stop where lots of sites had to be visited and knowledge, information and pleasure would touch new heights. The Universal Studio which is the best theme park in Orlando was a treat for the Sagarians. Adventures of Spider man, Hulk, Harry Potter and Avengers were hitherto only movies which the children had seen; they now became places to touch, to see and to enjoy in. It was transportation in another life; another time as the 'Harry Potter' transported the young visitors on no less than a broom stick to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry the 3-D effects were indeed awesome.

The Kennedy Space Centre was all the Sagarians had heard and imagined and then much more. The three day workshop proved to be an education par excellence. Students were divided into groups and provided with electronic equipment and instructions by the program head Mr. Ryan.

Challenging and stimulating tasks were given to the students and Prakhar Bansal, Ayan Vohra and Yogesh Yadav proved their mettle and competency (there were two other schools as well) by bagging the first prize. The students also learnt about Robots in Space, Assembling the first Robot, Linear Motion: Mathematics in Robotics. They were also briefed about light and touch sensors and how to use loops and conditions, Ultrasonic Sensors, Understanding the Obstacle Course and Construction of Robot Lunch with the famous astronaut Mr. Roger Crouch was very informative as the queries of the students were dealt patiently by him. All the students were granted certificates during the graduation Programme of Robotics Workshop Two movies were also shown to the travellers-3D-IMAX Films (Hubble and Space Station). At the same venue the students also inspected the space ship-Atlantis and enjoyed thrilling rides in the stimulators.

The Sea world was another world of delight as dolphin activities and pet shows had the audiences enraptured with amazement. The ocean discovery presentations were very informative too.

The next stop for the Sagarians was Washington where the students visited the White House, US CAPITOL, and Smithsonian Museums. Here the Hope Diamond from India which is one of the world's costliest diamond weighing 45.52 carats caught the fancy of many visitors. The very next day the Sagarians explored New York city.The famed Statue of Liberty was a must see of course and had the Sagarians speechless for many moments as they looked and drank years and years of historical moments which the Statue gifted from France held. The other places visited by the Sagarians were Wall Street, Fifth Avenue, Manhattan and Times Square.

An extremely important experience on the last day of the trip was the Sagarians visit to Lycee Francais De New York where our students had the opportunity to be a part of classroom teaching. This day was doubly important as they were joined by the Chairperson of TSS- Ms. Rosemary Sagar and the Director Ms. Sharmishta Julka. The students were divided into two groups and studied Geography and English literature. The level of discipline and attention in the classrooms was indeed commendable. The teaching too was well appreciated by one and all.

The Sagarians returned to the campus on the 19th November- enlightened and illuminated by their new experiences.

THE SAGAR SCHOOL ART FEST
24th to 27th October, 2013

The Sagarians had their brush with many kinds of Creative Arts during the four day festival held at the campus. The school turned into a veritable hub of a wondrous amalgamation of colors, craft, theatre, photography and flair and flourishes in the world of the written word. It was a festival of sheer joy, discovery, wonder and enchantment as our students were through the very talented resource persons inspired and motivated to unravel layers of creativity, talent and untapped potential which hitherto was latent but raring to be discovered.

The junior students had their workshop in the morning while the seniors were assigned the time slot in the afternoon. There were five major groups: Craft, Multiple Craft, Photography and movie making, Miniature painting and Creative writing. The students had been assigned to a particular workshop, keeping in mind their talent, inclination and interests.

Miniature Painting
Mr. Jai Shankar
Here the students learnt the finer nuances and techniques of painting using very thin brushes and hand- made sheets. The colours used were all made from natural stones and the students were inspired to etch out minute details and in the process also learn the art of patience. Legendary figures like Mira bai and Akbar came alive in vibrant colours and exquisite details while flowers and natural sceneries were favourite subjects too.

Craft
Mr. Vijay Singh Senegar
'The enthusiasm of the children is indeed very touching,' said Mr. Vijay Singh smiling fondly at the group of the eager beaver learners gathered around him. He spent an interesting four days with them teaching them lampshades in marble textures, stocking flowers, ceramics and antique work. The studio had turned into a beautiful exhibition venue with an amazing display of various objects d'art in various hues, shapes and sizes. The children seemed thrilled at having mastered, seemingly complicated works of art and became the proud and happy creators of those.

Photography and movie making:
Mr. Jagan Shah
The students in this group liked the innovative and interesting techniques of the resource person as he helped them create story boards and in the process offer them clarity of their life and their goals. The children visualized their lives now and after on drawing sheets, both in images and words. These were then brought alive by making power point presentations with a good mix of technology and their own creativity. Mr. Shah remarked that it had indeed been a rare pleasure to help the children express and develop positive thoughts, constructive attitude and help each other think and feel.

Creative writing
Mr. Feizal Alkazi
In this workshop all our budding writers were very expertly groomed and trained by the versatile Mr. Alkazi. He transported the students into wonderful realms and heights of writing where only the pen can reach and that too the one which is armed with loads of creativity and imagination. The students learnt acrostics, interpreting emotions and convictions through poems, stories and write ups. He taught them the 'Clerihew' and the students had absolute fun creating couplets and poems in a way they had never done before. They soared high on wings of fantasy and flights of imagination as they made stories with interesting chart starts. 'Have fun and enjoy', was Mr. Alkazi's advice to them at the inauguration ceremony and this rang true through the entire length and breadth of the workshop.

Multiple craft
Ms. Preeti Jain
The students in this workshop were seen working intently with a concentration that was oblivious to anyone or anything except the occasional inspiring prompts of the resource person who felt that these activities could most certainly be replicated and adjusted by the teachers in the educational process. The children dabbled with molten wax and transferred abstract designs on paper which were absolute delights to see. They were also given pictures and were asked to extend and merge those into drawings of their own using their interpretation, ideas and creativity. The results were absolutely breathtaking. The children enjoyed the tile painting as well. On the last day they were asked to have their communion with nature as they sat on the lush green lawns and drew sections of landscapes or any other aspect of nature that caught their fancy.

Theatre and Drama
Mr. Vikramjeet
It is said that there is little bit of actor and a great deal of drama in every person's life. Some of our students aspire to make drama and theatre their career. Others were interested in the art of emoting and had a lovely experience grasping the intricacies of image theatre, movements and that perfect delivery of monologue and dialogues. The resource person transported our students into a world where they learned to express colours, elements and even the plant and animal kingdom through a series of gracefully fluid and intriguing movements. This workshop was instrumental in unleashing unlimited creativity in the students. The Principal Mrs. J. Balasaria expressed happiness at the enthusiastic participation of the children and the creative art work they had created and produced.

REMARKABLE SAGARIANS AT THE CBSE CLUSTER X MEET
30th October, 2013

CBSE Cluster X Athletic meet was held at Sanskar Bharti Public School, Nangli Balahir from the 28th of October to the 30th of October, 2013. A total of 850 Athletes from 48 different schools, from all over Rajasthan, participated in this Mega Championship. Five boys and seven girls represented The Sagar School and participated in 26 events in different age category.

On the second day Murup Dolma brought laurels to the School by winning the Bronze medal in 800 metres in the under-19 category.

Each and every member of the team performed their best; however few remarkable achievements are: Purvi the youngest athlete from our School participated in 400 metres and 800 metres in the under-14 girls' event and came sixth in 800 metres race.

Aaron of class VIII student cleared a distance of 5.54 metres in long jump in the under-16 category which is just 11 cm less than the School record.

Mohit Sharma gave his best timing and finished fifth in the 3000 Metres race, in the under-16 category. Archana, the fastest girl of The Sagar School, anchoring the final lap of 4X 400 metres race managed to finish in the fifth position, covering a lead of approximately 25 Metres. She also finished sixth in individual 400 metres race.

PAINTING COMPETITION UNDER THE INITIATIVE OF NATIONAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN, 2013, ORGANISED BY THE MINISTRY OF POWER.
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The Ministry of Power in association with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) had launched the National Awareness Campaign, 2013, and organised a Painting Competition on the theme of Energy Conservation amongst all CBSE schools in India to be held in three stages – School, State and National level.

The Sagar School also participated in this Campaign by hosting a Painting Competition in the School for the first-stage selection under the two specified categories – 'A' from grades IV to VI and "B" from grades VII to IX. Of the selected paintings sent to the BEE, Varun Konthoujam's painting was adjudged the best amongst the 'B' category.

What was most outstanding about Varun's selection was that from among more than 50,000 students representing 1,100 schools from all over the state of Rajasthan, only 50 students ( about 1%) qualified for the 2nd stage i.e., the State level; and Varun was one of the selected fifty.

He, thereafter, represented The Sagar School at the State-level Qualifiers held at the Birla Auditorium, Jaipur on the 12th of November, 2013. Mr. Ravi Sharma, Art teacher, accompanied him to this prestigious event.

His matured acuity in portraying such a profound theme of 'Energy Conservation' through the magic of colours on paper was outstanding and was widely appreciated by all. He was awarded with several gifts and a cash prize for his participation and proficiency in painting. Being applauded in such a pronounced platform as this has given him the fillip and resolve to hone his talent for more such honours – not only for himself but for the school as well.

THE SAGAR SCHOOL OBSERVES CHILDREN'S DAY ON NOVEMBER 14, 2013
14th November 2013

On November 14, 2013, Mrs. Manjula Ambastha chose the theme of happy childhood as the theme of the morning assembly which was packed with various thoughtful speeches by children, teachers, power point presentations and two videos which gave a happy start to all the children of both the academic wings namely academic I and academic II.

The video presented in the first assembly was so interesting that it was replayed on request again in the next assembly for children of academic I too.

Mr. N.K Sahu –Faculty (Information Technology) on behalf of all the teachers of The Sagar School greeted the children worldwide and thanked in advance for being the responsible global citizen in future.

He expressed the ideologies of Pt. J.L Nehru and mentioned his love towards children because of which his birth anniversary is celebrated as the Children's Day in India.

He mentioned that being a child is a very responsible stage of life because children at this stage need to build their backbone strong to shoulder the future responsiblites on which further development depends.

Mrs. Chitra Singh, Coordinator (CCA), addressed the whole gathering at the end of the assembly and requested all children to enjoy their childhood and keep the child alive in their heart even when they grow up because a child's heart is always filled with the milk of kindness and love. She requested to wish "Happy Childrens' Day for even those children who are suffering due to social evils and under privileged.

She requested all those who had their birthday on the same date to stand in front and the whole school sung the birth day song dedicated to Pt. J.L Nehru and all the birthday students and teachers in the school.

She also ensured distribution of chocolates after the assembly and all teachers along with her enjoyed distributing chocolates and observing happiness all around.

SPECIAL CHOCOLATE DISTRIBUTION AND SPECIAL LUNCHEON ON THE OCCASION OF CHILDREN'S DAY.
30th October, 2013

The chocolates were distributed with heartiest wishes from teachers saying –"Happy Children's Day" to each and every child.

The smile, happiness and charm seen among children is indescribable through textual language. It was a session of immense pleasure for all of us to see the happy faces of children in a winter morning when children push off to their classes for learning lessons. This day brought children closer to the heart of teachers and the whole day was as sweet as were the chocolates dispensed to them as token of love.

The Sodexo was parallel preparing for providing surprising delight to our children by decorating the dining hall with balloons and banners containing greeting for the happy children's day.

The prepared the choicest food for the children namely burger, pasta, chicken balls, fruit crumple, milk shakes etc. for expressing their love towards the children of the sagar school. Children also enjoyed bursting a few balloons which were specially kept aside to do so.

The students of The Sagar School as well as small kids of the staff teachers also enjoyed the ambience of the festive dining hall.

Students today studied in their classroom and also took part in activities for formative assessment enthusiastically. It was a great day for all the teachers and students of The Sagar School.

INTER- SCHOOL COMPETITION AT MODERN PUBLIC SCHOOL, BHIWADI, RAJASTHAN
28th October, 2013

Twenty-eight students of The Sagar School proudly participated in the Inter- School Competition organised by Modern Public School, Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, commemorating 25 years of its establishment, on the 28th of October, 2013.

Of the thirty Schools from all over Delhi, Gurgaon and Alwar participating in the Competition, our students enthusiastically took part in the various events with vigorous energy. The five different events in which our school participated were:

a) Group Folk Dance Competition (Class IV to V)

b) Patriotic Group Song Competition (Class VI to VIII)

d) On-the-spot Painting Competition – 'Bharat Bhaghya Vidhata' theme (Class IX to X)

e) Street Play Competition (Class IX to X) Our team clinched the second position in the Street Play Competition, and won accolades of the entire audience for their dynamic display of histrionics.

In fact, our students received rave reviews in all the events they participated, for the level of maturity in all their presentations.
Regards
Sudha Sharma