- Independence Day
- Guru Purnima
- Teachers' Day
- A Helping Hand
- Gandhi Jayanti
- Half Marathon - Ekta Kooch
- Mindfulness Days
- Republic Day
- Smt. Savita Ben Memorial
- Spic Macay
- Tree Plantation Drive
- Vidyani Vibes
- Woman's Day
- Yoga Day
- Academic Prize Distribution
- Annual Concert
- Annual Sports Meet
- Fun Fair
Patriotism in the air …
Navrachana Vidyani students, staff, parents and alumni turned out today morning to celebrate India’s 73rd Independence Day together.
The event commenced with the unfurling of the Tricolor by Principal Dr. Archana Mishra followed by the symphonious notes of the National Anthem, Jhanda Geet and Saare Jahan se Achha charging the environment with patriotism.
This was followed by an interactive speech by Cultural President Ayush Patel and Head Sports Affairs Kanjini Soni who recalled the sacrifices of our freedom fighters and soldiers, as also Barodian Arif Pathan, who was recently martyred in cross border firing. They also urged the gathering to strive to make the environment clean and green!
The audience was then treated to the canorous notes of an inspiring patriotic song by the little munchkins of Pre- Primary. Next on the agenda was an exuberant dance performance by senior students that invoked the spirit of nationalism in each one of us. To commemorate the sacrifices of our soldiers, our Principal along with the In-charges, unveiled a beautiful work of art prepared by the Council Members as a tribute to martyrs. Principal Dr. Archana Mishra in her address, reiterated that though freedom gives us the right to make choices but making the right choice only comes through wisdom and reminded everyone that ‘Freedom always comes with responsibility’.
In the end, committed to the task of nation building, Council Members, led by our Principal, took individual pledges to make small positive changes which would benefit the community and urged the audience to do the same!
Celebrating Freedom in a virtual setting!
Navrachana Vidyani Vidyalaya students, staff and parents celebrated the 74th Independence Day today by connecting on-air! We were thus able to show our love for our country and also remembered our freedom fighters, as we do every year, on this day.
In the morning, Principal Dr. Archana Mishra, the co-ordinators, office staff and a few teachers assembled at the school ground to commemorate the occasion. The event commenced with the unfurling of the Tri-colour followed by the canorous cadence of the National Anthem, Jhanda Geet, and Saare Jahaan Se Acha. Then, our Principal , in her speech, urged everyone to continue hoping and praying that a day might soon arrive when we attain freedom from the current invisible enemy called COVID-19 and can extricate ourselves from the shackles of masks and sanitizers so that we can express ourselves by shaking hands and hugging each other without any constraint.
A video of the event was streamed for all the remaining NVV family members who could not make it to the school because of social distancing norms having to be followed. However, students had a really memorable time celebrating Independence Day virtually and their teachers also arranged for them fun-filled activities like a pop quiz, singing patriotic songs, drawing, performing dances etc.
Truly, NVV continues to demonstrate that we are simply unstoppable in our determination to provide as many of the range of experiences that make up ‘normal school life’ as possible, even in the midst of the pandemic!!
Happy Teachers’ Day!
In the new normal of online teaching, Navrachana Vidyani Teacher’s Day celebration took on a virtual avatar too!
The day began with each class presenting personalized programs for their respective class teachers wherein they performed, gave voice to their sentiments for their teachers or presented videos of shared moments at school. That one hour of emotional connect really transcended the physical gap, bringing teachers and their dear charges really up close and personal!!
Later in the day, Principal Dr. Archana Mishra along with the Co-ordinators, organised a lively virtual gathering for the staff. Being the host for the day, Archana ma’am set the tone of all round bonhomie by appreciating all teachers for working so diligently ‘behind the screens’ to keep the teaching-learning process on track in these trying times! The feel good quotient remained high with the subsequent item: a heartwarming video from the newly elected Student Council conveying their gratitude towards their teachers. Uniquely, the students used gestures and facial expressions to convey their sentiments about various facets of the pupil-teacher relationship and school life in general!
The Co-ordinators then organised entertaining pop quizzes for their sections, challenging teachers to come up with witty and whacky answers. The teachers too rose to the occasion and participated exuberantly, thinking on their feet to make some really creative responses! Archana ma’am made sure that the Co-ordinators too shared in the all-round merriment by orchestrating a round of Q/Answers for them too! This was followed by the felicitation of teachers who had completed a decade in Vidyani with Archana ma’am commending them for their dedicated service to Vidyani. The virtual happy time culminated with a few of the teachers expressing their emotions in the form of poems.
Thus, although on-air, the Vidyani staff had a whale of a time and together made this Teacher’s Day a truly memorable one!
Jingle all the way!!!
‘Christmas’ literally came to visit Vidyani today as children of Grades 1 to 5 squealed with delight at the sight of the ‘jolly good fellow’—their favourite Santa Clause all geared up in the traditional red and white. The students, themselves, dressed in colourful attire, decorated their classrooms with festoons, streamers, balloons and paper wreaths to welcome the spirit of Christmas. The atmosphere was further enlivened with everybody dancing to the merry tunes of the festive season and playing games. It was surely was a charged time, filled with jubilation as teachers, too, joined in the euphoria alongside their students!
A Helping Hand
“Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special.”
―George R. Bach
Today Navrachana Vidyani Vidyalaya and Navrachana School- Sama joined hands in order to help those people who have been stranded in the water logged areas after the incessant rains that lashed Vadodara this week.
Places like Khodiyar Nagar, Roman Park, Chhani Jakatnaka Canal Road and Sanjay Nagar have been badly affected as the basic needs like food and drinking water are also not available.
The Staff members of the two schools prepared food packets and distributed food, water and fruits in those areas as a mark of solidarity and love for the people.
It was indeed a day where the schools got to exemplify to its students that giving back to the community in whatever way we can leads to complete satisfaction.
‘The Great-souled one’- The Only Mahatma
Ethics and values are inculcated into students at Vidyani by honouring great leaders. This year marked the 150th Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation. With this in mind, Gandhi Jayanti celebrations started almost a week ago. This is a Government initiative which has continued till October 2nd to not only just commemorate his birthday but also to propagate his message amongst students so that they are inspired to tread on his footsteps. Every day, as part of the assembly activity, various batches of students sing to the soulful tunes of the many songs dedicated to the great leader of the masses; the simple man responsible for teaching the world the values of Truth and Nonviolence. The Vidyani air has been resonating with the melodious renditions of Bapuji’s favourite bhajan – ‘Vaishnava Janato’, Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, Insaaf ke dagar pe, Dedi tumhe aazadi binaa kadag bina dhaal’ and many more renderings. The final day saw a spectacular dance performance on ‘Bande mein tha dum.. Vande Mataram’ by the students.
It was a week worth honouring the philosophy the ‘Mahatma’ stood for: ‘If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it in the beginning’.
Grooving to the Dandiya beats…
The festive spirit continued at Vidyani for Grades 1 and 2 on October 17 and Grades 4 to 6, today.
The students came dressed in traditional Garba and Dandiya attire which made for a spectacular visual treat for everyone to see and relish. The children’s joy knew no bounds as they danced on the Dandiya folk songs. Their joy doubled when Principal, Dr. Archana Mishra and their teachers too took part in this footloose frenzy!
It was indeed a day full of fun and fervour as the children went back home thrilled to enjoy their holidays!
HALF MARATHON-EKTA KOOCH
For a United Nation…
United we stand and divided we fall. To prove this maxim true, Chairperson-NES Tejal Amin called upon all NES institutions to participate enthusiastically in the ‘Bharat Ekta Kooch’.
And, spearheaded by Principal Dr. Archana Mishra, Navrachana Vidyani students, parents and staff responded wholeheartedly by turning out in large numbers for the Kooch from Kirti Stambh to Kothi Char Rasta.
The march was to express support for the historic decision of abrogation of Articles 370 and 35 A taken by our Honourable PM in order to unite the nation. In his speech Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Vijay Rupani urged all citizens to remain united and thereby sound a warning to neighbouring countries that Indians are resolute in their efforts to keep their country together!
The Vidyani family, too, stands committed to support this effort to build a strong and unified nation and today’s show of solidarity was our way of declaring our intent!
A three day Yoga Meditation Session on ‘How to Live’ by representatives from the Sri Sri Paramhansa Yogananda Satsang in July 2019.
Celebrating Sovereignty virtually!
Navrachana Vidyani students, staff, and parents connected on-air to celebrate the 72nd Republic Day with great fervour and joy, today. In the morning, Principal Dr. Archana Mishra, the Co-ordinators, and a few staff members assembled on the school ground to honor the occasion. The event commenced with the unfurling of the Tri-colour followed by the soulful rendition of the National Anthem, Jhanda Geet and Saare Jahaan Se Acha.
Although virtual, the entire school joined in the celebration as the video of the event was streamed in each class! In her address, Principal Dr. Archana Mishra made the intensely significant point that “even though the pandemic might have confined you ( students) to your homes, it can’t confine your spirits”. She concluded by quoting 3 great leaders- Dr.BR Ambedkar, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru & Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam- each of which exhorted Indians to uphold the sovereignty of the nation and to continue being proud citizens of this great nation. The students had an unforgettable time celebrating Republic Day virtually as their teachers arranged for them fun-filled but meaningful activities like sharing facts, drawing, pop quiz, singing and playing patriotic songs, all centred around the theme of Republic Day and its significance.
Undoubtedly the entire celebration was a tribute to the spirit of patriotism and to the founding fathers of our Constitution and sent out a strong message of Brotherhood, Peace and Prosperity!
Smt. Savita Ben Memorial Gujarati Prachaar Prasaar Abhiyan 2019 : An endeavour to popularise our Mother Tongue
We organized a multi-event competition which featured ‘Bhavai’, Gujarati Folk Dance, and Gujarati Folk Song categories.
SAVITABEN AMIN GUJARATI DIVAS CELEBRATIONS
Popularising the mother tongue
Navrachana Vidyani has been organising various events for both teachers and students as part of its ‘ Gujarati Prachar and Prasaar Abhiyan’ in memory of Smt. Savitaben Amin – Founder Navrachana Education Society. As a part of this ongoing campaign, a multi-event competition which featured ‘Bhavai’, Gujarati Folk Dance, and Gujarati Folk Song categories, was organised today.
Many English Medium Schools of the city participated in the various events that were judged by noted aritstes like Maythiliben Desai
(Nartan Kala Kendra Academy) and Nilamben Pathak (Nupur Nartan Academy).
The winners of the various competitions are as follows:
Folk dance competition: 1st prize clinched by Baroda High School while the 2nd went to Navrachana International School, Vasna.
Bhavai: 1st position clinched by D R Amin Memorial School while the Runner-up was Navrachana Eklavya Model Residential School, Vejalpur.
Teachers too participated in the event in the Poem Recitation category wherein Ms. Raksha Sisodiya (Navrachana School, Sama) bagged the first position while Mr. Ajay Paagi (V.M English Medium School, Halol) was second and Ms. Komal Hariyani (BHS Alkapuri) stood 1st in the Self-composed Poetry competition. Also, being the host school Navrachana Vidyani did not compete for the same.
The event culminated with Chairperson-NES Tejal Amin and Trustee-NES Sandhya Gajjar giving away the prizes to the very deserving winners whose mesmerising performances definitely served to highlight the rich and colourful cultural heritage of Gujarat.
SPIC MACAY 2019
Art that resonates …
Vidyanians of Std. 8, 9, 11 & 12, had the privilege of attending a performance of ‘Pandavani’, presented by its world renowned exponent, Padma Vibhushan awardee Dr. Teejan Bai!
The ‘Pandavani’ is a folk singing style involving narration of tales from the ancient epic Mahabharata and also involves musical accompaniment. This session at Navrachana Vidyani was facilitated by SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth), a voluntary youth movement that promotes Indian cultural heritage.
After the conclusion of the performance, there was an interactive session wherein Dr. Teejan Bai enlightened the audience about the ‘Pandavani’ genre and also answered queries posed by some of the students regarding her long and illustrious artistic career. She also reminded the students that as future citizens of this great nation, it becomes their responsibility to nurture and carry forward India’s rich cultural heritage and for this they should take up any art form of their choice to ensure its continuance.
The occasion was further uplifted by the presence of Chairperson-NES Tejal Amin, who is also well-known as an art aficionado herself, and Navrachana School Sama Principal Mrs. Suprabha Menon and students and teachers from other NES Institutes. They too expressed their pleasure at being able to witness a performance by an artist of such international standing on the Navrachana Vidyani stage itself!
Programmes such as these are definitely needed to make young people aware of the varied and rich hues of Indian culture and that the onus lies on them to keep it alive for generations to come!
TREE PLANTATION DRIVE
A time to bond …
On July 30, a few students of Navrachana Vidyani Vidyalaya, Navrachana School and NEEV, along with their respective Heads – Principal Dr. Archana Mishra, Principal Suprabha Menon and Head Mistress Geeta Sikdar – together planted saplings in the Jyoti ground as a symbolic gesture meant to demonstrate their united commitment to nurture the environment as well to enhance the bond between these three units of Navrachana Education Society.
Truly a unique coming together wherein not only the environment but relationships too were nurtured!
High ‘Vibes’ of talent and innovation …
Navrachana Vidyani organised Annual Inter-School multi-event competition ‘Vidyani Vibes-2019’. The event aims to bring out the innate potential of young minds in diverse areas like STEAM, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability were the focus areas for this year’s maiden edition. The campus thus reverberated with the keen spirit of competition among the 23 participating schools, each striving to showcase their creative and original ideas!
The event was inaugurated by Principal Dr. Archana Mishra and the mentors of the participating schools by lighting the lamp. The first event, ‘Trashion Twist’ was absolutely at its creative best when the models walked the ramp in outfits and accessories made of jute, newspaper, poly-bags and other waste material Next in line were the PitChallenge and Tinkering Tales. While in PitChallenge, the audience witnessed the budding entrepreneurs present their original business strategies and marketing skills before ‘potential investors’ ( the judges’), the Tinkering Tales competition saw an array of innovative problem-solving ideas and powerful presentation skills.
The programme concluded on a high note with astounding music and dance performances followed by the Prize Distribution ceremony. This event proved to be a huge success and the Student Council played a stellar role in organising this competition. Thus, the talent vibes were high throughout the day and we plan to have it as a regular fixture in our school calendar !
8th March being observed as ‘International Women’s Day,’ the gentlemen of Vidyani Vidyalaya held a marvellous function for their female colleagues in advance on March 6th which commenced with a warm welcoming of teachers with roses and chocolates. The tone of the programme was perfectly set by the anchor of the show Science teacher.
Mr. Vikas Yagnik who recited some very beautiful ‘sher’ that encapsulated the life of a woman followed by a graceful dance performance based on the same theme choreographed and performed by Dance teacher Dr. Nilesh Parikh. A few teachers also recited heartwarming poems dedicated to womanhood. The PowerPoint presentation accompanied with the soulful rendition of our Music teacher Mr. Yogesh Rathod took everyone down the memory lane. A sporting session of Antakshari made everyone delighted for the teachers sang to their hearts content.
The event concluded with principal Dr. Archana Mishra giving away the gifts to all staff members and all helper staff. It was a treat to all lady teachers as they rejoiced and celebrated this special day!
Academic Prize Distribution
Reaping rich dividends …
The focused efforts of the achievers of session 2017-18 received due acknowledgement at the Annual Academic Prize Distribution Ceremony held on June 23, 2018. While the event is an occasion for recognizing the achievements of the prize winners in various categories, it also serves to spur them on to raise the bar even higher the next time round. For the awardees, it is indeed an honor to be acknowledged in front of an audience comprising their peers, teachers and parents.
The achievers of Grades 1 to 12, along with Student Council Members and the students who had successfully cracked JEE and NEET, were felicitated with Scholarships, Awards and Merit Certificates for their hard work and dedication.
The Scholarship winners received their due instalments and were also highly commended for meeting the tough eligibility criteria. The Council Members too were extolled for making the daily life of the School smooth and disciplined and for contributing to the success of major events. And of course, the Sankalp House members almost brought the roof down when their house was once again declared the winner of the most coveted Cock House Trophy for excellence in co-scholastic activities!
A melodious music and dance performance added a cultural element to the reigning mood of jubilation besides invoking divine blessings upon the gathering. And, as has been the practice, the various prizes were given away by parents and PTA Members and this made the occasion even more special for the high-fliers. On their part, parents too felt happy at being given the opportunity to be active participants in celebrating their child’s success. Just one more instance of School-Family partnership that Navrachana Vidyani actively encourages since it works well in the students’ favour.
Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow, till you find your dream …
An adaptation of the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’
Showcasing Talent :
Annual Class Presentations by Std 1-5
‘The Pied Piper of Hamlin’ by Std 1
'Snow White and Seven Dwarfs'
by Std 2
‘Cinderella’ by Std 3
'Malgudi Days' by Std 4
‘ Tenali Raman’ by Std 5
An in-house production, combining art, music, dance, drama, oration and multimedia presentation .
A spectacular, impressive and synchronized March Past by the 4 House contingents, including a special March Past Drill by the senior girls as a tribute to woman power, set the tone for the day. Embellishing the event further were the field displays, the Callisthenic Drill and Zumba Drill, which splattered much musical energy on the ground! But the highs were reserved for the much awaited races. Our fleet footed athletes competed with each other to set the tracks on fire and the excitement levels simply soared. The thrilling performances also aced points to their House tallies and helped in their quest of the coveted Cock House Trophy.
Navrachana Vidyani Vidyalaya fondly bid adieu to the batch of 2018-19 on February 16, 2019.
The function was graced by Chief Guest, Mr. Samir Parikh – Founder, Naman Integrated Management Services Pvt.Ltd., SandhyaGajjar- Trustee-NES, SuprabhaMenon-Principal NavrachanaSama, and Rekha Mishra- Director, NES Resources Development.
Navrachana Vidyani Vidyalaya School
Address : Near Sama Sports Complex, Sama, Vadodara 390024 Gujarat ( INDIA )
Tel. : 0265-2792285, 2780539
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Website : www.vidyani.navrachana.in