CULTURAL UNITY-EKTA WEEK
As rightly said A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. Keeping this quote in mind students of MBS International school of Grade VI conducted a cultural activity on Thursday, November 22,2018. In this activity Kanak Verma enacted as an interviewer. She interviewed the students representing the different states of the India like- Punjab, Gujarat, Himachal, Assam and Kerala. By this activity students came to know about the food habits, lifestyle, dress, festivals of different cultures. This activity was very fruitful and informative for the students as it enhanced the knowledge of the students and made them spellbound to know that India being a culturally diverse country is still United.
VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK
(29th OCTOBER-3rd NOVEMBER 2018)
Keeping in mind the endeavour to promote transparency, accountability and integrity in public, MBS International School, Sector 11, Dwarka observed Vigilance Awareness Week from 29th October, 2018 to 3rd November, 2018 to encourage the fight against corruption.. The suggested participatory activities were undertaken during the fortnight on the theme given that is ‘Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India’.
The drive began with administering the Integrity Pledge, by the whole school in the Morning Assembly on 29th October, 2018(Monday). A brief introduction on the Theme: Eradicate Corruption: Build a New India was given to the students. Students and staff were encouraged to take e-pledge by visiting Central Vigilance Commission’s website www.cvc.nic.in.The different participatory activities were conducted for classes VI to XI as per the planned schedule.
Quiz, Debate, Poster Making, Slogan and Essay writing competition on the theme were conducted for classes VI to XI, ensuring maximum participation by the students. Letter writing activity was conducted by the language teachers in every class. The students were asked to write letter to their parents, mentioning their experiences regarding the drive and their expectations from their parents regarding the mission. For inculcating greater awareness on vigilance in public life, a workshop was organised for the students of classes XI and XII, where the students enthusiastically voiced their opinion on "Corruption". A special emphasis on ‘Ethics and integrity during examination’ was discussed among the students of classes XI and XII to ensure that the ethical values are ingrained permanently in the minds of the young generation.
NATIONAL UNITY DAY-142nd BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF SARDAR VALLABHBHAI PATEL
MBS International School celebrated “Rashtriya Ekta Diwas" - National Unity Day on October 31, 2018,the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as a mark of tribute to the efforts made by the country’s first Home Minister to unite India. A special morning assembly was organized. The programme started with the introduction extended by a teacher followed by a speech delivered by Ansh Sharma of Class X on History and the role of Sardar Patel in the freedom struggle to establish a harmonious society.
a. The school choir also presented a patriotic song on National Unity.
b. Approximately 200 students from Class VI and VII participated in a Marathon.
c. A collaborative pledge on Peace and Solidarity was administered by the teachers and the students.
WORKSHOP ON ‘READY TO BEAT MALARIA’ THEME
MBS International School, Dwarka is observing World Malaria Day (April 25, 2018) fortnight in order to spread awareness regarding anti-malaria strategies. World Health Organization’s theme for World Malaria Day is ‘Ready to Beat Malaria’. As a part of the action plan for the same, a workshop was conducted on the above mentioned theme for the students of classes VIII, IX and X in the school auditorium on May 04, 2018 in the 7th and 8th periods. The workshop was taken by the biology teacher where the principles behind the infectious cycle of the malarial parasite were explained to the students with the help of animated videos. The students were made aware about the history of malaria, its causative agent, and role of the Anopheles mosquito in malaria transmission, symptoms associated and the pathogenesis involved. A documentary involving UNICEF’S role in creating malaria free zones in tropical countries was also shown to the students. Various risk factors favourable for breeding of Anopheles mosquito were discussed and control strategies were explained. It was an interactive session wherein students got to learn more about the disease and its spread and were made aware of the risks involved. A range of anti-malaria products were discussed and the workshop ended with the realization, ‘Prevention is better than cure’.
PARIKSHA PAR CHARCHA (February 16,2018)
The students of MBS International School watched the live session of ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’, an interactive session held by the honorable Prime Minister, Sh. Narendar Modi on how to reduce exam stress. The event was held in Talkatora Indoor Stadium on 16th February,2018 and was telecast live on Doordarshan. A total of 183 students from grades VI to IX attended the session along with 45 teachers. The P.M. told students that ‘he is their friend’ during his 'Pariksha Par Charcha' address and that though he is there to speak on Exam Stress, it is also his “Examination Day”. He urged the students, who he hailed as ambassadors of change and innovation, to take exams as pleasure not pressure. He said that there was an urgent need to develop stress-free attitude to exams. The P.M answered the various questions put by students present there as well as across the country through video conferencing and social media. Young students were given various tips and suggestions to combat stress experienced by them during exams. “Results and Marks are by-products of exams, one must concentrate on giving their best” was advised by him to the students who will all be soon appearing for their annual or board exams. The MBSians were in full praise for the calm and patient manner in which the P.M answered the students’ queries. They thoroughly enjoyed the live chat and were certainly inspired by his words. A counselling session on the same issue held previously in the school strengthened the idea.
Special Assembly: Anti-Tobacco Awareness (February 5,2018)
A special assembly was conducted on February 5, 2018 to sensitize the students about the Anti-Tobacco awareness. The students of class XI B organized the special assembly including a speech, display and recitation of Anti-tobacco awareness slogans. The Biology teacher enlightened the students by explaining the significance of prevention of smoking among teenagers. The speech included the reasons for tobacco addiction among the teenagers, the biological implications of tobacco use and preventive measures for the same. Principal Sir addressed the assembly, emphasizing the role of teenagers in bringing out a change in the society regarding tobacco consumption. On being encouraged by the Principal Sir, one of the students of class VIII B shared his views on the practice of smoking in the society and inspired his fellow mates to discourage active as well as passive smoking. Display board was also prepared, highlighting the key issues related to the practice of smoking and tobacco consumption. The assembly ended with the sensitized students and teachers, pledging not to use tobacco in any form and discouraging the use of the same by others.
Matribhasha Diwas (Mother Tongue) was celebrated on February 21,2018, to celebrate the significance of mother tongue, which not only fosters development, but promote a sustainable future for all communities. Students depicted the importance of mother tongue through the portrayal of a skit, highlighting the rich linguistic diversity prevalent in our country. The theme enumerated that mother tongue reflects the rich culture and values of a locality, and hence should be safely guarded.
CLEAN INDIA GREEN INDIA
6 September: “The clean person is not the one who runs away from dirt but one who takes the time and effort to tidy - up a dirty environment” MBS Celebrating Swachhta Pakhwada (1st September - 15th September).
8 September: Poster Making Competition: “Poster making is a creative process and requires exceptional skills, talent and lots of hard work. Students participated with full zeal and reflected their creative ideas about maintaining hygiene and also making the environment clean and green”