During the month of August 2016, our Eco Club conducted the following activities:
Organised a workshop on solid waste management, conducted by Mr. Sanjay Vats (M. Tech in environmental engineering), who is working as an Environmental engineer in Delhi Pollution control committee since 1993.
This workshop was followed by a visit to Jindal waste recycling plant.
On 27th August, Eco club boys visited "Jindal waste recycling plant, Jasola, Delhi". This plant is 1st waste ?to-energy plant with private- public partnership project of the Jindal ITFEcoplis and Municipal Corporation of Delhi. It produces 16MW electricity everyday. This project is registered with UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE for earning Carbon credit.
Inter-school competition was held in Birla Vidya Niketan from 4th to 6th August 2016. Our boys from Middle school were chosen to participate in the following two competitions -
ANSKRIT SHLOK COMPETITION :- Coordinated by Mrs. Ragini Nigam and supported by Mrs. Deepa Pandey
HINDI TV AD COMPETITION :- Coordinated by Mrs. Archana Shrivastav and supported by Mrs. Anjli Pant
Sanskrit Shlokocharan competition was represented by our boys Amritanshu Sinha , Akshat Ahuja , Rijul Bassamboo, Abhyuday Agarwal , Aarjav Grover, Ishan Sharma(Tabla), Shivan Sehagal (Harmonium). They emerged as winners standing first against all 30 schools competing for the same. They were awarded gold medals and certificates.
Ritwik Sikka , Madhav S. Goel , Rishil Gupta represented our school for Hindi Competition.
Our annual feature of interschool competition in science symposium and model making concluded in a spectacular way, where we clinched the trophy of 1st position in creating an innovative model by Shobhit Singh of 10 D and Syed Rizwan of 10 C., and 2nd position in PPT presentation on Stem cell therapy which was an eye opener prepared by Kartik Gupta of 10 D, Vishwam Datta of 10 E, Manansh Thakur and Kunaal Sareen of 10 A. 11 top schools of Delhi participated in it.It. was held on 29th of July.
Judges who were Drs and specialists from different science fields were invited and were very impressed by students endeavour and expressed their opinion for student's benefit . They specially complimented on the entire organization of the programme.
The winning team in PPT was of Carmel Convent, 2nd position to St.Columba's and third a tie between CJM and Spring Dales, Pusa Road. The 2nd position in model making went to St. Thomas and Spring Dales and 3rd was also a tie between Birla Vidya Niketan and Modern School, Bara Khamba Road.
The theme for the awards this year was CHAMPION - THAT'S WHAT I AM!
The message given to every Columban was that each child is a winner and every Columban should believe in himself and aspire for perfection.
The awards commenced with an invocation to the Significant Presence to the chanting of shloks. The choir then gave a rendition of the song I HOPE YOU DANCE which set the mood for the rest of the function.
The parents, patrons for the various awards, the Heads of the three sections of the School along with our Principal Brother L. Miranda applauded each champion as they came up to receive their award.
The students of Class 9 entertained the audience by dancing to the song CHAMPION by Rihanna
The RAMANSUBRAMANYAM AWARD was won by Ashley Gabriel D' Souza for all round excellence.
THE COLUMBAN OF THE YEAR 2015-16 was Jaskaran Singh.
In his address to the gathering Brother Miranda encouraged every Columban to challenge himself and not to be afraid of trying.
The vote of thanks was given by the Headmistress of the Middle Section Mrs Sheel.
The Middle School Awards Ceremony was held
on the 10th of May 2016. Both Br. Beddoe and Mrs. Sheel did the
Certificates were awarded on stage to those
who had secured the First position in each section, the class toppers and to
those who had topped in the Co-Curricular areas of Language laboratory, Study
centre, Physical education, Catechetics, Singing, Computer Science, and the
The students who had secured the second and
third positions were awarded their certificates in class. Certificates were
awarded to subject toppers as well.
The Middle Section of the school assembled in the ERH, on 4th of May, to bid an emotional farewell to our Dear Principal Brother Beddoe. The special assembly highlighted the accomplishments of the four glorious years of Brother's tenure. The assembly commenced with The Headmistress Mrs Sheel's Novena prayer followed by a special prayer for Brother. What impressed Brother the most was the entire Section saying the prayer for the canonization of Blessed Edmund Rice. The students expressed their heartfelt gratitude to Brother Beddoe through a floral tribute and presentation of cards signed by 1700 students from classes 4 to 10. Keeping in mind Brothers love for music and dance, the singers and talented dancers had prepared a special performance for their beloved Principal. The hall reverberated with the song 'Care for Kids' sung by all students to honour Brother's caring attitude toward the children. The highlight of the event was when Brother sportingly stood up to shake a leg with the boys. Brother Beddoe has brought joy and laughter to the school and each student will remember him for his kindness, compassion and love for the students.
Title : Environmental Picnic at India Gate Report (2016 - 17)
18 students along with Ms. P Dhasmana participated in the Environmental Picnic held at India Gate on 13/4/16. The picnic was organised by the Delhi government and was focused on on the ODD - EVEN scheme as well as the reduction of pollution level in Delhi. Minister of Transport addressed the students and it was a very enriching experience for all present.
"COHESIVE AND DIVERSE CO-EXISTENCE" That was the ethos the entire graduation ceremony was based on. The graduation day was held on the 24th February 2016 in the school Auditorium. It was meticulously planned and lined up with a number of events and entertainment programmes to commemorate and celebrate this very important day which will eventually find a place of pride in the school Archives.
The programme was conceptualized and executed under the patronage of Mrs. Rashmi Nanda and a team of teachers and students of classes eight and nine.
The celebrations began with the lighting of the auspicious diya by Brother Beddoe, Principal, St.Columba?s, Mrs Sangeeta Sheel, Head Mistress, middle school, Br.Edwin and Mrs Beddoe.
It began with a welcome speech and the many items scheduled for the day were:
Religious chants by the orchetra
Class ten movies
Speech by Br.Beddoe
Souvenirs to class ten students.
Finally the students were bid good bye and were handed out souvenir and food packets.