Under the aegis of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, an impressive Nagar Kirtan was organized to mark the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji on 1 January 2017. The students carried placard in the Nagar Kirtan creating awareness on the teachings of the Guru. Our school children exhibited proper discipline.
Students of Class VIII & our teachers visited New Delhi- World Book Fair 2017 at Pragati Maidan on 11 January 2017. The visit was organized to infuse and enhance the passion for reading in young learners. The students explored many books, collected booklets and catalogues from various stalls. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee had also participated in this fair in Hall no. 12. They had put up a stall on books and reading material on Sikhs, Sikhism, Sikh Culture and Heritage.
Students participated in various events like panel discussion, story telling etc held at Children,s Pavilion. Knowledge of young learners supplemented with the guidance provided to them by renowned authors and poets present there.
It was an exclusive and enriching experience for everyone.
Students of classes VI to VIII participated i Inter House Heritage Quiz with great zeal on 11 January 2017. Baba Zorawar Singh House participated Atul, Ravtej and Vidhar bagged the first position
A group of students pursuing the Kraft Global Fellows Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness Program from the University of Columbia, USA, visited Guru Harkrishan Public School, India Gate on 12 January 2017 to study about Sikh Culture and Religion. Guest Speaker, Veer Bhupinder Singh Ji (USA), renowned internationally for his spiritual discourses, shared the philosophy of Sikhism with the group and answered their queries. Deliberating on the three tenets of Sikhism, he mentioned that based on the belief that God resides in every human, every Sikh strives to render selfless service to the humanity. Elaborating the motto of the school Vidya Vichari Taan Paropkari, School Principal, Ms. D. K. Dhingra said that the real essence of education is to contemplate on the learning acquired. The Primary School choir recited a heart touching poetry on the supreme sacrifice of his four sons by Guru Gobind Singh Sahib.
Guru Harkrishan Public School, India Gate celebrated the auspicious festival of Lohri with great religious fervor & zeal. Imbibing the tenet of vand chhako, each student contributed a fistful of Lohri goodies, which were pooled & packed by the children to be distributed amongst all. With the objective to revive the dying culture and to inculcate communal harmony amongst students besides honing the skill of team work, the activity gave a new meaning to the celebration. The tiny tots won the hearts of many with their rendition of the Lohri jingle. A bonfire was lit in the premises and was accompanied by melodious Lohri songs by the music group thus creating a festive environment in the school premises.
As a part of the ISA Activity Taare Zameen Par students of the middle Segment participated in a programme in the morning assembly on 18 January 2017. They acted as specially abled children to sensitize everyone about the challenges faced by these children. To generate awareness, different fun activities like racing, painting, dumb charades were held in the school. The activity helped in changing the perspective of students towards specially abled children. It concluded with a prayer of gratitude to the Almighty.
Class IX students along with their class teachers visited a Memorial for 1984 Anti Sikh Riot Victims at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib on 19 January, 2017. The memorial is dedicated to the memory of thousands of innocent Sikhs killed in the massacre and those who laid their lives trying to save them.
Students of our school enthusiastically participated in GD Pro 2017 organized by Manav Rachna University, Faridabad. The contestants participated in preliminary, Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final Round of the competition. Out of over 1000 participants at various levels from different schools across the country, 16 students were selected for the final round on 21 January, 2017 in the University Campus. Meghna Das of GHPS India Gate got the golden opportunity to be a part of the Grand Finale of the group Discussion Competition. She was awarded with the cheque of Rs.1000, a bag and a certificate. All the other contestants also received certificates for participation at their respective levels.
Guru Harkrishan Public School, India Gate celebrated Republic Day with great patriotic fervor. The occasion was presided over by the Chief Guest S. Balbir Singh Kohli and graced by the presence of members of the management committee. The event commenced with rendition of Shabad by school choir followed by thought and speech on Republic Day. National flag was hoisted by the school chairman S. Balbir Singh Kohli and Chair person Mrs. Indu Sabharwal followed by National Anthem. Patriotic songs by students of both Junior and senior wings proved the musical prowers of the singers and enthralled the audience. Students of classes VI, VII and VIII staged a skit on the occasion to mark the culmination of a Research based programme Stars on Earth, Taare Zameen Par wherein everyone was sensitized to the needs of specially abled children. The activity was a part of ISA project initiated by British Council, Skit concluded with a prayer of gratitude to the Almighty. Students also shared their experience of visiting schools of specially abled children and learning social responsibility. Prize Distribution Ceremony was held wherein Medals and Certificates were given to achievers in the fields of sports and cultural activities. As the day coincided with National Voters Day, the programme concluded on a patriotic note with a pledge conducted by the School Principal Mrs. Davinderjeet Kaur Dhingra to uphold the democratic tradition and significantly in the development and progress of the nation. School Chairperson Ms. Indu Sabharwal encouraged the students with her inspiring words. School Chairman S. Balbir Singh Kohli motivated the students to work hard and be fearless citizens of India.
A grand show of students talent was displayed in the form of Work Experience Exhibition on 28 Jan 2017 Colourful stalls showcased different activities such as Handicrafts, Candle Making, Cooking, Fashion Technology, Robotics, Book Binding, Creative Art, Flower Making etc. The Budding artists were brimming with enthusiasm. It was conducted with a view to promote independence and confidence in students so that they are best prepared for the world of work or further training. It was an incredible and memorable exhibition which completely enthralled the onlookers.