‘LET’S SAVE THE TIGER’ ANNUAL DAY FOR CLASS 1 Wing A
On 31st July, the Primary students of Amity International School, Noida participated in ‘LET’S SAVE THE TIGER’, the Annual Day for Class 1, Wing A to celebrate International Day of the Tiger that was observed worldwide on 29th July 2010. The event commemorated the invincible nature of the tiger.
Professor BKP Sinha, Director, Amity School of Natural Resource of Sustainable Development, Amity University, Dr. Asmita Bhardwaj, Upamanyu Sir, Mrs. Roopma Singh, Primary Consultant, Amity Schools lit the ceremonial lamp along with Principal, Mrs. Renu Singh and Headmistress, Mrs. Swapna Paul. During the ceremonial lamp ceremony, the Choir sang a melodious rendition or Shloka Gayan.
The Principal, Mrs. Renu Singh, in her welcome address stated, “Our national animal, the Royal Bengal tiger is the perfect combination of grace, strength, agility and enormous power. He lays a pivotal role in Indian mythology which shows him responsible for the existence of the universe. No other animal, holds such prestige as depicted in our religion and folklore, as our royal Bengal Tiger.”
The audience was mesmerized with the stories that were show cased. “How the Tigers Got Their Stripes” depicted the proud tigers with their long fangs, sharp claws, big paws and beautiful golden coats without stripes finally wanted wisdom and ended up getting stripes! “Lout Ke Tiger Ghar Ko Aaya” had a tiger who lived in a comfortable house with his friend, mouse. Due to his loneliness, he sent out invites to his animals friends who willingly come to live with him. However, the residence could not accommodate them all and they return to jungle, their natural habitat. In “Bahadur Bagh” , the tiger’s roar saved all his jungle buddies that were kidnapped by the poachers to show how he was the protector of compassion and generosity. Finally, “Encounters with the Tiger” displayed how the tiger, symbolic of the earth and afterlife, the king of the jungle, gifted the earth with fertility and vegetation, thus, presenting an urgent need to converse the lovely beast.
The Finale, “Born free, free as the wind blows...as free as the grass grows….born free to follow your heart”, Oscar-winning title song from the 1966 film Born Free, sung by Jude Sir and Rebecca Ma’am gave the students a standing ovation.
Headmistress, Mrs. Swapna Paul delivered the Vote of Thanks.
‘AMITY GYAN KA SAGAR’
ANNUAL DAY FOR CLASS 1 Wing B
On 31st July, the Primary students of Amity International School, Noida participated in ‘AMITY GYAN KA SAGAR’ , the Annual Day for Class 1, Wing B to celebrate how Amity, just like the Ganga and her tributaries has been the harbinger of rich harvests, cultural heritage and knowledge in the world of education today, thanks to our Founder President and Chairperson.
Dr. RP Singh, Director, School of Nanotechnology, Amity University, Mrs. Roopma Singh, Primary Consultant, Amity Schools, along with other prominent Amity Heads of Institutions lit the ceremonial lamp along with Principal, Mrs. Renu Singh and Headmistress, Mrs. Swapna Paul. During the ceremonial lamp ceremony, the Choir sang a melodious rendition or Shloka Gayan to invoke the blessings of the Almighty.
The Principal, Mrs. Renu Singh, in her welcome address warmly greeted the parents and reiterated, “Our Founder President, Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan, is certainly an excellent and successful individual. His mantra on self-discipline connects desire with accomplishment, forging a path of resolute determination and personal responsibility to go the distance in achieving all goals. Testimony to this is the great Amity Universe, a unique movement to train young minds to play the role of world citizens. He believes that our Amitians will become global citizens and India a Super Power by the year 2030. Our dear Chairperson, Dr. Mrs. Amita Chauhan's mission in life is to better the lives of others. Her vision is to build a strong value-based society where all Indians are entitled to quality education, enabling them to become global citizens who can make meaningful contributions to national growth and development.”
The cultural extravaganza ‘‘AMITY GYAN KA SAGAR’ mesmerized the audience with 5 scenes:
Scene 1—The Birth of Ganga Maa—shows how Ganga Maa with Her mystical, divine influence purifies hearts and cleanse minds. She also blesses us with India’s great culture, religion, enlightenment and life’s breath. Scene 2—The Pawani is the Giver of Humility—“Vardayini—Mahalakshmi” portrays how the rebirth of Goddess Lakshmi is one of the most compelling stories of Hindu mythology. Lakshmi worships sincerity and humility, whom she blesses with fortune and success. She resides in places of hard work, virtue and bravery, but leaves whenever these qualities are not apparent any more. Scene 3—The Mandakini of Friendship—“Friendship is Humble” depicts how soulful sharing, merry laughter, complete trusting and kind caring represents a world in humanity, a world not born until friends arrive. And how, with humility, one earns friends. Scene 4—The Alaknanda of Progress—“The Barber’s Wife” is a hilarious tale about how progression depends on human energy, wisdom, talent and faith. Scene 5—The Bhagirathi—“Prem Ki Dhara” expresses how women’s unconditional and enduring love beckon their husbands, the boatmen to leave the challenging waters and the vocation of fishing and instead, return to homes and hearth, where loved ones are eagerly awaiting.
The Finale, “Gyan ka sagar duniya mein…Amity kehelayega….Amity gyan ka sagar…”, composed and sung by Mrs. Usha Mankoita echoed the sentiments of Amity’s unique approach to education.
Headmistress, Mrs. Swapna Paul delivered the Vote of Thanks.
THEME PARTY--SAWAN KI BAHAR
On 27th July 2010, the Pre-primary Amitians frolicked during the monsoon theme party titled, SAAWAN KI BAHAR to celebrate the spirit of Teej. Clad in traditional Indian dress and wearing flower jewellery, the little ‘princes’ and ‘princesses’ learnt about the mood and melody of the rainy season, including the significance of rain and the worship of Lord Shiva and Goddess, Parvati. A skit, a dance—‘Sawan ki jab boodh pade’, a peacock dance, a Hindi rhyme—‘Boondh giri’, the song—‘There is a rainbow in the sky’ added vibrancy to the assembly.
After that it was fun and food of the monsoon season. They feasted traditional delicacies and played on swings. The kiddies indulged in traditional customs such as applying mendhi, riding the swings and feasting on ghewar and phirni. The corridors and classrooms set the ambiance of the Sawan as songs, dances, and excitement reverberated the mood of “desi beats”.
Amity International School, Noida held the Raksha Bandhan Special Assembly by Class 3D, Wing A on 23 July 2010 to symbolise the special bonds between brothers and sisters. The children depicted that the bond of protection showed affection, fraternity and sublime sentiments on the occasion to flourish love, care, warmth and sacred feeling of brotherhood. The girls tied Rakhis on the wrists of the boys as wishes for their happiness and well-being were eloquently expressed and in return, the ‘raki brothers’ acknowledged the love with a promise to stand by their ‘sisters’ through all the good and bad times.
Previously, Rakhi festival encompasses the warmth shared between the siblings but now it goes way beyond it. Some people tie Rakhi to neighbours and close friends, signifying a peaceful co-existence of every individual.
A Rakhi Making competition was held in which all the Primary students participated as well.
BOOK WEEK ACTIVITY
On 21st July 2010, the Book Week Activity was orgainsed at the Primary School of Amity International School, Noida. The event was held to nurture the love of reading. Several prominent book sellers displayed a plethora of books which the children eagerly browsed through. They were allowed to bring money to purchase books and they received a good discount.
During the week, the little Amitians busied themselves in various fun and engrossing activities. The Nursery kids had to colour Franklin, the Turtle, while the KG children solved a maze—‘Save the Environment’. Class 1 had to colour a picture and write a slogan, while Class 2 too coloured, but had to find a hidden message in the picture. Class 3 students spotted differences in two pictures, while the Class 4’s were involved in ‘Plant Crossword Puzzle.’ Finally, the Class 5 pupils did a ‘Save the Earth’ word search.
CLAY MODELLING COMPETITION
Shape up to shape out--Nimble fingers of the Middle School were at work in the Sculpture Room on the 21st of July 2010. A nip here, a blob there............. and the figurines began taking shape. Engrossed in their work, the participants shaped mounds of clay to make Dolphins, Ducks, Fish, Human Masks, Animal Masks and scenes depicting- man, woman and child to adorn the tables of the art room.
The Alaknanda team walked away with the first prize followed by Bhagirathi.
VASUDHA – 16 – 17 July 2010
- A Press Report
Amity International School, Noida held VASUDHA, the two day Science Exhibition –cum-competition on the school campus on 16- 17 July,2010. A brainchild of Dr. Mrs. Amita Chauhan, Chairperson, Amity International Group of Schools, it is not only a befitting tribute to Planet Earth, but also the initiative of Amity International Science Congress Foundation ( AISCF) that aims at disseminating information on the importance of a green environment, natural sources, climate patterns and a clean, healthy planet earth. Amitians put up an impressive display of innovative projects that showcased objectivity, and creativity to strongly portray this year’s focal theme ‘ LAND RESOURCES : USE IT FOR PROSPERITY, SAVE IT FOR POSTERITY’.
The theme focused on building ecological awareness through an indepth study of land resources and exploring boundless possibilities that would bring about sustainable development vis-à-vis agriculture, forestry and non-agricultural projects like infrastructure.
In her welcome address on 16 July, 2010, the Principal, Mrs. Renu Singh, upheld the Amitian tradition that aimed at inculcating a scientific temper in students through application based learning that involved research, experimentation and systematic analysis. Vasudha, she added, provided the right platform to foster this spirit and awareness
The two-day mega event involving over six thousand students from the primary, middle and senior wings comprised two phases of competition . Round One included display and screening of projects put up by various groups of students from each section and class. Outstanding projects from each section were selected for Round Two that was held on 16 July 2010. A distinguished panel of judges comprising experts from IRIS, Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology and Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University who evaluated these projects congratulated the students and the winners for their ingenuity and originality. Some of the impressive exhibits based on the various sub-themes were Ecofriendly Composting of Agricultural Waste, Effect of Population Pressure On Quality of Soil, Terrace Farming, Shopping Paradise, Green India Clean India by the students of the Primary Wing, Human Activities and Soil Erosion, Conservation of Fossil Fuel, Investigating Soil, its Use and Management, Alternate Method of Conservation, Plastic Waste management, Vertical Farming, Alternative Sources of Electricity generation, Soil Biodiversity, Role of Soil in Global Warming, Soil Quality Testing, Food security and Soil Indicators, Diagnosis of Acid and Alkali Soils for their Better Management, Generation of Electricity from Chlorophyll and many others from Middle and Senior Wings.
The Vasudha science fair with its spectacular array of exhibits was thrown open to the parents on 17 July 2010 The entire school wore a festive look as science took on an inter-disciplinary overtone be it primary, middle or senior wing.
INTER HOUSE COLLAGE MAKING COMPETITION
Canvas of Nature--After the long summer break behind them, the students of Middle School were all gung ho about the Inter House Collage making Competition. On the 7th of July 2010, the Art Room was bustling with enthusiastic participants from the four houses, making collages on ‘Nature in All Its Splendour’. The judges found it difficult to pick out a single winner, for the creativity, skill, colour combination and overall impact of the collages surpassed all expectations.
The first prized was jointly shared by Alaknanda, Bhagirathi and Mandakini House.