Events & Happenings
Teacher's Day celebrations
Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devo Maheshwaraha, Guru Saakshaat ParaBrahma, Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha"
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. Teachers have the power to turn the mirrors into windows. They are the awe-inspiring, rock stars of education. Teacher’s Day is celebrated on 5th September every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna recipient Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan - the First Vice President of India and the Second President of India, - a true educationist at heart.
Hence, this day is wholeheartedly dedicated to the teachers!
Due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, Doon family celebrated Teacher’s Day virtually on 5th September 2021, Sunday. The Chairman, Mr. M.G. Vasan; the Manager, Mr. N V Sarat Chandran; and the Headmistress, Ms. Vidhu Vijayan Biju also graced the occasion and lauded the teachers for their commitment to education and sincere efforts. The program commenced with the glimpses of beautiful memories created by the teachers at Doon. Online Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Ms. Megha Mahajan, Ms. Dimple Yadav and Mr. Janmejay for their sheer dedication and hard work. All the staff members enjoyed and participated enthusiastically in the fun activities. A mesmerizing dance and music performance was presented by Ms. Pooja Sharma, Ms. Himanshi and our Music faculty, Mr. Jitender Singh. An entertaining act was presented by Ms. Alka and Ms. Neelam on virtual classroom experience. Teachers were pleasantly surprised with the titles given to them by 12th class students. Some versatile staff members entertained everyone with their unbeatable talent of imitating people. This fun filled Virtual Teacher’s Day was one of the most memorable celebrations.
Virtual celebration of Onam (report)
‘Festival gives you a rainbow for the storm, a smile for every tear, a promise for every care, and an answer to every prayer.’ When we hear the word ‘Onam’ the experience is like the simultaneous advent of a thousand spring seasons in the heart. It is an annual harvest festival celebrated in the southern Indian state of Kerala with joy and enthusiasm.
Leaving no stone unturned, Doon Public School, Paschim Vihar welcomed Onam this year with pomp and show. The viewers were taken on to an aesthetic journey through the virtual assembly, showcasing a wide variety of nativity, customs, rituals and culture.
To give an insight about the importance of the festival, an enactment based on the historical origins of Onam was prepared by the talented teachers of English and Social Science department. It was followed by a dance performance and a beautiful musical rendition by the students , prepared under the guidance of Music and Dance faculty of the school. In addition to this, to imbibe the values of each and every culture and community, several activities were organized throughout the week, where students showcased their creativity and artistic excellence.
A poster making activity was conducted for Classes 1-12 on 18th August 2021, wherein the students made beautiful posters depicting the festival of Onam. The most endearing part of the celebration this year was participation from the pre-primary wing, where our tiny tots along with their mothers celebrated the festival by decorating their houses with beautiful pookalams. They also danced to the melodious tunes of south Indian music. Children were also given an insight about the various traditions followed during the festival. They were also told about the traditional vegetarian meal ‘Sadya’ which is served on a banana leaf. All the students, be it the juniors or the seniors, along with the teachers were happy to be a part of this celebration. The students participated in all the activities with great fervour.
Webinar on Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystem
“The best way to predict future is to create it.” - Peter Drucker On the occasion of International Mangrove Day, the Science Department of Doon Public School, B-2 Paschim Vihar, New Delhi organised a webinar on ‘Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem for their Sustainable Management’ on Tuesday, 17 August 2021 at 3:30 pm on Zoom platform. The renowned Professor - Dr. Ashwani Pareek, Professor of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (JNU), graced the occasion as the Guest Speaker. He enlightened the students on Conservation of Mangroves, career options and future prospects in Biology and Biotechnology.
The esteemed guest , Dr. Ashwani Pareek's talk dwelt upon varied aspects of the Conservation of Mangroves, the diversity in nature, gene therapy and our eco-system. He enlightened the students on 'rewilding' which is a progressive approach to conservation and can lead to more diverse habitats.
All the members of the management- the Chairman - Mr. M.G Vasan, Director and Vice Chairperson - Ms. Sumy Vasan Tiwari, Manager - Mr. Sarat Chandran, Member of the Management Committee - Dr. Shashikant Tiwari and the Headmistress - Ms. Vidhu Vijayan Biju also graced the occasion with their presence. The webinar was attended by all the Heads of Schools, the stakeholders from our knowledge sharing partners, our students and the parents via live streaming on Facebook.
The guest speaker's address was followed by an open house discussion wherein the students participated enthusiastically by putting forth their queries about mangroves and career opportunities in Biology and Biotechnology.
Mr. Sarat Chandran, the Manager applauded Dr. Ashwani Pareek for his in-depth knowledge of Science and his passion for Biotechnology. The programme ended with a vote of thanks by the Headmistress, Ms Vidhu Vijayan Biju.The guest, Mr Ashwani Pareek commended the school for its thoughtfulness in organising a webinar on such an important environment issue.
Junior Wing celebrates Independence Day Week-
"The greatest gift you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence." – Denis Waitley
Children are the future of our country. They must be made aware of the Independence Day of our country which is an important day for every Indian. During the week preceding Independence day, many art integrated activities were taken up in junior sections like Q-tip painting on national flag, kitchenette activity, crayon shaving on national flower lotus, kite decoration, peacock dance. The students of preparatory classes also participated enthusiastically in show and tell activity data-fancyboxated to the theme. It was a treat to watch the students expressed their thoughts, emotions and patriotism through these activities.
75th Independence day celebration
May the sun in his course visit
No land more free, more happy,
Than this our country!
-Sardar Bhagat Singh
India secured its independence on 15 August 1947, which ended about 200 years of oppressive foreign rule. It is a day to remember the countless sacrifices done by thousands of men and women who strived to attain freedom for our country.
Doon Public School, Paschim Vihar, warmly welcomes you to the virtual celebration of the 75th Independence Day of our beloved motherland. Today, we all will remind ourselves of our duties and responsibilities as citizens of India.
Let us celebrate the great miracle of freedom. Happy Independence Day!
Independence Day Celebration by the Primary Students
“Freedom in our minds, freedom in our words, pride in our souls and salute to our nation.” Happy Independence Day!!!
Little Doonites enthralled one and all, showcasing a mesmerising performance to embrace the occasion of patriotism.
Road To Tokyo 2020 Campaign
To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them. – Picabo Street
Doon Public School, August 2021: In pursuance of the opening ceremony Tokyo Olympic 2020 (official name assigned to Tokyo Olympic 2021) Games as well as to boast the morale of the Indian Athletes, Doonites, exuberated commendable vigour. An exultant number of 531 Doonites along with the teachers participated in Road to Tokyo 2020 Quiz.
On Friday, 23rd July 2021, the day of the opening Ceremony of the so-much-awaited Olympics at Tokyo, our young learners along with the whole word, hailed the Athletes. A Short Slide Show showing the glimpse, theme, host country, logo, games etc. was organised. It was followed by the inaugural of a Drawing, Sketching Competition for the students of classes 1 to 12. The theme of the competition was drawing, sketching the Olympic Mascot logo of the year 2021 – Miraitowa and Somiety. A whooping number of 2188 Doonites participated and cheered the Indian Athletes.
The Doonites along with the Sports Authority of India and the Indian Olympic Association, showcased true sportsmanship by boosting the Athletes and making Road to Tokyo Campaign a success.
The competition results are as follows:
Classes 1 to 5
1st Arnav Mishra 4B
2nd Abhiniti Kaur 2C
3rd Amayra Khandelwal 1A
Classes 6 to 12
1st Tanvi Gupta 9D
2nd Swabhi Singh 9D
3rd Vaibhav Tiwari 8D
Awareness Campaign on Vector Borne Diseases.
One of the best aspects of health care reform is, it starts to emphasise prevention. - Anne Wojcicki
Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Doon Public School took an initiative to become the part of an Awareness Campaign about Vector Borne Diseases such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Malaria, (mosquito generated diseases) which can gain epidemic proportions if preventive measures are not taken via online platform.
In order to control and avert the outbreak of Dengue, Chikungunya and Malaria, it is essential to prevent breeding of mosquitoes. Thus, the Awareness Campaign emphasised on the preventive measures. The message regarding the same was spread among the students during the Online Classes.
Book Week Celebrations...Hip Hip Hurray!!!
25th June 2021, Friday
“Books are magical keys to open up worlds and change perspectives.”
On the Occasion of National Reading Day which falls on 19th June very year, the school celebrated Book Week from 19th June 2021 to 25th June 2021 virtually. The Book week included various activities and a Virtual Book Fair wherein the students were able to browse and select their favourite titles and inculcate good reading habits.
During the Book Week, the following activities were undertaken for different classes.
Classes 1 & 2
Dress up and talk as your favourite character from any book.
Classes 3 to 5
Showcase and describe your favourite book, storytelling, describe your favourite comic character, enactments and so on.
Classes 5 & 8
Pre-read and discuss any interesting story with presentations.
Classes 9 & 12
Discuss any author and his famous book /make book trailers advertising your favourite book.
All the students performed enthusiastically across the classes and came out with innovative ways to show their love for books and characters. It was a week which helped the students and teachers to immerse themselves in the magical world of books and stories.
International Yoga day 2021
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA – 21ST JUNE,2021
-YOGA IS THE GATEWAY OF HAPPINESS THAT BODY NEEDS IN DAILY LIFE-
Doon Public School, Paschim Vihar celebrated the International Day of Yoga with great enthusiasm on 21st of June, by conducting various competitions and programs. The main highlight of the day was -The Virtual Yoga Workshop by our very own Yoga Guru- Mr. Roshan Lal Riyal ji (Former TGT Sanskrit).
For classes 2-5, yoga workshop was conducted wherein the class teachers (trained by Ms. Dimple - PET) had performed yoga asanas and kids were following the teacher. It was a treat to the eyes to watch the children doing yoga asanas with full confidence and zeal in them. The main motive to celebrate this day was to promote the motto of the Yoga Day 2021- Yoga for Well-being. The exercises were good and useful to the students. All the students were excited and energetic.
For classes 6-8 and 9-12, the day started with assembly that had Om Chanting followed by a yoga quiz that was conducted through google form wherein it was really good to see the kids taking part in the activity whole heartedly. The time-limit set for each question left no gap for cheating.
The day was concluded with the Yoga workshop conducted on zoom for classes 6-8, wherein all the students with their parents and even the faculty had taken part. The virtual session was started with warm-up sessions, and the students performed sitting and standing asanas, importance of these was explained simultaneously. Sir, encouraged students to practice regular yoga to remain fit and improve concentration. Regular yoga will definitely help our students achieve a better life, physically, mentally and spiritually as well.
Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week was organized by Psychology Department, Doon Public School during 5th -10th October, 2020 to spread awareness regarding Mental Health. Week witnessed lots of activities for Teachers and students throughout.
Mental health Awarenees week started on 5th October by showing Mental Health data-fancyboxated videos to all the students during Class Teacher’s period. Class Teachers briefed the importance of Mental Health to students by story telling method.
Throughout the week, several competitions were organized such as:
• Poster making Competition (For Classes 3-5)
• Essay writing Competition (For Classes 6-8)
• Slogan writing Competition (For Classes 9&10)
• Short Film making Competition (For Classes 9-12)
For the culmination of this week, Students of classes 11 & 12, Psychology Dept. along with the Teacher In-charge Ms. Surbhi Lal (PGT ,Psychology) organized a webinar called “Manodarpan-Mental Health For All, Greater Investment, Greater Access’ for the management and the faculty members.
The Webinar was highly informative and provided insights regarding Mental Health Issues, data-fancyboxated challenges, Importance of Self Love, Attachment Styles and Challenges of Adolescents. It included lots of quizzes, games and musical presentations as well.
Headmistress mam, Ms. Vidhu Vijayan Biju appreciated and encouraged the initiative of organizing this webinar on Mental Health .
Students have enthusiastically participated in all the competitions throughout the Awareness week. Result for all the Competitions was announced during the webinar. Winners and participants were provided with e-certificates
The choices we make today create the future that we are dreaming of” - Clara Jose
Keeping with the aforesaid, Doon Public School organised an orientation cum counselling programme for the students of class 11 session 2021-22 on Saturday, 22 May 2021. The aim of this programme was to enable the students to clarify their doubts about various subjects offered in class eleventh and understand the importance of choosing the appropriate stream for achieving their goals.
The programme began with an introductory address by our vivacious Headmistress ma'am - Ms. Vidhu Vijayan Biju. It was followed by a career counselling session with Mr. Sunil Dangi, founder and CEO of eMango, who offered his expertise in career management options.
Later, the teachers illustrated their presentations on various subjects offered in eleventh standard and provided insights to the students for better career planning and stream selection. The programme culminated with a vote of thanks to the management, teachers and the parents who helped in making this day a big success.
Awareness Session on Mental Health
Amidst the Covid times, School has taken the initiative to reach out to the parents and students regarding the Awareness on Mental Health . A virtual Awareness session for Mental Health was organised for the parents and students on 17.04.2021 in coordination with the school Counselor Ms. Surbhi Lal and Moderator for the session, Ms. Nishu Verma (English Dept.) It was an open house session for the parents to ask their mental health data-fancyboxated queries from the Counselor post a presentation by Ms. Nishu Verm
Geetha Vasan Mam's Memorial day
Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.
– Ronald Reagan
Let's undertake a journey of 'Remembrance' in the loving memory of our former Vice-Chairperson Late Ms. Geetha Vasan As those who touch our lives, stay in our hearts forever.
FIREWALK SEMINAR by Mr. P. S. Rathore
Saturday, 13 March 2021
An Offline Teachers’ Seminar on Saturday, 13th March 2021 at the school premises, paved the way to proceed ahead during the ongoing testing times. The teachers followed the new ‘SMS’ rule (Sanitise, Mask and Social Distancing) along with the prescribed CBSE SOPs amid the new normal.
Our distinguished guest Mr. P. S. Rathore, Founder CEO, Any time Classes, an ardent writer, the author of many best-selling management books, a change catalyst, an educator and a motivational speaker, was felicitated by the HeadMistress, Mrs. Vidhu Vijayan Biju.
Professor PS Rathore is a Leadership and Life coach, Honoured at House of Commons, British Parliament London as the best International Management Guru and a Fire walk Trainer. He has won many awards like-- the speaking tree first Good Karma awards 2016 -17 as the best Management Guru, presented by the Times of India, HRAI Awards in 2019, the leadership excellence awards at Thailand by Kamdhenu group and DCI awards by Lal Singh foundation, the Ved Prashar Award in the British Parliament to name a few.
The teachers enthusiastically took part in the various activities such as ‘Glass Walk’, ‘Bar Bending’, ‘Meditation Exercises’ during the Firewalk seminar. Mr. Rathore not only unravelled his magic but also created magic by making the teachers walk on the fire.
The teachers showed gratitude - towards the distinguished guest as well as towards the Manager Sir, Mr. Sarat Chandran, the Managing Committee Member, Dr. Shashi Kant Tiwari, and the Headmistress, Ms. Vidhu Vijayan Biju, - for providing such a wonderful opportunity to make them realise their innate potential.
Definitely a day to remember!
E- poster on Fundamental Duties.
Class: 9 and 10
E – poster making activity was conducted for the students of class 9 and class 10 on the topic “Fundamental Duties “ on 25th January. They participated with enthusiasm. We Indians, celebrate 26th January as our Republic Day as our constitution came into effect on this day in the year 1950. This activity helped the students to know better about their fundamental duties. I hope they will participate actively by discharging their duties to make our country a better nation. Here are a few glimpses of students participating enthusiastically in the activity with their work.
72nd Republic Day Celebration
Webinar by Dr. Vipul Indora
During This Pandemic, We Have Often Ignored Our Health And Welness Altogether. People, Have Been Greatly Stressed And Ignorant At The Same Time Towards A Healthy Lifestyle.
This Global Pandemic Began In March 2020, And Everything Has Changed Since Then. It Was A New Experience For Students To Be Completely Engrossed In The Virtual World Of Learning And Socialisation. Therefore, The Students Ignored Their Physical Wellbeing And Spent Most Of Their Day On The Screen. It Had Greatly Impacted Not Only Their Eyesight But Their Fitness Level Too. It Had Been A Great Concern Of The Parents And The School Community. Therefore, Keeping In Mind Their Emotional, Physical And Mental Wellbeing A Webinar Was Conducted By A Renowned Doctor, Dr. Vipul Indora. Not Only Our Yound Doonites, And Their Parents But Also Our Faculty Attended The Webinar On The Topic: What Makes The Child Susceptible To Covid Complications?
The Webinar Started With An Introduction About Our Worthy Speaker Followed By An Introduction About The Theme Of The Webinar. Dr. Vipul Stated All The Facts And Figures Very Nicely, And It Was Quite Evident That The Kids Enjoyed The Webinar Thoroughly.
To Clear The Doubts And Queries Of The Kids Along With Their Parents, Question-Answer Round Was Also Conducted In The End. Finally, The Webinar Concluded With Vote Of Thanks.
Anti Bullying Session (UNESCO).
An Anti Bullying Awareness Session under the guidance material of UNESCO was take taken up by our school for the students and Teachers. Session was conducted by the peer moderators team of students (class 11), namely, Pratham Sharma,Tarsh Gambhir, Vidhi malik, Ashriya Aneja, Ananya seth , Bilal Anis, Ananya Rajkalyan, Shubhojit bhattacharya, Afeerah and Amogh bhardwaj in the guidance of School Counsellor Ms. Surbhi Lal.
They highlighted the importance of creating awareness data-fancyboxated to Bullying , its types, role of Bystanders and preventive measures to be taken up to curb or manage such situations.
Students also participated enthusiastically in the activities data-fancyboxated to this Anti Bullying Campaign such as #BE A BUDDY, NOT A BULLY. Such initiatives helps to keep school a bully free zone.
Celebration Of Constitution Day
TIME- 8:45 am-9:00am
The 71th anniversary of the adoption of our Constitution Day or Samvidhan diwas is celebrated in Doon Public school through virtual platform (Zoom) on 26th of November to honor and remember the Supreme law of the Land i.e. Constitution of India. The meeting commenced with the reading of Preamble in the class. All the students and teachers reaffirmed their commitment to the Indian Constitution by taking the pledge. The power point presentation was shown to the students on the significance of Constitution Day as well as to reiterate guiding values mentioned in the Constitution. Class teachers urged the students to abide by the Constitution and feel proud to be a citizen of a great country.
Best Videos of Preamble reading-
‘Practice makes a man perfect’. Keeping this famous saying in mind, DOONITES have added yet another feather to their never ending achievements. After a successful participation in three MUNs, Doonites organized their FIRST VIRTUAL MUN (DOONMUN) on 7th and 8th November 2020.
With so much going in and around the world, the aim of DOONMUN was to provide a podium for fruitful discussions on pressing global issues. It was a simulation of UN debates and children deliberated for two continuous days on varied issues. A total of three committees were introduced in the first DOONMUN namely:
AIPPM- The agenda of ALL INDIA POLITICAL PARTY MEET was ‘POSSIBLE AMENDMENTS IN THE INDIAN PENAL CODE IN CONTEXT WITH RAPE LAWS.
UNHRC- The agenda for UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL was ‘PROTECTING AND PROMOTING THE RIGHTS OF THE REFUGEES IN THE WORLD ETHICS OF INTERVENTION WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT’.
HARRY POTTER (FICTIONAL COMMITTEE): This was a fictional committee that was introduced to grasp the interest of the students with on the spot agendas and situations being created.
It was an exciting two days journey with children participating from different schools. This platform provided a wonderful opportunity to children to meet and share political views.
Inter School Result
Geetanjali Fest 2020
Vigilance Awareness Week 2020
Vigilant India, Prosperous India
Redressal of grievances is always taken care by the functional school committees such as POCSO and Disciplinary committees
Gandhi Jayanti Celebration 2020
“If you want real peace in the world, start with children.” -- Mahatma Gandhi
In sync with the aforesaid and to commemorate the 151th birth anniversary of the Father of our nation - Mahatma Gandhi, number of activities were conducted by Doon Public School, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi via Online Platform.
An Online morning assembly was held on Wednesday, 30th September 2020 at 9:00 a.m. for classes 1 to 8. Around 1543 students along with their respective class teachers attended the assembly. This online assembly comprised, 'All faith prayer' which was sung by all the students during the Class Teacher's Block. It was followed by a Short Video Session, showcasing the life and great works of Mahatma Gandhi.
In classes 1 and 2, a Poem Recitation (in Hindi/English), based on Gandhian philosophy was conducted on Wednesday, 30th September. A Song Activity (in Hindi/English) was also taken up on Thursday, 1st October 2020. Around 393 students were the part of the aforesaid activities.
Home Cleanliness activity was conducted by the students of classes 3 to 5 on Wednesday, 30th September 2020 at their respective homes. During this unprecedented time, the Doonites were suggested to clean their workstations/study rooms on their own. Around 532 students enthusiastically participated. On Thursday, 1st October, ‘Best out of Waste Activity’ was conducted during the first two online sessions. The students used waste material from their respective homes to create a useful item.
A Poster Making Activity on the topics based on Gandhian Philosophy, was conducted on Wednesday, 30th September 2020 after the online assembly. 620 students of classes 6 to 8, were the part of the activity. These students also took part in an interactive activity based on the topic, ‘Rediscovering Cleanliness’ which was followed by Home Cleaning Activity on Thursday, 1st October 2020, wherein the students cleaned and decluttered their study room on their own.
An Elocution Activity (in Hindi and English) was conducted on Wednesday, 30th September 2020 and Thursday, 1st October 2020 for 375 students of classes 9 and 11 during their respective online sessions. The topics were based on Gandhian Philosophy.
The Doonites’ wholehearted participation made this year’s Gandhi Jayanti celebration a success.
Gandhi Jayanti Activities – Conducted on 30th September and 1st October
Class- 3 to 5
1. Date of the Event: 30/09/2020
Name of the Activity: Cleanliness Drive – Home Cleaning Activity
Webinar on Transgender community of India
A presentation on the HALF GENDER - the other half of the society was organised by the students of Classes 11 and 12, Department of Sociology, Doon Public School, B-2, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi 110063Wednesday, 2 September 2020 at 4 :00 p.m. on the online platform - at Google Meet meet.google.com/jdo-vkks-jgx
The Humanities students from Classes 11, 12 under the able guidance of their teacher, Ms. Nisha Pandey were able to spread awareness among the participants about this much neglected part of the society.
Mr. Harshit Gupta, the Founder of Womenite, a non-profit organisation with his,sister Ms. Tanya Gupta Womenite and his Womenite team - the Change Makers were the Guests for the Webnair.
Our another erudite guest was, Ms. Deeksha Pandey, a graduate from BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY. She has been doing a research on the topic, ‘Expanding the Edges: Transgender Women's Voices on Gender Confirmation Therapy’ in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The guests on the occasion not only appreciated the students’ efforts but also shared their perspective about the Transgender Community in India.
The students were dressed up as representatives of the Transgenders and had the Transgender flag painted on their cheeks and the spirit of equality in their hearts.
It was a wonderful platform to learn about the Transgenders. This was an educational as well as an eye opening webinar. The session contained a series of videos and PowerPoint Presentations with information that made everyone think deeper about our behaviour and thought patterns towards the other genders.
The detailed videos explained the history and beliefs of the transgenders in India. The thought-provoking statements grabbed everyone's attention throughout the webinar.
At last, the thoughts and experiences shared by the honourable guests were extremely valuable. There is lack of adequate knowledge about alternate genders and sexualities in our education system. Even our society does not teach us about it, instead we are instructed to stay away from ‘such people’.
It was a very proud moment to see the view point of the modern youth towards Transgenders and the inequalities faced by them.
We were also honoured by the presence of all the Heads of Institutions, Principals and teachers from our knowledge sharing partners of Doon Fraternity across India and other prestigious schools.
The event was presided by the Manager, Mr. Sarat Chandran and the Headmistress, Ms. Vidhu Vijayan Biju. They also appreciated the team work of the students and the teachers for organising such a thought provoking webnair.
Just as the monsoon bids adieu to the land of South India, the air is filled with vigour, joy, and happiness with the arrival of Onam, a significant festival celebrated majorly in Kerala. From the intricately decorated elephants to the wild Pulikali dancers, and from the gigantic snake boats lined up at the shore to the gorgeous floral decorations, this festival paints the state in more colors than you can imagine.
Let us take you to the majestic virtual tour of the Onam Celebrations and showcase our talented Doonites performing Atthachamayam. It will not only acquaint you to the customary rituals, but also exhibit the rich and cultural festivities of the God’s own land, Kedata-fancyboxa.
Let the season bring you good luck, peace and happiness and the spirit of Onam guide you in your life and Fulfill what you desire and hope for the best.
Independence Day and ‘Chinese Manjha Menace Campaign’
Embracing Freedom is to accept the fact that each and every one is equally free to move ahead without any inhibition and impediment... So, live and let live be practised legally, socially, economically and moreover pragmatically.'
Paschim Vihar, August 2020: As aforesaid, the Doonites celebrated the 74th Independence Day by embracing the true meaning of freedom. The young learners became the part of the awareness campaign about, ‘Chinese Manjha Menace’ and spread the message to fly kites with the cotton threads only.
The unique feature of the celebration was the Virtual Assembly which showcased the enthusiasm and patriotic fervor of the students who took part in the instrumental and vocal music performances. The Doonites dance performances soared the viewers’ spirits high.
The Chairman, Mr. M.G. Vasan; the Manager, Mr. Sarat Chandran; the Vice Chairperson and Director, Ms. Sumy Vasan Tiwari and the Headmistress, Ms. Vidhu Vijayan Biju also graced the occasion, by imparting inspirational & patriotic messages to the students, parents and teachers.
The young learners enjoyed the day and the spirt by simply using cotton threads. Thus, realising the true essence of Freedom without harming any life and simultaneously behaving as environment-conscious citizens, celebrating the Independence Day, conserving and respecting each and every life.
World Population Day
Creative Minds At Work!!
DOON PUBLIC SCHOOL, PASCHIM VIHAR, organized a slogan writing competition for the students of class IX on the topic ' NEED FOR SMALL FAMILY'.
The idea was to celebrate the WORLD POPULATION DAY by promoting the goal of WOMEN'S UPLIFTMENT AND GOOD HEALTH. Students wrote slogans on the issue of growing population and the need to combat it. It was a fun filled activity and students participated very enthusiastically.
“Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worth while, and it will do you a world of good.” - Cennino Cennini
Children can’t always express themselves using words and actions, so drawing is another important form of communication. You can gain an insight into a child’s thoughts and feelings through their drawings. Being able to express what they feel also boosts a child’s emotional intelligence.
In sync with the aforesaid, Doon Public School organized its first ever virtual drawing competition for the students to motivate young artists and help them to develop their creative skills.
Different topics were given in 3 groups according to the level of the students.
Group A(Classes 1-2)
Group B(Classes 3-5)
Group C(Classes 6-8)
1)The Indian Flag
1) Scenery of Flood
2) Picture of Corona Virus
2) Scenery of Flag Hoisting Ceremony
2) Corona Warriors
3) Lord Ganesha
3) Eid Celebration
3) Scenery of Kaliyadaman
The students participated with great exuberance and unleashed their creativity on the drawing sheets.
The winners of the Drawing Competition are-
Group A(Classes 1-2)
Group B(Classes 3-5)
Group C(Classes 6-8)
1st- Srishti Arora-2A
2nd –Arnav Mishra-7E
2nd- Lakshay Digwal-7E
3rd –Chirag -1E
3rd – Pavneet-6D
Sadbhavana Day Pledge Report
New Delhi; 20th August 2020 - Sadbhavana day is celebrated every year to mark the birth anniversary of our former Prime Minister Late Rajiv Gandhi. The theme of the Sadbhavana is to promote national integration and communal harmony among the Indian people of all the regions, data-fancyboxigion and languages. The idea behind this day is to discard violence and promote humanity among the people.
The students of Doon Public School, Paschim Vihar celebrated the birth anniversary (also known as Sadbhavana Day) of our former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by taking a pledge in their online classes on August 20th, 2020 at 11:30am. The main motive of the pledge was to promote humanity and discard evil thoughts and practices. The kids took part enthusiastically and tried to inculcate the teachings of Rajiv Gandhi sir in them. The pictures and screenshots taken during the pledge-taking ceremony, made the event more memorable.
Independence Day Celebrations
The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. Aung San Suu Kyi Aptly said, indeed nothing can impede the spirit of our angelic Doonites who celebrated the Independence Day with the outstanding patriotic fervor and zeal. The Students showcased their love and respect for the country by exhibiting dance and music performances. Their enthusiastic participation has once again proven the fact that they are the warriors fighting the pandemic by indulging in all the celebrations via online platform. We salute our martyrs and the armed forces for their undata-fancyboxenting efforts to safeguard our nation. Vande Matram...
He who has no attachments can truly love others. For his love is pure and divine. - Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita. Pure love and dedication breaks all the barriers. Where E- learning is challenging for some, Doonites are spreading their wings and making virtual classes and celebrations rejoicing. To commemorate the human incarnation of Lord Krishna, Doon celebrated the occasion of Janmashtami with passion and zeal.The students of classes 3 and 4 dressed up in colourful robes of Lord Krishna and Radha and presented a scintillating dance performance which made the celebration fun and memorable. The event was organized to instill the value of our culture through dance. World Tobacco Day 2020
‘A bond of love, a bond of togetherness; it’s a thread that binds the life and our hearts.’
‘Raksha Bandhan’ or ‘Rakhi’ is one of the most endearing ways to celebrate the virtuous bond between brothers and sisters which is one of the deepest of all human emotions. During this pandemic, the children are bound to stay at home and are missing their regular school routine. Virtual education has taken the front seat and made children comfortable with this new normal life. Celebrating events and festivals in school, builds a strong cultural belief in a child. To commemorate the festival of bond and keep the children connected with the customs and rituals, Doon Public School organized ‘Online Rakhi Making Competition’ for classes 1 to 4 on 30th July 2020, Thursday. It was a joyful event where the students participated with great zeal and zest. They made creative and colourful rakhis with the guidance of their teachers and parents using decorative items like mirrors, stars, pearls, glitter papers, ribbons etc. Their artisanship was very fascinating which made it difficult for the judges to select the winners.
The winners are as follows:
1st position- Jivika -1A
1st Position- Vihaan Rawtani - 3D
2nd Position- Abhiniti Kaur Punn -1C
2nd Position-Gauransh Mullick-3A
3rd Position-Eshma – 2E
3rd Position-Arya Arjun-4B
The students were also given the opportunity to exhibit their talent in the form of - poem recitation/ dance/ song/ speech on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
The sole purpose of organizing this event was to give the platform to the students to explore their creative minds and bring out their hidden talent. The children thoroughly enjoyed this event and made it memorable.
International Yoga Day observed by Doon Public School on June 21, 2020
New Delhi, 22 June 2020: Doon Public School, B-2, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi - 63 celebrated 'International Yoga Day at home' with great vigour and vitality. The students, parents and teachers got up early to join the virtual Yoga session at 7:00 a.m through the YouTube link.
The International Yoga Day started with an invigorating session by the trainer Dr. Ishwar V. Basavaraddi who taught various asanas. The students, parents and teachers did Sukhasana, Vrikshasana, Tasasana, Padmasana, Trikonasana etc. The day started on a vibrant note and the enthusiasm continued on till evening.
The students, parents and teachers also joined the Fit India Mission special live session at 5:00 PM with Ms. Shilpa Shetty, renowned fitness icon and experienced Yoga practitioner and the sports persons Mary Kom and Anjum. The students were very excited to join them in doing Yoga and were quite energised after the session. They were excited to record their yoga poses. Total 215 (students and others) participated in International Yoga Day.
It was truly Yoga at home - Yoga with family for Doon Public School family. Such events are a reflection of our Indian tradition and patriotism.
Tiny tots @Doon Public School, imparting a humble message, 'Stay home , Stay safe' with their nonchalance demeanor. These cute little angels are always the show stoppers of all the events at our school.