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Best Heritage Club 2018


INTACH Patiala Chapter

Topic: ‘Love Your Heritage’ 17th Feb 2018

INTACH Patiala Chapter organized a seminar on the subject of 'Love Your Heritage' on Feb 17th, 2018, at Bhai Ram Kishan Gurmat Public School, Urban Estate, Patiala. Students and teachers from various institutions participated in the programme. On this occasion Mr. Chamkaur Singh President School Trust, Mr Lakshmi Narain Bhikhi renowned scholar and Punjabi writer, Jatinder Singh Sarao Advocate, Mr Devinder Singh Shah Social Worker, Mrs Amarjit Kaur Principal of the school, Mr R.S. Bhinder former Deputy Inspector General, Mr. Laljit Singh Sidhu former Mining and Industry officer and Mr. Sarbjit Singh Virk Advocate, Convenor INTACH Patiala Chapter expressed their views. Mr. Chamkaur Singh who was the Chief Guest of the programme stressed upon the need to save the Culture and Language in this era of globalization and commercialization. Mr Laljit Singh Sidhu also shared that the students are the harbinger of peace and love. He told that both peace and love depends upon the good behavior of the citizens towards each other as well as nature and environment. Dr Bhikhi said that India is a ‘Guldasta’ of different languages and cultures and we should protect its beauty and value. Mr. Sarbjit Singh Virk Convenor INTACH Patiala Chapter told the students that the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage works for the protection of monuments and heritage buildings and ignites the spirits of the masses to preserve their tangible and intangible heritage. The Patiala Chapter of the trust has organized number of art and Painting competitions on subject of heritage Preservation. He asked the students to join in the movement of protection of our rich heritage by participating in Walks, Seminars, competitions and quizzes organized by the Patiala. After the seminar, the Poster Making Competition ‘Route to Roots’ was organized successfully in which students of Bhai Ram Kishan Gurmat Public School, Punjabi University Model Senior Secondary School and Govt. Multi Purpose Senior Secondary School participated. Mr Ranjit Singh Bhinder, DIG (Rtd), Co-Convenor of INTACH thanked the students, teachers, guests, Principal and staff of the School who all made the programme a success.

Global Indian International School, Indore

Topic: Green Medicine Day, Rally for Rivers

Global Indian International School celebrates Green Medicine Day every year in memory of Lt. Smt. Kasturba Gandhi who was a great and renowned advocator and supporter of Ayurveda medicines. An exhibition was organized to make students aware of medicinal properties of common herbs and to make them aware of our vast culture of Ayurveda. Students brought many varieties of medicinal plants from their home which contains common ingredients found in our kitchens having medicinal properties i.e tulsi, amla, curry leaves, aloe vera, honey, ginger, turmeric, pepper, lemon, etc. The teachers explained to them about the benefits of Ayurveda and how green medicines are easily available in our own homes. To make the day memorable, students from class 4th went to Sinhasa village near our campus with their teachers and they donated sapling of medicinal plants like neem, aloevera, amla, tulsi etc. to the villagers and explained them regarding the hygiene habits and importance of cleanliness in their surroundings. They marched in the streets of villages spreading the messages of cleanliness and benefits of herbal plants.

A campaign was also raised to create awareness on the rivers that are depleting. GIIS Indore took initiative and joined the mission ‘RALLY FOR RIVERS ‘to create awareness on protecting rivers and water bodies. They started this mission from Sirpur Lake a Bird Sanctuary; Students from class 8th reached the Sirpur Lake and cleaned the areas near it, which had turned into a dump yard. The students conducted the cleanliness drive with the help of school authorities. The cleanliness activity was carried out with much zeal and enthusiasm by the students. Three Students Gourisha Bhatia, Kshitij Bagadia and Yash Vyas from class 9th made a complete research on dying rivers and developed a plot and prepared a short documentary on dying rivers of India, They presented this short movie in GIIS Leaps a unique initiative of GIIS, where students gathered from all the campuses to collaborate, participate, interact and compete with each other and concurrently hone their talents, enhance their personalities. LEAPS 2018 curate events that created a perfect blend of our cultural values and the 21st century pedagogy. GIIS Indore secured 1st position in this category.

Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurugram

Topic: Heritage Report for the month of January 2018

Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurugram is very much into protecting, conserving and highlighting India’s Heritage and Culture so we organize activities and Assemblies to spread awareness amongst students and the society.


The Heritage Club of Ryan International School, sec-40, Gurugram organized a special assembly to mark “National Girl Child Day” on 24th Jan. 2018. The assembly was conducted by the Mahatma Gandhi House students, where they organized a Role Play on five successful Indian women in social, education, politics, sports and management fields. Students enacted as successful women personalities with great confidence and passion. The role play successfully brought out the main aspects and qualities of each women leader. And also inspired and motivated us all on the values and learning from their successful life.


Heritage Club, Ryan International School, Sector-40, Gurugram celebrated the 69th Republic Day with all its solemnity and grandeur. The event showcased the pride taken in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of democracy and unity. The school echoed with patriotic fervour as the children indulged in a plethora of activities designed to mark the national occasion.

"Martyr’s day"

A special assembly was conducted on Martyr’s day on 30th January, 2018 as a remembrance of the martyred souls. The presentation commenced with a brief introduction on the life of Gandhiji and how his role in attaining freedom for India was pivotal. Gandhi ji's three messengers or commonly known as the 'teen bandar' represented the principle "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". The students enthusiastically participated in the assembly to show their gratitude towards the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for our country and also spoke about Gandhi's principles and ideologies of truth, non-violence, self-sacrifice, peace and love for motherland. Information was provided on the celebrations of Martyrs day in India and assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. They also sang the melodious song 'De di hume azadi bina khadag bina dhaal' which made everyone reflect the sacrifices of this great soul. Our School Head Ms. Nisha Sharma appreciated the assembly and added that we should each walk on the path shown by Gandhi ji and feel the sense of responsibility towards the country and developed love and respect for the martyrs.

Some of the other activities performed for the month of January are Declamation Competition: Topic - “Rights and duties go hand in hand on, Role play competition: Topic- “An inspiring freedom fighter”, Slogan writing competition: “My Nation My Pride”, Art Expression: “Tricolour placard making activity”.

Global Indian International School, Indore

Topic: Swachh Bharat

No Litter Campaign

Littering and pollution is a major issue around the world today. It affects all of our lives, and will affect us for years to come. It is the result of careless attitudes and improper handling. We can prevent all this harm to our planet by reducing, reusing and recycling. We can save so much of earth by making it look better and keeping it clean and putting things where they belong if we don’t litter. Indore Municipal Corporation has run a serious drive to segregate waste into biodegradable and non-biodegradable. The waste which can be recycled is separated and sent to various places for treatment or recycling. The biodegradable waste is being turned to compost. Keeping this in mind GIIS group of schools initiated a drive against – LITTERING. No Litter Campaign was the projects given to the students of GIIS. All the students have shown immense enthusiasm and energy in running this drive successfully in Indore City. Indore has set a benchmark by securing first position in cleanliness of surroundings.

Some of the activities done by the students are:

Best out Of Waste- A step towards 3 R’s. Different useful products like ice cream sticks, CDs and used bottles were used to create table Dustbins and eco-friendly Dustbins. The dustbins were placed in the school to make the students aware of littering and making the premises clean.

Poster Making Activity

Beautiful posters with catchy and informative designs were made and also used during the campaign.

No Litter Rally

A campaign rally or a march can be an extremely powerful way of expressing public feeling on an issue. The same idea had been used to spread the message. Flyers, posters and slogans were used to encourage people to participate in No Litter Campaign.

Nukkad Natak

Drama and song are the best means to spread message of awareness. The students of Class VI presented a ‘Nukkad Natak’ on NO LITTER at one of the busiest squares of Indore. The people gathered around to view the act. The posters, slogans and the voice of kids moved the people. A local channel had covered the complete act. People got the message and understood that it is our individual duty not to spread litter and ask others also to do the same.

Thanks Giving Day with Safaikarmis of IMC

IMC- Indore Municipal Corporation has deployed around 10000 safaikarmis in all the areas of Indore. These people come with the Garbage Collection Vehicle and collect dry and wet garbage separately from all the houses. These people are diligently working day and night to keep Indore clean. Even during Diwali they were present on their duties even at evening for collecting garbage. IMC and safaikarmis are very strict with all the people, shopkeepers and vendors for any act against the rules. People are now fined for spreading litter.

Oxford Grammar School, Hyderabad

Topic: Swachh Bharat Campaign

Some resource persons from Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation came to Oxford Grammar School on 9th February 2018 to create awareness on the mission the State Government civic body would be intensifying its activities for attaining higher level of cleanliness and sanitation in the city. Biodegradable carry bags are distributed to students. A rally was also organized where the students took active participation

On 17th February, on the occasion of Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandra Sekhar Rao’s Birthday, Mayor Bonthu Ram Mohan urged the school teachers, students and various organizations to participate in Swachh Survekshan which was held at Uppal Stadium. Home Minister Naini Narsimha Reddy urged people to make the city secure the top position in cleanliness, at “Swachh Surveskhan 2018 campaign. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is striving hard to improve its performance in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 rankings by conducting different awareness programmes and involving citizens in different initiatives. GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy has urged the citizens to give a missed call on 1969 and help Hyderabad bag top position. The Oxford Grammar school took active participation in the swachh campaign.

KLES’ International School Belgavi

Topic: Field Trip to Kittur on February 2018

The young Intach members of KLE’s International School visited the Kittur Fort. Kittur Chennamma was the Queen of Kittur, a princely state in Karnataka and she was one of the Indian female rulers to lead an armed rebellion against the British East India Company in 1824 because of the effect of doctrine of lapse. In the state of Karnataka, she is celebrated along with Abbakka Rani, Keladi Chennamma and Onake Obavva, as the foremost women warriors and patriots.

The young students toured the ruins of Kittur Fort to understand more about the great queen Rani Chennamma of Kittur. They also visited a museum which displays numerous articles of that period. The students learnt the amount of sacrifices that were done to achieve freedom and value their freedom more.

The students also visited a bangle factory nearby which produces glass bangles. They were mesmerized by the beauty of the bangles and the art of bangle making. It was a lovely and a great learning experience.

Oxford Grammar School, Hyderabad

Topic: Workshop (23rd – 25th Jan. 2018), 31st Hyderabad Book Fair (Jan 2018)

Balachelimi in association with School Radio conducted a 3 day workshop i.e., from 23rd January to 25th January, 2018 on School Radio at Oxford Grammar School, St. No. 13, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad. The Chief Guest for the program was Prof. Vinod Pavarala, UNESCO, Chair on community media, University of Hyderabad and Mr. Sumanaspati Reddy, Program Head, All India Radio, Adilabad. The workshop focused on orienting the students on improvising Communication skills, Enhancing Public Presentation skills, Building confidence levels. It also creates the platform to showcase their talents in creativity, innovations, technology and also to find solutions in their respective fields of study.

On the 31st Hyderabad Book Fair, the students of Oxford Grammar School performed a classical dance, Bihu dance and Lavani dance for the inaugural on 18th Jan for the inaugural function. The 31st Hyderabad Book Fair was inaugurated at NTR Stadium by Energy Minister G. Jagadish Reddy and closing ceremony was attended by Minister Harish. The book fair is a 10-day affair ending on January 28th. The organisers have listed an interesting line up of events on all the 10 days to attract children to the fair. The concluding day would saw Okka Nimsham (one minute) where contestants spoke for a minute in Telugu without using a single word of English. There are 213 participating booksellers this year. A painting competition was also held in collaboration with Oxford Grammar School on 21st Jan 2018 for classes 1 to 10 where the students took active participation. The students also performed a puppet show on 20th Jan.

Global Indian International School, Chinchwad

Topic: Makar Sankranti, Hobby Club Presentation

Global Indian International School has always encouraged the students to remain in touch with their culture and history. Each festival is celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm and same was done on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. The teachers narrated stories of Makar Sankranti to the children of grades 3 to 5 and the children wrote some beautiful stories relevant to today’s era keeping the festival of kites in mind.

It was even more colourful and fascinating for the children of grades 1 and 2 as they participated in the inter house Kite making competition. The entire area of the 1st graders was beaming with beautiful colourful kites.

The school also observed a weeklong celebration for the 69th Republic Day where special assemblies were conducted across various grades. Global Indian International School strives to make Patriotism a way of living for our students and instils in them the pride of belonging to one of the oldest nations of the world. The pride of being Indians resonated in the hallways of the school during the Republic Day celebrations, a perfect platform for our students to reflect on their patriotic selves.

Hobby Club Presentation

The school caters to the artistic needs of the children as well. As part of our extra-curricular activities we conduct Hobby Clubs on various fortes. We put up the artwork learnt by the students in this session along with music, dance, drama etc. The hobby club includes various skills like needle work, theatre, drawing and painting. All this is surely leading to the holistic development of the students of GIIS which the society of today if looking forward to.

Oxford Grammar School, Hyderabad

Topic: DHAATU INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FESTIVAL 2018, December 31st 2017- 7th Jan 2018.

The DHAATU INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FESTIVAL 2018 was held in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India held from December 31st 2017 to 7th Jan 2018. Students of 8th grade from Oxford Grammar school, Hyderabad performed a puppet show name "Bantuklal and cucumber". A puppet parade representing various Countries and States like Moscow and St. Peters burg from Russia, Germany and Austria and from India, Telangana, Mumbai and Gujarat performed at the puppet show. On the closing ceremony, the students were awarded with participation certificate and memento by Anupama Hoskera Festival Director, Dhaatu International Puppet festival.

Oxford Grammar School, Hyderabad

Topic: National Jute Board Workshop 3rd January, Sankranti Celebration 11th January

A workshop was organized on 3rd of January by the National jute Board at Oxford Grammar School. It was a student outreach programme to motivate the school students – the future decision making citizens of India, to shift towards using more eco-friendly products in their daily life, to save the earth from Pollution. This is really an extension to the Swachh Bharat Mission of the Govt. of India. The jute fibre is a renewable natural resource with excellent ecological characteristics, is light in weight, low in cost, non-toxic, biodegradable, and recyclable. As jute is biodegradable environment-friendly natural fibre, it is becoming more acceptable in an ecologically conscious modern world. The hazards of using synthetics and plastic products are being experienced every day, though not always noticed, through the clogged drains and death of grazing animals Spot Quiz contests, slogan / poster contests was arranged and as a token of recognition and incentive, jute products useful for the students are awarded. Two decorative items of Jute conveying the message of the usage of jute was presented to the school for their permanent display.

The School also celebrated Sankranti on the 11th of January. The festival marks the beginning of a six months auspicious period for Hindus known as Uttarayana period. Makar Sankranti is an important pan-Indian solar i.e harvest festival. The festival was celebrated to let the students know the significance of the festival. A Kite flying competition, Rangoli competition was held and also a skit was performed by students at the festival.

Epistemo Global, Hyderabad

Topic: Republic Day Celebration

The 69th Republic Day was celebrated at Epistemo Global with great pride. The entire school was festooned in the bright saffron white and green colours of the national flag, as students and staff gathered to celebrate the momentous occasion with patriotic fervour. The occasion was graced by the distinguished dignitaries, executive member of the board of Samaikya Group, Ms. Padma Kolli, Ms. Lakshmi Krishnan, Counsellor and Head of Centre of Excellence, our Principal Mr. Ravi Kumar and our teaching faculty. The Celebration began with the hoisting of the national flag followed by the singing of the national anthem. It was then followed by the march past from the students of the four distinctive houses namely Odysseus, Pythagoras, Archimedes and Socrates and also a performance of a song “Sare Jahan Se Accha by Grade 3 and 4 with utmost spirit and zeal. The learners displayed synchronisation and team work which helps raising their self-esteem, developing self-confidence and realising leadership and coordination skills as a team. The Principal Mr. Ravi Kumar addressed the audience and reinforced their confidence with words of inspiration. The learners also performed smart display drills using colourful pom-poms and rings as props. The purpose of drills was to hone the fine motor abilities, co-ordination, speed, balance and sharp reflexes. Learners of Grade 1 and 2 conveyed a beautiful message through their endearing dance performance in which they emphasized on the need to foster peace, harmony, respect, unity and brotherhood amongst people to overcome divisive forces that constantly try to tear us apart. Learners also showcased their energy, enthusiasm and teamwork in a wonderful display of pyramid. Finally, the floor was open for the little dancers who gave a splendid performance.