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LAKSHMIPAT SINGHANIA ACADEMY Lakshmipat Singhania Academy recently conducted the annual inter-school fest for middle school, Abhilasha 2020-21, virtually. Students of classes VI to VIII from 28 schools took part in it. Besides schools from various parts of the country, those from Greece, Poland, Georgia, Bangladesh and Nepal also competed in the fest under the theme, Heal the World. Five offline and online events were held on separate days. The webinar for online events commenced with an inaugural ceremony and a cultural programme. Students presented dance performances and the school choir showcased a rendition of the Spanish number Bella Ciao. The chief guest of the day was Future Hope CEO Sujata Sen.

Cadence and Geo Quiz were the two online events, while Ambrosia, Vibgyor and Geo News were the offline ones. Cadence had participants performing songs, dance, or a rendition on a musical instrument native to their region on the theme of the fest. Geo Quiz was a quiz competition, conducted online, while for Ambrosia, a non-gas cooking event, kids prepared street food dishes of their countries. Vibgyor was more like a virtual exhibition showcasing the artworks and for Geo News, students posed as news representatives for a global news channel. “Abhilasha brought a fresh lease of life into the parched souls of the students, locked up in their respective homes across the globe. I feel it was no less than any panacea as all the participants undertook this responsibility to heal the world and healed themselves in the process,” said school director Meena Kak.

HM EDUCATION CENTRE To spread community bonding and love, HM Education Centre distributed food, masks and woolen garments to the destitutes in and around Hindmotor, Konnagar, Uttarpara and Makhla of Hooghly district. Textbooks for classes I to VIII were given away to the children of Sivasram, an orphanage in Uttarpara. The school’s staff members also visited an old-age home, Matri Ashram, in Konnagar with gifts, including groceries, vegetables, masks and sanitisers. “We want to instil qualities such as kindness and charity among our students. They need to spread the joy of life among the lesser fortunate too. Since Christmas, we have been distributing ration and warm clothes to spread this message,” said principal Ratna Kundu.

SHRI SHIKSHAYATAN SCHOOL JUNIOR SECTION The junior section of Shri Shikshayatan School recently conducted Annual Sports Day 2020-21 on a virtual platform.

Students from classes I to V took part in a series of fun events or games from the comfort of their homes replac- ing on-field physical events.

Tots from Class I took part in games such as Let’s fight Corona, an event where stu- dents geared up to protect themselves by following the basic safety protocols, and Spoon Feeding, where stu- dents had to put a spoon in their mouth and transfer cot- ton balls from one plate to an- other. Class II children en- joyed a couple of events named as Collection of Gems on the minimum time taken to and Bursting of Balloons. Stu- complete the tasks. “The pan- dents of Class III made a tower demic did not let us hold a of 10 glasses and dressed up as physical sports meet, but I Santa while Class IV kids want to thank all our chil- tried their dren, parents hands at transferring vegetables from one basket to another blind- YOUNG METRO and teachers for organising it despite all odds. Sports have been an folded in the integral part event, Tossing of our educa- the Vegetables. Games such tion to build tolerance, self- as Balancing the Book and confidence, teamwork, and Pyramid with Glass were or- discipline. To encourage the ganised for students of passion for sports, it is our en- Class V. An aerobic perform- deavour to always build an ance, too, was showcased on environment even if it is vir- the theme, Life is Beautiful.

tual,” said headmistress Winners were selected based Poushali Mukherjee.

Reporting by Chandreyee Ghose and Arundhati Bhattacharya.

Source: Telegraph

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