KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA GANGTOK
20TH DECEMBER, 2014
The best way to have young people perform is to celebrate every achievement and encourage every step they take. From a toddler’s first step to a running child, there is a great deal of effort in the calendar year, what better than the Annual Day to celebrate their effort. The Annual Day helps us showcase our ability to connect, to collaborate, to communicate and to create. Life is a celebration of awakening, of new beginning and wonderful surprise that enlighten the soul.
Let’s raise us a hearty welcome big enough to hold you all. It’s gratifying to have with us prominent stars of our galaxy, whose gracious presence has made K.V.Gangtok family proud host to welcome, His Esteemed Honour, Maj.Gen.YVK Mohan, SM, GOC Black Cat Division and honourable Chief Guest of the occasion, Esteemed Guest of honour, Madam Y.Geetha Mohan, Special Guest Brig. H.S.Madan, Dy.GOC, Black Cat Division, Reverend members of VMC , PTA, Dignitaries, distinguished invitees, Parents, Guardians, Members of Press and electronic media, my worthy colleagues, loving students, Ladies & Gentlemen
I have the august privilege to extend, a warm and cordial welcome to our esteemed Chief Guest and other dignitaries; who despite their hectic schedule have made it convenient to grace his celebration with their gracious presence and benign company. Our joy and happiness has been multiplied infinitely to have you all with us. Your august presence itself is our strength and inspiration to all our performers of today’s show.
With all co-operation, support, team-work, enthusiasm and spirit, the students and staff of this institution has scripted a saga of success, a story of achievements in the chronicle of K.V.Gangtok to be appreciated, noted, remembered and recalled in the days to come.
Ladies and Gentlemen!
How swiftly and unnoticed time flies ! one more year has been added to the glorious saga of K.V.Gangtok. Standing over here for Annual Report documenting of my Vidyalaya for the Session 2014-15. I am tempted to speak, to undertake the duty of presenting the report of all the activities undertaken by the Vidyalaya covering academics to Sports, CCA to CMP, OTBA to PSA, and various ground of inexhaustible fields. Education is the foundation of a civilized Society. Each aspect of School life provides an avenue for the learners to grow to their full potential, achieve self actualization and develop competencies to face the challenges of today’s world with élan.
Academic pre-eminence in today’s educational scenario continues to be an important yardstick though no longer the only one, of the School’s superlative performance. Our learners know it well that excellence is not achieved by accident. Thus they persevere towards their goals with vision encapsulated in these words.
“…tiny seeds make boundless harvests
Drops of rain compose the showers
Seconds make the flying minutes
And the minutes make the hours….”
Ladies and Gentlemen!
Excellence in Academics is the hallmark of any good institution and here we stand at par session 2013-14 has been extra-ordinary and historical year for us. Students of class XII in both streams brought laurels to all of us and for themselves recorded 100% success with sparkling scores and made our distant dream a fact .Master Sumit Bothra topped in Science Stream with 91.40% marks, the second highest achiever in the state, Miss Pragya Rai secured First position in Commerce Stream by securing 86% marks . We are happy to see them growing into confident intellectuals however we do miss them. In class X examinations, we achieved cent percent results. Please join your hands to congratulate our ten stars of class X who obtained A1 grades in all subjects with 10 CGPA. They have been rewarded with Rs.5000/- each and Merit Certificate. The statistics of School based result from Class I to Class IX was 100% while in class XI it was more than 99%. I take advantage of the occasion to make a commitment that the result for this current session in classes X and XII will be even better than the preceding year.
Nine of our students attended study camp at NIT-Rabangla, Sikkim organized under INSPIRE project by Govt.of India in collaboration with CBSE for students of classes XI & XII. All these students added new feather in our achievements by obtaining first positions in academic and sports competitions.
Ladies and Gentlemen!
I strongly believe that education must aim at producing those individual who can intelligently and amicably participate in the various activities of life. Along with traditional methods, we need to take up the co-curricular programmes to meet the demands of changing concept of education. In fact, everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know that how great you can be… what you can accomplish ! And what your potential is !
To enliven the routine of our academic work, this year we conducted a number of activities in form of Inter-House competitions viz Extempore Speech in Hindi & English, Debates, Elocutions, Song, Dances, Quiz, Essay writing, Drawing & Painting competitions etc.
At Vidyalaya level Social Science Exhibition, the students showed great enthusiasm- with presentation of models, charts, dance, song, Quiz, Speech, Skit etc. The models prepared by our students were selected at cluster level Competition for regional level.
We have successfully conducted our Annual Sports Meet on 29th Nov.2014. Our students participated not only at school level Games & Sports activities, but also shown their talent and potential at cluster, regional and even at KVS National level event. Miss Nikita Singh represented KVS Guwahati Region in the National Level Competition.
Reading is dreaming with open eyes. This year we have celebrated Library Week and organized several competitions for all levels of students viz.Book Review, Speech, Poster Making Competition to spread message “Must read and learn for healthy, prosperous and happy sustenance”.
We believe that Science knows no country and knowledge belongs to humanity. This belief has encouraged our students to participate in several Science and Mathematics Competitions/Olympiads conducted by SFO, CBSE and NCERT. Master Naval Rehman of our Vidyalaya got 1st position and has been selected for participation in National Level NCSE while Master Sanidhya Gairola of Class IX has been selected for National Level JNNSMEE-2014.
I am delighted to let you know that our students witnessed live interaction of our esteemed Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi with students on the eve of Teachers Day, watched live telecast of MARS Orbiter Manouver, participated in On-line Essay Competitions on the eve of Gurutsav 2014 and birth anniversary of Pandit Din Dayal Upadhyay.
We are glad to make a record note for Gangtok kvians who have participated in peer Education Programme and Youth Festival under the banner of NAEP.
Owesome gathering of human, noble people ! !
We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another. Students of our Vidyalaya generously contributed to PM Relief Fund for Jammu & Kashmir flood victimsand care for all organization fighting against cancer Shramdaan Project has been taken up with utmost sincerity and devotion by all members of KV Gangtok under ‘Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan’ of Hon’ble PM to keep School premises clean and tidy for healthy, happy and hygienic.
We are proud to say that this year we have been part of National Level Celebrations such as Run for Unity on birth anniversary of Loh Purush Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and Shiksha Diwas (National Education Day) to commemorate birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India.
Our highly inspired and active students from Bharat Scout & Guides movements, participated in different programmes organized by KVS such as Pravesh, Dwitiya and Tritiya Sopan Camps, Rajya Puraskar Testing Camp, rallies at Cluster and State level, three of our students Master Dipu Das, Master Saurav Jha and Master Baiju Saha have been selected for coveted Rajya Puraskar.
Ladies and Gentlemen !
Apart from core subjects cadre of dedicated teachers, studious stake holders, we have professionals in the field of Yoga, Music, SUPW, Art & Drawing and in Physical Education for holistic growth of our each student. This year, we have added a well equipped professional Nurse for all time on all working days for proper care and guidance to students to keep them physically and mentally fit.
Indeed its my happiest piece of information to share with you all is that, we have carved a niche among the cluster of educational institution in the Sikkim State by spreading our wings far and wide and became the prestigious member of project UDAAN launched by CBSE, this year in November an On-line Study Programme aired through “A-View” exclusively for meritorious girl students aspiring to have higher technical education in Nations premier institutes viz IITs and NITs. Two of our own students Miss Shailja Singh and Miss Sapna Agarwal besides 14 other girls students from various schools of Sikkim are taking part in On-line Weekly contact classes.
NOT only this, I am delighted to inform you that we are one among the three schools selected in the Guwahati region, to collect fee completely through On-line via UBI. From Jan’15 and onwards parents can deposit the fees On-line via credit card, debit card, Internet banking sitting at their home or in Office.
Ladies and Gentlemen !
For the first time in the history of K.V.Gangtok, we received the august privilege to host ‘Annual Principals’ Conference’ of KVS Guwahati region w.e.f 9th-11th July 2014. Besides this we organized cluster level Competition in CCA and CMP and our students own the Championship defeating students from K.V.NHPC Singtam and K.V.Kalimpong.
At a nutshell, I would like to emphasize one of our Commandants, we have delineated for this year is “Focus on increasing our level of responsibility and accountability for students, move to more student centered approach and activity based teaching at all levels to train our students to be tomorrows heroes in every fields of life including emotional, Social, intellectual and intrinsic development of moral values.”
Our journey will continue to take new challenges to reach highest of all highs and taste emphatic triumph in years ahead. We believe that this journey of excellence will never be over. For us, this journey itself is the destination.
Before concluding and let you all enjoy this annual festival, I once again express my appreciation, gratitude and welcome you all once again.
“Sow an act, and you reap a habit.
Sow a habit and you reap a character
Sow a character and you reap a destiny”
Season Greetings and Warm Wishes for a blessed & Cheerful 2015!!
“ जीवेम् शरदः शतम् | “
Jai Hind, Jai Bharat!
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA GANGTOK
20TH DECEMBER, 2013
One cannot live in isolation; so life is relationship & Relationship is Action……relationship, surely, is the mirror in which we discover ourselves. Without relationship we are not; to be is to be related, to be related is existence. Kendriya Vidyalaya Gangtok once again celebrates its glorious existence today, the 20th Day of December, 2013.
His Esteemed Honour,Maj.Gen.Devraj Anbu, YSM,SM GOC 17 Mtn.Division Honourable Chief Guest of the occasion, Esteemed Guest of Honour, Shri LAC Singh, PAG, Sikkim & Chairman of VMC; Special Guest, Madam D.Anbu ,Reverend members of VMC, PTA, Dignitaries, distinguished invitees, Parents, Guardians, Members of Press & Media, my worthy Colleagues, loving students, Ladies & Gentleman.
I have the proud privilege to extend, on behalf of wonderful family of KV Gangtok, a warm & hearty welcome to our esteemed Chief Guest Maj.Gen.Devraj Anbu GOC, 17 Mtn. Division; Madam Anbu, Shri LAC Singh, our Honorable Guest of Honour; dignitaries and parents who have multiplied our joy and happiness with their august presence in this auspicious occasion of Annual Day Celebration-2013-14.
Friend! Kendriya Vidyalaya has become one year older by today-since 20th December, 2012 when we celebrated 35th Annual Day here in this auditorium. Besides, I have one year’s experience as Principal of this Vidyalaya. With the passage of Time, things have changed- and changed for better! With all co-operation, support, team-work, enthusiasm and Spirit, the staff of this Institution has scripted a saga of success, a story of achievements in the chronicle of KV Gangtok to be appreciated, noted, remembered and recalled in the days to come.
Ladies & Gentlemen, standing over here with the Annual Report of my Vidyalaya, I am tempted to speak a few words on our Sangathan. Established in the year 1963 by the recommendation of 2nd Pay Commission, esteemed Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has four fold missions viz.
1.To cater to the educational needs of children of transferable Central Govt. including Defence & Para –military personnel by providing a common programme of education.
2.To pursue excellence and set the pace in the field of school education.
3.To initiate and promote experimentation & innovations in education in collaboration with other bodies like the CBSE and NCERT etc and
4. To develop the spirit of national integration an create a sense of a Indianness among children.
Friends, NCERT plans, CBSE implements and we at Kendriya Vidyalaya across the nation execute. Thus Kendriya Vidyalayas are workshops for experiments, innovations, newness and freshness in our education system.
The year 2013 commemorated Golden Jubilee Celebration of foundation of KVS. Thus we have served the nation for last fifty years.
Ladies & Gentlemen, let me make it very loud and clear that KV Gangtok is firmly wedded to the ideals of Esteemed KVS and committed to educating our next generation that will take the nation to greater heights. We do not confine Education-Teaching-Learning activities to the class-rooms and books only. Apart from Academics; equal emphasis is given on co-curricular and Games as well Sports activities. As such, the Vidyalaya and its premises is the workshop where man-making-endeavor is realized. We target, the growth of all domains of a child-cognitive, affective and psycho-motor. It’s all about personality development, learning life-skill and inculcating age-old values and attitude. From Day-1 of the Session, we have a well-structured & defined list of activities under-CCE & PSA for scholastics, CCA, CMP, Games and Sports etc for co-scholastics. For the Transaction of curricular activities we have class-wise Split-up of syllabus, activity-sheet, specification of practical, and provision for Lesson-Plan etc. Here everyone performs- both teacher as well as the student.
Ladies & Gentlemen ! Annual result- in Home centre or in AISSCE is the yard-stick to assess the performance of the Vidyalaya. Though the Vidyalaya has been passing through different difficulties-infrastructure & others-, we have better results in the Academic Session-2012-13.
In Class-X, 68, students appeared and all 68 students passed with flying colours. Thus the pass % was 100%. It’s the best result in N.E.Region. 04 students had 10 CGPA viz-Neha Chaturvedi, Sachin Negi, Suraj Sah and Sonali Pal. They have been lavishly rewarded by CBSE with Rs.5000/- each and Merit Certificates.
In AISSCE-2013, overall result of the Vidyalaya was about 80% with 54 PI. Amit Rai of XII(Com) topped the Region with 96% and was placed in 4th position in the All India Merit list. Besides, 04 students of XII(Com) are in top twenty of the NE Region. I once again congratulate Mr.B.Lal the Commerce teacher, the students and parents for such an excellent show. Thank you all, Needless to mention that the result of other classes i.e for class I to Class IX was 100%. I take advantage of the occasion to make a commitment that the result for this current session-2013-14 in class-X and Class-XII will be far-far better than that of 2012-13 and create history.
Ladies & Gentlemen! ‘Learning by Doing,’ ‘Learning by Living’ and ‘Learning without Tears’ are the main characteristics of new education. Philosophical and Sociological ideas have brought about a change in the concept of education. The crying need of the hour is the ‘education for democracy’ and hence I strongly believe that education must aim at producing those individuals who can intelligently and amicably participate in the various activities of life. Traditional Curriculum has failed to meet the demands of the changing concept of education. The Co-curricular programme is a convenient tool by which an inadequate curriculum may be modified. To enliven the routine of our academic work, this year we conducted a number of activities in the form of Inter -House Completions viz-Extempore Speech (Hindi/Eng), Debate, Elocutions, Song, Dance (Solo/Group), Quiz, Essay Writing, Drawing & Painting Competitions etc.
At Vidyalaya, Level Social Science Exhibition, the students have shown great enthusiasm- with presentation of models, charts, dance, song, quiz, speech, Skit etc. I tell it with a heavy heart that the best selected students of this Vidyalaya could not participate in Cluster level competition due to road blockade during Gorkha Land Agitation. However, the models prepared by the students were selected for regional Level. Consequently, our students got opportunity to participate in Quiz and Skit Competitions at Cluster level and they brought laurels for the Vidyalaya.
Apart from in Vidyalaya level Games & Sports activities, the students of our Vidyalaya out shown others in different competitions in different levels. Here presenting a compendium of our achievements.
Gold Medal in Kho-Kho for girls., Silver Medal in Tennis Ball Throw (Girls) ,Bronze in Long Jump(Boys) ,Silver in 200m Race (Boys), Bronze in Shot Put (Girls),Bronze in Long Jump(Girl), Gold in 100m Race(Girl), Bronze in Ropes Keeping (Girl),Bronze in North-East State Level Wushu Championship, In Cluster Level CMP Cultural Meet we have equally excelled viz. 1st position in group Dance, 1st position in Group Song, 1st position in Dance on the Theme-Water Conservation. I congratulate all the participants and thank all the teachers for their honest effort and success.
Despite all these success, our thirst for more could not be satisfied in this year because when there were competitions in Cluster-Level & Regional Level, we could not move out of Gangtok due to Gorkhaland Strike and Bandh which possessed risk to the students on the way to Sevoke Road or Bagdogra or Sukna. However, we will continue the rich legacy of wining in Games & Sports in Regional and National levels in years to come.
Ladies & Gentlemen! K.V.Gangtok has a rich Library which is fully automated with Bar coding system. The students avail the Resource. Apart from it, under Annual Library Activities, we have no. of Celebrations and Competitions viz. National Book Week Celebration, Book Exhibitions, Handwriting Competition, Essay Writing Competition, Poem Writing, Debate, Poster etc. All of our Endeavour is to attract the student towards the wonder of Books.
In CWC conducted state-level Drawing Competition our students, particularly Chhitiz of VIIIB out showed participants of other institutions.
Ladies & Gentlemen! Put your hands together for these tiny-tots of our Vidyalaya who have taken the institution to greater height.
Ladies & Gentlemen! I am delighted to let you know that Bharat Scouts & Guide is an integral part of K.V.Gangtok. Through different programmes, the students cultivate life-skills that one needs today to survive. Here is the story of success .
(1) Five students of our Vidyalaya participated in Divisional Rally.All five participants were selected for National Rally.
(2) All Twenty Scouts appeared in Tritiya Sopan Testing Camp qualified with ‘A’ Grade I at Regional level.
(3) Our Vidyalaya had 2nd position in National Level- State Rally.
(4) Last but not the least-all five participants participated in Rajya Puraskar at State level have qualified with flying colours.
All of them command our Special appreciation. I take the opportunity to thank Mr.N.M.Shilal, HWB (Scouts) for his able leadership and guidance.
Ladies & Gentlemen! Science Education has become compulsory for each one of us. To inculcate a scientific temperament in our students. We have a meticulously designed Science activities for the whole session. In Vidyalaya level Science Exhibition, almost all the students of the Vidyalaya participated in making/preparation of Models and Projects.
In Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Exhibition-02 projects of ours were selected for National Level- congratulation to Ms. Sandhiya-8B & Master Ujjawal-8A.
In NCSC-2013- 01 Project was selected for National and Ms.Arya Lekshmi participated in National Level NCSC’13 held at Bhopal in MP and the result is awaited.
For Special contribution in field of Science Ms.Anamika Basnett-XB has been awarded Rs.5000/-and Certificate by SOF-India.
In Inner-wheel Club & Rotary Club Gangtok conducted Inter School Competition on Science, our students out-shown others. I congratulate Ms.Naveen-IVA, Preeti Biswas-VIA, Navel Rahman-IXA for their fabulous performances. 13 students of our Vidyalaya took part in 16th KVS Junior Math Olympiad held at K.V.Sevoke Road.
Ladies & Gentlemen! May I have the privilege to highlight some of the special provisions made at our end to take the Vidyalaya to greater height- Remedial Classes for Slow Bloomers, Special Classes for PSA, use of ICT facilities in teaching –learning activities, Regular Organizations of VMC, PTA Meetings etc.
Of lat, we have infrastructure problems. The sentiment of the Vidyalaya and VMC has been brought to the notice of his esteemed honour, the Commissioner, KVS, New Delhi and the D.C, KVS, RO Guwahati for immediate remedy. Hope 2014 will give us gifts in the form of better infra structure facilities. I am very sure the undaunted mettle and spirit of my staff-members cannot be suppressed and threatened by a number of odds and obstacles against which we are buffeting.
Ladies & Gentlemen! Before I conclude my speech, I would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to all the benefactors who have extended all support and help for celebration of this grand festival. Our special thanks to our worthy Chief Guest Maj.Gen.Devraj Anbu, YSM,SM GOC,Guest of honour Sir LAC Singh,PAG (Sikkim) Deputy GOC and other Officials of 17 Mtn.Division for their Esteemed Guidance & kind co-operation for smooth functioning of the Vidyalaya and organization of this festival. Thanks to Commandant & Officials of BRTF , SSB & Deptt.of HRDD Govt.of Sikkim. I thank all esteemed members of VMC, Members of PTA, Parents, Guardian, my colleagues and all the students.
Friends, relationship is like a tapestry. The fabric is strongest where the threads that hold it together are spun of openness, love and trust. We at KV Gangtok Love & Trust , you all with all openness and solicit the reciprocation from your Esteemed end so that the Vidyalaya will stand high in the educational arena of this wonderful land –Sikkim.
May your all live in peace and prosperity!
Thank you all once again.