SINDHI HIGH SCHOOL, K K ROAD, BENGALURU- 560001
ANNUAL REPORT 2020-2021
‘WE DON’T GROW WHEN THINGS ARE EASY, WE GROW WHEN WE FACE CHALLENGES’
My dear readers, this annual report encapsulates each and every activity conducted round the year, for our lovely Sindhians.T
he backbone of the school is our school office which reopened on May 5th, after the lock down was lifted. We are a team of 72 teaching staff, 8 admin and 9 support staff, who are serving in this prestigious institution.
*School Strength in the year 2020-21 was 1518
Service to Humanity is practical divinity: Sindhi Seva Samiti is a philanthropic body which has been serving humanity in all walks of life, be it education, health orientated areas or religious ceremonies. The management always lend helping hand to the needy and deserving students. Rs 54,10,000/- has been sanctioned to 173 students.
|SL. NO.||TYPE||NO. OF STUDENTS||AMOUNT|
The management remitted an amount of Rs 5000/- to each parent’s bank account as a goodwill towards the parent fraternity. May their tribe increase!
*AISSE RESULTS 2019-20:
|(CLASS X) AISSE – 2019-20 RESULT – SCHOOL TOPPERS|
|1||SAMVIT SANAT GERSAPPA||487.00||97.40%|
|2||ARYAN PIYUSH SHETH||482.00||96.40%|
|3||KIRAN J RAJPUROHIT||482.00||96.40%|
|4||DHRUV P BHANSALI||476.00||95.20%|
|(CLASS X) AISSE – 2019 RESULT – SUBJECT-WISE TOPPERS|
|SL. NO.||SUBJECT||STUDENT NAME||MARKS OBTAINED|
|3||HINDI||HARSHITA M SUKHRANI||99|
|4||RAHUL H JADVANI||99|
|7||SAMVIT SANAT GERSAPPA||100|
|8||KIRAN J RAJPUROHIT||100|
|9||ARYAN PIYUSH SHETH||100|
|11||ATHARVA S KADDI||100|
|13||B M VISHNU||93|
|14||MATH – STD||KIRAN J RAJPUROHIT||98|
|15||MATH – BASIC||VIDHI K SANGHVI||94|
|16||SCIENCE||SAMVIT SANAT GERSAPPA||96|
|17||SOCIAL SCIENCE||DHRUV P BHANSALI||100|
“THERE ARE NO SECRETS TO SUCCESS. IT IS THE RESULT OF PREPARATION, HARD WORK AND LEARNING FROM FAILURE.”W
ednesday, 15th July was a day of celebration for the entire school. Amid the pandemic, cent percent results of class 10 brought us joy and happiness. Out of 107, 75 students passed with distinction, 104 first class and 3 second class. We are proud of our Sindhians for their exemplary performance at the board exam. Silver medals and Rs 1000/- were given to all toppers.
*Sahodaya certificates were given to school toppers and subject toppers by Sahodaya Schools Complex Bangalore.
*EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH EMPOWERMENT (Teachers’ workshops): CBSE and Sahodaya Schools Complex conducted around 60 plus workshops and empowered teachers with new skills to deal with online classes. The first of its kind started on 3rd May, which emphasised on balanced diet and to build on immunity to face the deadly Corona pandemic. Coping with stress and integration of technology, Gender sensitivity, Story Telling, OLabs, Programmes for Physical Education teachers to ensure Physical and mental regimen of teachers and students, Integration of Art in learning, managing Holistic Report Card, Managing assessments, to name a few. Teachers attended workshops to equip themselves with hybrid teaching in the new normal.
INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM AND ACTIVITIES IS THE CRUX OF THE WHOLE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS. Online classes commenced from Nursery to class 10 in a phased manner. Parents and students from Nursery – class 10 were oriented by the class teachers and associate teachers with online classes and etiquettes on zoom platform. Online sessions, assessments, tests, exams were conducted from nursery to class 10. Videos were shared and worksheets were administered to supplement day to day learning. Three Pre-boards for class 10 were conducted offline and students were well prepared for the upcoming board exams.
In the wake of second wave of Corona, Annual Exams from Class 1 to 9 were conducted online and results were declared on the school communication system CHALO as per schedule. CBSE called off exams of AISSE Class 10 and schools declared the results as per board’s criteria.
NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY 2020: The NEP 2020 is the first education policy to be introduced in the 21st Century. In June 2017, the committee for the Draft NEP was constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr. K Kasturi Rangan, former Chairman, ISRO. Draft was submitted to Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, Min.HRD on 31.05.2019. NEP has been formulated after having considered nearly 2 lakh suggestions. It will be implemented from 2021-22.
The NEP will help students to develop scientific temper from young age. It aims to make it easier to set up new quality of higher educational institutes which will be at par with the global standards.
A session on NEP was held by CBSE for Principals of CBSE schools allover India. The same was briefed to the teachers by the Principal. Teachers in turn apprised parents with the same, under Principal’s guidance on 13th February. As per schedule implementation of NEP will take place from 2021-2022 phase by phase.
WORKSHOP ON CODING: Coding is the process of assigning a code to something for classification or identification. It will be a part of National Education Policy at Middle and Secondary level schooling. Keeping this in mind a virtual coding workshop was organized for class 6 & 9 on 15th and 16th of March.
Mr Aanand Srinivas, CEO of StayQrious, conducted the same and was very inspiring and informative
.CO-CURRICULAR AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Co- curricular and extra-curricular activities aid in all-round development of students. They brace them to unleash their potential and accomplish their dreams and reach greater heights.
Online inter-house, co-curricular activities were conducted on account of Independence Day, Children’s Day and Republic Day. Competitions held were Puppet making, Elocution, Essay Writing, and Patriotic Dance, to name a few. Children participated with great enthusiasm and fervour. Certificates and books on Math, Science, General Knowledge, Moral science, etc; were given as prizes to the winners.
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: This year had been a hybrid experience for our Sindhians, online and offline as well. E-Fest, Medha, an interschool fest organised by Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir and Global Talent Hunt, organised by Sadhu Vaswani Mission were on virtual platform, while the competitions held at U.R. Rao Satellite Center (formerly called ISRO) were offline. Our talented students participated in most of the competitions and bagged a few prizes
Winners of the competitions held at ISRO on account of National Science Day
Shravya N.B of grade 9, participated in Essay writing (English) and won the first prize.
Eva Sharma of grade 9, participated in Essay writing (Hindi) and won the second prize.
Falak Sharma of grade 9, participated in Scientific temper and won the first prize.
Pranathi of grade 4, won the second prize in singing competition organized by Sadhu Vaswani Mission on account of Meatless day.
ACCOLADES AND APPRECIATION: “QUALITY PERFOAMANCE STARTS WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE” –JEFFREY GITOMOR
- Radhya of UKG has begged gold medal under -8 category in the 1st National Poomsae and speed kicking online championship 2021
- Adish V G of class 1 has won Taekwondo- Yellow belt in a span of one month.
- Bhoomika H C of class 5 has bagged 2nd and 3rd prizes under Junior category National and International Bharatanatyam competition respectively.
- Sanjeevini of class 6 is conferred with ‘Balashiromani’ award for her exemplary talent in Bharatanatyam.
- Saanvi of class7 has won the first place in RBG champions of South India tour championship Golf tournament held at the Eagleton Golf Resort, Bengaluru.
- Hruday of class 7 has won 3rd prize in State Math Science Fund Camp.
Our able teachers who have been mentoring and guiding the Sindhians are no less than our students. They too have outshone the teachers from other reputed schools in workshops and competitions.
Maximum number of teachers from SHS KK Road were qualified as finalists at Teachathon organised by Sahodaya Schools Complex in association with Indian Institute Of Education Management and there was a special mention for Ms Devna Dangwal for noteworthy Data Analysis.
IMPORTANT DAYS – A QUICK PEEK
ENVIRONMENT DAY- 5th June: This was the first online celebration of the pandemic year. The theme ‘Biodiversity” focused on ‘Time for nature’ made all of us ponder upon nature and its significance in our lives. Power point presentation was shared with all the students and parents. The Principal planted a sapling on account of Environment Day. It’s very imperative to know that symbiotic relationship between both nature and humans will make the Earth a better place for living. Let’s try and make it one.
INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 21ST JUNE: MENTAL POSITIVITY THROUGH PHYSICAL FLEXIBILITY.
Physical and mental health are need of the hour. International Yoga Day was observed to bring in health awareness in all of us. A Power Point Presentation on significance of day was shown to students, asanas were performed by our Sindhians, and a quiz was conducted. The celebration ended with chanting of Mruthyunjaya mantra which radiated positive aura everywhere.
MUSIC DAY 21ST JUNE: “MUSIC IS THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF MANKIND” Henry Wadsworth
Virtual Music Day was celebrated with great dedication and enthusiasm. Students invoked blessings of Lord Ganesha, the vignahartha of the universe. A talk on significance of Music Day, solo song, Hindi and Kannada mash ups, Guitar performance and a quiz were part of celebrations.
MOMENT OF CALM-The global forgiveness movement; AUGUST 2 nd: The movement pioneered by REV DADA J P VASWANI aims at bringing calm in the hearts of people through the power of forgiveness and love. A two minute silence was observed at 2pm to forgive and seek forgiveness. When this act is done collectively, it engulfs humanity in a wave of love and peace.
SANSKRIT DAY: Sanskrit Diwas was celebrated on the virtual platform on August 3rd to spread awareness, promote and revive the ancient Indian Language. The event witnessed plethora of cultural programmes which included sloka chanting, dance, storytelling and so on. The Principal addressed the students, and appreciated the dedication and passion in students and teachers for the language.
TEACHERS’ DAY, September 5th: “TEACHERS ARE THE BACKBONE OF ANY COUNTRY, THE PILLAR UPON WHICH ALL ASPIRATIONS ARE CONVERTED INTO REALITIES”- A P J Abdul Kalam
The virtual Teachers’ day was celebrated on 5th September 2020. The President Sri Madan Doulatram addressed the staff of all Sindhi Group of Educational Institutions, and spoke about teacher’s role in student’s life. He appreciated their unconditional support and significant service during the pandemic. Mrs Devika Kiran, Principal, K K Road was felicitated for her 25 years of glorious service to the Institution.
INDEPENDENCE DAY AUGUST 15TH: Amid the first wave of CORONA, the National flag was hoisted by the chief guest Sri Sanjeev Atmaram, Chairman, Sindhi High School, K K Road. Management, executives, teaching and admin staff were present for the programme. Online co-curricular competitions were conducted on account of 73rd Independence Day.
HINDI DIWAS, 14th SEPTEMBER: The richness of the language and culture was showcased through virtual celebrations on Hindi Diwas. The celebrations included a talk on significance of Hindi Diwas, Kabir ke dohe, a PPT, etc.
KANNADA RAJYOTSAVA: ಕನ್ನಡ ಉಳಿಸಿ – ಕನ್ನಡ ಬೆಳಸಿ
65th Rajyothsava was celebrated online, on November 2nd .The celebrations highlighted the culture and heritage of Karnataka through various cultural programs such as Comedy drama, Group dance, A Power point presentation, etc. The Principal addressed the students and teachers, appreciated their dedication and enthusiasm in presenting the cultural program and inspired them to uphold the values of the language and culture of our state.
MEATLESS DAY: November 25th, International Meatless Day was initiated by Sadhu Vaswani to adopt the vegetarian living. This mission promotes compassion, non-violence and reverence for all life forms. On this special day our staff and parents donated huge amount of groceries generously, and were distributed to many orphanages, old age homes and blind schools. A PPT depicting the significance of the day was shared with students and parents.
CAREER COUNSELLING: INSIGHT 7 was organized for our class 10 students by our able and enthusiastic alumni. The sessions were spread across for three Saturdays in the month of December 2020 , where in 7 speakers from various disciplines such as Hotel Management, Medicine, Entrepreneurship, etc; gave complete insight about their respective fields. On 12th April, a session was organised by Southern India Chartered Accountants Students Association of Institute Of Chartered Accountants on Chartered Accountancy as well. All sessions were informative and enriching.
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS: Winding up of Calendar year culminates with Christmas celebrations which is a feeling of fun and joy with our children around and reverberation of their chatting and laughing. However this unique year teachers entertained children with drama and carols and wished them a healthy and prosperous New Year 2021. We miss our children and hoping to receive them back soon in our campus.
NATIONAL YOUTH DAY, JANUARY 12TH: “CHANNELISING THE POWER FOR NATION BUILDING” was the theme for the day. The Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda and his ideals on which he lived and worked are great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth. A PPT showcasing swamiji’s life and his teachings were witnessed by students. A book “Vivekananda, his call to the nation” was distributed to students of class 10.
SWARAJYA SENANI HEMU KALANI: All sindhians paid homage to shaheed Hemu Kalani on January 21st, who was a Sindhi revolutionary and freedom fighter during the Indian Independence movement.
72nd REPUBLIC DAY, 26th February 2021: The historical Day to remember our National Heroes and freedom fighters who suffered to give us Republic Nation
The Republic Day was celebrated with great fervour and patriotism. The national flag was unfurled by the Hon Treasurer Sri Ashok L Kandhari. A short cultural programme was presented by our students. Office bearers, staff, about 100 students from class 6-10 and special invitees attended the programme at the school. Children enjoyed the first physical programme amidst the pandemic immensely.
MARTYRS’ DAY, January 30th: Sindhians observed the day by viewing a short video on matyrs and a two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to all great people who laid their lives for our country.
“IT IS THE CAUSE, NOT THE DEATH, WHICH MAKES THE MARTYR.” — NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY: ‘Future of STI (Science, Technology and Innovations): Impacts on Education, Skills, and Work’ was the theme for this year. It is a fact that our life and day today happenings are surrounded by science. Hence the subject is taught through observations and experiments, so that our students are well aware of scientific concepts which come in handy to deal with their lives.
The celebrations started with installation of “Leaf Litter Bin” which was initiated by our Primary Coordinator Ms. Subbalakshmi. Our budding scientists of class 6-9 took part in online Working Models competition which was awe-inspiring. The enthusiasm and interest in these amateur scientists were abundant and obvious. Vigyan Geet was sung by students and the programme ended with Science Anthem.
STAFF MANAGEMENT MEET: The first physical staff-management meet of the year was scheduled on 13th February 2021. The President addressed the gathering by appreciated the dedication and efforts of the staff during the pandemic. A scrumptious breakfast was hosted by the management. The staff expressed gratitude by felicitating the office bearers with saplings. A video was played to pay tribute to the President and office bearers for their unwavering support during the challenging times.
Sri Srichand G Chabria, a noble soul whose immense contribution to Sindhi Seva Samiti will always be cherished.
Sri Rajkumar Kukreja, who had been a venerated member of Sindhi Seva Samiti and the achievements under his leadership will be remembered.
Smt Lalithamma and Smt Vijaya, committed support staff who will be remembered always for their silent and significant contribution to the school.
The Graduation Day ceremony for the 2020-21 batch was held on 25th June 21, at the Sindhi College Premises. The class X batch of SHS KK Road and Class XII batch of SHS , Hebbal partook in this magnificent ceremony which was a combination of online and offline mode. The Chief Guest Ms Vandita Sharma, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary exhorted the students to follow their passion and contribute meaningfully to society . The culmination of the ceremony was the recitation of Taittiriya Upanishad and Shikshavalli by the students.
CONCLUSION: Do we control nature or nature controls us? It is evident that man is under nature’s control and we have to abide by it. It is very unfortunate that second wave of Corona spiked by March 2021 and all classes and exams had to roll back to online mode.
Irrespective of caste, creed, gender and economic conditions, Corona has been self-inviting to almost each and everyone’s doorstep. Many have lost their near and dear ones. It has taught us life skills and values such as cleanliness, self-reliance, resilience, empathy, sympathy, so on and so forth. It is imperative and our foremost duty to take care of the nature which fetches conducive atmosphere to live peacefully on the Earth. Dear all, it is time to embrace the situation and act rightfully to combat the pandemic and bring our lives back to normalcy.
My salutations to all corona warriors who have been constantly working day and night, in various capacities to support the humanity.
Dear parents and students, you all stood by us during the pandemic. On behalf of the management and entire staff, I thank you whole heartedly for your unstinting support extended at all times.
Despite the current scenario, our educational warriors have been striving hard to provide all opportunities and training on virtual mode to our students. Kindly take a moment to acknowledge their excellent work during these testing times, as positive feedback inspires each and every one of us to give our best. The entire year went without any respite. We were constantly on our toes to give the best possible training and experience to our students, so that they are well prepared to move on to the next face of life. My heartfelt thanks to all my staff who are pillar of strength and support to our institution.
Despite all challenges and limitations we did our best and completed the academic year successfully. Let’s thank almighty for his choicest blessings showered on our institution. We always stand tall and proud by the constant inspiration and cooperation of our management. I’m very grateful to the President and his team of office bearers, eminent members of the Governing Council, Managing Committee and Sindhi Seva Samiti for their unconditional support in all our endeavours.
Be everyone’s saviour, but be yours first. Virus has not gone anywhere, neither should our precautions. Eat healthy, Stay immune, Stay Safe.
ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः। सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु। मा कश्चित् दुःख भाग्भवेत्॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः॥