Sadhu Vaswani International School, on the occasion of Sadhu Vaswani’s 138th Birthday celebrations organized inter school competitions in which our students displayed their acting, drawing and singing talent with a blend of compassion they have for animals. Our students emerged as winners in skit,painting and bhajan competition. The winning participants are:
Rishi More, Harshitha P, Aditya Shekawat, Achal Gupta, Avinash Katuri, Janani P, Ayana Gopal, Ashritha M, Apoorva Agarwal, Kasi Viswanadh, Hemasrita Y and Gayathri K Joshi (Class IX) I Prize in skit
G Deekshita (class X) I Prize in painting in category E
Amritha Lakhanpal (Class VII) II Prize in painting in category D
Bhavya Raja (class VII) III Prize in painting in category D
Nitin Mani, Sahasra Sarani, Sarala Devi, Deepthi Priya and Kesav (class V) and M Priyamvada, P Aasritha, P Siri, M Lahari (class VI) III Prize in Bhajan
Bhavya Raja (ClassVII) and Aastha Negi (class V) took part in the State Level Painting Competition on Energy Conservation conducted by NTPC under National Campaign of Energy Conservation 2017 at RTC Kalyana Mandapam. These girls won third position each in the juniors and the seniors category respectively with a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- and an entry to the national level competition at Delhi next month. In the same competition Kashvee (class V) bagged a consolation prize of Rs. 5000/-.
Madiha Kulsoom Banu (Class V) bagged the first prize in inline skating in the inter school competition organized by Little Scholar School in their Annual Youth Festival 2017.
S Gopichand (class IX) won gold medal in an Inline Roller skating competition conducted by Deccan Hawks at Indira Park, Hyderabad.
Our students took part in various competitions in Balotsav – annual inter school competition at Howard Public School, Himayat Nagar and won prizes. The prize winners are Akrithi Singh (Book Review), Amritha Lakhanpal (Impasto-pot painting), K Harika (Jewellery making),Hemasrita Y, Janani P, Gayathri C, Ashlyn George. Ramyatha B, Varshitha Sai T, Keerthika G, Sarvani ch, AArushi R, Poojith G (Sound of Music-Seniors) Nithin ManiI Sahasra Sarani, Sarala Devi P,Deepthi Priya A, Iniya S, Kavya M, Chinmai Sree B, Aadithya M, Sivamani K, C W Niyathi (Sound of Music – Juniors)
The Interact clubs of Sister Nivedita observed world polio day by organizing various programs The students took part in an awareness walk around Ameerpet shouting slogans to support the eradication of polio to make the world polio free. Earlier in the morning, the interactors took part in a program at Gymkhana Club, Banjara Hills.
Diwali, the festival of lights was celebrated in the school amid fanfare in the school. The invocation to goddess Lakshmi, the spirituality, customs and traditions, the participants in their resplendent costumes, the diya decorations and many more such things illuminated the school with the happiness of the festival. The program concluded with a strong message of eco friendly Diwali.
Sanjana Srinivasan (class X) and Y Hema Srita (class IX) took part in the TIMES Newsmakers Meet as Star Correspondents from the School at Roots Collegium, Somajiguda. The Meet dealt with the topics of Drugs and its Impact on students’ Life. Dr. Akun Sabharwal, IPS, Director of Prohibition and Excise graced the occasion as the chief guest.
Ms. Arti Rajratnam, Psychologist and Trainer for school Education, conducted a workshop in the High School on the 15th October addressing the concerns of teachers in handling students with various learning styles.
R Santosh (class VIII) and S Sujith (class VII) took part in the Japan Shotokan Kanninjuku Karate National Open Championship 2017 at Eluru. Santosh bagged the first position winning gold medal while Sujith secured second position with a silver medal in the Championship.
Y Hema Srita (class IX), the Deputy Head Girl, took part in the Model United Nations at Meridian. She was praised for her commendable performance and awarded Certificate of Excellence with a special mention.
Sister Nivedita School u/17 girls team returned home winning the CBSE Cluster – VII Kabaddi Competition 2017 – 18, under the captaincy or R Meenakshy from class X Rose. The competition was held at Vivekananda Residential School in Karimnagar from 5th to 7th October 2017. The team will represent the school as South Zone Champions at the National level in Panipat in the first week of November.
Bhavya Raja (class VII) bagged a gold medal, Akrithi Singh (class VIII) won a silver medal while S Jaanvi of (class IX) secured a bronze medal in the essay writing competition conducted by Tata Class Edge.
Commemoration the nation’s independence day, the school organized flag hoisting ceremony, parade and cultural events. National flags of dddifferent sizes were used abundantly to make a grand display that symbolized allegiance to the country. In her speech, the Principal of the school, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman raised important achievements and issues that make India a great nation and called for students contribution to the development of the country.
In consonance with the guidance of Govt. of India, the Govt. of Telangana under the Measles Rubella campaign through participation of school administered MR vaccination to the students upto the age of 15 years. The program was carried out with the written consent of parents in the presence of a few of them.
Harshini Akode (class VII) took part in the inter school drawing competitions in Johnson Grammar School and Little Flower School and bagged second prizes in both the competitions
Yagna Priya and Pranitha Priya took part in the 9th Inter School chess Tournament organized by Sadhu Vaswani International School, Kompally and won first and second prize respectively. Earlier in the tournament organized by the Begumpet Chess school the Priya sisters secured first and second positions scoring 3 out of 5 points.
The theme for the 2017 celebration, organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, is 'Yoga for Health.' The theme highlights the fact that yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving an equilibrium between mind and body. The Niveditans believe that this approach to health and wellbeing can make a direct and useful contribution to humankind's quest to achieve sustainable development and move towards lifestyles that are in harmony with nature.The International Day of Yoga was observed in the school in a serene environment with all, the staff and students taking parts in various activities in the school, the Director of the School, Mr. Hari Hara Prasad, himself joined the students to demonstrate a few asanas displaying his strong message of making yaga an integral part of our lives
A farewell programme for the outgoing students of class X was arranged in the school. It was a moment of re-living the good memories they had, of the school, their companions and the teachers. The Director of the School in the farewell address to the students reiterated on the importance of time, good health and concentration in the journey of learning which is lifelong. He also wished them a bright future as the tag-line of the schools stands and works for, “For Your Bright Future”. The Principal of the School Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman
The Sports Day of the Middle and High School was held on 23rd February. The school staged many sporting activities in which the students representing their houses took part enthusiastically. The event, lasting for two days, included track, field and team competitions. The Director of the School, Mr. Harihara Prasad and the Principal, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman congratulated the participants on receiving prizes. The KOHINOOR House was declared the Best House in sports for this year
Thirty two students from classes 8th to 10th attended Rainbow 2017 – District Interact Conference at KSG Auditorium Vysya Hostel, Kachiguda, Hyderabad.
B Varshini of class 8 participated and won consolation prize at the National Level Painting Competition on Water Conservation and Pollution organized by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India. She received a cash prize of Rs.5000/- with a Certificate of Participation.
Bhavya Raja of class 6 was announced the winner of the Naming Contest for the “Click It” section of the Times News Paper in Education by The Times of India. Her entry “Artistocrats” was selected from the many entries that were received from various schools all over
Twin cities Rotary Clubs of District 3150 and Safe Campaign against Child Abuse in collaboration with Gallery Space, Hyderabad, as a part of the 68th Republic Day Celebrations conducted drawing competition to create awareness in child abuse in schools.
Raj Kumar Reddy, Swathi Negi, S Anvitha and S N S Praneeth from class VIII won Certificates of Appreciation and a cash prize of Rs.200/- each in the senior’s category while in the junior’s category, Bhavya Raja of class VI bagged the prize of Rs. 200/- and the Certificate of Appreciation. The prizes were given to the students by Sri Navin Mittal, Commissioner, I&PR, Govt. of Telangana.
Mr Srinivas Reddy from Math Faculty attended a two day workshop conducted by CBSE on Constructivism and Gender Sensitisation at Maharishi Vidhya Mandir, Kondapur.
G Deekshita, B Varshini and Harshini Akode from classes 9, 8 and 7 won silver, gold and bronze medals respectively in the drawing competition, “Expressions”, at DPS Nacharam commemorating Republic Day Celebrations.
Yagna Priya Pollisetty of class 6 had participated in Telangana State Team Chess Championship – 2017 (selections for national team championship) held at Badruka College of Commerce and Arts , Kachiguda and scored 2.5 points, thus placing herself in the fifth position. This was organized by Telangana Chess Organisation. She was awarded a Merit certificate and a trophy for the same.
The Interact Club of Sister Nivedita in a special program and in the presence of eminent Rotarians presented the cheque of Rs. 2,75,000/- ( Two lakh seventy five thousand only) to Rtn. T V R Murthy. The Director of the school Rtn. Harihara Prasad and the Principal of the school Rtn. Jayanthi Venkataraman graced the occasion.
Kavya sree Naidu of class 10 took part in the drawing and painting competition organized by SLS Terminus that was held on the occasion of Makar Sankranthi and won a cash prize of Rs. 1000/- The theme given to the children was “Paint the future of India”.
Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence invited the school to be a part of the 154th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekanan and the National Youth Day Celebrations. Our students took part in various events and activities that comprised intense deliberations, discussions and addresses by eminent leaders and Sportsmen.
Students of class 8th and 9th attended a Convention for students on leadership on the 9th January.
Students of class 8th and 10th attended “Shraddha”, A convention for the students with the theme, “Excellence in Sports” on the 11th February.
Students of class 10th took part in the REBUILD INDIA WALK from Tank Bund to Rama Krishna Math on the 12th January.
Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman, the principal of the school attended the Capacity Building Programme on PRPT in classroom management held on the 15th and 16th December at Timpany Senior Secondary School, Vishakapatnam. The workshop was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
Y Yagna Priya participated in the 8th Chess Rapid Tournament at Begumpet, Hyderabad on the 1st January 2017. She has scored 4 out of 5 points and was placed U/11 - II in the Merit List.
Christmas and New Year were celebrated in the school one day prior i.e., on the 24th and 31st of December respectively. Revelry, rejoicement, resolutions and rhythm ruled the celebrations.
The final round of The Hindu Young World painting competition was held on the 18th December with a massive turnout of 372 students. Bhavya Raja from class VI took part in the competition and received a Consolation prize. The Judge and Chief Guest for the above competition was Ms. Priti Samyuktha, Head, Department of Painting, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University.
G Poojith from class VIII participated in Artistic Gymnastics Competition conducted by Gymnastics Centre. GHMC Sports Complex, Hyderabad on the 18th December. Under the age group of U/14 he has secured gold medal and a Merit Certificate.
P Divya, of class VI participated in the Geeta Chanting Competition for the chapter XVI in Group C held at Chinmaya School on the 18th December. She bagged a gold medal, a certificate of Participation and an entry in the next level competition to be held shortly.
K Vishnu Priya, R Santosh and Rutika Kadakbavi from classes VI, VII and IX are promoted to the rank of Black Belt SHO Dan. These students were awarded the Certificate of DAN GRADE by Japan Shotokan Karate DO Kannin Juku Organisation India, approved by the Karate Association of India.
In the 1st GSKDI Invitational National Karate Championship held from 16th to 18th December at Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy Indoor Stadium, Akshay Yadav of Class VIII secured two gold medals in KATA and KUMITE events
V Sanmukha Samhitha and K Sai Prasanna from class X took part in the CBSE Regional Level Science Exhibition (Theme : Science, Technology and Mathematics for nation building). Under the Sub Theme – Health,these students secured and entry in the National Level Science Exhibition with their Project titled “Presentation of known facts about Ayurvedic, Allopathic and Homeopathy. The national level competition will be coming up in January 2017. The other Project Under the sub theme that was taken up by the team of two students, S Sriya and Dev Sai Harsha from class X showcased Purification of contaminated water.
Amrita Lakhanpal who represented the school at the National Level Painting Competition, under National Campaign on Energy Conservation 2016, Ministry of Power by Government of India is awarded with the Board of Energy Efficiency Consolation Prize in Category A recognizing her talent and awareness displayed during the National Level Painting Competition held at New Delhi on the 14th of December. She received a Certificate of Participation and a cash prize of Rs.10000/-.
Vinay Eranki and Sai Bhargav Reddy from class X participated in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA 2016-17) of Rotary International hosted and conducted by Rotary Club of Guntur Aadarsh on the 10th and 11th December at Haailand, Guntur.
Mrs. Aruna Modi attended a two day workshop and training programme in Social Science conducted by CBSE at Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Kondapur.
ACT organized CARNIVAL – The Kids Mela, in which Akshaya Spoorthi from class V won the first place in the painting competition
The Principal of the School Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman was invited by Saraswathi House as a Panel Speaker at the conclave for teachers held at ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, on the topic “How to create a responsive classroom through collaborative effort”. The occasion was graced by Dr Prabhat Kaushik from ZEE Learn Lt Col (Retd) A Sekhar, Principal Atul Vidyalaya and Mr. T Satish Kumar CEO of Little Sparks Global School.
D Bhuvana from class VII and Aditya Shekhawat from Class VIII took part in the 3rd Telangana Inter District Yoga Competitions 2016-17 at Bhavitha The Montessori School, Kamareddy. These students received Certificates of Participation.
Nabeel S M and Shivam Silveri from Class VI received gold medals while Nabeel Munshi from class VIII bagged silver medal in the 3rd Inter District Roller Skating Championship 2016. The competition was held at Osmania University .
Eenadu – Hi Bujji on the occasion of Children’s Day had conducted a Science Exhibition in Best Innovative Ideas on 20th November. In this contest three students took part of the high school under the mentorship of Mrs P V Kalyani. Their Project was titled, “Rain Water Harvesting on the sides of the roads”. The School was awarded a trophy for The Best Innovative Idea.
Mrs. Kavitha Gladys from the Faculty of English, High School attended an English Workshop, “Teaching English to Young Learners” on the 17th November. The Resource Person was Mr. Alan Mackenzie, Associate Director NILE, United Kingdom.
Mrs. Anjana Devi, Hindi Teacher, attended a workshop that focused on covering various of Hindi Language on 17th November at Time Square, The Landmark Hotel. The Resource person was Dr. P K Jain.
Sukuki Exnora conducted the finals of Envi Quiz 2016 at CESS, Lal Bungalow, Hyderabad on the 12th November 2016. S Srihitha and S Shriya of class X won the second priz in the Seniors Category while Srujan and Vamsi of class VI bagged the third prize in the Sub Juniors Category.
Children’s Day, the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was celebrated in the school on the 12th November. Nehruji who was fondly called, “Chacha”, saw children as buds in the garden.
It was the teachers turn to take up the morning assembly for the students to make them feel special. The school was decorated with colorful ribbons and balloons.The program was designed by the teachers with a lot of cultural and fun activities. The program began with the morning thought news and tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru by the Hindi Faculty, followed by the Music teachers conquering the stage and captivating the hearts of the students. Their powerful and melodious renditions with inspiring lyrics and peppy beats lifted the spirits of the children and filled them with hope. An artistic display of gratitude was presented by Mrs. Anjana Devi, Hindi Teacher to the Indian soldiers through her soliloquy. Children were invited to make portraits of teacher in two minutes to display their artistic talents. How could one forget the class room scene on this very special day. Teachers mimicked some of the students who keep them on their toes.
The Principal of the School Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman, in her address expressed her joy to have chased and chosen her passion to be her profession that keeps her directly associated with children. She congratulated the children and reminded the teachers to renew and rejuvenate the commitment that they have towards the welfare of children, for, the foundation of knowledge, skills and attitude are laid in this impressionable period of childhood. The program concluded with the principal, teachers and students singing “Hum Honge Kamiyab” in different languages
The students of class X took up the mention of Sir C V Raman, Indian Physicist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics on his birth anniversary on the 7th November. The declamation of his speech on why the sky is blue was taken up for the morning assembly activity.
B Varshini from class VIII and Harshini Akode from class VII bagged the first and the third prizes respectively at the XVIII St. Paul’s Spot Painting Competition. These students received Certificates of Merit and Trophies on their winning. The competiion was held at St. Paul’s School on Sunday, the 5th November.
Amrita Lakhanpal of class VI won first prize in the State Level Drawing Competition conducted by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, under the national awareness campaign of Ministry of Power, Government of India. The competition was held at Hari Hara Kala Bhavan on the 9th November 2016. This brought to her a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- and a Certificate of Merit. Amrita will be taking part in the National Level Competition at Delhi in December.
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly”. The valedictory ceremony of the Literary fest in our school concluded with this note. The objective with which it was held was thus fulfilled. It was a successful effort from the English faculty as the efforts of fostering a love of literature and writing were successful.
The audience was taken to the vibrant and colorful bazaars of Hyderabad through the presentation of the poem “The Bazaars of Hyderabad” written by Sarojini Naidu. The idea of seeing the bazaars of Hyderabad through the eyes of the poetess was a feast to the eyes. The poetess, played by G V Mahati of class X, questioned the sellers and vendors as to what they were selling and they in turn, displaying the wares and answering was invigorating. The rich display of things by the students took the spectators to the pre independence era in Hyderabad. The display spoke about the grandeur, tradition and vibrancy of the city touching upon all the five senses of human body. To stimulate the olfactory senses of the spectators, the fragrance of sandalwood and henna was used along with the powerful rendition of the poem. To enhance the quality of auditory imagery the young musicians of the school played musical instruments. Thus the activity on poetry opened venues for speaking and listening that are the most important domains of a robust English Language Curriculum.
The presence of the Director of the school Mr. Hari Hara Prasad and the Principal, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman made the occasion more special. In their speeches, the prolific speakers congratulated the students and teachers for their remarkable work and reiterated the message that the purpose of the fest is not only to provide entertainment but also to celebrate and emphasize the importance of writing beyond what is required in school. The prizes of the literary week competitions were given away to the winners by the Director and the Principal. The program concluded with the vote of thanks.
T Sai Charan , studying in class V participated in Skating Rink III & V and skating Road II events under the category – boys under 11 and secured first, second and second positions respectively at the 62nd Inter schools District Level Sports and Games Tournament 2016-17 conducted by Hyderabad District School Games Federation, Hyderabad. He was awarded Merit Certificates and gold and silver medals for the same.
In the same Tournament, Omar Farooq Khan from class V bagged third and second positions in the above mentioned events, for which merit certificates and silver and bronze medals were awarded to him.
Ch. Meghansh of class VI was declared winner by Eenadu in the Eco Ganesh short stories competition that was conducted in the school on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi in September. For his winning entry, he received second prize with a merit certificate and a trophy.
Our students took part in Balotsav, inter school competitions conducted by Howard Public School, Himayathnagar at their premises. They won prizes in the following categories:
Poster Making on Women Power : Bhavya Raja from class VI won Special Prize
Creative Poem Writing: Anuskha Dwivedi of class VIII won Special Prize
Chisel a Veggie: Ch. Isha and A. Aishwarya from class X won Special Prize
Sound of Music (Group Singing): Ranisri Mouthika, Basanthpreet Kaur, Vagisha Sagar, Godavari Rajpurohit, N Jyothika, Shanmukha Samhitha, Sai Sreedhari, Snighda Salome, S Mohana and Samiksha Patil from class X bagged third prize.
University of West London awarded K Shivamani of class VI, Certificate of Merit in UWLQ Level 1 in Graded Examination in Music Performance (Grade 3) Pianoforte.
Poetry is the song of life. It is the poet’s vivid imagination or even the experience that pours out, from the depths of his heart and takes the form of words to enlighten and brighten memories, to turn pensive, to draw inferences and raise queries. No wonder, poetry always takes a significant role in every student, teacher and poet’s life.
The Literary week celebration that had begun with a great gusto at our school on Sister Nivedita’s birthday ushered in the profound sentiments of William Wordsworth as the students of Grades V and VI presented the poem “DAFFODILS” with rendition, enactment, its summary and analysis, creating a evocative imagery in the minds of the audience. The little girls dressed up as daffodils were the sparkle of the show. Though not in ten thousand in number, with just a few students and their happy smiles an imagery of a billion flowers could be created.
This was followed by the presentation of the poem ‘VOCATION, written by Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore. The presentation brought forth the child’s ever changing dreams for his future and the search for a vocation and his longing for freedom from school and the monotonous schedule. The three non-descript characters of the poem, the hawker or the bangle seller, the gardener and the watchman added to the integrity of the display.
Through this activity, the students learnt the expression of feelings and ideas besides the intensity of emotions while presenting the poetry.
The Birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita, a multi dimensional - a social worker, author, teacher and a disciple of Swami Vivekananda, was celebrated in the school. Her biography highlighting her contribution for the cause of educating girl child was role played by Ayana Gopal of class VIII. The program showcased the philanthropic activities of the great soul that served as motivational and inspirational input to the young minds. To make the occasion special, Literary Fest is organized in the school from 28th October to 5th November. A week-long celebration shall witness many competitions and literary activities.
The first day of the Literary Fest was dedicated to the importance and richness of English literature and English as a global language, reading habits promoting the authors' books and fostering a love of literature and writing. The spirit of being Hyderabadi glistened with the theme of poems written on Hyderabad like “The Hussain Sagar”, “Nightfall in the city of Hyderabad” etc. The idea behind the presentation was to describe various scenes, sounds and experiences associated with the bright and beautiful city Hyderabad that, though influenced by the cultural transition stands firm for its uniqueness.
The festival of lights Diwali was celebrated in the school on 28th September 2016 spreading awareness of eco friendly Diwali. The significance of the five day festival starting from Dhanteras to Bhai Dooj was explained to the students. A diverse set of activities like Mehendi, sweet dish preparations etc. were taken up by the students.
The students of classes VII to X were taken on an excursion trip to Bangalore, Mudumalai and Ooty escorted by a few teachers from high school.
N Akshay Yadav participated in the 18th FSKA World Cup Shotokan Karate Championship held at Priyadarshini Sports Complex, Mumbai between 22nd and 25th September 2016. He was awarded Black Belt with second place under the age group of 12-13, by World Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Organisation.
Yagna Priya from class VI took part in the PRQA selections Chess Tournament and got selected for the State Championship to be held at Karimnagar from 22nd October to 24th October 2016.
Mrs. Padmaja Subramnyam, our music teacher was awarded Mahatma Gandhi Excellence Award by Surya Chandra Cultural and Social Service Organization for her contributions to the field of teaching music. The award was presented to her by P Sudhakar Reddy, Chief Whip in Telangana Legislative Council at the Ceremony held at Telangana Saraswatha Parishat Hall, Hyderabad on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October 2016.
Navaratri and Vijaya Dashami celebrations were held in the school on the last working day of the first term. Dussehra is the day that marks the victory of good over evil; the victory of Sri Rama over Ravana and Goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura. The mythological significance and symbolism of the 10 day festivity was narrated to the students. A dance ballet was presented by the students of middle and high school under the direction of the Telugu Faculty.
N Akshay Yadav of class VII participated 3rd WKC Open South East Asian and Oceania Karate Championship held at Chennai on 26th and 27th December 201 and secured second place in the color belt under individual Kata event. He was awarded Diploma by the World Karate Federation at the same event.
Christmas was celebrated with joy and pomposity in the school. Students presented carols, skit and songs to mark the occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ. The program concluded with a note of welcoming the New Year with success and prosperity to all.
Aayushi Verma and D. Adityaya made it to the National level Science Exhibition, qualifying at the Regional Level with their project , “Efficient Methods of Harvesting and Preserving Marine Resources”, under the mentorship of Ms. R Shalini, from the Science Faculty. The National Level Competition will be held in the last week of January at New Delhi. This is the second consecutive year the school has made it to the National Level.
Talent met team work with the extravaganza of strength and skill, elegance and excellence, and performance and prizes for the Niveditans at Kotlav Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy Indoor Stadium on 20thDecember. The annual cultural and sports meet of the High School wing was held there. The ceremony was auspicated by the invocation dance followed by the sports song. The Principal of the School welcomed the gathering and introduced the Chief Guest Mr. V Harshavardhan, Jt. Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, AP, Mr. Ravi Madan, Indiana Sports, the Guest of Honor, Mr. Harihara Prasad, the Director and Correspondent of the School. The surprise arrival of Mr. Ali Sajjad, National Tennis player was a bonanza of unexpected good fortune. The March Past by the houses that followed exhibited discipline and hardcore practice of the students. The sports captain, V Koundinya, administered the solemn oath to the House Captains and participants. The Chief Guest then officially declared the sports meet open. There was a display of drills which kept the spectators spellbound.
The prizes for Proficiency and sports were given to the students by the Ghief Guest and the Guest of Honor. The Gold Medal for the Best student of the year was awarded to R Suryanarayan, the Head Boy of the School. The toppers of AISSE 2015 with 10 CGPA received silver medals. The Chief Guest in his speech emphasized on the importance of good health and the negative effects of obesity while the Guest of Honor reiterated the significance of sports in one’s life especially students
Students displayed their talent in adventurous sports like human pyramids, karate, skating and stick fighting. Two Students performed yoga asana on rope which astonished the audience and made them sit at the edge of their seat. Mrs Lalitha Kumari, Principal, Vivekananda Residential School, announced on-the- spot cash prize to these students, Mustafa and Rishikesh.
The highlight of the program was the kalaripayattu, a traditional form of martial art in a dance form while the colorful Bathukamma dance with flower stack carried the cultural spirit of Telangana.
The program concluded with the vote of thanks by Mrs. Sudha Rani, Co ordinator, Middle School.
Bhavya Raja of classm V took part in the National Drawing competition conducted by NTPC and attended the program at Vigyan Bhavan on the 12th of December on the occasion of National Science Day. Honorable Minister for Power (State) Shri Piyush Goyal was the Chief Guest.
P Sai Sri Sushma was awarded first Prize in the singing competition for Juniors in the competition conducted by The Roots in collaboration with The Hindu. In the same even, the students of class X - VSL Vaniya, Chandana, Rishika Kunta, B. Sanjana, Varshitha Lakshmi, Sindhuja won first prize displaying their dancing skills to promote the culture of Telangana with the Lambadi Folk Dance. This competition was held on the 5th December 2015.
Mrs. Anjana Devi from Hindi Faculty attended a one day workshop in Hindi conducted by Madhuban Educational Books on the 1st December.
Students from the school took part in the Geetha Prachar Samithi Competitions on the third and fourth Sundays of November. Apurupa B of class X won gold medal in the Telugu Elocution competition. In the same competition, Ch.Y. Nirmala Lekha and S Amulya, both from class X bagged the first and second prizes in Telugu Elocution and Essay Writing competitions respectively.
Mrs. B Geetha and Mrs. Bhavani, from English Faculty attended a one day workshop on the topic exploring new skills and using Course Books and Dictionaries, conducted by Collins India on the 26th November 2015. The Resource Person was Dr. Elaine Higgleton.
M Preksha of class IX took part in the “Koti Deepothsav” Dance Program organized by Bhakti TV on the 29th November 2015 at NTR Stadium and received Certificate of Appreciation
Mrs. Manikyamma, Telugu Teacher attended a workshop on Telugu Question Paper Pattern for Telangana State for classes IX and X, on the 1st September at Indus Universal School, Sainikpuri, Secunderabad.
Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman, Principal, Mrs. Avanthi Sai and Mrs. Jayalakshmi Computer Teachers attended a workshop on Computer – a subject or a Tool on the 8th September at Hotel Avasa. The workshop was conducted by Kipps Publishing World.
The Principal of the school Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman and Sr. Vice Principal Mrs Anuradha Pramod attended a learnshop for school management and principals conducted by Chrysalis in partnership with the Wipro. The learnshop which was conducted in two sessions, at Hotel Green Park, Begumpet, emphasizing on the future of assessment and integrating forward thinking assessment into curriculum.
Brain feed awarded Acharya Devo Bhava 2016 to Principal Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman in commendation of her teaching practices and pedagogical innovation, motivation to learners and outstanding services for the cause of education. The award was presented to the Principal by Prof. T Papi Reddy, Chairman, Telangana State Council of Higher Education. The Chief Guest of the Program was Dr K Rosaiah, Former Governor of Tamil Nadu and Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
The Interact Club of Sister Nivedita School was installed by Rtn. Venkat Ravilla, President, Rotary Club of Hyderabad North. The programme witnessed the presence of the other eminent Rotarians of RCHN, Rtn. Harihara Prasad, Past President, Rtn. Manikandan, Secretary, Rtn V B Shankar, Director New Generations, Rtn Jayanthi Venkataraman, Director Service Projects.
The Director of the School Rtn. Harihara Prasad, Past President RCHN made the announcement of the second interact club in the school. The new interact President Y N K Vedacharith, in his acceptance speech spoke about the need and importance of serving fellow beings and the working of the interact club while the President designate of the new interact club I Shiv Sai presented the report of the service projects taken up by the club in the last academic year and the upcoming projects. Rtn. V B Shankar released the Rotary Foundation Brochure and congratulated the new office bearers of the interact club.
Remembering the icon of Carnatic music, Bharat Ratna Dr. M S Subbulakshmi, M S Subbulakshmi centenary celebrations were held in the school. Students paid tributes to the legendary musician in her hundredth year of birth rendering her soulful songs like Bhaja Govindam, Kurai ondrum, Brahma Kadigina Paadam, Dolayaanchala, Bhavayaami Raghuram and playing Suprabhatam on veena and spoke about her contributions and irreplaceable influence over classical music, her fine performances that she essayed in movies, awards and honor, Tithi Tripathi of class VIII role played MS Amma, as she was fondly called, with an aura of purity and devotion. The Director of the School, Mr. Harihara Prasad congratulated the Music Teacher Mrs. I Padmaja for the organization of this cultural extravaganza. He quoted the importance of co-scholastics especially music that has the capacity to fuel the mind and creativity. Principal Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman told the students the other side of MS that she was a modest student who started her musical journey at the age of 16 but had the urge to learn more though she had immortalized many of the songs. She further added intense practice and hard work are the key to inspired performances and recognitions. The highlight of the day was the environment of the school that adorned a musical bliss with a divine touch.
Hindi day, to mark the historic occasion and the status of official language, was celebrated in the school with a great importance. Students were told about the origin of the celebrations that the Hindi language in India has a big history which belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. Unique programs and competitions were held based on the theme “Hindi Bhasha ki Vidhaye”. A special assembly was held with a lot of activities like, poetry recitation, Haasya Kavi Sammelan, songs, dance and dramatization, highlighting the aspects like..Mahakavya, kahani, kahani, Atmakatha, Upanyaas, rekhachitra etc. The Director of the school Mr. Harihara Prasad gave away the prizes to the winners of the various competitions. The Principal, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman in her address to the students, congratulated them for prizes and participation and said that here is an enormous need to celebrate Hindi Diwas as an event every year in order to pay honor and pass its significance to the next generation. It reveals the history of India from very ancient time and is the key for our identity in future.
The Preliminary round of the Envi Quiz was held in the school on the 12th September 2016.
Our students took part in making eco friendly ganesha idols in a competition conducted by Eenadu – Hi Bujji. Harika Kolli, Nishitha Yadav, Harshini Akode Swati Negi and S Amrita bagged second prize that brought to them a certificate of Appreciation and a cash prize of Rs.1000/. The prize distribution ceremony was held in the school in the presence of the officials from Eenadu.
As a part of TIMES Newspaper in Education Activity students of classes VI, VIII and X were taken to Hari Hara Kala Bhavan for the screening of the movie, “Hotel Transylvania”.
M Preksha of class X took part in an invocation dance at Ravindra Bharathi in the State Teachers’ programme organized by the State Education Board.
On the occasion of Dr. Sarvepalli Radha krishnan’s birth anniversary, as a part of teacher’s Day celebrations, Deccan Hawks Skating Association organised Inter School Roller Skating championship, at Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy Stadium, Yousufguda, Hyderabad. Hanna Pravallika of class IX, Steven Joseph and Renne Rachel of class VII won first, second and third prizes in different events in Roller Skating like In-line Skates, Tennacity Skates etc.
Twenty one students from the middle and high school took part in the preliminary round of the 30th Greater Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy Inter School and College Yogasana Competition out carried under the aegis Telangana Yoga Association at Karnataka Sahitya Mandir in Kacheguda. Out of the 21 students, 11 students qualified for the final round. D. Bhuvana of class VII secured second position and received a silver medal while others received certificate of merit. These students will be taking part in the District level competition in the month of October.
The Teacher’s day celebration, two days ahead of the stipulated day, was full of warmth, affection and fun, through the wonderful show put up by the students of the school. The day began with the student-teachers from class IX and X teaching the primary and middle school students displaying their teaching skills and knowing the role of teachers in one’s life. The cultural programme started with the lighting of the lamp by the principal, a guide and teacher par excellence, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman.
An invocation to Lord Ganesha was sung soulfully by girls of grade V, followed by the mention of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrsihnan’s life and contribution. It was a dual celebration of Ganesh chaturthi and Teacher’s day in the school. The story of Lord Ganesha was enacted by the students of middle school. A series of tongue twisters in Hindi by the language teachers left everyone in splits. A newly appointed lecturer and his first class in college trying to teach Mechanics of Technology to his students was the theme of the skit, presented by grade X boys, was the highlight of the show – a rib tickling one at that. The skit received thunderous applause. A bevy of young and energetic girls swaying to popular themes was well received and once again, the students definitely showed in more than one ways their love for their teachers. Tokens of love were gifted and the day ended, with sweet memories for the students as they move forward in life.
Mrs. Manikyamma, Telugu Teacher, attended a workshop on Telugu Question Paper Pattern for Telangana State for classes IX and X, on the 17th August 2016 at Howard Public School , Himayathnagar.
Mrs. Uma Melkote and Mrs. B J Gayathri from English Faculty attended a one day Englsih Faculty Development Programme at St. Ann’s College, Mehdipatnam on the 23rd August.
The birth anniversary of the famous poet, Gidugu Ram Murthy who relentlessly fought for the introduction of ‘Vaduka Basha’ or spoken dialect at all levels was celebrated as Telugu Language Day in Sister Nivedita School.
The students of the Secondary School hailed Telugu in the presence of the eminent educationist , poet, writer and linguist Dr. V. Kondal Rao. The students spoke about the notable works of Dr. V. Kondal Rao who has to his credit many original and translations that are widely read and admired. His famous translation ‘Kinnerasani’ was recited and portrayed in the form of a classical dance. In his address to the students, Dr. V. Kondal Rao spoke about the unique heritage and culture of mother tongue, reiterating the words that mother tongue helps in learning and mastering other languages and subjects. Dr. V. Kondal Rao was felicitated on this occasion by the Principal of the school, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman who mentioned to the students that it is a blessing to be associated with the legendary persona whose name reckons talented personality and great accomplishments.
In the cultural entertainment segment, students presented songs, dances, Avadhanam etc.
B Varshini of class VII participated in the Drawing and Painting Competition conducted by “Sankalpa – The House of Fine Arts”, affiliated to Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University and secured first prize. She also received a cash prize of Rs. 5000/- along with the trophy and Certificate of Merit.
Yashi Jain and Alisha Khan from class IX participated in Science Fair conducted by Royal Society of London at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad. The topic taken up by our students under the mentorship of Mrs. P V Kalyani ( Faculty of Chemistry) was “Banana Peel – Water Filter”, for which they received a cash prize of Rs.3000/- and Certificate of Merit.
Care Hospitals in association with The Hindu conducted Poster Design Contest, ”Wonders of Hands” for the students on the occasion of Independence Day. Harshini Akode of class VII won the second prize that fetched her a cash prize of Rs. 2000, the winning trophy and shield and a Certificate of Participation.
In the same competition Y Pooja of class VIII bagged the consolation prize in the seniors category winning a Health Check up gift voucher of Rs.1000, a trophy and a Certificate of Participation.
SNS celebrated the 70th Independence Day paying tributes to the freedom fighters carrying out the theme of the program named by the Honorable Prime Minister of India, “ 70 Saal Azadi –Zara Yaad Karo Kurbani”. The portals of the school adorned the patriotic fervor with a vibrant range of display made by the students on the above theme. The celebration started with the students expressing their love for the country by answering the question, ”What can they do for the country?”
All the students answered the question with elated joy they had in their hearts to serve the country. This presentation was used as the backdrop decoration of the stage that added vibrancy of unity in diversity. The Principal of the School Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman hoisted the national flag. In her Independence Day address to the gathering, she spoke about the significance of History, how it helps us shape our future and acts as a linkage between the past and the future. The Vice Principal Mrs. R Sarita in her welcome speech referred to the wonderful legacy that we have inherited from our freedom fighters that is filled with plurarity and diversity yet binds us all as one. She also told the students to strengthen their patriotism by adhering to one religion that is “ Indian” and one identity “The Tiranga”.
Cultural Program on freedom struggle added streak to the celebrations. It began with the declamation of Swami Vivekananda’s speech followed by patriotic songs and dances. The cultural club Captain and the Head Girl of the School through their speeches induced the sense of true freedom in the young minds. They asked their fellow students to know the value of freedom that they enjoy today, for, it comes with the heritage of the sacrifices of the freedom fighters that they have made without any second thought. The program concluded with the vote of thanks.
Alumni Association N.C.E. Bengal & Jadavpur University, Hyderabad Chapter invited our students to participate in the Science Symposium and Innovation Workshop on the 6th August at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT,CSIR) Hyderabad. Eight students from class X took part in the program. I Shiv Sai and Sunku Shriya won prizes in the Open Quiz Competition held intermittently on lecture topics and themes there. In the post lunch session, three eminent scientist s Dr. Imran Siddiqui (SCCMB), Dr. Y K Reddy (Head Meteorological Centre) and Dr. V K Saraswath (Former Chief DRDO) spoke on three frontier areas of science research.
Sri Sachidananda Kalasala presented Bala Parimalam Award to S Mohana of class IX in appreciation to her participation and winning performances in the competitions conducted by them. S Mohana received a memento and a certificate of appreciation for this on the 3rd August 2016 at the Tyagaraja Gana Sabha, Hyderabad.
Our School was presented Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of our efforts in promoting harmony and peace in the Global Forgiveness Campaign by Sadhu Vaswani Mission.
A Health check up was organized in the school for the students of classes VIII to X by Wellness Hospitals from 25th July to 30th July 2016.
Nature Conservation Day was celebrated in the school on the 28th July. Various programs like talks, speeches, dance, drama on the need to plant trees, wild life protection etc were taken up by the students to spread awareness on an imperative note. The secondary school students, through their street play, presented the need and urgency to preserve parks, for, these are the only green patches left in the city. They also hinted at the saving of the KBR Park which is an absolute paradise for the nature lovers. The school observed NO PLASTIC DAY and students set out on a rally to educate people about the hazards of causing damage to the nature. Union Bank of India carried out the Haritha Haram program at our school. The event was graced by the senior officials from UBI with Sri. K. Chandrasekhar, Field General Manager, Union Bank of India, as the chief guest. The “Plant a Tree..Plant a Life” initiative took off in the presence of Dr. P Sudhakar Rao,Chairman, Sister Nivedita School, Mrs. P Rama Devi, Secretary, Mr Harihara Prasad, Director and Mrs Jayanthi Venkataraman, Principal. The luminaries with the school Prefectorial Board planted young trees in and around the school advising the young leaders to carry out the implementation of the program effectively through their leadership.
The students of classes IX and X took part in the Hepatitis Awareness Walk organized on the occasion of World Hepatitis Day by the Department of Medical Gastroenterology. NIMS, Hyderabad.
In the 3rd National Martial Arts Championship 2016, orgasnised by Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kun-Do at Reddy Jana Sangam Community Hall, Outside Adilabad, Hyderabad, R Santosh of class VII participated in the KU MITE and KATA events and secured second and third place.
In the same competition B Sri Sailesh Reddy and K Rajiv Kumar of class VII claimed 3rd place in the KATA event.
Koustubh G Rao won the third prize in Declamation at Meridian School on the 23rd July 2016. The topic for declamation was the speech by Swami Vivekananda at the Parliament of Religions at Chicago. Our students won third prize in the puppet show in the same competition for their presentation on the theme “Fighting Stress”.
Investiture Ceremony, the first official celebration in the school was held with pomp and aura in Sister Nivedita School. It was a memorable day for the newly appointed school Prefectorial Board, for, every student inducted in the school cabinet walked with pride and responsibility to receive his badge from the Founder Chairman, Dr. V Kondal Rao. Donning on formal apparels, the members of the school cabinet introduced themselves to shoulder their responsibilities. In the welcome address, the Principal of the school, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman, a dynamic leader herself ,mentioned the school has always been inspired by the vision of its Founder Chairman that every child who comes to the temple of learning must be filled with knowledge and values. She also mentioned that the children who are the bearers of tomorrow, must be nurtured and fostered with lifelong skills of being powerful and responsible. It was a gracious moment to witness as the emerging young leaders took the oath. Dr. V Kondal Rao in his inspiring speech explained why the school is named after Sister Nivedita and motivated the students to work like the real lioness of India who dedicated herself to the cause of humanity. He mentioned that the secret of success is putting heart, mind and soul into even the smallest act one does. The Director of the School congratulated the student leaders and recounted the words of the Prime Minister’s words from his address to the nation on the Independence day when he said that he is the “Pradhan Sewak” of the nation. He also reinforced that he hoped the new council will dig in their heels to carry out their duties and responsibilities in line with charitable work. The solemn occasion prevailed as the Head Boy Aditya Bathula and the Head Girl G V Mahati in their speeches of assurance promised to carry out their duties with integrity, faith and excellence. The program concluded with the vote of thanks.
Guru Poornima, the Indian festival dedicated to spiritual and academic gurus was celebrated in the school. Students through their speeches expressed their gratitude to their parents - their first gurus, and teachers. Students were told about the significance of Guru Poornima and were asked to touch the feet of their parents to seek blessings before they came to school. In the afternoon, the students of class IX were taken to Rama Krishna Math to watch a movie on Sister Nivedita.
A workshop for teachers was conducted by Mr. Darpan Vasudev, Educational Consultant and Motivational Speaker in the school auditorium. The workshop was filled with tremendous positive surprises for the teachers. It was an eye opener that talked about the pressure of handling moments as teachers.
Swati Negi of class VIII and L Samhitha of class V won the first and the third prize respectively in the inter school Drawing Competition, “Anusuya Trophy” conduction by Johnson Grammar School, Nacharam, Hyderabad.
Mrs. Debasree Ghosh, Mrs. Swapna Kumari, Mrs. Nidhi Sharma and Mrs. Bhavani attended a two day workshop on life skills, “Awakened Citizen Program” at Rama Krishna Math, Hyderabad. This program was presented by the Rama Krishna Mission, Delhi. The workshop covered topics like, “ The Human Possibilities, Developing Faith in our Infinite Possibilities, Being Heroic, Living in Harmony, Seeking Perfection, Universal and Individual Possibilities” and many more that encompass around the Grade 7 learners. These teachers explained and shared their experiences with the other teachers in school on the following day.
The Literary and Debate club of NIT Calicut conducted Literary activities in our school, aimed at learning and at the same time making it a fun. The Program began at 11 am with the young and dynamic students from NIT taking over the students of classes IX and X, dividing them into groups. Many ativities like Extempore, Ad-Zap, Group Discussions, JAM, Spell Bee were conducted. The program was designed in a manner that each student took part in the activities to display his/her eloquence. It was an amusing experiential tour for the students, for, they learned working collaboratively with a group and team building skills, communication and creative presentation.
GPS on the Global positioning system is a satellite based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed Into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. This is also available for civilian use and works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day. There is no subscription fee nor set up charges to use GPS. This and a host of other interesting facts were brought to light brilliantly by Likith, Aniket and Harshal – V and VI graders through their conversation. The activity put up by the social faculty of theSchool, was a big hit, not just because the students were interactive but because the activity highlighted the importance and need for the common man to know the facilities provided by technology and to avail of it, bringing about an awareness among children, regarding the use of any gadget and technology secured the purpose and it served its purpose right.
T Sai Charan took part in skating competition that was conducted by the Sports Gurukul. He has been selected for the Nationals. He is one of the 500 students selected from 1500 students in Hyderabad.
Taranjeet Kaur of class X took part in the Tennis Tournament conducted by Noor Tennis Academy and bagged the first and the second Prizes in two different events.
Aashish Patel and Darshan Patel participated in Sri Kutch Kadva Khel Utsav – Cricket tournament U/16 and were winners. They received trophy and certificate of Participation for the same. This was held in the month of May 2016.
Yagna Priya of class VI took part in the First International Fide Rating Open Chess Tournament at L B Stadium between 18th and 22nd June 2016 and bagged first prize. She is also the Runner Up in the chess tournament conducted by the Telangana State Chess Association on the 25th June 2016.
The Interactors of Sister Nivedita School visited CRPF School, Secunderabad for the installation of their Interact Club. It was a well spent day with a lot of fun and learning there. The program started with planting of saplings followed by a thanks giving speech by Rotarians for the contributions of the interact clubs at the Rotary International District Conference at JNTU. The students were then taken to GC CRPF Weapon Display and told about the one minute drill and career prospects in CRPF. Then the Installation program took place followed by games and lunch.
Spreading the message of harmony and being hopeful and positive to make the world, tension free, Niveditans celebrated the second International day of Yoga. Decked up in the whites with the excitement to be the part of the biggest health drive, children assembled in the school ground. The program began with an introduction to the theme of the science of Yoga - to impart the right asanas to mankind in general, not just health, but also to have a balanced soul in a balanced body - the ancient art of healing that was gifted to us by Maharishi Patanjali. The students were also told about the perils of modern life style like anxiety, disorders, depression, obesity, diabetes, etc. The simple and immediate solution to which is Yoga. The Director of the school Mr. Harihara Prasad addressed the students stressing on the need to enable the present generation to make Yoga a part of their daily life, to learn to heal themselves with Yoga. The Principal, Mrs. Jayanthi Venkataraman took pride in mentioning that the school is the pioneer in introducing yoga classes, many years ago, just after its inception, even before it was incorporated in the curriculum.
Aarav Garg of class VI won gold medal in SOF English Olympiad 2015. This is the 5th consecutive year (from class 1 to class 5) that Aarav has bagged gold in the Olympiad.
Stressing on the need to save oceans with the theme “Healthy Oceans Healthy Planet”, the students of Sister Nivedita School observed World Day to Combat Desertification and Droughts on the 17th June. Students were informed about the causes of ocean pollution - plastic pollution. It is crucial that people are informed and made aware of the importance of the ocean to our lives, so that they can grow up caring and protecting our oceans.
Students of classes V and VI made posters on the topic “A glimpse of Ocean Life” and collage on nests of birds and eco friendly bags while class VII emphasized on “Our surroundings must be kept clean to prevent diseases”. The senior students presented power point presentations on “Massive Forest Fire on Hilly areas – causes, effects and prevention” and stories of Conversion of barren land to agricultural land.
Shriya Rao of class VI took part in a Western Dance Competition conducted by AAHLADA and declared Runner up. The competition was held in the month of May and the prize was given on the reopening day.
Students of our school took part in the Super Brain Challenge 2015 conducted in the month of January 2015 and the prizes were declared in the month of May. The winners were awarded Certificates of Achievement, Medals, Wildcraft Bags, Stationery kits and Learning Kits.
S Mohana of class 9th participated in the State Level Annamaya Keerthana competition and secured second prize in the seniors group. This competition was conducted by Sri Dharithri Sahithya Kalavikasam, a Social Literary and Cultural Organisation on the 21st May 2016.