SCHOOL FUNCTIONS AND PROGRAMMES

Inter School Robotics Challenge(IRC 2013-14) Class XII Farewell Investiture of OBBA Energy Conservation Day
ITC Spell Bee- ‘INDIA SPELLS,2014’ Annual Exhibition–World Safari Health Checkup Camp
Teach India Piramal Healthcare Queen's Baton Relay Games Visit To Rememberance Ceremony of Nelson Mandela
16th Annual Day Torch Relay Model Common Wealth Games Model Inclusive Commonwealth Games
Inter-House Group Discussion BBPS Dwarka Model UN Conference’13 Mock Evacuation Drill Spell Bee Quiz
Dhoom 2013 International Youth Day 2013 National Sports Day Teachers Appreciation Day
Walk For Water Learning From The Legend Career Fair Circle Time
Graduation Day Orientation Day Winter Carnival Independence Day Celebrations and Investiture Ceremony
Education With a Purpose Inter School Robotics Challenge(IRC 2013) Youth Exchange For National Integration Techquest – Inter School Event 
Mock Evacuation Drill – Disaster Preparedness Rendezvous 2013 Spic Macay Farewell Ceremony
Summer Camp Teachers’ Day Model United Nations Fun-O-Mania
Inter School Robotics Challenge(IRC 2013-14)
A grand celebration of innovation and ingenuity was witnessed during the Inter-School Robotics Challenge 2013 which was organised in association with Building Blocks Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd. on December 24, 2013. Over 42 teams from 20 schools of West Delhi participated in the events such as Rescue on Mountains (IV-VII), Rescue on Mountains and on Rivers (VIII-IX) and Self-Learning Rescue Robot (X-XII) where students got an opportunity to create unique Robotic designs.

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Class XII Farewell
To bid adieu to the outgoing Class XII students, a Farewell Dance Party and lunch was organised on January 30, 2014. It was a nostalgic time for students who were emotionally charged while saying good bye and good luck to their friends.

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Investiture of OBBA
The investiture ceremony for Old Bal Bharatian Association was organised on January 30, 2014. The office bearers of OBBA from outgoing Class XII were invested with portfolios and encouraged to keep the umbilical chord with alma mater alive.

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Energy Conservation Day
Energy Conservation Day was celebrated on January 22, 2014. Children participated in painting competition and learnt about the importance of conservation of energy and alternative sources of energy.

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ITC Spell Bee-‘INDIA SPELLS, 2014’
In an endeavour to weave the magic of words, the ITC Spell Bee 2014 was organised on 29 January, 2014, to sharpen the acumen for spellings.

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Annual Exhibition–World Safari
Annual exhibition took all visitors and parents on a virtual World Safari on 17 December 2013. Students took up the role of Heads of Nations and made an emphatic presentation about “My Country, My Pride” They enticed all guests with vivid description of famous monuments of their country and extended a warm invitation to visit their country by giving out respective country passports. Eminent guests, jury and parents lauded the inspiration and motivation behind this initiative.

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Health Checkup Camp
Interact club of the school collaborated with Dr K. K. Aggarwal’s Heart Care Foundation to organize a free health check up camp for parents on 8 December 2013 in the school premises. Renowned Cardiologist, Gynaecologist, Paedriatician, Ayurvedic, Homoeopathic and orthopaedic specialists extended their free services to raise awareness about healthy lifestyle. Interact club volunteers organised demonstrations of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Technique. Dr K.K.Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India congratulated school, students and volunteers.

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Teach India
The Teach is an initiative which promotes employability through Spoken English. Volunteers were trained for student centered classroom. That has high Student Talking Time (STT) and lower Teacher Talking Time (TTT). Teaching is done with the help of various techniques such as miming, regalia, flashcards, audio help, monolingual dictionary, drilling and elicitation.

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Piramal Healthcare
The school in association with ‘Piramal Healthcare’, organised an activity called ‘Masti Ka Period’ on November 29, 2013. The children of classes III & IV and V took part in fun games, quiz and activities. They also receive small gift boxes.

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Queen's Baton Relay Games
Our school Band was chosen to lead the contingent of participating Nations at the Queens Baton Relay Games organised British council to mark the arrival Queen’s Baton in India for Common Wealth Games. Besides the sporting events, students participated in collage competition and put a rich spectacle of cultural performances depicting global diversity.

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Visit To Rememberance Ceremony Of Nelson Mandela
Three students along with one teacher attended the remembrance ceremony of Nelson Mandela on Friday 13, December 2013 at the India International Centre. A meeting was organised by India international centre, Gandhi Peace Foundation and Working Group on Alternative Strategies together with the High Commission of South Africa to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.

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16th Annual Day
The school celebrated its 16th Annual Day with grandeur extraordinaire. The guests, Mr. Vineet Joshi IAS, Chairman, CBSE and Padma Shree Dr. K. K. Aggrawal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India applauded the school endeavours.The sublime musical notes of the school orchestra–‘Eclectic-Elixir’ was followed by the incredible concert of the school Marching Band. The Invocation Dance’ Sarvamangalam Panchtatvam’ abefitting ode to Lord Ganesha captured the magnificent portrayals of the five pillars of Creation through intricate dance gaits. The annual report presented by the school Principal, Ms Suruchi Gandhi chronicled the triumphant saga of the magnificent year. It was a moment of jubilation and pride when the School Principal was felicitated in a glittering Citation Ceremony by members of the School Management, PTA, Staff and the OBBA association for being conferred the prestigious State Teacher’s award, this year. A state of tranquility and serenity accentuated the electrifying atmosphere when the mellifluous expedition ‘la Joie-de-donner’ resonated in a divine chorus in the praise of the moon. The presentation ‘Empyrean Odyssey-The Joy of Giving’ was a conscientious portrayal celebrating the cherished values of sacrifice and compassion, while the senior ballet - Sphoorti, Samvedan, Spandan’ exemplified the importance of Sports and fitness in our lives.

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Torch Relay
The school organised a Torch Relay on October 15, 2013 to commemorate the augmentation of All India Inter Unit Sports Meet .The Principal apprised the school about mission and vision behind the All India Sports Meet and urged the players to uphold the honour and spirit of fairplay and sportsmanship. The torch was lit by Principal and Physical education teachers and coaches. The Head Boy and Head Girl carried the torch to sports captains of different teams in relay, which ended with a pledge for fairplay in all events during forthcoming sports meet.

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Model Common Wealth Games
To emphasize the importance of physical exercise in our daily routine, ‘Model common wealth games’ was organized for students of classes III-V on October 31, 2013.Students participated in various colourful races such as Hurdle Race, Relay Race and Kangaroo race. The aim of the event was to make students familiarize with different games of various countries besides teaching them the importance of goal setting.

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Model Inclusive Commonwealth Games
The XXth edition of the Commonwealth Games is scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014. To mark the occasion of arrival of Queen's Baton relay in India, the British Council, in association with Special Olympics Bharat organised a sporting extravaganza at Chhatrasal Stadium on October 11, 2013 in which schools from all over Delhi representing 71 countries participated. Our school Band was chosen to lead the contingent of participating Nations at the Model Inclusive Commonwealth Games. Besides the sporting events, students participated in collage competition and put up a rich spectacle of cultural performances depicting global diversity.

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Inter-House Group Discussion
Unity House organised an Inter- House Group Discussion on “Faith & Religion” on October 7, 2013.The discussion took off with the quotation, “Faith and Religion are two sides of the same coin”. Each team expressed their opinions and supported them with relevant examples. A lot of research had been done by the students.

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BBPS Dwarka Model UN Conference’13
Third Model United Nations Conference was held on 9 October 2013 for class X. It was a spectacular event with 250 participants from class X and XI. The simulation included seven committees such as IAEA, Security Council, UNDP,UNODC, HRC , Ecosoc and UNESCO with 91 countries. The Delegates provided concrete solutions in respective committees even during the MODEL EMERGENCY situation in MUN. Another unique feature of the conference was the simultaneous Press Conference of Committees which focused on transparency of the decisions passed through consensus in the various committees. The students were awarded Best Delegate and Best Position Paper in every committee.

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Mock Evacuation Drill
An evacuation drill in the school premises was conducted on 5 October 2013.It was carried out with an explicit exit plan. The students evacuated the classrooms immediately after the hooter was sounded. This was followed by a live demonstration of the use of the fire extinguishers and other fire prevention and mitigation measures. All classes from VI to X along with the entire staff took part in the drill under the supervision of Mr Bhatnagar and Mr Amit from the Delhi Fire Service department.

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Spell Bee Quiz
Spell Bee Quiz was organized on October 4, 2013 for class 1 students. In each round, the participants competed in numerous challenges like identifying the picture, fill in the missing letters and jumbled words etc. All the students had exuberant time learning with immense enthusiasm.

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DHOOM 2013
To promote excellence and holistic development, Dhoom a mega talent hunt show was organized from August 1 to 8, 2013. The exquisite show featured an eclectic mélange of activities such as Dance, Music, Art & Craft, Dramatics, Elocution, Mathematical and Sporting prowess. Popular events like ‘Super Chef’ and ‘Cute Kidz’ saw enthused participation of kids and parents alike. The week long activities were judged by eminent jury who appreciated the initiative and confidence of the enterprising students and lauded efforts of the school for nurturing talent.

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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2013
Ishita Jain (XI D) and Vaibhav Midha (XI D) presented paper on ‘Armed Conflicts’ on the occasion of ‘International Youth Day organised at United Nations Information Centre on August 12, 2013, which was appreciated for its deep insight.

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NATIONAL SPORTS DAY
The birth anniversary of legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand was celebrated as National Sports Day on August 29, 2013 with fervour and enthusiasm. The meet was declared open by the Chief Guest, Mr Rameo James, a renowned hockey player and coach. The programme included colourful welcome run , power pack of races in which our young athletes participated with a great spirit. Taekwondo performance by Vaibhav Bansal (VI-D ) was cynosure of all eyes.

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TEACHERS APPRECIATION DAY
Teachers Appreciation Day was celebrated on September 7, 2013. The school Principal congratulated the teachers for doing a commendable job and reiterated the pivotal role played by teachers in moulding a child’s life, in touching a child’s heart and soul with the alchemy of care and concern. The teachers were felicitated for completing five years of exemplary service to the institution by members of the P.T.A. The Principal was felicitated for winning Prestigious State Teachers Award conferred by Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs Sheila Dixit.

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WALK FOR WATER
Growing urbanization and population has made water a scarce commodity. To make students and locals aware about the need for water conservation, a ‘Walk for Water’ was organised for students of class-X on May 14, 2013 in Matiala village. Students carried banners highlighting the water crisis and raised slogans in support of water conservation. A symbolic carriage of water for 2 km by a section of the students highlighted the problems facing us in the near future, wherein long distances will have to be covered to get water for drinking purposes. A special water testing Kit was carried to test water samples from the village. Samples were tested on the spot for portability and the results were shared with villagers. The walk generated enthusiasm and support for proactive citizenship among students and local villages.

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LEARNING FROM THE LEGEND
Our children experienced the inspiration and mysticism embodied by Ms Saroj Khan when the Legend herself visited the school on May 23, 2013, to provide motivation and mentoring to our promising dancers. The event commenced with ceremonial lamp lighting and divine Invocation dance which exemplified precision and perfection. The interactive session with the maestro was a deeply exhilarating and immensely rewarding experience for our young performers. Ms Saroj Khan shared the nuances of dancing and highly appreciated the school’s endeavour to promote the learning of classical art forms. The programme was well attended by the members of PTA, parents, teachers and students. The culmination of this dance show saw participation of hundreds of participants of Dance Gurukul at Genesis Global School, Noida on June 30, 2013.

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CAREER FAIR
A career fair was hosted in the premises of the school on May 2, 2013 with a view to provide our students with an opportunity to explore a plethora of career options available after school. Children put forth several queries regarding various career options which were suitably answered by subject experts.

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CIRCLE TIME
To make the teaching learning process sonorous the school arranged for an exchange program with U.K wherein Mr. Shaun Valentine from Brynteg C.P, School visited our school for a week. Students of Class VI-B got an opportunity to have a vivacious interaction with Mr. Shaun. Through the activity ‘Circle Time’ on April 9, 2013, students narrated stories to Mr. Shaun which were greatly complimented by him. There was a pedantic interactive session wherein questions poured from both the sides eager to know each other’s culture, environment and even school life. He took some stories of the students to be shown in his school.

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GRADUATION DAY
Graduation Day for the Montessori was celebrated on March 30, 2013, to bid adieu to the tiny toddlers from Montessori wing. The breathtaking and grand performances befitted the celebrations to mark their progression to primary wing. The magnificent programme commenced with the Chief Guest Dr UB N Rao and the school Principal, Ms Suruchi Gandhi lighting the lamp.The array of cultural programmes comprising Ganesh stuti, story dramatization, graduation day song and a special dance performance ‘Flavours of India’ held the audience spellbound. The young scholars were presented graduation certificates.

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ORIENTATION DAY
Orientation Day was held on March 31, 2013, to acquaint the parents of Montessori students with the school and to extend them a warm welcome into the Bal Bharati family. The programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp followed by an immensely invigorating welcome address by the Principal. The enigmatic invocation dance left the audience spell-bound. Dr Ravindran, the eminent educational psychologist, was the special guest for the occasion. Dr Ravindran conducted an enriching and informative interactive session with the parents that enlightened them about positive parenting and the mutual responsibility parents and schools share in moulding the best out of young children.

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Winter Carnival
Winter Carnival was organised on warm winter morning of 8 December 2013.The school wore a festive look and offered a bonanza of appetizing delicacies , fun rides , fashion fiesta and a wide array of entertainment opportunities . Visitors, parents and students flocked the stalls which were full of enticing games and attractive prizes. Raffle and Baby Show were show stealers of the day .School Chairman Sh K. K. Khullar and Members of School Managing committee also graced the occasion and congratulated the Principal for the success of the event.

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Independence Day Celebrations and Investiture Ceremony
The school celebrated Independence Day and Investiture Ceremony on 14th August 2013.An impressive Guard of Honour welcomed the renowned educationist, Mr. Kaushik, Education Officer, Zone-21and Shri Shailendra Mohan, Spic Macay Coordinator who graced the historic event to invest the members of the Prefectorial Board with badges of honour and administer the oath of allegiance to their school and country.It was a defining milestone that signaled the official beginning of the newly appointed Student Council in the presence of the guests, parents and students as they pledged to uphold the ethos of the school. The jubilant Independence Day Celebrations included a captivating dance performance followed by an euphonic classical rendition which was appreciated by all.
The school Principal Ms Suruchi Gandhi congratulated the young leaders and stressed on the importance of honesty, integrity and hard work as vital qualities for the positions of dignity.

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RENDEZVOUS 2013
Rendezvous 2013, a multilingual Inter-School event was held on August 30, 2013. The competition epitomized Global Connect Day wherein the confluence of three languages- English, French and German was highlighted in which best schools of Delhi participated. The event exhibited multilingual eloquence of participants in dramatization, conjuring appealing advertisements to sell global destinations. Well illustrated travel brochures and captivating folk tales created new benchmarks in creativity. Trophies and certificates of appreciation were given to winners by eminent jury who lauded the efforts of school in promoting modern foreign languages.

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TECHQUEST – INTER SCHOOL EVENT
In an endeavor to provide to the inquisitive and brilliant minds, a platform to nurture and showcase their technological prowess, the school organized Tech-Quest on 7th May, 2013, in which more than 100 students from 17 schools participated. The school Principal accompanied by the judges lit the ceremonial lamp of knowledge. It was a grand celebration of novelty and ingenuity as the budding enthusiasts and aspiring scientists commemorated technological breakthroughs through participation in Events as Let’s C, Lights, Camera, Action, Robotics and a quiz based on IT. The overall trophy was accorded to Mt. Carmel School, Dwarka. The awards earned by the vanquishers were a testimony of their concerted efforts and significant achievements. The judges appreciated the school initiative and reiterated that the event opened novel vistas of tech- learning.

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MOCK EVACUATION DRILL – DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
A fire drill was conducted in association with local fire department to make students aware about the protocol to be followed in case of a fire break out.
A workshop was held for the students to deliberate upon major possible causes behind a fire breakout. This was followed by an instant quiz and question answer session for ensuring proper understanding amongst the students. Demonstrations regarding fire, precautions, safety, dos and don’ts. Duties and roles of volunteers, who were supposed to act as floor wardens, rescue team, fire extinguish team and first aid team during the Mock Evacuation Drill.

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INTER SCHOOL ROBOTICS CHALLENGE(IRC 2013)
A grand celebration of innovation and ingenuity was witnessed during the Inter-school Robotics Challenge 2013 which was organised in association with Building Blocks Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd. on January 24, 2013. Over 28 teams from 14 schools of West Delhi participated in the event where students got an opportunity to create unique Robotic designs. The event presented a creative amalgamation of Science and Mathematics and its practical application in Robotics.

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SUMMER CAMP 2013
Summer coaching camp was organised from May 20 to 31, 2013 in association with PTA. Students were coached and trained in Badminton, Cricket, Skating, Basketball, Football and Taekwondo under expert tutelage. Participants were given certificates of appreciation for active involvement.

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TEACHERS’ DAY
Teachers’ Day is that momentous event where students engage in unbridled capacity to shower their love, adoration and respect on their teachers. The day was power packed with sensational performances by the students. With respect and reverence, the students had the teachers moving on to foot tapping dance they presented.  The students’ programme paved way to reliving a momentous journey – a success saga of prominent accomplishments crafted with subtlety, care and love by the School Principal. 

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YOUTH EXCHANGE FOR NATIONAL INTEGRATION 
The school hosted a student delegation from the frontier districts of Baramula and Kupwara of Jammu & Kashmir on February 12, 2013.They were given a heart-warming reception by our students who welcomed them by tying friendship-bands. Initial hesitation gave way to warm smiles as students were spell bound by graceful classical dance and soulful instrumental music rendition. The students from Kashmir presented Kashmiri folk songs, poem and PowerPoint Presentation to acquaint the audience with the culture of their school. The session culminated with joyous chorus of “Saare Jahan Se Achha” and exchange of handcrafted mementos.

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EDUCATION WITH A PURPOSE 
Dr Kiran Bedi addressed the school students and teachers in a highly charged and stimulating environment on the topic of ‘Analysing the role of school and home in combating and preventing crime’ on February 7, 2013. In her speech, which was replete with inspirational anecdotes, she urged students and teachers to take responsibility and demonstrate personal leadership in character building by feeding intellect and mind with positive thoughts, inspirational books and good company. She reposed faith in the efforts of the school towards character building which is an essential prerequisite for nation building.

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SPIC MACAY 
With an aim to promote the rich and heterogeneous cultural tapestry of our country, renowned Manipuri artists Shri Rajkumar Singhajit Singh and Smt. Charu Sija Mathur graced the school on February 6, 2013 and regaled the young audiences with the most spectacular dance performances. They introduced subtle nuances of Manipuri Dance which is known for its graceful movements and its strong narrative and dramatic character.

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FAREWELL CEREMONY 
To bid adieu to the outgoing Class XII students, a Farewell Ceremony was organised on February 5, 2013. The ceremony commenced on an auspicious note with ceremonial lighting of the lamp by the school Principal. A breathtaking cultural programme presented by Class XI included ‘The women in action’, a dance drama which was a befitting toast to convictions and pride of today’s woman. It was a momentous occasion for students who received their citations highlighting their talents and achievements. The office bearers of Old Bal Bharatian Association from outgoing Class XII were invested with portfolios. A sumptuous lunch and dance party that ensued, left everyone enthralled.

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MODEL UNITED NATIONS 
The school hosted its second Model United Nations on January 30, 2013. The event provided delegates an insight into the major issues faced by today’s world. The students of class X formed four major committees of United Nations namely ECOSOC, HRC, WTO and UNESCO representing 26 countries of the world. The BBPSMUN not only encouraged the students to research but also helped in honing their public speaking and decision making skills. Awards were given to Best Delegates in every committee and for presenting Best Position Paper. The judges appreciated their in-depth knowledge about world affairs and their ability to resolve conflict in democratic manner.

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FUN-O-MANIA 
‘Fun-O-Mania’ was organised for classes I-V on February 4, 2013. The day began with an exhilarating Band performance which was followed by Horse Riding, Taekwondo and Yoga training session. The highlights were colourful races such as Cartoon Race, Sack Race, Caterpillar Traverse Race, Potato In The Basket Race and Unity In Diversity Race.

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