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CBSE Workshop On Life Skills  - VKV Itanagar

Life Skills:- As the word describes, are the abilities required to effectively deal with demands and challenges of life.

Encouraging teachers to develop their own set of life skills and use them to prepare the youth to face the challenges effectively, an interactive day long workshop was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Dr. Sujata Choudhary (Ex. Principal of Hindustani KV) was the resource person of the day Around 9 teachers from different schools participated in the workshop at good Shepherd School, Naharlagun, on 8th August’ 2019.

The session began with group division and each group was asked to name the group and followed by group activity which helped participants to become aware of their own understanding about Life Skills.

Second session began with group activity in which Teaching Techniques were provided to us and we was asked to present merits and demerits of the techniques and the life skills that can be developed using these techniques.

Third session began with individual activity in which participants were asked to solve some problems given in handouts.

Fourth session began with Drama presented by participants in a group.

Closing session began with individual activity of question and answers.

The objective to be achieved, as per CBSE by conducting this workshop was to make teachers well equipped with Knowledge that can help them manage and deal with innumerable instances happening inside / outside the classrooms.

 

English teachers’ workshop held at Capacity Building - VKV Itanagar

On 5th and 6th of August 9, 2019  two English teachers from Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Itanagar  went to attend the two day workshop held at Good Shepherd School, Naharlagun.

 The total number of teachers expected to be 16.But unfortunately many of them did not attend.

After a brief introduction, the sessions were held. The resource person highlighted the objectives of National Curriculum Framework (NCF) . The following are the objectives of language teaching-learning.

  1. The competence to understand what they hear.
  2. Ability to read with comprehension
  3. Effortless expression
  4. Coherent writing
  5. Creativity

The first day three sessions were held. The first session was a group activity where participants had to discuss and present on a topic “ What is the difference between learning a mother tongue and a second language. Are the stages of learning same?”

The second was a reading comprehension worksheet. Teachers have to set some questions including vocabulary activities based on the given passage.

The concluding session was on how to improve listening skills. The resource person explained the two approaches that would help to develop listening skills. They are 1. Bottom Up process and Top-Down process.

The second day sessions were mainly focused on grammar. Most of the teachers adopt direct method ie. Explain a set of rules first, then give examples. The best method is indirect method ie. teach grammar in context.

It was followed by writing activities. As a group, teachers prepared and presented how to draft a notice.

Overall the workshop was   satisfactory. On the part of the resource person, other than hand outs, no teaching aids were used. He could have proceeded with some ICT devices.

  • Sri Shajimon P   and 2) Su. Pori Naji

Independence Day and Rakshabhandan Celebrated - VKV Itanagar

73th Independence Day & Rakshabandhan was celebrated at Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Itanagar with gaiety and fevour.  As it was reminder of how Rakshabandhan is associated with India's struggle for independence. 
At the outset the National Flag was hoisted in the school premises by Shri. Dr. Kakade Rajendra Chhagan, Principal VKV Itanagar followed by his address to the assembly of students and teachers on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day & Rakshabandhan. 
It was followed by :

  1. Rakshabandhan Celebration in Eknathji Centenary Bhavan where Shri Pankaj Kumar addressed all the gathering and told the significance of the day. 
    Thereafter all the girls tied sacred thread on the wrists of brothers. 

        2.Then there were House-wise Cultural Competitions of  Patriotic & Traditional Dance, Patriotic Songs Competition of boys. Each house has represented their Patriotic Dance with unique themes. Total 600 students along with staff, parents & well wishers attended the programme

Prachodaya Shibir Conducted - VKV Itanagar

The Prachodaya Shibir 2019-20 for class VIII high achievers of VKV Itanagar was held at VKV Itanagar of the year 2017 – 18 and 2018-19. There were 25 students out of which 14 Girls and 11 Boys. The Shibir has the following sessions.

Session I:- Inauguration

  1. Mangalacharan by Class XII Girls.
  2. Welcome Address and Objective of the Shibir by Principal VKV Itanagar.
  3. Felicitation of the Chief Guest and Guest of Honor.
  4. Speech by Chief Guest Shri. Karbia Dodum (Joint Director Sangey Laden Sports Academy). He spoke on his schooling in VKV’s. He shares his experiences of his school life which gave him values, moral lesson and spiritual thoughts.
  5. Speech by Guest to Honor. In his speech the following points are highlighted.
  6. How to create positive Thinking
  7. How to be happy
  8. How to become grateful.
  9. To co operate  with others
  10. Vote of Thanks by Smt. Shilpi Das Gupta.

Session II:- Motivational Video by Shri. Patil Pankaj Balasaheb

  1. Motivational Video of Nick Vujicic.

The way he inspires the people by his speech was noteworthy. We have may excuses in life for every task which is assigned to us by destiny. He overcomes from every problem even though he born without limbs. 

  1. A Hindi Poem by Amitabh Bachchan.

To uplift ourselves in every situations.

  1. Self confidence building  by Gaur Gopal Das

With small anecdotal expression he proved, How to be the self confident? 

  1. Ambidextrous Students of India.

The video was consists of message of ability to write with both hands very skillfully which help them to sharpen their skills of learning.  

Session III: - Geet Session

  1. A Patriotic Song practiced and meaning of the song explain by Principal VKV Itanagar. (Rashtriya ki jai chetana ka…..)

Session IV:- Group Discussion by Shri. Sumant Kumar

Total 25 students were there and they were divided into 5 groups and 2 topics were given to them:-

Topic – 1 – Meaning of Shibir Geet and Topic – 2 – Contribution of India in Science

After discussion of both Topics leaders of each group presented and shared their views which are following.

  1. Explained the meaning of 1st stanza of the Shibir Geet. ie
  2. Discovery of Zero
  3. Ary Bhatta Contribution
  4. Launching of Chandrayan I and II
  5. Iron Pillar of New Delhi
  6. Panch Tatwa
  7. Regarding Contribution of A P J Abdul Kalam
  8. Tipu Sultan sward carbon steal etc.,

Session V: - Kendra Ideology by Dr. Kakade Rajendra Chhagan

Session VI:- Valedictory function

Inspire Manak Award Programme Organized - VKV Itanagar

The Department of Science and Technology has initiated a National level programme for Innovation in Scientific Research and Development.

Inspire  Manak Award Programme (School Level) was organized on 25/07/2019 in which  4 Innovative ideas were given by  different Students  which were sent to Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and it will be forwarded to District authority for its approval.

The name of the Students are as follows:-

  1. Nalo Nalo – VIII
  2. Sanket De-VIII
  3. Prasant Shil Sarma-IX(B)
  4. Km Tushmi Das Gupta –IX (A)

The further Process will be followed after getting approval from the District authority to participate in the next level.