Mount Carmel School celebrated the 40th Anniversary of its founding day at the Talkatora Stadium. The function was called Celebrating God's Faithfulness. The chief guest, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, honoured the founding principals, Dr VK Williams and Dr (Mrs) NM Williams. The foreign secretary to the Government of India, Ranjan Mathai (IFS), then honoured the Board of Directors. BV Selvaraj (IAS), the Financial Commisioner of the NCT, released a coffee table book. The Dwarka branch of the school gave a colourful dance performance, 'Anugrah Ka Adhar,' highlighting the fourfold development of the students. Mr. Vineet Joshi, the chairman of CBSE released the film, 40 Glorious Years by Miditech Productions. Dr RB Lal, Vice-Chancellor of Allahabad Agricultural University, pronounced the benediction .
DPS Vasant Kunj organised a workshop on bilateral relations to celebrate the year 2012 as 'the year of Indo-Swiss friendship'. Based on the topic 'Indo-Swiss bi-lateral relations and Switzerland', the workshop was carried out by Sarah Baettig. Around 120 students participated, in the quiz at the end of the workshop. Archana Mishra, the headmistress, presided over the workshop.
Springdales School, Pusa Road organised an annual summer staff seminar on the theme, 'Creating Effective Learning Spaces — Connecting the Head, Heart and Hand'. Principal Ameeta Mulla Wattal stated that while the 21st century requires a culture of inquiry for lifelong learning, the value dimension of learning holds the key to meaningful transformation. Aruna Roy, noted activist, made an evocative case for the need for linking education with the democratic processes. The teachers were addressed on themes 'Understanding a Child's World: The Joy of Doing' , 'Adolescent Spaces: Emotions and Expressions', 'Educating the Whole Child' by eminent speakers like Samir Parikh, Chief of the department of mental health and behavioural sciences, Fortis Hospitals, G Balasubramanian, former director, academics, CBSE, Pavan Duggal, advocate and Vinay Mahajan, Loknaad, Ahmedabad emphasised on the need of understanding of education of the marginalised and underprivileged. Proceedings began with Kitty Menon, manager, Springdales, Pusa Road. The sessions were interactive and stirring, providing the teachers with a fruitful and meaningful learning opportunity.
Bal Bharati Public School, Dwarka, was represented at Rashtrapati Bhavan recently. ROSHINI, a green innovative concept, evolved at the behest of the President of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, encompassing environment management and empowerment of local communities to create eco-friendly sustainable urban habitats through participation of stakeholders and convergence of partnership programmes. Sampurna Dutta (Class X B) received special commendation in logo designing competition as she crafted her logo uniquely to symbolise youth energy, a futuristic vision, and the way ahead in environment sustainability. The President shared time with participating school children from Delhi and NCR present, encouraging them to continue their quest to learn about the environment.