Laurates at the National Level
Bharat Vikas Music Competition
The 30th National and Regional group song competition was organized by the Bharat Vikas Parishad at the Patanjali Ashram complex in Haridwar on 24th and 25th November , 2012.Forty eight schools from all over India participated – among them was our school – Hariyana Vidya Mandir .
Our school qualified to participate in the finals , after a tough battle fought among several schools at the state level competition . We came first and thus were chosen to represent the state of West Bengal at the finals in Haridwar .
A team comprising eight students went to Haridwar ably led and inspired by our music teacher Ms. Sushmita Chatterjee . It was a momentous event in our lives and an unforgettable moment when we were declared winners – securing the 1st place in the National song category . We were delighted to receive the trophies from Baba Ramdevji and other noted dignitaries . We came 2nd in the regional song(Bengali) contest .
This was the fifth time in ten years that we have secured the first position at the National Level .
Shreya Ghosh (XIB)
HARIYANA VIDYA MANDIR
ANNUAL CULTURAL PROGRAMME 2012
Hariyana Vidya Mandir's Annual Cultural gala was held on 7th July, 2012 at Science City Auditorium in the august
presence of the Vice Chancellor of Calcutta University, Dr. Suranjan Das, as Chief Guest and M.L.A. Shri Sultan Singh as
guest of honour. The auditorium was filled to capacity by an eager audience consisting of managing committee members,
staff, parents and students, both past and present.
The programme began with a speech by the Chief Guest, Dr. Suranjan Das who spoke about facing the challenges of holding
on to our national culture in the age of globalisation. For this, a strong foundation must be laid in the school itself. The other
guests of honour, Shri Sujit Bose wished the school success and pledged his continued support. Shri Govind Ram Agarwal,
President of Hariyana Sewa Sadan, also spoke inspiring words, praising the fantastic feats of the school. The Principal, Mrs.
Nandini Sen, said that management, staff, parents are artists who carve out the students. While making engineers, doctors,
lawyers or architects, we must also make responsible brothers, sisters, parents, bosses, friends or colleagues. She also
remarked that the school has maintained a high standard in academics and co- curricular activities culminating in awards,
the most recent being the Bharat Nirman award for exemplary contribution in education and raising the prestige and
proposition of society and the nation.
This was followed by a grand prize distribution ceremony where meritorious students and teachers were awarded prizes
in different categories, in recognition of their achievements.
The spectacular cultural programme that followed, with over five hundred participants stole everybody's heart. To pay
tribute to the literary genius of Sukumar Ray on his 125th birth anniversary and his illustrious son, Satyajit Ray, a
fabulous dance- drama, based on the inimitable "Abol Tabol" and "Goopy Gyne, Bagha Byne" was staged by the students,
which left everyone spell- bound. It conveyed the message that we should all rejoice in the breathtaking beauty of nature
and spread happiness all around us.
Rabindranath Tagore's dance- drama, "Bhanusingher Padabali", based on Vaishnav Padabali, portraying the eternal
love of Radha-Krishna, was rendered gracefully by teachers of the school. This was followed by a Bharatnatyam- Shiva
Stotra- a beautiful dance- recital by the students, paying tribute to the celestial Lord Shiva.
"Lado", the Hindi dance- drama, depicted the strength and multi- dimensional character of women overcoming all odds
and discrimination in society and leaving an indelible mark in all spheres.
"Vande Mataram" captured beautifully through songs and dance, the essence of our freedom struggle when the potent war
cry of "Vande Mataram" sent a chill down the spine of the British.
The Venetian court- room with Portia, Shylock, Antonio and Bassanio, and the Roman Senate with Julius Caesar, Brutus
and Mark Antony were brought alive in the presentation of two short extracts from the Bard- of- Avon's ever- popular plays, "The
Merchant of Venice" and "Julius Caesar".
A series of dance performances- Kathak, folk( both Eastern and Western) added a zing to the programme. A touch of "retro"
was added when the students sang a medley of popular western songs from the 60's, 70's and 80's.
The curtain was brought down on the cultural extravaganza by a mind blowing hip- hop dance by a "Band of Boys", that brought the
the spectators to their feet.
The thunderous applause that followed bore testimony to the grand success of the show that was the combined endeavour of the students
and teachers under the dynamic stewardship of the Principal, Mrs. Nandini Sen who provided the nucleus of the entire show.
Each member of HVM put his/her best effort and contribute wholeheartedly and attended to their allotted duties for the
success of the show.
By- Sayan Kar Majumdar
Admission For XI
Registration forms for Administration to Class XI ( Day Shift Only ) for students who have appeared for CBSE SA II - 2012 from other schools will be issued for RS. 200/- only as per details given below.
Photocopy of marks of Class X First Term duly attested by the school Principal should be produced for obtaining Admission Forms.
Aggregate Percentage / Total marks in FA I / FA II & SA I of Class X First Term 2012 requried is given below:
Science -- 36/40 or 90% & above
Commerce -- 32/40 or 80% & above
Humanities -- 28/40 or 70% & above
Form will be issued on 27/03/2012 and 28/03/2012 from 11.00am to 2.00p.m.
Duly filled up forms to be deposited on 02/04/2012 and 03/04/2012 from 11.00 am. to 1.00 pm.
Admission Test will be held on 5.4.12 at 11.00 am in Maths & Science for Science Students Maths & Social Science for Commerce students & English & social Studies for Humanities students.
Candidates should bring counter foil of form with them for appearing in Admission test. List of selected candidates will be put on the school notice Board on 12/4/12.
THE UNFORGETTABLE EXPRIENCE OF DMI,2011
The British Council organizes an international debate competition every year for the high school pupils, known as Debating Matters. We, the students of Hariyana Vidya Mandir, Kolkata, got lucky enough to make it to the Regional Finals of Debating Matters India,2011. 96 schools from 8 regions all over the country qualified to the regional finals. Each school team consisted of 6 debaters.
The South City International School hosted the competition on 27th September,2011. In the inaugural knock-out round our worthy opponents were the Birla High School for boys. Abhyam Shukla and Kusumika Ghosh represented HVM, whereas Sanjay Nair and Surjoday Basak fought for Birla Boys. The debate involved tough questioning from the judges and the audience to both the teams. The verdict went in favour of Hariyana Vidya Mandir, qualifying us to the Group Stage Debate part I & II along with 5 other schools. Our team (Sreya Kar,Saurabh Bagla,Vishal Mishra and Tanisha Goenka) put up a good fight but incidentally couldnⴠmake it to the National Finals. Our Lady Queen of the Missions emerged as the winners of the day.
It was our biggest exposure! Cannot wait for DMI 2012. Hope we get lucky again. Hats off to the organizers, it was a world cl-ass learning experience, truly, young debaters throughout India will await DMI 2012 eagerly.
Kusumika Ghosh & Sreya Kar,
Hariyana Vidya Mandir.
CELEBRATING GURUDEV’S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
9TH May, 2011, Gurudev’s 150th birth anniversary was marked by a colourful celebration at HARIYANA VAIDYA MANDIR, SALT LAKE. Students and teachers in tandem put up a short but compact programme to pay homage to the bard. After a brief introduction to the life of the NOBEL laureate, the function started with a beautiful rendition of a Tagore song by the children of classes VI to X. This was followed by recitation of some of his memorable poems by the students of the junior section .The teachers paid their tribute through melodious renditions of his songs. The final item was a beautifully-choreographed dance by students of classes II to VIII. A bigger homage to the bard is on the anvil during the school’s forthcoming ANNUAL DAY FUNCTION.
Quiz-O-Mania at HVM
On a Friday morning, i.e. ,24th June,2011,an Inter-House Quiz Competition was held at our school,Hariyana Vidya Mandir.Quiz competitions have always been great fun, and was expected to be the same, even this year.
Students from Classes IX - XII took part in it-each team consisting of four members. The auditorium was filled with students, cheering their own houses.
There were 10 rounds of different categories- audio, video, sports, literature etc. Orange House(winners of last year’s Quiz Competition) commanded the points table throughout, and did not give their opponents any chance, whatsoever. When the participants failed to answer a question,the question was passed on to the audience.It was great to see our teachers raising their hands like excited children to give an answer! There were 2 special rounds based on- Kolkata and Rabindranath Tagore ,which enabled us to get closer to our roots and culture. The sole girl participant in the show was Illora Mondal who stole the boys’ thunder with her prompt answers.
Principal Ma’am congratulated the winners.Orange house bagged the 1st position, followed by Green and Blue houses securing 2nd and 3rd position .There was a huge round of applause from the audience .Thus this quiz competition brought about a healthy inter-house rivalry among the students.
Picture of QUIZ Competition
Hariyana Vidya Mandir.
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2011
Hariyana Vidya Mandir alongwith the rest of the nation joined in the celebration of the country’s 64th Independence Day with great verve and enthusiasm.
The programme started with the flag hoisting ceremony followed by the national anthem. Students with brilliant performances in the Board Exams, were felicitated by the distinguished members of the managing committee. Next there was a melodious group song, sung by the senior students inculcating a deep sense of patriotism among the audience. A dance drama was performed by the students of the morning shift to our national song-Vande Mataram. Everybody in the audience got goose bumps after the performance. This was followed by an English poem and a Hindi speech which were very inspirational. A beautifully co-ordinated dance by the little stars of the day shift, was the next performance. Finally, there was a Bengali tableau which provided a glimpse into the hardships which our freedom fighters faced during their struggle for independence.
Some of the members of the managing staff and our Principal Ma’am , Mrs. Nandini Sen,spoke eloquently on what “Independence” stands for. Thus, the programme came to an end, once again instilling a sense of great pride in our great nation.
Class XI B1