INDRADHANUSH 2017- A Globetrotting Extravaganza
In celebration of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, our academy brought forth an exultant experience for the students of classes II- V attempting to enliven and stimulate the quintessential vivacious colours of spirited souls animated with energy and fervour. Indradhanush, 2017 witnessed a series of events on Friday, 28th July, 2017 at our school premises. Students from 10 reputed schools of Kolkata shared the same platform to showcase their prowess and talents through participation in the various activities.
The Globetrotting Extravaganza saw the gracious presence of Ms. Suparna Sengupta, COO and Director of Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital at the inauguration ceremony. Ms. Meena Kak, the Principal of our academy declared the meet open at the inauguration ceremony.
The day's events were an assortment of games representing the essence of each of the nation’s culture and traditions as that of Japan, Australia, Egypt, Germany and the USA. Among the many events of the day were Robocracy and Runners Aboard from the country of USA. Robocracy was a game based on skills of Robotics. Runners Aboard was based on the popular game, Baseball. The country of Egypt kept the spirit alive with a game called Mythocraft effectively testing the artistic skills of participants. The second game from Egypt was Three Men’s Morris, a game likened to the popular game of Tic-Tac Toe. Japan mostly catered to the culinary heritage of the nation’s culture and the games depicted the same where an activity based on non-gas cooking, Calorific. Another game named as Clutch and Chuck used chopsticks as props that were used to play a game testing the physical agility of participants. In Germany an activity was designed named Wind Wonders which was essentially based on making a wind-powered car. The second activity from Germany was Rat-O- Logical in which the story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin was aptly adapted. On reaching Australia a wild traverse of the country's wilderness followed through the game of Junglelore.
The closing of the event reached its pinnacle of excitement and thrill with a video presentation on the enriching experiences of tourism. It was a veritable travelling arena complemented with agility, spirit of quest and thrill and above all a spirit of adventure.
World Ethnic Wear Day
19th June was World Ethnic Wear Day. LSA celebrated this day with great verve and enthusiasm. The school set just one rule for the day- “Go Indian!’’ Whether it was clothes, shoes or food, all students carried and wore only traditional Indian items. The entire school was so colourful with every student turning out in salwar kurtas, dhotis, ghaghras etc. Even the teachers joined the students in this enthusiasm. We had a longer second break where we could share and enjoy the Indian food that we had got. But, with the help of the HRT, Ms. Deepa Das, class VIIB went a mile further. At the stroke of the bell for the break, the entire class transformed into an Indian Dhaba with delicacies from every corner of the country. The entire class was distributed various states and they put up counters with food from Gujarat, Chennai, Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra etc. There was a variety of food from across the country. Items like sabudana vadas, idli, chhole, rosogullas, jalebis, dhokla, khakra etc were served to all and sundry. Even though there was a generous spread for the hordes of hungry students who stormed into the class, they did ultimately fall short of resources towards the end. The class was praised by all teachers for the enthusiastic effort. We enjoyed this day thoroughly and thank Principal Ma’am for giving us this wonderful opportunity. We look forward to this day the next year too.
German Student Exchange Programme
Date - 13/05/2017 To 27/05/2017
Venue - Aalen, Germany
Participants - 15 students from classes IX - XI
Highlight - 15 students of our school, accompanied by two teachers‑Ms Anjali Chopra and Ms Sudakshina Datta,participated in an exchange programme with Kaufmannische Schule, Aalen, Germany.They stayed with their German partners and learnt a lot about German Culture,concurrently spreading Indian culture.They visited many places of interest like Baldern,Lake Constance,Mainau,Ulm,Mercedes Benz museum at Stuttgart etc. During October students and teachers from Germany will be visiting us this year.
Annual Awards Ceremony
ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY 2016 -2017
24TH MARCH 2017
“Its not about winning or loosing , its about how we learn to win or lose”
The Annual awards ceremony of Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, Kolkata for the academic year 2016-17 took place in the school premises with Mrs. Rita Chatterjee, Principal of Apeejay school , Park Street as the Chief Guest. She is a renowned academician with several years of experience and is also the Head of the Sahodaya schools, apart from the various roles that she plays. The Principal of Lakshmipat Singhania Academy Mrs Meena Kak along with the staff members welcomed her which was followed by the welcome song by the school choir singing “The waving flag”, a song on freedom to fly higher and aspire for more. This melodious song was followed by the hiphoppers of Lakshmipat Singhania Academy doing a jig on a hip-hop dance style. Girls and boys were full of energy and made the audience dance to their tunes as well.
Mrs. Meena Kak addressed the audience next and reminded everyone how we must be like the coffee beans which spreads in water and engulfs the whole environment in its aroma. On this positive note , the Award ceremony began , with the General Proficiency prizes and the subject prizes from Class I till Class XI. This was followed by Principals awards like Vishisht Samman and Samman awards which are presented to students achieving an all-round performance . This followed the ardent readers, best-behaved students, star class awards, attendance for multiple years prizes, The Helpage India Trophy and The Best House –Jal house.
Mrs. Rita Chatterjee spoke to the prize winners and their parents next congratulating them on their achievements and specially all the multiple year attendance prizes and the high achievers. Finally a presentation on how to live life , after overcoming obstacles, taking risks and become achievers. This concluded the year on a very inspirational thought. “To win” means to stay positive, stay fighting , stay brave, stay ambitious, stay focussed and stay strong.
21st Annual Intra-mural Sports
Lakshmipat Singhania Academy’s 21st Annual Intra-mural Sports was held with great fanfare on the 27th day of January, 2017, from 10 a.m at the Gitanjali Sports Stadium, Kasba. The day’s event was preceded by two days’ of rehearsals of the inaugural show. The first couple of rounds of the various athletic events were also held on these days.
The day’s proceedings began with a colourful display by students from PS 1 to Class V named, “SYNERGY- exercise of the Body, Mind and Soul”. The young ones had a message for the audience – a healthy mind dwells in a healthy body, thus we will have a healthy nation.
BODY – Fitness – Classes PS 1, PS 2 & Class V
MIND – Chess display – Classes III – IV
SOUL – Yoga display – Classes I, II & Class V
Mr. Rajveer Singh, DIG, Coast Guard, graced the occasion with his presence and declared the meet open after he was given a cordial welcome by the Academy students.
The welcome song by 160 students of the Academy set the mood for the day. The opening march past was a grand display of the four houses’ synchronised moves and discipline. The Sports Captain, Rahul Vanjani (Class XI) handed over the symbolic torch to our Chief Guest who declared the Sports Meet open. Mr. Rajveer Singh took his salute from the podium and presided over the oath-taking ceremony. He emphasised on the need for sports and games in the lives of students. He urged the students to take sporting activities seriously and if possible make it a career option too.
Various events for the children offered to them a great opportunity to display their stamina on the sports field before a big gathering of parents and teachers. There were events for parents, ex – students and the support staff of the school too. The Montessori toddlers were seen dressed up as bunnies who ran towards their parents to get a carrot from them and then were found running together towards the finishing line. All the parents enjoyed seeing the toddlers on the field for the fun races. Prizes galore were given away for every competitive event by the select group of parents who were specially invited to do the honours. A feeling of excitement and frolic prevailed all through as the scores of the four houses went on climbing at their respective paces. Recurring announcements of the same made the air all the more electrifying. Eyes stayed glued to the score board that stood at one lone corner of the field.
JAL HOUSE bagged the prize for being the most disciplined house, AGNI emerged as the winner for being the best marching squad, PRITHVI too did not lag behind, grabbing the recognition for the best cheering team. VAYU, however, stole the day’s show by leaving the other three houses behind and being declared as the best performing house with a whopping score and a grand lead with 223 POINTS. The best athletes’ names were declared too.
OVERALL BEST ATHLETE
BOYS - RISHABH DHANANIA
GIRLS - PRACHI TIKMANI
The event came to a closure with a celebration of sorts with the principal, Mrs. Meena Kak congratulating the winners and all participants and also the faculty and staff of the entire school to have made the event a spectacular success. She also said that a sport is for the upliftment of the body mind and soul.
The Academy hosted Bullionaire 2016, a business conclave on 26th October 2016, at the school premises for the first time. The fest, one of its kind, comprised of various business events to foster a sense of sophisticated business skills with a view to encourage entrepreneurial aptitudes in the young students’ minds. There was wide gamut of events like Marketing N Colonialism, Find D Investor, Calcutta National Brokering Company and Acumen Gathering Meeting. Each of the events paved the way in honing business skills in approximately 60 students of Classes XI- XII who participated from various schools of Kolkata.
LSA MUN 2016
On 27th October, 2016 our academy hosted quixotic – an interschool quiz competition. Mr. Ashwin Kak was the quiz master. 24 leading schools of the city participated in this event. Our team comprised of Aayush Smita Misra(X), Shivansh Mishra (XII), Trivikram Choudhury(XII), Yathansh .A. Jain(XI). Six teams were selected for the final round. We were one of the six finalists. Don Bosco Park Circus emerged winners.
exe.BIT is a unique IT based fest hosted by Lakshmipat Singhania Academy on 29th and 30th of July 2016. It's a one-of-its-kind meet and this year the Academy is organising it for the fifth consecutive year since 2012. The suggestive tells the tale of the event almost in a nutshell promising to unfold an amazing world of computing technology to the inquisitive teenagers of today. In keeping with the theme ‘CONNECT’, this year's mascot is ‘DOTCOM’. It's a whooping total of 850 students from 32 schools participating in the fest spread over two days.
Exe.BIT led to an unforeseen adrenaline rush among the teens of Classes VI to XII who put in their best effort over two weeks before the event to ensure that the fest spoke volumes of their dedication and creativity. Under the able guidance of the teacher-mentors, it was sheer fun getting the technical bits together.
The first day, 29th July marked the opening of the fest at 9 a.m. Mr. Nandan Mall, the CEO of Hulladek, an e-waste management firm conducted the workshop for VI – VIII. Mr. Shubham Saurav of ThinkLabs conducted the workshop on Robotics for IX to XII, which was followed by the competition. The other events on this day were Selfie, Bit.Ception, Disco-graphy, Doodle, Click, E-Pallate, Slide stories, Film it, Turtle Trail, Excel.Pixel, Robo-Tricks Training and El Dorado.
The second day brought fresh challenges for the senior school students. This day's list comprised De.byte, Quiz Prelims, Code’s Cook, OXO, a Movie show and E Press.
The school band of Lakshmipat Singhania Academy put up a mesmerising show. It left the audience grooving to the melodious numbers. During the closing ceremony, results for all the competitive events were announced. Winners were deservingly awarded with prizes and certificates. Mr. Ravi Ranjan, Deputy Manager, 10,000 Startups, NASSCOM, West Bengal circle and Mr. Addy from ACES were the Guests of Honour who gave away the prizes. In his address to the audience he focussed on the fact that technology has taken incredible leaps and added that, ''....''. A token of thanks and appreciation was given by Devansh Agarwal and Anwesha Sain. .On the whole, it was a forum that brought together the students from elite institutions of Kolkata and gave them a platform exclusively to showcase their talent, aptitude and interest in the virtual hemisphere. This fest was aimed at developing interest and providing encouragement to the student community for exhibiting independent initiatives and imbues the necessary thrust to embrace IT beyond the curriculum. The entire fest was concluded with the singing of the national anthem followed by dispersal.
CBSE National Chess Championship 2015
CBSE National Chess Tournament, hosted by LSA was held in December 2015 in which 78 schools participated from six zones comprising East, West, South, North Zone Cluster I and II from India and the Gulf. Graced by reputed celebrities and dignitaries, the four day long affair showcased the mettle of the potential grandmasters of tomorrow. Our Academy fought it out valiantly and bagged the 2nd Runner Up trophy in the Under 10 Girls’ category. The show stealers came from the southern pocket of the nation.
– CONNECTING DREAMS
‘Abhilasha’, held in October 2015 was the confluence of middle schoolers from mainstream educational institutions in tandem with schools catering to children with special needs. Hosted by our Academy, this fest brought together as many as 22 schools involving them in on and off stage events and activities of competitive as well as non - competitive kinds. The fest, on the theme “Liveable Planet”, was a grand success in reaching out to certain oft-forgotten sections of society who crave for some love, empathy and support and yet yearn to be fiercely independent. We performed extraordinarily well and stood out among all.
Indradhanush was thematically linked to the 100 years of Cubbing and hence what better than the Jungle Book of Rudyard Kipling. It infused a lot of camaraderie among children of different schools which was one of the aims of organizing this fest for Classes II – V. Activities such as Wild Terrain, Jungle Courtyard, Solaris, Heal the Brave, Trek to Freedom, Kaa's Tail, Call of the Wild, Council Rock, Whispering Trees, In the Wilderness were thoroughly enjoyed by all.
21st FOUNDER’S DAY 2016
On Saturday, 26th November, 2016 Lakshmipat Singhania Academy celebrated its 21st Founder’s Day at Kalamandir. Mr. K.R. Nautiyal, PTM, TM, Regional Commander (NE), Coast Guard, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
The students then gave a warm welcome to the guests through a welcome song which was a reaffirmation of the school’s commitment towards Indian classical music. It was followed by an invocation and the lighting of the lamp.
The Head Girl, Devika Bharany welcomed the assembled guests.
The Principal, Mrs. Meena Kak in her address highlighted the milestones of the school in the current academic session. Shri Bharat Hari Singhania, Chairman of Lakshmipat Singhania Education Foundation highlighted the need for ushering in overall development of students with the help of education. Mr Nautiyal stressed upon the need for education as a weapon for bringing about equity.
This was followed by a prize distribution ceremony wherein laurels were given to the students who achieved excellence in curricular as well as co-curricular activities. The prestigious awards are as follows:-
- Vishisht Samman
- Sadachar Puraskar
The Prashasti Award given to the Trail Blazers
Class XII and Class X Academic achievers
The cumulative 100% attendance awardees for 7 or 8 consecutive years.
The cultural program then began in which students of class I – XII presented a dance-drama “Celebrating Tagore”. It depicted the story of a small boy Reet who discovers the songs, poetry and dance of Tagore. So much so Tagore becomes a part of his life and he starts believing in his philosophy. There comes over a sea change in his life and studies.