The Republic Day 2016, was celebrated in the School with a lot of fervor and enthusiasm , on25th January 2016. The programme was attended by the entire school and the teaching faculty.
The flag hoisting by the Principal, Mr. Sanjay Yadav, followed by the National Anthem aroused feelings of patriotism and generated love and respect for the country.
A patriotic song ‘Hind ke Bahadur’ rendered by the students of Classes 4, 6 & 7, brought out emotions of pride and sense of belonging for our beloved country.
Sadhana Datta, a faculty member, gave a talk on the significance of the day. She spoke on the symbolism and the importance which this day holds for every Indian, highlighting the need to become ‘Digital India’.
The rendition of ‘Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja’ and ‘Saare Jahaan Se Achha’ by the School orchestra, was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The students of Indian and Western Instrumental activity participated in this most enthralling and spectacular performance by the Goenkans.
The programme culminated in the Principal’s message. He addressed the students and urged them to be responsible citizens of the country and motivated them to contribute in every possible manner to make our country prosperous and a healthy nation. He emphasized on the need for every Indian to be alert, involved and lend every bit of cooperation and support to build a unique nation which will be looked up to, by other super powers of the world, in the years to come.
A highly innovative, enjoyable and informative workshop was conducted by Dr. Raj Singh, Vice Chancellor of G.D. Goenka University, on the 13th and 14th January 2016. The workshop was attended by the entire teaching faculty of G.D. Goenka Public School. The staff was divided into two groups and each group comprising as many as 50 teachers, attended the workshop.
Dr. Raj Singh, with his superb communicative skills, kept the teachers occupied for nearly five hours, holding their attention and involving them in various discussions and activities during the course of the workshop. He touched upon a variety of topics, teaching the staff, how to inculcate High Impact Skills, mainly making fantastic impression, conducting highly impressive meetings, writing crisp, clear memos and reports, delivering impressive presentations, negotiating, influencing and persuading people …..and much more.
Every minute that was spent in the workshop was utilized fruitfully by gaining some knowledge and gathering useful information.
An activity which involved filling up of a questionnaire and then the analysis that followed, was an eye-opener for many of the teachers. The ratings, the conclusion and finally the outcome as to who was a nurturing adult or a critical adult, a natural child, a creative child, or a fabricated child, brought out an enthusiastic response from the teachers.
Dr. Raj Singh added humour and fun to the discussions, an excellent speaker, an orator par excellence, he kept the teachers busy throughout the session during which, not for a minute anyone felt bored or disinterested. He even distributed chocolates to the teachers, who came up with correct and meaningful answers to his questions The Principal, Mr. Sanjay Yadav and the Vice-Principal, Mrs. Swadesh Kumar, also attended the workshop, showing their complete and whole-hearted involvement in the same. All in all, it was indeed and truly, a workshop that was enjoyed by each member of he Goenkan faculty.