GOENKAN GRANDEUR 2016 – Day 3

“All of us do not have equal talents but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents”

The concluding day of the 8th Gayatri Devi Goenka Memorial Cultural Festival, GOENKAN GRANDEUR, saw talented musicians and artists from various prestigious schools across Delhi & the NCR, as well as from neighbouring towns,

There were many amazing performances in the Western Music Competition which was held on this day. The competition had two categories – Solo and Band and the judges for the day were two eminent and renowned musicians – Mr.George Pulinkala and Mr.Andrew Hoffland. The exciting three day talent festival culminated with a short skit which not only gave everyone a hilarious glimpse of a train journey which is a common sight on Indian railways but also offered an insight into the kind of behaviour which is completely unacceptable, thus motivating one to behave in a civilized manner on public transport. The grand finale was a superb dance performance by the lissome dancers of G D Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj.

At a glittering Valedictory Ceremony the winners were felicitated with trophies and certificates.

THE PROUD RECIPIENTS OF THE ACCOLADES WERE:

Delhi Public School,R K Puram, bagged the First Position in the Western Music Competition in both the categories – solo and band. The second and third positions in the solo singing category went to the G D Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj  and Amity International School respectively. In the Band category, the results were reversed with Amity International School winning the second prize and G D Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj, winning the third.

The other awards were –

Best Vocalist – Vedant Shandilya, DPS, R K Puram

Best Drummer – Aryaman Kiri, DPS, R K Puram

Best Keyboard player – Kshitij Maini, G D Goenka, Vasant Kunj

Best Guitarist – Sankalp Biswal, Amity, Mayur Vihar

Best Base Player – Lakshaya Grover, DPS, R K Puram

G D Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj, was the Proud Winner of the OVERALL TROPHY which was presented to them for participating in each and every event and achieving the maximum number of winning positions in the cultural festival.

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RESULTS OFGRANDEUR 2016

CATEGORY

POSITION

PARTICIPANTS

ART

1. Fusion of Indian & Australian Art

1st Position

PRAGYA DOKANIA  XII-D

2.       DoodlingArt

1st Position

PALAK DOKANIA XII-A

INDIAN

MUSIC

1.       Solo Singing

2nd  Position

AANKANSHA GADH     X-C

Accompanied by

Ragini Shah

Swastik Modi and

Pearl Bhatia

2.        Group Singing

2nd   Position

RAGINI   SHAH                X-B    AAKANSHA   GADH        X-C

SUHANA   DHINGRA      X-A

DHRITI   SWAROOP        X-B

GURKIRAN WADHWA   XI

YASHWARDHAN            X-A 

SEJAL BANSAL                XI-B

ARJUN WADHWA          IX-F         

RHEA MALHOTRA          IX-F

BHARAT                           IX                                     

CATEGORY

POSITION

PARTICIPANTS

ENGLISH

LITERARY

EVENT

1st Position

Best Speaker

VED RAJGARHIA  XII-B

MAAHI S. KUMAR        XII-C

NISHTHA JINDAL            X-C

VED RAJGARHIA          XII-B

INDIAN

DANCE

2ndPosition

HUNAR NARANG           IX-B

MANIKA KRIPLANI         IX-B

SANVI BHATIA                IX-D

NANDANA TALWAR       X-B

NANDINI CHAUDHRY     X-B

RHEA SHARMA                X-B

ANAIKA MEHRA               X-B       

SANA OBEROI                  X-D

RABANI KAUR                  X-D      

ARPAN SALUJA              XII-C

RASLEEN KAUR              XII-C

MAAHI.S. KUMAR         XII-C

ANNIKA BHARGAV        XII-E

BHAVYA JAIN                  XI

ARYAN DHINGRA            XI        

NAKUL RAI                      IX

WESTERN

MUSIC

Solo Singing

    2nd Position

ANISH MEHTA                X-B

Accompanied by

Kshtij Maini                    XII-E

Band

3rdPosition

KSHITIJ MAINI              XII-E

DEVANSH GOYAL       XII-C

BHAVYA PRATAP SINGH XII-C

ANGAD SINGH             XII-B

KRIT SACHDEV              XI-D

 

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GOENKAN GRANDEUR 2016 – Day 2

The second day of Gayatri Devi Goenkan Memorial Cultural Festival, “Goenkan Grandeur” 2016 culminated successfully today. The two events held were Inter-School Indian Classical Dance Competition, “Samagam” and Inter-School English Debate Competition.

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English Debate

The Department of English conducted an Inter School Debate on the 28th of April where an impressive range of views were exchanged.

13 prominent Schools of the NCR participated in the Debate where the topic was “India, an Economic Super Power!  Myth or Reality?”

An eminent panel of judges which included Mr. Arindam  Mukherjee, Ms. Amrita Ajay and Ms. Devangana Jha gave their expert opinions on the topic and advised the young speakers. A debate at school level encourages to raise awareness, broaden horizons, inspire debate and inculcate values that are sterling in quality. The debators were well researched and confident of their stand. The Winning Team was from the host school, G. D. Goenka Public School Vasant Kunj, the 2nd position was bagged by Modern School Barakhamba Road and the third prize was won by G. D. Goenka World School Sohna Road Gurgaon.

The members of the winning team were: Ved  Marwah  Mahi S. Kumar and  Nishtha Jindal

Ved Marwah was adjudged the Best Speaker.  

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Primary Outing

On 28.4.16 Students of the Primary Section went to view one of the epic classics and one of their favourite movies in 3D, ‘The Jungle Book’. The movie was a visual treat and they thoroughly enjoyed each exciting moment especially the mesmerizing special effects of the movie.
On their way back to school, they went to the Lodhi Gardens for a well deserved picnic.

 

GOENKAN GRANDEUR 2016 – DAY-I

The 8th Goenkan Grandeur was declared open on 27th morning by the Principal Mr. Sanjay Yadav. It was followed by the ceremonial draw of lots by the Vice Principal Mrs. Swadesh Kumar.
The event saw a grand display of musical genius by many schools of Delhi.
The event was judged by the eminent artists Pandit Prateek Choudhary and Dr. Mrs. Ira Mukherjee.

कक्षा नवीं…. गतिविधि

पाठ –  दुख का अधिकार
उद्देश्य  – समाज के निम्न वर्ग के लिए सहानुभूति पैदा करना

कक्षा नवी के छात्रों ने ‘दुख का  अधिकार’ पाठ पर आधारित एक गतिविघि की, जिस  में उन्होने पाठ का नाटकीय रूपांतरण दिखाया।
छात्रों  के द्वारा संवाद लेखन तथा अभिनय कौशल का उत्तम  नमूना पेश किया गया।
कक्षा के सभी छात्रों ने इसमें भाग लिया। छात्रों ने समाज के धनी तथा निर्धन के बीच के अन्तर पर अपने विचार व्यक्त किए।उनके मन में गरीबों के लिए संवेदना के भाव थे।
छात्रों के अभिनय तथा अभिव्यक्ति के आधार पर उन्हें अंक दिए गए।इस गतिविधि को हिन्दी कालांश में किया गया।

अंजु नारंग
हिन्दी विभाग

SOUTH KOREAN QUIZ

10 Students entered the second level of the Korean Quiz held at the Korean Cultural Center India. 50 Schools from Delhi and NCR participated in groups of 10 each. The first round was a written round. Aryan Gupta from Class XI was the winner from our school and entered the second round. Students enjoyed the day long experience as they were exposed to Korean culture, dress, cuisine and games like taekwondo where they were taught the art of self defense.



Have you ever experienced – nervousness and excitement – together?

Because that is how we felt right before we entered the Korean Culture Centre.

It was a cool day for this time of summer. We were greeted by cheerful faces and “Anyeong” which is Korean for Hello.

We were enamored by the infrastructure of the centre. With beautiful murals adorning their walls and a vast library, we were soon immersed in their culture.

Soon we gave the exam for which we had prepared for over a month. This competition was initiated to exchange cultures, traditions and ideas between two countries with similar historical backgrounds.

After the exam, some activities were organized for us. We played Korean games wearing traditional Korean dresses – Hanbok. We also attended a class of taekwondo and munched on ping-su – Korean sundae ice cream.

Then in the second part of the quiz we witnessed some interesting questions and prompt answers by the students. Amazing it was to see their high-tech buzzer systems. In the end, their director personally congratulated and presented all the teachers with souvenirs from the ten schools present there. It was an enriching experience which was evident from the fact that we didn’t want to come back.

We do hope that many more cultural exchange programs will be held, so that we become exposed to different cultures and becomes GLOBAL CITIZENS.

Tarini S Budhraja   XI-B