Sewa Bharti workshop for SUPW

A workshop was conducted by SEWA BHARTI, the largest NGO of India, in our school, on 6th October 2017 for the SUPW club students. The team of SEWA BHARTI made the students aware of its various activities such as Kishori Vikas, Tree plantation drive, Adoption of centres, Diagnostic centre etc. Students were  inspired to work and contribute their talent to the less fortunate, to boycott the use of Chinese products and to strengthen our Indian economy.Moreover, the students were sensitized to the needs of underprivileged citizens of our country and were motivated to donate to The Goodwill store of SEWA Bharti in Ashok Vihar.

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Workshop – Sahaja Yoga

G.D.Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj, took its teachers on a journey of self-realisation through the four sessions of Sahaja Yoga that were organised on 15th, 19th, 21st and 26th September, 2017.

The Resource Person, Mr Nishchal Kapoor and his team helped the Goenkan teachers with their spontaneous union with the Divine, which in other words is known as Sahaja Yoga. One was set upon one’s Spiritual Ascent by awakening the spiritual energy lying dormant within oneself. Awareness of the divinity present within oneself is sure a transcendental voyage.

Workshop on GST

It was our pleasure that on 6th July Mr. Najib Shah retired Chairman Central Board Exercise and Customs, had come to school to have a seminar on GST. He was one of member on the board of the committee of GST. It is the 101st Constitutional Amendment Act 2016 and we were fortunate that just 5 days after 1st July we had him to address the students. GST is set to revolutionise the way we do our taxes. Goods and services tax is a comprehensive,multistage destination based tax that will be levied on every value addition.

He spoke about the various indirect taxes which are replaced by CGST, SGST, UTGST and IGST. The GST Council decisions taken on various rules framed were also discussed. 

Also the Benefits to business namely- Decrease in inflation, Ease of doing business, Decrease in black transaction, More informed customer, Boost to make in India were explained.

It was an interactive session where the students asked  their apprehensions, thoughts. Since Mr. Shah was in the journey of making GST he answered the question with the thought process that went into making the GST.

 An enriching and much needed workshop.

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Smart Study Skills

On Friday, May5, 2017, G.D.Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj, organized an enlightening workshop on smart study skills for classes XI and XII. The workshop was conducted by Mr Rajeev Soni. Mr Rajeev Soni made the children aware of a range of relevant issues. He gave the children a chance to vent their anxieties and relieve their stress. His wit and humour made the interaction very interesting. The children were reminded not to lose focus during their preparation of examination. His special tips about smart study skills empowered the children to enhance the quality of their preparation and planning. “Divide and conquer” is the mantra – divide the work and conquer the goal. Persistence is more important than talent, genius or luck. The presentation was followed by an interactive session wherein the children made many queries and received practical solutions. The Principal, Mr Sanjay Yadav, too gave many tips from his personal experience. Later, Ms Rohina Shah, on behalf of the staff and students, thanked Mr Soni for sparing his valuable time.

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Workshop on Cyber Security

On April 20, 2017, G.D.Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj, organized an enlightening and interactive workshop on cyber security for the students of class IX. The same workshop was also conducted in two sessions on April 18, 2017 for the students of classes X, XI and XII.

The guest speaker was the renowned Cyber Guru, Mr Rakshit Tandon, Founder Chariman of A & R Info Security Solutions Pvt Ltd. This Cyber Security Evangelist has experience of more than a decade in Security Domain and is the Member Advisory to National Cyber Safety and Security Standards.  Mr Tandon has been the Non European Expert at European Commission on Safer Internet. With a number of awards to his credit, Mr Tandon is increasingly becoming popular with the children with his keenness to educate them on cyber security.

In a very interesting session with the Goenkans, he stressed upon the measures to be adopted while using the internet. Various myths about anonymity of users were broken. Gullibility of users was exposed. Essential safety measures to be adopted while working on the internet were highlighted. Children clarified their doubts with respect to the routine activities they undertake on the internet.  The workshop ignited the spark of curiosity about the dangers posed by the indiscriminate usage of internet.

 

AN INTERACTIVE CYBER SECURITY WORKSHOP WITH RAKSHIT TANDON

The workshop was conducted by Mr. Rakshit Tandon who is a well known person working against cyber crime. I got to hear many eye-opening incidents and cases which made me realize the reality of today’s world. He gave all of us some amazing and helpful advice on how to be safe from the world of internet. It really helped all of us. As soon as I got home, I changed all my privacy settings on all my social media. I really thank him a lot for teaching us so much and giving us knowledge about the world of internet.

Harleen Kaur (XII-E)

Workshop on Successful Parenting

On February 14, 2017, G.D.Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj, organized an enlightening and interactive workshop on parenting. The workshop was conducted by Dr Shimi Kang, a Canadian-Indian renowned Psychiatrist, an award winning Harvard trained medical doctor, researcher and expert on the science of human motivation. The mother of three, a TEDx speaker, Dr Kang, is the author of “The Dolphin Parent: A Guide To Raising Healthy, Happy and Self-Motivated Kids”.

Dr Kang provided practical communication and lifestyle prescriptions to enhance key twenty first century skills in young children. The content included expansion of the understanding of key concepts of self-motivation, adaptability and consciousness quotient. Need to promote creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and contribution as a part of Consciousness Quotient or 5CQ’s was emphasized. The parents said they were very satisfied to have found answers to some very difficult problems.