Prerna Maheshwari of VIII D and Sanvi Sood of VIII E got selected to represent Delhi State in the forthcoming 34th Glenmark Sub-Junior and 44th Glenmark Junior National Aquatic Championship-2017. This will be organized by Swimming Federation of India at Chatrapati Sports Complex, Swimming Pool, Dalewadi, Pune, (Maharashtra) from 28th June to 06th July 2017.
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.
On the second day of Ninth Gayatri Devi Goenkan Memorial Cultural Festival, “Goenkan Grandeur” 2017, two events were held: Inter-School English Elocution Contest and Inter-School Western Dance Competition.
The day began with the registration of the participants followed by delicious breakfast at the cafeteria. All the participants, thereafter, assembled in the auditorium. The Master of Ceremony, Ms Meeru Pande, welcomed the guests. The Principal, Mr Sanjay Yadav, gave his blessings to the participants.
English Literary Event (Inter-School English Elocution Contest)
The Vice Principal, Ms Swadesh Kumar drew the lots and encouraged the children to give their best. The judges, the renowned academician, Ms Shrawasti Ganguli and the popular TV host, Mr Mayank Batheja were introduced to the audience. Twenty six participants from thirteen schools created magic with their words through extremely interesting pieces and highly impressive elocution. They were judged on (a) Choice of Piece (b) Confidence (c) Memory (d) Diction (e) Presentation. The team of G.D.Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj won the third prize. G.D.Goenka Public School, Greater Noida, was the runner-up team and the team of Amity International School emerged as the winner. The Principal congratulated the English Department and the HOD, Ms Rohina Shah for the successful concept.
Inter-School Western Dance Competition
Ten teams mesmerized the spectators through their scintillating performances. The judges, the famous names in the circle of dance professionals, Mr Anubhav Sharma and Mr Dilip Raikwar, judged the incredibly beautiful dances on the basis of Creativity, Choice of Music, Choreography and Costumes. Result was declared and prizes distributed. Teams of Amity International School and G.D.Goenka World School jointly took the third place. G.D.Goenka Public School, Sector48, Gurgaon was the runner-up team. The efforts of the Dance Director, Ms Vidushi, bore fruit when G.D.Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj was declared the best team. The highly competitive dance extravaganza ended with a lip smacking lunch at the cafeteria.
Tirelessly working behind the scene, the Activity Incharge, Ms Anisha, ensured flawless conduct of the event.
The Inter House (Junior Boys) Basketball Tournament had been held in the Month of April where Teresa House won the tournament.
BASKETBALL JUNIOR BOYS
- ROSHAN BHUCHAR 8 E
- ADHIYAN SYALL 8 E
- NAMAN SINGH 8 C
- RAYAAN GHAI 6 D
- BHANU UDAY ANAND 6 D
- TEJAS GUJRAL 8 B
- MADHAV SEHGAL 8 B
- YASH GANDAS 8 B
- AARAV VISHAL VERMA 7 A
- TEJAS KUKREJA 7 A
- VIVAAN AGARWAL 7 A
- KRITIN DHINGRA 7 B
The Inter House (Junior Girls) Basketball Tournament had been held in the Month of April where Vivekananda House won the tournament.
BASKETBALL JUNIOR GIRLS
- GAURI NAGAR 8 E
- SAMIA SINGH 8 E
- AISHI AGGARWAL 8 E
- AALYA KUMAR 7 C
- AMISHA BAWA 7 C
- APRAJITA SINHA 8 D
- SEERAT AGGARWAL 8 C
- NAVYA AGARWAL 7 E
- NAZNEEN SAWHNEY 7 C
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.