A highly enlightening and interactive workshop was conducted by LiveJam in G. D. Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj, on December 5, 2017 for the senior school children and on December 8 for the middle school children. It was a fun filled, musical workshop addressing serious issues such as abuse, depression, alcoholism, drug addiction, suicide, bullying and peer pressure. The presenters, Rachel, Ashwini George and Dorothy formed an instant connect with the children. Through their Swachh Bharatiya Abhiyan Campaign, they conveyed that in order to have a clean India, we must have clean hearts. Real life stories of change were narrated and many children were seen wiping their eyes.
LiveJam is a youth movement that works among urban teens and youth. They aim to support educational institutions by providing life values sessions and address issues such as peer pressure, abuse, social media addiction, depression, etc. They do this by engaging students in a program conducted via two mediums they easily connect to and enjoy: MUSIC + real life STORIES OF CHANGE.
The Swachh Bharatiya Abhiyan is a campaign to engage with 100,000 school kids across Delhi & NCR with the message of hope & transformation. We believe that in order to have a clean India, we must first have clean hearts. And, change begins with us!
Scholastic Award Presentation Ceremony of GD Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj, took place on December 2, 2017 in the school auditorium. The ceremony commenced with Ganesh Vandana, School Song and an Indian dance form titled Rhythms of Nature. Principal, Mr Sanjay Yadav, underlined the accomplishments of Goenkans. 115 students of classes 6, 9, 11, and class 12 batch of 2016-17 attended the ceremony with their parents. They were felicitated for their outstanding performance in academics by Prof Dr Srihari, Vice Chancellor, G.D.Goenka University, our Chief Guest for the evening. The compères highlighted the achievements, the aspirations and the role models of the students being awarded. In his closing address, the Chief Guest commended that most of the students considered their parents and grandparents as their role models. The evening ended with sumptuous high tea. It was a day of pride for the parents.
Fifth Edition of G D Goenka International MUN was organized by G D Goenka Public School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi from Friday, November3, 2017 till Sunday, November5,2017. This three-day event was made possible by dynamic foresight of the Principal, Mr Sanjay Yadav, astute planning of the Vice Principal, Mrs Swadesh Kumar, definitive direction of Chef De Cabinet, Ms Mala Aggarwal, relentless effort of the teachers and collective brainstorming of Goenkan students.
The aim of the endeavour was to inculcate critical thinking, teamwork and leadership abilities by exploring the burning issues of the world on the model of United Nations, under the theme, ‘Time to Act, Time to Change’. The conference addressed varied disciplines under nine committees such as United Nations General Assembly- DISEC, United Nations Security Council, United Nations Human Rights Council, International Atomic Energy Agency, European Union, United Nations Global Compact, Indian Film Stakeholders’ Meet, John F. Kennedy’s Cabinet and the famed Indian War Cabinet. It had about 300 delegates participating from schools from all over India.
Thorough research and heated discussions by the student delegates marked the proceedings of two days. The Executive Board invested the last hour of the session in every committee towards giving detailed and substantive feedback to all the delegates.
Appreciating the efforts of the student body of GDGoenka and highlighting the aim of this exercise, Principal, Mr Sanjay Yadav, summed up, “Our nation is embarking on a new journey. Riding a wave of economic boom, we are experiencing days filled with toil, enterprise and creative endeavours. We ensure that our students are made aware of issues and causes to which they can make a difference. A vibrant and socially conscious student community capable of enhancing the Indian Talent Pool is what we have managed to evolve into.”
Vice Principal, Mrs Swadesh Kumar, opined, “The leaders today have the duty to serve their nation’s interest while balancing it with the larger collective interest. We, at GDGIMUN, provide the students an experience that not only enriches their knowledge and tests their managerial resources but also helps them with the satisfaction of partaking in a constructive role of innovation that is a stepping stone to a peaceful, global and unified world.”
Ms Mala Aggarwal, Chef De Cabinet, added, “Model United Nations provides a platform to our potential leaders to come together to solve the global problems. It enables the young minds to dream and take decisions to make this world better. It aims to make them understand that our environment needs to be protected and that solutions can be reached amicably without fighter planes and nuclear weapons.”
The finale took place at Manekshaw Hall. Ambassador Deepak Vohra and Major General GD Bakshi discussed how India is poised to emerge as a global power to reckon with.
The conference stimulated the fertile minds of the delegates, sensitizing them to critical world issues.