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Doon Public School, Sector-21, Panchkula celebrated Endeavour 2019 – 20th Annual Cultural Eve Cum Prize Distribution with unprecedented fanfare on 01-Dec, 2019 at the school premises. Dr Kulbhushan Sharma, National President, NISA and Dr HS Saini, HES, DEO, Panchkula were the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour respectively. The occasion was also graced by Shri A.S Anand, Manager, Doon Public School, Sector-21, Panchkula. The ceremonial opening took place with the lighting of the lamp in the backdrop of the harmonious recital of Ganesh Vandana by the school choir. The annual report reading by Mrs. Sunita Anand, Principal, Doon Public School, Sector-21, Panchkula, highlighted the school achievements in both academic and co- curricular activities and presented her vision for the progress of the school. This was followed by the Prize Distribution Ceremony in which more than 200 students were awarded for bringing laurels to the school in various competitions and contests at school, inter-school, District, State and National levels. Mrs Mamta Chaudhary and Mrs. Nisha Chauhan were adjudged, the Best Teacher and the Best Non-Teaching staff respectively. Mrs. Vandana Malik and Mrs. Kamal Gill were felicitated for their outstanding contribution during the session 2019-20. Mr. and Mrs. Pankaj Sharma, parents of Rohtash Sharma of class IX and Rimisha Sharma of class VIII were also honoured for being the ‘Most Supportive’ parents. The cultural program revolved around the theme ‘Pita- Ek Adhaar Stambh’, presenting the essence of a father in a child’s life. The students enthralled the audience with spectacular performances enriched with rich music, costume and dance. The show stopper was the ‘Bhangra Presentation’ showcasing the radiant and vibrant culture of Punjab. The Chief Guest in his speech appreciated the efforts of the Principal and the staff for putting their soul in the school and for taking long strides in rendering quality education in Panchkula and surrounding areas. The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Mrs. Sunita Anand, Principal, Doon Public School and the program concluded with the school song, leaving behind the promise of a handful of brighter hues the next year.

Doon Public School, Sector 21, Panchkula hosted DCCW competitions organised by department of child welfare council. There were a variety of competitions like Pagri and Dhoti tying, saree draping, Best Dramebaz, and Group song competitions. The students of Doon Public School participated with full enthusiasm and fervor and bagged prestigious laurels. The group song team bagged the first position. In the solo song competition Manjot bagged the second and Paraj Tiwari bagged the third position. Gurpreet Kaur bagged first position in Pagri Dhoti tying. Aryan Sood bagged first position in saree draping. Whereas Ajitesh bagged consolation prize in Best Dramebaz. Tanisha Bhatt bagged 1st position in solo dance group dance category 2nd bagged second position and group dance category 3rd bagged the much coveted 1st position.

Another moment of zest and apprise for the Doonites who ardently showcased their talents and bagged laurels in various events conducted at Sanawar lit fest 2019, held under the aegis of St. Lawrence School, Sanawar. Kristi Aggarwal of class-VIII bagged 3rd position in English Story Telling and Sonal Sheoran and Kaamaakshi Bhat of class-XII bagged 3rd position in Drame Romantique(Romantic Drama). The teacher incharge Ms. Ekta Rishi Dhawan who adjuged the event of Debate at the fest was also felicitated with a special token of appreciation. It was indeed very tough competition wherein the students competed their stage performance with around 20 schools from across the country and brought laurels to the school. It was a moment of great honour and pride when the Dean of the school, Capt. Sanjay Anand SM, highly applauded the efforts of the students as well as their mentors during the morning assembly.

Doon Public School, Sector-21, Panchkula hosted an Inter School Dance Competition famously known as Rachna Kala Sangam. The competition boasted of 6 teams which came from various reputed schools. The competition was adjudged by the three guest of honour Dr Shalina Mehta, Mrs Savita Bhagra and Mrs. Neelam Trikha. The event was graced by the august presence of Brig. Pal Singh Sandhu and his wife who acted as chief guest for the occasion. The entire event was based on the theme of marriage. The event turned out to be a grand success with all the teams presenting the various hues and colours of marriages. The occasion was well applauded by the chief guest who in his speech congratulated all the participants on their successful participation. Shishu Niketan Public School clinched the winning trophy, whereas Doon Public School won the Runner’s up trophy.

Doon Public School, Sector-21, Panchkula and Haryana State Council for child welfare organized a seminar on ‘Empathy and Motivation Leads the Path of Good Parenting’ for the parents in the school premises. The speaker of the seminar Mr. Anil Malik, Nodal officer of Haryana State Child Counseling & Welfare spoke and interacted with the parents very jubilantly. Emphasis was laid on the fact that how school along with the co-operation of the parents can bring out a huge, long lasting & positive change in a child’s behavior and personality. The guest of honour, Mr. Bhagat Singh, District Child Welfare Officer, Panchkula also shared his views with the audience and parted with various useful tips for good parenting. The Principal, Mrs. Sunita Anand expressed her gratitude for the state authorities and also motivated the parents to be more participative and supportive of their child. The session ended with satisfied and thankful parents who felt grateful to the school authorities and the state for organizing such a knowledgeable and awakening session.

Doon Public School, Sector-21, Panchkula celebrated Teachers’ Day on September 4 & 5, 2019. ‘Choir group singing’, ‘speeches’, ‘poetry recitation’ and dances were organised to mark the significance of the day. Role reversal was also trending event on this day. Where senior students took the classes giving relief to their teachers. The principal, Mrs. Sunita Anand addressed the gathering making the jubilation even more significant and important. A special programme was organised on 5th September 2019 with the forum of Senior Citizen in Education Panchkula. The event involved honouring the senior citizens, distinguished teachers and meritorious students of the school for their commendable contributions in the field of education. The event was well applauded by the Chief Guest Dr Swami Manisha ji Maharaj. Another very significant feature was the release of the school magazine ‘Panorama’ dedicated to the ‘Teachers by the Teachers’. Veteran educationalist A.S Anand and M.M Juneja were honoured for their commendable contribution in the field of education and research. The show ended on a high note with the beautiful rendition of a song dedicated to teachers.

Doon Public School, Sector-21, Panchkula hosted a poetry recitation meet for the budding women poets in its premises, where the poetesses from all around the nation came to become witness to an evening filled with melodious, invoking, inspiring and self composed poems recited by the enthusiastic women poets. The event of Mahila Kavyamanch is organised every year with an aim of providing a platform and an opportunity to the women of all ages to come up and showcase their talent in front of the world. The poems recited on the events were on various themes such are – humour, women empowerment etc. The Principal and the Chief Guest of the event Mrs. Sunita Anand also took the opportunity and recited her self composed Hindi poem dedicated to her mother, leaving everyone in the audience filled with tremendous emotions. The event was a huge success as it left everyone mesmerized and motivated.

The School has proudly inaugurated the 4th child counselling centre in the city. The centre was inaugurated by Sh. Anil Malik, Nodal Officer, Haryana state council for child welfare. Sh.Malik very affectively also addressed the students of classes 9th to 12th and enlightened them with the knowledge of their rights as a child.

It was a proud moment for Doon Public School, Sector-21, Panchkula as it’s students once again brought laurels in various sports during the Interschool District Sports Meet 2019-20. In Table-Tennis competition held at Manav Mangal, Sector-11, Panchkula, the Under- 19 Boys team comprising of Ritesh Thakur, Abhishek K. Pandit and Dhruv Sharma won a Silver Medal; In Taekwondo competition, held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Ankush Rana won a Gold Medal for performing in Under- 17 Boys category while Anshul Kumar and Pamalpreet Kaur won a Silver Medal each performing in Under-17 &19 Girls category respectively. In Skating competition held at Bhavan Vidyalaya Sector-15, Harshvardhan won Silver Medals in both 1000 meter and 500 meter race in the Under- 14 Boys category. In Badminton competition, also held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, the duo of Gunit Nakkra and Lakshay Sharma won a Silver Medal in under 14 Boys category. The Principal, Mrs. Sunita Anand, congratulated the winners and motivated the other students to participate whole heartedly in the upcoming sports events.

Doon Public School, Sector-21, Panchkula was delighted as it’s students once again brought laurels back home in the Inter-School Zonal Competition 2019-20 held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector-3, Panchkula. In Under 14 Boys category, Nirpesh Subedi of class VIII won two gold medals in Shot Put and Discus throw, and Puneet won a silver medal in 600 m race. In Under 17 Boys category, Saksham Bhatt of class IX won a gold medal in 200 m race; In Under 14 Girls category, Simran Dhankar of class VIII won a silver medal in 600 m race while Sonal Sheroan of class XII won 2 gold medals in 3000m and 200m race in - Under 19 Girls category. The Principal, Mrs. Sunita Anand expressed her happiness and congratulated her students and teachers for this glorious achievement.

A workshop for teachers on ‘Classroom Management’ was held at Doon Public School, Sector 21, Panchkula. The two days workshop focused on the critical issues faced by the teachers in today’s modern time classrooms. The CBSE resource persons Mrs. Jaya Bhardwaj, Principal, Hansraj Public School, Panchkula and Mrs. Anuja Sharma, Principal, DAV Public School, Chandigarh, conducted the workshop with utmost perfection. They shared their views on one of the greatest challenges teachers face today in their profession – managing the classes with a large number of students and lack of sufficient teaching learning aids. They stressed upon the fact that effective classroom management requires teachers to have skills and clear ideas of what exactly is needed to create an effective teaching and learning environment in the classroom. The resource persons proficiently indulged the teachers present at the workshop in various activities making their experience more real and effective. It was an interactive session which was also a great learning experience for them.

It was a matter of great pride for Buds 'N' blooms, the Kindergarten section of Doon public School, when one of its budding talents, Master Aayan Goyal, got selected for the second round of auditions for modelling for India Kids Fashion Week. This has boosted the self esteem and confidence of the child and motivated him to do well in the coming rounds too. The second round will be held on 18 August,2019.

In order to emphasize the importance of blue colour, Buds ‘N’ Blooms, the kindergarten section of Doon Public School, Sector-21, Panchkula celebrated ‘Blue Day’ for the students. The classrooms and corridors were decorated in shades of blue- the colour of strength and trust. Blue coloured umbrellas, clouds, kites, butterflies and balloons were at display, providing the students the opportunity to have a clear sense of the colour and its importance. The entire atmosphere had a positive impact on tiny tots bringing in harmony. Excitement and enthusiasm was visible in different shades and hues of blue. The students were made to recognize blue colour through different games and play way activities. It was a pleasant and a cool blue day for the tiny tots.

Doon Public School, Sector-21, Panchkula celebrated Mother’s day with pomp and show. The day was celebrated to make all the mothers of the students feel special. The celebrations were packed with fun, colours and entertainment, as the mothers participated in Doon Mother Beauty Pageant with full zeal and enthusiasm. The students also made their contribution by dancing and singing to express their love for the mothers. The winning mothers, Dr. Neha Sharma who was crowned as Mrs. Marvellous, Mrs. Poonam Chatterjee as Fashionista and Mrs Amita Taneja as Mrs Rampwalk. The Chief Guests Mrs. Jyoti Dogra , the Guest of Honour Akanksha Sharma and the Principal Mrs. Sunita Anand shared their views with the audience. Numerous games to entertain the mothers and to give them a break from their daily chores were organised. This followed by a treat of sumptuous tea and snacks for the mothers. The day ended with love, emotions and happiness in the air.

'VIBGYOR', the spectrum of colours was introduced to the tiny tots of Buds N' Blooms, the kindergarten section of Doon Public School, on April 19,2019. The first colour of the band i.e 'VIOLET' was the theme of the day and the chirpy toddlers came dressed up in purple attires, all around. The hue of the day, unfurled in the vicinity of Kindergarten in the form of the thematic decorations and the objects like brinjals, grapes, beetroot, violet colour, toys and many more articles with which the tiny tots had lots of merry making and fun-filled games, including the musical chairs. The winners of the games were adorned with the 'crowns'. The purpose of the day was to enhance the colour recognition skills of children and to make them aware of the band of seven colours, which shall be undertaken further more, in continuity for the rest of the colours too. VIZ: indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red in future. It was indeed an exhilarating experience for the Kindergarteners.

Doon Public School,Panchkula celebrated its Investiture Ceremony for the academic year 2019-20. The Principal, Mrs. Sunita Anand and the Dean, Captain Sanjay Anand, SM, invested the House Captains, Vice Captains, House Prefects, Club Prefects and the Class Monitors with their badges. Oath taking ceremony was also held where the badge bearers pledged to serve the school and fulfill their responsibilities to the best of their ability, duty and discipline in accordance to the vision and mission of the school. The students dressed in their resplendent house colours, marching to the beat of the day added to the grandeur of the event. It was the day imbibed with the sense of pride, humanity and leadership.

Doon Public School,Sector-21,Panchkula was immensely proud having received certificate of recognition among the Top Schools of India Ranking 2018, presented by School Leadership Summit, Chandigarh. The Principal Mrs. Sunita Anand was obliged and honoured with the certificate, appreciating the school’s digital progress and for its excellence in promoting digital learning amongst the students. The School is known for upgrading itself with the smart technology which is used for imparting education and knowledge to the students in the classrooms to ensure affective comprehension of the concepts amid the students.

Doon Public School, Sector-21, Panchkula, organized an Orientation Programme for the parents to share the school’s vision, norms and regulations with the parents. They were also briefed about the various co-curricular activities, annual events and the annual assessment schedules of the school. The Principal, Mrs. Sunita Anand shared her motivational thoughts with the parents.

A workshop on 'Life style changes and Diet' was organised. The speaker for which was Dr. Aashima Chopra, Nutritionist from Paras Hospital. The workshop was conducted in a very interactive manner; a video telling about different types of nutrients, their sources and their benefits was shown to the students. They were also counselled to adopt healthy means and methods to remain fit and fine, they were also reminded of healthy ways for leading their lives. The entire session was very informative and students were enlightened with a lot of Scientific, new and interesting facts about the importance of inculcating nutritious diets in their everyday schedule. Everyone in the workshop was left motivated to live a healthy and a long life.

A special and first assembly for the session 2019-20 was held yesterday, where the students were whole heartedly welcomed and were told about their houses, house incharges and teachers. They were also told about different clubs available in the school to be chosen by the children to carry out various co-curricular activities and enhance the moral and ethical values. The Club incharges introduced their respective clubs in the assembly.

Graduation is an exhilarating time. It is both, a consummation at one end and commencement on the other. It embarks on pleasant memories of past , fruiting into big, chirpy dreams for the future. Buds ‘n’ Blooms, the Kindergarten wing of Doon Public School, organised today the ‘Graduation Ceremony ‘ for budding and enthusiastic learners. It was indeed an ecstatic and blissful day for the little Doonites and the parents of these graduating tiny tots of U.KG. The tiny graduates, dressed up in their graduation robes and caps, scattered their mirthful laughter all around the campus. The class teacher incharge felicitated the students with Graduation Certificates. All the children looked beautiful in their convocation gowns. They were wished good luck for new beginning and bright future ahead.

A workshop on ‘Remodelled Assessment’, a capacity building programme for teachers by CBSE was held. Mrs. Anuja Sharma, Principal, D.A.V Model School, Sector-15A, Chandigarh, the speaker for the day, focused upon the changed system of assessment pattern for secondary & senior secondary classes. The session comprised of esteemed principals and teachers of various CBSE schools of Panchkula Region. The speaker kept everybody thoroughly engaged. The workshop gave the tools to enhance retention, retrieval & understanding of the students. She also focused on the ways to increase students’participation in the classroom & the best possible ways to access them for a successful academic growth.

A workshop on ‘Differential learning and Stress Management’ was held in collaboration with Sahodaya Schools Complex, Panchkula. Mrs Nakkashi Jain and Mr Gursha Sharma of ‘XtraMarks’,the speakers for the day, focused on providing appropriate education for gifted and talented students. They also spoke about common symptoms of stress, causes of stress and suggested stress management strategies for children. The speakers kept the teachers thoroughly engaged through various related activities. The teachers shared the challenges faced by them while teaching and possible solutions to these challenges were discussed. The workshop gave the teachers, the tools & materials for helping struggling students the clarity and guidance for a successful academic career.

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, holds true even for the young learners. The much awaited ‘Mini Olympiad’ was held on Wednesday, 13th Feb 2019 for classes Pre-Nursery to V. The pleasant weather was the perfect boost. The children had practiced relentlessly and enthusiastically showcased their skills. The Principal, Mrs. Sunita Anand, declared the meet open by lighting the ‘Torch’. The torch bearers ran around the field and were greeted by a loud applause. Once the races began, the air was filled with cheering and tons of encouragement for the young athletes. The students of classes Pre-Nursery to V competed class-wise in events including ‘Kangaroo Race’, ‘Stack it up’ and ‘Obstacle Race’. The grand finale showcased the ‘Aerobic Dance’ of the young enthusiasts. The day concluded with an enthralling applause by all present for the success of the ‘Mini Olympiad’.

To bid adieu to the senior students of the outgoing classes, a farewell party was organized.The Administrative Dean, Capt Sanjay Anand, SM and the Principal, Mrs. Sunita Anand graced the occasion. A special cultural program constituting of a dance drama based on school life, songs and games was organized. Garv was adjudged ‘Doon Icon’, Varuni Sharma and Shrey Chauhan ‘Most Talented’ and Sarah Anam was adjudged as ‘Most Well Dressed’. The teachers as well as the students felt really excited and happy for the times spent together. It was time to reflect and share good memories, as the students prepare to embark on their next chapter in life. Later in the day, the students were treated to sumptuous eats. The Principal, Mrs. Sunita Anand, in her speech advised the students to be always honest and have trust in their faith. The students enjoyed a lot and departed from school with heavy hearts.

Saraswati puja was performed evoking the blessings of the goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture for a successful academic growth of the students. It was just another attempt by the students and staff to preserve the Indian culture and to impart a sense of respect towards long established traditions. The school courtyard was decorated with creative and artistic look with the idol of Devi Saraswati beautifully personified. Flowers were offered along with beautiful rendition of mantras by the school choir, which transcended the ambience. The students of classes X & XII were given ‘Best Wishes’ for their forthcoming board exams .In the end, Prasad was served to everyone present.

Birthday Celebration at 'Buds'N'Blooms'.

Future leaders got a taste of governance in a mock parliamentary session organised for the students of classes V to XI. The session debates were contested between a ruling party and an opposition party; on various topics like demonetisation, GST, crime against women, terrorist – attack and cyber attack. The objective of organising the mock parliament was to familiarise the students with parliamentarian functioning and language and also to enhance their debating abilities. The ‘Doon Mock Parliament’ turned out to be a huge success with immensely constructive debate and tremendously well researched parliamentarians.

With the aim of preparing the children for future roles in society and to counter bad influences in society, a presentation on moral values was held.The teachers conveyed the most important moral values of love, compassion, honesty, hard work, respect for others, forgiveness and co-operation to the students, through a short skit. At Buds ‘N’ Blooms, values are taught as an important part of the curriculum by breaking values into small meaningful chunks, stating the expectations, following up and rewarding the students for a good behaviour.

An English Calligraphy contest was held for the classes I to V with an aim to evaluate the proficiency of the students over the letter formation and the strokes used in their handwriting. All the children enthusiastically participated in the contest with their exhilarating spirits.

A ‘Best out of Waste’ activity was organized on the occasion of Republic Day. Little hands and imaginative minds came together in a creative burst of energy. Fabulous ideas were demonstrated by the students. They prepared very creative and innovative models and art items from different waste materials. The children were made aware of reducing waste to save our future. Highlight of the day was a tableau by Garima Jindal of class III B showing the achievements of the school.

On the concluding day of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ week, a special assembly was conducted with the aim of making the students aware of the importance of girl education and nurturing the girl child. The students presented poems and speeches based on the social biases favouring the male child in society as well as improving the status of girl child through safety and education. The teachers also gave their views on saving and empowering girls of the country without which national development is not possible.

On the fourth day of the ‘Beti Bachao,Beti Padhao’ week, a workshop on ‘Self Defence’ for the girl students was held. The trainer taught the girls many self defence tricks and techniques to develop confidence in them. Orientation and discussion were held on safety precautions at home, on road, in school and at public places. He motivated the students to speak up about the crimes and gave them tips about what to do if they are trapped in an undesirable situation.

A tree plantation drive was organised during the third day of the celebration of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ week. Saplings were planted by the students to spread the message of nurturing the girl child in the same way as we nurture a sapling .Protecting our environment is the need of the hour.The importance of trees in contributing to the environment by providing oxygen improving air quality, conserving water, preserving soil, supporting wildlife and providing shelter, medicine and tools was also explained to the students on this occasion.

A ‘Slogan Writing Competition’ was held for the students of classes VI to VIII on the second day of the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign. The students very creatively wrote different messages using different calligraphy styles, to create awareness about the gender biased sex selective elimination of girls and promotion of girl education.

'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', a campaign of the Government of India that aims to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services intended for girls, is being celebrated.On the first day of the celebration, a talk for the girls of classes VI to VIII was held on ‘Self Care During Menstruation Days’ by Dr. Navinder Kaur who told the girls about the importance of personal hygiene and balanced diet during these days.

A special assembly was conducted to commemorate the life sacrifices of the younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji , at a tender age. The students were apprised about the life events of Sikh Gurus which was followed by a beautiful ‘Shabd-Gayan’ by the teachers. The winners of the OCAS Olympiad were also applauded and awarded with the medals in the assembly.

Bisma Abbasi of class V brought laurels to the school by winning a scholarship of ₹35,000/- in the Hindustan Times Scholarship Programme 2018. She meticulously wrote on the topic- “Are we too dependent on internet and mobile phones ?” and was highly acclaimed for this.

Vibrant colours of Christmas unfurled around the campus of Doon Public School today, as the students ardently sang carols, in the fond memory and praise of Lord Jesus Christ . They also danced merrily to the tunes of Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Children were overjoyed and euphoric to receive the Christmas goodies n gifts.

Doon Public School added another feather to it's sparkling cap of achievements by winning "The National Award for Excellence in Co-curricular Education" in an event organized by 'Scool Stars Awards'. The school was honoured for promoting the Co-curricular activities and for the commendable commitment in the field, for the year 2018-19.

Doon Public School known for passion and commitment to teaching profession, once again has been ranked in three categories - ‘Best CBSE School’, ‘Best Green Building’, ‘Best Co-Curricular Activities’ in the Top School of India Ranking Survey 2018-19 conducted by Brainfeed School Excellence Awards 2018-19. It was a great moment for the entire Doon family for attaining excellence in growth and enhancement of School Education prioritizing the 21st Century demands of future leaders.

We at Buds 'N' Blooms feel that the ability to communicate effectively is a key skill, and the better we are at it, the better our quality of life will be. In order to nurture the communicative skills of our kids, so that they are capable of expressing themselves, Annual Communicative Skills Evaluation was held for classes Pre-Nursery to UKG.

A rainbow of colours, unfurled on the stage on Annual Prize Distribution cum Cultural Eve celebration – ‘Naman’ on Saturday, December 8, 2018 amidst great fervor and zest. Mr. Gian Chand Gupta due to sudden emergency could not attend the function. Instead Mr. Vishal Seth, Technical Advisor, Govt. of Haryana was the Chief Guest accompanied by Mr. Adarsh Goyal, Deputy State Drugs Controller. The Guest of Honour Maj. Gen. Nawnit Kumar Vashisht, Sena Medal along with his besthalf was there to bless and encourage the students. The occasion was graced by Mrs. Bimla Gupta w/o Mr. Gian Chand Gupta was there throughout the function ensuring Mr. Gupta absence wasn’t felt. The tiny tots and the teachers enthralled the audience with their mesmerizing dance performance. The school choir had the audience tapping their feet.About 250 students were awarded trophies and Cash Prizes for their performance i.e. CBSE Board Examination, Sports, Extra Curricular activities at school, Inter School, District, Zonal, State and National Levels etc. The three girls of our school Kriti Mahajan, Samridhi Punj and Bhavi Nandal were the highlights of this Prize distribution. Teachers hard work was acknowledged by awarding them. This year the Best Teacher award was given to Mrs. Upasana Sharma (TGT Science). Other Staff too was not left this year Mr. Avtar Singh (Computer Technician) was awarded the Best Non-Teaching Staff. Ms. Sheela Devi was awarded Best Class IV employee award for keeping the school premises neat and clean. This year’s Annual Prize Distribution cum Cultural Eve – ‘Naman’ was unique as it had both the teachers and students performing together on the stage. The highlight of the programme was Mantras on Guru Shishya relationships which today are at it’s lowest. School News Letter ‘Panorama’ highlighting the school activities of the bygone days and achievements of school all penned down by the students was also released. The students showed their Literature festival winning event ‘Malgudii Days’ bringing back the nostalgic memories of black and white television era. The programme ended with the throbbing Bhangra performance of the teachers and the students from Pre-Nursery to XII. The parents too couldn’t stop joining in. Mr. Vishal Seth was so mesmerized by the performances that he appreciated the fact that the school was doing a very good job by educating the future generation and instilling good values in them. He further reiterated that the children were in very safe hands and for sure that the students passing from this school would create history.

Ankush Rana and Yuvraj Singh made the school proud by getting selected for the 38th National Junior Taekwondo Championship to be held at J.N. Stadium, Chennai. It is being organised by TamilNadu Taekwondo Association in affiliation with Taekwondo Federation of India.

The students participated in the ‘Fashionista – 2018’ competition, organised by Chandigarh Group of Colleges at Landran, and bagged first prize in their respective categories – Formal and Casual wear. The Jury of both, academic and professional participants selected their designs for their degree of innovation and aesthetic qualities. The students also won prizes in ‘on the spot’ competitions like ‘Food without fire’, ‘Quiz’ and ‘Speech’. The School received a trophy and cash prize of Rs 7500/- for standing second in ‘Fashionista – 2018’.

Doon Public School, in association with Simply Health Plus, organised a two days eye check-up camp for the students. The objective of the general eye check-up was to facilitate early deficiency among the children and provide tips on caring for and protecting their eyes.

A special assembly on Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day was held where the students were apprised about the life events of the Guru followed by a melodious ‘shabad gayan’. The sacrifices made by Guruji to uphold the freedom of religion were highlighted by various speakers. The children were conveyed to follow the teachings of the revered Guru in a true spirit for the betterment of humanity.

DOONITES exhibited the excellence once again in various competitions and Lit. festivals organised recently in the Tricity.

A special assembly on Guru Nanak Jayanti was conducted with the aim of imbibing ‘Secularism’ the beauty and glory of our constitution, in the heart, mind and soul of the students. Keeping with the secular ethos of the school, a medley of activities were held to commemorate and remember the birth and philosophy of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru and founder of Sikhism. The students spoke about the teachings of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji with the message of unity and harmony. The teachers presented ‘Holy Shabad’ and also enlightened the students about the historical background of Guru Nanak Dev.

An Inter House Duet Song Competition for classes VI to XII was held with the theme ‘Ramayan Ki Chaupai’. The students earnestly participated and sang with great passion and confidence. The tonal quality and the fervor with which they sang, was very impressive. It was very evident that they had prepared well as they out – performed one another. Freedom House bagged the first position.

Children’s Day – a day dedicated to children and observed as an event across India to celebrate childhood, was a fun-filled day for the students of class Pre-Nursery to class II. The children were told about Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru who loved children and always kept them near his heart. The classrooms were decorated with balloons, lollipops and softies. Teachers narrated stories with the help of colourful puppets to make their day memorable. The children had a gala-time playing organised games in the play area and on the swings and enjoyed the ‘goodies’ given to them.

Children’s Day – a day dedicated to children and observed as an event across India to celebrate childhood, was a fun-filled day for the students of class Pre-Nursery to class II. The children were told about Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru who loved children and always kept them near his heart. The classrooms were decorated with balloons, lollipops and softies. Teachers narrated stories with the help of colourful puppets to make their day memorable. The children had a gala-time playing organised games in the play area and on the swings and enjoyed the ‘goodies’ given to them.

Doonites brought laurels to the school by bagging various prizes at the competitions held in and around Panchkula. Ankita Bora and Kirti Bhat won the 2nd prize for ‘Book Critique’ and 3rd prize for ‘Mystery Couture’ at the ‘Inter School Lit Test 2018’ organised by St. Lawrence School, Sanawar. Rohtash Sharma got the 1st prize by exhibiting his skills by his creative presentation at the Diya Decoration Competition. Rohtash Sharma and Aditya got the 1st prize in the Quiz Competition by skill-fully answering the questions asked, Paraj Tiwari grabbed the 1st position in Solo Singing Competition by taking the audience to a state of trance with his magical voice and Sonal Sheoran got 3rd prize in an eloquence event, Meraki 2018, in the competition organised by DCCW.

Ahead of the auspicious festival of Diwali, students unfolded their creative abilities in a string of activities. The students of classes Pre Nursery to UKG and III to V made some fancy paper pop-up candles and buntings, respectively. The students of classes VI to VIII put their best foot forward and made innovative and fascinating wind chimes using materials like curtain rods, colourful bangles, beads, bells etc. the children of classes IX to XII etched out awe-inspiring creative designs using rangoli colours, rice, flowers etc to give special effects to their rangolis. These fun-filled activities kicked off their festive mood.

A ‘Halloween Themed Birthday Bash' was organized at ‘Buds ‘N’ Blooms’ the Kindergarten Section where kids were treated to a variety of entertainment. Pumpkin, lanterns, ghost hangings, scary bats, black cats, all formed part of the decoration.

Buds ‘N’ Blooms, the kindergarten section organized ‘Pretend Performance’ in the school. The main aim of organising this event was to bring out hidden talent in our toddlers and instill confidence in them. Each class was given a separate topic, like sea animals, wild animals, cartoon characters, birds and junk food. It was a delight to watch the children as they came up and spoke their respective tag lines. The winners were awarded with prizes and certificates.

Mehandi Competition was held for the students of classes IX to XII. The competition was an interesting and unique way to express creative talent of young doonites and gave each of them an opportunity to contribute to a creative pursuit. The activity received an overwhelming response. The zealous participants etched out awe-inspiring creative designs.

Doon organised a picnic for the students of classes VI to XII to Sanawar. In the morning of the picnic day, the school was full of hustle and bustle and the students were full of excitement while boarding the buses. The students sang and danced energetically all along the journey. Their smiles spread from them to their teachers. On reaching the destination, students engaged in many activities like Rock Climbing, Trekking, Burma Bridge, Camp Games,etc. The organisers provided a sumptuous meal in the afternoon and yummy snacks in between the various adventurous activities undertaken by the students. The children clearly enjoyed their day to the fullest and created beautiful memories to be cherished by them for a long time to come. The picnic was a much needed break from the regular schedule of the students in school.

'Meraki' Lit-Fest-2018 was organised by St. Soldier School, Sector-16, Panchkula, in which one of our class- XI students, Sonal Sheoran participated and bagged laurels for the school. It was an eloquent event comprising of fifteen contestants, out of which, she was adjudged to be one of the best orators of the event. Sonal mesmerized the audience and the judges, with her dauntless articulation.

World Food Day was celebrated to create an awareness about healthy food, demerits of consuming junk food, world food problem and solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Activities like ‘Colourful Tiffin’ for classes Pre Nur to II, ‘Salad Decoration’ for classes III to V, and ‘Dessert Making’ for classes VI to VIII were conducted which carried the message of ‘Healthy Hearts, Healthy Body’. The students were also told how they could cut down on food that gets thrown out and how minimizing waste can help other people and the environment.

Doon Public School, in association with 'Simply Health Plus', organised a dental check-up and awareness camp in the school. A comprehensive dental check-up of students was carried out and they were told about proper brushing techniques, common dental ailments, gum diseases and measures to prevent them. The camp gave an opportunity to assess the oral health awareness among the students.

The students of classes Pre-Nursery to II went for a picnic to camp ‘Will – O – The – Wisp’, located at Siswan. After almost one hour long route to the camp, the kids were welcomed with drinks and snacks and were given safety tips. The fun started as they enjoyed enthusiastically – the bullock cart, camel ride and the Burma bridge. They were overwhelmed to see the fabulous magic show, followed by a sumptuous buffet. The students had the pleasure of dancing with their friends and enjoyed the liberty of spending some memorable time with them. It was a day filled with fun and frolic and a heart filled with long lasting memories.

A team comprising of Divyansh Sahu, Kartikey Khuller and Garv participated in District Level Quiz Competition, organised by Haryana State Council for Science and Technology at Sanskriti Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, Panchkula and qualified for Zonal Level Quiz Competition. The questions put forth to the various teams were intriguing and exciting and Doonites skillfully answered the questions asked. Qualifying for the zonal level brought joy to the participants and their teachers.

On the occasion of International Teacher’s Day, three teachers, Mrs Vandana Malik, Mrs Upasana Sharma and Mrs Kamal Gill were awarded by Sahodaya School Complex, Panchkula for their commitment to teaching and learning. The teachers felt extremely proud of their achievement and expressed their gratitude to the head of their institution for helping and supporting them through their journey.

‘Poetry Recitation’ Competition for classes I to V was conducted. The students participated enthusiastically and recited their poems with beautiful actions and expressions. Variety of interesting rhymes with good introduction flew in a melody from the young ones. Meaning, themes, allusions, irony, tones of voices and other nuances were well captured by the performances.

The staff and students cleaned the school premises and the surroundings of the school as part of the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign to promote hygienic practices and sanitation. The students were told about the importance of good hygiene and sanitation and the young minds were motivated towards 'Clean India'.

Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated at 'Buds 'N' Blooms' by showcasing a series of pictures portraying three heads to recall a visual metaphor from India's famous champion of peace, Mahatma Gandhi, of the 'Three Wise Monkeys', representing the principle- " SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL"

The students of classes Pre Nursery to 2nd had a gala time at the ‘Birthday Bash’ which was held to celebrate the birthdays for the month of September. They all came in beautiful party dresses, according to a specific colour code mentioned to them. The children had lots of fun and frolic at the celebration.

A three day workshop on ‘Structure of Intellect’ was held by Ms Astha Real of ‘Energia SOI’. She focused on the fact that teachers play an important role in successful learning by the students which requires a certain level of different abilities to be in place – comprehension, problem solving, evaluation, memory etc and these intellectual abilities in children which can be both identified and improved, work together to unlock the full learning potential of the students. Ms Astha Real kept the teachers thoroughly engaged through various related activities. The teachers shared the challenges faced by them while teaching and possible solutions to these challenges were discussed. The workshop gave the teachers, the tools and materials for helping struggling students the clarity and guidance for a successful academic career.

Under the nationwide sanitation campaign ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’, the school organised ‘Swachhata’ activities under four categories – ‘Clean your room’ for classes I & II, ‘Clean your surroundings’ for classes III to V, ‘Drawing and painting competition’ for classes VI to IX and ‘Essay writing competition’ on 'Cleanliness is next to Godliness’ for classes X - XII.

The Literary Club of Doon Public School conducted an adult literacy event with an aim to educate and make aware, the helping staff and class-IV employees of the school. This move was undertaken by the student teachers of class IX and XI under the able guidance of their club in-charges. Notebooks and pens were given to the workers and they were initiated with its basic alphabet learning in English and First Aid in Science. This move has been started with a view to conduct it every fortnightly, till the end of the current session. Influential and motivational talk was given to the helpers to encourage them to indulge in study and to change their disposition and attitude.

As part of the Hindi Diwas Celebration and with the aim of encouraging the students to write neatly and present the content in proper manner, a Hindi Calligraphy Competition was held for the students of classes I to V. The students participated with full enthusiasm and showed excellent creativity through their writing skills.

It is imperative to educate young students on ‘Energy Conservation’ and make them capable to initiate slight changes towards saving energy and eventually the Earth. Keeping this notion in mind, a Poster Making Competition was held for the students of classes IV to IX. It was overwhelming to see the level of creativity in the participants. The competition witnessed several strong ideas and messages to conserve energy, thereby fulfilling the objective of the competition. The participants were assessed based on criteria like originality, creativity, impact of the message and overall presentation.

Doon Public School in association with Deaf basketball Association, Panchkula, hosted State Basketball Championship for the deaf, featuring teams from seven different Indian States. Shri M.L. Yadav, retired HCS, declared the championship open at the outdoor courts of the venue. All the teams put their skills on display during the game much to the delight of the spectators, present at the venue. The players were automatically attuned to the body language and the non-verbal cues to help them hear. Gurgaon team emerged victorious clinching the gold medal. Panchkula and Karnal teams were the second and the third placed teams respectively. Dr. Akash Gupta, a renowned sports physiotherapist and the chief Guest for the Closing-in-Ceremony, gave away the prizes to the winning teams.

To inculcate the love for environment and to relish the beauty of nature, the students were taken on a visit to a plant nursery. It was amazing to see them observe different plants and flowers. They were excited to interact with the gardener and got a live experience about how to take care of the plants.This field trip sensitized the students towards caring for the environment and the importance of planting more trees. It was a great day for the young ones.

Doonites celebrated Teachers’ Day to thank the teaching faculty for the contribution they make to the lives of the Doonites. The students organised many fun – filled activities for the teachers. They expressed their gratitude through various speeches and poems. Flowers were offered to the portrait of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan in whose honour Teachers’ Day is celebrated. The students left no stone unturned to make the day a memorable one for their teachers and this made the bond between the teachers and their students even stronger.

(U -51Kg) Boys Taekwondo Teamshowed their worth at Panchkula Inter School Tournaments by bagging the gold medal. The Doon Shuttlers (U - 19) Boys Team won the silver medal and Table Tennis Boys Team (U - 14) and (U - 19), won the bronze and silver medals respectively. Doonites also got the 2nd place in District Youth Basketball Championship, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals in Onyx Cup Taekwondo Championship and a gold medal in Independent Cup Taekwondo Championship.

The kids of Buds ‘N’ Blooms, the Kindergarten Section enthusiastically celebrated Krishna Janmashtami by participating in various cultural programmes. The teachers explained the significance of Janmashtami to the students. Beautiful decorations were put up to make this event more cheerful and colourful. The students took part in activities like drawing, painting and crown making. They danced on the tunes of ‘garba’ and enjoyed the day to the fullest.

A ‘Slumber Party’ was organised for the tiny tots of the Kindergarten Section, Buds ‘N’ Blooms. The children came wearing their pajamas and slippers to school and were thrilled to see their classmates and teachers do the same. They also brought their favourite pillow and a buddy- a stuffed animal they like to cuddle, along with them. The regular routine was replaced with a series of special activities including bedtime stories and learning about the importance of sleep in our life. The classrooms were decorated with lots of stars and moons. The teachers provided a cozy atmosphere and encouraged friendship among their young students. The giggle of excitement and surprise throughout, surely set the tone for the day of fun.

Rakhi Making Activity was undertaken in the classes I and II in which the children whole-heartedly show cased their creative skills along with their festive glee.

Show ‘n’ Tell Activity for classes I and II was conducted to embellish and encourage the oratory skills among the pupils. All the children participated with full zeal and vigor and they were applauded for their performances.

An ‘Inter School Performing Arts’ competition with the theme ‘Krishna Leela’ was held by ‘Rachna Kala Sangam’, an NGO to promote art and culture. It was sponsored by Brig and Mrs. Aggarwal, in fond memory of their daughter Rachna Aggarwal. Teams from eight different schools participated in the competition and mesmerized the audience with their energetic performance of the Dance Drama-‘Krishna Leela’ and took the audience to a state of trance. The team of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sec-15, Panchkula won the competition. The team of Doon Public School, Sector-21, Panchkula grabbed the Runner-up trophy. The Chief Guest of the occasion, Dr. Shobha Kosar, along with Mrs. Jyoti Dogra and Mrs.Harinder Kahlon the guests of honour, gave away the prizes. Dr. Shobha Koser, while addressing the audience said that such events provide a platform to those who are interested in various art forms and that it also boosts their confidence.

Doonites celebrated the 71st Independence Day with great gusto. The entire school was festooned with colours of the Indian Flag. The Chief Guest for the day, Shri Balwinder Singh Jammu, Ex-President, Chandigarh Press Club and the Guest of honour, Mrs. Jyoti Dogra, Super Classic Mrs. India, 2018, unfurled the national flag and this was followed by a colourful programme with the theme “Bharat Bhagya Vidhata”. It was an assemblage of events ranging from patriotic songs to dances with the message of peace and unity in diversity. The entire school was involved in its making which instilled patriotic fervor among the staff and the students. All the performances were enjoyed to the hilt by the audience. In the end of the ceremony, refreshments were distributed among the students.

Abhishek Pandit, a student of class IX impressed one and all with his project work on "Disaster Management". He showed the natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions in a very creative manner.His creativity was shown to all the students so that they could make good use of their time and knowledge to do something productive.

A Pool Party was organised to beat the heat and to have fun. The little ones were splendidly dressed up in colourful swim suits and thoroughly enjoyed by splashing water on each other and dancing and jumping to different tunes. The entire pool area was decorated with colourful balloons and pom-poms. The children enjoyed getting wet under the sprinklers. The teachers made sure that the kids were provided with high level of safety. They also told them about the importance of conserving and reusing water.

An Inter House Quiz Competition was organised for classes I to XII under three categories- classes I to II, classes III to V, classes VI to XII. The quiz was conducted in a very interactive way and the teams skillfully answered the questions asked to them.The questions put forth to the teams were intriguing and exciting. Freedom House, Forward House, Peace House won the competition respectfully which brought joy to the participants and their teachers.

Red Day was Celebrated on 30th July at post office sector-8.

Tree Plantation Programme was held in the school premises to bring the students closer to the environment. In the spirit of the day, the students brought small saplings to be planted in and around the school premises. The teachers spoke about the importance of trees and how important it was to adopt eco-friendly development measures to save our planet Earth. The program was inspiring for the students as they received motivation to save the environment and take care of it. On the PTM day, the parents were also presented with saplings.

A seminar on ‘The Pressure on children : Reasons and Remedies’ was held at the school. The speaker, Mrs. Sushma Sharma speaking at the occasion said that pressure on the children to succeed makes them feel less inspired and more threatened and it can backfire severely and end up affecting them negatively in a number of different ways like hyper activity, depression, conduct disorder, helplessness etc. She also spoke about the remedies for the same.

Tributes were paid to Shri Udham Singh on his martyrdom day. Speaking at the occasion Mr. Jagdish Bhagat & Ms Rajwant Mann of Shaheed Jagriti Manch said that Sh. Udham Singh waited for 21 years to avenge the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh and thus laid the foundation of the freedom of the nation. They said that the legacy bestowed by the martyrs who sacrificed their lives at the altar of freedom can never be forgotten.

Lecture on ‘Disaster Management’ was organized to ensure that the decisions made on the day of a crisis are not only made quickly and effectively but that they are correct and automatic responses arising out of the time spent on pre-planning for disaster. The speakers, Mr. Guru Parshad, Advisor, Disaster Management, Panchkula and Ms. Priyanka Sharma, Training Officer, imparted training on safety measures in case of a quake or fire accident, to the students and the staff of the school. They also told them about the rights and legal remedies available and the mode in which the benefits of the schemes announced by the government can be availed.

It was a matter of great pride for the Doon family to welcome Mrs. Jyoti Dogra, Ist Runner Up of ‘Mrs. Punjab Contest’. She shared her experiences with the staff and the students and said that ‘Mrs. India’ celebrates beauty in diversity of Indian Married Women and it is a national platform that offers gateway to world’s premium beauty peagents. Enjoying the support of her family and friends Mrs. Jyoti Dogra is confident of winning the ‘Mrs. India, 2018 Contest’ which will give her the opportunity to carry forward her dream of giving back to the society in her own humble way.

‘Pink Day’ was celebrated in Buds ‘N’ Blooms, the kindergarten section with great enthusiasm. The children came dressed in shades of pink and brought with them pink coloured toys to share and play with their friends. The tiny tots made pink flowers in the ‘Best Out of Waste’ activity. The corridors and the classrooms were decorated with pink balloons, fairy lights and hearts. The blooming buds danced to the foot-tapping numbers and went home with a broad smile on their face and their share of strawberry flavoured oreo cookies.

The honourable Principal Capt. Sanjay Anand, SM released the newly published book – ‘Evolving Middle Class : Need for Course Correction!’ authorized by Col. Sat Prakash Marwaha, at Doon Public School premises. The subject of the book concerns the future generations of our society. The author has penned six books till now. He is a retired army officer and a veteran of 1971 war. He had the honour of presenting his second book ‘National Agenda – Progressive Development of the Nation’ to Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Ex-President of India.

‘Mango Party’ was organised at Buds ‘N’ Blooms , the Kindergarten Block to celebrate the season of the king of fruits ‘MANGO’ . The children came dressed in shades of yellow and so did the teachers. The teachers and children engaged in various creative activities in the class room enabling them to associate with the shape, form and size of a mango better than before. During the lunch time, children relished the varieties of mangoes they had brought as special tiffins. Having thoroughly enjoyed the day, children left the school clutching to the yummy take-away mangoes beautifully wrapped in brown paper bags, as a reminder of the fun-n-learn mango party.

The lazy days of summer are over. The new school year is here, which means new teachers, new friends, new uniform and hopefully some renewed study habits.
Tip 1: Have the Proper School Supplies
Most of the teachers would inform you the first day of the requirement of the subject you are studying. Make sure that you get the specified supplies and keep yourself organized.
Tip 2: Get an Agenda!
The academic year will get busier by each passing day. Having an agenda will definitely help you with time management. Tip 3: Know Your Course Syllabus Knowing what you are studying and how much you have to study is the first step to scoring good grades.
Tip 4: Do Not Procrastinate.
Dedicating a little bit of time EVERYDAY to your subjects is definitely going to positively impact your grades and make you a better student.
Tip 5: Know What is Expected of you
It is very important to know what your teachers are expecting from you. Pay attention to whatever the teacher tells you. This will help you with a smooth start of your school year.
Tip 6: Get Involved
Getting involved with you school community or actively participating in the co-curricular activities will help you pursue your interests and in meeting peers who have similar interests as you.
Tip 7: Learn What Type of Learner You Are
Identifying this will help you in forming your study habits and will definitely lead to higher test scores.
Tip 8: List your Academic Goals
Write out a list of goals that you want to achieve by the end of this school year. Having a list can be a driving and motivating force to help you work to achieve these goals.

Congratulation Doonites!

The little ones of Buds 'N' Blooms beating the heat during 'Pool Party' in colorful swimming costumes.

Inter House English Declamation Competition was held at Doon to build confidence and hone oratory skills among students. The competition was held under three categories – classes III to V, classes VI-VIII and classes IX to XII. The students were judged for the expression, fluency and awareness. As many as 12 students participated and declaimed on various topics like ‘Shhh……. The nation is sleeping’, ‘School going children-lazy & disease prone’, ‘Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. Garima Jindal of class III of Unity House, Mansha Yadav of class VII and Sonal Sheoran of class XI, both of Freedom House won the first position in the respective categories.

The students of Buds ‘N’ Blooms, the Kindergarten Section had a jovial time during their visit to a park. They spent quality time in the beautiful company of nature, watching butterflies and insects. They ran around and played together many fun games. They enjoyed the delicious tiffins prepared by their moms. The visit was quite refreshing and educative and the kids connected to nature in all the right ways.

School celebrated Mother’s Day to express love, affection and esteems for the mothers, the truest friend and guide, any child can have. The students exhibited their gratitude for mothers in the form of poems, speech and dance numbers, which enthralled the audience. They conveyed their best wishes through cards and small gifts. The mothers were shown a Power –Point Presentation emphasizing the power of motherhood. The mothers participated in fun filled games and activities like Healthy Tiffin & Best Out of Waste Competitions. This was followed by prize distribution and high tea for the mothers. They in turn thanked the school management for organizing such a function in their honour.

Keeping with the ethos of the School for looking after our environment, solar panels of 40 KV were installed on the roof top of the school, which were inaugurated by Mr. Vishal Seth, Technical Advisor, Government of Haryana. During the Interactive Session, he shared his views with the students about how solar panels harness the sun’s energy to help power the school and being green is not only going to benefit the environment but also benefit the quality of life of our pupils and community in the days to come. He said it was very important to teach the students, the citizens of the future to conserve energy and be part of a greener community.

International Energy Day was celebrated in the form of ‘Inter House Extempore Competition’ for classes I-V and Inter House Science Quiz for classes VI-XII in the school premises. In the extempore, the students spoke vehemently on the topics, conservation of natural resources and saving energy. They came up with their perspective regarding the same. The quiz was conducted in a very interactive way and the teams skillfully answered the questions asked. The questions put forth to the teams were intriguing and exciting. The Unity House won the extempore and the quiz competition.

School known for passion and commitment to teaching profession, once again has been ranked as one of the best school in the Top School of India Ranking Survey 2017, conducted by Digital Learning Magazine. It was a great moment for the entire Doon family.

To commemorate the Labour Day, the students celebrated Labour Day as Helper’s Day on May 01, 2018. The celebration began with the students expressing their love and gratitude for the helpers, by presenting them with thanks giving greeting cards. This was followed by a melodious song by the ‘Doon Choir’. Some interesting games were organised for them which they thoroughly enjoyed playing, amidst the thundering rounds of applause by the teachers and students. In the end, helpers were presented with a token of appreciation for their selfless services, followed by a sumptuous lunch. The helpers were overwhelmed being part of the function and expressed their gratitude towards the principal, teachers and students for their endeavour in making them feel special.

Measles and Rubella vaccination camp was held at School premises on April 25, 2018. Students of classes Pre-Nursery to XII were administered the vaccine with the parents’ consent by a team comprising of Dr. Nidhi and 03 Asha workers from General Hospital, Sector-6, Panchkula. The camp was part of the nationwide campaign to eliminate measles and congenital rubella syndrome by 2020. Three rooms were used during the vaccination drive – one for administering the vaccine, the rest for taking rest and observation. The camp was a huge success with teachers and parents of the students becoming active part of the campaign.

An ‘Intra Class Spell Well Competition’ was held on April 23, 2018 for classes III to V with an aim to help students to learn to spell quickly, accurately and with comprehension and also encourage students to explore the English language. The competition was well received by the students and they participated with great enthusiasm and zeal.

The tiny tots of Buds ‘N’ Blooms, the Kindergarten Section had a fabulous opening week in the school as they were welcomed with sweets and ‘Smiley Badges’. They toured the school premises getting familiarized with the surroundings, playing on the swings and enjoying the nature. The teachers helped them settle well in the new environment. Buds ‘N’ Blooms is located in a separate block equipped with modern amenities, large airy, spick and span rooms with colourful furniture. This provides absolute physical and emotional security to students. Smart Classes have been introduced to provide hands on exploratory learning with fun filled, experience in each section of the class. At Buds ‘N’ Blooms, every day is a new day for the teachers as well as the children.

School celebrated World Earth Day with a promise to reduce plastic pollution. Doonites are very much aware of the fact that World Earth is vital to our overall mission to broaden and diversify the environment safety. The students of classes I to V used plastic bags to make ‘best out of waste’ items like table mats, coasters, baskets etc. The students of classes VI to IX prepared power point presentations with ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ as the theme that showed how decomposing plastics are creating serious global problems and how rejecting, reducing, reusing and recycling plastics can help us save our environment.

School celebrated the investiture ceremony for the academic year 2018-19 on April 16, 2018. The Principal, Capt Sanjay Anand, SM invested the House Captains, House Prefects and Club Prefects with their badges. Oath taking ceremony was held where the badge bearers pledged to serve the school and fulfill their responsibilities to the best of their ability, knowledge, duty and discipline in accordance to the vision and mission of their almamatar. The students dressed in resplendent house colours, marching to the beat of the day, added to the grandeur of the event. It was a day imbued with a sense of pride, humility and leadership.

Kirti Bhat of class X brought laurels to the school by winning the Hindustan Times Scholarship Program 2017-18. She was awarded the Northern Region Hindustan Times Scholarship of Rs.25000/-, a scholarship certificate and a trophy at Indian School of Business, Mohali. She wrote an article on ‘Importance of Social Media in Today’s World’ and also faced an interview and emerged the winner.

To mark the culmination of three years of hard work actualization of goals and development of a child, Doon Public School , Sector -21 , Panchkula acknowledged its UKG students in the form of ‘Graduation Day ‘, held at Doon’s Buds ‘N’ Blooms , with a gracious stepping forward to Class – I. Little toddlers received their degrees in blue gowns and smart caps . The Chief Guest, Shri AS Anand, Manager, Doon Public School, congratulated the students and their parents on the occasion and appreciated the efforts of the school in the right direction. The graduation ceremony was followed by the prize distribution wherein the academic stars and the winners of the different events held during the session 2017-18 were awarded with prizes and certificates of excellence.

It was a proud moment for the School, when the Principal Capt Sanjay Anand, SM was felicitated with Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Excellence Award for outstanding Individual Achievement and Distinguished Services to the Nation by Hon’ble Shri Shivraj V. Patil former speaker Lok Sabha, Union Home Minister and Governer of Punjab on Sunday October 15, 2017 at India International Centre, New Delhi.