Academic Session: 2019-20
Founders' Day is traditionally a very important day in the school calendar when members of the school community – students, staff and management meet to commemorate those who founded the school and who have been responsible for its development. We at BTGS celebrate our Founder’s Day every year on 12th March. The program constituted of musical melody and dancing moves which were followed by an award-giving ceremony for Art-Fest.
Grade 1 to 3 students also bagged their CCA certificates for various activities. It was a memorable celebration.
Celebrating Food Festival in BTGS_02-01-2020 to 31-01-2020
2020 was welcomed with Food Festival(Taste of India) for the month of January, where each day of the week included delicacies from North - Punjabi, East - Bengali, Central India - Maharashtra, West - Gujrati & Rajasthani and Southern India.
26/01/2020 As a citizen of India, We need to stop treating the Republic Day as just another government holiday, instead, use it as an opportunity to teach kids about its significance.
Kids often tend to get confused between Independence Day and Republic Day, so it would be a good start to tell them the difference between the two most historic days in Indian history and their importance.
Our team at Brahmavid The Global School wishing you all a very Happy Republic Day
14/01/2020 Children of Grade 3-8 celebrated Makarsankranti festival at BTGS, the boys indulged into Kite making and the Girls churned out delicious Til based delicacies.
Christmas celebration KG-GRADE-8 (24/12/19)
Come December and 🌲Christmas 🌲and holidays are in the air🎉🎉🎉🎉
Students of BTGS celebrated Christmas with great fun & joy. Santa being the centre of attraction, students conducted special assembly to spread the message of Christmas that where there is hope, love, light and life, the plan and purpose of God will reach.
2nd Annual Day Function SPANDAN for Grade 2 to 8 was celebrated at Brahmavid The Global School on 21st December 2019.
Brahmavid The Global School organised an Eye Check up camp for Students and Staff.
A Team of Doctors from Sreedhariyam performed the eye Check up and suggested the treatment as needed.
A Big Thanks to all the doctors!
14/12/2019 The Annual Painting Competition by MY FM is going on across the city. RJ Animesh was at Brahmavid The Global School to host the competition for grade 5 to 9 with the theme - 150 years of Gandhi ji.
Students showcased innovative expressions through their paintings. Participation in such activity motivates students to read, explore and dig more about Gandhiji. They all shared their ideas to make our city more clean and green.
06/12/2019 The logical minds of tiny tots started boggling when they were introduced to “Quiz Time”. It was a team game where they participated and answered few challenging questions about their School.
Teams were named on Chota Bheem characters. For answering the question kids had to Ring the bell, Burst a balloon, these elements helped bringing fun in the game.
06/12/2019 To kick start, our Socio-Drive had a theme of "Charity" and the initiative was named as "Ek Mutthi Anaj" which was conducted in school in the month of November. Students from Nursery to grade 8th participated in the activity and happily donated fistful of rice or dal. It was introduced to teach them the value of giving.
Second part of the drive was"Sharing and Caring" in which students of grade 5 to 8 visited Sanjeevni Old Age Home and donated the collected grain. They spent some valuable time and presented songs and a drama for the residents there. The elderly people from Sanjeevni Old Age Home shared their feelings through a skit which impacted our students’ minds and left them emotional.
Such programs give opportunity to students to empathise with grandparents and learn to respect their feelings and teachings.
Collaboratively "Ek mutthi Anaj" and "Visit to Old Age Home" gave students the real-life exposure of “Empathy”.
29/11/2019 Keeping the spirit high the Kindergarten students of BTGS performed Solo Dances on the theme “ Folk Dance”. Their confidence and moves were mesmerising. The judges were awestruck to witness such stunning presentation. Kudos to the parents for their efforts in training the little ones.
“Aren’t we blessed, we who love books?”
― Frances Richardson
DEAR - Drop Everything And Read. BTGS had its second session of DEAR time on 22/11/2019 and it was an amazing experience as the warmth of books could be felt in the complete campus from the entrance gate to the staff quarters. Guards on duty to the Students in campus, House keeping staff to the bus drivers and Didi's each member in the school stopped working for half an hour, chose their own corner and sat down with the book/magazine/news paper and picked up their favourite piece to read.
Fresh and Tasty Guavas Grown within the campus and plucked and distributed by the Hostellers.
Great Job Anupam Mam for taking caring and bringing children closer to nature. Awaiting for lots of fresh vegetables as well. And not to forget the rare birds we spot every day.
14th Nov. Children’s day at Brahmavid The Global School was celebrated with a lot of "tragedy and comedy" as this was the theme of the inter-house drama competition for the Grades 4 to 8. Students performed as a theatre artist and the voice modulation added to the facial expression. The storyline was well crafted to justify the theme of comedy and tragedy, rest was students stage performance which showcased their inner natural talent.
14th Nov. Inter House Drama Competition was conducted on the Children's day for the Grades 1-3
Brahmavid The Global School celebrated the Geographical Information Systems(GIS) day for Grades 1-3 using the treasure hunt and Grades 4-8 via an interactive session.
The treasure hunt was used to develop and enhance the spatial awareness i.e. a sense of space, location and directions which are the foundation for the children when they go to higher classes and study Geography.
For the Grades 4-8 the interactive session involved experiencing Geography by understanding the physical world, patterns, various spheres and how they are related to the real-world scenario. Children were familiarised with how to determine a location on earth and determine the extents.
They were intrigued to find out the usage of GIS in the real world of Health, Utilities, Governance, Agriculture etc. They also looked at various utility networks and how they are maintained using GIS.
We also made them aware of future technologies like augmented reality and how it is used in conjunction with the GIS data.
Design Thinking class where Module: “Animals & Habitats” for Grade 3 was taken up and the students used their conceptual understanding, creativity and critical thinking to come up with the characteristics of animals and their respective habitat. They explored the development of various characteristics in these animals due to the environment in which they exist. Design Thinking class where Module: “Animals & Habitats” for Grade 3 was taken up and the students used their conceptual understanding, creativity and critical thinking to come up with the characteristics of animals and their respective habitat. They explored the development of various characteristics in these animals due to the environment in which they exist.
International English Olympiad was conducted for the Grades 1 to 8 on 05/11/2019 at Brahmavid The Global School.
To uprise, one needs to welcome the new ideas and thoughts, keeping this ism in mind Brahmavid The Global School organised CIRCLE TIME with parents of grade 1-8. It gave the parents an opportunity to share their experience as a parent in Brahmavid. They could directly resolve any academic queries about their ward with Academic Director, Principal and Teachers. Parents came up with few suggestions and feedback which was welcomed by the Management. The transparency between parent and school was appreciated by the parents.
Educational Visit @ MY FM
Students of Grade 5 to 8 went to My FM studio on 24th October as a part of Educational visit. It was a wonderful experience for the students to witness RJ's live on MY FM, how the recording studio is utilised, what are the career opportunities in FM industry. Students were fascinated to see and listen to RJ's live, to whom they have only heard on FM. They also participated in EK DIYA activity conducted by MY FM in which students decorated Diya's and donated to MY FM team. This visit not only added to students experience but was a Diwali gift for them which will be with them forever.
Sanchit Aditya of Grade 6 won 3rd position in National Level Solo Singing competition organised by the Anuvrat Naitik Geet Gayan Pratiyogita. The competition was held on 11th & 12th Oct at Bengaluru, there were 500 participating students from 22 states. He received Certificate, Shield and Cheque from the organisers. Sanchit was trained & accompanied on the stage by Mr Ritesh Kesharwani the Music Facilitator of Brahmavid The Global School.
This was preceded by receiving of the award for 1st position at the Chhattisgarh level.
Hearty congratulations to Sanchit and Mr. & Mrs. Aditya for the tremendous achievement.
Students of Brahmavid The Global School witnessed "RAIPEX- 2019" on 1st October 2019. A rare stamp collection on the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was exhibited in J N Pandey Government School from 30th Sep to 2nd Oct 2019. Students could see the rare collection of stamps and know more about them. This added to their knowledge about stamp usage.
On 4th October-2019, Students of Brahmavid the Global School celebrated Dussehra with colours and creativity. Rangoli is synonym with Indian festivals.Students showcased their talent and creativity in the Rangoli making competition. Be it a boy or a girl each one participated with great enthusiasm. Different mediums like sand colours, grains, husk, flower petals, leaves were used with different imagination. It was wonderful to see students taking interest in our traditional art form.
Brahmavid The Global School stood 9th position (All India) in the Grand Jury Education award 2019 for STEAM Education Excellence by Education World at Leela Ambiance, Gurugram on 28th of September, 2019
Theme: Regional / Cultural
If parents are the tree, Grand Parents are the roots of a family. The role they play in the growth of a child is remarkable. To honour and appreciate their contribution and to show our love and respect, We at Brahmavid The Global School celebrated Grand Parents Day on 20th September 2019. Seniors were welcomed with Dhol, flowers and fragrance to make them feel special. Their Grand Children presented dances on the theme of traditional dance form of India. The talent was appreciated and loved by Grand Parents. The hilarious part was the sports activity organised for the Grand Parents. The enthusiasm of showcasing their talent at their age is worth appreciating and is a great learning for our life. All the Grand Parents Blessed their little ones and the BTGS to Grow and prosper.
Students of Kindergarten made the morning tuneful. In Singing Star competition the stage was given to our budding singers to showcase their talents.
Musical intelligence was out pouring and the atmosphere was melodious.
Senior Solo Dance Competion 14th September- 2019, Grade 4 to 8
Junior Solo Dance Competion 13th September- 2019, On a September morning taking the advantage of the clear skies the Junior Solo Dance Competition(Grade 1-3) was conducted at our Grand open air Amphitheater.
Singing Star Competition 13th September- 2019, Students of Kindergarten made the morning tuneful. In Singing Star competition the stage was given to our budding singers to showcase their talents.
Musical intelligence was out pouring and the atmosphere was melodious.
Singing Star Competition 13th September- 2019, Students of Kindergarten made the morning tuneful. In Singing Star competition the stage was given to our budding singers to showcase their talents.
Musical intelligence was out pouring and the atmosphere was melodious.
Teachers Day Celebration, 4th September-2019, Teachers Day is the day dedicated to our Gurus who leave no stone unturned in making us true humans. They contribute in shaping our careers and building personalities. They greatly impact our well being, development and growth. Apart from being the source of knowledge and wisdom teachers are the best guides and motivators. Students of BTGS took this opportunity today to extend warm regards and gratitude to all teachers and thanked them for their dynamic support.
I like the colour Blue,
It is cool,
It is bright like we see Sky& Sea.
Rainy season is associated with Green and Blue. Our Kindergarten students celebrated Blue Day on 30th August 2019, Friday. All dressed up in Blue, the concept was integrated with water. All went well with Blue selfie booth of the underwater theme. It was wonderful to witness all happy faces, enjoying and dancing to the music.
Inter House Dance Competition for Grade 4 to 8 took place on 31st August 2019, the theme was "Ganesh Utsav”. Students of all four houses under the guidance of House Incharges prepared and showcased their innovative ideas to make their performance look different from other groups. The dance competition is a medium to explore the child's KINESTHETIC and MUSICAL intelligences. The young and the enthusiastic dancers moved the audience with their stunning performances and judges had a tough time to search for the best.
August 27, 2019, As part of the Educational Trip, UKG students of Brahmavid The Global School visited the Main Post office of Raipur. Interacted with the Post Office staff who explained them the various functions of the Post Office and also witnessed them live.
Janmashtami is celebrated on 23rd August 2019 with great devotion and fervour throughout the country. For Janmashtami celebration Fancy Dress Competition was held with the theme of "Dashavtar". Students came in different attire to depict the DUS Avatars.
Students of BTGS participated in the Inter-School Event, “Ignite Minds” on 21st August 2019. We are proud to announce that our Team of BTGS stood 2nd in Group Dance, 2nd in Group Singing competition. We also bagged 3rd Prize in Junior Painting Competition. It was a great experience for the students to participate and win outside the school. We as Brahmavid Team keep motivating our students to strive for the best and bring laurels to their parents and School.
Investiture Ceremony 2019-20 at Brahmavid The Global School on 26th July 2019
First Investiture Ceremony @ Brahmavid “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader” Investiture means a formal investing of a person with authority, power, right, office and dignity. Its rightly said that ‘leaders are not born, they are made’. The investiture ceremony is one of the most important ceremonies of the school. It's a tradition, eagerly awaited by all the students of the school. Years after year, it reminds us of the trust and confidence that we repose on our newly elected student council. They pledge to dispense their duties to the best of their abilities and abide by the rules and regulations of the school. 26th July 2019 was one of the most memorable moment for BTGS as on this day the first council of students was formed and they took the pledge to shoulder their responsibility in the presence of Academic Director, Ms Shobha Padarha and Principal, Ms Vinita Sharma. This will be registered in the history of BTGS as the very first council which is a proud feeling for both students and the school fraternity.
4th August 2019
As part of the ECO Club, TRAIL HUNTERS at Brahmavid The Global School, today the Cycling Activity was inaugurated which will be in addition to Hiking/Nature Walks, Bird Watching etc.
20th July 2019
Math Passion at BTGS
Math Passion is an inter-house competition conducted every year at BTGS, it's based on many 21st century skills built around Math. The competition consisted of 4 rounds viz.-a-viz. *Symmetry is what we see at a glance *Pattern guessing & Problem-Solving *Math is Art *Fast & furious which tested different skills within a time bound framework. Student's teamwork, enthusiasm and critical thinking was worth witnessing.
Educational Trip - Vidhan Sabha (18-07-2019)
Parent Orientation Program at BTGS
A parent is a teacher at home and a teacher is a parent in school and the child is the centre of our universe.”
The second Parent orientation program(POP) was organised on 22nd June for the new and existing parents to familiarise them, “as partners in progress” with the curriculum, rules and regulations of the school, teaching methodologies and the co-scholastic activities.
Taking a theme the teachers enacted a typical classroom scenario at BTGS integrating various subjects using the multiple intelligences where few of the parents were requested to enact as the school students.
The POP was much appreciated and turned out to be a successful event as all parents enjoyed the session.
Guru Poornima at BTGS (16-07-2019)
गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः
गुरु साक्षात परब्रह्मा तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
"The best form of worship of the guru is to follow his teachings, to shine as the very embodiment of his teachings, and to propagate his glory and his message."
The concept of Guru is as old as humanity itself. The word Guru is derived from two Sanskrit words “Gu” and “Ru” of which the former means ignorance and darkness in a person and the latter means someone who removes that darkness from the person, Primarily, Guru means a 'teacher', it is a universal concept based on the idea of transmitting knowledge from a person, who knows something, to an ignorant student or disciple.
In the modern times, we see Guru in the form of a teacher who shares knowledge in the form of education to their students. Whatever be it he serves the role of a guide who takes his/her students to the path of righteousness and makes them good people to live in the society.
Van Mahotsava (05-07-2019)
The name Van Mahotsava means" FESTIVAL OF FORESTS". It has gained significant national importance and every year, millions of saplings are planted across India in observation of Van Mahotsav week.
The declining number of trees has brought a major change in climate, hence a dire necessity of festivals like Van Mahotsav, to restore the forest cover in the country.
We should plant trees like:
पिचुमन्दः = नीम
न्यग्रोधः = वट वृक्ष
चिञ्चिणी = इमली
कपित्थः =Wood apple
बिल्वः = बेल
आमलकः = आंवला
आम्रः = आम
इन सारे वृक्षों का वृक्षारोपण करना चाहिए।
Joining hands in this mission our school also celebrated Van Mahotsav with a massive awareness and educational purpose. With activities, performances and plantation by the junior and senior section.
Students of grade KG-VIII asked for Donation of saplings from their neighbourhood and took a promise to protect the mother Earth by planting in abundance and protecting them.
Students exhibited their innovations by redesigning the plastic waste into beautiful pots to plant the sapling, students took the Mahotsav ahead with a scintillating programme in the atrium with a mesmerizing dance to a melodious tune.
Towards the end, students took pledge to save and take care of the plants in the campus after planting them.
Special Assembly - Rathyatra at BTGS on 3rd July 2019
Students of Grade 1(A) showcased wonderful glimpses of Rathyatra in the morning assembly.
Student Council Election at BTGS on July 2019
Yoga Day at BTGS
International Yoga Day also called as world Yoga Day, is celebrated on the 21st of June every year ever since its inception in 2015, is a great effort to emphasize the importance of inculcating this ancient Indian art in our lives. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and well-being.
In series of World Environment Day BTGS at Akanksha institute of learning and empowerment.
On 10th June, in series of World Environment Day, teachers of BTGS performed a street play “Pani Re Pani” at Aakanksha institute of learning and Empowerment, Avanti Vihar Raipur Chhattisgarh. It was to bring awareness about usage of water and saving the environment, humour was added to the play by relating it with real life situations, which tickled the audience and made them rethink about the present situation.
Environment Day at Brahmavid
On 5th June, World Environment Day, teachers of BTGS performed a street play “Pani Re Pani” at Wallfort City and Wallfort Heights, Bhatagaon. It was to bring awareness about usage of water and saving the environment, humour was added to the play by relating it with real life situations, which tickled the audience and made them rethink about the present situation.
Day 7: We all woke up to a warm morning and ready for the Safari at the stipulated time. Previous night was very windy and we were sceptical of encountering rain in the morning. Travelling through the lanes of Ramnagar and Kosi Dam we reached the Sitamani Gate on time. Being a Sunday there was a long queue of Green Gypsy's at the check point waiting for the entry. We had a waiting period of about 45 mins which gave us an opportunity to click few selfies and grab some chai, juice and packaged snacks.
The Safari inside the Jungle was a mixed bag, on one hand it's very disappointing to see our jungles which were once full of wild animals now see more visiting humans and very few or no sighting of animals, on the other hand children enjoyed the fun off road riding inside the jungle. We are tons of flying dust from the Gypsy's driving ahead which compensated for an early breakfast.
Post Safari children were excited to Jump in the pool located in the resort and were obliged for the same after the late breakfast.
We checked out from the resort at around 3 PM and had 5-6 hours to do some local sight seeing which turned out to be a sweet experience. Visited the Corbett Tiger Reserve Museum and Girija Devi Temple ( pronounced as Garjia by our coach) which is located on a small hill in between the Kosi River. The Sun was setting by the time we reached the temple area and witnessed a beautiful evening amidst the setting sun putting our feet down in the water.
Moved for dinner to a location in Ramnagar about 10 minuted drive from the Railway station. The dinner finished around 9:00 and we moved to the Railway station from there.
The train was scheduled to depart at 10 and we had around 30 mins to plan the berth allocation which were scattered in two adjacent compartments. "Corbett Link" express as it is called starts from Ramnagar however it came on the platform just 5 mins before the departure which gave us very little time to board the train and settle down. However, the planning we did in those 30 mins helped us to avoid the confusion and settled us quickly.
Train departed on time and children got good hour or so of time to have some humour and few clicks on the way to reach our destination "Purani Dilli" at 3:55 AM, yes, so early in the morning that we hardly caught up with some sleep.
Day 8: Final day arrived finally
We reached at our hotel located in South Delhi around 5:00 AM and asked the troupe to freshen up by 6:30 AM to prevent them to go to sleep. If we allowed the children to sleep at that time then it would have been difficult to make them get up on time. So we all were ready by 6:30 -7:00 AM and took our breakfast so that we can make an early start for the Delhi sightseeing which has some of the most prominent landmarks of our country. We also got a chance to sing a birthday song for Madhav Gupta who happened to have his birthday on 13th May. We had in our plans to do a grand birthday celebration during the afternoon lunch.
The sightseeing started in a very comfortable luxury bus from Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament, India Gate, Supreme Court etc. Our program was to have lunch and Ice Cream at Nirula's which is a very old and famous food joint located within the Connaught Place area. We were an hour early for the lunch and hence decided to cover Jantar Mantar which means that there was a longer walk under scorching Delhi sun nearing 40 degrees celsius. We choose to take that option and was well worth it.
Going through the Outer circle to the inner circle on top of the Palika Bazar and asking for the directions finally we reached Nirula's. The children had a blast there with Pizzas, Burgers, Shakes and Ice cream along with the cake cutting ceremony of the Birthday boy.
Post lunch we proceeded to the Indra Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3 and reached there about 3 hours in advance so that we have sufficient time to go through the procedures and also catchup with some shopping at the Airport. We went through as per plan and was passed security by 4:00 PM which gave us good hour or so of leisure time. Children encountered the vending machines near the departure gates and that became a sort of a playing machine for them. The flight departed on time at 6 PM.
On reaching Raipur the children had a mixed feeling of Joy of reaching home after 8 long days and on the other hand sadness of saying goodbye to their friends and leaving behind the fun filled activities. Indeed it was a lifetime experience for all of us which will fill our hearts with Joy and these memories would be cherished forever.
With this TEAM Brahmavid would be signing off till the next adventure trip which is already under consideration.
Day 5: Camp Twilight is a very different location from Camp Pine Riveria, Twilight is located in a Jungle setting with forest all around and you can view clear night sky's and stars without interference of any artificial lights. Dining area sets in the setting perfectly with the pine wood and neat and clean washrooms. Morning regime started with some interesting activities and few volley ball matches which children played with full vigour.
The main adventure activities for the first half were firefox and freefall, in the second half it was Zipline. All these activities are full of fun and helps in taking out fear of height from our mind. We appreciate the efforts put in by our trainers who take utmost care of our security, have patience and encourage the children to overcome the fear.
The evening was eventful and another type of learning, the two groups were assigned the task of cooking maggi in the Jungle using the natural wood, stones were used to make the traditional chulha and all team members were required to participate. The whole exercise turned out to be great fun amidst bit of chaos and we all enjoyed the outcome and coaches gave points to the team on the overall process and the taste of the prepared dish.
Post cooking session was one of the mesmerising experience for us all, we proceeded for a night trek under the moonlight. It was sight to behold with children of all sizes climbing the mountain under moonlight and able guidance of the coaches. Halfway of the trek it was all under moonlight then we used our torches to lit the path. Once we reached the summit all children were mesmerised to see the view from the top and all went silent in a meditative mode. The sound of wind was coming intermittently and was touching our souls, its an experience which none of us would ever forget in our lifetime.
We started our decent after staying at the top of the summit from about half an hour, the decent was much easier and when we reached the camp there was more surprises in store. Our coaches organised Kumaon folk song program which gave us a feel of the region. Our children also performed Chhattisgari folk song "Mahua Jhare" which they had prepared for the School Annual Function.
The eventful and satisfying day culminated with the dinner and we all went to bed with stars and moon in our eyes.
Day 6: Final day at the camp was focused towards the obstacles which tests the balancing skills and the physical strength, post breakfast we were introduced to the obstacle course and all children participated in all obstacles with great focus and vigour.
Once we completed the activity it was time for Lunch and Thanks giving to all coaches and other supporting staff of the camp.
With a heavy heart we then proceeded towards trekking down to our last destination "Jim Corbett" park which is situated near Ramnagar. Enroute we stopped at the small and lovely museum set amidst the colonial era and dedicated to Sir Jim Corbett who's life has been dedicated to preserve the wild life of the Kumaon region.
Children were bit bogged down by the winding ghat roads and were feeling bit nauseating, so we decided to have nice soda lemonade prepared by a local hawker using the Bisleri water, it gave all of us great relief coming down from cool mountains to the hotter plains.
We reached our destination "Auro Resort" before sunset and settled down for a small DJ evening followed by the dinner.
The day winded down with the message from the organisers to be ready and meet at sharp 5:30 AM to start for the Jungle Safari.
Day 3: Children had a wake up time at 5:30 AM and were asked to take Milk and biscuits at 6:30 AM. Exercises and Energisers were taken up at 7:00 which was followed by a free time from 8:30 to 9:00.
Sumptuous Breakfast was served at 9:00 which was followed by a 30 mins rest period. This regime was followed on all other days at both the camps.
The first activity of the day was Jumaring which tests the upper body strength to climb the rope using the Jumar and reach the top where it is tied. The location for the Jumaring was besides beautiful flowing streams of the river.
These were followed by the diving in the river from a small cliff, off course wearing the life jackets, this helps in overcoming the fear of height and also lots of fun :). Post diving everyone had lunch and took rest.
In the second half it was more adventure and i.e. River crossing using Taroline Traverse and Rappling which is climbing down a large cliff using rope, both these activities helps in gaining self confidence and win over fear of height.
Evening we were served with bread pakoras for snacks and hot drink and was again followed by DJ which were the dance numbers chosen by children.
DJ numbers were followed by the Dinner to conclude the day 3.
Day 4: After the morning regime it was time to say goodbye to the New Horizon team of Camp Pine Riveria and move on to Camp Twilight which is located to the West of Nainital on the way to Ramnagar. We travelled via Nainital and on the way witnessed a planned forest fire. Upon reaching Nainital we choose to cross the magnificent Naini lake over boat and reach the other side where the famous Naina Devi temple (one of many shakti peeth's) is located. We all had a great darshan and gave sometime to children to carry out some shopping which they were quite excited for. Children were seen using their judgement and suggestion about the value of the products and we were impressed to see that they know how to make the correct choices.
While shopping we had some local berries and followed by delicious Chinese food at a local restaurant chosen by the organisers.
Post lunch we continued our journey in Jeeps to Bajoon a small town from where we had to climb up to the Camp Twilight on foot.
As the Trek to the camp was log we decided to carry only the baggage which was needed for the next two days and left remaining at a safe place provided by the organisers at Bajoon. Children were very enthusiastic about the trek and it was heartening to see older children helping the younger ones during the trek. Sharing and caring are the qualities which cannot be taught in a classroom environment and needs to be experienced during such programs.
We reached the camp well before sunset and were greeted by our new coaches followed by snacks, some volleyball matches, bonfire and dinner. Concluded our day with Light out around 10:15 PM amidst the barking of the barking deer in the background.
By the time we came out of the Airport it was noon and met our tour coordinator cum trainer Mr Amir. The bus was delayed in arriving so by the time we left Delhi after Lunch it was 2:30 PM.
The journey although longer than expected was full of fun where jokes were cracked, there was a long Antakshari session and children played games in groups.
By the time we reached the Camp it was 11 PM, there was a walk of half a KM down the hill on a very narrow lane to reach the Campsite.
This was the first encounter for the children with adventure to walk in the night with their rucksacks tucked on the back.
The dinner was kept ready and there was some issue with the water supply, by the time everyone settled down and went to bed it was 1 AM at night.
So a long day came to an end with calming effect of the river flowing besides the campsite which is situated inside a Valley.
Day 2: First day at the Camp Pine Riviera children were woken up in a relaxed manner at 7:30 AM instead of the scheduled time of 6:00 AM. Everyone woke up to a warm drink with snacks and which was followed by the acclimatising activities and exercises.
Children were divided into two Groups for the whole duration which started with Kayaking. The river water was extremely cold and one by one with reluctance everyone got inside the water with the life jackets on. After proper instruction on the functioning of the Kayak the group members took their turns to paddle the Kayak.
The Leadership Program is designed to inculcate the leadership qualities in the, afternoon post lunch rest there were activities around team building, collaboration, communication. Team leaders were briefed of the objectives and the rules which they in turn took up with their respective teams.
Later we were taken on a Trek which took us to a beautiful site which was a plain between the valley. The two teams were given a task to come up with a Team Name, Flag, Slogan and present it to all. In addition there were energizers played out with them and the slogans echoed through the Valley filling the team members with a sense of pride.
Two teams came up with their names "Savenger's of the Pine Forest" and "Adventurous Avengers", presented their flags and slogans.
In the evening children were tasked for cultural dance and song which they performed amidst bon fire with lots of enthusiasm. We witnessed lots of talent coming out of children who are generally shy and introvert in the school.
Flying to Delhi, choice of Vistara came natural to us as it flew to the Terminal 3 which is one of the busiest Airport of Asia and we wanted the children to experience how large airport functions
Baggage collection was an event by itself, all bags were tagged with names so that identifying them was like a breeze and children were excited during the collection and was a learning experience for them.
Day1: Early Morning of 6th May 2019, we surely knew that we are embarking on an 8 day adventure with 23 kids with a spread of ages 8 to 15. Traveling over air, rail, bus, boat and moreover over foot with rucksacks tucked over our shoulders, enthusiasm and will power to make most out of the adventurous activities which lay ahead of us.
Vistara Air hostess had a tough time serving the demanding children although they were up for it with a smile :). We had a sumptuous breakfast over the flight to Delhi.
"Give Me Red"
To Introduce the primary colours in Kindergarten Red day was celebrated with great zeal and vigour. All the students and mentors were well decked up in their accessories. Water Melon juice and Strawberry ice cream was the taste of the day.
For the Nursery students at Brahmavid the Journey began with a settling period where the parents accompanied their children for 3-4 days to school and remained with them to settle them at school. These pictures of the day where the students came to school on their own, moment to be cherished for life long.
A big step for the Nursery kids to begin their journey into the world of Kindergarten and for LKG & UKG students a step further into the Journey.
Nursery kids were accompanied by their parents for the settling period.