Wednesday, 24 August 2016

PYP Inter House Folk Dance Competition!

On the occasion of Janmashtami, the Primary Years learners celebrated the occasion with the aim of honing their dancing skills. An Inter - House Folk Dance competition was organised by the school in the school campus here today, 24th August 2016. The theme of the competition was “Indian Folk Dances’. The vivacious dancers set the floor on fire with their energetic performances. The fun filled extravaganza offered folk dance forms of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Bengal and Gujarat.

The spectators bore witness to the enthusiasm and energy of the young learners as they enthralled everyone with their performances. The judges highly complimented the efforts put in by all the four Houses.

In the closely contested competition, Mandela House claimed 1st position, Lincoln House won 2nd position who were closely followed by Gandhi and Tagore House.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

CI Experiences HMUN 2016, Hyderabad

Handpicked top delegates from the Indian circuits, dais members from the Harvard University and the organizational might of MUN cafe converged in the best convention centre of India – Hyderabad International Convention Centre for ardent debate, short lived diplomatic relations, to enjoy and to experience the Harvard Model United Nations 2016. 

The CI delegation proudly represented the Republic of Montenegro. Delegates from around the world articulated solutions, many were too ambiguous, some were too ambitious but only few were achievable. The committees applauded creative and feasible solutions while hammering down unrealistic proposals. 

Our delegates witnessed the finest and most heated negotiations leading to concrete working papers and resolutions. Apart from the thrill of negotiating, HMUN enabled our students to listen, question and learn from the Vice president of Coco cola, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the NITI Aayog. 

The speakers at the HMUN India’s Leadership Forum were articulate, committed, famous and yet humble to address every question put up to them. 

Leisure events like Delegate Dance and HMUN’s Got Talent were welcome distractions for the students after many fruitful yet gruelling sessions. 

During the closing ceremony, our student - Sujay Jain (MYP Head-Boy), secured a Verbal Commendation, which was no small feat considering the scale of this event. Our delegation returned with new horizons to explore, friends made from across the country and an experience of a lifetime.


Janmashtami Celebration!

As is the tradition every year 'Janmashtami' was celebrated this year too by the Early Years and PYP 1 students. The boys dressed as 'Krishna' and girls as 'Radha', looked adorable in their traditional costumes. The entire area was transformed into a land of joy, celebrations and happiness. The young ones of KG 1 performed a dance presentation with zeal and enthusiasm. The entire event was enjoyed by all the tiny tots of the Kindergarten.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Raksha Bandhan Celebration!

Raksha Bandhan that marks the love and duty between brothers and their sisters was celebrated at CI with full zeal on 17th August 2016.
Little learners of Early Years celebrated Raksha Bandhan by dressing up in traditional attires and making beautiful rakhis with decorative materials. An Inter Class Rakhi Making and Thali Decorating Competitions were held for PYP.
It was truly delightful to watch the young hands of our little artisans putting together intricate materials like mirrors, beads, sequences etc to create beautiful masterpieces.
The rakhis made by enthusiastic learners of PYP 2 and 3 were a fusion of modern with traditional styles and caught the eyes of the spectators. The students of PYP 4 and 5 participating in the Thali Decorating Competition came up with stylish and creative ways of decorating thalis. 

Overall it was warm, cheerful and festive environment where the students not only enjoyed participating in the competitions but also understood the meaning and importance of the festival.

Guest lecture on Anti Bullying!

Pulling someone down will never get you on top. People who love themselves, don't hurt others.
Ms. Claudia Joshi, a parent, took a session on bullying and its impact on the kids in the age group of 10 to 15 for the MYP students.
She made the students realise that bullying can have a long lasting impact on the child's self confidence, self worth, can cause depression, loneliness and make them nervous.
She also made them realise that getting bullied, or witnessing bullying is also not right and students need to stand up and speak for themselves. She urged the students to talk to any trusted adult in case they are unable to handle the situation on their own.
The students raised many interesting questions on how to stop bullying and how to build self confidence.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Independence day celebration continues.....

Independence Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and respect at Choithram International by the toddlers. Students of Nursery, KG1, KG2 and PYP 1 expressed their love for their country by performing dance on different patriotic songs. Indeed, they celebrated the day filled with joy, love and respect for the country in a colourful manner, foreseeing it, as a better place for Indians to live and experience the freedom, peace and unity in diversity.

Monday, 15 August 2016

70th Independence Day Verve at CI!

2016 Indian Independence Day at CI was a celebration worthy of the glorious 70 years of Independence. The proceedings began with the unfurling of the tricolour and singing of the National Anthem.

Thereafter, our HOS gave a most inspiring speech, wherein he spoke of great reformers whose thoughts and actions were beyond their times, of great leaders who didn't compromise on their ideals and of the present importance of carrying out ones duties and responsibilities to the highest degree that will ensure the prosperity of the nation. He exhorted the audience to be proud of who they were and where they were from - the most diverse yet united culture in the world.

After the speech, the Inter - House Dance Competition began with "Independence Day" as the theme. 

All four houses put in their best efforts and danced to patriotic tunes, filling the audience with enthusiasm. Mandela House's coordinated and well-choreographed performance ensured their win, while Tagore House's Bengali-Punjabi mix earned them the second position.

The event ended with an energetic and endearing dance performance by PYP-4 students.

CI Head Boy - Shlok Kothari, gave the closing address and the gathering proceeded for refreshments and dispersal.