springdales school, pusa road SPRINGDALES SCHOOL
Pusa Road - Upper Ridge Road Junction,
New Delhi 110 005, India

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43rd Y. Kumar Memorial Assembly for Peace and International Understanding

Springdales School, Pusa Road hosted the 43rd Y. Kumar Memorial Assembly for Peace and International Understanding on 7th February 2020.

It was a culmination of a series of events that lasted over two weeks and consisted of Essay writing, Quiz competition, Painting competition, Group discussion and Interview.

54 schools and 200 students from across the NCR and Delhi participated in the event.

The Principal, Dr. Ameeta Mulla Wattal, gave the welcome address paying tribute to the founder manager of the school Shri Yudister Kumar. She expressed her firm belief in the power and vitality of the youth in creating a more humane and inter-connected world.

Padmashri Dr. Dinesh Singh, Chancellor K.R. Mangalam University delivered the Y. Kumar Memorial Lecture on ‘Gandhi in the World Toady’. Addressing the youth he spoke about the enlightenment of the mind through Gandhian values of truth, courage, commitment and compassion. He emphasized on the practical application of these values and established the connection with real life.

To mark the occasion,the school choir presented a musical rendition- Light the Candlefollowed by a dance presentation by senior students as a tribute to Maya Angelou’s poem- Let Us Continue.The lecture was attended by Lt. Gen and Mrs. Mahajan, member managing board; Dr. Chandrachur Singh, Prof. Irfan Habib and a gathering of parents, teachers and students.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Jyoti Bose, Director Springdales Schools, for event gallery Click here

CITATION CEREMONY FOR BATCH OF 2019-20

The citation ceremony at Springdales School, Pusa Road was held on the 6th February 2020. The solemn event is organised every year to bid adieu to the outgoing batch of standard XII and wish them luck for their future endeavours.

In her address to the students and parents, Principal, Dr. Ameeta Mulla Wattal reminisced the journey of the students which began 14 years ago. As a learning for the outgoing batch she emphasised on the importance of understanding and respecting each other and celebrating the many hues of humankind.

The chief guest for the occasion, Lt. Gen Vinod Vashisht, emphasised on the important virtues of life such as humanity and hard work. He urged the students to reflect and ponder upon their privileges and use them as strengths to climb the ladder of success. He also spoke about the importance of innovative and constructive thought in empowering youth as the harbingers of change for a better tomorrow.

Few students from the outgoing batch talked aboutthe association they had with their alma mater and shared their cherished memories.
Distinguished members of the board and Old Springdalian associationwere also present to bless the students, for event gallery Click here

24th ANNUAL ROSALIND WILSON BOOK DISCUSSION

The 24th Annual Rosalind Wilson Book Discussion was hosted by Springdales School, Pusa Road on 19th December 2019. The book selected for discussion was Kali’s Daughter by Raghav Chandra. Dr. Nirmalaya Samanta, Associate Professor of English, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi presided over as the moderator.

50 participants from 23 schools across Delhi discussed and commented upon the book’s narrative style, use of language, socio-political relevance and gave their unique perspectives on the book. Students conversations centered around parallels with the present day context across the world.
The Principal, Dr. Ameeta Mulla Wattal, in her welcome address mentioned that the non-competitive event had been organized for the last twenty-three years and had attracted some extremely fine thinking speakers from Delhi schools who celebrated their love for literature and creative writing. She also complimented the participating teams for their zeal and enthusiasm shown each year. She exhorted everyone to read the book.

The chief guest for the occasion Mr. Raghav Chandra, the author of the book, expressed delight at the way the students presented their views and thoughts. He also shared vignettes from his life to explain the creative process of writing the book.

It was an enriching and intellectually stimulating event,
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63rd ANNUAL ATHLETIC MEET 2019-20

Springdales School, Pusa Road held their Annual Athletic Meet on 24th December, 2019. Students from Class VI-XII participated in various athletic events and drill displays. The meet was declared open by the chief guest Mr. Mairaj Ahmad Khan, first Indian skeet shooter and an Olympian who will be representing India in the Tokyo Olympics,2020.

The Principal, Dr. Ameeta Mulla Wattal along with the chief guest witnessed the march past from the saluting base. The squads comprising of National and State Players, school prefects and the eight houses were led by their captains. The synchronized display of drills using hooplas, pom poms, poles and colourful flags left the audiences spell bound. The programme culminated in a finale where the students stood in unison upholding the spirit of sportsmanship.

Col. Vineet Puri, Commander Sachin Ballal and Ms. Rabita Devi judged the marching squads.

The chief guest, Mr. Mairaj Khan, spoke of the importance of sports personal fitness through games and athletics. Sharing his own experiences with the students he motivated the budding sports enthusiasts. Top athletes were honored with awards and the house trophy was won by Forward House.

The Divakar Sinha rolling trophy for the outstanding athlete of the year was installed by Dr. Swati Pal, Principal of Janki Devi College and Mr. Uttam Kumar Sinha in the memory of their son, an old student of the school.

This year the trophy was jointly shared by K. Karthikeya and Harris Khan.
Members of the Board and the parent community graced the occasion to inspire and motivate the students, for event gallery Click here

WINTER CARNIVAL 2019

The much awaited event in the Springdalian Calendar, the Annual Winter Carnival was held on 15th December, 2019. The fun filled event was an absolute success with record breaking footfall in spite of demonetization. The students, their friends and families enjoyed themselves at the game stalls that were set up by students.

Distinguished guests and members of the managing board were present and enjoyed as much as the kids did. The Principal, added fervour to the festivities with her zealous presence. She appreciated and encouraged the students.

Other activities like adventure sports, band performances and fashion show by young Springdalians added to the fun, for event gallery Click here

The Investiture Ceremony 2019-20

The Investiture Ceremony was organised on 6th December 2019. The School Principal addressed the gathering highlighting the importance of leadership and the responsibility it carried. The deserving students were bestowed with the responsibility of Prefectship and their badges and prefect’s ties were given out to them, for event gallery Click here

CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF GANDHI AT SPRINGDALES

The 64th Annual Award Giving Ceremony took place at Springdales School, Pusa Road on 30th November 2019. Over 300 students presented a dramatic performance Commemorating 150 years of Gandhi titled, ‘Gandhi ke Chinh- Kal Aaj Aur Kal’. The visual odyssey through Bapu’s life and symbols gave an insight into all that made him a revered leader and invoked in the audience a sensitivity towards the ideals of Gandhi. His philosophy of Satyagraha, Ahimsa and promotion of Khadi fabric through the ballet reflected the immortality of The Mahatma.

An exhibition was held at the school campus to experience the years at the Sabarmati Ashram with installations of the Mahatma and his symbols. The school consciously held a day event to conserve electricity.

The Award Ceremony was presided over by Dr. S.Y. Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner and Ms. Akriti Kakar, renowned Bollywood singer and former Springdalian.

Dr Quraishi, spoke of the importance of extra-curricular activities in the overall development of an individual’s personality. He lauded the institution’s efforts to inculcate and reflect the ideals of secularity and equality amongst all its students through various such activities and events.

In his welcome address, Lt. General Arun Sahni, former General Officer Commanding in Chief of the Indian Army and member managing board, spoke highly of the school’s endeavors to develop in its students a spirit of collaboration, cooperation and the learning that brings together the Head-Heart- Hand.

In the school report, The Principal, Dr. Ameeta Mulla Wattal, spoke of the relevance of Gandhian values that resonated through all the programmes and activities at school.

On the occasion The Distinguished Alumni Award was conferred on Ms. Nupur Kundu an eminent artist.

Also present at the event were members of the managing board, Springdalian and Parent community, for event gallery Click here

23rd RAHUL JOSHI MEMORIAL DECLAMATION

The 23ndRahul Joshi Declamation Competition was held on Friday, 18th October 2019 in the Hall of Celebration.Participants from fifteen top schools of Delhi participated in the programme and spoke on various topics of national and international interest.

Our Principal Dr Ameeta Mulla Wattal accorded a warm welcome to Mrs. and Mr. Joshi and representatives of Rotary Club, Cama Place, who sponsored the event. She addressed the audience consisting of guests, students and teachers of participating schools emphasizing the importance of oratory skills, confidence and awareness among students.
The participants declaimed on a wide range of topics concerning current issues: Content is the new Khan in Bollywood. Mismanagement of water resources- Recipes for disaster. The Demon on my palm: Mobile loving India faces strange digital disorders. Super intelligence and Artificial intelligence: boon or a bane.

The judges for the declamation were Mr. Atul Sharma, Rotary Club CamaPlace, Ms Himalini Kashyap and Dr Usha Ram .They appreciated the students presentations and the plethora of viewpoints that came up during their expressions.

Arth Trivedi of Alchon International School was adjudged the best speaker .The Rolling Trophy was awarded to Alchon International School.Mr. and Mrs. Joshi along with Mr Vinay Mittal President Rotary Club gave away the prizes, for event gallery Click here

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