SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT: 2022-23
(Annual Report of the School presented by Col Raju Peter, Retd, Principal, on the occasion of the School Annual Day on 9th Nov, 2022)
Good Afternoon ladies and gentlemen,
Hon’ble Chief Guest HE Mr Naveen Srivastava, members of the School Management Committee, Sdr Pritam Singh, President & Founder Member, Mr Mashkoor Ahmad Lari, Vice President & Founder Member, Prof Amulya Tuladhar, Eminent Educationist, Mr Sanat Basnet, Ex IGP/APF, Presidents and Exicutive Members of Alumni Association, Directors and Principals of the eminent schools of the valley, distinguished guests, parents, teachers, staff and my dear students.
It gives me immense pleasure to address you on the occasion of the 45th annual day of Modern Indian School and to present the annual report of the year 2022-23. Before I do that, I would like to take a moment to thank our Patron HE Mr Naveen Srivastava for sparing his valuable time to be with us today. Your esteemed presence along with Ma’am has made us honoured.
May I now present the school annual report which includes school activities and achievements during the academic year. As the time is limited, I will cover it in brief.
Due to Corona and lockdowns, past two years have been exceptionally hard for all of us, especially students. While the school conducted online classes effectively and ensured that students don’t miss out on their studies, we could not organize many physical activities. Needless to say that annual day was also not conducted during the years 2020 and 2021.
As you are aware, we give top priority to academics. The competent faculty of the school ensures that students are given adequate academic inputs through classroom instruction, home assignments, project work, practical work, laboratory activities, special classes, field trips etc. Efforts are made to give smart learning environment to students for self, collaborative and deep learning. We follow the cardinal principles of learning: Learning to know (Lifelong learning), Learning to do (Putting learning to action), Learning to live together (For harmonious, peaceful and progressive society) and Learning to be (Critical and complete development).
Instead of making a few toppers, our motto is to make each and every student perform to their full potential. We encourage students to compete with self and keep improving their performance. To that extent, I would like to mention here that we are quite satisfied with the performance of all our students during the academic year.
Now I would like to appraise you with the results of the academic year 2021-22.
(aa) Subhangi Das Gupta - 95.4%
(ab) Arnav Lama - 94.4%
(ac) Payal Kumari Gupta - 93.6%
(ad) Chirag Agrawal - 93.2%
(ae) Tejasve Chittlangia - 91.8%
(af) Aayush Chaudhary - 91.8%
(ag) Samir Gurung - 91.8%
(ah) Nayana Mishra - 91.4%
(ai) Rohit Munshi - 91.4%
(aj) Rabin Kumar Yadav - 91.2%
(ak) Shristy Shah - 91.2%
(al) Ashreet Kapali - 91%
(am) Dikchhya Jaiswal - 91%
(an) Adarsh Jaiswal - 91%
(ao) Sumit Gupta - 90.2%
(ap) Sampada Gyawali - 90%
(aa) Lakshya Arukiya - 97.8%
(ab) Abhinav Belbase - 97.2%
(ac) Prashanna Dahal - 97.2%
(ad) Muskan Ansari - 96.2%
(ae) Aditya Das - 96%
(af) Rishav Sedhain - 95.8%
(ag) Shalu Tamang - 95.8%
(ah) Priyanka Bhattarai - 95%
(ai) Nasala Tamrakar - 94.6%
(aj) Sukrish Shrestha - 94.4%
(ak) Shruiti Agrawal - 94.2%
(al) Jaya Joshi - 93.8%
(am) Sohom Chakraborty - 93.6%
(an) Chaitanya Shah - 93%
(ao) Aastha Saraf - 92.8%
(ap) Sanskar Prasai - 92.6%
(aq) Anmol Agrawal - 92.4%
(ar) Devanshi Gupta - 92%
(as) Shashwot Burlakoti - 92%
(at) Aaditya Jha - 92%
(au) Aarya Kumar - 92%
(av) Khushi Saraf - 91.4%
(aw) Arvin Tandukar - 91.4%
(ax) Divyanshu Agrawal - 91.2%
(ay) Nischal Singhania - 91.2%
(az) Nirajan Thapa - 91%
(ba) Devika Dudhaniya - 91%
(bb) Puja Kumari Shah - 90.8%
(bc) Deepak Prasad Shah - 90.6%
(bd) Sahira Manandhar - 90.4%
(be) Bidisha Rajbanshi - 90.4%
(bf) Sneha Jaiswal - 90.4%
(bg) Sneha Sharma - 90.4%
(bh) Aryan B Thakuri - 90.2%
(bi) Harshit Khadka Chhetri - 90.2%
(bj) Alliya Fatma - 90.2%
I take this opportunity to compliment students for doing extremely well in academics. Special compliments to students who completed Class XII and secured admission in professional Colleges/Universities in Nepal, India and other foreign countries.
Students are encouraged to undertake co-curricular activities along with studies for their all-round development, at the same time giving them an opportunity to pursue their inborn skills and passion. Students are exposed to activities such as Debate, Quiz, Group Discussion, Storytelling, Elocution, Spelling Bee, Poetry, Essay Writing, Music, Dance, Dramatics, Art & Craft, Leadership, Club activities, Model UN, Field trips, celebration of festivals, the list is unending. Morning Assembly is utilized to expose students to public speaking and to remove their stage fright. It is ensured that each and every student gets an opportunity to address the assembly, at least once in a year, through news reading, thought for the day, article reading, presentation of papers, self introduction etc. Special achievements of students are announced in the assembly as a positive reinforcement. Students are encouraged to publish articles, poems etc in local newspapers. Paper cuttings of their articles are displayed on the Notice Board to motivate them. Co-curricular activities have been organized at the inter-house/school level. Students participate with full enthusiasm to take their house and school to the top. It gives me great satisfaction to mention here that our students brought laurels to the school after competing at the interschool level.
Sports & Games
The school aims at the overall development of students, both mental and physical. Students play six major games, namely Football, Basketball, Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton and Table Tennis and it is mandatory for every student to pick up at least one major game while in school. Students are made to compete at inter-house and inter-school level. Major achievements of students in sports & games are:
In addition to CCA and Sports & Games competitions, students are engaged in a score of activities for all round development, confidence building, development of leadership qualities, communication skills etc. It is also aimed at removing the boredom of long classroom instruction. Students participate in activities like discussions, debates, storytelling, social work, environmental activities, quizzing etc. Senior students and Students Council members mentor junior students through Club activities, Talk shows, Inhouse activities etc.
Modern Indian School has a strong and effective Prefectural system in which we have Students Councils for both Senior and Junior Wings. Twenty appointees each are selected from Class XII/VI respectively as School/House appointees. They were given the badges and oath of secrecy and responsibility during the ceremonial Investiture ceremonies organized in the month of June, 2022. The Senior Investiture ceremony was presided over by Col Amit Sharma, Defense Attaché, Embassy of India on 14th June, 2022. Junior ceremony was presided over by Ms Priyadharsini R, Fist Secretary, Embassy of India on 16th June, 2022.
Educational tours have been organized for all classes from KG to Class XII, in a graded manner, keeping in mind the students don’t go to the same location second time, during their stay in MIS. Junior students are taken to places of interest within the valley for one day trips while senior students undertake field trips like:
One day trekking introduced for students of Class VII – XII, continued this year as well, in which the entire class along with their teachers and Principal trekked in general area Taudaha-Hattiban-Bhanjyang . It is aimed at the improvement of mental and physical stamina of students, expose them to the rural life of Nepal, create informal learning environment, informal interaction with teachers and above all to take them out of the classroom for one full day.
Social Service Club makes efforts to develop in students empathy for the needy and social awareness. Students volunteered to extend a helping hand whenever a student or staff member faced financial crisis and made them feel that the school fraternity is with them. Towards this, the faculty always took the lead to spread the message of empathy, generosity and community living. I would like to mention here that Rs 4 lakhs was raised for treatment of a student in India. Rs. 25,000 was donated to Jalijaleshwor Gurukul Sanskrit Secondary School at Okhaldhunga. Rs 3 lakhs was donated to one of the cleaning staff whose house was completely gutted in a fire. Members of the Club visited the Orphanage, “Aashako Pahilo Kiran” and distributed needful items to the children, in addition to spending the day with them.
The school is in the process of establishing Innovation Lab as per the guidelines received from the CBSE to constitute School Innovation Council to inculcate the sense of creativity, innovation, ideation among students. As part of this initiative, we will be giving opportunity to students to exhibit their creativity and innovation in school and outside. Aim is to avoid rote learning and expose students to experiential/practical learning.
Modern Indian School is very proud of its experienced and competent faculty and efforts are being made to keep them updated and efficient through departmental meetings, brain storming sessions, faculty meetings etc. Workshops are organized at regular interval by pooling in expertise within and by calling experts from outside. During this academic year we have planned Workshops/Faculty Development programmes every month. Each and every teacher has been asked to prepare 30 min presentation on a topic on latest trends in education. They present the paper before the faculty during these Workshops. Self- assessment tests are regularly conducted for the faculty to give them an opportunity to assess their strengths and weaknesses and to keep them updated. Two days workshop was organized on 28th & 29th March, 2022, which we call as annual retreat.
Being an English medium school, we fully understand the importance of improving communication skills of students in English, both spoken and written. Keeping this in mind we had launched “Speak in English” campaign in 2017. Students themselves have been made stake holders in this drive through Students Council, Monitors, volunteers and Literary Club members. While we made good progress towards this goal, we have a long way to go. I would like to request parents to encourage their wards to communicate in English and master the language, which is essential for them to do well in an English medium school.
The system of “At Home” introduced for Class KG – VI in the year 2015 to bring together students, teachers, school and parents could not be pursued this year due to Covid restrictions. Considering the effectiveness of this forum which allows each and every student to showcase their talent on stage, it would be continued from next academic year.
To improve communication with parents and students, and also to make use of the modern media to enhance learning, we introduced class wise WhatsApp groups in 2019, in which students, teachers and parents of the class are members. The system is working very effectively with tangible improvement in the performance of students. The online learning platform through Google Suite introduced during the Covid lockdowns is still active. It is utilized effectively, when ever there is forced close downs. Also, teachers are making use of the platform to organize special classes, from time to time.
In order to help underperforming students deprived of parental support, the school has mentoring system, in which each teacher adopts one/two students. The system is working quite well and we are able to make huge difference in the upbringing of these needy students.
To witness the bond between our students and teachers, one should witness the Teachers Day celebrated on 5th September, every year. The enthusiasm and spirit displayed by them to pay respect to their teachers is unparallel. It is this feeling that motivates the faculty to work for their students with more vigour.
Students are continuously motivated through awards and rewards. You will be happy to note that 571 students have been awarded with Certificates, Medals and Book prizes this year for excelling in academics, CCA, sports & games, full attendance, reading habits etc. Most of the awardees have already been honoured during the morning assembly. Selected awards will be given away by the Chief Guest today.
I’m happy to inform you that students who passed out from the school are doing exceptionally well in different walks of life. I would like to mention a few here:
We have a strong Alumni Association striving hard to keep the ex-students connected with the school. In addition, they also carry out various humanitarian and social activities for the benefit of the nation.
The school is grateful to our parents who stood by the school at all times. You have always been very prompt in your response and firmly believed in the principle that students will only do well when school, teachers and parents work together. I place it on record my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for your support and seek the same in future as well.
Now I take a moment to remember Mr RS Saraf, our Ex-President and Founder Member who left us for his heavenly abode on 22nd March, 2022. His contribution in the development of the school has been immense and invaluable. The school has lost a visionary and guiding light in his demise. It is very difficult to fill the vacuum he left behind. I pray to the God Almighty to grant the blessed soul eternal peace.
While celebrating the 45th annual day of the school, I’m conscious of the fact that the school is 45 years old. The school is the result of the vision of our Founder members who brought up this institution brick by brick and made it one of the best in Nepal. On behalf of the entire MIS fraternity I would like to thank them for the service to the community and nation. I place it on record the support we receive from our Patron HE Mr Naveen Srivastava and the Indian Embassy. I thank the esteemed faculty, administrative staff, Student Council members and students for their support for the smooth functioning of the school.
I once again thank HE Mr Naveen Srivastava and for sparing his valuable time to be with us today. My gratitude to our Trustees, Management Committee members, dignitaries, parents, staff and students for their gracious presence to celebrate the school annual day.
In Modern Indian School our resolve is to follow our Mission Statement: “To impart quality education so as to enable students realize their full potential, foster their holistic development, inculcate in them sense of aesthetics and values and develop them as complete human beings to face future challenges of the world” in letter and spirit. We have reasons to be proud that the school has scaled many heights, but we are not complacent. We want our students to scale new heights and fly high beyond skies!
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