Independence Day was celebrated in Carmel on 12th August with the usual patriotic fervor. The Chief Guest for the day was Ms Namita Mehta, who has retired recently after several years of committed service in the primary school. The event commenced with
the hoisting of the National flag by the chief guest followed by the taking of
the pledge of allegiance to the nation and the singing of our national anthem .
A colourful march past by the students of class XII followed. The tiny tots of
Carmel recited a patriotic poem. Songs and Dances commemorating the importance
of our independence and the sacrifices by the people for it were the highlights
of the day. The chief guest gave an inspiring speech reminding the students of
the true meaning of independence and liberty. The event ended with the singing
of the national anthem.
Title : Workshop by Canadian University Application Centre
On 10th October,a workshop was held in the auditorium for the students of class XI by the Canadian University Application Centre. The delegates briefed the students about various career options and programs for studying abroad. .Students were made aware of scholarships and admission procedures.
Title : Carmel celebrates Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
16th July is a day of joy for us Carmelites as we celebrate the Feast of our Patroness, our Lady of Mount Carmel . We are grateful to our Blessed Mother for her constant maternal care. We intercede to her to shower her blessings on all our students, staff and their families on this great feast day.
On 14th July a special assembly was held where the students of the junior school emphasized the virtues of Our Mother. Chocolates were distributed to all the students.
The celebration this year was indeed special as the school celebrates its Diamond Jubilee. On 16th July there was a Eucharistic celebration in the school auditorium wherein the whole Carmel family participated with great love and devotion. A mass was conducted by Archbishop Anil J.T. Couto.
The cultural week, a series of inter-school competitions and activities organized every year by Carmel Convent School, New Delhi was held this year from 17th of July to 21st of July on the school campus. The fest, aptly titled Iridescence, showcased a wondrous spectrum of youthful skill and talent.
The fest was inaugurated on the 20th by the principal, Sr.Joviana, the vice-principal Sr.Tina Maria and Sr.Lisetta and marked the beginning of a wonderful and successful week. The many contests organized were attended by various schools from across the city. The response was commendable, and the contestants participated with a spirit of camaraderie and bonhomie.
Competitions were held in the fields of dance, debate, art, Social sciences, psychology, computers, music and science among others.
The participating schools found the experience of the week deeply enriching and looked towards taking part in the coming years. They further said that showcasing their talent before such an enthusiastic and admiring crowd was a pleasure in itself!
On 17th April, 21 students from St. Joseph Upatham School,Thailand along with three teachers Mrs. Petcharawan,Miss Waraporn and Mr. Amnart visited Carmel, Delhi as a part of the ongoing Indo-Thai Exchange 2016-17.This is the seventh year of the exchange.In the two weeks of their stay, the students were introduced to the diverse culture and heritage of India. Delhi's heat did not act as a deterrent for their enthusiasm to the trips to Taj Mahal, Kingdom of Dreams,Dilli Haat,Sarojini Nagar Market and Delhi Darshan. The Thai students took part enthusiastically in various activities such as Tie and Dye,Pottery,Sports,etc. On Buddy Day, the visiting students were taken to various places of interest by their Indian counterparts. On the farewell assembly we were fortunate enough to have the Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Apirat Sugondhabhirom from the Embassy of Thailand, New Delhi visit us. The Exchange was an enriching experience for the students of both Carmel Convent. Delhi and Joseph Upatham School , Bangkok. The exchange plays a fundamental role in widening the horizons of the students and giving them an opportunity to learn about new cultures.
On 8th May WePlant a voluntary organization gave a talk to promote the practice of Nishkamakarma (action without any expectation) among children in a practical way of planting trees for others and the generations to come.
WePlant has initiated a campaign (Save a Million Mango Seeds) with partnership of schools and colleges in and around NCT of Delhi to encourage students to save mango seeds this summer. Carmel Convent will be opening a Seed Bank where students can bring seeds and deposit them at the school. Students will be encouraged to plant and nurture these seeds in parks, roadsides and in the neighborhood.
Book Week was organised in Carmel from 24th to 28th April by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. The event was inaugurated by the Principal and Manger Sister Lisetta. The aim of the event was to inculcate good reading habit among students. On 24th April a special assembly was conducted regarding the Book Week and a cartoonist gave a session to classes 3rd and 4th on Tuesday.
On 24th April to celebrate Earth Day a special assembly was conducted by the Environment Club. A street play was put up by the students on "Swacch Bharat" to highlight need for a cleaner environment. Students of classes IV to VIII took part in competitions like Best Out Of Waste, Poster Making, etc., which encouraged them to use eco-friendly materials and adopt environment friendly practices.
As a part of Carmel's outreach programme Sr. Joviana accompanied by Ms Kiran Tomar, Ms Suchanda Sen and two students, visited Adbar village in the Nuh district of Haryana, on 12th April 2017. This was the second visit to this village. Carmel has been reaching out and working extensively in the villages of Bai and Malab in Nuh for the past few years.
Medical supplies were carried for the villagers along with grains and clothes. The visiting team interacted with the villagers. Various skills were imparted through game playing, drawings, dance and songs. Medicines were then dispensed to the sick. They were also given a healthy meal of "Khichdi"
The women of the village felt empowered through this outreach and they look forward to many more trips by Carmelites in the near future