Laureates and Leaders Summit for Children 2016, spearheaded by Nobel Laureate,
Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, held from 10th to 11th December,
saw the coming together of Nobel Laureates and World Leaders. It launched the
campaign "100 Million for 100 Million", which aims to mobilise 100 million
youth and children for 100 million underprivileged children across the world.
Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, the Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2014, this campaign aims to
channelize support to end child labour, child slavery, exploitation and
violence against children, and to promote every child's right to be safe, free
and educated over the span of next five years.
Carmel Convent School, New Delhi had the
privilege of being a part of this prestigious programme. The Principal, Sr.
Joviana, teachers and students of Carmel Expressions, visited the Rashtrapati
Bhavan on 11th December, 2016.
On 30th November, a workshop was organised by the Environment Club on the methods of disposal of e-waste. A presentation was given by the NGO Chintan. This organisation collects the waste from various institutes and sends them to recycling units.
Students of the Environment Club also prepared two compost pits in the school premises. All dry waste, like dry leaves, will be put in these pits for composting.
Every year, 26th November as per the orders of Government of India is now designated as the CONSTITUTION DAY to commemorate the adoption of the constitution of India-the lengthiest constitution framed across the globe. Thus, to celebrate the occasion of CONSTITUTION DAY and to develop amongst the students the spirit of Nationalism and sensitize them about the importance of the constitution. The Supreme Law of the country, Carmel Convent School, Chanakyapuri organized a mass reading of the Preamble of the Constitution on 25.11.2016 followed by a quiz on Constitution Day for the students of Middle and High School. The students were also briefed about the tireless efforts of our Constitution makers so as to enable them to appreciate their farsightedness to avert any upheaval in the future, in a diverse and heterogeneous country like India in order forge a unified nation. It was truly an enlightening experience for the students.
Carmel Convent School, New Delhi celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in a spectacular way on 11th and 12th November 2016. Lighting of the lamp by the distinguished guests marked the inauguration of the musical extravaganza. Sr. Joviana Fernandes A.C, the School Principal and Sr Nirmalini A.C., the Provincial Superior addressed the gathering on this very special occasion. A movie depicting the history of Carmel Delhi from 16th July 1957, when it was founded, till date was shown.
On 11th November , the Chief Guest for the event was His Grace, Archbishop, Anil J. T Couto and the Guest of Honour was Shri Karan Singh Tanwar, Vice-Chairman, NDMC. On 12th November, Professor P.J. Kurien, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha, was the Chief Guest. Guests of Honour included Commando Surendra Singh, MLA Delhi Cantt Constituency and Smt. Neeraj, Deputy Director of Education, Zone 26 and Mr. and Mrs. I.P. Sabu, Director CBSE. Our Provincial Superior, Sr. Nirmalini also graced the occasion on both the days.
The main attraction of the show was "Esther-Queen of Persia" a musical based on the life of a Jewish orphan Esther , who miraculously became the queen of Persia and saved the lives of fellow Jews. Directed by Stephen Marazzi, the musical saw the participation of middle and senior school students.This was preceded by a panoramic view of Persia with colorful songs and dances presented by the primary school. The mesmerising performance of the students left the audience spellbound.
The programme was a huge success. It had been a great day for students and teachers alike and an immense pleasure to all who watched the show.
The Diwali assembly exhibited the festive spirit of Carmel. The assembly commenced with a small introduction on the significance of the festival of lights. Students of the middle school next performed a short play and a celebration dance. A skit titled, 'No crackers', highlighting the harm caused by crackers ended the special assembly.
On, 24th October 2016 , Carmel bid adieu to Tr. Jasleen Arora. An assembly was organised in the honor of her dedicated services to the institution. The assembly began with a few words by our principal, Sr. Joviana which was followed by a classical dance by the students of middle school.Many of her students read out their self-composed poems, which highlighted the liberal spirit and zeal with which she taught the students and acted as the astute guide for the students. The program was brought to a close by Tr. Jasleen's speech .
On 17thOct food packets were collected from students and handed over to the NGO - Feeding India for distribution to the needy.
On 19th Oct groups of students from class XII B visited the charitable organizations - Holy Family Asha Niwas Girls Orphanage, Palam, Mother Teresa's Jeevanjyoti for Mentally Challenged and Nirmal Jyoti , Girl's Orphanage.
The students were touched by the lovely welcome program prepared for them. They interacted with the children of the orphanages, played games with them, and enjoyed teaching English rhymes, and doing other activities like colouring, singing and dancing with them. The students also distributed small gifts, chocolates and essential items at the various centers.
It was a very enriching experience for the students to see the underprivileged children being looked after with so much care by the staff of the orphanage. It has made them more sensitive towards the society and has helped to instill in them qualities of compassion and sympathy
Title : Carmel welcomes the Sisters of the Renewal Group
A group of 19 sisters of the Renewal group from various provinces of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation were warmly welcomed at Carmel Convent School.Sr. Joviana, our principal,gave a presentation showcasing the various school activities and events.This was coupled with a song and a dance by the students.
Title : Diamond Jubilee inter-school Volleyball tournament-2016
Carmel Convent School hosted the Diamond Jubilee inter-school Volleyball tournament from 30th August to 1st September. Eight schools from Delhi-NCR competed for the winning trophy. The chief guest for the opening ceremony was Mr. Kiranpal Rana,who himself is a renowned Indian volleyball player. The opening ceremony was a spectacular affair where Devika of class VI enthralled the audience with her gymnastics routine. This was followed by a performance of Aerobics by the students of classes III,IV and V and a song by the Tarana Group. Each competing team had an opportunity to play three matches. The results were as follows: 1st position - Mount Carmel School 2nd position- Sadhu Vaswani School 3rd position- Carmel Convent School Harman Mangat of Carmel Convent School was declared the Best Player of the tournament.
Teachers' Day was celebrated in Carmel with its usual spirit of gaiety and enthusiasm. On 2nd September, students of all classes showed their love and appreciation for their beloved teachers by putting up short programs in their classes and presenting their teachers with flowers and cards. The celebrations on 5th September began with a special mass held for the teachers in the convent by Father Jose T.J where Father enlightened the teachers about their role in shaping the lives and minds of children through their 'Heart, Head and Mind'. He also spoke about the recent canonization of St. Teresa of Kolkata. It was followed by a cultural show of dances, songs,even a movie for the teachers by the 12th standard students. To show their gratitude to the teachers who play a vital role in the lives of their children the PTA members organized an extremely entertaining program which was followed by a lunch.