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SMS, Janakpuri - Celebrations 2016
Gurupurab Celebrations - (15 November 2016)
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“There is but one God. True is His Name, creative His personality and immortal His form. He is without fear sans enmity, unborn and self-illumined. By the Guru's grace He is obtained.” ― Guru Nanak

St. Mark’s Sr Sec. Public School, Janak Puri, celebrated Guru Nanak Dev's gurpurab on 15 November 2016, Tuesday with fervour. It was celebrated in the form of special assembly conducted by the students of Class VII. The students sang religious hymns from the holy Guru Granth Sahib on the campus, which was decorated with fresh flowers.

The special features of the programme were speech, shabads and ‘PrabhatPhairi’. The ‘PanjPyaras’, who carried the ‘Nishan Sahib’ were the main attraction of the celebration. Students delivered speeches about Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji's life and his teachings. The students recited shabads from the holy book. The gaiety and sanctity of the occasion was doubled at the time of ‘Ardaas’ and distribution of ‘kadhaprasad’.

Ms. Alka Kher, the school principal, asked the students to follow the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and congratulated the students on this occasion.
Independence Day Celebrations - (12 August 2016)
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Our school celebrated 70th Independence Day with great patriotic fervor, zeal and zest. The function began with the unfurling of the National Flag by our Chairman Mr. T. P. Aggarwal followed by the patriotic renditions sung by the students of Class VI which charged up the atmosphere with patriotic spirit.

Students of class VI also presented a musical Enactment titled ‘Azadi Ka Karawan’ which showcased the struggle by him to gain freedom and the final ‘Jashan’ or celebration after gaining complete Independence from the British.

The felicitation of the Handball Team players was a highlight of this event in which the four (under 18) handball girls were felicitated for their hardwork& dedication and especially for representing India in the Nationals at Partille International Games at Sweden. The spirit of giving was also on full display when a generous cheque of Rs. 2,98842/- was given to the SOS members.
St. Mark's School, Janakpuri celebrates Rendez-vous en France : a French Festival - (25 July 2016)
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St. Mark's School, Janakpuri celebrates Rendez-vous en France : a French Festival : Click to EnlargeIn the evolution of mankind language has played a very pivotal role, so much so that in today’s times personal & professional growth is directly proportional to more number of languages. French is very popular amongst our school children. To inculcate the love for this language ‘French department of our school’ organized French Cultural Extravaganza titled “Rendez-vous en France” on 25.07.2016.

Mr. Jean Yves Gillon, Attaché for corporation in education, Embassy of France, India, was the Chief Guest. The programme was also graced by the Chairman Mr. T. P. Aggarwal, Director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal & Manager Mr. Rahul Aggarwal. Ms. Rama Sethi our school Principal gave the welcome address.

The major attractions were the scintillating French song “TeVerraapprendre” by students of Class VII. The rhythmic dance ‘Polka Mazurka’ mesmerized the audience. Interesting part of the programme was the Quiz on France conducted for the audience. The “fashion show”, showcased the famous French Lumanaries, their inventions and their contribution to the society. The French play ‘La tartuffe’ exposed the dark side of human nature. The French circus had all the elements of fun, laughter adventure and team spirit, the Aerial Act by Mudra a Class VIII student was the show stopper.

The programme concluded with the song ‘Lesenfants de la terre’ making it a quite moving experience for the parents of the participants.

The Chief Guest Mr. Jean Yves Gillon applauded and praised the efforts of young learners and complimented the school for giving them a platform to showcase their talent and for making Learning of French Language so interesting.
Eid-Ul-Fitr Celebrations - (5 July 2016)
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Eid-Ul-Fitr is an important Muslim festival celebrated across many parts of the globe. Eid-Ul-Fitr, the festival of breaking the 30 days fast of the Muslims was celebrated in our school on 5 July 2016. Children from Class III presented a skit to show how the festival is observed by their Muslim brothers. This enactment gave the students an opportunity to learn how this festival is celebrated. After the enactment children presented a Sufi dance to thank the almighty for blessing them with spiritual knowledge of Islam during Ramzan.
Eco-Spectrum - (21 and 22 April 2016)
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Lets preserve our Earth . . . we have only one home !

Eco-Spectrum was held from 21st 22nd April 2016. Creation and human evolution over the millennia has led to a clash in the Ecological balance bringing about environmental crisis. Eco Club Vasudha of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri, in collaboration with the British Council ISA activities organized a plethora of environment related activities to develop and enhance the moral sensibilities of the students - titled “Eco Spectrum” on the occasion of Earth Day Celebrations held on 21st & 22nd April 2016.

The children of primary classes enjoyed colouring pictures of national animals of the world, dressed up as animals belonging to various habitats and made Scrap files using waste materials. Primary students presented “Trash N Show” in which they walked on the ramp wearing dresses made of waste materials like old magazines, newspapers, jute, tetrapacks and wrappers.

Senior students made pamphlets on carpooling and slogans on Environment protection and distributed these in the neighbourhood & community centres. A stimulating debate on the topic “we are passing concrete & plastics to our future” saw students discussing the menace of global warming and toxic materials. A cyclothon and use of cycles in various countries was organized as an awareness drive for pollution free environment and healthy lifestyle. E-waste disposal and management methods were presented as power point presentation. Drug abuse and rehabilitation was personally addressed by students with visit to a rehabilitation centre followed by a debate on drug liberalization and poster making.

An effort was made to reaffirm moral and ethical response to seek cooperation between science and human implementation of comfort in service of the larger Earth Community.
Holi Celebrations – (March 2016)
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ECO - FRIENDLY HOLI CELEBRATIONS AT ST. MARK'S SCHOOL, JANAK PURI

Celebrating Holi a festival of colours was given an Eco friendly and peaceful mélange with floral petals of beautiful essence and hues at St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri. It was a divine and an exhilarating experience for everyone who participated in the feast for the soul and the senses. The celebrations were to reiterate everyone's to play a safe and environment friendly holi, say no to toxic colours which are harmful for skin and overall health and for natural coexistence.
 
 
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Christmas Celebrations - (21 and 22 December 2015)
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Christmas was celebrated with full spirit on 21st and 22nd December 2015 by classes I – VI. Students of Class IV presented a wonderful play ‘Happy Birthday Jesus’ depicting the birth of Lord Jesus in a unique and interesting manner. Students dressed as the elements of Christmas like star, bell, stocking, Christmas tree and gift danced to the tune of various Christmas songs and enlightened everyone about their significance and association with Christmas celebrations. Students sang Christmas carols, played various games and were given gifts by Santa Claus. In keeping with the Christmas spirit, the whole school wore a festive look and was tastefully decorated. The students dressed in their party clothes enjoyed thoroughly and imbibed a message of loving, caring, sharing and respecting all as was preached by Jesus himself.
Constitution Day Celebrations – (26 November 2015)
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26th November 2015 is being declared as the 1st Constitution Day by our government with its aim to inculcate values of Indian Constitution amongst Indian Scholars. On this occasion, a special Class Assembly & painting competition was conducted in our school premises. Various aspects of Indian Constitution were shared with the students during the assembly in order to enhance their self awareness. Achievements of constitution makers was celebrated via Painting Competition.

Children took pledge under the guidance of our Principal Ms. Rama Sethi to constitute India into a Sovereign, Socialist & Democratic, Republic country. The main motive to celebrate this day was to make students realize the essence of our constitution & its makers.
Janmashtami Celebrations - (5 September 2015)
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Krishan Janamashtami was celebrated with great enthusiasm. The students of Class I presented a Dance Drama “Hey Krishna” as part of Janamashtami celebrations. Students won the heart of the audience by enacting various roles from Sri Krishna’s life. Dressed in attire of Krishna and Gopikas, they spread the message of ancient Puranas and our traditional customs through pranks of Makhan Chor Lord Krishna. Arti of ‘Kunj Bihari’ in the end enthralled the audience. The awesome performance was applauded and appreciated by everyone.
Teacher's Day Celebrations - (4 September 2015)
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“A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity knowledge and wisdom in the pupils”
- Ever Garrison


With this thought in mind, the students of class VII organized a special Assembly for their teachers. The Assembly started with a lamp lighting ceremony followed by a floral tribute to the greatest teacher that India has been produced Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan.

Thereafter the students presented a song which was highly appreciated by the teachers and also gifted hand made cards along with rose buds to their Gurus.

The Vice Head Boy of the school Bhavya Chauhan also shared his feelings by giving a thank you speech. The assembly came to an end with an inspiring speech by the honourable Princial Ma’am encouraging the students to implement all values instilled in them, thus giving a true tribute to their mentors.

The day came to an end with a sumptuous feast organized by the school management for the teachers.
Independence Day Celebrations - (14 August 2015)
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SALUTING THE SPIRIT OF INDIA . . .

Independence day was celebrated in our school to mark the 69th year of freedom from the British rule. On this patriotic occasion St. Markians showcased a colourful spectacle of India’s vision through their performance.

The programme started with flag hosting by our honourable chairman Mr. T. P. Aggarwal Director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, Principal Ms. Rama Sethi, Vice Principal Ms. Alka Kher and Educational Supervisor Ms. Inderpreet Ahluwalia.

The programme began with a musical rendiation by class X students (with the underline theme being saluting our motherland). Followed by a musical ballet depicting different facets of our glorious freedom struggle.

The participants spell bound the audience with their performance and also energised them with patriotic fervor.
French Festival - (11 August 2015)
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Festival d’ Avignon

The French Department of our school organized the Festival d’ Avignon to celebrate the Festival of Avignon which is an annual art festival held in the French city of Avignon every summer in the courtyard of the Popes Palace as well as in other locations of the city. The programme began with a song and dance performance Sur le Pont d’ Avignon meaning on the bridge of Avignon followed by a comical play Astrix and Obelix play, then came ‘Vais Sur ton Chemin’ (Song), but the main highlight of the event was the play based on French Revolution. The event culminated with the Baroque and Jester dance.

The event was appreciated by the Director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal and she acknowledged the students and teachers joint efforts.
Celebrating Shakespeare Day - (23 & 24 April 2015)
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To acknowledge the contributions made by this literary giant in the field of literature and to make the students aware of his life and work, literary quiz was conducted, In which the students of std. IX - X participated enthusiastically. The quiz comprised of four rounds based on the life & works of Shakespeare.

Medha Sharma (X A) and Chavi Garg (IX B) won the First Prize. The second Prize went to Parul Kataria (X A) and Konark Sama (IX C).


Earth Day Celebrations - (21 & 22 April 2015)
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Earth Day - making a difference

What would the world be, once before, of wet and wilderness? Let them be left. O let them be left; wildness and wet. Long live weeds & the wilderness yet
(The poet’s cry is at once a protest and prayer for sanity)

Earth day was celebrated at our school to prove and carry forward the task that we are consciously aware of our existence as a thread within the whole web called Nature and not the creators. The events organized were a conscious effort to teach the young minds to develop compassion and mindfulness for all species of life and earnestly pledge to return the habitats back to them which had to bear the bruat of technology and modernization. The activities included pledge taking, power point presentations on Green Energy, posters on endangered flora & fauna, story writing, documentaries, ‘Know a plant’, Nature Craft, Creation of meaningful items from trash and Special Assemblies by students. The occasion was marked by Sensitizing the young Eco Crusaders to generate awarenss amongst people around them that education is not a money spinning machine only but a tool for creating tolerance and peaceful coexistence with faith in unity in diversity with other life forms.


Holi Milan - (March 2015)
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The festival of colours and love was celebrated with much enthusiasm and fun by the staff members of the SMS Janakpuri family. The festival started by paying respect to the deities, followed by singing of the popular Holi numbers by the staff members and then by applying of Gulal (colours made in an Eco-friendly manner) on each other and culminated with the eating of Gujiya / Sweet.
Basant Panchami Celebrations - (24 January 2015)
St. Mark's, Janakpuri - Basant Panchami CelebrationsInvoking the Goddess of Learning and celebrating the onset of Spring - The school celebrated Basant Panchmai. Director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal graced the occasion and participated in the Puja Celebrations.

The yellow being the predominant colour added up to the festivities.


 
Republic Day Celebrations - (23 January 2015)
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On the eve of 66th Republic Day our school organized a celebration on 23 Jan. 2015. Students presented programmes with full patriotic fervour and zeal. The programme commenced with the flag hoisting ceremony by our Chairman Mr. T.P. Aggarwal and our Director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal. Students were explained the constitutional history of India, which was followed by speeches offering felicitations to the Indian Armed Forces for the commendable work done by them in protecting the country from internal and external dangers. Self - defence techniques were also displayed to train students to protect themselves. The students also showcased the diverse culture of India by performing dances from the states of Goa, Punjab, Kerala, Gujarat etc. and mesmerized the audience. The scientific endeavor and innovative spirit of India was shown in the form of "Mars Orbiter Mission and its successful launch by our scientists." The final segment showcased our unsung heroes and the NRI Indians who have made 'Bharat' proud by their achievements. Overall the programme successfully showcased India's progress from the pre-independence era to the new millennium focusing on the core of India's achievements and its unique identity.
 
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Christmas Celebrations - (25 December 2014)
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Classes I - VI celebrated Christmas in the school premises. Students of class IV presented a wonderful play 'The Star of Wonder' depicting the birth of Lord Jesus in a unique and interesting way. Students sang Christmas carols, played various games and given gifts by 'Santa Claus'. In keeping with the Christmas spirit, the whole school wore a festive look and was tastefully decorated.
Children's Day Celebrations - (14 November 2014)
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Celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, the Architect of Modern India.

On the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Pt. Nehru students of VII standard presented a Special Assembly aptly themed on Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru.

The programme began by paying homage to our beloved leader Pt. Nehru, who loved the children very much. Thus to mark his love for the children this day is celebrated as Children’s Day or ‘Baal Diwas’. The programme began with foot tapping song presented by the students underlying the importance of being happy and to follow the right path. Followed by the skit showcasing the work done in the field of education by this iconic leader. And finally the students were made aware of the various achievements done by him in economic, cultural & scientific fields.
Gurupurab Celeberations : (5 November 2014)
Satguru Nanak Pragateya, Mitti Dhund Jag Chaanan Hoya” . . .

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Teachers paid their tributes to Baba Nanak. It was a spiritual morning where the entire school learnt that by practicing Naam-simran, sadhsang & Seva we can seek the blessings of Lord Almighty Everybody had the taste of ‘Karah Prasad’ which was distributed to the entire sangat.
Diwali Celebrations - (21 October 2014)
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Diwali Pujan was held on 21 October 2014. Diwali was celebrated in our school with the enactment of a short skit based on Lord Rama’s return from exile resulting in celebrations in Ayodhya. Further followed by Mangal Aarti for invoking Lord Ganesha & Lakshmi which was performed by our Chairman Mr. T. P. Aggarwal.
Sanskrit Week - (7 to 13 August 2014)
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In an endeavour to promote Sanskrit - ‘the mother of all Languages’ - Sanskrit Week was celebrated from 7 August to 13 August 2014, involving students of Classes VI - X in a variety of activities and programmes.

7 August 2014
A PPT was shown on the topic ‘Easy ways of learning Sanskrit’ from classes VI – VIII. Classes IX & X watched PPT’s on Sanskrit marriage, Sanskrit News and advertisement in Sanskrit.

8 August 2014
Students of Classes VI & VII prepared projects and models as exhibits for Sanskrit Exhibition on variety of articles used on daily basis with their Sanskrit names and the same was displayed on 13 August 2014 and highly appreciated by the guests - Mr. Sachin from Sanskrit Bharati and Mr. Dhananjay Dutt hastri from Virzanand Gurukulam.

11 August 2014
The children of VI and VII std. enthusiastically participated in Sanskrit story telling competition.

12 August 2014
In Sanskrit Recitation Competition for Classes VI, VII & VIII students recited melodious poems which were appreciated by Mr. Dhananjay Dutt Shastri who judged the programme. Hence, linguistic creativity amongst the students was encouraged.
Bastille Day Celebrations - (9 August 2014)
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In an attempt to understand French Culture and its place in history our school celebrated French National Day, on 9 August 2014 with great pomp & show. 9 August is known as Bastille Day in France that commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of Bastille on 14 July 1789.

The event began with great zeal and enthusiasm with students presenting a colourful march past, followed by a vibrant folk, dance performance ‘FARANCOLE’ by the students of Classes VII & VIII. Students also gave a soulful rendition of ‘SANTIANO’ song and enactment of the poem ‘Liberate’. The programme concluded with the singing of French National Anthem.

The occasion was graced by Mr. T. P. Aggarwal, Manager Mr. Rahul Aggarwal, Guest of Honour Dr. Farida Irania (French professor at DU). The dignitaries appreciated the wonderful efforts of the participants.
ECO-DECATHLON coincides with Earth Day Celebration at St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Janak puri - (21 to 22 April 2014)
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When we wish to be at harmony we need to help our surroundings be at peace as our welfare is bound by the welfare of the whole.”

SMS Janakpuri organized Eco-Decathlon on 21st - 22nd April 2014 to coincide with “Earth Day” Celebration to consciously slow down the effect of technology & modernization on the dwindling and fragile eco-systems.

The activities included coloring competition for class I, “Know a Plant” an activity in which students of class II spoke a few lines on the uses of different ornamental & medicinal plants. Children of class III & IV participated in “Best out of Waste” activity and made things by using waste & discarded items. Class V made a “wish tree” where they all seeded the wishes in saving and conserving the never demanding mother earth :

The senior classes planted saplings in the neighbourhood area. A visit to the Aravali biodiversity park to sensitize the young minds towards the bounties of nature. Children were involved in the Slogan writing, movie shows, presentation on waste management life stories of various rivers in India. Along with all these activities collection of reusable stationery items, books, toys & other litrary items was carried out as an exercise to practice compassion & true devotion for nurturing our duties towards the lesser privileged & making a difference in the world we live. This was later on handed over to NGOGoonj” Thus forming a link between the Eco Warriors of SMS family and the needy.
Eco-Decathlon helped in sensitizing the young minds towards nature & society as whole.
Holi Milan Celebrations - (14 March 2014)
The staff members of our school along with the Manager Mr. Rahul Aggarwal unleashed the high spirited Holi celebrations on 14th March 2014 by playing with Eco-friendly Holi colours with each other.
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Basant Panchami Celebrations - (4 February 2014)
Basant Panchami a day marking the onset of spring and also dedicated to Maa Saraswati (the goddess of knowledge & learning) was celebrated in school with traditional fervor on 4 February 2014. Entire staff dressed in bright yellow (signifying the brilliance of nature & vibrancy of life) participated in Puja to seek the blessings of the goddess of wisdom.
Republic Day Celebration - A Day of Pride - (24 January 2014)
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SMS Janakpuri - Republic Day Celebration : Click to EnlargeIn India Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950. Our school celebrated the Republic Day on 24 January 2014.

Director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal graced the occasion with her presence and hoisted the national flag along with the Principal Ms. Rama Sethi.

The students spoke about the significance of national anthem followed by patriotic songs which spread a wave of love for our country. Overall a day marked by a promise to serve our nation.
 
 
 
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Christmas Celebrations - (23 December 2013)
A time to rejoice ! and celebrate ! Primary Wing of our school presented of programmes to celebrate the birth of Lord Jesus. Students showcased the Nativity Play followed by the Junior Choir group singing Christmas carols in praise of the Lord. Students also enjoyed themselves by participating in number of games such as memory game, passing the X-Mas goodies and pinning the nose. They enjoyed the Magic Show and the gifts given by the 'Santa' made their day. Later they relished the tasty refreshments & danced together.
Children’s Day - (14 November 2013)
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To mark 113th birth anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, a colourful programme was presented in the form of special assembly by the students of class VII. Various items were put up by the students which showed Pt. Nehru’s love for children such as his speech which addressed the children to become more dutiful and to respect nature. This was followed by Hari Vansh Rai Bachchan’s poem titled Agni Path followed by the dance. The programme concluded by the speech given by Mrs. Kher - Vice Principal to the students to uphold their dignity and self respect in these fast changing times. Followed by the distribution of sweets to the children and a rose plant being planted in the school.
Diwali Celebrations - (3 November 2013)
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Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated in our school with full gusto and enthusiasm. A plethora of activities for classes VI-VIII were organized. Spiritual significance of this festival was stressed upon in the morning assembly in the form of Puja being performed followed by the ‘Aarti’, during which everybody seeked blessings from Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi for a bright and prosperous future.
Guru Nanak's Birthday Celebrations - (November 2013)
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SMS, Janakpuri - Guru Nanak's Birthday Celebrations : Click to EnlargeGuru Nanak Dev Ji is the first guru of the ten Sikh gurus, who spread the message of peace love and humanity.

He preached that all of us should earn our livelihood through hard work and honesty. Students of classes III B, D and E presented an elaborate class assembly.

A soul soothing Shabad Kirtan was presented by them which was followed by Nagar Kirtan, a procession chanting “Satnam Waheguru”. Towards the end of the programme Karha Prasad was distributed.

Janmashtami Celebrations - (27 August 2013)
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As part of Janmashtami Celebration in our school, the students of class I on 27th August 2013 presented a Ballet -‘Lakh Roop Tere’ depicting the various stages of Lord Krishna’s life from birth to adulthood, especially his playful self as ‘Makhan Chor’ to the gopies. The young Markians were dressed up as Krishna’s and beautiful Gopies transforming the entire stage into Vrindavan.
Independence Day Celebrations - (14 August 2013)
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At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends and when the sole of a nation long suppressed find utterance”. So said Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on the eve of India’s Independence. We pay homage to countless freedom fighters as we celebrate the 67th Independence Day. The students of our school were filled with patriotism and love for the country. Our school presented mélange of patriotic activities which created an atmosphere of national pride. Children were dressed up in saffron, white and green colours. The programme started with the unflurling of the tri colour by our school Manager Mr. Rahul Aggarwal. This was followed by a colourful presentation of cultural events. A choir of students of Class V presented National poet Ravindranath Tagore’s famous poem ‘Where The Mind Is Without Fear’. A skit ‘Hind Ki Awaaz’ was also presented by the students of Class V. The play traced the atrocities and difficult times faced by our countrymen before India finally won freedom at midnight on August 15, 1947.
ISA Activity - Our Concern, Mother Earth - (15 to 22 April 2013)
We began our First ISA Project - our concern - Mother Earth with great zeal. Rechristened Eco Decathlon the activities were spread from 15 April to 22 April 2013. Classes I to X were involved in the same. It was a delight to see the students of Std. I & II depicting our rich flora and fauna in the Dressing up Parade while Std. III made Greeting Cards.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Restore was the motto of the students of std. IV & V as they prepared useful things out of waste material. Class Assembly was also conducted on 4R’s putting emphasis on ways to preserve our Earth for future generations.

Power point presentations were made on the topic “Comparison of forest areas of different countries” and “Environmental Issues of different countries”. The presentations provided food for thought to all bringing home the fact that if timely corrective steps are not taken our lives would surely become very unsafe and uncertain.
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In an effort to create awareness in our society our school students visited our neighbouring RWA’s, clinics and hospitals and put up hand-made pamphlets and posters made by the students of VI to X on the topics. Each one, plant one; Earth’s future my future; and conservation of conventional resources. Message on Global Warming by Al Gore through his movie ‘Inconvenient Truth’ was conveyed to the students.

During the PTM on 27 April 2013 prize winning articles were displayed for the parents and their feedback was taken. ATP Green Tech Pvt. Ltd. displayed their Innovative Renewable Energy Solutions on PTM Day. Parents appreciated the innovative gadgets like solar caps, solar lanterns, garden lights etc.

A team of students attended Earth Day Carnival at CM - Sheila Dixit’s residence and released pamphlets on Saving of Environment. Our Principal Ms. Rama Sethi released pamphlets on tree plantation and Environmental Tips on the Earth Day.
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ISA ACTIVITY 2 : Phamplet Making
Topic : Spreading Awareness
ISA ACTIVITY 2 : Poster Making
Topic : Spreading Awareness
ISA ACTIVITY 1 : Greeting Cards
Topic : Flora & Fauna
Std. Position Name Class Std. Position Name Class Std. Position Name Class
VI I AAYUSHI SAREEN VI C IX I KASHIKA KAMRA
ADVAITA SAXENA
IX E III I PRASHANSA III E
II ARYA JHA VI A II ANTRIKSH PRAKASH
KUNAL BANSAL
IX F   II SAHIL III F
III PRANSHU VI A III DARPAN GOYAL
CICELIA MOHAN THOMAS
IX E   III NEHEMIAH III G
VII I ADITI NAGPAL VII C X I MANAN SETIA
KUSHAL MANOCHA
X A  
II HARDIK SHARMA VII A II ANANYA SHARMA
HARSHITA SHARMA
X B
III SRISHTI BAHL VII B III SHIVAM ARORA
DIPANSHU PANWAR

YATIN
X B


X F
VIII I ANNANYA RAJ VIII C  
II MEDHA SHARMA VIII D
III SRISHTI SAXENA VIII E
ISA ACTIVITY 1 : Dressing up Parade
Topic : Flora & Fauna
ISA ACTIVITY 1 : Best out of Waste
Topic : Flora & Fauna
Std. Position Name Class Std. Position Name Class
I I SAKSHAM I B IV I EKASH VERMA IV D
II KRISHIV I B II ANJALI IV A
III YASHASVI I C III TANMAY SINGHAL IV E
II I SAMARTH SHARMA II D V I TANMAY JOSHI V B
II DRISHTI VERMA II A II SAUMYA GUPTA V D
III MAITREYI MISHRA II A III UTTKARSH SURI V D
Basant Panchami Celebrations - (15 February 2013)
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Basant Panchami Celebrations were held on 15 February 2013. Students worshipped Goddess Saraswati by performing Saraswati Vandana. Students were dressed up in colourful dresses as flowers, trees, butterflies, birds etc. to welcome the spring season by singing a spring song along with enactment.
Republic Day Celebrations - (24 January 2013)
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SMS Janakpuri - Republic Day Celebrations : Click to Enlarge64th Republic Day was celebrated with patriotic fervor on 24 January 2013. The School Director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal graced the occasion. The National Flag was hoisted to start the celebrations.

Junior school Head Boy Mayank Narang gave a speech and discussed the progress of India from a British Colony to nuclear power.

Students of Class V sang a patriotic song followed by a dance filled with the essence of patriotism. The School Director congratulated the students on 64th Republic Day and told them to feel pride in being Indian.

The programme ended with the patriotic songs played by school orchestra.
 
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Christmas Celebrations - (December 2012)
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The Christmas Celebrations began with the enchantment of Christmas Carols, which were sung by the school choir. It was followed by an enactment, depicting the birth of Jesus Christ.

Celebrations came to full swing when games such as ‘Hot Sizzling potato, Queen of Sheeba' were played by the students. ‘A Magic Show’ filled the air with cheers and thrills. The celebrations ended with the distribution of gifts by the Santa.

The students learnt a message of loving, caring, sharing and respecting all on the Eve of Christmas.
Independence Day Celebrations - (15 August 2012)
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The 65th Independence Day was celebrated in school with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor. The function started with flag Hoisting ceremony which was done by our chairman Mr. T. P. Aggarwal. The entire atmosphere was filled with songs full of nationalism highlighting India’s flight to progress in spite its diversity. Then ‘Vande Matram’ our national song was presented in which the students performed to a well rehearsed choreography.
Janamashtami Celebrations - (9 August 2012)
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SMS, Janakpuri - Janamashtami Celebrations : Click to EnlargeJanamashtami festival was celebrated by class I students on 9th August 2012. The ceremony started with the Puja followed by a dance performance by class I girls.

Students showed colourful tableaus of Krishna’s birth, youth and miracles.
Republic Day Celebrations - (26 January 2012)
63rd Republic Day was celebrated amidst great excitement and patriotic fervor. It began with the hoisting of the tricolor flag by our esteemed Director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal.

The programme comprised of song and dances followed by a short skit cum dance on Fundamental Rights accompanied by live rendition of A. R. Rehman’sBharat Humko Jaan Se . . . . . .’ which filled the air with nationalistic zeal and enthusiasm.
 
SMS, Janakpuri - Celebrations 2011
Christmas Celebrations - December 2011
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Christmas was celebrated with full spirit on 22nd and 23rd December 2011 with a beautiful depiction of the birth of Lord Christ by the primary wing students, the students enjoyed the magic show and learnt some magic tricks from the magician followed by the melodious hymns sung by the students of class V and VI and finally the Christmas gifts were given by Santa himself.
Gurupurab Celebrations - (9 November 2011)
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Gurupurab marking the birthday celebration of Guru Nanak Dev was celebrated on 9th November 2011.

The presentation of melodious shabd Kirtan was followed by Ardas. The principal enlightened the Golden Teachings of the spiritual Guru. The ceremony came to an end by the distribution of Prasad.
Janmashtami Celebrations - (18 August 2011)
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Janmashtmi Celebration took place on 18th August 2011. A small pooja ceremony was conducted and was attended by the Director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal.

The celebration included : Depiction of different leelas of Lord Krishna as Birth in the Jail, Vasudevji crossing river Yamuna carrying Lord Krishna, Bal roop and various prasanghs. Raas Leela and Dandiya Dance was also performed. Kans Vadh and Geeta Updesh were other interesting highlights of this sacred celebration.
Independence Day Celebrations - (12 August 2011)
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Our school celebrated the 65th anniversary Of India’s Independence with full vigour and valour on 12th August 2011, Friday. Our chairman Mr. T. P. Aggarwal along with director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal graced the occasion. The programme started with flag hoisting followed by National Anthem. Cultural programme was performed by the primary students. Principal Ms. Rama Sethi conveyed her valuable message to boost the nationalist spirit of the students.
Holi Celebrations - 2011
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The festival of colours Holi was celebrated by the Management and staff with Eco friendly colours and flower petals made by Eco Club ‘Vasudha’.
Basant Panchami Celebrations - (8 February 2011)
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This day was celebrated in school on 8th February 2011 with great religious fervor with the pooja being performed by the Principal Mrs. Rama Sethi along with the staff members to invoke the blessings of Goddess Sarasvati followed by the distribution of Prasad.
Republic Day Celebrations - (25 January 2011)
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The National Flag was unfurled by the Manager Mr. L. K Rai accompanied by the Principal Mrs. Rama Sethi. Followed by a Ballad on the popular patriotic songs performed by the students of primary and middle wing.


The Vice Captain of the school Nidhi Kapoor gave a talk on ‘Drafting of Indian Constitution’.


The celebration culminated with speeches from Mr. Rai and Mrs. Rama Sethi with the audience greeting them ‘Jai Hind’.
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SMS, Janakpuri - Celebrations 2010
 
Christmas Celebrations - (25 December 2010)
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Our school was perfect picture of celebration with the party spirit in full swing transforming the premises into fairyland. Various exciting games were played with the students, winning attractive prizes, humming of the Christmas carols by young ones with sparkle in their eyes. The students of class III added to the excitement by presenting the skit ‘Birthday Of Jesus Christ’.
Gurupurab Celebrations - (22 November 2010)
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Gurpurab was celebrated on 22nd November 2010 with great festive spirit. A warm welcome speech with a glimpse of the Sikh history was given. It was followed by a hearty welcome of the students of standard II and III dressed as the ‘Paanj Pyaras’. Soul touching melodious kirtan was performed by the students. The programme ended with 'Ardas' after which Kara Prasad was given to one and all.
Diwali Celebrations - (5 November 2010)
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Diwali the ‘festival of lights’-having a special significance in the life of every Indian was celebrated with great ferver serving two fold purpose .At the spiritual level it was started with Laxmi Pujan and at the social level by saying ‘No To Crackers’.
Common Wealth Games 2010
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Students of the Junior Wing participated with tremendous zeal in various activities to commemorate the arrival of Common Wealth Games 2010. The students showed their creative skills by making beautiful collage, facemasks, images, paintings of CWG mascot-Shera. Slogan Writing and poster making also showed their imaginative skills. The air was full of wishes of good luck prayers of grand success to the participants and all those engaged in the coming event.
Independence Day Celebrations - (13 August 2010)
63rd Independence Day was celebrated in the school on 13th August 2010 with great enthusiasm. The National flag was hoisted by school’s Director Mrs. Anjali Aggarwal followed by a variety of cultural programmes presented by students. The gymnastic performance presented by juniors enthralled one and all.
Janmashtami Celebrations - (1 September 2010)
Janmashtami was celebrated on 1st September 2010 with a dance performance depicting the life of Lord Krishna
Earth Day - (22 April 2010)
Earth Day - Click to EnlargeThe School celebrated the Earth Day, the most widely celebrated international environmental event with great enthusiasm & creativity on 22nd April 2010. Students from classes III to IX made paper bags out of old newspapers, magazines and recycled-paper. A bag Mela was organized and bags were distributed amongst the common people.

The students are made environmentally conscious and to promote this a waste management drive was started, using Rolly-Poly which turns the biodegradable waste into manure without any insect or smell. The students are encouraged to feed Roly-Poly with peels and leftovers from their lunch packs. The manure thus harnessed will be gradually used to fuel the organic plantations in the school.
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To bring forth the Eco friendly living various activities were organized as under -
» Book mark for class I
» Poster Making from class II & III
» Bird house making for class IV & V

Variety of jute bags were released as an immediate answer to do away with the use of plastics & polybags and later reusable bags were distributed to all class IV employees.
Go Green - (26 February 2010)
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Our school celebrated the ‘Festival of colours’ on 26th February 2010 in an eco friendly manner. Everyone enthusiastically participated in the celebration and smeared eco friendly colours on each other.
Republic Day Celebrations - (25 January 2010)
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On the occasion of Republic day held on 25th January 2010, the National Flag was unfurled by our Chairman Mr. T. P. Aggarwal along with Director Mrs. Anjali Aggarwal. Students presented beautiful cultural programme which reflected patriotic fervor and showed different colours of India. A power packed Karate demonstration was also put up by the students of classes VI to IX.
Basant Panchmi Celebrations - (20 January 2010)
Basant Panchami was celebrated to mark the coming of spring season on 20th January 2010. The students of class II gracefully performed Saraswati Vandana.
SMS, Janakpuri - Celebrations 2009
Christmas Celebrations - (25 December 2009)
The much awaited Christmas Party was organized for the primary classes and class VI in the school. The school was brightly decorated & Christmas Carols were sung by our little children. A magic show was also organized. Santa visited our school and distributed sweets and gifts amongst the children.
Children's Day - (13 November 2009)
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Children exhibited their talent with great gusto and enthusiasm.
Gurupurab Celebrations - (29 October 2009)
Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Birthday was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm in our school on 29th October 2009. The students were made aware of the significance of the day which was followed by melodious shabads by a group of students.

The Ardas rented a religious fervor in the air and the whole gathering was in a meditative mood. The function ended by the distribution of ‘Kadah Parshad’ to all those present.
ECO - Friendly Diwali Celebrations
Diwali CelebrationsDiwali was celebrated in an Eco Friendly manner and the students were made environmentally conscious. A peaceful march of students was organized in Janakpuri area to sensitize the neigbhourhood about the pollution caused by crackers. Students distributed Diyas and Pamphlets to the residents and spread the message – “NO TO CRACKERS”.

A poster and rangoli making competition was organized with the theme of ECO-FRIENDLY DIWALI to show solidarity to save the environment.
Dussehra Celebrations - (24 September 2009)
Dussehra CelebrationsDussehra CelebrationsTo mark the Victory of good over evil Dussehra was celebrated on 24th September 2009 in the school premises. The Dussehra festivities were marked by a presentation enacted by the students of class V.

The ‘Shlokas’ and ‘Chaupais’ were sung from the great epic ‘Ramayana’ glorifying lord Rama and his kin, his valour and righteousness even in trying times like exile and his fight with Ravana for Sita’s honour and respect making the audience mesmerized and enthused. On this Occasion the Director Mrs. Anjali Aggarwal blessed the participants and appreciated the spectacular show.
Independence Day Celebrations - (13 August 2009)
Our School celebrated Independence Day on 13th August 2009 with great patriotic zeal and zest. The National Flag was hoisted by respected Chairman Mr. T.P. Aggarwal accompanied by Director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal.

A cultural programme was performed making the environment very lively.

Various class room activities were held by the Primary Wing such as :

Class I : Fancy Dress (Theme - Patriotism)
Class II : Drawing National Symbols
Class III : Collage making on National Symbols
Class IV : "I am Gandhi"
Class V : Eminent Indian Personalities
Janmasthami Celebrations - (13 August 2009)
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To mark the birth of Lord Krishna, Janmashtami was celebeated by students on 13th August 2009 with great enthusiasm. Students of Class I participated in a group dance, dressed in colourful traditional dresses making the atmosphere vibrant.
Holi Celebrations
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The Management and the staff members of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri celebrated ‘Eco-friendly Holi’ with natural colours prepared by the members of Eco-Club ‘Vasudha’. The celebrations started with the worship of Lord Krishna initiated by our Director, Mr. Rahul Aggarwal.
Basant Panchmi and Puja Saraswati Celebrations - (30 January 2009)
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A Special Assembly was conducted on 30th January 2009 to celebrate Basant Panchami and invoke the blessings of Goddess Saraswati. On this auspicious day students of class V showed their reverence for the Goddess of Learning and Wisdom, Saraswati. The students of classes III to VI presented Saraswati Vandana thus adding a traditional flavour to the event.
Republic Day Celebrations - (23 January 2009)
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On 23rd January 2009, S.M.S Janakpuri celebrated India’s 60th Republic Day. Chairman Mr. T. P. Aggarwal, Director Ms. Anjali Aggarwal graced the occasion. The National Flag was hoisted by the Chairman Mr. T. P. Aggarwal amidst the cheers and claps of the students followed by National Anthem. Cultural programmes were presented by the students. Thought provoking speeches by the students and the senior members of the Management were the highlight of the programme.
Lohri Celebrations - (13 January 2009)
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Lohri was celebrated in our school on 13th January 2009. The replica of a typical Punjab village was created. Chairman Mr. T. P. Aggarwal and Director Mrs. Anjali Aggarwal lit the sacred fire to initiate the celebrations. Ritual of offering the Prasad to the pious fire was performed by the authorities and the staff members. In the same breath the echo of the drums resounded in the air and along came the students dressed in colourful Punjabi attire to perform the bhangra. Everybody seemed to be swinging on the thumping beat.