Talk on Nagaland
Under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat initiative, Gwalior Glory High School conducted an informative session during the morning assembly related to the mountainous state of Nagaland located on the Eastern boundaries of North-Eastern India. Through this, the students got a glimpse about the general information related to the state such as Nagaland hosts the popular Hornbill festival as well as Kohima- the capital of Nagaland is the venue of Hornbill festival. The students were also enlightened about the festivals and folktales of the state which have been passed on for generations which helped them to realize that the Naga dance, music, song and folktale all express an exuberant part of the Naga people’s life.
Acquainting Students with Sentences in Nagamese Language
Under the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat initiative, the students of Gwalior Glory High School learnt few phrases/sentences in Nagamese language. Few of the sentences included under this were:
• To ask “How are you?” we say “Kenekkaa Aasey?”
• To say “I am Alright.” we reply “Bhaal Hi Aase.”
• To ask “What is your name?” we say “Aapuni Laaga Naam Ki Aasey?”
• To answer “My name is .....” We say “Mor Laaga Naam .... Aasey.”
• To end the conversation we say “Have a Good Day” as “Din Bhaal Koribi”.
Students enthusiastically repeated the sentences and seemed excited to learn new language. Fun fact about Nagamese Language was also shared stating that the language does not have any grammar which makes it quite easy and interesting.
Gwalior Glory High School took a ‘Swachta pledge’ in Nagamese language to keep the surrounding clean and to maintain cleanliness. The students took the solemn oath to devote at least hundred hours to work for cleanliness and pledged to propagate the message of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ across the country.
To test the general awareness of the students, Quiz was conducted in an interactive way which involved questions related to the cultural heritage and tradition of Nagaland. The students enthusiastically answered all the questions and enjoyed the quiz.
Art and Craft Activity-
On 9th January 2020 under the programme EK BHARAT SHRESTHA BHARAT, the students of classes VI-VIII through Art and Craft Activity, showcased the magnificent culture of Manipur and Nagaland. Through the artistic skills, the students portrayed the rich culture, attractions, costumes, dance forms etc through paintings. This activity enhanced the knowledge of students about our partnering states.
Manipur Statehood Day
Gwalior Glory High School celebrated the Manipur Statehood Day on 21st January 2020 on completing 49 years as full-fledged state. The morning assembly witnessed an informative talk related to the wonderful history of formation of the Manipur State and its journey towards the conversion into a fully-fledged state on 21st January 1972. Language is the reflection of one's culture. Keeping this in mind few Manipuri words were also shared which helped the students to get a glimpse about the beautiful culture of Manipur.
Few of the sentences included were:
o Hello pronounced as "Einag Nungariya"
o My name is....as "Eigi ming Thoithoibi"
o Thank you as "Thagatchari"
o Good Bye as "Chatcharage"
Further, to test the general awareness of the students, Quiz was conducted in an interactive way which involved questions related to the rich cultural heritage and tradition of Manipur. The students thoroughly enjoyed the quiz.
Students took 'Save Water Pledge' in Manipuri language to conserve and not to waste even a single drop of water.
They pledged to use water judiciously and further promised to exhort their family members and others to conserve water which is most precious necessity of today. Additionally they also promised to practice good sanitation and hygiene mantras to protect the environment.
Manipuri Song on 71st Republic Day Celebration
On 26th January 2020, the 71st Republic Day of India, as part of the celebration various dances and songs were put forth by the Glorians. Along with the other celebrations, a Manipuri song was presented melodiously to honour Manipur (our partner state), its culture and traditions. The song was enjoyed by the Guest of Honour, school management and staff along with the students.
CBSE Science Exhibition- National Level
Gwalior Glory High School participated in CBSE National Science Exhibition held at Suncity School - Gurgaon from 16th to 18th January 2020. The project got selected for first round in which 100 schools got selected out of 600 schools from all over the country. The project was 'My Green Palette' based on converting the already existing roofs into eco friendly roofs.
Under the CBSE initiative of making the schools 'Anger-free zones' , Gwalior Glory High School has taken initiative to help the students in developing effective skills and in eradicating emotions like fear, humiliation, hurt and disrespect which are the by-products of anger thereby investing in 'Everlasting smile and increased optimism'.
Zumba session- The morning assembly is surely a treat to the eyes as the students along with the teachers have started to enjoy the rhythmic movements of Zumba helping them to enjoy each moment with fun. Meditation-Students have started to practice meditation regularly to alleviate themselves from stress related problems, deeply relaxing the mind and rejuvenating the system.
Yoga-Frequent practice of Yoga asasnas has helped the students to remove stiffness from their bodies. The result is a relaxed and happy mind. These small changes have helped students to become mentally and emotionally more strong and wealthy.
Quiz on Life of Mahatma Gandhi
Continuing with the activities to mark the celebrations of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, quiz was conducted in classes based on the life and philosophy of Gandhiji.
CBSE Reading Challenge
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Reading Literacy is not only a foundation for achievement in other subject areas within the educational system but also a prerequisite for successful participation in most areas of adult life. Keeping this in mind the students of Gwalior Glory High School participated in the 'CBSE Reading Challenge' conducted by CBSE with a focus to evaluate the speed and accuracy of the students.
Round 1 comprised of objective type questions. 943 students from classes VIII to X of the school appeared in the first round. The challenge provided the students an excellent opportunity to practice and demonstrate their reading skills.
Details of Diksha Portal have been passed on to the students for utilizing it to the fullest.
Gwalior Glory High School, has geared up fully responding to the holistic endeavours through the following activities under ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Programme’ which envisions to portray the unity and integrity of India-
The students and teachers took pledge to foster National Integration through a co-ordinated mutual process between States, UT, Central Ministries, Educational institutions and general public through linguistic, literary, cultural, sports, tourism and other forms of people exchange. Besides the pledge, a short introduction was given about our partnering states, during the school assembly.
Through news, students were acquainted with the latest happenings in the partner states. The students were able to enhance their knowledge through displays of words and presentations done in the local language of the partner states.
Quiz was also conducted which helped the students to remember the important facts about partner states. Students expressed their insight about ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ Programme creatively in Essay Writing Competition.
To spread the essence of national integration throughout the country through various literary and cultural activities, strengthening the emotional connection, activities under ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Programme’ have been conducted in the school. The students with the teaching faculty spread the awareness through speech about the culture, tradition, best practices of Manipur & Nagaland - the partner states of M.P.
The students also explored history and interesting facts of ‘Thang Ta’ – the Indigenous sport from Manipur and participated in demonstration of the sport presented by an expert. Video made by students of the school about the origin of the native sport ‘Thang Ta’ from Manipur was also screened for parents during a Parent Orientation Programme scheduled.
The Endeavour will continue in the coming months involving various creative mediums for exchange of ideas and expressions.
Link to Video of Demonstration on ‘Thang Ta’ Screened in School