A. EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS
• Today’s world has become a global village and celebrations of all kinds showcase the acceptance of cultural diversity, solidarity and patriotism. Various events and celebrations are held at Guru Tegh Bahadur Public School throughout the year wherein children get an excellent opportunity to discover their latent talent. The teachers motivate and nurture the skills of the students for their holistic development. Every event is an opportunity for students to showcase their talents and capabilities and learn new skills. The events we organise include Diwali fair, Gurupurab celebrations, sports day, Christmas carnival, annual day, workshops and many other festive activities. All the celebrations and events that are organised in Guru Tegh Bahadur Public School have some profound meaning and pragmatic purpose as well.
1. REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION-
• Republic Day was celebrated on January 24 at the school grounds in GTBPS. The students took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity and brotherhood. The event began at 9:00 am with the hoisting of the Indian National Flag by the school principal Mrs Baljeet Kaur. The children of Primary classes danced to the tunes of patriotism, enacted skits, sang patriotic songs, and even wore tri-coloured clothes to mark the occasion. A beautiful dance by class 1 giving the message – “save girl child” was presented. Apart from a great function on the stage, students shared their thoughts on Indian constitution in the classes. This activity not only improved the speaking skills but also inculcated the importance of Indian constitution.
2. LOHRI CELEBRATION
Guru Tegh Bahadur Public School celebrated auspicious festival of Lohri on 11.01.2020 with great fervour. Amidst the freezing cold weather students along with the staff were involved in palpable wave of celebration. Lohri the festival which ushers in joyous spring and bids adieu to hard winters is regarded as one of the most awaited festival. Staff and students were dressed in Punjabi attires. The mood was upbeat and children actively immersed in festive celebrations. School campus was beautifully decorated and boomed with ecstasy as everyone welcomed the New Year with a lot of exuberance and fanfare.
Celebration was graced by presence of worthy Chairman and Principal Mrs Baljeet Kaur. Program started with a special assembly wherein students were told about significance of the harvest festival. The customary bon fire was lit by honourable chairman and principal of the school. Celebration included traditional dances and songs prepared by the students. They sang songs and recited poems describing about the festival of Lohri. A short play was also performed by the students which was the highlight of the program.
Students offered peanuts, sweets and groundnuts to fire. They enjoyed singing and dancing around the pious fire. The festival embodied spirit of brotherhood, unity and merry making generating a lot of happiness and cheer. The proceedings concluded with words of appreciation by the principal Mrs Baljeet Kaur.
3. CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION (JUNIOR WING)
Christmas was celebrated on 24 Dec’ 2019 in the nursery wing. The school wore a festive look with sparkling stars, tingling bells and a decorated X-mas tree full of hopes and wishes. The children sang hymns and danced merrily to the tunes of vibrant songs. The entry of Santa filled the air with excitement and joy. The Principal Ma’am enjoyed the function thoroughly and appreciated the efforts made by the teachers and kids.
4. DIWALI CELEBRATION
‘The supreme light of Diwali illuminates minds, enlightens hearts and strengthens bonds’.
GTBPS celebrated clean and green Diwali with festive gusto. The day started with a special morning assembly wherein students delivered speeches on the significance of the festival and the relevance of eco-friendly celebrations. Various other activities such as Rangoli-making, candle and ‘diya’ decoration, paper decoration, paper lanterns, best out of waste creations, flower arrangement, and card-making contests were organised in all the classes.The school building was decorated with flowers and Rangoli. The Pollution Free Diwali was the slogan by the bloomimg buds whose happy and smiling faces spread the light of joy in the hearts of our guest- Honorary Principal Ma’am. Every child went home carrying the message of love, peace and joy of the festivals.
TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
“What is life but a grand adventure.”
Our school organized an annual picnic for class 1-12th on 24th December .The yellow school buses, fully packed with students and teachers headed for Lohagarh Farms. The students were extremely excited to reach the destination. All the students kept singing songs in the bus till they reached the venue.
Students were welcomed by the people by applying ’tilak’ on their foreheads. After entering the gate, we all were served soft drinks followed with breakfast of pakoras, poha, and paranthas. There were several games and events. The magician performed some amazing tricks which both students and teachers enjoyed a lot. The next event was the Dj Dance. All students danced on the floor with great energy on the thumping dance numbers. Even the teachers could not resist the luring temptation of the dance floor. After the dance we all took the students for a horse cart ride and bullock cart ride followed by fun activities like archery and gun shooting. After a tiring and fun packed morning we all headed for lunch. The hall was filled with the fragrance of food which triggered hunger and all relished multi-cuisine food. The school buses started homeward journey at about 5 p.m. At about 7p.m. the buses entered the school campus. The parents had already been waiting for their children. Everyone had a big smile on their faces indicating they had had a great fun filled day.
LION KING SCREENING-
Field trips give students educational experiences away from their regular school environment and provide alternative educational opportunities to students for their all-round development. The purpose of the trip is usually observation for education, non-experimental research or to provide students with experiences outside their everyday activities, such as going camping with teachers and their classmates.
Keeping this in mind, as part of a recreational trip, on 31st July 2019, the students of classes VI – VIII were taken to PVR Cinemas Shalimar Bagh for screening of the popular movie ‘The Lion King’. The respective class teachers and Co-ordinator Mrs. Ravinder Kaur accompanied to ensure the welfare of the students.
The Lion King is Disney’s latest effort in its quest to remake many of its animated classics. It is a photorealistic computer animated remake of Disney’s traditionally animated 1994 film of the same name. The plot follows Simba, a young lion who must embrace his role as the rightful king of his native land following the murder of his father, Mufasa, at the hands of his uncle, Scar. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba figured out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
The movie engaged the students and was a significant break from their daily routine. The students were served the refreshments at the movie theatre. It was a fun filled day with a great learning experience for them.