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Summary of student participation in SOF Olympiads for the year 2017-18

The Science Olympiad Foundation, (SOF) is a not-for-profit organisation, based at New Delhi. For the year 2017-18, millions of students of 45,000 schools from 30 countries participated in the SOF Olympiads.

Students from Shikshantar, from Classes VII to XI, participated in the English, Science, Mathematics and Commerce Olympiads. Shikshantar was the centre for the Level 1 exam.

Olympiad Level 1 Exam Level 2 Exam
  No. of students registered No. of students qualified
7th SOF International English Olympiad (IEO) conducted in association with British Council 157 40
19th SOF National Science Olympiad (NSO) 122 07
10th SOF International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) 154 04
1st SOF International Company Sectaries Olympiad (ICSO) 10 (Single level exam)

The result highlights for 1st and 2nd level are as below:

7th SOF International English Olympiad (IEO)
Class Name of student Zonal / School Award (1st level) Zonal / School Award (2nd level)
VII Aashvi Gahlot Medal of Distinction Merit Certificate
  Vivaan Majumdar School Gold Medal Gift worth Rs. 1000+Certificate of Zonal Excellence
  Madhav Maheshwari School Silver Medal Merit Certificate
  Saranya Kapoor School Bronze Medal Certificate of Zonal Excellence
  Saumya Sehgal Qualified for 2nd level Merit Certificate
  Aangad Vipul Bhalla Qualified for 2nd level Merit Certificate
  Brinda Agarwal Qualified for 2nd level Merit Certificate
  Jyotsana Sharma Qualified for 2nd level Merit Certificate
VIII Shansita Das Sharma Medal of Distinction Gift worth Rs. 1000+Certificate of Zonal Excellence
  Myra Kapur Dutta Medal of Distinction Gift worth Rs. 1000+Certificate of Zonal Excellence
  Dhruv Aggarwal Medal of Distinction Certificate of Zonal Excellence
  Sharsh Kanchan Medal of Distinction Merit Certificate
  Tara Dechen Lohani Medal of Distinction Merit Certificate
  Tia Tejaswani Jha School Gold Medal Merit Certificate
  Harshita Bakliwal School Silver Medal Merit Certificate
  Govind Hari School Bronze Medal  
IX Tvisha Sethi School Gold Medal Merit Certificate
  Jiya Malla School Silver Medal  
  Ishita Chakrabarty School Bronze Medal Merit Certificate
  Kuhoo Bairwal Medal of Distinction Certificate of Zonal Excellence
  Akanksha Chablani Medal of Distinction Merit Certificate
  Avi Narula Medal of Distinction Merit Certificate
  Sarthak Gupta Medal of Distinction Merit Certificate
  Nehal Sood Qualified for 2nd level Certificate of Zonal Excellence
  Devika Singh Bisht Medal of Distinction Gift worth Rs. 1000+Certificate of Zonal Excellence
X Sumedha Vashishta School Gold Medal Gift worth Rs. 1000+Certificate of Zonal Excellence
  Romit Aggarwal School Silver Medal Merit Certificate
  Ananya Sharma School Bronze Medal Merit Certificate
  Avi Aggarwal School Bronze Medal Merit Certificate
  Kabeer Rai Qualified for 2nd level Merit Certificate
  Soham Dey Qualified for 2nd level Merit Certificate
  Tishya Chaudhary Qualified for 2nd level Merit Certificate
XI Samay Panwar Medal of Distinction Certificate of Zonal Excellence
  Manu Batra Medal of Distinction Rs. 2500 + Zonal Silver Medal + Certificate of Zonal Excellence
  Zoeanna Upadhyay Medal of Distinction Gift worth Rs. 1000+Certificate of Zonal Excellence
  Arushi Narayan School Gold Medal Merit Certificate
  Pragya Saboo School Silver Medal  
  Yash Kulkarni School Bronze Medal  
XII Nivedita Gautam School Gold Medal  
  Dylon Lopez School Silver Medal  
  Nandini Mediratta School Bronze Medal  
  Pranay Mukherjee Medal of Distinction Certificate of Zonal Excellence
  Sparsh Sinha Medal of Distinction  
  Kavya Niju Medal of Distinction Certificate of Zonal Excellence
  Tejas Vohra Medal of Distinction  
  Yashmit Sharma Medal of Distinction  
19th SOF National Science Olympiad (NSO)
Class Name of student Zonal / School Award (1st level) Zonal / School Award (2nd level)
VII Saranya Kapoor School Gold Medal Merit Certificate
  Paridhi Futela School Silver Medal  
  Angad Vipul Bhalla School Bronze Medal  
VIII Shansita Das Sharma Medal of Distinction Merit Certificate
  Sparsh Arora School Gold Medal Merit Certificate
  Arnav Rustagi School Silver Medal  
  Nikita Lakkaraju School Bronze Medal  
IX Aryan Vats School Gold Medal Merit Certificate
  Akanksha Chablani School Silver Medal  
  Tushaar Ranganathan School Bronze Medal  
X Avi Aggarwal School Gold Medal Merit Certificate
  Tishyaa Chaudhry School Silver Medal Merit Certificate
  Ramanuj Goel School Bronze Medal  
XI Samay Panwar School Gold Medal Merit Certificate
10th SOF International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)
Class Name of student Zonal / School Award Zonal / School Award (2nd level)
VII Ritvik Sinha School Gold Medal Merit Certificate
  Ishaan Vohra School Silver Medal  
  Udham Singh School Bronze Medal  
VIII Shansita Das Sharma School Gold Medal Merit Certificate
  Arnav Rustagi School Silver Medal  
  Sushant Mishra School Bronze Medal  
IX Tushaar Ranganathan School Gold Medal Merit Certificate
  Akanksha Chablani School Silver Medal  
  Avi Narula School Bronze Medal  
X Tishyaa Chaudhry School Gold Medal Merit Certificate
  Megha Bairwal School Silver Medal  
  Sajal Gangrade School Bronze Medal  
XI Anushka Gupta School Gold Medal  
  Samay Panwar School Silver Medal  
  Hardik Khanna School Bronze Medal  
XII Esha Pahwa School Gold Medal  
1st SOF National Science Olympiad (ICSO)
Class Name of student Zonal / School Award
XI Anushka Gupta School Gold Medal

Frank Anthony Debate and Albert Barrow Creative Writing Competition Inter-School Competitions, July 2018

The Frank Anthony Memorial All-India Inter School Debate and the Albert Barrow Memorial All India Inter-School Creative Writing Competition are annual events organised by the Council, in two categories for Classes IX-XII. This year the following students represented the school in the four competitions:

Frank Anthony Memorial All-India Inter School Debate- 2018:
Category I (XI-XII)

  • Siddharth Agarwal, XII
  • Romit Aggarwal, XI

Category II (IX-X)

  • Ishita Chakrabarty, X
  • Rehan Mathur, X

Albert Barrow Memorial All India Inter-School Creative Writing Competition- 2018

  • Zoeanna Upadhyay, XII (Category I)
  • Nikita Lakkaraju, IX (Category II)

Notably, Nikita Lakkaraju’s entry has been short-listed among the best ten in the country in the Albert Barrow Memorial All India Inter-School Creative Writing Competition – 2018, in which she participated last month in Chandigarh.

Albert Barrow Memorial All India Inter-School Creative Writing Competition is an all India level competition organised by the council, CISCE every year to recognise excellence in creative writing. The topic is given on-the-spot and the students are given an hour and a half of writing time. The topic on which Nikita wrote was Education is a privilege of a few.

The ten best entries selected for each category (Category I: XI and XII; Category II: IX and X) are published in the Albert Barrow book of essays, along with a photograph and a brief write-up about the school. The book is released every year by the council. We have been featured once before in the book in the year 2014 when Sanya Sharma’s (Batch of 2016) essay had been short listed.

Shikshantar also hosted the Preliminary Round of Category I (Class XI and XII) of the prestigious Frank Anthony Memorial All-India Inter School Debate 2018 on Wednesday, 11th July, 2018. Five CISCE schools from the zone participated in the event:

  • The Shri Ram School, Moulsari Avenue
  • The Shri Ram School, Aravali
  • Scottish High International School, Gurugram
  • Frank Anthony Public School, New Delhi
  • The Shri Ram Millennium School, Noida

As directed by the council, the topic for the debate was announced sharp at 9:30 am. The candidates were given one hour of preparation time during which they were in the library and were not allowed to use the internet or any gadgets. The topic “A healthy mind in a healthy body is not being encouraged in schools today” was a topic that resonated with the participating debaters and the audience alike. The highlight of the debate was the confidence and panache with which some of the speakers brought out the finer nuances of the given proposition. The winners of the competition were as follows:

  • Suryansh Mehta from The Shri Ram School, Moulsari Avenue: Best Speaker
  • Niharika Mehrotra from Scottish High International School, Gurugram, First Runner-Up Speaker

The schools adjudicated to be the Best Teams were as follows:

  • Scottish High International School, Gurugram; Best Team
  • The Shri Ram Millennium School, Noida; First Runner-Up Team

Zonal Level Tournaments for Cricket, Basketball, Badminton and Football organised by Association of Schools for ICSE/ISC Examinations
22nd July – 30th July 2017

Last week of July witnessed a lot of excitement for the sports enthusiasts at Shikshantar as the school participated for the first time in the Zonal Level Tournaments for Cricket, Basketball, Badminton and Football in U-17 and U-19 categories.

Shikshantar was the host school for Cricket, Badminton and Football Tournaments while the matches for Basketball were held at St. Kabir School, Hisar. The summary of the results is given below. The winners of each category will now be participating in Regional Level Tournaments.

EVENT Date CATEGORY AWARD
Cricket Zonal Tournament 22nd July, 2017 U-19 Boys Winner – Shikshantar School, Gurgaon
First Runner-up – St. Kabir School, Hisar
Cricket Zonal Tournament 24th July, 2017 U-17 Boys Winner – Christ Raja Convent School, Jind
First Runner-up – Shikshantar School, Gurgaon
Second runner up – St. Mary’s Convent School, Narwana
Basketball Zonal Tournament 29th July, 2017 U-17 Girls Winner – Shikshantar school, Gurgaon
First Runner-up – St. Kabir School, Hisar
Basketball Zonal Tournament 29th July, 2017 U-17 Boys Winner – Shikshantar school, Gurgaon
First Runner-up – St. Kabir School, Hisar
Badminton Zonal Tournament 30th July, 2017 U-17 Girls Winner – Shikshantar School, Gurgaon
First Runner-up – St. Kabir School, Hisar
Badminton Zonal Tournament 30th July, 2017 U-17 Boys Winner – Shikshantar School, Gurgaon
First Runner-up – Christ Raja Convent School, Jind
Second runner up – St. Kabir’s School
Badminton Zonal Tournament 30th July, 2017 U-19 Girls Winner – Shikshantar School, Gurgaon
First Runner-up – St. Kabir School, Hisar
Badminton Zonal Tournament 30th July, 2017 U-19 Boys Winner – Shikshantar School, Gurgaon
First Runner-up – St. Kabir School, Hisar
Football Zonal Tournament 30th July, 2017 U-17 Boys Winner – Shikshantar School, Gurgaon
First Runner-up – St. Mary’s Convent School, Narwana
Second runner up – Christ Raja Convent School, Jind
Football Zonal Tournament 30th July, 2017 U-19 Boys Winner – Shikshantar School, Gurgaon
First Runner-up – St. Kabir School, Hisar

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1st Inter-school shik’MUN, (11th-13th May 2017)

Model United Nations came to Shikshantar nearly four years ago. Experienced MUNers from other schools had been invited to school to teach our students about the committees, procedures and protocols, crises and resolutions. Four years, eight MUNs and participation in several other MUNs later, the students of Shikshantar were ready to host an Inter-School MUN, inviting delegates from other schools to Shikshantar.

The First Inter-School shik’MUN conference concluded on Saturday, 13th May 2017. The conference marked many firsts. Students from the following schools attended the conference:

  1. Amity International School, Sector 46, Gurgaon
  2. G.D. Goenka Public School, Gurgaon
  3. G.D. Goenka World School, Gurgaon
  4. Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram
  5. Delhi Public School, Sector 45, Gurgaon
  6. Delhi Public School, SushantLok
  7. Manav Rachna International School
  8. Ryan International School, Gurgaon
  9. Salwan Public School, Gurgaon
  10. Sanskriti School, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
  11. Scottish High International School, Gurgaon
  12. Shalom Hills International School, Gurgaon
  13. Summer Fields School, Gurgaon
  14. Tagore International School, PaschimVihar
  15. Tagore International School, Gurgaon
  16. The Heritage School, Gurgaon
  17. The Shri Ram School, Moulsari Avenue
  18. The Shri Ram School, Aravali

The conference was attended by a total of 124 delegates, journalists, photographers and cartoonists from the above mentioned schools and Shikshantar. The Organising Committee comprised 14 students from Classes X-XII. There were several others who were involved as Sub-Heads of various committees. The work involved conceptualizing the entire event, budgeting and estimation, popularising and marketing the conference to boost registrations and managing the logistics. With guidance from the teachers, coordinators and the looking after of the logistical requirements by the Admin Team, the event was a learning experience for all.

The participating students were adjudged by experienced MUNers from other schools and colleges, who chaired each committee. The awards given in each committee were as follows:

Committee / Agenda Best Delegate High Commendation Special Mention
General Assembly

  1. Stabilising conflict zones with special emphasis on areas affected by non-state military actors
  2. Combating the threat of non-state military actors
Jasmere Gill, Turkey
The Heritage School
Priyam Sharma, United States of America, G.D. Goenka World School
LishikaSahni, Denmark, Shalom Hills International School
Tushaar Ranganathan, Israel, Shikshantar
AadityaIsrani, United Kingdom, DPS Sushant Lok
Nishtaa Modi, United Arab Emerates, The Shri Ram School
European Union
Impact of the World Economy on the European Economy with special emphasis on the Russian and Chinese Economy post BREXIT
Avi Aggarwal and Vikram, Czech Republic, Shikshantar Aryan Uppal and Sehaj, France, The Heritage School, Gurgaon
Vishal Singh and Abhaas Goyal, Germany, Salwan Public School
Sahen and Ramon, Italy, Scottish High International School
Union of European Football Associations
Discussing and Reviewing the Framework of UEFA Tournaments
Yuvraj Chadha, Liverpool
G.D. Goenka World School
Ashwin Asthana, Manchester City Scottish High International School
Samridh Anand, Manchester United Scottish High International School
Agra Summit

Bilateral discussions for solving Long-standing Issues between India and Pakistan

Divye Yadav, National Security Advisor, Pakistan, Salwan Public School Chinmayi Sahai, External Affairs Minister of Pakistan, Amity International School Parwaz Singh Gill, Defence Minister of India, Scottish High International School
Dhanvi Makkapati, Home Secretary, Pakistan, Scottish High International School
Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti
(KGB)

CLASSIFIED
Vihaan Nandkarni, Operations and Technology, The Shri Ram School, Aravali Romit Aggarwal, Directorate, Armed Forces, Shikshantar Rohan Agarwal, Technical Support Staff, Shikshantar
Darsh Aggarwal, Director Foreign Operations, Manav Rachna International School
International Press Best Journalist: Momin Siddiqui, Summer Fields School
Best Photographer: SatyaDewan, Tagore International School
Best Cartoonist: PalakKhetrapal, Scottish High International School

Scottish High International School, Gurgaon, having sent the largest delegation of 19 students and having won the most number of awards was adjudged the Best Delegation.

The MUN Secretariat was led by Yash Raj Mehran, the Secretary General, Siddharth Maheshwari and Nandini Goel both of whom were Director Generals. Animay Sharma and Shiv Bhatia, students of the outgoing batch of Class XII also attended the MUN Conference as part of the Executive Board which adjudged the various committees.

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Summary of student participation in SOF Olympiads for the year 2016-17

The Science Olympiad Foundation, (SOF) is a not-for-profit organisation, based at New Delhi. For the year 2016-17, millions of students of 42,800 schools from 25 countries participated in the SOF Olympiads.

Students from Shikshantar, from Classes VII to XI, participated in the Science, Mathematics and English Olympiads. Shikshantar was the centre for the Level 1 exam.

Olympiad Level 1 Exam Level 2 Exam
  No. of students registered No. of students qualified
19th SOF National Science Olympiad (NSO) 105 08
10th SOF International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) 127 04
7th SOF International English Olympiad (IEO) conducted in association with British Council 124 (Single level exam)

Five Shikshantar students achieved ranks in the top 25 at the Zonal Level in the International English Olympiad and one student secured Zonal Rank 10 in the National Science Olympiad.

19th SOF National Science Olympiad (NSO)

Class Name of student Zonal / School Award
VII Shansita Das Sharma School Gold Medal,
Gifts Worth Rs. 1000/- + Zonal Merit Certificate (Zonal Rank 10)
  Arnav Rustagi School Silver Medal
  Aadit Nilay School Bronze Medal
VIII Aryan Vats School Gold Medal,
Zonal Merit Certificate
  Devika Singh Bisht School Silver Medal,
Zonal Merit Certificate
  Akanksha Chablani School Bronze Medal,
Zonal Merit Certificate
IX Ananya Kedia School Gold Medal,
Zonal Merit Certificate
  Avi Aggarwal School Silver Medal,
Zonal Merit Certificate
  Paritosh S Panda School Bronze Medal
X Megh Maheshwari School Gold Medal,
Zonal Merit Certificate
  Samay Panwar School Silver Medal
  Chaitanya Chawla School Bronze Medal
XI Saumya Agrawal School Gold Medal,
Zonal Merit Certificate

10th SOF International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)

Class Name of student Zonal / School Award
VII Shansita Das Sharma School Gold Medal,
Zonal Merit Certificate
  Sushant Mishra School Silver Medal
  Govind Hari School Bronze Medal
VIII Parth Jhunjhunwala School Gold Medal,
Zonal Merit Certificate
  Tushaar Ranganathan School Silver Medal
  Aryan Vats School Bronze Medal
IX Tishya Chaudhry School Gold Medal,
Zonal Merit Certificate
  Avi Aggarwal School Silver Medal
  Romit Aggarwal School Bronze Medal
X Tanmay Aggarwal School Gold Medal,
Zonal Merit Certificate
  Chaitanya Chawla School Silver Medal
  Kritika Saini School Bronze Medal
XI Esha Pahwa School Gold Medal

7th SOF International English Olympiad (IEO)

Class Name of student Zonal / School Award
VII Nikita Lakkaraju Medal of Excellence + Certificate of Excellence + Zonal Merit Certificate (Zonal Rank 23)
  Mehar Ahluwalia School Gold Medal
  Myra Kapur Dutta School Gold Medal
  Govind Hari School Silver Medal
  Tia Tejaswani Jha School Bronze Medal
VIII Rehan Mathur Gifts Worth Rs. 1000/- + Medal of Excellence + Certificate of Excellence + Zonal Merit Certificate (Zonal Rank 8)
  Anjali Polite Medal of Excellence + Certificate of Excellence + Zonal Merit Certificate (Zonal Rank 22)
  Vir Goyal School Gold Medal
  Tushaar Ranganathan School Silver Medal
  Niveditha Mahendra School Bronze Medal
IX Sumedha Vashista School Gold Medal
  Romit Aggarwal School Silver Medal
  Avi Agaarwal School Bronze Medal
X Zoeanna S Upadhyay School Gold Medal
XI Tejas Vohra Gifts Worth Rs. 1000/- + Medal of Excellence + Certificate of Excellence + Zonal Merit Certificate (Zonal Rank 4)
  Sparsh Sinha Gifts Worth Rs. 1000/- + Medal of Excellence + Certificate of Excellence + Zonal Merit Certificate (Zonal Rank 6)
  Nivedita Gautam School Gold Medal
  Kavya Niju School Silver Medal
  Yashmit Sharma School Bronze Medal

December 2016

Kalaatmak 2016, The Heritage School, VasantKunj was a cultural event held on 17th December 2016. Nine students from Class VI to VIII participated in Musical Hum a group song competition. The students sang an Assamese song and played a variety of instruments like the violin, guitar, banjo, recorder etc. The group won the First Prize in the event.

The Air Force School (Subroto Park) Model United Nations (TAFS MUN) conference was attended by a delegation of 5 students, all from Class VIII during winter break, 26th to 28th December 2016. Anjali Polite and Parth Jhunjhunwala won the Special Mention award.

November 2016

Ashoka Essay Writing Challenge is an annual challenge hosted by Ashoka University open to participation for students of Class XI and XII. The challenge is to write a thousand word essay on a given topic. Yash Raj Mehran of Empyrean won the first prize for his essay on The death penalty is a fitting punishment for the ‘rarest of rare’ cases. He wrote in favour of the given topic.

The Heritage School Model United Nations (THS MUN) conference was attended by a delegation of 11 students from Shikshantar from Classes VIII, IX and XI on 24th to 26th November 2016. 7 of the 11 participating students won awards, including Best Delegate, Best Photographer, High Commendation and Special Mention awards.

Together We Can Challenge – 2015

Together We Can Challenge – 2015, was organized by Nimal Bhartia School in association with ‘Delhi by Foot’ on 7th August 2015. The compettition required the participants to design a Walking tour’ between two destinations (of historical, cultural or ecological importance) with a connecting theme, an activity kit, a road map connecting the two destinations as well as a poster promoting the walk and a badge for the walkers. Finally a presentation had to be made on the process the participants undertook to face this challenge headon! The winning teams’s work was to be replicated by Delhi by Foot with a special mention on their website as well.

13 children from Classes IV, VI, VII and VIII participated in the event.The presentation and activity kit dispalyed by our children was well appreciated by the judges as well as the other competitors. Shikshantar bagged the first position for the activity kit. The same would be soon fabricated by Delhi by Foot on the walks latter would organize for school children.

Together We Can- 2015 was a great learning experience for the participants. It not only instilled the importance of sustained team work but also helped the students in challenising their creative energies in productive manner. 

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Result of Boys Basketball District Tournament

Our school was participated in Basketball School District Tournament (Boys U-14 & U-17) at Govt. School Sec – 4 from 6th August 2015 to 9th August 2015

  • Under – 14 team won against Sun City World school by 8 – 7.
  • Under – 14 team lost against Shree Ram Moshri by 14 – 5.
  • Under – 17 won against Bal Bharti Public School, Manesar by 11 – 7.
  • Under – 17 lost in quarter final against Gems International School by 13 – 5.

School District Table Tennis Tournament at “Lions Public school” on 29th July, 2015

Our School participate in School District Table Tennis Tournament at “Lions Public school” on 29th July,2015. There was team matches as well as individual trills. In team event we lost the 1st match with DPS Sec. 45 but in individual Trail one of our student Srushti got selected for the state team.

The position matches for Guragon distinct team was held in “Titans academy Sector 4” on 2nd August, 2015. There were 5 girls are selected form all over Gurgaon and they played for the position in the League Matches.

Srushti played 4 matches and she won all the matches and secured First position in Gurgaon School District Table Tennis Team.

District Rhythmic Gymnastics tournament held at Nehru stadium, Gurgaon. on 30 July 2015

4 of our students – Meha Ahuja, Keya Chaturvedi, Devika Singh Bisht and Vaidehi Badrinath participated in the event and got selected for State Gymnastics Championship

District Level Matches held on 4th August

Our Girls team in under 14 category won their first match against Ajanta Public School by 24-0

In Under 17 Category our team won the first match against Scottish High by 14-4 and in Under 17 Category we won the second match with Amity Sec-46 by 17-14.

We lost semi final against Shree Ram Molsari by 24-4

Block Level Cricket Tournament

Shikshantar played against Manav Rachna School in Under 14 category. Shikshantar scored 39 runs in 10 overs for the lose of 9 wickets. Aryan Jain scored 18 runs.

Manav Rachna chased the targer in 8.5 overs for the loss of 4 wickets.

In Under 19 category, Shikshantar played against Drona Public school. Shikshantar scored 59 runs in 10 overs for the lose of 8 wicket. Harsh scored 20 runs and Rijul scored 15 runs.

Drona Public School chased the target in 9.4 overs for the loss of 3 wickets

 

Inter-School Model United Nations

School delegations have participated in three Inter-School Model United Nations conferences in the past month. Sanya Sharma of Ignis group participated in the Model United Nations conference organised by the Lady Shri Ram College as a member of the International Press. She was adjudged the Best Reporter in the event. A delegation of five students represented Shikshantar in TISMUN, at Tagore International School on 26th and 27th June 2015. Eight Shikshantarites participated in DPS Sushant Lok Model United Nations conference held on 3rd and 4th July 2015. Yash Raj Mehran of Talamh group won the Special MentionAward at the DPS, Sushant Lok MUN while five other delegates received Verbal Mentions. Our five member delegation at Cambridge School, Noida made us proud. Shiv Bhatia of Vyom group won the Special Mention Award while Yuvraj Chadda of XI B won the Best Position Paper Award. Two other delegates, Dway Lunkad of Jord group and Sidharth Maheshwari of Zephyr group won the Verbal Mentions in large committee sizes of 90 and 40 delegates respectively. 

Our students also participated in the Frank Anthony Memorial All-India Inter-School Debate Competition 2015 held simultaneously all over the country. Students for Category I (Class XI and XII) participated in Amritsar while the debate for Category II (Class IX and X) was conducted at Scottish High International School Gurgaon. One student for each of these categories also participated in the Albert Barrow Memorial All-India Inter-School Creative Writing Competition 2015. The competitions were held at International Fateh Academy, Amritsar and Doon Cambridge School, Dehradun. 

All these Inter-School experiences provided our students an opportunity to interact with students of other schools and contributed significantly to their learning.

SOF Olympiads 2014-15

 The Science Olympiad Foundation, (SOF) is a not-for-profit organisation, based at New Delhi. Every year, it organises Science, Mathematics and English Olympiads. For the year 2014-15, millions of students from 31,600 schools in more than 19 countries participated in the SOF Olympiads. 

 Students from Shikshantar, from Classes VII to XII, participated in one or more Olympiads for the first time in 2014-15. Shikshantar was the centre for the first Level 1 of exam.

 107 students participated in the 17th SOF National Science Olympiad (NSO) out of which 6 reached the second level. 99 students participated in the 8th SOF International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) out of which 4 qualified for the 2nd level. 92 students partcipated in the 5th SOF International English Olympiad (IEO) conducted in association with British Council. IEO is a single level examination. 7 Shikshantar students achieved ranks in the top 25 at the State Level in the International English Olympiad. Megha Bairwal of Class VII secured 2nd rank in the state. Her international rank is 38

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World Heritage day event at Abdur Rahim Khan I Khana’s Tomb

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St. Stephen’s Model United Nations

Our students participated in St. Stephen’s Model United Nations 2015. 1st March 2015, was the final day of the three day conference.The following students had participated as per the details given below:

Name

Committee Allotted

Position allotted

        Dway Lunkad, Amun

Bilderberg Committee

            Gucht, Karel de
      Saumya Agrawal, Zephyr                   UNSC                  Argentina
          Sparsh Sinha, Amun          Bilderberg Committee               Schmidt, Eric E.
      Yash Raj Mehran, Zephyr        International Court of Justice       (Double Delegation) Ukraine
    Abhay Manu Sawhney, Vyom        International Court of Justice      (Double Delegation) Ukraine
         Nandini Goel, Zephyr  Mufti Cabinet    Minister for Law, Justice and        Parliamentary Affairs

What was truly unique about this MUN was that the committees were small and comprised of mostly (there was only one more school besides ours) college students. This meant that the debate was intense and the level of debating was high. For example, in the International Court of Justice, other than Abhay and Yash, all the other participants were law students. Despite the fact that the other participants had an edge over our our students in terms of experience and technical knowledge related to the given agenda (at least to some extent), our students matched up to them in all respects. This was acknowledged by all the chairpersons in their feedback session.

One of our students, Nandini Goel of Zephyr group won the High Commendation award in her committee, Mufti Cabinet.

There is no doubt that the experience was enriching. Our students got to learn more about researching for an agenda and debating over issues. With this experience, they are now raring to go for school level MUNs.