Team Jodhamal shines bright at Mayo Girls

Preconceived perceptions of the ways of the world have always been questioned, prodded and critically analysed by the inquisitive generation. An excellent outlet to these numerous yet untapped opinions has been given to us, the youth, in the form of Model United Nations Conference since many years. An authentic simulation of the United Nations, Model United Nations Conference aims at promoting discussions on world affairs encompassing issues as diverse as international peace and security, economic cooperation and development, human rights or the protection of the environment. Students engage in fruitful deliberations over pressing global issues as diplomats of different countries, in a bid to preserve the ever so violated peace.The Mayo College Girls’ hosted the seventh session of School Model United Nations in which the students of Jodhamal Public School also participated in the Conference from the 20th of April to the 23rd of April.The Conference commenced with a grand Opening Ceremony, where Mr Utpal Chatterjee- an acclaimed journalist was the Chief Guest.
MCGSMUN’18 convened eight different committees in a bid to INITIATE, NEGOTIATE AND LIBERATE: The United Nations Security Council which had an emergency meeting on the Israel-Palestine Conflict and reassessed the need of peacekeeping forces in Cyprus, The UN Human Rights Council discussed the right to privacy in the digital age, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees discussed the protection of populations displaced by climatic changes and disasters, The Commission on the Status of Women deliberated on the issue of Women Economic Empowerment, the International Olympics Committee reviewed the Olympic Bid for the Summer Olympics, 2032 and also the selection of developing countries as Olympic host nations, the Paris Peace Conference established the terms of treaty after World War 1, the Stakeholders' Meet for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare addressed the challenges of the National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly and the International Press Corps where delegates explored the realm of journalism by representing news agencies such as Reuters, Al- Jazeera,The Hindu etc. The committees had two days of rigorous debate where some committees did pass resolutions while some failed to reach a consensus despite having extensive debates. With over 250 delegates attending the conference from all corners of the Indian subcontinent,like The Mayo College Boys School and The Mayo College Girls School,Shree Ram School, Delhi,The Doon School, Dehradun, Welham Boys as well as Welham Girls School, Shiv Nadar School, Noida,Pathways Noida,Ecole Global,Sanskaar Valley,Rajamata Krishna Kumari School,Jodhpur,Selaqui Dehradun and many more,Jodhamal sent its delegation that included Anahita Anand, Alina Mir, Arsh Mir, Dhairya Choudhary,Kritnay Sharma,Mian Mohd. Raza,Shaarvi Magazine, Shaurya Sangra,Vidur Kumar, Vihaan Kapoor accompanied with their Faculty adviser Ms. Bhawna Madaan and teacher escort Ms. Kiranjeet Kaur .
Even with such prominent names as schools present at the conference, Jodhamal shined bright by winning five awards in total which included, Vidur Kumar getting “The Best Researcher” for the Rural campaign and a Verbal commendation for his Human Rigths Commission Committee, Alina Mir, Mian Mohd. Raza and Dhairya Choudhary getting a Verbal commendation in their respective committees.
Every delegate’s performance was highly appreciated by their respective Chairpersons, and the overall Secratory General of the conference which was very heartening for all the participants completing this enriching experience for them.


 Jodhamal Lifts the Largest Delegation Trophy at VoxPopuli

In the recently held VoxPopuli chapter for J & K found Jodhamal Public School as the Largest Delegation with K C International School lifting the Small Delegation Trophy with a very tough competition with the wonderful delegates of KC Public School. The Final Day of the VoxPopuli J & K third season saw almost 13 schools of Jammu in a neck to neck competition for the unconventional format of the Debating phenomena.13 schools and few ex students of different schools of Jammu participated with full vigour. Heritage School, Little Flower School and G D Goenka students participated in the individual category representing their respective schools and Banyan International School, Doon International School, Model Academy, APS Domana, KC Public School, KC International School, DPS Udhampur, Jammu Sanskriti and Jodhamal participated in big numbers to get their students an exposure par excellence. One more individual delegation of 18 girls participated from Presentation Convent as individuals.
The debate was wonderfully conducted by the Core Committee members of Jodhamal students comprising of Nandani Mehta, Vasundhara ,Nipun Sharma, Vidur Kumar, Dhwani Gupta, Ananya Bhandari and their team of 14 students. It was a kind ‘of by the students and for the students’ debate including the Journalists both photo and video besides the debates in almost 20 different topics for almost 450 students drawn from 13 different schools of Jammu &Udhampur.
The first day of the VoxPopuli saw Mr. Ram Thakur the Academic Director of the KC Public School as the Key note speaker and the second day saw Mrs. Vijay Puri the Eminent Educationist and the National Awardee who gave the first keynote address in the morning session and the second session saw Dr. SubhenduSarcar the Principal of K C International School as the Final Keynote speaker and he spoke on the acceptance and rejections.
The closing ceremony was chaired by the Chief Electoral Officer of J & K Mr. ShaleenKabra (IAS) who appreciated the efforts of the Founder of VoxPopuliShreyanshBhalotia who initiated it as a student of VIT Vallore and by now it has reached to 25 states of India with full vigour. Mr. ShallenKabra gave away the Prize to the winners of all categories to name a few in the Delivering the difference Most Promising Speaker went to Satvika of Jodhamal and the Best speaker award went to Mohd. Raza of Jodhamal, in Mesmerising the Moment most promising speaker went to OjasviKoul of K C Public School & Best speaker went to HaneshRana of K C Public School, In Solve India most promising speaker was awarded to Malvika Jain of KC International and best speaker was given to IpsaKohli of APS Domana,In the responsibility most promising speaker went to DhritiKotwal of KC International and best speaker went to Adjiraj Singh Jamwal of KC Public School, SamridhiChouhan of KC International as the best speaker,In Unite the World category Avneet of Jodhamal got the Most promising speaker, AsmiAbrol of K C International got the Best Speaker and Pearl Dogra of DPS Udhampur got the special mention,In rising Intelligentia junior group Vihaan Gupta of KC Public got Most Promising speaker &Divyaveer Singh Manhas of KC Public as the Best Speaker whereas in senior category Dheeraj of APS Domana got Most promising speaker and Ridhima of KC International as best speaker,Most Promising Parliamentarian was awarded to Gungunkoul of Jodhamal and Best parliamentarian was given to Harsh Suri of KC International,Most promising Journalist junior was given to Vanshikha Thakur from Jammu Sanskriti, Most Promising Photo Journalist juniors was given to Yuvraj Singh KC Public School,Most Promising Journalist award went to Sachita Gupta of Presentation Convent and Best Journalist ward went to ShababAlam of Jodhamal, Most Promising Photo Journalist in senior category went to SaiyamSuri of Jodhamal and best Photo Journalist went to Sidhant Kapoor of Heritage School, Most Promising Video Journalist went to Aradhya Gupta of Jodhamal and best Video Journalist award went to ShubhangSethi of Jodhamal, Best Idea went to KC International team comprising of Coral Sharma, Bipasha Raina, Sanya Mahajan and Danushi Sharma. The teachers who did the vonorous task of judgement were the teachers from different participating schools comprising of Jyoti Raina, DeepikaIbikule, Gunita Kaur, Aashima Sharma, ShalimaPargal, Reema Mahajan, Shipra Gupta, NaliniRakhwal, MunmunKohli, Gaisu DushyantKohli, Sonia Sahi, Anita Koul, SyedaAasma, MahimaYadav,VijaylaxmiSlathia, MonicajeetKoul, Ekta Gupta, SarojKumari, BhawnaMadaan, ShakunKalra,Mubeen Butt, PrashmiSharma,BhawnaBhasin, Ashish Maharaj, Meghjyoti and Nirmaljeet Singh. The overall coordination was done by RashiMagotra the senior coordinator of Jodhamal. ShaleenKabra appreciated the meticulous planning by the student and also appreciated the dance teachers and students of Jodhamal who prepared a folk dance during the closing ceremony. Mr. Kabra also had one on one interaction with the Organisng committee members from Jodhamal and was amazed to see the awareness of the students on topics of varied interest. RashiMagotra proposed the vote of thanks and thanked ShreyanshBhalotia the founder president of VoxPopuli for choosing Jodhamal as the venue together with SaketBhalotia for all his behind the curtain preparations. She also thanked all school Principals for being so open minded to give their students this exposure and the students without whom it would not have been possible. Principal Trilok Singh Bist gave a personal touch to each child who entered the thresholds of Jodhamal for this competition and said it doesn’t matter which school does a child belong to since children throughout the globe are the same full of energy, enthusiasm and inquisitiveness. He wished all schools the very best and invited them all for the 4th season of VoxPopuli well in advance for the next year. Present on the occasion were Chief Guest Closing Ceremony Shaleenkabra (IAS) Chief Electoral Officer, Simrandeep Singh (IAS) Chairman SSB as chief Guest Opening Ceremony,NandanKuthiala Trustee Jodhamal, AratiKuthiala Director Jodhamal, SubhenduSarcar Principal KC International , RohiniAima Principal cum Vice Chairperson Jammu Sanskriti, T R Ramesh the Principal Banyan International, Ram Thakur Academic Director KC Public School, Vijay Puri Eminent Educationist,PoojaPanthri Vice Principal Jodhamal, RashiMagotra Coordinator Jodhamal and students and teachers from different schools.

 Jodhamal Stands tall at the National Stage of The CBSE Heritage India Quiz

Jodhamal Public schools becomes the only team from Jammu and Kashmir clinch the Runners up trophy in the National level of the annual CBSE Heritage India Quiz 2017-18 at Bal Bharti School, Dwarka New Delhi . The team comprising of ShivamSanoria , Anmol Gupta and BhavyaBhushan negotiated through different rounds of quizzing and emerged as the runners up leaving behind Sunbeam School Varanasi , Vidhya Ashram school from Tiruchirapalli and Apeejay School Kolkata to name a few. The students won accolades and cash prizes for becoming the first team from Jammu and Kashmir to win at this level in the seventeen years of history of CBSE Heritage India Quiz.The national level of the quiz had 30 teams from all corners of the country participating enthusiastically .EarlierJodhamal won both the city and the Regional finals of the CBSE Heritage India Quiz -2017-18 at The Amity International School Gurgaon. The quiz is regarded as one of the toughest quizzes which saw adrenaline rush among the participants which left them scratching their minds and activating their neurons to the paramount level.The Principal of the school Mr. Trilok Singh Bist and the management congratulated the team for this phenomenal success and appreciated the efforts of the team and the Mentor Mr. Sanjay Pandey for clinching the most prestigious quiz competition in the country.


 Jodhamal Recogonised At International Forum

In it's yet another endeavor of providing meaningful learning to both the teachers and students, Jodhamal public School gets international recognition through Generation Global-A Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Ms. Mubeen Butt Generation Global coordinator from Jodhamal Public School participated in the conference at Taj Mann Singh Hotel, New Delhi wherein a delegation of highly acclaimed dignitaries from the US had come together to look at the strategies to promote open-mindedness, tolerance and resilience to extremism. Amongst the dignitaries from US was Ms. Farah Pandit, a diplomat entrepreneur, a foreign policy strategist and former diplomat, has been a political appointee in George H.W.Bush,GeorgeBush and Barack H. Obama administrations. The delegation also comprised of Mayor of Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer and Mayor Tom Tait, an elected Mayor of Anaheim.Ms.Rebecca Skellet a senior programme manager at ISD spreading the Strong Cities Network was also one of the delegates. Ms. Mubeen Butt was the only teacher invited from across India to represent J&K as she had piloted the Extremism module for Generation Global and has also helped to train through Skype about 120 government school teachers from Kashmir region about the usage of Generation global. Ms. Butt during the conference discussed the various measures taken up by the school to help students develop into companionate and kind citizens and also how the students are encouraged to discuss difficult topics like extremism, human trafficking, drug abuse, refugee crises etc. with students across the globe which helps to broaden up the vision of the students and develops in them the values of empathy and resilience. It is a moment of great pride for Jodhamal Public School that its teachers get such a wonderful opportunity to interact with such a dignified set of delegates from the US and be a part of the global change. Principal Trilok Singh appreciated Mubeen Butt's efforts in making the students of Jodhamal get the International Dimension to their studies by way of the Video Conferencing with students of different countries of the world. Jodhamal has already won the Gold Certificate by Face to Faith Tony Blair's initiative and were recognized as the Outstanding School at the Generation Global a Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation.


 F1 IN School India : JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL Wins the TROPHY: Another first from the State of J&K.

Gurgram,JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL won the outstanding Sportsmanship award in its first year of participation through its skill and talent in 'F1 in School India', an Pan India competition initiative organised by the renowned Time of sports. Amongst elected Winnersfrom 19 categories,Genesis Global School,Amity International School,and The British International School were declared as the top in their respective categories.Over 50 schools and more than 700 students from across the country experienced the grand saga of F1in School in India National Finals 2017-18 at Ambience Mall Gurgaon in a STEM challenge run by the company Time of sports.
Amassive gathering of speed and thrill could be seen in the national finals of F1 in schools India at the Ambience Mall, located in Millennium city, NCR Delhi.
On the occasion Dr. Hanif Qureshi, (Commissioner of Faridabad) was present as the Chief Guest, and during the event he also appreciated the efforts of the children about 700 students from over 50 schools competed during the national finals of F1 Schools India, organised by Time of Sports. Two teams represented the school FUSION& 5CARBON CREW. Sparshdeep Singh, NamanChandhoke, Sarthak Malhotra, Harveer Singh and Dakshesh Sharma were the members of FUSION 5 whereas RudhrakshBhalla, AsmitSachdev, ShubhangSethi and Suvinay Jain were the members of CARBON CREW, mentored by Ms Roopinder Kaur and Ms Neetu Johri respectively. The teams were sponsored by PR Automobiles (SawrajMazada) National Garage (Jeep & Fiat),Kavery Decorations and SHI Uniforms. This was one of the world largest STEM (Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics) based technology challenge and requires students to design build and race a miniature F1cars. The F1in school showcase was the pit booths which was live demonstration by students and a chance for visitors to see such a wonderful display that how the F1in School India are designed,manufactured miniature cars and tested.
Children enjoyed a wonderful thrilling and excitingenvironment throughout the course of event.This competition has provided them the opportunity to present their skills on a global platform and was a great learning experience which will help them in future projects. Principal Trilok Singh Bist& Trustee NandanKuthiala lauded the efforts of the students and their mentors for this achievement.


 TEAM JodhamalScores Hat-trick in Pearson Quizchamps

Maintaining its tradition of winning ,Jodhamal Students won the third edition of PEARSON QUIZCHAMPS, the annual quiz competition organized by Pearson Schools at Banyan International School.Jodhaml is the defending Champion of the quiz for the last two years. Three years in a row makes Jodhamal take pride of it’s students and teachers and their achievements.
Total 380 students were the part of the quiz composing 190 teams. Eight teams qualified for the written round which was a mix of easy and tricky questions. Out of the total 190 teams , team Jodhamal consisting of Shivansh Pandey and Vaibhav Singh scored the highest 23.5 pointsout of 25 followed by again a Jodhamal Team consisting of SamyakShirsh and RaghavKhajuria scoring 23 points. Two more teams from Jodhamal School qualified for the stage round making it a total of four out of eight teams on the stage for the final round. The other teams consisted of Arya Mahajan and SushantPadha and Burhan Rashid and Lakshav Mahajan.
In the stage round, negotiating through different rounds of questioning and answering the team comprising of SamyakShirsh and RaghavKhajuria clinched the winner’s trophy while the team comprising of Vaibhav Singh and Shivansh Pandey were adjudged the second runners up.
The winners walked away with amazon kindle worth Rs 10000 and the runners up got gift vouchers worth Rs 3000. Also the fourth & fifth position was bagged by Jodhamal Students only. This was the wonderful display of the Quizzing skills of Jodhamal Public School under the Guidance of their Quiz Master Sanjay Pandey and Mubeen Butt who intiated the Quiz Club at Jodhamal.
Principal JodhamalTrilok Singh Bist appreciated the efforts put by Sanjay Pandey the Quiz Master and felicitated the winners and participants in a special assembly today. Principal said that Quizzing develops the reasoning and logical thinking skills among the children and at Jodhamal Quizzing and MUN are the buzz words and are the way of life at Jodhamal together with the communication skills which are honed up at all stages here at Jodhamal. Winning three years in a row really speaks volumes about the interest of the little ones into this beautiful activity.


 Senior Wing Annual Day At Jodhamal School

Jodhamal Public School celebrated its thirteenth Annual Day on Saturday, the 2nd December, 2017. Sri. Chander Parkash Ganga, Hon’ Minister of Industries and commerce, J&K was the esteemed Chief Guest. Maj. Gen. Nalindra Kumar, ADG, NCC, Jammu was the guest of honour and Mr. Ishfaq Jabbar, MLA and Mr. AG Mir, Addl. DGP were the special guests. Among the management the dignitaries present were Arati Kuthiala, Director and Pooja Panthri , Vice Principal.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the Ceremonial lamp to invoke God’s blessings. This entailed the Welcome speech by the Head Girl Manasvani Oswal. The well synchronized Orchestra and chorus singers were blissful to the ears and transported the audience to the 60’s and 70’s. Efforts of the Choir Mentors Poonam Mahajan, Deepak Kumar, Subhash Dey and MK Sahil was applause worthy.

Mr. Nandan Kuthiala, the Trustee, spoke of the future plans of the school and emphasized about the RAI BAHADUR JODHAMAK KUTHIALA scholarship for girls studying in class 9th and 12th in Govt. Schools, affected by cross border shelling. The Principal, Trilok Sing Bist congratulated the school stakeholders for the No. 1 Ranking of the school in the whole of J&K, By the Education World, for the third consecutive year. Mr. Bist highlighted the exceptional results of class X and XII. It is a global bench mark for Jodhamal Public school to be the first school in Jammu and Kashmir to conduct the prestigious Trinity College London exam. Jodhamal has been included in the list of Top 50 Schools of the country by Fortune Magazine and Price Water House. Nimisha Shukla of Jodhamal Public School Jammu made a mark in the International UGC Conference and was selected as India’s First Webinar Wizard. An adaption of the timeless musical epic ‘Sound Of Music’ was directed by the noted Playwright Naveen Chopra. The songs from the Musical masterpiece struck a chord with the audience and made them go back to the melodious music of yester years.

Sri. Chander Parkash Ganga, Hon’ble Minister of Industries and Commerce stated that he was very happy to note that Jodhamal School has excellent academic results of class Tenth and Twelfth. He gave special mention to the developing Infrastructure and accentuated that Jodhamal to be the pioneer in the world of education. A feast for the soul was the Cultural dance ‘Mahashakti’ based on the theme ‘From Darkness to Light’. The costume and make-up departments outdid themselves for the Halloween Dance and the Scottish Dance. The hard work and toil of the art and craft department, reflected vividly through the 3D movable props displayed on stage. Kathak Dance and the South Indian Dance highlighted the ethical and cultural values embedded in our social system. Sonia Mahajan, CCA Coordinator, Shruti Bakshi and Aadi Sharma were the main choreographers for the event.

Ms. Nandini Bakshi the CCA Coordinator presided over the prize giving ceremony. The Vote of thanks was proposed by, the Head Boy Aabhas Verma. The programme was compered by the team of smart oratory experts. The programme culminated with the National Anthem.


 Junior Wing Annual Day At Jodhamal School

Jodhamal Public School celebrated its thirteenth Annual Day on Friday, the 1st December, 2017.
Ms. Bharti Vaid Addl. Director, Press Information Bureau, J&K State, was the esteemed Chief Guest. Dr. Dimple Chopra Deputy Director, Health Dept. was the Guest of Honour. Mr. Vikar Rasool MLA and Mr. Firdous Tak MLC were the special guests.
Among the management the dignitaries present were Aarti Kuthiala, Director and Pooja Panthri , Vice Principal.
The programme commenced with the lighting of the Ceremonial lamp to invoke God’s blessings. This entailed the Welcome speech by the Deputy Head Girl Nimisha Shukla.
A feast for the soul was the Cultural dance ‘Maha Shakti Vandan’ based on the theme ‘From Darkness to Light’. The ethnic diversity of ‘The Diwali Dance’ enthralled the audience while the ‘Christmas Dance’ heightened the spirts of the onlookers.
An adaption of the timeless epic ‘Akbar Birbal’ was enacted to its true glory and the rhythmic verses of Qawwali left the audience mesmerized.
A splash of colours was added with the Carnival dance and the Hula –Hoop Gypsy Dance displayed the agility of the young dancers. The hard work and toil of the art and craft department, reflected vividly through the 3D movable props displayed on stage. The efforts of Nivedita Sharma, Chandra Shekhar, Amandeep Kaur and Anjali Bharti for preparing the exclusive paintings and props were applaud worthy.
Sonia Mahajan, CCA Coordinator, Shruti Bakshi and Aadi Sharma were the main choreographers for the event.
Mr. Nandan Kuthiala, the Trustee, spoke of the future plans of the school and emphasized about the RAI BAHADUR JODHAMAL KUTHIALA scholarship for girls studying in class 9th and 12th in Govt. Schools, affected by cross border shelling.
The well synchronized Orchestra and chorus singers were blissful to the ears and transported the audience to the 60’s and 70’s. Efforts of the Choir Mentors Poonam Mahajan, Deepak Kumar, Subhash Dey and MK Sahil was applause worthy.
The Principal, Trilok Sing Bist congratulated the school stakeholders for the No. 1Ranking of the school in the whole of J&K, By the Education World, for the third consecutive year. Mr. Bist highlighted the exceptional results of class X and XII. It is a global bench mark for Jodhamal Public school to be the first school in Jammu and Kashmir to conduct the prestigious Trinity College London exam. Jodhamal has been included in the list of Top 50 Schools of the country by Fortune Magazine and Price Water House.
Ms. Bharti Vaid Addl. Director , Press Information Bureau stated that she was very happy to note that Jodhamal School has excellent academic results of class Tenth and Twelfth. He gave special mention to the developing Infrastructure and accentuated that Jodhamal to be the pioneer in the world of education.
Ms. Ranju Malhotra and Urmila Kaul, Coordinators presided over the prize giving ceremony.
The Vote of thanks was proposed by the Deputy Head Boy Arya Abrol. The programme was compered by the junior team of smart oratory experts. The programme culminated with a pious shlok and the National Anthem.


 Trinity College London exam conducted in Jodhamal School

Trinity is an international exam board, 125 year old, with a rich heritage of academic rigour and a positive supportive approach to assessment. Trinity board conducts exams in over 70 countries and in India, the schools like Doon school, Mayo girls, Scindia, DPS, Shriram school Delhi , Genesis Global etc. take this exam. The exams taken by the students are fully accredited in the U.K. and recognized internationally in many other countries.
It is a global bench mark for Jodhamal Public school to be the first school in Jammu and Kashmir to conduct this prestigious exam in its campus.
Around 61 teachers from classes pre nursery to class 12 were trained professionally to facilitate the students to take the international exam. These exams are specifically designed to help student progress. They inspire the learners and mark their achievement at each stage of their development and at all levels of competence.
The study strands include Speech and Drama, Individual Acting skills, Group performance, Shakespeare, communication skills, Musical theatre and Performance arts. It gives a platform to a child at international level to recognize, develop and hone up various skills which are a need of the time today. It is a platform which not only develops confidence but also get one to be recognized at the international level.
Philip Thrupp, the examiner for Trinity College London Exam for the year 2017-18 is trained at Exeter college of Art and the Hartly Hodder Studio and has taught Speech and Drama to pupils of all ages and Public Speaking to adults. He has been tutor of Voice and Speech at Wesley College, Bristol and regularly adjudicates at festivals in the British Isles, Ireland, The Channel Islands, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong.
Philip is pleased to be examining for Trinity Guildhall and in the last years has examined in Johannesburg, Sydney, Melbourne, Baltimore, India and Canada.
Trinity College London exam was conducted recently at Jodhamal Public School. It offered opportunities for everyone interested in performance at any level to develop their skills and understanding in a wide range of discipline. The Trustee, Mr Nandan Kuthiala and the Principal, Mr Trilok Singh Bist applauded the efforts put by the students and their teachers for guiding them in a structured framework designed to encourage the progressive development of integrated performance and communication skills over time. They also added that the biggest benefit of this exam is to ease away shyness and the stage fright, fluent public speaking, stronger self-belief, smarter interpersonal skills and sharper cognitive skills.


 Literary Fest Concludes At Jodhamal Public School

A three day long Literary fest organized by Scholastic in collaboration with Jodhamal Public School, concludes in the Multi Purpose Hall of Jodhamal School. The Chief Guest, Mr. Phillip Thrupp from Trinity College London inaugurated the Fest and declared it open.
The welcome address was given by Ms Radhika Sharma, HOD (English) and felicitation of the guests was done by giving memento to all. CCE song was sung by Jodhamal Kids in synchronization by the choir group. The dignitaries were escorted by the Trustees, Mr Nandan Kuthiala, Arati Kuthiala, Principal, Mr Trilok Singh Bist and Vice Principal, Ms Pooja Panthri for the browsing of books available by Scholastic, a very famous publishing house.
The Chief Guest, Mr Phillip implored on the need that to surf and read books as knowledge matters, but not in vacuum. It has to be connected with enquiry and problem solving, fluency with critical thinking that’s what will matter. Mr Phillip also spoke to the students about the importance of reading and developing a capacity and taste for reading, as it gives access to do whatever has already been discovered by others.
There was a story telling session by renowned story teller Mrs. Simi Srivastav, of international repute. On day one of this literary extravaganza. A heavy in pour of students from all across the Jammu city was seen as they could not get enough of Mrs. Simi’s iconic story telling.
On day two, eminent cartoonist Mr Ajit Narayan of international fame did sessions with students and suggested that cartooning is not just a medium for recreation and amusement, it is a depiction and a mirror reflection of non-trivial and sensitive issues in our society. The teaching faculty also had the golden opportunity to have a one on one interaction with Mr. Ajit Narayan and benefit from his experience. Students of different schools cartooning sessions and enjoyed surfing of all genres of books under the one roof.
The initiative taken by Jodhamal Public School, for inculcating reading habits amongst the children was appreciated by one and all and added to the legacy of Jodhamal Public School by successfully concluding yet another glorious seasons of Litfest-2017.


 Jodhamal All Set For Jammu Literary Fest-2017

Jodhamal Public School is all set to host Jammu Literary Festival-2017 on 27th , 28th and 29thOct 2017. The festival is being organized by the Scholastic in collaboration with Jodhamal Public School, with a vision of “Putting a Book in Every Child’s Hand” and to promoting reading practices among children. This was disclosed by the Principal, MrTrilok Singh Bist, today during a Press Conference in Jodhamal Public School. He stated that this festival will focus on adding 10 minutes a day to a child’s reading, be it a newspaper, magazine or the novels. The festival will try and create new young writers of 21st Century. The festival will be inaugurated by Prof. Phillipe from Trinity College London UK on 27th Oct 2017 at 9.00am and many famous personalities will also be present at this auspicious occasion. This three day long, multi-faceted Jammu Literary Festival-2017 has several stimulating components designed to give parents and the students an enriching experience, with a great blend of literature, culture, art and heritage. HOD English, Ms Radhika Sharma said that this literary festival will give a greater exposure to the Jammu Kids and we will be able to generate interest among future of our country for reading and writing. During this festival, there will be a Cartooning Sessions by famous Cartoonist MrAjit Narayan and Story Telling Session by renowned story teller Mrs Simi Srivastava. In addition there will be a children’s book fest crammed with activities, stories and study skills. The Scholastic has tried their best to create a unique event for parents to attend with their children. The Principal said that all the CBSE School from Jammu, Akhnoor, Nagrota and Samba are participating actively in this Festival. Also, all the parents have been invited and are expected to visit this festival on 29thOct 2017, which is open day for all. Present on this occasion were Trustees Jodhamal School, Mr Nandan Kuthiala & Mrs Arati Kuthiala, Vice Principal MrsPooja Panthri, Administrative Officer, Mr BB Sharma and Coordinator MrsRanju Malhotra.


 Jodhamal Junior Celebrate Grandparents Day

Jodhamal juniors celebrated Grandparent’s Day with great zeal on to showcase love, affection and gratitude towards elders. All Parents were left amazed by scintillating performances put up by tiny tots one after other.
Mrs. Sushma Chauhan, Director, Urban local bodies Jammu was the esteem Chief Guest for the day. Chief Guest Director Sushma Chauhan spoke in her address that this kind of value based education is a must not only at school level but right from the home and having Grandparents with children filters the values even without being noticed. Values like patience, honesty and commitment can only be instilled by setting up an example according to her. The programme started with lightening of the auspicious lamp by Chief Guest, Principal & Trustees. The programme kickstarted with Ganesh Vandana, which was much appreciated and all power of positivity, the item presented by the little kids was a real foot tapping number, followed by party song. Each item was one better than other. Salsa, Hanuman Chalisa on Casio brought about a mystical feel bringing everybody closer to each other as many items such as Ramp walk, Couple dance and Games were put up for the enthusiastic parents. The JMPians made them sway and enter their world of fun and frolic , thus making the Grand Parents day a huge success. Minister for Industries & commerce Mr. Chandra Prakash Ganga also graced the occasion as a very special Guest and addressed the gathering and appreciated Jodhamal for instilling the values among the tiny little kids and said that if all schools imbinbe the values of loving and caring for the grandparents there will be no old age homes in the future. He also appreciated the hard work put in by the teachers in training the the little toddlers.
All Grand parents were highly satisfied and were happy to see Jodhamal imparting values amongst Gen Next with a fun filled plethora of activities. Vote of thanks was given Vice Principal Mrs. Pooja Panthri. Principal Mr. Trilok Singh Bist gave special kudos to CCA coordinator Mrs. Nandinibakshi, Soniya Mahajan and Pre Primary Area Coordinator Mrs. NeetuJohri for overall mentoring and meticulous planning of complete show. He also appreciated the teachers from pre primary section , Dolly Chandhoke, Amita Charak, Garima Pandit, Veerta Jolly, Gagandeep Kour, Priyanka Verma, Kiran Sen, Charu Balgotra, Manvinder Kour, Shruti Bakshi , Aadi Sharma and Kuldeep the casio teacher. Grandparents enjoyed all games organized for them together with the Grandparent’s Ramp Walk & Couple Dance . It was a real treat to eyes to see the Grandparents enjoy the Programme specially designed for them to ecstacy. Arati Kuthiala the Director of the school appreciated the efforts of all concerned and thanked the parents and grandparents for making it so successful by their graceful presence.


 Nimisha Shukla of Jodhamal Shines at UGC 2017 at Mumbai.

Nimisha Shukla of Jodhamal Public School Jammu made a mark in the International UGC Conference held at Sahara Star Hotel Mumbai where she was a part of the Youth Ministry comprising of 7 students Pan India . Nimisha was shortlisted out of lakhs of students across India to be a part of the Youth Conference as the selection procedure was rigorous with written rounds and multiple skype sessions and telephonic interview rounds. It was a privilege for Jammu to have one of their student in this International Conference in the Youth Ministry to be a member of the penal discussion on “Should Schools introduce the internships and make it mandatory in the school curriculum?. Nimisha was against the topic as she felt that internship is important for the students to gain confidence but at the same time it cannot be introduced in to the curriculum as the students are already burdened with the Academic and Co Curricular Curriculum in most of the schools and they will find it difficult to do the intern if it is made mandatory. However if it is optional the students who can travel extra miles during the vacations can go in for it. 7 youth ministry members who were selected for this were from elite schools of India and each one was representing a different state and different Board. All students did very well and the Youth Ministry was judged by the panel who declared Nimisha Shukla at the second position and she was awarded by Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao the Director of IIT New Delhi. Nimisha is very happy since she was felicitated in the school assembly by Principal Trilok Singh Bist & Trustee Nandan Kuthiala . All wished her for a better future and better board result since she has the acumen like many others at Jodhamal to be the CBSE Topper this year.


 Rally to Save Rivers.

 Class 4th experiment on inhaling and exhaling process of the lungs

A science experiment conducted by the students of class 4 showing the expansion and contraction of the lungs while inhaling ad exhaling air. The teachers namely Ms Bhupinder Kour, Ms Poonam Sarmal and Shweta Bakshi sensitized the students with the simple process by making the students practise their hands on the experiment which was a part of their holidays' homework.


 Univariety Launched at Jodhamal

Univariety is an online Career Council portal which is Singapore Based and was launched today at Jodhamal Public School. Ms. Stuti and Ms. DivyaAbrol from Hyderabad & New Delhi came to launch the Univariety portal at Jodhamal today. Anjali Mahajan the Jodhamal Coordinator for this Online Portal called Univariety told here today that the Portal is launched with the Profile Creation of all students from Grade IX to XII. DivyaAbroal from Univariety worked with class IX & X today on the profile creation and created the profile of each student online so that the students can chat with the Univariety Counsellors online and get the information on all careers and colleges and universities . On the other hand in the OAT Stuti from Hyderabad took the Orientation Programme for the student of Grade IX to XII in four different slots. After Orientation the Profile Creation was going on simultaneously for all classes. Univariety guides the students in Research i.e. searching of the top colleges and information of the Universities and then making of Ideal College List. After this the counsellors from Univariety help the students in bringing clarity to their selections via webinars, career workshops. Psychometric Tests and Stream Selector Tests. This way the students are helped in shortlisting the Country Preference for higher studies, Course Preference, Competitive Tests, shortlist review and recommendations. Univariety also helps the students in Profile building University Connects and Interactions. It also helps in supporting the students in getting the key dates, application support, scholarships and outplacement Analysis. Principal Trilok Singh Bist told that the Univariety Portal is only available at the moment in India with very few elite schools and Jodhamal Joins hands in providing the students the information just with a click of a mouse in this digital age. Univariety is a Singapore based Online Career Guidance Portal which is going to help Jodhamal students bountifully to make a better choice in life. Principal thanked NandanKuthiala the Trustee of the school for being a support in all his endeavours to give the students the benefits which are at par with the best schools of the country. “Very soon we would be happy to see other schools also join this online Career Guidance portal” said the Principal of Jodhamal .He also informed that tomorrow the Orientation for the parents of Grade IX to XII is planned in four different slots, so that they also know as to what is the Univariety Online Portal and how can it help their kids make better choice in life to be successful.


 TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON EXAMINATION EMBARKED AT JODHAMAL PUBLIC SCHOOL

Jodhamal Public School got accredited with another International dimension in its curriculum. The school has been able to provide yet another opportunity to its students at International level. Schools likeDoon, Mayoboys and Mayo girls, Shri Ram, Genesis Global, Pathways etc are few school in North India accredited with Trinity College London examination.To bring its students at an International level, Jodhamal Public School is working hand in hand with the Trinity College London to provide ample opportunities to the school for the holistic development of its students. Continues sessions with the trainers of Trinity College Londonhave been held in the school campus to train the teachers of Jodhamal for the Exam. One such interactive session with the parents and students enrolled for Trinity examination was held at the school campus on 13th May. On a request from parents, a session was planned to meet the queries regarding the Trinity College London Examination to be held in the school in the month of October. Trinity College London is a leading International Examination board since 1877, with centers over 60 countries. The certificates are recognized internationally. Jodhamal Public School is the only school in the state to conduct this exam, which will be conducted by a Trinity College London appointed International Examiner. Ms Ritika Ratna, a senior member of Trinity College London’s Teacher Support Group was the resource person for the day.Her curriculum is in English language,conversation,reading,recitation and acting besides spoken English and Creative writing who came all the way from Gurgaon to meet the expectations of the parents. A highly interactive session with the parents left them meet the standards and expectations that are stimulating, challenging and educative. The parents were assured of their children preparing for this International Exam to gain a lot of confidence, presentation and communication skills-which will enhance their overall personality. The parents were also rest assured of the well trained teachers of Jodhamal Public School by the trainers of Trinity College London to train the students for the upcoming Examination. However, the trainers will continue to work closely with the teachers and students over next few months to make them take this exam very successfully in the month of October. After the session with the parents ,yet another workshop was held with the trained teachers of JMPS further training them with the upcoming syllabus. keeping in mind the future perspectiveof the child, the trustee Mr NandanKuthialaaddressed the audience focusing on the importance of the exam worldwide. The principal Mr Trilok Singh Bist, stressed upon the Life Skills that a child will develop after appearing for Trinity Exam which the students require to face the challenges of the 21st century and also assured the parents about the equipped and trained teachers of JMPS who would successfully hold their hands to train the students for the Trinity exam. The Trinity College London co ordinator, Ms Ranju Malhotra,thanked Ms Ritika for giving a clearer and a brighter picture of the exam thus meeting the queries of the parents. She also appealed to let the trio of parent-student and teacher be strong enough to guide them throughout, as this exam could prove to be a passport to their brighter future.

 VOX POPULI CONCLUDED AT JODHAMAL

Jodhamal Public School & Vox Populi Jammu and Kashmir Chapter saw the two days celebration of opinions at Jodhamal Public School. More than 10 Schools of Jammu & Kashmir came together to be part of Vox Populi-The Debating Phenomenon. A debate with a difference, a debate where important speeches were given by the delegates with around 15 topics on which the opinions were given by the students of different schools. Vox-Populi means people’s voice or common man’s voice and it saw the festival of opinions for all participants. 28th and 29th April will be remembered by Jammu for the Vox-Populi. The first day at the opening ceremony we had Director Education, Ms. Bablia Rakwal as the Chief Guest, Mrs VijyaPuri, an eminent educationist and founder secretary of Jammu Sahodaya as presiding Officer, Mrs Nirmal Mahna and Mr Pramod Srivastava, the Principal from DPS, Rajbagh and Model Academy respectively as the Guest of Honour. Inaugural ceremony witnessed a wonderfully choreographed Kathak Dance by Jodhamal kids. Director Education in her speech appreciated the effect of the school to bring all students of J&K at one platform to voice their opinion. She wished the Vox-Populi a great success. Mrs. VijyaPuri in her key note address inspired all present to do the best efforts and leave rest to God. She also focussed on communication skills as the most important skill which one needs to excel in life. Niraml Mahna the General Secretary of Jammu Sahodaya and Pramod Srivastava the Former Treasurer of Jammu Sahodaya also inspired the kids. There were fifteen rooms allotted to different delegates to speak on the topics given and debate on the same along with Youth Parliament.First day the the two key note speakers were Vijay Puri and Vickrant Mahajan of Super Positivity Movement who had been very instrumental in making the sessions so very interesting that the kids were fully engrossed in the speech. Trilok Singh Bist also was a Key Note Speaker on the first day who took the topic Social Media and the advantages and the disadvantages of the same and asked the students to be extra careful while communicating on the social media and also asked them to be using the social media for constructive purpose and not to use it as a cyber bullying tool or for spreading the rumours. The second day saw Naveen Chopra as the first keynote speaker who really mesmerised each one present and all got glued to their seats and he made it very clear that a speaker who has to ask people to get quite needs to bring intonations and the modulations in the voice to catch the attention of the audience. Second keynote speaker of the day Rajesh Rathore the Principal of G D Goenka who also lured the students by his pep talk with the students on how to make a better leader. He said that one needs to be voracious in whatever one does to be a Leader par excellence and for that reading is the most important ingredient. The cherry on the cake was the presence and interaction of Pushpa Chawla the renowned Principal of Jammu City who is considered as a stalwart in the education circles of Jammu. She also loved the concept of Vox Populi and encouraged the students to be more expressive. On the Closing ceremony the Chief Guest IG Rajesh Kumar graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and was happy to see this unconventional debate where no child had to write and hen mug up the debate and then deliver. In this Vox Populi format each child was spontaneous and can rise above the others by being original. Rajesh Rathore, Vivek Arora and Naveen Chopra were the Guest of Honour at the Closing ceremony with Nandan Kuthiala as the Presiding Officer. IG Rajesh Kumar Gave away the Prizes and blessed the students with his words of wisdom and Jodhamal won the Best Delegation Award and G D Goenka won the Best Small Delegation Award. Manasvini Oswal and Kshitij Sethi were the Overall Best Debators of Vox Populi 2017-18. The programme came to a close with the closing speech of Shreyansh Bhalotia the President and Founder of Vox Populi. Principal Trilok Singh Bist thanked all the Principals of different schools for sending their teams for honing up the talents of the budding speakers and making it sure that the future generation can voice their opinion with confidence whenever there is a need. The best part of the Vox Populi was this was conducted by Head Boy Aabhas Verma and Head Girl Manasvini Oswal in sync with the Overall Prefect Council of Jodhamal Public School and the kids proved that they could make a difference by organising this event under the able supervision of the Organising Secretary Radhika Sharma the HOD English of Jodhamal.



 Jodhamal Awarded the Best Team - Youth Conference at Welham Boys

Jodhamal Public School Team brought laurels for the School and State in the 5th International Youth Conference at Welham Boys School, Dehradun. Under the aegis of TAP every year the International Youth Conference is Organised on the Earth Day either at The Doon School or the Welham Boys on alternate years. It is a privilege that Jodhamal always gets the invitation for this Conference. Last year also Jodhamal won the Best Presentation and this Year they won the Best Team Work Award for their presentation on Electrostatic Precipitator to filter the smoke coming out of the chimneys of the Brick Kilns. Welham Boys witnessed the Fifth Youth Conference - " Man and Earth" on the occasion of Earth Day and there were almost 55 Elite Schools from all over India who participated and Team Jodhamalmesmerised everyone with the Team Work on saving the Environment and they worked closely over the last two years with the brick Kilns in the neighborhood area and had been making them aware of the harmful effects of the Smoke that comes out of the chimneys and how hazardous it is to not to use the precipitators to purify the smoke emitting out of these kilns.. ManaswiniOsawal, Arya Abrol and AabhasVerma all had prepared the model of a Precipitator and had been using it with the brick kilns and they could feel the impact of it as it also worked on the pattern of plants where they take the carbon dioxide and emit out the oxygen to purify the air.... They had shown the presentation and spoke on their project in front of the audience and they were highly appreciated for the Confidence, Oratory skills and of course for the wonderful work done by them to safe guard our Planet earth on the occasion of this Earth Day... They were helped by their teachers Ms. Roopinder Kaur and Ms. Mubeen Butt who are the Mentors in true sense...During the course of two years these students have been doing the survey and working on the Electrostatic Precipitator started by ShababAlam and VinamalinVerma of Grade IX who are now in grade XI and under the guidance of RoopinderKour these kids have been bringing out innovative ideas on the floor and working on it. Principal Jodhamal appreciated the Participants AabhasVerma, ManaswiniOswal and Arya Abrol for the wonderful presentation and team work and also appreciated the contribution of their teachers and ShababAlam&VinamalinVerma’s in making this Project a project worth putting at the IPSC Stage and getting accolades.NandanKuthiala the Trustee of the school congratulated the Team for clinching the coved trophy and said that it will definitely pave way for the other schools to travel an extra mile and cross the boundaries of the city and unfurl the flag of success far and wide and bring the Laurrels for the State.