PriyaSethi launched Class Libraries donated by Jodhamal School

Jodhamal Public School under the Public Private Partnership adopted three government schools namely Govt. High School, Deeli, Govt. Primary School, Sainik Colony, Govt. Primary School, Prithvipur. Since April 2016, Jodhamal Public School adopted these three schools for the development of these schools and carrying out extra co-curricular activities among the students of the Govt. schools.
Jodhamal School has also launched a R. B. KuthialaJodhamal Education Foundation Scholarship for girls studying in Govt. schools in the border area of Jammu Province. The modalities of the scholarship are still being worked out and would be open for girls of classes 9th to 11th.
Teachers from Jodhamal had been going every week to these schools to carry out activities and to develop spoken skills among these children together with providing notebooks, pens, pencils, black boards, fans etc. for the school as and when needed.
Jodhamal made Govt. High School, Deeli students participate in National level competitions like VoxPopuli and Polifest. Two students of Govt. High school Delli were sponsored for the National Level Tech Summit at Vasant Valley School in New Delhi and both the boys Lekhraj and Pawan gave a very good presentation and won accolades from one and all.
Today, in a special event, Jodhamal organized a Public Private Partnership initiative to set up Libraries in all three Govt. Schools and Minister of State Education Honourable Mrs. Priyasethi presided over as the Chief Guest. Mr. NandanKuthiala and MrsAratiKuthiala had been generous enough to think of these children who otherwise are deprived of the basic facilities. Govt. School Students presented NukkadNatak on Destiny and the junior kids of Jodhamal presented NukkadNatak on BetiBachaoBetiPadao.
Jodhamal is not only honing up the skills of the students but also developing their overall personality by making them participate in different activities and NukkadNataks.PrincipalJodhamalTrilok Singh Bist gave the report on how after meeting the Honourable Governor he was made to meet the then Education Minister JanabNaeem Akhtar who in turn made the then Director Education SmithaSethi to visit the schools and allot the schools to Jodhamal under the PPP.
Present on the occasion were S. Ravinder Singh, Director Education, Mr. J K Sudan, Chief Education Officer Jammu and the Head Masters of all three govt. school, teachers and students of all schools including Jodhamal.
Programme was anchored by PrakharBist of Jodhamal and Leena Chandra of Govt. High School, Deeli.
Mrs. PoojaPanthri, Vice Principal of Jodhamal presented the vote of thanks. Ms. Sunita Gupta Incharge Head Master of Govt. High School, Deeli thanked Jodhamal Public School for the unconditional support provided under the Public Private Partnership. The IAYP InchargeShallu Sharma, Junior Coordinator Sonia Mahajan and the eight teachers who have contributed to this noble cause were also there to share their experiences and the sense of contentment and satisfaction by being the part of this Community Service for last two years.

Gandhi Global Peace Foundation & Ms Sana Dua Femina Miss India North Zone finalist

Jodhamal Public School hosts UN Collaboration Debate under the aegis of Gandhi Global Peace Foundation held a programme on ” Clean water and sanitation”, to bring about the change we want to see in the society. A delegation of very aware speakers put forward the most crucial issue of water especially clean water in such a way that importance and most importantly, judicious use of water was under stood by one and all.

Ms Sana Dua, Femina Miss India North Zone finalist was the chief guest and Mr Gaurav Sharma & Ms Payal Jain the guest of honors.

Ms Sana Dua initiated the “ Lets Do it Jammu movement to save water ”. The aim of the whole the exercise is to bring awareness about water conservation amongst the youth of the city. A tank to collect the unused water from the student’s water bottles was installed. The water collected in this tank would be utilized to irrigate the trees in the campus, she also held an interactive session with the students on the above topic.

The Gold, Silver And Bronze medals were awarded to Jodhdeep Singh, Mohd Raza and and Vidur Kumar respectively. Members of the schools Environment club, THE ECO BUDDIES, showed Sana Dua the integrated water harvesting system of the school buildings, which is helping the recharging of the water table of the area.

The School Trustee Mr Nandan Kuthiala on behalf of the school wished Ms Sana Dua luck for the upcoming Femina Miss India competition in Mumbai. The programmed was campered by Ms Nandini Bakshi , Ms Pritibha Sapori and Ms Roopinder Kour.


Humanity has entered the era of sustainability with a global commitment to fulfil the great promise of 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. –Gandhi Global Family (GGF), J&K and Gandhi Peace Foundation (GPF) Jammu Chapter have joined hands in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) New Delhi, to promote 17 UN Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs)

On 27th December UN-collaboration Jammu meeting was held in Jodhamal Public School. Each school representative presented power point presentation and video clips of allotted goal like‘Good Health & Well-Being’ by Tiny Tots Senior Secondary School ‘Sustainable Cities & Communities by Oriental Academy ‘Quality Education’ by Shangri-La Public School, `No Poverty’ by Alexander Memorial School, ‘Life Below Water’ by Model Academy, ‘Clean Water & Sanitation’ by Jodhamal Public School, ‘Life on Land’ by Heritage School, ‘Partnership for the Goals’ by K C International School, ‘Zero Hunger’ by G D Goenka School, ‘Reduce inequality by Doon international School, ‘Decent Work & Economic Growth ‘by Lawrence Public School . The best power point presentation award was received by Jodhamal public school. Padamshree S.P Verma, Vice Pesident of GandhiGlobal Family and Dr Seema Rohmetra, Coordinator of Gandhi Peace FoundationJammuChapter,appreciated school efforts to promote goal No.6- clean water and sanitation not only in school but also in Govt schools,which have been adopted by Jodhamal fraternity. Jammu Sanskriti School won 2nd prize and Model Academy bagged third prize for their presentation.

On the occasion of this meeting, Padamshree S.P Verma, Vice President of Gandhi global family J&K and Dr Seema Rohmetra, Coordinator GPF, Jammu Chapter, threw light on the millennium developmental goals and also focused upon the strategies and the mechanisms to take these goals forward. They informed that they will take Jodhamal public school presentation to Delhi for such a noble cause.The various Principals and the core members of the organizations, who attended the meeting, included, Dr Sapna Sangra (Co coordinator GPF), Dr Monica Narang, Dr C.M seith, Mr subhash shastri president of National Maj doorconference Jammu ,Prof Ashiq Malik, Principal of Model Academy Mr Srivastava, Principal of G.D Goinka school Mr Rajesh Rathore. Mr Trilok singh Bist, Principal of Jodhamal publicschool presented vote of thanks and applauded the efforts for different school coordinators .He also congratulated his team Mrs Ritu Jhinkwan and Mr.Vikas Bakshi for their efforts to conducting regular activates and power point presentation on goal no 6 clean water and sanitation.

Dr CM Seth in his address asked all partner schools to religiously look into all the 17 Goals to bring Jammu on an International Platform. Present on the occasion was also the Vice Principal of Jodhamal Public School, Mrs Monika Sethi and Administrative Officer, Mr Bharat Bhushan Sharma.


The Gold Award Ceremony of the International Award for Young People (IAYP) was held recently at India International Centre, New Delhi. The ceremony was preceded by an interactive session with Mr. Himmat Kalsia (Chairman, Award Programme Foundation) and Dr.

Sanat Kaul (Managing Trustee, Award Programme Foundation). These awards were earlier known as Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Four students from Jodhamal School, were the only students from J&K State to win the GOLD AWARD and they are Arpita Salgotra, Ullas Mahajan, Shivani Verma & Mayank Mahajan.

Jodhamal School Teachers Ms Shallu Sharma and Ms Deepta Khushoo were given awards for their meritorious services. Director IAYP Mr. Kapil Bhalla and Programme Manager Mr. Bivujit

Mukhoti had all praises for Jodhamal Public School which is the Only YES CENTRE for IAYP in Jammu and Kashmir State.

Gold Award Holders and Award Leaders across India were felicitated by the Chief Guest Mr. Abbas Ali Baig, former member of the Indian cricket team. The ceremony was also attended by the principals and directors of various educational and other institutions.

The National Director Kapil Bhalla addressed the audience, sharing information of the progress of the Award. He outlined future plans that have been designed to spread the Award

Programme to untouched areas of the country. Kapil Bhalla also highlighted the achievements of the Gender Diversity and Empowerment Project run by IAYP India under ISPG Grant. The International Award for Young People, India is the most adaptable and successful youth empowerment programme. The Award is the process of experiential learning through individual challenges.

The ceremony provided a platform for Gold Award Holders and Award Leaders from different parts of the country to share their stories of achievements under one roof. They talked about how their Award Journey has challenged them to achieve their objectives in life and further take leadership roles in society.

Jodhamal Public School shines as four students got the Gold Award for their successful completion of the Award Journey. Gold Awardees were highly elated to receive this award from the ace Cricketer Mr Abbas Ali Baig.


Jodhamal Public School clinches FIRST POSITION, 3rd Year in a row at Nano Nagle Debate in Presentation Convent School Gandhi Nagar.

Presentation Convent Senior Secondary School Jammu organized the annual Nano Nagle Memorial Inter-School Debate on Wednesday on a highly conscientious topic ‘Caste Based Reservations are a sure step to India’s Socio-Economics Progress”

Ananya Sharma of Jodhamal School against the motion bagged the first position and Manasvini Oswal for the motion received the consolation prize.  Khushboo Turki for the motion from Presentation Convent School clinched the second place whereas the third place was shared by Mehula Khajuria of Presentation Convent and Mahaveer Singh of DPS Jammu.  Rolling Trophy was lifted by Presentation Convent School this year, whereas Ananya Sharma received the first prize bringing a hat-trick victory of Jodhamal Public School.

In all 12 prestigious schools of Jammu participated in the debate, wherein the children showcased their literary skills brimming with confidence.

Eminent Education, Ms Gitanjali Andotra Rana, Associate Prof. Department of English, GCW Parade Jammu, Ms Nireape Kaur, HOD Deptt of Political Science, MAM College Jammu and Anshuja Tak were the adjudicators of the event.

The Trustee of the School Mr Nandan Kuthiala, Ms Arati Kuthiala, School  Principal, Mr Trilok Singh Bist and Vice Principal, Ms Monika Sethi applauded the efforts of the students for bringing home, the Nano Nagle Trophy for the third year also, and gave a special pat to Ms Radhika Sharma and Ms Nandani Bakshi, CCA Sr Coordinator for preparing the children.


Jodhamal Public School celebrated the World Dance Day by performance of the  Kavita Dwibedi – a daughter and disciple of the Odissi Maestro Guru Harekrishna Behera.

Kavita Dwibedi is an alumni of the Delhi University and a dancer of vision and versatility, and known for her Abhinaya.  She has also earned wide acclaim for her performance at home and of the world’s highly prestigious platforms. A dancer of deep commitment towards an undiluted and authentic approach to Odissi.

Kavita Dwibedi was in Jodhamal School along with her team comprising of                  Sh. Suresh Sethi, the local vocalist, Ms Agni Mitra, the violinist and Mr Manas Kumar Sarangi – who played the Tabla.

She started the programme with the History of the Odissi dance and the explanation about the difference between the classical and folk dances, between ‘sur’  and ‘tal’ in dance, and the importance of passion and patience.

The three positions considered to be the lifeline of Odissi dance – the bokar, the tribhanga and the torso movement were described by her.

Kavita Dwibedi started the stage performance by the prayer to Lord Jaganathan followed by a Tribute to Maa Saraswati.

Dr. Sapna K Sangra, SPIC MACAY Coordinator for J&K and Dr. Seema Rohmetra, Coordinator Jammu were also present on the occasion.

The School Management complimented Kavita Dwibedi for her excellent performance and hoped that the students of the school have enjoyed the dance and would take up dancing as an activity in the school.  Mr Nandan Kuthiala, Truste of the School also made the spectators aware of Kavita Dwivedi, awarded with several medals and various awards and that she is also the founder Director of Odissi Academy Delhi – an Institution set up by her to promote and propagate Odissi dance and music.

Ms Nandani Bakshi, CCA Sr Coordinator Jodhamal Public School presented the Vote of Thanks


IAYP Adventure Camp To Koti (Kufri)
Jodhamal Principal Awarded Meritorious Service Award by Duke of Edenburgh’s Award

In an Award Ceremony held at India International Centre Lodhi Estate New Delhi, Principal Trilok Singh Bist of Jodhamal Public School Jammu was felicitated with the Meritorious Service Award for his contribution in the field of Education and taking the initiative of changing the lives of the young children by involving them in the International Award for Young People. Mr. Trilok Singh Bist, the Principal of Jodhamal Public School started his Association with IAYP almost 10 years back and have been able to connect hundreds of his students to the Award right from Dehradun to Lucknow to Jammu. His students have already reached great heights in their career and they always got back saying that the Award Journey changed their life. In 2012 Jodhamal Public School, Jammu became the first YES Centre of IAYP the off shoot of the Duke of Edenburg’s Awards. Jodhamal is the only Youth Engaging Society at the moment in the entire J & K state and the school is all set to take the community along its success journey. Jodhamal Public School is a YES Centre so all school can connect via them to the Award and already many schools have achieved their award through Jodhamal and in our endeavour to make the Generation next a more capable one Jodhamal is all set to take this award to the adopted village this year the Ismailpur Kothe. Trilok Singh Bist said it was a great pleasure meeting Raja Randhir Singh and receiving the award from him;the only Member from India in the International Olympic Association and the only participant from India in Olympic Games for a long period of 33 years. Raja Randhir Singh Felicitated three Principals from Pan India for their Meritorious Services in the field of Education and the schools were Singapore International School, Mumbai; Scindia School , Gwalior and Jodhamal Public School ,Jammu. It is indeed a proud moment for Jammu to be recognized at National Level with the legacy schools like Scindia School, Gwalior. Student Subrat Sharma of Jodhamal was awarded a Gold Award for completing his Gold Journey successfully in this Gold Award Ceremony. Subrat had been consistently a very hard working and sincere child who has always stood up for the community service and social causes. Also Present on the occasion were the Principal D.P.S. R.K. Puram New Delhi, Princiapls and Directors of the leading schools of India, National Director IAYP Kapil Bhalla, Programme Manager Bivujit Mukhoti , Priyank Gupta award leaders from all schools and the 60 gold awardees from all over India. Jodhamal Staff & Students celebrated this occasion and took a resolution to add new feathers to the hat with their hard work and commitment.

Jodhamal Public School Presented Nukkad Natak on Women Empowerment at Wave Mall

Jodhamal Public School has dedicated 2015-2016 to Women Empowerment and to begin this initiative the school chose the Nukkad Natak as a medium to spread awareness among the common folk towards Women Empowerment. The Nukkad Natak which was prepared by the faculty members Reema Mahajan , Sonia Mahajan & Rimjhim Ma’am was so beautifully staged by the students right from the birth of a baby girl to her school to her professional life to her married life at each stage how discrimination is being faced by girls and how the girls refuse to take this discrimination touched the onlookers and everyone appreciated the effort put in by the students of Jodhamal. The Street Play prepared will be performed at each nook and corner of Jammu in the next Thirty days. It will also be staged near Jammu University Canteen to make it reach the students community who needs to understand the importance of Equality of Gender. School also plans to take this in a rigorous way to the adopted village Ismailpur Kothe which had been a Karm Bhoomi for Jodhamal Kids for the last three years for the Community Service.The students who are performing this Nukkad Natak are Manaswini Oswal, Gunjan Koul, Kshitiz Sethi, Ravtej Singh,Ullas Mahajan, Cheerayu Surana, Vaishnavi Mahajan,Ishwin Kaur,Arnav Malhotra, Prerak Bist, Viraj Sharma,Jatin Kaul,Anushka and Sarthal Malhotra under the able guidance of their teachers. The Programme culminated with the blessings of Dr. C.M. Seth the chairman WWF,who appreciated not only the Earth Hour Celebration by Jodhamal but also appreciated the staff & students for taking up Women Empowerment as the main agenda by Jodhamal students during 2015-2016. Principal Trilok Singh Bist & Vice Principal Monika Sethi also accompanied the students for the Street Play and played their role as motivators to the staff & students. Next Nukkad Natak will be performed by the kids of Jodhamal now at Monika Stores and the Last Moorh together with Jammu University and Ismailpur Kothe. The encouragement from all parents was overwhelming and will go a long way in the holistic development of the students of the school.

Jodhamal Launches Save River Tawi Campaign through Street Plays

Jodhamal Public School is all set to ignite and sensitize the young and old of Jammu towards their Save River Tawi Campaign. It has been a humble endeavor from Jodhamal School to bring forth the awareness that is so urgently required to keep our rivers flowing. Children from JMPS school have enthusiastically prepared couple of street plays to enlighten our society of the importance of rivers. They proudly staged 'Destiny' and 'River Tawi' on Wednesday (27.08.14) .at Wave Mall and other destinations of Jammu
Two groups of Jodhamal Kids under the guidance of their teachers Priyanka Singh, Nandini Bakshi and Vandana Jain performed street plays at a number of places this evening… It started from Wave Mall where the Senior kids brought insight to the Destiny and by giving a message to the general public that there is no need to have blind faith on any baba or tantric or any TV Channel which proclaims to forecast the Rashiphals…We need to come out of the clutches of these so called Babas.
The junior kids of Jodhamal brought out the importance of water in our life by transporting the audience to the 2050 & 2075 and anticipating the problems faced by our future generation due to our wasteful consumption of water… They gave a message of saving every drop of water and ensuring that River Tawi the life line of Jammu is taken care of since its water level is also going down each year and it has got so highly polluted that her very significance is at stake… Jodhamal School had been doing a lot to save Tawi by cleaning the trash in the river and also by starting a Save Tawi Campaign in the previous years.
The street plays were so captivating that anybody who passed by was forced to stop and have a look and appreciate the initiative of the Jodhamal School children. School is grateful to the Police Department for all the support and the entire press fraternity for giving the voice of the students of Jodhamal Public School a momentum for other school children to join this movement and for ensuring the awareness among the masses that rivers, since time immemorial have been a source of livelihood for Indians. Not to forget, a symbol of our great Indian culture. However, with the passage of time, our rivers have been depleting and getting polluted at an alarming rate.
Hence the Jodhamal Faculty thought that it is of utmost efficacy that we educate our children and general population of the importance of our revered rivers and their significance in our daily lives. We need to contribute to safeguard our dying rivers in whatever way we can.
It was a great pleasure indeed to see the crowd overwhelming to ensure that the cause these kids are championing reaches everyone.


In a recently held function, Jodhamal School felicitated its International & National level winners. Mr Rajesh Kumar (IPS) Inspector General of Police, Jammu was the Chief Guest.

It began with the IAYP International Award for Young People (Duke of Edinburgh Award). Six students namely Subhagya Pargal, Devansh Suri, Kritika Chopra, Manik Sharma, Sayali Verma and Simran Kaur Rainu were the proud achievers of God Award after successfully completing their third level. 12 students were awarded silver medals and 7 of the young students were given Bronze. The winner of the Silver Medal are Mohd Shaheryar Mir, Reejuta Mahajan, Arpita Salgotra, Runjhum Gupta, Shivangi Abrol, Simran Gupta, Raghav Chowdhary, Chirayu Surana, Areeba Seikh, Amritash Sharma, Aditi Sharma, Ullas Mahajan, Tanya Duggal and the winner of Bronze Medal are Shoab Rafiq Khan, Harleen Kour Raina, Stuti Kuthiala, Prerak Bist, Ridham Pawar, Varinika Gupta and Ayushi Atri. Ms Shallu Sharma, the national trainer of IAYP participated in the training for theTrainer’s Workshop at Alwar and was rewarded with the National Trainer Certificate.

Ansh Gupta of Class 8th, Aditi Sharma of Class 7th, Kanwarpal Singh Sudan of Class 6th clinched 3 Gold and Nikunj Langer of Class 5 bagged 1 Bronze at International Level in Asian Matsogi-Do-Championship, which was held in Kathmandu in the month of June. The teacher Escort Mr Vishal Samrat brought laurels to school by winning a Gold Medal in Black Belt Section.

In the State Swimming Competition, Young Swimmers of JMPS won 17 medals and 10 students would be participating in the School Nationals in November. The students felicitated are Stuti Kuthiala, Saba Jamwal, Ashmita Sharma, Nabhya Saraf, Bhavya Bhushan, Daksh Sharma, Mehak Trehan, Dhaireya Choudhary, Keshav Shikarpuria. The team was coached by Mr Balwinder Kumar, Ms Pooja Bassan and Ms Ashi Jamwal.

Mr. Trilok Singh Bist, the Principal & Mr Rajesh Kumar, IG Police Jammu, the Chief Guest congratulated the award winners.


Jodhamal Public School reached the pinnacles of excellence when six of its students namely Manika Sharma, Subhagya Pargal , Kritika Chopra, Devansh Suri, Simran Kour and Sayali Sharma under the guidance of their Award Leader & National Trainer for IAYP Ms Shallu Sharma, were felicitated with the Gold Award under IAYP by the former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr SY Qureshi . Earlier, IAYP was called the DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD.
The award winners were from all over India and included students from schools like The Lawrence School Sanawar, Wehlam Boys School Dehradun, Wehlam Girls School, Dehradun, The Doon School Dehradun & Modern School, Vasant Vihar.
After joining IAYP, Jodhamal students have invested time for their personal development and in the development of valuable, practical and social skills to serve the community. The challenges of today’s young people have never been so great, but the award is providing young people like these participants with the confidence and skill to take on these challenges and to overcome them. More than 1900 young people participate in the program in India, each year and achieve success. They inspire other young people to follow suit. Students awarded with the Gold Award have made a positive contribution to the society and play a vital role in empowering the youth.


Jodhamal Public School by virtue of being the first YES Centre for IAYP (Duke of Edengurh’s Awards) and also being the first school to receive the INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD accredited by the British Council in the state of Jammu and Kashmir has access to many International Workshops, to enhance the skills and outlook of its staff. Recently the teachers were sent for different International workshops to make the teachers understand the ethos and the idea of the modern day education system and change their perceptions.

Ms Shallu Sharma went to Sagar International School, Alwar in Rajasthan for All Asia Paciffic Training for the Trainer ( T4T) for the IAYP Programme. She has become one of the few IAYP trainers in North India.

Ms. Deepmala of Jodhamal was selected for the Global Teacher Accreditation Project, an initiative of British Council to select the Teachers for International Exchange Programme. She has been now invited to the British Council Headquarters on an exchange programme to UK School. Ms Ranju Malhotra attended the British Council workshop on skill enhancement padeology at New Delhi.
Ms Bhawna Madaan & Ms Sonia Mahajan participated in British Council National Workshop on “Enriching Education” at Noida.
Ms Nandini Bakshi and Mr Avinash Mahajan attended an Edu- Leadership International Workshop at the World Peace Centre, Lucknow.
Mr. Avinash Mahajan and Mr Narender Singh went to Chandigarh as a delegate at Regional Summit on Quality in Education. Avinash Mahajan being the Sr. Coordinator at JMPS brought in a lot of information on quality in education and in turn conducted an in house workshop for all teachers.


Dated: 4th March, 2014:- The International Award for Young People (IAYP) organized a two days National Training Workshop at Jodhamal Public School, Jammu. Earlier IAYP was known as the Duke of Edinburghs Award Programme. Twenty Four Award Leaders including Principals and Co-coordinators of 12 different institutions from J&K, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttrakhand and Assam participated in the workshop. The Award Leaders namely Ms. Deepmala, Ms. Bhupinder Kour, Ms. Bhawna Madaan and Ms. Shallu Sharma from Jodhamal Public School were the part of this Workshop.
The Workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Kapil Bhalla, Director NAA and Mr. Trilok Singh Bist, Principal Jodhamal Public School. Mr. Bhalla introduced the NAA team and gave a brief on the Award Programme.
Mr. Bivujit Mukhoty (Programme Manager) led the first session on the Award Philosophy and Framework. He detailed the importance of the four pillars of the Award i.e. Skills, Service, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey and the requirements for each section of the Award. Ms. Pratibha Kumari Singh (Member, National Training Panel) led the Service section and explained the need for social inclusion in the Programme. This session was followed by the Skills Sections in which Mr.Bivujit Mukhoty explained the different Skills-related activities. The Physical Recreation session was led by Mr. Kapil Bhalla, who involved the participants in a practical exercise which they enjoyed. The last session for the day was on the Brand Guide in which Mr. Bivujit Mukhoty detailed the Branding guidelines in respect to the Award programme.
The next day started with a review of the previous day's activities, followed by the sessions on Adventurous Journey and Risk Management mentored by Mr. Bivujit Mukhoty. There was a session on Residential Project in which Mr. Kapil Bhalla detailed the project requirements for the Gold aspirants. Mr. Bivujit Mukhoty also took sessions on Volunteering and the benefits of the Award. In the post lunch session there was a review session which was followed by a Q&A session in which the participants raised queries that the NAA team resolved. Mr. Kannan T, who had come all the way from Guwahati, Assam, was overwhelmed for being a part of IAYP Workshop conducted in Jodhamal Public School.
The workshop concluded with the presentation of the Certificates to the participants by Ms. Arati Kuthiala Trustee of the school. The Principal Mr. T. S. Bist added that next year Jodhamal School is trying to organize another Duke of EdinburghsAward Programme Workshop in Jammu.


Dated: 2nd December, 2013:- The Intach Club of Jodhamal Public School, which is working enthusiastically for the conservation of Jammu Culture went on a visit to the Dogra Museum, Mubarak Mandi recently to celebrate “WORLD HERITAGE WEEK”. The students accompanied with their teachers Ms Anjali Gupta and Ms Bhawna Madaan collected detailed information from Mr Kirpal Singh, the Head of the Museum on Textile, Art, Architecture, Armoury and Coinage.

Jodhamal students which recently had gone on a study trip to Agra, Jaipur and Amritsar were impressed by the progress of the ASI (Archaeology Survey of India) work in these cities and hoped that ASI will restore the Mubarak Mandi Complex to its past glory.

Intach Jammu Chapter Convener Mr. S Sahni was also present to enlighten the students on the conservation and restoration of project of the prestigious architecture of Jammu, the Mubarak Mandi Complex.


Dated: 29th of August, 2013:- In its CSR and regular endeavours on environment protection Jodhamal’s Eco-Buddies under the aegis of WWF and IAYP carried out an energy conservation drive by adopting the Ismailpur Kothe village in Bishnah Tehsil. Around 120 students and 10 teachers from the school participated. Giving people an easy way for energy saving, hundreds of CFLs were distributed among the villagers free of cost and the old neon bulbs were replaced under the awareness drive. The team managed to exchange polythene Bags with Jute bags. Around 200 saplings were planted in village schools and shamlat land. A Health camp was set up in which Dr. P. S. Salathia & Dr. Meenakshi from Rural Health Department visited and had an awareness talk with the villagers on General Health Programs.

Also, a step ahead towards awareness and gender respect, a PowerPoint presentation about women empowerment and gender discrimination was shown to a large number of villagers, which was an eye opener for them. This is one of the many endeavours which have been taken and initiated by JMPS for a greener tomorrow. One has to strive for sustainable development and JMPS would always be privileged to lead the change. School donated Black boards, Water bottles, Sweets & Stationary items Like books, Pencils and Erasers etc to almost all village kids.

Eco-Buddies have promised the villagers of regular visits to help them with General Health Awareness, Conservation of Education, Biodiversity, improve Sanitary Conditions and Awareness on women empowerment and the trip was coordinated by Mr. Tulsi Sharma village coordinator and Mr. Krishan Kumar and Mr. Mohan Kumar the village Panch.

Ms. Roopinder Kaur who is the coordinator of WWF at Jodhamal and Ms. Radhika, Harmeet, Singarika, Balvinder, Rakesh, Neerja, Nitu Johri, Leela Bist and Vishal were appreciated and felicitated by the Principal Trilok Singh Bist in a special assembly and he reaffirmed the adoption as a welcome move for the society in general.


Dated: 31st July, 2013:- In a function held at Jodhamal Public School the award winner of Duke of Edinburgh (IAYP) and the State toppers of International Assessments for Indian Schools (IAIS) under the Aegis of University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia were facilitated. The Chief Guest of the function was Dr. Ashok Bhan, DGP (Rtd.)

Also the new issue of the school Magazine “ENDEAVOUR” was released by Dr. Ashok Bhan.

The J&K State toppers in International Assessments for Indian Schools (IAIS) were

Stuti Kuthiala (English), Ankita (English), Nayan Vashish (English), Sheikh Eras (English), Parth Kasba (English), Pragun Rattan (English), Ramir Patney (English), Kimti Manawa (Mathematics) and Kunal Gupta (Computer Science).

The Medal winners in IAYP (Duke of Edinburg Award) were Arpita Salgotra, Amritaash Sharma, Aditi Sharma, Areeba Sheikh, Chirayu Surana, Maridhu Sharma, Mohd. Shaheryar Mir, Piyush Bhagat, Suvansh Dhar, Simran Gupta, Ullas Mahajan, Tanya Duggal, Ranjhum Gupta, Shashwat Bhalla, Jagjot Singh, Reejuta and Ragav Chowdhary.

The role of the teachers Incharge of IAYP Ms. Shallu Sharma, IAIS Ms. Arshia Malik and Ms. Prerna Suri Editor of the School magazine were also highlighted by the Principal Mr. Trilok Singh Bist.

Dr. Ashok Bhan congratulated the staff and students of the school on that awards and highlighted the importance of Discipline and hard work in a students life.


National Director IAYP Visits Jodhamal

Jodhamal School is the only YES Centre of IAYP in J & K and the National Operators License was Handed over by the National Director Mr. Kapil Bhalla during the Award Orientation Programme.Today the National Director for the IAYP International Award for young people in India. Mr. Kapil Bhalla, an ex-Dosco from The Doon School Dehradun along with the Programme Manager, Mr. Bivujit Mukhoty, were the guests of honour at the Award Orientation of the IAYP programme in J&K, held at Jodhamal Public School, Jammu proved to be a thumping success. The IAYP programme – an offshoot of the Duke of Edinburg’s Awards for the promotion and provision of Skills and Confidence was the initiative of Mr. Trilok Singh Bist Principal Jodhamal Public Schoolfor its northernmost frontier in India. The award is based on the concept of individual challenge in which young adolescents take the responsibility for their own development through voluntary self help activities. The award will go a long way in developing the interpersonal skills and team spirit of participants in a non-competitive, balanced environment and will give an international dimension to the school curriculum. The Legacy schools like The Doon School, Dehradun, The Welhem Boys Lawrence school, Sanwar & Wood stock Mussoorie to name few are into the awards for a long time now. Ms Simran Singh and Ms. Shallu Sharma, the Award leaders from Jodhamal Public School welcomed the 15 schools of Jammu region along with Army school Akhnoor and Nagrota, G.D. Goenka School, Heritage School, J.P. World School K.C. International, K.V. Bantlab, M.V. International, Model Academy, SOS Hermann School, Sainik School Nagrota and an NGO students with Ms. Sophia. Jodhamal Public School will be the Youth Engaging Society (YES) centre for Jammu under the aegis of National Award Authority. Mr. Nandan Kuthiala, Trustee Jodhamal Public School presided over the function and present on the occasion were Mrs. Arti Kuthiala, Vice-Principal Ms. Rohini Aima , teachers from different schools of Jammu and the CCA Coordinators of Jodhamal Public School.


Dated: 08/12/2012:- Students of Jodhamal Public School, organized MISSION-TAWI on the banks of our life-line, River Tawi. The entire exercise was to High Light the significance of rivers as our support system and nurtures of civilization.

River Tawi is dying an unnatural death. At JMPS the youth brigade has taken up the onus to spread awareness for this noble cause of SAVING TAWI and to make a difference.

The JMPians got this opportunity to clean up Tawi as a part of the community service of the IAYP (International Award for Young People) in association with Duke of Edinburgh’s University (UK).

Jodhamal pioneered this award in J&K, being the first YES (Youth Engaging Society) Centre in the entire J&K. Under this programme the youth are encouraged to gain and give to the best of their abilities towards the society as a positive contributor.

Using gloves for self protection and a heart filled with service as their weapons the crusaders began their Endeavour of cleanliness.

Ms. Shallu Rani and Ms. Simran Singh are the award leaders and Co-ordinated the activity.

Earlier in May the “ECO BUDDIES” Club of the School had carried out a cleaning activity in a different part of River Tawi.

Jodhamal Goes Global, Opens First "YES" Centre

Jammu, May, 31:-In yet another milestone, Jodhamal Public School today launched the globally acclaimed youth empowerment "The International Award For Young People in India (IAYP)" in J & K and parts of Punjab & Himachal Pradesh.

The Youth Engaging Society (YES) centre became operational in Jodhamal Public School premises; this centre is a member of "The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Association" based in London. YES centres are also operational in famous schools like The Doon School, Welham School, The Lawrence School, Sanawar, The Assam Valley school etc. in India and many top ranked schools in around 130 countries. Institution of this centre gives Jodhamal Public School a unique global linkage.

Three levels of awards Gold, Silver & Bronze are awarded by "The Duke of Edinburgh's Foundation" based in London. Three teachers from Jodhamal Public School would be going to The Doon School & Daly College in June for further training under this scheme.

The Chief Guest of the inaugural function was Dr. Chander Mohan Seth, the WWF (J & K) Chairperson. The Principal Mr. Trilok Singh Bist who has been associated with IAYP for more than a decade explained the ethos & concepts of the programme, which is to reward the students for serving the community. He maintained that the centre would develop resources and encourages the participants to register for taking part in the award programme. "Centre would provide the participants with adult leaders to track progress of "YES" centre participants. "YES" centres are open centres and do not have geographical limitations. So, young should not miss the bus which has arrived in their town", Mr. Bist disclosed.

He went on to add "the basic structure of award consists of four mandatory sections which include service, adventurous journey, skills and physical recreation. Besides this, there are three levels of award- Bronze (for those over 14), Silver (for those over 15) and Gold (for those over 16). In fact Mr. Bist wants to introduce service learning concept which connects classroom studies with community service and it can be a part of IAYP.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Dr. Chander Mohan Seth (Retd. IFS), who is Chairperson of Jammu Chapter of World Wide Fund (WWF) applauded the school authorities for launching such an innovative programme in Jammu City. He said "Jodhamal has many firsts to its credit but 'YES' centre is unique of them all. It is what I can understand community service. Our response should be heartwarming and we should engage ourselves in this community service initiative as a part of IAYP.

Guest of honour Mr. Nandan Kuthiala gave an account of school's desire to bring innovation in the learning process of children. He congratulated the school students for having an opportunity to excel on the international arena. The programme concluded with a Dogri Song presented by the students of class 5th and 6th.

Jodhamal Public School Celebrated Earth Day on April 30, 2012

The Green Warriors of Jodhamal Eco Club joined hands together to be the seeds of spring to this great nation and conducted a special assembly commemorating the preservation of the environment. Principal Mr. Trilok Singh Bist was also presented a green badge by the green warriors with the Eco Club Incharges Ms. Rupinder & Mrs. Aima . The Head Boy Abhayjeet Singh administered the Green Oath for the whole school and the event included self composed poems by the Green Warriors. Speaking on the occasion Principal Mr. Trilok Singh Bist said that the Eco Buddies named as Green Warriors of JMPS are the seeds of Spring and have a lot in store to work for a greener Planet Earth. Finally two saplings were planted by the Principal & Vice Principal to mark the occasion. Jodhamal Public School is committed to keep the Planet Earth Clean & Green and in their endeavor school has plans to clean river Tavi from all trash including polythene in the phased manner for which the Principal Mr. Trilok Singh Bist has appealed to the Green Warriors to take lead. As a part of the NDTV’s initiative for a better environment, “Greenathon’ was organized by the students of Jodhamal Public School. On 14th May’2012 under the stewardship of their Principal Mr. Trilok Singh Bist.


Jammu, May, 15:- As a part of the NDTV’s initiative for a better environment, “Greenathon’ was organized by the students of Jodhamal Public School. On 14th May’2012 under the stewardship of their Principal Mr. Trilok Singh Bist.

The students were administered oath by the head boy Mr. Abhayjeet for Greener and cleaner tomorrow. Head girl Ms. Sankasha explained the concept of rain water harnessing and how the school reuses the water discharged from school swimming pool filter, into underground dry tanks which is subsequently used in play grounds, paint etc to the NDTV representatives.

Banners bearing messages to save the environment were also part of today’s ‘Greenathon drive’ green warrior of Jodhamal School under their Eco-club in charge Ms. Rohini Aima and Ms. Rupinder Kour took a group of 53 students to the bank of Tawi River as a part of the anti-polythene drive. Principal, A.O. T.O., and Mr. Bunty Sharma also accompanied them with the NDTV team.

The student’s message of Reuse, Reduce and Recycle was appreciated by the people of Jammu.

The drive for a greener tomorrow was initiated by NDTV team headed by Mr. Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal under the guidance of Jodhamal School’s Principal Mr. Trilok Singh Bist, assisted by Mr. Darshan Kumar Khajuria and S. Ravinder Singh from NDTV.