Delegation from Jodhamal attends the 5 th National Conference of American Field Service (AFS)

The Jodhamal delegation comprising the Principal, Mr Girish Kumar, AFS Coordinator, Mrs Neetu Johri and two students: Aadya Sambyal and Syna Sharma participated in the Fifth National Meet of the American Field Service (AFS) Member Schools held at Emerald Heights International School, Indore. The National Meet of educators from across the globe witnessed a huge participation of more than 600 delegates from India and abroad. It was a cultural extravaganza of sorts that depicted the diversity of our global existence. The Theme of the Conference was: “Ahimsa” which underlined the importance of non-violent co-existence of all humans. It emphasized the need for all humans to realise that the whole world is one family, and has a common future. The Inaugural Dance in the Opening Ceremony depicted dances from different states of India and glorified the diverse cultures of the country. The keynote addresses by Ms Chhavi Rajawat, the first MBA Sarpanch of Village Soda in Rajasthan, and by Mr Vivek Atray, Ex- IAS and a motivational speaker added value to the Conference and kept all audience inspired. Both the keynote addresses, not only enhanced the overall perspective of the students, but also inspired them to follow their passion without bothering much about what the world may think. There were Collaborative Group Discussions amongst students which were followed by a Cultural Fair in which students from all the 5 regions participated and showcased the diverse dresses, cuisines and cultures of their respective regions. The Dandiya Utsav and Ramleela performed in the evening were done to perfection and stole all hearts. The next day all delegates were taken to Mandu, a historical site in Madhya Pradesh. The visit also enriched all participants about the rich history of our nation. The Conference concluded after the Mandu visit and all delegates left. As a post-Conference Experience, the Jodhamal delegation visited the famous Mahakaal Temple in Ujjain and further added to their spiritual experience.

Jodhamal School hosts a National Competition of American Field Service.

Jodhamal Public School organised a National Event themed: ‘COLOURS OF INDIA’, in collaboration with, American Field Service (AFS), India Chapter. More than 60 AFS Member Schools participated in the Online extravaganza with great zeal. American Field Service, popularly known as AFS is an international youth exchange organization, consisting of over 50 independent, not-for-profit organizations, each with its own network of volunteers, professionally staffed offices, volunteer board of directors and website. AFS provides various opportunities to the School-Students across the globe to engage in inter-cultural activities, in both online and offline modes. It also facilitates Cultural Exchange Programmes for students and teachers in all Member Schools across the globe. The Event: Colours of India, organized by Jodhamal Public School had two categories: The Junior Category comprising Classes 9 & 10 had the Cultural Cuisine Fest in which participating students prepared and presented the delectable cuisines of various parts of the country. The Senior Category comprising Classes 11 & 12 observed the Fiesta Festival Competition in which the participants designed the couture of different cultures. Students from both categories submitted their videos to the host school based upon which a team of jury selected the best presentations. The videos, received in large numbers from participating schools, were very creative and informative, each showcasing the best cuisine and couture of their culture, thereby taking immense pride in it. Following Schools and their students received accolades for their attempts: (1) SAI International School, Bhubaneswar: Rishabh Satpathy, Poorva Mishra, Evyavan Upadhyay, Punyajit Mishra, Bibhanshu Mishra, Shivakshi Dixit, Tejaswee Patnaik, Abheek Sharma, and Satavisha Das (2) Children's Academy, Ashok Nagar, Mumbai: Netra Ayare, Prisha Sule, Saanvi Patil, and Siya Prabhu (3) Mansukhbhai Kothari National School, Pune: Deepal Srivastav, Bhavika Garg, Bhavana Agrawal, Prathik Jadhav, Dhruv Devadiga, and Deanne Lazarus (4) Delhi Public School, Kolar Road, Bhopal: Shashwat Singh, Srishti Negi, Harshika Saxena, Naman Johri, Aarushi Nigam, Advay Singh Yadav, Harshita Patharia, Aarya Sharma, and Misha Baniya (5) IES Public School, Bhopal: Aamna Ali, Mahi Shrivastav, Namrata Ben, Manya Katare, and Pallavi Sisodiya (6) Vidyasagar School, Indore: Riddhima Phadke, Sagarika Manjrekar, and Namita Pandey. The dignitaries who attended the Result Declaration Ceremony were: Dr Sumer Singh, former Principal, The Daly College, Indore, and an eminent educationist, Ms Sarita Badhwar, AFS Inter-cultural Programmes In-Charge and Learning Trainer, Mr Nandan Kuthiala, Trustee, Jodhamal Public School and Principals, teachers and students of participating schools. Principal Mr Girish Kumar welcomed all dignitaries in his welcome speech and highlighted the importance of such cultural transactions in students’ lives. Ms Neetu Johri, AFS Coordinator, delivered the Vote of Thanks

Hygiene Awareness Campaign (AFS - Community Service)

Jodhamal Public School, Jammu organized a hygiene awareness campaign and distributed masks, sanitizers, books and stationary products to under-privileged children near JK-Medicity, Jammu.

JODHAMAL SCHOOL organize ‘virtual Students Exchange Program’

Difficulties do bring many obstacles, problems and pain. But, if we handle them positively, they bring some opportunities too. COVID Outbreak is such a worldwide difficulty but at JMPS, we always believe to convert each problem into a wonderful solution. Jodhamal Public School, Jammu conducted students Cultural Exchange Program with Viraj Shri Ram School, Mumbai organized by AFS. Where in students of Jodhamal Public School showcased their talents through a rich heritage of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. These exchange program provides opportunity to students of both the sides to share their curriculum and rich social and cultural activities which leaves a lifelong learning impact on students. Over 80 students of classes 6th - 9th participated in various activities like presentation on Dogri cultural and heritage, Famous cuisine, different forms of dances, handicrafts, art and poster making competition etc. Interactive sessions were also conducted between Jodhamal and Viraj Shri Ram School, Mumbai. Dr. Deep khare (Principal) of Jodhamal Public School inaugurated the program which lasted for 8 days on virtual platform Dr. Khare and AFS members also praised the efforts of Mrs. Neetu Johri (Coordinator) and Mrs. Kiranjeet Kour (Coordinator) for the splendid work demonstrated during this tough time of pandemic. Dr. Deep khare emphasized on the importance of such program in the holistic development of each child. At the closing ceremony Ms. Divya Arora (National Director of AFS). Ms. Manjula Devi (Coordinator AFS programs and Schools Relations), Ms. Shefali Sanwal (Vice Principal) of the school and other faculty members of Viraj Shri Ram School, Mumbai thanked for the participation and efforts of students and their mentors of both schools.

An exchange program with Jain International school Maharashtra was organized under AFS cultural exchange program

AFS & Community Service done by Doctor Parents of Jodhamal

World Literacy Day. AFS Activity.