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ST. MARK’S GIRLS SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
MEERA BAGH, NEW DELHI - 87
The school is run by St. Mark’s Christian Educational Society. This Society runs St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh & St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri too. The founder Chairman of the school Mr. T. P. Aggarwal has been working in the field of education since 1975. He has been awarded the Dr. Radhakrishnan Memorial National Teachers Award.
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Celebrations
Celebrated National Day of France - (14 July 2014)
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Le quatorze juillet or the 14th July is celebrated as the National Day of France. We, at St. Mark's Girl's Sr. Sec School, celebrated it with great enthusiasm.

The french department conducted a few activities, to help the students of Classes VI - IX, understand the relevance of this day. The students actively participated in all the activities assigned to them. Each student wore a french flag to express their excitement. The day began with the various activities conducted in classes VI - IX. Class VI made beautiful collages on the famous things of France, whereas Class VII students did a Quiz on France. Class VIII performed an activity by writing about the 'prison of bastille' and 'french freedom fighters'. Class IX made powerpoint presentations and presented in the class on the topics given to them. The celebrations amplified when a group of students performed a french song 'la maison où j'ai grandi' for the classes.

The event was wrapped up with the national anthem of France and a video on French Revolution. The french department was exhilerated to celebrate this day with great joy and festivity.
Van Mahotsav Celebrations - (7 July 2014)
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What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and one another”. Keeping this in mind our school organized a few activities on the occasion of Van Mahotsav.

Van Mahotsav, the festival of trees, is an annual festival in India, celebrated in the first week of July. On 7 July 2014, the Eco Club incharges of our school, accompanied by their teacher coordinators, planted a few saplings in the school garden to commemorate Van Mahotsav. The students of classes VII and VIII were encouraged to compose short poems in Hindi, on the theme of nature. Some of the best poems were also recited by the students in their class. The Eco Club incharges tried to spread awareness amongst the students about the importance of planting trees, and the harm caused by cutting them.
Earth Day Celebrations - (2014)
They say, "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." and to sensitize the students about the preservation of our planet Earth, SMGS organized a fun activity on the Earth Day 2014.

Our Saplings of SMGS spent last week learning about recycling paper on recycling machine in the school and made hand -made sheets on which they wrote different slogans to save Earth like-save power, forests, water, trees, reduce, reuse and recycle which they took it back home as a momento. They also planted a sapling in the school garden which was a wonderful experience for them. Last but not the least, Children took an oath to commit themselves to the protection of nature and the environment.

Students of classes I to V participated in the Earth Day Celebrations activity. Every class made a huge banner, where every student imprinted her hand and wrote a message for Mother Earth. The students pledged to preserve their planet. The messages written by them showed their awareness about their planet and were a delight to read. The students were excited to make the banners and had a lot of fun. The banners were later displayed on the school building.

SAVING BUTTERFLIES
Class VII students did research work on butterflies and made powerpoint presentations on saving butterflies in groups of five. The students learnt how butterflies are important to us and why it is important to save them when they are on the verge of getting extinct. Two powerpoint presentations from each section were presented in the class along with beautiful videos followed by a quiz in all sections. The students gained knowledge about the life cycle of butterflies, different modes of saving them, the various host plants of butterflies and planted their saplings in the school garden as a small step to save the most beautiful and endangered species of the earth.
Heritage Day Celebrations - (18 April 2014)
World Heritage Day is observed across the world on 18 April. The day is observed with an aim to create awareness among the people to conserve and protect the valuable assets and cultural heritage across the world.

To mark the importance of the day and to make people aware about the aim of this day, SMGS conducted a month long programme ‘Green Peace’ as part of British Council’s ISA activity. This programme included different activities related to conservation of mother earth.

GROUP DISCUSSION
The programme started with a dance performance in which students of class V showcased how five elements of nature i.e. water, fire, wind, earth, sky show their anger when exploited beyond a certain limit. Group discussion on ‘Our Blue Planet’ was the highlight of the event which was conducted by the students of class VIII. Various issues related to conservation of water bodies across the globe were discussed. Students shared their knowledge about causes of water pollution and its effects on living beings. They also discussed about steps taken by the government for conservation of water. They also suggested a few measures that can be taken to solve water contamination problem. Dr. Debanik Mukerjee, the scientist at Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Delhi was the chief guest of the event. At the end of the discussion, Dr. Mukerjee appreciated the students for their concern of water bodies and also enlightened them about some other serious issues related to conservation of biodiversity.

QUIZ
A power point presentation was made on the historical monuments which represented Delhi's heritage and the students of Class I were acquainted with the significance of these monuments and the need to protect them. A small quiz was held to conclude the session.

EXTEMPORE
The students of class II, dressed up in the attire of any Indian state, and spoke a few lines on the culture and the tradition of the state they were representing. The activity was held in the classroom itself during the 3rd and 4th periods. The children wore dresses of different states of India such as Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Bengal etc. They talked about the famous food, language spoken, dance, religion, and festivals of the state they represented. Three best entries were selected by the teachers on the basis of the costume worn by the student and content of the lines spoken by the student. The students showed interest and participated actively in the heritage day celebration.

A VISIT TO RED FORT
The students of class III went for an excursion to the heritage site of Delhi, the Red Fort. As they reached the spot, they immediately started the tour passing through the Meena Bazaar. Then they saw various parts of the Red Fort like Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Shahjahan’s Throne, The Royal Bath, The Char Bagh, Mumtaz Mahal Museum and Museum of Struggle for freedom. It was a good educational excursion for the children.

TALK WITH THE VISITOR
There was a talk by Mr. Vikramjeet Singh, Sr. Manager, Software Technologies, for class IV students. The talk was held in the auditorium of the school where our Junior Educational Supervisor, Ms. Sumbul, welcomed Mr. Vikramjeet Singh. He enlightened the students with the history of Delhi. How Delhi got its name, the dynasties that ruled Delhi and various forts built in Delhi were some topics he threw light on. Students enjoyed the talk and got to know many facts about the rich heritage of their own city. The talk was followed by an interactive session between Mr. Vikramjeet Singh and the students. The students threw a volley of questions at him and satiated their hunger of knowledge.

SAVING BUTTERFLIES
Class VII students did research work on butterflies and made power-point presentations on saving butterflies in groups of five. The students learnt how butterflies are important to us and why it is important to save them when they are on the verge of getting extinct. Two power-point presentations from each section were presented in the class along with beautiful videos followed by a quiz in all sections. The students gained knowledge about the life cycle of butterflies, different modes of saving them, the various host plants of butterflies and planted their saplings in the school garden as a small step to save the most beautiful and endangered species of the earth.

KNOW YOUR MEDICINAL PLANTS
Natural abilities are like natural plants that need pruning by study.
How prophetic is the sound of these words by Francis Backon?

The world of plants is truly amazing, packed with loads and loads of goodness in them. Under the Green Peace Celebration the activity “Know Your Medicinal Plants” was held. The students of Class V participated with great enthusiasm. Almost 180 students participated in this activity which aimed at making them aware with the plant world around them and how beneficial it could be.

The activity was an elaborate process which included selection of medicinal plants, gathering information about their classification, habitat, physical features and therapeutic uses. The activity was vividly divided into several tiers of working areas. The students were divided into groups of five. Each group had done research work on their selected medicinal plant and made fact files. The best files were chosen and presented by the students in front of the audience. Saplings of the medicinal plants like amla, aloe vera, tulsi, ajwain, mint, ashoka, lemon, etc. were planted in the school garden. The students gained a lot from this activity by establishing facts and strengthening their insight into the medicinal aspect of plants.

POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS
Power Point presentations on World Heritage sites were prepared by the students of class XII. Unesco sites of five countries were shown. They included Netherlands, Greece, Malaysia, Italy and India. The presentations were shown to classes VI and VII. It was followed by a questionnaire which was done by the students. The young students came to know about the importance of these sites also.

A VISIT TO HUMAYUN’S TOMB
Delhi is the landmark in the development of Mughal architecture. The students of class VII were taken on an educational trip to one of the Mughal monuments worth visiting “Humayun’s Tomb”.

It is undoubtedly the most picturesque of all the sites, with its perfect shapes. It is a very beautiful monument decorated with geometrical patterns and shapes with stones.

It was amazing experience to see the architectural symmetry of the tomb and its gardens. It was interesting to know about the extraordinary life of Humayun. The children were enlightened about his time by Ms. Gunjan Chawala, the teacher at SMGS.
Junior Annual Fundtion - (7 March 2014)
They say “Dance communicates man’s deepest, highest and most true spiritual thoughts and emotions far better than words, spoken or written” and the junior students of SMGS presented ‘Navras’, the expressions of life on the 7th of March 2014. These nine rasas ranging from laughter, anger to devotion are felt by globally, unrestricted, to any culture, country or tribe. The students at SMGS attempted to create these emotions with all their varieties.

Class I students tickled everybody’s funny bone and made them smile with their performance on Hasya Rasa. Their performance on Vatsalya rasa filled everybody with affection and love for kids.

Students of Class III made us check the sad reality of children living a sad life of poverty, slogging hard to make the two ends meet. Their performance on Karuna Rasa filled everybody with compassion and gave out the message of true freedom for children. Shringara means love and beauty. The performance on shringara Rasa evoked myriad of emotions including jealousy, compassion, romance and love. Anger of Mother Nature and its five elements was seen in the dance by the students class 4 who performed the Raudra Rasa. Little girls of class 2 took us all into the magical world with their depiction of Adhbhuta Rasa. Fear was invoked all around when class 5 students presented their performance of Bhayanaka Rasa. Following which came the performance of Veer Rasa. It gave us a glimpse of girl power, their will and courage to combat everything wrong and stand tall. Culminating all the rasas into one is the Shanta Rasa and class 5 girls filled the atmosphere with calmness and serenity with their performance on Shanta Rasa. The audience was enthralled after their musical journey into the world of emotions and soul.

After the performances our Chairman, Mr. T. P. Aggarwal, Chairperson, Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, Principal, Ms. Sheena Kalinga and Vice Principal, Ms. Shergill felicitated the students with awards on the basis of their year-round performance.
 
Citation Ceremony - (30 January 2014)
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Clouded by a river of vivid emotions and torrential memories St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School bade farewell to the class of XII on 30 January 2014. The closure of the most important event of the life of the students was marked by a presentation and a medley of songs presented by the students of class XI. The citation ceremony witnessed the giving away of the mementoes to the students as a token of love and remembrance. Students of the outgoing batch and their parents poured out their overwhelmed heart. The school Principal Ms. Sheena Kalenga released this flock of birds with multi hued feathers into the vast world of career, competition and family life with a hope that they reach the zenith.
Republic Day Celebrations - (26 January 2014)
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26 January - a date no Indian can forget, a day for every Indian to walk with their heads held high, a day which fills our hearts with pride and dignity but at the same time reminds us of the agony that our freedom fighters had to bear to build a free democratic nation. The transition of India from a British colony to asovereign, secular and democratic nation was indeed historical and our school celebrated this phenomenal enforcement of the Indian Constitution on 24 January 2014. To mark 65 years of our Republic India, our Principal, Ms. Sheena Kalenga hoisted the national flag of India , symbolizing liberty. Any festivity, be it cultural or patriotic is incomplete without our feet tapping to beat of music. So, with a jubilant heart the children of class IV and V gave a zestful dance perfomance. The choir group also paid their tribute to mother India, casting forth their melody which engrossed the audience with their melodious voice. To conclude the program, our Principal, Ms. Sheena Kalenga gave a dynamic speech inculcating values of self-esteem and freedom in children and expressing her pride as a citizen of India.
Christmas Week Celebrations - (21 to 24 December 2013)
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SMGS wore a festive look and celebrated Christmas Week as a joyous affair from 21st of December to 24th of December 2013. To spread the Christmas cheer, parties were organised for students of classes seedling to VI. The school ground was filled by students in a party mood. It was a colourful spectacle to see students dancing with their teachers. Vice Principal of the school, Ms. Shergill and Junior Educational Supervisor, Ms. Sumbul, celebrated with the kids and made them play games like ‘Run to the Symbol’ and ‘Passing the Parcel ’. Continuing the magic of Christmas, an incredible Magic Show was organised for the students. The kids were in complete awe of the magician’s performance and craved for more. Just when kids were infused with the enthralling festive spirit, Santa made the grand entry with sweets and presents. Students received gifts from Santa and got lots of pictures clicked with him. The uncontained delight of students on meeting their favourite hero, Santa Claus, was a treat for the eyes.
Annual Function : Daksh - (3 December 2013)
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The school’s choir too entertained the audience with stimulating performances that made them groove to their music. The beginning of the function stimulated one’s senses and by the exodus, the audience was completely captivated. At the end , the item showcased by the students was ‘Tridhara’ which gave the audience a glimpse of the various dance forms across our country such as Manipuri, Kathak, Odissi and Kathakali that are a reflection of our India. The show was simply food for one’s soul and proved that music and dance are two realms which have no boundaries.
Celebrating One Nation Reading Together - (29 November 2013)
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One Nation Reading Together (ONTR) is an annual event, where children in schools across the country spend 30 minutes (preferably at 12 noon) on the designated day, reading for fun and participating in other activities that celebrate reading as a pleasurable and enriching experience. SMGS on being invited by Scholastic India joined schools all across the country on Friday, 29 November 2013, to celebrate the pleasures of reading. Students of classes II to V indulged themselves in fun reading in the last period and enjoyed this recreational activity.
Children's Day Celebrations - (14 November 2013)
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SMGS celebrated Children’s Day and paid tribute to ‘ChachaNehru on 14th of November 2013. Celebrations and activities were held to make the children feel special and exercise their right to enjoy their innocence. The day began with a special assembly for classes Seedling and Sapling. Placards depicting life of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru were shown and the history of Children’s Day was discussed with the kids. Children dressed up as Chacha Nehru and enacted. Teachers tried to step in the shoes of children and dressed up as students to perform for the kids and be one with them. Games like Fruit Salad and Musical Chairs were played. Children enjoyed taking part in fun races. The assembly was followed with a dance party and a lunch get together for children. A teacher dressed up as Chacha Nehru and visited all the classes wishing children and telling them about the nation’s first Prime Minister’s fondness for children. Class 1 students had a talent show in which every student exhibited her talent like singing, dancing recitation, acting etc. Students also made three-dimensional paper roses and pinned them on their shirt pockets to pay homage to Chacha Nehru. Class 2 students made badges from cut-outs of rose and colourful wrist bands with cut-outs of butterflies and flowers. PPTs on Chacha Nehru and movies for kids were shown in all the classes from Seedling to class 2.

Camlin Sparkles’ organised an on the spot ‘Greeting Card Making’ activity for the students of classes 3 to 5 on account of Children’s Day. Children made colourful sparkling cards for their friends and poured their love for them on the paper. One best entry from each class was given a prize.
Diwali Fete - (1 November 2013)
A wise person had once said- ‘Life is not just about braving the storms
But it is also about dancing in the rain.’
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In one’s life it is necessary to have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured. With such thoughts in mind, St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School organised a Diwali Fete on 1 November2013. It was a day of sheer fun and frolic for the students and their families who escorted the juniors to the school. All the students had a wonderful time at the fete, playing games such as Ring-a-Gift, Lucky 7, Matka, Car Racing, etc. They played games and won gifts that added to their joy. At the Lucky Draw, there were many who got truly LUCKY winning gifts such as a Lenovo Tab, refrigerator, washing machine, etc; their joy knew no bounds as it was a truly ‘Happy Diwali’ for them. There were wonderful food-stalls at the fete that tickled the taste buds of the students and left them yearning for more. At the fete, the students enjoyed eating pizzas, ice-creams, noodles, chaats etc. The Music Stall at the fete was a great hit with the students where they danced away all their troubles.

Our Chairperson Ms. Anjali Aggarwal also graced the fete with her presence. She played various games and enjoyed herself thoroughly at the fete. What made the fete even more wonderful was the fact that the proceeds of the fete will go for a noble cause- to help the victims of the Odisha disaster.
U.N Celebrations - (24 October 2013)
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Kofi Annan said “More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.”

After the horrors of World War II, the United Nations was created to provide a forum for nations to work out their problems in a peaceful way and to help nations work together to create a better world for all. On 24 October 1945, the United Nations Charter came into existence, formally understood as birth of the UN. For more than 60 years since then, the United Nations has shone as humanity's greatest hope for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. It has helped to promote human rights, freedom and democracy, erase poverty and hunger, improve health and education, and urge the governments of the world to work together in peace.In every corner of the world, the United Nations is a living testament of hope.Our school too celebrated this day to highlight the important achievements for a better world that the UN has won for all humanity. Various events were held for different classes.

The students of class V were indulged in making flags of the member countries of the UN. The organs of the UN were depicted in the form of posters by class IX. The talent of the students left everyone awestruck. VIII standard threw light on the agencies of the UN by preparing a brochure. The students of class X conducted informative quizzes about the UN for VI standard. VII standard reflected the beautiful relationship between UN and the world in the form of beautiful collages. A mock General Assembly was presented by the students of classes IX & X focusing on various topics like terrorism, environmental degradation, crisis in Syria, India as sixth permanent member and the active role of UN. The main aim of this skit was to create awareness among students. The inspiring words of our Vice-Principal, Ms. Shergill, motivated all to work harder.
Eid Celebrations - (15 October 2013)
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SMGS has always taken initiative and pride in celebrating the various festivals of India in the endeavour to provide maximum and constant exposure and knowledge of our vast culture. On 15th October 2013, the students of class 4 participated enthusiastically in the Eid-UL-Ada celebrations. It started with a speech on why Eid is celebrated by one of the students and was followed by a Qawwali singing programme. The authentic costumes of students added colour to the festive mood and transported us to a different world altogether.
Dussehra Celebrations - (9 October 2013)
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Dussehra, the festival to celebrate the victory of good over evil, was celebrated in SMGS on 9 October 2013 with a lot of religious zeal and fervour. Our students participated in various activities to promote the message of ‘good over evil’. Class Seedling teachers organised a colourful puppet show and Class Sapling teachers organised a shadow puppet show for the kids and explained the legend from the epic, The Ramayana behind celebrating Dussehra. Classes 1 and 2 students were shown a Power-point, explaining the true message of the festival i.e. celebration of good over evil through peaceful and non violent ways. Class 3 students made a poster showing a wrong that happens around them that they want to correct and wrote the measures that can be taken to discourage it. Class 4 students wrote an inspiring quotation from ‘The Ramayana’ and weaved a story related to the quotation written by them, explaining the quotation and presenting their own ideas about it.

Dussehra is celebrated all over India in different ways. Class 5 students made a flip book on the various myths behind the festival and the different ways in which it is celebrated all over the country. Students researched and highlighted various facts that traced back the origin of the festival to various fascinating Hindu mythological legends. The entire primary wing enjoyed doing the activities and the feeling of goodness filled the environment all around.
Gandhi Jayanthi Celebrations - (1 October 2013)
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Hate the sin, love the sinner.”, very simple and yet profound saying reminds us of a great revolutionary, Mahatma Gandhi. Students of SMGS remembered this great leader and his values on 1 October 2013 to celebrate the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation.

Various activities were held for the junior classes. Class 2 made badges promoting the idea of peace, one of the principal ideals of Bapu. The students drew and wrote messages to promote their own ideas of peace and trotted around with pride wearing the badges made by them. Class 3 made beautiful book marks and wrote a quotation by Gandhiji on them. The students wrote inspiring words said by Bapu. The students of Class IV gave a skit presentation on this occasion. The presentation was held for classes Sapling, I and V. The skits were based on the important incidents of Bapu's life from childhood to the era of freedom struggle. The skit inculcated the various Gandhian Principles like truth, honesty and love for all. The children enjoyed learning moral values through a medium of playful presentations. As a part of the celebrations on that day, a quiz was held for the students of class V. It was an inter-house quiz contest based on questions relating Gandhiji. All the students participated. The classes were divided into four houses i.e - Nehru, Gandhi, Shastri and Patel. The students participated enthusiastically and also learnt many new things about Gandhiji.
Grand Parent Day Celebrations - (2013)
Seedling Class - Card Making
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Sapling Class - Card Making
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Class III - Card Making
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Class IV - Poem Writing
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Class V - talk on favourite Grandparent
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It is said that Grandparents are similar to a piece of string handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their Grandchildren. Students of SMGS made an effort to invest in the memory bank of their grandparents this Grandparents Day. The school held various activities to celebrate Grandparents day on 6th September.

Students of classes Seedling and Sapling made cards for their grandparents. Family picture trees and hand impressions of the toddlers were used to create a beautiful memory. Classes 1 had put up a choir medley of old hindi songs for their grandparents. On this occasion the students of class 2 presented a medley of 4 dances. The little ones mesmerized the audience with their spell binding performance. The smiles and applause of the grandparents showed that they were awestruck and thrilled. Neha Manot of class 2-E recited a poem “Grandma’s Glasses” in English and Mannat Behl of class 2-A captivated everyone with her Hindi poem “Dadaji”. Grandparents enjoyed seeing their darlings singing and dancing for them. Students of class 3 made beautiful cards for their grandparents. Some pasted their pictures on the cards and few of them drew their pictures. The enthusiasm was there to be seen. Beautiful messages were written to acknowledge the selfless love of their grandparents for them. Class 4 wrote acrostic poems using the first letter of the word ‘GRANDPARENT’ for their grandparents. Students poured their heart out and penned down their feelings beautifully. Class 5 spoke on their favourite grandparent for a minute. They brought their grandparents’ pictures, various things that are used by their grandparents and represent them, sketches of their grandparents and vividly expressed their love for them.
Janmashtami Celebrations - (August 2013)
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Janmashtami commemorates the earthly appearance of Krishna, who is described in India’s sacred writings as God himself. One of the biggest religious festivals in the world, it is celebrated by millions of people around the world.

Our school celebrated the festival of Janmashtami with fervour and zest. The students of Class VII performed a dance which depicted the birth of Lord Krishna. Dressed up in colourful attire, the students danced with great enthusiasm and mesmerized the audience.
Brick Making Activity - (13 & 14 August 2013)
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Independence Day Ccelebrations opened with the Brick Making Activity organised for Classes VI to VIII on 13 and 14 August at St. Mark's Girls Sr. Sec School Meera Bagh. Students were asked to make bricks of different dimensions using pastel sheet. Then they were asked to arrange the bricks and make historical monuments. Class IV made the India Gate, Class V - The Red Fort, Class VI - The Qutab Minar. They worked in groups.

The main motive behind this activity was to inculcate the feeling of national integration & the spirit of patriotism. These monuments were displayed at the school reception.
Independence Day Celebrations - (14 August 2013)
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15 August is the most important day in the history of India. On this fortunate day our country became free after many centuries. So we celebrate this day with great zeal every year.

Our school celebrated Independence Day on 14 August 2013. The day began with flag hoisting. Our Principal, Ms. Sheena hoisted the National Flag. It was followed by a short speech given by the girls of Class V. After their inspiring speech a patriotic song "Jai Jai Bharat Desh Hamara" was sung by students of Class ll and lll instigating feelings of patriotism in our hearts. It was followed by a patriotic dance performance again by the students of Class ll and lll on the song "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara" which was spell-binding. Our Principal then addressed the students and urged them to be proud of being an Indian.

Thus we celebrated Independence Day in our school. This day always reminds us of the untold sacrifices of the freedom fighters. We should worship those patriots who shed their blood for achieving freedom.
Hindi Week - (29 July to 2 August 2013)
Radio Jockey Competition - Class V
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Sulekh Pratiyogita - Class III
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Tana Bana : Class IV
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Hindi week was held at SMGS from 29 July to 2 August 2013. The week had interesting activities lined up for the students, providing them a wonderful podium to enhance their confidence and help them speak out their mind. The students of classes III to X took part in varied field and portrayed their inherent talent for their mother tongue in the activities viz., calligraphy writing competition, spin a yarn competition, radio jockey competition, composing a poem, enacting short play and quiz based on the renowned Hindi poets. The students were appreciated for their excellent performance and were awarded with certificates.
RESULTS OF HINDI WEEK
Kashish Zafar III D II Inter Class - Hindi Calligraphy Competition
Shriya Gupta IV C I Inter Class - Hindi Tana Bana Competition (Spin a Yarn)
Leena Behl IV C I Inter Class - Hindi Tana Bana Competition (Spin a Yarn)
Seerat Kaur Padam IV C I Inter Class - Hindi Tana Bana Competition (Spin a Yarn)
Namrata Bhola IV B II  
Mehak Khurana IV B II  
Khushi Dagar IV D III  
Vanshika Banga IV D III  
Devanshi Singh IV D III  
Rhythum V E I Inter Class Radio Jockey Competition
Ekta Arora V E II Inter Class Radio Jockey Competition
Muskan V E II Inter Class Radio Jockey Competition
Muskaan Arora V E III Inter Class Radio Jockey Competition
Jhanvee Khanna VI C I Inter Class Hindi Poem Writing & Recitation Competition
Gurleen Kaur VI C I Inter Class Hindi Poem Writing & Recitation Competition
Namrata Gulati VI B II  
Vanshika Kaushik VI B II  
Meenal Mathur VI B II  
Garima Sanger VI B III  
Anshita Kushwaha VI B III  
Deevanshi Gupta VI B III  
Harshpreet VII B I Inter Class Story Writing & Enactment Competition
Kashish Sharma VII B I Inter Class Story Writing & Enactment Competition
Shruti Gupta VII B II  
Saloni Dayal VII B II  
Somya Sharma VII B II  
Arzu VIII A II (Favour) Inter Class Hindi Debate Competition
Ria Jaiswal VIII A II (Against) Inter Class Hindi Debate Competition
Vanshika Anand IX C I  
Purva Thakur IX C I  
Anjali Lakra X A I Inter Class Hindi Quiz Competition
Mahima Boyala X A I  
Somya Bhatnagar X A I  
Tribute to TAGORE - (7 May 2013)
Everything comes to us that belong to us if we create the capacity to receive it.” - Tagore
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The guru was patience, optimism and love personified. He was the one who did not dismiss every morning thinking that it is the same as yesterday but saw everyday as if he was seeing it for the first time like a new born child. Gurudev, as fondly remembered by one and all, believed that love is the only reality and not merely a sentiment. He was a versatile poet, philosopher, educationist, essayist, play wright and a spiritual guru. It is said that his music reached even the drivers of bullock carts and those in the humbler walks of life.

The students of St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Meera Bagh, paid a floral tribute to this knight of harmony on his birth anniversary and also celebrated the 100 years of his being conferred as a noble laureate, with reverence and fervour. He won the Nobel Prize for his soulful anthology ‘Geetanjali’.

The zestful students presented six dances on the songs penned down by Tagore like ‘Aaj Dhanu Khete’, ‘Hare re re re’, ‘Mon Mor Meghu sangi’, ‘Ora Okaroney Chonchol’ on 7 May 2013.

These dances cast an enigmatic spell on the spectators. Rendition of poems such as ‘When the Mind is Without Fear’, ‘Sleep Stealer’, ‘Cloud and waves’ and ‘Hard Times’ stole the heart and spirit of one and all. 9 May 2013 was marked by the charismatic presentation of the play ‘Chandalika’ that was performed by the students of class XI.

The power point presentation on Tagore was also shown to mark the day. Truly his mortal remains perished but left behind a heritage of verses and music, ideas and ideals to inspire all. This was Tagore, when comes another!
Earth Day Carnival - (26 April 2013)
SMS, Girls School - Earth Day Carnival : Click to EnlargeOur students became a part of the Earth Day Carnival organized by the Delhi Government Eco Club at the Chief Minister's Residence on April 26, 2013. There were over 3000 students’ from various schools of Delhi and 8 different kinds of activities organized by WWF. A group of 8 girls of classes IX and X, accompanied by their teacher incharge, Ms. Anjali Handa attended this colourful event.

The Nature Trail at the Chief Minister’s residence, which has exotic flora and fauna and indigenous trees besides habitats of bats and various birds, brought them closer to nature.

SMS, Girls School - Earth Day Carnival : Click to EnlargeThe natural trail was decorated with eco-friendly material and was divided into various parts for activities like story-telling session, making of animal masks, making posters, newspaper habitat game and film screening session. It was an amazing learning experience for the students participating in the various activities as well as seeing puppet show and heritage of India through bioscope.

The students cherish the time spent there and realised that we must be more environment friendly to conserve mother earth and ensure a secure future.

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Earth Day Celebrations – (22 – 23 April 2013)
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Henceforth, Earth Day was celebrated at St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School on 22 and 23 April 2013.

The entire primary wing took part in the Earth Day celebrations on 22 April 2013. Seedling classes celebrated Earth day in the classrooms with fun filled activities. Children were enlightened about the importance of the Earth day and were given incentives.

The students of Sapling classes were taken to the recycling room and shown how to recycle a paper. Then they used the recycled paper by cutting it in different shapes and writing slogans on them.

SMS, Girls School - Earth Day Celebrations - Seedling & Sapling : Click to EnlargeClass I had a ‘Talk on Endangered Species.’ Five participants from each class dressed up as an endangered animal and spoke on it for about 30 sec to 1 minute. The first prize was bagged by Anshula Banerjee (I-E). The second prize was bagged by Sifat Kaur (I-E). The third prize was shared by Parul Khurana (I-D) and Devina Sharma (I-E). The Special prize was won by Chesta (I-F), Tanisha Rajpal (I-D), Dhriti (I-F) and Palak (I-F)
Class 2 organized a ‘Tatto Making’ classroom activity. The entire class was divided into teams of two students each. Partners made a colourful tattoo (theme nature) on each other’s wrist.

Class III students wrote poems on nature of about 4-6 lines and drew a sketch explaining the idea of their poem. The best entries were rewarded. The first prize was bagged by Harshita Gulati (III-B). The second prize was bagged by Janvi Chhabra (III-A) and Vrinda (III-C)
‘Paper Graffiti’ competition was held for class 4 students. The entire class was divided into teams of 2 students each. Each team drew a graffiti exploring the theme of nature and earth.. The first prize was bagged by Rhyme and Gauri (IV-C). The second prize was bagged by Srishti Punj and Tanya Sethi (IV-D). The third prize was bagged by Shreya Sharma and Prabhnain Sehgal (IV-D).

SMS, Girls School - Earth Day Celebrations - Seedling & Sapling : Click to EnlargeClass V students participated in ‘News Bulletin – A Talk on Animal World’. Five participants from each class anchored a show in which they picked up an interesting fact on ‘Animal World’ and presented to the audience in an interesting manner. The first prize was bagged by Jyoti Chhabra, Vidhi Taneja, Tanishka Kanojia, Urvi Wahi and Monica Pal (V-E). The second prize was bagged by Lakshita Chhabra, Shreya Chaudhary, Muskan Luthra, Dewankshi Ahuja and Palak Aggarwal (V-C). The third prize was bagged by Chahat Nihalani, Amisha Bembi, Khushi Gupta, Harshita Kohli and Aastha Bariyar (V-A).

Students of classes III, IV and V also put up a ‘Pledge Board’ where they wrote the pledge they wanted to take for their planet and pinned it on the board.

On 23 April 2013, the senior students of the school were at their creative edge. There was Nest Making Activity for classes VI and IX. The students were divided in groups and asked to make models of a bird and a nest. The students, using eco-friendly material and the technique of paper mache made beautiful models. The students of Class X made power-point presentation on nature, environmental protection and problems posing threat to our Mother Earth. Two class representatives from each section went to different sections of class VII and showed their presentation on the smart class screen explaining, discussing and interacting with their junior mates and talking about the ways they can adopt to conserve the nature. The students of class VII were quite inquisitive and actively participated coming up with their queries.
There was Poetry Writing Competition for Class VIII. The students of Class XI staged street play before students of classes VII, VIII and IX in the school hall. The plays were to demonstrate support for environmental protection and sustain the precious natural economy.

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Baisakhi Celebrations - (12 April 2013)
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The students of class VIII of the school participated with great zeal in a Poster Making Competition and exhibited their talent on this auspicious occasion. Their paintings were breathtaking and exhibited the true spirit of the festival. It was a successful event and everyone enjoyed the festivities.
World Sparrow Day - (20 March 2013)
Ms. Sheila Dikshit along with school children celebrated World Sparrow Day at her residence in New Delhi on 20 March 2013.

On the occasion of world house sparrow day, she expressed concern over the declining number of house sparrows in the city. Three students and one teacher from eco club St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School participated in the Sparrow Conservation Program. A student, in her speech during the program emphasized on rapid urbanization that had created obstacles in habitat of birds. The species was an important bio indicator and danger to its number is a matter of concern and debate. ''The decline in its number is a grim reminder of degradation of urban environment and the danger from it to human welfare in the long run".

The program ended with an exhibition and release of a booklet over sparrow conservation for Delhi by the C.M. It helped the students to understand the need to preserve the endangered species in the city and create awareness regarding the same. The conservation mission will be continued in the school premises with related activities such as bird nest making, keeping water and food containers for the house sparrows.
Martyr’s Day - (30 January 2013)
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To remember this fateful day, class IX students of our school took out a rally on 30th January 2013. They made numerous posters, banners to spread the message of peace, harmony among the people of the nearby societies.

The rally conducted by the institution of ‘The Art of Living’ was a new experience for the students. There were 38 girls escorted by two teachers of the school.

A movie ‘The making of Mahatma’ was also shown to the students of class VIII and IX in the school auditorium.
Republic Day Celebrations - (24 January 2013)
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Our school celebrated the Republic Day on 24 of January 2013. Principal Ms. Sheena hoisted the National flag. It was followed by National Anthem and a patriotic song presented by school choir. The senior girls of class VII, VIII and IX presented a scintillating dance performance wearing colourful costumes. It was followed by a speech on Republic Day by Simrran of class XI. 24th of January was also the National Girl Child Day. Shivangi Arora of class XI gave a speech on ‘The Importance of Girls in Society’ and also vocalized the need to improve the condition of girl child in society. Our Principal Ms. Sheena addressed the students and urged the girls to feel proud being an Indian. She motivated the girls to achieve their goals in life and also to feel proud being a girl child.
National Education Day Celebration - (11 November 2012)
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Teachers Day Celebrations - (Sept. 2012)
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Teachers Day was celebrated with great aplomb at St. Mark's Girls Senior Secondary School . The school management threw a party for all the staff members at 'Pirates of Grill' in Rajouri Garden. The teachers were in a joyous mood, ready to celebrate 'their' day. The ambience of the place heightened the sense of joy and soon the teachers were enjoying the sumptuous buffets as well as dancing to the beats of the latest music. The Principal Mrs. Sheena Kalenga and the Vice Principal Ms. Sabina Shergill gave greeting cards to all the teachers and wished them. The Chairperson Mrs. Anjali Aggarwal also graced the gathering with her presence. The teachers played tambola and shared jokes, making it a truly memorable day.
Eid Celebrations - (17 August 2012)

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Little girls also drseesd up in colourful costumes and staged a Qwali performance on ''Eid Mubarak". The students also put up a miniature 'Meena Baazar' at the entrance of the hall.

Ms. Sherill came on the stage to wish. Everyone enjoyed the show.

Independence Day Celebrations - (14 August 2012)
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The school celebrated India‘s 65 years of independence with great enthusiasm and fervor. The celebration began with flag hoisting by our honorable principal Ms. Sheena Kalinga. The students of Class V paid rich tributes to the freedom fighters and the motherland by a dance performance. Ashveen of Class XI gave a thought provoking speech on this occasion. The entire school echoed with the patriotic songs sung by the students. The principal in her speech remembered the contributions of those great personalities who sacrificed their lives to free their motherland from the Britishers. She also instilled in the students the spirit of pride for our tricolor.
Janmashtami Celebrations - (9 August 2012)
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The festival of Janamashtami was celebrated on 9 August 2012 with great enthusiasm by the students of Class I. The young girls beautifully depicted the life of Lord Krishna through various tableaus. From the birth of Lord Krishna in the prison to the Geeta - Updesh, all scenes were depicted nicely. The students of the primary wing visited the school auditorium and were mesmerized by the beautiful narration about Shri Krishna's life.
World Laughter Day (2 May 2012)
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The celebration of laughter day is a positive manifestation for world peace and is intended to build up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter. On this note our school too celebrated World Laughter Day on 2nd May 2012. The day began with a discussion on “laughter” by the volunteers of DELHI LAUGHTER CLUB. Later, the volunteers made the students practice ‘LAUGHER YOGA’ which proved to be a great stress buster for all. Also a painting competition was organized on the junior as well as the senior level with “Laughter” as the theme. The students expressed the true significance of laughter with their exquisite ideas and drawings.
The following won in the Hansi Ke Rang Drawing Competition held in the school :

Group 1
1. Jharna Singhal : VIII B
2. Gurubaani Monga : VII A
3. Anushka Bharti : VIII A
4. Ashita Arora: VIII C
5. Meenakshi Loth : VIII A

Group 2
1. Garima Bhatia : X C
2. Niketa Sharma : X C
3. Jasneet Kaur Bhatia : XI C
4. Ayushi Singh : IX B
5. Niharika Grover : X A

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From the above mentioned girls, Garima Bhatia of class X-C bagged the overall fifth position at the Inter School level for the Painting Competetion during the World Laughter March held on 6th May 2012 at St. Margret School, Rohini, Delhi.
Baisakhi Celebrations (15 April 2012)
St. Marks Girls Sr. Sec School celebrated Baisakhi on the 15th of April with great zest. Baisakhi marks the beginning of the new year particularly in northern India. In a short Assembly, students were told about this seasonal festivals importance this seasonal festival’s importance. Dressed in typical folk attire, the students of class VIII then enthralled the audience with an energetic Bhangra. The wonderful dance performance was followed by giving away of the medals and certificates to the winners of the International English Olympiad, by the Headmistress of the school- Ms.Sabina Shergill. She wished the students on this special festival and congratulated the winners.
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Holi Celebrations 2012
It was a day full of joy, fun and revelry as the little toddlers of sapling class celebrated Holi – a festival of colours and love, with great enthusiasm. The children were really excited about the celebration and played Holi with their parents and teachers. All the kids played Holi with natural skin-friendly colours. The natural colours were made using turmeric powder, henna, rose and marigold flowers, and the children had fun smearing colours on each other. The kids were also explained about the significance of Holi and the significance of colours in one’s life.
Diwali Celebrations 'The Ramayana' - Class II & III - (October 2011)
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Diwali is a reason to celebrate as the air is filled with festive joy and fervor. Everywhere there are celebrations galore, and the splendor and warmth of this glorious festival was celebrated in our school with great aplomb. As per the part of the extensive Diwali celebrations, the enactment of the Ramayana by the students of class II and III was the main highlight. The portrayal of the mythological characters on the stage was very real and charismatic. Ram, Lakshman and Sita played by the third standard students, Kuhuk, Aarti and Arshdeep respectively, were outstanding but Anushka Sharma in her portrayal of cunning ‘Manthra’ was a force to reckon with. The depiction of Ramayana when Lord Rama was sent to a fourteen year exile, Sita-haran Lanka Vinash and Return of Lord Rama were very immaculately dramatized for the viewers. From constumes to stage settings to the performance everything simply fell in place and made an outstanding watch for the audience. Two dance performances part of the play by class II students were treat to the eyes. The efforts of the teachers as well as the students were applauded and extremely appreciated by our Headmistress, Ms. Sabina Shergill. The wonderful portrayal and the skillfully presented Ramayana definitely gave all the more reason to the students to celebrate Diwali with grandeur and zest!

The stundents of IX standard put forth a mesmerizing classical dance on the occasion of Deepavali. With ‘diyas' in hand they performed with a plomb and enchanted the audience. They looked radiant in their traditional dresses and definitely brightened the joyous revelry.

Eid Celebrations - (30 August 2011)
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Eid- The festival of peace, harmony and brotherhood was celebrated in the St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec School with zeal and enthusiasm. The programme started with an introductory note as to why and how the Eid is celebrated. The students of Class I projected a soulful Quawwali. It was followed by a skit based on the very famous story ‘Idgah’ written by Munshi Premchand. Our Vice-Principal Ms. Sabina Shergill witnessed the programme and was delighted see the little performers. She also tasted the special dish called ‘Sewain’ made specially for the Eid celebration. She spoke a few words of encouragement to the children and wished them ‘Eid Mubarak’. The programme was enjoyed by one and all.
Janmashtami Celebrations - (19 August 2011)
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Skit presented by Sapling Teachers
Every year Janmashtami is celebrated in the school with great fervor. This year also, on August 19th 2011, the school buzzed with the same excitement. The teachers of Sapling put in a lot of effort and put forth a beautiful skit depicting the various life stages of Lord Krishna.

The skit was not only enjoyable but also educational. The children of Seedling and Sapling who formed the audience had a great time. Such programmes not only educate the children about Indian mythology but also instill moral values in them. Altogether, it was a memorable day for the little ones.
Independence Day Celebrations - (12 August 2011)
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SMS Girls School - Independence Day Celebrations 2011 : Click to EnlargeThe 64th Independence Day was celebrated with great fervour on 12 August 2011 at St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec .School. The students of class VII hosted the whole program.

The parents of class VII were thrilled to hear the wonderful patriotic song and be the part of silent National Anthem. The play staged showed our great leaders in the heaven feeling remorseful to see their country infested with corruption. Eventually the play gave a very wise message to the audience, making them ponder over how the citizens themselves are somehow responsible for this evil.

The program proved that Independence Day is more about understanding the freedom struggle and political unrest that the country went through than just feeling a sense of freedom.

The chairperson of the school, Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, gave vote of thanks. She said that the program was very inspiring and motivated the students for having a sense of pride for being born in the free country.

The program ended with a patriotic feeling and everyone taking a pledge to bring honour to their country.
Baisakhi Celebrations - (13 April 2011)
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The students celebrated Baisakhi, which is a harvest festival of Punjab and Haryana, on 13th April 2011 with a lot of pomp and gusto. An energetic bhangra was performed by the students clad in traditional attire on the beats of dhol. A joyful festive atmosphere was created.