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NCC Community Service - (27 January 2020)
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40 girl cadets of NCC did Community Service by visiting the Sai Old Age Home in Nihal Vihar on 27 January, 2020. They contributed grocery items and eatables and sweets and spent quality time with the old people.
Visit to Blind School - (30 December 2019)
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A group of 16 students made a visit on 30 December, 2019 to All India Confederation for Blind, Rohini, an NGO working with the visually impaired children. They paid a visit to the campus and got an insight into how it imparts intensive computer training to the children and makes them independent in basic stitching, home management and leadership skills.
Visit to Gurukul - (30 December 2019)
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"To make an elderly person happy is the noblest act a young person can ever do!".

We end the year living up to this ethos of "sharing and caring”.

Students of Class IX visited Gurukul - an old age home managed by Sri Ravi Kalra at Gurugram on 30 December, 2019. The students handed 300 kgs. of flour, 100 kgs. rice, 120 kgs. sugar, 50 kgs. besan, 100 packets of biscuits, 25 kgs. of tea, 20 kgs. pulses, quilts and 160 pair of warm socks.

The young students spent time with the elderly and some were moved to tears on hearing the poignant stories of abandoned senior citizens.
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh organises UMANG - Celebration of Life - an event for the lesser privileged - (28 December 2019)
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The fourth edition of UMANG - Celebration of Life, an event for the lesser privileged children of the society, was organized by St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh on the 28 December, 2019.

The Organizing Team, comprising of student volunteers from Grade XI, not only raised funds for the event but also planned and executed various activities to make the day a memorable one for the participating children. The day started with some music and dance that helped the children beat the extremely cold weather followed by recital of mantras. After the morning refreshments, the team of student volunteers organised an Art Competition for the children who were divided into three groups. The topics were : Nature, Festivals, India of my Dreams. The judges were highly impressed with the art work done by the children. Sports activities were also organised for the 130 odd lesser privileged children that brought the competitive spirit alive in each one of them. An elaborate lunch was also served to one and all.

This was followed by the Prize Distribution Ceremony. Our Chairman, Mr. T. P. Aggarwal, Principal, Ms. Anjali Aggarwal along with Director, Mr. Rahul Aggarwal gave away the prizes to the winners in art and sports. In her concluding remarks, Principal, Ms. Aggarwal, addressed the children and congratulated them for being part of the event. She also congratulated the organising committee for its relentless efforts in spreading happiness all around. Each child left with a gift hamper, a certificate from Team Umang, lots of happy memories and a promise to come back again for Umang 2020.
Second Meeting of Plastic Committee - (23 December 2019)
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As a part of Anti plastic campaign, second meeting was addressed by Mr. R. Aggarwal (Director) on 23 December, 2019. This meeting was attended by students and teacher incharges from all the three branches of St. Mark’s School. Students presented their audit reports on single use plastic usage in their respective schools. On the basis of their reports, results were analysed and solutions were discussed to bring down plastic usage in school and to make efforts in sensitising students, parents and community.
Parivartan - (December 2019)
St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh took an initiative to help non computer literate parents to become familiar with the world of computers.

The team of 10 students and 10 parents was led by two computer teachers of our school, Ms. V. Lamba and Ms. S. Bhatnagar. The project commenced in April 2019 and concluded by December 2019.

The parents were given an opportunity to learn the basics of computer like Paint, Notepad, MS-Office and Internet, so that they can support their children and help them to use computers in an optimum way. This endeavour has made the parents confident enough as they now feel at par with the tech savvy world.
Annual Winter Campaign by Goonj - (December 2019)
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To make the winters less harsh this year for the homeless and migrant workers in the remote hilly areas of India, the students of St. Mark’s participated in the annual winter campaign by Goonj - UDHA DO ZINDAGI and contributed woollen articles.
Armed Forces Flag Day - (7 December 2019)
With courage and character, Indian soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice...

We in St. Mark's salute the undying spirit of our brave warriors. Our students paid homage to our courageous army personnel by commemorating the Armed Forces Flag Day on 7 December, 2019 by collecting Rs. 7,500/- through sale of flags for rehabilitation of ex - servicemen and the families of soldiers who have sacrificed their lives at the altar of duty.
Anti Cracker Campaign for Diwali - (2019)
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Diwali, the biggest festival of North India, has lost it's quintessential charm, in the extravagance of our life styles.

Then be it the bursting of crackers or the way we splurge the money on things. The winds of Delhi take a turn towards the worse, thanks to the crop stubble being burnt in the neighborhood states of Punjab and Haryana and the bursting of crackers by the citizens of Delhi, So, an Anti cracker Diwali Rally was organised by the members of the Earth Saviours Eco Club. The children went out in GH-6, GH 5 and 7 and LIC colony and shouted slogans, urging the people to have an eco friendly,safe and a cracker free Diwali. Other than the Rally there was a PPT which was shown to the children and there were talks in the school assembly.
Shramdaan - (2 October 2019)
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Students of Class XI of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary through ShramDaan. The students along with their teachers took the Swachhta pledge. This year the students also focussed on discouraging the use of single use plastics as well as motivating people to make "Fit India" a part of their lifestyle. They spread their message by undertaking a cleanliness drive in the area adjoining our school with zeal and enthusiasm.
Plastic Committee - (4 September 2019)
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The fact that plastic is forever, poisons our food chain, affects health and causes pollution, is more than enough to be a part of anti plastic drive and to bring down plastic footprints. Keeping this in mind a committee was formed comprising the students and teachers of all the three branches of St. Mark's School. The first meeting was addressed by Director, Mr. R. Aggarwal and Principal Ms. A. Aggarwal on 4 September, 2019. The main agenda was to find out ways to reduce plastic footprints of the school and to achieve target of becoming a plastic free school. There was a group discussion on single use plastic and to find out it's alternatives. Students would carry a pre audit of plastic usage in their school and present it in the next meeting.
Nirmaan Awards - (20 April 2019)
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Nirmaan Enterprises is an initiative by the students of St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh. It is an eco friendly association that started in 2012 and since then it aims at the uplifting of women and encouraging their independence. Here we hire women belonging to economically weaker section of society and teach them some skills. They use their skills to manufacture goods like chocolates, bags etc. Once the goods are sold, a portion of the profit is given to them and some of it is ploughed back in the business to purchase further raw material.

Like every year, this year also Nirmaan awards were given to Navya Aggarwal (XI-D), Gautam Gupta (X-A) and Vernika Gupta (X-A) as Most Enterprising Student of Nirmaan Enterprises for 2018-19.

Bhavya Sharma (XI-B), Nischay Vij (XI-F) and Kashish Koul (XI-F) were awarded for Exemplary Contribution to Nirmaan Enterprises for three years in succession.
Students of St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh Lend a Helping Hand - (2019)
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In times of calamity a billion Indian hearts beat together... hands reach out to help.

St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School Meera Bagh contributed 35 sacks of bedsheets and sarees and 1700 packets of sanitary napkins to the flood affected victims in Assam and Bihar through the aegis of Goonj - an NGO which is working at the ground level in both the flood affected regions.
St. Mark's School, Meera Bagh organises Umang : Celebration of LIfe - (2019)
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St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh bade goodbye to 2018 by organising Umang - Celebration of life, an event for the lesser privileged children of the society.

With excitement and enthusiasm the organising committee, consisting of students from grade XI, brought cheer and happiness to around 160 children from near and far as it organised a range of activities - meditation, music, races and art for the children to participate and enjoy.

The Principal, Ms. A. Aggarwal, motivated the children with her address and along with the Vice Principals, Ms. R. Anand and Ms. A. Gupta gave away the prizes to the winners of the races as well as art competition. Each child was also given a gift hamper for the New Year.
We Share because We Truly Care - (February 2019)
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For the past many years St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh has been associated with SOS Children's Villages of India which is a non - profit organisation working for holistic development of parentless children belonging to vulnerable sections of society. This year also the SMS family contributed Rs 5,11,582 (Rupees Five lakhs, Eleven thousand, five hundred and eighty two) to SOS in a cultural extravaganza "Jashn- e- Hindustan" organized by the primary wing of the school.

The SOS representative Ms. Kavita Shrivastava thanked the SMS family for their generous contribution and appreciated the school's active involvement in social work initiatives. She also applauded SMS,Meera Bagh as the top contributor school pan India for the past many years.

The top student collectors are:

Vedansh Chugh (VIII C) contributed Rs. 7000/-,
Keerat Banga (III C) contributed Rs. 6000/-,
Sanvie Sethi (I B) contributed Rs. 6000/-,
Charvi Yadav (II A) contributed Rs. 5100/-,
Preet Arora (III E) contributed Rs. 5100/- and
Kabir Jain VIII F contributed Rs. 5100/-.

The top collector Class was II E which contributed Rs. 24710/-.

St. Mark’s School Encourages Waste Management Practices and Sustainable Lifestyle - (2019)
To sensitize and empower our students towards sustainable lifestyle by promoting and enabling action on solid waste management and reducing the ecological impact of solid waste, students of Class VIII-H of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Meera Bagh started green bag system. As a part of this each student brings a small bag or a pouch to carry the waste generated by him or her. This gives them accountability of how much waste each one produces and how it can be reduced and finally turned to ZERO which is the need of the hour. The best part is that there is no dustbin in the class and the class remains clean throughout the day. This group will now act as catalyst to sensitize other classes of our school so that our school becomes zero waste school.
 
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