FELICITATION CEREMONY 2017
A motivational speech for classes VIII to XII was conducted by Brig. Suchit Bandyopadhyay AMC, HQB Bengal Area, (Teaching Faculty Professor: HOD in AFMC Pune for 10 years) in the school quadrangle on 23 August 2016
FELICITATION CEREMONY 2016
Army Public School Kolkata celebrated Felicitation Ceremony 2016 on 7 July in the School Auditorium. Lt. Gen. AS Bedi YSM, VSM, GOC Bengal Area, the Honorable Patron of the school was the Chief Guest for the function and Maj. Gen. Sunil Yadav YSM, the Guest of Honour.
After a short but colourful cultural programme, 39 students of Class X who scored 10 CGPA and 25 students of Class XII who scored above 90% marks in aggregate in the recently concluded AISSE and AISSCE respectively were felicitated. Among them were Debaditya Sinha from the Science Stream, Shubhojyoti Shome of the Commerce Stream and Mrinal Pandey of the Humanities Stream who topped the school marklists.
All teachers who taught Classes X and XII in the last academic session were also awarded Tokens of Appreciation by the Honourable Patron himself. He also constituted the Rolling Trophy for the Teacher of the Year which was won, along with a cash prize of Rs. 10,000. by Ms. Shaheena Yasmin Tarana of the Physics Dept.
In his address, the Chief Guest congratulated the students and teachers on the excellent academic performance and complimented the Chairman in taking a proactive role in taking Army Public School Kolkata to the top of the API rankings.
The programme concluded with an informal interaction between the awardees and the distinguished guests.
EVENTS - CO-CURRICULAR 2015-2016
FELICITATION CEREMONY 2015
Army Public School Kolkata hosted a sumptuous get-together in honour of all prestigious prodigies who get 10 CGPA in the AISS 2015 and those who secured 99% in chemistry and geography, 98% in Ph. Education and Political Sc., 95% in English, Physics, Maths, Economics, Business studies, Accountancy and entrepreneurship in their class XII Examination. The meritorious student with parents were invited for the occasion. Maj. Gen. Ashok Kumar AVSM off. GOC Bengal Area and Brig. Arun Sabrewal CSO Bengal Area presided over the program. The programme began with a welcome song, after which Principal Dr. Suchitra Bhattacharya addressed the gathering, congratulating and motivating the students to aim for and reach beyond stars.
The auditorium then reverberated by the feet tapping musical perf0ormance by little once of primary section on A.R. Rahaman's 'JAI HO' song. The most awaited moment arrived when the chief guest gave away awards to the meritorious students for their achievements and also the teachers for their hard work .The program came to an end with the inauguration of school's new cafeteria by Maj. Gen. Ashok Kumar AVSM.
Van Mahotsav was celebrated on 5th August in APS Kolkata. Various activities were held in the junior wing of the school to emphasize the need to save our environment.
All the students of the Primary Wing actively participated with lots of enthusiasm and zeal in activities like Nature Walk, Sapling plantation, Collage making competition and class three students prepared attractive placards and headgear and rallied in the BMC campus to bring awareness among the masses about the human activities damaging our environment and conveyed the message of avoiding such activities
INTER-HOUSE DEBATE COMPETITION
The great French philosopher Joseph Joubert once said, "it is better to debate an issue without settling it than to settle an issue without debating it". With this aim in view an inter-house debate competition was held in the school auditorium on 17th July 2015. Each house nominated two speakers who voiced their views for & against the motion - "social networking technology has brought about a change in the education system in & outside the classroom." - well challenged by a panel of interjectors who kept the competition alive through their volley of questions. Each participant rose to the occasion to defend their argument with unwavering confidence, clarity of thought and tolerance for divergent views.
Offering the contestants a creative room to vent out their thoughts, the entire contest was well compered by Armaan Dhanwa of Standard IX Sc., & most impeccably adjudicated by a panel of distinguished judges Ms Sunanda Bhattacharya, Ms Phuljhuri Basu & Ms Smita Chatterjee. The participants, well armed with statistics and data made their arguments more emphatic and eventually battled it out to a nail-biting finish with Khurana House being adjudged as the best team, comprising of Kathakali Sarkhel, Shreya Sarkar & Kushagra Marwaha; while trophy for the best speaker for the motion also went to Kathakali Sarkhel of Khurana House. Debaditya Bose of Raman House was adjudged the best speaker against the motion while Kuhu Sabherwal again of Raman House bagged the best interjector's trophy.
SAY NO TO TOBACCO DRIVE
With an aim to generate awareness among the students on the harmful effects of tobacco consumption, a 'say no to tobacco' drive was organised in the school campus on 16th July 2015. The budding artists from Standard VI to VII gave a structured form , with their stroke of brush, to this socially relevant topic, by showcasing their views, through a vibrant and colourful display of creative activities, like poster making, slogan designing etc. which was conducted in the quadrangle; while the senior students got an opportunity to display their astute acumen by voicing their views on the topic, through an essay writing competition, held in the senior school library.
Army Public School Kolkata witnessed the auspicious ceremony of Rabindra Jayanti on 8 May, 2015. Then the tiny tots danced on the beats of "Ora okarone hey chonchol." This was followed by a mesmerizing violin recital by the very talented Jyotiraditya Roy of class 4. The programme was taken over by the senior dance group. The students were also shown an audio-visual clip on the famous poem "Birpurush" recited by Rabindranath Tagore himself. Then came the most awaited part of the programme - "Inter-house Recitation Competition" where participants of four houses- gave a tough competition to one another. The senior school teachers- Sunanda Bhattacharya, Keya Khemka and Moumita Deb were the jury members of the first shift of Inter - house Recitation Competition while Deepa Bhattacharya, Sanjay Roy and were the same for the second shift. The Rabindra Jayanti programme was a great success as it imprinted the memories of the legendary world renowned poet Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in our minds. The show was overall organized by one of our high school teachers, Anindiya Shankar.
INTER-HOUSE QUIZ COMPETITION
Quiz competitions are universal ingredients to provide an impetus and sharpen the minds of children ,so as to make them aware, informed and more confident in life. An Interhouse G.K Quiz was successfully conducted on the 6th of May 2015 in the school auditorium , participated by students of Standard IX to XII. The entire event was conceptualized under the guidance of the school Principal Dr. Suchitra Bhattacharya while the contest was conducted by Mr. Ranjan Dutta , the Quiz Master. Participants from the four houses had to go through several levels of quizzing including audience questions, that kept their interest alive. It was a brainstorming session which continued for two hours. The competitive spirit was further nurtured by the loud cheering and clapping of the students .All the teams put up a tough fight with Raman House emerging as the winner and Khurana house following as the first runners-up.
SPEL - LINC COMPETITION 2015
India's largest spelling competition for school children SPELL-LINC ,was conducted in the school auditorium by the representatives of the Linc Company on 21st April 2015.It was participated by the selected students of Standard VI, VII , & VIII .The competition was held in different rounds , posing a great challenge for the students to crack the spellings of difficult words. Pritam Das and Snighdha Singh of Standard VIII B was adjudged the winner and runners-up respectively. Consolation and participation certificates were also awarded to the other deserving participants. It was the most fulfilling and rewarding experience for all students.