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Fifteen students accompanied by Ms. Malovika & Ms. Jyoti represented India in International Cultural Exchange Program-Joy Dancing Children's Meet at Beijing, China from 03 August - 15 August 2016 

 

The students of the school participated in the ‘Joy Dancing Beijing Festival 2016’ at Beijing, China in the month of August ’16. Unlike the last couple of years, this time the students were also invited to the  DIYAF -Dalian International Youth Arts Festival at Dalian. The dance troupe presented three art forms- Kathak, Garba and Dhunachi, in both the festivals at Beijing and Dalian, at multiple venues. The audience was ecstatic on seeing the colourful and vibrant dances put up by one of the youngest members of all the participating teams. The vivacious performances enthralled and impressed the organizers of Dalian Arts Festival so much that they extended a confirmed participation of India for their festival from 2017 onwards. This was an achievement for the young dancers for they made everyone proud. The performances were covered by the local media and newspapers extensively.

 

The students not only performed at various venues but also visited all the famous tourist sites including the Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, Sea World Adventure Park, Beijing Museum of Natural History and the Bird’s Nest stadium. They also had exchange visits with the local schools both at Beijing and Dalian. The best part of the tour as mentioned by the students was the visit to Shanghai. The students visited the world’s 5th tallest building -The Oriental Pearl Tower and the Jade temple. The cruise and visit to Disneyland has left behind indelible exciting memories for life.


Sohini Chakrabarti at Global Citizens Youth Summit, Massachusetts, USA from 29 July to 06 August 2016 

Sohini Chakrabarti of XII B was selected as one of the 28 scholars from all over the world, from a strong pool of high-caliber applicants, to participate at the Global Citizens Youth Summit'16, one of the best summer programs for extraordinary and talented young leaders worldwide. The Summit was organized by the Global Citizens Initiative at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA during July 29 – August 6, 2016.

The goal of the Summit was to develop the next generation of global leaders. The scholars acquired the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed to act as informed, engaged, and empathetic global citizens.

Sohini was the only scholar from India and was also awarded a full scholarship of USD 5500 to participate at the Summit.

School wins accolades at the 6th Shanghai International Youth Science and Technology Expo 2016 held in Shanghai from 17 to 20 July 

A contingent of ten students of classes X and XI, accompanied by two teachers from Tagore International School Vasant Vihar, represented India at the 6th Shanghai International Youth Science And Technology Expo 2016 and Science and Technology Stars of Tomorrow Invitational Tournament, held in Shanghai from July 17 to 20. In all, four projects were showcased at the Expo: Brake Volt, made and presented by Arnav Balyan, Muskaan Mehra and Abhay, Hari Teflon presented by Shraddha SS, pH 5.6 presented by Priyesh Sharan, Avijit Sharma and Sagnik Bhattachrya , while the project on Oxygen from waste was presented by Manchit Jasrotia, Aarnav Bharghava and Manoj VM. Each exhibit won the first, second and third prizes respectively. Over 100 students and teachers from 35 Schools from across the world had participated in the event.

Besides presentation and demonstration of the working models, the students had interactive sessions in the judges round, after which the Expo was open to the public.

The icing on the cake was the leisure trip to Beijing where the participants visited the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and the Great Wall of China.

Ms. Preeti Chadha, Junior School Headmistress visited three campuses of the Ritsumeikan University, Japan and Doshisha High School, Kyoto from 13 June-16 June 2016 

Sohini Chakrabarti of XII B represented India at International Ministerial Meeting organized by UNESCO at Paris Headquarters on 17 and 18 May 2016 

Sohini Chakrabarti of class XII B was invited to the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France to participate in the Ministerial Meeting on Education Sector Responses to Violence based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression on 17 and 18 May 2016. Co-Founder and the current Project Head of Breaking Barriers, the campaign taken up by the school for the LGBT+ community, Sohini shared her experiences of leading India's first gay-straight alliance (GSA) at the school level, which provided information for future UN reports and other information portals, as well as opened up avenues for collaboration with other NGOs and civil society organisations present at the Meet. Sohini was the youngest invitee at the Conference and the only representative from India.