School notes

Republic Day celebrations at Banyan Tree School, Lodi Road

Banyan Tree School celebrated the 64th Republic Day on January 24 with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour. The morning assembly commenced with the hoisting of the national flag followed by a spirited march past by the students of classes XI and X. Students gave inspirational speeches urging the student body to work towards its goals with pride and to always uphold the honour of their motherland. This was followed by a colourful dance performance and mass PT and aerobics display by the students. The beautiful and solemn morning ended on a high note with declaration of the winners of the march past.

St Thomas' students shine at Tod Fod Jod held at Modern School

Tod Fod Jod Mela was a mega event held at Modern School, Barakhamba Road. V Shankar and R Thomas, TFJ mentors of St Thomas' School with students of Class VIII participated in this mega event. Introductory talks by Samir Mitra, Head National Innovation Clusters, NInC and Neeraj Gualti, TFJ coordinator, spurred much excitement and curiosity in children.

Sam Pitroda, adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information, Infrastructure and Innovation was present to see the Tod Fod Jod displays..

Pitroda with his team visited all the Joddis playsof schools and interacted with the school students. Thomasites were elated when Pitroda appreciated their TFJ projects and advised them to get patents on their TFJ products. St Thomas' School was awarded the certificate of appreciation for its pioneering efforts in igniting youth innovation. Certificate of appreciation and participation were awarded to the mentors and students.

Addressing students at the mela, Chairman of the National Innovation Council and adviser to the Prime Minister, Pitroda said that the TFJ initiative is aimed at school students from classes VI to VIII and is eliciting quite a response.

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