Dated, 15th November, 2017, The auspicious Children’s Day is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm in Pestle Weed college. The teachers presented variety entertainment programme for children, which was full of vigor and vitality, very colorful and lively performance by the teachers were thoroughly enjoyed by the students. The programme commenced with the brief description of this towering personality of India, our first Prime Minister Pd. Jawahar Lal Nehru by the Principal, Mr. Jatin Sethi , which set the ball rolling for the exuberant evening , which encompassed every sort of healthy entertainment , ranging from hummers skit by Mrs. Samta Goel, Mrs Maduri, Mrs. Sunaina , Mrs. Mamta and Mrs. Pinky , Melodious songs by Mr. Aashis and the pair of Ankit & Agrim. The icing on the cake was a wonderful symphonic presentation by Mr. Suresh P.T. by Flute, which really mesmerized the beholders .At the end children’s majestic feast of blessings interlude with humorous antidote by Mrs. Kiran Kashyap. The programme culminated with the dance presentation by the teachers, which were hugely applauded by the children’s.
Dated: 14theOctober 2017, The 26th Founder’s Day and Annual Athletic Meet of The Pestle Weed School was celebrated with gaiety in its premises. The celebration included various cultural programme, alumni re-union and athletic events in which the students took part enthusiastically. The Annual Athletic Meet was held amongst the students of The Pestle Weed School and the other institutions run under the umbrella of Children’s Academy Association namely, The Pestle Weed School of Information Technology, Children’s Academy and Kay Cee Public School. Lt Gen S K Jha, AVSM, YSM, SM, Commandant, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. In various athletic events such as long jump, high jump, gymnastic, yoga, different kinds of races, PT display, formation drill and march past, the students of the four institutions performed with their heart and soul out. Various races of the tiny tots were extremely attractive and impressive which was enjoyed by all the spectators. The races of the senior section were also a thrill to watch. The drill formation presented by the students of Children’s Academy was highly appreciated by the spectators as every move of the students was very well synchronized and executed to the perfection. The best athlete trophy in Section-A was grabbed by Gautam of Children’s Academy, Section-B to Rohit Hembram of The Pestle Weed School, Section-C to Prince Chaudhary of The Pestle Weed School, Section-D to Atul Chaudhry of The Pestle Weed School and Section-E (Girls) to Shrirudhi Basnyat of The Pestle Weed School. Aryan Sethi was adjudged the best gymnast. We well awaited March Past trophy was lifted by the Girls of Children’s Academy. The winners of different field and track events were also awarded with the medals and certificates. There was a special event organized, the couple race of the parents of The Pestle Weed School which was enjoyed by everyone present on the occasion. The Chief Guest, Lt Gen S K Jha, in his addressed emphasized on the importance of sports and discipline during the school years. Gen Jha appreciated the wonderful show put up by the budding students. He also appreciated the efforts of the teachers and the management for providing such vast platform for the students and imbibing right training in them in order to execute so well in their respective events. He said, “It is more important to participate in sports than winning or losing, I am thrilled to watch the young athletes performing with precision and enthusiasm”. Shri Prem Kashyap, Chairman The Pestle Weed School, in his address threw light on the achievements and accomplishments of The Pestle Weed School in the past 26 years. He himself being an ardent lover of sports, encouraged the children to participate more in the sports activities. He emphasized on the balanced and holistic development of the students and described the role of teachers and parents in upbringing of the children. Mr. Kashyap congratulated the winners and encouraged the other participants of the events. Mrs. Rashi Kashyap, Director, The Pestle Weed School proposed the vote of thanks. The other dignitaries present on this occasion were Mr. Akash Kashyap, Mr. Anil Mehra, Brig G S Bath, Gen Chander Nandwani, Dr. M.S. Negi, Gen K N Bhatt, Mrs. Kiran Kashyap, Mrs. Anish Arora, Dr. Nisha Rani, Dr. S.C. Biala, Mr. Jatin Sethi, Mr. Vineet
Dated: 13th October 2017, Annual Fete and Children’s Academy Association Boxing Championship was held today at The Pestle Weed School on the occasion of its 26th Founder’s Day Celebration. The Annual Fete was inaugurated in the morning by Mr. Prem Kashyap, Chairman The Pestle Weed School and Mrs. Kiran Kashyap, Director, Children’s Academy in the benign presence of parents and guests from all nooks & corner of the country as well as abroad. The students had set up stalls with different food items and games. Approximately 10 schools of Dehradun became a part of the Fete. The pestlewenians resolved to utilize the surplus in social activities and doing something for the under privileged. An Alumni Association Meeting was also held in the afternoon wherein the ex-students of The Pestle Weed School and Children’s Academy took active participation in the deliberations. The Children’s Academy Association Boxing Championship 2017 was held in the evening among the boxers of The Pestle Weed School, Children’s Academy and Kay Cee Public School. The Chief Guest of the evening was Brig Tarun Kumar Aich, BGS, Indian Military Academy Dehradun who praised the efforts of the Pestle Weed fraternity and especially Mr. Prem Kashyap, the man who has always endeavoured to provide extensive opportunities to his students in all spheres of learning and growth. The results of the finals of the championship were as follows: - Winner in Neon Weight 25 kg to 28 kg: Yash Bhatacharya of Kay Cee Public School Winner in Light Weight 29 kg to 31 kg: Sumit of The Pestle Weed School Winner in Pin Weight 31 kg to 33 kg: Anurag of The Pestle Weed School Winner in Light Fly 34 kg to 36 kg: Tanuj Paswan (KCPS) Winner in Fly 37kg to 39kg Suyash Ankur (C.A.) Winner in Light Hydrogen 40kg to 42kg Ahmed Khan (C.A.) Winner in Hydrogen 43kg to 45kg Safal Khadka (K.C.) Winner in Paper Weight 46kg to 48kg Akash Sonkar (K.C.) Winner in Light Bantons 49kg to 51kg Kshitij Kumar Suman (P.W.C.) Winner in Banton Weight 52kg to 54kg Abhay Pratap (P.W.C.) Winner in Light Middle Weight 55kg to 57kg Shashi Kumar (K.C.) Winner in Middle Weight 58kg to 60kg Prateek Gupta (P.W.C.) Heavy Weight 62 kg to 64 kg Ashmit Tyagi (P.W.C.) The overall trophy was lifted by The Pestle Weed School with 22 points. Brig Tarun appreciated the wonderful show of Boxing Championship put up by the budding students of the institutions managed under Children’s Academy Association to congratulated the winners and appreciated the efforts of all the participants. He said, “Sports are an important ingredient to shape up an individual’s personality as a whole. The sport of boxing imbibes a wonderful coordination and mental alertness.” Shri Prem Kashyap appreciating the efforts of the students said, “I am happy that the sport of boxing is being liked and opted by the students which will definitely keep them fit and alert.” Mrs. Rashi Kashyap, Director The Pestle Weed School proposed the vote of thanks.
Dated 20th Feb 2017: The Pestle Weed School hosted the Farewell Ceremony for class Twelfth Batch 2016-17 in the most befitting manner. The Principal, Mr. Prem Kashyap appealed to the outgoing batch particularly and everybody in general to up-held the basic value system in life to be a successful human. The Farewell is indeed a very solemn occasion reflecting the sense of belongingness and strengthening the bond among the outgoing batch and Alma Mater. The organizer really made the farewell memorable by presenting a well knitted and multifarious programmes weather it was a melodious song presented by Mast. Singam to begin with or a dance presentation by Junior boys followed by Musical Chair for outgoing batch, which was indeed a thrill to watch but Seldon surpassed everyone by her swift movements and alertness resulting in winning the game. The Retro Dance of Shrirudhi, Venvi, Prachi, Tenzin& Kashish were the treat to watch, the flexibility and rhythm in their body were un-believable which spell bounded the beholders. The most awaited moment of the day were the contest for various titles, commenced with ramp walk, in which all the students of outgoing batch displayed their confidence and aesthetic sense, the judges shortlisted Aman Tiger, Diwakar Tyagi, Seldon, Ipsita, Shivagi & Jitesh to go to the second round, which was a Question Answers round, in which Ipsita were adjudged Miss C.B.S.E. whereas Mast. Jitesh won the Title Mr. C.B.S.E. Ipsita coveted with the crown of Mis Spark and Mast. Diwakar Mr. Spark. Miss Shivangi was adjudged in the female category as most aesthetically Dressed girl, Decorated with the title Miss Charming whereas Aman Chaudhary for his Dynamic attire won the title of Mr. Personality. Mrs Kiran Kashyap and Mr. Prem Kashyap graciously awarded the title to the recipient.0 Mr. Prem Kashyap in his address appealed to young budding citizens to upheld the basic value system to lead a successful life, he advised the students to have a purpose in life, which will make their goals more clearer & simpler, be more positive and accountable in their day to day approach. He expressed his concern over the materialistic approach of young students very early in their life. He wished the outgoing batch all the best for forthcoming Board Examination and for all their future endeavors. Miss Seldon formally proposed Vote of Thanks, expressing her gratitude to all the teachers, warden, P.T.I. & Mess staff. The programme culminated by outgoing batch handling over the torch of the school to their immediate juniors, a ritual portraying the pledge by class XI to take this institution to the zenith of glory. (Jatin Sethi) Vice Principal
THE THREE DAYS PPSA ALL INDIA PRINCIPALS & TEACHERS’ CONFERENCE CULMINATES 3 Lifetime Achievement Awards, 5 Distinguished Service Awards, 14 Uttarakhand Ratan Awards and 28 Shiksha Ratan Awards conferred on Eminent Educationists, Principals & Teachers Dated: Sunday, 18th December 2016; The three days National Conference organized under the aegis of National Executive Committee of Principals Progressive Schools Association, Uttarakhand India, on the themes ‘People Matter: Growing Self, Growing Others, Growing Community’ for Principals and ‘Innovate, Motivate, Differentiate’ for Teachers. Approximately 300 Teachers and 100 Principals and Chairpersons of elite public school from across the country participated in the conference. The third and the last day of the Conference was exclusively for the Principals & Chairpersons. The first session of the day was presented by Dr. Harish Chaudhry, Professor IIT New Delhi on the topic, ‘Instructional Leadership-A Conversation with Principals’. Elaborating his views on the topic, Dr. Chaudhry said, “The present generation has been exposed to an explosion of information, the Teacher and Principal have to keep themselves updated as per the emerging trends. We cannot change the thing which we cannot measure and we cannot monitor the thing that we cannot do”. The next session was presented by Dr. Kamal Taori, IAS (Retd.) who spoke on the topic, ‘Attitudinal Realignment of School Leaders’. Dr. Taori very articulately summed up his views and threw light on the importance of the attitudinal realignment. Dr. Taori said, “Making policies is one thing and implementing and executing them is an art and science which the school leaders have to excel at”. The post lunch session was presented by Mr. Ashok Ganguly, Former Chairman, CBSE who elaborated his views on ‘Measuring up globally – reinventing school education for excellence’. Mr. Ganguly’s session was an intellectual treat for the delegates as it proved to be a tool for revolution and reforms in school education. Mr. Ganguly said, “The School Leaders need new mindsets and thinkers, be it the management, the Principal, the Teachers or the students”. The Valedictory Ceremony of the Conference began at 3:00 p.m. The Chief Guest of the Valedictory Ceremony was Maj Gen Mandip Singh, Dy Commandant, IMA Dehradun and the Guest of Honour was Mr. Ashok Ganguly. The President PPSA, Shri Prem Kashyap presented the Conference Report and threw light on the objectives of PPSA and the activities being conducted under its auspices. Shri Kashyap said, “The three days conference has been an intellectual feast for the teachers and the Principals, I am sure that the teachers must have been equipped with the needed skills to face the challenges in classroom transactions as well as issues beyond it. The three sessions presented by the learned Resource Persons for the Principals & Chairpersons must have provided them with a précised guideline to lead from the front and bring about excellence in education”. The Chief Guest, Maj Gen Mandip Singh, VSM, in his address threw light on the importance of Effective School Leadership and role of Principal in particular. Gen Mandip said, “Education is what which produces responsible global citizens, teachers & parents have great responsibilities for achieving this goal”. Gen Mandip appreciated the efforts of the National Executive Committee of Principals Progressive Schools’ Association under the dynamism of its President, Mr. Prem Kashyap for providing such platform for teachers & Principals to groom their skills and abilities and to enhance their capacities. The Annual Souvenir of PPSA was also released on this occasion by the dignitaries on the dais. The Souvenir is a mirror reflection of the plethora of activities conducted under the aegis of PPSA. The National Executive Committee of PPSA also honoured leading Principals, distinguished Chairpersons, Eminent Educationists and learned teachers by conferring various awards on them. The awardees on this occasion were the following: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: 1. Maj Gen (Retd.) K N Bhatt, AVSM, Former Addnl Director General, Army Education Core 2. Mr. N S Rana, Former Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan 3. Shri J.B. Sharma, Former Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: 1. Mrs. Neeru Kashyap, Jt. Director, Doon Cambridge School, Dehradun 2. Mr. Amarjeet Singh, President, The Asian School, Dehradun 3. Mrs. M.K. Mann, Founder Principal, Doon International School, Dehradun 4. Mr. C. S. Gwal, Former Director of Education, Govt. of Uttarakhand 5. Mr. David Hilton, Principal, Hilton School, Dehradun UTTARAKHAND RATAN AWARD: 1. Mrs. Gunmeet Bindra, Principal, Welham Boys’ School, Dehradun 2. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Mishra, Principal, Army Public School, Dagshai, H.P. 3. Capt (IN) Rohit Dwivedi, Principal, Sainik School Ghorakhal 4. Col Kapil Dev Koushal, Principal, Sainik School Nagrota 5. Mr. Praveen Masta, Principal, Jagran Public School, Noida 6. Mr. B.K. Singh, Principal, Delhi Public School, Dehradun 7. Dr. Neeta Bali, Principal, Kasiga School, Dehradun 8. Mr. Mayank Gaur, Chairman, Galaxian International School, Dehradun 9. Mrs. Neerja Dandriyal, Principal, Siddharth Public School, Dehradun 10. Mrs. B. Gill, Principal, The Heritage School, Dehradun 11. Dr. Charu Sharma, Principal, Kendriya Vidyalaya F.R.I., Dehradun 12. Mr. Sandeep Nethani, Principal, Gurunanak School, Rudrapur 13. Mrs. Rashi Kashyap, Director, Children’s Academy, Dehradun 14. Mrs. Rajnikanta Bisht, Principal, BLM Academy, Haldwani Besides the above, 28 Shiksha Ratan Awards were conferred upon learned teachers of various schools. The Secretary PPSA, Mr. A.K. Das proposed the Vote of thanks. The other dignitaries present on the occasion were, Dr. S.C. Biala, Principal Cambrian Hall School, Mr. D.S. Mann, Chairman, Doon International School, Mrs. Kiran Kashyap, Principal Children’s Academy, Shri Vinod Dandona, Col Deepak Badhwar, Col Vinit Wadhwa, Manager Pandey, Mr. Punit Mittal and many heads of the institutions. (Vineet Kumar Sharma) Chief Admin.
2ND DAY OF ALL INDIA NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF PRINCIPALS & TEACHERS AT PESTLE WEED COLLEGE, DEHRADUN Dated: 17th December 2016, On day one the Resource Persons dealt in detail on the problems and challenges of Child Centric approach, Teacher Centric approach and Curriculum Centric approach. There were also a variety of group activities which brought the participants to the conclusion that there are no ideal students, or difficult student. There are only children with different abilities and talents. First session of the second day was the presentation by Dr. (Mrs.) Sheela Taori, an Eminent Educationist. She elaborates her views on a very sensational sub-theme, ‘Growing incidences of violence& discipline problem’. Speaking in length and breadth on the topic, Dr. Sheela Taori threw light on various reasons for growing incidences of violence and indiscipline among the students. She said, “A teacher has to maintain a sustainable connectivity with his/her students and must know the varied needs and aspirations of students”. She also emphasized on imparting value education through our rich and sacred heritage as Ramayan, Maha Bharat, Bhagwat Gita to our future generation. The second session was presented by Dr. Harish Chaudhary, Professor, IIT New Delhi on the topic, ‘School Education- Community Service or Community’. He stressed upon Learning by doing and advised the teachers not to impose only the bookish knowledge on the children. He said, “Teacher has to be a role model for his/her students as students tend to imitate the teacher”. Mrs. Seema Tuli, Principal, Amar Jyoti School of Inclusive Education, New Delhi presented the third session and elaborated her views on the topic, ‘Future ready: Inspire, connect, Transform’. Her session was an eye opener for the delegates as her presentation on ‘Inclusive Education’ was an intellectual treat to everyone present in the Conference. She said, “Inclusive Education is a wide term to understand and to practice, but those who are practicing this, have done wonders”. The delegates were highly impressed to learn that how disabled children became self-depended and self-reliant. Another intellectual treat was offered to the delegates by Shri Ashok Ganguly, Former Chairman, CBSE who spoke on the topic, ‘Promoting creativity and innovation in schools’. Mr. Ganguly said, “Assessment is a process of teachers and students working together, assessment is not something that is done to students, assessment is to improve learning and for the teacher to know how effective he/she is, so as to bring about the necessary changes”. Shri Ganguly stressed that Teachers were required to be creative and innovative so should be the Head of the institution; new methodologies and technology were to be constantly introduced in the school curriculum. The fifth session of the day was presented by Dr. Vineet Gupta, Senior Psychiatrist, who very articulately shared his expertise on ‘Chronic Stress, Burnout and Psychosomatic Disorders’. Dr. Gupta said, “Parents and Teachers have to understand and be united in thinking that stress given to the child will only lead him to poor performance and a subdued character, it is the responsibility of every stakeholder to ensure a stress free environment in the school as well as at home”. The next session was presented by Mrs. Gunmeet Bindra, Principal, Welham Boys’ School on the theme, ‘Discipline, Cause and Remedies’. Mrs. Bindra pinpointed the causes of discipline as well as their remedies in order to counter the challenges being faced by the schools in the present scenario. The President PPSA, Mr. Prem Kashyap expressed his satisfaction on the day long proceedings which were enriching and extremely beneficial for the teachers and the dignitaries present on the occasion. Shri Kashyap said, “The prime objective of this conference is to widen the mental, spiritual and psychological horizons of the teacher community so that when they go to their respective schools after being equipped with the necessary traits that are being fostered in the ongoing conference, they are refreshed and ready to deal with the challenges with extra zeal and enthusiasm”. 18th December, the third and the culminating day of the Conference will be dedicated for the Principals and Chairpersons wherein, Dr. Kamal Taori, Dr. Harish Chaudhary and Shri Ashok Ganguly will be elaborating their views on ‘Attitudinal Realignment of School Leaders’, ‘Measuring up globally – Reinventing School Education for Excellence’ and ‘Instructional Leadership – A Conversation with Principals’ respectively. The Valedictory Ceremony & Award Ceremony of the Conference will begin at 3:00 p.m. on 18th December 2016