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Garden High School organized a seminar on the life and works of Stephen Hawking on 26 April 2018. The event was presided over by the chief guest Dr. D P Duari, Director, Research & Academic, M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, M. P. Birla Planetarium in the presence of the honourable Rector of the School. The audience included the pupils of Classes X-XII along with teachers and other senior members of the School. The event began with a presentation researched by the students of Classes X and XII. The 30-minute presentation dealt with the concepts of singularity, infinite curvature of space-time and the Hawking Radiation among others with an emphasis that mind is the greatest of all human gifts.
After the captivating pupil’s presentation, Dr. Duari took the audience in his stride with a captivating walk-through of black hole dynamics. Starting with how the black holes were formed to how it would feel if one fell inside one of them, from the distortions of space-time to the core concepts of the size of the Universe, Dr. Duari held the attention of the audience with his natural eloquent style.
On a whole, it turned out to be an educating as well as an equally entertaining seminar for all present in the audience. It seemed that the gravity of the black hole could finally manage to suck in the attention of the audience.
GHS Presentation Team:
ADRIJA ADHIKARY | ANKAN NATH | ANUBHAV GOSWAMI | ARITRA CHATTERJEE | ARUNAVA GANTAIT
GHS Research Team:
AARYAMAN CHOUDHURY | ABANTIKA DUTTAGAUR | MD MERAJUDDIN AHMED | OISHI MALLICK GANGULY | PRADYUNAN AGARWAL | RAI CHAKRABARTI | RIDIN DATTA | SOHAM GANGULY | SOOSAN SHABNAM | GHS PRESENTATION TEAM
Garden High School observed Earth Day 2018 for a week (23 April – 27 April 2018) to raise an awareness to protect Mother Earth through various programmes across all the classes. The pupils of the Junior Section (Nursery I – Class II) put up an exhibition on 23 April 2018 to celebrate Earth Day. The Class Teachers spoke at length about its importance and under their guidance the pupils prepared colourful charts and models particularly portraying the hazards of pollution. The exhibits also highlighted the importance of reuse and recycle by making them out of waste materials.
The pupils of Senior Section (Classes III – XII) observed Earth Day throughout the week via different performances during the Assembly time. ‘Being Kind to Others’ was one such that dealt with going beyond friends and families and doing something for the Mother Earth. Pupils also put up skits to stress on the hazards of plastic pollution and alternate ways to circumvent the problem.
‘Heal the world’ was a conversation between ‘Earth-1950’ and ‘Earth-2018’ where the former warned the latter of its impending destruction. Pupils came up with ways to revive ‘Earth-2018’ with the help of Science, Technology and Reasoning.
The pupils of the School pledged to be aware of our environment and to bring happiness to Mother Earth by making her green and beautiful.
Iravati Mukherjee of Class IV Section C had participated in the Commonwealth Class Story Writing Competition 2017-18 and her story was adjudged to be in the ‘highly commended’ category for the age group of 7-10 years old.
Over 1,500 children from a host of Commonwealth countries around the world took part in the 2017-2018 competition, submitting moving and thought-provoking stories on the theme of peace.
Iravati’s story can be read on this link.
Dr Debanjan Chakrabarti, Director East and Northeast India, British Council Division, British Deputy High Commission came over to School on 26 April 2018 at 10 am to hand over the certificate to Iravati.
Iravati read out her story in front of all her classmates of Class IV. Her friends liked her story and applauded spontaneously. Dr. Chakrabarti congratulated Iravati and urged the other students to participate more into similar competitions in the future.
Ms. Rajashri Biswas, Principal addressed the pupils and encouraged them to be inspired by Iravati’s achievements.
Congratulations to Iravati.
Garden High School in association with Dibyendu Barua Chess Academy organized CHECKMATE 2017, an Inter-School Chess Championship which was held on the School premises on Saturday, 11 November 2017. Ten schools participated in the competition to make the event a memorable one. They were Birla High School (Boys), South Point School, Future Hope School, Future Foundation School, The Heritage School, South City International School, Ashok Hall Girls H.S. School, Mahadevi Birla World Academy, Shri Shikshayatan School and Garden High School. The participants included pupils from Classes V to XII.
The Principal, Mrs Rajashri Biswas, declared the tournament open with a welcome speech. She mentioned that Chess is not just a game but also a lesson for life. As the rapid chess tournament began there was excitement all-around. Four rounds were played by each participant.
Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua graced the occasion and gave away the prizes. The winning team was Garden High School. South Point School emerged runner-up. Birla High School for Boys came third. Each board had an individual winner and a runner-up. Garden High School, being the host school, handed over the Champion’s trophy to the runner-up South Point School. The tournament came to an end with a vote of thanks by the Vice-Principal.
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Satikanta Guha Foundation and MATRA (The Music Academy for Tabla Research by Pt. Anindo Chatterjee) organised a classical music concert at Garden High School Kolkata on Saturday, 07 October 2017, at 5.00 pm.
The concert titled Baithaki Series had performances from eminent sarod player Pt Partho Sarodi accompanied by Pt Anindo Chatterjee and vocal by Nabanita Chowdhury accompanied by Rupak Bhattachariya.
The evening programme started off with table by 4 students of MATRA. The programme was graced by eminent musicians of Indian Classical music including Ustad Rashid Khan and Pt Tejendra Narayan Majumdar among others.
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The three-day Intensive Tabla Workshop organised by Satikanta Guha Foundation and MATRA (The Music Academy for Tabla Research by Pt. Anindo Chatterjee) ended in grand style at Garden High School on Monday, 24 July 2017.
The Workshop was inaugurated by Pt Anindo Chatterjee on the morning of 22 July 2017. On behalf of the Satikanta Guha Foundation, Sm Ratna Bose delivered the welcome speech and Sri Anubrata Chatterjee and Sri Haridas Alankode also addressed the audience. Dr Anuradha Das, Academic Advisor of Satikanta Guha Foundation, compered the programme.
About 40 selected students from different states of India (Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Orissa), Bangladesh and USA participated in the workshop. Pt Anindo Chatterjee and Sri Anubrata Chatterjee personally trained the students on all the three days showing them the nuances of Tabla playing, how to play solo, how to play as an accompanying artist, etc. It was a rich and enduring experience for the students.
There were performances by eminent artists on all days after the classes. There were Tabla solos by Pt Anindo Chatterjee, Sri Anubrata Chatterjee, Ms Ratnashree Iyer, Sri Sandip Ghosh and Sitar by Sri Ayan Sengupta, Santoor by Sri Haridas Alankode and vocal by Sri Sreenath Nair. Sarod player Pt Tejendra Majumdar, Tabla players Pt Parimal Chakraborty, and Pt Subhankar Banerjee were felicitated on the occasion.
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For Press coverage of the event check out here.
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