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SAFETY FIRST IS SAFETY ALWAYS

Delhi is a high-risk zone when it comes to earthquakes and falls on seismic zone 4, the highest zone being 5. Looking at the increase in number of disasters taking place, KPS has taken the initiative of organizing mock drills and share precautionary safety steps from time to time with the staff and the students. A core committee for Disaster Management has been formed including Principal Dr. Anju Mehrotra and other senior staff members.

27th November 2018 wasn't a usual day at KALKA PUBLIC SCHOOL, ALAKNANDA. As per circular no. F.16/Estate/ Fire Safety/2016/5000-15 dated 16.11.2018 by Director of Education a Disaster Management Exhibition and as per guidelines of National Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India a whole school mock drill was conducted for Disaster Management techniques with a prime objective to spread awareness among the staff and students on how to handle situation in case of outbreak of fire, earthquake and so on.   

All the students and teachers were properly briefed about the do’s and don’ts in such situations and were well prepared to act pro actively in case of occurrence of any disaster. Then the evacuation plan for vacating the building was demonstrated. All exit routes were kept clear of any obstacles and assembly points were clearly designated with proper rows earmarked class-wise. Signages were displayed with appropriate marks and teachers were stationed in different classrooms. Specific instructions were given by the evacuation team regarding the steps to be followed for evacuation of building. The teacher’s role being very important at this time; they were sensitized about how to handle the students/situation without panicking and help the whole team to evacuate all the floors. 

Entry ways and assembly point were pointed out during the briefing to the staff. Teachers were first made aware of the siren and henceforth, it would serve as the earthquake/ fire for their alertness and preparedness during the real situation. Ms. Prabjyot supervised the entire mock drill and the teachers in charge of each floor took on the responsibility of evacuation and carried out the instructions diligently.

The students were escorted by their teachers to an open and unoccupied area at the sound of the hooter or siren. Once all had assembled on the ground in THE SAFE ZONE head count was done by the respective teachers. Followed by a discussion in which they were advised by Ms. Kawaljeet not to panic in case of the fire/earthquake but to be with the teachers and follow the instructions given by them. The students of class VI namely, Khushi, Naitik, Kinjal, Mukheria and Mayank of class IX Students had a healthy interaction on the subject with the Key speaker during the session. 

Undoubtedly it was successful exercise as it was conducted successfully. The entire exercise took barely 4 and half minutes to assemble in the open area due to the alertness and orderly action of the teachers. With this Mock Drill, the staff and students of the school are now aware of the action and evacuation plan to be followed in case of any mishappening and they know their designated role and responsibility.

"Enroute to Secure and Strong Future"

Disaster Response and Management Exhibition is a unique & strategic platform to showcase your innovations. It is a must attend event of Disaster Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness, Relief, Rehabilitation. 

For this year’s Disaster Management Exhibition KPS added a hands-on component on 30th November that allowed all students to engage – and so the Great Earthquake Challenge was born!    Throughout the week, students worked in small groups to design and build the most stable tower out of a bag of pre-determined materials. As you can imagine, this is easier said than done! But students utilized the knowledge they learned from expert teachers as well as applied concepts and attitudes, in completing their projects and models on safety and techniques to be applied during disasters viz earthquake, fire etc.

Students collaborated in their small groups. As per the guidelines of NDMA fire fighting and other rescue equipments were demonstrated to sensitize young learners about it. First aid equipments, Safety kit and communication devices were exhibited.   Various natural and man-made disasters were depicted through models, charts, posters and collages. Special attention was given to prevention and mitigation of disasters. Students put up an impressive display which was appreciated by one and all.

An exemplary work was done by Harshit of class IX and Richa, Mubrra and Shoib of class VIII. They prepared a working model on Earthquake along with an alarm system.  Extensive research work was done by senior class students on various disasters and projects were prepared highlighting the prevention, preparedness, response and mitigation of them. 

The Exhibition was a great opportunity for us to engage in conversations and activities that brought the topic to life.  The exhibits featured the largest display of products and services in areas of pre-disaster monitoring & forecasting, disaster relief and post-disaster reconstruction, emergency response, fire protection and security equipment & technology. The basic objective of Disaster Management Exhibition was to generate adequate and appropriate awareness amongst children and youth about disaster management.                                                                                                                                 

Clean India (Swacha Bharat) through Reuse and Recycling of Wastes

Cleanliness drive with a spate of activities during the month of September 2018 as in accordance to the nation-wide Swachta Bharat Cleanliness Campaign launched by Prime Minister from 15th September to 2nd October 2018

INDIA’s Beauty is Everyone‘s Duty ... Keeping this view in mind the students were made to realize their ethical obligation towards the environment. Environment-protection, promotion and conservation is an integral part of the school curriculum. The Eco club of the school fosters a spirit of concern and care towards our environment. Our students enthusiastically participate in various activities organized by the school:- Celebration of important days like Earth Day, Environment Day etc. This fortnight was marked with various events for classes VI-XII.

DAY1:24Sept 2018 
Poster Making Competition (VI-XI)
A Poster making competition on the theme MY CLEAN INDIA” was organized for the students of class VI to XI on Sept24, 2018. This was held in order to draw attention to the pathetic plight of the country and the urgent steps to be taken towards turning India Greener and cleaner. The students were actively involved, used their creativity and imagination and drew eloquent posters wherein the pictures spoke a thousand words.These posters were displayed on the school walls, classrooms, near canteen, washrooms etc, The students tried their best to spread their voices to one and all.Best posters were acknowledged and the students received Appreciation from Respected Principal Dr Anju Mehrotra.

Poster Making Competition (VI-XI)                 

DAY2:25Sept 2018 

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION On WASTE MANAGEMENT

The students of classes VI-IX were asked to prepare POWERPOINT PRESENTATION on WASTE MANAGEMENT for Clean India as most of its urban cities are turning into huge garbage dumps. 

India generates most around 62 million tons of garbage annually out of which 45 million tons of garbage remain untreated that is a whopping 75%. Just the metros alone, like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Kolkata generate about 10 million tonnes of garbage every day. There is no extra space in the landfills of these cities to accommodate fresh garbage. These alarming statistics alone should be enough for everyone to understand that we have a serious garbage problem to deal with. As a conscious citizen, we should start taking action to reduce our waste generation and do our bit for nature. Realizing the fact that CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME students brought forth brilliant ideas on HOW to Reduce Waste and recycled paper, Glass, Plastic&Metal wisely.

Reuse is a step up from recycling. Re-purposing your household trash in any manner is a good way to reduce the already loaded garbage dump. Did you know, there are approximately 100 million plastic bottles that are used and discarded every single day? What can you do? Instead of just throwing them after their use, start reusing them all over again. Make yourself a DIY plastic showpiece, or simply use it as a storage box for your accessories.

 

 

DAY3:26Sept 2018 PERSONAL HYGIENE DAY (VI-X)Life skills-based hygiene education for Children of -The need of the hour Kps understands its responsibility to provide appropriate hand hygiene consumables to support the personal hygiene routines of students. Personal Hygiene and Hand Wash Day were observed on Wednesday, the 26th of September 2018 with an objective to teach the students of classes VI-X that how clean habits can help to mitigate diseases. The practice already prevalent in the school gained momentum when smart classrooms were put to good use where students were shown short documentaries on Cleanliness and Personal Hygiene. Personal care skills are the skills needed to maintain good health One personal benefit of good hygiene is having better health. Keeping your body clean helps prevent illness and infection from bacteria or viruses. Personal hygiene is the action, habit or practice of keeping oneself clean, especially as a means of maintaining good health. The practice of personal hygiene can also protect the health of others. Hand hygiene is a general term referring to any action of hand cleansing. It includes hand washing with soap and water and the use of antimicrobial hand rubs (for example, alcohol-based hand rub) Students were sensitized about the importance of how keeping their body clean is vital in combating and preventing illness -- both for themselves and for those around them. Washing hands before and after meals can prevent the spread of germs from one person to another or from one part of your body to another. Flossing and brushing teeth can reduce the likelihood of oral and other diseases. Students showed individual interest in writing 5 special things they did in the morning before coming to school. Teachers interacted with students in class and emphasized the need for keeping nails short and wearing clean clothes. Students have also demonstrated the correct technique of washing hands. It was indeed a memorable day, where collective learning took place in the school. A Healthy mind resides in a Healthy body is the message that was reiterated in various classes.DAY2:25Sept 2018 POWERPOINT PRESENTATION On WASTE MANAGEMENTThe students of classes VI-IX were asked to prepare POWERPOINT PRESENTATION on WASTE MANAGEMENT for Clean India as most of its urban cities are turning into huge garbage dumps. India generates most around 62 million tons of garbage annually out of which 45 million tons of garbage remain untreated that is a whopping 75%. Just the metros alone, like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Kolkata generate about 10 million tonnes of garbage every day. There is no extra space in the landfills of these cities to accommodate fresh garbage. These alarming statistics alone should be enough for everyone to understand that we have a serious garbage problem to deal with. As a conscious citizen, we should start taking action to reduce our waste generation and do our bit for nature. Realizing the fact that CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME students brought forth brilliant ideas on HOW to Reduce Waste and recycled paper, Glass, Plastic&Metal wisely.Reuse is a step up from recycling. Re-purposing your household trash in any manner is a good way to reduce the already loaded garbage dump. Did you know, there are approximately 100 million plastic bottles that are used and discarded every single day? What can you do? Instead of just throwing them after their use, start reusing them all over again. Make yourself a DIY plastic showpiece, or simply use it as a storage box for your accessories. 

DAY3:26Sept 2018
PERSONAL HYGIENE DAY (VI-X)
Life skills-based hygiene education for Children of -The need of the hour Kps understands its responsibility to provide appropriate hand hygiene consumables to support the personal hygiene routines of students. Personal Hygiene and Hand Wash Day were observed on Wednesday, the 26th of September 2018 with an objective to teach the students of classes VI-X that how clean habits can help to mitigate diseases. The practice already prevalent in the school gained momentum when smart classrooms were put to good use where students were shown short documentaries on Cleanliness and Personal Hygiene. Personal care skills are the skills needed to maintain good health One personal benefit of good hygiene is having better health. Keeping your body clean helps prevent illness and infection from bacteria or viruses. Personal hygiene is the action, habit or practice of keeping oneself clean, especially as a means of maintaining good health. The practice of personal hygiene can also protect the health of others. Hand hygiene is a general term referring to any action of hand cleansing. It includes hand washing with soap and water and the use of antimicrobial hand rubs (for example, alcohol-based hand rub) Students were sensitized about the importance of how keeping their body clean is vital in combating and preventing illness -- both for themselves and for those around them. Washing hands before and after meals can prevent the spread of germs from one person to another or from one part of your body to another. Flossing and brushing teeth can reduce the likelihood of oral and other diseases. Students showed individual interest in writing 5 special things they did in the morning before coming to school. Teachers interacted with students in class and emphasized the need for keeping nails short and wearing clean clothes. Students have also demonstrated the correct technique of washing hands. It was indeed a memorable day, where collective learning took place in the school. A Healthy mind resides in a Healthy body is the message that was reiterated in various classes.

72nd Independence Day Celebrations

Freedom in the Mind,                                                   

Faith in the words…                                           

Pride in our souls…

Let’s salute the nation on this auspicious day

Kalka Public School, Alaknanda, New Delhi, celebrated 72nd Independence day with unprecedented patriotic fervour on August 14, 2018. The ceremony commenced at early morning in the school open ground with the gracious presence of Managerial Dignitaries and large crowd of staff and students. To commemorate the sovereignty of our nation, Chairman of the school Mr.C.P Mehrotra  unfurled the tricolor flag and all in unison sang the National Anthem and expressed the joy of our freedom.

On this patriotic occasion, students showcased a colourful spectacle of India's vision through their performances. The gamut of celebration activities held on the campus consisted of special morning assembly, patriotic songs, vibrant speeches, enthusiastic dance and many more. A group song ‘Ae Watan mere Azaadr ahetu..’ filled everyone with pure patriotism. 

It was heartening to see children apply themselves with as much zeal and zest to the Independence Day celebrations as in other festivities. 

Let’s Go Green….

Green" is the slogan which is known to everyone all around the world. We, the GREEN HARBINGERS have taken a step ahead and adopted this slogan to our soul. Kalka Public School, Alaknanda hosted a programme on 10th August 2018 comprising of two major events – Guru Vandan Shiksha Abhinandan and Plantation Drive The programme was organized by the Green Ambassadors of KPS ECO CLUB and beautifully graced by the esteemed members of Bharat Vikas Parishad and Managerial dignitaries of the school.
The programme commenced with felicitations to the guests followed by a melodious and soulful welcome song presented by the students. A sensational & thematic skit titled- Mujhe mat kato' voiced out the drastic consequences of deforestation on mankind .It was indeed a wakeup call for the merciless HUMANS. Tree plantation drive was an initiative undertaken aimed to sensitize both the students and the staff towards the importance of trees in maintaining the ecological balance.All the invited guests planted saplings in the school premises. The whole school echoed with a promise “LET’S PLEDGE TO PLANT THE TREES, TO SAVE THE EARTH” and makes a sensible use of the present by planting trees to protect the earth from transforming into a red-hot ball.
Ms Neelam Anand, the Branch President of Bharat Vikas Parishad applauded the students and teachers for their outstandind performance. She guided the students with her inspirational words.
To motivate the teachers and students, there was an Appreciation award ceremony where deserving students of Class XII were awarded by our revered Principal Ma’am, Dr Anju Mehrotra along with our esteemed guests. Teachers were also appreciated and encouraged for their hardwork and dedication.
And this way, a Meaningful event reached its logical conclusion.

Wow Experience of PRATAPGARH FARMS!!!

Nothing thrills the school students more than a fun day spent as picnic with their friends to an amusing place. So to add charm and interest to the students’ KALKA PUBLIC SCHOOL organized a picnic to Pratapgarh Farms, Jhajjar, Haryana for the students of XI  escorted by their teachers on 7th July 2018 This picnic spot is full of fun, adventure, learning and enjoyment, amid the rolling green farmlands in the lap mother nature. 

Before reaching Pratapgarh Farms, fields and open space welcomed the students as this can only be seen in a village. Upon reaching the place, the students received a royal and traditional welcome. They witnessed a very serene place with lush green fields, fun filled activities and pure rural food.The gated campus with a lake, lush green gardens – Nakshatra vatika, Rashi vatika, Navgriha vatika, Triphla kunj, Panchvati, Bodhvatika, Guru ke Bagh – was a learning experience by them.

 The true display of Culture of Haryana captivated everyone’s heart as it gives a very good glimpse of Village life. The beautiful display of traditional arts like pottery, charkha, chakki, etc. was mesmerizing especially the ladies making bajra roti, makai. roti and local delicacies throughout the day were extremely friendly and great cooks The hot and tasty breakfast and lunch served was just the icing on the cake. The farm resort had a hygienic Kitchen with R.O water purifiers covered dining area laid out in ethnic style, Haveli style Halls and rural style huts for domestic and fun activities are worth appreciating.  

There were numerous activities like dart shooting, archery, sling shot, air gun shooting etc., that kept the students busy the whole day. The students enjoyed camel ride and ploughing followed by tractor and cart ride. There was provision for many games like badminton, chess, table tennis, cricket etc.  After enjoying these games, the students headed for the lunch which was in the form of buffet. The students also took part in rural activities such as pottery, mud lep, grinding grains, making ghee and butter milk etc. Tea, snacks, jalebi and many other such snacks were available throughout. The best part was Dj and the unlimited supply of lemonade, chaas and tea pakoras..  

In gist, it was a never ending fun and our students got acquainted with a pure ambience like that of a village and got a break from the hustle and bustle of daily city life.