Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh has been conferred the India’s Best School title for the year 2021–22, in the rankings by Careers 360. This meritorious recognition has been conferred on the school for a second consecutive year.
The school has been awarded the highest AAAAA ranking based on parameters including students’ academic performance, faculty quality, infrastructure and other facilities. Careers 360 is a data and technology driven company that is driven by a 280+ member young team, specialising in career counseling, exam preparation and college recommendations. The Careers 360 website covers over 25,000 colleges, and is used by over 225 million students every year.
In the fourth Khelo India Youth Games held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Panchkula, Devika Sihag, a student of Class 12 of Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh clinched the bronze medal in badminton in the singles category. This tournament has top ranked players contesting, and national level player Devika Sihag met everyone’s expectations.
It is notable that she was selected to be part of the badminton squad participating in the World School Games held in Normandy, France this year. This feat is another feather in the shuttler’s cap.
Devika Sihag earlier shared her message for youngsters like herself and said “Believe in yourself. Losing and failing is not the end. We are created to endure stress physically and mentally.”
She began playing at the age of 10 and has never looked back. From representing Panchkula District, Devika moved up the ranks to represent Haryana and has been playing at the national level since last year. She has also been recognised for her achievements as part of the Khelo India Programme by the Government of India and the Haryana government. Recognition has come after years of gruelling practice for the young champion.
Under the aegis of the renowned Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, Bengaluru, Devika has been making steady progress. Although now in Class 12, with steadfast support from her school and her parents, she has been able to strike a balance between academics and sports.
The Induction Ceremony of the Senior Cabinet was held at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh. The ceremony took place in a special assembly, where the newly-appointed Cabinet Members were conferred with their badges. Himash Baweja and Miloni Tiwari of Class 12 took over as Captains, while Prabhat Rajagopalan and Pranjul Chandel of Class 12 were appointed Vice-Captains. The appointed Cabinet members pledged to carry out their duties with sincerity and efficiency.
Vedant Saini, an outstanding student of Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh, proved his mettle with yet another feat as he secured a spot in the squad representing India at the 63rd International Mathematics Olympiad to be held in Oslo, Norway from November 6 to 16, 2022. He is part of a team of six students who have been selected on the basis of their performance in the Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics (IOQM).
A student of Class 10, Vedant had made the school proud earlier when he was selected for the Asia Pacific Maths Olympiad 2022 from the northwest region. It is notable that Vedant had also represented India at the International Maths Olympiad, St Petersburg, 2021. This promising youngster had also bagged AIR-1 at Technothlon 2021 held by IIT Guwahati.
Eivaksh Aggarwal, a student of Class 10 of Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh, did the school proud when she was selected to be part of the prestigious Young Scientist Programme (YUVIKA) 2022 organised by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) conducted from 16–28 May 2022 at the Department of Space located in ISRO, Bangalore.
Eivaksh’s scientific temper was evident when she qualified for the national level of the Indian Olympiad Qualifier for Junior Science (IOQJS) also known as the NSEJS (National Standard Examination in Junior Science) conducted by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) and Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) earlier this year. The test is one of the most challenging and sought after exams organised by the IAPT.
The students of the Special Cell of Bhavan Vidyalaya, celebrated Mother’s Day with an exuberant Puppet Show organised by the members of the Inner Wheel Club, Rotary International, Chandigarh.
The volunteers of the Inner Wheel Club spent quality time with the students, cheering and encouraging them as they participated with keen enthusiasm in the puppet show. Characters like Chhota Bheem, Doraemon and Rajasthani singers and dancers came to life. They also spoke to children of the dying art and told them to experience the little joys by taking time away from their gadgets and smartphones. The students made Mother’s Day cards and enjoyed the refreshments that were served.
Continuing its endeavour to support its alma mater in all its humanitarian endeavours, Bhavans Old Students’ Society (BOSS), the official Alumni network of Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh, organised its 2nd Covid Vaccination Camp for children below 18 years of age. The camp, made possible with the support of Chandigarh Administration, was organised at Sector 27 Chandigarh campus. Dose 1 and Dose 2 of Corbevax and Covaxin were made available at the camp and all safety and sanitation protocols were strictly adhered to. This drive was organised following the huge success of the first vaccination camp held in the last week of April, in which over 200 doses were administered to children below 18 years of age.
Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh celebrated World Book Day on April 23, 2022 concluding the month-long library activities organised for the students of classes VI to XII with an aim to promote the joy of books and reading. Holistic development of students has been a continuous endeavour at the school, and this event was yet another step in this direction.
An array of well-thought activities was charted out for these young learners under the theme ‘And Reading Must Go On…’ enabling them to get back to the wonderful world of books, post-Covid. A series of competitions, including ‘Author Based Bulletin Board Designing’, ‘Book Jacket Making’, ‘File Cover Designing’, ‘Pen Stand Making’, and ‘Bookworm Buddies’, were held throughout the month.
The new entrants to the senior school attended a special session called ‘Bookworm Buddies’. Class VII students were enthralled by a special presentation on ‘How a Book was Born’. While this allowed them to enter the enticing world of books, it also allowed students to express themselves creatively. With activities that catered to their social skills and individual creativity, the event brought out the best in students who regaled the audience with their delightful performances.
Bhavans Old Students’ Society (BOSS) – the official alumni network of Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh, organised a Covid vaccination camp for children below 18 years of age. The camp was organised at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27 Chandigarh campus and over 200 doses were administered.
Dose 1 and Dose 2 of Corbevax and Covaxin were made available at the camp, which was organised keeping in mind all safety and sanitation protocols. The drive was made possible with the support of the Chandigarh administration.
The vaccination camp was the fourth successful one organised by BOSS over the last two years.
The students and teachers of the Special Cell of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh celebrated Baisakhi with high spirits. The educators of the Special Cell had organised a delectable feast for these students with the help of a team of volunteers from Hotel Lalit, Chandigarh. The session saw the volunteers and teachers engaging with the children as they spoke to them about the significance of the festival and why it is celebrated. The unassuming joy of these students who have returned to offline classrooms after a gap of close to two years owing to the pandemic brought alive the true spirit of Baisakhi.
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