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Connect To Concern

Connect To Concern, a very innovative Virtual World Environment Week was organized by Somalwar School, Maa Umiya Branch.

The weeklong celebration for Environment Restoration and Conservation started with Prompt Pearls of Class VI expressed their concern with Elocution Competition. The next day saw the Radiant Rivers of Class V flowing for the cause of environment restoration in Elocution competition. Next came Daring Doves of Class IV flying high on the wings of expression in Elocution Competition. The fourth day of the celebration was also an exciting event wherein the Ruling Rainbows of Class III enacted through Role Play different environmental issues. The Bravo Bunnies of Class II recited meaningful poems on environment restoration, save mother earth, grow more trees and other relevant issues. The Creative Cubs of Class1 and Royal Robins of Pre Primary classes also displayed their hidden talents and creativity in Collage Making and Drawing Competition respectively .. The Weeklong celebration culminated with Grand Finale on World Environment day in which the all these top three Ecopreneurist of each competition presented their best Eco Footprints. It’s noteworthy that the students of VII to X classes were the mastermind behind the event. They conceptualized, organized, created the SOP, designed the invitations, conducted the whole programme, generated E certificates and provided technical support under the guidance of the teachers .This programme was by the students, for the students, of the students.

The esteemed chief guest Dr. Abheek Ghosh, Cardiac Intensivist & well known Environment Activist of Nagpur, championing the cause of urban jungles like BharatVan. A multi-faceted personality, he challenged the students for environmental conservation and administered the oath of tree plantation. Guest of Honor Mrs Bhavya Tarini, Principal of Arjundas Kukreja School, also spoke about the importance of environment.

On the occasion Tree plantation drive was organized in the school premises by teaching & non-teaching staff.

Shri P.P. Somalwar, secretary & honorable members of Somalwar Academy, Principal Rajshree Dutta and Vice-Principal Ashita Thorat appreciated the excellent presentation, untiring efforts of teachers& students.

संस्कृताङ्ग्लभाषा -Speech Weavers

SPEECH WEAVERS - Sanskritangalabhashabhayas- a two day innovative Elocution competition for English and Sanskrit was held in Somalwar School ,Maa Umiya Branch. It was a great confluence of both an ancient and modern languages. All the enthusiastic participants from about 25 top schools impressed the judges and the audience with their highly eloquent and articulate speaking styles.

The Sanskrit elocution Sanskrit Bhasha Kalp-- comprised of Shlok Recitation, Katha Kathan and Chitra Varnan( picture comprehension) wherein the picture clippings were displayed and the participants had to describe the pictures. It was an excellent exercise which all the participants enjoyed. Dr Parag Joshi, Dr Veena Ganu Sanskrit faculty from Kavi Kalidas Sanskrit university and Archana Sane judged the proceedings.

The winners are- Shlok Recitation--Ananya Bhagvatkar ( Bhavan’s Trimurti nagar), Nandini Vaidya ( Somalwar School, Maa Umiya), Mrunmayee Meshram ( South Point, Omkar Nagar) Prabhayi kayarkar ( (Sanjuba High School) . In Katha Kathan Shravanti Deshpande ( Bhavan’s Trimurti Nagar) Bhagyashri Bharbhate (South Point), Ritu Modani ( Somalwar Maa Umiya ) Avanti Girudkar ( sanjuba High School). In Chitra Varnan -- Sonashree Kolhe ( South Point, School), Aditi Sharma ( Central India Public School Ananya Ghosh ( Bhavan’s Trimurti nagar) Manjari Sonak ( Somalwar School, Maa Umiya )). Overall Best Championship award was bagged by Bhavan’s Bharti Vidya Mandir , Trimurti Nagar

On the second day English Languagethon was conducted with Advertisement --with animate and in animate objects and time line figures, Role play and Group discussion with current burning topics like Make in India, Juvenile Delinquency etc as the highlighted features. Dipti Patukule, Sushmita Roy, Aruna Rao and Ashita Thorat were the judges for the competition.

The winners are --Advertisement – Anasvi Kumar ( Montfort School), Nandini Vaidya ( Somalwar School,Maa Umiya ) Aditi Jain ( Somalwar School, Maa Umiya ) Ayush Nandanwar, Sanjuba High School . In Role lay- Anushka Chandekar& Kshitij Bokde ( Somalwar School, Maa Umiya ), Kashish Rewtani& Salomi Singh ( Montfort School), Sharanya Pankhraj & Bhushita thawkar ( Somalwar School, Maa Umiya Branch) Ashley Francis & Aditya Dey(Montfort School)_ Himanshu Bobde& Samiksha Harkande ( South Point School,Omkar Nagar). In Group Discussion – Parth Prabhavat ( Aspire International ), Rishika Awasthi ( Montfort School), Shreya Kar ( Aspire International), Ujali Agrawal ( Jagat Public School) , Yubika Dalmia ( Somalwar School, Maa Umiya). Overall Best Championship was bagged by Somalwar, Maa Umiya Branch

A large gathering of participants from major schools of Nagpur – Bhavan’s Bharti Vidya Mandir ( Civil Lines, Trimurti Nagar & Koradi Branches), Somalwar School Maa Umiya, Somalwar School ,Waddhamna Branch, Montfort School, South Point School, Omkar Nagar, Narayana Vidyalam, Sanjuba High School, Aspire International, Jagat Public School presented their performances and were all praises for the highly interactive and well coordinated competition .

Honorable members of Somalwar Academy highly praised the proceedings which was conducted by Coordinators- Vandana Dhotkar, Vaishali Bondre, Padmavati Singh, Roshani Tolani, Rupali Kate all the teaching faculties under the able guidance of Principal Rajshree Dutta, Vice Principal Archana Sane, Academic Head Ashita Thorat.

Model United Nation Assembly

Member delegates of Somalwar School, Maa Umiya Branch proved their diplomatic & leadership skills in the Model United Nations Programme organized by Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision. Forty five students of the school represented various countries to put forth their views on burning global issues which are being faced by the countries namely Canada, USA, Syria, Brazil, Peru, Sudan, Pakistan, Kuwait, Peru and many more, in the different committee of the United Nations i.e. UNICEF, WHO, UNHRC, Women’s Rights UNESCO, WTO, WFP and other committee...

Student delegates represented these countries and put forth their points through arguments, discussions and debate and procedures like- point of privilege, point of order, point of information to the speaker, point of information to the chair, motions, amendments, voting and passing of resolution. Out of the 250 or more student delegates present - Neha Patle, Utkarsh Jain, (Afghanistan FAO) Purva Wakode and Tanmay Shravane (Serbia DISEC) emerged as winners and all other team members

Got high commendations, special mention and verbal bow from the distinguished judges –moderator and audiences.

This achievement was possible due to the able guidance and relentless efforts of in charge-teachers - Padmavati Singh, Roshani Tolani & Academic Head Ashita Thorat,.

Shri P.P. Somalwar, Secretary SAES, Supriya Kolwadkar and honorable members of the SAES, Principal Rajshree Dutta, Vice - Principal Archana Sane congratulated the team for their amazing feat.

Mumbai Indian Juniors

Somalwar School, Maa Umiya Branch added another feather in their cap in achieving recognition by their stupendous performance in the league matches being organized by none other than the great Mumbai Indians Juniors. The Mumbai Indians had taken a great initiative to give a platform to the young cricket players of Nagpur. The players got a chance to participate in the league matches experiencing crucial match practices. They will be selecting players from Nagpur, Pune and Mumbai to form Mumbai Indians junior team. The Under 14 boys and Under- 16 girls of Somalwar School Maa Umiya Branch participated in these league matches.

Bhumi Lalka, was declared the man of the match for scoring 69 runs and clinching 1 wicket in one of the matches. Like her, the other team members of both boys and girls teams donning the jersey of Mumbai Indians was a great achievement. Veteran cricketers Prashant Vaidya, Kiran More and other team officials were all praises for the junior’s performance and advised them to work very hard to get success in the highly competitive field of Cricket. From being naïve players to attaining a high level of confidence through the participation was the highlight feature of the tournament.

Graduation Ceremony

An enthralling Graduation Ceremony for the tiny tots of pre- primary section was held in Somalwar School, Maa Umiya Branch. The fun filled program was marked with the students displaying their talents through English and Hindi Poem Recitation, Action Songs, Story Telling and Dance other skills, which won the hearts of the invitees, parents, teachers. Shri M.L. Somalwar, President SAES. Shri Mahesh Somalwar, Member SAES, Smt. Indira Nair, Headmistress, Somalwar English Primary School, Ramdaspeth Branch graced the occasion and presented the Graduation caps to the little champs. They spoke on the significance of the Graduation day and the role of teachers, parents and the school in molding the character of the child and equip the child with life- long skills. On this occasion felicitation of the toppers in various Olympiads was done. Ananya Shendre of KGII secured First position at All India level in Procom Olympiad and 70 other students qualified for the second level. In Quest Olympiad KGII students Safal Kawale and Vedanti Katole secured 3rd position and 7th position respectively at All India Level. 170 other students reached the second level.

In Interschool Hand writing Competition organized by Rajaram Sitaram Dixit Library, Vedanti There won second cash prize and Sujay Khandait and other 55 students got consolation prizes. In Drawing Competition 25 students won consolation prizes.

A large gathering of parents were present on the occasion who appreciated and encouraged their ward’s performances .Teachers of pre-primary Vanashree Harde, Lakhwinder Kaur, Darshana Khorgade along with Komal Gaherwar, Archana Kesharwani, Priyanka Padole, Sushma Barde, Roshni Tolani, Savita Mishra, Niraj Tekam worked hard in making the program a grand success. Vanashree Harde and Sarita Kokardekar conducted the proceedings under the guidance of Principal Rajshree Dutta and Academic Head Ashita Thorat.

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