The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. A truly human society is a learning society, where everyone learns together.”
The history of the world is full of men who rose to the occasion and proved themselves by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery, and tenacity. The young, ignited minds are our greatest assets. We, at K.R. Mangalam World School GK-II, cherish these youngsters and encourage them to explore their true potential by awakening their passions and cultivating their talents. No doubt, they would be more self-assured in this global world of growing opportunities but to blossom into peak performers they should strive to restore a sense of focus to their lives. In this regard, it is pertinent not to lose sight of one’s goal and to forge ahead untrammeled by the distractions which constantly vie for their attention. It is always the earnest soul that has swayed the destiny of a nation, imbued with a passion for knowledge and a quest for a lofty purpose, these souls will continue to blaze a trail for us by virtue of their hard work and resolute focus.
In sync with the aforesaid, every year, we conduct various Inter-School Competitions and Annual events where the learners not only prove their mettle but also act as tough competitors to the other participants. These events offer a chance for participants to gain substantial experience, showcase skills, analyze, and evaluate outcomes and uncover personal aptitude.
We encourage students of all classes to actively participate in such Inter-School competitions and Annual events and try to achieve maximum participation.
Eloquence: The Inter-School Literary Event
“Literature is one of the one most interesting and significant expressions of humanity.”
To cater to nurture love and appreciation for literature, the school proudly conducts its Inter-School literary event ‘Eloquence’ every year. The event witnesses participants from numerous eminent schools of NCR who display their effervescent talent. Students are offered many opportunities to participate in an array of events to let them cross their boundaries, emerge on a larger pedestal, and get recognized. Every year the participants amaze the audience with their exemplary synchronization and presentation. The experience is enriching and unforgettable each time.
This year too K. R. Mangalam World School, GK–II, hosted its Inter-School literary event Eloquence on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. The theme for this year’s event was ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.’ It offered multifarious activities to bring out the creative and scholastic skills of the students. The ceremony commenced with the invocation of the Almighty followed by the welcome address of the Director Principal, Ms. Jyoti Gupta. She addressed the audience and motivated the students. She emphasised on the theme ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ as this year we celebrate India’s 75th year of independence and appreciated the endeavours made by the all the participating schools. The talented students enthralled the audience with their fiery performance in ‘Shakespeare's Tryst with India’. The event was then declared open.
The competitions included in the event were Prop-O-Poem, Speaking Ninjas, Nukkad Natak and Desh Bhakti Kavita Gayan. It was indeed a pleasure to see the students reach out to their literary genius’ and polish their talents to paint a moment of their own imagination in the canvas of their life. The students were given an opportunity to reveal their bright and creative ideas where they mesmerized the gathering with their oratory skills.
The event saw a cheerful and zealous participation of more than 25 leading schools from Delhi and NCR. The esteemed panel of judges included writers and literary gems who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields. The members of the panel were full of praise. The plethora of talent left one and all spellbound. The commendable performance was highly appreciated. The vote of thanks was delivered by the Senior School Coordinator, Ms. Ritu Sachdeva. The overall trophy was given to DPS, Noida. The event witnessed outstanding performances by all the participants. It was indeed an enriching exposure to the beauty of Language and Literature.
“The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of the world.”
Language is the most powerful means of communication, a potent instrument of artistic expression, literary creativity and a significant medium for the expression and conservation of culture. Language, therefore, is all pervasive, indispensable aspect of mankind. Ostensibly, there exists an intrinsic form of relationship between language and literature and this symbiotic co-relation is inter-complementary. Literature represents a language or people: culture and tradition and introduces us to new worlds of experience as we evolve our own literary journey with books. In essence, literature is a reflection of life. Language learning is an ongoing activity. Apart from the variety of learning strategies we use at school, students benefit from exposure to the language outside their classroom too. Our students are offered opportunities to showcase their skills in the language when they participate in the Language Fest. They get a chance to pit their cartooning, acting, recitation and presentation abilities.
In view of the above, K. R. Mangalam World School, GK–II, organizes its Inter-School cultural event LINGUA FEST. This year it was organised on Friday, October 28, 2022. The theme for this year’s event was ‘राष्ट्रीय एकता दिवस’ as the theme for our Cultural Event to celebrate language diversity. This Inter-School event is an attempt to nurture the skills of young learners by providing them with a platform to show that talent and expression transcend the boundaries of languages. The event commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp, followed by the welcome song. Dr. Jyoti Gupta, Director Principal addressed the audience and motivated the students. She emphasized on the theme ‘राष्ट्रीय एकता दिवस’ and appreciated the endeavors made by all the participating schools. The talented students enthralled the audience with their fiery performances in different cultural events. The competitions included in the event were GERMAN: Tanzen macht spaẞ, FRENCH: Mélange, SANSKRIT: संस्कृ त समूह गीत गायन प्रदतयोदगता, SPANISH: Solo song, JAPANESE: 民謡『フォークソング』 The aim was to embrace distinctiveness and to help them venture and explore their artistic potential. The event witnessed active participation from more than 15 leading schools across Delhi and NCR. The esteemed panel of judges included artists and literary gems who have distinguished themselves in the ir respective fields. The members of the panel were full of praise on the commendable plethora of talent they got to see on one platform. The vote of thanks was delivered by the HOD, 3rd Language, Ms. Swati Singh. It was indeed a worthy culmination to a day-long indulgence in culture and the love for literature. The event was a great opportunity to provide a window to the students’ minds and open the doors of their hearts!
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically role-play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. It is a successful confideration of togetherness. The conference is an interactive platform where delegates discuss social and international affairs. It gives participants an opportunity to engage in debates at a diplomatic level. We at K.R. Mangalam World School, GK 2 believes in the all round development of the child. Keeping this view in mind, KRMUN is formed which aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and The United Nations agenda, and the participants represent a country as it delegates and take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult and then arrive at solutions to world problems. It is a simulation that imitates the procedures of the United Nations finding solutions for real-world problems, done through an academic simulation of the United Nations procedure. It consists of negotiation, discussion, and lively debates, which is the cornerstone of UN activity. Along with knowledge of the world we live in, participants also develop skills including public speaking, presentation, persuasion, situation analysis, research, and critical thinking.
The aims of the Model United Nations (MUN) are:
- 1) To develop universally acceptable drafts of the proposals for the existing global issues.
- 2) To solve the issues of the world using such globally accepted proposals.
- 3) To educate the people about the working process of the United Nations.
- 4) To foresee the issues that might arise out of such proposals and devise measures to solve them.
- 5) To voice an opinion of the Youth across the world to be considered in the United Nations as a viewpoint.
- 6) To develop skills in the Youth to solve issues and manage negotiations.
- 7) It attempts to achieve its objectives by educating people about the concept and also by organising various conferences at different parts of the World where the future leaders would attend it.
An American poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson rightly quoted: "Sow a thought and you reap an action". This quote succinctly describes the continuous efforts of K.R. Mangalam World School, GK II to nurture students to provide them with opportunities to rise to every challenge to be the gardener of their own destinies. Our quest for knowledge is seamless and we have driven innovation from day one of our existence. "C V Raman Science Quest" stands today as a testimony to the scientific temperament of the students to explore their myriad skills. In this era of cutthroat competition, it is of paramount importance to impart an integrated education to the future citizens of the Nation for successfully facing multitasking C V Raman Science Quest, therefore, explores the scientific skills of its students providing an edge over others to be budding scientists. C.V. Raman Science Quest was conceptualized to awaken the scientific temperament in talented young students. It is an outcome of the vision of the K.R. Mangalam Group of Schools to provide a global dimension to have an edge over others. The examination was first held in 2012 when more than 80 schools from across Delhi participated to mark its inception. Since then, the concept has been progressing and reaching more than 100 schools. By participating in the exam, the students get sensitized to the importance of the factors responsible for shaping one’s future. It aims at creating a new breed of technocrats with a competitive edge to match both national and international standards. The Quest provides them with a cutting edge not only to evaluate their understanding of science-related concepts but help them emerge as global leaders in the area of technical education commensurate with the dynamic global scenario for the benefit of mankind. It also adds to their awareness and knowledge about scientists of repute, their discoveries, and their methods of science.
The objectives of the C. V. Raman Science Quest are:
- ● To develop an objective outlook, probing skills, truthfulness, and precision among the students.
- ● To motivate and inspire the learners to become thinkers and explorers.
- ● To familiarize the learners with the life history and outstanding work of renowned scientists in various fields of sciences for the cause of humanity.
- ● To emphasize the values and ethics among the learners towards ecology, environment and natural resources.
- ● To enable the understanding and appreciation of the scientific processes and become scientifically literate learners.
- ● To provide exposure to a variety of problems thereby assessing their verbal, reasoning, numerical, analytical and other abilities to grow and evolve further in their formative years.
In the words of John E Kennedy. “All of us do not have equal talents, but all of us should have an equal opportunity”
The Annual presentations at K.R. Mangalam World School GK-II are a moment of celebration where each and every student gets an opportunity to participate and perform on the stage. It is a joyous occasion, which everyone looks forward to. It is a great opportunity for students to showcase the talents nurtured in them, and for the parents and teachers, it is a matter of great pride to watch them on stage. Annual Presentations form an integral part of school activities where students get a chance to display their latent talents in front of a big audience. Annual presentations are an occasion of celebration, felicitation, feast and festivity wherein students present their wonderful performances. These presentations are woven around cultural themes including Diwali, Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Janamastami, Gurupurab and many more! Multiple performances are given by the students through dances, play, theatre, and music. The overall show displays the coordination and collaboration of students, parents and staff members which brings praise to the school. These occasions provide a pedestal to celebrate and applaud each child’s triumph, to refuel their enthusiasm, to inculcate essential values of appreciation, tolerance, generosity, compassion, to enhance various qualities of leadership, volunteerism, teamwork and organisation and to keep themselves motivated for their future endeavors.