COMMQUEST- an Inter School Event

It is well said "Winners never quit and quitters never win". Inculcating the spirit of the same mantra, Ayush Bansal and Aditya Dadheech of class XII of Maharaja Agrasen Model School participated in COMMQUEST- an Inter School Event held on 28 April 2017 at St. Margariet School. Around 25 schools participated in that event and what made it a nail biting competition was the never dying attitude of the students.The kudos of the school, at last, won that glittering event and got a trophy.

OLABS Workshop at MAMS

Online labs is a remarkable innovation for the effective teaching and learning. Reflecting conviction in the same, Maharaja Agrasen Model School, CD-Block, Pitampura conducted a workshop for teachers on online labs in the school on April 24, 2017 . The objective was to provide a platform to the teachers to view , review and peep in to the revolution that can be brought with the usage of online labs.
The workshop commenced with the lighting of ceremonial lamp and a welcome song. After a compact introduction of the concept the teachers were addressed by the Principal of the school Ms. Pratibha Kohli in which the audience was inspired to comprehend as well as critically analyse the emerging concept of online labs. Mr. Chandrasekhar, the Project Associate from Amrita Create, Amrita University reflected upon the need, usage and advantages of the topic in his training programme which was followed by a practical training session titled “Hands on Learning Session”.
Nearly 88 teachers from various schools of Delhi and NCR participated in the workshop. The workshop ignited the minds of learners and culminated with the distribution of certificates. The conscientious efforts of the Management and the Principal of conducting innovative workshops were appreciated by one and all.

NCFE-NFLAT 2016-17

NCFE [National Centre for Financial Education] conducts National Financial Literacy Assessment Test (NFLAT) to further the cause of financial literacy in India.
By conducting this national level test, NCFE motivates school students (of classes VI to X) to learn the concepts of finance and also measure their financial awareness so that they inculcate an important life skill at an early age leading to sound financial decisions later. National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) is a public trust and educational institute established by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). From spreading awareness of securities markets among common investors to skill development of market professionals, the institute carries out a wide range of capacity building activities at various levels. NISM’s six schools of excellence and the National centre for Financial Education (NCFE) work in synergy towards professionalized securities markets.
National Centre for Financial Education (NCFE) is a joint initiative of all financial sector regulators i.e. RBI, SEBI, IRDAI, PFRDA and NISM to implement National Strategy for Financial Education. The main role of NCFE is to create financial education materials and conduct financial education campaigns across the country for all sections of the population along with awareness campaigns at different levels for existing and potential customers so as to improve their knowledge, understanding, skills and competence.
Round 1 : It was conducted on December 9, 2016 in offline mode in the School (11:30am to 12:30pm) . 721 students from Classes VI to X appeared for the test.
The online test comprised of 60 questions for Classes VI to VIII (NFLAT Jr.) and 75 questions for Classes IX and X (NFLAT) which were to be answered in 60 minutes.
OUR SCHOOL BEING AMONG THE TOP 10 SCHOOLS OF NORTH REGION QUALIFIED FOR THE 2ND ROUND OF COMPETITION.
Round 2: It was conducted at NISM Patalganga Campus, Mumbai from April 21, 2017 to April 23, 2017. Arya Madan of Class X-B and Esha Goel of Class X-D (Session 2016-17) accompanied by Ms Ritu Lalwani (PGT-Business Studies) represented the School. Students appeared for a Competitive Computer Test. Career Counselling session and workshop on Financial Planning was also organized for the Teachers and Parents. School and Students were awarded a Special Recognition Certificate. A cheque of Three Thousand each was also awarded to the students for their participation.

In the words of Esha Goel and Arya Madan…… The exposure that we got at the NISM campus became a learning experience. Around 2.35 lakh students had given the NFLAT level-1 exam and from them top 130 students were selected from all over India and we were amongst them. It was a mesmerizing experience for us that we would cherish for the rest of our life. The motivating and inspiring words of Mr. Sandip Ghose, Director of NISM, really boosted our confidence and we learnt that there are no barriers to one’s learning and education. We there gave a computerised test. In the evening we attended the cultural event where everyone danced and enjoyed and all became one. The event was a platform for people to showcase their talent. The staff there was very cooperative and we got to know more about financial education. This examination made us more aware about the competition out there and we got to know to about the quizzing strategies. All and all it was an amazing learning experience that we won’t forget ever. At last it had all been possible through the perpetual support and guidance of our school and teachers. We would like to thank them.

ICT Mela at NCERT

CIET-NCERT organised the ICT Mela (fair) and 21st All India Children’s Educational Audio Video Festival (AICEAVF), 2017 on 5-7 April, 2017 at Chacha Nehru Bhavan, CIET, NCERT, New Delhi-110016. Ms. Pratibha Kohli (Principal) and Ms. Chandni Agarwal(PGT-Computer Science) participated as an exhibitor to showcase contemporary ICT innovations/initiatives in the field of education. Ms. Chandni Agarwal showcased Cyber Security Guide (Android App) and encouraged the visitors to be secure on net. There were 40 stalls showcasing ICT initiatives in the field of education.
The Mela was a successful attempt to showcase the innovations in ICT in Education across the nation and National ICT Awardees (teachers), International Organisations, Autonomous bodies, Government Organizations, States, SCERTs, etc. participated in it. This ICT Mela (fair) brought cultivators of ‘ICT in Education’ together like Principals, Teachers, Educators, students and provided them opportunities to exchange insights on ICT enabled teaching-learning practices.
The ICT Mela and 21st AICEAV was a three day long event comprised of screening of audio/video entries and panel discussion.

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