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Kundan Crescendo (July - Oct)

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KUNDAN CRESCENDOJULY – SEPT., 2021 VOLUME II From the Chief Editor’s Desk Student Editorial Board Truth, Love and Efficiency; these Editor-in-chief : Anirudh Gupta, are not just words imprinted on XB our notebooks and neckties but indispensable values of life that Student Editors one must imbibe in their personality. Just as seeds are Civil Lines sown in the soil to grow a plant; Truth, Love and Higher Sec. : Anushka Mehta Efficiency are the seeds sown in Kundanites in the formative years of their lives which help them in their IX F life ahead to grow into better human beings. Middle Sec. : Avishi Singal The best way to inculcate these values in your life is simply by practising them. Once you are truthful, full of VIII A love, empathy and compassion, you instinctually Primary Sec. : Samar Sharma become more efficient in everything you do. Social Studies might not seem relevant to a science student VA and literature to a maths student, but these 3 subjects Pre-Primary Sec. : Mriganka of life (Truth, Love, Efficiency), once learnt will benefit one forever. Sharma, VIII A The values of good habits, attitude and quality of City Campus character that the school instills in us will be with us Middle Sec. : Nitya Bhateja, throughout our lives. So, Kundanites lets resolve to stand by these values VIII A throughout our lives. Primary Sec. : Sejal Sharma, Anirudh Gupta, X B Editor-in-chief VA Designing Team Higher Sec. : Purav Mittal, X B Japjot Singh, X D CONTENT Page No. • From the Manager’s Desk 1 • Catalyst Reflection 2 • Illustrious Kundanites 3-4 • School Inertia 5-8 • School Spectrum 9-12 • Crusade of Truth Love & 13 Efficiency • City Needs & Kundanites’ Deeds 14 • Nation First 15 • Shining Stars 16 • Stalwarts of Excellence 17

FROM THE MANAGER’S DESK 1 \"Legacy is not what I did for myself. It is what I am doing for the next generation.\" Mr. Kapil Gupta, Manager Dear Readers Shri Kundan Lal ji was a visionary, a prodigy who sought to imbibe the principles of human intellect, strength and gentleness, pride yet humility. We, at Kundan Vidya Mandir, seek to follow into his footsteps and realise his dreams of Truth, Love and Efficiency through his Aims and Objectives which are relevant even in these days of modernization and digitalization. These aims and Objectives are:  Habits, attitude and quality of character which will enable them to assume the responsibility of leadership in the social, political, cultural, industrial, economic and scientific fields, when they enter life.  The capacity of clear thinking, clarity in speech and in writing, and a receptivity to new ideas.  A spirit of discipline, cooperation, tolerance, self control, and courageous perseverance in the face of difficulties.  Reverence for what is noble, i.e. to teach them to be ready to self sacrifice, to strive for utmost purity and truth, to foster in them a strong sense of duty and to instill in them that consideration and respect for others which must be the foundation of selflessness, and the true basis of all good manners.  Vocational efficiency i.e. students must acquire a yearning for perfection and learn to take pride in doing everything as thoroughly as they can, so that in future years their personal productive capacity in the economic fields be maximized. We hope to engrave these objectives in each heart that we touch so as to carry forward his legacy of nobility and love for mankind for generations to come.

CATALYST REFLECTION 2 Shri Kundan Lal Ji: The Revolutionary Past Insights of a Luminary “You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin Entrepreneur He started a number of profitable businesses and Mrs. Navita Puri, Principal acquired the defunct Amrit Match Factory, quickly turning it into a profitable venture. His \"Together, we can serve humanity business ventures are known far and wide for with our unique passions, gifts and their innovativeness. abilities.\" Dear Readers Intrepid He travelled to Europe in 1928-29 and shipped When you follow your passions you Traveller machineries for the factories he established in serve humanity. We need to Ludhiana. In 1938, Rai Sahib Shri Kundan Lal Ji volunteer ourselves for every noble travelled to Vienna, Austria for business and cause that come our way. As we health reasons. successfully battle the Covid 19 pandemic and are moving back to Humanitarian Through his meritorious service and dedication, the desired trajectory, it is he won the love and affection of the poor and important for us to seize this marginalized people in his province. He helped 3 opportunity and move ahead. We Jewish families escape persecution and the can use this calamity to be humble, subsequent holocaust carried out by Nazi grateful and more responsible in Germany.. our actions and decision-making. I feel that if we come forward and Patriot He was a leader in the freedom movement of volunteer for various tasks we can Punjab and became a leader in the Rashtriya comfortably sail through these Swayamsevak Sangh, serving as the Sanghchalak turbulent times. at Ludhiana in the 1940’s. Dear Kundanites, do try to find Philanthropist He believed that a strong India needed schools happiness while working towards and Technical Training Institutes to develop the bringing a change in people's lives. minds and skills of the coming generations. In It is rightly said, 1941, he started KVM in 3 rooms in his residence \"You make a living by what you get and later established the Kundan Industrial and You make a life by what you give.\" Technical Training Institute to provide vocational So, volunteer yourself for all the skills to the masses.. noble causes that come your way and see the positive difference and His Realm of Kundan Vidya Mandir, the enduring Jewel happiness in the world around you. Renaissance amongst his many creations, started with 16 girl students at a time when education of girls was discouraged. The school has the distinction of being the first school affiliated with CBSE in Punjab in 1963.

SCHOOL INERTIA 3 Kundan Vidya Mandir: The Top Most Indian Tribal Arts CBSE School Kundan Vidya Mandir believes in making Kundan Vidya Mandir Sen. Sec. School the students aware of the roots of Indian has been ranked as the TOP MOST CBSE Culture. Keeping this in mind the art school in Ludhiana according to the department of our school is educating the Annual Education Rankings by Digital students in different tribal art forms of Magazine for the third consecutive year. India. Taking it further this year Sanil We have also been awarded: Yadgar Kala Pratiyogita is also based on  “Innovative Practices for Academic the theme ‘Indian Tribal Arts’. One of our students, Tanvi of class VI, won prize in Excellence” by Digital Learning online Art Competition in Gond Art Magazine Painting.  “Best and Most Trusted School of the Year 2021” in Punjab Award by Annual Prize Distribution Educational Awards and Conferences Function  “Outstanding Performance in Virtual Knowledge Delivery during Pandemic” by Educational Awards and Conferences. Kundan Vidya Mandir partners with UN Sustainable Goals #SDGsKosVareMindful is a project that The illustrious Kundanites who brought the school has started for laurels and glory to the school in board implementation of Sustainable examination were felicitated in the Annual Development Goals in association with Prize Distribution ceremony organised on UN. We are partners for three goals, viz, July 17, 2021. It was indeed a very proud Goal 1 No Poverty moment for the scholars to get honoured Goal 4 Quality Education for their hard work. The prize winners Goal 7 Affordable and Clean Energy were appreciated and encouraged to set their own standards of excellence.

SCHOOL INERTIA 4 MUST READ…… The Present by Spencer Johnson It is a must read book as it accentuates the fact that one should engage intensely in whatever one is doing at the time, and give one’s full attention to whatever one is involved, that is live in present…. House of Representatives: National Mock Parliament session “Thinking of an idea is the initial start. Chalking a plan is what makes the base and the team members are the pillars of the building.” With this thought the first ever National Mock Parliament was organised by student community of Kundan Vidya Mandir. The event was organised under the able guidance of Principal, Mrs Navita Puri and Social Science HOD, Mrs Komal Arora. The event received an overwhelming response from all over India. Best Parliamentarian, Debator, Critic, Reporter, Imitator were some of the winners from our school. Cash prizes were awarded to the zealous winners. SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS Career Counseling sessions were held frequently for our students from Univariety, Wonderskool as well as UPES etc.Total of 20000 hours of Teacher Training has been conducted by prestigious institutions.

SCHOOL INERTIA 5 PN Panicker Reading Month in Prapti Competition Our XIIth student Prapti got first prize poster making competition in Shri Aurobindo college. An essay writing contest and quiz was Namita Jain organised by CBSE in association with PN Panicker Foundation. Students took part in the A Virtual Neer Mahotsav Contest was organised virtual competition with great enthusiasm. by The Mayor World School, Jalandhar. Around Avishi Singal, a student of class VIII-A and 250 students from 25 schools of North India Lakshita Sharma, a class VII student made their participated in the event. Namita Jain got the alma mater proud and bagged honorable First Prize in poster making in class VII - VIII mentions in class 6-8 category in the category. prestigious National Level Contest. Avishi secured the first position in the essay writing Shagun contest. Her essay on 'Usage of Electronic Devices for Learning' proved her mettle and Shagun, a class XII student, participated in the the brilliant writer was adjudged winner out of national level virtual competition on Traditional 1002 participants from all over India. art and was awarded for the same. Lakshita Sharma proved her Knowledge skills and stood at the 5th position out of 2479 Rachit Jain participants in the quiz. Rachit Jain, a taekwondo Sanya Bhandari whizz kid, from class VIII won a Gold Medal at the 24th Ludhiana Taekwondo Sanya Bhandari of class XII was Championship 2021 conducted on October 9- declared the Best Parliamentarian 10,2021 at Saniti Kendra, Civil Lines, Ludhiana. at the SDV Mock Parliament 2021. Around 60 students from reputed schools from all over India took part in the virtual event. Sanya Bhandari with her wit, presence of mind, knowledge and oratory skills, acted as Gajendar Singh Shekhawat, the Jal Shakti Minister and was awarded with a cash prize. Arjun Basandrai Arjun Basandrai, a class XII Kundanite has made his alma mater proud; his article, 'The Kashmir Fly Catcher Ficedula Subrubru in Punjab, India', on sighting a very rare bird, was published in a bimonthly journal, ‘Indian Birds Journal.’

SCHOOL INERTIA 6 FOUNDER’S DAY Gaiety, illuminations, enthusiasm and music marked the two-day celebration of the Founder’s Day of Kundan Vidya Mandir. On October 17, 2021, Major General Deepak Mehra, Kirti Chakra, VSM, AVSM, an alumnus of Kundan Vidya Mandir( 1982 batch) was the chief guest and on October 1 Padma Shri Dr Mahesh Verma, the Vice-Chancellor, Indraprastha University was the chief guest. On this Founder’s Day, a thought provoking programme, based on the theme of ‘OM’ was put up by the Kundanites. A series of scintillating performances was staged by Kundanites that left the audience spellbound. SUR SANGAM INDEPENDENCE DAY The finale of Sur Sangam, a musical The 75th Independence Day was celebrated with extravaganza, inspired by our beloved great zeal and fervour on the school premises on patron, late Shri M.P. Gupta, was August 15, 2021, with usual pride in tune with the conducted on July 21, 2021. This event showcases the motto ‘Nation Always First’. The whole campus splendid musical talent of our students and provides donned the colours of the Flag – Saffron, White a platform for the budding singers to make them and Green. The Chief Guest, Brigadier Neeraj experience the joy of their soul's awakening. Sharma, Station Commander Ludhiana hoisted the tri-colour flag and released balloons and pigeons to DISCOVERY SCHOOL SUPER LEAGUE mark the attainment of freedom. The 50th Anniversary of the 1971 Indo-Pak war was The students of classes III to X participated in commemorated by honouring the veterans of the the Discovery School Super League is a war for their heroic endeavours to safeguard our national level quiz contest. nation.

ILLUSTRIOUS KUNDANITES 7 Devadyuman Krishan Innayat Verma Kapila Once again Innayat Verma Devadyuman made us proud as she was Krishan Kapila, a Class I child recently seen in TV ads for Award-2D0Sp2etra1ovrdainidgayyIclhluKoIamnnasdpawiianloKacniKdosrmtihspheeAatIcninthdioiieanv.eArst Lenovo laptops and ORS. She already such a small age he has also won the features in top movies starring along title of ’Youngest Versatile Child’. with top actors and actresses. Abhiraaj Tashmeen Kaur Our kundanites Tashmeen Kaur, the have been Nightangle of excelling in every Kundan Vidya field. Abhiraaj Mandir added to yet was awarded a another feather to Silver medal in her cap as she stood Team event in 25m sports pistol second in Battle of Hunar, a singing category at Chandigarh State competition organised by Sheil shooting championship. Foundation, Mumbai, Maharashtra We wish him great success in his and won cash prize of Rs. 25000 and a future endeavours! trophy.

ILLUSTRIOUS KUNDANITES 8 Srishti Garg Ridhima Sharma Srishti Garg, Class XII student Ridhima Sharma, our class `got the first position in the XI student, was selected as presentation skills category in the youngest candidate to YoDuethvaEdmypuomwearnmKenrtisFhaacinlitation Head Chair in Cambridge School of CareKerapiElaxcellence, an annual MUN (Cammun). ‘Outstanding Delegate’ in UN Women She got selected to committee in International Model United represent India in a Global Youth Nations 52.0 virtual and was recognised Parliament summit to be held in Nepal in Asia Youth International Model United in November. Ridhima Sharma also got Nations in the Disarmament and selected to attend two days Academic International Security Committee (DISEC). Research Workshop organised by Srishti was declared Outstanding Oxford University which is going to be Delegate in UN Women in Global held in first week of December. She Millennial MUN 7.0 and was selected in has been selected for delegation in the first 150 in Youth Leaders for Active International AIMUN4.0 to be held on Citizenship (YLAC) Counter Speech Nov 6th and 7th, 2021. She was Fellowship and also in Harvard Youth selected to attend E3 Summit, Greece Lead the Change conference. MUN and Global millennial MUN. She got free online tickets to participate in Anhad Singh Oberoi the Global Empowerment Summit and selected for LIMUN (London): HS Anhad Singh Oberoi of Connected Scholars. Class IX won the All India Tennis Championship Series U-16 singles and doubles held at Rohtak, Haryana in September.

SCHOOL SPECTRUM 9 Kundan Vidya Mandir plants the seeds of knowledge, sprinkles them with love and patiently nurtures their growth to produce tomorrow’s dreams. Here are some dream projects organized by the school. KINDERGARTEN SECTION, CIVIL LINES Intra Class Solo Song Competition To highlight the talent of students, a Virtual Intra Class Solo Song Competition was held for kindergarten students on July 5, 2021. This event revamped the talent of budding singers to put forth their enthralling performance. English Poem Recitation Competition Poem recitation is a mode of expression, an outlet to emotions and the foundation of learning new vocabulary. To help children build confidence and pronunciation accuracy a Virtual English Poem Recitation Competition was organized for the students of Kindergarten Section on August 13, 2021 and brought out the best poets and poetesses forward. Intra Class Solo Dance Competition Dance is the hidden language of the soul and to promote it an Intra Class Solo Dance Competition was organized on September 29, 2021, for the students of kindergarten to bring out our best budding dancers. The competition proceeded with great zest and excitement. All the participants were very energetic and performed their dance performances enthusiastically. MIDDLE SECTION, CIVIL LINES Ad Mad Show The Ad Mad Show was conducted in the month of September by the Junior Humanities Forum for classes VI-VIII to provide a platform to explore the acting skills and the hidden talent in our students. The students made innovative and compelling advertisements on the various topics which were provided to them like adhesive glue, soft drink, and some topics related to social awareness like clean India, childhood obesity, peer pressure etc. All the participants were very creative.

SCHOOL SPECTRUM 10 PRIMARY SECTION, CIVIL LINES Story Telling Contest Story telling is a universal and traditional art form that enhances creativity and communication skills in children. A valuable and distinct story telling session was organised in July for I & II in both English and Hindi and for III –V in Hindi to improve their language skills, instill in them love for reading and stir their imagination. Virtual certificates were also provided to all the winners. Poem Recitation Competition Poetry is the core of literature. To spread the fragrance of poetry amongst the students of Primary Section, an Intra Class Poem Recitation Competition in English was organised for classes I & II and in Hindi for classes III to V in the month of July. Our cute poets enjoyed the beauty of expression, thought and feeling. The main purpose behind conducting such competitions is build self confidence, develop the oratory skills and self expression. Solo Dance Competition Keeping the value of dance in mind, our school organized a solo dance competition for classes III to V in July and I & II in September. It was a fun activity for children. They took part in the competition with full zeal and enthusiasm and dressed themselves according to the song. Virtual certificates were also given to all the winners. Mask Making Contest In these days of pandemic mask has become an important part of our life. So, to make kids more aware about the importance of masks Primary Section organized a mask making contest for the students of Primary Section. Children were asked to design an elegant mask of paper. Kundanites prepared many beautiful and creative masks.

SCHOOL SPECTRUM 11 CITY CAMPUS Intra Class Solo Song Contest Intra Class English and Hindi Poem Recitation Music adds melody to life. Contest Intra Class Solo Song Contest was organised on July 16, 2021 The future of the world for LKG & UKG to give the is in our classrooms students a platform to and all children here showcase their musical talent. express their thoughts The children participated with through words of full enthusiasm and expressed poetry. Intra Class their emotions beautifully. English Poem Their performances enthralled Recitation Contest was the listeners. Dance is the organised for hidden language of the soul. Kindergarten, Primary and Middle Section Intra Class Solo Dance Contest students in the months An Intra Class Solo Dance of July and August, Contest was organised for the 2021 to give them a students of Kindergarten and platform to develop Primary Section in August and their intellectual and September, 2021 for the holistic speaking skills. They development of the mind, body touched diverse and and the soul. Dance is an wonderful topics. The amazing form of art that evolves students actively constantly and continuously and participated in the children enjoy exploring the competition and new moves. Superb dance touched the hearts of performances by the little ones all with their lovely had left everyone spellbound. poems. . Intra Class English and Hindi story telling Contest Storytelling is the most powerful way to impart values and ideas to young minds. Intra Class English and Hindi story telling Contest were organized for the students of classes I-V in the month of July and August. The young vibrant storytellers came forth with wonderful tales wherein some stories provided food for thought and others reinforced moral values.

SCHOOL SPECTRUM 12 CITY CAMPUS Intra Class Mask Designing Contest Masks are not just the need but a fad of the modern world. Intra Class Mask Designing Contest was organised in September for the students of classes III-V, to give them a chance to design the mask of their choice matching with their school uniform. The expression of creativity by the young artists was praiseworthy. HIGHER SECTION, CIVIL LINES Inter Class Mock Youth Parliament 2021 Inter Class Mock Youth Parliament 2021 was held for classes XI & XII on August 7, 2021 and IX & X on August 23, 2021. The students participated enthusiastically and represented various Parliamentarians. The coherence of the delegates made our students more cognizant of the flaws and measures to be taken so as to improve the healthy functioning of the democracy and nurtured their debating skills. Poem Recitation: Inter-House Hindi and English Poem Recitation Competition on patriotism was held on September 1 and 2, 2021. The children recited poems on the greatness of this nation we proudly call our motherland. The competition was filled with zeal and enthusiasm and the beautiful poems made the atmosphere patriotic. Career Counselling: The students of class 10th were given career counselling to help them decide a plan for their future. In it experts came to assess their aptitude, personality, interests and other aspects, the assessments they made would help in guidance for the students for the best possible career for them.

CRUSADE OF TRUTH, LOVE AND EFFICIENCY 13 Our Alumni as the Crusaders of rich moral values are spreading the fragrance of TRUTH, LOVE & EFFICIENCY all over the world. THE ROCK FOUNDATION: An initiative by our Alumni The ROCK FOUNDATION works on the motto ‘Open Wide Your Hands to Needy and Poor. You can change someone’s life’. This noble foundation and its works are being carried forward by our very own Alumni. Their generosity and willingness to work for the needy and poor people of the society reflect the strong ethical values that KUNDAN VIDYA MANDIR imparted in them long back. The Rock Foundation is a non-profit organization started by alumni of Kundan Vidya Mandir in 2014 with a team of sixteen members. Now it has more than 160 members. They support the poor patients in various hospitals by helping pay for their treatment, medicine and organizing free medical camps. One such sparkling KUNDAN, Manan Jain, is another glowing jewel in the cap of Kundan Vidya Mandir. An alumnus of this great temple of learning, Manan is doing great work by upholding the ethos of a Kundanite. Currently studying abroad, he sponsors the education of some needy students of his Alma Mater by sending almost 10 hours of his working wages every month. His actions based on values he imbibed while in school are lighting bright the dark lives of many. \"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.\"

NATION FIRST….. 14 JOIN INDIAN ARMED FORCES  What are Indian Armed Forces? The Indian Armed Forces are the Military Forces of the Republic of India. It consists of Army, Navy and Air force; the three defence services of India.  Why join the Armed Forces?  Today the Armed Forces need young and enthusiastic people to serve the country for its protection and progress.  Army should be honest and efficient for a better and patriotic society as suggested by our school logo ‘TRUTH, LOVE AND EFFICIENCY’.  To earn respect, learn discipline and leadership skills.  To enjoy various benefits like medical facilities, subsidised rates for various items, job security etc.  Initiatives by our school to inculcate the skills to join armed forces:  Prefect Council and Humanities Forum for leadership skills and team work.  NCC wing which is the youth wing of Indian Armed Forces.  Iron Eagle Club for Senior Students to build up the skills in drilling, commanding, coordination which are the most important skills required to join armed forces.  Training for different sports like shooting (rifle and pistol) which is useful to join armed forces.  Defence personnel as Chief Guest to various functions.  Expert talks on Armed forces as a career option.

CITY NEEDS AND KUNDANITES’ DEEDS 15 ‘Little hands to be empowered, to provide, for the community.’ KUNDANITES KI NARMADA It is an umbrella project, spreading its love and care throughout the city with little but extremely precious acts of kindness. Kundanites partner with City Needs: An initiative steered by the Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana, Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma, who alongwith various visionary volunteers and NGO’s, has pledged to make a difference in the lives of local under-privileged communities.  During Rakshabandhan a special stall was set up in the campus for the sale of rakhis and the proceeds from it were donated to the deserving through the City Needs platform.  Book collection and distribution drive was organised as it is believed that education has the power not just to illuminate the mind but also to spread joy.  Kundanites share the joy and exuberance of Diwali with the less fortunate ones. All the students were involved in preparing handmade bandhanvaar, paper candles, diyas, greeting cards, paper frills, decoration lights, wall hangings, diyas, candles and sweets to be distributed to the less privileged ones. Each Kundanite is a part of the golden chain of kindness with which the society is bound together. ‘Here is what our Student office bearer’s say:.’ Archan Gupta Nandisha Jindal, C.E.O. (Chief Executive Officer) Project Manager Higher Section Middle Section My experience as being an eminent I am blessed that we have the ability to give back part of Kundanites Ki Narmada culminates to society and dream of a beautiful world into my concern for social well-being. It gives me where everyone is loved and cared for. a sense of appease and makes me feel . overjoyed with all the little and big things of life. Gurmohan Singh, Sarosha, Project Manager Project Manager Primary Section City Campus Kundanites are fortunate to play a role in Being kind and compassionate is most uplifting by showing their love and care important in life. Through Kundanites let’s promise that we all will do our little Ki Narmada I am able to do little acts bit of good where we are as it is these of kindness to help the needy. little bits of good put together, that will . overwhelm the world..


STALWARTS OF EXCELLENCE 17 Relentless consistency on the fundamentals gives wings to inspiration that emboldens others. Website : Email : [email protected] Contact : 0161-2301023-24

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