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LITERARY

'The Pinnacle' 2016
Vidyanians participated in 'The Pinnacle' Inter-School multi-event competition organised by Cygnus World School on October 22 and brought home a host of honours.

While Aliasgar Dalal and Rachel Agrawal (V A),Bhagya Patel and Ruchi Lad (V B), and Pranay Sharma and Tithi Nayak(V D) won the 2nd position in Choral Recitation, Jaanya Shah (VI B) claimed the 'Commendable Performance Certificate' in the'Jam' (Just a Minute) event. The Vidyani Team of debaters, Dhruv Desai and Yesha Shah(VII B), too received the 'Commendable Performance Certificate' for winning the battle of words in the Debate competition on the topic 'Perseverance and determination are more important than talent to achieve success'.

 
 
Jaanya Shah (VI B) , Rachel Agrawal (V A), Aliasgar Dalal, Bhagya Patel and Ruchi Lad (V B), Dhruv Desai and Yesha Shah(VII B) Pranay Sharma and Tithi Nayak(V D)
 
   

Navrachana Model United Nations (NAVMUN) 2016
Parliamentarian-in-making, Jasmeet Gupta (XISc.),emerged tops once again by winning the 'High Commendation' Award at NAVMUN organised by Navrachana School Sama. The event was a simulation of the UN wherein students debated over global issues over three days from October 21-23. Participants took on the role of delegates representing various member countries of the UN in a set of committees and addressed current issues with the policies and perspectives of their assigned countries.

Jasmeet was a part of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and the agenda for deliberation was 'Preventing electoral violence in Africa.'

 

Baselios Rolling Trophy
Team Vidyaniwon the Rolling Trophy at the 33rd Inter-School Debate Competition organized by the Society of St. Basil, Baroda, on December20.

The Vidyani debaters locked horns with participants from20 schools in the Junior Category and 16 schools in the Senior Category to claim the Trophy by dint of the combined efforts of Junior debaters, Krisha Modi (VIII B) and Khush Shah (VIII A), as well as the Senior Team comprising Anushka Mukherjee (XII Gen.) and Rishika Davda (XII Sc.)

While the Juniors deliberated on the topic, 'Should Social Networking sites be banned for the children below the age of 12?' the Senior brigade convincingly put forth their views on 'Will imposing NEET be a boon or a bane for the medical aspirants in India?'

Congratulations Vidyani orators for bagging the Rolling Trophy for the second consecutive year!

 
L to R : Krisha Modi (VIII B) and Khush Shah (VIII A)
 
L to R : Anushka Mukherjee, Rishika Davda
Inter-School Elocution Championship 2017
Priyal Shah (VI B) bagged the 'Junior J.K Rowling Award' at the Elocution competition organized on February 10by 'all for kids', a Mumbai-based organization devoted to enhancing the oratorical skills of students. The event witnessed a field of 20 schools and Priyal eloquently held forth on her topic, 'Friendship is Forever', to win over both the judges and the audience.
Mar Philoxinos Rolling Trophy
The Society of St. Basil, Baroda, had organized the 18th Inter-School Quiz Competition for the Rolling Trophy on December 21. The Vidyani Team comprising Jiya Haria (VI A), Harshvardhan Sutaria (VIIA) and Tithi Patel (VIII A) competed against 20 schools to emerge as one of the finalists along with 3 other schools. The dedication and the wit of the students paid off and after a stiff competition between the four teams, Team Vidyani emerged as Champions to claim the Rolling Trophy.

L to R : Jiya Haria, Harshvardhan Sutaria and Tithi Patel
   
Dr. Nanubhai Amin Science, Environment and Society Debate 2016
 
 

Organised by Navrachana University, the purpose of the Inter-School Debate Competition is to enable school students to go beyond the curriculum, engage with real life issues of global importance, especially those concerning the environment, take a stand and voice their opinions. The event thus aims to facilitate their development into socially committed and sensitive citizens.

Team Vidyani, comprising Aruvi Dave (XISc.) and Stuti Dholakia (XIGen.), was declared Runners- up in the Regional Round of the Inter-School Competition organized by Navrachana University on August 4. The motion for the Debate was ‘It is unfair to prioritize human rights over animal rights’ and Aruvi and Stuti, speaking against the motion, received a Certificate and a cheque of Rs. 1000/ each for convincingly establishing their point amongst the 38 teams in the fray.

It was truly a thought provoking topic for both participants and audience alike since it is a hotly-debated issue at present, with people being sharply divided over the ethics of allowing trials and tests to be done on animals.

   
Baselios Rolling Trophy for English Debate
 

Vidyani debaters stood out amongst 54 other participants from different schools of Gujarat to lift the Rolling Trophy in the Inter School Debate competition organized by the Society of St. Basil.Both the Junior (Helly Shah-VIII D and Hetvi Gandhi-VIII C) and Senior (Anushka Mukherjee-XI Gen and Rishika Davda-XI Sc) Teams put across their views with conviction and then forcefully defended their position in the Rebuttal Round to take Vidyani to the winning post!

While the Junior group aired their opinions on 'Should Yoga be made compulsory in the School Curriculum?' the Senior debaters had deliberated upon the burning issue of 'Should Capital Punishment be abolished in India?'

It was a great learning experience for the participants since by listening to the other contestants, they picked up valuable pointers on how to further improve their oratory skills.

 
   
Inter-School Essay Writing Competition
 

Prashil Sharma (IXA) won the 1st position in the Inter-School Essay Writing event of the 'Language and Culture Festival' organized by the Dept. of Linguistics, MS University. The two-day multi-event programme was conducted to mark the 'International Mother Language Day' celebrated every year on February 21.

Prashil penned down his thoughts on the topic, 'Effects of Social Media on Language Use in Recent Times', to triumph over 32 other challengers in the field!

 
Dr. Nanubhai Amin Science, Environment and Society Debate 2015
 

Dr. Nanubhai Amin Science, Environment and Society Debate 2015
Organised by Navrachana University, the purpose of the Inter-School Debate Competition is to enable school students to go beyond their text books and engage with life in society, understand issues, take a stand and argue for it. The event thus aims to contribute towards their development into socially responsible and sensitive citizens.

The topic for the Vadodara Regional Round was: "Public Hygiene and Sanitation is a Cultural Problem in India" and 18 schools from the city were pitted against each other in the war of words.

After putting forth their points of view in Level-1, 4 teams were selected for Level-2 wherein the team comprising RishikaDavda and Jahanvi Shah (XI Sci.) speaking for the motion, was declared Runners-up. Rishika and Jahanvi received a Certificate and cheque of Rs. 1000/- each.

It was truly a learning experience for the participants as well as the audience since the motion of the debate was very relevant in the context of the nation-wide Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

3rd BIFO National Teacher Education Award – 2015
 

InchargeRintaChaudhari was awarded the 3rd BIFO (Bombay Stock Exchange International Finance Olympaid) National Teacher Education Award – 2015 in a ceremony held at the BSE Convention Centre, Mumbai.

The award, comprising a Certificate of Appreciation and a cash prize of Rs.10, 000/, is jointly instituted by Eduheal Foundation (EHF) and Bombay Stock Exchange Institute (BSEI) and is given to 18 teachers from 9 zones across India in recognition of initiatives taken to enhance financial literacy in their schools.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was Ex-Joint Secretary CBSE S.P. Rana along with Guests of Honour BSEI CEO Ambrish Dutta and EHF Managing Trustee Dr. Sandeep Ahlawat.