Ranvir Batra won the National round of TOI's Cartoon Caption Contest
As a part of their extensive campaign, The Trust of India, TOI, launched the student leg of the campaign, The Trust of India’s Cartoon Caption Contest on 12 October 2021. Students had to choose an R.K Laxman Cartoon out of the 5 options presented which they could identify with, and give it a contemporary caption. The selection of winners was based on the quality of answers submitted – for both the cartoon caption and the Trust Question and Votes received on the entry till 31 October.
Twenty-three students of Tagore International School took the challenge and put their sharp minds and wits to work. And four of our students got selected as regional winners, among the twenty-five thousand entries received in both categories: Junior(Classes 5 to 8) and Senior(Classes 9 to 12).
Following are the names of winners who were amongst the 320 Regional winners and won e-vouchers worth Rs. 1000 each and an e-certificate-
Ranvir Batra (VII-C)
Rushil Sinha (VIII-C)
Lavnika Nanda (VIII-C)
Srishti Kochhar (VIII-A)
The 320 entries moved to the second round of shortlisting, where the jury selected 10 national winners (5 for each category – junior and senior), and our student Ranvir Batra of class VII-C is one of the National winners holding Second position in Junior category and would be receiving a tablet and a certificate.
Team Fabricreate bagged the first position at SANNAM S4 CHANGEMAKERS Competition 2021
SANNAM S4 CHANGEMAKERS Competition 2021 is a national level platform for students to explore local sustainability challenges and build and share solutions to drive India’s progress to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Team Fabricreate, comprising of class XII students Malvika Chawla, Prerna Sharma, Sanya Sarin and Suhana Mehta , presented their business entrepreneurship idea on the issue of fast fashion, which tackled the UN SDG “responsible consumption and production. ”
From among the 250 school as well as college and university teams that participated from across India, team Fabricreate bagged the first position and received a cash prize of 3 lakhs 75 thousand rupees!
The same team will now represent India and will pitch their idea on an international platform.
Students shine at ‘Climate crusade’ organised by NSS IIT Delhi
An online competition “Shades of Earth” was organised by Climate crusade, NSS IIT-DELHI, which aimed to sensitize the youth about climate change. The team, composed of students of class X A, namely Siddharth Voleti, Siddhant Sankalp and Rhythm Dahiya went through two gruelling rounds. The final round was held on 10 October 2021. Proud to announce that the first position was bagged by the team.
Ratish Srivastava qualifies for Nationals in Skateboarding Competition
Ratish Srivastava of class V A won the Silver medal in the Delhi State RSFI Skateboarding competition, in the age group 9-11 boys. He has qualified for the Nationals. We wish him all the best.
Pratyaksh is the winner of the DLTA National Tennis Championship
In the DLTA National tennis Championship Boys U 14 Doubles category, Pratyaksh of class X C emerged the winner. The match was held at R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, New Delhi in the month of October’ 21.
One of the biggest tennis tournaments held in India, the event gives the players only one opportunity each year to perform to their fullest and to prove themselves. Sponsors such as DLTA (Delhi Lawn Tennis Association), DCM Shri Ram, Fenesta, Head and Racquets4U supported the players over the last couple of days.
In the Quarters, Pratyaksh and his partner Dhruv Sachdeva defeated the 2nd Seeds, and then in the Finals too, they defeated the Top seeds (India No. 1and No. 4) 6-4 6-4.
Pratyaksh showed great character in the Semmis, when he hit an Ace at match point, down in the Super Tie Break.
Jesnoor Kaur wins Consolation prize in Essay Writing Competition
Experience Japan organised a National Level Essay Writing competition in September 2021 on the topic “Importance of Mother Tongue in building our Nation”. 48 schools participated with 237 participants. Jesnoor Kaur of class VIII C won the consolation prize along with 50% scholarship for their courses.
Students win accolades at Film and Art competition
A film and Art competition on the theme ‘Grandparents’ was organised by Chinh India in September 2021. The following awards were won by our students.
In the Junior category, Film making, Best Camera was taken by Samaira Monga of class IV B. Best Animation & Best Narration was bagged by Amairah Ssahdev of class IV B. In Art competition, First prize was won by Ira Saxena of class VI C whereas Ranvir Batra of class VII C & Vedant Bhardwaj of V C won the Consolation prize.
In the Senior category, the First prize and Best Editing award was won by Siddhant Sankpal of class X A, the Third prize and Best Narration was bagged by Aadya Kamath of class IX A, while the Third prize was taken by Pritika Dhawan of class VIII C.
Divya Sijwali and Tishya Chandok in 'India's Top 20 Under 20' of Brainfeed magazine
Whitecanvas India and Brainfeed magazine organised a competition- ‘India’s Top 20 Under 20’. Out of the 10,000 entries from across the country, six gruelling rounds, which included two jury rounds and a time span covering eleven months, the final twenty winners were declared, which included Divya and Tishya.
Through powerpoint presentations, both showcased their individual projects, which has created a social impact, as their work was related to education of the less privileged, through virtual online classes, donation of clothes and devices and book donation drives. ,
The names of the twenty winners will feature on the cover of the Brainfeed magazine.
We congratulate Divya Sijwali and Tishya Chandok and wish them more success in their future endeavors.
Divya Sijwali receives Talerang’s 25 Under 25 award
Great news yet again for Divya Sijwali ! She has received Talerang’s 25 Under 25 award. The award is given to students who have made their presence felt in areas such as entrepreneurship, or in the field of sports, or have created a social impact with their talent.
Divya will be sharing her journey with Project Sehpaathi, the social initiative she is so closely involved with, and also will express her gratitude on receiving the award in an interview with a member from Talerang, which will be held shortly. As part of the award, she will also receive free mentorship from industry leaders from diverse backgrounds, such as Tanushree Bagrodia (Head Finance, Udaan), Hitesh Gararia (Senior Partner, KPMG) , Ramit Bhatnagar (COO, MJ Global) , Anuradha Sharma (Founder, Fulki), Neerja Tiku (Professor, School of Planning and Architecture), Seema Kamble (Social Educator, American School of Bombay) and Akshay Navaladi (Co-Founder at Healthskool Pharmacy).
On the occasion of National Sports Day on 29 August 2021, “South Delhi Roller Skating Championship 2021” was organized under the aegis of BSMG Group (Bharat Sports Management Group). The competition saw active participation from children in the various age categories from ‘Under 7’ to the ‘Under 18’ age groups. The budding talents
- Arjun Singh of class I B participated in the ‘under 7’ category and won the Gold medal under Adjustable Speed category.
- Ananya Chaturvedi of class KG A participated in the ‘under 7’ category and won the Silver medal. She was the youngest participant in the age category.
The event was organized at the Siri Fort Sports complex. Over 100 skating enthusiasts took part and showcased their skills and abilities in the various events.
Students win accolades at Interschool Poetry Film competition(National)
Interschool Poetry Film competition (National) was organised by Chinh India on 20 August 2021.
Our students won two awards.
- Best Camera – Rishit Khanna and Samaira Monga of class IV B in the Junior category.
- Best Narration – Aadya Kamath of class IX A and Manya Kamath of class XII A in the Senior category
Our EWS Student wins Cadence scholarship by Joining Hands
Joining Hands, a Delhi based registered NGO, a non-profit organization, sensitizes the youth by imparting education, training and developing skills, through its various youth empowerment initiatives.
One of their programmes, the Cadence Scholarship program, was conceptualized and implemented with the support of Cadence Design Systems Private Limited & Concern India Foundation in 2016. It addresses the issue of retaining talented students from the lesser privileged section of society in the academic cycle for better livelihood.
Suitable students are identified through a rigorous process, and with the help of counseling sessions, research on the available courses and the admission process, the selected students are helped to make an informed career choice. The continual monitoring of their academic performance, the all-encompassing support, the mentoring and life skill sessions ensures that the beneficiaries of the scholarship reach their highest level of personal achievement.
We are proud to share that after a rigorous selection process, Shalini Yadav of class 12 has been offered full scholarship into a college of her choice. She will receive financial support for her key educational expenses like course fees, hostel charges, books, etc.
We congratulate her for her efforts and wish her the best always.
Students shine at India Spelling Bee 2020
In the Regional Finale Round of India’s Spelling Bee 2020, Dhir Vikram Aggarwal of class II B had won Third position, Neil Vikram Aggarwal of class III had won the Second position while Tishya Chandok of class VIII secured the Third position.
In the National Finale Round held on 15 August, winners from all the four regions contested against each other.
Dhir Vikram Aggarwal of class II B won the First position while Neil Vikram Aggarwal of class III bagged the Third position. A proud moment for the two brothers. The results were declared in an online National Result Declaration event organised on Zoom, wherein each contestant of the National Round were interviewed and the National champions announced.
Neil Vikram Aggarwal
Dhir Vikram Aggarwal
Pratyaksh - Runner Up at AITA Lawn Tennis Championship
Pratyaksh of class X C was the Runner-Up in AITA Championship Series ‘Under 18 Boys’ Singles Lawn Tennis tournament held at Gurgaon on 09 August 2021.
It was a special achievement for him as it was his first tournament after the lockdown.
Smayan Gupta won the CFN Book review contest
A CFN Book review contest was organised by CFN on 21 July. Smayan Gupta of class X A is the winner in the 11 to 14 year age category. His insightful review of Trevor Noah’s book ‘Born a Crime’ showed a good grasp of themes and plot. The review featured in the August edition of Child Friendly News.
Winners of Climate Reality India's Summer Programme 2021
A skill-enhancing practice-based summer programme on earth and climate change was organized in July 2021 by the ‘Climate Project Foundation’ where the students learned the concepts and skills from experts in the field of biodiversity, film making, storytelling and social media. Out of 200 students who were part of the programme, Medha Setia of class XI A won the first position in the story writing competition and Tanveer Singh of class IX A bagged the second position in the film making category.
National Winners of Young Scientists Virtual Fair
Young Scientists Virtual Fair was organised by Bridge Intelia Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in the month of May-June 2021.
There were four national winners in the gold category from classes VI- VIII. Their projects were uploaded, graded and shortlisted. In the final round, the students had a one – on-one interaction with the judges. The winners are- Kabir Chugh- VI C, Aahana Sawan -VII A, Sara Dyarakoti-VII B and Dikshita Chattopadhyay -VII B
The National Silver Winners are Rhea Luthra- XC and Krishiv Wahi of XB.
Advaye’s artwork selected for Kalam’s World Records
Advaye Gupta of class VII B participated in an art and craft event conducted virtually by Kalam’s World Records, on 27 June 2021. Advaye’s art work with the theme – “Love your Earth to live your Life”, was selected. It was a beautifully sketched piece which was titled ’ Heart is Healthy when it is in Peace and Harmony with Nature’.
A total of 38 students participated in this event. Each participating student had created their own art as per the given theme on an A4 size paper. All the drawings were merged together to form a 40 Sq.Ft. art piece.A new world record validated by ‘Kalam World Records’ was created.
Debshata Choudhary makes it to the final round of Ganga Quest, National level Online Quiz
Debshata Choudhary of XI C, a member of the Eco club, had made it to the final round of the GANGA QUEST, a National level online quiz organized by the Ministry of Environment and , after qualifying 4 preliminary rounds. In the final round, he stood sixth out of 35 participants. The final round was conducted by quiz master Ajay Poonia. He will be receiving a cash prize of ₹ 2500 and a certificate of Merit.
Congratulations to the future Changemaker
Vrinda Arora of class VIII C bagged the Lenovo Smarter Ed Scholarship, sponsored by Lenovo, in association with The Hindustan Times. Out of the 60,000 registrations that had come in from 1300 different schools, Vrinda’ s name featured among the top 32 candidates in the North zone, and amongst the 100 winners in the country. The winners were felicitated in an live online ceremony, on 25 June 2021, and also featured in the Hindustan Times and the Mint. The top 100 winners were rewarded with Lenovo laptops and tablets, worth 25 lakhs.
Divya Sijwali selected as a head of ENpower's Student Advisory Board
Divya Sijwali of class XI A has been selected as one of the heads of ENpower’s Student Advisory Board (SAB) for the academic year 2021-22. She was selected as a member, after her participation in the IFT competition. She also had a session with some speakers from the UN on SDGs. Based on her involvement in the school’s social projects. Divya was selected to head a team, which includes members from schools across the country. The UN Sustainable Development Goal campaign will be headed by Divya Sijwali now. In her capacity as a student Advisor, she would be the prime person in charge of handling and suggesting amendments.
Smayan Gupta was adjudicated as the best speaker at the debating event organised by ‘Behes’
Smayan Gupta of class X A was adjudicated as the best speaker at the debating event organised by ‘Behes’ in May 2021. There were 190 speakers in all from 8 cities. Behes follows a very competitive format of debating in which a participant needs to qualify many elimination rounds, to reach the finals. Smayan would now be participating in Maha Behes on 27 June 2021.
Somave Nath Sawhney won the first prize in the 'Under 18' Chess Tournament
Somave Nath Sawhney of class XII A won the first prize in the ‘Under 18’ chess tournament, out of 103 participants. The tournament was organised by ADD-ED India, in association with the Action Committee, in May 2021. He has received an e- certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 15,000 for winning this tournament.
Divya Sijwali & Adya Aggarwal are grand prize winners at Youth Writing contest organised by Belongg
Adya Aggarwal and Divya Sijwali have been declared as the grand prize winners in the Youth Writing contest.
Belongg, a social venture, that seeks to bring discrimination-free services to people who face prejudice and bias due to their identity, had organised a yourh writing competition in May 2021. The theme for the same was ‘Inclusivity’. Students were given the option of writing an essay, a flash fiction piece, or a poem.
Adya Aggarwal class XII D – Grand prize winner in the Poem writing category.
Divya Sijwali XI A Grand prize winner in the Essay writing category .
Both received gift vouchers of ₹1000 and certificates.
Students were given the option of writing an essay, a flash fiction piece, or a poem.
Adya Aggarwal class XII D – Grand prize winner in the Poem writing category.
Divya Sijwali XI A Grand prize winner in the Essay writing category .
Both receive gift vouchers of ₹1000 and certificates.
Saanvi Sharma won the Second position in All India Virsa Routes2Roots-Classical Solo Dance Competition
Saanvi Sharma of class V A participated in the 9th All India Virsa Routes2Roots Inter- School Competition and won the 2nd position under Classical Solo Dance category.