Events at Best Schools in Mumbai, Kalyan - Arya Gurukul

MASTI KI PATHSHALA 2016-17

Arya Gurukul School celebrated ‘Masti Ki Paathshala; School Sans Books’ from 17th October, 2016 to 20th October, 2016. Children of the 21st century face fierce competition, and challenges appear at every step they take. The digital social world, ever-changing techno environment and a traditional outlook towards education seem to create undue stress among children. Thus evolved the Mantra of Masti ki Paathshala to instill Life Skills in children and  providing  a unique fun-filled learning platform to equip children with humanitarian qualities to live a fulfilling life.

It was a week long celebration, saw children participating in a wide gamut of activities like cooking, pottery and diya making, knitting, crocheting and embroidery, diya painting and fabric painting, acting and dramatics, athletics, baking, field trips, etc.

Cooking: Children from primary and secondary sections tantalized the taste-buds of everyone by preparing 23 delicious dishes. Paneer stick, pulav, vegetable cutlet, banana halva, etc were on the menu prepared by the students. Cooking helped them understand the importance of measurement, creativity and experimenting. It was a process of sensory exploration and understanding the nutritional value of the healthy food.

Pottery and Diya Making: There were no better moments than witnessing children’s joy as they sat at the potter’s wheel for the first time and placed their wet hands on slowly spinning clay. The sensory experiences they encountered were numerous. Clay moulding not only develops fine and major motor skills but also has a uniquely therapeutic quality that can settle and calm children; it has the ability to retain their attention for hours. When the children were ready with the pots and diyas, they cradled them with a great sense of pride.

Knitting, Crocheting and embroidery: With the needles and threads, students of Arya Gurukul created wonderful designs and intricate patterns. Needle-work promoted a sense of accomplishment amongst the students. The handwork developed their focus and concentration. It enhanced critical thinking and increased hand/eye co-ordination, small motor skills and built their self-esteem.

Diya Painting and Fabric Painting: Children express how they feel and think about the world through their art, which gives them a way to express the feelings and ideas that they don’t have the words to talk about. This was achieved through the activities of Diya Painting and Fabric Painting. It was the process which led to the development of cognitive, social-emotional and multisensory skills. The strokes of the brushes helped them calm-down and helped them in self-expression.

Acting and dramatics: The dramatics workshop helped the students to understand that drama teaches us more than stage presence and how to memorize lines. The workshop conducted by renowned theatre personality, Shrimati Irawati Lagoo helped the children understand that drama is inextricably linked to our everyday lives. Honing Skills such as voice projection, physical expression, and learning to portray ideas and themes through screen-writing and direction provided drama students with more confidence to communicate.

Athletics: Students were involved in array of athletic events and whole-heartedly participated in various games and matches. Their zest and zeal could be seen on the ground and in the process they learnt number of life-skills. These activities helped them understand the ability to deal with adversity, to work with others towards a common goal, to overcome obstacles, to fail, to be defeated, and to win.

Baking: Through the baking activity undertaken by the students of Grade X, they learnt the value of patience, and that following directions can enhance their creativity. Children learn by touching, tasting, seeing, feeling and listening. Activities like baking are ideal for children because all their senses are stimulated.

Field-trips: Students of Arya Gurukul went for a number of field-trips. The field-trip where they were engaged in farming will always remain etched on their hearts as they were involved in hands-on experience on the farm. When they worked as farmers on the farm, they learnt to respect nature, understood the importance of teamwork, value of hardwork, discipline and problem solving skills.

The Trip to Pragati Blind School, Badlapur was an eye-opener for the young Aryans because they could peep into the world of blind and were able to understand their way of life. They learnt to empathize with the differently abled people. The spark of life shown by the students of the blind school helped in inspiring the Aryans to lead their life with courage and determination.

Nisha Swasthi, an overnight camp for the students received an overhelming response. It helped students imbibe the value of ‘Sharing and caring’ and it enhanced their mental, physical and intellectual development.

MANTHAN

Manthan – Inspiring Excellence is an annual interschool Art, craft and science festival that spans two days. The festival is organised with a motive to inspire excellence in the children of various schools by giving them the opportunity to perform and achieve in many competitions of Art, craft and science through Manthan.

KHEL MELA

The extravagant annual sports meet ‘Khel Mela’ is held every year at the sprawling environs of Arya Gurukul, with pomp and gusto. The event features an array of programmes including an impressive march past, beautiful tableaus and thrilling athletic events.

GAYATRI HAVAN

Pujya Gurudev H H. Swami Chinmayananda has said, “Love and service to our children should be our prime duty”. To inculcate the values and tradition of lndian culture and to develop positive attitude amongst children, Arya Gurukul organizes “Gayatri Havan” in a magnificent way where more than 1000 students participate.

The venue is the assembly hall of Arya Gurukul School located in Nandivali Village, Kalyan (East). Gayatri Havan is performed with the intention of maintaining peace and happiness in the world. The havan is conducted for the children and by the children – from listing of samaghri to building up of Havan Kunds. The activity helps them to understand our culture and traditions. It also helps in developing spiritual and religious attitude and positive approach towards life.

CAREER COUNSELLING PROGRAMME

Arya Gurukul organizes a Career Counselling Programme where parents and students from different schools in and around Kalyan participate in the programme. In the programme, eminent personalities, career counsellors, and educational experts share their experience as well as guide the children in the right direction with respect to the fields one can choose and excel in, in the future.

ANNUAL DAY

Annual Day is Arya Gurukul’s major event of the year where our children dance, sing, and engage in a number of entertainment activities. The event, evey year is based on a them. To give you a clear idea of how we celebrate Annual Day at Arya Gurukul, we bring back the day from the year 2017.

The theme of Annual Day in 2017 was Krishna and Kashi Ganga. Children hence performed on the songs that depicted the pranks of Little Krishna. A Kathak and Ballet performance on features of Ganga was also enacted by the children. The entire performance and choreography were a visual treat to the audience present in the auditorium. Children of Grade X were awarded and felicitated for their outstanding academic performances. Education Today Foundation presented the Lifetime Achievement award to Smt. Promodini Rao – Director, Chinmaya Naada Bindu (Gurukul for Indian Performing Arts) for her contribution in the field of performing Arts, Dr. Snehal Vithani for her contribution in the field of Health & Fitness and Mr. Vidyadhar Bhuskute for his contribution towards society to spread awareness with regards to social awareness. The programme concluded with the performance of Mahaganga Aarti which spread the message of Love for Nature – “Save the Environment – Save the World.”

MATRU PITRU POOJAN

Every year, Arya Gurukul invites parents to participate in the joyful celebration of ‘Matru Pitru Poojan‘. The school hosts the biggest gathering of parents and their wards in its campus that is rightly called Matru Pitru Poojan.

Matru Pitru Poojan aims to lay emphasis on the tradition of creating greater bondage between parents and teachers.

During the Pooja, children worship their parents by bowing down to touch their feet and promise to be grateful forever for the invaluable sacrifices done by them. The Pooja starts by invoking the blessings of Godess Saraswati under the spiritual guidance of Swamini Anagananda Acharya of Thane Chinmaya Mission. Children then wash their parents’ feet with fresh water and shower chandan and flowers on them. They also take a vow to be respectful to their parents and to never hurt them through words or action, but to serve them always.