DMCS ANNUAL REPORT 2019–2020
Respected Chief Guest Wing Commander M.K. Agarwala, Mrs.Kamalakshi Agarwala, Mr. Nainan. P. Oommen- DMES Secretary, Ms. Vrinda Coutinho, Director Administration- Deva Matha Central Schools, Ms. Balasundari, Principal DMCS, Vidyaranyapura, Ms Radha Krishnamurthy, Academic Advisor, Ms. Fabiola Ann Ignatius, Mr. Bhuwan Chandra, Vice Principals DMCS Banaswadi and ------------Distinguished Guests, Parents, Teachers and Dear Children. A warm and hearty welcome to “Sanskriti” ,our Annual Day 2019.It is my honour &privilege to present before you a brief report of the activities undertaken by the school during the Academic year.
At the outset, I would like to congratulate the Std. X & XII students (2018-2019) for securing 100% result.31 students scored distinction in class X.
Teachers Orientation Programme 2019 -20
The month of May, saw an extensive Teachers Orientation Programme for the faculty members of DMCS. Ms. Usha Ravi, Former Principal, Mentor and Counsellor, Dr. D. V. Guruprasad, IPS, Former DGP, Karnataka State, Ms. Aparna Athreya, CEO, Kid and Parent Foundation, Ms. Shashikala Ravindra, Educationist and Counsellor , Ms. Rukmini Krishnaswamy - Director, Department of Human Resource and Training-Spastics Society of Karnataka, Mr. Kishan. R – Regional Manager, Prepmyskills, Mr. Sridhar Govardhan, Chief Information Security Officer, WIPRO were few of the speakers. Mr. Pradeep of EduSports educated the teachers on health & fitness.
On the occasion of DMCS Founder’s Day, DMCS students visited the Sunshine Home, orphanage in Kalkere, Bangalore. The orphanage has 40 inmates. DMCS students organised many games and showcased a very interesting magic show, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the residents. A warm cake cutting ceremony was held for the children. A guava sapling was planted in the campus of the orphanage by DMCS Head Boy, Head Girl and children of the orphanage. Many books, notebooks, daily usage items were also distributed to the inmates of the orphanage.
FDMCS Investiture Ceremony
“Leadership is about vision and responsibility not power” — SETH BERKLEY
Deva Matha Central School believes in giving opportunity to the maximum number of students to don the mantle of responsibility and be trained in leadership skills. DMCS – Banaswadi organized two Investiture Ceremonies for the I & II Term respectively for the academic session 2019-20.In the first term the Student Council Members were elected through electronic voting system & in the II Term students elected through ballet paper.
SCHOOL PROJECT EXHIBITION
A School Project Exhibition was arranged for the Parent fraternity of DMCS Banaswadi on 19th October 2019. Few of the brilliant projects on display, were by the Literary Club, NIE Club, Computer Club, Science Club, Art & Craft Club, Math Club, Library Club, Heritage Club, Robotic Club & Critical Thinking team. The projects were witnessed by the parents and well wishers.
This academic year we have introduced IMAX Curriculum for students of Kinderfun.
It highlights the modified method of teaching and activity based learning for Kindergarten age group which enhance their learning abilities. Classes are very interactive. Children enjoy every session that has been conducted in the class.
TIMES OF INDIA- STUDENT EDITION
On behalf of my school, Prateek Deshmukh of Grade IX was nominated for undertaking a Summer Training Programme at the Times of India office. As trainees, they were taught different aspects of journalism such as reporting, editing, printing, etc. & were taken on a field trip to the printing press of TOI located in Bellandur. This was a great learning for Prateek.
DMCS ROBOTICS CLUB
Robotics is a part of engineering and science. It has to do with the creation and building of robots as well as computer programming. Our Robotics Club at Deva Matha Central School has given students an opportunity to learn more about the fascinating field of robotics. A professional team of Mindtronics visits our school and students did a number of projects under their guidance.Robotics classes are conducted for students after school hours
VERBATTLE : 2019
Verbattle Foundation is a professional debate education and promotion organisation, at the global level. Deva Matha Central School participated in the prestigious State Level Verbattle 2019 Championship held in the month of July. Our students- Pranav Issac John and Deva Nanda Nair, achieved the tremendous feat of representing DMCS at the Semi Finals of Verbattle 2019, after emerging victorious amongst a staggering number of 80 teams, at the state level.
SCIENCE ADDA EXHIBITION
DMCS hosted the Science Adda Exhibition -2019, an experiential & multimedia gallery of science concepts. The two day exhibition on 29th and 30th of July created a fun & unforgettable learning experience, based on thematic science pavilions reinforcing the concepts on “Light and Sound” to real life applications. It was “Science in Action’’ which developed curiosity among the students of grade V to X.
DMCS has always believed in honing the public speaking and communication skills of its student fraternity. Keeping the aforesaid yardsticks in mind, an enterprising Public Speaking Forum has been launched in the school with an aim to upgrade the oratory and speaking skills of students. With special emphasis laid on language, pronunciation, intonation, inflection and body language- the initiative has been well received and welcomed by the DMCS students.
During special assemblies we celebrated World Environment Day, Good Read Award, World Blood Donor Day, International Yoga Day, National Doctors’ Day,Van Mahotsav, Ethnic Day,National Library Day, World Tourism Day, Kannada Rajyotsava, Fathers’Day, Independence Day, Children’s Day, Teachers’ Day, . Flag day celebration,National Constitution Day, World Disability Day and the list goes on. These celebrations help children to understand the importance and significance of these days. The World Environment Day has always remained a special day and celebration at Deva Matha Central School.
The main aim of observing this day every year is to change attitude towards environment and advocate partnership between each human beings and society to ensure a safe future.
These celebrations commence with a special morning assembly dedicated to the environment day. DMCS students present thought provoking speech and talk shows on Environment pollution, importance of environment day, different ways to save environment and conclude with the message to plant more trees and save nature.
The students are dressed up in green attire to exhibit their solidarity and care for Mother Earth. DMCS has always tried to increase awareness of eco-friendly habits by encouraging students to wear green and “be greener”.
DMCS students have also been enterprising in taking out peaceful professions of placards carrying – Save Environment message.
Students have also gone the extra mile to water the plants in the neighbouring areas and encourage fellow residents to do the same.
Students and staff members are always on the vigil for saving electricity and make sure that all electrical equipment are switched off after optimal usage.
DMCS encourages the ‘NO Plastic’ Concept and has even gone to the extent of encouraging only steel lunch boxes in the school campus.
National Level Drawing Competition
1. Students were awarded with medals & certificates. The School, Principal &Art&Craft Teacher received special awards
2. A G Sharon – Grade V, Shreya Sajith- Grade VI ,Sruti Bhattacharjee -Grade VIII Pranati R.G. and Yash Ketan Udani of Grade VII and Ananaya Dutta- Grade X
3. Devananda Nair &Arya Pramod of Grade X received Women Achiever Award- Gardenia 2019 from Dr. Joseph V. G. Hon. Chairman, Garden City Group of Institutions & actor Vivek Oberoi on 31st August,2019 held at Garden City University
4. Prateek Deshmukh, Kamia Sajul ,Jhanavi Krishna and Devananda Nair of Grade IX & X respectively won awards at Gardenia 2k19
5. Jashin Bhattarai of Grade VII won a Lenovo Tab. at the All India Math Challenge conducted by Merit Nation in partnership with NIE (Times of India)
INTERSCHOOL GARDENIA KINDER – ATHLETIC MEET 2019
DMCS Banaswadi organised Inter-School Gardenia Kinder Athletic Meet 2019 with great exhuberance. 200 participants competed in the various events organized. The Chief Guests for the event were Mr. C. Linge Gowda - National level Kabbadi player and Mr. D K Basavaraju - Cricket Coach (Karnataka State Cricket Association). A wide array of athletic events like - Running Race, Balancing the Bean Bag, Hurdle Race, Tennis Ball Throw, and Foam Javelin Throw - were the major highlights of the day.
Deva Matha Central School Sportz Fiesta 2019, an Interschool Sports Event at the Garden City University Campus on 29th, 30th and 31st August, 2019. 75 schools with approx. 3000 student participants participated in the event. The Chief Guests for the day were Mr. GRL Prasad - Indian Army, Basketball Coach and Mr. K. R. Ashok Kumar - Retd. Physical Education Director and Chief Examiner for NIS, Softball - Sports Authority of India. A plethora of track & field events - Relay Race, Javelin, Discus Throw, Shot Put, Chess, Kabaddi, Football, Basketball, Kho-Kho, Throw Ball, Yoga, Table Tennis and Badminton were organized. Dr. Joseph V. G. – Honourable Chairman, Garden City Group of Institutions felicitated and honoured, 5 National Level Players .Presidency school- Kasturi Nagar was declared as the Overall Champion for DMCS Sportz Fiesta 2019.
INTERSCHOOL CRICKET TOURNAMENT
Deva Matha Central School organised the Inter School Cricket Tournament ( Boys- Under 17 Category) at the Garden City University premises on 28th, 29th and 30th June, 2019. 16 well known schools participated in the tournament. The Match Referees belonged to the Karnataka State Cricket Association. DMCS School Volunteers played a vital role in organising the matches, imparting commentary and having a great experience, on field and off field . BGS International School - Kumbalgodu, emerged victorious and took away the Winning Trophy.
DMCS CRICKET COACHING
DMCS Cricket Camp has been diligently training the students across all cricketing skills . It is headed by Mr. Basavaraj – who himself is a brilliant Cricketer and a Certified Referee of the Karnataka State Cricket Association. DMCS Banaswadi Cricket team has also been successfully registered with KSCA, to play for Inter-School Cricket Competitions.
DMCS FOOTBALL COACHING
Ms. Amoolya & Mr. Venketesh from BUFC Academy have been training our students in the game of football after school hours
SCOUTS & GUIDES
Orientation programme for new joinees (Scouts & Guides) & parents was held on February 25 th 2019.Scouts & Guides appeared for the District level exam from 10th April to 15th April,2019 .6 Guides & 8 scouts have qualified for the Rajyapuraskar (State level exam).12 Guides 13 Scouts have qualified for the District level exam. Scouts & Guides participated in the “Plastic Awareness Rally”held on 23rd November, 2019 from ITI Central School to KR Puram. Ms.Aruna had attended the Himalayan Wood Badge meet 2019 from 9 th November to 11 th November at V.S.Acharya scout and guide training centre ,Manipal ,Udupi district.Ms Sugasini &Ms. Magaret attended the Beginner’s course on 30 th November 2019 at Mother Mary School .Soon we will commence the unit of cubs and bulbuls at our school campus.
ANNUAL SPORTS DAY
Physical exercise is an essential part of mental and psychological well-being. And sports combine exercise with thrill, excitement and sensations. Sports has always been an integral part of Deva Matha Central School.DMCS celebrated its Annual Sports Day on 30th November 2019 in the school playground for the students of grades VII- XI. It was a day filled with fervor and exhilaration, amidst thrills and cheers. The Chief Guests for the day were,Mr. Rakshith Shetty, a Guinness World record holder in the field of athletics and the Guest of Honour Ms. Chandrika K. S., a pride to the Indian women cricket fraternity.
The Inter School Taekwondo League, District Level Competition, was held at Garden City University, Bangalore. Overall, eighteen schools participated with a staggering presence of over six hundred participants. Deva Matha Central School, Banaswadi bagged the overall championship. Students were trained under Coach Masters - Yoganand John, Dinesh and Hari Prasad.
The following students won awards in various competitions
Heramb & Arya Pramod of Grade X ,Ananthakrishnan P., Vismay R. , Prathyush D ,V.Rhianna Evangeline of Grade IV& Sriya Dasari of Grade VIII
Kalki Eshwar of grade X & Nandkishor J. of Grade VIII. They won cash prizes too
Ojas Aggarwal of Grade II, Sreekshitha Tumulu of Grade V &Tania Arun Kumar of Grade VIII
The Hindu Young World Competition
Nandita M. of Grade VII & Navami M.of Grade IV
Vishal Satish Kumar of Grade V
Pranati &Yash Ketan Udani
Pooja Shree of Grade IV
Ranen B.Thomas of Grade X received Certificate for successful completion of two Week Intensive Training in AJAX Football Club, Netherlands.
INNOVATIVE INITIATIVES @ DMCS
30th NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK 2019
“SADAK SURAKSHA – JEEVAN RAKSHA”, an awareness programme was organized by the RTO department. Deva Matha Central School, Banaswadi observed this day with distinguished personnel from the Transport Department. J. Gajendra Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Transport, Bangalore Urban, was the Chief Guest for the programme. A PPT Presentation which was followed by a DMCS driven rally to raise awareness among the road users in the neighbourhood were conduted. The entire road safety week was filled with well organized activities and many competitions were conducted for students during the week. DMCS students who won the competitions, were felicitated at the Town hall, Bangalore.
SELF DEFENSE CLASSES – LKG TO STD.II
DMCS Taekwondo Faculty Members - Mr. Yoganand and Mr. Shadrach took self defense classes for DMCS students from LKG to Std. II. They gave insightful tips to small children on handling strangers. They taught them not to get carried away by chocolates or snacks offered by unknown people. They also gave cues on how to shout out, or physically handle any stranger approaching them.
It is one of the most innovative debating society of DMCS – Gezellig. The prestigious society launched the coveted “Gezellig Badge of Honour”, for its Star Speakers. Gezellig is a prestigious platform wherein students are trained to discuss, deliberate and debate on varied topics and then earn the ‘Badge of Honour’.
DMCS Junior school students have diligently come up with an innovative concept of maintaining a Class Library – with generous contributions from the student community. Each student with the help of the respective class teacher, has come up with self- created unique class library. The students are encouraged to read the books during short /lunch breaks, once they have eaten their food. The students are also reassured to maintain a queue system, while availing the facility.
Quite Notably, DMCS PTA activities have been in full swing, around the year. The members have met frequently and brainstormed over a variety of grievances/issues/concerns/ideas/suggestions. The PTA has been instrumental in oiling the functioning of the school machinery and has contributed with their regular inputs.
The School Management Committee is one of the most forthcoming bodies at DMCS. They have taken path breaking decisions like forming traffic control team at DMCS with teachers and staff members. The committee has played a vital role in promoting NCERT books in the school curriculum, as opposed to private publishers. The committee has given incredible impetus to Physical fitness programmes and has come up with heavily applauded concepts like ‘Yoga for Mothers sessions’. Several Breast Cancer Awareness workshops have been promoted by the School Committee Members. They have also pioneered the concept of Aerobics and other physical fitness activities for parents. The School Management Committee has also encouraged a number of Adolescence Sessions and multiple workshops on health and hygiene across teachers, staff, student and parent members.
This was the year’s School activities in a capsule. The smooth functioning of the institution calls for excellent team work and cooperation.
In conclusion, I take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to our Honourable Chairman, Dr.Joseph V .G. who has been a guiding force for our institution.
Thank you parents for your support and encouragement. We assure you of our best endeavours always.
In the words of Walt Disney-
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
We at DMCS continue our journey of achievements and accomplishments
Thank you. Have a wonderful evening and God Bless!!