Celebrations propose togetherness among people of various cultures and traditions which has made India, a unique country. People here live peacefully in India by following their own culture and traditions. All the pious fasting season of Ramadan ends with a lovely celebration of Eid.
St.Martins celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr religiously with its pre-primary wing, kids having dressed in colourful outfits for the special day. Teachers helped the Kids in decorating their classrooms. Later the tiny tots wished each other with warm hugs and heartfelt wishes of Eid mubarak. The best time for them was sharing delicious sheer khurma the festive dish.
For the holistic development of mind and body- Yoga Day on 21st June
Yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving equilibrium between mind and body. St.Martin’s believes that this approach will benefit the health and well being of its students so it has observed Yoga day at a huge level.
Mr. Jai Kishan Yadav the Director is the source of inspiration behind all sports activities in the school.
Emphasizing on the vision of their role model and Yoga for Health, students participated hugely creating a pace for sustainable development.
The Principal Ms. T. Padmavati directed the children about the benefits of Yoga. Physical Education teachers demonstrated Pranayam and made the students perform several Asanas.
Forest Day/ Vanamahotsav Celebrations:
Human activity is putting such a strain on the natural functions of earth that the ability of the planet’s ecosystem to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted. ‘Keeping in view the above said statement, Vanamahotsav or Forest Day was celebrated at St. Martin’s High School on Saturday the 7th July 2018. The importance of planting the saplings for the future generations were depicted through songs and skit presented by the students of Shakti House
Student’s Council Elections:
Students of Class VI and above franchised their votes and selected the deserving candidates as their leaders on 13th July 2018. The whole election process was conducted in a smooth manner by the Social Science teachers in the presence of the Headmistress and the Principal. Students understood the meaning of ‘Democracy’ and got a chance to practice it .
On Thursday, the 26th July 2018, students of classes I, II & III were treated to an exciting mixture of cultural and ethnic awareness, adventure, fun and frolic when we organized a field trip to Dhola Re Dhani, a Rajasthani theme based resorts in Hyderabad..
The students showed immense patience and discipline throughout the outing and were following their class teacher’s instructions at all times. A wide range of activities were showcased in front of the students. This ranged from the traditional Rajasthani Dance, puppet show, magic tricks, various gymnastic movements with wheels, dancing the grooving to the resonant beat of Rajasthani folk music.
The children enjoyed with the outdoor activities like camel ride., boat ride, rain dancing, garden play. All the students has the opportunity to have a picnic lunch in the lush grounds. The field trip was an excellent way of orienting chlldren about Rajasthan, its art, folk, music and culture.
The vibrant and unique folk festival ‘Bonalu’, reflecting the Telangana culture was celebrated in St. Martin’s High School, Miyapur. The programme began with a prayer followed by a dance by the students of senior wing. who wore beautiful traditional attires. Teachers and the young participants carried exquisitely decorated mud pots on their head which contained the ‘Bonam’ and offered it to goddess ‘Yellamma’ as a thanks giving. This helped the students to appreciate the finer nuances associated with this colourful festival.
“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”
Friendship day is a special day dedicated to friends to honour their friendship. Every year it falls on the first Sunday of August. Students of Class X depicted the importance of the day with beautiful song and dance performance.
The 72nd Independence Day of India was celebrated on 15th August 2018. The Tricolour National Flag was unfurled by the Director Sri Jai Kishan Yadav. Headmistress Ms. N.K. Radhika welcomed the gathering and delivered her speech mentioning the importance of the occasion. Principal. Ms. T. Padmavati conveyed her greetings and best wishes to the students. The event was followed by the cultural activities depicting the patriotic fervor.
TRANFORMING STUDENTS INTO LEADERS
Leaders are not born, they are made. To instill in them the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others, St. Martin’s conducted Investiture ceremony on 15th August 2018. The cabinet members marched vivaciously up to the aisle, for the proceedings. The Director Sri Jai Kishan Yadav invested the cabinet committee and administered the oath. The new cabinet members promised to discharge their duties to the best of their ability and take the school to newer heights and glory. The cabinet, prefects and the students of four houses, Shakti, Shanti, Jyothi and Pragathi displayed a smart and crisp march past which left the audience spell bound.
Bakrid was celebrated on 21st August 2018 by the Jyothi House. The importance of the festival was shown by a skit and prayers. Students understood the significance of the day.
Varalakshmi Pooja was celebrated in St. Martin’s by the students of Pragathi House. The Goddess was well decorated and primary students were dressed up as Asta Lakshmi. The significance of the pooja was depicted in the form of dance and music. Pooja was celebrated in a grand manner and invoked the blessings of Asta Lakshmi.
Raksha Bandhan the bond of love and protection was beautifully portrayed in the celebration that took place on 25th August 2018. We witnessed the tying the sacred thread and the strong emotional bonding between a brother and sister by the students of Class X. During the special assembly conducted by the students of Shakthi House, students were informed about the importance of Raksha Bandhan. All the students from LKG to Class X tied the Rakhis and exchanged the gifts in a traditional way. The feeling of faith, serenity and happiness was on every one’s face. Such celebrations instill right thoughts and noble actions among the learners.
The students of St. Martin’s High School, Miyapur, celebrated Janmasthami a special assembly, to mark the birth of the deity. They decorated colorfully the birth place of Lord Krishna and Krishna Jhoola and screened the complete life phase of Lord Krishna. Tiny tots came dressed in, as Krishna and Radha and other colorful outfits. They made and wore Peacock feather head-gears and decorated matkas and flutes which gave a traditional touch to the entire celebration.
Students of senior wing enacted a skit showcasing the story of the birth of Lord Krishna. This was followed by a couple of group songs and dances on the childhood of Sri Krishna. There was a handi hanging at the centre of the school ground and the cute Radha Krishna pairs danced around them to the beats of Janmashtami songs filling the air with joy and festive spirit. The Director, Sri Jai Kishan Yadav also participated in the ‘Vutti’ (Handi Breaking Activity) with beautiful young Krishna and gopikas. It was a wonderful and colorful performance. Children celebrated the occasion by singing and dancing with great joy.
Teachers’ Day Celebrations
“ A good teacher resembles a candle, consuming itself to spread light and warmth all around.”
This occasion is celebrated on 5th September all over India in commemoration of the Second President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was also a prominent teacher who inspired millions
The event started with a soulful tribute to the Philosopher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. The Director Mr. Jai Kishan Yadav greeted the teachers and said that teaching is a noble profession. Whatever may be the field of teaching, Teacher is everything for the students to attain success in their life. Principal, Ms. T. Padmavati conveyed her best wishes on the occasion and congratulated the teachers for their efforts in getting 100% Results in the Class X Examinations. She also thanked the Management for the generosity and cooperation to run the school successfully. Headmistress Ms. N.K. Radhika congratulated the teachers and commended them for the multi-faceted roles that they perform with diligence and passion. These were followed by an array of cultural events by the students. They chose various mediums to portray their gratitude and thankfulness to their teachers and conducted many games and activities for the teachers.
Ganesha is the lord of knowledge and wisdom. Every year, we all welcome Lord Ganesha to shower his blessings on us. In continuation of this tradition, Ganesh pooja was celebrated in St. Martin’s on Thursday, the 13th September 2018. The Director, Shri Jai Kishan Yadav performed the pooja. Teachers and students attended the pooja and took the blessings of Lord Ganesha.
Students of Primary wing with great enthusiasm made beautiful idols of Ganesha with various materials like clay, wheat flour, etc., and took the blessings.
Ganesh Immersion was done on the 3rd day, i.e., Saturday, 15th September 2018 with a great pomp and show. Students danced to the tune and rhythm. ‘Utti breaking’ was done by the director and class X students.
The celebration taught the importance of spirituality and unity among the students.
Students performed a skit depicting the importance of the day and offered prayers.
Bathukamma festival is one of the most significant Hindu festivals in the Telangana Region. The 9-day festivities are highlighted by grandiose floral decorations and rhythmic beats of regional songs and music. Students at St. Martin’s celebrated this festival by narrating the importance of the day along with song and dance by both students and teachers. The Director, Mr. Jai Kishan Yadav Sir appreciated the efforts taken by the students and teachers to showcase their talent. It was a grand precursor to the Navaratri and Dussehra celebrations all over the country.
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ - National Unity Day
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was observed in St. Martin’s High School to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhai Patel on 31st October 2018.
National Unity Day will provide an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country.
On this occasion, we conducted a special assembly in the school. Students and teachers took a pledge to ensure unity and internal security of our country,
A rally – ‘Run for Unity’ was taken by the students with the slogans to make the people aware the importance of Unity and Integrity of our Nation.
Vigilance Awareness Week:
This was observed in St. Martin’s High School from 29th October to 3rd November 2018, with a theme “Eradicate Corruption- Build a new India”.
Various competitions like slogan writing, poster making, essay writing, debate and elocution were conducted in the school throughout the week,
A special assembly was conducted in the School on 2nd November 2018. Students spoke about the facts and causes of corruption and the steps to be taken to eradicate corruption.
A pledge was taken by the students and teachers to realize that every citizen should be vigilant and commit to highest standards of honesty and integrity at all times and support the fight against corruption.
A rally was taken by the students to make the people aware in the society that all stakeholders such as Government, citizens and private sector need to work together to eliminate corruption in public life.
Students actively participated in the event and showed lot of enthusiasm.
Diwali festival ‘The festival of Lights’ was celebrated in St. Martin’s on 5 th November 2018. A special
assembly was conducted by the Shakthi house. Students expressed the jubilation of Lord Rama’s return
from the exile, through songs and dances. It was followed by bursting of crackers and Ravan’s Dahan.
Students learnt about the exclusive traditions that are followed by various States on the occasion of
Childrens Day Celebrations
Children’s Day is one of the celebrations that the students eagerly await year after year. Teachers and students dressed up in the attire of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to pay a tribute to the great leader. Teachers entertained the students through various enthusiastic songs, dances and humorous skit. Children enjoyed their day.
Grandparents Day was celebrated on 14th November 2018 on the occasion of Children’s Day, as grandparents are very special to every child. Their bedtime stories are an integral part of everyone’s growing up years. Their knowledge is invaluable and they shower unconditional love and affection towards their grand children.
To bring out their old memories, a cultural program followed by fashion parade by the grandma’s and various games were organized by the students and teachers. Prizes were awarded for the winners for their best performance.
Grandparents enjoyed the day to the fullest with songs, dances and games. They spoke about their experience and thanked the school authorities for organizing such a wonderful event.