Senior Section

“Children have real understanding of that which they invent themselves.”

Co-curricular activities refer to activities, programmes and learning experiences that compliment, in some way, what students are learning in school, i.e., experiences that are connected to or mirror the academic curriculum. Co-curricular activities facilitate the development of various domains of mind and personality such as intellectual development, emotional development. Social development, moral and aesthetic development.

CRICKET TOURNAMENT

“A thrilling experience to play good cricket with good teams.”

The importance of sports encompasses more than just the benefit of physical activity. It helps in enhancing self esteem and mental alertness among students. Also, it teaches punctuality, discipline and teamwork. Keeping this in mind, Bridgeford School, Tupudana organized an INTER HOUSE CRICKET TOURNAMENT for the students of Classes VI-VIII in the school field. The match was held in order to encourage sportsmanship spirit and groom the students in the sports domain. The league matches were played between the four Houses – Aravali, Nilgiri , Vindhya and Shiwalik . The final match was played between the students of Nilgiri House and Shiwalik House on 12th of November. All students were decked up to prove their mettle. The enthusiastic crowd experienced a thrilling performance with the two teams exhibiting their best in the limited eight overs match.The players of Nilgiri House defeated Shiwalik House by 44 runs and brought laurels to their House. While the winners were applauded with Medals , the efforts of the runners up were equally appreciated.

The Investiture Ceremony

Bridgeford School organised the Investiture Ceremony for the session 2022-23 on 19th Oct, 2022 marking the formation of a new Student Council .The office bearers donned the mantle of accountability . The Principal , Mrs. Seema Chitlangia pinned the badges and presented sashes to the newly invested office bearers . “These responsibilities will surely enhance the leadership traits in you”stated she , addressing the special Morning Assembly .The Vice-Chairperson Mrs. Priyanka Jalan congratulated the newly appointed members and motivated them to be the epitome of truth , honesty and integrity. Ronit Kumar Singh (XI C ) and Bhumika Jotwani ( XI E ) were designated as Head Boy and Head Girl ( Academics) whereas Kunal Kashyap (XI A) and Kimi Raj (XI E) were appointed  Co- Curricular Head Boy and Head Girl . Vardaan Singh( IX-E) , Palak Tiwari (IX F) , Rajyawardhan (IX C )and  Shambhavi Jha (IX E) were  entrusted with the responsibilities of Vice Head Boy and Head Girl , Academics and Co – Curricular respectively. All the four Houses got their House Captains and Vice House Captains also . Aravali House , Nilgiri, Shiwalik and Vindhya would be headed by Himanshu Mishra ( XI C) Shaurya Bhagat ( XI E) Gaurav Gupta ( XI E ) and Karan Singh ( XI A) . Kritika Kumari ( IXA) was appointed Vice -House Captain for Aravali House whereas Tabish (( IX- C) for Nilgiri , Nischay Singh ( IX B ) and Aanvi Agarwal IX B) for Shiwalik and Vindhya respectively . Senior Secondary Incharge Mr. Rajneesh Lal and Secondary Section Incharge Mr.Souren Mukherjee congratulated the newly appointed Prefects from class IXth and XIIth.They encouraged them to work earnestly and passionately .Ananya, Ridhima Kumari , Deep Akanksha , Sagar Kumar , Satyam Kumar , Shaurya Anand , Ishan Nayyar and Krish Kumar Singh got  sworn- in as Prefects from class IXth .Deepika Kumari , Ayush Samanta , Rupankar Bhaduri , Akanksha , Resham Afroz , Isha Kumari , Nimesh Tiwari , Yash Anand , Surili , Akash Singh , Diwakar Kumar , Harshita , Nayan Kumar , Samar Singh , Sneha Tannu and Kumari Ashini got  sworn – in as Prefects from class XIth . The ceremony ended with the National Anthem .

World Tourism Day

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page…”

Students of Class VIII recognised and celebrated global oneness with ‘World Tourism Day,2022 ‘ through an excursion to the ‘Ranchi Smart City ‘ which helped them to learn ways of smart establishment .They got to know all about the modern facilities like commercial complex, educational institution and sources of entertainment provided in a smart city simultaneously, maintaining a balance with nature. Students were also made aware of the fact that infrastructural development in sync with nature is the most important factor for an overall progress of a state, attracting tourism from all around hence leading to the development of nation.

As very well said –

Travelling is all about exploring, learning and embracing that adds more meaning to life. It is all about becoming a better person..!

A Basketball tournament

Bridgeford School, Tupudana hosted a Basketball tournament on 24th September.

Students of houses Aravali, Nilgiri, Shiwalik and Vindhya participated with great zeal and fervour. This league based tournament was won by Nilgiri who defeated Shiwalik in a well contested final match. Final score line was 48-26. Consolation round match was played between Vindhya and Aravali house where latter came on top to finish third. Vinadhya house was at fourth position. Mrs Priyanka Jalan (Vice Chairperson) graced the occasion with her kind presence. She also assured that more sports events will be organised in the future. Principal, Mrs Seema Chitlangia ,enamoured the students with her lively speech. She generated a sports man spirit and energised the students. The league was organised with aplomb under the dynamic leadership of Mr Rajnish Lal, incharge senior secondary wing. This league would not have been a great success without our games teachers namely Mr Satyendra Singh and Mr. Ranjeet Mishra who guided the players with mastery. The excitement of students created an amazing atmosphere within the school campus. It was an energetic event with tender exploration of ambition and pleasure that marked the sports spirit among the students.

Inter-House Table Tennis Tournament

Life is like a Game of Tennis; the player who serves well seldom loses.

Table tennis as a sport, builds our over all persona and prepares us for the life. It teaches that how every step or even a second matters and can totally change the direction of our life. To teach the same lesson to our students, an Inter-House Table Tennis Tournament was held in Bridgeford School, Tupudana, under the supervision of the games teacher, Mr. Mahesh Gurung and Section Incharge, Mrs. Suparna Banerjee. Participants from each four houses of Classes VI-VIII took part in the event. From the category of boys, Pratyush Kumar of Vindhya House emerged as the winner whereas Shaurya Kumar of Nilgiri House was the runner up. In the category of girls, Shree of Shiwalik House performed the best, bagging the first rank and Anjel Anamika of Nilgiri House stood second. The sporting spirit of students was well acknowledged and appreciated by Vice Chairperson, Mrs Priyanka Jalan, Principal, Madam Seema Chitlangia and Section Incharge, Mrs Suparna Banerjee with a message focusing on the importance of sports and contribution of games like table tennis in keeping everyone physically and mentally fit and active.

Rangoli Making Competition

Imagination is the Spark that Ignites the Fire of Creativity.

Rangoli is a traditional form that brightens up an occasion and is believed to be harbinger of good luck. Beautiful patterns are created on the floor using coloured rice, flowers, coloured sand and paints. Keeping up with this thought, the talent and creativity of the students was well brought out in an Inter-House Rangoli Competition organized on 15th September 2022, for the students of the Senior Section. The students of all the four houses made colourful Rangoli patterns.

The theme for the competition was ‘Diwali – The festival of lights’ for Classes VI-VIII and  ‘Navratri’  for the students of IX – XII . The students put their best foot forward and took part in the competition with zest.

Innovation and creation are the words that best describes their efforts. The judges- Babita Singh, Primary Section Incharge and Jaya Khatore were scrupulous in their judgment as all houses had equally faired the competition. Vindhya House secured the First position followed by Shiwalik House in the Second place and Nilgiri House got the Third position.

The entire competition was well photographed by Ashish Arman Toppo, Harsh Raj and Junaid Rafi of class Xl ‘A’.

This Rangoli making competition motivated the students to perform and outshine in their creative skills and most important, work as a team to bring laurels to their house.

                       

 

Inter House Quiz Competition

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people

                                 By -John Adams

Knowledge is not confined to classrooms but is spread all around us and the knowledge of the students of Bridgeford School, Tupudana, Ranchi was put to a test through an Inter House Quiz Competition held on 16th August, 2022. It must be one of the best events the auditorium of the school, The Hive, might have witnessed where the representatives of all four houses, Aravali, Nilgiri, Shiwalik and Vindhya under the supervision of teachers like Kundan Kumar, Ravina Tirkey and Pam Shubham showcased their knowledge on various topics like historic events, scientific facts, current affairs, entertainment and sports in five rounds. Mr. Pritam Nag, being the time keeper, was vigilant about ticking of the clock and the responsibility of judging the students was taken up by Mr. Rajesh Kumar Singh. The Aravali house emerged as the show stealer of the event, bagging the first position, whereas Vindhya house stood at second position. The efforts of the students and the teachers were greatly appreciated by Vice Chairperson, Mrs  Priyanka Jalan,  with a message that events like this add to the knowledge and overall development of students. Principal Madam, Mrs. Seema Chitlangia addressed the students and added that winning and losing is only the part of the game, the real spirit lies in the participation. Section Incharge, Mrs Suparna Banerjee concluded with a message that these kinds of events help the students to evaluate their own skills and gives them opportunity to show their talent.

International Photography Day

“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.”

The students of classes VI-VIII of Bridgeford School, Tupudana had an opportunity to capture the beauty of the world around and the bounties of nature as they celebrated International Photography Day observed on 19th of August every year. The photograph clicked by Ranveer Singh of class 8D was a treat to eyes making him the winner.  The 2nd position holder, Shyamantika Shekhar of class 8C had filled life into her still photograph. The 3rd position was grabbed by Tanvi Rai of 8F. The picture capturing methods and techniques of students were praised by all and the words of the Vice Chairperson, Mrs. Priyanka Jalan, motivated the children to make photography a regular practice as photos are the best medium to cherish and preserve memories. Principal Madam, Mrs. Seema Chitlangia encouraged the students focusing on the fact that how this form of art and skill can help in developing the creative side and later in future, can also be taken up as a flourishing career. Section Incharge, Mrs. Suparna Banerjee added that photography is a tough task that needs a lot of skill, dedication, patience and a positive attitude to find beauty all around.

Youth Day

CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF BEING YOUNG: YOUTH DAY

The young children of classes VI-VIII of Bridgeford School, Tupudana celebrated International Youth Day with great enthusiasm. The celebration included expression of thoughts through various programs like delivering speech, enacting short dramas and reciting poems. The teachings of Swami Vivekananda was spread amongst the students by Shlok Jain, who had even dressed up as youth icon, Swami Vivekananda. The message of emphasizing on the overall development of  youth and  their role in empowering the society motivated the students and they pledged to be the  face of a better and a stronger society of tomorrow.

Happy 75th Independence Day

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”

Bridgeford school celebrates  ” Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav “ with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour  .”Sit and Draw ” competition was held to commemorate 75 years of Independence of progressive India , glorious history of its  people, culture and achievements and to pay tribute to unsung heroes of freedom struggle .The Students of Class VI to VIII enthusiastically participated and showcased their patriotic spirit .The Vice Chairperson Mrs. Priyanka Jalan appreciated the students saying such competitions raise awareness and inculcate a sense of patriotism in students.The Principal Mrs.Seema Chitlangia praised the efforts of students and said such competitions will make students  aware about India’s glorious past and  importance of freedom. Section Incharge Mrs . Suparna Banerjee said that through such programs, the spirit of patriotism would be inculcated in the children and a new understanding will be developed in the children towards nation.

International Tiger Day

“Bridgeford School celebrates Nature’s Mighty Guardian with zeal and passion .”

This slogan is very true in itself. International Tiger Day is observed annually on 29 th of July to promote awareness for conservation of tigers. This day is of great importance as it makes us aware about the declining tiger population in the world .

Students of grade Vll made us aware about the importance of this great day with their stupendous performance making posters , writing slogans , speeches, Power point presentations based on the theme of Conservation of Tiger which grabbed the attention of audience . It was a creative and endless work which showed the true essence of Global tiger Day.

The theme for Global Tiger Day 2022 is “ India launches Project Tiger to revive the tiger population ”. One can measure the greatness and moral progress of a progressive nation like India by looking at how it cares and treats it’s animals. Young minds were encouraged to take up issue of conservation and spare a thought for ‘Tiger ‘ .

Its rightly quoted

‘ Where Tigers thrive , it’s a sign that the ecosystem is healthy ‘.

English Debate Competition

 “Teenagers and autonomous decision making: Should Parents allow this?”

Teenage is the transitional phase of life where children go through a lot of emotions. They are not adults nor are they kids. They aspire for more and more personal space and make the decisions of their life themselves but at the same time, they require the guidance of their parents to make decisions for their life.
“Teenagers and autonomous decision making: Should Parents allow this?” was the topic for
the Inter-House English Debate Competition ,organised by Senior Secondary section on 30.07.22. The speakers of classes IX- X of all four houses spoke eloquently on the topic.
The event offered the students a podium to explore their awareness, insights and perspective on the topic.
Chahak Agarwal,Vansh Garodia , Utkarsh Thakur , Rimisha Diwan,Harshik ,Sejal ,Nidhi Srivastava and Akshat representated the four houses and expressed their opinion on the topic. Each presentation was assessed on the basis of content,manner presentation and arguments.The event was a battlefield of opinions, where the participants presented their opinion
analyzing the subject in pros and cons, proving themselves by irrefutable arguments.In the event Vindhya house was declared as the winner for their unique performance followed by Nilgiri house which emerged as the first runner up. Nidhi Srivastava was selected as the best speaker.
Mr.Samarjeet Rewani( PGT English) , the judge for the competition praised the efforts of the children and also guided them on how they can improve their performance in the upcoming events.
The Vice Chairperson, Mrs Priyanka Jalan encouraged the efforts of children saying that such competition enables students to elucidate their standpoint through utilizing rhetorical eloquence. It instills in debaters a great sense of poise and confidence.
The Principal ,Mrs Seema Chitlangia also appreciated the students and presenting her views said that decision making is an important skill and allowing young people to make their own decisions is part of the maturity process. However, bad decisions affect this maturity, so parents must be diligent in what and when they allow kids to make their own decisions . The program was conducted by Vishakha Rana and Parineeta.Vote of thank was proposed by Ishita.
In-charge of the Secondary Section, Mr. Souren Mukherjee said that the presentation of excellent ideas in any language gives shape to oral and written expression.He also congratulated the winners and thanked all the House Incharges for mentoring their students.All the teachers of classes IX and X were present on the occasion.The event was a great success.

Inter-House Debate Competition

“Donot say a little in many, say a great deal in a few”

Young Bridgefordians showcased their speaking skill and exhibited their creativity, presence of mind and command over the language in Inter House Debate Competition conducted for students of class VI to VIII.The speakers of all four houses spoke eloquently on the burning topic.”  Is National Education Policy 2020, a game changer ?”. The audience were glued to their seats.   Aravali House bagged the first prize, Shiwalik securing the second and finally Nilgiri with the third position.  Mrs Shruti Kumar praised all the students .The Vice Chairperson, Mrs Priyanka Jalan appreciated the efforts of all the students emphasizing that such events build confidence , creative thinking and enhance their decision making power. The Principal, Mrs. Seema Chitlangia praised all the participants and said that the students gain multifaceted knowledge and opportunity to explore real world topic and issue through such competitions. Section Incharge, Mrs Suparna Banerjee congratulated the winners and thanked all the House Incharges for mentoring the students and presented the vote of thanks.

Prize Distribution Ceremony

Prize Distribution Ceremony at Bridgeford School, Tupudana

The starting point of all achievement is desire. If one has the desire to succeed, one surely will…

With this in mind and to boost the morale of the students,  Bridgeford School Tupudana held its Prize Distribution Ceremony on Wednesday, in the school premises. The ceremony commenced by invoking God’s blessings.

It was the time to applaud and reward the students for their sincere efforts during the previous academic session. The school honoured all its achievers for having attained a sterling record both in scholastic and co-scholastic domain. Students were felicitated with medals and certificates in various categories like: – Inter House Drawing Competition, English Essay Writing Competition, Hindi Essay Writing Competition , Dance Competition, Annual Exhibition and Olympiads.

Vice Chairperson, Madam Priyanka Jalan motivated the winners to go ahead to achieve their heart’s desire – whatever that may be. She went on to remind them to continue to uphold the values that are such an integral part of the institution.

Principal Madam also appreciated the efforts put in by the students and the faculty for their overall performances and wished for them to come through with flying colours in future too.

As very aptly said –

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing….”

International Yoga Day Celebrations

“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well-being.”

International Yoga Day was celebrated by the students and teachers of Bridgeford School, Tupudana with great enthusiasm , wherein physical instructor Satyendra Singh demonstrated various asanas followed by ‘Omkar’ chanting. Warm up exercises were performed by the students and teachers and the importance of these was also explained simultaneously.

Regular practice of yoga will surely help our students achieve a better life, physically, mentally and spiritually as well. As very well said –

“Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame….”

National Reading Day 2022

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary….”

Reading is important as it develops our thinking capacity and gives important life lessons. It moulds our personality and makes us a better person. India celebrates June 19th as National Reading Day in honour of P. N. Panicker, the father of library and literacy movement in Kerala.

Bridgeford family celebrated National Reading Day and Month by several interesting activities. Students were encouraged to read story books and discuss the stories in class. They enthusiastically spoke about their favourite story characters and shared story books among them.

Several activities, such as storytelling, group reading in library and in the classrooms, role play of favourite character etc. were conducted during this period.

So, “Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading….”

National Technology Day

Technology can become the wings that will allow the educational world to fly farther and faster than ever before if— we will allow it.                                                    

By Jenny Arledge

This year’s theme for National Technology Day was “Integrated Approach in Science & Technology for Sustainable Future” which was launched by Union Minister, Jitendra Singh.

On 11th May 1999, the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared the significant achievement of the country, since then, the Technology Development Board honors the scientists and engineers as well as their technological inventions that have considerably added value to the growth of India.

Technology provides students with easy-to-access information, accelerates learning, and provides fun opportunities to practice what they learn. It enables students to explore new subjects and deepen their understanding of difficult concepts, particularly in STEM. Through the use of technology inside and outside the classroom, students can gain 21st-century technical skills necessary for future occupations With this view, the students of Std 9 and 10 presented slides, posters, speeches, and models to celebrate this day.

On this occasion, the Vice-Chairperson, Mrs. Priyanka Jalan appreciated the efforts of the students and said that exposing children to innovative scientific ideas will help in solving major human problems. Instead of focusing more on bookish knowledge, the students should be allowed to carry out activities, observe, derive, and conclude. This will help students to innovate and explore.

The Principal, Mrs. Seema Chitlangia said that attentiveness, collaboration, courage, curiosity, honesty, humility to evidence, meticulousness, objectivity, perseverance, and skepticism concerning their importance for scientific research will change the attitude of students and regulate their behavior toward innovation.

The IT instructors, Mr. Sanjay Paul and Mr.Rohit Kumar deserve appreciation for motivating the students to mark this day.

Section Incharge(TGT) Mr. Souren Mukherjee congratulated and encouraged all the students for their excellent presentations and thanked all the teachers for their efficient guidance.

International Dance Day

Humans have been dancing to express themselves since the dawn of time, and dance is believed to be a social manifestation that represents characteristic aspects of a society. It’s a way of speaking one’s mind through  music. As the soul connects through dance in an instant, the importance of various dance forms over the world is overwhelming. It not only gives you an  opportunity to express your thoughts and feelings, but also keeps you physically fit and sound for life. India is a country whose rich dance heritage has inspired many international l dance forms since many years. Also known as World Dance Day, International Dance Day was celebrated at Bridgeford School, Tupudana with much anticipation and zeal. Students of Class VIII paid a special tribute to the rich dance heritage of the country. Mesmerizing performances were given of Bihu, Dandiya, Tribal Dance of Jharkhand and very energetic, the Bhangra.They also expounded on the various Indian Classical Dance forms. It was indeed heartening to note that –

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”

Earth Day

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

International Earth day was celebrated by the senior wing( IX and X)of Bridgeford School on 22nd April in the school auditorium with an objective to promote environmental awareness and to remind the students that it’s the responsibility of every citizen to protect the earth in our everyday life. A myriad of activities were conducted with a motive to inculcate students with values of conservation and respecting nature and encouraging them to reduce reuse and recycle. Through songs, music, plays, projects, posters and various messages, the feelings of Mother Earth were personified. ‘Turn towards nature’ remained the main message of the programme. On this occasion, the Vice Chairperson Mrs. Priyanka Jalan appreciated the efforts of the students and said that restoring our damaged ecosystem will help to format climate changes and our students’ efforts in this direction is a small but significant step .The Principal Mrs. Seema Chitlangia addressed the students saying that we need a shift to a more sustainable economy that work for both people and the planet. On this occasion trees were also planted in the school campus .Mrs. Suparna Banerjee, Mrs. Avnita Singh Mrs. Neera Singh,Mrs. Shomita Sen, Mr Kundan Kumar and Mr Kunal are the mentors who guided the students for their projects ,exhibits and other activities. The active participation of the students in the activities and their concern for mother earth would certainly help them think creatively to find solution to the challenges.TGT Section Incharge Mr. Souren Mukherjee congratulated all the students for their wonderful performance and thanked all the teachers for their efficient guidance.

RABINDRA JAYANTI CELEBRATION

” I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy… “

          – Rabindranath Tagore

The Nobel Laureate and great writer, Poet Rabindranath Tagore’s 161st birth anniversary was observed at Bridgeford School, Tupudana with much enthusiasm, fervour and aplomb. The programme started with the lighting of the auspicious lamp by Honourable Chairperson, Priyanka Jalan and Principal Mrs. Seema Chitlangia.

The performers of Senior Section paid rich tribute on Gurudev’s birthday by offering dance, singing melodious songs, reciting poems and recitals from his repertoire.

Tagore’s philosophy of education that emphasized on the fact that institutions should provide students with healthy and fair competitive environment that would help them to grow in every sphere of life and, his love for nature education was also well depicted by the students.

The whole programme was a spectacular event to look out for.

As very well penned by him –

” Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,

but to be fearless in facing them.

Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it….”

Ayushman Bharat Diwas, 2022

“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted…”

Ayushman Bharat Diwas is celebrated across the country every year on the 30th of April. The day is significant to help provide and promote affordable medical facilities in the rural part of the country.

Familiarizing the students with Ayushman Bharat Yojna special knowledge session was administered in Bridgeford School, Tupudana on Ayushman Bharat Diwas.
To nurture the creativity of students and to help them understand and create the importance of the day a special Drawing Competition was also organized for the students of Grade VI, VII and VIII , illustrating a variety of creative artworks that showcased the true essence of Ayushman Bharat Diwas.

FELICITATION CEREMONY FOR STD. 12 (2021-2022)

“Graduation is only a concept.  In real life, everyday you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life- if you can grasp that you will make a difference.

– Arie Pencovici 

Hasta-la -Vista 

 A fond  Farewell cum Blessing Ceremony was organised by the management, staff and students of Bridgeford school in the school auditorium ‘The Hive’ for the students of class 12th (2021- 22 batch) on April 13th 2022. The ceremony was graced by Mrs’Priyanka Jalan, Vice-Chairperson,  Bridgeford  Group of Education, Mrs. Seema Chitlangia,  Principal, Bridgeford School, Mr Rajnish Lal, Senior Secondary In charge, and Secondary section In charges Mr. Souren  Mukherjee and Mrs. Suparna Banerjee. They consecrated  their blessings and best wishes to the outgoing students with their words of wisdom. The programme began with the lighting of lamp followed by a melodious welcome song “Aaj anand barsa hamare aangan “. The Vice-Chairperson, Mrs. Priyanka Jalan addressed the students highlighting the need to be extraordinary in whatever they do. She asked the students to feel important, valuable and special. She said “believe in yourself and the world would start believing in you”. Mrs.Seema Chitlangia, Principal, Bridgeford School, motivated the students and asked them to wear confidence and smile on their faces. Mr. Rajnish Lal , Senior Secondary In charge, delivered a rousing speech. He even sang a few lines of the song “Kabhi alvida na kahna ” which left the students shouting “encore”. Mr. Souren Mukherjee, Senior Section In charge foregrounded the importance of positive thinking. He said that the devotion and dedication of students will bag support even from the mother Nature. 

Mrs. Suparna Banerjee, Senior Section In charge said that the school would always harbour the memories of the students. 

The valedictorians : Yana Sewaiyan , Iraboti Dey and  Raj Kumar from Science , Commerce and Arts Stream respectively ,

 expressed  their  gratitude towards faculty and supporting staff for nurturing various skills and  values to make them stronger to face the global challenges .

Followed this “Yaadein” an emotive video capturing some memorable moments, left everyone speechless. All became nostalgic. Toppers of Term – I, Board Exam were also  felicitated for their determination and hard work by the Vice – Chairperson , Mrs. Priyanka Jalan . 

Mementoes were presented to the outgoing students by the Vice -Chairperson and the Principal. Senior Secondary In charge, Mr.Rajnish Lal ,     appreciated  the students for their excellent demeanour during the programme . The programme was anchored wonderfully by Mrs. Jyoti Sinha, PGT, History . It was a day worth remembering and worth cherishing.

BLESSINGS CEREMONY FOR STD. 10 (2021-2022)

Thank you for all the memories that I hold so dear in my heart, and as time goes by new ones will form, but the old ones shall never depart.

             DANIELLE NEIDICH

 

The students, teaching staff and management of Bridgeford School organised the Blessing Ceremony for class tenth ( session 21- 22). The day was well organised by the secondary incharge along with the staff and with the help of the management .It was celebrated with fervour in school auditorium. It was an energetic occasion for the students to look back at the time they had spent in the campus of the school and the professional education that they acquired during the period.

 The Vice chairperson, Mrs Priyanka Jalan, the Principal, Mrs Seema Chitlangia and incharges enlighted  the lamp there by delivering a speech forwarded the program.

 They blessed the students  and shared  inspirational speech by telling the students how to balance the emotional and practical aspect in life. They also told how to pursue their passion and at the same time make their parents happy. They also gave them the secret of success  by following the lessons they shared from their own experiences.

The outstanding performance by the choir of the school added fragrance to the program .The PPT  presentation made by the teachers gave a complete glimpse of their journey  in school. Two of the students on behalf  of their team, also expressed their gratitude to the mentors and also promised to  work  hard and come out with flying colours in their upcoming board examination.

 The program ended with the Memento presentation to all the students followed by  refreshment. All children were blessed by the vice chairperson  ma’am, Principal, In charges and their teachers. It was a heart touching scenario.

International Mother Language Day (Matribhasha Diwas)

The International Mother Language Day (Matribhasha Diwas) is observed every year on 21st February to promote linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism. This day marks the endeavor to protect and promote the varied spectrum of languages spoken round the globe. Language plays a vital role in the development of an individual and also strengthens cooperation, which helps in attaining quality education for all.  In order to inculcate this spirit among the students, an online event was organised, providing the children with a platform to express their thoughts in their mother  language. Children recited poems and sang songs in the language they feel most comfortable in. It was an event that brought the students closer to their roots and with great zeal and pride they spoke in  their mother  language, dressed up in colorful attire representing different parts of the country.

Saraswati Puja Celebration

Learning is a lifelong pursuit. Invoke Mother Saraswati’s blessings as you embark on your journey for knowledge throughout the year.

 

Saraswati Puja, the festival to celebrate the goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture, was celebrated with much enthusiasm and vigour by the students and staff of Bridgeford School, Tupudana, on 5th February, 2022. Students of Classes VI-VIIl virtually attended the puja and offered pushpanjali to seek blessings from the goddess for their forthcoming exams.

The celebration helped the students to stay in touch with the customs of our country, learn the qualities of team work, leadership and cooperation.

 

” May Goddess Saraswati bless us all with an endless ocean of wisdom.”

 

Happy Basant Panchami !

Republic Day Spirit goes Online

Bridgeford School, Tupudana , sustained the patriotic sentiment and promoted the spirit of brotherhood even amid the pandemic by observing the 73rd Republic Day, virtually with immense patriotic fervour and zeal. The ceremony began with the unfurling of the tricolour by Mr. Arjun Jalan, member of school managing committee, accompanied by the Principal, Mrs. Seema Chitlangia followed by the National Anthem to pay tribute to the motherland. They also inspired the students with their motivational words and told all the students to abide by the constitution of their motherland and fulfill all their duties as responsible citizens.

A plethora of activities were organised to infuse the spirit of unity, brotherhood and patriotism among the students.

Students of Class 6-8 displayed Cultural Tableaux that began with the state which is popularly known as ‘Paradise on Earth ‘,Jammu and Kashmir followed by the state where India begins -Punjab, the state of ‘Statue of Unity’-Gujarat, Nature’s Hidden Jewel -Jharkhand, The sweetest part of India – West Bengal, Awesome -Assam and The Enchanting -Tamil Nadu. The tableaux showcased culture and communal harmony besides art and architecture, languages and dialects, customs and costumes, fairs and festivals, literature, music and many more.

Republic Day is a significant milestone in India’s history, a time when we celebrate our superiority.It is also an effort towards igniting the minds of youth about the Constitution Day.  Let us take a moment to honor our country’s magnificent constitution.

Here’s Bridgeford wishing every Indian a Happy Republic Day !

National Youth Day

“My hope of the future lies in the youth of character: intelligent renouncing all for the service of others and obedient- good to themselves and the country at large.”

                                                                        Swami Vivekananda

Arise, awake and don’t stop till the goal is achieved are the golden words of Swami Vivekananda that still resonate with the hearts of millions of youth worldwide .

 Swami ji believed that there is a necessity for the Youth to come together, engage in activities with diverse needs and interests, participate in the decision-making process, and freely express themselves. On the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Bridgeford School wishes a very Warm and Happy National Youth Day to our heroes of tomorrow, the energies that will define the future.

National Law Day

‘National Law Day’ Celebration at Bridgeford School Tupudana’

The school celebrated ‘National Law Day’ on 26th November, commemorating the adoption of the Constitution in India when in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India formally adopted the Constitution of India that came into force on January 26, 1950. The declaration regarding the day was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 11, 2015, while laying the foundation stone of the Statue of Equality.

The day marked the dawn of a new era and gave everyone the Constitution which is the framework for political principles, procedure and power of the government. The Constitutional book is as holy as any other holy book since it is the written evidence of the rights every Indian has and the duties we have towards our nation.

Students took a special pledge and also paid a tribute to India’s first Law Minister BR Ambedkar, who played a pivotal role in drafting the Indian Constitution. Teachers and students presented their thoughts on his contribution and on the importance of the Constitution.

Let every teacher teach the student how to love this nation, let every parent instill in his or her sons and daughters the beauty of our nation…. It is the right time for us to be aware of our rights and to fulfill the duties given to us by the constitution. Let us all practice freedom and equality among fellow humans and make our nation proud.

Chhath Puja Celebration

Chhath Celebration at Bridgeford School, Tupudana

“The sun is the god visible to every being, is the basis of life of all creatures on earth…”
Bridgeford believes in celebrating festivals with joy and enthusiasm. Keeping this in mind the students enjoyed a fun filled activity of making the ‘Sun’ in various ways to celebrate ‘ Chhath Puja’ to thank the ‘Sun’ God for bestowing the bounties of life on earth.
The students delivered speeches throwing light on this eco-friendly festival which spreads the message of nature conservation. The teachers spoke to the students about this Vedic Festival which is native to the Indian Subcontinents and is devoted to the Sun God.
There are many regional festivals in India which has great importance for the people who celebrate it. Chhath is one such regional festival which has now become a festival for the people of other regions as well. It is a folk festival that lasts four days. It starts with Kartik Shukla Chaturthi and ends with Kartik Shukla Saptami.

The first day of the festival is ‘Nahay-Khay’ when devotees take holy bath in rivers and provide holy offerings to the Sun God.
Rasiaav-Roti is the second day of Chhath Puja. On this day, the devotees are not allowed to drink even a single drop of water. In the evening, they can eat Kheer made up of jaggery called as Rasiaav, fruits and chapati.
Sandhya Arghya, the third day of Chhath puja, an arghya is offered to the Sun God during the Kartik Shukla Shashthi. In the evening, a bamboo basket is decorated with fruits, thekua and rice laddus, after which devotees offer an arghya to the sun with their families.
On the last day of Chhath puja in the morning, an arghya is offered to the Sun God. On this day, before sunrise, the devotees have to go to the riverbank to offer an arghya to the rising sun. After this, the protection of the child from Chhathi maiya and the happiness of the entire family is sought for peace.

May the Sun God shower us with his choicest blessings and make us beam with joy.
Let’s remove all negativities and embrace only goodness.

Happy Chhath Puja.

National Unity Day

Bridgefordians celebrated ‘National Unity Day’ with great enthusiasm and passion

“There is something unique in this soil, which despite many obstacles has always remained the abode of great souls…”- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
In keeping with the tradition, Bridgeford School Tupudana, celebrated the National Unity Day on 30th October, 2021.
The occasion provides us 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. Many spirited activities were conducted by Class 8 students to celebrate National Unity Day.
Sardar Vallababhai Patel, an icon for National Unity was fondly remembered.
They paid tribute to his extraordinary attempt in building an integrated and inclusive modern India.They also learnt about the unparalleled and immense contribution of Sardar Patel. Students expressed their views through different posters and slogans. Deep Akansha delivered a speech and gave an insight into the life history and the role of Sardar Patel in the freedom struggle to establish a harmonious society. Bargavi Kesri, Rishu Pragya, Vardaan Singh and Krish Kumar recited a poem, showing the importance of unity. Gautam Dey, Harshita Bharti and Sarthak showcased their art work on National Unity Day.

Chairperson Madam Priyanka Jalan, highlighted the importance of unity and integrity. She encouraged and helped children in realizing the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand any actual and potential threats like the corona pandemic, which has affected us as a whole.

Principal, Mrs. Seema Chitlangia expressed and emphasized on team-work and encouraged students to work towards the unity of the country and take care of their wellbeing.

Section Incharge, Suparna Banerjee encouraged the students to work hard in laying a foundation of a unified country by preserving the integrity and security of the nation.

Our unity is our identity, that is why our country is great…”.
All the events received overwhelming response and the day turned out to be better than imagined.

National Sports Day

National Sports Day – A tribute to Major Dhyan Chand

Undeterred by the continuing Pandemic, Bridgeford School, Tupudana brought a great opportunity for all the young sports enthusiasts on August 29, 2021. An Online Inter-House Sports Quiz Competition was organised in the Secondary Section on the occasion of National Sports Day which marks the birth anniversary of legendary Indian hockey player Dhyan Chand. The competition aimed at exploring the world of sports and creating awareness for various national sports.

The contest began with a warm welcome by the compere, Ms. Raveena Tirkey. After briefing everyone about National Sports Day and Major Dhyan Chand, she handed over to the quiz master Mr. Kundan Kumar who explained the rules to the four teams and conducted the quiz . He was assisted by Mr. Rajesh Mishra. Mr. Kunal Anand readily took up the responsibility of adjudging the conquest.

The quiz was divided into five rounds consisting questions related to national sports, great sports personalities, sports lexicon etc.
Aravali House represented by Vardan Singh, Gautam Dey, Prakhar Tiwary and Yashasvi Singh was declared the winner. Shiwalik House had to settle at Runners up position.
Vice Chairperson, Mrs. Priyanka Jalan appreciated the zeal of the students and stressed that such competitions are an integral intrinsic aspect of personality development.
The Principal, Mrs. Seema Chitlangia congratulated the winning House and all the participants for their brilliant performance. She further encouraged them to take keen interest in sports and physical activities along with academics.
The competition concluded with vote of thanks by the Section Incharge, Mrs. Suparna Banerjee.
All in all, it was an informative and knowledge enriching competition for the participants as well as the audience and teachers.

TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

Trips and excursions organised at Bridgeford School are a golden opportunity for the students to be exposed to first hand experience and learning. Not only do they get to explore an entire world in front of them, but moving out of their comfort zone also allows them to learn flexibility and adjustment.

The journey to being the brightest minds of the world calls for the right exposure, which is what we are facilitating to our students.

“My hope of the future lies in the youth of character: intelligent renouncing all for the service of others and obedient- good to themselves and the country at large.”

                                                                        Swami Vivekananda

Arise, awake and don’t stop till the goal is achieved are the golden words of Swami Vivekananda that still resonate with the hearts of millions of youth worldwide .

 Swami ji believed that there is a necessity for the Youth to come together, engage in activities with diverse needs and interests, participate in the decision-making process, and freely express themselves. On the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Bridgeford School wishes a very Warm and Happy National Youth Day to our heroes of tomorrow, the energies that will define the future.