A frolicsome Fun Fair was organized in The Scindia School on 23 April 2022 and it marked the celebrated culmination of the session of 2021-22. Students of the Senior Houses had put up stalls consisting of various games and food items. The array of food savories and the live music catered to the various tastes and interests of students and as well as the adults. The Art Department displayed the work of students, ranging from wall hangings to metal crafts and textile designing. Some of these items were put up on sale and took no time in being sold. The money generated from the event would be donated to the school’s Social Service League and would be used for charitable purposes. The day ended with lots of fun and frolic with three students winning a lucky draw as well.
The Scindia School’s English Dramatics Society under the aegis of The English Department put up a fantabulous English Play- ‘Aladdin’ on 22 April 2022, and transported the audience into a magical fairyland. The props, costumes and the total ambience created in the Shukla Memorial Open-Air Theatre, where the play was staged was one of splendor incarnate. With students on and off stage, the crew consisted of fifty students supported by a team of ten teachers. The play was profusely appreciated by the Guest of Honour, Mr Parnab Mukherjee and well received by the audience.
As is customary every year, the school fraternity witnessed a famous Hindi Play put up by the Hindi department. This year on 20 April 2022, a total of thirty students came together to present the popular play, ‘Charandas Chor’ at the Shukla Memorial Open Air Theatre. Famous theatre artist, Padma Vibhushan Shree Habib Tanveer crafted the play “Charandas Chor” based on the story “Fitrti Chor” by Vijaydan Detha, a popular storyteller from Rajasthan. In the play, Rhythm Arora played the role of a thief and Arni Sharma played the role of ‘Rani’. Ayushman Rai played the ‘Guru’. The music was composed by Mr Raja Banerjee and the rhythm was composed by Mr Rajendra Kumar Sharma. Medhansh Trivedi and Arjun Bhat contributed significantly to the music of the play. This dramatic presentation was profusely admired by the students.
The festival of Holi was celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm as the teacher and the taught ceased to be people and became a celebration of myriad colours with the vibrant and varied cultural programme and Holika Dehan. The festivities began on 17th March with Holika Dehan, which symbolises the victory of good over evil. Kavi Sammelan, speeches, talks and songs as well as the melodious symphonies by the School Orchestra were a treat for the ears as well as the eyes.
Students are back on the campus and they undertook the Eco Park activities with a lot of enthusiasm and a high degree of involvement. Classes VI, VII, VIII, and IX delved in the lap of nature for sometime by involving themselves in different activities as a part of the Ecology Park Project. While students of classes VI, VII and VIII took up a Nature Walk and familiarized themselves with the landscape, flora and fauna of the Fort, students of Class IX undertook a technical activity that involved cutting stems of different plant species and understanding the fundamentals of vegetative reproduction which is also a part of their Biology Academic Curriculum. The effort was aimed at sensitizing the students to understand the need of conservation of nature and natural resources. Students showed great enthusiasm throughout the activity and asked pertinent questions about the scope and development of the project and tried to comprehend as to how it is linked to the strengthening of nature conservation efforts in the future. The students were supported in this endeavour by the core team of teachers – Mr Gopal Chaturvedi, Ms Sangeeta Jain, Mr Jitendra Jawale and Mr Anubhav Sarkar.
The 48th Platinum Jubilee Memorial Inter School English Debate was virtually hosted by the school from 1st September to 3rd September 2021. Twelve prestigious schools of the country participated in it-Daly College Indore; Pinegrove School, Dharampur, Solan; Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar, Haryana; The Emerald Heights International School; Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun; Welham Girls’ School; Yadavindra Public School, Patiala; Mayo College Girls’ School, Ajmer; The Scindia School, Fort Gwalior; Mayo College Boys School, Ajmer; The Punjab Public School Nabha and Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior. The Debate was spread into four Rounds- Preliminary, two Quarter Finals, and the Final Round in the British Parliamentary Debating Format. The Finals were held on 3rd September 2021 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Three experts, Mr Kartik Bajoria, Mr Dhruv Sharma and Mr Vibhor Mathur judged the Final Round. The Scindia School was declared the ‘Winners’ of the Competition. The Mayo College Girls’ School, Ajmer became the ‘Runner Up’.
The virtual 48th Platinum Jubilee Memorial Inter School Quiz was virtually hosted by the school on 4th September 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The famous Quiz Master, Mr Ajay Poonia conducted the quiz with fifteen schools participating in the Quiz- Daly College Indore; Pinegrove School, Dharampur, Solan; Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar, Haryana; The Emerald Heights International School; Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun; Welham Girls’ School; Yadavindra Public School, Patiala; Mayo College Girls’ School, Ajmer; The Scindia School, Fort Gwalior; Mayo College Boys School, Ajmer; Lawrence School, Sanawar; The Doon School, Dehradun; Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls School; Birla Vidya Mandir and Pinegrove School, Subathu. Four top scoring teams entered the Final Round. Mayo College Boys’ School, Ajmer were declared the ‘Winners’ of the 48th Platinum Jubilee Memorial Inter School Quiz. Emerald Heights International School, Indore, bagged the second position and the Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar secured the third position.
The school is happy to inform all of you that the children, who had resumed school in January, are all safely back home with their parents.
There were a few isolated instances of a few children and faculty testing positive, but prompt action on the part of the medical team ensured that all of them were swiftly isolated, tested again after 4 days, and then sent home.
The Govt of MP has also announced the closure of all schools, including Scindia with effect from 14th April 2021.
We are currently examining ways and means to ensure that no further cases emerge.
All the faculty, staff and their family members, who will continue to be on the fort, will be tested every 4 days to ensure there is no recurrence of cases.
We wish to thank all faculty, the medical community and above all, the parents, for their unwavering support, and suggestions.
We will keep you periodically updated of further developments.
Martyrs’ Day was observed on 30th January 2021. Floral tributes were paid to the Father of the Nation- Mahatma Gandhi. The poem in English titled ‘Freedom isn’t free’ was read by Arsh Mishra and Satwik Goyal read an excerpt on the childhood of Mahatma Gandhi. The soulful singing of ‘Vaishnav Jan’ and the instrumental of ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ inspired the school community. The customary silence gave us the opportunity to delve in the depths of our consciousness.
The Scindia School Brass Band took part in the Annual Republic Day Camp 2020, held in Delhi from the 30th of December 2019 to 30th of January 2020, during which the Band was privileged to give the Guard of Honour to the dignitaries like Mr Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, and Mr Rajnath Singh, the Defence Minister. They also marched on the Rajpath on the 26th of January 2020 and took part in the Annual PM’s Rally. Mr Ramesh Sharma was the officer incharge for the 16th consecutive year.
The following members received the NCC Certificate:
Varun Nepram Trophy for leading the Band at the Rajpath- Senior Under Officer, Yash Jain; Band Major’s Trophy for leading the Band in the PM Rally-Senior Under Officer, Aryan Samil; Band Leader’s Trophy- Senior Under Officer, Kartikeya Kulshreshtha; The Varun Nepram’s Trophy for the Best Saxophone Player- Nimit Jain; The Band Trainee Trophy- Mr Ashok Kumar
Mr Apar Mehra interacted with the students of Classes VI to VIII on 23rd February 2020. Born in Delhi, Apar Mehra was nine years old when he was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. He was on campus to share with our students, how he dealt with this crippling syndrome and how he has turned his weakness into his strength by chasing his passion i.e. music. He is now a music producer and has 3 albums to his credit. He addressed the students and shared his experiences which was followed by an interesting Question and Answer session.
The Senior House Reports were read on 14th February 2020. Aryan Samil, Gaurang Paliwal, Shivang Kumar, Arya Adhikari, Kshitij Dogra, Shivansh Bansal, Aditi Joshi and Hriday Soni read the reports of Daulat, Madhav, Ranoji, Mahadji, Jeevaji, Jayappa, Jayaji and Shivaji House, respectively.
The awards in the vertical of Pastoral Care are as follows:
Best in Academics – Lav Asrani
Best in Sports- Tushar Gupta
Best in Academics- Tushar Saini
Best in Sports- Anoop Adivasi and Chewang Bhutia
Housemaster’s Cup- Prithvi Mishra
Best in Academics- Abhishek Mahour
Best in Sports- Samarjith Nalvade
Best in Academics- Yuvraj Singh and Utkarsh Gupta
Best in Sports- Sumedh Potdar
Housemaster’s Cup- Nitya Mehra
Best in Academics- Ishan Agrawal
Best in Sports- Uttam Rai
Best in Academics- shared between Naman Mittal and Krish Gupta
Best in Sports- Prabhat Singh
Housemaster’s Cup- Rhythm Kukreja
Best in Academics- Keshav Agarwal and Mridul Singhi
Best in Sports- Yuvraj Singh Tomar
Best in Academics- Manjot Singh Sethi
Best in Sports- Aryan Agarwal
Housemaster’s Cup- Sonam Bhutia
Best in Academics- Karnik Kanojia
Best in Sports- Anirudh Singh Tyagi
Best in Academics- Ayushman Rai and Chaitanya Joshi
Best in Sports- Binay Chettri
Housemaster’s Cup- Arnav Khandelwal
Best in Academics- Ayush Agrawal
Best in Sports- Karma C Lepcha
Best in Academics- Gaurav Mehra
Best in Sports- Lalit Kumar
Housemaster’s Cup- Shivam Suri
Best in Academics- Aditya Parashar
Best in Sports- Vrushank Malhotra
Best in Academics- Jayant Gupta
Best in Sports- Rohit Gound
Housemaster’s Cup- Sundaram Malik
Best in Academics- Pratham Agarwala
Best in Sports- Ujjwal Mallik and Sourav Dinkar
Best in Academics- Raghav Pratap Singh Sengar
Best in Sports- Mayank Choudhary and Sanyam Agarwal
Housemaster’s Cup- Mayank Choudhary
The Harmony Week celebration commenced on the 28th of November, 2019 with a wonderful choir performance staged during the morning assembly. With a coherent PPT in the backdrop, the budding artists of the school performed a beautiful vocal piece, sending across the message of service, healthy social reciprocation, and harmony.
The 2nd day of harmony week was marked with a beautifully conceptualized “Nukkad Natak” presented by the talented Scindians, engrossing a walking audience and convincing them to stop by and enjoy the performance. The piece highlighted the little moments of friction in the lives of the students and sent across a solid message of acceptance and collaboration being integral to a harmonious society.
The Scindia School Model United Nations Conference 2019 commenced on 8th November 2019. The event spans over the next two days and will be held from 8th November to 10th November 2019. 8 schools are participating in the event, namely, Sanskar Valley School, Bhopal; Bhartiyam Vidya Niketan School, Gwalior; Welham Boys School, Dehradun; Heritage Girls School, Udaipur; Daly College, Indore; Vantage Hall Girls School, Dehradun; Modern School, Vasant Vihar, Delhi and The Scindia School.
The event started with the lighting of the lamp. Thereafter, the Principal, Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat, welcomed the Chief Guest and emphasized on the importance of dialogue in today’s world. The Chief Guest, Mr Anurag Chauhan, an eminent social worker, talked about the huge issues that threaten the world today- environmental threats for an instance. The Rock Band synergized the ceremony with its melodious notes. A dance sequence on the title ‘War and Peace’ followed next. The Secretary General of SCIMUN, Hriday Soni, welcomed the schools and declared the Conference open. A video was played next, which discussed about the proceedings and agendas to be discussed during the Conference. The Committees ran till 6 pm. In the evening, a comedy show by Mr Nishant Suri, a Stand-up comedian who has won the first season of Amazon Prime’s Comicstaan, enthralled the audience. The day’s events came to a close with the dinner for delegates.
The second day of The Scindia School Model United Nations progressed with the delegates preparing the Draft Resolution in their respective committees. The eight committees, namely, United Nations Human Rights Council, United Nations Security Council, United Nations Women, International Atomic Energy Agency, Lok Sabha, International Press, Federation of International Football Association and the United Nations General Assembly, discussed the agendas of the meeting more minutely, compared to the way they had done yesterday. Agendas like- Annexation of Crimean Peninsula, discussing about the Peace Keeping operations (PKO’S), and nuclear agendas and safety issues, were some of the many agendas discussed. The day started with the General Speaker’s list where delegates presented their countries stance on the agendas and the issues. Mr Neel Madhav, the Indian TV Personality, author, mentalist, illusionist and TedEx Speaker entertained the delegates in the Assembly Hall at 7.15 pm in the “Neel Madhav Night”. The day ended with a Special Dinner for the delegates.
Inter School Quiz hosted by Scindia school was conducted by nationally acclaimed quiz master Mr. Ajay Poonia. Mr. Poonia (Ex-Shivaji, 2006) The Participating teams were Daly Collage, Indore; Vivek High School, chandigarh; Vasant Vihar Delhi; Modern School, Barakhamba; Mayo Girls, Ajmer; and The Scindia School, Gwalior.
The quiz trophy was bagged by the Modern School, Barakhamba, Delhi.
महाराज माधवराव सिंधिया स्मृति हिंदी वाद विवाद प्रतियोगिता 3 अक्तूबर से 5 अक्तूबर 2019 तक विद्यालय के सभागार में आयोजित की गई ।इस प्रतियोगिता में छः विद्यालयों ने भाग लिया। ये थे – डेली कॉलेज़ इंदौर. सायना इंटरनेशनल स्कूल. कटनी. बिड़ला विद्या मंदिर. पिलानी. वसंत वैली. नई दिल्ली. सिंधिया कन्या विद्यालय. ग्वालियर व सिंधिया स्कूल. ग्वालियर । यह प्रतियोगिता तीन चरणों में संपन्न हुई।प्रथम व अंतिम चक्र कैम्ब्रिज पद्धति पर आधारित था।तीन अक्तूबर की शाम छः बजे सभी विद्यालयों को विषय के पक्ष व विपक्ष में बोलने के लिए तीन विषय दिए गए। जो निम्नलिखित र्थे पाकिस्तान से बातचीत ही शांति का एकमात्र उपाय है. नए मोटर व्हीकल कानून से यातायात व्यवस्था में सुधार हुआ है और समान नागरिक संहिता देशहित में है। पहला चक्र 4 अक्तूबर को सुबह 11 बजे सम्पन्न हुआ और इसके तुरंत बाद अगले चक्र के लिए जोकि सायं साढ़े छः बजे संपन्न होना था. पुनः सभी विद्यालयों को लॉटरी पद्धति के आधार पर विषय आबंटित किए गए। यह चक्र टर्नकोट पद्धति पर आधारित था।इसमें सभी विद्यालयों को एक एक विषय दिया गया था जिसमें प्रत्येक वक्ता को दो मिनट पक्ष तथा दो मिनट विपक्ष में बोलना था।इस चक्र में प्रथम चार विद्यालयों को अंतिम चक्र में प्रवेश मिला. वे विद्यालय र्थे डेली कॉलेज़ इंदौर. सायना इंटरनेशनल स्कूल. कटनी. सिंधिया कन्या विद्यालय. ग्वालियर व सिंधिया स्कूल. ग्वालियर । अंतिम चक का विषय था – शिक्षा संसाधनों की मोहताज़ नहीं। इसमें सिंधिया कन्या विद्यालय. ग्वालियर व सिंधिया स्कूल. ग्वालियर विषय के पक्ष में व डेली कॉलेज़ इंदौर तथा सायना इंटरनेशनल स्कूल. कटनी ने विषय के विपक्ष में अपना वक्तव्य प्रस्तुत किया। इसमें सिंधिया कन्या विद्यालय. ग्वालियर प्रथम स्थान पर रही. द्वितीय स्थान पर सायना इंटरनेशनल स्कूल. कटनी. तृतीय स्थान पर सिंधिया स्कूल. ग्वालियर तथा चतुर्थ स्थान पर डेली कॉलेज़ इंदौर रहा। सिंधिया कन्या विद्यालय की प्लाक्षा गार्गस्या को सर्वश्रेष्ठ वक्तृ घोषित किया गया इसमें दूसरे स्थान पर सिंधिया कन्या विद्यालय की ही काव्या शर्मा व तीसरे स्थान पर सायना इंटरनेशनल स्कूल की मीनाक्षी सिसोदिया रहीं।अंतिम चक्र में विद्यालय के पूर्व छात्र डॉ अंकित कसेरा ह्य2012 महादजीहृ सभापति के कार्यभार का निर्वहण किया। इस चक्र में हंसराज कॉलेज ह्यदिल्ली विश्वविद्यालयहृ के हिंदी विभाग के व्याख्याता प््राभांशु ओझा . दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय वोकेशनल कॉलेज से हिंदी विभाग के व्याख्याता अनुराग सिंह शेखर व कला मर्मज्ञा सलोनी खन्ना ने निर्णायकों के पद को सुशोभित किया।
The 46th Platinum Jubilee All India Inter School English Debates were held from 3rd to 5th October, 2019 at the Scindia School, Fort, Gwalior. This year the event comprised of a total of ten exceptionally skilled debating teams from different schools across the country. The formats of the debates were Asian and British Parliamentary. Each school sent across 3 speaking participants and 1 adjudicator participant. It was empowering to witness school students debating with conviction and their peers adjudicating them. The adjudicators were also responsible for framing the motions with the Chairpersons before every round. The participants were allowed just 15 minutes of time for preparation after the motion of every round was declared.
In the Final Round held on 5th October, 2019; four best teams qualified with four best adjudicators. The teams were Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai; St. George’s College, Mussoorie; Mayo College, Ajmer; and Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer. The adjudicators for the final round were Arushi Agarwal from Daly College, Indore; Nitya Mehra from the Scindia School, Gwalior; Udhay Aman Chopra from Vasant Valley School, Delhi; and Kyra Khanna from Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer.
The Chairperson of the event was Mr. Aditya Bandyopadhyay, a famous lawyer and Human Rights Activist. The motion for the final round was “this house, as the rational citizens of India, regrets scrapping Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code”. After a rigorous session of parliamentary debating, Mayo College Girls School was announced as the Winner of the event; and St. George’s College, Mussoorie as the Runner-Up. Udit Singh from Mayo College, Ajmer bagged the Best Speaker award (Government); Tanushree Gupta from MCGS, Ajmer won the Best Speaker (Opposition) and the Best Speaker of the Series. Nitya Mehra from the Scindia School won the award for the Best Adjudicator; and Udhay Aman Chopra was announced as the Most Promising Adjudicator of the Series. Vice Principal, Ms. Smita Chaturvedi; SOBA President Mr. Rahul Kulshreshth; Mr. Atul Takle (Ex. Ranoji 1973) and the Chairperson awarded the position holders. Vice Principal, Ms. Smita Chaturvedi congratulated all the participants for the outstanding event and declared the PLAT English Debates as closed.
The Scindia School hosted Pre-Round Sqaure International Conference from September 29th – October 1st, 2019. Seventy delegates from ten different schools across the length and the breadth of the World participated in the conference. The delegates represented the following countries.
• South Africa
Upon their arrival at the Fortress, the prestigious Brass Band of the School gave them a grand welcome. While addressing the participants in a special assembly, Principal, Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat extended a warm welcome to all the delegates and their chaperones and suggested the community to make the most of the confluence of such diversity. Various Round Square initiatives of the Scindia School were also showcased for the participating schools.
The Pre-Conference which was based on the theme “The World we wish to see” was highly engaging and gave a glimpse of the diversity that makes India a great nation to the participants. The ease with which all the delegates immersed themselves in a new setting and culture was worth a watch, as each one of them absorbed the moments that were carefully designed for them. The event culminated with a cultural evening followed by a special dinner hosted by the Principal, where he felicitated the escorts and handed a token of love to all the delegates. The Pre-Conference was an eye-opener, as it proved yet again that inspite of various differences, we are *_ONE_*.
We take pride in announcing that The Scindia School, Gwalior, has been ranked as India’s # 1 boys boarding school in the annual EducationWorld India School Rankings (EWISR) 2019 – 20. The #1 ranking of The Scindia School is the result of a massive countrywide field survey encapsulating the perception and opinions of carefully selected sample of stakeholders in primary-secondary education which included educators, principals and teachers from across the length and breadth of the country. It was a rare occasion as Principals of the two most respected Schools on the Indian soil shared the stage together at the Education World Award Ceremony on Saturday, the 28th of September 2019.
Indeed a proud moment for all of us! On this momentous occasion, we wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each member of the extended family, as this stupendous achievement is the culmination of the efforts made by the team. This has now put a larger responsibility on our shoulders, which is to sustain the position the School rightfully deserves.
Long live Scindia!
The Choreography Society of the school, Chorean Souls, organised the first Inter House Choreography Competition for the senior houses on the 31st of August, 2019.
The audience was thrilled by the spectacular performances delivered by every house. Each house presented their choreography based on themes assigned to them. The themes were Mythology, Nature, Save the Planet, Diversity, Genesis, Gothic, Illusion, and War & Peace; the dance styles ranging from Indian and western contemporary to modern and freestyle. All performances were designed by the students of respective houses. It was an exceptional showcase of dancing skills by the Scindian boys.
Vice Principal, Ms. Smita Chaturvedi, upon addressing the gathering, expressed her joy in witnessing such a colourful evening. She was very proud to be a part of the evening and congratulated the boys for putting up such a breathtaking show, and sending significant messages to the world with their choreography.
Dean of Co-curricular Activities, Mr. Dhirendra Sharma, who was in the judges’ panel, expressed his contentment on watching such fulfilling performances one after another. Ms. Sangeeta Jain and Ms. Raksha Seeriah, were also on board. They were immensely happy to watch the energy of the boys on stage and confessed that judging this event was the most challenging task. The event was followed by special dinner and DJ for the boys.
The Scindia School team participated in “The Mohinder Memorial Bilingual Turncoat Debate Competition” at Pinegrove School, Himachal Pradesh. 16 schools from various parts of the country had participated in the prestigious event, which was conceived to promote cognitive competence via language. Aditya Parashar and Keshav Dudhani from team Scindia made it to the final round where the topic under the hammer was “Abrogation of Article – 370 is justified”. The witty and skilful presentation of views lead the boys bag the overall runners-up trophy, many congratulations!