It was a balmy morning with a delightful coolness to the air when the participants reached the Oval Field in the early morning to take part in The Inter House Cross Country Race for the Year 2021-22 on 13 March 2022. The much awaited event began at 6.30 am. The students ran with great vigour and covered the area marked for them. The preparation began soon after the PT III exam for all classes ended and the practice helped the boys to perform with great energy and enthusiasm. The boys were cheered loudly by the other participants and the faculty. The event began when the Principal, Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat flagged the event. Eminent Old Boys from the Batch of 1974 encouraged the boys and Mr Gagan Khosla ran the race with the boys of Group A to inspire them to compete in the race with all their heart and soul.
The boys ran strictly according to their respective groups in the Inter – House Cross Country Competition. They knew that any violation in this regard may result in disqualification of the House.
After the long period of stillness during the Covid times, the sight of the runners racing through the track and the teachers encouraging them to speed up was truly a sight to behold.
From 3rd – 5th March, Walk-a-thon for classes IX, X and XI was held. The event was much awaited by the Scindian fraternity, be it students or teachers. The long period of lockdown during the time of the pandemic and the prolonged staying away from the portals of the school, with them glued to their screens during online classes has given little opportunity to students to mobilize their physical energy. This event was an attempt to bring them back into their physical routine. The rules were simple—no running. Teachers were present at a gap of every 100 meters as observers. Classes had to compete section-wise, and no section had its adrenaline levels low. The competition started with fast, competitive legs and ended with fun and laughter. Students supported each other in walking and made sure that everyone completes the Walk-a-thon, which obviously, was an amazing sight for everybody.
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.
The National Sports Day was celebrated in the school on 29 August 2020 with due precautions and social distancing. The day marks the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, the legendary sports player, who has been honoured with India’s third highest civilian honour of Padma Bhushan in 1956. The Vice Principal, Ms Smita Chaurvedi paid a floral tribute to the legendary player. The event was attended by The Dean of Co-curricular Activities, Mr Dhirendra Sharma, the representative teaching fraternity, and the Sports Coaches. Dr Smita Trivedi welcomed the fraternity on the eve of the celebration of the National Sports Day in the Assembly Hall at 4.30 pm and apprised the audience of the contribution of the legendary Sports Player and lesser known facts about his life. After this, the event was brought to a close.
This year, great talent was witnessed on the Cricket field. A total of 18 games were played in Group A and a total of 13 games were played in Group B. The addition of the Staff team in the A Group fixtures turned out to be a great innovation as they gave a tough competition to the boys. The Group A tournament started on 24th November 2019 and spanned over a total of 8 days. The Group B Tournament was held from 11th to 18th February 2020.
The results are as follows:
Best Batsman of the tournament: Viraj Kapoor with 173 runs
Best Bowler of the tournament: Vrushank Malhotra with a total of 9 wickets
Man of the Series: Abhyuday Chauhan with 158 runs and 12 wickets
I- Jayaji II- Jeevaji III- Mahadji IV- Madhav
V- Daulat VI- Ranoji VII- Shivaji VIII- Jayappa
Best Batsman of the tournament: Manjot Singh Sethi with 144 runs
Best Bowler of the tournament: Aditya Kumar with 7 wickets
Man of the Series: Rohit Gound with 168 runs and 6 wickets
I- Jayappa II- Jayaji III- Mahadji IV- Shivaji
V- Daulat VI- Ranoji VII- Jeevaji VIII- Madhav
Overall House Positions:
I- Jayaji II- Mahadji III- Jayappa IV- Jeevaji V- Daulat VI- Shivaji VII- Madhav VIII- Ranoji
The Kishangarh Shield Triangular Series Hockey Under 19, hosted by the Scindia School, Fort, Gwalior, was declared as open today by Principal, Dr. Madhav Deo Saraswat, in the Madhav Pavilion. Dr. Saraswat along with Vice Principal, Ms. Smita Chaturvedi and Mr. Ramesh Sharma welcomed the teams and extend their wishes to all the participants and coach escorts. Dr. Saraswat reiterated the gravity of this triangular tournament and urged all the participants to give their best yet treat others with dignified sportsmanship. The participating teams are Mayo College, Ajmer; Daly College, Indore; and the Scindia School, Gwalior. The first match was played between between Daly College and The Scindia School.
This time we tried to introduce some specific basic rules to conduct the chess tournament. These are as follows:
1. Use of Chess Clock . It was must for all participants.
2. It was mandatory for the all participants to write notation (Each movement of the game ).
3. Arbitrator was called from outside to observe the games minutely and to solve problems if any dispute arise.
4. whole tournament was knock-out based tournament.
5. On the day of final I took help from IT department, so that we can show the live games to the audience. It was arranged on the Assembly Hall. It was mandatory for all participants of the tournament to observe the all games at a time through the projector in Assembly hall. Audience was extremely happy to see the live matches. Nearly 150 students watch the all matches. Out of these 150 students 96 students participated in the tournament.
Its my special thanks to Raj Kapoor Sir for extending his hand to show the live games in the assembly hall to quite a big number of students.
6. My special thanks to Naman Sir and Dhiren Sir for their continuous support for every stage of this game ( Starting from investment in Chess in terms of sanctioning money for Chess Clock, New boards , Trophy etc. ) and for continuous encouragement. Click here to see the final scoresheets.
The annual Inter-House cross country was held on 20th November, 2019. With energy and enthusiasm, the entire campus echoed with joyful spirit. The athletic Scindians gave it all to the run. In group A, Dhan Bahadur of class X, broke a 40 year old record with 10:48.59 seconds. Principal, Dr. Madhav Deo Saraswat, along with the entire fraternity, witnessed the historic event with pride!
It is with immense pride that we declare that Dhan Bahadur Karki of Jayappa House has broken the record in Cross Country A Group Race with a new record timing of 10: 48: 59. The previous record belonged to Mukesh Agarwal of Jayappa House in the year 1978-79 with the timing 10: 53: 8. Many congratulations!
The 59th Purusottam Inter House Swimming Competition 2019-20 was concluded on the 20th September, 2019. After a week-long tenure of various acquatic events, the energy in the air was in fact greater. The entire gathering was all set to witness the finals of various categories. The Principal, Dr. Madhav Deo Saraswat graced the occasion.
The crowd beautifully appreciated the efforts of all the finalists with perpetual applauds and made the entire event, jubilant. Dr. Saraswat, upon declaring the event closed, expressed his delight of being a part of the event and congratulated the entire team of coaches, students, and the Estate management for the event’s success!
The House positions were as follows:
1st Madhav House
2nd Shivaji House
3rd Jayaji House
A hockey match was organised between two mixed teams of students and faculty members on Friday, 30th August, 2019.
Yuvraj Singh Solanki and Yuvraj Tomar were the two captains leading their teams. The gathering witnessed outstanding sportsmanship, especially from the teachers, and the match was a treat to watch!
Such engagements are integral to the ethos of our school and these are the times when the student-teacher bonding is cemented in ways more than one!
The Scindia School Football team participated in the triangular series, known as “Kishangarh Shield” which was held at Daly College from 5th August to 6th August 2019. Series of riveting matches were played between Daly College – Indore, Mayo College – Ajmer and The Scindia School, Gwalior. The first match which was between The Scindia School and Daly College was a draw by 1 goal each, Tashi Dadul Bhutia from Scindia scored a goal in this match. Our second match was against the Mayo College which was yet again a draw by 1 goal each. This goal was scored by Kenchay Lepcha.
The Scindia School team bagged the second in position in the prestigious tournament. Tashi Dadul Bhutia was awarded with “Man of the Match” for the first match and Kenchay Lepcha was adjudged as “The Best Striker” of the tournament.
The Scindia School takes pride in announcing that Sachin Chaudhary of class 10 participated in Commonwealth Crossbow Shooting Championship. The event was organised by IFWC – International Federation of World Crossbow, in Koh-Chang Thailand.
Sachin Chaudhary secured two Gold medals, one for his individual performance in U – 17 category and the other one in the senior team category. Many congratulations to Sachin Chaudhary, the Scindia School fraternity is proud of his dedication and commitment, which has brought him laurels.
Perseverance, Grit and Determination never go out of fashion. Sachin Chaudhary of class 10 has proved it yet again. The Scindia School is proud to announce Sachin’s official selection in the Commonwealth Games, 2019 in Thailand. He would be participating in Archery for the same. The Scindia fraternity wishes him all the very best for his endeavours.
The Inter House Football Tournament began on 15th of July and continued till 25th. A total of 256 players participated in the tournament where the school witnessed a string of 30 matches. The finals were played in A and B Group on the 25th of July, 2019. In the A Group, Mahadji House played against Madhav House and Mahadji won the match. In the B Group, Daulat House played against Jayappa House and Daulat won the match.
In A Group, the Best Defender of the tournament was awarded to Prabal Faguna of Mahadji House, the Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament to Mridul Singhi of Mahadji House, the Highest Scorer of the tournament to Jai Sharma of Mahadji House. The Trophy ‘A’ group was awarded to Mahadji House.
In the B Group, the Best Defender of the Tournament was awarded to Lalit Kumar of Jayappa House, the Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament of Aditya Kumar of Jayappa House, the Highest Scorer of the tournament to Binay Chettri of Jevvaji House. The Trophy for the ‘B’ group was bagged by Daulat House.
Jayappa House won the Overall Trophy for the Inter House Football Tournament 2019-20.
The final match of the Inter House Basketball Tournament- B Group was played between Daulat House and Jayaji House. Jayaji won the match with 24-10 score and thereby secured the Trophy for 2019- 2020. Rohit Gond of Jayaji House won the award for the Best Scorer of the Tournament and the title of the Most Promising Player of the Tournament was awarded to Anoop Adiwasi of Daulat House. The audience witnessed a display of exceptional skills on the court and applauded to every score to boost the players’ confidence and kept the spirit high!
Monday the 1st of April, 2019 marked the opening ceremony of the 17th His Highness Maharaja Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Inter-School Cricket Tournament. A total of eight prestigious schools of the country, including the host school would be participating in the tournament this year for the coveted trophy.
The Doon School, Dehradun
Modern School, New Delhi
Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai
Assam Valley School, Tezpur
Yadavindra Public School, Patiala
Daly College, Indore
DPS, Mathura Road
The Scindia School, Gwalior
The Principal, Dr. Madhav Deo Saraswat extended a warm welcome to the participating teams and mentioned that the grand event is much more than just a cricket tournament where we reunite with the members of our extended families, referring to the teams which have been a part of this event since its inception.
Dr. Saraswat reminded the participating teams of the spirit of sportsmanship and reiterated that winning or losing is not the ultimate goal. He urged the participants to take the opportunity to exhibit the values of a true sportsman and placed a high premium on camaraderie, zeal, perseverance and above all the style with which one accepts defeat. He also referred to the field being a platform of not just honing sporting skills but also one’s attitude. With that the Principal presented the school caps to the participating teams along with their coaches and wished them good luck for the tournament.
The Opening Ceremony of the prestigious Triangular Series for Cricket, famously known as “Kishengarh Trophy” was organised on Wednesday, the 10th of October 2018. The Principal, Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat in his address to the participants mentioned that these opportunities shall be utilised to build a stronger sense of camaraderie between three top residential schools of the country. He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the head of the Daly College, Indore and Mayo College, Ajmer for making it possible to revive the age old event and also announced that this would be taken to the next level by including Hockey and Football to it. Dr Saraswat suggested the teams to participate in the tournament in the true spirit of sportsmanship and carry along long lasting friendships and memories for life.
What could have been a better start to the spirit of Soccer at Scindia than a friendly match between the teachers and the students! The audience was thrilled at the cut throat competition between both the teams. Neither age nor anxiety came in the way of the spirit of the players. The camaraderie between the teams in a competitive event of this nature was a rare sight. The exhilarating match of an hour ended in a tie, only leaving the audience craving for more.
In order to honour the outstanding sportsmen of The Scindia School the 23rd Annual Sports Banquet was celebrated on the 25th of February, 2018. It was a momentous occasion for the meritorious students of the Sports arena, who have exhibited exceptional talent and have secured Full and Half Colours in various games. The Chief Guest on this occasion was the much decorated, Brigadier Ashok Abbey, AVSM, who was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Nandita Abbey. Brigadier Abbey is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He is a keen and avid mountaineer and an alpine skier. Eminent old boy, Mr. Vijay Jaini and parent representative, Board of Governors, Mrs. Darshana Jaini also joined the celebrations.
The coveted Brass Band of the School, displayed a symphonic performance upon the arrival of the Chief Guest. The Principal, Dr. Madhav Deo Saraswat extended a warm welcome to the Chief Guest and mentioned that he was overwhelmed by his achievements. He complimented him for not only being an exceedingly accomplished mountaineer but also a perfect gentleman. In his address to the students Dr. Saraswat cited that people like Brigadier Ashok Abbey set the right references, especially for the youth, who should emulate him and lead a life which is full of meaning and purpose. The Principal concluded by raising a toast for the Chief Guest.
Thereafter, Rekeela Bhutia, the Sports Captain of the School raised a toast for sportsmen leaving the school and stated “Life does not give you what you want, but what you deserve”.
The Chief Guest expressed his delight for being a part of the Annual Sports Banquet and reminded the students of their privilege on being a part of the legacy called ‘Scindia’. Brigadier Abbey was astounded with the array of opportunities the School provides its pupils and advised the students to make the best use of it. He expressed his admiration for the way in which the School has balanced traditions with modernity. In his address to young Scindians, he reiterated the significance of sports in shaping a person and further pressed upon it by quoting Kurt Hahn “Without the instinct for adventure, any civilization, however enlightened; any state, however well-ordered, will wilt and wither”.
The august gathering congratulated the boys who represented the School at various State, IPSC and CBSE level tournaments and also the National Players of the School for the session 2017 – 18. The evening winded up with a sumptuous four course dinner and the presentation of a token of appreciation to the Chief Guest.