Monthly Archives: November 2016


Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

This is precisely what students of Udgam school for children(Secondary and the Higher Secondary Sections) aimed for, on the 24th of November 2016 on the occasion of the School Sports Day. The day dawned bright and clear and the students- both participants and spectators were in their enthusiastic best. The events commenced with the lighting of the torch by the Principal Mrs.Sujata Tandon and the Director Ms Pratima Patell. The lit torch was carried with pride by a select student- star team. The March past that followed was a sight to behold and loudly cheered by the spectators.
The Yoga postures’ display , Self Defence tactics cum Martial arts demonstration, Human Pyramid formations, Dumb Bells , Aerobics Show were all visual delights, with the participants executing each move with skill, adroitness and dexterity.
The much awaited athletic events commenced next. 50 m race, Hurdles, three legged race, Sack race, Slow cycling race for each section and for the boys and girls separately saw whole hearted participation by the students. The Football and Kabaddi matches generated great excitement among the participants and spectators alike. Cooperation and team spirit were the watch words of the day through out.
Every participant in each of the events was cheered and applauded by the onlookers showing the intrinsic harmony among everyone present. 
The eagerly anticipated Award ceremony was a fitting finale to the Sports Day. Winners in the various events were garlanded with gold, silver and bronze medals and given certificates on the winners’ stand by the Principal Mrs. Sujata Tandon and the Vice principals Mrs. Manju Malaviya and Mrs. Manjari Jain.
Sports Day at Udgam School For Children has given incredible moments where students showed their physical stamina and mental mettle. These are the moments we shall always remember.


Simple Machines make work easier for us. There are six simple machines such as inclined plane, lever, pulley, screw, wedge and the wheel and axle. Complicated or compound machines are a combination of two or more simple machines working together.
Students of Class 5 did an activity on simple machines wherein they prepared the model of a simple machine of their choice. They assembled it using reusable material.
They even spoke about their model of simple machine and how these machines make our day to day activities much easier and simpler!
An exhibition of simple machines was also held where in all the students of Class IV and V came to take a look at the beautifully and amazing displayed machines which made their concepts more clear.

Grade one -Salad Making Activity

Salads form a very important part in our daily diet. To explain the same, grade one kids had ‘’salad making activity’’ with the help of their teachers today. Kids were very excited with the idea of making salad in school.


Grade one kids were shown videos to enhance the use of vegetables used in salad in form of animated movies and songs. Well, the activity took place outside the classroom giving them a different environment. All the kids relished and enjoyed their bowl of salad. Most of kids finished and asked for more, while others gave it a try.


We would also like to thank all the parents who co-operated and made the activity successful.

Overall it was an activity which had learning with FUN.


To commemorate this day, Udgam School has launched an anti-diabetes campaign to ‘catch them young’. The idea is to stop diabetes in its tracks and prevent the disorder from happening altogether. In a recent study it was revealed that 35% of Gujarat suffers from diabetes, and juvenile diabetes cases are on the rise with poor life styles and unhealthy food habits being the order of the day.

The entire school of Thaltej Campus from classes I to XII assembled to formally wage a war against diabetes and spread the awareness to others. They waved placards to affirm the pledge which they made to fight diabetes. Students of higher classes staged a ‘Nukkad Natak’ with the underlying message that one needs to follow a healthy life style to stay away from diabetes and related diseases.

Flyers about ‘Good Food’ and ‘Bad Food’ were distributed to all students so that they can get a good idea about what to eat and what not to eat. Apart from this higher classes were shown a video on the ill effects of Diabetes and how to prevent this disorder.

The Udgam School App has a feature wherein parents can check their child’s BMI and also get a comparative analysis of the same. The unisex uniform for all students ensures more activities for girls and helps to reduce unhealthy weight gain. The daily time table has a good dose of physical activities too.



SESSION IN ECONOMICS BY MANAN CHOKSI, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UDGAM SCHOOL In the wake of the questions created in the minds of the youngsters by the latest step taken by the Government, Mr. Manan Choksi, Executive Director of Udgam School for Children, addressed the students of Class XI and XII. As soon as the news about the ban on 500 and 1000 rupee notes went on air, there was palpable excitement all around. Rumour and humour ruled the day with people going berserk and thronging the ATM counters (and gold shops). A session to educate the students regarding the implications of the recent move was held in the school auditorium today. Mr Manan Choksi, a Chartered Accountant and Economist, spoke to the students about the government’s decision and clarified many doubts. He began by explaining about the nexus between cash and crime based on an US study that absence of higher currency notes has been seen to reduce crime substantially. He further elaborated about the effect of the decision across various industries. He urged the students to educate others in order to reduce panic reaction and speculation, unnecessary emotional response and misinformation. Mr Choksi educated the students about the larger picture behind the move. He elaborated the benefits that can be expected from this such as reduction in corruption, drop in terrorist activities, exposure of black money and withdrawal of fake currency. He had an interactive session with the students about the various alternatives to larger notes, loopholes in the tax laws, examples of other government policies, myths and truths of the recent policy, etc. A mock besna of 500 and 1000 rupee notes was held at the end of the session to add a little bit of drama and to drive in the point that ‘Honesty is the best policy’.


On the 8th of October, 50 students of classes 11 and 12 of the Humanities Section along with their teachers visited the Laxmi Vilas Palace, Fateh Singh Museum and the Baroda Museum and picture gallery. The trip was enriching and informative and the entire group enjoyed every moment understanding and appreciating the antiques, paintings, sculptures, scriptures, architecture, weapons, etc., displayed there. Each bit of art there had a fascinating history which the students eagerly absorbed. On the whole the trip enhanced the students’ understanding of India’s cultural , social and political past.