School News December 2017


MBA Foundation and Self-Esteem Foundation for the Disabled 
celebrates International Day of People with Disabilities - 2017

The International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) is a United Nations sanctioned day to promote an understanding of people with disabilities and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. MBA (Mutually Beneficial Activities) Foundation (MBAF) and Self-Esteem Foundation for the Disabled (SEFD)observe this day across its Centresin Mumbai with gusto and garnering much support from Public.
Keeping in line with the UN Theme for 2017: “Transformation towards Sustainable and Resilient Society for All”,the main principle of this theme is to ‘Leave No One Behind’ and empower all with disabilities to be active contributors to of the society. This global framework aims to strengthen the resilience of people with disabilities by providing full access to justice, health care services, infrastructure and accessible communities. Its focus is on inclusive education, lifelong learning, and sustainable economic growth through employment.
As usual, we are planning this year’s Program in line with the above theme during the first week of December2017. “Divyang ke haath Swachh Bharat Ke Saath”  is conceived as a social project to take forward our Prime Minister’s dream project, Swatch Bharat Abhyaan, where our differently abled people will participate with the able bodied and bring about more awareness in and around the communities we work with, involving many more NGOs in the same field….propose professional lectures, demonstrations etc. On 3rd December, 2017 we have planned “Swachh Bharat “Clean Community”inSangarsh Nagar, Powai from 8am to 11am. 

On 7th December, in GODS’Abode, Airoli we are having another event with Inauguration of  “ BLESSING”,an outlet to  showcase the  products made by G.O.D.S’ and  COMPETITIONS  with the theme “SWACHATHA”for specially abled children & adults.

In the Past Years, we have organizeddifferent Awareness Programs during World Disability Day, to reachout to More People with Disabilities.

Please be with us and encourage our youngsters to develop into responsible citizens of our great country.

For more information please contact 022-27795994/95/9867378765


Celebration of Annual Day

The 4th Annual Day Celebration of Podar International School, CIE, Powai, held at St Andrews Auditorium displayed the amazing synergy of the students and the teachers through their various performances. The show started with the lighting of lamp by the Chief Guest Mr. and Mrs. Milind Srivastava of the “Anand Milind” fame, and PrincipalSuchita Malakar. The school Annual Report was read by principal mam which included all the various activities that the school conducted for students and teachers throughout the academic year. After which the most prestigious award, ‘The Best Student of the Year ‘, was given away to the students who outperformed in academics and various other activities .Along with this the teachers were also awarded under various categories.

The theme of the Annual Day was “Panchtatva“, celebrating how our creator created five elements: earth, water, fire, air and sky. The show began with acknowledging the creation of nature, the entire show was an impressive fusion of various themes such as nature, women empowerment, space and technology, plight of a farmer, seasons, family, and happiness. The show was a colossal operatic treat for the audience.  Be it a dance move or dialogue delivery the students were perfect in their execution performing it. The backdrop, decorated with various props added zeal to the performances.
The audience had gusto when for the curtain closer, all the students walked with pride to the tune of the school anthem “We are Podar!!! “ The show truly lived up to Podar group of schools, values,

‘Innovative and more than grades!’


An Outreach Programme for IBDP at HFSI 2017

According to the Head of School, Mrs Kalyani Patnaik leadership starts at the grass-root level and we nurture children by empowering, enabling, and enlightening them through camps and projects, keeping the learner profiles of IBDP in mind. The coordinator of IBDP, Mrs. Jagruti Joshi has been enthusiastic and always guides the students to align themselves and learn the ethos of globalization through camps and projects such as these.

Like every trip conducted by the HFS International School, our three day trip to Kolad was an experience to be nostalgic about. Filled with erudition, making new friends, and of course loads and loads of jollity, this trip had everything to offer. As an adventure trip, the students engaged in a series of activities and competitions such as night trekking, rafting, zip lining, dodge ball, and of course who can forget treasure hunt.

The first day commenced with a four hour ride to the resort where the IBDP and ISC students of grade 11 and 12were introduced with a prefatory speech to everything that they were to expect from the trip. Students were then divided into 4 teams after which the exacting yet exhilarating activities began; from rock climbing to trust walks.Not only did the activities demand physical exertion, but also mental.I was part of the team named ‘Red Bulls’ and this is where the amusement begins.

We were given wake up calls at 5:45am and were required to assemble below the Banyan Tree at 6:30am where most of our activities took place. Our day would begin with a run to the Lake Gazeebo where we would warm up and get ready for the sensational day ahead of us. After breakfast at 8:30, the games would begin and we would be on our feet until the late afternoon, when we could finally gorge on all the deliciousness the resort had to offer. 

One of the most arduous activity out of all was the Burma Bridge which required us to walk on a rope across a small dried up water body. We were tied up,of course, and wore helmets for safety and precaution; but the task was extremely demanding and required a large amount of focus. 

Evenings werethe most gratifying as we would eventually get time to relax in the nature and listen to a myriad of birds and insects chanting their tunes. We would end the night by the camp fire after dinner, and would usually stroll around the resort breathing in the fresh, bracing air. 

Laughing at the jokes and stories we shared by the fire formed a strong bond among old friends and of course the new ones. The fun memory of this trip will be representative of our cheery and carefree years. Deep into the future, we will find ourselves smiling at the memories of us zip lining through the trees and falling while running. I am already looking forward to next year’s trip. 



Astounding India!

Annual Day Celebrations Bring Out the Creative Best in Students. 

The Annual Day Concert of Gopal Sharma International School brought out the essence of cultural diversity and rich heritage of our country. The theme of the concert was ‘Astounding India’ and was held at Fine Arts Cultural Centre, Chembur.

The programme was graced by the Chief Guest Ms. Salome Roy Kapur, Miss India -  1972, a Bollywood actress and a successful entrepreneur running a dance academy. Trustee of the school Mr. Prashant Sharma and many Principals from other renowned schools also graced the occasion.

The programme started with the National Anthem and a welcome song to set the tone for the cultural evening. The Principal Dr. Gool Ghadiali addressed the audience and welcomed the dignitaries. She said that she is proud to showcase the hard work of teachers and students in a short span of just 10 days.

The Musical was woven round the theme of the return of a famous Bollywood actress who had a successful stint in Hollywood and wanted to come back to her roots.  On her tour of India, she visited various states and these states were introduced by characters from the state through dialogues and a folk dance of the state was performed. 

The vibrant colours, the peppy music and enthusiastic dancers enthralled the audience. Bhangra dancers brought the rustic feel of Punjab in their dance. The Joyous dance of the Bihu dancers was characterized by brisk dance steps and rapid hand movement in Assamese costumes. The atmosphere of Goa Carnival was created and the dancers danced to the foot tapping music and regaled the audience with their moves. 

The folk dances from West Bengal, the Garba and Dandiya from Gujarat, the mellow dance movements of the Kashmiris, the ghoomar dance from Rajasthan, the bamboo dance from Nagaland and Koli dance from Maharashtra brought the audience to their feet as they applauded the efforts of the students. 
The programme came to an end with the chief guest congratulating the Principal and the school for putting up an excellent show and the vote of thanks was proposed by the students.