Vishwashanti Gurukul Newsletter August 2023

Guest Lecture

On August 2nd, Ms. Amala Claret, a talented young scientist and entrepreneur pursuing her Ph.D. at CSIR CFTRI, conducted an expert talk on “Microorganisms.” The talk was designed for MYP 1 students studying “Cells and Organisms.” Ms. Claret’s engaging presentation highlighted the significance of microorganisms in diverse areas, underlining their role in ecology and industry. Her personal experiences added depth, inspiring students to explore science and sustainable practices. Overall, the talk illuminated the hidden world of microorganisms and encouraged students to think innovatively.

POCSO Workshop (report)

MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul hosted a POCSO (Protection of Children from sexual offenses) Workshop on the 3rd of August, 2023 for the students of our school. The advisors who were present at the workshop each portrayed their thoughts on Women’s safety and POCSO. One of the advisors spoke about how women are sacred and that women are the very foundation of our own world. Disrespecting women or forcing women against their will is one of the biggest sins one can commit.

By- Alefiya Lokhandwala DP1

Friendship Day

The Early Years celebrated Friendship Day on 7th August. The children made friendship bands for their friends and promised to be caring and helpful. It was pure joy watching the little ones display their affection towards their friends.

Guest lecture by the Art Facilitators Ms. Stuti Vasavada and Mr. Harish

On 7th August 2023, we had a guest lecture by our art facilitators Ms. Stuti Vasavada and Mr. Harish on magazine covers and how important colour scheme and fonts play in it. In Language and Literature, we have to be thorough with the conventions of every text type and magazine covers are one of them.

Foundation Day

The Seventeenth Investiture Ceremony was held on the very same day Maharashtra Institute of Technology was founded by Dr. Vishwanath Dadarao Karad Sir, forty years ago. To celebrate MIT Foundation Day, as it is called, two students of DP 2, Mayank Jayaswal and Mustufa Masalawala, stood before the audience three hundred strong, delivering a concise, insightful outline of the backstory and development of MIT, and our school, MIT Pune’s Vishwashanti Gurukul.

The pair, who have spent a combined total of nine years here, did great justice to the compelling story of Dr. Karad’s journey, MIT’s journey, and MAEER’s journey. Through personal anecdotes, a pleasant accompanying PowerPoint, and their overall energy, they communicated with clarity and confidence how Dr. Karad, despite his humble beginnings as the son of a farmer born in Latur, Maharashtra, has had an immeasurable impact on the scene of education in Maharashtra.

A vast array of unique topics were covered, ranging from Late Sumati Lata Mangeshkar’s inauguration of the Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy, to the symbolism and details of the structure in which they stood: The World Peace Dome. The session was a huge success, and its resonance could only be matched by the applause that followed it.

By Mustufa Masalawala and Mayank DP2

Investiture Ceremony

A Glorious Affair: The Investiture Ceremony at MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul, Pune

The air was filled with an aura of anticipation and excitement as the prestigious MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul, nestled in the heart of Pune, played host to a grand investiture ceremony on the 5th of August 2023. The event, held with utmost splendour and dignity, marked a significant moment in the institution’s calendar, as it bestowed responsibilities and leadership roles upon the young talents who were ready to shoulder them. As a spectator, I was fortunate to witness this remarkable event that not only showcased the institution’s commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals but also left a lasting impression on my mind.

Photo courtesy -Aadi Karnavat DP 1

Bharat Ko Jano: A Quiz for the Curious and the Knowledgeable

History has its eyes on everyone and that’s how it is written. Knowing what history has written to influence the future you live in, and knowing your nation is an important factor in everyone’s life. To know your nation is to know one’s history and how your culture, background, historical sites, etc.. came to be.

Bharat ko Jano is a quiz competition that has the objective of educating children on India’s current affairs, Indian history, culture, and geography. This quiz strives to create more awareness in children from different schools, backgrounds, and cities/states about India.

Group 4 – Project

We’re thrilled to announce the successful completion of the IBDP 2 Group 4 project, a cornerstone of interdisciplinary learning. Under the theme of SDG Goal – Sustainable Cities and Communities, our students showcased exceptional teamwork and innovation. In just 10 hours, students from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental Systems and Societies united their expertise to explore urban sustainability. This collaboration amplified their problem-solving skills and holistic thinking, proving the power of multidisciplinary approaches.

By Ms. Dhanashree Patil

Report for Osmosis  Lab Activity

Under the unit Cell Biology for the subject Biology, an Experiment to perform Osmosis was planned and executed in the Biology Lab by the students of MYP 4 on 9th August, Wednesday. The purpose of the activity was to include the hands-on experience to reinforce the concept of osmosis which is the main process of intercellular transport of water in all living organisms. The experiment was done with normal kitchen products like potato, sugar, and salt solutions. The practical activity was conducted in a group of 6 students each. Change in mass of potato cylinders due to endosmosis and exosmosis was the Observation. The students were asked to write a lab report for the experiment. The other way of observing the osmosis in the kitchen as well as real-life examples of osmosis from daily life were discussed. The observations were noted down in their respective notebooks. A little mindfulness about the happenings around and nurturing curiosity about them may awaken the scientific spirit. It must have added to the reasoning ability to raise the learner profile of the student. Be it the exchange of water through blood in the human body cells or transpiration pull in plants, the concept of osmosis learned will help the students throughout.

By Ms. Dhanashree Patil


Effective teamwork is when a group of individuals come together to accomplish a common goal through collaboration, trust, and open communication. PYP students have done physical activities through a team-based approach. These skills include effective communication skills which will enable students to convey thoughts and ideas clearly to team members. While cultivating leadership skills, students are able to communicate their vision for the team and motivate them toward achieving a common goal.

By Mr. Ajinkya Deshmukh


PYP inter-house competition for football was held on 11.08.2023 Students participated with great enthusiasm showcasing team spirit and sportsmanship. Results were
1st: Prithvi House
2nd: Jal House
3rd: Vayu House
4th: Agni House.

By Mr. Ajinkya Deshmukh

Guest Lecture by Mr. Pramod Shahoo

On 11th August, in collaboration with the English department and the Film department of our school, we had an enthralling session for our DP-2 students which focused upon the analysis of Photographs. Mr. Pramod Sahoo helped us understand the different features of a photograph, in full detail which has definitely helped us for our Paper-1 Questions and Individual Orals. Sir explained us each feature of a photograph, from how the contrast of an image changes the tone of the picture, to how the angle at which the photo is taken affects the overall message conveyed in the picture. The session was certainly fruitful and definitely had a lot of takeaways for us.

World Elephant Day

The Early Years celebrated World Elephant Day today. Every year on August 12, World Elephant Day is observed to acknowledge Elephants’ significance in our ecosystem. The day underlines the awareness of the threats that elephants face in their daily lives.

MYP4 Special Assembly-

The MYP4 Assembly was a great success! Writing that line gives me great relief, as the preparation towards it kept my friends and me on our toes, and I truly believe our grade was incredibly lucky because we had the theme of Patriotism, since Independence Day was right around the corner. We started the assembly with our great anchors and my two friends, Rituraj and Tarang, who led the assembly with their natural charisma.

We also had some students come forward and talk about their experiences and learnings from  India. Vanshika, a new student who had come to India from Dubai after a long time, talked about returning to her homeland and learning new things about her country.

Anchors asked the audience fun facts about India, talked about International, National and Gurukul news.

After which, we began with the drama. The drama was written and directed by me. The drama was enacted by  my friends Abdul and Anand, who both performed  wonderfully. The drama was essentially a debate in which two characters debated on the current  state of our country and to be grateful and appreciate  the sacrifice of freedom fighters for our country. After a great response from the audience , we moved on to the dance performance. The dance had a fusion of songs, each  giving respect to the multiple Indian cultures and the songs were chosen to be well-known and energetic, so that the momentum doesn’t stop.

After the wonderfully energetic dance, we moved on to the distribution of certificates in which we awarded students who had achieved greatly in handwriting  competition.

written by Shaurya Raju of MYP-4

Yoga reflection – 14 August 2023

The yoga session in school today was a relaxing experience amidst the academic stress of the week. We engaged in dynamic poses and focused on our breathing skills which made us feel calm and collected. The instructor’s guidance was very supportive and for the 45 mins of the session, we all temporarily forgot the little things that caused us stress. As the session concluded it made us realize the importance of integrating such practices into our demanding student lives. We departed with a refreshed mind and await the next yoga practice that will take place.

By Kavya Ajitsaria DP1

Patriotic Songs

14 August

When one asks for a definition of patriotism, what one may get in response is not a chorus of a single, unified answer, contrary to what one may initially believe. Different people attach different ideals and values to patriotism yet, in the voracious sea of these invariably divergent answers, it is not hard to identify a common theme. Be it through the lenses of war and peace, of tradition and science, or of politics and the public, all eyes are born of this very same theme: devotion to one’s country.

In celebration of this everlasting spirit of patriotism, the four houses of MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul – Agni, Jal, Prithvi, and Vayu – engaged in a friendly yet fierce battle of musicality. The choice of music had been left open so long as it pertained to the theme of love and respect to one’s motherland, a theme that has worked wonders throughout Indian history in regards to cultivating a sense of brotherhood and fraternity.

Prithvi house opened up the competition with a traditional eulogy decided to the great giants who made real, the dream of free India. The performance was riveting, with the voices of the vocalists clearly reflecting the spirit of patriotism that many find difficult to cast into words. Near the ending, the singer’s ‘josh’ was so infectious that the audience could not help but join in on the singing too.

By Rujul  Shinde DP2

Independence Day Celebration

The MIT family of MIT ADT University,MIT  Vishwashanti Gurukul, an IB World School, and MIT  Vishwashanti Gurukul, CBSE school came together on August 15, 2023, to celebrate Indian Independence Day in the Manet Campus. The event was a grand affair, with students, faculty, and staff from all three schools participating. The event began with the hoisting of the Indian flag, followed by a recitation of the National Anthem. The chief guest for the event was retired army personnel who had fought on various lines during the period of his military service. In his speech, they paid tribute to the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters who fought for India’s independence. They also spoke about the importance of patriotism and national unity. The event also featured a variety of cultural performances, including a song and dance performance by the students of MANET, a band performance by the students of Vishwashanti Gurukul, and a martial arts demonstration by the students of CBSE. The performances were well-received by the audience, who cheered and applauded the students. The performances were succeeded by the NCC Cadets’ demonstration of their marching skills, co-ordination, and teamwork. The event was a fitting tribute to India’s independence and a celebration of the country’s rich culture and heritage. It was a day to remember the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters and to reaffirm our commitment to building a strong and prosperous India.

by Praneet Kulkarni of DP-2

MYP1 Design

Under the Design unit Computational Thinking , students of MYP 1 performed an activity “Real-Life Algorithms: Paper Airplanes” which seamlessly integrates the abstract world of algorithms with the tangible act of crafting paper airplanes. This activity served as a bridge between theoretical concepts and practical applications, allowing students to grasp the essence of algorithms while engaging in a hands-on experience. This activity encouraged students to connect algorithmic thinking with their everyday experiences. Through the simple act of communicating with partner, selecting correct steps in sequence to construct paper airplanes, students delved into the world of step-by-step instructions and their significance in achieving desired outcomes.  The overarching objective of this activity was to equip students with the foundational skills needed to translate real-world situations into algorithmic solutions.  Students have developed social skills due to the collaborative nature of the activity that promotes teamwork as students work together to create, test, and analyze their paper airplanes. 

Field trip PYP3

“I want to keep learning, keep exploring, and keep doing more.” – Jessye Norman The Unit: Where we are in place and time- My hometown has lots to explore and learn. The learners dived into this unit to experience a plethora of information on their hometown, including learning about the world and the Indian map. The end-of-unit celebration would not have been complete without stepping out practically to visit famous historical places in the city that we reside in. The most-awaited moment was finally over on August 16th, 2023, and we were all set to take off to visit famous places like the ‘Raja Kelkar Museum’ and ‘Pataleshwar Caves’ in Pune. We hummed songs and enjoyed our travel, tummy-full and yummy food and snacks, and some time of togetherness. Learners were amazed to see the precious historical collections of Raja Kelkar and how safely they were preserved. They could sense the connection one can have with preserving such collections. While exploring the Patleshwar caves, also called the rock-cut temple, learners felt at peace to see the calm environment around them and most people meditating in a prayerful manner. It was startling to see how beautifully the rock has been cut and turned into a temple, a place of worship and meditation. Learners were more curious, observant, inquirers, asking related questions, and open-minded to thinking in different ways about the places that we visited. Learners were better communicators as they experienced and reflected on the field trip. We look forward to progressing in our learning process by exploring, learning, and retaining the learning.

PYP Inter-house football match highlights

Prithvi House clinched the PYP Inter-house football top position followed by Jal, Vayu, and Agni. We are excited to bring you the highlights and excitement of the recent PYP inter-house football match held on 18th August,2023. The air was charged with excitement as students from all houses gathered to witness the gripping clashes, but it was Prithvi House that stole the show with their exceptional skills, teamwork, and unwavering determination. From the very first kick-off to the final whistle each house exhibited an outstanding display of sportsmanship and passion for the game. Players demonstrated remarkable coordination, agility, and strategic thinking on the field leaving both spectators and opponents in awe.

UNIT 1 CELEBRATION – 18th August 2023

Practice, practice practice, and practice one more time…so did the students to give a great performance on the final day. Two weeks of rehearsals brought out the perfection we wanted to present before the audience. Each one contributed to their best ability and was committed to their part in the presentation. The grade-wise unit presentation in the PYP was both a display of our students’ achievements and an opportunity for them to share their insights, discoveries, conceptual understandings, skills, and acquired knowledge. This classroom presentation has not only enhanced their self-confidence but also promoted a sense of unity within the class. Every grade has marveled at the respective parents with the little ones showcasing such brilliant talent and skill that they have acquired during this unit. The students from kindergarten to Class 5 entertained their parents with their beautiful dance and drama performances. There were a variety of creative works seen from speech to roleplay, from singing to readers theater that were performed. The parents kept cheering for their children and were amazed to see their little ones so bold and confident during the unit celebration. The decorated walls spoke of the learning of the students and each child was proud to show their parents around explaining every piece of work that was up. This was a student-led unit celebration and the entire inquiry process was on display and student learning was clearly evident. Parents appreciated their work and gave very positive feedback. They are looking forward to the next unit celebration.

Fieldtrip to Ecokaari on 23rd August’2023

Our PYP5 explorers embarked on an exhilarating Eco-adventure to EcoKaari as a fitting conclusion to Unit 1 on Aug 23, 2023 Students witnessed how ‘EcoKaari’ breathes life into waste plastic, crafting it into exquisite fabrics with the magic of Charkha and Handloom. What’s truly inspiring? These textiles are more than mere materials—they are the handiwork of talented women and youth hailing from modest backgrounds. As students explored EcoKaari, their curiosity ignited, birthing questions about the workings of Charkha, the stories behind these fabrics, and sustainable solutions. Students were amazed to see how mere waste plastic could be upcycled and converted into beautiful bags, key chains, mattresses, Vanity pouches, etc. EcoKaari isn’t merely about beautiful fabrics; it symbolizes community and sustainability. It empowers people and ignites creativity, paving the path to positive change. Departing from EcoKaari, our students didn’t just carry knowledge, they left brimming with inspiration. Eager to make a difference and innovate for a sustainable future, their minds are teamed with ideas to share with classmates. This field trip encouraged fresh perspectives and unexplored questions await our PYP5 explorers. Keep an eye on them, dear readers, for they’re on a mission—to learn, to question, and to better the world.

Ms. Claire Whyte's session with PYP1

PYP 1 Guest Lecture

I am thrilled to recount the remarkable and enriching experience that our Grade 1 students had the privilege to be a part of during a captivating guest session with Ms. Claire Whyte, an educationist, HOD, and Principal from the Northern part of India. The session was an illuminating exploration into the diverse world of homes around the globe, serving as a wonderful culmination of our unit on homes and an inspiring segue into the fascinating topic of global architecture.
Exploring Homes Worldwide: Ms. Claire’s insights took our students on an enchanting voyage across continents, as she expertly unravelled the intricate tapestry of architectural diversity across the world. Delving into the interplay of factors such as climate, resources, and culture, Ms. Whyte unveiled the fascinating spectrum of architectural styles that grace different corners of our planet. From the charming traditional dwellings to the awe-inspiring modern structures, she accentuated the distinct elements that render each abode uniquely suited to its surroundings.
Homes in India vs. Scotland: The pinnacle of the session was Ms. Whyte’s captivating comparison between homes in India and her homeland of Scotland. Through vivid imagery and insightful analysis, Ms. Whyte illustrated the nuances in design, construction materials, and cultural influences that lend a distinctive character to homes in these two contrasting regions. The students were entranced as they journeyed through the architectural corridors of these distant lands, gaining a profound appreciation for the artistry of human habitat creation.
The true magic of the session manifested in the spirited engagement between Ms. Claire and our young learners from Grade 1. Their insatiable curiosity ignited a flurry of questions, and Ms. Claire deftly fielded each query with her signature grace and expertise. The palpable synergy between Ms. Claire and the children forged an atmosphere of dynamic learning, where curiosity was celebrated and inquiry thrived.
Undoubtedly, this experience will be imprinted in the minds of our students, serving as a cornerstone for their ongoing pursuit of knowledge and exploration. The resonance of this session will continue to reverberate through their academic journey, nurturing their innate curiosity and inspiring them to view the world through a lens of wonder.
Here’s to embracing the world, one lesson at a time!

Classroom activities

Inspiration from the Legends: The history of Visual Arts as a part of the MYP curriculum leads further to analyse students evolution of arts from prehistoric to the modern contemporary era. Artists from different times have contributed to spreading a sense of aesthetics and culture through various art forms and styles with sound base and reasoning. In order to understand this process the students learn about different art movements, artists, and their style of working. The MYP-1 & 2 students are trying to reflect on S.H. Raza’s and Georges Seurat’s techniques and thought processes. MYP 1 – Reflecting on S.H.Raza’s Work MYP 2 – Reflecting on Georges Seurat’s Work

By Ms. Stuti Vasavada

Field Trip

On August 10, 2023, the students of MYP 1 embarked on an enriching field trip to the BAIF Research Center, aimed at deepening their understanding of sustainable agricultural practices and the importance of microorganisms. Departing from the school premises at 1:40 PM via school transport, the students (36 in total) were accompanied by their respective teachers, eagerly anticipating the insightful learning experience that awaited them. Biochar Exploration: Upon reaching the BAIF Research Center, the students were warmly welcomed by the knowledgeable staff, Mr. Deepak Patil. The first segment of the field trip focused on biochar, an essential component of sustainable farming. The students were introduced to the concept of biochar – a type of charcoal derived from organic waste materials. They learned about its creation process and its remarkable potential to enhance soil fertility, water retention, and nutrient availability. The BAIF team provided clear explanations and practical demonstrations, capturing the students’ attention and fostering their interest in this innovative agricultural technique. Vermicompost Adventure: The second part of the field trip led the students to the vermicompost area, where they delved into the intricate world of earthworms and their role in composting. Through guided observations, the students witnessed firsthand how earthworms transform organic waste into nutrient-rich compost. Mr. Deepak Patil effectively conveyed the significance of vermicomposting in waste reduction and soil enrichment. The students were encouraged to interact with the worms, sparking their curiosity and promoting a deeper understanding of this eco-friendly practice. Throughout the field trip, the students actively participated by asking insightful questions and engaging in discussions with the BAIF experts. The interactive nature of the experience facilitated meaningful learning and allowed the students to connect theoretical knowledge with practical applications.At the conclusion of the trip, the students returned to the school premises at 3:55 PM, enriched with newfound knowledge and a heightened awareness of the pivotal role that biochar and vermicompost play in sustainable agriculture and environmental preservation. The combustion unit to form the Biochar from organic waste.

MYP 2 Quiz

In a dynamic display of enthusiasm and knowledge, all MYP 2 students recently participated in an exciting Biology quiz. The quiz not only served as a platform to revise crucial concepts but also ignited a spark of eagerness for learning. The event showcased the power of interactive learning, allowing students to apply classroom knowledge in a fun and competitive environment. Beyond mere revision, this quiz played a pivotal role in enhancing students’ confidence levels. Public speaking, critical thinking, and teamwork were put to the test, fostering holistic skill development. The event also spotlighted the efficacy of innovative teaching methodologies in reinforcing subject matter.

By Ms. Dhanashree Patil

English Language and Literature

Students benefit from developing strong communication skills in both writing and speaking. They gain the skills necessary to successfully convey their thoughts by using proper language and stylistic strategies through text analysis, and creative writing assignments. DP 1 students expressed their ideas and took these skills into account during class debates and presentations. These communication skills are not only important for academic success but are also essential in a professional and social setting, which goes beyond the classroom.

Fresher’s party

Our fresher’s party began around 7 p.m., where we gathered for a Magnificent performance by my fellow mates, who amazed us by displaying their hidden talent and out beating moves. It was followed by a lawn dinner organized by our refactor staff members.
We were amused by the delicious food served to us, we spent our time enjoying ourselves together with our friends. As the programme came to an end, the DJ played some amazing songs to which we danced and danced. By Ridhee Sidhee Birani MYP 4


The month of August came with a lot of lab activities in MYP and DP sections. We made charts and presentations on the Carbon and Nitrogen cycle, alloys, and information Brochure on metals in MYP, and studied various separation techniques in the lab, from colourful Chromatography to interesting crystallisation of copper sulphate. MYP 1: Students learnt graphical skills in Chemistry.They also made educational games to understand Matter better. learning has become a lot more fun now.

University Education Fair

On 19 th August 2023, MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul IB World School had organised a university fair. Education fairs offer an unparalleled platform to gather comprehensive information about desired courses and institutions. Many universities from different countries had come to introduce their college programme and facilities, such as UK, US, UAE, Australia and so on.
I had seen different college have different elements to introduce their college. Many students from different school came to the education fair. Most of the students was very exited and listened very careful to choose the college which they want to go.
This World Education Fair can help students to choose the goal, work hard to follow the goal and achieved the goal. This World Education Fair holds significant value for Students.

By Yangyang Sun

Section Hindi

MYP-2 and 3

संगम विद्यालय ‘उत्सव– २०२३’ भीलवाड़ा,राजस्थान के द्वारा आयोजित विभिन्न प्रतियोगिताओं में उपर्युक्त हिंदी नाटक में कक्षा सातवीं तथा आठवीं के विद्यार्थियों ने ‘धर्मक्षेत्र’इस शीर्षक से संबंधित ‘कृष्ण की चेतावनी’ रामधारी सिंह ‘दिनकर’ इस कविता का नाटकीय रूप प्रस्तुत किया| जिसमें उन्होंने अपने अभिनय संवादों के माध्यम से अपने कला गुण भली भाँति प्रस्तुत करने का प्रयास किया तथा इसमें संचार कौशल व रचनात्मक विचार कौशल का प्रयोग किया गया| विद्यार्थियों का उत्साह अवर्णनीय व प्रशंसनीय था|



प्रस्तुत गतिविधि में कक्षा आठवीं के विद्यार्थियों ने इकाई-१ ‘अतीत की प्रमुख घटनाएँ’ से संबंधित विषय- क्या इतिहास जानकर भविष्य बदला जा सकता है? क्या इतिहास हमारी प्रगति में बाधक है? इस पर आधारित वाद-विवाद गतिविधि में बड़े उत्साह से सहभाग लिया तथा दोनों समूहों ने अत्यंत विचार विमर्श के बाद यह कार्य कक्षा में प्रस्तुत किया; जिसमें उन्होंने अपने-अपने विचार सटीकता से प्रस्तुत करने का भली भाँति प्रयास किया तथा इसमें संचार कौशल,अनुसंधान कौशल व विचार कौशल का प्रयोग किया गया|


प्रस्तुत गतिविधि में कक्षा दसवीं के विद्यार्थियों ने इकाई-१ ‘अल्प ही अधिक है’ या अल्प से ही संतुष्ट रहने के विचार से संबंधित विषय- क्या कोई हमेशा अपने कार्यों से दुनिया को बदल सकता है? इस पर आधारित वाद-विवाद गतिविधि में बड़े उत्साह से सहभाग लिया; जिसमें आधुनिक जीवनशैली व विश्व में आ रहे परिवर्तन के कारण हमें वैश्विक समस्याओं से भी जूझना पड़ रहा है तथा इन समस्याओं का समाधान भी हमारे ही हाथ में है| इन मुद्दों को ध्यान में रखते हुए दोनों समूहों ने अत्यंत विचार विमर्श के बाद यह कार्य कक्षा में प्रस्तुत किया; जिसमें उन्होंने अपने-अपने विचार सटीकता से प्रस्तुत करने का भली भाँति प्रयास किया तथा इसमें संचार कौशल,अनुसंधान कौशल व विचार कौशल का प्रयोग किया गया|


प्रस्तुत गतिविधि में कक्षा ग्यारहवीं के विद्यार्थियों ने हिंदी विषय से संबंधित रंग बिरंगे चार्ट्स बनाए जिसके माध्यम से कक्षा की सजावट के साथ-साथ विषय से संबंधित ज्ञान वृद्धि भी हुई|  प्रस्तुत गतिविधि में विद्यार्थियों का उत्साह प्रशंसनीय था| इस समूह गतिविधि में विद्यार्थियों ने रचनात्मक विचार कौशल तथा संचार कौशल का भली-भाँति प्रयोग किया|

By Mr. Vevek Hajaarre

Design Class

Under the Design unit Computational Thinking , students of MYP 1 performed an activity “Real-Life Algorithms: Paper Airplanes” which seamlessly integrates the abstract world of algorithms with the tangible act of crafting paper airplanes. This activity served as a bridge between theoretical concepts and practical applications, allowing students to grasp the essence of algorithms while engaging in a hands-on experience. This activity encouraged students to connect algorithmic thinking with their everyday experiences. Through the simple act of communicating with partner, selecting correct steps in sequence to construct paper airplanes, students delved into the world of step-by-step instructions and their significance in achieving desired outcomes. The overarching objective of this activity was to equip students with the foundational skills needed to translate real-world situations into algorithmic solutions. Students have developed social skills due to the collaborative nature of the activity that promotes teamwork as students work together to create, test, and analyze their paper

Empowering MYP5 Parents: Navigating the Personal Project Journey

The Personal Project is a culmination of our students’ journey through the Middle Years Programme, encapsulating their growth, skills, and passions. We are excited to share highlights from the recent session conducted for the parents of MYP5 students, shedding light on the Personal Project requirements and process. The session aimed to bridge the gap between school and home, offering parents an in-depth understanding of the Personal Project’s significance in our curriculum. Led by Ms. Parul(PP Coordinator) and Mr. Mandar (MYP Coordinator), the session delved into the project’s core components and shed light on the vital role parents can play in supporting their child’s journey. Parents gained insights into the project’s different phases, starting from selecting a topic that aligns with their child’s interests and extends their learning. Understanding the project assessment criteria and the ways in which it aligns with our educational objectives provided parents with a clearer picture of the project’s expectations.

By Ms. Parul Sharma

Empowering our teachers

Being an Apple Distinguished Educator, I had the privilege of attending the ADE Institute in Reading, UK, an experience that left me profoundly touched.

This remarkable event brought together 73 educators from 54 countries, fostering a diverse and vibrant learning environment.

During the event, we had the honor of learning from esteemed mentors and accomplished alumni, an opportunity that enriched our understanding. Interacting with fellow participants was equally rewarding as we were able to exchange a multitude of new ideas. One of the most informative sessions focused on “Managing Change,” which provided tips for successfully navigating life’s changes. Olympic gold medalists’ advice struck a powerful chord and provided insightful guidance on performing above expectations. I will always treasure the incredible and once-in-a-lifetime experience of being a part of the Institute.

I am committed to translating the insights gained from the ADE Institute into actionable steps within my school. This involves guiding and empowering teachers in effectively utilizing Apple Technology to enhance the learning experience for students, ultimately leading to optimized learning outcomes.

By Ms. Puva Holkar

Mini Shark Tank

The Mini Shark Tank activity proved to be an exhilarating and educational experience for the DP1Business Management students. This formative assessment not only encouraged creativity but also tested their ability to develop comprehensive business proposals. Divided into groups, students were tasked with presenting innovative ideas that ranged from revolutionary products like gesture-controlled wheelchairs to groundbreaking business models such as a "Money for Trash Cans" initiative.
Under the watchful eyes of esteemed judges, Mr. Jayanta, the Chief Technology Officer, and Mr.Subojit, the Economics Faculty, the atmosphere was charged with anticipation. Each group demonstrated their entrepreneurial acumen by meticulously outlining their ideas' feasibility, target market, revenue streams, and potential challenges.
The activity fostered a competitive spirit, motivating students to fine-tune their communication skills, teamwork, and critical thinking. They needed to address inquiries from the judges, thereby simulating real-world scenarios where entrepreneurs must defend their concepts to potential investors or stakeholders.
Ultimately, Mini Shark Tank not only enhanced the students' grasp of business management principles but also nurtured their self-confidence and presentation prowess. It highlighted the significance of innovation, adaptability, and strategic planning in the realm of entrepreneurship. As these aspiring business leaders move forward, the lessons learned from this activity will undoubtedly serve as a solid foundation for their future endeavors.

By Mr. Rameez Rehman

Meet with the Belgian Embassy

Meeting with Belgian Embassy officers went well. MITVGS will initiate some trips to Belgium, Euro Space Centre, space exploration classes, and student exchange programs with a Belgian school in association with them.

Live Telecast of Chandrayan 3

Hello there, little explorers! I want to share my views on Chandrayaan-3, a unique lunar expedition. Chandrayaan-3 is comparable to a space traveler traveling to the Moon. The moment Chandrayaan-3 gently touched the Moon’s surface, was the most exciting. It’s like when you jump and land gently!
In order to understand space and our planet, people study the moon. The formation and composition of the Moon are both shrouded in mystery. Chandrayaan-3 contains specialized equipment for measuring and taking photos of objects on the Moon. Astronauts and scientists collaborate on projects together, much like buddies. Chandrayaan-3’s last lesson is that collaboration and curiosity may result in incredible discoveries. Thus, like the courageous mission to the moon, keep exploring and asking questions. I would like to thank our school for giving us this opportunity to witness the smooth landing of Chandrayaan 3 as an epoke in India’s history. By Yash Bhalotia MYP 4

Chandrayaan 3 was successful but another arose?..

India’s happiness when Chandrayaan 3 landed was unbelievable but ours was a little different. MYP 1 Chandra’s happiness for Chandrayaan 3 was a little bit more on the creative side, a group of students decided why not make a working Chandrayaan 3 and name it Chandrayaan 4 it was pretty ironic since we students from Chandra were launching Chandrayaan 4. This idea had been hovering over the entire class and eventually, it reached our Chemistry teacher, Miss Alka Chaturvedi. She encourages us to implement chemistry into this. She took the initiative and taught us how to make a rocket and a rocket launcher without using any harmful fuels. You must be wondering how is that even possible well if you know a little something about gas pressure you would know how this works. On Tuesday 29-8-2023 we decided to finally launch the rocket, we went outside and it got many people interested. The students from MYP 5 and MYP 1 Ravi were especially curious. When we tried the first time it failed, because the air pressure wasn’t enough to go up, but these things always happen with experiments, so we tried again and finally it went up. These creative ideas are the ones that impact the most and make you think Wow did these ideas come from MYP 1?

By Antara MYP 1

Sangam Fest

Sangam, where togetherness was emphasised. It was the spirit of teamwork, perseverance, and diligence that truly brought us to enjoy the Sangam Fest of 2023 which was hosted by The Sangam School Of Excellence. Our students, guided by teachers worked and practiced tirelessly for the event, Aadi Karnavat, Adway Shrivastava, Aleesha Nair, Ashwin Kumar, Megan Vibhute, Nidhi Gandhi, Nivaan Shroff, Rujul Shinde, Tanjour Shah, and Urvi Goel, all did very well in their own respective fields and also worked together to deliver the best results. Through their hard work and perseverance, they were able to achieve many trophies as well as certificates. Not only did we work on our collaborative skills but also our thinking and communication skills. All of these skills were vital in our games whether we played them individually or as a team. This was truly a showcase of our individual and collaborative talents. This experience was one of its kind, where, we bonded and reached new heights together as a team.

By Megan Vibhute DP 2

Mural Making

Sangam, where togetherness was emphasised. It was the spirit of teamwork, perseverance, and diligence that truly brought us to enjoy the Sangam Fest of 2023 which was hosted by The Sangam School Of Excellence. Our students, guided by teachers worked and practiced tirelessly for the event, Aadi Karnavat, Adway Shrivastava, Aleesha Nair, Ashwin Kumar, Megan Vibhute, Nidhi Gandhi, Nivaan Shroff, Rujul Shinde, Tanjour Shah, and Urvi Goel, all did very well in their own respective fields and also worked together to deliver the best results. Through their hard work and perseverance, they were able to achieve many trophies as well as certificates. Not only did we work on our collaborative skills but also our thinking and communication skills. All of these skills were vital in our games whether we played them individually or as a team. This was truly a showcase of our individual and collaborative talents. This experience was one of its kind, where, we bonded and reached new heights together as a team.

By Megan Vibhute DP 2

Word Virus

The Sangam Fest organized a vocabulary game, Word Virus  (Scrabble), with an interesting twist. Rather than conducting the event as a classic one-on-one game, it had been turned into a game of teamwork, with participants being randomly assigned into one of four teams and competing against each other. The layout of the game was spread across a huge mat rather than a board, and the letters were written on large slabs of wood. Each team was given 20 seconds during their turn to work together to form words and place them on the mat.  I, Aleesha Nair, as well as my fellow group member, Megan Vibhute, participated in this event, with our teams placing second and third place respectively. Overall, I enjoyed the Fest’s take on the popular board game, as it gave me a chance to work my collaborative skills whilst developing my analytical and strategic skills as well.

By Aleesha Nair DP 2

10 Ka dum

Our first event in Sangam School of Excellence was the athletics event 10 ka dum. This event was an ice-breaking event. As it was our very first event . We had 4 games, with 3 rounds in each game, and a total of 7games. Our games were pretty challenging as we did not know what the games were and couldn’t practice in advance, moreover, the teams didn’t quite know each other. The whole point of this game was teamwork. We got to know each other strengths and weaknesses through this icebreaker event. Overall this event enhanced our communication and critical thinking skills and was a great experience.

By Ashwin Kumar MYP 5

Catch the Sprint

At the Sangam Fest, our team of 10 participated in multiple events. One of these events was the Sandhya Kirthan– ‘Anurodh’, which was an Indian classical musical performance. In this event, 8 of our members participated, including Aadi Karnavat, Aleesha Nair, Megan Vibhute, Rujul Shinde, and Tanjour Shah as the vocalists, and Urvi, Nivaan, and Ashwin on the instruments. With limited time for preparation, our team showed amazing energy and unity to put on a strong and enjoyable performance. This event gave us a memorable experience of performing in front of a large crowd, working together as a team, and developed the musical skills of our school’s performers and will help us grow our individual strengths.

By Aadi Karnavat DP 1


We participated in a drama titled ‘Hadd kar Di,’ falling within the genre of satirical comedy. Our team, composed of Nivaan, Ashwin, Tanjour, Adway, Aleesha, Megan, Rujul, and me (Urvi Goel). We were highly enthusiastic during the rehearsal process for this play. The performance engaged the audience by frequently breaking the fourth wall, resulting in a chaotic yet amusing onstage scenario that kept everyone laughing. It was a delightful experience for me to portray the role of “Rani,” a character characterized by naivety and innocence. Our play delved into various social issues, including corruption, sexism, and casteism. It shed light on the intricate nature of political problems, going beyond their surface appearance. Overall, putting up the play was a source of joy. Throughout the process, we gained insights not only into acting and meta-theatre but also into the societal challenges we face and how they are addressed. This was a novel experience for each of us, and I personally found it thoroughly enjoyable. I hope that others felt the same way.

By Urvi Goel DP 2

Story Writing

Naturally, after the story writing done by Adway and me, it was time for the enactment of the same story. With the combined efforts of Omkar Sir, Shrishty Ma’am, Aleesha, Megan, Urvi, and Nivaan, we were able to improvise on the spot and put forth our story in front of the gathered audience in a coherent manner.  It was an experience filled with fun.  We persevered as a team and put forth a memorable performance for all to the best of our capabilities. New friendships have been tested with fire and forged in the blaze of hardships, and old ones have been tempered with the temperament of unforseen challenges.

By Rujul Shinde DP 2

Participation in the World Scholars Cup

We are thrilled to share some incredible news that fills us with immense pride and joy. Our school’s three teams, who ventured to Thailand to participate in the World Scholars Cup, have achieved a remarkable milestone by advancing to the prestigious Tournament of Champions (ToC) at Yale University, hosted by the Yale International Relations Association. It’s heartwarming to witness the excitement and pride among our students. Their achievements have not only filled their hearts with joy but have also brought immense contentment to their parents and guardians. The World Scholars Cup (WSC) is a competition that enriches and delights the mind. It has given our students the invaluable opportunity to learn, grow, and develop new skills, enhancing their personalities in the process. The WSC has also allowed our students to connect with peers from over 10 countries, making them integral members of a global community of aspiring scholars and future leaders. We are elated to announce the medals awarded to our exceptional students: Junior Team

Kavish Bansal Varun George Manya Arora
● Silver Medal (Debate Champions – Individual Speaker) ● Silver Medal (Debate Champions – Individual Speaker) ● Silver Medal (Debate Champions – Individual Speaker)
● Silver Medal (Collaborative Writing) ● Silver Medal (Cria award)
Senior Team 1
Aditya Patil Om Arora Arnav Kathale
● Silver Medal (Debate Champions – Individual Speaker) ● Gold Medal (Debate Champions – Individual Speaker) ● Silver Medal (Debate Champions – Individual Speaker) ● Silver Medal (Team Bowl)
● Silver Medal (Team Bowl) ● Silver Medal (Team Bowl) ● Silver Medal (Team Bowl)
● Silver Medal (Debate Champions – Team Debate) ● Silver Medal (Debate Champions – Team Debate) ● Silver Medal (Debate Champions – Team Debate)
● Gold Medal (Scholars Challenge – Science)
Senior Team 2
Aanya Das Aashna Rao Rohan George
Gold Medal (Debate Champions – Individual Speaker) Gold Medal (Scholars Bowl) Silver Medal (Debate Champion – Individual Speaker)
Gold Medal (Scholars Bowl) Silver Medal (Debate Champions – Team Debate) Silver Medal (Debate Champions – Team Debate)
Silver Medal (Scholars Challenge – Social Science) Silver Medal (Overall Team) Gold Medal (Collaborative Writing)
Silver Medal (Scholars Challenge – Arts) Silver Medal (Scholars Challenge – Science) Gold Medal (Scholars Bowl)
Silver Medal (Debate Champions – Team Debate) Gold Medal (Scholars Challenge – Science)
Silver Medal (Overall Team) Silver Medal (Overall Team)
Silver Medal (Collaborative Writing)
Congratulations to all the teams! In the wake of this remarkable achievement, our students are now brimming with enthusiasm and gearing up to prepare for the upcoming World Scholars Cup Tournament of Champions (WSC ToC) with unwavering dedication. They are channeling their passion and commitment into rigorous preparations, driven by the desire to excel on the global stage. Our dedicated teachers and mentors are working closely with them to ensure they are well-prepared to represent our school at this prestigious event.

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Jal House participants

Second in line came the Jal House, presenting to all a beautifully crafted medley of four songs, particularly chosen so as to encompass the softspoken beauty behind patriotism, and the contrasting yet undeniable spirt of cheer embedded within all patriots. Ending with ‘Vande Mataram’, a song rooted in the history of Indian patriotism and devotion, the house undoubtedly left the stage with an audience filled with the enthusiastic beauty of patriotism.

Vayu House participants

Next performance came in heavy like a whirlwind, for the next performers were none other than the representators of the unconquerable Vayu. A powerful performance laced with the comforting notes of the piano, the house grabbed the attention of the audience from the get-go and did not let go. The transition into their second song was deliberately drawn out, an indicator of their composing genius, so as to set up the upcoming soft song, “Saare Jaha Se Accha”.

Agni House participants

Agni House participants


Last but not the least, and coming in hot with a blaze burning bright, was Agni House. Instead of relying on the on-stage instruments, the house went with an unique approach of accentuating their vocals through the jingles of the Indian classical anklets, claps, and an element nobody saw coming, beatboxing. This undeniably unique performance enkindled the embers of patriotism within many of the young amongst the audience, as reflected within their thunderous applause and gleaming eyes.

Judged by the wise eyes and the experienced ears of Mr. Ankit Gupta and Mr. Vivek from the MIT Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy, the performances were rated impartially and fairly. The results soon came out.

Prithvi came first, with its performance rooted deeply within Indian traditions rising higher than all. Vayu’s final ranking was every bit as powerful as its beginning, bagging the second place with ease. Though the blaze of Agni shone bright, they had to make peace with the third place. And Jal came last, in spite of their undeniably gripping performance.

And so this exciting saga of a competition came to an end, an end accompanied by an enchanting and mesmerizing performance from the judges themselves.

Patriotic Dress up Competition for EYP  students

The Early Years celebrated Indian Patriotic Dress Up Day to celebrate our unity and diversity as a nation. On this special occasion, our little stars from early years were adorned in attire inspired by great leaders, freedom fighters, and national symbols of India. Our little ones, even at this tender age, are taking their first steps towards understanding the importance of unity, harmony, and respect for one another.

Addressing urban challenges head-on, our students identified key issues and devised ingenious solutions:

Green Urban Solutions: One team crafted vertical green walls, mitigating pollution while enhancing urban aesthetics.

Smart Waste Revolution: Another group proposed a sensor-driven waste management system, optimizing collection routes and reducing environmental impact.

Renewable Urban Energy: Students integrated solar panels and wind turbines into cityscapes, promoting sustainable energy practices.

Community Participation: Engaging platforms were designed to involve citizens in shaping urban development, ensuring inclusivity and collective progress.

Through their dedication, our students have not only demonstrated their commitment to SDG but have also showcased their potential as future leaders and change-makers. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to witnessing their impact on building sustainable cities and communities.

Bharat ko Jano was founded in 2001 by Bharat Vikas Parishad and was first launched in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Later, it was expanded to other states and then was held at a national level. Bharat Ko Jano has been held every year since 2001 and has become an incredibly popular and revered quiz among scholars and teachers. This year it was held at our school to test the knowledge about India in the grades MYP to DP. This quiz not only helped us know about our nation but also helped us learn why history has its impact on what we see in the nation around us today. It helped us develop our critical thinking skills and helped us become more knowledgeable and inquisitive learners. The questions are designed to make us think more and also develop a more inquisitive style of learning. Our country has a very rich history and culture, truly, as scholars, we have learned much more than we ever would have about not only our cultural heritage or history but also current affairs and geography.

Bharat Ko Jano is an excellent quiz that is a beneficial resource for learning about India. Jawaharlal Nehru, who was an important part of our history once said, “Education is the key to national development and societal advancement.” The Bharat Ko Jano quiz can help you to develop the knowledge and understanding that you need to be an active and engaged citizen. This can not only contribute to positive change in your community, but also in your country, and possibly the world someday.

By Megan. V

Students of EYP were well set and prepared for Inter house ‘Bharat ko Jano’ quiz. It was conducted in the EY block on the 9th of August andall the students showed great enthusiasm during the quiz time. Early Years students were presented with different images and were asked to identify National flower, animal, bird and vegetable. The questions were also related to different places and monuments from India which carried some significance. Each house showed great team spirit and competitiveness during the quiz. They were amazingly quick in responding to the questions, were eager to share their knowledge, and showed their love for the country.

Students of PYP showed great preparation and hard work for the ‘Bharat ko Jano’ quiz competition. Students researched different states and their capitals, state ministers, Indian Army, Navy and Air force, monuments, space and sports, etc. for the quiz. The quiz was conducted on the 9th of August in the Assembly Hall. Students came well-prepared for the quiz. The inter-house quiz competition consisted of 8 rounds, each round having 4 questions. Every group was asked a question and received 5 points for each correct answer. If a team was unable to respond the question was passed to the next team. All the teams showed great team work and motivation during the competition. All the teams performed wonderfully as the scoreboard showed the same scores. After a few tiebreaker rounds, Vayu and Jal house had a tie for first position, Prithvi house bagged second position, and Agni house stood third.

Students’ in-depth knowledge of the country showed their love and respect for the motherland. They were amazed to learn about the diversity of their country and took pride in being a part of the wonderful nation.


The investiture ceremony was a seamless amalgamation of tradition, solemnity, and youthful exuberance. The ceremony commenced with the World Peace Prayer and the Lighting of The Lamp by all the dignitaries gracing the occasion. A prayer dance ‘Ganesh Vandana’ was performed by two of their DP-1 students.

The heart of the ceremony lay in the investiture itself, a ritual where the mantle of leadership was passed on to the deserving students. With a well-choreographed procession, the student leaders elect marched forward, embodying a sense of responsibility and enthusiasm. The outgoing leaders handed over the symbolic badges of authority to their successors, signifying the seamless continuity of leadership and the legacy of excellence.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the ceremony was the oath-taking moment. The newly appointed leaders stood tall, their right hands raised, pledging their commitment to upholding the values of the institution, maintaining discipline, and serving their fellow students with integrity. The gravity of the moment was palpable, as the words of the oath reverberated through the air, carrying with them the promise of a brighter future.

As a spectator, I couldn't help but be awed by the grandeur of the investiture ceremony. The meticulous planning, attention to detail, and passion exhibited by everyone involved were truly commendable. The event was not merely a transfer of titles; it was a reflection of the institution's commitment to fostering leadership qualities, instilling a sense of responsibility, and nurturing well-rounded individuals who are not only academically accomplished but also socially conscious.

In conclusion, the investiture ceremony at MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul in Pune was a resounding success, leaving an indelible mark on everyone fortunate enough to witness it. It was a testament to the institution's dedication to nurturing future leaders who will shape the world with their vision, ethics, and determination. As a spectator, I left the event inspired and optimistic, confident that the leaders of tomorrow are in capable hands, ready to embrace their roles and lead with unwavering commitment.

By Anand Nathawat MYP 4

Speech by the House Captains

Vaayu House

Vaishant Yavu House Prefect

Mother Teressa once said, “You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do things”
Respected dignitaries, teachers and friends. It is that time of the year when we gather together to induct our new council members. But, don’t worry, we still remain your friends, who are always there to lend you a helping hand. We may have that extra badge on our blazers, but don’t forget that we remain equals!
For me, a leader must be like former president, APJ Abdul Kalam. He was a gem of a leader, who never left his team behind. He owed up for the team’s failures and let his team go forward when it was their time to shine!
I have been a leader in multiple scenarios, ranging from our very recent Science project at school to leading a large team of colligates at my internship. From talking in front of 10 people at my first-ever gavel club speech to delivering a keynote address to 600 odd children and to now addressing you all.
Moreover, let’s aim at making this house better this year! Let us work together as a cohesive unit by leveraging each other’s strengths and realizing that together, we are greater than the sum of our parts. Let us foster a sense of sportsmanship by uplifting not only ourselves but also other houses and the entire school community, at large. Remember, it is not just about winning or losing a game. It's about showing respect, integrity, and fair play, regardless of the outcome.
It goes without saying, like last year, let’s work together, show the other houses how we can, *once again* of course – being totally respectful to other houses - win the house of the year trophy and take the victory lap!
Let’s go, Vaayu House!
By Vaishant Bafna

Agni House

Riana Verma Agni House Captain

A very good morning to everyone present here. I, Riana Verma, the house captain of Agni house for the year 2023-2024 am honoured to represent my house today. “With great power comes great responsibility”,  by the one and only Uncle Ben. Spiderman was a big part of my childhood, and this quote was life-changing.  As house captains our power is our responsibility. Responsibility to keep the school’s code of conduct, to maintain discipline, and to lead by example.

However, being the house captain is more than just a title. It’s a chance to support and lead the house in every endeavour. As a first amongst the equals, I am determined to work together with my house to bring out the best in each one of us. I am excited to see everything we can achieve this year as we all strive for excellence. We have the potential to make a change in ourselves, our house, and our school. As a house captain, I look forward to guiding and lending a helping hand to anyone who needs it and also learning from every opportunity alongside them.

One of my role models is the former captain of our football team, Zara Poria. As most of you know she was an extremely inspiring and enthusiastic person. She not only led us to victory during the football competition but also united our team. I aspire to inculcate these qualities and be a pillar for my house as she was. I will encourage my house members to step out of their comfort zone and participate in various events from debates to garba, and football to chess, to try something new.

The Agni House motto is “ Awake, Arise, and not stop till the goal is reached.” We should persevere through hard times and keep working towards our ultimate target- no matter what it is. By representing the Agni house, I will abide by this motto and ensure that we put in our best efforts.

I would like to conclude with a quote that may be familiar to a lot of you,“There are times when it feels like the world is happening to you, but remember that you are also happening to the world, so don't wait.” Take that extra step because it is always worth it.

By Riana Verma

Jal House

Siddhant Pallod Jal House Captain

Good morning respected principal, vice-principal, coordinators, teachers, and my fellow students. I Siddhant Pallod, house captain of Jal House, stand before you with gratitude and a deep sense of responsibility. I am humbled by the trust teachers have placed in me, and I promise to fulfill my duties with unwavering dedication and passion.

Warren Bennis once said, “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” For me, leadership involves inspiring and guiding a group towards a shared vision, which is the best house trophy for us. I drew my inspiration as a captain when I led the march past for Jal House last year, and we won the best march past award. The sense of unity and determination displayed on that day showed me the true strength of our house, and it ignited a fire within me to lead even better.

My inspiration as a leader comes from the exemplary Bill Gates. His incredible vision, aggressive business strategy, and unrivaled work ethic made Microsoft the world’s biggest technology company. I wish to be a transformational leader, like him, who inspires and motivates others to achieve greater success and growth. I believe that true leadership is not just about individual success but about empowering others to shine.

Passionate about making a difference in the world, I am confident that I can inspire and motivate everybody to achieve greater things. Together, we can create an environment where everyone feels supported, valued, and encouraged to reach their full potential. As the Jal house captain, I commit to being approachable, empathetic, and proactive in listening to the needs and aspirations of my fellow students, at the same time being respectful to other houses.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of you for giving me this incredible opportunity. With your unwavering support and our collective determination, I believe that we can make Jal House soar to new heights of success. Let us embark on this journey together, making it a remarkable and memorable year for all. Thank you.

By Siddhant Pallod

Prithvi House

Alaina Verma Prithvi House Captain

Ladies and gentlemen, esteemed faculty and fellow students, greetings and a warm welcome to all of you.

I, Alaina Verma, stand before you today, humbled and ecstatic as I accept the responsibility of being a part of the student council as the Prithvi House Captain at MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul. It’s an honour to be a part of a council of hardworking students who are committed towards the betterment of our school’s community.

As I address you, I feel compelled to reflect on the journey that has brought me here. As a child, I was extremely shy and reserved. I was comfortable being on the sidelines and observing the world around me. However, since I joined MIT, this school has been more than a place for learning; it provided me with an opportunity to flourish, learn, interact with new people and most importantly, step out of my comfort zone. The encouragement from my friends and teachers has played a significant role in shaping me into the person I am today. Through thought-provoking discussions with my peers that roadened my perspectives, through guidance and support from my teachers who recognized my potential even when I couldn’t see it myself, and through hard work and perseverance, I have emerged as a confident and determined individual. Drawing from these impactful experiences, I am eager to work together to help you in your journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Moreover, I believe that each student possesses unique talents and untapped potential. Whether it be in academics, arts, or any other pursuit, I am committed to creating an environment that nurtures creativity and success, ensuring that every house member feels empowered and motivated.

In a conversation with Pragya, our now sports captain, just days before the announcement of the council results: I said to her, “Badge or no badge, we’re still going to work together to support our house and steer it towards victory”. This spirit of camaraderie is what I as your House Captain aspire to imbue within each member of our house - a profound sense of pride in belonging to Prithvi House and an unwavering commitment towards its progress. I believe that a strong student council serves as a bridge between the management and the students. As a House Captain, I strive to be the voice for my peers and an advocate for the interests of our students. By fostering a sense of inclusivity and unity, I will ensure that every student feels heard, valued and supported. Together with my fellow council members, I hope to make a meaningful impact on our school’s community. I’d like to conclude by expressing my gratitude for the trust and confidence placed in me by my teachers. I promise to fulfill this responsibility with utmost sincerity and dedication. I promise to be approachable and proactive and work collaboratively for the betterment of this school. I promise to be a role model, a friend, and a confidant to those who may find themselves struggling to break free from their shell, just as I once did.

Thank you.

By Alaina Verma

In today’s session, we had a combined class where we were first shown a magazine cover page, and challenged to analyse the cover page. With some ideas and prior knowledge of analysis, my friends and I answered a few questions correctly.

Later on, as the lecture progressed, we were introduced to the importance of the size of the font, font colour, colour scheme, and placement of text and how it impacts the audience.

When magazine cover makers create covers that accurately represent the magazine's content and themes, they can attract authors who feel that their work aligns with the publication's focus. Authors are more likely to be interested in contributing to a magazine if they see that the cover reflects topics or subjects that are in line with their expertise or interests.

Coming to the four most important aspects of a magazine cover:

1. Font in a magazine cover plays an important role in attracting the reader's attention and conveying the overall theme or tone of the publication. Different fonts evoke different emotions so selecting the right font is crucial in setting the right mood for the magazine's content and target audience.
2. Font colour on a magazine cover also plays a significant role in capturing the reader's interest. Colours have psychological effects and can convey different messages and emotions.
3. Colour scheme in a magazine cover is vital for creating a visually appealing design. The colour scheme sets the tone and style of the magazine and helps in engaging the readers.
4. The placement of text on a magazine cover is crucial for guiding the reader's attention and conveying the most important messages effectively. Strategic placement of headlines, subheadings, and other text elements ensures that the cover's key points are communicated clearly and efficiently, encouraging readers to explore the content inside.

We were also introduced to the four textual contents in a magazine cover:

Main Headline: This is the largest and most prominent text on the cover, typically positioned at the top or in the center. It introduces the main theme or feature story of the magazine issue and is designed to grab the reader's attention.

Subheadings: These are smaller headlines that accompany the main headline. They provide additional context or features inside the magazine. Subheadings are usually placed below the main headline or alongside it.

Cover Lines: Cover lines are typically placed strategically around the cover to entice readers and give them a glimpse of the content inside.

Tagline or Brand Statement: This is a concise phrase that represents the magazine's brand identity or mission. It's usually placed near the magazine's logo and serves to reinforce the publication's overall message or positioning.

Lastly, at the end of the session, we were shown two magazine covers one for an art exhibition and one for a music event. In both covers, we saw different colour schemes, font types, font sizes, and placement of the text and learned how important these things are when analysis of a magazine cover is done.
By Taran Parikh DP 1

Reflection on Guest Lecture

In today's Language and Literature class, DP1 students gathered around for a more unconventional class. They were surprised to see a more unusual sight of the visual arts settling in for this class, many of them wondered how can that be?

As the lecture started the students were shown a more profound screen show shared the visual techniques and elements through visual communication.

During the presentation the teacher explained the basics of analysing visual elements, she discussed how the students can look at pictures and analyse hundreds of different elements such as typography, colour, illustrations, graphics, images, and placement of elements. These techniques are what combine to form a certain picture, it gives it meaning, it gives it depth, and a chance to truly understand its purpose.

By Arnav Somvanshi DP1

The advisors present there were all a part of the police force of Pune. Another one of the advisors vocalised that when someone is sexually assaulted, the one who is usually blamed is the woman.
The blame goes on the type of clothes she was wearing, or at the time that she was out in public, or that she was not careful enough. Why exactly is a woman supposed to be “careful” when she is out in public? A woman should never feel afraid or be “careful” when she is outdoors at night, or even in the day irrespective of her clothing choice. She (the advisor) also encouraged the students to speak up if they feel unsafe or if someone, in particular, is making them feel unsafe. The last advisor, who is also a lawyer, spoke about all the forms of sexual assault, eave teasing, the mental and physical health of women, and the overall safety and well-being of women. She spread awareness of all the rights and laws regarding women’s safety among us. She also emphasised the fact that some children are forced to become something they do not want to be, by their parents. She gave an example of how if a child wants to and is destined to be an artist, then naturally the child does not have the passion to become an engineer. She also requested volunteers to demonstrate examples of assault or disrespect of women that could clearly make any woman uncomfortable. She also declared that no woman should ever feel shame or regret after opening up or speaking up about her assault experience. A PowerPoint presentation was also shown, depicting the laws and rights of women that can be held against their assaulter in many ways. At the end of the PowerPoint presentation, there was a short video on how parents should raise their daughters to be strong, that parents should have faith in their children and raise them to always take care of themselves, and that children should never be afraid or ashamed to vocalise their thought process. As a girl, this workshop was exceptionally educational for me. All the advisors effectively described their thoughts on POCSO, women's rights, and safety. I appreciate the advisors for taking time out of their busy schedules to be present at the workshop on the protection of children from sexual offenses.