February 2024 Newsletter

Annual Sports Day 2023-24 Report

The 14th Annual Sports Day 2023-24 at MIT’s Vishwashanti Gurukul was a resounding success, filled with exhilarating performances, inspiring speeches, and memorable moments. The event, held on 4th February 2024, brought together students, parents, alumni, and distinguished guests to celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie.
The event commenced with the arrival of the chief guest, Ms. Nisha Ashokrao Bonde, accompanied by a guard of honor led by the Head of Sports, Mr. Siva Kumar. The audience warmly welcomed the guests, emphasizing the importance of sports in fostering unity and joy. The Vice Principal, Mr. Arpit Sharma, delivered a motivating address, setting the tone for the day’s festivities.
The World Peace Prayer marked the commencement of the program, highlighting the role of sports in promoting harmony and goodwill. The introduction and felicitation of the chief guest showcased Ms. Nisha’s remarkable achievements in water sports, inspiring students with her dedication and sportsmanship.
The flag hoisting ceremony symbolized the unifying spirit of the school, followed by the impressive march past. The four distinctive houses—Vayu, Agni, Jal, and Prithvi—demonstrated discipline and coordination, earning accolades from the audience and judges.
The oath-taking ceremony reiterated the importance of fair play and sportsmanship, setting the stage for the lighting of the torch by the chief guest, Ms. Nisha. The torch relay, led by sports champions, embodied the values of harmony and goodwill.
The meet was officially declared open, followed by the presentation of star awards to SGFI champions and athletes who excelled in various sports competitions. The event featured captivating drills and performances by students, showcasing their talents in yoga, ball drill, flag drill, and Zumba.
The races, obstacle courses, and parents’ races added excitement to the event, with participants displaying determination and sportsmanship. The tug of war competition between alumni and DP 2 students showcased teamwork and strength, thrilling the audience.
The chief guest delivered an inspiring speech, urging students to pursue their passions with dedication and resilience. The prize distribution ceremony honoured the winners and highlighted the school’s commitment to excellence in sports.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks, expressing gratitude to all participants, organizers, and sponsors for their contributions. The national anthem marked the end of the memorable day, leaving everyone filled with pride and joy.
Additionally, as part of the CAS program, DP students organized a stall offering food and games, with proceeds donated to the Care India Foundation’s Girl Education program, showcasing the school’s commitment to social responsibility.
Overall, the Annual Sports Day 2023-24 was a testament to the school’s dedication to holistic development, fostering a spirit of sportsmanship, teamwork, and community engagement. It was a day filled with achievements, camaraderie, and lasting memories for all involved.

By Ms. Priya D’Souza, Ms. Deepika Kagliwal and Ms. Blessy Master.

Marching Towards Excellence

The 14th annual Sports Day of Pune’s MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul School unfolded on the 4th of February, 2024. Along with several distinctive sports events, such as running at different distances, a school-wide march past event took place on the same day. The four unique houses, based on the elements of nature—Jal, known for its ambition; Vayu, known for its determination; Agni, known for its outstanding rhythm and Prithvi, known for its unwavering unity.

These four houses showcased the result of only one week of practice on the sports ground, engaging in a mesmerizing marching performance, in respect to the Chief Guest of the event, — —. The performance was an effective way to showcase the discipline developed by the students of MIT VGS. All four houses were assessed on their discipline and unity, competing for the house trophy.

After all four houses had finished their performance, the remaining athletic events scheduled for the day were finished, and the winners of the house trophy were to be announced. The judges evaluated the results and one house stood on top—Jal, who bore fruit after practicing day and night to sharpen their discipline. The soldiers followed their ambition till the end, aiming to hold the trophy in their hands. That goal was finally achieved.

“We cannot let our seniors become alumni without a trophy in their hands,” said the participants. This was their sole motive for winning. The sports day they concluded with every Jal house member getting a chance to touch the house trophy, which was a result of mixing sweat and blood.

By Tarang Patel MYP 4

Street play during the assembly on 5th February ‘24


National Science Olympiad

The students of MYP had participated in the National Science Olympiad in the month of December 2023
The syllabus was at par with all the boards India. Our students came out with flying colors bagging Gold medals for the same. All students got a participation certificate with a detailed analysis of their performance. The following students bagged a Gold medal of top performers.

  • Adriana Upadhay Gold medal of excellence MYP 1
  • Maanya Arora Gold medal of excellence MYP 1
  • Taanish Ghosh Gold medal of excellence MYP 1
  • Divaansh Shah Gold medal of excellence MYP 2
  • Aarna Khandelval Gold medal of excellence MYP 3

Congratulations to all the participants.

World Scholar Club

The WSC Mumbai Regional Round 2024 was a huge success for  MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul. We just finished the competition and are returning to Pune with 14 trophies and 107 medals altogether.

  • Rohan Kanira and Arnav’s team won the champions of the round with 1st position.
  • Om Aditya Arnav K’s team are the 2nd champions of this regional round
  • Lavannya Angel and Aparna are the 6th champions of this regional round

In the Junior Category.

  • Swayam Varun and Kavish’s team are the 4th champions of this round
  • Arni Jainna and Aaliya ‘s team are the 28th champions

in the junior category.

Bretton Woods International Economics Championship

Students are appearing for the Bretton Woods International Economics Championship competition. This is the preliminary round they are having.

Celebrating Success: DP 2 Students Secure Impressive Placements

We are thrilled to announce the remarkable achievements of our DP 2 students as they embark on their professional journeys with prestigious placements in leading companies and institutions. The dedication, perseverance, and hard work of these students have culminated in securing placements that reflect their academic excellence and potential for future success.

Our DP 2 students have demonstrated exceptional academic prowess throughout their journey in the Diploma Programme. Their commitment to learning, coupled with the rigorous curriculum, has equipped them with the knowledge, skills, and aptitude necessary to excel in their chosen fields.

The placements secured by our DP 2 students span a wide range of industries, showcasing the diverse talents and interests within our student body. From technology giants to financial institutions, healthcare organizations to research facilities, our students have been selected to contribute their skills and expertise to some of the most innovative and influential companies and institutions worldwide.

At the heart of our educational philosophy is the belief in empowering students to become leaders and change-makers in their respective fields. The placements achieved by our DP 2 students are a testament to their potential to make meaningful contributions to society and to shape the future landscape of their industries.

As we celebrate the success of our DP 2 students, we also recognize the dedication and support of our educators, mentors, and parents who have played a pivotal role in nurturing and guiding these young talents. Their collective efforts have laid the foundation for our students’ success and have inspired future generations to strive for excellence.

On behalf of the entire school community, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to our DP 2 graduates on their outstanding achievements. We are immensely proud of their accomplishments and look forward to witnessing the great things they will continue to achieve in the future.

Yoga session

The yoga session for MYP5 and DP1 students started with calming surroundings, gentle music, and focused on pranayama exercises like Equal breathing and Alternate nostril breathing for respiratory well-being. Transitioning seamlessly, students then engaged in a meditation practice, finding comfort in a seated position. The guided meditation aimed at promoting inner peace and mindfulness.

The session emphasized cultivating a positive mindset and stress management, integrating these tools into the academic environment. With a collective sense of tranquility, students left the session feeling refreshed and mentally equipped to tackle academic challenges with renewed focus and calm