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ANNUAL DAY ‘MOTLEY’

Army Public School Bathinda Mil. Stn. organized its Annual Day, ‘Motley’, on November 26, 2022 with great elegance. The function began with the auspicious lamp lighting by Guest of Honour Mrs Parminder Gill, Zonal Vice President, AWWA accompanied by Mrs Gayatri Nair and Mrs Sukhdeep Kaur, the Principal.
The theme for the programme was ‘MOTLEY’, in which students showcased the diversity of the Nation. It started with a melodious welcome song by APS Music Band followed by the Annual Report ‘Pratibimb’ presented by Mrs Sukhdeep Kaur, Principal, APS Bathinda and an eloquent talk show, ‘Manthan’, highlighting the importance of NEP 2020 as well as Inclusive Education in contemporary times. ‘Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat’, a cultural dance of various states, presented by the tiny tots of APS, highlighted the harmony and diversity of our country. Other highlights of the function were ‘Back to School’, showcasing the problems faced by the students as well as teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hindi street play on Life Skills and marvellous Yoga performance, ‘Unnayan’. ‘Retro to Metro’ added glitter to the programme as the students presented various popular dance forms from last six decades. The last dance performance was ‘Navras’, a dance with a difference, as the students incorporated various ‘Ras’ into the dance forms. The audience was left mesmerised by the performance.
The Chief Guest, School Patron and Guest of Honour, Mrs Parminder Gill gave away prizes to the teachers and students for their outstanding achievements. The Chief Guest addressed the gathering and appreciated the efforts put in by the Principal APS, Mrs Sukhdeep Kaur and APS family for the wonderful conduct of event. Vote of thanks was presented by Mahieka Jasrotia, Head Girl of the school. The whole event was enthusiastically supported by the parents and school staff as well as the main charm of the event – the participants. At last, the event came to an end with the rendition of National Anthem.


Drawing and Colouring activity of Traffic Signals

Transportation is important as it opens the world to new places, cultures, opportunities, and experiences.

To go beyond the text books, to teach children in practical ways and help them understand better the various means of transport, a drawing and colouring activity of traffic signals was organised for classes I and II on November 4, 2022 in APS Extension. The students spoke a few lines on the traffic rules, signals, different means of transport and safety measures. It was a fun-filled, interactive and informative activity for the students.


FACE MASK MAKING ACTIVITY

Halloween’s Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of dark and dreary winter. To
mark Halloween’s Day, Face Mask Making Competition was organized for the students of
classes I, II, IV & VII, on October 31, 2022, to hone their creative and artistic skills. The
students actively participated in the competition and designed beautiful masks.


DIWALI ACTIVITIES

Diwali signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair. A special assembly was organised at APS Extension on October 20, 2022, by class II students wherein students danced and delivered speech on significance of the festival. The students of classes I and II decorated diyas and candles with great zeal and fervour, spreading the message of eco-friendly ways of celebration. The students of classes III, IV & V participated in Card and Poster Making Activity to mark the festival of lights. House Display Boards were decorated on the theme ‘Diwali’. Students participated enthusiastically and showcased their creative skills.


SCIENCE PROJECT CONTEST – 2022

State Level Science Project Contest was organized by Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Sangrur on 14 Oct 2022. APS Bathinda had sent three projects and all three of them were selected for inclusion in the competition.
‘Eco Village – Building a Greener Community’, a non-working model, made by Sagun of VIII D, Ansh Tripathi of VIII E and Ghanshyam Kalita of VIII E under the guidance of Teacher Incharge Ms Prabhjot Kaur, bagged first prize out of 39 non-working models from the state.
‘Automatic Solar Panel Cleaner’, a working model, built by Tejas Bal of X H, Darsh Katoch of IX B and Aman Singh Rawal of IX B under the able guidance of Ms Amritpal Kaur Sidhu, was awarded first prize out of a total no. of 177 working models. The combined efforts of all the teachers of Science department culminated in sweet success.


PHILATELY (Stamp Collection)

A lecture was conducted on October 11, 2022 by Army Postal Services, HQ 10 Corps, on Philately to mark World Postal Day. Lt Col R Venkatesan, HQ 10 Corps, APS, addressed the students regarding the role of Army Postal Services.


South Western Command Inter APS Debate Competition, 2022- 2023

APS Bathinda hosted South Western Command Inter APS Debate Competition, 2022- 2023 from 18- 20 September, 2022. Twelve APSs from the Command participated in the event. Hindi Debate Competition was organised on September 19, 2022 at Sagat Singh Auditorium. The event was presided over by honourable Senior Patron, APS Bathinda. The Chief Guest, in his address, highlighted the significant role, such competitions play in shaping young minds. He emphasised on the need of being a good and attentive listener, it being a pre requisite to be an effective speaker.
Hindi Team from APS Bathinda had Kritika Dhami of class IX and Grashi Singh of class XII as debaters and Devanshu of class XI as Interjector.
APS Hisar secured first position followed by APS Kota and APS Bathinda as first and second runners-up respectively. Devanshu from APS Bathinda was adjudged, the best interjector.
English Debate was organised on 20 Sep where all debaters proved their mettle by showcasing their excellent debating skills.
The chief guest for the day was honourable Zonal President AWWA. The participants from APS Bathinda were Drua Anand of XII Comm., Eshal Bindra of class IX and Eeshpal Singh of class XII. APS Bathinda bagged first position followed by APS Jaipur and APS Sri Ganganagar as first and second runners-up respectively. Drua Anand and Eshal Bindra from APS Bathinda were adjudged the best speakers for and against the motion.
Patron, APS Bathinda and Chairman, APS Bathinda were present among several other dignitaries to grace the occasion.


Fancy Dress Competition

“To become a better you, remember to be grateful to people who have contributed to making you who you are today.”
Community helpers play a vital role in our society. In order to cultivate the feelings of compassion and empathy and enhance their social development skills, the students of class-I showed their gratitude to our heroes who not only give their valuable services but also make our lives comfortable and easier. The students, with utmost excitement, dressed in their best attire and walked elegantly on stage. Some of the students were dressed as doctors, nurses, policemen, teachers, vegetable sellers, etc. to act out the behaviours of respective community helpers. Students conveyed their gratitude to the workers for their stupendous contribution in every sphere. The activity was organised to help the students build confidence and respect for the people who make our lives easy with their vast services. This activity was a success in terms of inspiring young minds to respect our community helpers. Children dressed up in their colourful costumes and spoke a few sentences about the character that they depicted. The effort and hard work of the children were highly commendable.


Show and Tell Activity

"Junk food satisfies you for a minute, healthy food satisfies you for a lifetime."

Students of class II zealously participated in a 'Show and Tell Activity' held on September 9th, 2022 in APS Extension. The activity was conducted to strengthen the verbal skills and confidence of the students, as well as to foster the art of public speaking in the young learners. The students spoke about their favourite healthy foods and the importance of various nutrients, eating right as well as the need to avoid eating junk food and sugary drinks. They also explained how healthy food makes one fit, strong and active, whereas junk food makes one weak, fat and unhealthy, using different props. It was a fun-filled, informative activity that not only helped in enhancing their knowledge, confidence, and speaking skills but also inculcated healthy eating habits in them.


Spell Bee Competition

"Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world."
Education opens the windows of the mind. The ability to read and write gives individuals greater strength to deal with the world and greater access to information. To spread and encourage young learners, APS Extension celebrated World Literacy Day on September 8th, 2022 with great zeal and enthusiasm. To show the joy of learning and fulfil the mission of literacy, the students of Classes I and II wholeheartedly participated in the Spell Bee Competition. Their initiative and efforts were appreciated by one and all.


Teachers' Day Celebration

"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite imagination, and instill a love for learning." Teachers impart not just education but also values. They are the backbone of our education system and support the upbringing of numerous students. On the occasion of Teachers' Day, a special assembly was conducted by the students of Class I and 12th to honour the hard work of teachers and staff through a day of celebrations. The children showed their affection, regard and respect by presenting various performances. Teacher’s Day celebration was being organized by the school management at Civil Lines Club. Sajani Coupons worth Rs 1000 were distributed to the teachers on this occasion. The day was filled with lots of excitement, joy and happiness. The teachers were ecstatic about the appreciation and love showered upon them by their dear students.


Investiture Ceremony 2022-23

"Leaders are not born but are made by their experiences in life."
A School Prefectorial Board was formed after interviews and brain storming sessions to inculcate leadership qualities in the students. The Investiture Ceremony, marking the formation of new 'Student Council' for the academic session 2022-23, was organised with great pomp and dignity on August 24, 2022 in APS Extension Wing and on August 26, 2022 in APS Main Wing.
The event commenced with prayer, followed by march past and pipping ceremony. School Principal, Ms Sukhdeep Kaur, congratulated all Council Members, emphasising the significance of setting priorities and doing their duties responsibly. The zeal of the council was reflected in their confidence and dedication to execute their duties. The event gotconcluded with rendition of National Anthem.


Janmashtami Celebrations

A special assembly on "Krishna Janmashtami" was conducted with great pomp and festivity by the tiny tots of APS Extension on 17th Aug, 2022. Dressed as Radha and Krishna, the cute little ones added a traditional touch to the entire celebration when they danced on the beat of Janmashtami songs. A special assembly was conducted in APS MAIN by the students of III-D and VIII F on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami. The assembly began with Morning Prayer followed by thought of the day and news. A beautiful poem was recited by the student of Class III D.It was followed by Tiranga Song in which CwSN participated enthusiastically. A thrilled dance was performed by the students.The assembly concluded with the National Anthem.


Independence Day Celebrations (Extension Wing)

A special assembly was conducted in APS Extension on August 15th, 2022 to celebrate 75 years of India's independence. The assembly began with the hoisting of the national flag along with national anthem followed by prayer, pledge, thought, group poem, ramp show and dance performance by students of Class I and II. The assembly concluded with a motivational and patriotic speech by the Principal, Col Rajesh and Coordinator APS Extension followed by the distribution of refreshment among the students and staff members.


Independence Day Celebrations (Senior Wing)

Flag hoisting event was conducted on 15th of August 2022 to commemorate 75 Platinum years of Independence under the ongoing campaign Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The event began with flag hoisting by Col. Rajesh followed by singing of National Anthem. The event was continued further by recitation of patriotic poems by Argha of class III and Gracy Singh of class XII B. The tiny tots of Jr. Wing sang a patriotic melody followed by Inter-House Dance Competition on the theme Independence Day. The students from the four houses gave thrilling and energetic performances. At last, the show stoppers were the Yoga students who presented an incredible asanas demonstration. The event came to an end with the announcement of result of the dance competition and words of wisdom by Col. Rajesh to motivate the students.


Poster Making Competition and Slogan Writing Competition

"Art speaks where words are unable to explain"
A Poster Making Competition was organized under the theme Independence Day by 45 AIR DEFENCE REGIMENT (BASANTAR RIVER) for Class III. Children participated enthusiastically in the competition and the winners were felicitated by the Principal, Mrs. Harshita Singh (Director FWA) and Capt. Jarvis Thomas. A consolation prize was given to CwSN Shijpreet of class III G for his active participation in the competition.A Slogan Writing Competition was organised under the the theme Independence Day.

Result of Poster Making Competition for class III
Ist position - Ujwal Kumar Singh III C
IInd position - Sayan III A
IIIrd position - Pranjal III H
Consolation prize - Shijpreet Singh III - G

Result of Poster Making Competition for class IV
Ist position - Shreya IV C
IInd position - Lipsita IV H
IIIrd position - Shalu Bharti IV F

Result of Slogan Writing Competition for class V
Ist position - Saulima Mandal V C
IInd position - Tejal V G
IIIrd position - Purvi V D


Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (Street Play)

Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
‘Har Ghar Jhanda’

Street play was conducted by the NCC students of APS BATHINDA on 12 Aug 2022 from 0900 hrs to 0915 hrs at Basketball Court(near shopping center 7), Jadu Nath colony and from 1000 hrs to 1015 hrs at Play ground (near milk booth), Abdul Hamid colony.


Motivational Talk by Lt. Col. Ankush Sharma

A motivational talk was organised for the students of class XII by 7 Light Cav to commemorate 75th Independence Day under the theme ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. Lt. Col. Ankush Sharma from 7 Light Cav addressed the students and motivated them to join Indian Army. More than 80 students from class XII attended the event. It was an interactive session.


Band Show by 5 Bihar Rgt

A Band Show was organised for the students of class III to IX in the assembly area. The Band from 5 Bihar Rgt mesmerised the students with their melodious patriotic tunes. The atmosphere was so magnificent that the students of classes X and XII also joined in between. The joy and motivation of the students knew no bounds. The students applauded the bandsmen by waiving the flags in the air.


Inter-House Corner Decoration Competition

*Janmashtami Celebrations*
*"Love is a consistent passion to give, not a meek persistent hope to receive"*
An Inter-House Corner Decoration Competition was organized on August 12th ,2022 with the theme Tableau of Krishna Janmashtami.Students from all houses participated wholeheartedly and decorated the house corners with their hand made articles.The students from the four houses participated enthusiastically.Pratap House got third position whereas second position was bagged by Ashoka house.Akbar emerged victorious with first position.


Har Ghar Tiranga

A national flag drawing and colouring competition and national flag making activity was organized on 12th of August, 2022 to commemorate 75 Platinum years of Independence under the ongoing campaign ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The tiny tots of Extension Wing, Jr. Wing and Sr. Wing made beautiful flags on the theme 'Har Ghar Tiranga'. The results are as follows:

I Position- Advika II H
II Position- Vaibhav Pandey II J
III Position- Agamya II A


Motivational Talk by Nb Sub Harinder Singh, SM

Nb/Sub Harinder Singh, Sena medal from 3 medium Regiment 10 corps Arty Bde. His unit was ordered to move towards Galwan Nala on 15 june,2020because Chinese army intrudered in our area. There was a conflict between Indian and Chinese army on 15 june,2020 at night. Nb/Sub Harinder Singh was captured on 15th of june and was released on 18th of june. He was awarded SM for his valiant contribution in operation Galwan.


Raksha Bandhan Activities

Raksha Bandhan is one of the most endearing ways to celebrate the special bond between brothers and sisters. With a view to celebrating the occasion and enhancing creativity among the students, a “Rakhi Making Competition” was organised on August 5th, 2022 for classes I and II, on August 8th,2022 Rakhi Making for class III, Card Making for class IV and Thali Decoration for class V. Rakhi Making Activity was organised for classes VI to VIII. The students enthusiastically participated in the competition and made colourful rakhis to exhibit their talent.
Result of Rakhi Making Competition
Ist position- Vanshika I E
IInd position- Bhavanya Uprati I G
IInd position- M. Shreya Amrita I A
IIIrd position- Garima I F

Result of Rakhi Making Competition
Ist position- Shabadjot II I
IInd position- Viraj Vinay Patil II H
IInd position- Shouryaveer Singh II A
IIIrd position- Priyosmita II F
IIIrd postition- Arijeet II G

Result of Rakhi Making Competition
Ist position - Chaitanya III H
IInd position- Thea Satpthy III I
IIIrd position - Argha Naga III B
IIIrd position - Shijpreet Singh III G

Result of Card Making Competition
Ist position - Atharva Atish Bagal IV C
IInd position - Ritika Rani IV J
IIIrd position - Barshdbarna Bhunia IV A

Result of Thali Decoration Competition
Ist position - Prathamesh Aier V B
IInd position - Palak Kaurav V F
IIIrd position - Vanya Dhankhar V A
IIIrd position - Shreya Bhausaheb V D


23rd KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS:

Kargil Diwas marks India’s victory in Kargil War and it is celebrated to honour the fallen soldiers of Indian Army. A drawing activity was conducted in APS Extension on the theme Kargil Vijay Diwas. The motive was to instil a sense of patriotism and to hone their creativity and imagination. A special assembly was conducted in APS Main by the students of class IX-H and class III-A on the theme Kargil Vijay Diwas. The students enacted a beautiful play on the said theme. A prize distribution ceremony was conducted and Vice Principal Mrs. Renu Arya felicitated the winner NCC cadets of the ATC-115.


FRIENDSHIP DAY

"A friend in need, is a friend in deed"

To develop the habit of sharing and caring, friendship day band making activity was conducted in APS Extension for class I and ll. Students participated enthusiastically and spoke few lines about their best friend.


POSTER COMPETITION FOR ‘EAT RIGHT MELA’:

174 MH conducted poster competition on the topic ‘EAT RIGHT’. Ten students (5 Jr. Wg. & 5 Sr. Wg.) have submitted their entries for the said event. Swapnil Bora (V-G) and Jayesh Arjun Wagh (V-H) got I and II positions respectively in Group I. In Group II, Drua Anand of XII Com. secured I position.


SWC ETHICS BOWL COMPETITION:

Ethics Bowl was held from 9th of July to 16th July. Six students participated in the competition under the able guidance of Ms. Vishakha Priya, Ms. Anu Bala, Ms. Neeti Garg and Ms. Garima Sharma. The students made their way to top three finalists out of twelve teams. Drua Anand of XII Com. is selected for nationals.


INTER-HOUSE DISPLAY BOARD COMPETITION:

An Inter-House Display Board Competition was conducted in both Jr. (III-V) and Sr. wings under the theme Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The students participated with utmost zeal and enthusiasm and decorated their house boards to perfection. Results were as follows:

RESULT (JR. WING) RESULT (SR. WING)
I – ASHOKA HOUSE I – SHIVAJI HOUSE
II – PRATAP HOUSE II – AKBAR HOUSE
III – SHIVAJI HOUSE III – ASHOKA HOUSE


International Yoga Day

Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It not only embodies unity of mind and body but also helps in strengthening harmony between man and nature hence resulting in enhancing a holistic approach to health and well-being.
International Yoga Day was celebrated by our students of classes II ,V and VIII with great enthusiasm. Students demonstrated various asanas and sent their photos. It encouraged everyone to practice regular yoga with a goal to remain fit and improve concentration.


World Environment Day

Environment plays a significant role in the existence of life on planet earth.

World Environment day is observed on June 5, every year, giving a global platform for inspiring positive change in the environment. The aim is to encourage people to make their surroundings green and clean.

To mark the importance of Environment Day and to sensitize the students regarding the importance of clean and green environment, a tree plantation drive was conducted by the council members in the school campus and by the students of class I and IV in their respective residential areas. The students enthusiastically participated in the event.

A video of the participants is being shared to appreciate the efforts put in by the parents and the students.


Story Telling Competition 2022 for class I to IV

EGS KidStrive organised story Telling Competition 2022 for the age group between 5 to 9 years. Students of Army Public School Bathinda participated in this competition with full zeal and enthusiasm.Beautiful and interesting stories were enacted by the students of Classes I to IV. A video of all the participants is being shared to appreciate the efforts put in by the students and parents.


Inter-House Badminton Competition (Sub Jr., Jr. and Sr. category)

To promote physical fitness, Inter-House Badminton Competition was organised at Chetak Sports Complex from 10 May 2022 to 21 May 2022. The students from all the four houses enthusiastically participated in the competition under Sub Jr., Jr. and Sr. categories for both boys and girls. A total of 72 participants represented their houses in the competition. It was a display of exertion and high sportsmanship.


Mother's Day

“A mother's love cannot be measured,
It's a brilliant gem to be treasured”
A beautiful assembly was conducted by Class V-K and X-F on Mother’s Day. The assembly began with morning prayer followed by poem and news. The poem was recited by the student of V-K to accentuate the importance of mother in the life of a child. An Inter-House Singing Competition was conducted in the assembly. The assembly concluded with the national anthem.
To mark student’s understanding about the importance of Mother’s day or to show their feelings for their mother, a card making activity was conducted at Army Public School Bathinda for Class III and IV. The students participated enthusiastically. A video was shared on mother’s day.


Labour's Day

"A worker is a creator and a great asset to every nation"
1st May of every year is celebrated as Labour's day. A special assembly was conducted by students of Class V J and X D to sensitize students with the efforts put in by the supporting staff. The assembly began with the morning prayer followed by news. A thoughtful play depicting the hard work of labour was enacted by the students. A poem was recited by the students of Class V J regarding the plight of the labour class. Some fun games were organized for the supporting staff. The felicitation of supporting staff was conducted by the Hon’ble Chairman Sir. The assembly concluded with the national anthem.A poem recitation competition was organised for Class II and Class V on the theme Labour's day.
Result of poem recitation competition
Ist position- Ayan Alam V C
IInd position- Vanya V A
IIIrd position- Tejash Keshri V I


STUDENT OUTREACH PROGRAM

A seminar was organized for the students of class XII on ‘JOINING INDIAN ARMY’. Col. Kim Praag addressed the students and motivated them to join Indian Army. More than sixty students from class XII attended the seminar and found it fruitful and interesting.


AWES RAISING DAY

A special assembly was conducted by Class II E students on AWES Raising Day. Students performed dance and recited poems. A Special talk was delivered by Ankita Singla to apprise and sensitize the students about the formation of AWES to cater the need of educating the children of Army personnel. Besides, she also spoke on the topics like “Joining NDA as a Career” and choosing Professional Colleges run by AWES. All the teachers took a pledge to be fully committed to the great mission of teaching by providing ‘Quality Education’ to the students. The principal felicitated Sascha Kandpal (Special need student) of Class II A for winning medal in golf tournament (under 8) category. A special assembly was conducted on 29 April to mark AWES raising day by the students of X D and V I. The assembly began with AWES song. The students enacted a play to demonstrate the importance of AWES in the life of an army brat. A speech was delivered by Akansha Chandra of class X D on AWES raising day. There was a Taekwondo demonstration by Mr Tarun and his team. The assembly concluded with national anthem.


PLANTER MAKEOVER ACTIVITY

A planter makeover activity was conducted for the students of class III and class VII on the theme ‘Earth Day’. The students brought used bottles, boxes etc. and turned them into beautiful planters. Among class III students, Tamanna, R.V. Sidharth and Anuradha got first second and third position respectively. From class VII Alok Kumar Singh, Sakshi Kumari and Urjja secured first second and third position respectively.


INTER-HOUSE FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2022-23

Sports do not build character but reveal it. Keeping with the same, an Inter-House Football league was organized from 19 April to 30 April. Boys from all the categories that is Sub Jr. (IVV), Jr. (VI-VII) and Sr. (IX-XII) participated with full enthusiasm. All the house teams tried to outshine one another on the field to prove their mettle.

Results:
Class IV - V
1st: Shivaji House
2nd: Akbar House
3rd: Pratap House

Class VI- VIII
1st: Akbar House
2nd:Ashoka House
3rd: Shivaji House

Class IX - XII
1st: Pratap House
2nd: Akbar House
3rd: Shivaji House


FAREWELL 2021-22

A farewell was organised to bid adieu to class XII (2021-22). The event started with lamp lighting ceremony followed by various performances of class XII (2022-23). Fun-filled games were conducted for the students. Based on the interaction and also the talent exhibited, Master Surender Singh of class XII Arts and Miss Harshi Mishra of class XII Sci B were adjudged as Master and Miss APS


SPECIAL ASSEMBLY FOR VAISAKHI 2022-23

A special assembly was conducted by the students of XII-A on the occasion of harvest festival
Vaisakhi. The assembly began with Morning Prayer followed by news of the day. It was
followed by prize distribution ceremony. Punjabi dance was performed by the students of class
XII-A proceeded by a short speech and poem on the importance of Vaisakhi. It was followed
by Punjabi folk dance giddha by the students of primary wing and concluded with the National
Anthem.


Special Assembly for the new Session 2022-23

“The most important day of a child’s education is the first day of school”
Special assembly was conducted by the students of XII Comm. and V-A to begin the new session. Assembly began with the Gayatri Mantra followed by thought, news, group song ,motivational talk and a skit. Skit was enacted by the students of Class V-A and XII Comm. with the theme “online and offline classes”. The Principal addressed and welcomed the students with her motivational speech. The assembly concluded with national anthem.