A high-level team of teachers and students from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, US visited NPS International School on Thursday evening (June 22, 2017) and interacted with students and teachers of the school on various issues. The visiting members of the team were also felicitated on this occasion.Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, US, commonly referred to as Rutgers University, Rutgers, or RU, is an American public research university and the largest institution for higher education in New Jersey.
Students of NPS International School, who won bronze medals in the IAYP Award Programme 2017, were felicitated in the school auditorium on Friday, June 23, 2017. The IAYP Award Programme was undertaken by the students of the school eight month back and during this time they conducted various activities in the fields like skill development, physical development and social services. They also took a 24-hour adventure journey to complete the programme.
Students of Grade IV of NPS International School took part in a Special Assembly on “The Great Personalities: Malala” in the school auditorium on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Founder and Chairman, Principal, Head Mistress of the school, along with the invited guests also spoke during the programme and elaborated on the importance of theme of the Special Assembly.
Production of documentaries focusing on social issues a must: Manju Borah
Guwahati, May 10: Lauding the effort of NPS International School to uplift the overall performance of students, eminent filmmaker MrsManju Borah stressed on the need of making good documentary to focus the social issues faced by the people of the North-east, especially in Assam.
“Documentary making is really a tough job. I really appreciate the efforts of the students of NPS International School to make documentary films apart from their regular studies,” Mrs Borah added while participating in a felicitation programme organized by NPS International School in Guwahati Press Club on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The filmmaker of international repute also felicitated the students who were involved in the making of “Hope”, a documentary film prepared by the students of the school, during the programme.
Apart from its other achievements, the documentary films prepared by the students of the school have earned laurels in both national and international platforms over the years. With the production of Hope and Pariskar Assam, the year 2017 is no exception in this regard.
Hope, a documentary film prepared by the students of NPS International School in the year 2017, is a story on how the school managed to bring smile to two differently-abled students, Amit and Madhurjya, and their family members as both of them cleared their CBSE Class XII Examinations, 2016 with flying colours. Amit secured 93.2 % marks in Humanities in the examination. Madhurjya also successfully cleared the JEE-Mains 2016 examination.
Apart from earning laurels in various platforms (students categories), both in national and international level film festivals, Hope has brought glory to the entire North-east, especially in Assam this year.
Celebrating excellence in cinema, India’s most prestigious annual 7th Dada SahebPhalke Film Festival-2017 recognized the enlightening, entertaining and progressive cinema-works of students of NPS International School. Hope has won the Best Documentary (Students section) Award in the 7th Dada SahebPhalke Film Festivals, 2017.
Assam Bamboo Crafts, a documentary film prepared by the students of the school also bagged the Best Documentary Film and Best Cinematography (students’ section) awards during the 5th Dada SahebPhalke Film Festival, 2015.
In the international front, Hope has won the coveted Award of Recognition in Documentary Short (Student) Section in the IndieFEST Film Awards, California, US, 2017. The documentary film is also successfully screened at 4th Noida International Film Festival-17 (Best Documentary); INYFF International New York Film Festival, 2017 (official selection); TheModcon London Film Festival (finalist); Sunlight International Film Festival, Germany, 2017 (official selection); IndieWise Virtual Festival 2017 (finalist); 19thInternational Children’s Film Festival India 2016; 5th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival-16 (best documentary); We Care Film Festival 2017 (official selection); 2nd National Children’s Film Festival, 2016; and many others.
Director of the film, Aakaansha Das, has expressed satisfaction over the performance of the crew members of the film. “We are really happy that Hope has earned laurels in both national and international platforms. We are very much optimistic that Hope will definitely do well in various international film festivals in the days to come,” she added.
Pariskar Assam is another film prepared by the students of the school in 2017. Adding another feather in its kitty, NPS International School, Guwahati has received the Certificate of Excellence from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, for Pariskar Assam, a documentary film prepared by its students, during the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival Competition, New Delhi.
As part of its Social Responsibility, NPS International School, Guwahati adopted both AmitSaikiaandMadhurjyaKashyap till Class XII. Amit, who wants to be an IAS Officer, is physically dysfunctional and needed other’s help to survive and Madhurjya, who wants to be an Engineer, is deaf and dumb. He can do leap reading only.
“Amit is suffering from a disease in which muscles of the body get weaker and weaker and may slowly stop working and there is no treatment of this disease till now. The patient has to do some therapy like speech therapy, physical therapy respiratory therapy etc., for his survival,” said father of Amit, MrKhairulHaqueSaikia. While attending the classes, Madhurjya, since he can’t hear and speak, does Lip Reading of teachers.
Meanwhile, Mr JN Das, Founder and Chairman of NPS International School, Guwahati has lauded the effort of the students while making Hope and Pariskar Assam.
Earlier, two documentary films prepared by the students of the school, Assam Bamboo Crafts and We are Same Same but Different, have also earned laurels to the entire North-east region in 2015 onwards.
Assam Bamboo Crafts secured first position in the national-level film-making competition, organized by the CBSE in 2015. The same documentary was also sent to the 5th Dada Sahib Phalke Film Festival 2015 in New Delhi and the school won awards in two categories--- Best Documentary and Best Cinematography.
The documentary also won the Best Film Award in the 4th Bangalore Short International Film Festival 2015. In Indian Cine Film Festival 2015 and Kolkata International Film Festival 2015, the documentary was officially shortlisted for the final round in students’ category.
Principal of the school Mrs Probhati Biswas also spoke during the programme.
UN to study city students’ salvo to tackle global environment menace
Guwahati, May 3, 2017: Environmental experts from across the globe will have threadbare discussion at the United Nations soon on the reports and other documents prepared by the students of NPS International School to combat Climate Change and other global environmental issues.
Apart from trying to create awareness among the masses for a green society, students of the school are also working tirelessly to make its entire school building and environment clean and green over the years.
For promoting UN Global Sustainable Goals through education in the academic year of 2016-17, GEAERD, a unique and startling educational platform of global repute, has awarded NPS International School the Global Sustainable School Awards (Gold Category) in a meeting held in New Delhi on April 22. GEAERD (Global Educators Association for Educational Research and Development) has also decided to forward all the awards and documents relating to its fight against international environmental issues to the UN, the Global Goals and Round Table Global etc. This will undoubtedly recognize the contribution of the school students their move to tackle the global menace.
Portraying their commitment towards Green, students of NPS International School, Guwahati are working overtime to combat climate change and other environmental hazards. Students of the school have also launched a campaign to enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in the sustainable built environment by 2025. The students of the school are also trying their best to make the entire school building and its environment green.
Recognizing their effort for a clean and green society, NPS International School, Guwahati was also awarded with the coveted Green School Platinum Award 2016 during Green Building Congress 2016, an international conference and exhibition on Green Building and Built Environment, in Mumbai in the month of October last year.
“It’s good news for the students that the details of the award and the documents submitted by them along with the projects will be forwarded to the experts in UN, the Global Goals and Round Table Global etc., by GEAERD,” Mrs Probhati Biswas, principal of the school said, adding: It is believed that the students of the school will be immensely benefited when they receive the reports following the thorough scanning by the experts in UN, Global Goals and Round Table Global etc.
The theme of the GEAERD awards this year was on “Sustainable Development” wherein hundreds of schools which are functioning around congruent areas sent their entries for assessment out of which 28 finest ones were selected by the Jury members under Gold and Silver categories. More than 200 members of the community service club participated in the activities involved to carry out these goals.
In the Silver category, some of the prominent schools which were awarded during the programme are: Gyan Mandir Public School; Tagore International Senior Secondary School, Delhi; St. John’s Universal School, Mumbai;. Bal Bharti Public School, Ghaziabad, UP; GD Goenka Public School, New Delhi, Model Town; JBCN International School, Borivali, Mumbai etc.
In a press communiqué, Mr Himanshu Sharma, founder & CEO, GEAERD, said, “The global sustainable goals opted by NPS International School were ‘Action to combat Climate Change & its impacts and ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all’. The main aim behind them conducting these activities was to create awareness about general wellbeing and social responsibility.”
Apart from NPS, some other prominent schools which were awarded with Gold medals include: Sunrise English Private Senior Secondary School, Abu Dhabi; Harvest International Senior Secondary School; Mayur Public School, Delhi; MAR Athanasius International School, Ernakullam, Kerala; SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, Varanasi, UP; Indian School, Muscat, Oman; Al Manahil Private School, Abu Dhabi; Sri Venkateshwar International School, Delhi.
Adding another feather in its kitty, NPS International School, Guwahati has received the Certificate of Excellence from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, for “Pariskar Assam”, a documentary film prepared by its students, during the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival Competition, New Delhi.
Apart from earning accolades in both national and international platforms, Hope, a documentary film prepared by the students of NPS International School, Guwahati has also won the coveted Award of Recognition in Documentary Short (Student) section in the IndieFEST Film Awards, California, US recently.
Inter-House Competition on ‘Bohag Bihu’
Junior class students of NPS International School took part in Inter-House Competition on the theme “Bohag Bihu” in Brahmaputra Auditorium of the school on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Founder and chairman of the school, Mr JN Das, school principal, Mrs Probhati Biswas, along with some of the senior teachers of the school also spoke on the importance of the theme during the event.
Rongali Bihu celebrated with traditional fervour
A dash of Assamese spirit fused with the magical vocals from students, including its alumni members, sent the audience to dizzying heights in the premises of NPS International School on Wednesday (April 12, 2017) noon. It was a day the students, both present and past, of the school will not forget easily as Rongali Bihu celebrations, which marked the start of the Assamese New Year as well as the onset of spring, turned to be a glorious success here. Students and majority of teachers thronged the Brahmaputra Auditorium of the school, the venue of the event, on Wednesday morning onwards with traditional attires and performed Bihu and other traditional dances of various tribes living in the State.
Apart from the melodious tunes of “pepa, gagana, dhol” etc., performed by the students, the blooming of the “Kopou” flower especially in the school campus, clear blue skies and the traditional colourful dresses of both teachers and students turned the school environment vibrant and exciting.
The rich cultural heritage of Assam was on display and the message of brotherhood palpable as the curtains went up to celebrate the Rongali Bihu celebrations at the Brahmaputra Auditorium.
The day became even more vibrant when a group of students mesmerised the audience with their stupendous Husori dance, a traditional form of Bihu dance.
The noise-level at the auditorium reached a crescendo when alumni members recalled their golden days at school. Apart from their valuable advice to their juniors, some of the alumni members mimicked some of their favourite teachers which mesmerized the entire audience in the auditorium.
The British Council has congratulated NPS International School, Guwahati on being selected as one of the three best video entries in the ISA Video Contest. There were more than 50 entries sent from across the country and the story from NPS International School and its essence stood out and made a mark, a British Council in a communiqué said. “Your video took us through your enriching International School Award journey. We hope internationalism and global dimension continues to be a part of your school’s curriculum,” the British Council added.
As part of the “World Health Day” celebrations, students of Class V and XII took part in various programmes on “Depression: Let’s Talk” in the school auditorium on April 7, 2017. Mrs Probhati Biswas, principal, along with the senior teachers and students of the school also spoke on the importance of the Day during the programme.
Mr John Hunt addresses seminars at NPS
Well-known social activist and Chief Executive, Lotus Flower Trust, Mr John Hunt, conducted two workshops, for teachers and students separately, in the conference hall of NPS International School on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Elaborating on various issues relating to social work, motivation, future studies and success, etc., Mr John Hunt urged students to devote time to fulfill their social responsibilities. Mr John Hunt also works for destitute children in different parts of the country, including in Guwahati.
Winners of the 7th Commerce Talent Search Examination of NPS International School, conducted on November 2016, were felicitated in school auditorium on Wednesday, April 4, 2017. The winners of the examination from the school are Pragati Soni (1st position) Toko Dodum (2nd position) and Mayank Jyoshi (3rd position). All the winners are from the present Class XII (Commerce).
The collaborative works of NPS International School, Guwahati with their partner school in UK have earned laurels at global level once again. In a recent communiqué from the British Council, two entries submitted by NPS International School have been shortlisted among the 20 best entries, out of altogether 150 entries received from schools all over India by the British Council.
“Thank you for sending us beautiful depictions and portrayals of your collaborative work with your UK partner school. The pictures tell us how well you have been able to imbibe and exchange UK and Indian cultures amongst your students, both from your school and your partner school,” the communiqué said.
NPS International School, Guwahati always wants to see India become a nation of doers. The school helps to bring the magic that occurs when the head, hand and heart act in unison. To lessen the burden of teachers & parents and improve effectiveness of student learning, the school organizes various activity-related programmes for its teachers from time to time. As part of such programmes, science and mathematics teachers of the school from Grade I to X took part in an activity-based programme in the conference hall of the school on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
2-day workshop for teachers concluded
The two-day workshop for teachers, conducted by Mr Pritish Samaddar, Senior Education Coach and Regional Manager (East) for XSEED, in the conference hall of NPS International School, Guwahati comes to an end on Friday, March 31, 2017. The participating teachers of the school have expressed their satisfaction after attending the workshop as Mr Samaddar elaborated on various techniques of international repute for teaching of students.
Mr Pritish Samaddar, Senior Education Coach and Regional Manager (East) for XSEED, conducted a two-day-long workshop for teachers at the conference hall of NPS International School, Guwahati starting from Thursday, March 30, 2017. The participating teachers of the school were highly benefitted on the inaugural day of the workshop as Mr Samaddar elaborated on various techniques of international repute for teaching of students.
2-day workshop at NPS concluded
The two-day-long workshop to prepare teachers for Academic Audit to be held in the session 2017-18, conducted by professional educator of international repute Mrs Sakuntala Jaisinghani, comes to an end in NPS International School conference hall on Wednesday (March 29, 2017) afternoon. Almost all the teachers of the school took part in the workshop. Mrs Jaisinghani also has rich experience for more than three decades in varied fields of Education across the globe.
To prepare teachers for Academic Audit to be held in the session 2017-18, professional educator of international repute Mrs Sakuntala Jaisinghani conducted a two-day-long workshop starting from March 28, 2017 in the conference hall of NPS International School. Teachers of the school got ample opportunity to take part in various modules of global recognition prepared by the reputed educator for innovation in educational methods and management as part of the event on Tuesday. Mrs Jaisinghani also has a rich experience for more than three decades in varied fields of Education across the globe.
NPS International School, Guwahati in association with North East United Football Club, a franchise of Indian Soccer League (ISL), which is owned by Bollywood star Mr John Abraham, took part in a Football festival cum-fun filled day at Brahmaputra Children Home on March 19. 2017.
Best Performing School Award to NPS at Asia Education Summit
Guwahati, March 14: NPS International School received the award for ‘Best Performing School’ at the Asia Education Summit & Awards 2017 by Worldwide Achievers. Union Minister for State for Human Resource Development Mr Upendra Kushwaha, presented the award to the Director of the School, Mr. Vivek Sikka and the Principal Mrs. Probhati Biswas, in a glittering function held in New Delhi.
The occasion was also graced by BJP Spokesperson, Syed Shahnawaz Hussain; Dr CP Thakur, MP and Educationist; film actress and social worker Mrs Sharmila Tagore; Mr Sambit Patra, senior BJP leader; Mr Rishi Pal, DCP, Delhi Police; Mr R Sathiyasundaram, ADCP (Law and Order), Delhi Police among others.
In his speech, Mr Kushwaha stressed on the need for proper utilization of human resources of the country, especially in the North-eastern region of India. Former Union Minister and MP Syed Shahnawaz Hussain also spoke on the overall improvement of country’s education section as a whole.
The Award recognizes the professional contributions and academic achievement of an individual/organization in the area of education. It emphasizes on the education sector and the challenges and opportunities in this field: Key thematic areas include higher education, school education, vocational and skill training and open and distance learning.
The Asia Education Awards ceremony also provides a wonderful opportunity to stakeholders in the field of education all over the world, to create opportunities of progress at all levels – international, national, regional and local.
Producing global stars in NEUFC agenda, launches ambitious prog at NPS
Guwahati, February 18: With the launching of the Basic Grassroots Training and Coaching programmes, the management of North East United FC (NEUFC) feels that such programmes will help Assam and other states of the region to create its own pool of resources to represent the country at international level on regular basis.
“Apart from producing national and international stars, such programmes will also help the NEUFC to include players from the North-east only. Then, we don’t need to look for foreign players to strengthen our team bench,” said, Mr Abhik Chatterjee, Head of Grassroots Programmes of NEUFC. Mr Chatterjee is also the head of Sponsorships and Marketing Team of the high-profile Indian Super League (ISL) Club.
In an informal media conversation on the sidelines of the launching of the Introduction Course in Basis Grassroots Training and Coaching at NPS International School on Saturday (18.02.2017) which was attended by players, coaches, a section of parents in the school premises, Mr Chatterjee said that the programme will also cover the other north-eastern states of the region with the passing of time.
“Schools are the best way to develop football in the country. Believing this, we have launched the programme here and we are very much thankful to NPS International School for giving us the platform to launch the programme,” he said, adding: We will be more than happy when players from Assam and other parts of the region dominate the Indian national soccer team in future.
Terming it a baby step for overall development of football in the region, Mr Chatterjee further said that team owner Mr John Abraham is very much committed for the development of soccer in the region. When asked about their plans to set up an academy, the head of the Basic Grassroots Training and Coaching Programmes of the NEUFC said that the setting up of an academy for the budding soccer talent of the region was very much in their agenda.
Assuring the NEUFC officials to provide all possible help to improve the condition of football in the State, Mrs Probhati Biswas, principal of NPS International School, said, “This kind of initiative by anyone is always laudable. Such initiative will definitely help the NE youths to make their mark in various international soccer destinations, including in European soccer.”
Mr Randeep Baruah, general manager, NEUFC and founder and chairman of NPS International School, Mr Jitendra Nath Das, also attended the programme.
Caption: (From left) Mr Abhik Chatterjee, Head of Grassroots Programmes of NEUFC; Mr Jitendra Nath Das, Founder and Chairman of NPS International School; Mr Randeep Baruah, General Manager, NEUFC; and Mrs Probhati Biswas, principal of the school, address the media in school premises on Saturday.
A team of students from NPS International School, Guwahati visited the Innovation Festival, organized by Regional Science Centre, Guwahati (National Council of Science Museums), Ministry of Culture, Government of India in collaboration with National Innovation Foundation, India. Students also took part in various events during the two-day festival starting from February 11, 2017.
NPS International School has been awarded with the “Best Emerging School of the Year-National” in the 7th National Awards on Excellence in Education during the Indian Education Awards 2017 held at JW Marriott Hotel in New Delhi on February 11, 2017.
During the meeting, Mr Abraham
RR Das Inter School Junior Solo Singing Competition concluded
Debarun Mazumdar of Class V from NPS International School became the first runners’ up of the RR Das Inter School Junior Solo Singing Competition, organized in the Brahmaputra Auditorium of the school, on Saturday (February 4, 2017).
Altogether 25 participants representing 10 schools from various parts of the State took part in the event, in which Bishakha Saikia of Class V of International School got the first prize. Esha Das of Class V and Shivangi Chakraborty, both from Don Bosco School, secured the second runners’ up and most promising award of the competition respectively.
Prominent musicians, Ms Arpita Guah and Mr Dishanku Baruah, participated in the event as judges.
Earlier in the day, founder and chairman of NPS International School, Mr JN Das, along with the dignitaries present on the occasion, inaugurated the event by lighting the ceremonial lamp.
Winners of Level I of 19th National Science Olympiad (NSO), organized by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), from NPS International School were felicitated in school auditorium on Friday. Altogether 10 students from the school have qualified to take part in the Level II of the NSO.
Junior Class students of NPS International School took part in the Yamaha Road Safety Training Programme, organized in the school premises, on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Some of the features of the training programme include: Meaning of Zebra Crossing, Meaning for Traffic Signals, Advantages to check right and left before crossing road and Information about various Road Symbols, Signs etc. Certificates were also distributed among the participating students during the programme.
NPS International School rated amongst the Top Schools of India at the 4th School Leadership Summit, 2017 of Digital Learning in New Delhi. Mr Vivek Sikka (right), Director of the school, received the award in a glittering function organized in New Delhi on January 21, 2017.
Members of Red House of NPS International School took part in Red House Day celebrations in school premises on Saturday (January 21, 2017). During the day, members of the House showcased their achievements during various House Activities organised in the school during the year 2016.
The two-day-long Annual Athletic Meet 2016-17 of NPS International School got off to a flying start in the school playground on Friday (January 20). Junior class students of the school took part during the inaugural day of the meet.
Members of Yellow House of NPS International School took part in Yellow House Day celebrations in school premises on Friday (January 20, 2017). During the day, members of the House showcased their achievements during various House Activities organised in the school during the year 2016.
Members of Green House of NPS International School took part in Green House Day celebrations in school premises on Thursday (January 19, 2017). During the day, members of the House showcased their achievements during various House Activities organised in the school during the year 2016.
Students of NPS International School took part in the Annual EduCarnival 2017 in the school premises on January 13, 2017. Members of various clubs of the school took part in the event and showcased their creativities.
Students of NPS International School took part in the Annual day celebrations of the school on December 22, 2016. Veteran journalist and writer Padmashree DN Bezbourah and former Assam DGP Mr Gunattam Bhuyan attended the programme as chief guest and guest of honour respectively. Scholar, annual magazine of the school, was also released during the programme.
Members of Blue House of NPS International School took part in Blue House Day celebrations in school premises on Wednesday. During the day, members of the House showcased their achievements during various House Activities organised in the school during the year 2016.
Debasish brings laurels to Assam
Debasish Dutta, a Class VI B Student of NPS International School, brought laurels to Assam as the State team won Gold Medal in the 8th Mini (U-11) National Roll Ball Championship 2017 held at Udaipur, Rajasrhan. In the final match played on January 15, 2017, Debasish Dutta helped Assam to register win over Uttar Pradesh by a close margin of 8-7 in the extra time.
Debasish also won bronze medal (U-12) during the three-day 17th National Speed Skating Championship 2016, organized by the Speed Skating Federation of India (SSFI), starting from December 27, 2016, at Achiever Speed Skating Rink at Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile, the school management has congratulated Debasish Dutta for his achievements at the national level competitions.
A Special Assembly on National Youth Day was held to commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, architect of the modern India, in the auditorium of NPS International School, Guwahati on January 13, 2017.
NPS International School organises CBSE Regional Level Science Exhibition 2016-2017, in school premises from December 15-17, 2016.
Students of NPS International School, who have been qualified to take part in the regional level of National Finance Olympiad (NFO), were felicitated in school auditorium on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.
Students of NPS International School, who were the members of the school team which won Design For Change (DFC)- Top 100 Stories Award, were felicitated in school auditorium on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The NPS DFC Team- Save Turtles managed to be on the list again out of 3,610 videos shortlisted nationwide in the year 2016. Last year also the school won the award.
Students of the Month (from Class VI to X) were felciiated during meeting organised in school auditorium on Thursday, December 1, 2016
Students of NPS International School, Guwahati took part in World AIDS Day celebrations in the school auditorium on Thursday, December 1, 2016.
Students of NPS International School, who were selected to take part in the Regional Chapter of the World Robotics Olympiad 2016 in Kolkata, were felicitated during a meeting organized in school auditorium on Thursday, December 1, 2016.
Students of NPS International School, Guwahati, who secured 1st position in the IT Quiz and 2nd position in the IT Model Making contests in the recently concluded 16th edition of the Cyberfest, were felicitated in the school auditorium on Thursday, December 1, 2016.
Earlier, a team of Rohit Handique and Vehuvoyi Thelu-O (both Class XI) from NPS International School, GUwahati secured first position in the IT Quiz contest. In the IT Model Making Contest, a team of Yashwant Kumar Singh (Class XII) and Dipankar Choudhury (Class XI) secured second position in the two day-long Cyberfest which concluded in a city-based school on November 26.
Students of NPS International School, Guwahati took part in various Class Activity programmes on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.