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Darshan Academies – A Pace Setter

If the current crisis Covid-19 teaches us anything, it is that there is a need across all educational sectors to plan for sustainable, quality, and flexible learning options. When we think about flexible learning, we inevitably think about educational technologies. Darshan Academies are always known for setting a benchmark for themselves. The teachers of Darshan Academies are using the following educational technology tools to mitigate the impact of lockdown i.e. academic loss to students from Nursery to class XII in the new academic session 2020-21: 1. WhatsApp • Sharing of lessons in the form of text, video and audio file with the students • Assignments being given at the end of each lesson, and students answering to those assignments through text and audio files • Teacher students interactions, Feedbacks, Doubt clearing. 2. Use of other free educational technology tools like Zoom App, Flow Book etc. by teachers where wi-fi is available at both ends i.e. teachers and students. 3. YouTube Keeping the students of Darshan Academies engaged in self-learning, chapter wise videos as well as audios of classes X and XII are being uploaded on YouTube, which would be followed by uploading of videos as well as audios of other classes as well. The link of YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/DarshanAcademyOnline 4. The following educational portals are also being used by teachers: • Diksha portal of the government-www.diksha.gov.in where students from classes VI to XII can get the following information about the main subjects: - Explanation of content through PPTs and Videos - Question Bank - Experiential content - Lesson Plan - Focus spot - Curiosity questions - Learning outcomes • SWYAMPRABHA – a group of 32 DTH channels devoted to telecasting of high quality educational programme for secondary education (classes IX to XII) apart from higher education on 24x7 basis

(April 4, 2020)


National Teacher’s Innovation Award, Delhi

A National Conference and Award Ceremony for felicitating teachers, organised by Sri Aurbindo Society and supported by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, took place from February 29 to March 2, 2020. About 1000 teachers were selected from 36 states of the country with only 12 teachers selected from Delhi. Ms. Mamta Amarpuri, from Darshan Academy, Delhi, was the only librarian recognized by this prestigious award for her suggestions on best practices for reading. The teachers were felicitated by the HRD ministers, Shri. Ramesh Pokhriyal and Shri.Prakash Javadekar. Photographs of DA, Delhi school students engaged in carrying out the reading activities have also been published in the Innovative Book of Delhi released by the Sri Aurbindo Society. This handbook will be presented as an inspiring source for the kids of DA, Delhi.

(March 23, 2020)


Darshan Academy, Delhi will remain closed for the students of classes Pre-School to class five from 06th March to 31st  March 2020

Kindly note that Darshan Academy, Delhi will remain closed for the students of classes Pre-School to class five from 06th March to 31st  March 2020 as per the DOE circular as a precautionary measure to prevent the possibility of spread of Corona Virus. Further details will be communicated shortly.

(March 6, 2020)


Dance Club Community Outreach, Delhi

Kirpal Week of Loving Kindness is celebrated by doing community service. Twenty Darshan Academy, Delhi dance club students along with two teachers, visited Kamala Bakshi Vanprastha Ashram in Rohini, to show gratitude and respect towards the elderly people living there. Children distributed woolen clothes, eatables and juices and spent quality time with them by interacting and listening to their stories. The elderly shared openly their experiences, problems and their interests. Students also performed dances and sang many songs and bhajans. It was an overwhelming experience for everyone. One elderly resident appreciated and thanked everyone for expressing their love and concern. Others were also very happy and thanked the school for taking such great initiatives in imbibing values in teachers and students.

(March 3, 2020)


Dance Club Community Outreach, Delhi

Kirpal Week of Loving Kindness is celebrated by doing community service. Twenty Darshan Academy, Delhi dance club students along with two teachers, visited Kamala Bakshi Vanprastha Ashram in Rohini, to show gratitude and respect towards the elderly people living there. Children distributed woolen clothes, eatables and juices and spent quality time with them by interacting and listening to their stories. The elderly shared openly their experiences, problems and their interests. Students also performed dances and sang many songs and bhajans. It was an overwhelming experience for everyone. One elderly resident appreciated and thanked everyone for expressing their love and concern. Others were also very happy and thanked the school for taking such great initiatives in imbibing values in teachers and students.

(March 2, 2020)


Darshan Academy Scholarship Felicitation Ceremony Kirpal Bagh, 9 February, 2020

Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, Founder Chairman of Darshan Education Foundation, presided over a felicitation ceremony to award scholarships to the students of Darshan Academy, Delhi who had excelled in the areas of study, sports and other co-curricular activities in the year 2019-20. The ceremony took part on the grounds of Kirpal Bagh, Delhi on 9 February, 2020. It commenced with a report showcasing the major achievements of Darshan Academy, Delhi, one highlight being the 100% pass record since its inception and five students achieving merit certificates for ranking among the top 0.1 % Central Board of Secondary Examination results, out of more than one million students last year. During the silver jubilee year Darshan Academies have initiated a community project to offer free after school classes to underprivileged children. This has been a successful and highly appreciated venture. The event honoured Payal Vohra, named the Golden girl of Darshan Academy Delhi. She was felicitated by Maharaj Ji and Mata Rita Ji for her recent gold medal in the Khelo India Youth Games 2020. A recording of her 400m race was played on the big screens which was appreciated by all with loud cheers and thunderous applause. This is her 4th successive gold medal. Payal is currently the fastest runner in her age group and category in India. Darshan Academy students regularly win prizes in various sports, including chess, rope skipping, basketball and table tennis. 89 meritorious students received scholarships for excellence in various fields. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj and Mata Rita Ji awarded the scholarship cheques, appreciation letters and prashad to the students. The various scholarships are: Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj Scholarship for excellence in academics, Sant Darshan Singh Ji Maharaj Scholarship for all round excellence, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj Scholarship for excelling in Class X & XII and Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj Sports Scholarship for students who show a brilliant performance in Sports. In his ensuing address to the students, Maharaj Ji congratulated all the students, teachers and staff on their hard work and achievements. Expressing his joy to see Darshan Academy doing so well, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, emphasized how a spiritual curriculum helps us achieve our goals in life. When we focus on our spiritual growth by inverting our attention daily, we can concentrate better and begin to excel in all aspects of life. After the ceremony, Maharaj Ji met with the students and staff of grade XII from Darshan Academy Delhi, Meerut, Ludhiana and Hisar who were present to seek the blessings of the spiritual Master for the upcoming grade twelve exams. The uplifting presence of Maharaj Ji made the wonderful ceremony an unforgettable day to treasure.

(February 17, 2020)


REPORT ON REPUBLIC DAY AND VOTER’S DAY CELEBRATION

ARSHAN ACADEMY, Delhi celebrated Republic Day and Voter’s Day. The program started with a talk by Ms Amrit Kaur on benefits of meditating together followed by meditation. Being the Silver Jubilee Year, the entire school sits on mediation to mediate together on 25th of every month.Mr.Salekh Chand – Director of NIHFW (National Documentation Centre of National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi) graced the occasion as Chief Guest. A beautiful cultural program was presented by the students after the hoisting of National Flag. Malshri of grade IV gave a special KATHAK Performance and mesmerised everyone. The other performances on patriotic songs and dances were appreciated by all.Mr. Salekh Chand presented Mementoes and prizes to the winners who took part in various activities organised by Reading club of the school. Mr.Chand appreciated the school and the librarian for organising such activities amongst students and encouraging the reading habits in school. He also presented a memento to school Principal Mr.A.David and the librarian Ms.Mamta Amarpuri for their contribution and developing such habits in students.Finally OATH ‘THE RIGHT TO VOTE’ was taken by all in honour of the Election Day.

(February 10, 2020)


Darshan Academy, Delhi recognised to have Best Academic Innovative Curriculum and Teaching Excellence Awards 2020 at IUEF Award Ceremony

International United Educationists’ Fraternity, IUEF is a forum framed by like-minded professionals and principals working for the enrichment of schools. It seeks to empower teaching fraternity and enrich school environment. IUEF organized their 3rd International Mega Summit & National School Award (INSA 2020) on January 4 and 5, 2020 at S. D. Public School, Pitampura on Innovative Learning Ecosystem for the New Age School Leaders. The two-day workshop was attended by Mr. A. David, Darshan Academy, Delhi principal, Ms Mamta Sabharwal, HM and Ms Bhavna Arora, senior coordinator. IUEF found them to have set an example in creating a hallmark in the field of education for the betterment of society in bringing up 21st century learners. Darshan Academy, Delhi was recognised as the school with the Best Academic Innovative Curriculum. Mr. A David, Ms Mamta Sabharwal and Ms Bhavna Arora were honoured and awarded with Teaching Excellence Awards 2020 for their innovative, inspirational and effective leadership and inventiveness to amplify student performance, promote safe and secure leaning environment and for improving the lives of pupils. Dr Dinesh Singh, Former Vice Chancellor-DU presented the key note address of the summit which was followed by a panel discussions on New Education Policy-Final Draft and Academic Leadership and Planning. Other important sessions on Day-I were 'Leadership and its Style’, ‘Happiness Curriculum’ and ‘Annual Pedagogical Planning’. Day-II began with a discussion on New Age Educational Paradigm and Integration of Art education in CBSE Curriculum and a session on CBSE Bye-Laws: Examination and Affiliation Bye-Laws by Dr J Ajeeth Prasath Jain. The annual award ceremony in the afternoon felicitated and recognised various educators, academic leaders and heads of different institutions who are maintaining excellence in the field of education.

(February 7, 2020)


Number Party, Delhi

Darshan Academy, Delhi organised a number party for the pre-primary students who came dressed up with number cards. They participated in fun games and interesting activities to recapitulate different mathematical concepts like addition, subtraction, greater than and less than. Students enjoyed a hopscotch game, riding a number train, arranging numbers in sequence to make a number tree, playing with number puzzles and making towers with blocks. All the tiny tots had a great time learning and revisiting numbers.

(February 2, 2020)


D.E.S.A. Alumni Meet 2020, Delhi

Darshan Academy, Delhi organized Darshan Ex-Student Association (DESA) Alumni Meet 2020 during the Silver Jubilee year of Darshan Academy. The theme of the event was ‘Positive Empowerment’. The day began, with ten minutes of meditation initiated by the principal, Mr. A. David. After that Mrs. Bhavna Arora gave a brief session on positivity and bringing the DESA of all Darshan Academies under one roof. The alumni were then divided into their four DA houses for a competition, with Kirpal House awarded the Best House trophy. A current Darshanite, Ms. Payal Vohra, was honoured by the alumni for her recent achievements in ‘Khelo India 2020’. Teachers were then presented with tokens of love by DESA, and the alumni were also given a gift for their valuable presence. A group photo, delicious dinner and dancing followed. The ceremony then ended with closing words by Mr. A. David, thanking the organizers, sponsors and alumni for making the event a memorable one.

(February 2, 2020)


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