INDIA  INTERNATIONAL  SCHOOL (I I S)

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Affiliate :

  • International Schools Association, Geneva

  • European Council of International Schools, U.K.

  • National Progressive Schools Conference, New Delhi

  • Cambridge International  Examinations

  • International Baccalaureate

   
  
 Panache Showcasing – Aahwaan
 
The Annual Function of India International School was held on 15th January, 2018 at Birla Auditorium where more than 700 students participated. Aahwaan, the name was themed on an invocation to mankind to give a pause, to ponder, bury barriers and start building bridges – to bring about a manifestation of peace in the world – and for that, one must follow the protocol of respecting boundaries.
The esteemed parents were the most prized guests as they were welcomed in the traditional manner after being welcomed by the display of the band and the salute of the NCC cadets.

Once seated in the auditorium all eyes turned towards the main gate from where could be heard the chanting of shlokas. The IIS choir won the appreciation of the audience with their eloquent recital of the Shlokas from the Geeta. With the same grace that becomes an IISian they came before the stage area. Following the Cultural heritage of invoking the deities with lamp lighting was the General Welcome where the theme of International Mindedness for the session 2017-18 was stressed upon, as throughout the year all activities in the school were held under the canopy of this theme. A tribute to the yester heroes of mother earth, the iconic figures from the Bharat dynasty to the Gandhian era was given with Vande mattram as the Rashtriya Vandana, thus glorifying both, the soil and the soul bringing live the rich cultural historical heritage and values.

The much awaited awards followed. The ambience of the auditorium matched the enthusiasm and thrill experienced by every IISian. The first category was for the students with 10 CGPA in AISSE 2017, breaking past records with 62 students. The second was for students who scored point 1% in AISSCE 2017, and IIS had 12 students in this category.
The third category classified the IBDP scholars on how different they are from the rest, rendering selfless community service and helping their less privileged brethren.
This year they initiated and gave momentum to “Anti tobacco Awareness Campaign”, where they collaborated with Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, catered to giving free dental check up and brought about awareness through Street Plays and one to one interaction. The “Joy of Giving” another major drive picked up, brought them happiness on caring and sharing with others.

The fourth category went to the most competent and enthusiastic office bearers for session 2017-18 those who bear the torch of the institution. Then came the Special Awards, and the recipients for these are as follows:
 

1

IIS Petal-Senior

ANUSHKA SHARMA

2

IIS Petal – Pre Senior

SAMRIDDHI JAIN

3

IIS Petal – Junior

AVISH KHANNA

4

JHANAK YADAV

5

Good All  Rounder

VAIBHAV MISHRA

6

A Promising IISian

PARTH SHARMA

7

Talent of the Year

KASHISH JAIN

8

Young Einstein of IIS

AADARSH KHANDELWAL

9

HIMANSHU MISHRA

10

Best in Commerce

AKSHAT GOYAL

11

Best in Literary Activities

ENGLISH- PURVI TALAN

12

HINDI- PRANAV SHARMA

13

FRENCH- RIYA JAIN

14

SANSKRIT- PURVI TALAN

15

JAPANESE-JIYA SHARMA

16

Best in Sports

AASHI UPADHYAY

17

ISHITA KHANDELWAL

18

KRITI THAWARIA

19

ISHA CHOUDHARY

20

CHESTHA GAUR

21

YAGYANIK SHARMA

22

N.C.C. Cadet of the Year

Cdt. Sgt. PARUL DHAYAL

23

Best Dancer

ANUSHKA SHARMA

24

KARNIKA GOYAL

25

Singer of the Year

ANANYA JAIN

26

Artist of the Year

KASHISH MITTAL

27

Best Hosteler 2017-18

TAMANNA JHORAR

28

AISSCE-2017 Science Topper

AARYAN GOYAL

29

AISSCE-2017 Commerce Topper

SHRISHTI AGARWAL

30

AISSCE-2017 Humanities Topper

AKSHRA DHAMIJA

31

IBDP-2015-17 Topper

RANU JAIN

32

IGCSE-2015-17 Topper

SANGINI GUPTA

33

Jewel of IIS

AKSHAT GOYAL

34

Budding Jewel of IIS

AASHI UPADHYAY

 

We now finally come to the Jewel of IIS, the Youth icon, the inspiration and admiration for all, the pride of IIS. He has a long list of achievements to his name of which I will mention a few. Blessed by goddess Saraswati, he has secured more than 40 medals. To begin with – the second and the first level medal of excellence in National Cyber Olympiad, the NTSE Scholar and all India topper in the Commerce Olympiad, he was awarded the “Vanijya Shree Trophy”, a medal and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/-, got the Young Einstein award and the most prestigious IIS Petal for the Primary and the Junior wing. He is our State Level Topper for the Digital India Quiz hosted by the government of India.
To say he’s been a topper always will be a cliché, he has got 1st level Medal of Excellence in NSO, NCO, IMO, you name it and he is there. An all rounder, he’s tried his hand in extra co-curricular and excelled. A Jewel, rarely found. He is one and only one – Akshat Goyal. A huge hand of applause for him.

Next is the Budding Jewel of IIS. Under this very special category is the gem, the pride of IIS. The petal has raised the bar of excellence adding one more feather to the IIS cap. An International Fide Rated Player winning the U-9, U-11, U-13 State and National Chess Championships. She was privileged to participate in the Common Wealth Games. Coming April she is looking forward to U-10 Asian Championship at Chiang Mai (Thailand). This is not all for she will also play the U-11 National School at Bhuvneshwar. IIS wishes her the best in life. Put your hands together for Aashi Upadhyay, the Budding Jewel of IIS, who has bagged it for the second time.
Towards the end we come to the most prestigious IIS trophies.
Best in Literary Activities for session 2017-18 goes to: CARNATIONS
Best in Cultural Activities for session 2017-18 goes to: DAFFODILS
Best in Sciences for session 2017-18 goes to: ORCHIDS
Best in Commerce for session 2017-18 goes to: ORCHIDS
Best in Creative Activities for session 2017-18 goes to: DAFFODILS
The NSS Trophy for Community Service for session 2017-18 goes to: SUNFLOWERS
The overall trophy for the session 2017-18 goes to: CARNATIONS

The unmatched aura of the IISians was strongly exhibited when the attributes of IISians were highlighted adding to the pride and joy of the parents. With this was initiated ‘Aahwaan’, Cultural Programme, a musical drama, emphasizing the fraternal and humanitarian feelings – a prerequisite for global peace. This focused on different cultures touching the demographic diversity bringing about awareness that we are all humans with a soul within, a heart that beats – the five elements of nature, namely – air, water, earth, fire and space that show their benevolence on mankind and can be equally malevolent if underestimated. Nature too rebels, reprimands and revolts when mortals draw boundaries. This was well showcased by the primary wing through “The Selfish Giant” stealing the show and praise of all present.
The programme culminated with the powerpuff performance of the school choir that emphasized that everything is possible provided convictions are firm. The programme ended with the contagious enthusiasm of the IISians with parents and mentors celebrating their wards.