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Inter House Spelling Bee Competition

The Inter House Spelling Bee Competition was held on Wednesday, 19th of July, 2017. Students were engaged with phonetics and spelling of words that they commonly use as well as some new words that challenged them. A tough competition ensued resulting in tie breakers for the runners up positions. It was an evening where students experienced another day of successful participation on stage. 

Dhaulagiri house emerged as the winner followed by Everest, Makalu and Kanchanjunga house.

Inter House Story Writing Competition

On the12th of July, 2017 the students of classes VI to XII sat to write stories of their own for the inter house story writing competition. The students enthusiastically pondered to bring out their best in story writing hoping to bring their houses points with their writing skills today.

While the senior students wrote their stories, the junior students from classes I to V had the opportunity to courageously narrate stories during the inter house juniors story telling competition.

20th Annual Day Celebration

HIRS celebrated the 20th Annual Prize Day on 3rd June. This occasion was graced by the presence of our regarded chief guest Mr. I.T Myers, founder Principal of Himalayan International Residential School and present Principal of Frank Anthony Public School, Kolkata, our special guests the honourable Chairman Mr. S.K Agarwal and Mrs. Sushila Agarwal, director Mr. Vivek Agarwal and Mrs. Ranjeeta Agarwal, Mr. Vikash Agarwal and Mrs. Preety Agarwal.

The program commenced with a welcome dance presented by the junior girls. This was followed by a musical play presented by the primary department based on Ruskin Bond's famous creation The Jungle Book . Next, we had the first phase of Prize distribution. After the prize distribution, the senior boys and girls presented a hilarious Bengali play 'NeemKetu" that entailed the financial challenge faced by Lord Indra at his kingdom and the ardent desire of the gods and goddesses to live their life with the materialistic luxuries. Next, we had a fusion dance performance on the tunes of 'Taal' and 'Shape of You'.  Our honourable chief guest was requested to say a few words, after the performance. After his motivational speech, the students presented an English Play, 'The Dear Departed' which was a satire on the greedy modern society. After the play,the second phase of prize distribution followed. Dhaulagiri house bagged the champions trophy for sports while Makalu bagged the trophies for discipline, academic excellence, co-curricular activities and being the Best House.

After the prize distribution, the HIRS Musical Group mesmerized the audience with their performance. This was followed by the Grand Finale dance performance and the vote of thanks proposed by our senior master Mr. Dipankar Saha.

Inter House Volleyball Tournament

HIRS organized Inter House Volleyball competition in three categories, Junior boys, Senior Boys and Senior girls. Every player played with a zeal of victory and put up  a high voltage match for the viewers. It was a 'do or die' situation for Everest and Makalu house, who played the finals. Eventually, Makalu house paved their way to success and emerged as Champions of the tournament.

Inter House 2nd Language Elocution

HIRS organized Inter House Second Language Elocution Competition. Students put in their utmost to stage a standard show. Everest house emerged as winners followed by Dhaulagiri, Makalu and Kanchenjunga house.

Inter School Basketball Tournament

HIRS hosted the Inter School Basketball Tournament for the first time in the school's history with grand success. The schools those that participated in the event were Darjeeling Public School, Army Public School, Bengdubi, Sacred Heart School, Siliguri, DAV school Siliguri, Father Leblond School, Bhimbar, Don Bosco School, Siliguri and the hosting team HIRS team A and B. The final match was played between HIRS team A and Sacred Heart School where HIRS team A emerged as winners and the Champions of the tournament.

Inter House English Recitation

   HIRS organized Inter House Recitation Competition on 10th of May. The students staged a wonderful show reciting poems of every genre.  All the four houses performed equally well. There was a tuff Competition between all the houses. However, Makalu house emerged as Champions followed by Everest, Kanchenjunga and Dhaulagiri.

Rabindra Jayanti Celebration

HIRS celebrated the 156th birth anniversary of the great national bard Rabindranath Tagore. Students along with the teachers staged a wonderful cultural show. The school choir presented a melodious rabindrasangeet which was followed by reading out of some valuable information about the great personality and a thought preached by the laureate. There was a mesmerising dance performance which was succeeded by a poem recitation and a skit presentation. 

Labour  Day Celebration

HIRS celebrated International Labour's Day on 1st May. The children staged  a grand cultural show to entertain all the workers of HIRS. The evening started with some melodious presentation on hit Bollywood numbers followed by a skit on appreciation of workers, next was a dance performance by the 6th grade children, succeeded by a speech on the importance of International Labour's Day and concluded with an electrifying performance by Ching Chang of 12th standard.

Inter House English Extempore competition

The students of HIRS staged Inter House Just A Minute and Extempore competition on 26th April. Makalu house emerged as the winner followed by Everest, Kanchenjunga and Dhaulagiri house.

Earth Day

HIRS celebrated Earth Day on 23rd of April. The children from all the four houses were allotted different places for planting saplings around their bountiful campus. All the children participated enthusiastically and made the event a grand success.

Inter House English Essay Writing Competition

Inter House English Essay Writing Competition was held at HIRS on 19th of April. The children from the primary section (1to 5) had picture writing while the senior classes from 6 to 12 had to write essays on topics given to them.

Inter House 2nd Language Essay writing Competition

HIRS conducted Inter House Second Language Essay Writing competition for classes 6-10 on Wednesday i.e 12th of April 2017. All the students from these classes participated enthusiastically and texted their opinion in black and white on various topics given to them.

On the same day and time, Fun with words based on second language was conducted for classes 1-5 and the children enjoyed participating in a game that excelled their vocabulary too.

Holi Celebration

In the midst of ICSE, ISC and promotional Examinations, Holi arrived on 13th March, with all the colours of life and joy, which was a welcome change in the daily schedule of HIRS. It was a holiday and students had late rouser at 8:00 am, followed by breakfast at 8:30. Celebrations started at 10:30 and carried on till 12:00 noon. Besides playing with colours, children enjoyed music and dance. At 1:20 pm, there was special lunch, after which they were free to do self-study or rest. Rest of the day followed as usual.

Investiture Ceremony 2017-18

The Investiture Ceremony is a platform to showcase the leadership skills and abilities of our students and is the most prestigious ceremony in the schedule of school event. The event was officiated on 14th Feb, 2017 at 8.00 A.M in the school auditorium. Mr. Chittaranjan Panigrahi (Dean of Administration) initiated the programme and stressed on the need to become focused in the goals and inculcate leadership quality to become a better person in life. It was a solemn occasion where the newly elected Council Members were given with sashes and badges. The  Director  Mr. Vivek Agarwal addressed the assemblage  and spoke eloquently on the leadership qualities.

The Students Council Members are as following:

House-Captains:-
House
Boy
Girl
Dhaulagiri
Aditya Karna
Shraddha Bhowsinka
Everest
Sambejang
Muskan Goenka
Kanchanjunga
Keshav Tibrewal
Akisha Marak
Makalu
Likhit Chandak
Tanzimun Jannat Mafi

Head Boy-:  Sadhin Das                                   

Head Girl–:    Shraddha Bhowsinka

      

INTER HOUSE STREET PLAY (NUKKAD NATAK)

HIRS students staged Inter house Nukkad Natak competition on 8th of Feb2017. A brilliant show was put up by the students of all the four houses addressing the current social issues ailing India. Each act was praiseworthy and informative. Makalu House emerged as winner followed by Everest, Kanchanjunga and Dhaulagiri House.

A kite festival

A kite festival was arranged by HIRS on 5th of Feb. It was a gala event where children enjoyed flying kites and cheering each other. It was arranged for the first time and the response from the children was very encouraging. It was an attempt to refresh and remind the children of the old custom of flying kites in India.

Saraswati Puja

‘Sweta vasana pushp shobhita gandhanule pranam

Veena dhara stotra hasta sweta chandana charchitam.’

May Goddess Saraswati bless us all with knowledge and success! 1st February, 2017, was a holiday in school on the occasion of Saraswati Puja. The idol of Ma Saraswati was brought the night before and the platform, where the puja was to be held, was decorated. In the morning, at around 10:00 am, everyone gathered in the girls’ hostel premises for the puja. All the students and teachers were colourfully dressed, mostly in traditional attires. After the puja, they offered ‘pushpanjali’ (flower offerings) and prayed for blessings for the upcoming promotional and Board examinations. This was followed by ‘Kavita Path’ in Hindi and Bengali. There was also a lot of singing and dancing. Lunch consisted of Khichdi, mix vegetables, chatni and papad. 

68th Republic Day Celebration at HIRS

On Thursday, 26th January, HIRS celebrated the 68th Republic Day of India. At 7:50am, all the students and teachers gathered at the top-field for flag hoisting, which was done by the honourable director of the school, Mr. Vivek Agarwal, followed by the National Anthem. This was followed by a patriotic song performance by the school choir group. They sang ‘Sare Jahan se Achha…’ The primary students danced on the compelling number of Bhupen Hazarika, ‘Bistirna dupare…’ followed by the middle school students coming up with an energetic dance performance on a song from Swadesh, ‘Ye jo desh hai mera…’ The short programme culminated with the graceful movements of the senior girls on ‘I love my India, Ye mera India…’

Later, there was a cricket match between students’ XI and Principal’s XI. The staff team won the match by 2 wickets.

The celebration ended with a special lunch comprising chicken, paneer, Kashmiri dum aloo, tiranga rice, puri, dal and jalebi with rabri. 

20th Inter-house Athletic Meet 2016

HIRS organized Annual 20th Inter-House Athletic meet 2016 on 18th December. The occasion was graced by the worthy presence of Mr. Rajesh Kumar Yadav, IPS, DIG, Jalpaiguri range. He was felicitated along with all the distinguished guests and was requested to take the guard of honour as all the four houses marched by. The athletic torch was led in by Deep Bhattacharya on horseback in a chivalric manner and handed over to Lobsang Soepa, the head boy, who lighted it.  Students from all the four houses actively participated in all the events organized and showcased their athletics talents. They were categorized in five divisions: Junior girls, Junior boys, Intermediate boys, Senior girls and Senior boys. Individual Championship was awarded to Brinda Sangma-Junior girls, Robin Nath Lakra-Junior boys, Bibek Suri- Intermediate boys, Srijani Panigrahi- Senior girls, Ayan Barman- Senior Boys. The March Past and the Cross Country trophy were won by Everest House while Kanchanjunga bagged the Tug O War and the Relay trophy. Kanchanjunga House emerged as the overall athletics Champion. 

Rangotsav Celebration (National Level Handwriting, Colouring Competition 2016-17)

HIRS participated in Rangotsav Celebration (National Level Handwriting, Colouring Competition 2016-17). Students who brought laurels to school are,

** Pushpita Kundu --Class-2

** Arafat Hussain --Class-4

** Sahil Pradhan --Class-5

** Abdul Al Baki Norman --Class-8

Inter House Badminton Tournament

Inter house badminton tournament was organized by HIRS where all the four houses actively participated and gave in their best to bag the laurels. Matches were held in singles and doubles category for the junior boys and girls where Dhaulagiri house emerged as the winner and the senior boys and girls where Dhaulagiri won in the boys category and Makalu in the girls category.

3rd Inter-School Athletic Olympiad-2016

HIRS hosted the 3rd Inter School Athletics Olympiad on 26th Nov. It was a grand carnival of field and track events where 11schools including the HIRS tuskers showcased their athletic brilliance. The meet was graced by the presence of Dr. Vivekananda Ghosh, Assistant Secretary of Sports, North Bengal University. It was managed with perfection with the help of 21 Sports experts from Jalpaiguri A.C college and all the teaching and non teaching staff of the school under the most abled leadership of Mr. Vivek Agarwal, director, HIRS.

***The Champions of various categories are:

Junior Girls- Nirmala Convent, Siliguri

Junior Boys- St. Michaels School, Siliguri

Senior Girls- Nirmala Convent, Siliguri

Senior Boys- Himalayan International Residential School.

Inter House Western Dance Competition

HIRS witnessed some electrifying performances in the Inter House Western Dance Competition on 23rd November that set the stage on fire. All the four houses, Dhaulagiri, Kanchanjunga , Makalu and Everest tried their best to put up a splendid show on stage. It was a tuff decision for the judges to decide upon the winner. However, Makalu House emerged as the champions of the show.

Mathematics Olympiad

HIRS students appeared for the Silverzone Mathematics Olympiad on 17th November.

Inter School Volleyball

HIRS boys participated in Inter School Volleyball match held at H.B Vidyapeeth in Siliguri and reached the Semi Finals defeating Jermel’s Academy.

Inter School Swimming meet

HIRS students participated in Inter School Swimming competition held at G.D Goenka School in Siliguri and brought laurels to school. They won 2 gold medals in Breaststroke , 1 silver medal in freestyle, 2 bronze medals in back stroke and a bronze medal in freestyle. The boys stood third in relay while the girls stood second.

One Act Play

HIRS students staged Inter House one act play competition on 16th November. All the four houses staged a brilliant show . Dhaulagiri emerged as winner followed by Makalu, Kanchanjunga and Everest.

Children’s Day

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children” with this wonderful thought the teachers of HIRS teamed up to put in their best efforts on stage to celebrate Children’s Day and make the eve of 14th Nov 2016 a memorable one! It was a platter of song and dance forms served with love by the teachers which the children enjoyed to the fullest.

Inter House Handwriting Competition

HIRS conducted an Inter House Handwriting Competition on 9th Nov2016, for classes 1 to 9 CBSE & CIE students. Students were asked to write down a passage or paragraph of their choice on a sheet of paper. The sole motto of this competition was to signify the importance of handwriting in the students’ academic performance and achievement.

Career Counseling

A beneficial career counseling program was organized by Ashoka University at HIRS on 9th Nov 2016 for classes 11 and 12. The program was conducted by Mr. Awinder Singh , who informed the students about the unique features and the infrastructure  of the university along with the subject options available for them.

Inter house Swimming Meet 2016-17

On 5th of November, HIRS organized the inter house Swimming Meet 2016-17. All the four houses Dhaulagiri, Kanchanjanga, Everest and Makalu geared up for the competition. The categories were freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke for 25, 50 and 100 mts. along with the events like Fun game and Water Ball. The participants exhibited their excellence in swimming while the audience boosted their spirit with applause and cheers. The overall championship was won by Makalu House after a tuff battle with the other houses.

Diwali Celebration at HIRS

The festival of Diwali was celebrated by the members of HIRS with great zeal and zest on Sunday, the 30th of October. The children had late breakfast at 8:30 am and continued with their usual activities till 10:15 after which they engaged themselves in Rangoli making which has always been a part of the celebration in school. All the houses tried to put their best foot forward. This, along with the lights that were used to decorate the campus, made the place look bright and beautiful.

At 6:15 pm, a game of housie followed by community cracker bursting was organized by the management. The part that was enjoyed the most was DJ dancing which continued even after dinner. Both dinner and lunch were special with paneer, matar puri, chana dal, fried rice, mix vegetable and rabri jalebee.

 The happy and smiling faces of children spread the light of joy in the hearts of all present.  Everyone went home carrying the message of love, peace and joy of the festival,
 invoking God’s blessings and thanking him for his assistance and guidance.

May the light within us help to dispel the darkness and spread love, warmth and kindness through giving and sharing. 

Parent-Teacher Meeting

Research has shown that parental involvement is the most important factor in a student's success in school. 5th October, the day when children eagerly waited for their parents to come and collect them from school for the Durga Puja break, was also the day when parents got a chance to meet teachers regarding their children’s progress in school; academic and behavioral problems and their possible solutions. Students’ specific strengths and weaknesses in individual subjects being the main point of focus, the meeting was very constructive. Both parents and teachers were very positive and showed genuine concern about the student’s progress.

DJ Night

HIRS arranged for a DJ night by DJ HIGH VOLT from Guwahati on 3rd Oct’16. It was a moment of fun and frolic. Every student and member of Staff present enjoyed the tracks to the fullest. The students did their best to give the viewers the feel of a virtual discotheque. The mesh-up of cheesy and classical tracks made the evening a memorable one!

Career Counseling

On the 20th of September, a career counseling session for the students of classes 11 & 12 was held by two representatives from Amity University, Kolkata. The session continued for around half an hour during which the children were made aware of a number of vocational courses and placement facilities through them. They were also told to contact the University for any kind of career related guidance as and when required.

Friendly Basketball Match 

A team from St. Xavier’s College, Rajganj, visited HIRS on 13th September to play a friendly basketball match which was convincingly won by the host school. The score was 38-10 in favour of HIRS. 

Teachers’ Day Celebration in School

‘Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devo Maheswara/ Gurur Sakshat Parabrahma, Tasmay Sri Gurave Namah’. The chanting of this divine ‘gurumantra’ began the evening entertainment programme dedicated to teachers on Teachers’ Day, the 5th of September. A fun-filled, power- packed programme of dances, songs, skits and a mime– a bouquet of pleasurable items well thought-out by the ingenious minds of the children of HIRS, was what the teachers were presented with. It was simply overwhelming for the teachers.

Earlier, in the morning, teachers were showered with wishes and cards. Children freely expressed their love and respect towards them.

Later in the evening, at 8:30 pm, there was a party arranged for the teachers by the school management. People played musical chair, danced, chatted light heartedly and had a delicious dinner. The day ended on a joyful note.

Inter House Read Your Way to Glory and English Elocution

The Inter House ‘Read Your Way to Glory’ and English Elocution Competition for the session 2016-17 was held on Wednesday, the 31st of August. All the participants tried their best and some were extremely good.

‘Read Your Way to Glory’ was for classes 1-5 and the participants for the elocution were from classes 6-12. 

Book Fair in School

A book fair was arranged in school on Monday and Tuesday, the 29th and 30th of August respectively. There was a good variety to choose from and each child was permitted to buy books worth Rs. 1000. They were all very excited as they went through the various categories of books arranged elaborately in different parts of the school exam hall and kept going back again and again. 

Outing to CITY CENTRE

The students of HIRS were highly ecstatic as they got ready for a trip to City Centre on Sunday, 28th August. They left campus at around 9:15 am. and returned by 5:00 pm. They had a nice time eating, shopping and hanging around with friends. Though the boys of classes 9-12 could not be accommodated in the programme on the same day, they were provided with special snacks in school, which comprised chicken, veg and paneer momos, pakoras and chowmien. They, too, would be going to town (City Center) on Sunday, the 4th  of September.

SPECIAL ASSEMBLY ON JANMASHTAMI

On the occasion of Janmashtami (birthday of Lord Krishna), there was a special assembly held on Thursday, the 25th of August. There was a prayer in Sanskrit along with several dance performances by all the houses, a musical skit by Everest House and a thought. All the children were dressed in bright colours and they looked stunning. It was obvious that they were very well prepared for their performances and took pleasure in doing them.

Later in the day, they had special lunch comprising sweet pulao, aaloo paratha, dam aaloo with white gravy, handi paneer, rice papad and rabri jalebi. The food, served on use and throw plates and glasses for a change, was very delicious and everyone enjoyed it thoroughly.

Swar Tarang

The Inter House Music competition- ‘Swar Tarang’ was held on the 24th of August at 6:30 pm. There were four categories– Group Song, Solo Western, Solo Eastern and Instrumental. All the four houses put up their best and, at times, it became difficult for the judges to judge a particular performance as the competition was very close. The winners in the various rounds were as follows–

Group Song       Solo Western                   Solo Eastern                     Instrumental

Makalu               Limayeta Sangma (D)       Sneha Bagrodia (D)          Dheeman Chowdhury (M)

Dhaulagiri          Ayan Burman (E)               Sarthak Sugam (K)           Supattrakarn Kosalanan (E)

Everest                Dimre B Sangma (M)      Keshav Maheswari (M)    Tenzin Namsay (D)

Kanchenjunga     Larlyn Teronpi (K)            Debolina Saha (E)            Nijjaree Chuthong (K)

Inter School 5-A-Side Goodwill Football Tournament

The Inter School 5-a-side Goodwill Football Tournament was held on HIRS grounds on Saturday, the 20th of August, 2016. This was the 10th Goodwill Tournament. Started in 2007, by the then Principal, Mr. Bryan A. Martin, the tournament has been played every year without fail, the main motive being spreading goodwill among the neighbouring schools. While only five teams played in the first year, the number of teams kept increasing in the subsequent years, the maximum being in 2015, with 13 schools joining the tournament.

This year there were six teams in all, including two teams of the host school- HIRS A, HIRS B, Techno India Group Public School (TIGPS), Isabella School (ISS), St. Anthony’s day School (SADS) and Jermel’s Academy (JEA). It was purely a league tournament. While the Champion of the tournament was Isabella School, Jermel’s Academy bagged the Runners Up position. Sonam Tshering Lepcha of TIGPS and Rishav Chhetri of ISS received the Golden Gloves and the Golden Boot respectively. After the presentation ceremony, all the schools headed towards the dining hall for lunch.

4th R.N. SADIQ MEMORIAL INTER SCHOOL INVITATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT- 2016

A team of 9 students went to Jermel’s Academy to play the 4th R.N. Sadiq Memorial Inter School Invitational Football Tournament- 2016 on the 19th of August. It was a six-a-side tournament. The captain of the team was Tenzin Namsay of class 12. There performance in all the three matches they played was good although they could not qualify for the finals.

Inter House Second language Debate

The Inter House Second Language Debate Competition was held on Wednesday, the 17th of August at 6:30pm. It started with a Hindi debate followed by a Bengali debate.The Hindi debate consisted of 16 participants, four from each house- two speaking for and two against the motion. The topic was ‘Kalyug Mein Gandhigiri Ka Koi Auchitya Nahin Hai’ (Gandhism has no relevance in the modern world.)

The topic of the Bengali debate was ‘Prokolpo Bhittik Shikhon Shikkhar Pokkhe Upokari.’ (Project based learning is helpful in Childrens’ Education). It had 8 speakers in all, two speakers from each house – one speaking for and one against the motion. All the children displayed a very good standard of speaking and the overall House results were as follows:

Hindi: 1st Kanchenjunga ***2nd Everest***3rd Makalu***4th Dhaulagiri.
Bengali:1st Everest***2nd Dhaulagiri***3rd Makalu***4th Kanchenjunga.

Raksha Bandhan Celebration in School

On 18th August, Thursday, the students of HIRS were in a festive mood as they celebrated Raksha Bandhan. They were all in colourful clothes when they reported at 7:20am for breakfast followed by a special assembly. There were songs, dances, skits, videos and many more. After the assembly, all the sisters tied Rakhi on the wrists of their brothers with the tune of the song ‘foolon ka taaron ka sabka kehna hai/ ek hazaron mein meri bahana hai’ being played in the brackground.

Later, in the afternoon, the children had special lunch comprising fried rice, dal, dum aloo, paneer, salad and kheer. Outside the dining hall, on a table, a beautiful decorative piece made with some chopped vegetables and rice, made by one of our cooking staff, was displayed. It denoted rakhi. 

Second Language Story Telling Competition

An Inter House Second Language (both Hindi and Bengali) story telling competition was held on Wednesday, the 17th of August at 2:30pm for the students of classes 1-5, divided into two categories – 1-3 and 4&5. The results were as follows:-

Classes 1-3­ –                                                               Classes 4&5 –

1st Kaushiki Ghatak                                                      1st Arpan Bhattacharya

2nd Debosruti Saha                                                      2nd Kaezax Kholie

3rd Diksha Rai                                                              3rd Arafat Hussain

Overall House Positions

Everest**Dhaulagiri**Kanchenjunga & Makalu

Bosco Fest- 2016

On Sunday, the 14th of August, 17 students of HIRS were sent to Don Bosco School, Siliguri, to participate in various categories of the Bosco Fest, 2016. Some of the students performed remarkably well. Sutapa Dhara stood 3rd in ‘Bosco Face-off’, Perapat Arerassadorn and Cholachat Varnarags stood second in ‘Bosco Counter Strike’, Kaushik Bihani and Bivek Suri reached the Semi-finals of ‘Bosco Ricochet’ and Yeshu Kumar Roy played in the Semi-finals of ‘Bosco Shatranj’. Overall, all the students performed well and enjoyed the day keeping themselves busy among various activities.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

On Monday, the 15th of August, HIRS woke up with a feeling of ecstasy as it celebrated the 70th Independence Day of India. At 7:50am, all the students and teachers gathered at the school building for the flag hoisting, which was done by the Principal, Mr. David Udry, along with the students of classes 1&2, followed by the National Anthem.

All the students, then, gathered at the school quadrangle area for a short cultural function consisting of a patriotic song sung by the school choir, a dance by the junior girls and another by the junior boys. The principal, in his speech, said that we, as the citizens of free India, should use our rights judiciously to build up a perfect and progressive nation.

Later, there was a throw ball match between the girls and the lady teachers, which was won by the girls. On the Top Field, the Inter House five-a-side football tournament was held which was won by Dhaulagiri House in the senior division and Kanchenjunga House in the junior division. This was followed by a match between the male teaching staff and the group D staff. The team of male teaching staff stood victorious.

The celebration ended with a special lunch comprising chicken, paneer and other sweet dishes. 

INSPIRIAQ Quiz Competition 2016

INSPIRIAQ is a quiz competition for the students of classes 11 and 12 of all the boards. The preliminary round, which was compulsory for all the students of classes 11, 12, AS and A Level, was held in the school premises on Thursday, the 11th of August. There were 44 students altogether, who took the exam. The students had to answer 30 MCQs in 20 minutes.

The top four scorers will participate in the final round which is to be held on 10th September, 2016 at the Inspiria Knowledge Campus, Siliguri.

INDIAN INTERNATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS

11 students of HIRS took part in the Indian International Model United Nations (IIMUN), which was held from the 8th to 10th of August at DPS, Siliguri. It lasted for 3 days.

On the first day, the opening ceremony was held, where there were some traditional rituals followed, like the lighting of the lamp and song and dance performances by the students of the school (DPS). The chief guest- Dr. Ashish Sen Gupta gave an inspiring speech which was followed by 3 more speeches by the Principal of DPS, Mr. S.P.Das, the director general and the secretary general. The ceremony had the M.C typifying the history of IIMUN at regular intervals. The ceremony ended with the director general declaring the IIMUN, Darjeeling, chapter 2016 open.

The following 2 days of the IIMUN continued with full-fledged excitement and all the delegates giving their best. There were four committees and an I.P. (International Press) group. The last half hour of the second day was devoted towards dancing in the socials. DJ, Imran Ali, blasted the DJ floor with rocking music to which the whole auditorium swayed their bodies and tapped their feet.

The last day continued in a similar manner till the last few hours, which were celebrated as the closing ceremony, where the best delegates were awarded medals and certificates and all the participants their participation certificates. There was a song and a dance performance. The secretary general and the principal delivered a speech each. Then came the saddest part, the speech of the director general, where he had to announce the IIMUN, Darjeeling, chapter closed.

The performance of our students was appreciated a lot.  Overall, it was a highly informative and confidence boosting experience.   

Commerce Festival – 2016

The Commerce Festival of the session 2016-17 was held on Wednesday, the 10th of August. The function was quite interesting with quizzes for junior and senior students, skits, advertisements, open forums, interesting videos and power point presentations. The hosts, Deep Bhattacharya and Debargha Das, were vibrant enough to keep the audience involved and excited. The quizzes had very interesting questions and the power point presentation was about e-commerce, which was very informative. It ended with a speech by Senior Master, Mr. Dipankar Saha, who gave his valuable suggestions for a better show. Overall, it was an engaging evening.

INTER HOUSE CHESS

The onset of August witnessed the Chess Tournament of the season! The Inter House Chess Tournament was held from 1st to 6th August, 2016. Like carom, this too had a knock-out format and was played in various categories. There were three divisions- Junior, Intermediate and Senior, for boys and only Junior and Senior for girls. The overall champion in the tournament has been Makalu House. The individual winners in the various divisions are as follows:

 
1ST
2ND
Jr. Boys
Sahil Pradhan(M)
Sanidhya Pacheriwala(d)
Jr. Girls
Khwan(M)
Gayatri Sen(M)
Int. Boys
Hardik Jain(K)
Umang Kumar(D)
Sr. Boys
Diew(D)
Tenzin Namsay(D)
Sr. Girls
Srijani Panigrahi (M)
Kornravee Skulchaipornlert (Sayo)(K)

Inter House Math Aptitude Test

An Inter House Math Aptitude Test was held on the 27th of July. All the students of the school took part in it. The overall house positions and the winners in each class are as follows.

  Cl
First
Second
Third
1
T. Aiswarya  (E)
Subham sharma  (D)
 
2
Debosruti Saha (E)
Ronak Rathi (M)
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Arav Bhagat (D)
 
3
Debjit Mondal (D)
Olivia Saha  (M)
Diksha Rai (K)
                    --
4
Arafat Hussain (M)
Arpan Bhattacharya (E)
Aryan Kumar (D)
5
Samay jain (D)
Ankit Saha(D)
--
Ayush Jhunjhunwala(K)
 
6
Soumitra Roy (M)
Ghanshyam basumatary (M)
Tushar Roy Choudhury(E)
Tushar Jhunjhunwala (K)
7
Umang Kumar(D)
Ankit Dev Ray (K)
--
Sneha Paul (E)
 
8
Hardik Jain (K)
Govind Rathi (K)
Gayatri Sen (M)
9
Aditya Goyal (M)
Syed Towsif Imran (K)
Roshan Kumar (K)
10
Abraroha Saha (D)
Ritesh Sha (E)
--
Bidan marak(E), Chekhov Singha (E), Priyanka Roy (m)
11
Keshav Tibrewal (K)
Vivek Meharia (E)
Ashish Kumar(E)
12
Yeshu Kr. Roy (K)
Limayeta Sangma (D)
Nitin Bansal (K)

Overall position: 1st Everest, 2nd Makalu, 3rd Dhaulagiri, 4th Kanchanjunga

Inter House Origami Competition

An inter House Origami Competition was held on Wednesday, the 3rd of August, at 3:30pm. All four houses took part very actively in this as they were very excited and had been preparing themselves for it for quite some time. They were given coloured paper, scissors and glue on the spot and the participants proved their creativity and skill in no time.

Inter House Carom Tournament

The Inter House Carom Tournament was held from the 25th to the 30th of July, 2016. It was held in a knock-out format in various categories. So that there could be maximum participation, it was held in three divisions- Junior, Intermediate and Senior, for both the categories of girls and boys. Both singles and doubles matches were played. The overall champion in the tournament is Everest House. 

The individual winners in the various divisions are as follows:

SINGLES
 
1ST
2ND
3RD
Jr. Boys
Raktim Das (E)
Arafat Hussain(M)
Sanidhya Pacheriwala(D)
Jr. Girls
Olivia Saha (M)
Pushpita Kundu(K)
Kinjal Agarwal(E)
Int. Boys
Sahil pradhan(M)
Bivek Suri(D)
Aditya Raj(E) & Hardik Jain(K)
Int. Girls
Khooshi Tripathi(D)
Sruti Sugam(K)
Simran(E)
Sr. Boys
Hrithik Mukherjee(D)
Nitin bansal(K)
Likhit Chandak(M)
Sr. Girls
MaNsi Priya(E)
Choden Lama(D)
Poulami Mallick(K)
DOUBLES
 
1ST
2ND
3RD
Jr. Boys
Raktim das & Arpan bhattacharya (E)
Debjit Mondal& Aarav Bhagat(D)
 
Jr. Girls
Olivia Saha& T.Anjana (M)
Diksha Rai & Pushpita Kundu(K)
 
Int. Boys
Adarsh Singh& Soumyadeep das(D)
Debargha Das&Tushar roy Choudhury(E)
Sartaz Alam&Kishan Banik(K)
Int. Girls
Khooshi Tripathi&Sneha Salampuria(D)
Sneha paul& Simran(E)
Tanushree Burman&Brinda Sangma(K)
Sr. Boys
Abhimanyu& Kaushik Bihani (E)
Jayankar Saha& Selim Aktar(K)
Bisesh Jain& Sakir Aktar (D)
Sr. Girls
Sayantani Chaterjee& Mansi Priya(e)
Nine & Nadia(M)

Larlyn Ternopi & Akisa (K

*** Overall position: 1st Everest, 2nd Dhaulagiri, 3rd Makalu, 4th Kanchanjunga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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