ANNUAL REPORT – 2022
The road to normalcy post COVID posed overwhelming challenges and infact many of us are still struggling to find our bearings. When the school gates opened after the pandemic the students who walked in were a changed lot. A microscopic size organism had brought life to a stand-still and like us adults, children too were like deer caught in the headlights. For session 2019-2020 the CBSE board declared the results based on the performance of students in the respective schools. When session 21-22 started in phases, school had no idea how it was going to open out but the determination of its students, the faith the parents placed in school and the steadfast hard work put in by its teachers in both online and offline mode of schooling propelled us and then it was only a forward and upward journey for the school.
What the students have accomplished is exceptional and only deserves to be mentioned in grandiose words.
Sharda Vidya Mandir has become synonymous with academic excellence in past 35 years. It has always established its scholastic paramountcy in the Board results and the year gone by was no different. The Board results of Class X were exuberating. 85.6% of our students got 1st division grades with 14 scoring more than 90% marks. 5 of them scored 100 out of 100 in different subjects. Yash Arya Saxena, the Star Student of the School for Session 21-22 not only topped the school but outshone every Class X student of the city with 99.4%. To appreciate and recognize his achievements school has decided to reward him with a cash prize of 11,000 Rs. Upholding the tradition of excellence were the school toppers in Class XII Board examinations –Amol Gokhale of the Commerce stream topped the school with 97.8% and Ishaan Sharma topped the Science stream with 97.6%. The phenomenal achievements of Ishaan Sharma, who cleared the prestigious IIT- JEE, of P V Swasthishree and Kushagra Pandey who cleared the NEET also brought laurels to the school. Congratulations to the achievers and also to the team of dedicated teachers who always hit the bull’s eye and convert possibilities into achievements.In order to encourage the students into raising their bars of achievement the school management offers cash incentives of 5000/- to those who score above 95% in the Board Examination and of Rs. 3000/- to those who score more than 90%. Today on the stage 30 of our achievers will be receiving these well deserved cash rewards.5 of the students have been awarded the Certificate of Merit which is awarded by CBSE to the top 0.1% of the successful candidates in recognition of their outstanding performance in Board Examinations.
School Academic Calendar is packed and school campus is always abuzz with excitement and healthy competition spirit. The names of Kashish Yadav and Divyansh Saxena, the House Captain and Vice Captain of Tapti House are worth mentioning. They worked diligently to inspire their House members to excel in each Inter-House competition and bagged the Best House of the Session trophy. Praise also goes to the House Incharge teachers – Mrs. Archana Singh, Mrs.Priya Shrivastava and Mrs. Saroj Bhawsar for their guidance and mentorship.
Despite the restrictions put by the lockdown on playing sports, school sportspersons showed strong resilience of spirit and emerged winners whenever they put on their boots. Amit Singrole, winner of the Sports Person of the Year Award for session 21-22 deserves a special mention. In December 21 he won the silver medal in the 23rd M.P. State Shooting Championship in Indore, gold medal in the 8th West Zone Shooting Championship but then these were just the starting blocks! He shot the centre ring to succeed in the 64th National Shooting Championship and is today a part of the Indian rifle shooting contingent. Amit then travelled to Trivandrum to participate in the 65th National Shooting Championship. Khushi Gupta, Class X won the Open Invitational Table Tennis tournament held at Harda in January 2022 and Raj Ahirwar, Class IX won the same in the Boy’s category. Khushi also secured the 3rd place in the Bhopal District Table Tennis Championship held at Bhopal. Aarna Muramkar, XI, school star Triathlon athlete secured the 2ndposition in the 26th M.P. State Triathlon Championship held in June 2022 and represented Bhopal division in the State SGFI Tournament this year. Aarna stood second in the Bhopal District Triathlon Championship held in June 22. She was also a part of the Bhopal Division Swimming contingent and represented Bhopal at the state level. She then participated in the Khelo India Women’s Swimming Series – Level 2 at Bhuwaneshwar, Odisha.
Vijay Patel, Class VIII, has always swam to success and this year too he won a gold and 3 silvers at the M.P.State Swimming Championship organized at Indore between 4th and 6th June this year. A product of the school cricket grounds, Shashank Dubey of Class X, was a part of and represented Bhopal division in the State level tournament held in Sehore in October this year. School footballers lifted the Runners Up trophy at the Bhopal City Live Football Tournament held in August this year. Aditya Parihar, school accomplished footballer and Jayesh Rajput of Class X got selected in the Bhopal Division football team and represented Bhopal Division at the State Championships at Vidisha. Determined to out-shoot everyone else school Basketball Teams - both Girls as well as Boys – lifted the Winners trophy in the Bhopal Sahodaya Inter-School Basketball Tournament. Dhruvi Sharma of XII and Suryansh Goswami of X were awarded the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament awards in this Tournament. The latest feather in school cap is the winning trophy lifted by school Kho-Kho teams at the St. George Cup on 5 Nov 22. Both U-17 Boys and U-19 Boys defeated the competition in their categories. With U-19 Girls getting the 2nd place the school lifted the Over All Winners trophy for the second consecutive time. School sports coaches – Mrs.Nisha Sharma, Mr. Ashish Yadav, Mr. Gaurav Singh and Mr. Sourav Dhadhi deserve a mention of praise or their untiring efforts.
School artists have always given many reasons to smile and feel proud. Sheetal Gupta, Class VIII, has always created the perfect hues of success. She outshone her competition at Inter-School Painting Competition organized by Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sanghralay, Bhopal. Sheetal also won the Drawing Competition organized by Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board and the one organized by Jawahar Bal Bhawan on the occasion of World Environment Day in June this session. Asmita Chakraborty, Class XI won the 1st prize in the Interschool Painting Competition held at Regional Museum of Natural Sciences in August 2022.
Achievements of Yash Arya Saxena and Ira Katiyar , Class V are also worth praising. The best being Yash’s International Rank of 29 in the National Science Olympiad and Ira’s International Rank 3 in the International English Olympiad. Yash also cleared the National Level Science Talent Search Examination with an outstanding score of 93.33%. 7 of school students, Khushi Gupta, Umang Gupta, ChiragWadhwani, Yash Arya Saxena, AyushNema, Nikhil Mewada and Aashna Jain have been selected for the award of Scholarship for the year by the Central Sanskrit University, a Govt of India University at New Delhi.
School’s pursuit for achieving the best possible never stops. Continuous in-house training and capacity building workshops conducted every month by the CBSE, career guidance seminars, personality development discussions that school holds frequently keep both teachers and children updated and informed. During COVID students had missed out on the crucial balance between studies and play. The emotional effects of being physically distant from their friends, combined with the impact of losing out on play time has induced stress in them. And their plight is so obviously reflected in their attitude and performance.