RAISING DAY CELEBRATION

It was on 23rd July, 1984 that APS MATHURA started its journey. The raising Day of APS Mathura was celebrated with great spirit and fervour.

A special assembly was conducted to mark the significance of the day. The assembly commenced with a talk by the Head Boy of the school wherein he threw light on the foundation of the school, its history and initiatives taken by it in imparting education upto class XII. It was followed by Army School song sung by the choir. Further an astounding dance performance by the Primary children touched each and every heart. The program ended with the National Anthem.

WORKSHOP ON STRESS MANAGEMENT AND CAREER GUIDANCE

Stress is an inevitable part of life; it can take a toll on students’ physical health, emotional well being, and academic success unless they learn to manage it appropriately. Introducing successful coping strategies may help students avoid the destructive consequences of excessive stress.

Keeping this view in mind, Honorable Principal Dr. Ramma Mattoo, APS Mathura put in efforts to help children by organizing a virtual workshop on Stress Management and Career Guidance. It was held on 25th May, 2021 for the students of Classes IX-XII alongwith their parents.. The session was conducted by our special guest speaker, Dr. Shankar Goenka, Tedx and motivational speaker wherein he talked about various types of stress faced by teenagers, stress relaxation therapy that could be followed and different stress management techniques. He also explained that stress and anxiety are an integral part of human nature and it is our attitude how to deal with it and ultimately overcome it.

Answering to the queries of the students, he mentioned that it is very important to vent out the feelings in front of the person who could give the best guidance instead of keeping the knots in the mind. The session concluded with a big smile on the faces of students and with a promise to deal with stress in a positive way. It was an interactive session and highly fruitful for the children.

LAUNCH OF E-MAGAZINE-2020-21 APS MATHURA

Like every year, this year also, APS Mathura had published its annual magazine for the session 2020-21. Keeping in tune with pandemic scenario, APS Mathura Magazine ‘THE SCHOLAR’  was published as an E-magazinethis year. It’s a matter of immense pleasure for us that the E-Magazine was launched by Honorable Patron, Maj. Gen. Patanjali Rahul, VSM, in the presence of the Chairman, Brig. Abhijeet Sharma; Dr. Ramma Mattoo, the Principal APS Mathura; Welfare official, Brig. Sharma and the Vice Principal, Dr. Parul Singh.

The magazine serves like a Year book for the students of our school. It carries everything about happenings at school from the results to students’ work. It conveys the priceless messages from Hon. Senior Patron, Lt. Gen. C P Cariappa, AVSM,SM,VSM; Patron, APS Mathura; Chairman, APS Mathura; the Principal, APS Mathura.

The magazine highlights the creative abilities of our students through articles, poetry and paintings etc. The photographs of the staff and the outgoing batches  have also been inserted in the magazine. This magazine was prepared and published under the able guidance of our Principal, Dr. Ramma Mattoo and the Head of the Editorial Team, Mrs. Rekha Gupta, PGT English. Also the contribution of IT Team, APS Mathura is highly appreciating for presenting the magazine on the digital mode.The E- magazine of the school is available for the students, parents and the teachers on the school website. We are proud to share the work of our talented and young artists, our dear children of APS Mathura.   

BIDDING FAREWELL TO COL. D.S. PANDEY

Farewell is indeed a moment which makes us sad. With a heavy heart, APS Mathura Fraternity bid farewell to Honourable Col. D.S. Pandey on 20th March,2021. Sir was formally welcomed by Respected Principal, APS Mathura, Dr. Ramma Mattoo. Sir is an outstanding, dynamic and versatile personality. His wisdom, knowledge and insight is truly reflected in the progress that APS Mathura has made under his able guidance during his tenure.

The event started with a welcome song sung by the school choir followed by a short video with cherished memories of Reverent Col D.S. Pandey. Then added yet another colour/hue to the event was mesmerizing dance performance by Aadrika Mishra of Class X-A. Further, the  Senior Coordinator, Mr. Gopal Chand Sharma elaborated upon the support and motivation that Col. Pandey has extended during his tenure.

The event ended with a vote of thanks extended by Reverent Principal wherein Ma’am thanked Sir for his valuable contribution towards APS Mathura which will never be forgotten and presented a token of remembrance in the form of beautiful Painting. The institution wished him prosperity and good luck.

INTERNATIONAL LETTER WRITING COMPETITION-2021

The Department of posts had conducted an International Letter writing competition-2021 for young children wherein 81 students of APS Mathura actively participated. It was conducted on 18th March, 2021 in the School premises. The subject of the competition was “ Write a letter to a family member about your experience with COVID-19”.

The India Post 2021 Letter writing competition was open to school- going children upto the age of 15 years. The medium of Letter writing was English and the word limit was 800 words.  The competition offers attractive Cash prizes for the winners with medals and certificates.  The aim of the competition was to encourage the children to develop their literacy skills. It was a golden opportunity for the participants to showcase their writing skills.  

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION-2021

8th March, considered as International Women’s Day brings many things for women-a cause for celebration, a reason to pause and re-evaluate a remembrance, an inspiration and a time to honour, loved and admired. To honour womanhood, APS Mathura celebrated the International Women’s Day on 8th March,2021.

The event was planned by the male staff/teachers of the school under the guidance of our Honorable Principal, Dr Ramma Mattoo. The female teachers were warmly invited to witness the program wherein a few fun games were organised and the winners of the same were also felicitated. Futher, our Respected Principal graced the occasion by addressing all the staff that everyday is a women’s day.Ma’am further added that it is the day to acknowledge all the men and women in the world for making this world a better place for everyone to live in.

The event was successfully coordinated and it was a day to remember and appreciate the achievements of women in all the fields of life.

REPORT ON 150th ANNIVERSARY OF MAHATMA GANDHI

Mahatma Gandhi – these two words conjure up images of one man’s greatness and sacrifice to achieve the happiness of millions. He is one icon who is loved and respected by people across the globe. Hence it was for a period of two years i.e. from 2nd Oct 2018 to 2nd Oct 2020 that Government of India commemorated the 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation at national and international level. The tenure propagated his messages and teachings like Always speak the truth, Let the change begin from you, Think before you act, Be positive, Learn to forgive and Care for Mother Earth thereby conducting a few activities. APS Mathura Cantt also celebrated his birth anniversary by organizing Tree Plantation Ceremony and Cleanliness Campaign. Even our PM, Narendra Modi has stated that it is our social responsibility as citizens of India to help fulfill Gandhiji’s vision of Clean India. The teachings of Mahatma Gandhi have even inspired generations of people including kids.  

BASANT PANCHAMI CELEBRATION-2021

Basant Panchami is an occasion which marks the advent of the spring season and is also celebrated to worship Maa Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge and wisdom. To imbibe and nurture this spirit, APS Mathura celebrated the day on 16th February, 2021 with great fervor and enthusiasm.

The celebration commenced with the prayer, invoking the blessings of Goddess Saraswati for seeking knowledge and a prosperous life. To mark the occasion, a special assembly was held wherein our Honorable Principal, Dr. Ramma Mattoo blessed the children and motivated them to be progressive learners, setting big goals and putting dedicated efforts. Also the Music teacher, Mr. Shri Gopal elaborated upon the importance of the day, stating that the school is the temple of Goddess Saraswati, symbolic of knowledge.

Further, the spring of joy took over when a prayer ceremony worshiping Goddess Saraswati was led by the Principal, APS Mathura, students and the staff to pay sacred offerings to Goddess Saraswati  and prayed for the growth and development of the institution.It ended with the distribution of prasad to all.

MARTYR’S DAY

Martyr’s day is celebrated to pay reverent homage to the patriots who fought and sacrificed their lives for the freedom, welfare and progress of India. It is celebrated on 30th January every year, as on the same day, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.

To honour the martyrs and soldiers who sacrificed their lives defending the nation’s sovereignty, APS Mathura observed Martyr’s day on 30th January,2021 wherein the children of Arun House organized a special assembly  on virtual platform. The children delivered a speech and narrated a story on Gandhiji’s life and his theory of non-violence and emphasized its importance. They also presented a quiz on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, showing his trials and tribulations, and relentless efforts in the Indian freedom struggle, besides his contribution to nation-building. Further, the whole school observed a two-minute silence to pay tribute to the great martyrs of the country.

REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION-2021

Republic Day is a day of national rejoicing and a red-letter day in our country. The day is celebrated with pomp and show, zeal and spirit, throughout the length and breadth of the country.

APS Mathura celebrated its 72nd Republic Day on 26th January,2021 in all its solemnity and grandeur. The occasion was graced by Brig. Abhijeet Sharma, the Chairman, APS Mathura. Sir was formally welcomed by the Principal, Dr. Ramma Mattoo. The celebration began with the unfurling of the national flag by Honourable Chairman Sir, followed by the rendition of the National Anthem. The atmosphere inside the school was surcharged with nationalism and pride.

The events that followed included a picturesque version of patriotism in the form of melodious songs, mesmerizing dance and inspiring by the students. Mr. Subodh Sharma, T.G.T. Hindi also delivered a speech inspiring the youth to lead the country towards prosperity and acknowledged the martyrs for their sacrifice.

On this auspicious day, two students, Rakhi and Vishnu Priya of class XII 2019-2020 Batch were felicitated for academic excellence. They also received cash award of Rs. 15000 from AWES and a ‘SAMSUNG TABLET’ from SWC. It’s a matter of pride for us that Mr. Amit Bansal, PGT Computer received the Best Teacher Award from the South Western Command for the session 2019-2020.

Further, the Chairman Sir enlightened the students about the significance of the Republic day and put forward a word of advice to all the students to ponder upon DECIDE, COMMIT AND SUCCEED.

Thereafter, the Principal, Dr. Ramma Matto addressed the students and further proposed the Vote of thanks to Honorable Chief Guest for sparing his valuable time. Ma’am also thanked the entire APS fraternity for effort put in by all to ensure a successful celebration. She expressed her pride in the rich heritage and culture of the country and highlighted the significance of the day as:

 Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India.

The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949 and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26 January was chosen as the Republic day because it was on this day in 1929 when the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress as opposed to the Dominion status offered by the British Regime.

On 29 August 1947, a resolution was moved for the appointment of the Drafting Committee, the Drafting Committee was appointed to draft a permanent constitution, with Dr. B R Ambedkar as chairman. While India’s Independence Day celebrates its freedom from British Rule, the Republic Day celebrates the coming into force of its constitution. A draft constitution was prepared by the committee and submitted to the Constituent Assembly on 4 November 1947. The Assembly met, in sessions open to the public, for 166 days, spread over a period of two years, 11 months and 18 days before adopting the Constitution. After many deliberations and some modifications, the 308 members of the Assembly signed two hand-written copies of the document (one each in Hindi and English) on 24 January 1950. Two days later which was on 26 January 1950, it came into effect throughout the whole nation. On that day began Dr. Rajendra Prasad’s first term of office as President of the Indian Union. The Constituent Assembly became the Parliament of India under the transitional provisions of the new Constitution. This date is celebrated in India as the Republic Day.

The program ended with tree plantation and sweet distribution. It was an eventful day, the memories of which would be cherished forever.

Army Public School Mathura wishes all Indians a very prosperous and Happy Republic Day.

 Jai Bharat.

ARMY DAY CELEBRATION AT APS MATHURA-2021

Indian soldier is a role model for people in the country and his role in nation-building has been outstanding.

To salute the Indian Army, APS Mathura celebrated the 73rd Army Day with fervor and pride. It was celebrated on January 15th, 2021 to commemorate the day when Lieutenant General KM Cariappa  took over General Sir Francis Buthcher as the Commander-in Chief of India on January 1949. It was celebrated both in the school as well as on the virtual platform, keeping all the safety measures of Covid-19 . A special assembly was conducted by the students to pay tribute to indomitable soldiers. It started with the prayer followed by  harmonious  note  by the students  “ Humari shan hai……Army Public School”. The event ended with the national anthem. We salute and pay tribute to the valour of the bravehearts  and thank them for their selfless service.

LOHRI CELEBRATION

Lohri the festival which ushers in the joyous spring and bids adieu to the hard winter, was celebrated at APS Mathura with great exuberance and fanfare on 13th January, 2021.

On this occasion, the Honorable Principal, Dr. Ramma Matto, the Vice Principal and the staff joined for the holy bonfire and seeked blessings for the prosperous New year and highly productive days ahead. Folk songs were played to make the mood and soon everybody joined in the energetic rhythm. Peanuts, popcorn and gajak were distributed to all while some offered these in the holy fire.Further the Principal extended her kind wishes and mentioned to progress with positivity by keeping the morals high with honesty and determination.

Festivals such as these help to spread good cheer and it was really a festive time.

VIRTUAL CARD MAKING COMPETITION-2021

To mark the festive occasion of New year, an Inter and Intra class competition was conducted for the students of classes I to VIII on 7th January, 2021.

Students were asked to design, draw, color, paint or decorate the greeting cards based on the theme ‘New year’ within the stipulated time. The cards were judged on the basis of design, material used, skill and presentation. The response of the students was appreciating and each card was unique and beautiful showing the interest and creativity of each student. Three best cards from each class got prize.

The result of the competition is as follows:

S.NO.NAME OF STUDENTCLASSPOSITION
1MUKUND KUMARI-AI
2VEERESH V MINDOLLII-CII
3CHITRANSHU RAWATI-BIII
1AMAY K DII-AI
2ARNA SAXENAII-CII
3SHRUSHTI BHOSALEII-BIII
4VIDHI CHAUDHARYII-EIII
1SANDHYAIII-DI
2VIKALP RANAIII-AI
3LAKSHYA SINGHIII-AII
4ADITYA KUMARIII-EII
5PURYASHEEL CHAUDHARYIII-BIII
1AJEETESH GAUTAMIV-AI
2NIKITAIV-CI
3ANUSHKAIV-CII
4KHUSHI BHATTIV-EII
5ANANT VERMAIV-FII
6SAPTARSHI SARKARIV-HIII
1SAPTAK JANAV-HI
2SWASTHI VASHISTHV-AII
3HRIDHIMAAN MANDALV-FII
4KOTE SHUBHAM MUKUNDAV-FIII
5AKSHATV-JIII
1SHREYAVI-KI
2RITUVI-JII
3ANJALIVI-KIII
1ASHA PATRAVII-AI
2SANYVII-FII
3DEVANSH DIXITVII-AIII
1ANGELIN SIBIVIII-BI
2KANGANAVIII-BII

CAROL SINGING COMPETITION

To recognize and celebrate  the spirit of Christmas celebration, Carol singing at Christmas time is a wonderful way to spread the festive cheer and sense of togetherness.

Keeping this view, an Intra and Inter class Carol singing competition was held on virtual platform wherein the children of classes I to VIII participated. The students presented an array of interesting and engrossing performances that echoed the spirit of Christmas and New year. Students  put forth enthralling performances and sang variety of Carols enthusiastically and melodiously spreading the message of faith, happiness and peace.

The result of the competition is as follows:

1Archita chaubeyI-AI
2Vansh kadamI-CII
3RaghvendraI-BIII
1LAVANYAII-AI
2SIMARJEETII-BII
3AARADHYAII-AIII
1PRIYANSHI JANAIII-AI
2JANAVI ARVINDIII-FII
3BHAWIN AKHANDIII-AIII
1ISHMITIV-DI
2PRIYANSHIIV-HII
3RITHIKAIV-AIII
1RIDDHIV-DI
2SAKSHI MISRAV-EII
3TENISHAV-HIII
1ANJALIVI-KI
2VAISHNAVIVI-BII
1PRAVLIN KAURVII-AI
2DEVANSH DIXITVII-AII
3KUMARI SALONIVII-CIII
1ANGELIN SIBIVIII-AI

COS VISIT DECEMBER 2020- APS MATHURA CANTT

It’s a matter of great pride and honor for us that  Maj. Gen. Patanjali Rahul, VSM , COS,APS Mathura Cantt  visited the school on 22nd December, 2020. Sir was formally welcomed by the Chairman,APS Mathura, Brig. Abhijeet Sharma and the Principal, APS Mathura, Dr Ramma Mattoo. The Principal briefed him about the elaborate configuration and layout of the institution. We feel privileged and look forward to shape up the institution and cooperate as per the worthy words of wisdom of the Honorable COS. His ideas and suggestions were undoubtedly fruitful for the institution and we felt honored by his presence.