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GANIT Week Celebration ( Growing Aptitude in Numerical Innovation and Training)

GANIT week was celebrated at SURENDRANATH CENTENARY SCHOOL from the 16th to 22nd December to commemorate the 128th birth ceremony of Dr. SRINIVASA AIYANGAR RAMANUJAN. Several activities like Essay writing competition ,Mathematical relay , Quiz and Sudoku were organised in the school. Students showed keen interest in the events organised. The purpose of this event was to develop both curiosity and interest in the subject amongst the students. The programme was successfully concluded on the 22nd December with an interactive session in which the students from classes IX to XI eagerly participated.


Celebration of Constitution Day

On 26th Nov Constitution Day was Celebrated in Surendranath Centenary School .The students prepared posters and speech to convey their respect for the constitution. In the morning assembly the students took an oath to abide by the constitution.


Annual Science Exhibition

A Science Exhibition was organized on 10th, November in Surendranath Centenary School. The students prepared different types of models on the burning issues of today. A Lot of excitement and zeal was seen among the students in this exhibition. The Principal of DAV Kapil Dev, Mr. M. K. Sinha, an eminent personality was cordially invited as the Chief Guest. He encouraged the young scientists with his inspiring speech. He advised them to be focused in their approach and advise them to relate science to life .The Principal Mrs Samita Sinha emphasized on the importance of science in the present world and appreciated the models. The Exhibition saw the young scientists put up a number of innovative models and research based projects in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths .

From Biology there was a model on Anti-Smoking which showed the ill effects of smoking. No less striking was the model on 'Chemical Plant' which showed the production of organic compounds. There were many models of Physics but the one which displayed the use of robots in different fields really impressed the parents and the judges ' The Automatic Attendance System' presented by the I.T. department was no less impressive . The 'future mathematicians came up with a model on the Ferris Wheel and Sun Dial which showed how time can be calculated with the help of shadows .The judges had been invited to select the best models. Dr. R.S. Singh from Army School had come jurige the physics models. The chemistry models were judged by Mrs. Abha Sharma and the biology models were judged by Dr, A. K. S Jha, lecturer from Vinoba Bhave University. The creativity and the scientific bent of mind were distinctly evident from the array of models on display.


Celebration of Subho Vijay and Deepawali

In Surendranath Centenary School’s Junior Wing Student of Class UKG to II Celebrated Dussehra and Diwali. Goddess Durga was worshipped. A  famous tale on “Mahishasur Mardini” was told. A speech was delivered too. A song  ‘‘Diwali aaye’’ was sung. A ‘Dandiya’ was performed. Children lighted earthen lamps and made rangoli. Few parents were invited and sweets were distributed.


As per the directives of C.B.S.E vigilance awareness week was observed from the 26th of Oct to the 29th at Surendranath Centenary School Ranchi with complete enthusiasm & interest. Various activities were organized in both the senior and junior sections. Classes 6 to 7 prepared vivid posters on transparency and anti dote to corruption & some interesting slogans on “Preventive Vigilance”. Students displayed originality, creativity and awareness in these activities. The Hindi department conducted a humorous but relevant street play on citizen participation for preventive vigilance for students of class 9 and 10. Since the play was conducted in Hindi the audience could follow and co- relate more easily. The more mature students of class 11 and 12 wrote essays on R.T.I Act  a different to corruption. Since corruption is a very important issue of the day, students could grasp the topic easily and as the R.T.I ACT it has been mentioned in several subjects of their curriculum they could understand the importance of this and express themselves eloquently in all the activities organized.



Proud Moment-Only Winner from Jharkhand in CBSE Expression Series

It was indeed a proud moment for Surendranath Centenary School when one of its student KHYATI of class XII received a cash prize money of Rs. 2500/- and a merit certificate for Poetry Writing in the Expression Series Competition conducted by C.B.S.E .The competition was organized on 15th October in an endeavor to pay a tribute to Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam on his birthday .KHYATI is the only outstanding student from Jharkhand to have received the prestigious award .The Principal  Mrs Samita Sinha congratulated her for the excellent performance. 


Art Workshop By Haren Thakur

In order to enhance the creative talent of the students and to promote the importance of art, Surendranath Centenary School, Dipatoli, Ranchi organized a workshop on Art on 3rd Nov. Mr. Haren Thakur the renowned artist graced the occasion. He gave valuable tips and ideas about the intricacy of art to the students. The Principal Mrs. Samita Sinha welcomed him and hoped that the workshop will inspire the students to realize their creative potential 40 students from std 9-12 participated in the workshop . Mr. Thakur while addressing the students stressed on the importance of art as a subject and said that one needs to be passionate and dedicated towards it to bring out its true assence.   



Student of the Year (Felicitation by L.I.C)

The L.I.C. of India organised a ‘Student of the Year-2015’ ceremony in Surendranath Centenary School Ranchi on the 17th of Oct, where the best students from each class was awarded a memento & chocolate by the Branch Manager of L.I.C in the morning assembly. The Principal, Mrs. Samita Sinha congratulated the winners, she also urged the boys to come up and win prizes the next year. The Prize Winners are:-

Class Name of the Student
I Chandrani Chakrborty
II Suhani Priya
III Priyam Dutta , Aashka Mishra ,Srishti Sanyal
IV Vaibhav Mishra
V Aayesha Anand
VI Sumit Raj , Ritika Singh , Sneha Das Chowdhary
VII Prakhsar Ranjan
VIII Ritika Dasgupta
IX Apurwa Ghosh
X Shrishti Sahay



International School Award (Briefing Session)

Surendranth Centenary School in collaboration with British Council organized an International School Award briefing session for the Principals and senior teachers of the schools of Ranchi on Thursday, the 8th of October 2015 in the conference room. The session which began from 10 a.m. and concluded at 4 p.m., was attended by sixteen schools from Ranchi including one from Ramgarh and Hazaribagh with Mrs Samita Sinha ,the Principal of the host school, who is also the British Council School Ambassador, as the spokesperson, along with Mr. Mrigank Mukherjee from British Council ,Kolkata.

She briefed them about the changing trends of education and the role of teachers in this context, illuminating them about how I.S.A, a programme of British Council plays a very important role in enhancing 21st century skills for the purpose of professional development. She also explained that through the I.S.A , schools not only learnt about the advantages of global citizenship but that partnership with schools over-seas enhanced collaboration and teamwork

The I.S.A Co-coordinator from Sapphire International School shared her journey to get a award while Mrs. Sony Srivastava, the I.S.A co-ordinator of Surendranath Centenary School spoke about her experiences and benefits. AS The briefing concluded the discussion of plans of I.S.A for the year 2015-16,Mrs. Sinha encouraging the participating schools to enroll with the I.S.A in the coming session, keeping in view the immense benefits the schools would get.



International Day for Older Persons

Surendranath Centenary School in collaboration with Help Age India celebrated ‘International Day for Older Persons’ on the 1st of October in the school auditorium. About 50 Grandparents were felicitated for their invaluable contribution to society. A short cultural programme was followed by the distribution of sheets and mementos to the grandparents. The Principal Mrs. Samita Sinha emphasised on the importance of old people in society and applauded the efforts of Help Age Society for its tireless efforts in taking care of the old persons.

Mrs. Sonal Mondal from Kolkata regaled the old people with melodious songs. The grandparents left with a deep sense of satisfaction.



Interactive Session by Tejwant Singh Grewal

On Friday the 11th of September, Mr. Tejwant Singh Grewal , an education Counsellor from Ratna Sagar, conducted an Interactive Workshop on Life Skills at Surendranath Centenary School. He addressed the students of Std. VII and VIII on the need to make healthy choices in life. He stressed on the need to be inquisitive and adopt the right attitude towards their work which in turn would help them to decide their goal in life. He concluded the workshop by organising some brain teaser games. This was followed by an Interactive session with the parents. This session began at 11:00 AM and continued till 5:00 PM.



CBSE Mentor’s award to Principal

The Principal of Surendranath Centenary School, Ranchi, Mrs. Samita Sinha was awarded the CBSE Mentor’s award to Principals by the Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource and Development Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani. at a grand ceremony at Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan auditorium , Delhi Cantt. organised by the Government of India. The award comprised a citation, a shawl and a cash award of Rs. 50,000/-. The school fraternity is extremely proud of her achievement and extends their hearty congratulations and good wishes . This acknowledgement of her dedicated service is an incentive to work further with enhanced enthusiasm and zeal in the field of education.



PM's Interaction with Student

On the Eve of Teacher’s Day, September 4th 2015, the school made necessary arrangements in the school auditorium to telecast the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s interactive session with school children from 10:00 a.m- 11:45 a.m for the benefit of teachers and students.



Celebration of Sanskrit Week

Sanskrit Week was Celebrated in Surendranath Centenary School from the 26th of August to 1st pf September. Students demonstrated their competence over the languages by preparing banners, Geeta Chanting, Invocation to Saraswati , Speeches, Thoughts , News & Dialogues in the morning assembly. Several competitions were organised which included ‘Shlok’ Writing , Geeta chanting , Essay writing and Prose pieces. The week concluded with a vote of thanks , with students having revived their interest in the language.


Trip to Tasar Research and Training Institute

Our School Surendranath Centenary School had arranged a field trip for the students of Std X to Central Tasar Research and Training Institute referred to as CTR & TI to keep themselves alert about the practical knowledge on sericulture. There they learnt about the Host Plants, Cocoons, Various types of silk, how the thread are cut and weaved into cloth. This trip will definitely come in handy in future.


Report on Visit to OSAM

On the 26th of August the students of class IX were taken to the OSAM Dairy Processing Unit situated in Patratu. The purpose of the field trip was to go beyond the class room teaching and enable them to get a glimpse of the actual making of dairy products, so that they understand the various stages dairy farming (manufacturing and processing). OSAM is an initiative established by a team of young and energetic entrepreneurs who came together to create a dairy brand which spells confidence amongst the consumer regarding the quality of its product. The company has completed 4 months and is already being regarded as the mini white revolution of Jharkhand. The school feels proud to see one of its Alumni Abhinav Shah as the CEO and director of OSAM who also took keen interest in explaining to the students the technology and details of milk processing.

The trip proved to be a rich learning experience and the students were impressed by the infrastructure and the well equipped modern technology of OSAM.



World Day Against Child  Labour

Surendranath Centenary School organised a rally on Wednesday 12th of August on ‘child labour’ as a part of the multidisciplinary project. Following the directives of C.B.S.E , Posters & Pacard in both Hindi and English  were prepared with messages like ‘Children are meant for classes and not to wash Glasses’. Children moved around with these in & outside the school and interviewed people, asking them about their opinion and asking them to join this effort.


Ranchi School goes International

Surendranath Centenary School carved a special niche for itself when it, under the aegis of British Council was the first school in Ranchi to win the International School Award in 2014.

It followed this up by entering into the Connecting Classroom programme with Cheltenham Burnside School and Sixth Form Centre, UK under the collaboration of the British Council. The Principal Mrs. Samita Sinha and the I.S.A. Co-ordinator Mrs. Sony Srivastava paid a visit to the school in July, to understand the system of education and policies followed there. Mrs. Samita Sinha felt that while the system of education and values there were very similar to that of India but theirs was more technologically oriented. In reciprocation Miss Linda Smith, the Head of Business Studies and Miss Karen Hanley, the Deputy Head teacher and also the specialist of Economics visited Surendranath Centenary School from the 3rd August to the 8th. A Colourful cultural programme organized in the school auditorium gave them a glimpse of the vibrant culture of the school in particular and India at large. They even observed a few classes to understand the kind of education imparted in the school. Miss Hanley felt ‘privileged to have spent a week’ in India and found it a very ‘vibrant community’. Miss Smith found the children’s presentation ‘amazing and overwhelming’ and got along so easily with everyone here that they are confident that it will go a long way in ‘building a relationship’ with the school. They also said that coming here made it easier to understand the system of education here which is very similar to that of UK. With this extremely positive feedback of the visitors the school hopes to be the pioneer in Ranchi to embark on a student exchange programme in the near future.



Independence Day

The 69th year of Independence was celebrated in the premises of Surendranath Centenary School. A special programme was organized to remind them of India’s glorious past. The programme commenced with the flag hoisting ceremony, followed by national anthem. This was followed by a brief cultural programme which included a speech in Hindi & English, a few patriotic songs, a mime show, some vibrant folk dances that reflected the cultural heritage of India. The programme concluded with an inspiring speech by the Principal Mrs. Samita Sinha who urged the students to take up the duty of responsible citizens of India.



Cultural Programme ‘Ankur’

A Cultural Programme ‘Ankur’ was organised in the school auditorium on the 4th of August 2015. This was a part of the Connecting Classroom Programme to welcome 2 visitors, Miss Linda Smith & Miss Karen Hanley came from Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre, U.K . The programme included a short dance drama from the Life of Krishna, Colourful dances from a few states, Some melodious songs & a Yoga display. The programme concluded with the planting of Neem saplings by the guest & our Secretary Mr. J. Choudhary.



U.K visit as a part of Connecting Classroom Programme

As a part of the connecting classroom programme organized by the British Council, Mrs. Samita Sinha, the Principal of Surendranath Centenary School Ranchi & Mrs. Sony Srivastava, the I.S.A . Co-coordinator visited the U.K from 10th of July to 23rd July .The first two days were spent in visiting in and around Cheltenham. On the 13th they proceeded towards Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form School at Wander Hill Road. They got a firsthand experience observing the system of education in England & exposure to the policies there. The School is expecting a visit from the representative of the school, Miss Linda Smith and Miss Karen Hanley. The School hopes to follow up the exchange programme by sending some students from here in the coming years.


World Mango Day

Mango day was celebrated on 15th of July. Children dressed themselves in 3 different colors of mango (yellow, green, orange). Masks and badges were made and put up. Drawing and coloring competition was held in the school premises. Different recipes prepared from mangos, were displayed e.g. mango custard, mango cake, mango shake, pickles, etc.


World Ice Cream Month

July is considered to be the World Ice-Cream Month and hence celebrated all over the world. Our school also followed the trend .We also celebrated this on 10th of July, 2015. A talk on varieties of ice-cream was presented. Children enjoyed different flavored ice-creams.Paper Ice-cream badges were made and worn by the children.


World No Tabacco Day

“World No Tobacco Day” was observed at Surendranath centenary school in keeping with the initiative and guidelines of CBSE on the 29th and 30th June 2015.To make the students aware about the harmful effects of tobacco various activities were organized in the school premises like poster making competition ,Nukkad Natak ,Essay Writing competition & Jingles.The CBSE is committed to breaking this dangerous trend of using tobacco. The students of standard 8 participated in the poster making competition and that of standard 9th and 10th participated in the Essay Writing competition.

Students from standard 6th to 8th participated in jingles. All the Students applied their knowledge, creativity and observation and participated whole heartedly in the events with full enthusiasm. The event which really generated awareness among the students was the Nukkard Natak titled : ”Ab Bas Bhi Karo”.


 Felicitation Ceremony (08/07/15)

Students of Surendranath Centenary School proved their mettle with their brilliant performance in the class 10 and 12 board examination. 53 students secured 10 CGPA out of 202 in AISSE 2015 where as 37 students out of 308 students secured 90% and above and 261 students got first division in AISSCE 2015.The pass percentage was 100%. The students were felicitated by the chief guest Smt Jyoti Toppo, Regional Education Officer Incharge of all middle and primary schools Ranchi. The programme began with the lighting of lamp by the principal Mrs. Samita Sinha and the chief guest followed by a welcome song and a dance performance .After this principal Mrs. Samita Sinha appreciated the excellent performance of the students. Smt Jyoti Toppo, the chief guest gave away the certificates and a gift voucher worth rupees 500/- to the students and appreciated the commendable performance of the students and motivated them with his encouraging speech. The programme concluded with the national anthem.


 World Environment Day

World Environment Day was observed in Surendranath Centenary School from 19th of June to 25th by the organization of a variety of activities in which students of Junior and senior section showed keen interest and active participation.

On the 19th, students of class VI took part in a poster making competition while those from IX had an essay writing contest. The next in line were the miscellaneous competitions organized on the 22nd. The Class III students infused social and moral responsibility of conserving energy by putting up charts on the Do’s and Don’ts for this purpose, preparing slogans and charts. The class IV students spread the message of “More trees, more life"’ by planting saplings in the school. Those from V had a slogan writing competition on ‘Save our Planet’ in which they demonstrated both awareness and creativity. The children from Class VII had an elocution contest in which they spoke articulately on the burning issue of protecting the environment.

A seminar was organized on the 23rd on ‘ National Disaster- the ways to prevent and combat it’ where a guest speaker Mr. Manish Kumar Jha from the Geography Information and Remote Sensing System was invited to address the class X students. On the same day classes VI to VIII displayed their innovative ideas by participating in an art & craft competition based on the topic ‘Best out of Waste’. Students from Class VIII also had an interesting quiz on ‘Names and places of National park & wild life Sanctuaries in India’. The Programme concluded with a debate on the topic ‘Organic farming is better than conventional farming for our environment’ where the students from Class XI spoke eloquently on the motion.


International Yoga Day

Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. Our Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi gave the UN the proposal of celebrating 21st June as International Yoga Day. On 19th June 2015 Surendranath Centenary School celebrated the occasion by conducting various activities. The students and the teachers actively participated and enjoyed the divine environment.

Yoga classes are conducted in the school on a regular basis. Children were enthusiastic and realized the potential and healthy side of yoga for the holistic development of a student.



Proud Moment

An Online Course CISELT (Certificate in Secondary English Language Teaching) was taken by English Teacher Mrs. Gargi Pal. This course enhanced the teaching process to provide a better teaching environment to the children of our school. She is the first teacher from Jharkhand to take this online course conducted by British Council. After the completion of the course successfully she has been awarded by British Council in the Award Ceremony on May 23rd, 2015 Organised in New Delhi.



Farewell Ceremony

A warm farewell was organized for Mrs. Suchitra Mukherjee, the Senior English Teacher of Surendranath Centenary School in the school auditorium. The Principal Mrs. Samita Sinha and a few others spoke about her years of dedicated work in the school. She was gifted with a memento and a few others things. This was followed by a short lunch.


Rabindra Jayanti

Rabindranath Tagore’s Birth Anniversary was celebrated on 8th May 2015 with great enthusiasm in the premises of the Primary Building. The budding artists danced to the tune of Mome Chitte Niti Nritye…….. And Song Ekla Cholo & few other songs. An English drama was presented based on the poem ‘Hero’ written by the great Nobel Laureate . The students were spell bound to see the mesmerizing performances of the young artist


Mothers Day Celebration

Mothers Day was celebrated on 7th May 2015 by the students of KG to II. The Programme started with the famous quote of Rudyard Kipling “God Could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers”.

This was followed by the recitation of the famous poem of Ra. Jagore ‘Appojash’. The little toddlers contributed their share with a group dance. A second group dance on the song ‘Hey Maa’ was also presented. A Class II student delivered a speech, while a few others recited some poems. To involve the parents, some mothers were invited and treated to sandwiches prepared by the students. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks.


Interactive Workshop on Child Abuse

An Interactive workshop on ‘Child Abuse’ was conducted by Srishti Life Team & Dr. RAJLAXMI from Bangalore at Surendranath Centenary School on 7th May 2015.The Workshop began with a speech given by the Principal Mrs. Samita Sinha who emphasized on the importance of the topic. Dr. RAJLAXMI has three decades of professional experience in the field of Psychology, Infertility and Sexology. She has addressed millions of children across the country on this issue. She gave a brief presentation on this grave issue and generated awareness amongst the students and teachers about the seriousness of the problem. She suggested various methods which will enable us to understand and help children handle this problem. At the end of the session the students asked questions related to the problem.


Investiture Ceremony 2015-16

A simple investiture ceremony was organised on Thursday ,the 30th of April in the school auditorium for the session 2015-2016.Mrs.Suchitra Mukherjee Senior English teacher, who will be retiring shortly was asked to give away the badges to Harsh Kumar, the Head Boy, Taniya Pal, the Head Girl, the student representatives, the respective House captains and prefects. After a short oath taking ceremony, Mrs. Mukherjee addressed the students ,reminding them of their duties and responsibilities towards the school.


Earth Day Celebration

 22nd April is celebrated around the globe as Earth Day. It is a day dedicated to refreshing the Earth’s green environment. The students of Surendranath Centenary School Ranchi celebrated the occasion by planting different types of saplings in the school garden and the school premises. Students also prepared posters and put them on the display board to spread awareness about burning issues like Global warming and deforestation


Farewell at Surendranath Centenary School

The ongoing batch of Class XII was given a farewell in the school auditorium of the school. A ‘Hawan’ was organized for this purpose, where all the students prayed together for good results and bright future. The Head boy Ramit Prakash and the Head girl Mamta Prasad led the prayers ceremony. The day concluded with the teachers wishing the students good luck.


Interactive session on the Skills of Adolescence

An Interactive session for the classes of VI and VII was organized in the auditorium on 14th February by the Lions Club of Ranchi. The spokesperson, Lion Madhav Lakhotia, spoke on the skills for Adolescence and apprised parents about the reasons for the changes in the behaviors of adolescents and the ways to handle growing children. Mrs Sushma Trivedi, past district Governor shared her experience with the parents and asked them to deal with children carefully. The session ends with a vote of thanks by the Principal, Mrs. Samita Sinha.


Report on Art  and Craft Exhibition

On 7th February, 2015 an Art and Craft exhibition was organised in Surendranath centenary school which not only channelized the energy of the students but also rejuvenated their creative ideas. The exhibition was held in the school auditorium. A lot of excitement and an active participation could be seen among the students in the Inter- house competitions. Several competitions were held which included Flower arrangement (VI-VIII), Salad making (IX-XII), Rangoli making (IX-XII). The participants from all the four houses that is Jaguar, Cheetah, Panther and Leopard, were enthusiastic and eager to give their best in the given time period. It was a rich display of vibrant colours and talent. The creativity and potential of the students could also be seen clearly in the models prepared by the students. Overall, not only the craft items but also the manner in which they were presented was exquisite and enthralling. The events were carried out smoothly. Students enjoyed the events thoroughly and abided by our school’s motto “nothing beyond”.


Workshop on Life Skill

A Workshop on Life Skills was conducted in the Junior Building by the Principal, Mrs. Samita Sinha on Saturday, the 31st of January for teachers of Class III to X. As the C.B.S.E is focusing more on the skill education, teachers were asked to adopt a more humane approach towards the student, the thinking, the social and emotional life skills were explained through power point presentation. Teachers were asked to prepare short skit that illustrated the application of these skills in life. The Workshop concluded with some motivating video clips and feeling of having a new vision towards teaching.


The Celebration of Netaji’s Birthday

On 23rd January Netaji’s birthday was celebrated with great enthusiasm in the premises of Primary building. A few patriotic song by the children filled the air with fervor. This was followed by a dance drama like Nanha Munha Rahi hoon,Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja and Ae Watan Ae Watan songs depicted the fights of the freedom fighters. A speech that informed the students of the life history of Netaji made the day complete.


Celebration of 66th Republic Day

Surendranath celebrated its 66th Republic Day with true patriotic fervor. The hoisting of the flag by the Principal, Mrs. Samita Sinha was followed by the march past of the four houses led by the Head Boy, Ramit Prakash. A short cultural programme was organized to mark the occasion. A speech in English and Hindi was followed by a display of the skills of the Yoga and Karate children. The day concluded with a speech by the Principal, who reminded the students of their responsibility towards the country.


Celebration of National Youth Day

National Youth Day was celebrated on the 12th Jan 2015 at Ramakrishna Mission Ashram with immense patriotic feelings and joy. Students of Surendranath Centenary School dedicated a song to commemorate the occasion.


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