Inter School Activities
Birla High School participated in CatharCIS – an Inter-School Drama Competition organised by Calcutta International School on 16th December 2016. The students put up an outstanding performance to win prizes in all three categories, namely
Best actor: Yuvraj Mazumder
2nd Best actor : Ansh Chandnani
Award for Best Play
Ansh Chandnani and Krittik Chopra of Birla High School participated in an Inter School Debate Competition held on 11th November, 2016. This Competition was organised by THE AGRI - HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF INDIA. Both the participants gave their very best and emerged victorious bagging the Best Team award. Ansh was declared the Best Speaker and Krittik won the Second Best Speaker. Both Ansh and Krittik are students of Class 10.
DELICACIO: A FUN FILLED FOOD FIESTA
An Entrepreneurial Activity conducted for the British Council’s International School Award was organized on 22nd July, called “Delicacio” by Birla High School for the boys of the senior school. This activity was basically a business venture undertaken by four “Partners” who are students of Class XI. These partners spearheaded the project and started a business “Effin Foods” that set up food stalls at a food fiesta in the school canteen.
The activity received an overwhelming response from all the students from the middle school, the senior school as well as the teachers. A grand profit was generated from the venture. The capital given by the partners as well as raised from the students was all given back to them. In a generous gesture, the partners decided to submit the entire profit to the school office.
This activity not only instilled a sense of leadership in the students, but also honed their managerial skills and gave them a practical and real life understanding of the subject of Entrepreneurship.
Intelligenitia 2015 organized by the St. Xavier’s Commerce Society on 1st October 2015 was attended by five students from Class XI. It was a panel discussion, catering round the theme, “Inspire, Ignite, Integrate the Impetus of a New Age Leader”.
Garden High International Inter School Humanities Seminar 2015
The above Seminar was attended by Chirag Basu (Class XI) the speaker, and Sahen Gupta and Noumen Anwar. There were six speakers from different schools who were invited to present their papers covering any dimension of the concept note reading “Culture and Politics: An intractable Conflict”. Chirag Basu received a book coupon worth Rs. 1000/- as a token of appreciation.
Our students from the middle school participated in this fest with great enthusiasm and made a mark with their performance. The school participated in this fest which had as its theme, ‘Unity in Diversity”. They won the first position in Mosaic in collaboration with La Martiniere for Boys and Akshar School. They secured second position in Street Play, Half a Minute and third position in Debate, Cover Designing, Graffiti, Thematic Display, Group song, Group Dance and Earth Matters.
Quiz Club Activities
Sangalaap Heritage School
30th Sept 2015
Modern High School
29th Sept 2015
- Our students participated in the Mitali Fest, organized by Modern High School on 29th September, 2015 and secured second position in Quiz and third position in dance.
- Sangalp Fest was organized by The Heritage School on 30th September 2015. Our students secured first position in Quiz and Creative Writing in this Fest.
JULY 2015 - AUGUST 2015
L. N. Birla Memorial Debate
The 16th L. N. Birla Memorial Debate was held on 11th of July amidst a lot of excitement and élan. Like every year, there was a preliminary session on 10th of July, where sixteen renowned city schools were engaged in an incisive battle of words and wit as they debated on the motion, which read, “The Internet should be subjected to censorship” . Eight best schools were selected for the debate in the Final Round held on the 11th of July.
The debate which has always been set apart for its distinctive stature, had as its motion, “Colonial India would be preferable to a corrupt India”. Dr. Kunal Sarkar, a renowned cardiothoracic Surgeon, an avid debater graced the day as chairperson.
The Best Speaker Trophy was lifted by Aastha Agarwal of Shri Shikshayatan School. She also won a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- and a Dell Laptop.
The school has participated in a number of quiz contests and also earned a place for themselves in each of them.
Date / Venue
St.Johns Diocesan School
24th - 25th July 2015
Shree Maheshwari Vidyalaya
26th July 2015
Birla High School
31st July 2015
Lakshmipat Singhania Academy
23rd July 2015
Lakshmipat Singhania Academy
Abhirup Manna participated in the Derozio Memorial Extempore Competition at Frank Anthony Public School and did the school proud. Abhirup made a magnificent delivery speaking on “If you had a chance, what would you choose – fame, money or health” and was declared the best speaker. He was awarded a trophy, certificate and a set of 8 books.
Shambo Debnath, a student of Class IX, participated in World Junior Sudoku Championship 2015 at Beijing from 23rd to 25th July 2015. He reached the pinnacle of glory when he was placed in the first position among all Indian participants and was judged fifth in the world.
The school participated in Exe.Bit2015, the only IT fest in Kolkata, organized by Lakshmipat Singhania Academy. The school bagged the overall second position with the combined efforts of the students of Senior and Junior sections. The school received a DEL Desktop as second prize and the students received ILead gift vouchers of Rs. 500/- each and certificates
The Tenth Odyssey turned out to be one of the best fests the city has seen this year. Students of the +2 section of Birla High School presented this interschool cultural fest to the city of Kolkata after months of elaborate preparations.
The star attractions were the famous quizmaster Barry O’Brien, Master of Ceremony Shayne Hyrapiet and to top it all, the Indian Pop Band Sanam who proved to be a hit with the audience.
In the off stage events, Birla High School secured the first position in Treasure Hunt, Pool, Basketball, Rock Climbing and Tug of War. The school was placed second in Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis and Bowling and bagged the third place in the Carom competition.
In the onstage events too, Birla High School was placed first in most of the events like Western Dance, Groove, Band, No Strings Attached, Turncoat Debate, Half A Minute, Sixty Seconds To Fame and Spreading Smiles. Birla High School bagged the second position in Fashion Show and Quiz. The special prizes were as follows:
Ayushi Saraogi (Modern High School) - Best Representative
Ritwik Bhawsinghka (Birla High School) - Best Representative
Aditya Pathak and Ayush Agarwal (Birla High School) - Star of Odyssey
(On the basis of winning in the maximum number of events)
Naman Madhogarhia (Birla High School) - Star of Odyssey
(On the basis of organisational and leadership skills)
The overall winners in the fest were:
Birla High School First Position
Modern High School Second Position
Sushila Birla Girls’ School and Shri Shikshayatan School (tie) Third Position
9th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics
Debaditya Pramanik of Class XI was a part of the Indian delegation that had represented India in the 9th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics held in Magelang in Central Java from 27th July to 3rd August and won a gold medal.