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Prize Day 2017-18

The Prize Day for the year 2017-18 was held on the 28th of April, 2018. The East Terrace served as the venue for this event. Being the most important event in the college calendar it was attended by the entire faculty of La Martiniere along with hundreds of students and parents. The occasion was graced by the presence of Lt-Gen. (Retd) Chetinder Singh (Alumnus, Hodson House, 1960-66) as the Chief Guest.

Prize Day commenced as the College Parade marched onto the East Terrace. The Chief Guest arrived in the ceremonial car at the tune of ‘Swagatam’. Following this the teachers, the Principal and the Chief Guest led by the Colour Party moved to the East Terrace. Then, the Chief Guest inspected the parade. As the cadets marched off, the Principal formally welcomed and introduced the Lieutenant General and his wife to the audience. This was followed by the release of the Principal’s annual report by the Chief Guest. The College Choir, thereafter, sung the songs, “Sing a Song of Freedom” and “Greatest Love of All” which they had prepared exclusively for Prize Day.

Then, the academic and special prizes were distributed to the Junior School by Mrs Ruby Sandhu.

A Multimedia Presentation titled ‘The Year That Was’ came up next. It had the entire year summed up in the form of a presentation. The distribution of prizes and trophies to the middle and senior school followed. The academic prizes were awarded first then the special awards and ultimately the trophies. This time the Sheikh Zaheer Husain Memorial Medal for Example and Inspiration was awarded to Prasanna Uttrani of Class 8 D. It is a medal which is awarded on very rare occasions. The much awaited Lord Chelmsford Challenge Cup for the Best House i.e the Cock House Cup was awarded to Martin House. Having done with the prize distribution, the Chief Guest then moved on to address the crowd. He narrated some of his childhood memories and talked about how different the school used to be in his time. The Vice Principal then gave the vote of thanks following which the College Song and National Anthem were sung by all present and with this the Prize Day finally concluded.

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Holiday Notice

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La Martiniere Careers Fair

On the 21st of April, La Martiniere college hosted its first “Careers Fair”, an event solely dedicated to help students of class 8 and above, delineate  their delusions and discover which profession they might wish to pursue later in their lives. This was done with the help of around fourty experts from twenty-five different walks of life. Students of class 12 volunteered efficiently along with their teacher in charges to ensure the event was smoothly carried out.

The Fair commenced at 10 a.m. All the career officials were at their respective venues and soon, students started coming in along with their parents. Boys of the college could be seen interacting with the experts about various fields some of which included- Law, Engineering, Journalism, Defence Sector, Aviation, Music, Travel and Tourism etc. The centres of attraction included Entrepreneurship, where boys interacted with Mr.Azam Siddiqui and got inspired by his passionate outlook of business, event management and Engineering, where the officials from Amity University clarified a lot of queries related to the same and enlightened their ideas before a crowded room full of anxious and enthusiastic people, all through a presentation. Meanwhile, lunch for the attendants was arranged by CLAT Possible. At about 2 p.m. the event was officially declared closed.  As per the review given by the boys of the college, this was an immensely helpful and commendable initiative. It significantly contributed in favour of the boys.

 

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Important Notice

Notice regarding fees

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Investiture Ceremony

The Investiture Ceremony for the session 2018-19 was held on the 8th of March, 2018 at the East Terrace. A special assembly was organized. The ceremony started with a Chapel Service for the ‘Installation of Pupil Authorities.’ The chapel choir sung hymns, and extracts from the Holy Bible were read. These extracts were particularly related to responsibility, leadership and mature behavior. The Principal addressed the new pupil authorities and explained them the importance of the responsibility that was assigned to them. Special emphasis was laid by him on the words of the daily hymn, ‘Courage Brother! Do not stumble!’

The procession was led by the newly appointed College Captain, Vighnesh Mehrotra followed by College Vice Captain, Inzamam-ul-haq Ansari. Siddharth Mishra, Jayam Balani, Sukhdev Kumar and Naman Mishra were appointed as the House Captains of Cornwallis, Hodson, Lyons and Martin House respectively. Shaun Burbage was elected as the Choir Monitor. The authorities took the oath on the East Terrace and pledged to set an example for other students. They were handed over College Ties and badges as a mark of recognition. The College Captain addressed the gathering.

The youngest pupil authority is Saharsh Singh. Anas Khan and Srijan Kumar, Prefects of Hodson and Martin house respectively are the only pupils in class 11 who would be wearing double stripes.

This was followed by tea for parents, teachers and pupil authorities at the Principal’s Lawn.

 

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Annual Art and Craft Exhibition

Art & Craft

 

The Annual Art and Craft Exhibition (Middle and Senior School) was organised by the Art and Craft Department of the College and was held on the 21st and 22 nd of February. The exhibits were showcased in Spence Hall by members of the department, under the guidance of Mrs. Noorein Raza, Mr. Raju Ranjan and Mr. Hari Singh.

The exhibits comprised of ‘Tie and Dye work’, which was done on 300 dupattas, and nearly 300-350 vibrant paintings, with prices ranging from ₹200 – ₹8000. The craft work included fine string art, pebble painting, beautiful lamps, kites and sculptures made out of paper mache, plaster of paris, recycled material and matchsticks.

Although all the boys made exceptional paintings and did beautiful craftwork, the highlight of the exhibition was a painting of ‘The Last Supper’ by Maaz Beg of 11A, an abstract form of the masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci.

The Chief Guest for the exhibition was Mr. Avadhesh Mishra, Assistant professor at Shakuntala University.

The Art and Craft Exhibition was open for all and was visited by parents and guests.

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Interactive Session

interactive session

An interactive session was held at the East Terrace. Students of Class 8 with their parents attended the same in which they were briefed about the combination of subjects, choices offered and new subjects being introduced for the ICSE Examinations, 2020. Students and their parents also had a chance to meet the teachers and seek their guidance in the selection of subjects.

French has been introduced in the school as a subject in Group C for the Indian Certificate for Secondary Education (ICSE). La Martiniere College is one of the pioneer schools who have introduced Mass Media as a new subject in the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE). This was done under the flagship of La Martiniere College. Mr C Kerr, the person behind the establishment of the Radio Jockey club has set the syllabus of the newly introduced subject. The subject has been divided into three parts, Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising. There will be a 100 mark theory paper and a 100 mark practical assignment. Special emphasis will be laid on teaching through smart board for this particular subject. The practical assignments will be set around different locations in the city. Special emphasis will be laid on practical knowledge. The first examination will be held in 2020.

 

 

 

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Inter-House Air-Rifle Shooting

Rifle Shootong

The Inter-House Air-Rifle Shooting Competition was held on the 17th of February, 2018.The Spence Memorial Shield (named after Mr John Spence, who was a student and a teacher at La Martiniere College for more than half a decade) was revived after a gap of 60 years, for this competition.

There were two categories:

  1. Peep Sight (which had a total of twelve participants, three from each house) and
  2. Open Sight (which had a total of four participants, one from each house)

House Rankings:

  1. Lyons House
  2. Martin House
  3. Cornwallis House

The individual awards were:

  1. Best Shooter in the Peep Sight Category- Sanskar Havelia (Martin House)
  2. Best Shooter in the Open Sight Category- Kunal Garg (Martin House)

 

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