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Hindi Entertainment Programme

The Annual Hindi Entertainment Programme was held for the guests and parents in the evening of 15th August 2018, India’s 72nd Independence Day. The programme started with the auspicious ceremony of the lighting of the lamp by the Principal and other guests and teachers. The first performance was in the form of an invocation to Lord Ganesha through a dance performed by the students of the Middle School. This was followed by 3 dance performances by the students of the Junior campus to the music of the songs from yesteryears. A play stressing on the need for forest conservation and animal protection was also staged by the pupils of the Junior campus.

A dance performed by the students of the Middle School highlighted the issue of degrading child rights in India. What followed was the play staged by pupils of the middle and senior school, titled “Taj Mahal ka Tender”, portraying the situatuin if the Taj Mahal was to be built in modern day India.

A unique ‘Tamsili Mushaira’ was also staged wherein students from the Middle School dressed up as famous poets and ‘shayars’.

Energetic dances were performed by the students of the senior school as well the resident scholars. The students of the senior school performed a patriotic song.

Finally, the Principal proposed a vote of thanks for all the hard work that was done

for making the programme the success it was.

For their exemplary and exceptional performances in the production of the senior school, Ritesh Baweja and Anmol Swarup Agarwal were awarded the Prize for Histrionics in Hindi. The day’s proceedings ended with the singing of the National Anthem.

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LMC Vs. DPS Srinagar

A football match was played between Delhi Public School, Srinagar and La Martiniere College, Lucknow on 11th August 2018 at Polo Ground.

Delhi Public School, Srinagar was led by their Principal Mr. Alistair Freese, a former member of staff of La Martiniere College, Lucknow.

The match attracted a crowd and reached a feverish pitch.The home team put up a brave attack and the match ended in a draw.

The initiative of this match was to help in building up a strong bond between the two institutions.

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Trident

An Inter- School swimming event was organised by the group ‘Trident’ of La Martiniere College, Lucknow on the 5th, 6th and 7th of August 2018.

The competition saw six teams competing against each other, namely, La Martiniere College Lucknow, Seth M.R. Jaipuria School, Lucknow Public College, City International School, City Montessori School (Gomti Nagar) and City Montessori School (Kanpur road). The competition was played in good spirit and unmatched enthusiasm.

La Martiniere College, Lucknow lifted the trophy and became the overall champions for the second time in a row. The swimmers were able to achieve this championship under the leadership of their Captain Adnan Ahmed and Vice Captain Chinmay Srivastava. The swimming team was trained by the College swimming coach Mr. Nafees Ahmed. The event was sponsored by Romeo’s Pizza.

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Martin Memorial Debate

On the 3rd of August, the Martin Memorial Debate was held. The topic of the debate was “The 90th percentile race stunts the growth of children”, and La Martiniere College was proposing the motion. The trophy went up yet again by the boys as La Martiniere College quite memorably won the Martin Memorial Debate, 2018 as their motion was carried against La Martiniere Girls’ College’s opposition. Medha Raje Singh deservingly won the title of Best Speaker.

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Classes Suspended

Classes for Day Scholars Suspended tomorrow. All staff shall attend College. Resident Scholars shall continue with their studies under supervision.

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Bastille Day

A Special Assembly was held on the 14th of July celebrating Bastille Day, which is also know as the National Day of France. The French National Day is the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held throughout France. The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, along with other French officials and foreign guests.

It is a very significant day for La Martiniere College as our Founder, Major General Claude Martin was from France so remembering him and and his country the staff and the students of La Martiniere College, Lucknow celebrate Bastille Day.

In India, Bastille Day is celebrated with great festivity in Pondicherry, a former French colony, every year. On the eve of the Bastille Day, retired soldiers parade and celebrate the day with Indian and French National Anthems. During the day, uniformed war soldiers march through the street to honor the French soldiers who were killed in the battles. One can see the French flag and the Indian flag flying alongside.

The special assembly was lead by Aadi Simrat Singh of class 9-D. A special prayer was said in French followed by its translation in English. Similarly the Indian Pledge and a short introduction about Bastille Day were recited in French followed by its translation in English. The Choir sang the birthday song and the National Anthem of France in French. The choir was trained by Mr.W.Joseph who also sang The College Song “Hail Hail the name we own” in French. The boys were trained by Mrs.M.Anand and Dr.A.Mukherjee.

 

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ICSE Toppers 2018

Click to view : ICSE Toppers 2018

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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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