29th June 2017 was marked with a colourful fest at Fravashi Academy when a large number of students from Std. V – X participated in the annual ‘On the Spot Drawing Competition’ of the school.
It was delightful to see the enthusiastic students taking this opportunity to showcase their talent and skill in fine arts. Many teachers also participated and enjoyed the spirit of the event.
Mrs. Manali Wagh and Ms. Simone Susainathan , both ex-students of Fravashi Academy, had a tough time judging the competition from the kaleidoscope of vibrant colours and creative wonders presented by the young artists.
The prize winners were awarded certificates and trophies.
Varun Wagh a Std. IX student secured the 23rd State Rank in the Under 14 Boys’ Group of the 4th Satish Sabm’s Open Rapid Chess Championship 2017 held at Mumbai Gymkhana.
Varun also ranked 2nd in the U- 17 Boys’ Group in the Rapid Chess Competition organized by ‘Sakal’ at Parksyde Homes. On both the occasions he received certificates, trophies and cash prizes.
Sharwani Samant studying in Std. VII won the 2nd place in the District Chess Selection Tournament 2017 in the U- 13 Girls’ Group and has been selected to play for the State. She received a certificate and a trophy.
The school is very proud of these achievements and wishes them good luck for the future.
Ace swimmers of Fravashi Academy, Varad Kuvar and Vinayak Kuvar of Std VII participated in the State Level Swimathon 365 competition organized for the first time by the Champions Aquatic Club in Pune. In the five kilometers free style race, Varad and Vinayak bagged the third and the fourth positions respectively, in the under 14 group.
The duo’s impressive skills were felicitated by the Club with certificates, medals and cash prizes. The consistent efforts of these twins make Fravashi Academy very proud indeed.
World Sparrow Day was celebrated in the Pre-Primary Section of Fravashi Academy on Monday, 20th 0f March 2017 to create awareness about these cute little birds which are on the verge of extinction.
Model of a nest, sparrow, water feeder and grain feeder were created by the teachers. The teachers explained the importance of planting and nurturing more trees to the children with the help of interesting stories and stressed how vital trees are for the survival of these birds. A very entertaining skit was performed to convince children that they should provide grains and water to the sparrows.
A cut –out of a sparrow with the message “SAVE ME” was made by the children with the help of the teachers and was given to them as a take home activity. The day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal.
Heralding spring, the young budding poets of the Primary Section of Fravashi Academy recited poems varying from humour to serious issues like saving the girl child. The children displayed immense self-confidence while reciting their poems. The winners were felicitated by the judges, who had great words of praise for all the participants.
Fravashi Academy successfully carried out an “Earthquake and A Fire Evacuation Mock Drill” on 8th February 2017. The role of Commander-in-Chief was taken over by a teacher. The programme included measures for rescue as well as First Aid.
The rescue team brought down the supposedly ‘injured’ students after applying appropriate first aid techniques. Administration of artificial respiration to revive the unconscious was demonstrated. Rope method for the evacuation of the victims was also demonstrated.
The drill was conducted under the guidance of officials from the Civil Defence Department: Mr. Atul Jagtap – the Deputy Controller and Mr. Devendra Baviskar – the Assistant Deputy Controller. They asserted the importance of presence of mind and prompt action to be taken to reduce the number of casualties when disasters struck any place.
On the occasion of Physical Education Day, Kalika Devi Mandir Trust and Krida Sadhana organized a program to felicitate various Masters in Sports for their unparalleled service in this field.
Sports Masters Mr. Prabhakar Suryawanshi and Mr. Yashwant Jadhav of Fravashi Academy were honoured with ‘GUNWANT KRIDA SHIKSHAK AWARD’ for North Maharashtra Region, at Kalika Devi Mandir Trust Hall, Nashik. Mr. Suryawanshi has been working with Fravashi Academy for the last 10 years and specializes in Volleyball while Mr. Yashwant Jadhav has been teaching the graceful skills of Pole and Rope Mallakhamb to Fravashiites for the last 8 years. They were presented mementoes and certificates by Mr. Ramchandra Jadhav and other Committee members.
The committee appreciated their hardwork and dedication in providing training to the students to excel in various sports. The entire Fravashi family feels very proud of the untiring contribution of these masters.
Students of Fravashi Academy had a novel and exciting day out when they walked from Sunder Narayan Temple to the Kalaram Temple as part of a Heritage awareness programme organized by Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Nashik Chapter.
As they walked, the students were made aware of the rich cultural heritage in the vicinity. The early peaceful hours of the Sunday morning made it conducive for the students to observe and appreciate the unmistakable beauty of the precious heritage possessions of Nashik such as Sunder Narayan Mandir, Narashankar Ghanta, Sarkarwada, Balaji Mandir, Kapaleshwar Mandir and Kalaram Mandir. The fascinating tour under the able guidance of architects Ms. Krushna Rathi and Mr. Samruddha Mogal was thoroughly enjoyed by the eager students and aroused many queries.
The unique learning experience concluded with a sketching contest within the serene and holy premises of Kalaram Temple. The amazing drawings inspired by this special, distinctive experience of the day were judged by the renowned artist Ms. Mukta Baliga. Meet Sonawane and Sai Bhosale of std. VIII and Harsh Ghodke of std. IX were the winners and were awarded certificates and gifts.
We are thankful to INTACH Nashik for this extraordinary effort which will go a long way to motivate students not only to develop their aesthetic sense but also to value and protect our city’s enormous heritage.
“Reach Out to Help”, was the important message marvelously highlighted through dances, skits & recitations by the young students of the Primary Section of Fravashi Academy. Showcasing their talents, the children stole the hearts of everyone with their flawless performances and charming smiles.
The Chief Guest, Mr. Vivek Aggarwal Joint Director of Income Tax Investigation, Nashik, appreciated the efforts of the children, teachers and the management. He also felicitated the young achievers with General Proficiency awards. While sharing his views, Mr. Vivek Aggarwal praised the institution for retaining the reputation and glory for 35 years. He stressed on imbibing values in children at a young age, both at home and school.
Team members who completed 15 years of service were honoured with the Long Service Award by the Chairman, Mr. Ratan Luth. Mr. Luth, in his address, he impressed upon parents the need to contribute towards healthy growth of children thereby leading to a strong nation.
Farewells are filled with emotional moments, especially when they are for students, who you have watched growing up. The Management of Fravashi Academy organized Farewell functions filled with fun, frolic, fine dancing and food for Std X as well as Std.XII batches of 2016-17.
Eminent ex-students - Ms. Kanak Nanda and Ms. Aishwarya Mulay and proud students of Fravashi International Academy Ms. Nishita Dahisariya and Ms. Radhika Tibrewala had a tough time selecting the Master & Miss Fravashi winners at the farewell functions held for Std. X & Std.XII respectively.
For Std. X, Mst. Pravah Malunjkar and Ms.Nainpreet Kaur Rekhi became the proud recipients of the Master and Miss Fravashi titles and Ms. Simran Shaikh & Mst. Aditya Holkar bagged the titles for Std. XII.
The Chairman Mr. Ratan Luth motivated the outgoing batches to ‘Fare well’ in life. He advised them not to buckle under pressure. The event also included some interesting games and a thrilling time on the dance floor.
All the outgoing students were administered an oath to uphold the honour, dignity & glory of the institution as well as to contribute positively for the upliftment of society.
The students were overwhelmed and will certainly cherish these precious memories forever.
Sports and athletics have been an integral part of Fravashi Academy for years immemorial. Keeping up the tradition, this year too, the school playground was filled with great zeal, excitement and frolicsome atmosphere on 23rd December 2016, as the school celebrated its 29th Annual Sports Meet.
Marking the commencement of the grand event, the students of Std IX stood Guard of Honour to welcome the Chief Guest, Mr. Tirupati Kakade, Additional SP, Deputy Director Maharashtra Police Academy, Nashik.
A feast for the eyes was the splendid performance of the March Past parade by the four houses honoring the flag which was followed by the Oath taking ceremony.The students mesmerized the audience with their energetic performances displaying a wide array of colourful and reverberant events such as drills and dances, races and relays, Rope and Pole Mallakhambh.
In his address, Mr. Tirupati Kakade, emphasized on the importance of sports in a child’s life. He appreciated the school team for their excellent efforts in training the students.
The meet ended with the Prize Distribution ceremony. The Red House made a clean sweep by bagging the Overall Championship Trophy, the March Past Trophy and the Trophy for the leading House in the Inter House Tournaments.
Mr. Ratan Luth, in his keynote address, appreciated the enthralling performances and hard work put up by all our students and the teachers and applauded them for making the event a huge success.
The prize distribution ceremony for the 29th Annual Sports Day events of the Secondary Section of Fravashi Academy was held on 16th December. Mr.Kaushal Karkhanis and Mr.Vidit Gujarathi, the honoured chief guests for the day are ex-students of Fravashi Academy and have made the school very proud of their achievements. Mr. Kaushal Karkhanis (batch of 1995) now a well-known architect, is making worthy contributions to the city-scape while Mr. Vidit Gujarathi (batch of 2010) continues to shine gloriously in International Chess.
Medals and certificates were awarded to the proud winners of all the sports events. The untiring contribution of lending rhythm and beat to each event of the sports day programme by the school Band was also acknowledged on this day.
The guests were delighted to come back to their Alma mater. Being felicitated and appreciated by renowned achievers of their own school served as a great motivation for young students to aspire for greater heights.
The prize distribution ceremony for the 29th Annual Sports Day events was organized by the Pre Primary and Primary Sections of Fravashi Academy on 15th December. The chief guests for the day were Dr. Nikita Ranjane Patil and Mr. Viraj Patil, both ex Fravashiites with notable contribution to the school especially in the field of sports.
The winners of all the sports events received medals and certificates. Besides flat races the events included hurdles, backward walking, ‘through the hoop’ and racing with dumbbells for the Primary students while the Pre Primary children had fancy races such as ‘getting ready for school’ and ‘getting ready for picnic’.
The guests were enchanted to be back in their Alma Mater albeit in a different role this time. They were specially impressed to see the programme being conducted with amazing confidence by the little children of both sections. Being felicitated and appreciated by sports achievers of their own school served as a great motivation for the young students to aspire for greater heights.
Each child looks forward to the class picnic – a day full of enjoyment and frolic; without books and studies. Just fun - filled time with teachers and classmates. December brought this most awaited day for the primary children.
The venues for the picnics were Pramod Mahajan Garden, City Garden and Sanskruti. Every child went for the picnic with zeal and enthusiasm, were provided snacks, had a pleasant day, returned to school and went home to share the moments of the happy day.
The past couple of weeks having been an emotional roller coaster after the announcement of demonetization of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes, the Lokmat Campus Club organized “War of the Words”, an Interschool Debate and witnessed keen competition on this very sensitive topic: “DEMONETIZATION OF RS. 500 AND RS. 1000 NOTES – ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES”.
The debate was conducted on 30th November 2016, at I.M.A Hall, Shalimar, Nashik and came alive as a volley of questions were put forth, answered, rebutted and defended from both sides.Uday Malhotra of Std X actively contributed in favour of demonetization while Dhairyasheel Nikam, also of Std X, spoke very eloquently against it.
Individually, Dhairyasheel and Uday won the 3rd and 4th positions respectively. Both were rewarded with cash prizes and trophies. Fravashi Academy bagged the Second Position.
The Management and heads of various sections congratulated the students for their efforts and wished them success in all their future endeavors.
Curie Manavata Cancer Centre organized a Drawing competition for the students of Fravashi Academy on the topic ‘Healthy Habits to Beat Cancer’ on 28th November, 2016. This competition is a novel concept to sensitize students towards cancer and it brought forth the creative and artistic talents of many of them. They displayed an impressive awareness about cancer through their fantastic drawings, slogans and messages.
Dr. Raj Nagarkar the person behind this project, is the Chief Surgical Oncologist at Curie Manavata Cancer Centre and has dedicated his life to fighting cancer. In his interaction with the students he asserted the fact that personal hygiene, a good diet and regular exercise play a vital role in keeping cancer at bay.
The drawings were judged on various categories – Best Drawing, Best Presentation and Best message. The winners of the competition were congratulated and felicitated by Dr. Nagarkar.
The Management of the R.S Luth Education Trust appreciated and thanked Dr. Nagarkar and his team for the innovative approach in educating the students about cancer and applauded the winners of the competition for exhibiting their creative skills.
‘Colours’, the theme of the 35th Annual Parents’ Day Programme of the Secondary Section of Fravashi Academy was showcased through a spectacular fiesta on 25th November, 2016 at Kalidas Kala Mandir.
The myriad colours of human emotions, ranging from serenity to ecstasy, brightened and elevated the various performances.The programme was graced by the presence of Mr. Jitendra Thakker and Mrs. Bharti Thakker as Chief Guests.
Mr. Jitendra Thakker is the Chairman of Thakker’s Group, a name to reckon with in the field of Real Estate development. In his key note, Mr. Thakker praised the students and the teachers for their efforts and urged the students to mentor under-privileged children to help make India a Skill-based nation.
The staff members who have completed 15 years and 25 years of service were honoured with the Long Service Awards by the Chairman, Mr. Ratan Luth. The Board Toppers and General Proficiency Award winners of the school were felicitated at the hands of the Chief Guests Mr. Jitendra Thakker and Mrs. Bharti Thakker.
The Chairman, Mr. Ratan Luth, in his address said that, “there is a star in every child” and parents need to recognize and appreciate that star and provide the necessary encouragement.
The programme was also graced by the Vice Chairperson of the R.S Luth Education Trust, Mrs. Sharvari Luth, the Heads of the various Sections of Fravashi Academy and Fravashi International Academy, other dignitaries and the enthusiastic parents who were present in large numbers to applaud the children.
The young students of Fravashi Academy took up the initiative to create an awareness among their fellow students about the strong demonetization policy announced by our Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi on the 8th of November 2016. The students discussed how the entire country was taken by surprise by this bold move of our Prime Minister to tackle the issues of corruption and black money.
It was an interactive session wherein the students were informed about the impact of demonetization and its pros and cons. They were also shown some of the old and the new currency notes. Queries regarding identification of genuine notes created a wave of curiosity among the young audience, as many of them enthusiastically came up with various ways of identifying fake currency.
The interesting session was well received by the students and it helped them understand the importance of being alert and aware of the current affairs of the country.
As the threat of deadly diseases like dengue, typhoid, jaundice, chikungunya and malaria looms over the city, a special morning assembly was conducted by the students of Fravashi Academy.
They took the initiative to bring about an awareness among their fellow students as well as the community at large, about the causative agents, symptoms, precautions, and preventive measures of these diseases.
Posters with illustrative examples were used to drive home the point to the students. This initiative was a trigger to spread the awareness to a wider level. The presentation served as an eye opener for the students.
Fravashi Academy organized a 7 days tour to Delhi- Nainital, Bhimtal & to the Jim Corbett National Park, for its students.
This was a wonderful opportunity for the students to experience the wonders of Nature at close quarters and enjoy a much needed break from their routine life.
At the capital of India, Delhi, children visited the Qutub Minar, the famous medieval historical monument, Akshardham temple & had a panoramic view of the Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan & the India Gate. They enjoyed a boat ride at Bhimtal Lake, visited Cave Garden, experienced a thrilling ropeway tour and had an awe inspiring view of the snow clad Himalayan Peaks at Nainital.
Through an open jeep safari at the Jim Corbett National Park the children could interact and benefit from the flora & fauna of the dense forest.
The students had a fantastic time and brought back with them memories to last a lifetime with a very special bond developed with green, pollution free nature, during the entire trip.