|Admission Process:The admission registration started on 16th February 2021. Parents heard by word of mouth about registrations for new admissions in DIKSHA. They came and filled in the required details on the register. The registrations closed after a month with a total of 200. Subsequently parents were called for interviews, prioritizing the children of single parents or needy parents (Monthly income less than INR 20000) or those who already have a child studying in DIKSHA. Parents are given the particular date for Admission test of the child and a detailed interview of the parent was done by the Admissions Committee.|
|Around 75 children who showed good performance in admission tests were selected by the Admissions Committee.|
On 22nd March a visit from the STEM Laboratory was organised in DIKSHA. They conducted a test to gauge the interest and the knowledge gained by our students of Class 9th and 10th.
On 8th and 9th March Women’s day was celebrated by arranging a special assembly and class discussions of students from 6th to 12th with their respective teachers. Students shared the problems faced by women in the society and also suggested some resolutions for improving their day to day condition. Later in the day, a Mathematics exhibition was organised to build greater mathematical skills and proficiency to ensure a sounder understanding of concepts. It was organised in the STEM Laboratory of our school. 6 different models of concepts of mathematics along with their descriptive analyses were prepared by the students of Classes 6th to 10th. They were supervised by the Mathematics teachers, Mrs. Anju Saxena and Mrs. Neetu Srivastava.
On 6th March a Dental Check-up Camp was organised at DIKSHA by Dr. Saagrika Sharma BDS, FAGE, Manipal Colleges of Dental Sciences Mangalore at 10:30 AM. The camp was conducted for 51 students from Class 6th to 12th and staff members. Dental camp started with a presentation to create an awareness about dental hygiene and oral health. Brushing technique and general overall health improvement methods were explained. A diagnostic check was done. The discussion was very interactive and interesting. The camp gave an opportunity to enhance the oral health awareness among the students and learn about the oral hygiene practices which are of great importance in day to day life.
On 5th March an Inter-house English Spell Bee competition was organised to gauge the students’ proficiency in English spellings and vocabulary. Selected students from Classes 9th to 12th represented their Houses and participated in the event. After the English Spell Bee, an announcement was made declaring the names of the deserving students for the titles of Head boy, Head girl and House Captains of all the 4 houses of DIKSHA. The respective badges were given by the Principal, Mrs. Vandana Aneja, our volunteer Ms. Chhondira Chatterjee and the Academic coordinator, Vineeta Gautam.
|SOLE (Self Organized learning environment) is to enhance the inspiration and positivity of learning. ‘School in the cloud’ is the brainchild of Prof. Sougata Mitra. It was introduced by Concern India foundation in July 2017. Inquisitiveness of children is beyond any boundaries and they are given that wide spectrum through Cloud Granny where people around the world meet on Skype and interact with the children to work towards their welfare. SOLE is inculcating that ability to use the internet for research in order to become self-sufficient in the pursuit of knowledge. It provides a global platform to interact, and through this interaction increase their knowledge of different cultures and lifestyles. As per the government order, the school remained closed for around 6 months and it reopened only in the month of October 2020 for the senior classes and the ‘Big question’ session started.|
|SOLE lab sessions has always relied on the internet for connecting with the grannies virtually. It is not the mode of interaction that inhibits us, but the lack of access to internet facilities within individual homes during the pandemic made the Granny interaction difficult. We have been thinking of ways to overcome this challenge. WhatsApp groups were created for the classes 2- 9 respectively. Children interacted with grannies from all round the world by greeting them, showing their drawings to them, played games with grannies, sharing the enthusiasm and festivals, talked about food, their likes, their daily routine and much more.In the last quarter (Jan to March) of the academic year 2020-2021, 76 Big questions and 27 granny sessions were conducted in DIKSHA Premises, which were booked by Grannies from around the world. Though the granny sessions were few in number the children loved to interact with the grannies. There were several interesting sessions on space, international festivals (Mosopust, Easter, and Chinese New year), Music, Sign language, Eastern Islands and Dwarf Elephants of Sicily, Italy.Big question sessions are all about learning through self-instruction and peer-shared knowledge on their own by using resources from the world wide cloud. Children were curious and engaged in searching the answers on space, environment, science, social sciences, famous personalities and Economics.|
|Sole lab has improved reading comprehension, behavior, language, creativity and problem-solving abilities of children and they have become more motivated to learn about different subjects and ideas. We gradually became used to the online platforms and now at the end of the fourth year, we can say that we are comfortable to online- learning. Monika Gupta has been proficiently conducting and coordinating these sessions since its inception.|
To celebrate the World Science day and to inculcate a scientific temper and technological creativity among the students, a Science exhibition was organised on 1st and 2nd March. It was organised in the STEM Laboratory, Selected students from Class 6th to 9th participated and prepared 5 different models on different concepts of Science. They were assisted in their projects by their Science teachers, Mrs. Neetu Srivastava, Mrs. Sangeeta Yadav and Mrs. Ravneet Kaur. The Projects were viewed and appreciated by the staff members, Volunteers and the students of DIKSHA.
On 26th February an inter-house Hindi Spell Bee competition was organised to gauge the student’s proficiency in Hindi spelling and vocabulary. Selected students from Classes 6th to 8.th represented their houses and participated in the event. Students displayed a high level of Hindi proficiency