'Best Of All' Award Winner in 'Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award' by BIS,Govt of India(Gold Plated Plaque,and 5 Lakhs,2015)

Award & Recognition

Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award By Govt. Of India

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New Delhi, October 28: NPS International School, Guwahati scripts history as the much-hyped and coveted “Best of All Awards” of the Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Control Award, 2013 was handed over to school authorities in a glittering function organized here on Wednesday.

Otherwise dominated by the front-ranking institutions of the country, including SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited, Bhilai and Bokaro plants); ITC Limited (ILTD Divisions); Kirloskar Cummins Limited, Pune; Larsen & Turbo; Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited, Anand; Tata Motors Limited, UP; Indian OIL Corporation Limited, Vadodara etc., in the “Best of All Awards” category over the years, the Guwahati based school becomes the first organization of the Northeast to win the award.

The award carries a cash amount of Rs 5 lakh, a commendation certificate and a gold-plated plaque. It aims to promote quality services to the consumers and to give special recognition to organizations that contribute significantly towards the quality movement of India.

Presenting the award at NDMC Convention centre here, Alka Panda, Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and Rajat Moona, Director General, C-DAC were all praise of NPS International School, Guwahati in its achievement. “Since NPS become the first organization of the Northeast to win the award, this development will definitely inspire the people of the region. This will create new vistas in the development of the entire area,” Lamba said.

Union Cabinet Minister Ram Villas Paswan had to cancel his attendance in the meeting as chief guest due to some unofficial circumstances.

Receiving the award, NPS founder director Jitendra Nath Das spoke on improvement of education sector for development of the Northeast. “For overall development of the region, we must concentrate on improvement of the education sector. This award means a lot for the entire NPS team. This award will definitely create a new dawn in the NE,” director Das said.

The Award is the national quality award given by the Bureau of Indian Standards, under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India to Indian organizations that show excellence in their performance.

NPS International School’s selection to the popular award is a matter of pride for the entire Northeast region of the country as the Award has been designed in the line with similar awards in other developed countries, like Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award in USA, Deming Prize in Japan and European Quality Control Award.

The Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award is presented to organizations in five broad categories: large scale manufacturing, small scale manufacturing, large scale service sector, small scale service sector and best overall. Furthermore, there are 14 commendation certificates for organizations showing excellence in various fields, including but not limited to biotechnology, chemicals, electronics, food and drugs, metallurgy, textiles, jewelry, education, finance, healthcare and information technology.

Informing this, director of NPS International School Das further said that a team of experts comprising S Bharadwaj, IIS, Director Nodal Officer (e-procurement), Department of Commerce (Supply Division), Ministry of Commerce; S Vijay Kumar, Director, MSME-Testing Centre (WR), Mumbai, Ministry of Micro, Small & Modern Enterprises; T Rangasamy, Director, Bureau of Indian Standards, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, etc., visited and inspected the school thoroughly few months back for this purpose.

“Getting recognition from such a national organization is really tough. But breaking all barriers we achieved the feat and that too in the “Best of All Award” category. Now, people in the mainstream India will also look at the Northeast for quality control. Now, NPS International School, Guwahati will be considered as the torch bearer in this regard,” Das said.

Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Control Award was introduced in 1991 after the death of former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi. The award aims to promote quality services to the consumers and to give special recognition to organizations that contribute significantly towards the quality movement of India.

ISA(2017-20)-By British Council

Adding another feather in its kitty, NPS International School has been successfully awarded with the coveted British Council International School Award (ISA)—Final Round for the period 2017- 2020.NPS is among the small number of schools in the country which has the distinction of achieving the award for two consecutive terms. In the year 2014, the school received the award for the period of three years till 2017. The Award will be formally presented to the school in a ceremony later this year in November/December 2017.

As part of the event, the school had formulated a seven-point charter of activities namely-- The Folktale Trail, Nurture the Nature, Dynamics of Disaster, Dump the Junk, Geometry in Everyday Life, Organic Farming—A Global Necessity; Know Tour Country and Nation. For the successful completion of the project, NPS International School had MoUs with some of the schools across the globe, including Gurukul International Academy, Nepal; GGHS Sher Zaman Colony, Pakistan; Chhaila Government Primary School, Bangladesh; Liverpool Life Science School, UK; Government Girls High School, Bhattian, Pakistan; Doha Modern Indian School, Qatar; Shu-Te Vocational High School, Taiwan, China; B/Kanduredeka Muslim Vidyalaya, Sri Lanka, etc.

In a communiqué to the school, the British Council said, “The dossier created by your school is commendable. It depicts in very many formats the efforts of students and teachers towards fulfillment of learning objectives. We highly appreciate the involvement of young students in thinking critically about disaster management and its dynamics in activities.” The school has a positive vision towards change and all the activities reflect the speed of changing generation and readiness to adopt new technologies, the communique added.

It may be mentioned here that out of total 49 points in the ISA portfolio Assessment Summary Sheet of the British Council, NPS International School has secured all the 49 points with 100% success rate this time.

ISA(2014-17)-By British Council

School has received International School Award (ISA for the period 2014 -17) at an event organized on 4th December, 2014 at Kempinski Ambience Hotel, New Delhi. The school has been recognized by British Council for “Outstanding Development of International Learning in the Curriculum.” in its continued journey of collaborative learning programmes with schools in United Kingdom, Africa and Pakistan. The students studied about World Culture, Architecture, Cuisine, Economy and Music and exchanged their projects and ideas with participating schools through email exchanges, blogs, British Council website and Videoconferencing sessions. Our Projects provide a flexible framework in partnering schools for engaging students in exploring curricular topics and developing important 21st century skills such as communication, teamwork, problem solving and high order thinking skills. This collaborative work has been much appreciated by the British Council.

Sustainable Developement Award By Govt. Of Sri Lanka

NPS International School was awarded with the Global Understanding for Sustainable Development Award during the Youth Exchange programme-2017 between Sri Lanka and India ,from 28th August to 5th September 2017 . The award was for the contribution of the School in creating awareness among the masses, especially the youths, in fulfilling the sustainable development goals of the United Nations . The award was presented by National Youth Services Council, Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, Government of Sri Lanka. This Ministry is headed by the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

Students of NPS International School were a part of a 30 member Indian delegation which included some of the leading schools of the country, including Maharani Gayatri Devi School, Jaipur and schools from Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. NPS International School was awarded for its commendable work in Assam on 5 UN sustainable development goals out of 17 . The 5 goals taken up by NPS are: Good Health and well being, Quality Education, Clean Water and sanitation, Climate action and Partnership to achieve the goals . NPS had participated in this exchange programme as a result of the last mentioned SDG of the UN. Mr Roshan Jayasuria, Assistant Director, International Youth Relation Division, National Youth Service Council, Sri Lanka congratulated the NPS students for their contribution in popularising the goals of the UN among the masses, especially the youth. The award carries a wooden plaque along with a certificate from the Sri Lankan Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs.

Mr. J.N.Das, Founder Chairman of NPS appreciated the efforts of the Indian and Sri Lankan govt. for conducting this Youth Exchange programme. He also lauded the stringent method of screening the students in Sri Lanka for various competitions and national /international level programmes . The selection procedure begins from village level to the National level. He mentioned that the Student Parliament Programme of Sri Lanka is something to be emulated by our country. It provides an opportunity to the student representatives to have an open dialogue with the Policy makers on the plans and policies pertaining to the development of their country.

It is interesting to note that Sri Lanka shares a lot of similarity with India, particularly with Assam. The food habits , craft, culture , tea gardens, spice cultivation farms and even certain words in their language are very similar to that of Assam. The terrain and weather conditions are also same. Therefore the students felt it was home away from home.

The visiting students also took part in various activities, including participation in different high-profile seminars organised in that country. Participating in a seminar, conducted by Mr Kusala Fernando, Principal of Prince Wales College, Sri Lanka, attended by many educational experts from that country, the NPS students got to know about the various initiatives taken by the Sri Lankan Government for improvement of educational system in that country.

As a part of the visit, the NPS students were also taken to some of the prominent institutions of educational importance, including Prince Wales College of Sri Lanka. NPS students also visited Parliament House of Sri Lanka. They also held a group discussion with the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs Mr KAS Keeragala regarding policies for youth development in Sri Lanka and its implementation.

Hope gets Golden Bridge International Film Festival selection

After winning laurels both at national and international level platforms, Hope, a documentary film prepared by the students of NPS International School, has also been officially selected to participate in the “Best Documentary” section of the world famous Golden Bridge International Film Festival 2018. The 2018 edition of the film festival will be held on February in Russia.

Academic Excellence Award By Govt. of Dubai

For providing quality education to promote intellectual, social and cultural vivacity among its students, NPS International School, Guwahati has been awarded with the prestigious Academic Excellence Award during the World Education Awards ceremony organized as part of the World Education Summit, 2016 in Dubai on Monday evening (15.02.2016). Over 300 representatives from 14 countries took part in the event.

During interaction with the Founder and Chairman of NPS International School, Mr JN Das, and Director, Mr Vivek Sikka, on the sidelines of the Summit, Dubai Minister for Education Dr Abdulla Al Karam invited NPS International School to setup its campus in Dubai. Driven by UAE’s “Vision 2020”, which lays emphasis on the development of a first-rate education system, authorities in Dubai have also offered tax and investment free tie-up with NPS. In his speech, Dr Abdulla Al Karam also invited other front-ranking Indian schools to setup their campuses in Dubai.

“Prominent Indian schools like Ryan Group of Institutions and DPS International School, New Delhi have their campuses in Dubai. We have also given open invitation to the management of NPS International School, Guwahati to set up their campus in our land as well,” the Dubai minister added.

With the UAE emerging as a major education hub, the major universities and educational institutions across the Globe are setting up their campuses in the country. Dubai offers educational opportunities from around the world, reflecting the diversity of its residents. Countries like US, UK, Germany, Russia, Japan, Philippines, Australia, India, Pakistan, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt, France, Ireland, etc., have their presence in the education scenario in Dubai.

“Keeping the significance of the region as an important educational destination and looking at the all-round achievement of NPS International School over the years, especially after winning Government of India’s Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award, India’s highest national award in quality, we have decided to make a foray with the front-ranking school based in the northeastern city of India,” said Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Dubai. KHDA is responsible for the growth of quality and private education in Dubai and equivalent to the Ministry of HRD in India while the designation of Dr Abdulla Al Karam is equivalent to Union Cabinet Minister in India.

Some of the prominent foreign institutions which have set up their campuses in Dubai in higher education sector include University of Bradford, Dubai; Hult International Business School, Dubai; Applied Science University, Bahrain; SP Jain School of Global Management, Dubai; BITS Pilani, Dubai; New York University, Abu Dhabi etc.

Elaborating on the Dubai Government proposal, NPS Chairman Mr JN Das said that the proposal is itself a rare honour for the entire NPS family. “This invitation once again proves the academic excellence of NPS International School. It’s a rare honour for all of us and I congratulate each and every members of NPS family,” Mr Das said.

“Our focus has always been on helping schools perform better…we have been giving them feedback on their educational outcomes rather than disrupting their input, i.e., the educational content, school infrastructure, teacher recruitment policies and the likes. This is where happiness and wellbeing work as contributors in shaping a new dimension in education,” Dr Abdulla Al Karam said while inviting NPS to their land.

A galaxy of 100 odd speakers from across school education and higher education sectors shared their experiences on a wide range of thematic during the award giving ceremony in Dubai on late Monday evening. V. Radhakrishnan, Minister of State for Education, Government of Sri Lanka along with Dr Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director, Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai International Academic City distributed the awards during the programme.

Some of the prominent education institutions which were awarded during the Summit include Indian High School, Dubai; Abu Dhabi Indian School; Little Wonder Nurseries, UAE; University of London, UK; Amity University, Dubai; Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi; New York University, Abu Dhabi; Canadian university, Dubai, UAE etc.

Apart from NPS, other Indian schools which were awarded during the event include Ryan Group of Institutions and DPS International School, New Delhi.

5 Star Gold Rating By World Education Foundation,UK

Adding another feather in its cap, NPS International School, Guwahati has been ranked with “5 Star Gold” Rating-Standard by world renowned school-rating agency, World Education Foundation (WEF), UK.

“This certification acknowledges the school’s commitment to excellence in education and to the five competencies that are essential to a child’s learning outcomes,” World Education Foundation (WEF), UK said while announcing the result on Tuesday.

It may be mentioned here that NPS is the one and only school in the Northeast to get “5 Star Gold” rating by the WEF.

After a thorough assessment on objective and subjective criteria, the Council for Standards and Education Reform (CSER) has signed off on the final rating and announced the ratings for NPS. NPS International School is among the handful of schools in India which has been ranked by the WEF. These ratings serve as authoritative guideposts for parents and students seeking exceptional educational-experiences.

World Education Foundation (WEF), UK is the world’s premier school rating agency. WEF has been providing transparency and accountability to parents, school-boards and funding-agencies through intensive and comprehensive assessment and ratings of schools. Schools across the world have benefitted immensely through WEF’s assessment and improvement advisory programmes.

Lauding the effort of teachers, students and other staff of NPS in getting the rare recognition by the WEF, school director, Mr. J.N. Das said, “I am honoured to be a member of the school. WEF recognition means a lot to all of us. I thank each and every member of NPS on this achievement.”

“World Education Foundation also prides itself in supporting schools and students achieve enhanced learning-outcomes and are proud to associate with NPS,” WEEF said.

WEF’s pilot programme in India endeavours to apply the well-established global model into a relatively new, untested and unstructured ecosystem. Working closely with schools, educational boards, agencies and organizations, WEF will test the acceptability and percolability of such standards into the Indian educational system.

Congratulating all the teachers, staff, students and other members of NPS, school principal Probhati Biswas said that the WEF recognition will be a great moral booster for both teachers and students of the school. Such ratings definitely reflect the standard of the education the school adopts. She also appreciated the WEF initiative to recognize a school in a far distant place of India with such a rare honour.

Through its Vision 2020 initiative, the World Education Foundation, UK will provide and sponsor transparency and accountability to education industry stakeholders through its intensive and comprehensive assessments and engagements.

This certification to NPS from WEF will be valid till December 31, 2018.

All Assam Cine Producers falicited NPS Founder

For earning laurels to the State in various film festivals, both in national and international level, during the year 2017, Mr Jitendra Nath Das, founder and chairman of NPS International School who has also produced internationally and nationally acclaimed documentary films, “Hope” and “Pariskar Assam” this year, was felicitated in a meeting organised by the All Assam Cine Producers Association in Guwahati on May 27, 2017.

Padmashree Mrs Eli Ahmed felicitated Mr Jitendra Nath Das on behalf of the All Assam Cine Producers’ Association in Guwahati on Saturday.

The All Assam Cine Producers Association decided to felicitate the producers of those films and short films in Assam which are awarded and honoured in National and International platform during the year 2017.

The short films “Hope” and “Poriskar Asom”, prepared by the students of NPS International School and produced by Mr JN Das, have earned laurels at both national and international platforms.

The details of both the films are given below.

Documentary name: Hope

Subject: Hope, a documentary film prepared by the students of NPS International School in the year 2017, is a story on how the school managed to bring smile to two differently-abled students, Amit and Madhurjya, and their family members as both of them cleared their CBSE Class XII Examinations, 2016 with flying colours. Amit secured 93.2 % marks in Humanities in the examination. Madhurjya also successfully cleared the JEE-Mains 2016 examination.

Producer: Mr Jitendra Nath Das, founder and chairman of NPS International School.

Achievements:

  • Won the Best Documentary (Students section) Award in the 7th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festivals, 2017.
  • Won the coveted Award of Recognition in Documentary Short (Student) Section in the IndieFEST Film Awards, California, US, 2017.
  • Successfully screened at

  • 4th Noida International Film Festival-17 (Best Documentary)
  • INYFF International New York Film Festival, 2017 (official selection)
  • The Modcon London Film Festival (finalist);
  • Sunlight International Film Festival, Germany, 2017 (official selection);
  • IndieWise Virtual Festival 2017 (finalist);
  • 19thInternational Children’s Film Festival India 2016;
  • 5th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival-16 (best documentary);
  • We Care Film Festival 2017 (official selection);
  • 2nd National Children’s Film Festival, 2016 and many others.

Documentary name: Pariskar Assam

Subject: A documentary film prepared by the students of NPS International School on Swachh Bharat.

Producer:Mr Jitendra Nath Das, founder and chairman of NPS International School.

Previous Records:

  • Apart from other national and international level platforms,Pariskar Assam was successfully screened at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival Competition, New Delhi, 2017.
  • NPS International School, Guwahati has received the Certificate of Excellence from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, for Pariskar Assam.
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  • Earlier, two documentary films prepared by the students of the school, Assam Bamboo Crafts and We are Same Same but Different, have also earned laurels to the entire North-east region in 2015 onwards.
  • Assam Bamboo Crafts secured first position in the national-level film-making competition, organized by the CBSE in 2015.
  • Assam Bamboo Crafts was also sent to the 5th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2015 in New Delhi and the school won awards in two categories--- Best Documentary and Best Cinematography.
  • The documentary also won the Best Film Award in the 4th Bangalore Short International Film Festival 2015. In Indian Cine Film Festival 2015 and Kolkata International Film Festival 2015, Assam Bamboo Crafts was officially shortlisted for the final round in students’ category.

NPS students felicitated for Hope and Pariskar Assam

Production of documentaries focusing on social issues a must: Manju Borah

Guwahati, May 10: Lauding the effort of NPS International School to uplift the overall performance of students, eminent filmmaker MrsManju Borah stressed on the need of making good documentary to focus the social issues faced by the people of the North-east, especially in Assam.

“Documentary making is really a tough job. I really appreciate the efforts of the students of NPS International School to make documentary films apart from their regular studies,” Mrs Borah added while participating in a felicitation programme organized by NPS International School in Guwahati Press Club on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The filmmaker of international repute also felicitated the students who were involved in the making of “Hope”, a documentary film prepared by the students of the school, during the programme.

Apart from its other achievements, the documentary films prepared by the students of the school have earned laurels in both national and international platforms over the years. With the production of Hope and Pariskar Assam, the year 2017 is no exception in this regard.

Hope, a documentary film prepared by the students of NPS International School in the year 2017, is a story on how the school managed to bring smile to two differently-abled students, Amit and Madhurjya, and their family members as both of them cleared their CBSE Class XII Examinations, 2016 with flying colours. Amit secured 93.2 % marks in Humanities in the examination. Madhurjya also successfully cleared the JEE-Mains 2016 examination.

Apart from earning laurels in various platforms (students categories), both in national and international level film festivals, Hope has brought glory to the entire North-east, especially in Assam this year.

Celebrating excellence in cinema, India’s most prestigious annual 7th Dada SahebPhalke Film Festival-2017 recognized the enlightening, entertaining and progressive cinema-works of students of NPS International School. Hope has won the Best Documentary (Students section) Award in the 7th Dada SahebPhalke Film Festivals, 2017.

Assam Bamboo Crafts, a documentary film prepared by the students of the school also bagged the Best Documentary Film and Best Cinematography (students’ section) awards during the 5th Dada SahebPhalke Film Festival, 2015.

In the international front, Hope has won the coveted Award of Recognition in Documentary Short (Student) Section in the IndieFEST Film Awards, California, US, 2017. The documentary film is also successfully screened at 4th Noida International Film Festival-17 (Best Documentary); INYFF International New York Film Festival, 2017 (official selection); TheModcon London Film Festival (finalist); Sunlight International Film Festival, Germany, 2017 (official selection); IndieWise Virtual Festival 2017 (finalist); 19thInternational Children’s Film Festival India 2016; 5th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival-16 (best documentary); We Care Film Festival 2017 (official selection); 2nd National Children’s Film Festival, 2016; and many others.

Director of the film, Aakaansha Das, has expressed satisfaction over the performance of the crew members of the film. “We are really happy that Hope has earned laurels in both national and international platforms. We are very much optimistic that Hope will definitely do well in various international film festivals in the days to come,” she added.

Pariskar Assam is another film prepared by the students of the school in 2017. Adding another feather in its kitty, NPS International School, Guwahati has received the Certificate of Excellence from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, for Pariskar Assam, a documentary film prepared by its students, during the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival Competition, New Delhi.

As part of its Social Responsibility, NPS International School, Guwahati adopted both AmitSaikiaandMadhurjyaKashyap till Class XII. Amit, who wants to be an IAS Officer, is physically dysfunctional and needed other’s help to survive and Madhurjya, who wants to be an Engineer, is deaf and dumb. He can do leap reading only.

“Amit is suffering from a disease in which muscles of the body get weaker and weaker and may slowly stop working and there is no treatment of this disease till now. The patient has to do some therapy like speech therapy, physical therapy respiratory therapy etc., for his survival,” said father of Amit, MrKhairulHaqueSaikia. While attending the classes, Madhurjya, since he can’t hear and speak, does Lip Reading of teachers.

Meanwhile, Mr JN Das, Founder and Chairman of NPS International School, Guwahati has lauded the effort of the students while making Hope and Pariskar Assam.

Earlier, two documentary films prepared by the students of the school, Assam Bamboo Crafts and We are Same Same but Different, have also earned laurels to the entire North-east region in 2015 onwards.

Assam Bamboo Crafts secured first position in the national-level film-making competition, organized by the CBSE in 2015. The same documentary was also sent to the 5th Dada Sahib Phalke Film Festival 2015 in New Delhi and the school won awards in two categories--- Best Documentary and Best Cinematography.

The documentary also won the Best Film Award in the 4th Bangalore Short International Film Festival 2015. In Indian Cine Film Festival 2015 and Kolkata International Film Festival 2015, the documentary was officially shortlisted for the final round in students’ category.

Principal of the school Mrs Probhati Biswas also spoke during the programme.

Global Sustainable School Award

Guwahati, May 3, 2017: Environmental experts from across the globe will have threadbare discussion at the United Nations soon on the reports and other documents prepared by the students of NPS International School to combat Climate Change and other global environmental issues.

Apart from trying to create awareness among the masses for a green society, students of the school are also working tirelessly to make its entire school building and environment clean and green over the years.

For promoting UN Global Sustainable Goals through education in the academic year of 2016-17, GEAERD, a unique and startling educational platform of global repute, has awarded NPS International School the Global Sustainable School Awards (Gold Category) in a meeting held in New Delhi on April 22. GEAERD (Global Educators Association for Educational Research and Development) has also decided to forward all the awards and documents relating to its fight against international environmental issues to the UN, the Global Goals and Round Table Global etc. This will undoubtedly recognize the contribution of the school students their move to tackle the global menace.

Portraying their commitment towards Green, students of NPS International School, Guwahati are working overtime to combat climate change and other environmental hazards. Students of the school have also launched a campaign to enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in the sustainable built environment by 2025. The students of the school are also trying their best to make the entire school building and its environment green.

Recognizing their effort for a clean and green society, NPS International School, Guwahati was also awarded with the coveted Green School Platinum Award 2016 during Green Building Congress 2016, an international conference and exhibition on Green Building and Built Environment, in Mumbai in the month of October last year.

“It’s good news for the students that the details of the award and the documents submitted by them along with the projects will be forwarded to the experts in UN, the Global Goals and Round Table Global etc., by GEAERD,” Mrs Probhati Biswas, principal of the school said, adding: It is believed that the students of the school will be immensely benefited when they receive the reports following the thorough scanning by the experts in UN, Global Goals and Round Table Global etc.

The theme of the GEAERD awards this year was on “Sustainable Development” wherein hundreds of schools which are functioning around congruent areas sent their entries for assessment out of which 28 finest ones were selected by the Jury members under Gold and Silver categories. More than 200 members of the community service club participated in the activities involved to carry out these goals.

In the Silver category, some of the prominent schools which were awarded during the programme are: Gyan Mandir Public School; Tagore International Senior Secondary School, Delhi; St. John’s Universal School, Mumbai;. Bal Bharti Public School, Ghaziabad, UP; GD Goenka Public School, New Delhi, Model Town; JBCN International School, Borivali, Mumbai etc.

In a press communiqué, Mr Himanshu Sharma, founder & CEO, GEAERD, said, “The global sustainable goals opted by NPS International School were ‘Action to combat Climate Change & its impacts and ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all’. The main aim behind them conducting these activities was to create awareness about general wellbeing and social responsibility.”

Apart from NPS, some other prominent schools which were awarded with Gold medals include: Sunrise English Private Senior Secondary School, Abu Dhabi; Harvest International Senior Secondary School; Mayur Public School, Delhi; MAR Athanasius International School, Ernakullam, Kerala; SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, Varanasi, UP; Indian School, Muscat, Oman; Al Manahil Private School, Abu Dhabi; Sri Venkateshwar International School, Delhi.

Letter of Appreciation by Govt. of Assam

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Here comes the big one from Assam Secretariat. Thanks to Honourable Assam Education Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma for his encouraging words.

Certificate of Excellence By Govt. Of India

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Govt of India appreciation to ‘Pariskar Assam’

Guwahati, April 24: Adding another feather in its kitty, NPS International School, Guwahati has received the Certificate of Excellence from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, for “Pariskar Assam”, a documentary film prepared by its students, during the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival Competition, New Delhi.

In a communiqué received today (April 24, 2017, Monday), Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Mr M Venkiah Naidu and Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore have congratulated the students associated with the preparation of the short documentary film.

“Pariskar Assam” is a short documentary film of three minutes duration prepared by some students of NPS International School. Elaborating on different issues relating to the garbage dumping in and around Guwahati city, the film also suggested various means to make Guwahati a Clean and Green City.

“We are very much thankful to the Government of India for selecting us for the coveted Certificate of Excellence. All the crew members, who are the students of NPS International School only, tried their level best to complete this short film. We would also like to thank Mr JN Das, founder and chairman of the school, for giving us the opportunity to learn filmmaking apart from our regular studies in school,” Sukanya Das, director of the film and a Class VIII students of the school, said.

Hope wins Award of Recognition in IndieFEST Film Awards, US

‘Hope’ wins Award of Recognition in IndieFEST Film Awards, US

Guwahati, April 24, 2017: Apart from earning accolades in both national and international platforms, Hope, a documentary film prepared by the students of NPS International School, Guwahati has also won the coveted Award of Recognition in Documentary Short (Student) section in the IndieFEST Film Awards, California, US recently.

Hope is a story on how the management of NPS International School, Guwahati managed to bring smile to two differently-abled students, Amit and Madhurjya, and their family members as both of them cleared their CBSE Class XII Examinations, 2016 with flying colours. Amit secured 93.2 % marks in Humanities in the examination. Madhurjya also successfully cleared the JEE-Mains 2016 examination.

Earlier, following its screening at the prestigious 2nd National Children’s Film Festival, 2016 in Jaipur, the documentary film was also selected for screening at Sunlight International Film Festival, Germany. The film was also been selected for screening at the 5th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival-16.

In a communiqué issued by Mr Andrei Mikhailov, Festival Director of Sunlight International Film Festival, Germany to Mr JN Das, Founder and Chairman of NPS International School, Guwahati, Mr Mikhailov said that Hope was one of the 15 best short films, out of 1,000 total entries received, which was screened in Moscow, Russia on July 7, 8, 2017.

The film was also screened in Jaipur City from November 14 -16, 2016. In a bid to expand the market for children’s film and encourage talent in the country, Children’s Film Society India (CFSI), under Government of India, had announced the launch of a three-day National Children’s Film Festival (NCFF) for the first time ever in 2014 in New Delhi.

Sunlight International Film Festival shows an amazing mix of short and feature length films, the best independent films on the festival circuit, before they come to cinema. “We screen films from all over the world and honoring emerging filmmakers from every age, religious, ethnic and cultural perspective. Our mission is to bring worthy filmmakers to a wider attention, and to provide a platform for appreciative and informed discussion of their work,” Mr Mikhailov added.

As part of its Social Responsibility, one of their five Core Values, NPS International School, Guwahati adopted both Amit Saikia and Madhurjya Kashyap till Class XII. Amit, who wants to be an IAS Officer, is physically dysfunctional and needed other’s help to survive and Madhurjya, who wants to be an Engineer, is deaf and dumb. He can do leap reading only.

“Amit is suffering from a disease in which muscles of the body get weaker and weaker and may slowly stop working and there is no treatment of this disease till now. The patient has to do some therapy like speech therapy, physical therapy respiratory therapy etc., for his survival,” said father of Amit, Mr Khairul Haque Saikia. A prominent face among the science stream students of the school, Madhurjya, since he can’t hear and speak, does Lip Reading of teachers while attending the classes.

Meanwhile, Mr JN Das, Founder and Chairman of NPS International School, Guwahati has lauded the effort of the students while making Hope.

Directed by Aakaansha Das, Nashaat (Class X), Sanjana Das and Sukanya Das (both from Class IX), the script of the film was written by Sanjana Das, Bhairavi (Class XI) and Mayank Joshi (Class XI). The Camera for the film was handled by Arnab Sarkar (Class XI), Aftabur Rehman (Class XI), Subham (Class IX), Ashirbad (Class IX) and Jafrina (Class IX). Aakaansha Das rendered the Voice Over of the film. The Editing part of the film was carried out by Nikita Khan (Class XI), Cheanchi Marak (Class XI), Darshana Das (Class XI), Ayaz (Class VIII), Himakshi (Class X), Lenisa (Class XI), Nathalu (Class XI) and Priyankar (Class XI).

Director of the film, Aakaansha Das, has also expressed satisfaction over the performance of the crew members of the film. “We are really happy that Hope has been selected to be screened in various prestigious film festivals. This is just the beginning. We are very much optimistic that Hope will definitely bring good news in various international film festivals in days to come,” she added.

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Best Performing School Award to NPS at Asia Education Summit

Guwahati, March 14: NPS International School received the award for ‘Best Performing School’ at the Asia Education Summit & Awards 2017 by Worldwide Achievers. Union Minister for State for Human Resource Development Mr Upendra Kushwaha, presented the award to the Director of the School, Mr. Vivek Sikka and the Principal Mrs. Probhati Biswas, in a glittering function held in New Delhi today (March 15, 2017).

The occasion was also graced by BJP Spokesperson, Syed Shahnawaz Hussain; Dr CP Thakur, MP and Educationist; film actress and social worker Mrs Sharmila Tagore; Mr Sambit Patra, senior BJP leader; Mr Rishi Pal, DCP, Delhi Police; Mr R Sathiyasundaram, ADCP (Law and Order), Delhi Police among others.

In his speech, Mr Kushwaha stressed on the need for proper utilization of human resources of the country, especially in the North-eastern region of India. Former Union Minister and MP Syed Shahnawaz Hussain also spoke on the overall improvement of country’s education section as a whole.

The Award recognizes the professional contributions and academic achievement of an individual/organization in the area of education. It emphasizes on the education sector and the challenges and opportunities in this field: Key thematic areas include higher education, school education, vocational and skill training and open and distance learning.

The Asia Education Awards ceremony also provides a wonderful opportunity to stakeholders in the field of education all over the world, to create opportunities of progress at all levels – international, national, regional and local.

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Best Emerging School of the Year-National award to NPS

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NPS International School has been awarded with the “Best Emerging School of the Year-National” in the 7th National Awards on Excellence in Education during the Indian Education Awards 2017 held at JW Marriott Hotel in New Delhi on Saturday evening, February 11, 2017.

NPS International School rated amongst Top Schools of India

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NPS International School rated amongst the Top Schools of India at the 4th School Leadership Summit, 2017 of Digital Learning in New Delhi. Mr Vivek Sikka (right), Director of the school, received the award in a glittering function organized in New Delhi on January 21, 2017.

Green School Platinum Award

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Guwahati, August 20: Portraying their commitment towards Green, NPS International School, Guwahati has been bestowed upon the coveted Green School Platinum Award 2016 by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), at IIT Guwahati on Friday (August 10, 2016) night.

Distributing the award, Prof Gautam Biswas, Director, IITGuwahati lauded the effort of the students of NPS International School in making the entire campus of the school Green. Stressing on the need of a holistic effort in conservation of energy and nature, Prof Biswas also urged the IIT students to concentrate more on research related issues for a better tomorrow. He also appreciated the efforts and research works being carried out in this regard in places like Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia etc.

Participating in the programme, which was also attended by some of the leading engineers and scholars in Green movement in the country, Dr PK Sharma elaborated on the various issues relating to Indian Green Building Council.

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was formed in the year 2001. The vision of the council is, "To enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in the sustainable built environment by 2025".

The council offers a wide array of services which include developing new green building rating programmes, certification services and green building training programmes. The council also organises Green Building Congress, its annual flagship event on green buildings.

Mr JN Das, founder and chairman of the school has also congratulated the each and one involved with the Green Project in the school.

In her presentation soon after receiving the award, Mrs Probhati Biswas, principal of the school, elaborated on the roles played by the students of the school in making the entire school building and its environment green.

The Engineering students attended the meeting, organized by the Department of Civil Engineering of IIT Guwahati, also appreciated the effort of NPS Students.

Earlier in the meeting, Mr Sourav Chakraborty of IGBC welcomed the gathering and spoke on the various aims and objectives of IGBC.

It may be mentioned here that the Students Chapter of IGBC was also opened in IIT Guwahati during the meeting.

NPS Soccer Team to Represent India in Malaysia

Guwahati, August 26: NPs International School, Guwahati has made the entire North-east proud again as the team has been qualified to represent the country in the forthcoming International Youth Sports Championship, 2016-17 to be held in Malaysia in December this year. NPS becomes the runners’-up in the 2nd National Youth Sports Championship -2016-17 that concluded on August 24 in Bangalore.

Apart from NPS International School, teams from various parts of the country, including Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chennai, Kerala, Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and the host city Bangalore took part in the event.

NPs International School, Guwahati which became the only representative from the North-east to play in the 2nd National Youth Sports Championship -2016-17, recognized by International School Sports Federation of India and All India Sports Federation for Catholic Schools, held in Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore. After registering their three straight victories, the NE team entered into the final of the national-level tournament. In the semi-final, the school defeated Cygnus International School, Ambala by a margin of 3-0 goals.

However, in the final match against Bhavan Vidyaniketan School, Chennai, the Guwahati-based school failed to keep their momentum and conceded the lone goal in the dying minutes of the match.

Saurav Kumar Roy of NPS International School won the Best Player Trophy while Henry Ikem of the school also won the Best Coach of the Tournament.

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Amongst Best Schools of India

Special Prize At -I CAN- Awards,2015 by DFC

The inspiring changes made by the students of NPS International School, Guwahati to renovate the historic Sri Sri Damodardev Satra at Patbausi area of Barpeta district was selected for Special Prize at the “I CAN” Awards ceremony, organized by Design for Change, at Ahmedabad recently (on December 7, 2015). Design for Change is the largest global movement of children driving change in their own communities.

Design for Change (DFC), India hosted the “I CAN” Awards where 100 most inspiring stories of changes were honoured. Former World Billiard Champion Geet Sethi along with TV anchor Manish Paul and cricketer Irfan Pathan gave away the awards to top six inspiring stories of change during the programme.

Lauding the effort of the NPS students in renovating the historic Satra at Barpeta, Kiran Bir Sethi, founder director, Design for Change World, said that the winner for the Special Prize was selected out of 2,512 stories received. “Out of these entries, a panel of 50 Jurists from across the world selected the winners of various categories,” she said.

DFC is a programme which encourages and celebrates children who adopt socio-economic development programmes to bring a change in the society.

This year, NPS International School, Guwahati participated in “I CAN” programme and worked on “Retrieving the lost glory of the ancient temple in Barpeta” under the title of “Heritage Heralders”. The team of Heritage Heralders, consisting of 62 students and 4 teachers, took the daunting task of renovating the temple to be used for human welfare. The project after completion received immense accolades from all quarters, including the then DC, Barpeta.

“It feels great pride to announce that the story of Heritage Heralders has been selected for a Special Prize in top 100 stories for this year DFC Award amongst 2,512 stories of change. The story received high praise for nurturing empathy, cultivating optimism and for building the collaborative spirit amongst our superheroes,” Probhati Biswas, Principal of NPS International School, Guwahati said.

To recognise NPS’s incredible achievement, a trophy, a certificate and a cash reward of Rs 10,000 was presented during the award distribution ceremony at Ahmedabad. “The students involved with the project received a great exposure during the entire journey of this project which is essential for holistic development,” she added.

The inaugural day’s programme at the prize distribution ceremony was started with a video message from legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. The day’s programme was marked by educative workshops for children and other activities.

On the concluding day of the programme, NPS students also attended workshops on various subjects, including toys from trash etc.

A total of 2,512 stories were submitted for the DFC Week Challenge this year. After a rigorous selection process, a Jury consisting of leading design minds selected the top 100 and then further narrowed the list to 25 stories of change.

Award By CBSE Chairman For Community Service

Guwahati, Jan 4: For their pro-active role in creating awareness on skill development and empowerment among the under-privilege section of the society, NPS International School, Guwahati has been awarded with the coveted CBSE Special Award in a glittering function held in New Delhi on Monday (January 4, 2016).

NPS becomes the first Northeastern school in history to win such award for their overall initiative in its adopted village, Bakarapara, under Rani Development Block of Kamrup district. The Guwahati-based school was awarded with a cash reward and a merit certificate during a meeting held at the national capital.

Altogether 17 schools across the country took part in the national competition in its final round on “Skill Awareness and Empowerment”. Some of the prominent features of NPS Project at Bakarapara Village include -- maximum involvement of students, duration of activity, number of beneficiaries, programme for awareness generation, process of implementation, impact indicators, evidences and the challenges faced during the programme.

The literacy rate in the village has also gone up to a large extent following the adoption of the village by NPS International School, Guwahati.

“As per the information received from the Office of the Education Officer, CBSE more than 250 schools across the country had sent their projects for the Award. Out of these, 17 were selected nationwide. NPS International School was the only school from the entire North East to win such a prestigious award,” Founder Director of NPS International School, Guwahati , Mr Jitendra Nath Das, said.

He further informed that other prominent schools which were also felicitated during the event include Scindia Kanya Senior Secondary School, Gwalior; DPS, Srinagar; Amity International School, Noida; St. Pauls, Sasaram, Bihar; Ryan International; DPS, Delhi; Fatima Central Senior Secondary School, Saidapet, Chennai and two schools of Apeejay, Kolkata .

Mr Ananta Das, senior teacher, and Sarlongki Tisso, a Grade X student, represented NPS International School during the award distribution ceremony.

NASA Championship Medals in Robotics at KS Center,USA

Overcoming their opponents from all over the world, a three-member team of NPS International School, Guwahati clinched the Championship Medal in a Robotic Workshop-cum-Competition, organized by the NASA at Kennedy Space Center, Florida on Sunday, October 24, 2015.

During the three-day workshop at the world famous Kennedy Space Center, Florida, US, students were given lessons on to make Lunar Rover by the Astronauts at the NASA. Over 100 selected students from across the globe, including the host country, US, took part in the competition. After completion of the workshop, students took part in the completion and prepared an artificial lunar surface by moving the rover wireless with the help of a camera on board. The model prepared by the students of the Guwahati-based school was appreciated by the Astronauts of NASA. At the end of the scrutiny, the NPS model of robots was declared as the best model of the competition. For winning the competition, the students were awarded with a medal and a certificate during a programme organised at the NASA.

It may be recalled here that a team of students of NPS International School, Guwahati is already in the US to visit places like NASA and other front-ranking educational institutions of the country. The three-member team of NPS students, which won the coveted medal and certificates, include Imtiren Imchen (Class VII), Sumit Boro (Class IX) and Harsh Narayan (Class IX).

Lauding the effort of the students, director of NPS International School, Guwahati Jitendra Nath Das said that the performance of NPS students at a place like NASA will be a lifetime achievement for them. “The way the NASA Astronauts appreciated the model of robots prepared by the students of NPS is really encourasing. Students from some of the front-ranking and technically advanced countries took part in the competition,” he said.

Commenting on their achievement, Harsh Narayan of NPS International School, Guwahati appreciated the role of his school in making the robots. “We have experience in making robots as the school authorities in NPS are very serious in such endeavour. It’s a lifetime achievement for all of us.”

During the workshop, the students experienced the sights, sounds and sanctions of a vertical launch in humankind’s most complex vehicle - the Space Shuttle. They began the Journey just like an astronaut which was indeed a very thrilling experience.

Students were also taken to US Astronaut Hall of Fame where they got a taste of firsthand experience of astronauts for real missions. Students feel the pull of 4gs in the G - Force Simulator, sat in a mission control console, touched a Mars rock and landed the space shuttle. All these provided a true experience of Space Flight to the students of NPS International School. NASA Scientist also explained to the students about NASA vision for space exploration.

Last year also, the school sent its students to NASA’s John F Kennedy Space Center, world’s gateway to exploring, discovering and understanding our universe. NPS International School is the first school from Northeast region to visit NASA as well as receive astronomy training there.

“Altogether 19 NPS students also went for a three-day astronaut training experience (ATX) in NASA whose mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research,” JN Das added.

NASA astronauts educated the students with the fact that President John F Kennedy focused NASA and the nation on sending astronauts to the moon by the end of the 1960s.

Best Contingent Trophy in Assam 67th Republic Day Parade

1st Position in March Past during Assam Govt’s 67th Republic Day Parade in Guwahati, 2016

The March Past team of NPS International School, Guwahati secured first position in the Others category of the March Past Competition at the state-level programme organised to mark the 67th Republic Day celebrations at Khanapara playground on Tuesday. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi distributed the “Best Contingent Trophy” of the event to the NPS team members. Representatives from over 15 organisations, including schools from different areas of the state also took part in the competition.

Global Accolade at the 45th Film Festival,Italy

Guwahati, July 30: Two of the films prepared by the students of NPS International School, Guwahati were screened at the prestigious 45th Giffoni International Film Festival in Italy recently and were highly appreciated by experts, including Hollywood stars like Tom Felton,

Martin Freeman, Darren Criss and Orlando Bloom.

Three NPS students, namely Hrishiraj Sawan (class IX), Dicha Boro (class VIII) and Trishna Saha (class VIII) were also selected to be members of jury+13 during the 45th edition of Europe’s largest children’s film festival in Italy.

Assam Bamboo Craft and We are Same Same But Different were screened at the film fest, which was attended by the representatives of 42 countries, 3300 students and 420 delegates. NPS were the only nominee from India during the event.

Interacting with students after attending the screening of the films, Harry Potter-fame Thomas Andrew “Tom” Felton was all praise of the students of NPS for their creativity in both Assam Bamboo Craft and We are Same Same But Different.

“Personality like Hollywood superstar Felton’s words of appreciation were really encouraging for our students,” said JN Das, director of NPS, who led the Indian delegation to the coveted fest.

Soon after screening of both the films, global community attending the film fest, especially some of the experts in the field, thanked us and wanted to know much about the Northeast region of India, especially its culture, traditions and food habits etc., Das said adding: People

attending the screening of Assam Bamboo Craft also showed curiosity to know much about the forest cover of the region, especially about the types of bamboos and their utility in diverse fields. Attending the programme, English actor Martin Freeman also spoke highly about both the movies solely prepared by the NPS students. “It was really encouraging for all of us to meet Hollywood superstars like Freeman, Felton, Darren Criss and Orlando Bloom. It was a lifetime experience for us,” said Hrishiraj Sawan, a class IX NPS student and a member of the jury of the Giffoni International Film Festival which concluded on July 26.

Hrishiraj along with Dicha Boro of class VIII and Trishna Saha of class VIII had the privilege to judge some of the films prepared by children of age group of 13-15 years. “We were selected to judge seven films. Accordingly, we voted and selected films in such a mega forum,” Hrishiraj said, adding: During our interaction, the Hollywood stars gave us tips on various topics, including fundamentals of making movies and judging films. Judging films in such a mega film festival was nothing but a lifetime opportunity for all of us. Showcasing the marvels of the Northeast, NPS students elaborated on the bamboo craft of Assam through their film Assam Bamboo Craft. While We are Same Same But Different is a documentary based on discrimination against the people of the Northeast India in the so-called mainland India.

“This kind of well-organised festival gives students enough scope for exchange of ideas at international level. Media education has tremendous potential at global level and NPS is providing the same for its students,” Das said.

Speaking on the participation of Hollywood stars during the event, Das further said that interaction with such personalities will definitely help students to achieve success in life. “These personalities also shared their secret of success with the students. By attending such events, students can also be benefitted from concept like global friendship etc,” he added.

NPS tops in CBSE Schools Film Making Competition 2015

Assam school tops in CBSE film-making event

NPS International School, Guwahati has made the entire Northeast proud again and this time the school secured first position in the national-level film-making competition, organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), results of which was declared in national capital New Delhi on July 20 evening.

While showcasing the marvels of the North-east, NPS students beautifully elaborated on the bamboo crafts available in Assam through their film, Assam Bamboo Craft. Nikita Basumatary, a Class XII Commerce stream student, directed the film. Her camera work also got appreciation during the competition. Aakangkasha Das wrote the script of the film while film while the editing part was commendably done by Parishma Saikia, a Class XII Commerce stream student.

For winning the competition, the NPS team will get a trophy, certificate and a cash award of Rs 10,000.

Recently, the CBSE had announced the film-making competition on the theme “Mavels of North-East India”. All CBSE schools across the country were invited to participate in it. Out of 290 entries received, 30 most mesmerising entries were shortlisted.

On Monday morning in New Delhi, the selected movies where screened one after the other and panel discussions were followed where students involved with the films had to face volleys of questions from a panel of judges. The panel of judges wereMr Barthav Bora, a prominent journalist and cartoonist and Mr Sandeep Seith, Education Officer, CBSE.

“We made the short documentary on the Assam bamboo craft and named it as ‘Assam Bamboo Craft’ and was sent to the competition. On July, we received information from CBSE that our movie was selected as one of the top 30 movies from all over India and the documentary will be screened on July 20 in New Delhi followed by the students responsible for the movie must participate in a discussion with the panel and then the results will be announced,” said JN Das, director, NPS International School, Guwahati.

The same documentary was also sent to the 5th Dada Sahib Phalke Film Festival 2015 in New Delhi and the school won awards in two categories -- best documentary and best cinematography.

“Then the movie was sent to 4th Bangalore Short International Film Festival 2015 and we again won best film award. Then the movie was sent to Indian Cine Film Festival 2015 and Kolkata international film festival 2015. In Kolkata film festival the movie has been officially shortlisted for the final round in the students category,” a jubilant Das added.

CBSE Schools Film Making Competition 2015 is a short film making competition and is organised in order to generate awareness among students regarding the culture and traditions of people residing in the north eastern regions in the country.

Commenting on the film-making competition, Das said “This competition will help the students form an understanding of the lives and cultures of the people living in the north eastern regions of the country and will work towards stimulation of the student’s Compassion, Creativity and Critical Thinking.”

The competition 2015 was open for students who are studying in schools affiliated under CBSE and the students were required to prepare a film of maximum five minutes on any of the given topics.

Award at 5th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival

NPS International School, Guwahati has made the entire Northeast proud again and this time the school secured first position in the national-level film-making competition, organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), results of which was declared in national capital New Delhi on July 20 evening.

While showcasing the marvels of the North-east, NPS students beautifully elaborated on the bamboo crafts available in Assam through their film, Assam Bamboo Craft. Nikita Basumatary, a Class XII Commerce stream student, directed the film. Her camera work also got appreciation during the competition. Aakangkasha Das wrote the script of the film while film while the editing part was commendably done by Parishma Saikia, a Class XII Commerce stream student.

For winning the competition, the NPS team will get a trophy, certificate and a cash award of Rs 10,000.

Recently, the CBSE had announced the film-making competition on the theme “Mavels of North-East India”. All CBSE schools across the country were invited to participate in it. Out of 290 entries received, 30 most mesmerising entries were shortlisted.

On Monday morning in New Delhi, the selected movies where screened one after the other and panel discussions were followed where students involved with the films had to face volleys of questions from a panel of judges. The panel of judges wereMr Barthav Bora, a prominent journalist and cartoonist and Mr Sandeep Seith, Education Officer, CBSE.

“We made the short documentary on the Assam bamboo craft and named it as ‘Assam Bamboo Craft’ and was sent to the competition. On July, we received information from CBSE that our movie was selected as one of the top 30 movies from all over India and the documentary will be screened on July 20 in New Delhi followed by the students responsible for the movie must participate in a discussion with the panel and then the results will be announced,” said JN Das, director, NPS International School, Guwahati.

The same documentary was also sent to the 5th Dada Sahib Phalke Film Festival 2015 in New Delhi and the school won awards in two categories -- best documentary and best cinematography.

“Then the movie was sent to 4th Bangalore Short International Film Festival 2015 and we again won best film award. Then the movie was sent to Indian Cine Film Festival 2015 and Kolkata international film festival 2015. In Kolkata film festival the movie has been officially shortlisted for the final round in the students category,” a jubilant Das added.

CBSE Schools Film Making Competition 2015 is a short film making competition and is organised in order to generate awareness among students regarding the culture and traditions of people residing in the north eastern regions in the country.

Commenting on the film-making competition, Das said “This competition will help the students form an understanding of the lives and cultures of the people living in the north eastern regions of the country and will work towards stimulation of the student’s Compassion, Creativity and Critical Thinking.”

The competition 2015 was open for students who are studying in schools affiliated under CBSE and the students were required to prepare a film of maximum five minutes on any of the given topics.

Best School Award at Singapore

NPS International School has been awarded the Best School of India for Pedagogical Intervention at Reengineering India Summit 2014 held at Furama City Centre, Singapore on September 15.

Sports Promotion Award By CBSE

Awarded By South Asia Education Summit

The school was also awarded the Best Academic Innovative Curriculum and Global Collaborative Learning at South Asia Education Summit held at India International Centre, Delhi on September 30.