NDS is an English medium co-educational day-cum-residential school, run-on public school lines, classes: LKG to XII (Affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi) situated in Shyampur, at a distance of 8 kms from Rishikesh on Haridwar Road.
Salient Features and Facilities
- Lush green and beautiful campus
- Offers clean and tranquil environs
- Absolutely free from pollution
- Essential for the physical, intellectual and spiritual growth of the young inmates
- Smart Classes
- Latest Computer Labs and Science Laboratories
- Play Ground
- Boarding House
- Activity Hall
- Yoga Classes
- 24 hrs Electricity/Gen. Set Standby
- Music & Dance
In Academics, which is first and foremost sphere of an educational institution, our school has always been providing an atmosphere which inspires students to tap their potentiality, develop constructive thinking, reasoning and problem-solving ability. NDS feels proud of having a team of highly qualified, experienced, competent and devoted teachers who are dedicated to the great cause of educating the children. Due emphasis is laid on the development of conversation skills and to communicate effectively. School also provides a suitable platform for various co-curricular activities for all the round development of each and every child’s personality.
While academics provide knowledge of various subjects, aptitude, attitude and integrity are some of the virtues that students acquire through Inter House competitions. The students are divided into four houses and during their schooling years the qualities of honesty, trust, leadership, co-operation, team spirit, risk taking, tolerance etc. are imbibed in them. Various activities are organised in the school to give ample scope to exploit the innate talent in the students to emerge and flourish. The children have the freedom to choose the activity of their liking and channelize their creative ideas to develop their latent skills. The teachers play the role of a moderator and the students conduct the activities on their own. The activities available in the school include (but not limited to) Morning assembly programmes, Inter -House competitions, House meetings, English and Hindi recitation, calligraphy, elocution, on the spot drawing & painting competitions, group singing, Solo singing, Quiz competitions, Moot (debatable) courts, Rangoli competitions, individual talent show, fancy dress, School band, Performing arts, Foot drills, Annual function, National sporting competitions etc. It is ensured that every student must take part in maximum activities as per his /her talent. More activities are also added with time and as per the requirement of the students.
Going to kindergarten is an important step for the child. It will help them learn skills that they will build on throughout their life. At kindergarten the child will grow socially and emotionally. Their ability to think, use and recognize language and their fine motor skills are developed through play, art, dance, music, movement and interacting with others. Most importantly, the child learns to become an effective learner as they develop and extend their communication skills, build their self-confidence, learn to be creative, and develop skills that assist them with reading, writing and mathematics. Children come to kindergarten in the year before school, usually when they are four years old.
Sports and Physical Education
School holds number of sports & games activities for its students in every session. It aims at the all-round development of a child’s personality. To begin with we have Indoor games and Inter class short races. Then the school conducts various outdoor games like Badminton, Volleyball, Football, Cricket, Kho-Kho, Handball etc. Students represent their respective Houses and try their best to win positions for themselves and for their houses. The school has all the required and necessary material and sports kit for conducting any sort of Sports & Games. The school has two rooms for this purpose – one for holding indoor games like Table Tennis, Carrom, Chess etc. and the other for keeping all the related material for outdoor games. The school organizes Annual Athletic Meet in every session. Students under the proper guidance and training of physical education teachers take part in it with full enthusiasm and vigour. The meet opens with a March-Past conducted by all the four houses- Dhruv, Eklavya, Abhimanyu and Nachiketa. All the contingents give their best. It is worth seeing when the students march ahead elegantly gracefully carrying their school flag, house flags and house mottos. Short and Long races, High Jump, Long Jump, Discus throw etc. are the major field and track events of the Annual Athletic Meet.
Living accommodation for all residential students (only boys from classes KG to XII) is provided within a two-storey boarding house which has a vibrant atmosphere that is warm & friendly. Children live in dormitories which are quite spacious & they thrive in a comfortable environment with their personal beds, almirah’s, study table & a common wash room. To look after the well-being of each student, the hostel has dedicated & competent staff which includes the House-master, warden, matron, P.E.T. & other teaching staff. The staff acts as foster parents & help in the overall grooming of a child’s personality. Children live in a healthy homely atmosphere respecting their elders & loving the siblings. The aim is to carve a good human being out of these children, who, when leave the protective gates of the school, are confident & ready to face the challenges of the world.
The kitchen is equipped with all modern facilities & is an open one. The dining hall can accommodate hundred students at one go.
For academics, regular preps are taken by the residential as well as school staff both in the afternoon & evening. For higher classes special tuition are arranged for the weak children in the campus itself. For kindergarten children, mother teaching is given by the matron herself. Laundry facilities is also available for children where clothes are washed and ironed daily.
Students are not permitted to leave the campus except when they go home for vacations or are taken out of the school to attend special camps, tours and sports or cultural activities. Night outs are allowed only once in a month either on P.T.M.’s or on special occasions.
The entire school campus is manned by security personnel round the clock. The campus is fortified with high boundary walls and fencing. C.C.TV cameras are installed for security purpose and cover the entire campus.
The Nirmal Ashram Trust has a well-equipped hospital manned by competent doctors and personnel in Rishikesh. However, the campus also has a well-equipped infirmary being run under the supervision of qualified nurse/Doctor available round the clock. Prescribed medicines and diet in case of ordinary illness is provided without any extra charges. However, if a child needs special medical attention, he is immediately taken to the hospital. The expenses thus incurred are borne by the parents. While filling up forms for registration and admission, parents are requested to disclose all previous medical history of the child and line of treatment is also to be submitted to the school doctor.
The hostel has a multi-purpose common room with a capacity of housing 500 students. This room acts as a court for indoor games & table-tennis. It also serves the purpose of an auditorium with a wooden stage, an LCD projector & a separate exit & entry door. The capacious room is also used as the T.V. room for boarders & has an LCD TV, 36” flat screen with separate speakers. The room is open for boarders during specified hours & is also used for conducting literary Competitions as well.
Investiture Ceremony: The School conducts ‘Investiture Ceremony’ before the commencement of Summer Vacations. It is a Ceremony in which the School honours the newly appointed School and House Appointments (school cabinet) with their respective badges and sashes. These students are assigned some responsibilities which they are supposed to shoulder for the whole session with honesty and dedication.
National Days (Republic Day & Independence Day): – The school celebrates Republic Day and Independence Day every year with full enthusiasm and honour.
Inter House Nirmal Quiz & Gurbani Recitation: – Every year, the school conducts Inter House Nirmal Quiz & Gurbani Recitation. The quiz is organized on the life of Sikh Gurus, Bhagats and the Life History of the Nirmal Ashram Saints. The aim is to inculcate spiritual & moral virtues among children.
Inter House Annual Athletic Meet: – The school organizes Inter House Annual Athletic Meet in the month of November every year. The meet includes various track & field events for all classes, and is organized on an Inter-House Competition bases.
Annual Day: – The school organizes its Annual Day every year in December. The students get a golden opportunity to present a cultural programme. Toppers of previous session and Inter House activities of the current year are felicitated on this day.
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Nirmal Ashram Deepmala Pagarani Public School,
Shyampur, Rishikesh-249201 , Uttarakhand, INDIA