08 - 09 October 2013
The 3rd National Training Workshop (NTW III) was held from 08 - 09 October 2013 at The Sagar School, Alwar (Rajasthan), with 14 participants from 6 different institutions. At the inaugural ceremony, the NAA team consisting of Kapil Bhalla (National Director), Bivujit Mukhoty (Programme Manager), Priyank Kumar Gupta (Head, YES Comm Project) and Vijayashree Pahal (Member, NTP from GD Goenka World School, Gurgaon) were welcomed and the 'Lamp of Knowledge' was lit. Jayshree Balasaria (Principal, The Sagar School) described the progress of IAYP at The Sagar School and the different activities that TSS offers for the programme.
The workshop started with an ice-breaking session where the participants interacted with each other and shared their experience, vision and expectations from the workshop. Kapil Bhalla described the history of Award and Bivujit Mukhoty took sessions on the Philosophy and Framework of Award. After the theoretical sessions, the delegates participated in activities that enhanced their understanding of the various sections of the Award. Vijayashree Pahal started with the Service section in which participants performed activities as Award participants. The session was followed by Skills, mentored by Bivujit Mukhoty. Kapil Bhalla took participants for outdoor activities as part of Physical Recreation. The last session of the day was the Adventurous Journey.
The second day started with an interactive session on Residential Projects for the Gold Level. Bivujit Mukhoty took another session on Risk Management which was followed by Brand Pack, Web Resources, Volunteering and Benefits of the Award. There was a Q&A session in which the NAA Team resolved queries. The Workshop concluded with the presentation of the Award Leader Training Certificate and badges. Kapil Bhalla presented an IAYP memento to Jayshree Balasaria (Principal, The Sagar School) and thanked the school for their support for conducting the workshop.
About The Sagar School
The Sagar School was founded in 2000 as a co-educational, residential school by Dr. Vidya Sagar, a leading intellectual property and corporate lawyer. The school was set up by Sagar Shiksha Sansthan, a non-profit society registered under The Societies Registration Act (1860).
The school aims to ensure that its students achieve their highest academic and personal potential. It also aims to give them a firm foundation based upon an understanding of Indian culture, society and ideas. The school aims to use that base to build more globally aware citizens prepared for the rigours of the 21st century. This is encouraged through the curriculum and through visits, expeditions, exchange programmes and school events such as European quizzes.
The school educates both boys and girls in classes IV to XII (age groups 8 to 17) under the CBSE. Teaching is conducted in English in small classes with numbers limited to a maximum of 24. This allows the school to have a high teacher-student ratio, which ensures that individual needs can be assessed and individual help and support given.
The school has been built to accommodate 450 students. Its facilities allow students to participate in the widest possible variety of activities. This ensures that each student can find and develop his own individual talents. In the end, the school's aim is to create a well-rounded student capable of achieving his highest academic potential alongside shaping his well-developed and whole personality.The school was the winner of International School Award (British Council) 2010 and Rated the No. 1 co-educational boarding school in Rajasthan by the Education World, India School Rankings 2013. Click for pictures