Annual Reports 2019 - 2020

THE BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing”

This year we succeeded in scaling many a daunting mountain. Our penchant for perfection was acknowledged and recognized by the most acclaimed experts in the field. Indeed I take immense pride in sharing that for the second consecutive year, Mount Litera Zee School, Amritsar has been ranked No.1 in Amritsar and No. 2 in Punjab by Education World India School Rankings 2019-20 the most highly respected rankings in the country. This award, like all others, I would like to most humbly dedicate to you all our esteemed patrons. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

The meteoric rise of Mount Litera has addled many and left them wondering about the secret behind this phenomenon…well, today I’ll share it with you all. We’re all working together. That’s the secret. Our partnership with you all, our teamwork makes the dream work. And this exemplary teamwork was acknowledged on the national platform by INDIA’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS SCHOOL JURY AWARDS 2019 when we were awarded the coveted Community Partnership award. With immense gratitude I dedicate this award to all parents of the school I would like to make a special mention of the stellar contribution of a special group of parents who have unwaveringly supported us in all our endeavors to empower our students. I express my gratitude to Mrs Suhena Chouhan, Mrs Nagma Khanna, Mrs Binti Kumar, Mrs Khushboo Agggarwal, Mrs Arusha Khurana, Mrs Manu Brar, Mrs Shipra Arora, Mrs Priya Chouhan, Mrs Suruchi Savlani and Mrs. Sakshi Mehra, Mr. Varun Chauhan.


ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Grade X result

Excellence in academics is the hallmark of a good institution and this year we reached an important milestone as our first batch of grade 10 students passed the CBSE Board Exam with flying colours. This is just the beginning of an illustrious innings to come.

Commencement of grade XI and XII

Also, I feel tremendously proud to announce the commencement of grade XI and XII in all streams namely Humanities, science and commerce from the academic session 2020-21 and I hereby declare the admissions open for the same.

Academic excellence has always at the locus of all our efforts at school. Our students are challenged to think critically and creatively, as a result of which they have made an outstanding mark on international platforms of assessment, like the SOF Olympiads.

I am proud to announce the names of the achievers who have displayed exemplary results in various subjects.

Zyna Dhillon secured International rank 13 in International English Olympiad, followed by Zonaira and Arshpreet with rank 18 and Mannat Samra with rank 23.

Zonaira Arora attained rank 18 in National Science Olympiad, along with Damita Kohli and Arush Yadav who qualified for second level.

An astounding number of students have made their way to Level 2 with their superlative zonal and international ranks. These crown jewels of the school are

  • Deetya Behl Grade 5
  • Tisha Kumar Grade 6
  • Devanyansh Khanna Grade 6
  • Sanjog Anand Grade 7
  • Sanjvi Anand Grade 7
  • Suhani Mehra Grade 7
  • Sanay Khurana Grade 8
  • Kaashvi Arora Grade 8
  • HunarArora Grade 4
  • Vanya Gulati Grade 5
  • Raabani Mehra Grade 5
  • Saina Mehra Grade 5
  • Innayat Arora Grade 5
  • Ojasvi Behl Grade 5
  • Tisha Kumar Grade 6
  • Vansh Khnna Grade 8
  • Amrit kaur Grade 9
  • Zonaira Grade 4

Truly commendable!

They all deserve a huge round of applause, dear audience! I am delighted to boast that in the recent Intra school level Spell Quest Contest 2019, Sidhima Baluja, a student of grade 4, has mesmerized everyone by securing the FIRST RANK IN INDIA. Truly massive! She deserves all your applause, dear audience! Tanirika Bajaj of grade 3, Ojasvi Savlani of grade 4 and Anvesha Yadav of grade 8 have brought laurels to the school by being in the ‘Merit Category’ at the National Level Spell Quest Competition. Not only this, MaanikaVerma and Zonaira Arora of grade 4 made their way to the ‘Top Ten’ at the National Level Spell Quest Competition. MLZS, Amritsar endorses the view that the future belongs to those who are prepared for life. Thus, following the same, this year our students got an opportunity to participate in the most reputed Model United Nations of the country as they represented our school at the 13th edition of The Doon School Model United Nations. A delegation of our students attended India’s largest MUN the Modern School MUN in New Delhi. Bringing laurels to the school these first time delegates proved their mettle and Zyna Dhillon and Kaashvi Arora won a verbal mention at the conference. The students, also attended 3rd edition of Military History Seminar hosted by Welham’s Boys School, Dehradun. Further, Encouraging our young entrepreneurs for product advertisement and retailing, a team went to LPS Business Conclave, Mohali.

Inculcating Artificial Intelligence is a part of our curriculum; a team of Mount Literans bagged the BEST GAME DEVELOPMENT team award at Satpaul Mittal School, Ludhiana.

And of course the crowning glory was the Traditional folk dance trophy that our team won at the Geofest International Competition held at City Montessori School, Lucknow in which almost 1000 students from 80 schools across the globe participated. Once again we thank Mrs Smiley Choudhary and Mrs Gowri Bansal for the guidance they provided our students. The relentless efforts put by Mrs Jyoti Sharma and Mr Lokesh deserve a special mention and perhaps a well deserved loud round of applause. They have made not only the school but also the city and the country proud. Steve Jobs had said, “ Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” And Mount Litera has always been a torchbearer of innovation and this academic year we incorporated in our mainstream academic program some path ingenious practices and pedagogies.

A singular and unmatchable initiative that needs to be highlighted was to forge an academic alliance with Edfinity to bring right here for our students a combination of elite international faculty with credentials from Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, MIT and Oxford for instruction. This initiative is supported by National Science Foundation and the United States Government.

It is noteworthy MLZS is one of the only six schools in the entire country and only one in the North to collaborate with Edfinity India thereby providing Mt. Literans a glorious opportunity to learn from the world’s best educators.

Albert Einstein said, “I never teach my pupils, I only provide the conditions in which they can learn.” And such is the vision of the mentors at Mount Litera. Our students were empowered to become in charge of their own learning and take leadership roles while teaching their peers through our initiative Brainy Buddies. The students donned the mantle of teachers and taught their juniors important concepts from the syllabus. The results were phenomenal learning both for the tutor and the tutee. The ingenious practice as an exemplar of innovation heralded at innumerable conferences across the country.

At Mount Litera we understand that not all classrooms have walls. We believe travel is like an endless university where you never stop learning. This summer, our young enthusiasts had a whale of a time as the school organised an educational trip to United States of America, wherein they visited to Kennedy Space Centre $NASA, Columbia University, Universal Studio, Disney Land and witnessed the launch of space shuttle and rejoiced in being a part of this unmatched experience.

We earnestly follow the dictum given by Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji ftfdnk ftukoh sK goT[gekoh

Only that kind of education is worth its name which makes a man a socially useful person, one who spends his life in the service of humanity.

Social services are an important part of the school calendar at MLZS. Our students personified empathy and compassion when given a chance to contribute to the Punjab Flood Relief campaign.. Keeping in mind the current threat that the hazardous practice of stubble burning, has posed to our environment, and lead by a motivated team of parents our students took on the role of ‘ ambassadors of anti-stubble burning campaign. Their efforts were lauded by Shri Dhruv Dahiya, SSP Tarn Taran and Shri Pardeep Kumar Sabarwal, Deputy Commissioner Tarn Taran. In order to create awareness for the widespread menace of dengue, a rally was organized by the students which was flagged off by District Education officer S. Salwinder Singh Samra. Not only this, the students of grade 4 collected one item each of daily necessity and donated in Shaheed Harbans Lal Khanna Bal Kala Vatika. Thus, expanding their worldview developing empathy and leadership skills.


SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS

It is well known that our world class infrastructure has no parallel and our cutting edge pedagogies make our institution the non pareil of excellence. Adding to this glory is our new state of the art shooting range. Through this training ground we aim to bring home innumerable medals and laurels for our country in the future.

This year, the school witnessed a number of achievements in various sports tournaments.

Our brilliant cagers Zyna Dhillon of Grade VIII & Innayat Arora of Grade VII were selected as part of the basketball team of Amritsar and grabbed the Gold Medal in State Tournament of Basket Ball held in Roop Nagar Stadium, Ropar from 10th to 13th October.

Jannat Sandhu of Grade VI stood 1st in Lawn Tennis Competition at District Level held in DAV International School 5th Sept 2019.

Our acclaimed pair of shuttlers – Krisha Arora and Kaashvi Arora of grade 8 got 1st position in U-14 Badminton Championship held at Gandhi Ground on 9th Sept. and further made it to the State Level.

Amaira Duggal of grade VI joined the winning league by standing first in floating yoga sports competition held on 10th Aug.

Samdisha Aujla of Grade VIII made us proud as she stood 2nd in Zonal Skating Tournament along with Kanan Kapoor of Grade VIII and Agamjot of grade 5 added to the joy by standing 3rd in Zonal Skating Tournament held on 26th & 27th Aug.

Tisha of Grade 6 brought laurels to the school by qualifying for PSEB state level in Chess.

Our remarkable team composing of

  • Innayat Arora
  • Kaira Aggarwal
  • Zyna Dhillon
  • Aanyal Grover
  • Mehar Mehra
  • Gunbir Mukhija

bagged 1st position in District Basket Ball Tournament


Further adding to our delight

  • Hairat Kaur Grade F–3 got 2nd position in Skating Competition at district level.
  • Kathryn Grade VIII & Siddid Kumar Grade IV swept the board with third position in Karate District Tournament (under 14).
  • Our phenomenal team of Football players won 3rd position in Football Zonal Tournament for boys.
  • Ojasvi succeeded in achieving 3rd position in Chess Tournament and further got selected for State Level Tournament.

‘Education is not a ladder of opportunity but it is also an investment in our future.’

Keeping the essence of the statement alive, our school in collaboration with Edu Sensei, a group of professionally certified counselors and highly skilled educators organized a unique workshop ‘Paint your career’. Such college fairs, with over 20 widely known and highly regarded universities from India and across the world are not just few between the students and parents to weigh their options and see what colleges could be best beneficial but also bring forth the right set of circumstances for them to assess what universities across the globe have to offer,

TEDx

This year MLZS brought the groundbreaking confluence of indigenous ideas to the city through TedX Youth.

TED X brings the spirit of TED’s mission of ideas worth spreading to local communities around the globe. TedX event, this year at Mount Litera glorified the initiative to discover ideas and spark conversations in the community through live speakers such as Dr. Jaideep Kumar, Mr. Rajeev Varshaney, Ms. Anmol Rodriguez, Jinal Shah, Sasha Grewal, Mitali and Summiya, Mr. Manoj Dora, Ms. Suhena, a parent, Ms. Shovana Narayan, Mr. Mohammed Ali Shah and Ms. NanditaPuri who delivered exemplary talks for the young minds. Our student Garv Pathak was given this once in a life time opportunity to be TEDx speaker.

And now with a deep sense of humility and gratitude to my indefatigable team, meritorious students and the ever-supportive you, dear parents, I say that we are proud of our work and have a long way to traverse, to reach a goal that is not impossible.

Edgar A Guest’s lines come to my mind:

When things go wrong, as sometimes they will,
When the road you are trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low but debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit...
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

And quit we will not till each one of our learners succeeds.

Have a wonderful evening! Thank you.