Pongal Celebration at JIRS
Pongal, the harvest festival that is celebrated in India was happily celebrated at JIRS on 15 January. This festival comes with a bundle full of joy and happiness to all Indians with different names in various regions of the country. JIRS had the most traditional festival at their school premises which was celebrated in a cultural and religious way. The celebration started with preparing Pongal, continuing with painting competition and ending it with the significant kite flying.
The students of JIRS were divided into various houses where they had to prepare varieties of Pongal. Once the Pongal was ready to be eaten, the housemates were given the opportunity to participate in the field of painting competition. The students participated in this event displayed their creative skills and brought out the theme of unity in diversity through their painting which is indeed a part and a parcel of JIRS.
Later in the day, the entire school took part in kite flying in the cricket ground which was a beautiful sight to witness that evening.
JIRS Celebrated the Graduation Day on 13 January 2018
Jain International Residential School witnessed the much-awaited event of Graduation Day on 13 January 2018. The guest of honor for the event was Dr. T P Sasi Kumar, Former Deputy Director at Directorate General of Security, Cabinet Secretariat, New Delhi
It was a beautiful sight to see the students of class XII marching solemnly with lit candles capturing the moment of eternity in each one’s heart. The inspirational and motivational message given by the Chief Guest Dr. T P Sasi Kumar with so many awards, would be forever engraved in each one’s heart as they go forth in life with a purpose to empower the future with the strength of their convictions.
He asked them to follow the 3 mantras - hard work, perseverance and right frame of mind in their pursuit of excellence. It was a proud moment as the mementos were given away by Dr. T P Sasi Kumar and CEO-Wg.Cdr. [Retd] K L Ganesh which the students carried close to their hearts. The guest of honor in his speech emphasized on leadership and discipline that paved their way towards success. With a new life ahead of them, the twelfth-grade students were ready to say goodbye to their school days.
All good things came to an end. As the memorable day came to an end, they walked through a myriad of memories filled with new beginnings for them. The torchbearers would now illuminate the world as the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
God bless them.
JIRS celebrating 18th Annual Day Ceremony
JIRS organised its 18th Annual Day on 29 December 2017. It was a distinctive day for the parents and the teachers who witnessed a day that was overwhelming to watch and a proud moment to create as the students proved their talent through their performance.
The Annual Day was dawned with the students who gave an enthralling performance through their march-past along with military precision as they proved their perfection and discipline that they were taught at JIRS. They dedicated a complete patriotic enactment to the martyrs of the armed forces after which tears welled up in the eyes of the audience. The students also exhibited their cultural talent through an emotional performance ‘Vathsalaya’ for which they received a standing ovation from everyone present there.
The celebration was even more highlighted with the presence of the CEO, Wing Commander K.L. Ganesh felicitated the students for their achievements in different arenas. The school was also awarded with achievements and honors from Economic Times, Edu World and a few more. The audience was spellbound by the accomplishments the students and the school had received. All the parents were thankful to JIRS for bringing up their children with so much of excellence and discipline, and making them strong for the future endeavor.
Jain Academy for Sporting Excellence (JASE) Organized 13th JASE Cup
Jain Academy for Sporting Excellence (JASE) organized the 13th JASE Cup, an Invitational Interschool Sports Festival which was held from 19 August 2017 to 2 September 2017 at the JGI Global Campus.
Beginning the day with an inaugural function, distinguished guests Mr. Rajan Varghise, Dean, Jain University School of Law, (Retd). Wing Commander K L Ganesh Sharma, CEO, JIRS and Wing Commander Arijit Ghosh, COO, JIRS graced the occasion.
It was a matter of great pleasure that nearly 1000 children participated in the sporting carnival. 18 schools across Bengaluru battled to win prestigious trophies in 142 events from 78 categories’ in 19 disciplines.
Individual prizes and team trophies were awarded to the winners including the ‘Best Player Trophy’ to encourage the emerging sportsperson who participated in the event.
The event was well organized by team JASE and indeed it was a great success.
INTRA – MUN 2017
Jain International Residential School (JIRS), Bengaluru had recently conducted INTRA- JIRS MUN (Model United Nations) 2017 which is a conference that provided a platform for students to exhibit their public speaking skills, critical thinking, and writing skills. In addition, students learnt about team work and leadership skills. The conference was organized on 23 and 24 August, 2017 which was inaugurated by JIRS CEO (Retd). Wing Commander K L Ganesh Sharma.
The senior members of Model United Nations of the school thoroughly planned the event guiding their juniors. All the students who participated in the event had exhilarating experience as it provided them an opportunity to develop an understanding of how different committees such as DISEC (Disarmament and Security Committee), HRC (Human Rights Council), and WHO (World Health Organization) function.
There were sixty-three delegates in each committee who were guided by the senior students to understand the event and how it functions. The event was indeed helpful in shaping them with confidence, zeal, critical thinking and also in mastering the art of diplomacy.
Raksha Bandhan Celebration at JIRS
Relationships are the essence of any festivity and it holds true for any Indian festival. The name 'Raksha Bandhan' means a bond of protection which holds a great emotional and religious significance and exhibits the beautiful relationship of love, care, and affection between siblings. On the day of Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie the silk thread called Rakhi on their brother's wrist and pray for their well-being. JIRS children celebrated the festival with great enthusiasm on 7 August 2017.
The Colosseum was bedecked for the occasion. The staff made creative rangolis and decorated thalis using different designs. The entire ambiance at the celebration space was filled with beautiful songs. The boys were eagerly waiting for their turn to get the Rakhi tied on to their wrist. All the girls dressed up in their traditional costumes tied Rakhi to all the boys present there, while boys pledged to take care of them and offered gifts and sweets thus making the celebration more meaningful.
The Investiture Ceremony 2017-18
Leadership plays a vital role in the life of students. JIRS provides the platform to its students who possess leadership qualities to showcase their potentials and leadership traits allowing them to shoulder responsibilities as prefects for the various posts in the Student Council. The initiation of the Student Council took place on the 22 July 2017 in the form of the Investiture Ceremony.
The day began with the arrival of the Chief Guest Mr. Enrico Piperno, India’s former Davis Cup and Federation Cup coach of Indian Tennis team. The Guests of Honor were Mrs. Samira Piperno and selected parents.
The ceremony began with a parade of children representing the different contingents holding the school flag and respective house flags marching past the Chief Guest in a commendable manner. The newly formed Council m were unveiled with great pomp and show. The oath taking ceremony took place under the guidance of the Guest who read out the oath and the students swore to uphold and pledged allegiance to the school reputation, house flags and designated posts with integrity and honor.
The Chief Guest advised the students’ to take sports seriously and to balance both sports and academics. The memorable day drew to a close but the hearts and minds of the Student Council members opened up new vistas for them as this day marked the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.
Orientation Program 2017
JIRS conducts an orientation program for new session students and staff. Wg. Cdr. K L Ganesh Sharma (Retd), CEO graced the occasion.
JIRS Celebrated Graduation Day on 17 February 2017
Jain International Residential School witnessed the much-awaited event of Graduation Day on 17 February 2017. The guest of honor for the day was Prof. (Dr.) R.Venkata Rao, Vice-Chancellor, National Law School of India University, a distinguished personality in the field of law, witnessed the Graduating ceremony in full grandeur.
Graduation day for a student is the day when she/he graduate from high school, it is the day of their future of which they had dreamt. It was the day of the beginning of their dreams – “Dreams of the Future”- These words seemed to reverberate in every student's heart as their faces shone with an inner light and pledged to dispel the darkness around them with the light of knowledge.
It was a beautiful sight to see the students of grade XII marching solemnly with their lit candles. It was a captivating movement for eternity in each one’s heart in the August Hall. The inspirational message was given by the Chief Guest Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NLS which would forever etch in each one’s heart as they go forth in life with a purpose to empower the future.
The guest of honor in his speech emphasized on leadership and discipline that paved the way for success. He advised students to follow 3 mantras such as hard work, perseverance and the right frame of mind in their pursuit of excellence. It was a proud moment for every student as they received mementos by Prof. (Dr.) R.Venkata Rao, Wg.Cdr.K L Ganesh Sharma (Retd). The students hugged these token of memory close to their heart as if trying not only to carry this but also a part of the schooling engraved within their hearts.
A rollicking farewell party was organized to XII grade students who were ready to say goodbye to their school days. The party appeared to linger in the hearts of every student forever. The crown of Miss.JIRS and Mr.JIRS were given to Miss.Saakshi Pandit and Master. Aman Raj Varma.
The memorable day drew to a close but the hearts and minds of the students as they walk through a myriad of memories opened up new vistas for them. They were the torchbearers who would illuminate the world as the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
A four day workshop ‘Art Excel’ conducted by Art of living at JIRS
JIRS organized a colorful four days’ workshop ‘Art Excel’ conducted by Art of living from 1 to 4 February 2017 headed by the team leader Mrs. Shobna Kalyan.
DAY - 1: The first session was started with games, and puzzles oriented activities. The second session continued with value based stories to build the confidence and trust among themselves about the Devine power.
DAY – 2: Introduction to Yoga and Meditation was given. The glory of Art of living and its worldwide activities were shown through a video show.
DAY – 3 : Yoga and Meditation were continued with the process of controlling body, mind, and senses. The system and procedure of Sudarshana Kriya were also taught.
DAY – 4 : The last day yoga and meditation along with Sudarshana Kriya was done. Students participated with full of enthusiasm.
Children also presented short plays, dance and also a speech on the learned divine concepts which was appreciable.
At last CEO of JIRS, Wg Cdr. K L Ganesh addressed the gathering and appreciated the children for their successful and effective participation.
Ms. Suahana rendered the vote of thanks.
Mr. Nareshkumar M.G Coordinator of the program ended the program with Shanti mantra.
17th ANNUAL DAY CELEBRATION
On the special day of 30 December 2016, parents and students witnessed the 17th annual day celebrations of JIRS. The resplendent grandeur of nature, brilliantly matched with the wonderful display of march-past by the students of JIRS. The students exhibited their disciplinary and endurance skills through karate and equestrian show. The Chief Guest for this fabulous Parade was Gp. Cpt. Bharani Kumar Remala. The chief guest motivated the children to excel in their discipline and all round development which JIRS imparts to its students.
The chief guest of the grand day Dr. Chenraj Roychand, Chairman, JGI Group who also presided over the function with his mind igniting words on parenting and creating leaders and entrepreneurs, which left a lasting impression on the audience.
The CEO of JIRS Wg. Cdr. K L Ganesh Sharma (Retd), presented his annual report on results and achievements of all students and emphasized on the role of parents and teachers to mold the children in their foundational years.
The main highlight of the cultural show was the dance drama based on the theme of "A TRIBUTE TO INDIAN ARM FORCE". The students displayed their artistic skills in the best possible manner and enchanted the audience which numbed them to their seats.
These performances were choreographed by ‘Shaimak Dawar' under the guidance of accomplished artists. The parents and invitees to the program gave a standing ovation to the tireless efforts of the students.
Prizes were given to all students with outstanding achievements.
INTRA –JIRS MUN 2016
The top residential school in the city of Bengaluru Jain International Residential School had conducted INTRA –JIRS MUN 2016 on 9 and 10 November 2016 which was inaugurated by JIRS CEO Wg. Cdr. K L Ganesh Sharma (Retd).
The experienced MUNNer’s of the school after thorough planning indulged in a new exhilarating experience by dipping their toes in the huge ocean of MODEL UNITED NATION 2016.
The INTRA – JIRS MUN 2016 consisted of three committees –DISEC, HRC, and WHO. The Chair and the Vice Chair being the PIONEERS and experienced MUNNer’s of JIRS shouldered the responsibilities with utmost precision and diligence.
There were forty delegates in each committee and were guided by the senior students to understand the strategy of this formal event, shaping them with more confidence, zeal, critical thinking and Master the Art of DIPLOMACY!
Orphanage Visit – 2016
The interact club of Jain International Residential School celebrated the Christmas eve in orphanage. The board members organized flameless cooking competition and took the winners to the orphanage where Mr.A.J.Babu (Teacher, Moderator) & Roshan Agarwal (Former President) also joined them. The students distributed food, chocolates and also their own possessions with loads of love to the children of the orphanage. The students of JIRS played with the children and had lunch along with them. The children showered love on JIRS students till the end of the day and they don’t want to leave the students back to school.
Achievers of today Preparing for the future
Jain International Residential School presents a program “Achievers of Today, Preparing for the future” to help the parents to guide their children in an exemplary way. This program makes them understand the curriculums of CIE, IBDP & CBSE and prepares them to face this competitive world.
Viva La Fiesta! - JIRS cultural Fiesta
THE JIRS CULTURAL Fiesta is an annual Event that showcases the innate Talents of the students on a public forum. It is a function that brings together the JIRS Confraternity as one united body to Remember, Revive and Rejuvenate what JIRS stands for. For forth students it gives a golden opportunity to build up their esteem, confidence and dignity to find a niche for themselves to excellent and rise above their inhibitions and create a strong following among their peers and tutors regardless and hence it is RED Letter Day in the annual of the school. It also occupies a prestigious post in the cultural calendar of the curriculum of the school and is much awaited for each year.” All work and no play make Jack a dull boy/girl” holds much water in JIRS. The Cultural Fiesta justifies the age old axiom.
Participation in the cultural Fiesta creates a brand value for the participation and places him in a higher plane than the rest of the spectators. It gives him that competitive edge that distinguishes him from those that can and those that do not come up to standards. Besides it erases the ennui that characterizes the overshadowing of the classroom, bring out the vim and vigour that stays trapped in the heart and mind of the creative, intuitive and restless student who is dying to let off steam after the rigorous schedule of intellectual pursuits. It enhances the enthusiasm which is locked within his being but is not allowed to escape. It builds up a unique camaraderie which cannot be attained in other curricular pursuits.
For youth what is better than letting their aspirations take wings in an atmosphere of fun and frolic rather than in the sacrosanct precincts of the classroom, So let Fiesta live forever because that is what makes boys & girls true ladies and gentlemen.
The significance of Ganesh Chaturthi lies in the way people attach themselves with all their love and faith to the care and pampering of the all-embracing Lord Ganesha, who epitomizes wisdom. The occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated with full religious fervor and devotion in the JIRS campus. On the 5th of September 2016, the Vasu Maha Ganapathi Temple was bedecked with hundreds of baskets of colorful flowers for the occasion, children dressed in their beautiful attires offered flowers at the feet of the lord. Pooja was carried out with Vedic mantras, Homas, archana and offerings of his favorite Modhak, puffed rice, sweets and jaggery.
The campus echoed with vedic chantings and devotional songs dedicated to lord Ganesha. The chariot decorated with flowers and lord Ganesha’s idol adorned to the fullest was taken all around the school with gaiety, dancing and bursting of crackers. It was a day to cherish for the children who were fascinated and danced in total rhythm with the professional tribal drummers while “Ganapathi Bappa Maurya” echoed in the corridors. As the procession was being led for immersion, girls and boys danced their way amid bursting of crackers. The campus wore a festive look and the beautiful day ended with the immersion of lord Ganesha.
Sri Krishna Janmasthami
Jain International Residential School has a unique feature of celebrating all festivals with gaiety and fervor. The birth of Lord KRISHNA was celebrated with religious fervor blending with spiritualism, tradition and cultural events in the school premises. The campus was bedecked with hundreds of lamps and garlands of flowers everywhere for the occasion. In keeping with tradition the celebration began with bhajans and devotional songs sung in praise of the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu the natkhat nanda gopal. Krishna Janmashtami was celebrated on 25th of August 2015 at JIRS. The students were all dressed in their traditional attires. The school orchestra played a few bhajans and songs pertaining to the occasion. A two hour cultural program was organized for the evening which comprised of dance, drama and folk dance. The function started with a wonderful singing & dancing house wise competition by all children and it was fascinating to see the wonderful talent of children. The hallmark was the spectacular dance performance by children. Students proceeded to the “madki phodo” area for the breaking of the madki where over 50 madkas were strung on poles 15 feet to 20 feet height. They formed human pyramids and worked together to break the pots. Later, they proceeded for pooja and arthi at the reception, devoted to lord Krishna. Prasad was then offered to the students, who headed back to their dorms after a very eventful and enticing evening. The ambience of the school wore a festive and sacred look with Lord Krishna’s Jhulas beautifully decorated which were swung by students with love and devotion.
Raksha Bandhan Celebration at JIRS
Relationships are the essence of any festivity and it holds true for any Indian festival. The term 'Raksha Bandhan' suggests 'a bond of protection'. Sisters tie the silk thread called Rakhi on their brother's wrist and pray for their well-being. JIRS celebrated the festival of brothers and sisters on the 18th of August 2016. Raksha Bandhan holds great emotional and religious significance & exhibits the beautiful relationship of love, care and affection between siblings. The Colosseum was decked for the occasion. The staff created artistic rangolis and decorative thalis with many different designs. The entire ambience at the celebration space was filled with beautiful songs fostering the spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood. They decorated plates with sacred threads lighted lamps and a variety of pooja items were displayed on the floor. The children sat on the floor eagerly waiting their chance to be tied with the silken thread of binding. The brothers in turn offered their sisters gifts and sweets and promised to take care of them in return. The program started at 7.30 am. All the girls dressed up in their traditional costumes headed towards the temple, where Pooja was held. The boys were seated in rows in the Colosseum. After the pooja, the girls were given the Rakhis. Unity and diversity could be seen when African, Thai & Korean children dressed in their best attires also tied the sacred thread on the wrists of their brothers and put the tilak on the brother’s forehead and proceeded to do the Arathi. It was a beautiful sight to see smiles writ large on the faces of the children as they walked along with plates filled with chocolates and gifts received by them. This day will remain etched in their memories for a long time to come, when they are back at home, they will miss this colorful & touching event.
Jain International Residential School observes 70th Independence Day
The 70th Independence Day was observed in Jain International Residential School on August 15, 2016 with traditional ceremony.
Air Commando K R Mishra, who was the chief guest at the event, hoisted the national flag which was followed by the national anthem sung by the students. The chief guest then received salute from the Head Boy, Master. Aditya Nair, his council members and troupe leaders of various contingents.
The chief guest extended his wishes to everyone on this special occasion and emphasized the importance of freedom and responsibilities towards the nation in his address. He also urged the students to stay committed to their goals and contribute towards the betterment of the society.
The students paid homage to all freedom fighters and gallant heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country. The event also included a cultural program during which dance and songs on patriotic theme were presented. A splendid march-past with military precision was also displayed by the students. The function concluded with the declaration of results of the march past by the COO of JASE at JIRS, Wg. Cdr. (retd) Arijit Ghosh.
Jain International Residential School Investiture Ceremony
Leadership plays a vital role in the life of students. JIRS provides the platform to students who possess the leadership qualities. They are given the opportunity to showcase their potentials and leadership traits which allow them to shoulder responsibilities as prefects for the various posts in the student council. The selection procedure is a hard nut to crack since the students have to undergo a tough selection procedure before being adorned with the position of a council member. The initiation of the student council members took place on the 18 June 2016 in the form of the Investiture Ceremony. The chief guest was Grp. Cpt. T Srinivas Rao.
The event began with a ceremonial parade with 700 children representing different contingents holding the school flag and respective house flags high marched past the chief guest in a commendable manner. The new council members were unveiled with great pomp and show and the oath taking ceremony was done under the guidance of the guest who read out the oath where the students swore to uphold and pledged allegiance to the school reputation, House Flags and designated posts with integrity and honor.
The Chief Guest, Grp. Cpt. T Srinivas Rao, advised the children to take sports seriously and to balance both sports and academics as he himself played National Level and also ranked the CAT with 99.15 percentile and joined IIM, Ahmedabad. The memorable day drew to a close but the hearts and minds of the student council members opened up new vistas for them as this day marked the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.
INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY
Meditation and yoga is a gift given to us by our ancestors. Yoga and meditation enables one to discover the sense of oneness and inner peace. On the 21st of June 2016, as part of II International Yoga Day, JIRS students under the able guidance of Mr. Arie and Ms. Maria from Art of Living enthusiastically participated in yoga. They made all the participants to learn the essentials of yoga which enabled them to sharpen their sensitivity and enriched their awareness of subtler levels of existence. It was a pleasure to see 800 children of our school actively participating in this huge culture of our country.
JIRS believes in nurturing potentialities into realities by giving the children a platform to showcase their talents. All budding talents of JIRS were given the opportunity to perform on the stage on the occasion of talent of JIRS. The budding talents were seen to take part in a plethora of activities be it instrumental, vocal, music, art and dance, mind reading, dramas and so on and so forth. The budding talents exhibited their talents and at the same time proved that the stage belonged to them. The sprintoor echoed with the sounds of music and the audience seemed to be enthralled by the display of such professionalism in showcasing their latent potentials. The hunt proved fruitful as the talents of the students came to the forefront and henceforth the proper platform shall be given to them to enhance and mold it further by giving it a definite shape. JIRS believes in this cultural talent development.
Visit to Art of Living and Pyramid Valley
JIRS believes in instilling values in the tiny tots. The students of junior wing were provided with an opportunity to visit an exhibition organized by the Art of Living on the premises of Sri Sri Ravishankar Ashram. The students were accompanied and escorted by Ms.Yashaswini who enlightened the students about the establishment and motto of Art of Living. During the tour of the Ashram, the students visited the Gurukul where they saw the “Shishyas” of the gurukul chanting mantras in a rhythmic manner. The experiences gathered in Art of Living will remain in their memories forever.
After their enchanting experience in the Art of Living the students proceeded to the Pyramid Valley, the biggest mediation pyramid in the world accommodating 5000 meditators at once, where they were taken to the huge meditation hall and were informed about the philosophy of the organization. The state of art of both the organizations mesmerized the students. The live performances of ancient practices opened the eyes of the tiny tots and they were filled with promises to achieve the limitless with an unshakable faith.
Orientation Program 2016
The academic session of 2016 -17 was ushered in with the orientation program by Wg. Cdr (Retd) K L Ganesh Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, Jain International Residential School for the students in different phases. The students were introduced to the Do’s and Don’ts, the rules and regulations of the school and achievements of the alumni. He also touched upon the life and achievements of the visionary icon, Dr. Chenraj Roychand, Founder Chairman - JGI Group.
Trip to Goa
Jain International Residential School organized a fun trip to Goa recently, in addition to the leadership camps to Leh, Ladakh and international education tour to Singapore. It was a five-day trip, where students stayed in Grand Hilton Double Tree Hotel. On the first day of the trip, students relaxed in the hotel and played indoor games. The students explored the famed Baga beach and Panjim on the second day of the trip and went go karting in the evening.
The third day of the trip was full of adventure as the students did banana-boat rides, parasailing, Jet Ski, and ringo rides during the daytime. In the evening they went shopping in search of the specialties of Goa like printed t-shirts, mementos, cashew nuts, and traditional Goan sweets. The last day of the trip gave the students a glimpse of the rich history and cultural diversity of Goa as they visited the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Mangeshi Temple, and Fort Aguada.
The Goan expedition will turn out to be a trip to remember for the students as they relaxed and bonded with their teachers and mates after the rigors of the exams.
JASE Cup 2015
The JASE Cup 2015, a sports extravaganza, is conducted at Jain International Residential School. The Jain Academy for Sporting Excellence popularly known as JASE is a forerunner in sports education. A total of nearly 2200 participants from 24 different schools from Bangalore will be battling it out in over 18 sports disciplines and 70 events. Read More »
Jain Paryushan Celebration
Every year, during the Shravana-Bhadrapada season, Jain International Residential School (JIRS) celebrates the Jain Paryushan festival for a period of eight days with devotion and dedication. This year too was no different and JIRS celebrated the prestigious festival from 10 to 17 September 2015.
The festival started with a ‘Deeksha&rsrsquo; – taking oath to practice the religious systems and traditions of Jainism. All Jain students participated with full vigor and zeal in the various religious rituals. They listened with rapt attention to the holy sermons of the saints. ‘Prathikraman’ a systematic ritual of repentance and begging forgiveness was conducted every day from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm.
Special food arrangements were made for students who were practicing Ekasana and Byasana (having food only once or twice a day, or fasting for the whole day). Students visited the Jain temple in the campus to invoke the blessings of saints. The temple head explained the importance and significance of the temple and Paryushan Parv to the students.
On the final day of the festival, students said ‘Michhami Dugudam’ to each other, a term that seeks forgiveness. It means, "If I have caused you offence in any way, knowingly or unknowingly, in thought, word or deed, then I seek your forgiveness". In addition to requesting forgiveness, one has to grant forgiveness as well. The JIRS students ended this year’s Jain Paryushan festival with this noble act.
International Student-Teacher Exchange Program
On February 2013, Jain International Residential School (JIRS) had established a Sister School Partnership Program with Kalinda Primary School, Melbourne, Australia, by signing an MOU with them.
Fifteen students from JIRS visited Kalinda School on February 2014 as part of the program and were exposed to the Australian way of life, education, and culture. The JIRS students stayed with the families of the Kalinda students during their visit and established great rapport with them.
In September 2015, seven students and four faculty members from Kalinda School visited JIRS on a fifteen-day program. The students and faculty participated in JIRS’ educational, cultural, sports, and day-to-day activities. The students connected well with JIRS’ programs and their Indian classmates. They learned classical Indian music and dance, painting, and imbibed every aspect of Indian culture.
The Principal of Kalinda School, Gail Pollard, and the other faculty members Neil Pollard, Karen Johns, and Steve Harvey were also very involved in learning JIRS’ systems and processes. They took classes for the JIRS students to introduce the Australian ways of teaching to them and enhance their learning experience.
This Student-Teacher Exchange Program has benefited the students and teachers of both the institutions and enabled them to understand the cultural and pedagogical traditions of India and Australia.
Sri Krishna Janamasthmi celebrations at JIRS
Jain International School always has a unique feature of celebrating all the festivals with gaiety and fervor so that children do not miss being at home. This year also, Krishna Janmasthmi was celebrated with blending spiritualism, tradition and cultural events platform for children.
The function started with a wonderful singing & dancing house wise competition by all children and it was fascinating to see the wonderful talent of children. The hallmark was the spectacular dance performance by children, who were also accompanied by the children from Kalinda School, Australia who were on an exchange program at JIRS.
After this children actively participated in the challenging matki phod competition and it was all fun and enthusiastic event for children. Later children celebrated the janmasthami with singing bhajan and Krishna jhool accompanied by aarti.
Ganesha Chathurthi festival celebration at JIRS
Jain International Residential School has a rich culture of celebrating all the festivals with gaiety, fervor, devotion and with a lot of excitement and festivity in the air. This year also Ganesha Chathurthi festival was celebrated by students, management and the entire staff with a great enthusiasm.
The day started by offering Puja to Lord Ganesha , the symbol of wisdom and remover of obstacles at the Vasu Maha Ganapathi Temple at Jain International Residential School. All the students and staff participated in Bhajan, Shloka chanting followed by the maha mangala arati with great devotion.
In the evening, children gathered again at the Ganesha temple for the Puja and the Lord Ganesha idol was placed in the chariot to be taken in procession for immersion. The children not only prayed to Lord Ganesha but also sang and danced to the tunes of Ganapathi Bappa Moriya accompanied with the rhythmic tribal folk drummers and dancers. Amidst the bursting of crackers and dancing, the Lord Ganesha idol was immersed in the water body and marking the end of a day full of devotion, fun, and blessings.
RAKSHA BANDHAN Celebrations at JIRS
The festive season at Jain International Residential School started with the Raksha Bandhan festival on Saturday the 29 August 2015. Raksha Bandhan, the festival that bonds the love between the brothers and sister was celebrated, as like every year with great joy at JIRS. Rakhi holds great emotional and religious significance & exhibits the beautiful relationship of love, care and affection between siblings. The festival keeps the deep rooted culture of the country alive, strengthens the relationship of siblings and ensures togetherness.
All the students were in colourful traditional attire and along with the staff created artistic rangolis and decorative thalis with many different designs. Students from Kalinda School, Australia were at Jain International School on exchange program and they also participated in the festival and were delighted by the Indian culture and tradition. The entire ambience at the celebration space was filled with beautiful brother sister songs and it was a wonderful Raksha Bandhan at JIRS!!
UK Universities in JIRS
Jain International Residential School organized Career counseling session by the British Council on 29 August 2015. Over 10 Universities participated from UK and the delegates shared their expertise on admission, scholarship etc.
USA Universities in JIRS
Jain International Residential School organizes Career Fair along with Universities in the USA on 26 August 2015. Over 15 prestigious universities participated in the event.
Model United Nations Program - China
A most excellent happening program all over the world, providing students with opportunities to engage in a model United Nations Program as ambassadors of various countries presenting and evaluating and discussing possible solutions to these world problems, as done in the United Nations itself.
Through pre-conference research and in-conference debate, caucusing and resolution-writing, students work for global solutions to pressing issues while simultaneously articulating and defending the opinions of the real world governments and delegates that they represent.
MUN is a framework through which participants expand both their understanding and abilities. Research in preparations for an MUN conference adds to a participant’s knowledge and appreciation of world affairs. This research is converted into position paper, resolutions and material for discussion in committee, students hone their analytic skills. The debate and lobbying processes give students the opportunity to practice their public speaking a conflict resolution skills.
Jain International Residential School participated in the YMUN - China. This year, the conference was held from 20 – 23 August in Beijing, China. Model United Nations was a life-changing experience as the students learned about global issues, public speaking and friendship. As a delegate, students received specific feedback from committee director about their performance during the conference.
Jain International Residential School students were appreciated in their respective committees and their excellent participation spirits. From the first step to the end, students had opportunities to learn and interact with other delegates, as well as the Yale Committee Directors. This exchange of ideas and information shapes the framework for critical debate that made YMUN - China a professional and intellectually engaging experience for every delegate! This was a great experience for all to learn about the country’s culture, food habits, religion and its phenomenal economic growth globally. There were seven committee sessions of 21 hours in three days.
All the 17 students who participated in the YMUN - China, came out from the conference with more understanding of the world we live in and with a greater engagement with international efforts to find global solutions. It was a great global academic simulation.
Independence Day Celebrations
JIRS celebrated the 69th Independence Day with great fervor. Brig. Ahujah, was the chief guest. The chief guest ignited the minds of the young ones with her pearls of wisdoms. Children paid homage to the builders of the nation who sacrificed their ‘today’ for our better ‘tomorrow’ through patriotic songs, Role Play and display of martial arts followed by an Interhouse cultural program of dance and music.
Purushakar Parakaram Dhyan Sadhana
Jain International Residential School introduced Purushakar Parakaram Dhyan Sadhana to all the students
and teachers for their holistic and spiritual development. Purushakar Parakaram Dhyan Sadhana is a simple,
easy to follow unique and universal technique of meditation started by Upadhyay Pravar P. P. Shri Pravinrishiji Ma. Sa.
All the teachers and students attended a 2 day workshop on this effective and easy
meditation technique. This not only brought mental peace but also helped them all to achieve a right path in
their spiritual journey.
Meditation on purushakar with mantra and five perfect colours symbolises the five padas of
the Navkar Mantra which assists in opening the inner vision, thereby making internal transformation,
self-purification leading to the path of Divine Self-realisation.
Regular and daily practise of this technique will help the participants in releasing stress,
anger, fear, greed, hatred and all other negative feelings. It helps the students to bring harmony in
their life and maintaining a balance in their life, to achieve happiness, and eternal bliss - effortlessly.
With such workshops, the school continues to make its effort to improve the life of the
students in this stress prone life. It helps the students to achieve mental stability,
overcome stress and attain success with ease. It reflects not only in their academics, but also in their character.
Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award,bringing together practical experiences and life skills to equip young people for life. JIRS has been offered the award as a part of its co-curricular activity program.
This program enables students to attend and participate in the adventure expedition to the Himalayas, where they learn team work and leadership building. They need to earn an award with perseverance and enterprise by completing 12 to 18 hours of service, learning skills, and sports for physical fitness. The most exciting section is the adventure and expedition, which has taken off in a big way.
Talent Hunt for IGCSE & IB Students
It is a tradition at JIRS to give a platform and opportunity to students to showcase their talent.
To identify them and to nurture and flourish them is our prime duty and responsibility. The Talent Hunt programme for IGCSE and IB students was held on 11 July 2015.
The talent show was a huge success with plethora of fabulous musical and dance performances.
The children took this opportunity and used it as a platform to showcase their multifaceted talents.
JIRS believes in universal brotherhood and in keeping with this tradition the holy month of Ramadan was observed by the students belonging to Islam.
JIRS has students from all parts of the world, from different religion which demands the need to cater to all festivals & help children to build up unity amongst each other. The most important thing which makes the month of Ramadan more significant is that it is the month of the Quran.
The students very religiously followed the tenets of Islam in accordance to the need of the religion. Ramadan.
Every evening prayers were conducted by Maulvis at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Abrar Khan who jointly guided the children in offering prayers to the almighty.
The Significance of the month of Ramadan was highlighted upon in the form of religious discourse.
Ramadan is made compulsory commemorating the revelation of the Holy Quran as guidance to the whole mankind. The children were imbibed with the essentials of fasting.
The students celebrated the Ifatr with the CEO of JIRS, Wg. Cdr. K L Ganesh Sharma, later they attended the prayers in the mosque at Kanakpura.
WOW Club in JIRS
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. This was the area focused on in this activity- ‘Speaking behind one’s back’. The activity was done as a part of the WOW club,
for girls of the 9, 10 and 11 grade. Through this students learnt, how gossip would affect oneself and the other.
MUN Cafe club was inaugurated at JIRS on 11 July 2015. Mun Café is a brand of world view Education which is founded and managed by professional with
many decades of cumulative experience in experiential education simulations like Model UN.
Trip to Wonderla
The students knit the first thread of sweet memory with the trip to wonderla, where every moment was full of fun. Students had a great time and they sang, danced,
screamed and played many games along with the teachers. The trip was marvellous and was one of the nostalgia trip that they had ever been to.
Everyone was super-excited to go on the rides even though they looked extremely scary. They went twice on all the rides and all the rides were awesome. The rain dance, where most of them enjoyed the utmost and the water slides which were placed at a
massive height were very scary. But they would not miss the opportunity of experiencing the rides. They took a lot of pictures and some of them even got them imprinted on the key chairs and the mugs.
The students screamed their lungs out and literally had no voice to even converse at the end of the day.
JIRS students of grade 8 visited the Gypsy Boys home on 08 June 2015 in the evening at 4 pm.
They were touched by the warm welcome they received from all the staff of the orphanage. It was a different experience altogether for all the students.
The students were so touched by the plight of the little ones, they gave them some snacks and a bed sheet to all the 40 kids at the orphanage.
The PRO of JIRS Mrs. Ambuj Sharma and the teachers of JIRS Mrs. Sherryl Joplin and Miss Aruna accompanied the students. Students interacted with the children at orphanage and built a friendly bond with them. This was an unforgettable visit to all the students as they got an opportunity to experience joy of giving and to gain perspective on their privilege.
Investiture Ceremony 2015-16
Leadership plays a vital role in the life of students. At JIRS the students who possess leadership qualities are identified and on the basis of their qualities and are selected for various posts in the school council. The selection procedure is a tough battle for the students as a lot of criteria’s are taken into account before a student is selected to the post of a council member. The selected few have to show case as why they are the best and as to why they should be selected for the various posts.
Talent Hunt 2015
JIRS believes in nurturing potentialities into realities by giving the children a platform to showcase their talents. All new budding talents of JIRS were given the opportunity to perform on the stage on the occasion of talent of JIRS were given the opportunity to perform on the stage on the occasion of talent hunt. The budding talents were seen to take part in a plethora of activities be it instrumental, vocal, music, art and dance. The budding talents exhibited their talents and at the same time proved that the stage belonged to them. The sprintoor echoed with the sounds of music and the audience seemed to be enthralled by the display of such professionalism in showcasing their latent potentials. The hunt proved fruitful as the talents of the students came to the forefront and henceforth the proper platform shall be given to them to enhance and mould it further by giving it a definite shape.
IIT COACHING BY T.I.M.E ACADEMY AT JIRS
JIRS has tied up with T.I.M.E academy, a premier academy in coaching for IIT and medical entrance exams. T.I.M.E. has a pan India presence and also a very good track record of selections in IIT and AIPMT.
The academy conduct classes 5 days a week, Mon to Fri from 7 a.m. to 9.a.m. in the campus itself so that students can join the regular classes from 9.15 a.m. without missing any classes. On some Saturdays the academy would conduct mock test etc.
Students can choose PCM if aiming for engineering, PCB for medicine or PCMB if they want to keep their options open for both careers. Students have the option to join either for a one year course or both 11th and 12th, which is preferred for a good preparation.
If there are sufficient no. of students a tuition /foundation course for grades 9th and 10th also would be offered, so that students can strengthen their aptitude, logic and application based approach for a better foundation to appear for the competitive exams later.
World Yoga Day
Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It is not about exercise, but to discover the sense of oneness with ourselves, the world and Nature. JIRS in line with the Prime Ministry of India, Sri Narendra Modi’s call for the celebration of International Yoga day, celebrated the yoga day with the whole school of 800 children and 200 staff, the programme was conducted and guided by the Art of Living Shri Shri Ravi Shankar Guruji disciples
Mrs. Shobhana and Mr. Venkatesh.
They made all the participants to learn the yoga essentials: breathing techniques, stretching, yoga postures, meditation, relaxation and the essence of yoga. By incorporating all these beautiful facets of yoga, all the participants were able to look beyond the level of the physical body and really sharpen their sensitivity and awareness of subtler levels of existence.
Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with care
JIRS celebrated World Environmental Day on 5 June 2015. A special assembly was conducted to mark the significance of Environmental Day. Students pledged to improve the quality of the environment and to create awareness among the fellow students on environmental problems and conservations and thus to create a healthy atmosphere.
Students sent messages and appealed to work individually and collectively towards solution of current problems. While the students echoed the slogans, “save trees”, “save earth”. Many saplings were planted by the students, staff and management which was a very enthralling sight.
All set to go!
A fun filled welcome was organized by our JASE team for our new set of students. They made new broods feel comfortable on Day-1 at JIRS by organizing fun filled activities such as Sack Race, Picking the ball, Balloon Bursting, Three leg race, Jumping Doll and Wear Shoes and socks. All our children were excited to play the games and also made new buddies.
Coaching By Career Launcher at JIRS
JIRS students who have an ambition to make their career in law, aim for National Law School of India University (NLSIU) & IIM Indore got opportunity to attend the guidance session conducted by the alumni of NLSIU and IIM.
The admissions for NLSIU are through the CLAT conducted by NLSIU, which is a tough competitive exam to crack. Students need specialized coaching and hard work to succeed in the CLAT exam.
To help students towards the same, JIRS has tied up with Career launcher, the premier coaching experts for CLAT entrance exams, who have a pan India presence and have secured excellent results every year for admissions to NLSIU.
Students will have 4 hours classes on week end at JIRS or at the nearest centre for which safe transport will be made available for students .The coaching will have options for a one year or a two year programme.
The coaching will not only prepare students for entrance exams of CLAT, however the coaching classes would help the students to know better about the best law school entrance exams and also for 5 year IPM of IIM Indore.
SAT Coaching Classes at JIRS by Princeton Review
JIRS has tied up with Princeton Review, the premier coaching experts for SAT entrance exams to help its students in getting qualified for the higher education at foreign universities.
Recently, the world’s leading test preparation and study abroad organization had organised an information session to guide JIRS students. As part of SAT coaching classes, now students will have 3 - 4 hours classes / mock test on week end.
Art of Living at the Pyramid Valley
JIRS students of Grade 7 and 8 had an opportunity to visit the Art of Living and Pyramid Valley on 30 May 2015.
Orientation Programme for Students 2015-16
An orientation programme was conducted by the CEO of JIRS, Wg. Cdr. K L Ganesh Sharma for the various sections of the school in different phases.
Duke of Edinburgh 2015
Provisional tenth standard JIRS students had a chance to attend the world’s best youth leadership programme “Duke of Edinburgh”, 5 days of trekking to Shimla and Manali.
Mahaveer Jayanti Celebration
JIRS celebrated Mahaveer Jayanti with a great zeal on April 2, 2015 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bhagavan Mahaveera, the 24th and last Jain Tirthankara.
International Women's Day Celebration
All around the world, International Women's Day celebrated on 8 March 2015, represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. A woman is the epitome of tenderness, care, and wisdom. This is the time to uphold women’s achievements, recognize challenges, and focus greater attention on women’s rights and gender equality to mobilize all people to do their part.
JIRS Cricket Team Tour to Australia
JIRS cricket team had participated in the World School Cricket Challenge, which was held at Melbourne (Australia) organised by VSL Events. Haileybury School hosted the opening ceremony for the inaugural World School Cricket Challenge. A total 10 Teams from India, Australia and New Zealand competed for the World School Cricket Challenge Crown. The tournament was a great success.
Art of Living Conducts Art Excel Workshop for Students
ART EXCEL - a four-day workshop on personal development of the students was conducted at Jain International Residential School by Mrs. Shobhana from Art of Living from 19 - 22 February 2015. The workshop was conducted for students of Grade 4 - 8.
Bangalore Peace Project
The Bangalore Peace Project was organized by the Imbroglio production house under the leadership of Master Divyesh Bhandari (Show- Coordinator). It was organized to support the world peace flame which originates in the Netherlands, its aim to inspire people across the globe to spread peace at every level.
Harvard Model Congress – Dubai
Yet again JIRS had an opportunity to have hands on experience when they participated in the Harvard Model Congress in the American University in Dubai.
Graduation Ceremony & Farewell of Class XII CBSE IBDP & ‘A’ Level
JIRS has proudly shaped another batch of 168 students who will graduate this academic year from JIRS. The graduating class of 2014-2015 were given pearls of wisdom by the Chief Guest Dr. Eshwaran Iyer, Dean of Commerce and Management, Jain University on 13 February 2015.
Dr. Eshwaran Iyer spoke eloquently to the outgoing students about values, morals and principles, which are a dwindling factor in the life of today’s teens. The seasoned teachers advice to the students were interwoven with the experience of teaching the batch and wishing them the best in whatever course the students may take.
The outgoing Head Boy, Mr. Abhishek Jain and Master Krishna Gupta IGCSE & IB student coordinator gave emotional speech scores of incidents they enjoyed during their stay in the JIRS. Master Darshan, Master Manoj & Ms Sneh Jhunjhunwala, the outgoing students cherished their moments at JIRS in their memorable speeches. The students sincerely thanked the teachers who had shaped them in every aspect of life and were grateful about the guidance received to set their goals in life.
The students, with foresight acknowledged how the perspective might change but the strong foundation they have had at JIRS and the friendships forged would last them a lifetime. Ms Saniya Agarwal the outgoing Head Girl proposed Vote of thanks.
The entire staff and teaching faculty of JIRS wished each and every child, young adult the very best in their future endeavors and requested them to always to cherish their second home and to visit the school as often as possible.
Republic Day Celebrations
JIRS celebrated 66th Republic day with great patriotism. Air Force officer, Air Cmde O P Tiwari, No. 2 Air Force Selection Board graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. To mark the occasion, 750 children carried out an impressive true military caliber March Past with 22 school band children leading the parade. In his address, Air commander echoed that students are not here merely to make a living. They are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with finer spirit of hope & achievement. He stressed that the youth is here not only to enrich our Mother India but also the world. He also advised students to take an oath that they will become disciplined & civic conscious. The celebration came to an end with the whole school joining in singing the National Anthem.
Berserk is an inter-school talent hunt organized by Mrs. Uzma Irfan, founder of Sublime Galleria to bring out hidden talent among children. Sublime Galleria is dedicated to the support and promotion of Fine Arts and Performing Arts. It regularly organizes exclusive art pageants featuring the work of upcoming, as well as renowned artists. These shows and exhibitions are well attended by connoisseurs of art and buyers from across the globe, facilitating budding artists in gaining both visibility and commercial success.
Students from over 25 schools in Bangalore participated in the Berserk auditions like Drama, Art, Music and Dance held at UB City .48 students from JIRS participated out of which 3 were chosen to be a part of the exclusive work shop held by renowned mentors at ECC center in Whitefield.
Master Khushal won the best actor award for his spontaneous acting skills and won a club Mahindra holiday package for four persons.
JIRS also won the overall outstanding performance in dance and an award for the most actively participating school in the time out.
Ganesh Chathurthi Celebrations
Lord Ganesha a symbol of wisdom and the remover of obstacles epitomizes everything related to wisdom. Ganesh Chaturthi is considered to be one of the biggest celebrations in JIRS. The children dressed up in their beautiful attires singing bhajans with full musical orchestra spreading devotion all over the campus. The chariot bedecked with flowers and lord’s idol was taken all round the school with gaiety, dancing, bursting of crackers and Vedic chanting. The highlight was a full troop of thirty traditional Karnataka temple drummers dressed in tribal attire enthralled the entire gathering with fabulous drum beating. It was a day to cherish for the children who were fascinated and danced in total rhythm and “Ganapati Bappa Moriya” echoed everywhere in the school. As the procession was being led for immersion, girls and boys danced their way amid colors and bursting of crackers. The whole campus had a festive look and the children enjoyed with great enthusiasm..
Illuminate – Cultural Fest
As a part of JIRS’s rich cultural heritage, the school had conducted a cultural fest - Illuminate. It was an Inter house competition between the 4 different houses of the school. Students actively took part in the various competitions such as Face Painting, Poster Making, Poem Writing, Hair Styling, Ad Mads, Logo Making, Antakshari, Freestyle Dance, Rakhi Making, Fireless Cooking, Desi Cartoon, Nail Art, Comic Strips, Treasure Hunt, Best out of Waste, Illuminator etc.
Gokulashtami marks the celebration of the birth of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. At JIRS, Janmashtami
was celebrated with pomp and splendour. The life and message of Sri Krishna and his various
leelas were enacted by the children. The play also depicted Sri Krishna's life replete with many
mortal dangers which he successfully triumphs over. Bhajans and shlokas were sung by the
students paying homage to the unchallenged hero's romantic tales. The evening was further
beautified with children thronging in groups to the matkiphodo area. More than 25 pots were hung
and they joyfully broke the matkas. The midnight aarati was filled with fervent devotion bringing
lord Krishna in everyone’s heart.
Raksha Bandhan Celebrations
Raksha Bandhan, meaning "Knot of Protection" is one of the most important festivals celebrated by Hindus throughout the world. The festival stands for the beautiful relationship shared between brothers and sisters. A lifelong promise of protection is made on this special occasion. Rakhi holds great emotional and religious significance & exhibits the beautiful relationship of love, care and affection between siblings. The festival keeps the deep rooted culture of the country alive, strengthens the relationship of siblings and ensures togetherness. JIRS students celebrated the Raksha Bandhan Festival with great enthusiasm and zeal.