There dawned a light on the morn’ of March 31, 2018 when the entire school willed itself to be woven into the tapestry of time. An event, so intricately linked with the very gravel that Ugyen Academy is comprised, the annual marathon is the embodiment of every defiant eye and every determined chin there is to an individual. This event unfurled with utmost zeal that was ever witnessed in the school. Every child took to the joy of participating as a single body and in unison swung past the fibres of the finishing line.
The program officially began with the warming up session by Dr. Kim who enlightened the school with the Korean techniques to flex the body in a way that will avoid muscle cramps and abdominal pain. Every student tingled their athletic bone and got on their marks to run on the tracks of an approximate of 14km for the boys and 9km for the girls. So did they run alongside glancing passer-bys and amused pedestrians, whistling their way through the murk-filled potholes with a jovial spirit instilled within them.
The volunteers along the roads were a constant support to the athletes and every now and then handed bottles of water and other amenities to the participants. It was indeed, a sight to see because this orchestrated event produced the most mellifluous of melodies when every boy and every girl so zealously ran for the beauty of running. The entire marathon was based on the theme: “Running for wellness is running for happiness” and with this the students ran for a beneficial cause that would pave a way for a happy tomorrow.
It was not long until the students came filing in after the long run, marching their way past the finishing point on the football pitch of the school. Though every one is a winner in the hearts of hearts of themselves, the winners were declared and the results were as follows:
JUNIOR GIRLS DIVISION:
1st position: Sneha Oli.
2nd position: Dechen Pelmo Wangdi.
3rd position: Desang Lhaki Tenzing.
JUNIOR BOYS DIVISION:
1st position: Jigme Khenrub
2nd position: Jamyang Lotey
3rd position: Kinga Drugyel Wangchuk
SENIOR GIRLS CATEGORY
1st position: Tandin Wangmo
2nd position: Ngawang Choki
3rd position: Rinchen Lhaden
SENIOR BOYS CATEGORY
1ST position: Kinley Wangchuk
2nd position: Tshering Wangchuk
3rd position: Chhimi Yugyel
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY (UA FC)
1st position: Tandin Dorji
2nd position: Vijay Mongar
3rd position: Kinley Tenzin
All in all, it was an indelible experience for everyone and it wouldn’t have been a success without the help and support of the Superintendent of the Police, the health officials, the volunteers and the teachers who were the spine and the vertebra of this event. Our special thanks is directed towards the Principal of the school who bestowed upon us this opportunity of being a part of something so priceless which will forever be encased in the timeless casket of infinity.
World Poetry Day the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.” James Gates Percival
Poetry is perhaps a more effective stress relief, it forces one to express feelings through words which help one not only tounderstand ones feelings but also communicate them more effectively .Ugyen Academy celebrated the World Poetry Day withvarious programs. The morning session started with the reading of an article on the importance of celebrating World Poetry Dayand a poem by Maya Angelou The Phenomenal Woman was read by Nikita Giri of XII Sci A through the intercom sensitizing thestudents on the importance of poetry.
English department had organized competitions for both lower as well as the higher division. Poetry writing competition was held forclasses from VII to X and presentation on poetry for XI and XII. The students from various classes presented their creativity andingenuity on the walls filled with various elements of poetry and poems written by students. None of the classes failed to impress thejudges and visitors. It was also an interactive session for the students to learn more about poetry by interacting with differentclasses. The day ended with Penden Sayang of XII Arts A reading the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.
“Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.” Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
One of the poem written to commemorate the World Poetry Day.
A group of teachers from the above mentioned school visited Ugyen Academy in Punakha on 11thNovember as a part of Teachers’ Exchange Program. They were on a four days exchange program. They were from varied teaching backgrounds such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Hindi and Physical Education. During their four day stay, they had extensive interaction with the students of Classes IX and XI.
They were very happy and overwhelmed at the decent and sincere behavior of the students. They commented that the students were very simple and humble and intelligent too. They also interacted with the teachers sharing about their education system, problems and challenges.
On the last day, they were awarded with the “Be Your Best” badges as a token of appreciation and gratitude for having come all the way from Kanpur, India, to have exchange program. Before leaving, they invited Ugyen Academy teachers to visit their school as a part of Teachers’ Exchange Program.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School is a co-educational school in Kanpur, India, founded in 1974. It follows the Anglo-Indian system of education. It has been ranked the Best School in the city by Education World Survey 2016.