saralabirlagyanjyoti saralabirlagyanjyoti "Ignorance is the root cause of unhappiness. If we have to banish poverty and unhappiness, we should make efforts to spread education."

- G. D. Birla
(1894 - 1983)

"If we don't end war, war will end us."
With this quote in mind, the organizing committee set forth with one of the most coveted events of our institution, Sarla Birla Gyan Jyoti Guwahati Intra Model United Nations.For the year 2017, the motto "wartorn" was decided upon with four well thought out committees:Historic Security Council, Counter Terrorism Committee, Lok Sabha and International Press Corps. This event was a wonderful platform for young students of our school to procure knowledge about current affairs and inculcate the art of diplomacy.
SBGMUN'17  commenced with a bang; the Secretary General having declared the MUN open after a spectacular opening ceremony. The three days of the MUN saw an altogether different facet of our students . The enthusiastic delegates debated, deliberated, and stepped into the shoes of proficient diplomats. On the second day, the delegates grasped the opportunity to let lose and dance their hearts out during the socials. An immense amount of dedication and hardwork had gone into making this MUN a success and the closing ceremony provided an opportunity to appreciate the faces behind the curtain. Last but not the least, the best performing delegates were recognized and awarded certificates by our very own Principal ma'am. The SBGMUN'17 truly was an event to remember and cherish.

Teachers Training Workshop
Two teachers namely Jubilee Payeng and Ruma Roy Nath attended a workshop on
“ Teachers helping teachers in North-East India through 21st Century Master Program” organized by SOCRATES FOUNDATION in South Point School on 10th and 11th August. It was a two day activity and learning session followed by guest lecturers from various fields.

The annual music program “Mélange” was held on 26th August in Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti. Sir Chandra Das honoured the occasion as the Chief Guest. Melange was a platform to showcase talent from various fields -
Dance forms like Mallari and Ganesh Vandana form the genre of Bharatnatyam while the Shatriya performance revolving around the life stories of Radha Krishna left the audience spell bound.
Self defense techniques from Taekwondo and skills display through gymnastics performance were fabulous.
Perfect co-ordination of the mind and body coupled with beautiful formations displayed the skills learnt in yoga.
Finer taste for music was also witnessed through the Ragas, French song, performance of music band by means of Guitar ( a latin composition )Drums (Rock and folk fusion) Keyboard ( Hindi numbers)and Violin
 ( Patriotic numbers).
Roller Skates performance was a unique blend of dancing to the tunes of music with skates.

Independence Day Celebrations
Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti celebrated 71st Independence Day with great patriotic fervour. The Tricolour was hoisted by the Principal Mrs Vaishaly Sharma. All the students and teachers saluted the Flag and sang the National Anthem. The melodious patriotic renditions by the students of class III to V as a part of Inter House Patriotic competitions touched everyone’s heart. It was a proud moment to watch the students participating in Independence Day March Past organized every year by the District Administration. Our students did well and secured the 3rd position.

Janmashtami Celebrations
Janmasthami was celebrated on 15th August  in the school premises. The children of classes III to V presented a skit depicting the birth of Sri Krishna.  It was a colourful presentation which was appreciated by one and all. 

Inter House Art and Craft Fest
 Inter House Art and Craft fest was held on 4th and 5th August, 2017. The fest for classes II to V was held on 4th August where different items made by the children were displayed. The Children of classes VI to X ( excluding class IX) participated in different events such as Face painting, Tattoo painting etc. 

Astronomy Workshop
With the vision of a comprehensive experience of astronomical science, to initiate the meaning of science and technology in students and in order to equip them with knowledge and confidence, a Space Investigators Workshop was organized at Sarala Birla Gyan  Jyoti on 4th August which was executed by Mr.  Sarvesh K. Bharadwaj, an astrophysicist . He is a member of ASAC, NASA, USA. The workshop was attended by about 200 students from class I to class XII. The main features of the workshop were - Make a Aryabhatta Satellite, fun with solar system, fun with rockets, making of Sundial, introduction to astronomy, Quiz. There were attractive prizes for the Quiz such as Sunscope,  pinhole camera, SDRO T -Shirts. All the students were busy throughout and the workshop ended with the launching of air pressure rocket. It ended with a hope of having such workshops in the near future.

Inter House Literary Fest
Inter House Literary Fest was held for classes VI, VII, VII, and IX was held on 20th, 21st and 22nd of June 2017. The events were simultaneously conducted in the auditorium and lobby for three days. Different  literary events like drama, elocution , creative writing were organized to bring out the linguistic and literary skills of the children. Goalporia  Lokgeet, Streetplay on artificial floods , Ankiya Bhaona and story writing competitions was conducted by the Assamese Department.  Children also took part in Doha recital, declamation, story telling , street play on environmental protection , documentary and debate organized by the Hindi Department. Similar events were also conducted by the Sanskrit Department.The winners of the Literary fest are
English : Ist Jal House, 2nd Prithvi House, 3rd Vayu House
Hindi Ist : Prithvi House, 2nd Vayu House, 3rd Agni House
Assamese: Ist  Agnil House, 2nd Vayu House, 3rd Jal House
Sanskrit :Ist Jal House, 2nd Agni House, 3rd Prihvi  House

Inter House Computer Quiz
The Inter House Computer Quiz was held on 5th May at the school auditorium. The winners are 
  • Shivesh Poddar
  • Animish Nizan Saikia
  • Sahil Sethi
  • Mahreen Amani
  • Maitreya Bhaduri
  • Vivek Sandilya
  • Meghna Bharadwaj
  • Diya Jain
  • Manan Karamchandani
  • Anurag Goyal
  • Granth Kedia
  • Sayantan Basak

Investiture Ceremony
The Investiture Ceremony was held on 28th May. The cabinet members are as follows:
Diviyaj Mittal: Head Boy
Swashat Tiwari; Deputy Head Boy
Raksha Jain: Head Girl
Chimi Sharma: Deputy Head Girl
Muskan Sankhala: Activity and Outreach Captain
Gaurav Jyoti Bhuyan: Sports Captain
AGNI HOUSE (Senior School)
Tanish Nav Talukdar: Captain
Rimlee Ghosal: Prefect
Dhrupad Sarma; Prefect
AGNI HOUSE (Middle School)
Debankur Saikia : Captain
Dhrupad Kashyap: Vice Captain
Sameer Mundhra: Prefect
JAL HOUSE(Senior School)
Riddhi Ajitsaria: Captain
Shivam Mittal: Prefect
Kaushal Tiwari : Prefect
JAL HOUSE(Middle School)
Rudra Sikaria : Captain
Aiswarya P Iyer: Vice Captain
Sankriti Kalita; Prefect
Prtihvi House (Senior School)
Bansuri Poddar ; Captain
Yash Kanda : Prefect
Shobit Agarwal: Prefect
Prithvi House ( Middle School)
Maitreya Bhaduri: Captain
Megna Bharadwaj: Vice Captain
Zafira Naseeb: Prefect
VAYU HOUSE ( Senior School)
Pragya Agarwal: Captain
Mudit Baid : Prefect
Imran Khan: Prefect
VAYU HOUSE (Middle School)
Animish Nizan Saikia: Captain
Shivesh Poddar : Vice Captain
Kushal Garodia : Prefect

Rongali Bihu Celebration at Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti
Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti started its new session with great fun and joy. It celebrated the onset of the Assamese New Year and the coming advent of spring amidst fun and gaiety.
The Assembly started  by seeking blessings from the Almighty and felicitation of our respected Principal Ma'am.
The air was filled with happiness, with the Bihu dances presented by the students of Class VII which was followed by Dhol recital by Raktutpal Saikia of class X.The school band presented melodious Bihu numbers.
The Bihu dance by the teachers was the highlight of the whole event led by Principal Ma'am which made everyone dance to their tunes. 

Excursion Trip to Mumbai And Goa

A group of 50 students from class-XII accompanied by four teachers – SandipSen,Mallika Hazarika, Neelanjana Biswas and Rita Chakrabarty were taken for a six days excursion to Goa and Mumbai.
The days in Goa were spent visiting North Goa and South Goa. Children were taken to a  few beaches such as Candolim, Bagha and Anjuna. We also visited Ford Aguada, majestic churches like the Basilica of Bom Jesus, each one of us were mesmerized by the beautiful craftsmanship. 
Our next stop was Mumbai, ‘the city of dreams’. The visit to the Film City was an absolute dream come true for everyone. We were awestruck looking at the locations and sets where many known films and daily soaps were brought into existence. Few of us were even luckier to be able to meet and interact with some of the characters. Marine drive was another cherished memory. The view of the blinking lights along the coastline had us all spellbound.The day was glorified with our visit to the historical and emblematic landmark, Gateway of India. 
This trip was relaxing as well as informative. It made the students audacious, responsible and taught them to be better in everything, be it the time management, taking care of their belongings, understanding the value of money. The trip also helped the children to expand their knowledge and experience a culture different from theirs.
The smiles of cherished memories and laughter of joy and mischief on the children all throughout the trip were a sign of a  successful excursion.
Special thanks to the Principal of our school Mrs Vaishali Sharma for organizing such a lively trip.

Excursion Trip to Kerala

Sarala Birla  Gyan Jyoti in collaboration with Abhinav Travels  Kolkata  had organized a trip to Kerala during  the session –break of 2016-17,for classes V, VI, VII. Altogether 96 students accompanied by 8 teachers along with the Principal Ma’am went for the trip. It was a trip of 7 days from 23rd March to 30th March.

On 23rd March we took the morning flight from Guwahati to Cochin.That evening we visited the Marina  beach. The next morning we went to see the St. Francis  church and the tomb of Vasco da Gama and also visited the Cemetery beach. The next morning we left for Munnar, which is like a paradise on earth. Both  sides of the road were lined with lush green tea gardens and the sight was enchanting. We stopped to see a dam and then we were taken to a tea factory where we were shown how  the tea leaves are crushed, dried , rolled and sieved to make tea. A very informative talk was given on the benefits of drinking green tea and the children learnt about the medicinal qualities of green tea and its therapeutic uses. Munnar is also famed for its spices and the moment one enters the region, one gets the aroma of spices. Everyone bought a lot of spices to take back home.

From Munnar  we travelled   to Alleppey and went straight for a boat ride down the back-waters. It was  a beautiful  journey down the canals dotted with coconut  palm trees  and filled one with a sense of peace. The next day  we visited the holy shrine of Padmanabha  temple.Inside was a huge statue of Lord Vishnu  in a reclining position.It is an ancient temple  almost 500 years old. Next to the temple  was the palace of the Chera king, which was beautifully carved in wood.It was filled with priceless  treasures including paintings, potteries, statues and ancient arms.The history of the last ruling dynasty was explained in detai by a guide.l.

The following day  we went to Kanyakumari to visit the Vivekanada Rock Memorial. We had to cross over to the island by launch. . It is a historic place where Swami Vivekananda  meditated and got enlightenment.. There is a huge  rock temple  on top of a hill  from where you can see the merging of the waters of the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.

Finally we reached Trivandrum and was completely overwhelmed by the beauty of the  Kovalam beach, where the children really  enjoyed themselves. On 30th morning  we took the flight and returned back to Guwahati, totally refreshed and rejuvenated, learning a lot about Kerala and arealising  why  Kerala  is called God’s own country.

We would like to offer our heartfelt  gratitude to Principal Ma’am  for making this  trip happen and giving us an opportunity to visit  the beautiful state of Kerala.. 

CENTA Teaching Professionals Olympiad
Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti Family congratulates the following teachers for winning the CENTA Teaching Professionals Olympiad 2016.We are proud of them for securing postions in the North Eastern Region and bringing laurels to our school. CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) is a first-of-its-kind national competition to reward, recognize and celebrate teachers and also the first step towards the CENTA Certificates. TPO 2016 is based on the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) Standards, a set of well-defined competencies for teachers. CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad TPO 2016 was held on December 3rd, 2016, and this time across 23 cities of India. 
Mrs Vasudha Singh      Ist Rank 
Mrs Karobi Vasu         7th Rank 
Mrs Nina Chakrabarty   10th Rank 

Workshops and Seminars
A Career Counselling Workshop was conducted by Debahuti Moral ( Student Counsellor ) for the students of Class X on 10th of February 2017 at the school auditorium. The interactive workshop included motivational videos, Ted Talks. Career test was also offered for the interested students, followed by counselling and psycho- education.

A workshop on substance abuse and addiction was held for the students of Class VIII and IX on 20th February by  Debahuti Moral ( Student Counsellor ). The following areas were covered during the workshop:
Definition of Addiction,
 Process of Addiction- Trigger, Behaviour , Reward.
Consequences of Addiction
Scientific explanation of what a drug or any Chemical substance can do to a body of a minor or adolescent
Ways and steps to get rid of Bad Habits- The 3 C's method: Crave, Control, Consequences.
Self introspection through a questionnaire that was prepared specially to also understand the reasons for consumption and everything related to it.

British Council Reading Challenge
Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti, Guwahati, in collaboration with the British Council, Kolkata, conducted a Reading Challenge for the primary and middle school students. British Council has done similar reading challenges in numerous other schools.
The students were divided into two groups - Primary and Middle; they had to read at least six books in six weeks, and write reviews on them. They also attended Listening, Speaking and Writing workshops by the British Council. The books, catering to the interest and understanding of the students, had been chosen and sent by British Council.
The reviews were then graded by British Council. Of the 96 participants from our school, 90 have completed the challenge and have been awarded certificates. A whopping 41 of them (nearly 50%) have additionally been awarded medals for their reviews being graded A or A+.
We are very proud of our students as they have proved themselves on such a prestigious platform. Heartiest congratulations to them! We look forward to more participation in the upcoming session.

On the 6th of February, 2017 students of the History department of the Humanities Stream (class XI D) of SBGJ Guwahati visited the archeological site of Madan Kamdev to study the architectural style of ancient Assam along with their teacher Sangita Bhattacharya. The architecture of Madan  Kamdev shows resemblance to the architecture of Khajuraho Temple.                                     
Lying 5 kms South East of Baihata Chariali the site has derived its name from the living sanctuary situated on the top of a small range of hills. It is an enigma, a mythical place of exquisite antiquities. The ruins are believed to be the remains of more than 20 temples consigned to Lord Shiva. Very little is known about the origin of this super structure.  The students learned about the assortment of sculpture which included both Devas and Devis, the six hundred Bhairavas, Nataraj, Surya etc. It was an enriching experience for the students to get a glimpse of rich heritage of the land.
We sincerely thank our Principal Mrs Vaishaly Sharma Ma’am for her encouragement and constant support. Its her vision of making teaching effective and inspirational  that the students are experiencing an enriching learning experience.

4th Mastermind Chess Championship
The 4th Mastermind Chess Championship 2016-17  was held in the school auditorium from 6th to 8th February. The final ranking are as follow
1. Dhrupad Kashyap  Class VI
2. Shivesh Poddar Class VI
3. Pranit Malhotra Class IX
4. Sahil Sethi Class VIII
5. Anchita Sharma Class V
6. Abheek Mazumdar  Class IV
7. Ashvin Sharma Class III
8. Tanishq  Maheswari Class V
9. Daiyaan Ahmed  class IX
10. Baladitya N Bora Class VI
Special Prizes were awarded to Jatin Ajitsaria Class IV, Saket Ghosh Class III, Kuvam Jashyap Class IV

Saraswati Puja
On the 1st of February,2017 Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti celebrated its 13th Saraswati Puja. The environment of the school was vibrant with all the boys and girls dressed in traditional attires. Goddess Saraswati Maa was adorned with garlands. The puja mandap was made lively with the earthen lamps and  the chants by the priests.The afternoon ended with the steaming hot khicidi being served to the students, teachers and the staff. 

Farewell to Class XII (outgoing batch of 2016-2017)
On 28th January, 2017,the students and staff of Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti bid farewell to the batch of 2016-17. The ladies dressed in sarees and the boys in suits was greeted with chocolates.The ceremony started with the lighting of the diyas by the students and application of tilak by the coordinators, followed by Principal Ma'am speech. A short video of each child showing the times spent in the school made the children nostalgic. After the speech by the head boy and the head girl,lots of games were played, prizes given and finally a dancing session  followed by lunch ended the day.

Annual Events
Class 2 and class 3 organised their annual day event on 11th Jan 2017.Mrs Dreamly Gogoi-a reputed sattriya dancer  and Tasrina Iqbal- professor of Handique Girls’ College  graced the occasion as chief guests. The title of their show was “Carnival Cruise Breeze -A Voyage." The children left the audience mesmerized with their spectacular acting skills, eye catching dance forms from 
around the world. Besides that children also sang melodious songs. The parents greatly enjoyed and appreciated their efforts.

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs – a timeless fairy tale was put up as a play by the students of class I ON THE 3rd of February’17.Mrs. Najreen Ahmed and Mrs. Sharmistha Paliwal graced the occasion as chief guests . The audience was enthralled by the intriguing acting of the children. The colourful costumes and the well decorated props added charm to the show.
The Children of Lower Infant and Upper Infant enacted the ' Ramayana' as a part of their Annual Day. The Children presented dance, drama and songs depicting from Sita's Syambar to Ram's victory over Ravana. 
The children enthralled the crowd with their dialogue and enactment on stage with a flawless performance.

Literary Fest
The students of Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti held a literary fest on 4th, 5th and 6 th January .Various inter-house competitions were held throughout the two days ranging from Declamation to Mono-Acting to One-Act Play. The children portrayed their characters and showcased their skills. The Literary Fest was the first of its kind and Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti, Guwahati hopes to do many more in the coming future.

Inter House Science Exhibition
The three day Science Exhibition was hosted by Science Department of Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti School on 23rd - 25th November under the leadership of Mr. Medhi and Mrs. Nidhi, science exhibition in-charges which saw young enthusiasts from Grade 5 to 11 putting up wonderful exhibits comprising of innovative working models and projects. Every aspect and era of scientific advancement from Jurassic period to Human evolution to Mars Orbital Mission by India was portrayed. The exhibits were eye openers on various topics related to Green Energy, Innovation in Transport, Communication, Agriculture, Technology, Medicinal plants, scientific achievements and Environment. 
The programme was inaugurated by the chief guest Mr. Sanjeeb Das, Regional officer, CBSE Guwahati. Other eminent judges were Prof. P. Iyer, IIT Guwahati, and Dr. Pijush Das, neurologist in N.H. Narayana Hospital and Dr. Partha Biswas, Pandu College. A talk on ‘Side effects of Mobile phones usage’ by Richa Ma’am was a wakeup call to the abuse our body is undergoing due to our increasing technological dependence. After that judges were taken to a Jurassic park setting titled ‘THE LOST WORLD’, constructed by Class 11. It had five different species of dinosaurs displayed along with their fossilised eggs. Then the esteemed judges stopped by the lobby area to have a look at the exhibits displayed there. This was followed by a prelims for scientific debate.
Day 2 was judged by Dr. Bela Sethi.  Students of grade 9th and 10th participated in Declamation on scientists under the guidance of Ms. Anindita. 
Power point presentations by 9th and 10th students followed under the guidance of Ms. Vasudha. The theme for ppts was ‘research beyond the books’ in which students were asked to do a research on topics from their syllabi. The aim of this activity was to promote scientific aptitude amongst students. Ms. Vasudha gave a talk on ‘Correlation between mental health and nutrition’. The talk highlighted the disastrous effect our fast paced lifestyle is having on our health and how proper nutrition can decrease incidence of mental health problems. A grand ending to the 2nd Day was with the scientific Debate which was much appreciated and applauded.
Day 3 was judged by Ms. Debahuti, Counsellor, Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti. It started with the skits on the theme ‘Save environment’ put up by students of class V and VI under the guidance of Ms. Richa. They kept the audience spellbound with their marvellous performance and were well appreciated by the judges.
Not to be left behind students of class VII and VIII under the guidance of Ms. Mehazabeen put up effective Mimes on ‘Disaster management’. Through this medium of silent expression, students were efficiently able to communicate ways to manage disasters like floods and earthquakes.
Students of class VII-VIII kept the audience mesmerised with their power point presentations next under the guidance of Ms. Mampi. Mrs. Vaishaly Sharma, Principal, Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti thanked all the participating teams and the science department for making this event a success and appreciated their novel projects and ideas and for putting up the event in such a short time. 
Last but not the least, was the much awaited announcement of results. Jal house was declared the winner followed by Vayu House. At the end Vote of thanks was given by Ms. Nidhi, thanking everyone for making it a success. 
The Exhibition was a much appreciated event. Enthusiasm and effervescence overflowed amongst students, teachers and parents!

Educational Trip to France
A group of 15 students from Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti went on an Educational Trip to France for 10 days, which covered two cities, Paris and Rouen. The students stayed with the French families who were extremely loving and cooperative. The students took French classes at the Alliance Française of Rouen, which they really enjoyed.
Not only did the children benefit from the classes at the Alliance Française of Rouen, they also gained immensely from their interaction and stay with the gracious host families as well as their excursions to various places. It was indeed an extremely informative and memorable experience clubbed together for the students.
The students got a rich exposure to the life and culture of the county and returned home with memories that they will cherish for a lifetime.

Ist Sarala Birla Conclave held at Pune
1st Sarala Birla Conclave 2016-2017 Report
An intellectual quest like no other, this journey to the first Sarala Birla Conclave held in Pune taught us many things but what we got when we reached there was the very good hospitality displayed by the B.K. Birla School. The opening ceremony commenced with the speech by Dr.Sanyal. Following which Mr.Parnab Mukherjee said a few words. The dances which came after were dazzling, mesmerizing us all! Our escorts were ever so friendly that from showing the way to our rooms till getting us a blanket for the night, they were ever ready to help us. We met the other schools at the first event, which was the debate. There was a very healthy competition with no distractions as the show proceeded smoothly. At night, we interacted with the home school, shared by name and by the time we were done talking, we had become good pals! The next day started off with an even better note as we all met for breakfast. Some schools joined us in the dining table, shared their experiences with us and we did the same. We had the drama that day and we all put up some brilliant plays but we respected other plays and clapped for all of them showing such good sportsmanship! The night wasn’t very different either, stayed up till late but the host school joined us for a chat! Schools from Delhi, Ranchi and Siliguri joined us for a long chat. Finally came the last day when we all went out for an excursion to Lonavala and then a lovely but tiresome trek to the Karla Caves. Oh the fun and laughter we all had! With some really good memories we bid other schools goodbye on the 21st as we boarded a flight back to Guwahati from Bombay. We didn’t come back empty handed though, we were declared as the 3rd best school overall with us bagging 7 prizes in total. We as a team of 7 had won the Drama competition and other 6 awards were all for the brilliant individual performances. The winners were:
1)    Drama 1st -
i.    Sharati Roy
ii.    RiddhimanBorooah
iii.    Ayushman Paul
iv.    Upasha Das
v.    SrijitBannerjee
vi.    Harsh Agarwala
vii.    ChandrilMahanta
2) Debate-
i.    RiddhimanBorooah- Best Speaker (Semi Finals)
ii.    Harsh Agarwala- Best Speaker (Semi Finals)
3) Music-
i.    MurchanaHazarika- 3rd Best Vocalist
ii.    Ayushman Paul- 2nd Best Vocalist
iii.    KarnavKashyap- Critic’s choice (Instrumental)
iv.    RingdaoNunisa- 2nd Best Instrumental

Melange 2016
The annual music program “Mélange” took place on the 27th of August in Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti. This grand show was divided into two halves with the morning show being from 10 am to 1pm and the afternoon show was from 2pm to 5pm with equal enjoyment in both of them. It started with the inaugural dance which was a fusion of Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Odissi. It then went on to various performances such as a violin recital, Yoga performance, French dance, Percussion, Sanskrit Qawali, a senior group song and ended with the girls band. A welcome speech was given by the principle, Mrs. Vaishaly Sharma which stressed on the need to send the children out on various tours not only national but also international and also on how S.B.G.J. is striving on maintaining the perfect balance between curriculars and co- curricular activities.
The second half started with a bang with a mesmerizing yoga performance and the momentum continuing with fusion dances, a blended performance of Gymnastics and Taekwondo and went on to Skating, Mallari dance, a junior group song and then a Semi classical fusion dance. One of the main highlights of the show was also performed in this half which was the French song where the students performed the French version of the famous song “Cheap Thrills by Sia”. In the end there were the two incredible orchestras, one Indian, one Western which really was the perfect end to the perfect show.
In the middle. There were a few performances which were called “fillers” but, were definitely not less than the main performances if not better. We had an incredible solo Odissi Dance, a group singing , a maestro guitarist and an A-grade pianist playing some of the most beautiful pieces ever. This enthralling mood continued into the second half with a girls band, a group of students executing two very famous songs of our generation written by the Script, two melodious  performances by the students of class 4. Next was two of our very own GoalpariaLokgeet folk songs sung to perfection and finally ended with a stellar English song sung by a young girl. All in all, it was a grand success. With the anchors promising the parents of another music fest in the coming academic year, the show finally came to an end.

Independence Day Celebration
On 12th of August Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti had an Inter-House patriotic song competition. The judges namely Brighu Kashyap, Priyam Borpatra Gohain and Manish Goswami  were extremely satisfied with the performance. The participating classes were class V, VI and VII. The house mistress did a lot of hard work to put up the show. The participating houses were- Prithvi , Vayu , Agni and Jal. Each house performed to their fullest of efforts but where there is a competition there has to be a winner. And for this competition the winner was Vayu-House which pulled a brilliant song “Aye Watan Tere Liye”. Not only songs we also had children from classes II paying tribute to our beloved freedom fighters who gave their lives fighting for our freedom.
On the 15th of August our school participated in the parade organized by the DC Kamrup(Rural) and later the flag hosting was done at the school by our Principal Ma’am.

Sanskrit Diwas

Sanskrit : The language of the Gods. Sanskrit is said to be one of the most ancient languages on this planet. Now in honor of the language C.BS.E. has put together a guideline for schools to celebrate “ Sanskrit” as Sanskrit Diwas. Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti Guwahati had the privilege of organizing this event for the first time. The esteem guest of honor was Dr. Rajendra Nath    (H.O.D of The Sanskrit Dept. Guwahati University). The event started with by lighting the Lamp and appreciating the Rangoli. Students then prepared charts showing the significance of “Sanskrit” as a scientific language. The guest and principal were delighted with the presentation. Next up was the Recitation Competition for The Sreemad Bhagvata Pura  (or Bhagvat Geeta) where the young students again stole the spotlight. Later the students performed Dance Drama and a Group Song in “Sanskrit”. The main attraction of the event was the Qawwali which the students sung in “Sanskrit”. Although students were introduced to this vivid language only a year back the fluency in speaking Sanskrit has touched the mark. And we could proudly say that watching them perform Dance Drama, Songs, etc live was truly all inspiring.

Art Workshop
An art workshop was held in the school premises for the students of classes V I to XI from 1st June to 3rd June. It was conducted by Mr. Virendra Rana from Uttarakhand. The workshop was based on creative paper art and craft.The participants were divided into two levels -Level I and Level II consisting of class VI to VII and IX to XII respectively. The topics for the level I participants were based on landscapes and the level II participants were given the topic of shadow play with paper lamps.The art workshop was held in different phases and provided an array of learning and paper creativity for the students.

Investiture Ceremony
 The Investiture Ceremony of the school cabinet was held on 2nd June,2016.
.The ceremony was kick started by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp and the  Principal 
Vaishaly  Sarma's address.This was followed by the oath taking by the head boy Abhijit Hessa and head 
girl Nehal Agarwala. This was followed by the oath taking of the students in their different capacities.The oath was administered by the Principal , Mrs Vaishaly Sharma.

Melange 2015
On 18th December 2015  the annual music and dance extravaganza titled “Melange”  of the school was kick started on an auspicious note with a “Saraswati Vandana”. The programme had several dance and music items which was performed by student from junior, middle and senior sections. The junior section performed some beautiful medleys which consisted of the guitar, keyboard , violin and drums etc. Seeing the young ones evoke such beautiful music was indeed a treat to the mind and heart.  The programmes performed by the students was an amalgamation of Indian , western and fusion music. So if in one item there was tabla , dhol  jugalbandi than in another we had a Mozart piece being played. Along with music there was also several mesmerizing dance items namely an Indian classical  fusion of Bharatnatyam , Sattriya and Kathak. There was also pure dance items in Sattriya  and Bharatnatyam styles. But there were two dance numbers that stood out in the array of dance numbers presented by the students one was a ballet to a French number. The little ones won everyone hearts with a very skillfully performe  dance  with yoga postures with candles.
In an age and time when most of the adolescents are seen to be greatly attracted to western dance and music, it is heartening to see them perform a Krishna Vandana in the true classical style. They also performed “Tillana” which is a pure dance item of Bharatnatyam. But what actually took the audience breath away was a Bhor Taal performance in  Sattriya style the skill and finesse with which the students performed was indeed praiseworthy. With Yoga being the new health mantra the students performed some quite complicated Yoga Asanas to the accompaniment of music.
Among the highlight of that day’s programmes was the different orchestras performed titled “Lara‘s Theme, Godfather’s theme,  and Love story”. The last item of the day had the audience grooving to an all girls band. As the day’s programmes came to an end one came to the conclusion that the worth of an educational institution is not only to be judged by how well it performs academically.  Rather by the  ability to tap into the hidden potential of the young minds and harness them to contribute their best to society.      

Soulful Symphony- Form Evening by Classes VI and VII
Soulful Symphony, a form evening by the classes VI and VII was a remarkable event. The soulful music and dance forms, from all over India, which were performed gave one the feeling of travelling while staying still.All of the performances were so beautifully executed that it gave one the feeling of being connected to the Divine being. Beginning with a dance recital of Ganesh Vandana, it ended with a play on a topic "God Belongs To Whom" while  having many performances in between.
Enriched with the delightful bhajans of Meera Bai, the teachings of Guru Nanak,the Tokari geets of Shrimanta Sankardeva,the marvelous Sufi Dance,the philosophies of Gautama Buddha, this truly was an event to remember.

Shristy Club members wins in Eco fest organised by Don Bosco Guwahati.
Shristy Club members participated in the Seasons 2015, Eco Fest organised by Don Bosco School on 5th December 2015 and secured the first position in the Street play competition and consolation prize in essay writing.

Poster making Competition by Shailpik Club
With the Christmas festive mood in the air Shailpik Club organised  a thematic chart/ poster making competition on Christmas. They went a step forward  and made the children prepare the charts out of waste. Children not only learnt to recycle, but came out with beautiful, vibrant and thematic posters. The competition was open from lower infant to class XI

All Guwahati Inter School Clay Modelling and Face Painting Competition held at Gurukul Grammar Senior Seconday School
The topic for the face painting was Mythology and Save the Tiger. The face painting done by students of Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti was appreciated by one and all present there.

Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti hosted Speaking Gandhi, a two-day inter-school debating festival on the 19th and 20th of November, 2015. The theme of the festival revolved around Gandhi and his principles, and how they find relevance in the world that we live in today. His ideals may be taught to us and we may be carrying forward his legacy, but how many of us have given a deeper thought to all that he stood for? That was what Speaking Gandhi aimed to achieve and instill in impressionable minds.
Thirteen schools from the city participated in the event which meant fifteen total teams (including two teams from the host school – SBGJ a and SBGJ ß). The first day brought with it the Preliminary Round in which teams were pitted against each other in a knockout format. Each team that won, qualified into the Quarter Finals which were hosted the next day along with the Semi Finals and Finals.
Esteemed names from the city were invited to grace the occasion as the judges and speaker. Mrs. Rashmi Narzary, Mr. Thomax Alex and Mrs. Mitali Goswami were the honorable judges of the day while Dr. Shyam Bhatra Medhi very kindly agreed to be the Speaker for the Semi Finals and Finals. SBGJ ß and DPS Guwahati debated their way into the Grand Finals for which the motion was, “This house believes that Civil Disobedience is a moral weapon in the fight for justice.” The debaters from both teams refused to budge from their stance and argued their points fervently. In the end, Dikshit Sharma from DPS Guwahati and Subham Krishna Borah from Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti were adjudged the best and second best speaker of the festival respectively. Team SBGJ ß emerged as the winners of the festival, bagging the Best Team award, while DPS Guwahati secured the Runners Up Award. 
But more than winning or losing, it was the essence of the festival that left a lasting impact on the minds of all those who were a part of it. Speaking Gandhi did what it had set out to achieve – it gave young debaters of the city a platform to voice their opinion and a chance to speak what they believed in. For in the words of Gandhi, “A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.”

Night Spent at School by the students of Class III
We the students of class III had a night spend at school on 20th November, 2015 at our school. After having the usual school hours, we had our lunch in the school. We played for sometime inside the school premises after lunch. Then we were all ready for our Balaji Temple trip. Though our trip had to be cancelled due to heavy traffic jam, we had another chance of playing in the big field near our school.
In the evening we enjoyed a bonfire and we danced to the popular numbers in the backyard . After that we had our chinese dinner and then enjoyed a movie show in our auditorium.
Next morning we went for a nature walk with our teachers. After having breakfast, we all packed our bags and set out for spring Valley resort. It took about an hour to reach the place. There we enjoyed many rides like camel ride, elephant ride. Then we relished our delicious lunch.  After having lunch, we called it a day and came to Judge's field where our parents were waiting to pick us up. We had a great and memorable night.We would like to thank our teachers and Principal ma'am for organising the night spend for us.

Visit to Gauhati Municipal Corporation( GMC) Commissioner's office by Interact Club.
The Students from the Interact club paid a visit to the Gauhati Municipal Corporation  office on the 18th of November.The Session started with a discussion on how to make Guwahati  a smart city. There were several really innovative and in teenager language 'cool' ideas which showed a bright and promising future for our city. The next great thing was a presentation showing the functioning of the Gauhati Municipal Corporation (GMC) and the various schemes implemented to make Guwahati a smarter, safer, cleaner and greener Guwahati. Gauhati Municipal Corporation Commissioner Mr. Narayan Konwar explained to us the many things he intended to do like using the natural gas produced from bio degradable wastes to produce electricity and the Project Jyoti which aims at replacing the power consuming sodium vapour lights with better and safer LED lamps. 'Bin less Guwahati is also a unique venture  which aims at collecting garbages individually from people's homes , then send to an Organic Waste Converter, which converts the waste into high quality manure. The interaction session with the Commissioner was very informative. We posed various questions and came back satisfied with the Commissioner's answers. 

Sankalp Club Visit to SOS Children's Village
The members of the Sankalp Club visited the SOS children's village in Guwahati on 7th November to celebrate Diwali. The SOS children's village was established in the aftemath of the ethnic violence of Assam in the year 1983 wherein a lot of people were killed and children became orphans. These homeless children are kept under the care of a lady called mother. While their formal education is taken care of , care is also taken to see that the talents of the children are also nurtured. We were informed that many children were able to showcase their talents in many state level competitions in the field of sports, art, literature etc. We distributed sweets, diyas, crackers and whatever we could contribute to make their Diwali morte colourful and exciting. This visit was not only enriching but also inspirational. We hope we can continue to support and be a part of these social services so as to help and participate in making this world a better place.

Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti gets International School Award accreditation (2015-18)
Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti bagged the prestigious International School Award (2015-18) instituted by British Council for providing its students international dimension and global exposure in education. It was a momentous occasion when the ISA coordinators, Mrs Mousumi Ganguly and Mrs Regina Basumatary received the coveted Award at a recently held award ceremony in Delhi hosted by British Council.
The ISA is a bench marking scheme that accredits schools as having an outstanding level of support for nurturing global citizenship in young minds and enriching teaching and learning.
 As a part of ISA programme, the school initiated a plethora of activities as approved by British Council. Through careful planning all activities that we had chosen were linked with existing curriculum, the various activities done and the events observed at school, thus providing greater enrichment in learning.

Under ISA initiative our students collaborated with partner schools from different countries like Sri Lanka, Egypt, Nigeria and Germany and had executed exchange programmes on various subjects. The school witnessed a colourful bonanza of activities on themes like environment, music, dance, tea industry, wildlife conservation, festivals, the different tribes of people and few renowned personalities of the world.

ISA enabled the students to acquire not only theoretical knowledge but also a practical approach towards life. The links with overseas schools gave opportunity for exchange of ideas and facilitate in development of skills, thus forming a global society. It also brought about a great value addition in students preparing each of them to keep abreast with the rapidly changing world. We, the SBGJ family thank British Council for giving the students opportunity to explore their creativity and innovations to the fullest.

11th East India Debate, 2015 Assam Valley School