Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel, successfully hosted a three-day conference of Indian International Model United Nations (IIMUN), Navi Mumbai on 29th November to 1st December, 2019. The event was a CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) initiative of the IB students wherein the event gave an opportunity to explore different aspects of CAS.
Teachers Day Event was something, which we always wanted to conduct, as a small gratitude towards our teacher. Our expectations exceeded our desired ideas and although there were numerous suggestions and infinite what-not-to-do’s.
On the 18th, 19th and 20th November, 2019 I conducted 3 sessions for teachers to raise awareness on mental health and well-being. Teachers dedicate their entire lives to students and forget along the way that they too are human beings and have limits. Thus, they overexert themselves to the point of unmanageable stress.
The highly awaited annual inter house competition, the newspaper collection drive was held at Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel with the same excitement and enthusiasm from the students. The highest awarding event in the inter house competitions calendar, The newspaper drive was of utmost importance to the students and the house Masters / Assistant House Masters.
On 25th September, 2019 we at DPGA Panvel were honoured to have Mr. Abhijit Kakade, from the CSR department of Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd., in our midst. Bisleri, being the national leaders of the Mineral Water industry, have come up with an initiative known as “Bottles for Change”. With this, they plan on collecting plastic substances, like water bottles, wrappers, boxes, etc., to recycle them.
The Prabalgad Fort was built by the Bahmani Sultanate to keep an eye on the Panvel Fort and the Kalyan Fort in the North Konkan area. Around 1458 A.D, “Malik Ahmad” the prime minister of the kingdom of Ahmednagar, took over the fort during his conquest of Konkan.
Mahatma Education Society in collaboration with Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur and Goonj – a nonprofit organisation, conducted their annual collection drive in the last week of June. The objective of the drive was to utilise excessive or unused material in urban households that could be channelized to rural areas.
21st June being International Yoga Day, Dr. Pillai Global Academy, in collaboration with SIBC (Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur) organized a yoga session for the sub staff (maushi’s) working in the school.
Students of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel participated in The Indian International Model United Nations (IIMUN) held at The Retreat Hotel and Convention Centre, Mumbai on 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th August, 2018.
In our daily, depressing, monotonous routines it becomes impossible for one to relax a little and have peace of mind. So how does one actually enjoy themselves and think and do about something that is not related to work, which would be beneficial to our mental well-being.
Everyone is probably aware of what happens in their surroundings and how an event affects one’s livelihood. What about world events? Do we really understand how global events / decisions of world leaders affect us, our family, our society and nation? The answer – doubtful, since the chain of events that leads to major decisions are complex by nature because of various local / global changes – small as well as big.
“Service is the rent we pay for our room on earth” – Muhammad Ali
NDTV along with DHFL and Pramerica Life Insurance organized the ‘Behtar India’ campaign in collaboration with schools all over India, which aimed towards creating ‘Behtar Swasthya’, ‘Behtar Swachhta’ and ‘Behtar Vatavaran’.
CAS – Sports Day for SSV Global Kids – 19th January, 2018
‘Zero Garbage’ initiative by IBDP students of DPGA, New Panvel.
On the 68th Republic Day of India, the IBDP students of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel, initiated their ‘Zero Garbage’ venture which is an extension of the initiative taken up by the Ex Municipal Councilor of Panvel, Mr. Ganesh Kadu.
To Adventure Is To Find Yourself Whole
A welcome break from the daily rigours of studies and classrooms came in the form of the three-day Panchgani Adventure Camp. The students of Grades 9-12 of DPGA headed to the scenic hill station on 29th January, 2016.
A Proud Moment for Teachers
The teachers of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel would have Friday, 4th September, 2015 etched into their memories.
Navratri and Joy of Giving Week Celebrations at DPGA, New Panvel.
Wednesday 1st October 2014, was a milestone in the life of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel.
The students were provided an opportunity to celebrate Navratri with their friends, teachers and families.
Habitat for Humanity India is a Non-profit Organization that builds homes and provides housing-related services to low-income, marginalized families across India. DPGA, New Panvel is associated with Habitat for humanity from the past years. Two activities, Healthy Food Stall Day and 2D Art Competition, were carried out to support the cause of Habitat for Humanity.
On 2nd September, the students of the Early Years Section visited the Ganapati Pandal in the neighbourhood. Apart from The children were briefed about the festival.
This was our first visit to NAB, it was a poignant experience. To start with, we had an activity which was done in school during which we were blind folded. The main motive behind conducting this activity was to make us feel the way impaired people feel. Initially I thought it would be fun but then as time passed I realized that it was getting tougher and tougher.
On 22nd August, 2013 the senior students of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, Panvel visited Durshet, a village near Khopoli as a part of the Social Service Initiatives. After a bus journey and a long,but enjoyable trek of four kilometres, the party consisting of students and teachers reached the school. The scenic beauty of the place charmed everyone in the group.
Students of Grades 11 and 12 visited Usarli Village near Panvel on 21st July as part of the school’s CAS initiative. The purpose of this visit was to understand how the process of rice cultivation works. The rice was sown two weeks before this visit, to allow it sufficient time to grow and develop into small shoots. These shoots were then transplanted into a specially developed field.
Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram is a non-profit organization which has branches all over India. It is a hostel for taking care of the tribal children.
A group of 40 students from grade 8 to grade 12 of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel, visited Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram Chinchawali (10km away from the school) on 1st and 8th December, 2012.
On 8th November, 2012, in conjunction with Sanjivani, an organization that works for cancer patients and their ‘lives beyond cancer’, Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel, organized a cultural evening ‘UMANG’ to spread smiles and relief among cancer patients at the Tata Memorial Centre Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (TMC – ACTREC), Kharghar.