Mr. Arun Gandhi – Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi launched Peace Club on 13 January, 2006 in KBDAV-7

 

KBDAV-7 launched the City's First Peace Club on January 13, 2006 by the able hands of Mr. Arun Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and Director, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence, USA to strengthen the Gandhian values by promoting non-violence among school students.
The enriched lecture by Mr. Arun Gandhi focused on simplicity, discipline, honesty and value of time which his grandfather and legendary leader Mahatma Gandhi gave him in inheritance. He said, “Concept of having Peace Clubs in school should be replicated in whole Punjab so that Punjab is known as land of Peace.”
School students presented melodious bhajans and dances on national theme, which soaked the souls of audience with moral and patriotic fervor.
Many activities like slogan writing and poster making competition, rallies and plays are being organized in the school.


Initiatives undertaken by the Club since its Inception

 

September 9, 2013 International Literacy Day witnesses enthusiastic participation

 

 

The Staff and Students celebrate the International Literacy Day in the campus. Poster competitions, extempore and recitation competitions are held for students of Saral Ahsaas, in collaboration with Inner Wheel Club.

 

September 21, 2013 Curtain Raiser for the 8th International Youth Peace Fest

 

 

International Peace Day is celebrated through a curtain raiser for the upcoming 8th International Youth Peace Fest, being organized in the city by Yuvsatta and Dr. G.C. Mishra Memorial Educational & Charitable Trust. The theme “Safety of Girls” remains the highlight.

September 27, 2013 International Youth Peace Fest

 

 

The school played host to the International Youth Peace Fest Delegates. The evening was replete with memorable performances by foreign delegates. The Peace Club members from various tri-city schools received the Peace Awards for their commendable services in inculcating a spirit of brotherhood and tolerance among school children.


September 30, 2013 International Youth attend City’s Peace Fest
On the 5th Day of the ongoing International Youth Peace Fest 2013 in the city, nearly 65 International Delegates from China, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Venezuela, Thailand, Kenya & Brazil visited KBDAV-7, Chandigarh to interact with the Saral Ahsaas Children (A School for Underprivileged) of the school.
1st October being the Interfaith, Trust and Harmony Day, all International Peace-Activists, delegate students and teachers take a pledge for promoting Harmony, Goodwill, Love, Non-violence and Peace in the world. The Pledge includes respect for all human beings on grounds of humanity regardless of race, religion, language, gender and nationality.


October 1, 2009 peace parade by school students
During the 4th International Students’ Peace Fest 2009, 100 students of KBDAV-7 took part in the Peace Parade with a mission to promote “Disarmament” and “Ahmisa” in the world. Noted environmentalist Shri. Sunder Lal Bahuguna Ji & Smt. Vimla Bahuguna Ji; Mr. Bernie Meyer, American Gandhi; Mr. Donald Machvinchey, American Gandhi and other peace activists head the Peace Parade.


September 30, 2009 Multi- Cultural Evening of 4th International Students’ Peace Fest 2009

 

KBDAV-7, the co-host of 4th International Students’ Peace Fest 2009 organized a Multi-cultural evening on 30th September 2009 (Wednesday) for 450 young peace activists who converged from different countries like US, UK, UAE, South Asia and different states of India under one roof with a mission to provide a platform for cross-fertilization of ideas through greater interaction among the students. The prominent guests present to grace the occasion were noted environmentalist Shri Sunder Lal Bahuguna Ji & Smt. Vimla Bahuguna Ji; Mr. Bernie Meyer, American Gandhi; Mr. Donald Machvinchey, American Gandhi; Shri BC Gupta, IAS, Financial Commissioner, Government of Punjab & Vice President, Punjab Cricket Association, Mohali. Scintillating performances by the countries participating in the peace fest added colour to the evening.
September 27, 2009 Inauguration of 4th International Students’ Peace Fest 2009
KB DAV-7’s budding peace activists genuinely contributed their bit in the 4th International Students’ Peace Fest 2009 by being the host for the student delegates who visited Chandigarh from neighbouring countries for the cultural exchange programme. 10 Students of the school made stay arrangements from 27th September 2009 to 1st October 2009 at their homes for the guests.


September 17, 2009 Delegation from the US Embassy, New Delhi

 

 

 KB DAV-7, Chandigarh hosted a visit of delegates from US Embassy, New Delhi with a “mission to promote peace messages of the budding city enthusiasts, to be projected on a “global level”. The Chief Guest, Mr. Paul Herman, Chief of Immigrant Visa Services at US Embassy, New Delhi appreciated the efforts of Campaign Peace City and the KBDAV-7 Peace Members to promote culture of peace and non-violence. The highpoint of the visit was to discuss the upcoming 4th International Peace Festival to be held at Chandigarh from 27.09.2009 to 01.10.2009.


July 22, 2009 Presentation of Annual Peace Awards to Principal / Teacher Incharge of TRICITY Peace Clubs
Annual Peace Awards 2009 for the session 2008-09 was given to best peace clubs functioning in the city. The awards were given from Kailash Bahl B.S. Bahl Memorial Trust and Peace City Chandigarh at august hands of Mrs. Asha Hooda, wife of Chief Minister, Haryana. Kailash Bahl Memorial Peace Award from Kailash Bahl B.S. Bahl Trust was given to Dr. Surendra Singh, Principal, Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 33-D, Chandigarh. The award consists of a Cash Prize of Rs. 5100/- a shawl and a memento. Mrs. Anuradha Jairath, Coordinator of KBDAV-7 was also honoured for promoting KBDAV-7 Peace Club. The School Ambulance facility, available for 24 hours, was started by Mrs. Asha Hooda.

May 8 – 9, 2009 Peace Trainers Training Programme  

 

 

Peace Club of KB DAV-7 in association with Yuvsatta organized a Two Days’ Peace Trainers Training Programme for Teacher’s Incharge of around 100 Peace Clubs in various schools and colleges of the city. Noted environmentalist, Padam Vibhushan, Shri. Sunder Lal Bahuguna and his wife Vimla Bahuguna addressed the teachers. Gandhian scholar Prof. N. Radhakrishnan interacted with the teachers. Dr. S.V. Prabhat, Chairman, Indian Council of Rural Institutes, Hyderabad shared his knowledge with the teachers during the training programme. The highlight of the programme was to dedicate the academic year 2009-10 for promotion of peace in Chandigarh.


December 23-28, 2008 Shorya saptah –   an Army Attachment Camp  
 A six days’ Army Attachment Camp named as ‘Shorya Saptah’ was organized for 100 students of Class VI and VII. Students got the opportunity to understand the work ethos and details about Indian Army at Ferozepur Border. Students visited Anglo-Sikh War Memorial, Hussainiwala Border to pay homage to Saheed Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukhdev. Students visited Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh at Amritsar.

December 4, 2008 Flag Day awareness programme

 

 

Flag Day Awareness programme commemorated the valiant Martyrs, who laid their lives for the country. Major General Rajesh Pant, VSM, Chief Signal Officer, HQ Western Command presided over the function. School children paid tributes to the martyrs and brave soldiers who laid their lives in Mumbai Terror Attack.


November 20, 2008 Visit to religious places during national integration week

 

 

A trip of 40 budding peace activities was arranged to religious places like Gurudwara, Church, Temple and Mosque as a part of ‘National Integration Week’. Lectures by prominent priests, who gave one common message to live in peace, equality with truth, justice, compassion, love and human dignity, were arranged for the children.


September 28 to October 1, 2008 Students participated in 3rd International students’ peace festival 
Ms. Simran Verma of Class IX and an active member of peace club along with teacher incharge Ms. Anjana Sharma actively participated in 3rd International Students’ Peace Festival. School students shared their views, culture and school education system with other students visiting Chandigarh from neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Nepal and Iran.


September 2, 2008 Workshop for teachers of DAV schools to promote peace club
A workshop for teachers of various DAV Schools was organized to promote peace activities in their school and motivate Peace clubs in their school.


August 26, 2008 visit of Teacher - Student delegates from Singapore
A team of 60 teacher-student delegates from Singapore visit school under Education-cum-Culture Exchange Programme. The Singapore delegation participated in Havan organized by school students followed by demonstration of IT lessons of Mathematics by the Mathematics teacher from Yishun Secondary School, Singapore. Live Bhangra presented by school students was a special attraction for the delegation.


August 6, 2008 Hiroshima Anniversary marked in school

 

School commemorates Hiroshima Day. 500 City school students participated in Inter School Essay / Poetry Writing Competition. Mr. Pramod Kohli, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court awarded the winners.


 May 8 - 9, 2008 Inauguration of Peace Trainers Programmes

 

 

A two-day Peace Trainer Training Programme was inaugurated where Justice Mr. Suryakant, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court and Mr. S.K. Setia, DPI(S) were the chief guests. Around 150 teachers and principals participated in the programme. Special Commendation Award was given to Ms. Ramandeep, Coordinator, KBDAV for promoting peace club activities in his school.


April 9, 2008 Discussion on ‘Indo-Pak peace friendship’ 

 

 


Dr. Mubashir Mirza, Chairman, CYDA (Centre of Youth Development and Activities) visited school and addressed active peace members of the school clubs. Students actively participated in the discussion on “Indo-Pak Peace Friendship.”


April 3, 2008 Gandhi’s Autobiography reforming jail inmates 


The impact of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy came to the fore in the most unexpected place-the Model Jail, Burail. Tiding over stress, pain and growing isolation, over 200 inmates gathered at the lush green lawns of highly fortified Jail Complex to receive certificates and autobiographies of Gandhiji from Mr. Justice Vijendra Jain, Chief Justice, Punjab & Haryana High Court. The programme christened as ‘Gandhi Peace Exam’ unique by all standards was designed by KBDAV-7 and Yuvsatta (an NGO).

 

February 13, 2008  Visit of Teacher Ambassadors from U.K.

 

 

10 Teacher Ambassadors from U.K. visited school under education cum cultural exchange programme.In the informal interaction between the teachers, students and the guests, the detailed working of school was highlighted through the computer presentation.

 

January 7, 2008 Visit of American Gandhi Mr. Bernie Meyer- American Gandhi

 

 

 Mr. Bernie Meyer visited school as a part of ongoing campaign for Peace City Chandigarh. Mr. Pardeep Chhabra, Mayor Chandigarh was the Chief Guest on this occasion.  On January 4, 2008, 56 students were felicitated after a Peace mission to Belgaum, Karnataka. 13 school students, who left on a 13-day trip to Belgaum, Karnataka for an Educational cum Cultural Exchange Programme were felicitated by Mr. S.K. Setia, DPI (S) with certificates and momentos.

 

December 21, 2007 to January 2, 2008 Trip to Belgaum for Peace between two states

 

 

October 2, 2007 school hosts 2nd Indo-Pak Peace Mission 

School was a co-host for 2nd Indo-Pak International Peace Meet 2007. 150 students from Pakistan and neighbouring states visited city and school where informal interaction sessions were held.

 

August 6, 2007 Hiroshima anniversary marked at KB DAV-7  

 

To mark Hiroshima Anniversary, an Essay and Poetry writing contest was held on the theme of ‘Forgiveness’ and a film ‘War Games’ – a BBC documentary on nuclear threat was organized.

January 13, 2007 Promotion of Peace Club KB DAV-7   

 


 

KBDAV-7 Peace Club in association with Yuvsatta, Chandigarh, Peace City Campaign organized a function highlighting the need for promoting Peace and Non-violence amongst the students.
Smt. Tara Gandhi Bhatacharjee, Grand Daughter of Mahatma Gandhi and Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister of State for Finance were the special Guests on the occasion.


May 13, 2006 Visit of Pakistan Teacher Ambassadors in school   
KBDAV-7 took the first step forward in fostering friendly ties and extending the hand of friendship to the visiting teacher educators from Kot Billa, Pakistan. A Havan was performed in their honour and they were shown a detailed presentation of the working of the school.


 August 31, 2005 Indo-Pakistan Peace Mission
To strengthen the bonds of peace and harmony between India and Pakistan, Yuvsatta coordinator alongwith two Amercian followers of Gandhian values (John Silliphant & Mark Peters) visited the school on August 31, 2005.  They initiated and motivated the students to write friendship post-cards, letter cards and messages to be sent to the fellow students in Pakistan. 
40 Students of the school alongwith the guests, visited the Blind Students’ Institute in Sector-26, Chandigarh where the school students wrote friendship post-cards which the visually-impaired students dictated to them.

 

August 12, 2005 Gandhi Media Literacy Programme

 

 

To make students understand media and to empower them with Media skills, a Gandhi Media Literacy Programme was launched during an orientation workshop at Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, Chandigarh on August 12, 2005. Forty budding journalists from KBDAV-7 took part in a day long Gandhi Media Literacy Workshop for Formal Training. Regular weekly interaction meetings / practical experiences of 40 budding journalists shall be held in the school campus. Emphasis shall be  laid on how to use media to develop and publicize messages that are healthy, constructive and too often ignored by our society.  Main aim of the Media literacy Programme Students shall be well trained by January 30, 2006 i.e. martyrdom day of Gandhi Ji to publish their own articles in the House magazine. The next step will be to help develop a critical understanding and analysis of media amongst students.
April 21 to May 5, 2005 The trip to Belgaum for Peace between two states 
15 students from KB DAV-7 alongwith other 15 students of the city went on a 13-day long trip to Belgaum, Bijapur (Karnataka) and Goa on a Peace-Mission from April 21, 2005 to May 5, 2005. The two cities Chandigarh and Karnataka had joined hands to promote peace in order to strengthen its ties through students.  The students met the former Minister of Karnataka and Chairman of Belgaum Integrated Rural Development Scheme (BIRDS). Students attended various seminars and workshops in Belgaum. After coming back from the 13-day long trip, the students shared their experiences with Mayor Anu Chattrath on May 06, 2005.