Indian Development Foundation appreciates social initiatives undertaken by VIBGYOR High Group of Schools

Two schools of VIBGYOR High Group of Schools from Mumbai have been recognized with ‘Social Action Award’ by Indian Development Foundation (IDF), formerly known as Indian Leprosy Foundation. Mr. Shim Mathew, Principal of VIBGYOR High Goregaon School and Ms. Sunita George, Principal, VIBGYOR High Malad School were felicitated by Dr. Ganesh Raja, COO, Kotak Education Foundation at an event held at ISKCON, Juhu, recently.

Mr Shim Mathew (Principal of VIBGYOR High Goregaon School) receiving the IDF Award - Image 2

VIBGYOR High schools have been associated with Indian Development Foundation as a part of their Student Social Responsibility Cell. These Schools have been undertaking various initiatives to promote community service amongst students and create a sense of responsibility within themselves towards the community at large. Few of the activities conducted by the schools are teaching the underprivileged children and students with special needs through the Bal Gurukul Programme in the schools identified by IDF; W2K (waste to knowledge) initiative, wherein, the students collected old newspapers which were sold and the amount generated from the same activity was used to create libraries for underprivileged children in rural areas; Women Empowerment Programme by providing assistance to the Women Help Centres and a lot more.

Expressing his views, Mr. Shim Mathew, Principal of VIBGYOR High Goregaon School said, “At VIBGYOR High, our constant endeavour is to challenge the mundane practice and go beyond the ordinary. We aspire to guide our students in finding the special quality that helps them stand apart in the society. Through our Student Social Responsibility Cell, we encourage our students to become a responsible citizen by understanding the society’s problems and serving to their needs. We are thankful to Indian Development Foundation for recognizing our contribution and motivating our students.”

Commenting on the occasion, Ms. Sunita George, Principal of VIBGYOR High Malad School said, “At VIBGYOR High, we always aim at holistic development of students by encouraging activities beyond classroom. We believe that participation in social initiatives not only introduce our students to the outside world at a young age, but allow them to create a better nation to live in, by making their valuable contributions to the society. I am also thankful to Indian Development Foundation for giving us opportunities to contribute to the society and also for recognizing our efforts.”

Indian Development Foundation is engaged in health, education and development activities. IDF carries out health education programme for students and raises voluntary donations to support humanitarian causes. It is currently in its 32nd year, dedicating services to the welfare of the underprivileged in the society.

VIBGYOR High Kolhapur School receives World Education Award at World Education Summit 2015

VIBGYOR High Kolhapur School has been recognized with the World Education Award for Global Collaborative Learning Initiative Award at World Education Summit 2015. Mr. T. Balan, Principal of VIBGYOR High Kolhapur School was felicitated by Dr. Abdullah Al-Shibli, Director Ministry of Higher Education, Oman at an event held in New Delhi, in the presence of eminent educationists across the world.

VIBGYOR High Kolhapur School regularly undertakes various projects to encourage the aspect of ‘Global Collaboration’ in learning among students. The projects undertaken under ‘Global Collaboration’ are an opportunity to connect classrooms across countries and serve to enhance and broaden students’ worldview and spark curiosity and independent learning amongst students. As a part of these projects, students of VIBGYOR High Kolhapur School have worked in support of various social causes like conservation of water, ill-effects of pollution, improvement in food resources and a lot more. Through this activity, students not only did a detailed study within India, but also interacted with students from other countries, to understand a global perspective on the subject. This initiative also empowered students to inculcate leadership and problem solving skills.

Expressing his views, Mr. T. Balan, Principal of VIBGYOR High Kolhapur School said, “It was a great honour for the entire VIBGYOR fraternity when our branch at Kolhapur received the most esteemed award. We are very delighted and I would like to congratulate my entire team of staff and students who contributed towards the achievement. I would also like to thank our Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Rustom Kerawalla for creating an environment that helps in nurturing every child as creative future citizen in order to meet the challenges of this dynamically changing world.”

VIBGYOR High Kolhapur School has received several educational awards in the past, as well. The school has been declared as the Best Co-educational Day Boarding School in Kolhapur by Education World magazine, the Best CBSE School by Digital Learning magazine, and a few more.

Double victory for VIBGYOR High Goregaon School in the Hoop Savio Inter School Basketball Tournament

Two Basketball teams of VIBGYOR High Goregaon School, U-11 Boys and U-14 Girls teams, achieved significant success in a single day at the Finals of Hoop Savio Inter-School Basketball tournament held on August 22, 2015. The tournament was organized by Domnic Savio School at the school premises in Andheri East.

The U-11 Boys team of VIBGYOR High Goregaon School won with an extravagant score of 33-1 by defeating Don Bosco Matunga School.  To encourage and appreciate the phenomenal display of the game, key player of VIBGYOR High Goregaon School, Dev Premi was awarded with a Most Valuable Player Trophy of the tournament based on his overall performance. In the final match, Dev scored 19 points for the team.
On the other hand, the U-14 Girls team of the school won with a score of 23-10 against Vidyaniketan School. Champion player, Tvisha Gala too was awarded with the Most Valuable Player Trophy for her outstanding performance in the tournament. Tvisha served as a backbone for her team.

The specially designed and focused Sports and Performing Arts program at VIBGYOR High, along with rigorous training and guidance provided by professionals, helped the duo bring winning trophies to the school.

VIBGYOR High Vadodara School’s U-14 Boys team moves forward in Football Coca Cola Cup

Vadodara, August 19, 2015: VIBGYOR High Vadodara School’s U-14 Boys Football team defeated their opposition, Rosary School with a score of 5-3 in the Quarter Finals match of Football Coca Cola Cup, today. The tournament was organized by Baroda District Football Association at Maharaja Sayajirao University Pavilion, Fatehgunj.

VIBGYOR High Vadodara School initially had a draw match with a score of 1-1. However, the team twisted the match in their favour in penalty shoot-out scoring 4-2. The team’s champions, Vedant Patel, Rushi Suthar, Yash Patel, Rudra Patel and Mihir Khakariya scored 1 goal each achieving victory for the team.

The team is qualified for Semi Finals.

The dedicated effort by the team, under the guidance and rigorous training program of the school is bringing forward repeated success in the game.

VIBGYOR High Marathahalli School’s U-14 Boys team outperformed in the Inter School Basketball Tournament

VIBGYOR High Marathahalli School’s U-14 Boys Basketball team achieved a remarkable success against Vidyashilp Academy in the Inter-School Basketball tournament, today. The tournament was organized by Sri Kumaran Group of Institutions, Bangalore.

VIBGYOR High Marathahalli School won with a spectacular score of 18 / 3, wherein Captain Sai Shri Krishna scored 4 baskets, while Aniv Surana and Sai Ganesh scored 3 baskets and 2 baskets, respectively helping the team earntotal 18 points.

The team’s second round of match is scheduled for tomorrow, August 20, 2015 against Little Flower School.

The extensive training provided by the school under the supervision and guidance of the coach Lokesh G. helped the team win the match.

VIBGYOR High NIBM School achieves victory in District Invitational U-14 Handball Boys & Girls Competition

VIBGYOR High NIBM School’s U-14 Boys and Girls teams showcased their outstanding performance at District Invitational Handball Boys & Girls Competition held at Chandrashekhar Agashe College, Gultekdi, today.

In the first U-14 Boys match, the team won with an excellent score of 11-8, where, Parker Faadil Quasid scored 7 goals, while Arth Agarwal and Abhi Govil scored 2 goals each. In the second match, the team had a draw against Danukar High School with a score of 1-1.

U-14 Boys team is qualified for Semi Finals scheduled for tomorrow, August 18, 2015.

On the other hand, U-14 Girls too brought success to school by winning the Semi Finals against Bhekarimata Madya Vidhyalaya with a score of 3-1. Players Lanaya Otter and Ananya Katyal scored 2 and 1 goals respectively.

The U-14 Girls team is qualified for Finals scheduled for tomorrow, August 18, 2015.

The scores earned by the team highlight the extensive training and guidance provided by the school.


Here’s an excerpt of the event published in Times Of India and Sakaal Times

Times of India 18 August 2015 Pg 17

Sakall Times 18 August 2015 Pg 12