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July 2015

  • Investiture Ceremony

    The Investiture Ceremony, a crucial event in the school calendar was solemnized with great pomp and fanfare on 8th of July, when the Student Council members of 2015-16 were formally given their badges. The present council members are as follows:

                School President                              Pujeet Manot

                Vice President                                  Agneesh Dutta

                Head Boy                                           Umang Saraogi

                Cultural Secretary                            Naman Madhogardhia

                Joint Cultural Secretary                  Arhaan Dasgupta

                Secretary for Discipline                  Rahul Agarwal

                Joint Secretary Discipline              Akhshit Bagla



    L. N. Birla Memorial Debate  

    The 16th L. N. Birla Memorial Debate was held on 11th of July amidst a lot of excitement and élan. Like every year, there was a preliminary session on 10th of July, where sixteen renowned city schools were engaged in an incisive battle of words and wit as they debated on the motion, which read, :The Internet should be subjected to censorship” . Eight best schools were selected for the debate in the Final Round held on the 11th of July. The schools that qualified were:

                La Martiniere for Boys

                Shri Shikshayatan School

                Loreto House

                The Heritage School

                Calcutta Boys High School

                Sushila Birla Girls School

                St.James School and

                Birla High School

    The debate which has always been set apart for its distinctive stature, had as its motion, “Colonial India would be preferable to a corrupt India”. Dr. Kunal Sarkar, a renowned cardiothoracic Surgeon, an avid debator graced the day as chairperson. The jury comprised, Mr. Amitabha Dutta, Director of Calcutta Media Institute and the first Business Head of the Telegraph, Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee, an eminent neurosurgeon, Ms. Karuna Singh, who heads the Indian Operations for Earth Day Network and Ms. Ramanjit Kaur, celebrated theatre and film actor.

    The Best Speaker Trophy was lifted by Aastha Agarwal of Shri Shikshayatan School.  She also won a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- and a Dell Laptop. The runner up in the same category was Rajarshi Mukherjee of Calcutta Boys School receiving a cash prize of Rs. 5000/-. The Best Team was Calcutta Boys School and both Rajarhi and Abhigyan Saha received a trophy, Rs. 7000/- cash each and an Apple I-pad each. All participants received a certificate, an Adidas Backpack, Linc Pen hampers, Book Coupons from Oxford and Starmark of Rs. 1000/- each, a BHS Platinum gift hamper and a cheque of Rs. 1000/- each.


    Felicitation Ceremony 

    The Felicitation Ceremony to appreciate and honour the boys of Class XII for their outstanding performance in the AISSCE and competitive examinations was held in the Vidya Mandir Auditorium on the 21st of July. Nine students were selected for this prestigious award of which seven students were from Science stream. The two others were the toppers from the Commerce and the Humanities stream. The table below give a fair idea of their achievements:






    Name of student

    Rank and Result

    Presently studying


    Rahul Agarwal

    96.4% in Class XII

    IIT JE Advanced All India Rank 72

    WBJEE Rank 8

    JE Mains All India Rank 222

    Computer Science and Engineering Technology in IIT Delhi


    Abhishek Pathak

    97.6% in Class XII

    JE Advanced All India Rank 220

    JE Main All India Rank 8

    Electrical Engineering in IIT Delhi


    Swaarnadeep Mani

    92.2% in Class XII

    WBJE Medical Rank 4

    All India Rank 140 in All India Institute of Medical Science

    Rank 459 in WBJEE

    All India Rank 551 in JE Mains

    Calcutta Medical College


    Yash Srivastava

    96.6% in Class XII

    All India Rank 105 in JE Advanced

    Rank 87 in WBJEE

    Computer Science and Engineering Technology in IIT Kanpur


    Ayush Singh

    96.2% in Class XII

    All India Rank 778 in IIT JE Advanced

    All India Rank 423 in JE Mains

    Mechanical Engineering in IIT Delhi


    Tinish Bhattacharya

    96.2% in Class XII

    All India rank 246 in (IIT) JE Advanced

    Rank 33 in WBJEE

    Electrical Engineering in IIT Delhi


    Priyobrata Dey

    94.8% in Class XII

    Rank 118 in WBJE Medical

    Rank 466 in All India Institute of Medical Sciences

    Calcutta Medical College


    Projesh Dhanuka

    96.6% in Class XII

    Topper in the Commerce Stream

    B.Com (Hons) in St. Xavier’s’ College, Kolkata


    Bodhayan Nag


    94.8% in Class XII

    Topper in the Humanities Stream

    BA, LLB Christ University


    The awardees each received a 5 gram gold biscuit embedded in a silver medallion, the monetary value of which is Rs. 25000/- each. The Birla High School stars of the session also received book coupons sponsored by Birla High School Aumni, worth Rs. 2000/- each from Oxford.


    Challenges of Parenthood 

    On 2nd July 2015, the school counselors, Mrs. J Majumdar and Mrs. S Sinha conducted a session on “The Challenges of Parenthood” for the parents of students of Classes 6 to 8. A video on parenting styles was shown and the qualities of a good parent was reinforced and elaborated upon. Parents were encouraged to spend quality time, prioritize rules, give the child responsibility, became a role model for them and provide the child with a range of experiences. 



    The Birla High School Quiz teams were very active this month. They participated in a number of quiz contests and also earned a place for themselves in each of them.


    Date / Venue



    St. Johns Diocesan



    24th / 25th July 2015


    Rohan Sengupta

    Ananjan Nandi

    Chirag Basu

    Noumaan Anwer


    Shree Maheshwari Vidyalaya

    26th July 2015

    Vidya Mandir

    Rohan Sengupta

    Anmol Sinha

    Anyatanu Mukherjee




    Birla High School


    31st July 2015

    Vidya Mandir


    Soham Chakarabaorty

    Chirag Basu

    Noumaan Anwar

    Indranil Bagchi



    Lakshmipat Singhania Academy

    Computer Quiz

    23rd July 2015

    Lakshmipat Singhania Academy

    Kartavya Khurana

    Kanav Khurana




    Abhirup Manna participated in the Derozio Memorial Extempore Competition at Frank Anthony Public School and did the school proud. Abhirup made a magnificent delivery speaking on “If you had a chance, what would you choose – fame, money or health” and was declared the best speaker. He was awarded a trophy, certificate and a set of 8 books.


    Sudoku Championship 

    Shambo Debnath, a student of Class IX, participated in World Junior Sudoku Championship 2015 at Beijing from 23rd to 25th July 2015. He reached the pinnacle of glory when he was placed in the first position among all Indian participants and was judged fifth in the world. 


    IT Fest 

    The school participated in Exe.Bit2015, the only IT fest in Kolkata, organized by Lakshmipat Singhania Academy. The school bagged the overall second position with the combined efforts  of the Senior and Junior. The school won the first position in Nxtgen City (3D Model of next generation city)  and in the events like, E-palette (photoshop), Eldorado (treasure hunt), Website designing, FAQ (Tech Quiz).  The school received a DELL Desktop as second prize and the students received ILead gift vouchers of Rs. 500/- each and certificates.



    The Tenth Odyssey turned out to be one of the best fests the city has seen this year. Students of the +2 section of Birla High School presented this interschool cultural fest to the city of Kolkata after months of elaborate preparations. This year the fest broke all barriers and transcended all expectations. Eleven reputed schools of Kolkata participated in the festival that extended from 23rd July to 1st August 2015. There were 9 offstage events and 11 onstage events that took place.

    This year, the star attractions were the famous quizmaster Barry O’Brien, Master of Ceremony Shane Hyrapiet and to top it all, the Indian Pop Band Sanam who proved to be a hit with the audience.

    In the off stage events, Birla High School secured the first position in Treasure Hunt, Pool, Basketball, Rock Climbing and Tug of War. The school was placed second in Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis and Bowling and bagged the third place in the Carrom competition.

    In the onstage events too, Birla High School was placed first in most of the events like Western Dance, Groove, Band, No Strings Attached, Turncoat Debate, Half A Minute, Sixty Seconds To Fame and Spreading Smiles. Birla High School bagged the second position in Fashion Show and Quiz. The special prizes were as follows:


    Ayushi Saraogi (Modern High School)                                  - Best Representative

    Ritwik Bhawsinghka (Birla High School)                               - Best Representative

    Aditya Pathak and Ayush Agarwal (Birla High School)       - Star of Odyssey

    (On the basis of winning in the maximum number of events)

    Naman Madhogarhia (Birla High School)                             - Star of Odyssey

    (On the basis of organisational and leadership skills)

    The overall winners in the fest were:

    Birla High School       -- First Position

    Modern High School -- Second Position

    Sushila Birla Girls’ School and Shri Shikshayatan School (tie) -- Third Position           


    International Visit  

    Two teachers from China, Ms. Li Jin and Ms. Dou along with fourteen students visited the school from 18th to 25th July 2016 enjoying the classes and the culture and hospitality extended to them by the school and the parents. This healthy exchange started a year ago is successfully fostering a very warm bond between BHS and Kunming NO 8 school contributing to a lot of learning both in academic and non academic fields. The Indian group now looks forward to visit Kunming in October 2015.




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Ms. Mukta Nain

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