Achievements & Accolades
Vigyantram is a national level Robotics training and Championship organized by Vigyantram in Association with Abhyuday and IIT Bombay. The Vigyantram workshop was conducted at National Public School, Indiranagar on 05th and 06th November 2022. It was a two day intensive training program which taught students the basics of robotics by teaching them how to make and calibrate drones and also design their own robots. 9 students were selected from grades 6 to 9 and 3 from grades 3-5 to represent NPS Indiranagar at the national level Championship held at IIT Bombay on 21st and 22nd January.
In this research programme by IIT Bombay for young students, the selected students were challenged to make their own remote control cars and take them through various obstacle courses. The team from NPS Indiranagar, comprising Harshil Reddy and Kunsh Goyal from Grade 5 and Yohan Karthik from Grade 3 secured the 3rd place in the event and won a cash prize of Rs 5000 as well as medals and a trophy.
In the quadcopter drone competition, the team- QuadSquad comprising Sadhana from Grade 9, Chris Joe from Grade 8, Arya Sharma, Vandit Shenoy and Maya Malde from Grade 7 secured the second position.
The competition tested the students' knowledge about drones as well as the skills in flying the drone. Chris Joe was the team captain and Arya Sharma was the skillful flyer who led this team to victory.
The team came second among 15 teams from different schools all across the country and they were the only team that made their very own Drone for the event. They won a cash prize of Rs 5000 as well as medals and a trophy as a token of appreciation.
Students from National Public School, Indiranagar have been part of 1M1B's Future Leaders Program for three years. Our 2022-23 1M1B Future Leaders include Agastya Palangala, Ashmita Gupta, Mitravinda Vivek, Ananya Malde, and Aryen Singhal. The aforementioned are level three students who, despite the pandemic years, have been productively and continuously working on their projects.
At the 1M1B conference that was conducted in United Nations, New York on December 10-14, 2022, Agastya Palangala, Ananya Malde and Aryen Singhal received the chance to present their projects to a global audience about the remarkable influence they have had on various communities. Along with them, our 2019–20 alumni, Dishita Swaika and Adarsh Menon also attended the four day summit in New York.
The summit mandated that the students attend a workshop by Elizabeth Saunders on the Art of Pitching and engage in rigorous mentorship sessions by their mentors in New York. Before pitching their proposals to the UN, they first presented them to a panel of judges at the "Future Leaders Finals." The attendees were given a guided tour on the day of the summit, and plans were made for them to see the UN General Assembly and Security Council as well.
At the mixer event held at Wells Fargo, which was attended by some of New York's top businesspeople, the students had to once again present their proposals. For their work, the participants were judged and given star ratings. The "New York's Favourite" award was given to Ananya Malde, a grade 10 student, for delivering the finest pitch at the mixer.
It was an "incredible and once in a lifetime opportunity" for the students to develop into the outstanding young leaders they are now.
Times School Survey 2022-23 has been released. We are happy to announce that NPS, Indiranagar has been ranked 2nd in the survey conducted by the premier newspaper organisation, THE TIMES OF INDIA, for CBSE Curriculum.
National Public School, Indiranagar bagged the runners up trophy at the Tamil Nadu Debating Championship (Seniors category) conducted by IIT Madras Oratory club and the Indian Debating League, at IIT Madras on Sunday 25 December 2022.
The team mates Samyukta(Grade 10), Diya Ranjith (Grade 11) and Vaishnavi Karthick Prasad (Grade 11) got through all rounds with powerful performances to reach the finals.
Vaishnavi Karthick Prasad of Grade 11A made it to the semi-final round of the International Essay writing contest conducted by the Ayn Rand Institute, USA. Her writing made it to the top 70 out of 4,088 contestants participating from 43 countries. It gives us great pride to know that she is the only contestant from India to achieve this honourable feat.
Another laudable achievement came her way when she was awarded the "Gold award" once again for her essay in the Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition 2022 conducted by the Royal Commonwealth Society. She achieved this feat by competing against 26,300 participants from the Commonwealth region.
The 'Global Competence Certificate Program' was a two-month scholarship program that took place from May to June and involved 13 students from New Zealand, India, China, and Dubai. Macleans College in New Zealand delivered the course.
The objectives of the program were –
Ashmita Gupta from class 10B represented National Public School, Indiranagar at the program and gained insights as to how one can hold effective interactions with people belonging to different cultures or religion by not being prejudicial towards any community. The course helped students develop skills like cross-cultural communication, open-mindedness, flexibility and critical thinking in a global environment.
Anagha Sampathkumar of Grade 10 won the fourth grand prize in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Category of the REGENERON ISEF, 2022. She worked on a project called, "UDĀN: Unobtrusive Sentiment Alert Tool using Natural Language Processing”. "UDĀN is a web application that enables its users to track their mental health status based on their social media consumption patterns. UDĀN is designed to detect depressive sentiment in a person up to three months before the initial clinical report. NPS Indiranagar congratulates Anagha with pride and joy for her brilliant work in the field of technology and mental health.
Akshat Sureka of grade 8 is an ace chess champion, who has several glorious achievements to his credit. Having participated in All India Open FIDE Rating Rapid Chess Tournament, 4th Bangalore Open FIDE Rating Tournament, All India Open FIDE Rating Blitz Chess tournament and 7th ICA Below 1700 FIDE Rating Tournament at GEAR Innovative International School, between 9th April and 17th April, he won many prizes!
Akshat got the 5th prize in below 1400 rating category in the Rapid event with a cash prize of Rs.6000, 1st prize below 1200 rating category in the Blitz event with a cash prize of Rs.5000, 5th prize in Under-14 Boys category in the classical event with a trophy.
That was superb performance at chess!
Siddhant Attavar, a Grade 12 student of National Public School Indiranagar, recently won a bronze medal representing India at the Asia Pacific Informatics Olympiad (APIO) hosted online by Egypt in May 2022. More than 700 students from 35 nations were selected to represent their countries at the competition. He was placed 2nd amongst 60 students from all over India who were selected to participate in APIO after clearing the INOI (Indian National Olympiad of Informatics) exam. It consisted of 3 challenging algorithmic problems to be solved in 5 hours.