ALUMNI CORNER-RETURNING SCHOLARS
“Coming back to school, after years of passing out, feels like coming back home…” -Each and Every BBPS Alumnus
Students, past and present, are what any school is all about. Faculty and staff are vital as well, but students are unique in that they will forever fill a role—whether they are current students or long graduated. It is easy to lose track of most graduates after they embark on their various careers, but not with a school like ours, where the attachment only continues to grow.
The alumni create a school’s reputation, which relies in large part on how successful they are in the real world. Our school is well known for producing graduates that are intelligent, innovative, and effective in their fields, and hence our reputation grows further.
Who knows what today’s students will go on to achieve? It is in everyone’s best interest to recognise these achievements of the alumni and feed them back into the school, so that current students can learn and aspire from accessible role models, and in turn, flourish and give back when the time comes. Indeed, a school’s alumni presence also serves to benefit the existing pupils in the sense that it allows them to aspire to the success of former students. The school’s top academic scholars have the opportunity to be mentored by successful alumni who have gone on and have achieved success in their chosen field.
As and when they come back to their Alma Mater, they make us feel so proud and give us every reason to continue believing in them.
Let us take this opportunity to take a look at a few of the visits by our alumni to school, their achievements and contributions.
INCREDIBLE ACHIEVEMENT BY AYUSH SAPRA, SCHOOL ALUMNUS
“A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”
Ayush Sapra , the alumnus of the school clinched the “Award of Recognition” under the category ‘Television (Program Series)’ from International Open Film Festival for the short film “LAPATA SACH” on https://youtu.be/zEj6j2OSKuY.
The film focuses on the menace of drug abuse and lust in adolescents and its impact on the minds of the people and society. After the encouraging response of the first release, the second release of the series saw an encouraging response of the viewers. All the members of school can view these movies on Ayush Channel on Youtube and send their likes on the same .
The Management, Director and Principal of the school congratulated Ayush on this feat and wished him luck in the future ventures.
ALUMNI BATCH 2014-15 VISITS SCHOOL
NITIN YADAV AND KASHIKA GULATI, CLASS OF 2015, GUIDING THE STUDENTS
Nitin Yadav and Kashika Gulati from the batch 2014-15 visited school to meet their alma-matter and express their heartfelt gratitude to the members of the faculty. Nitin is an engineer in the making from a reputed university in Bangalore and Kashika is pursuing a course in Journalism from I.P.University. They visited the students of Classes XI and XII and guided them about the various career options available and how to crack entrance exams. Both of them shared how much they missed their school days. They assured their juniors that they will be available for guidance as and when required.
ALUMNI BBPS-FUTURE DOCTORS
VINITA YADAV, AARUSHI TULI AND MANSI MADAN, CLASS OF 2014
The students from the Batch 2013-14, Vinita Yadav, Aarushi Tuli and Mansi Madan visited the school on May, 17, 2016. They not only cherished and relived their memories at school but also acted as a source of inspiration for the aspiring students of the Medical Stream. They shared their high and low moments in their journey towards cracking the Medical Entrance Exam at various prestigious colleges of which they are a part now. The students felt very motivated and clarified the doubts and queries they had, to their satisfaction. The girls felt overjoyed at meeting the faculty and the students.
LEADING A LIFE…LESS ORDINARY!!!
FLYING OFFICER BULBUL VISHWAKARMA, CLASS OF 2009, BBPS
SHIVAM AND ABHMANYU VISITED THE SCHOOL WITH NITESH YADAV, CLASS OF 2015. MRS. ARPITA ACHARYA FEELING PROUD!
It’s such a pleasure when the students you are trying to inspire, end up inspiring you!
John F. Kennedy has rightly remarked, “The success of a school can be measured by the contribution its students make to national life.”
It is a matter of immense pride and pleasure as we have two of our alumni as a part Indian Defence Forces. FLYING OFFICER Bulbul Vishwakarma and Nitesh Yadav who has joined the coveted National Defence Academy this year, have made not just their parents and teachers, but the whole country proud. All our best wishes and blessings are always with you guys…lots of love and best wishes for A LIFE LESS ORDINARY.
FROM A STUDENT TO A MEMBER OF THE JURY…
Rajat Dudeja, Class of 2009, as a part of the Jury for Cybertronix2016.
Rajat Dudeja, Class of 2009, graced the occasion as a member of the jury for Cybertronix 2016, a Mega IT Inter-school event. Rajat is a software engineer and has earned his experience working at renowned IT companies. He is presently working with Infosys. Rajat shared that it was a moment of inexplicable pride for him as he was at school to guide the students with whom he could easily connect and relate himself, as he was one of them till a few years ago. He promised that he would like to come back as often as possible.
My Happy Place There are a very few people in your lives, whose name flashing on your phones are enough to make you smile and make your day better. Going through your phone, in the middle of your day at office and seeing a text from your favourite school teacher, is all it takes to turn your flat office face into a cheerful jolly one. And suddenly your mind is flooded with pleasant childlike joyous school memories. Its both people and places that make memories. Time certainly moves in one direction and memories in another.My happy place had always been and will always be BBPS. From my early school days at BBPS, I was brought up with a belief that we have a duty to use our talents, nurture ourselves to be good at things we never thought we could do, to volunteer and to make a contribution in the well being of ourselves and the society that we live in. Whenever I come across the word ‘school’, BBPS is the first thing that pops into my head. Its like a reflex. I visited the safe confines of my school a few days back and just entering there again after eight long years gave me goosebumps. It was so different than the competitive world outside. It was like, looking at the empty assembly hall and having an illusion where I could see myself standing in that area eight years back with all my classmates and teachers and a normal morning assembly going on there. Climbing those staircases and suddenly remembering an incident that happened long back but is still vivid to me smile. Walking about the corridors and having a vision where I could see myself with other kids forming a line to go to assembly, people joking with each other, kids promising lifelong frienships and girls and boys secretly trying to look at their crushes without people noticing. Looking into those empty classrooms and having a hallucination of being seated with my classmates there, in a pattern that is still fresh in my mind and my favourite teacher still teaching. And then suddenly I was struck by reality and all I could do was smile, for I have a part of me that will always belong here no matter how old I become and wherever I go. I made lifelong bonds with people at this very place. Some memories are unforgettable, remaining vital and heartwarming. Everything good I have ever been and will ever be, will only be because of the generous love, care and guidance I received here in my childhood days. The past beats inside me like a second heart. I wish my school days could have dragged on a little longer, or that I could go back and do it all over again in life
Class of 2008
Role of Young Professionals in VUCA World
A term that is typically used to describe today’s changing environment is VUCA. Expanded as Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, it aptly summarizes the modern world. To contribute positively to this entropy, Young Professionals (YPs) are stepping up and taking the onus.
YPs who are passionate about making an impact and bringing a change for a more prosperous future are vivacious individuals. Their desire to unleash human potential, encourage smarter behaviors and create sustainable systems is what gives them the zeal to take on every such opportunity to make an impression on a larger canvas. Today’s YPs bring broad interdisciplinary strength to the table including Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Management, Social Responsibility, and Volunteering.
As individuals, these YPs are social entrepreneurs, strategy creators, engineers, innovators and leaders. Some have personal proficiencies of social entrepreneurship and possess the necessary skills, competencies and abilities to be the change-makers in current times. Highly enthused and fervent to utilize the opportunities the present day world has to offer to make a global difference, YPs are quickly adapting to provide solutions to the issues of a crowded urban space.
The world is a multi-culture village. YPs represent wide cultural diversity coming from different parts of the globe. Networking opportunities and Social platforms have made it possible to bridge the gap between east and west and establish fruitful collaboration between interested YPs. This has led to an increased interest in idea sharing and knowledge transfer.
Presently, knowledge and firsthand experience is what motivates and drives YPs to enact change. A strong global community of talented and bright individuals, we know we have the breadth of knowledge to find the best solution to global priorities. With that intent in mind, let’s continue to rise and shine!
Class of 2009
ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE
A country is not only identified by its people and government, but by its architecture. Architecture is essentially public. This is hardly a surprising claim, but, as with many truths, the acceptance of what it asserts is conterminous with the refusal of its consequences. “Through architecture it’s possible to gauge many things about a culture, such as lifestyle, artistic sensibilities and social structure.” For example, when one thinks of India, we think of the Taj Mahal. Without their culture, would it be designed that way, or would it look like another building. The Egyptians are another amazing example, their environment and culture produced the great pyramids. How do modern cultures produce and maintain such beautiful architecture?
Architecture is not always defined as large or magnificent; sometimes it is simply a dwelling. For centuries, homes have been made out of mud houses built along the main dirt road. Chinese architecture probably has the most cultural influence. Traditionally buildings were designed for its width, not its height. Every important building is guarded around a large wall to protect their assets. While ordinarily dwellings are grey and dull, palaces and places of importance are quite colorful. Imperial buildings have golden yellow roofs, red columns and doors, and walls of red, pink, or purple. Tradition and religion are the largest pieces to the Chinese culture and architecture. Each home has their entrance at the front and facing the east with a screen because it is believed that spirits travel straight and cannot go through screen. The main building faces the courtyard and children’s rooms would be on the side of the home. The purpose of a south-facing entrance is to avoid north winds, gain more possible sunshine during the winter, and the overhanging eaves help to keep the building cool in the summer, as well as help with the heavy rain. A choice emerges.
Architecture can define its sphere of operation as the construction of objects that are understood as only ever private, and which thus only open up the already circumscribed worlds of individual activity – for example, the house. Or architecture can insist on its inherently public nature. Emphasizing the public does not mean that the construction of the house is, in some sense, a denial of “architecture”. Rather, the argument is that architecture’s continual opening onto the world – an opening which can have an important role in the construction of that world – is one of the main ways to generate a nexus between the culture of architecture and the inherently public nature of human sociality. Every culture can inspire a type of architecture that can range from landmarks to everyday homes. Religion and family seem to be the most common influences overall. Each culture is unique and the more we learn about them, the more we appreciate our surroundings and understand why certain things appeal to us.
Class of 2009
CREATIVITY AND INTELLIGENCE
Albert Einstein said, ‘creativity is intelligence having fun’. Creativity is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways. It involves two processes: thinking and then producing. Creativity should be inculcated right from childhood. It is quite easy to mould a child’s brain and he should be encouraged to be creative. But in today’s world, creativity is hampered at very young age. The main reason is our education system which focuses on the memory power rather than knowledge or concepts. The major factor which has affected our creativity to a large extent is the internet and our lack of patience. If we are stuck with any problem, the answer lies at the tips of our hands. We don’t give enough time and effort to find a solution. With easy access to the internet, we get the solution within a few seconds. In all this, the process of brainstorming which boosts our creativity is lost.
Our society doesn’t approve of creativity. Why? It’s because it never wants people to think differently for themselves and find their own paths in life. It wants us to live a normal mediocre life. But the society is itself a child of creativity. The world as we know it would not exist without creativity.
If we give it a thought, we will realize that we were more creative as a child. Children sometimes come up with more innovative and simpler solutions because they think differently. As adults, our thinking is quite restricted and we are hesitant to think out of the box.’ It always seems impossible until it is done.’
Each one of us is bestowed with creativity, but the extent to which we develop and utilize it depends on us. But it’s never late to boost your creativity. To begin with, you should start dreaming like never before because Dr. Kalam said,” Dream, dream, dream, dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.” We should not have a fear of failure because it creates a self imposed inhibition and we become hesitant to take risks. Being creative will helps us to be positive and gives a greater sense of well being.
Creativity is not necessarily related to arts, we can be creative in each and every field.. In today’s world, the only way to stand out is how well can you think for yourself and use your creativity which separates you from everyone else. So now whenever you see a problem, instead if cringing and complaining about it, try to solve it. Creativity is the basis of innovation and today’s world constantly needs to be innovated with new ideas, concepts and technology. We need to realize that we how important it is to be creative and let it flourish through our lives and career. It is what will make our life and job more fun and excite us every day to try and think something new.
We are blessed with creativity. So start believing in yourself and your ideas and go out there and show it to the world. Logic will get you from A TO B, imagination will take you everywhere.
KEEP THINKING AND BE CREATIVE.
Class of 2014