(Annual Report of the School presented by Col Raju Peter, Retd, Principal, on the occasion of the School Annual Day on 11 th Oct, 2023)
Good Afternoon ladies and gentlemen,
Modern Indian School symbolizes vibrant community of 2000 plus students, 150 faculty members, 50 staff members, 4000 plus parents, family members and above all a large number of Ex-students. The system striving towards a single goal – to mold the future!
Hon’ble Chief Guest Mr. Prasanna Shrivastava, Mrs. Nidhi Shrivastava, members of the School Management Committee, Sdr Pritam Singh, President & Founder Member, Mr. Mashkoor Ahmad Lari, Vice President & Founder Member, Mr. Arun Saraf, Vice President, Prof. Amulya Tuladhar, President and Executive Members of Alumni Association, Directors and Principals of the eminent schools of the valley, distinguished guests, parents, teachers, staff and my dear students.
It gives me immense pleasure to address you on the occasion of the 46 th annual day of Modern Indian School and present before you the annual report of the year 2023-24. Before I do that, I would like to take a moment to thank Mr. & Mrs. Shrivastava for sparing their valuable time to be with us today. Your esteemed presence has made us honoured.
May I now present the annual report, which includes school activities and achievements during the academic year. Due to the constraints of time, I will cover it in brief.
We give top priority to academics. The faculty ensures that students are given adequate academic inputs through classroom instruction, home assignments, project work, practical work, laboratory activities, special classes, field trips etc. Efforts are made to give smart learning environment to students for self, collaborative and deep learning.
Instead of making a few toppers, our motto is to make every student to have self-realization and perform to their full potential. We encourage students to compete with self and keep improving their performance. I would like to mention here that we are quite satisfied with the performance of all our students during the academic year.
Now I would like to appraise you with the results of the academic year 2022-23.
  • Class XII Board Results
  • Total number of students appeared – 186
  • Out of 186 students appeared 166 students scored 60% and above.
  • Yash Agrawal topped the course with 94.8% marks.
  • Ten students scored above 90%. They are:
(a)  Yash Agrawal             –           94.8%
(b)  Harsh Agrawal            –           94.2%
(c)  Chavi Agrawal            –           94%
(d) Yeswini Bajracharya   –           92.6%
(e) Naman Agrawal          –           92.6%
(f)  Romin Gaire                –           91.4%
(g) Yuri Shrestha              –           91.2%
(h) Sachin Kr Jaiswal        –           90.8%
(i)  Divya Agrawal            –           90.8%
(j)  Naman Kr Shah          –           90.6%
  • Class X Board Results
  • Total number of students appeared – 190
  • Out of 190 students appeared 183 students scored 60 % and above.
  • Rashmi Garg and Shweta Gupta topped the course with 98.2% marks.
  • Twenty-three students scored above 90%. They are:
(a)  Rashmi Garg   –           98.2%
(b)  Shweta Gupta             –           98.2%
(c)  Ritvik Agrawal           –           96.4%
(d) Sanyam Agarwal         –           96.4%
(e) Vardhan Agrawal       –           96.2%
(f) Prabina Baral               –           95.8%
(g) Diya Khatri                 –           93.8%
(h) Sushil Kr Gupta          –           93.4%
(i)  Sagun Chaudhary       –           92.4%
(j) Saadhwi Onta             –           92.2%
(k)  Ayushree Kapali         –           92%
(l)  Awantika Bhatta         –           91.8%
(m) Nandita Karn              –           91.8%
(n)  Aditya Munshi            –           91.6%
(o)  Suravi Singh                –           91.6%
(p)  Karen Shrestha            –           91.6%
(q)  Prince Gupta               –           91.2%
(r)   Deepti Khatri              –           91.2%
(s)  Bhavika Agrawal        –           91%
(t)  Onkar Dipak Babar     –           90.8%
(u)  Ridma Karn                –           90%
(v)  Niva Pradhan              –           90%
(w) Kush Ramawat           –           90%
  • In the internal exams, students have performed well and the results are quite satisfactory. To encourage students to excel in internal exams, 32 students of classes VII – XI were given Certificate of Merit and a Cash award of Rs 5,000/- each for outstanding performance in academics. It gives me great satisfaction to mention here that the number of receiving this award is increasing year after year.
I take this opportunity to compliment students for doing extremely well in academics. Special compliments to students who completed Class XII and secured admission in professional Colleges/Universities in Nepal, India and other foreign countries.
Co-curricular Activities
Students are encouraged to undertake co-curricular activities along with studies for all-round development, at the same time giving them an opportunity to pursue their inborn skills and passion. Students are exposed to activities such as Debate, Quiz, Group Discussion, Storytelling, Elocution, Spelling Bee, Poetry, Essay Writing, Music, Dance, Dramatics, Art &Craft, Leadership, Club activities, Model UN, Field trips, celebration of festivals, the list is unending. Morning Assembly is utilized to expose students to public speaking and to remove their stage fright. It is ensured that each and every student gets an opportunity to come in front of the assembly, at least once in a year, undertaking news reading, thought for the day, article reading, presentation of papers, word of the day, self-introduction etc. Special achievements of students are announced in the assembly for positive reinforcement. Students are encouraged to publish articles, poems etc in local newspapers. Paper cuttings of their articles are displayed on the Notice Board to motivate them.
Co-curricular activities have been organized at the inter-house/school level. Students participated in these activities with full enthusiasm to take their house and school to the top. It’s of great satisfaction to mention here that our students brought laurels to the school after competing at the interschool level.
  • Following inter-house competitions were conducted at three levels – Junior, Middle and Senior.
  • English Poetry Recitation – 11 th May, 2023
  • Hindi Poetry Recitation – 25 th May, 2023
  • Nepali Poetry Recitation – 18 th June, 2023
  • English Essay Writing – 15 th June, 2023
  • Nepali Essay Writing – 15 th June, 2023
  • Hindi Essay Writing – 15 th June, 2023
  • Art Competition – 30 th June, 2023
  • Song Competition – 3 rd Aug, 2023
  • Dance Competition – 10 th Aug, 2023
  • English Play Competition – 24 th Aug, 2023
  • We conducted Inter-school Art Competition on 29 th Aug, 2023. Details are as under:
  • Number schools participated – 10
  • Number of participants – 60
  • The competition was judged by renowned artist Mr. Kiran Manandhar.
  • MIS bagged 2 prizes out of 12 positions.
  • Students of MIS bagging various prizes – Luna Sotelo Maharjan of Class VIII (1 st in Junior category) and Diya Neupane of Class IX (1 st in Mid category).
  • Inter-school English and Nepali Essay Writing Competitions were organized on 25 th Aug, 2023.
  • Number schools participated – 11
  • Number of participants – 110
  • MIS bagged 3 prizes out of 21 positions
  • Prize winners of MIS are Astha Timilsina of Class VII (1 st in English Junior category), Swasti Pradhan of Class XII (2 nd in English Senior category) and Aanan Abhi of Class VII (Consolation prize in Nepali Junior category).
  • Achievements of our students in various MUN organized by other schools/colleges are as under:
  • In the MUN organized by Rupy’s International School in July 2023, Divyanshu Agrawal emerged as the Best Delegate, Nesse Rai as Best Reporter, Gloria Yonghan as Outstanding Reporter and Bidusha Khatri as Outstanding Delegate, while Safiyah Malik and Lakshya Choudhary received Special Mention.
  • In the MUN organized by Learning Realm International School, Safiyah Malik was adjudged the Best Reporter.
  • In the MUN organized by Little Angels School, Safiyah Malik was chosen as the Best Delegate, while Priyanka Bhattarai and Jaya Joshi received Special Mention.
  • In the MUN organized by Alok Vidyashram, Yashwant Sarai and Lakshya Chaudhary emerged Best Delegates.
  • In the Navya MUN organized in July, 2023, Yashwant Sarai emerged the Outstanding Delegate.
  • In the MUN organized by St Xavier’s School, Divyanshu Agrawal was selected as the Vice Chair of Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC).
  • Our students performed Kathak dance in the Amrit Mahotsav organized at Embassy of India on 12 th Aug, 2023.
  • Lakshya Choudhary was declared Best Speaker in the Indian Independence Day celebrations at Indian Consulate, Birganj.
  • In the Painting competition organized by Kendriya Vidyalaya on 6 th Aug, 2023, Sourish Lama stood 1 st and Divya Neupane stood 3 rd . In the Yogasan, the school team emerged champions. In addition, Safal Koirala stood 2 nd in U19 category and Sadiva Rijal stood 2 nd in U13 category.
Sports & Games
Students are encouraged to play games to improve their mental and physical stamina. The school has facility to play six major games, namely Football, Basketball, Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton and Table Tennis and it is mandatory for every student to pick up at least one major game while in school. Students are made to compete at inter-house and inter-school level. Major achievements of students in sports & games are:
  • Modern Indian School organized inter-house competitions at three levels in Football, Basketball, Cricket, Badminton, Table tennis and Sports. Students competed at different levels to win points for their house, ultimately aiming at the Cock House.
  • We organized inter-school mega tournament in Basketball, Football, Table Tennis, Badminton and Chess. Boys and Girls teams of 12 reputed schools participated. A total 568 players competed in the tournament from 23 rd to 26 th May, 2023. Winners were as under:
  • Basketball (Boys):  Winners – Modern Indian School & Runners up – Rai School.
  • Basketball (Girls): Winners – Chandbagh School & Runners up – Modern Indian School.
  • Football (Boys): Winners – St Xavier’s School & Runners up – Chandbagh School.
  • Table Tennis (Boys): Winners – Modern Indian School & Runners up – Kendriya
  • Table Tennis (Girls): Winners – Modern Indian School & Runners up – Triyog School.
  • Chess (Boys): Winner – Triyog School & Runner up – Kendriya Vidyalaya.
  • Chess (Girls): Winner – Triyog School & Runner up – St Xavier’s School.
  • Badminton (Boys U14): Winner & Runner up – Modern Indian School.
  • Badminton (Girls U14): Winner – Triyog School & Runner up – St Xavier’s School.
  • Badminton (Boys U17): Winner – St Xavier’s School & Runner up – DAV School.
  • Badminton (Girls U17): Winner & Runner up – St Xavier’s School.
  • The school Table Tennis team participated in the World Table Tennis tournament organized by ITTF on 24 th April, 2023. Ojashwi Shrestha and Ratul Gurung won 1 st position in U17 Girls category.
  • In the 12 th Bajracharya National Open Cup the Modern Indian School won Bronze medal.
  • In the 9 th Sophos Interschool TT tournament, the school won Bronze.
  • In the Interschool Chess Competition organized by Kendriya Vidyalaya on 6 th August, 2023, the school emerged winners. In addition, Sanish Jaiswal emerged 1 st in the Senior Boys category. In the Senior Girls category Paridhi Agrawal emerged 1 st and Priyasha Shrestha emerged 3 rd .
  • The school Cricket team played friendly matches with DAV school, Akshara School and GEMS school.
  • In the First Youth Boxing Championship organized in Sept, 2023, Ritik Sharma won Silver medal.
  • In the Little Angel’s Interschool Swimming Championship held in September, 2023, Genesis KC of VIII stood first in the 200 mtr Medley category.
  • In the Excelsior Basketball Cup held in Feb 2023 Girls team reached quarterfinal and Boys team reached Semifinal.
  • In the Kendriya Vidyalaya Interschool Basketball tournament, Boys team emerged winners.
  • In the St Xavier’s Badminton tournament, our students won following prizes:
  • Boys U12: Ansh Kumar emerged winner and Prapanna Adhikari emerged runner up.
  • Girls U12: Shreejana Shrestha won Third position.
  • Boys U14: Ryan Nath and Tanishq Mittal won third position.
  • Boys U16 Doubles: Jay Mittal and Aayush Kushwaha came 3 rd .
  • In the GEMS School Table Tennis championship concluded recently, Bishal Thapa won Bronze medal. More than 500 players from all over Nepal competed in the tournament.
Other Activities
In addition to CCA and Sports & Games competitions, students are engaged in a score of activities for all round development, confidence building, development of leadership qualities, communication skills etc. It is also aimed at removing the boredom of continuous classroom instruction. Students participate in activities like group discussions, debates, storytelling, social work, environmental activities, quizzing etc. Senior students and Students Council members mentor junior students through Club activities, Talk shows, Inhouse activities etc.
Modern Indian School has a strong and effective Prefectural system in which we have Students Councils for both Senior and Junior Wings. Twenty appointees each are selected from Class XII/VI respectively as School/House appointees. They were given the badges and oath of secrecy and responsibility during the ceremonial Investiture ceremonies organized in the month of May, 2023. The Senior Investiture ceremony was presided over by Col Amit Sharma, Defense Attaché, Embassy of India on 16 th May, 2023. Junior ceremony was presided over by Dr. Toshima Karki, MP and Ex Minister, also an alumnus of the school on 17 th May, 2023.
Educational tours have been organized for all classes from KG to Class XII, in a graded manner, keeping in mind the students don’t go to the same location second time, during their stay in MIS. Junior students are taken to places of interest within the valley for one-day trips while senior students undertake field trips like:
  • Class VII went for 2 days trip to Nagarkot and Bhaktapur.
  • Class VIII went for 2 days trip to Bandipur and Gorkha.
  • Class IX will go for three days trip to Chitwan in January 2024.
  • Class X went for 2 days tour cum camping at Kakani.
  • Class X will go for 9 days field trip to Kolkata and Odisha.
  • Class XI will be visiting India during winter break for their 2 weeks educational trip. They will get the opportunity to visit Mumbai, Goa, Kerala and Delhi.
  • Class XII went for 4 days trip to Pokhara and Australian Camp. During the field trip, students undertook trekking and rafting in Trishuli River.
  • A team of 2 teachers and 20 students will visit USA and NASA during Dashain break.
One day trekking introduced for students of Class VII – XII, continued this year as well, in which the entire class along with their teachers and Principal trekked in general area Taudaha-Hattiban-Bhanjyang. While Class XII and VIII completed their trekking, remaining would do their trekking in the coming months. It is aimed at the improvement of mental and physical stamina of students, expose them to the rural life of Nepal, create informal learning environment, informal interaction with teachers and above all to take them out of the classroom for one full day.
Social Service Club makes efforts to develop among students, empathy for the needy and social awareness. Students volunteered to extend a helping hand whenever a student or staff member faced financial crisis and made them feel that the school fraternity is with them. Towards this, the faculty always took the lead to spread the message of empathy, generosity and community living. I would like to mention here that Rs 5 lakh was raised for treatment of one of our Gardeners for her surgery. Also, the Club donated Rs 30,000/- for the education of a marginalized girl child of a rural school. The Club has plans to adopt a village school in the next academic year and support them academically and financially.
The school has established Innovation Lab to inculcate the sense of creativity, innovation and ideation among students. The Lab gives the opportunity to students to exhibit them. Aim is to avoid rote learning and expose students to experiential/practical learning.
Modern Indian School has an experienced and competent faculty and efforts are being made to keep them updated through departmental meetings, brain storming sessions, faculty meetings etc. Workshops are organized at regular interval by pooling in expertise within and by calling experts from outside. During this academic year we have planned Workshops/Faculty Development programmes every month. Self- assessment tests are regularly conducted for the faculty to give them an opportunity to assess their strengths and weaknesses and to keep them updated. Two-day workshop was organized on 28 th & 29 th March, 2023, which we call annual retreat.
It’s a matter of pride that the faculty is excelling in the field of their specialization. Mr. Naresh Rawal of the Sports Dept has been selected as the International Umpire by the Asian Table tennis Federation of India. He officiated as Umpire in the South Asian Table Tennis Championship held at Itanagar. Subsequently, he was the Umpire in the Asian Championship held at Doha, Qatar.
Being an English medium school, we fully understand the importance of improving communication skills of students in English, both spoken and written. Keeping this in mind, we had launched “Speak in English” campaign in 2017. Students themselves have been made stakeholders in this drive through Students Council, Monitors, volunteers and Literary Club members. While we made good progress towards this goal, we have a long way to go. I would like to request parents to encourage their wards to communicate in English and master the language, which is essential for them to do well in an English medium school.
The system of “At Home” introduced for Class KG – VI in the year 2015 to bring together students, teachers, school and parents continued this year as well. This forum allows each student to showcase their talent on stage. We also award the best parents during this occasion.
To improve communication with parents and students, and also to make use of the modern media to enhance learning, we introduced class wise WhatsApp groups in 2019, in which students, teachers and parents of the class are members. The system is working very effectively with tangible improvement in the performance of students. The online learning platform through Google Suite introduced during the Covid lockdowns is still active. It is utilized effectively, whenever there is forced close downs. Also, teachers are making use of the platform to organize special classes, from time to time.
In order to help underperforming students deprived of parental support, the school has mentoring system, in which each teacher adopts one/two students. The system is working quite well and we are able to make huge difference in the upbringing of these needy students.
Teachers Day celebrated on 5 th September, every year reiterates the bond between students and teachers. The enthusiasm and spirit displayed by them to pay respect to their teachers is unparallel. It is this feeling that motivates the faculty to work for their students with more vigour.
Students are continuously motivated through awards and rewards. You will be happy to note that students have been awarded 804 Certificates, 364 Medals and 537 Book prizes this year for excelling in academics, CCA, sports & games, full attendance etc. Most of the awardees have already been honoured during the morning assembly. Selected awards will be given away by the Chief Guest today.
I’m happy to inform you that students who passed out from the school are doing exceptionally well in different walks of life. I would like to mention a few here:
  • Prasiddhy Shah has been crowned Miss International Nepal 2023.
  • Dr Toshima Karki was elected as Member of Parliament and appointed as Minister of State for Health.
  • Raunak Jung Pandey joined the Korean team of scientists for experiments in the International Thermonuclear Experiment Reactor (ITER).
  • Shivani Mishra graduated from the prestigious Oxford University recently.
  • Large numbers of students passed out recently have joined prestigious Medical/Engineering/Arts colleges in India.
The school is committed to improve its infrastructure and to bring modernity to the classrooms. We have installed Smart Boards in six classrooms in addition to establishing fourth Computer Lab and Innovation Lab. One Escalator has been installed in the Old building and the Footsal court is nearing its completion. 8 new buses have been procured this year.
We have a strong Alumni Association striving hard to keep the ex-students connected with the school. They carry out various humanitarian and social activities for the benefit of the society and nation, in addition to reaching out to the school when in need. Every year the Association gives Cash awards to Board toppers to encourage the younger lot.
The school is grateful to our parents who stood by the school at all times. You have always been very prompt in your response and firmly believed that students will only do well when school, teachers and parents work together. I place it on record my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for your support and seek the same in future as well.
The school is the result of the vision of our Founder members who brought up this institution over 46 years and made it one of the best in Nepal. On behalf of the entire MIS fraternity, I would like to thank them for the service to the community. I place it on record the support we receive from our Patron HE Mr. Naveen Srivastava and the Indian Embassy. I thank the esteemed faculty, administrative staff, Student Council members and students for their support for the smooth functioning of the school.
I once again thank Mr. Prasanna Shrivastava and Mrs. Shrivastava for sparing their valuable time to be with us today. My gratitude to our Trustees, Management Committee members, dignitaries, parents, staff and students for their gracious presence to celebrate the school annual day.
Our resolve is to follow our Mission Statement: “To impart quality education so as to enable students realize their full potential, foster their holistic development, inculcate in them sense of aesthetics and values and develop them as complete human beings to face future challenges of the world” in letter and spirit. We are the last ones to live on the past glory. We would like to strive continuously to take the school beyond skies!
Col Raju Peter, Retd

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