~ Laurels & awards ~

Dr. Munindra Kr. Mazumdar, Head of the Department of Mathematics, Maria’s Public School has received the prestigious honour of the “National Award for Outstanding Effort in Science and Technology Communication (Maths), 2018” by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, for popularizing Maths among children through print media including books and magazines. The Award includes Rs 2 lac, a citation and a certificate. The Award will be conferred on Dr. Mazumdar on February 28, the National Science Day, in New Delhi. Dr. Mazumdar has so far written about 20 books, more than 100 articles in newspapers and magazines. He has also attended workshops and seminars in the United States of America, Thailand including many places in India. He has been working at Maria’s Public School for 17 years.

The management, teaching fraternity, students and staff of Maria’s Public School feel immensely proud to announce that the Founder and Managing Trustee Mrs Nellie Ahmed Tanweer has been awarded with another prestigious award and certificate of excellence, ‘Leaders Award 2018’ as the Pillars in Education by Education Today for her exemplary contribution in the field of education.

Mrs Nellie Ahmed Tanweer, the Founder and Managing Trustee of Maria’s Public School was conferred with a trophy and a certificate by Brookland Publication, Guwahati ‘in recognition of her untiring service, commitment and outstanding dedication in the field of education’ on May 7, 2018.

The entire team of Marians comprising 9 students, succeeded in making it to the Global Round of World Scholar’s Cup to be held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from June 18 to June 22, 2018. Each and every Marian participant managed to secure 3 to 7 medals.
The team of 9 pupils was accompanied by their mentor, Ms. Irani Sarmah to take part in the Regional Round of the World Scholar’s Cup programme which was held at Suncity School, Gurgaon, Haryana on April 29 and April 30, 2018.
The World Scholar’s Cup (WSC) is an International team academic program with students participating from over 40 countries. The WSC allows participants to discover their strength and skills and focusses on bringing students from different cultures together to discuss issues and ideas relevant to today and the future. The WSC programme provides the students an opportunity to showcase their skills and ability to excel at debating, quizzing - that involves a quiz show and a multiple choice test of knowledge across six subjects- Literature, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Special Areas and History along with collaborative essay writing. It was indeed a great experience for the young dynamic students of Maria’s to be a part of this prestigious event in which 27 schools and 530 students from India participated.

Names of Participant				Event/category						Medal	

1. Samriddhi Halder				Collaborative Writing Individual			Gold
      Class- 9E					Debate(Individual)		           		Gold
						Top Scholar(Individual)					Gold
						Scholar’s Challenge	Individual     			Silver
						Scholar’s Bowl(Team)					Silver
						Special Subjects- Art(Individual)			Silver
						Special Subjects- Literature				Silver
						Special Subjects- Music					Silver
2. Shimaz Haque					Collaborative Writing Individual 			Gold
	9E					Special Subjects- Arts					Gold
						Top Scholar( Individual)				Gold
						Special Subject- Literature				Silver
						Scholar’s Bowl (team)					Silver
						Scholar’s Challenge	Individual	        	Silver
						Two Silvers Scholars Bowl -	         		Silver
						Individual & Group
						Team Debate						Silver

3. Anasuya Mudiar				Debate(Individual)		           		Silver
	9C					Scholar’s Bowl( Team)					Silver	
4. Bhargabi Mahanta				Debate (Individual)					Silver
	9A					Scholar’s Bowl(Team)					Silver
5. Tapaswinee 					Debate (Individual)					Silver
   Bhattacharjee 9C				Scholar’s Bowl(Team)					Silver
6. Arishma Saikia				Collaborative Writing Individual			Silver
	8A					Debate (Individual)		           		Silver
						Collaborative Writing Team		 		Silver
7. Masoom Tamanna				Debate(Individual)		           		Silver
          8B					Collaborative Writing individual			Silver
						Collaborative Writing(Team)				Silver
						Scholar’s Bowl(Team)					Silver

8. Saniya Kakoti				Collaborative Writing(Team)         			Silver
	8C					Collaborative Writing Individual			Silver
						Scholar’s Bowl(Group)					Silver

9. Jannat Naz Saddique 				Collaborative Writing Individual			Silver
    Rahman					Collaborative Writing(Team)				Silver
						Scholar’s Bowl(Team)					Silver	

Mrs Nellie Ahmed Tanweer, the Founder and Managing Trustee of Maria's Public School released a souvenir on the participation of 17 Marian students in the World Scholar's Cup Global Round at Hanoi, Vietnam. The booklet includes the team's overwhelming performance in the global event after a grueling regional round. It is worth mentioning that the team, which was led by the Managing Trustee herself together with the Vice Principal of the school and the mentor teacher, Jabin Sharma Pathak, had won 20 coveted prizes comprising 7 gold and 13 silver medals in the cross border inter cultural and literary programme. The handbook is a memoir of the wholesome expetience in the Land of the Dragon.

It was a moment of great pride when two senior teachers of Maria’s Public School, Mrs Shahnaaz Rahman and Ms Moushmi Sharma were conferred with the Best Teacher Award by the C T Group of Institutions and Universal Carrerz, Jalandhar, Punjab in a solemn function held at Hotel Ambarish Regency, Guwahati on February 19, 2018. The Award, which was presented in honour of selfless service in the field of teaching, included a trophy and a certificate. It is worth mentioning that Mrs Rahman has been working at Maria’s for the last 27 years and Ms Sarma has completed 21 years of teaching in the school. Their dedication to the noble profession and their popularity among the students are motivating examples for younger people who have taken up teaching as their choice of careers.
The Award Ceremony which was held to honour 50 best teachers of the state was inaugurated by the Dean of IIT, Guwahati Dr Chandan Mahanta and the Vice Chancellor of C T University, Punjab Dr Harsh Sadawati. A survey was conducted among the students and the principals of schools and colleges in Assam to select the 50 best teachers.

Maria's Public School, Guwahati has been awarded with the ‘Future Top 50 Schools Shaping Success Award’, instituted by Univariety and Fortune 500 (India). The Founder and Managing Trustee of the school Mrs Nellie Ahmed and the Principal Mrs Alpana Khound Phukan received the award at a solemn function at New Delhi on October 6, 2017. This was a first of its kind school recognition programme to unveil 50 top schools affiliated to CBSE, ISC and state boards across India and another 50 top schools across the international curricula. The programme recognizes schools that have demonstrated strong vision and results for the future of their students as the change-makers, the trendsetters and the innovators. The schools will also be featured in the ‘Special Exchange Edition’ of Fortune India, a publication that has global reputation for recognizing game changers in every industry.

This year three students from Maria’s Public School – Pratiksha Bora, Prince Bharali and Angikar D Das successfully completed the gold level of the International Award for Young People, (IAYP) and received the DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S GOLD LEVEL AWARD CERTIFICATE and the GOLD PIN. The IAYP is the most adaptable and successful empowerment programme for today’s youth.
The gold award ceremony was held in New Delhi where gold level qualifiers from all over the country were invited to receive their award certificates. The Award Ceremony was organised on 20th July, 2017 at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The National Award Authority (NAA), New Delhi, took immense pride in felicitating the Gold Award Holders, Award Leaders and Volunteers. This Gold Award ceremony is dedicated to appreciating the milestones and the commitment of each participant. The day was dedicated to celebrate, enjoy and cherish their achievements with friends, family and the IAYP team.
This year the National Award Authority was privileged to invite Dr Vivek Raghavan, Chief Technology Officer, Team Indus as the Chief Guest and Sue Walker, Asia Pacific Regional Director of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, who graced the occasion with their presence.
Chief Guest Dr Vivek Raghavan handed over the Gold Certificates to our participants while Sue Walker honoured a select group of Award Leaders with Special and Voluntary Service Meritorious Certificates where Award leader of our school Mr Binod Baruah also received his service meritorious certificate.
As our students recall their IAYP journey, fulfilling all the four pillars of this award programme at every level i.e., Community Service, Physical Activity, Skill, Adventure Journey and the Residential Project for the gold level participants, I as an award leader of this award programme can proudly state that this programme has instilled in them self discipline, made them more independent as thinkers and decision makers, sensitized them towards their surroundings and above all made them confident, determined and resilient.

A Report by
Aparna Khanikar (IAYP Award leader)

Mrs Nellie Ahmed, Founder and Managing Trustee, Maria’s Public School received the School Excellence Award from Brainfeed on February 5, 2017 in Hotel Meredian, New Delhi. This award places MPS among the Top Assam Schools and Top 500 Schools of India. This Award is conferred in commendation with achieving Excellence in quality school Education towards the development of the society.

Laurels for ex Marian ~

Harshita Gogoi had her foundation laid in Maria's Public School. Starting from her Montessori, she passed out in the 2008 AISSE batch. Did her class 12 from Army Public School where she was the All Assam topper in Biotechnology in the Boards exam. Graduated the B.Tech in Biotechnology from SRM, Chennai. Qualified for M. S in Environmental Engineering in the University of Oulu, Finland. Graduated with flying colours, earning her M. S by achieving the degree of EXCELLENT with Oivallinen ( Distinction). Furthermore the University of Oulu has absorbed her as a Phd scholar. She has now earned the position of Full time Researcher.

Maria’s Public School has secured the third rank among the Co-ed day schools in Guwahati as well as Assam. The rankings were judged by EducationWorld, India School Rankings Awards. Mrs Nellie Ahmed Tanweer, the Founder and Managing Trustee received the certificate in Gurgaon last week and presented it before the teachers and students on the Founder’s Day on September 27, 2016 in the Birkuchi Campus of the school. While displaying the certificate and citation, she applauded the commendable efforts of the teachers and students for this achieving such honour.

Mrs Nellie Ahmed Tanweer, the Founder and Managing Trustee, Maria’s Public School was awarded the ‘White Swan Awards-for Excellence in Education, 2016’ and the school received the honour of a brand school at the ‘AsiaOne Pride of the Nation: India’s Greatest Brands and Leaders’ Summit, 2015-16’ held at the Taj Lands End Mumbai recently. These awards are a tribute to the educationists, teachers and gurus who have made a difference in the field of education in India. The awards were exclusively organised to identify and honour the exceptional brands and leaders in education from all over India who have performed above and beyond others within the field. Leaders, Brands and Educationists from various spheres and from all over India were recognized at the summit. The Founder and Managing Trustee while speaking at the morning assembly of the school dedicated the Brand award to the teachers, students and staff who furnish their best to impart and imbibe in the quest for excellence.

Mrs Aparna Khanikar, the award leader of Maria’s Public School for International Award for Young People, was privileged to be selected as one of the participants in the prestigious T4T (Training for Trainers) workshop at Miles Bronson Residential School, Guwahati from 2nd – 4th April 2016.

The Asia Pacific Regional Training Centre in collaboration with the National Award Authority (NAA) India conducted the workshop which was limited for only 15 award leaders from different parts of the country as well as from our neighbouring Asian countries. The workshop was conducted by Rob Oliphant, Regional Manager Asia Pacific, the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation. The main objective of this workshop was to train the award leaders on the skills and methods of training and also to develop and use the training tools effectively as trainers.

This workshop will now enable the award leader to be a licensed member of the National Training Panel of the Award foundation programme and work as a national trainer.

The Founder and Managing Trustee of Maria’s Public School Mrs Nellie Ahmed Tanweer and Principal Mrs Alpana Khound Phukan congratulate Mrs Khanikar for her selection and extended all necessary support and encouragement to undergo this training programme.

It was a proud moment for the entire Marian fraternity when the Founder and Managing Trustee, Mrs. Nellie Ahmed Tanweer was conferred with the prestigious ‘Be the Change – Stree Udhyami Award’ at the National Seminar-cum-product Exhibition of Women Entrepreneurs of North Eastern Region and Paridhan Utsav organized by the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship(IIE), Guwahati in collaboration with Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Smriti (GSDS) and Beti & Shiksha(B&S) Foundation from 3rd to 6th March, 2016 at Silpagram, Guwahati. She was chosen as a woman achiever of northeast India by the organizations.
On another occasion the Managing Trustee was awarded by the Chambers of Commerce, Guwahati branch on Women's Day Program at ICAI.
She received the awards for her contribution and untiring service in the field of education and entrepreneurship in northeast India. The Marian family is extremely proud to have such dynamic personality and a visionary as its guiding force.

Another milestone was erected, another landmark was achieved on August 9, 2015 when Mrs Nellie Ahmed Tanweer, Founder and Managing Trustee of Maria’s Educational Trust Assam received the NEDFi Award 2015 on behalf of the Trust for entrepreneurial initiative in the North East Region by the North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi) at the NEDFi House. In a solemn function organised to celebrate the Foundation Day of NEDFi, the Chairman and Managing Director Mr B P Muktieh handed over the award to Mrs Tanweer. While congratulating, the Chairman applauded the efforts of the Trust and assured that they would always offer a helping hand to the Trust in future if need be.

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