Sr Shobha (left) on the day she handed over the role of principal of the school (17 June 2015) with the new deputy principal, Sr Krishensia (right)
A tour of the new school building,
February 2015: Students dressed up and dancing at the school's 25th Anniversary Celebrations.
January 2015: Foundations of the new toilet block, as seen from the top of the new building.
Construction of new school building: June 2014 - February 2015
January 2015: Sr Shoba with the nearly finished new building
September 2014: Bamboo supports
for the ground floor roof and first floor floor. .
July 2014: Blessing of the new computers and the computer room
Seven new laptops have been bought to add to the two laptops that were donated. The new computer room has a bench along the full length of the wall and there are now computer classes five days a week.
April/May 2014 Newsletter
This year's School newsletter is the biggest ever, with stories on breaking the ground for the new classrooms, new toilets, more computer access for students, staff changes, a health and hygiene workshop for girl students, a letter writing exchange between PV students and students in Australia, and a the results of a scholarship arrangement for PV students. There's also a short story on the art project from largely recycled materials. This photo is one of the artworks. Note how the bird feathers are made out of pencil shavings.
January 2014: Class X excursion report
Hai, I am Sujeta Kumari Student of Prajna Vihar School Bodhgaya. I have two sister and two brothers. I am the third girl child of my parents. My father would have not sent me to Kolkata. It is because I am girl. But my school made it possible. This was my first trip to Kolkata when we were told about the trip I was very happy and excited. The faces of the students were brightened.
At last, the expected moment arrived and we were ready to start our educational trip. We have to wait for three hours. At midnight we started our journey. Our seats were reserved. We were so happy that we could not sleep in the night but just enjoyed the company of one another. We were welcomed by Mr. Kapil Kapoor. He accompanied us through our tour. First day we went to Victoria memorial and Birla PLANETARIUM. In Victoria memorial I learned many historical facts. Birla Planetarium is very big one. I enjoyed seeing stars and planets. I could not think how the whole roof was moving. In the evening we came back to our residence.
Next day was Sunday. We were
taken to Science City. Oh. It was wonderful. We saw Evolution
park. It was all about
July 2013: FCRA Approval
After many years of trying
to get approval to receive funds directly from overseas, this
full napproval was finally granted by the Indian Ministry of
Home Affairs. The approval is in relation to the Foreign Contribution
Regulations Act (FCRA). The school had previously been granted
in limited FCRA approval, giving permission to receive specified
funds from overseas for land, building and building maintenance.
This full approval means that it will be much more straightforward
for the school to receive funds from overseas.
April 2013: School painting
A specific-purpose and generous
donation from Australia was made to paint the school. Apart from
hotels on the edge of Mastipur, the school would now probably
be the freshest looking building in Mastipur.