Sandeep enjoys Stanford
Sandeep Saravanakumar (Cambridge AL) our Math wiz, was selected to attend a pre-collegiate Math course in Multivariable Differential Calculus, offered online by Stanford University under their Continuing Studies program. The entrance test was based on his interests and skills in the subject. The course which lasted four months was rigorous and pushed Sandeep hard to master the use of vectors in the third dimension.
Speaking about the experience, Sandeep said, "It seemed to be a very daunting task at first trying to strike a balance between my preparation for Board Examination and learning advance Maths concepts. It was like being in my own multiverse of madness. However, thanks to the faculty of both NAFL and Stanford, I was able to keep my spirits high and sail through with ease".
NAFL proctored the exams at school, and he has successfully earned himself 3 credits! Fantastic effort, Sandeep!
Shreya tops in the University of Waterloo’s Avogadro Chemistry Competition!
Shreya Shiju (Cambridge AL) participated through TLUPS - American Mathematics Competitions, Enrichment Programs, in University of Waterloo’s Avogadro Chemistry Competition. She did brilliantly, emerging 3rd in India and 26th in the world! Amazing work, Shreya!
Science Olympiad 2021-22 – National Winner!
AARAV ARJUN (Grade 7) is the proud National Winner of the Middle School Science Olympiad conducted in 2021-22. He wins a certificate, gold medal and a cash award of Rs. 5000/-! Heartiest congratulations, Aarav! Way to go!
Certificate of Achievement
At the recently concluded International Informatics Olympiad conducted by Silverzone Olympiad, PRANEEL PRABU (Grade 2) has done brilliantly for his level! His deep interest in computers and skills in logical reasoning helped him beat the competition and emerge the country’s top winner! Congratulations, Praneel! So proud of you!
GOWRI UMESHA participated in the The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)Debate Competition on climate change and proved her mettle in the tough challenge. In the first round, participants had to send a video of their speech on adaptation to climate change. Out of 2000 participants, the top 6 were selected for the debate. Gowri was among this elite few! Her group then went on to win the competition on the topic of Climate Adaptation vs Climate Mitigation. Well done, Green Warrior!
VISHNUPRIYA S BABU (Grade 5) created a ‘Book of Knowledge – Importance of Vaccines’ as a product to spread awareness on issues related to the COVID 19 outbreak. It was one of the 25 winning projects at an all-India 'School Action Project’ competition organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Well done, Vishnupriya!
ADVIKA SENTHIL KUMAR (Grade 4) created a game ‘VAC-MAN’ similar to the popular game ‘Pac-Man’ to create awareness on the emerging challenges of the virus outbreak and the importance of Covid-19 vaccines. She too was one of the 25 winners for best project at an all-India 'School Action Project’ competition organised by TERI. Keep shining, Advika!
MYRAA KANSHAL (Grade 5) participated in the GREEN Olympiad 2021 (Green Skills+ Environment and Sustainable Development) organised by TERI and secured a certificate of distinction for her excellent performance. GREEN Olympiad is a premier MCQ based examination on environment and sustainable development and draws from the UN Decade of ESD and Global Action Programme (GAP). Keep it up, Myraa!
Achievement at the Queen's University Belfast Story Writing Competition!
Shruti R Mankhale of A Level and Suveena Suresh of AS participated in the prestigious Queen's University Belfast short story competition this year. We are delighted to announce that Shruti R Mankhale has been chosen as a runner-up in the competition for her story 'One Day The Sky Turned Blue'. In addition to her story being published on their website, she has received a cash award too!
One of the judges, Kelly McCaughrain, has provided the following feedback for Shruti
One Day The Sky Turned Blue – This story was so original and intriguing. I loved the concept of the sky ‘turning blue’. Anay was an endearing character that I enjoyed spending time with, and I thought the writing really brought her to life through the quirky way she sees the world and other people. This story contained a lot to think about and I think it will stay with me for a long time.
Shruti & Suveena have each won a complimentary copy of 100 poems by Seamus Heaney.
Shruti R. Mankhale
TIMELAPSE - Fashionistas! 2021-2022
ANIKA NAGESH GOWDA (11 ISC B) and CHESTA NAHAR (AS), displayed immense creativity in the fashion event, Avant Gardishte, at Timelapse, a cultural fest hosted by NPS Rajajinagar on 27 & 28 August 2021. In the final round, the participants had to re-style and design used clothes into a futuristic look, tying it into the theme of sustainable fashion.
Anika won the First Prize and Chesta won the Third Prize for their innovative creations. Well done!
NAFL's Spelling Champion
WIZ National Spell Bee, a spelling competition that combines learning with fun and competition, saw our NAFLER do really well for himself!
V VISHWA, Grade 9ICSE, stood 7th in India in the overall tally. One of his rewards for being a finalist was an opportunity to attend a pilot program in Robotics & AI offered by LETSROBO, a US based company! Great work, Vishwa!
Ukraine Minifootball Women's World Cup, 2021-2022
VIBHA S VIVEK, our student of grade 10 ICSE won great honour for her prowess in football. She was selected to represent Team India through her club and played at the very first Ukraine Minifootball Women's World Cup in August! The team came third in the overall tally!
Minifootball is a variation of association football, in which each team fields five players (four outfield players and a goalkeeper). Other differences include a smaller pitch, smaller goals, and a reduced game duration. Matches are played indoors, or outdoors on artificial grass pitches that may be enclosed within a barrier or a "cage" to prevent the ball from leaving the playing area and keep the game constantly flowing.
Ustat Kaur Sethi (AL) & Keerthi Nair (AL) tapped into business acumen with great flair and creativity, winning the Second Prize at Cogito Merx, a Business fest hosted by NPSI Mysore. Shruthi R & Lakshya Venkatesh of 12 ISC Com also qualified to the final four after rigorous rounds in the same event. Congratulations!
Ustat Kaur Sethi
Be it tackling legal cases with razor-sharp wit, spinning a yarn on superheroes, or mesmerising the audience with a melodious Taylor Swift number, our students did it all with great confidence at Impressionz'21, the Humanities and Cultural Fest hosted by NPS Chennai. Well done, winners!
Shruti R Mankhale (AL)
First Prize in Pen n Prose
Jahannavi Nikkam (AL)
First Prize in The Voice
Rajath S (AL)
Second Prize in Suits
From creative marketing strategies to crisis management, to designing policies, these NAFLers displayed excellent entrepreneurial skills at Inceptra '21, the Commerce & Humanities fest hosted by NPS HSR. Great work!
Anushka V (11 ISC Com)
Third Prize in Deal or No Deal
Vaishnav Das (11 ISC Com)
Third Prize in Galadriel
Nihal KS (11 ISC Com)
Third Prize in Galadriel
(11 ISC Com)
Third Prize in Lights Business Action
(11 ISC Com)
Third Prize in Lights Business Action
(12 ISC Com)
Third Prize in Lights Business Action
Shreya Shiju - National Winner of PsyQuiz'21
Shreya Shiju, our Cambridge AS student, is the National Winner of PsyQuiz'21! The online national interschool quiz competition conducted by Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling saw some tough competition with top schools from around the country vying for the top slot! Congratulations, Shreya!
Model United Nations, TISB
A large delegation from NAFL’s Middle School, participated in TISB’s Model United Nations held virtually on October 31st and November 1st, 2020. The students were part of six committees and enjoyed the tough interactions. Several among the team walked away with awards and helped NAFL win Outstanding Large Delegation Award!
- Abhay Gogeneni (Grade 6): Best Position Paper - COPOUS
- Anusha Marcharaddi (Grade 6): Honorable Delegate - International Press
- Rohan N Gupta (Grade 6): Best Position Paper - Percy Jackson
- Shamitha Rajesh Suryavamshi (Grade 7): Best Position Paper - SOCHUM
- Shreyas Padmanabhan (Grade 7): Special Mention
- Vachan B Hindiskere (Grade 8): Special Mention
Rohan N Gupta
Shamitha Rajesh Suryavamshi
Vachan B Hindiskere
In the Senior School events, Raksha Gopinath (Grade 11), won the first place in ‘The Body Canvas’ competition at VIVUM, TISB. Dhruva Vorkady and Krish Shah (Grade 12) won Third Place in ‘Reel it Out’, a filmmaking competition based on the theme ‘Comedic Stereotypes of Covid 19’.
Anshul A Krishnaswamy and Diya Suhas (Grade 11) bagged First Place in ‘Suits’ at TISB’s Xavage 2020. Esha Anand (Gr 12) won the Third Place in ‘Economic Timed’ at the same event.
Anshul A Krishnaswamy
Plunge Within 2020, NPSI Chennai
Plunge Within 2020 was a uniquely crafted event for Middle School hosted virtually by NPSI, Perumbakkam, Chennai, on 19 December 2020. The participants pushed boundaries of logic, critical thinking and creativity in over 12 events across Science, Cyber, Literary and Math arenas. Our NAFLERS won several of the competitions.
- Vishwa V (Grade 8) won First Place in the ‘9 Gems’ Math event
- Esha Nahar (Grade 7) was the winner in ‘Twist the Tale’
- Maithri S Rao (Grade 6) won First Place in ‘Digital Call’ in the Cyber events, while Dheetya Sasankota (Grade 6) received a Special Mention for her performance in this event
- Jiya Shetty (Grade 6 ) won First Place in ‘Verse vs. Verse’, poetry writing
- Roshni Aruna Gupta (Grade 6) was the First Runner Up in ‘Lab Wiz’.
- Shashank Rajeev (Grade 7) won a Special Mention in the Science events.
- Amogh R and Damini Dhar (Grade 7) both received Special Mentions for ‘E-Tales’ in the Cyber events
Maithri S Rao
Roshni Aruna Gupta
Resurgence 2020, Bishop Cottons
Edha Reddy, Esha Anand and Sameeksha R (Grade 12) won First Position at ‘Crashonomics’ held at Resurgence 2020 hosted by Bishop Cottons Boys School on 10th and 11th September 2020. The competition tested ability to question economic concepts and apply them to policy making.
Diya Suhas (Grade 11) was a Finalist at Debattle 2020, overcoming a tough fight to the top!
Mathrix 2020, NPS Indiranagar
At Mathrix 2020 hosted by National Public School, Indiranagar, Lasya K P, and Krish S Shah (Grade 12) won the First Prize in ‘Abstraction’. Bhavik Doshi (Grade 10) and Sameeksha Sudhakar (Grade 12) won the Second Prize at ‘Maximus’. In ‘Seg Fault’, Amisha Pai (Grade 10), Anurag Mallya and Vedanth Dinesh (Grade 12) took the Third Prize in the team event.
The Inspire Award-MANAK, executed by the Department of Science & Technology with the National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) for students in the age group of 10-15 and studying in classes 6 to 10, got lucky for NAFL! The objective of the scheme is to target one million original ideas/innovations rooted in science and societal applications to foster a culture of creativity and innovate thinking among school children. We sent five entries from our school and three students got selected for the next level. NAFLERS selected for the district level from are – Jiya R. Shetty (grade 6), Vivaan Rochlani (Grade 7) and Athirai Anand (Grade 8). They have each won a cash prize of ₹10,000.
Jiya’s innovative idea spins around weaving spider silk for ropes and bullet-proof vests. Vivaan has a working prototype app, WAVE, to relieve computer eye strain especially with the world going online for all their daily needs in pandemic times. Athirai has set out ideas for a low-cost Smart Stick for the visually challenged which also has features to be integrated with a mobile app via a smart phone.
We wish our students all success!
V VISHWA (Grade 8) did himself proud throughout the year and added many feathers to his cap!
- WIZ National Spell Bee – State Level Qualified
- Crest Spell Bee Summer Olympiad (CSB) – State Rank
- Crest Spell Bee Winter Olympiad (CSBW) – Rank 1 - International
- Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) – 1 (School Rank), 64 (Zonal Rank), 77(Regional Rank)
- IMO Exam – Rank 15 International
ADITYA RAJIV RATNAM (Grade 6) kept himself busy through the lockdown and added several awards to his collection!
- Concours d’été (Foreign Languages Department, Loyola College) – French Quiz Competition - First Prize
- Qshala – Young Photographer Contest, Sunday Family Quiz, Tagline – First Prize
- Competition, Best New Year Resolution, Long Visual Connect – First Prize
- Podium School Quiz – ‘India, its Land & People’, Chess Quiz – First Prize
- Qriosity National Level Quiz (History Diaries) – Second Prize
At the iNAVMO & iMMO - Gamma Mental Maths Olympiad -
SAMYAM GIRISH (Grade 7) was ranked 6 and won the National Champion Trophy & Certificate of Excellence.
SANDEEP SARAVANAKUMAR (Grade 10) won a Silver Medal and the National Champion Trophy.
ANUPAMA RAO (Grade 9) won the National Champion Trophy.
USTAT SETHI (AS) won Special Mentions at Resurgence, VIVUM and at the CGMPAR- Model Parliament event. She was selected into the Editorial Team of the October 2020 Edition of GXrls in STEM, a Science publication for students in Georgetown, Washington, USA. A talented Haiku poet, she has had her poems published in the Basho & Triveni Calendar for 2021. Her artwork was also published in the FemkuMag.
AMISHA PAI (Grade 10) won the Grand Prize at the World Summit Finals of Technovation Challenge 2020 for her app Zesha that helps Alzhiemer patients and their caregivers.
SUVEENA SURESH (Grade 10) was selected to have her sonnet published at the 2020 iWrite Short Stories by Kids for Kids Publishing Contests Vol. II, Theme: ‘Outer Space’.
KANNIKA SHIVPAL (Grade 10), Animal Rights & Environmental Activist and Founder of Project Civet, an NGO that addresses these issues, was selected to speak at a TedX Talk in January 2021!
RISHABH PRASHOBH (Grade 9), Water Conservationist and Founder of Mission Jal, has been all in the news for his activism on water conservation. He was featured in the Better India website and delivered an IBM Podcast – ‘My Journey as a Water Warrior’. He won a Rising Star Award at the Namma Bengaluru Challenge. He was also a Finalist at Sony BBC’s Young Earth Champions. Way to go!
The Chairman's Cup 2019 (Junior Boys)
A new addition to The Chairman’s Cup 2019 was the Junior Boys segment that was added to the game plan! We had strong participation from the NPS Group of Schools and leading ICSE and IGCSE schools.
The Chairman's Cup 2019 (Senior Boys & Girls)
The Chairman’s Cup 2019 was another exciting time at NAFL, with hard fought matches and sharp talent on display! We were delighted to walk away with the Runners Trophies in both the Senior Boys and Girls tournaments!
Girls: NPS, Indiranagar
Unitum Symposium 2019 - NPS Mysore MUN
NAFL sent a large delegation to NPS Mysore’s first ever Model United Nations event, ‘Unitum Symposium 2019’. The three-day event saw nearly 138 delegates, from 8 schools in Mysore and Bangalore, participate from 22 July to 24 July 2019. NAFL emerged the top team and earned the BEST DELEGATION Award!
NAFL’s talented students from Grades 9 and 10 participated in the first-ever Oxford MUN held from October 9th - 11th, 2019 at Suntec City Convention Center, Singapore. It was an amazing opportunity for our young intellectuals to learn on their own and from peers around Southeast Asia. Arnav Jindal did NAFL proud by winning a Best Delegate Award!
NAFL wins the National Finance Olympiad 2017-2018
Four of our dazzling NAFLers, Rakshashri, Siddarth Vinay, Shivani and Sanyukta, stole the show in Delhi on February 2nd, 2017 at the International Finance Olympiad which is an annual event conducted by Indian Institute of Financial Markets along with The Economic Times. It was conducted in three levels, one at the school, regional and national level. At the national level there were six participating teams from India and Middle East. Each and every question was challenging and there was stiff competition, but our “NAFL Finance Wizards” left the audience in awe.
The grind the students went through while preparing for the event helped them bag the first place, winning a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000/- for the second time in a row.
NAFL wins the National Finance Olympiad 2015-2016
The National Finance Olympiad (NFO) is a yearly event organised by the International Institute of Financial Markets (IIFM) and sponsored by The Economic Times. A national level financial quiz competition, the aim of the NFO, is to encourage young students to learn more about the financial world and make them familiar with the need and the art of managing money.
Targeted at students studying in Grades 8 to 12, it is open for all streams i.e. Science, Commerce & Arts. There are three levels in this national level competition: The School Olympiad Round (level 1), The Regional Olympiad Round (level 2) and the final National Olympiad Round (level 3) at Delhi.
This year students from NAFL participated in the NFO 2015-2016 and four students, Shruthi Raghunandan (Grade 8), Sai Premnath (Grade 9), Aishwarya Ramanath (Grade 11) and Sunny Roshan (Grade 11) were shortlisted from Level 1 and Level 2 to participate in the Grand Finale National Round held at Delhi. The other schools which qualified for the National Round were Mount Abu Public School, Delhi, St. Kabir Public School, Chandigarh, Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai, Wynberg Allen School, Mussoorie, and DPS, Kuwait.
At the Grand Finals held at Delhi, the day began with an official lamp lighting ceremony by the chief guests Mr Ompal Singh and Dr Alok Puranik. The six finalist schools competed in the first couple of rounds such as Fantastic Four and Book Keeping: The questions in these rounds were well crafted and the six teams fought hard to make it to the final three. NAFL made it to the final round amidst stiff competition. The intensity of the final round was quite high as the three teams were all highly competitive. All four students of NAFL performed really well with no weak link and, in a nail biting finish, clinched the title. The students were awarded a trophy and the first place cash prize of Rs 1,00,000. They were appreciated by one and all present at the competition. They have made everyone proud and this is indeed another feather in NAFL’s cap!
Congratulations to OUR Fantastic Four ~ Shruthi, Sai, Aishwarya and Sunny! Well done, indeed!
NATIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOL, Koramangala - Hackathon
Kaushik Balasundar, Aditya Pai B and Jaimin Vasanth Gandhi - 1st place
Abhinav S Sharaff, Nikhil Prasad and Shashank Vasanth - 2nd place
Varsha Rajesh and Nina Karun, First runners-up for Astronomy Advance to Australia, India international schools video competition 2014.
Cambridge English Language Assessment and the Australian Trade Commission ran a video competition where students had to demonstrate their English skills and creativity to create a 3-minute video.
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) India is a robotic program for 9 to 16 year olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology.
A team of 6 NAFL children, named 'Dhanya', (an acronym of all team members' names) won the regional round in FLL of building a robotic project and were among 36 finalists who competed in the National round in Delhi on 5th and 6th - their placement is still to be announced. Congratulations to Shreyas S. Iyer, Suthanth S. Kashyapa, Dhiya Virendra, Arundhati D'Cruz, Shravya S. Iyer, Amulya Doss.
Karan Agrawal, Head boy, grade XII, scored a perfect 800/800 in Mathematics in his SATs! congratulations!
Anezka Kurien, grade XII, will participate in the American Protege International Vocal Comprtation 2014 Recital on 21 December, 2014, at Carnegie Hall, New York.
Karan Agrawal, Head boy, grade XII, had the great opportunity of attended a three-week long programme on Robotics by the University of Pennsylvania, a college-level course. The only Indian candidate selected, Karan had 34 other participants from the US, China, UK and Korea to learn and work with. An amalgamation of mechanics, electronics and programming, the final task of this intensive workshop was to build a robotic military tank. Karan says he thoroughly enjoyed the accelerated learning (classes were from 10 am to 10 pm!), the challenges and the team work that made this academic experience so valuable and memorable! He scored a 4/4 GPA for the course….Well done, indeed, Karan, and congratulations!
Khush Shah, grade IX, was selected to be part of Lourde Vijay’s dream dance troupe from Bangalore to compete in an international dance world cup competition at Portugal in July’ 14. He participated in two junior group events: the street dance and hip-hop categories, winning 2nd place internationally in both events! Congratulations, Khush – may you keep furthering this awesome talent!
Results of Inter-school Competitions
- Daivik Dinesh, Yash Shukla, Madan Bagur, Meghana S. Satish - 1st place - Indian Fusion Music
- Disha Mittal, Anisha M.Krishna, Pranav Agarwal – 2nd place - Ingenio
- Presidency Group of Schools - WOW (Wordsmith competition)
- Ashwin Murthy - Finalists
- Hari Choudhary - Finalist in Elocution
- Sishu Griha Model UN Mock United Nations Conference (MUN)
- Karthik Tadepalli - Honourable Delegate
- Nikhil Chengappa - Silver Medal - Admirable Position Paper
- Aditya Govindraj – Bronze Medal - Best Position Paper & Special Mention
- Adithi C. Vedante - Special Mention
- Diya Jayanth Kamdar– Bronze Medal - Special Mention
- National Public School, Indiranagar - Engenius
- Anagha Bhat, Sai Premnath – 1st place in Quiz
- Madhavi N.Rao, Malini Narayan, Ria M. Kharosekar, Meghana S. – 2nd place - Chase the Classics
- Sophia’s MUN
- Aushim Nagarkatti - 2nd place - Honourable Delegate
- Pranav Agarwal - Special Mention
- Karuna Animal Welfare Association
- Malini Narayan - 2nd place - English Essay writing
- Kriti Agrawal –2nd place – Hindi Essay Writing
- State level abacus competition
- Vignesh S. – 1st place