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Pragati Vihar, Lodhi Road
New Delhi - 110003

THE BACKGROUND

Established in 1983 to cater to the educational needs of the wards of Central Government employees.Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pragati Vihar has already shifted to its new and beautifully constructed building in the beginning of the session 2003-2004.Its campus is spread over an area of four acres in prestigious institutional cum residential area of Lodhi Road. It has adequate facilities for educational and co-curricular facilities for about twelve hundred students. At present it has a staff strength of 40 members.

THE MANAGEMENT

The Vidyalaya is governed by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and managed through a Vidyalaya Management Committee (VMC), assisted by its executive committee. Shri Baldev Mahajan, a well known educationist and former commissioner KVS is the chairman of the VMC and principal is the member secretary. The Principal is the academic and administrative head of the Vidyalaya and is assisted by the Head Mistress, Teachers and members of the office staff.

ACADEMIC STREAMS

The Vidyalaya offers two streams of studies, namely Science and Commerce at the senior Secondary level. Informatics Practices is offered as one of the electives in both the streams.

LIBRARY

To inculcate the habit of reading amongst the students, the vidyalaya has a well equipped library with 7072 books, 30 periodicals, magazines and newspapers on subjects of interest and value to the students as well as the teachers of the vidyalaya. Apart from the central library, the Vidyalaya also runs classwise libraries for different classes.

PRIMARY EDUCATION

In order to lay a strong foundation for an all round development of young children, the teaching in the primary Section of the Vidyalaya is child-Centered and activity based. The emphasis is on "Learning by doing".

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

A number of activities are organized in the Vidyalaya on housewise basis to ensure all round development of the students. These include, Scouts & guides, Yoga, Value Education, Public Speaking, Debate, Declamation, Recitation, Quiz, Dance, SOng, Drama, Painting, Essay Writing, Slogan Writing, Poetry etc., Science Exhibitions and Social Exhibitions.

NIE AND PACE : A NEW DIMENSION TO EDUCATION

The Vidyalaya has adopted these programmes as a valuable teaching tool through which students find exposure to good reading habits that spark off thoughts and discussion.Workshops on skills-Craft, Language, Computers,  Personality Development, Stress Management, Goal Getting,etc are conducted.Students get opportunities to Saturday Edition of Hindu for Young World.

HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE

Medical checkup of students is carried out by qualified doctors to create awareness about health and immunnisation. Health related talks are regularly arranged in Morning Assemblies.

LIFE SKILLS AND POPULAR EDUCATION

This programme has been introduced  in the Vidyalaya by KVS in collaboration with UNICEF, CCRT and NCERT. The approach refers to focus on acquiring knowledge, attitude and skills that support behaviour, enabling the adolescents to take greater responsiblities, making healthy choices and gaining greater resistance to negative pressures and therby minimising harmful behaviour especially in relation to smoking, drinking, drugs, sex, AIDS awareness etc.    

SCOUT AND GUIDE

The scout and Guide activities are regularly organised in the Vidyalaya.The students take part in various camps organised by KVS.

GAMES AND SPORTS

The school aims at all -round development of its students.Consequently proportionate emphasis is laid on the proper physical development of the child along with aademic progress, emotional maturity and social well being. Apart from Physical education teacher, trained and qualified coaches are made available under whose guidance,students are given training in Taekwando, roller Skating, Mini Tennis, Basket Ball, Hand Ball and weight Lifting.

YOGA

It is regular feature of our day's programme to help our students have concentration and stability in their emotions and vigor and agility in their body.

PRE PRIMARY IN THE VIDYALAYA

It is the most important section of Vidyalaya because it is here that the child is iniciated into a systematic and disciplined life. Started in 2003 -04, it has 28 blooming buds in it.

CLUBS, EXCURSIONS AND ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

Fun and adventure is a key to happiness and all round development of the child. Students are encouraged to actively participate in Environment related activities through Eco -club Activities. A large number of students are given opportunities to take part in various adventure programmes like trekking,parasailing etc. Visits to loacl places of educational, historical and cultural importance are also organised on regular basis.

PARENT - TEACHER ASSOCIATION

Meetings of the P. T. A. are held from time to time to chalk out programmes and strategies for the welfare and growth of the students as well as the Vidyalaya.

HOME AND SCHOOL LINKS

We believe that we are partners with the parents in education of our students. Regular communication between the school and the home is therefore necessary. The school has succeeded in developing active communication with parents through Parent-Teachers'  meeting  which provides an occasion for a constructive interaction between parents and teachers. Regular home visits and one to one dialogue by subject teachers has  shown tremendous change especially in the attitude of slow learners.

MOVING AHEAD INTO REALM OF COMPUTERS

Present age being very advanced and cometitive, the sudents are trained to face the world challenges and be acquainted with the latest technologies. To facilitate this , a modern state of the art Computer lab having 20 computers, and internet facilities has been established for computer Literacy and informatics practice.The Principal's office, the Administrative office and the Conference Room too have one computer each .

RESOURCE ROOM

The teachers in the Vidyalaya are encouraged and motivated to use modern teaching aids and computers .The Resource room is adequately equipped with five computers, CDs', cassettes, cassette players, overhead projectors, LCD projector etc. for enabling the teachers to teach students effectively.

CONFERENCE ROOM

A beautifuuly decorated and well equipped conference Room having excellent furniture, a computer and an overhead Projector is there in the Vidyalaya for holding Seminars,conferences and discussions.

ACTIVITY ROOM

The VIdyalaya has a well furnished Activity Room equipped with a Home Theatre (TV.) , DVD Player and ample number of CDs' for improving the knowledge, comprehension and language of the students.

OTHER ACTIVITY

For wider interest of the students , a large number of activities are organised on nominal charges through Artists, Craftsmen and Coaches . Some of these are Vocal Music, Art and Craft, Painting , Pottery, Bakery etc.