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Welcome to Gen BC Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh

A sapling which was sown by Gen BC Joshi on 16th Oct 1993, is now a sprawling campus of 23 acres with pollution free healthy environment. It has turned into a healthy plant and is growing well in the beautiful valley of the Pithoragarh hills. General BC Joshi Army Public School has been established under the aegis of Army Head Quarters, Adjutant General's Branch, to cater to the needs of children of defence personnel including ex-service men, and to some extent to those of civilians and Non-Resident Indians. The School aims at providing quality education in an environment that ensembles the contemporary values of science and technology with our rich traditions, ideals and cultural heritage. It also ensures a judicious mix of academic competencies, physical fitness, discipline and social awareness. It prepares children for All India Secondary School Examinations and All India Senior Secondary School Examinations conducted by CBSE, New Delhi.

Founder Gen. B.C. Joshi

Mission Statement

Gen BC Joshi APS, Pithoragarh

The School aims, “To provide quality education and character development in an environment that encourages creativity and inquisitiveness while simultaneously instilling the virtues of discipline and hard work”

Mr. Vinod K. Bhama


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Holi Celebration

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Winners - Central Command Junior Girls (Under 17) Football Tournament 2024 (Cluster-6)

The Girls Football Team of Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh won the Cluster-6 Football Tournament held at APS Ranikhet in April 2024. The school extends its heartfelt congratulations to the team for their remarkable victory. The school commends the team for their outstanding efforts and also commends the Football coach and the Department of Physical Education for their guidance and support.


Holi Celebration at Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh

The Gen BC Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh celebrated Holi with fervour and enthusiasm, bringing together staff and students in a riot of colours and joy. Led by Principal, Mr. Vinod K Bhama, the central lobby of the school became a vibrant spectacle as self-made herbal colours were joyfully sprinkled on each other. Beyond the exuberant revelry, the celebration carried a deeper message of goodwill. The boarder students also played Holi with the principal, hostel staff and peers. A special lunch was also organized for them, adding a touch of warmth and hospitality to the occasion. The Holi celebration at Gen BC Joshi Army Public School exemplified not only the joy of the festival but also the values of togetherness, positivity, and respect for traditions that define the school's ethos. || Happy Holi ||



Change is constant for an adult, but for a child of a lower age group it can be difficult and daunting. Hence, establishing regular and effective inter-class interactions are extremely important as it ensures seamless transition from one level of education to another. In order to execute the similar smooth transitions from small to BIG, the toddlers of PAPPS (Panchshul Army Pre-Primary School) were received as guest visitors to the Primary Wing at Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh - their new learning ground, on 23 Feb, 2024. The young aspirants along with visiting Classrooms, also felt excited while seeing the Resource Room, Music Room, Computer Lab, Sports Room, Playgrounds etc. The tiny learners were really happy and all smiling on getting familiarised with the positive learning environment at their New & Bigger School and the school was enchanted with their giggles. As a token of love and care some presents were also distributed to these students.



On February 17, 2024, Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh bid a heartfelt farewell to its class XII students in a memorable ceremony filled with emotion and camaraderie. The event was highlighted by captivating performances from the class XI students, including dances, melodramas, and group songs, which added a vibrant touch to the proceedings. As the senior students shared their cherished memories and experiences from their time at the school, there was a palpable sense of nostalgia and gratitude permeating the atmosphere, underscoring the deep bonds forged within the school. Principal Mr. Vinod K Bhama, along with the staff members, extended their best wishes to the departing students, acknowledging their hard work and achievements.



Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh celebrated the 24th Uttarakhand Foundation Day with fervor and enthusiasm. Gen BC Joshi APS in Pithoragarh marked Navy Day with a special assembly organized by class V students to honour the bravery and valour of the Indian Navy, particularly commemorating the success of Operation Trident during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. The students performed a skit on Operation Trident, showcasing their talent and captivating the audience.



Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh celebrated the 24th Uttarakhand Foundation Day with fervor and enthusiasm. Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh organized the Language Fest 2023 from November 20 to 22, targeting students in classes I to V. The primary objective of the event was to foster an appreciation for different languages. Participants were assessed on various criteria, including costume, confidence, dialogue delivery, pronunciation, and presentation. This comprehensive judging approach aimed at evaluating not just language proficiency but also communication and presentation skills.


Children's Day Celebration

Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh celebrated the 24th Uttarakhand Foundation Day with fervor and enthusiasm. Gen BC Joshi Army Public School in Pithoragarh celebrated Children's Day with great enthusiasm by organizing a Children Fair on November 14, 2023. The event aimed to provide a joyous and memorable experience for the students. The Children Fair was inaugurated by the esteemed Chief Guest, Col Vikram Singh, CO 2/11 GR. His presence added a special significance to the occasion. A special assembly was conducted by the teachers, creating a festive and celebratory atmosphere. This assembly likely included activities like thought, speech, poem etc that highlighted the importance of Children's Day and Childhood. The fair featured various food and gaming stalls, providing students with a diverse range of activities to enjoy. The Children Fair turned out to be a gala day for the students, offering them a chance to engage in fun and recreational activities.


Diwali Celebration at Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh

Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh celebrated the 24th Uttarakhand Foundation Day with fervor and enthusiasm. Gen BC Joshi Army Public School hosted a vibrant Diwali celebration for its boarder students, combining traditional rituals with modern festivities. The event included cracker bursting, worship of Goddess Lakshmi, High-Tea, Prasad distribution, and a special dinner for the students. The School Chairman, Brig SPS Chouhan, and other esteemed dignitaries graced the event with their presence. They extended warm wishes to the students and offered words of encouragement for their future. The students expressed their delight in participating in the festivities, highlighting the evening as a wonderful and memorable experience. The integration of traditional rituals with contemporary elements not only fostered a sense of cultural celebration but also provided a platform for students to bond and create lasting memories.


Uttrakhand Foundation Day Celebration

Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh celebrated the 24th Uttarakhand Foundation Day with fervor and enthusiasm. A special assembly was organised, where the students of V std portrayed the significance of 'Uttarakhand Rajya Andolan', highlighting the struggle for the statehood. Dressed in traditional Kumauni costumes, the students also presented a captivating Kumauni dance. The assembly was concluded on a promising note with the rendition of the National Anthem.



Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh marked its 28th Annual Day (Sports) and hosted the Alumni Meet on October 16, 2023. The event commenced with a warm welcome of the Chief Guest Mrs. Tulika Chouhan, Sr Dir, FWO Panchshul. The Chief Guest alongwith other dignitaries visited the exhibition laid by school clubs. The principal, Mr. Vinod K Bhama welcomed the dignitaries and presented the annual report, highlighting the school's achievements. The day featured a March Past by all four houses, followed by the Sports Mimetics by the tiny-tots of I & II Stds. Athletics Events, and captivating Folk Dances by student represented the diversity of India. The alumni shared their experiences and cherished old memories of the school days. A friendly Tug of War between alumni and Class XII students added a fun, competitive element, with the alumni emerging as victorious, symbolizing their enduring school spirit. Meritorious students, winners in Athletic Events and teachers for their remarkable contribution were also felicitated by the School Management. Cariappa House received the prestigious Cock-House Trophy for excelling in Inter-House activities. The day was a memorable blend of recognition of the academic achievements, cultural diversity, and a strong connection between school and its alumni, reinforcing the school's commitment to holistic education and personal development. The event valedicted with singing of the National Anthem, followed by distribution of sweets to all children.



Gen BC Joshi Army Public School conducted an electrifying Inter-House Folk Dance Competition on October 6, 2023. The event was divided into two categories, Junior and Senior, with students from class VI to XII enthusiastically participating. The Junior category commenced with great fervor as the young talents from Four Houses (Bhagat, Cariappa, Manekshaw & Thimayya) displayed their enthusiasm for folk dance. Each house presented a unique and mesmerizing performance that highlighted the diverse cultural heritage of India. The Senior category witnessed a high level of competition, with each house trying to outshine the other. The students displayed their dedication and hard work, paying homage to the rich folk traditions of India. The OIC Schools, Col KS Bisht appreciated the efforts made by the students and teachers. He congratulated the students for their dedication, talents and participation.
Overall results:
Manekshaw House: I position
Bhagat House – II Position
Cariappa House- III Position


Swachchata Hi Sewa Campaign at Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh

The school organized a cleanliness awareness campaign, involving students, parents and staff to evoke awareness among masses for keeping their surroundings neat & clean under the “Swachchhata Hi Seva”pgme. The students displayed hoardings and placards with slogans on keeping our country clean and also performed a street-play (Nukkad Natak) giving the message to the passers-by. After the event, the students, parents, teachers and all the staff members of APS, conducted a cleanliness campaign in the public places outside the school and also cleaned the littered garbage on the roadsides. NCC cadet of the school also participated enthusiastically in this program. Under the program, “Swachhta hi Seva” Abhiyan, a poster making competition was organized for the students in conference room where students displayed their artistic skills by making posters on keeping India neat & clean. Mr.Vinod K Bhama, Principal, motivated everyone and encouraged the students by personnel example on cleanliness. He told that our school was selected among 1500 schools across the country for public awareness program under the “Swachhta hi Seva” campaign by the Ministry of Education and CBSE, which is a matter of pride for us. The campaign was flagged of at 0930 and was valedicted at 1130h.


Shri Krishna Janamashtami Celebration

The premises of Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh came alive with vibrant colours and enthusiasm as the school celebrated Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna, with great fervour. The highlight of the event was a captivating skit performed by the talented primary class students. The primary students, dressed in colourful costumes, took the stage with immense confidence and enthusiasm. Their skit transported the audience back to the ancient town of Mathura, where the mischievous young Krishna, fondly known as "Makhan Chor," embarked on his adventures. On this occasion Principal Mr. Vinod K Bhama also addressed the students and enlightened them with the some of the vast and beautiful aspects of Lord Krishna. The students also participated in the Matki and Flute Decoration programme. The school's dedication to preserving and sharing Indian traditions and values was evident throughout the event.



On September 6th, Gen BC Joshi Army Public School embraced the spirit of Milk Food Day with an exciting and informative celebration. The young learners brought a range of delectable dishes crafted from milk products, promoting both health and culinary skills. The festivities also extended to an unforgettable visit by the Tiny-Tots to the Principal's Office. Here, they not only shared the milk-based treats they had created but also enjoyed quality bonding time, creating lasting memories and strengthening the sense of community within the school.



Teaching is a profession that teaches all other professions. A day is kept aside to remember all the teachers. This day is celebrated in commemoration of Dr. Radhakrishnan, who was a staunch believer of education and was the well-known diplomat, scholar and above all a teacher. To carry forward this tradition, Gen B C Joshi APS , Pithoragarh celebrated this occasion on 05 September 2023 with much vigor and enthusiasm.  The morning assembly was conducted by the students of class XII in which the student representatives presented tokens of appreciation to their teachers as a humble gesture of gratitude followed by the cultural programmes of students of class XII and V. The cultural program was fused with drama, song and dance. The Principal, Mr Vinod K Bhama addressed the entire school, urged students to maintain the bequest of respecting teachers and lauded the entire staff for their exemplary contribution to the school’s phenomenal success. The Principal appreciated the sincerest efforts of the teachers playing a catalytic role in the holistic development of every student. After completion of the celebration in the school, the faculty had a picnic in the AEPTA Golf Course, Pithoragarh. All the teachers enjoyed the picnic to the core. The school management presented the teachers with tokens of appreciation for their dedication and hardwork. The celebration concluded with a special lunch for the teachers, organized by the school management. The teachers were treated to a sumptuous feast, which they thoroughly enjoyed.



The Principal Mr Vinod K Bhama narrated stories to Primary students and enlightened them on the origin of the festival of Rakshabandhan and the importance of cultural values & traditions. He spoke on the beauty of the bond between brother and sister and the importance of celebrating Rakshabandhan. The principal's interactions with primary kids always have a positive impact on the school culture, student motivation, and academic performance. Continued efforts in this regard will contribute to a nurturing and supportive learning environment that benefits both primary students and the overall school performance.


अंतर्सदनीय संस्कृत संभाषण प्रतियोगिता

दिनांक - 26 अगस्त 2023 को विद्यालय के इनडोर खेल परिसर में अंतर्सदनीय संस्कृत संभाषण प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन किया गया | प्रतियोगिता दो चरणों में आयोजित की गई | प्रथम चरण में कनिष्ठ वर्ग (कक्षा 6,7 और 8) के 4 विद्यार्थियों ने भाग लिया | कनिष्ठ वर्ग में संभाषण का विषय था - परोपकाराय सतां विभूतयः इस विषय पर विद्यालय के चारों सदनों - भगत सदन, मानेक्शा सदन, थिमैय्या सदन और करियप्पा सदन के विद्यार्थियों ने अपने विचार प्रस्तुत किए l द्वितीय चरण में विद्यालय के वरिष्ठ वर्ग के (कक्षा - 9 और 10) के विद्यार्थियों ने भाग लिया प्रतियोगिता का वरिष्ठ वर्ग का विषय था - संस्कृत भाषायाः महत्वम् वरिष्ठ वर्ग में विद्यालय के चारों सदनों - भगत सदन, मानेक्शा सदन, थिमैय्या सदन और करियप्पा सदन के विद्यार्थियों ने प्रतिभाग किया | प्रतियोगिता में मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में विद्यालय के प्रधानाचार्य श्री विनोद भामा विद्यार्थियों के उत्साह वर्धन हेतु उपस्थित रहे | सभी विद्यार्थियों ने अत्यंत ओजश्वी रूप से अपने अपने विषय में अपने विचार प्रस्तुत किए | प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन विद्यालय के हिंदी एवं संस्कृत विभाग के सौजन्य से किया गया |



The 77th Independence Day was celebrated with all pomp & show by the young students of Gen BC Joshi APS today. The celebration began with the solemn and proud moment of hoisting the national flag by the Chief Guest- Brig SPS Chouhan, Chairman of the school. The flow of Unity with Diversity as a symbol of patriotic spirit could be sensed through the colourful cultural performances given by the students of different grades. The program included Traditional Dances, Patriotic Songs by four Houses, Fancy-Dress Show depicting our great freedom fighters and the Symphonic Rhapsody as an amalgam of love for the motherland. The Chief Guest, in his address, motivated & inspired the students to enhance their performance not only in academics but in every field of life. He further appreciated the performances of Children & efforts made by the staff. The program was valedicted with Vote of Thanks, followed by distribution of sweets & refreshments to all.



On 12 Aug 2023, the students and teachers of Gen B.C. Joshi Army Public School participated in Mini Marathon organized by 119 (I), Inf Bde Gp (PANCHSHUL BDE). More than 253 students and 10 teachers of the school participated in the event and showcased their athletic talents. Shaukat Basir of class 10-D, Rahul Chand of class 12-D & Shoaib Ahmad Butt of class 9-C secured the first, second and third position respectively in Sr Category. Sumit Singh of class 5-D, Gaurav Singh of class 8-D & Tanmay Singh Bhakuni of class 5-D secured the first, second and third position respectively in Jr Category. Shaurya Chaudhary class 2-C was awarded consolation prize. OIC School-Col. K. S. Bisht and Principal, Mr Vinod K Bhama appreciated the winners and congratulated all the participants. After the Mini Marathon all the students and teachers witnessed the cultural events and fair organised by 119 (I), Inf Bde Gp (PANCHSHUL BDE).



The Inter-House Football Championship was organised from 01 to 04 August, 2023 in four categories: Senior Boys (Class IX-XII), Junior Boys (Class VI-VIII) and Girls Category (Class IX-XII).



The Inter-House Badminton Championship was held from 2nd August, 2023 to 4 August, 2023 in school Indoor Complex. The event was held in four categories: Senior Boys (Class IX-XII), Junior Boys (Class VI-VIII), Junior Girls (Class VI-VIII) and Senior girls (Class IX-XII). Winners are as under. In Jr Boys Category Cariappa House secured the first position whereas the second position was secured by Manekshaw, In Sr Boys Category Cariappa House secured the first position whereas the second position was secured by Thimayya. In Jr Girls Category Thimayya House secured the first position whereas the second position was secured by Cariappa House, In Sr Girls Category Manekshaw House secured the first position whereas the second position was secured by Cariappa House.


अंतर्सदनीय हिंदी वाद - विवाद प्रतियोगिता

The दिनांक - 3 अगस्त 2023 को विद्यालय के इनडोर स्पोर्ट्स कॉम्प्लेक्स में अंतर्सदनीय हिंदी वाद - विवाद प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन किया गया l प्रतियोगिता दो चरणों में आयोजित की गई l प्रथम चरण में जूनियर वर्ग (कक्षा 6,7 और 8) के 8 विद्यार्थियों ने भाग लिया l जूनियर वर्ग में वाद - विवाद का विषय था - इंटरनेट की दुनिया से अच्छी है पुस्तकों की दुनिया l इस विषय पर विद्यालय के चारो सदनों - भगत सदन, मानेक्शा सदन, थिमैय्या सदन और करियप्पा सदन के दो - दो विद्यार्थियों ने क्रमशः पक्ष और विपक्ष में अपने विचार प्रस्तुत किए l द्वितीय चरण में विद्यालय के सीनियर वर्ग के (कक्षा - 9 और 11) के विद्यार्थियों ने भाग लिया प्रतियोगिता का सीनियर वर्ग का विषय था - वैश्वीकरण के कारण मानवीय मूल्यों का ह्रास हुआ है l सीनियर वर्ग में विद्यालय के चारो सदनों - भगत सदन, मानेक्शा सदन, थिमैय्या सदन और करियप्पा सदन के तीन - तीन विद्यार्थियों ने क्रमशः पक्ष, विपक्ष और प्रश्नकर्ता के रूप में प्रतिभाग किया l प्रतियोगिता में मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में विद्यालय के प्रधानाचार्य श्री विनोद भामा विद्यार्थियों के उत्साह वर्धन हेतु उपस्थित रहे l शिक्षिका श्रीमती सुनीता चौहान एवं श्रीमती ज्योति पंत ने प्रतियोगिता के निर्णायक की भूमिका निभाई l सभी विद्यार्थियों अत्यंत ओजश्वी रूप से अपने अपने विषय के पक्ष और विपक्ष में अपने विचार प्रस्तुत किए l प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन विद्यालय के हिंदी विभाग के सौजन्य से किया गया l


Inter-House Extempore Competition 2023

The Inter-House Extempore Competition, conducted on 02 Aug 2023, at Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh, was a captivating and intellectually stimulating event that showcased the talents of participants from four houses in the art of impromptu speaking. The competition was held in two categories: Junior and Senior. Organized by the Department of English, the competition provided a platform for participants to demonstrate their ability to think on their feet, articulate their thoughts effectively, and present well-structured arguments on a variety of topics. In senior category Pratiksha Upadhyay from Thimayya House secured the first position and in Junior category Nishika from Cariappa House secured the first position. Overall results: Cariappa House- I position; Thimayya House- II position; Bhagat House-III Position; Manekshaw House- IV position.



Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh hosted Book Fair on 31 July- 01 Aug 2023 in the Indoor Sports Complex for students, parents and teachers. The event was aimed to promote a love for reading among students and encourage them to explore a diverse selection of books from various genres. The Book Fair provided a vibrant and engaging environment for book lovers, attracting students from all grade levels, parents and teachers.


Celebration of Kargil Vijay Divas

On July 26, Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh commemorated the 24th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Divas to honour the bravery and sacrifice of the Indian Armed Forces during the Kargil War. The school organized a special event to instill a sense of patriotism and gratitude among the students and pay tribute to the valiant soldiers who fought to protect our nation. The students of class XII D and tiny tots of Primary Wing presented a skit where they demonstrated the scenario of Kargil War and how our Indian Armed Forces fought with valour and bravery. The heart stirring performance by the students inspired the audience and kindle the spirit of patriotism. On the same occasion a Gallantry Award Winner, Lt Col Kartikeya Manral, SM was invited as the guest speaker to share his experiences and insights about the Kargil War and also about the significant role of decorated Indian Army in protecting the Nation. The speaker narrated stories of valour, sacrifice, and determination, inspiring the students to be brave, responsible citizens and appreciate the freedom they enjoy today due to the sacrifices of the soldiers. The performance of the students was highly appreciated by OIC Schools, Col KS Bisht and the Principal, Mr Vinod K Bhama. In his address, Col KS Bisht shared the qualities of army personnel that distinguish them from other people. It was an inspiring and overwhelming day for the audience to have witnessed the skits by class XII D & P Wing and motivational speech by the Gallantry Award Winner.


Celebrating the Wisdom and Love of Grandparents

On the beautiful occasion of Grandparents' Day, our school organized a heartwarming celebration to honour and appreciate the wisdom, love, and invaluable contributions of grandparents in our lives. The school organised a special assembly where the tiny tots of primary wing presented Monologue and played the roles of grandparents. In his address the Principal, Mr Vinod K Bhama enlightened the students and shared that the wisdom, love, and experiences of grandparents are an integral part of our lives, and they deserve to be celebrated. The people with grey hair, matured and schooled by the Life are the real treasure and the path shown by them must be followed with utmost integrity. The performance of these tiny tots was inspiring and the participants and the teachers involved in preparing the students were appreciated by the Principal.



Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh celebrated HARELA, a festival of Uttarakhand dedicated to nurture Mother Nature and to pray for the wellbeing of humankind. On this occasion special assemblies were conducted where the students of Class XI A and the tiny tots of class III to V presented their skits. The skits on Harela highlighted individual/collective contributions, the power of cultural education and creative engagement in promoting environmental consciousness. The exemplary and breathtaking performances of students left everyone in awe and the audience thoroughly enjoyed the skits. Our tiny tots also celebrated the Sprouts Day with full inquisitiveness & enthusiasm. Children demonstrated the steps involved in sprouts germination and narrated the health benefits of sprouts which include improved digestion, better blood circulation, maintained body weight etc. The OIC Schools, Col. KS Bisht and The Principal, Mr. Vinod K Bhama highly appreciated the efforts of students and applauded them for their stupendous performances.



A Poster Making Competition was organised for the students of Primary Wing on Wednesday 19 July 2023 as part of our ongoing efforts to encourage creativity and artistic expression among our young students. The competition was conducted in two Groups viz Group A (Class I, II and III) with the theme Save Earth, Save Environment and Group B (Class IV and V) with the theme Healthy Lifestyle. The competition was aimed to provide a platform for our primary school students to showcase their artistic talents and raise awareness about the importance of creativity in education and also make them aware about the real-world issues. A total of 200 students enthusiastically participated in the competition and showcased their artistic skills and creativity.



The Inter-House Basketball Competition was held from 04-08 July, 2023 among all four houses, viz. Bhagat House, Cariappa House, Manekshaw House and Thimayya House in Sr Boys, Jr Boys and Girls (Open) Categories. Manekshaw stood to be winners in Sr Boys Category, Thimayya in Jr Boys whereas Bhagat House Girls bagged the winners position defeating Cariappa House Girls. The event promoted sportsmanship, teamwork, and healthy competition, leaving a lasting impression on all participants. The Principal, Mr Vinod K Bhama congratulated the winners and appreciated the dedication and hard work displayed by all participants.



9th International Yoga Day was celebrated in the school from 6:00 am to 8:00 am on 21st June 2023. The Yoga Session was conducted by the Principal, Mr Vinod Bhama. Students and teachers participated and practised the yogasanas during this 2-hr yoga session today. The participants performed and experienced various asanas and the pranayamas, viz conditioning/meditation; Sukshyam Vyayamas; Tadasan I & II; Gaumukhasana, Makarasana, Bhujangasana; Setubandhaasana; Dhanurasana; Suptavakrasana; Trikonasana; Pawanmuktaasana, Vajrasana; Makarasan; Gaumukhasana; Balasan; Bhujangasana; Kapalbhati, Anulom-Vilom; Bhramari Pranayam etc. The Principal enlightened the participants with benefits of yoga asanas in daily life. The yoga session was cherishable and motivational to awaken our future generation to know and adopt the ancient Indian Culture of practicing yoga and stay healthy & happy. The Session ended with OM Chanting and Vedic Mantras. Refreshments were also served to the participants. Ultimately it was a serene beginning of a gala day while practising Yoga with the Principal.


PTM cum Orientation Programme

The Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) cum Orientation Programme was held at Gen BC Joshi Army Public School on 10 June 2023. The purpose of the programme was to provide parents/guardians with an opportunity to meet and discuss their child's academic progress, behaviour, and any concerns with the respective teachers and School Management. Keeping the various aspects of the students' education and well-being in view, The Principal Mr Vinod K Bhama took an interactive session with the parents, expressed his gratitude to parents for trusting the Schools’ Vision and modus operandi. The event was aimed to foster a collaborative relationship between parents, teachers and Management to support the overall development of the students. Todays’ prgramme saw a significant turnout, with a high percentage of parents attending the event. The school administration and teachers actively encouraged parental participation, leading to a successful and engaging gathering.


Winners of Interschool Quiz and Debate Competition

The Quiz Team of Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh comprising Master Sujal Chand (XI D) and Narendra Singh (XI D) participated in Interschool Quiz Competition and secured I position. The English Debate Team comprising Miss Priyanshi (XI D) and Miss Prachi Joshi (XI D) participated in Interschool Debate Competition and secured II positions. Miss Priyanshi also won the ‘BEST SPEAKER for the Motion Award’. These Events were conducted by 13O INF (BN) ECO KUMAON on the occasion of WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY. The School Management and staff congratulated the winners.



The Environment Day Celebration was organized to commemorate World Environment Day, an annual global initiative established by the United Nations to raise awareness and promote action for environmental protection. On This occasion a especial assembly was organised at the school by the students of Class XID where the students were sensitized about the emerging environmental threats. A Plantation Drive was also organised at the School Premises for promoting the Environmental Conservation, Education and Awareness. Students of Gen BC Joshi Army Public School also participated in the Interschool Debate and Quiz Competition organised by the TA Battalion.


World Telecommunication Day Celebration- Special Assembly by Class XII B.

Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh Celebrated the World Telecommunication Day. A special assembly was conducted by the students of class XII B in which they depicted how the inventions in the field of Information and Telecommunication Technologies have changed the life of people. World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is an international day proclaimed in November 2006 by the International Telecommunication Union Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey, to be celebrated annually on 17 May.



On 24th May 23, the students of Class 3rd got the opportunity to visit the Head Post Office of district Pithoragarh as an educational field trip. The purpose of the visit was to enhance their understanding of different postal services provided by the government of India such as Sending parcel/letters etc, Speed post services, Saving account, PO ATM cards, UPI services by PO, Generating or corrections of AADHAR card etc. The visit to HPO proved to be an enriching experience for the students. It enhanced their understanding of postal services.



On 23-05-2023 our 141 students of class 5th went on an educational excursion to the nursery of ECOLOGICAL TASK FORCE BATTALION ', which is reputedly known for carrying out afforestation in degraded areas of Uttarakhand. Students were under the safe supervision of wing coordinator and teachers. The students were thrilled to have an opportunity to explore variety of plants, ways to grow them and different uses of each part of different plants. Students have also learnt about vermicomposting. It was a very informative, joyful and enriching day for the students.



On 22 May 23, the students of Class 4th from Gen B C Joshi had the opportunity to visit SBI main branch Pithoragarh as part of their educational field trip. The purpose of the visit was to enhance their understanding of Banking Services, Money Management, and Financial Literacy. The visit to SBI main branch Pithoragarh proved to be an educational and enriching experience for the students. It enhanced their understanding of banking operations.



The Investiture Ceremony of Gen B C Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh was held on 22 May 2023 to appoint the members of Students’ Council. Col K S Bisht, OIC Schools, was the Chief Guest of the ceremony, that commenced with reciting the School-Prayer, followed by March-Past by Students’ Council & all the four houses, Piping & Oath Taking Ceremonies. The school appointees were felicitated with sashes and epaulettes. The student-leaders were decorated with the ranks of School Captains & Vice Captains, House Captains and House Prefects, in both boys and girls categories at Sr, Jr and the Pry levels. OIC Schools-Col KS Bisht in his address, talked about the importance of holding ranks & responsibilities. He also enlightened the audience that Loyalty, Honesty and Integrity should never be compromised with. The School Principal- Mr Vinod K Bhama, congratulated the newly appointed school students’ cabinet and thanked all the staff involved in making this event a success. The ceremony valedicted with National Anthem and group photographs. It was indeed a gala event.



Nurses are the foundation of healthcare. They play a vital role in providing care, comfort and compassion for their patients and patients’ families and to mark the contribution that the nurses make to society, The Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Celebrated the International Nurses’ Day. The school organised an especial assembly where the students of Class XII C presented a skit, depicting the selfless and untiring services they provide. The captivating and inspiring performance of Class XII students persuaded the audience that the nurses are no less important than the doctors and their services are unconditional. International Nurses Day is an international day observed around the world on 12 May each year. The theme for International Nurses Day (IND) 2023 is Our Nurses. Our Future.



The day 19 May 23 was a euphoric day for class II children of Gen BC Joshi Army Public School, as they went to explore the outside world by reconnecting with the inner child. 93 students of class II were taken for an excursion tour to Golf-Course located near Wadda, Pithoragarh. The tiny-tots enjoyed their day by playing the games such as Piddu, Hopscotch, Poshampa , Play Dance Freeze, Frisbee, Cricket, Skipping, Doll house etc in the beautiful surroundings of the Golf Course. It was a wonderful experience for the students and they also learnt the values such 'Sharing and Caring', Team-Work, Friendship, Care for Nature etc. The day ended with KODAK MOMENTS.



In order to develop important life-skills the school organised an excursion tour for primary students. In this sequence, 54 students of class- I along with two escort-teachers visited WAR MEMORIAL which was earlier known as MAHARAJ KE PARK or MAHARAJA PARK on 18 MAY 2023. The park is beautiful with tall majestic trees and beautiful surroundings. There is a beautiful memorial and statues of brave Kumaon regiment soldiers. Names of martyrs of different battles and names of Ashoka Chakra, Veer Chakra and Kirti Chakra are engraved here on the memorial. A soldier from care taking unit motivated students and inspired them to join army. The students enjoyed a lot in the lap of nature. They made beautiful drawings and noted down the quotes written over there. The happiness of the students was on peak when they explored children's park.



The Interhouse Volleyball competition was held from 13.05.2023 to 17.05.2023. The competition was conducted in three categories viz. Sr Boys, Jr Boys and Girls. Manekshaw House holds the first position in Girls Category whereas the Bhagat House grabs the first position in both the Sr and Jr boys categories.
Overall Results: Bhagat House- I Position, Manekshaw House- II Position, Thimayya House -III Position and Cariappa House- IV Position.



The day that recognizes the essence of a mother was celebrated in high spirits and merriment. The children irrespective of nationalities, castes, cultures and genders have emotions binding them to their mothers. Keeping this bonding emotion in mind, Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh organised various programs for the special celebration on Mother’s Day. A “Card-Making Competition” was held for the students of Primary Wing. They passionately got involved in making beautiful greeting cards for their mothers. “Kavi-Sammelan”, where students recited their self-composed poems, was also organised for the tiny-tots. The students of Sr Wing presented a skit depicting the sacrifices a mother does for her kids. Mother’s Day Celebration reminded the students of their responsibilities towards mothers, thus imbibing values of compassion and respect. The OIC-Schools Col Karam Singh Bisht inspired the children to inculcate virtuous deeds and resort to ethical ways that make the parents happy and contented. The School Principal- Mr Vinod K Bhama, in his speech expressed the value of emotions and enlightened the students about the glory of Mother by narrating stories from the glorious past of India. He expressed how Sweet the word “Maa” itself is. The celebration was enjoyable and memorable for each and every child leaving an indubitable mark on the innocent hearts.



Gen B C Joshi APS, Pithoragarh organized an Inter-House X-Country Competition for classes VI to XII on Saturday, 06 May, 2023. The race was flagged off by Mr Vinod K Bhama, the Principal. Students from all four houses: Bhagat, Cariappa, Manekshaw and Thimayya participated in four categories (Sr Boys & Girls, Jr Boys & Girls). The zestful and dynamic participants were applauded and the winners were given away with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. The event was valedicted with motivational speech by the Principal that elucidated the real spirit of sportsmanship, followed by the National Anthem. Refreshments were distributed among all participants and the staff. Results: Bhagat and Cariappa Houses : I-Position; Manekshaw House: III Position; and Thimayya House got IV-Position.


Inter-House English Debate Competition 2023

On April 29, 2023, Gen B C Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh organized an Inter-House English Debate Competition for students from classes VI to XII. The event was hosted by the Department of English and was aimed to improve public speaking skills and teach effective expression of thoughts and opinions. The competition covered topics such as “THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CCTV CAMERAS IN PUBLIC PLACES” and “THE ROLE OF INDIAN MEDIA”. The competition was marked by diverse perspectives and impressive oratory skills. The English Department teachers judged the competition, and the winners were announced by Mr. Sanjeev Masih, HOD of the English Department. Col Karam Singh Bisht, OIC schools, shared valuable tips on public speaking.
Results: Bhagat House and Cariappa House secured the first position whereas Thimayya House and Manekshaw House secured the second position.


Earth Day Celebration

On the occasion of the Earth Day, the school organised a special assembly which was conducted by the students of classes V and IX D. Students of IX D presented the Speech, Facts and Poem on Earth Day. Whereas the students of Class V performed a melodrama in which humans’ ignorance and cruelty on the Mother Earth was demonstrated. The School Principal, Mr Vinod K Bhama, also addressed the students and threw light on tiny but remarkable steps to be taken to sustain Earth as a beautiful place to live for the future generations too. The students also took pledge to do their bit in preserving the Mother Earth. The theme for Earth Day 2023 is "Invest In Our Planet".