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
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News and Upcoming Events
  • Summer Vacation will commence on June 16th and will continue until July 7th. Classes will resume on Monday, July 8th, 2024.
  • Holiday Homework
  • Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh wins the Central Command U-17 Boys Basketball Tournament 2024
  • Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh wins the Central Command Junior Girls l Tournament 2024
  • Recent Achievements

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


"The supreme scholar is assigned the best job hence one should make incessant efforts to enhance his knowledge by the help of self-study. Read more.. 

Recent Event

World Environment Day

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Cleanliness Drive on World Environment Day

On World Environment Day, Gen BC Joshi Army Public School organized a cleanliness drive to promote environmental awareness and action. Class XI students, along with their teachers, enthusiastically participated in this initiative, demonstrating their commitment to preserving the environment. The event saw students actively engaged in cleaning the campus surroundings, reflecting their eagerness to contribute to a healthier environment.


RRR Drive on World Environment Day 2024

On 05 June 2024, Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh conducted an ‘R’ Drive ‘World Environment Day Celebrations 2024’ to promote the three essential Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. The event featured a student-performed skit demonstrating the significance of the 3Rs and their practical application in daily life. Additionally, a small exhibition showcased creative items made by reusing materials, highlighting innovative ways to reduce and reuse waste. Mr. Vinod K Bhama delivered an engaging lecture on incorporating the 3Rs into everyday activities at school and home. He emphasized the school's role in fostering sustainability and urged everyone to commit to environmental preservation.


Lecture on Health and Wellness

On June 01 2024, Lt Gen Mohinder Walia, PVSM, AVSM, SM (Retd), delivered a captivating lecture on Health & Wellness, which was both inspiring and informative. Drawing from his extensive military experience and personal dedication to fitness, Lt Gen Walia emphasized the importance of maintaining physical health, mental resilience, and a balanced lifestyle. He provided practical tips on incorporating regular exercise, healthy eating habits, and mindfulness practices into daily routines, stressing that these elements are crucial for overall well-being.


अंतर्सदनीय हिंदी वाद-विवाद प्रतियोगिता

दिनांक - 28 मई 2024 को प्रातः विद्यालय की प्रार्थना सभा में अंतर्सदनीय हिंदी वाद - विवाद प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन किया गया l प्रतियोगिता दो चरणों में आयोजित की गई l प्रथम चरण में कनिष्ठ वर्ग (कक्षा 6,7 और 8) के विद्यार्थियों ने भाग लिया l कनिष्ठ वर्ग में वाद-विवाद का विषय था - बच्चों से उनका बचपन छीन रहा है यह मोबाइल फोन इस विषय पर विद्यालय के चारों सदन- 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 वरिष्ठ वर्ग के (कक्षा- 9 से 12) के विद्यार्थियों ने भाग लिया। प्रतियोगिता में वरिष्ठ वर्ग के लिए विषय था - आज का मीडिया समाचार कम, सनसनी अधिक परोस रहा है l वरिष्ठ वर्ग में विद्यालय के सभी चार 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। प्रतियोगिता में मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में विद्यालय के प्रधानाचार्य श्री विनोद कुमार भामा विद्यार्थियों के उत्साहवर्धन हेतु उपस्थित रहे। सभी विद्यार्थियों ने अत्यंत ओजश्वी वाणी में अपने-अपने विषय के पक्ष और विपक्ष में विचार व्यक्त किए l निर्णायक मंडल के निर्णय के अनुसार प्रतियोगिता के परिणाम निम्नवत रहे। संपूर्ण परिणाम :-
प्रथम स्थान - भगत सदन
दितीय स्थान - मानेक्शॉ सदन
तृतीय स्थान - थिमैया सदन
चतुर्थ स्थान - करियप्पा सदन
व्यक्तिगत स्थान (कनिष्ठ वर्ग) :-
प्रथम स्थान - शैलजा बिष्ट (7 D) पक्ष
प्रथम स्थान - श्रेया (8 B) पक्ष
प्रथम स्थान - दिशांतरा (8 B) विपक्ष
व्यक्तिगत स्थान (वरिष्ठ वर्ग) :-
प्रथम स्थान - हिमांशी भट्ट (10 B) पक्ष
प्रथम स्थान - दिशा (12 B) विपक्ष
प्रथम स्थान - देव्यांशी (10 E) प्रश्नकर्ता
प्रथम स्थान - जय सिंह चुफाल (10 B) प्रश्नकर्ता
प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन विद्यालय के हिंदी विभाग के सौजन्य से किया गया l



Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh organized a combined birthday party for boarder students whose birthdays fell in April and May. Students from each house performed dances or sang songs, followed by a cake-cutting ceremony and refreshments. Principal Mr. Vinod K. Bhama gave a heartfelt lecture, wishing the students a bright future.



On May 25, Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh hosted an impressive Show and Tell Competition, where primary class students demonstrated their remarkable kinesthetic skills and knowledge. The event was both informative and inspiring, highlighting the young participants' creativity and abilities in a captivating manner.



On May 21, 2024, Gen BC Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh hosted its investiture ceremony, marking the appointment of new members to the school cabinet. Master Rishabh Digari was honuored as the Head Boy, while Miss Priyanshi was designated as the Head Girl. Brigadier SPS Chouhan, Commander of the 119 (I) Inf Bde Gp, graced the occasion as the chief guest, accompanied by Mrs. Tulika Chouhan, Senior Director, FWO, Panshshul Bde, as the guest of honour. The ceremony commenced with the school prayer, followed by an impressive March Past. Next, the Pipping Ceremony took place, leading to the Oath Taking Ceremony, where the new appointees pledged their commitment under the guidance of Principal Mr. Vinod K Bhama. In his inspiring address, Brigadier Chouhan congratulated the newly appointed leaders and encouraged them to fulfil their duties with integrity and dedication. He also extended his congratulations to the class X and XII CBSE Toppers for their outstanding academic achievements. The event culminated with the rendition of the National Anthem, followed by a high tea, bringing the ceremonious day to a close on a high note.



On May 17, 2024, Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh organized a vibrant English Language Fest, which showcased the impressive linguistic talents of students from primary classes. The event was meticulously designed to celebrate and enhance the students' proficiency in the English language through a variety of engaging activities and performances.



On May 13, Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh celebrated Mother's Day with great enthusiasm and reverence. The highlight of the event was a heartfelt skit performed by the students of class 6A. They depicted the life story and sacrifice of Panna Dhai, a legendary figure known for her extraordinary act of loyalty and bravery. Panna Dhai, a nursemaid in the royal court of Mewar, sacrificed her own son to save the crown prince, showcasing the epitome of selflessness and devotion.


Winners- Central Command BasketBall Tournament 2024
(U-17 Boys)

In a thrilling culmination to the Central Command U-17 Boys Basketball Tournament 2024, the host team, Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh, emerged victorious in a spirited clash against APS Prayagraj, with the final score 84-76 in favour of Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh. Brig SPS Chouhan, Commander of the 119 (I) Infantry Brigade Group, graced the event as the chief guest, while Col Vikram Singh, Commanding Officer of 2/11 Gorkha Rifles, honoured the occasion as the guest of honour. The esteemed guests their heartfelt congratulations to the participating teams, coaches, referees, and organizers for their commendable efforts in making the tournament a resounding success.
Final Results: Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh- Winners
APS Mhow – First Runners-up
APS Prayagraj- Second Runners-up


Inter-House Cross Country Competition

On the vibrant morning of May 4, 2024, the grounds of Gen B C Joshi APS, Pithoragarh, pulsated with energy as the school hosted an Inter-House X-Country Competition, welcoming students from classes VI to XII. Under the auspices of Off Principal Mr. Ravindra Saun, the event commenced with a fervent flag-off, Across four exhilarating categories, students showcased their endurance and determination, embodying the ethos of healthy competition and camaraderie. In the culmination of the event, the results were announced, with Bhagat House emerging triumphant in the first position, Cariappa House, secured the esteemed second position, while Thimayya House claimed third position. Finally, Manekshaw secured the fourth position.


Talent Show by Tiny - Tots

At Gen BC Joshi APS, Pithoragarh, fostering young talent is a priority. On May 3, 2024, the school hosted an exceptional talent show. Our enthusiastic students demonstrated their skills with remarkable dedication and passion. Noteworthy performances included acrobatics, a puppet show, classical music with dance, and solo and group Chaliya performances.


Inter-House English Debate Competition

Inter House English Debate Competition was conducted on 29 April 2024 in the school. The event was divided into two categories, Junior – for classes VI to VIII, and Senior- for classes IX to XII.
The topics of the debate were as under-
Junior- AI is a threat to society.
Senior- Security is more important than freedom.
Overall result of the event –
1st position- Bhagat House
2nd position- Thimayya House
3rd position- Cariappa House / Manekshaw House ( Shared)


Celebration of World Earth Day

On April 22, 2024, Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh enthusiastically celebrated World Earth Day with a series of engaging activities aimed at raising awareness about environmental conservation. Students and faculty alike actively participated in various events throughout the day. One of the highlights of the celebration was a captivating skit performed by Class IX C students. The skit portrayed the remarkable life and achievements of Saalumarada Thimmakka, a distinguished environmentalist known for her extraordinary efforts in planting and nurturing trees. Through this portrayal, the students effectively conveyed the message of the importance of individual actions in protecting and preserving our planet. In addition to the skit, the school organized an Essay Writing Competition and Poster Making Competition. These activities provided students with a platform to express their thoughts and creativity on environmental issues. Participants demonstrated their understanding of environmental challenges and proposed innovative solutions through their essays and artworks.


Celebration of the Festival of Baisakhi and
Commemoration of Jallianwalan Bagh Massacre.

On April 13, the Gen BC Joshi Army Public School in Pithoragarh commemorated the Jallianwalan Bagh massacre, alongside celebrating Baisakhi. The event included a poignant skit by the tiny-tots depicting the massacre and paying tribute to the martyrs. Mr. Vinod K Bhama, the School Principal, expressed gratitude to the martyrs and commended the students for their empathetic portrayal of history. The commemoration served as a reminder of sacrifices made for freedom and justice.


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.


Celebrating World Health Day at Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh

World Health Day is a global health awareness day, celebrated every year on 7th April. This day is observed to mark the founding of WHO. To elucidate more about it, a lecture was given by Major Amanpreet Kaur , Medical Officer (161 MH) in Gen BC Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh on 08 April 2024; wherein students were sensitized with the theme for World Health Day 2024 'My Health, My Right’. The officer explained that this year’s theme was chosen to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education, and information. She also explicated that to fulfil the right to health, both health services and the underlying determinants should be available, accessible, acceptable and of adequate quality.In addition, she mentioned that the right to the highest attainable standard of mental and physical health—or, the right to health has been core to WHO’s mission. The informative session fulfilled its objective to develop a deep understanding regarding the importance of individuals to take ownership of their health in all its dimensions.


Beginning of the New Session and The Puppet Show

Cheerful ‘Welcome” helps the students for a positive start to their new academic session. To make this journey exciting, successful and happy, a puppet show was organized in Gen BC Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh by the talented teachers of Primary Wing. Children love to play with toys and puppets. Their joy of watching puppets dancing and performing before them, is enigmatic. The puppet show not only entertained the little hearts but also throw light on the importance of education, role of good parenting, and the utmost need to be optimistic in nature. Students were wonderstruck to see the intricate skill of coordination and balancing of the puppetry artists. The whole show was undoubtedly, a visual treat for all.