Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute

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Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute, Subroto Park
Location
Subroto Park, New Delhi, Delhi
India
Information
Type Public
Motto विद्या विन्दते अम्रितम्
Sanskrit: Vidya Vindate Amritam
"Knowledge is Everlasting"
Established 1985
Principal Mrs Shipra Sarcar
Faculty 105[1]
Grades Class 1 - 12
Campus size 15 acres
Affiliation CBSE
Website

Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute (AFGJI), located at Subroto Park, Delhi Cantonment, India, is a public school run by the Indian Air Force Educational and Cultural Society.

History[edit]

Established in 1985, it started as a school for children with special needs. Subsequently, it was felt that an integrated institution was more beneficial and hence the school was extended and made a public school. This served the purpose of imparting education to the intellectually deprived in an integrated school along with the mainstream of other children.[2]

The school was established primarily for the benefit of children of Indian Air Force personnel. It is open to children of Army and Navy personnel as well as to civilians. The Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute is a co-educational public school.

Academics[edit]

The institution follows the Central Board of Secondary Education curriculum and is affiliated to the same with the medium of instruction as English. At the time of admission, in consultation with the trained physician/psychologist, counselor, special educators and social workers, children are placed in mildly, moderately and severely retarded categories. This helps to assess their chronological and mental ages and levels of abilities from age groups of 6 to 18 years.

Progress is monitored through IEP's (Individualized Education Plan) in which long-term and short-term goals are defined and methods are adopted to achieve these goals. The academic program consists of reading/writing simple arithmetic of Primary level, environmental awareness and home management program. The Integrated Program consists of drawing, music, dance, creative art and craft, physical training, morning assemblies, special-assemblies on special days like Christmas, Diwali, school annual day, annual sports day and visits of eminent persons.[3]

Vocational training is provided to the special students in fields of home management, paper products, printing, Xeroxing, weaving, candle-making and computers. Teacher and student volunteers work with these students and help them in their endeavor.

The school is a member of the National Progressive School Conference (NPSC). It is also a member of the Indian Public Schools Conference (IPSC).

Sports and co-curricular activities[edit]

The institute has facilities for athletics, basketball, volleyball, lawn tennis, table tennis, badminton and triditional sports like kho-kho. Coaches and physical education teachers under the guidance of the Principal train the students to participate in inter-house and inter-school sports competitions at the district level. Several students have won laurels at the various Zonal Athletic Meets, CBSE Tournaments and the Inter-Command Air Force Schools Sports Meets. A sports meet is held annually during which inter-house competitions are held for all the senior,junior and special wings.

SUPW classes are integrated in the curriculum giving the students an outlet to develop their skills in dancing, instrumental music, art, tinkering with electronic gadgets etc. These clubs organize activities and prepare students for competitions. On the occasion of the Annual Day celebrations, students showcase dances, music forms and drama. This also includes performances by the specially-abled students.

Notable Alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

Other Air Force Schools in India[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 28°34′56″N 77°08′55″E / 28.5821°N 77.1485°E / 28.5821; 77.1485