KB DAV Senior Secondary Public School
|Kailash Bahl DAV Senior Secondary Public School|
|School type||Private, secondary school|
|Enrollment||2,000 (as of 2008)|
|Campus size||3 acres (1.2 ha)|
KB (Kailash Bahl) DAV Senior Secondary Public School is a co-educational secondary school in Chandigarh (Sector 7), India. It is a private school affiliated to India's Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and a member school of the DAV Society, India's largest non-governmental educational body. In grades 11 and 12, the school offers courses in Science (both medical and Non-medical) and Commerce. English is a compulsory core subject for all students.
The school was started in 1994 with four classrooms and 70 students. As of 2008 it had 60 classrooms and an enrollment of 2000 students. Its facilities include a science block and computer lab, an 8000 book library, and an indoor speed skating rink.
Students and teachers are affiliated to one of four 'houses' – Jasmine, Lotus, Rose and Tulip. House activities include an annual performance involving both students and their teachers at the school's Guru Pratibha Day celebrations.
The school is known locally as "the green school" after its installation of solar lighting and measures for harvesting rainwater through trenches and bore wells. Its students won the "Largest team on a bike" contest in the 2006 Chandigarh Bicycle Day, a city-wide initiative to strengthen the culture of cycling amongst the city residents.
The school's founder is Madhu Bahl. Amongst her awards are the CBSE National Teachers’ Award (2001), the Rashtriya Gaurav Award (2002) and the Union Territory State Award which was presented to her at the Teachers' Day ceremonies on November 14, 2003.
The school runs a program called "Saral Ehsaas" for the education of children from economically deprived areas of the community.
- "KB DAV students enthral at Guru Pratibha Day". The Chandigarh Tribune. Chandigarh, India. 2007-09-15. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
- Rashid, Parbina (2003-04-04). "Rainwater harvesting plant in school". The Chandigarh Tribune. Chandigarh, India. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
- "500 students participate in bicycle games". The Chandigarh Tribune. Chandigarh, India. 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
- "Five teachers awarded". The Chandigarh Tribune. Chandigarh. 2003-11-15. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
- Bhatia, Chhavi, "Education no longer a distant dream for these children", The Indian Express, 18 August 2008
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