Buzzing Chandigarh (Sandeep) Chandigarh, July 13: I S Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, Chandigarh made it to the gold category in an evaluation carried out by the PGIMER under the School Health Accreditation Project (SHAP).Loveleen Bedi, Principal received the award from B.L Sharma, Education Secretary, who felicitated the school with certificates in the Ranking and Certification ceremony held at Post Graduate Government College for (Boys), Auditorium, Sector 11, Chandigarh here.
Speaking on this occasion, Loveleen Bedi said, “With the blessings of our worthy Chairman, Shriman Nirmal Singh Ji, continuous guidance of the school management and implementation of health related initiatives by the school staff, we were able to achieve the Gold Category.”The school was assessed on different parameters. “I S Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School successfully cleared all the stages of the research easily. The school was chosen for best in overall cleanliness, working of mid-day meal scheme, health-related activities, food quality in the Canteen of the school etc.” Said Sabeeha Dhillon Mangat, Chief Coordinator, I S Dev Samaj School.
Schools both Government and Private were accessed by a team of assessors and categorized on Accreditation under four levels – Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. The SHAP on Accreditation of schools as Health Promoting Schools in Chandigarh, is being undertaken by Educational Department, UT, Chandigarh in partnership with PGIMER, Health Department, Chandigarh Administration and ICMR since September 2016.