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Army Public School, Bangalore: Where Anushka Sharma did her schooling

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma, born 1 May 1988 is an Indian actress and producer in Hindi films, popularly known as Bollywood. One of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in India, she has received several awards, including a Filmfare Award. She has featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 since 2012 and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2018.

Anushka Sharma: Initial years

Raised in Bangalore, Sharma had her first modelling assignment for the fashion designer Wendell Rodricks in 2007. She later moved to Mumbai to pursue a full-time career as a model. Sharma made her acting debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the highly successful romantic film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008). She garnered praise with starring roles in Yash Raj Films’ romances Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012). For playing an aspiring filmmaker in the JTHJ, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Sharma gained a following for playing strong-willed women in the crime thriller NH10 (2015), and the dramas Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016), and Sui Dhaaga (2018).

Other ventures

Sharma is the co-founder of the production company Clean Slate Films, under which she has produced several films. She is the ambassador for multiple brands and products and has designed her own line of clothing for women, Nush. The actress also supports various charities and causes, including gender equality and animal rights.

She walked the ramp to support Shabana Azmi’s Mijwan Welfare Society, an NGO that helps empower women. In 2013, alongside other Bollywood actors, she pledged to support the education of India’s young girls as part of NDTV’s “Our Girls, Our Pride” fundraiser. Sharma has been vocal about the disparity in the pay that actresses command, in comparison with their male counterparts in the film industry. In 2016, she supported India’s first transgender band, the 6-Pack Band (initiated by Y-Films), by providing a voice over in their first single, “Hum Hain Happy.” She launched ‘Pawsitivity’, a campaign aimed at sensitising people about the adverse effects of noise, air, water, and soil pollution on animals in 2015.

Anushka Sharma is an alumnus of A.P.S. Bangalore

History of the school

As per the website of the school, Army Public School has a glorious history. This school started with just one section of class VI with 12 boys and 01 girl in the year 1981 under the AWES scheme. Today it boasts of being one of the best educational institutions in the country nurturing and molding the young minds and talents.  The school believes in awakening the young minds to think “who they are and where they are going”.

The Armenians thrive in an environment that fosters along with academic achievements, personal growth and development. They are assisted by a team of well qualified and devoted faculty members with the resources. And the experiences that assist on their journey to becoming a mature, whole person. Aiding in this journey is the multitude of opportunities for direct student involvement in various activities. These activities are both inside and outside the classroom. It ensures that the students will not find themselves wanting for the means to reach their academic, personal and professional goals.

Location

The school finds a place in the enviable neighborhood of the legendary M G Road, Utility Building and the Parade Ground. The school offers easy accessibility coupled with an educational experience at par with the best in the country. The founders and mentors of the institution built an educational environment that was unique in its secular coloring. It has students from different socio-economic backgrounds, faiths, states and speaking different tongues, weaving together an awesome tapestry of unity and harmony.

The environment

The exclusivity of the school lies in its ethos and culture of free thought and open-mindedness. It includes respect for self and others, responsible behavior, perseverance, and hard work. As an institution of excellence, the motive is to enrich the lives and learning of those under their care. Not merely through classroom instruction alone. But also by focusing on empirical aspects and thereby, offering an unforgettable experience in being a part of APS. The state-of-the-art classrooms, landscape, eco-sustainability etc., are the unique features of the school, to name a few.

The institution itself is a treasure chest of natural resources. It has the unique distinction of being a hub for cultural activities through various institutions. In a city housing a teeming population vying for space, the school provides the much-needed lung space. The school maintains a healthy herbal garden with numerous plants of medicinal value. In addition, the students are active in environmental protection and resource conservation efforts, within the campus as well as in the areas in proximity to the school, for example, Ulsoor Lake, Commercial Street, etc.

Achievements

The school has consistently proved its academic excellence by marching much ahead of its sister schools numbering about 138, to the number one position. It tries to set a benchmark for any educational institution to reach its relentless efforts towards positive change. The school always believes in upholding its motto “Truth is God”. The success of the school is only due to the dedicated efforts of the Principal, staff, and students.

Emphasis on the all-round development

To widen horizons, the school actively collaborates with schools at the local and international levels. Active participation in interschool sports and cultural events ensure an enlivened student atmosphere. Furthermore, these exchange programmes provide global experience and exposure to a generation readying itself to take on the world.

Faculty enrichment workshops in the school as well as continued participation in In-service training programmes. Moreover, they keep the teachers up to date with the latest teaching strategies to be employed in the classrooms.  The school has been the recipient of the International School award instituted by the British Council consecutively for two terms.

Students’ reviews

Akash Mitra of standard 10 says, “If you get along with people, it’s gonna be the best times of your life. Students from different states and culture are there. And one the unique and best thing of army school is that students do not make friends or groups according to their states or language. Most of the students are from an army background. It’s CBSE board so it’s a bit tough as the teacher makes correction extremely strict and you have maintained a proper notebook for every subject and these notebooks are corrected regularly.”

Abhay Udupa of standard 12 says, “Army Public School Bangalore is the best APS in India. It consequently won two international awards. And trust me, I cannot forget those years in my entire life.”

Address: Kamaraj Rd, FM Cariappa Colony, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042

Phone: 080 2558 1238

Website: https://www.apsbangalore.edu.in/

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