22nd Col Shashi Memorial Inter School Soccer Tournament for senior boys

The finals of the 22nd Col Shashi Memorial Inter School Soccer Tournament for boys was held on 17th September, 2022 at Cambrian Hall, Dehradun Cantt. Mrs. Sonam Rana, Director, Cambrian Hall Educational Trust graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

The final match for boys was played between Grace Academy, Dehradun and Doon Valley Public School, Nimbuwala. Doon Valley Public School won the match. Krishna Thapa of Doon Valley Public School was declared the Best Player of the Tournament and Saurav Banu of Doon Valley Public School was declared the Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament.

The performance of both the teams was excellent. The spectators enjoyed the match thoroughly and cheered for their favourite players. The Chief Guest, Mrs. Sonam Rana, and the Principal, Mr. Samuel Jaideep lauded the efforts put in by all the teams. The Chief Guest very kindly consented to give away the prizes and the jubilant team of Doon Valley Public School lifted the coveted trophy for Boys.

Founder's and 56th Annual Day Celebration

Cambrian Hall celebrated its Founder’s cum 56th Annual Day on 9th September 2022 amidst great splendor, mirth and zest. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Dr. Prem Kashyap, National President, Principals’ Progressive Schools’ Association and Chairman, Pestle Weed College. Mrs Kiran kashyap along with the Members of the Board of Trustees graced the occasion. The function was attended by the distinguished guests and parents.

The programme commenced with the singing of School song followed by the lighting of the auspicious lamp. The Principal, Mr. Samuel Jaideep welcomed the guests and the gathering and shared the School’s achievements through the Annual Report of highlighting the achievements of the students and spoke about the year-round activities conducted in the school. The chief guest graciously gave away the prizes, scholarships and medals to the meritorious achievers.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Prem Kashyap ,in his address contended that progress of any state is reflection of the level and quality of its education. He opined that Cambrian Hall is a school of excellent education and lauded the efforts of the Principal, staff and students for taking the school to greater heights . The Vote of thanks was proposed by the School President, Mr. Krishna Shumshera JB Rana, who also extended his heartfelt thanks to the Chief guest by presenting a memento .

The Cultural Programme based on the theme ‘Tune into wellness’-comprised a Welcome Dance performed by the pre-primary students on the song ‘It’s a beautiful day’ emphasising on optimism. Semi Classical ,Nepali and western dances filled with hues and vibrancy in its energetic and foot tapping serenaded the budding talent of the School. The students of Music Choir rendered an orchestral performance on Hallelujah, Aashayein and Unstoppable that was a harmonious blend of musical instruments and their mellifluous.

The programme culminated with the National Anthem. The Annual Day function was a grand success.


It is a matter of pride to report that the students of Cambrian Hall, once again have brought laurels to the school with the detailed results given below:

ISC (Class XII): 

  • Science stream: Yatharth Tewari 96% (Topper in Science Stream) followed by Pranavi Chachra 95.5%, Pooja Tiwari 94.25%, Akshaya Arora 94%, Pranchi Jhinkwan 93.5%, Tamanna Mittal 89.75%, Kritika Jain 88%, Jigyasa Gurung 88%, Pratyaksh Gupta 87%, Diksha Gupta 86.75%, Nishka Sharma 86%, Shruti Gupta 85.25% and Arshveer Singh 85.25%.
  • Humanities stream: Fayza Ahamed 96% (Topper in Humanities Stream) followed by Vanshika Sharma 95%, Ridhima 92%, Shobit Rana 88.5% and Apurva Pathak 87%. 
  • Commerce stream:  Anushka Anand 92.75% (Topper in Commerce Stream) followed by Vaibhavi Garg 91%, Dhani Gautam 90%, Tanisha Aggarwal 86.5% and Nisha Aggarwal 86%.

Toppers in different subjects:

Maths 100 (Yatharth Tewari, Akshaya Arora and Pranchi Jhinkwan), Computer Science 99 (Pranavi Chachra), Political Science 98 (Fayza Ahamed), Commerce 97 (Anushka Anand), English 97 (Tamanna Mittal), Physical Education 96 (Vanshika Sharma), Home Science 96 (Fayza Ahamed), Hindi 95 (Fayza Ahamed), History 93 (Fayza Ahamed and Vanshika Sharma), Chemistry 94 (Yatharth Tewari), Physics 94 (Yatharth Tewari and Akshaya Arora), Economics 94 (Ridhima, Vaibhavi Garg), Psychology 91 (Ridhima), Art 84 (Tanvi), Biology 76 (Sanjana Thapliyal) and Accounts 74 (Anushka Anand).


It is a matter of great pride to report that out of the 173 students who appeared in the ICSE (Class X) Board Examinations, all cleared giving Cambrian Hall a 100% result and have brought laurels to the school with the detailed results of Semester 2 examinations given below:


Science stream: Sanskar Sahu 98.4% (Topper in Science stream) followed by Rishabh Pathak 96.6%, Piyush Rawat 95.8%, Vaishnavi Singla 95.6%, Dhwani Jain  94.6%, Sanyam Singh 94.6%, Anirudh Sharma 94.5%, Aryan Thapa 94.2%, Shivam Sain 93.6%, Vedanshi Kohli 93%, Laxmi 92.4%, Aashutosh Dobriyal 92.2%, Abhijay 92.2%, Yukta Luxmi 92%, Isha Shrivastava 92%, Shriya Chhetri 92%, Vanshika Parmar 91.6%, Arpita Uniyal 91.6%, Meemansha Thakuri 91.2%, Lakshaya Arora 91.2%, Devanshu Negi 90.8%,

Aditya Chand 90.4%, Gautam Anand 90.2%, Vibhu Chauhan 90.2%, Vaibhavi Bahuguna 90%. 

Commerce stream: Ishant Dutt 92.2% (Topper in Commerce Stream) followed by Mahi Yadav 90%. 

Toppers in different subjects: 

Computer Application 100 (Sanskar Sahu), History, Civics – Geography 100 (Sanskar Sahu), Mathematics 99 (Anirudh Sharma), Commerce 99 (Ishant Dutt, Manya Garg), Home Science 98 (Sai Sharma), Science 98 (Sanskar Sahu), Physical Education 98 (Anirudh Sharma), English 97 (Sanskar Sahu), Hindi 97 (Sanskar Sahu), Economics 97 (Ishant Dutt), Art 94 (Anny Bansal, Vasu Kannojia, Anirudh Singh).

The 34th Memorial Service of the School Founder

Cambrian Hall pays tribute to its Founder and first President, Late Col. Shashi Shumshere JB Rana on 12th July every year. This year as well, it was observed with great reverence and solemnity. Mr. Krishna Shumshere JB Rana, President, Principal, staff and students attended the ceremony.

The function began with the President. Krishna Shumshere JB Rana, the Principal, the Vice Principal, the Coordinators, the House Masters and the School Captains offering floral tributes to late Col. Shashi Shumshere JB Rana. This was followed by the school choir singing a hymn.

The ceremony progressed with the priests of all religions addressing the gathering wherein they delivered obituaries to the late Founder.

The Principal, Mr. Samuel Jaideep, took over the podium paying homage to the late Founder wherein he threw light on the journey of Col. Shashi Shumshere and how the school came into being.

The ceremony concluded with the sounding of the Last Post by the Buglers from the Punjab and Grenadier Regiment marking the closure of the solemn occasion.

Proud moment for Cambrian Hall fraternity

Yet another proud moment for the Cambrian Hall fraternity: Vanshika Sharma of Class XII has secured 375th rank in the all-India entrance test for CLAT- The Common Law Entrance Test. She will be pursuing her further studies in B.A. LLB (Honors) from Gujarat National Law University.

Cambrian Hall family wishes her all the best in her future endeavors.


A Public Speaking Competition for Juniors (Classes IV to VII) was organised in Shashi Block on 23rd April 2022 at 9:15 am.

The Principal, Mr. Samuel Jaideep, was the Chief Guest for the competition. The contest was judged by Ms. Sangita Basnet, Ms. Richa Chamoli and Ms. Apurva Lal, teachers of Cambrian Hall.

Mrs. Geeta Sharma was the Overall in Charge of the contest.14 students were trained by their English teachers to speak effectively. The matter chosen for the contest was interesting and covered a wide range of topics such as ‘Knowledge is power’, ‘Reading is a good habit’, `Food shortage’, ‘Impact of social media on students’, ‘Beauty of truth’ and a few more. All participants spoke with confidence, appropriate expressions, perfect voice modulation, clarity and correct pronunciation. The contest was divided into two groups.

The Principal gave away the book prizes to the winners; certificates and sweets to all the participants. He encouraged the students with complimentary words.

We are happy to share the result of the contest:

Group A (Classes IV & V)

There was a `Tie’ for the First position.

First:                            Subhiksha Kashyap, Class IV A, Mainwaring House

First:                            Olivia Singh, Class V A, Edward house,

Consolation Prize:       Aahana Gautam, Doutre House

Group B (Classes VI & VII)

First:                            Aahana Thapliyal, Class VI C, Mainwaring House

Second:                       Meet Rawat, Class VII D, Judha House

Consolation prize:       Rashi Chhetri, Mainwaring House

At the end of the programme, the Middle School Coordinator, Mrs. Sushmita Mullick, proposed a vote of thanks.

We extend our heartiest congratulations and best wishes to the participants.


The Management, Principal, and the staff bid farewell to Dr. S.C. Biala, the outgoing Principal, on 31 March 2022. The programme was held in the Mainwaring auditorium at 11:00 am. Dr. R.C. Uniyal, the Vice Principal, began the programme with his speech in which he mentioned Dr. Biala’s contribution to the school. Dr. Biala joined Cambrian Hall in November 2012 and since then worked with dedication for the growth of the school. He strived hard to lead the school from great to greater heights. The welfare of staff and students had been his top priority.

Dr. Biala was presented a farewell gift by the staff and mementoes by the management as well as by the staff. The programme ended with high tea. Overall, it was a solemn occasion.

Earlier, the Management hosted a farewell dinner attended by a number of guests and members of the alumni.

73rd Republic Day Celebration 2021-2022

The 73rd Republic Day celebrations this year, reverberated with the pride and gaiety in Cambrian Hall. The celebration at school was a subdued affair due to the ongoing pandemic. The celebration commenced with the customary unfurling of the national flag by principal Dr. S.C. Biala .

Pooja Tiwari and Sanjana Thapliyal of class XII made an impressive speech in Hindi and English respectively on the occasion which thrilled everyone presented there. Prachi Jhinkwan announced the programme. Mrs. Kshama Kaushik, senior Hindi teacher enlightened the students with her poems in recognition of the sacrifices of our legendary leaders.
The programme was concluded with the enlightening speech of Dr S.C. Biala. He wished all a memorable Republic Day and reiterated the need to inoculate and protect ourselves from the raging pandemic. He also recited some poems on patriotism.

Republic Day is celebrated with much enthusiasm in India and we should remember the long journey to freedom and the struggles of our forefathers to transform the country into a Sovereign nation.

Anshuman Dangwal of Batch 2020 has been selected in IISER Bhopal for B.S. Engineering Science through JEE Advanced

It is a matter of great delight and pride for Cambrian Hall fraternity that Anshuman Dangwal of Batch 2020 has been selected in IISER Bhopal for B.S. Engineering Science through JEE Advanced. Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISERs) are a group of seven Institutes of national importance in the field of basic sciences.

Our heartiest congratulations to Anshuman and wish him greater heights of success and glory!


While the festival of lights is all set to bring joy and happiness around us ,the junior wing of Cambrian hall came forward in the spirit of celebration on 3rd November. The students enthusiastically participated in the virtual merry making, where they delivered speeches on the significance of the festival. They also became the flag bearers of putting out the message of eco friendly celebration an effort towards building a sustainable future. They inspired everyone with their solutions driven messages and creative ideas. They even decked up their space with diyas and candles and made recycled decorations such as paper lamps. It surely was exciting to see each of them came up with their best and enjoyed the celebration in the new online world.

Cambrian Hall Student Executive Body constituted

Cambrian Hall student Executive Body was constituted today. Pratyaksh Gupta and Pranchi Jhinkwan were appointed as the Head Boy and the Head Girl. Akshaya Arora and Pooja Tiwari took over as Vice Captains of the school. The following students were also given responsibilities for their respective Houses for the year 2021-2022.

Judha House: Abhay Rana and Pranavi Chachra (House Captains). Dhruv Jindal and Diksha Gupta (House Prefects).

Edwards House: Divyansh Devgan and Tamanna Mittal (House Captains). Fayza Ahmed (House Prefect).

Mainwaring House: Adarsh Kumar Srivastava and Shristi Dhaka (House Captains). Pragati Rana (House Prefect).

Doutre House: Yatharth Tewari and Dhani Gautam (House Captains). Rohit Kumar and Vaibhavi Garg (House Prefects).

Shashi House: Kushagra Mishra and Sneha Sharma (House Captains). Anushka Anand (House Prefect).

Publications: Pooja Tiwari (Editor-in-Chief), Pranchi Jhinkwan, Akshaya Arora and Vanshika Sharma (Joint Chief Editors).

Sports Captains : Jigyasa Gurung

On the occasion of the 55th Founder’s Day, the honourable Principal, Dr SC Biala motivated the students with his golden words. He administered the Oath to the students. He said bestowing authority on students helped them to grow holistically. It was their responsibility to ensure that they contribute to smooth functioning of the administration. They learn to contribute to society.

Cambrian Hall alumnus Piyush Gaur presenting traditional tribe services guard to the Prime Minister on the occasion of 75th Independence Day at Red Fort.

It is a matter of great pride and honour for Cambrian Hall that its alumnus Piyush Gaur had the singular honour to present the traditional triservices guard to the Prime Minister on the occasion of 75th Independence Day at the Red Fort. The event was live on DD and other news channels.

ICDR Piyush Gaur(class of 1996) joined NDA and was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 2002. Presently he is posted at New Delhi.
Cambrian Hall is proud of you, Piyush!!

Result of Cambrian Hall ICSE AND ISC 2021

It is a matter of great pride to report that the students of Cambrian Hall, have brought laurels to the school with the detailed results given below:

  • ISC (XII):
  • Science stream: Chahak Jain 98.25% (Topper in Science Stream)followed byAnshumanDangwal 97%, PrateekSinghal 97%, AbhaySemwal 96.25%, Anuditya Mishra 96.25%, Abhayveer Yadav 96%, DeepikaGururani 96%, Abhishek Bhandari 96%, Agrani Rana 96%, Pavitra Sharma 95.75%, SarthakSinghal 95.5%, Nikhil Chhetri 95%, Harmeet Kaur 94.75%, AanchalBangain 94.75%, PriyanshuNegi 94.25%, HarshitaRawat 92.5%, Priyanshu Burman 92%, Pranjali Gupta 91.75%, MayankFonia 90.75%, Priyanka Bisht 90.5%, Abhishek 90.5%, TejaswaniVerma 90.5%, Avantika Rana 90%, Tejus Kapoor 90% andManviVerma 90%

  • Humanities stream:NishthaUniyal 94.75% (Topper in Humanities Stream)followed byKushwaha G Yogesh 94%,Krishna Kumar 92.75%,Pearl Vaid 92.5%,PrakharDhyani 91.5%, Suhani Joshi 91.5%, Nishita 91.25% and Aditi Bura 90.75%.

  • Commerce stream:Simran Kaur 97% (Toper in Commerce Stream)followed byRiyansh Gupta 96.25%, Aditya Jindal 93.75%, Riya Gulati 93.75% and Anushka Sati 90%


  • Toppers in different subjects:

    Maths 100 (Chahak Jain), Physical Education 100 (Agrani Rana), Physics 97 (Chahak Jain, PrateekSinghal), Computer Science 99 (Chahak Jain, Anuditya Mishra, Abhayveer Yadav), Hindi 95 (Simran Kaur), Political Science 95 (PrakharDhyani), Biology 99 (DeepikaGururani, Agrani Rana), English 98 (simran Kaur), History 93 (NishthaUniyal, PrakharDhyani),Chemistry 93 (Chahak Jain, PrateekSinghal), Home Science 99 (Simran Kaur), Commerce 96 (Riyansh Gupta, Riya Gulati), Accounts 91 (Riya Gulati), Economics 97 (Riyansh Gupta), Psychology 98 (NishthaUniyal, Kushwaha G Yogesh), Art 81 Riya Gulati



    (b)   ICSE (X):

    • Science stream:

      Dharmishtha Malhanscored 97% (Topper in Science Stream)followed by Anish Kalra96.8%, Adrika Gupta 96.4%, Deepti Panwar95.4%, Garima Pathak 95.2%, Manvi Sharma 95.2%, MehakPokhriyal 95.2%, DevanshRawat 94.8%, PriyanshiThapliyal 94.6%, Aditya Raturi 94.4%, VanshikaKohli 94.4%, AnupriyaToriya 94%, ShristiVerma 93.8%, Jaya Joshi 93.6%, Abhishek Kothari 93.2%, AkshatSemwal 92.6%, Sudhanshu Sharma 92.6%, TamannaKangre 92.6%, DixantRawat 92.6%, SnehaDangwal 93.2%, Rachit Singh 92.2%, Tanmay Gupta 92%, Kartik Singh 92%, Parul Rai 91.8%, Anshdeep Kaur 91.4%, Manpreet Kaur 91.2%, Manas Kr Thapa 91.2%, Shristi 91.2%, Vaishnavi Pandey 90.8%, Aryan Sharma 90.4%, HarsheetKandpal 90.2% and DivyanshThapa 90%.

    • Commerce stream: YuvikaGurung 95.8% (Topper in Commerce Stream)followed by ShubhangiGoyal 95.6%,SubhojitBagchi 94.6%, Aisha Goyal 94.4% andMohdZaki 94.4%,


    Toppers in different subjects:

    Computer Application 100 (Abhishek, Garima, Anish, Manvi, Adrika, Deepti, Dixant), Mathematics 100 (DharmishtaMalhan), Commerce 100 (MohdZaki, ShubhangiGoyal, Subojit and YuvikaGurung), Hindi 99 (Aisha, Shubhangi, Yuvika, Abhishek, Anupriya, Dharmistha, Garima, Manpreet, Vanshika, Anish, Anshdeep, Manavi, Priyanshi, Sudhanshu, Tamanna, Adrika, Deepti, Dixant, Jaya, Mehak, Parul, Shristi, Sneha and Harshit), History, Civics – Geography94 (DharmishtaMalhan), Home Science 99 (DharmishtaMalhan), Science 88 (DharmisthaMalhan), Economics 89 (YuvikaGurung), Physical Education 97 (VanshikaKohli, Priyanshi, Mehak),Art 97 (Anshdeep Kaur), English 93 (YuvikaGurung, Dharmishta, Anish, Priyanshi, Adrika Gupta, Jaya andMehak).

    In ICSE (128students) and ISC (153students) appeared.

Report on Independence Day

It was a red letter day in the history of India when the country got her freedom on August 15, 1947. It took hundred of years for us to break the shackles of slavery.
Cambrian Hall celebrated 75th Independence day with great enthusiasm and fervor. To commemorate the sovereignty of our nation ,the Principal unfurled the tri- color flag and all in unison sang the National Anthem and the ambience was infused with patriotism.
Sanjana Thapliyal and Prachi Jhinkwan of class XII impressed upon the audience the significance of this historic day through their speeches in Hindi and English respectively. The announcements were done by Pooja Tiwari. Mrs. Kshama Kaushik , senior Hindi teacher also enlightened the students with her impressive poems on patriotism.
The programme was concluded with the inspiring speech of Dr. S.C Biala, the Principal. He addressed the gathering appealing to their nationalistic spirit and urging them to take pride in being an Indian and fulfilling one’s duty with responsibility. He also recited some famous poem to the delight of the audience.
The day marked a successful celebration of Independence and due homage and honor expressed towards the people who played their part in the independence of the country .

Online Hindi Public Speaking Competition

Online Hindi Public Speaking Competition held on 12th August 2021 in lecture theatre. The Chief Guest was our honourable Principal, Dr. S.C. Biala and Judges were Mrs. Nanda Kestwal, Dr. Kshama Kaushik for group A and B (Classes VI-VII) Mrs. Veena Shukla,
Mrs. Ruchita Sharma were the judges for Group-C (Class-VIII). The programme was organized by Coordinator, Mrs. SushmitaMullickDoutre block. The teachers who prepared students for the competition were Mrs. ShakuntalaBisht, Mrs. RakhiDwivedi,
Mrs. Veena Shukla, Mrs. Ruchita Sharma, Mrs. Nanda Kestwal and Dr. Kshama Kaushik. Tabulation done by Mrs. Himani Joshi. Special thanks to Mrs. MeenakshiBhasin our computer teacher for her help and support.

The participants spoke very well on various topics. The programme was highly appreciated by judges as well as the Principal and Coordinator maam. The Principal thanked all the Hindi teachers for conducting the programme.

The Result was as follows: –

Online Inter House English Debate at Cambrian Hall

Inter House English Debate

The virtual Inter House English Debate for senior students was held on 4th August, 2021.  Each House was represented by two participants in each category.  Category I comprised of students from classes IX and X.  Category II comprised of students from classes XI and XII.  The topic for the debate was “Smartphones are really making us smart”.

The Principal, Dr SC Biala graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.  The judges who evaluated the performance of the speakers were MrsGeeta Sharma, MsReetaSubba and MsRichaChamoli.  The debate was compered by Dr (Mrs) Vineeta Sharma.

All the speakers presented their views very convincingly and logically.  It was a new experience for them to communicate their opinion to the judges online.  The judges were greatly impressed by the confidence of the speakers and complimented them for facing the pandemic situation bravely.  They blessed the students to remain safe and healthy.

MrVivek Agarwal tabulated the results.  The mush awaited result was announced by the revered Principal, Dr SC Biala who also congratulated all the participants for their endeavor.

Dr (Mrs) Vineeta Sharma complimented the speakers for their sincere efforts and for making the virtual debate a success.  The debating session was thoroughly enjoyed by all the teachers present.  The results of the debate are as follows:

Online Inter House Hindi Debate at Cambrian Hall

The Virtual Inter House Hindi Debate for Juniors and Seniors was conducted on 6th August, 2021.  The Principal, Dr SC Biala presided over the function.  The eminent jury comprised of Mrs S Bisht, Mrs R Dwivedi and Mrs Veena Shukla.  The debate had two rounds – one for the Juniors and the other for the seniors.  The topic of the debate was:

“ऑनलाइन शिक्षा एक सफलतम प्रयोग है”

It was very thought provoking and interesting. Debators expressed their opinion on the topic very forcefully and could convince the audience with their logic.

The Principal was highly appreciative of the way the debate was organized with success.  He also commended the speakers and emphasized on the need of developing the debating skill among students.  The results of the debate are as under :-

Online Public Speaking Contest, 2021

To instill the spirit of competition among the budding orators, a virtual Public Speaking Contest for Juniors was held on 10th of August, 2021 using Ms Teams virtual meeting platform.

The contest was designed to help the speakers to hone their skills, boast confidence, shed their inhibitions andshine out their potential.The competition was open for children of classes VI to VIII.43 children registered their names for the event. The contestants were divided into three groups and each participant was given 2 minutes to express his/her views.Group A, Group B and Group C comprised of children from class VIII, VII and VI respectively.

Dr. S.C Biala, Principal,Dr. R.C Uniyal(Vice-Principal)and Mrs. M.Mullick(Middle school coordinator) graced the occasion. The jury consisted of Mr. K.K Aggarwal, Mrs. B. Malik and Ms. S. Basnet.The participants spoke on current issues like Mental Health, Women Empowerment, Lack of civic sense in the youth these days, Importance of self-care, Impact of Pandemic on Indian Education etc and enthralled the audience and the judges by the depth of their knowledge and clarity of thoughts. It was a pleasure to witness the exceptional oratory skills of the students. Mrs. Benu Malik commended children for their outstanding presentation. Mrs. S. Mullick, Middle School Coordinator, was all praise of the talent, ability and confidence of the participants and also appreciated the English Department for making the program a success. The program culminated with the announcement of the results.

The program was organised by English Department Junior School,Mrs. Geeta Sharma and her team.The results of the program are as follows:

ISC Farewell - Batch 2020

The students of Class XI organized a grand party to bid farewell to the outgoing ISC batch 2020 in the Mainwaring Auditorium on 23rdDecember, 2019.  It is sad to part with our beloved ones but we part to meet again and its time for our ISC batch 2020 to walk out of the portals of Cambrian Hall to take up the various challenges of life.  Though there was sadness but our hearts were filled with joy, hope and aspiration for our ISC batch as now they were ready to face the tough challenges of outside world.  They are determined to take the glory and fame of Cambrian Hall ‘To Greater Heights’.

Both the hosts and the guests danced to the popular numbers played by the DJ, they together rocked the dance floor followed by delicious and sumptuous dinner.  They enjoyed each and every moment of the party.

The biggest attraction of the party was the Fun Antakshari organized by Mr KK Sharma and his team comprising of Mr Rajiv Jain and Mr Arun Gulati.  It was highly appreciated by everyone.

The Principal, Dr. SC Biala in his speech appreciated the staff and students for organizing such a grand function and wished good luck and success to the students of class XII with a hope that they would do very well not only in ISC Examinations but also in all walks of life taking the glory of Cambrian Hall to still ‘Greater Heights’.

The function was a grand success.

Fancy Dress Competition for Junior

Fancy Dress Competition for Junior – children used all the waste papers.

Inter House cross country 2019

Inter House cross country was held on 16th November, 2019.The
following were the winners in different categories:
(a) In Senior Boys: Harsh Thapa(xii D).
(b) Junior Boys: Krish Chhetri (viii b)
(c) Sub Junior Boys: Priyanshu SINGH.(VIB)
(d) Senior girls: Priyanka Bisht.(xi B)
(e) Junior Girls: Sanjeevani Rawat(vc)
Edwards House won the championship followed by Shashi House,doutre, House,Mainwaring and Judha House.

Inter Class English Recitation Contest

Inter Class English Recitation Contest for classes I & II was held on
20th November, 2019. Dr SC Biala, Principal presided over the
function. The contest was judged by Mrs G Sharma of Middle school.
Books, Prizes, Certificates and sweets were given to the winners. The
tiny tots of Nursery and KG class entertained the guests by their
Nursery Rhymes. Results of the contest are as under:-

Group Poem

Class I       First position          I – B

Second position     I – A

Class II      First position         II – B

Second position     II – A

Third position         II – C

Individual Poem

Class I       First position          Tanmay Singh     I – A

Second position     Ridhima

Class II      First position          Satakshi Shahi    II – C

Second position     Gauri Naithani     II – B

Third Position         Anant Ale            II – A

Master of Ceremony

Akshara Kumari    II – A

Jeevika Thapa      II – B

Myra                     II – C


This year, Cambrian Hall celebrated its 53rd Founder’s cum Annual Speech and Prize Day on 2nd November, 2019. Dr Ramchandra Guha kindly consented to be the Chief Guest. Dr Guha is an alumnus of Cambrian Hall.

Other distinguished guests including the Members of the Board of Trustees and the Principals of various schools also graced the occasion with their benign presence.

The Function began with the arrival of the Chief Guest at 5 pm. The Programme began with the School Song followed by the Principal’s Annual Report. The Chief Guest gave away the prizes and awarded different scholarships to the deserving students who excelled in various fields. He addressed the students and motivated them to live their School’s motto, i.e., ‘To Greater Heights’. He also remembered his well spent days in Cambrian Hall and thanked the institution for its contribution in his life.

It was followed by the various cultural programme. The programme started with the Welcome Song. The School Choir presented beautiful songs in English and Hindi. The students also presented a lively Nepali folk dance. The tiny tots of classes I and II presented a theme play ‘Jal Hai to Jeevan Hai’. The biggest attraction of the day was the mega play ‘Buddham Sharnam Gachhami’. The function concluded with the National Anthem.
Overall, it was a grand and memorable event.


Cambrian Hall celebrated its 58th Inter House Annual Athletic Meet on Friday, the 1st November, 2019. Air Marshal RK Sharma, PVSM, AVSM, VM (Retd) an ex-student of Cambrian Hall and an ex-Vice Chief of the Air Staff was the Chief Guest.

The programme commenced with Races. All the races were very well run. Other programmes included Gymnastics, PT Display and Yoga Display. Band display by 4/4 GR really stole the show. Another attraction of the day were 100 Mtr races of mothers and fathers, thoroughly enjoyed by the audience.

The grand finale of this meet was the smart March Past by the Athletes. The school Captains, Vice Captains and House Prefects led the March Past holding the school flag of their respective House flags.

The Chief Guest, Air Marshal RK Sharma emphasized on the role played by sports shaping up true-life spirit in one’s life. He also encouraged all those who couldn’t win today, but would be future champions. He was highly appreciative of the efforts put in by the athletes and the successful organization of the programme.

The programme concluded with lowering of flags.

Trophies were awarded to the following prize winners :-

(a) Individual Championship in various categories
Age Boys Girls
Under 18 yrs Shantanu Sharma Manika Joshi
Under 16 yrs Akshay Singh Rana Damini Rawat
Under 14 yrs Ashish Rawat Sakshi Rawat
Sangit Khattri
Krish Chhetri
Under 12 yrs Saugat Khattri Shailja Thapa
Under 10 yrs Sarthak Rana Sanjeevini Rawat
(b) Doutre House won the March Past Trophy.

(c) Shashi House won the Championship Trophy with 159 points followed by Judha House (139 points), Edwards House (137 points), Mainwaring House (133 points) and Doutre House (109 points).

Article written by Dr SC Biala
53rd Founder's Day

9TH September marks the birth anniversary of our founder PRESIDENT Col Shashi Shumere JB Rana TO COMMEMORATE HIS BIRTH ANNIVERSARY.A inter House CULTURAL FEST WAS ORGANISED IN THE SCHOOL WHICH COMPRISES OF English Dramatics, English choir contest and dance competition. Major General S. SABHARWAL, ADG, NCC, DDE, B&J WAS THE CHIEF GUEST OF THE DAY. He is one of the members of the board.

All the houses competed with each other and Jodha House backed the first POSITION BY THE DRAMATIC PRESENTATION ON Macbeth, followed by Mainwaring House on the 2nd position with their play “Taming of the Shrew”. Third POSITION WAS BACKED BY Shashi House with their staged play “the refund”.
Inter House CHOIR CONTEST WAS WON BY EDWARDS HOUSE.2ND POSITION WAS BAGGED BY Shashi House.3rd place was secured by Jodha House.
Last in the category was Inter HOUSE DANCE contest. Shashi House secured first position by performing Ghumar, which left the audience spell bound.

2nd Position was grabbed by Mainwaring House and Edward HOUSE SECURED THE third POSITION. The cultural fest was concluded by the speech of chief guest Major General S. Sabharwal. Sir emphasised on the need of hard work and to overcome stage fear. He CONGRATULATED ALL THE PARTICIPANTS. “Yet another milestone achieved”.



Indian Leadership Summit Dehradun 2.0 in collaboration with United Nation Organization

Leadership and learning go hand in hand. Cambrian Hall took part in the first model of United Nation. On 24th and 25th August 2019 13 students of classes 11th and 12th participated in the Indian Leadership Summit Dehradun 2.0 in collaboration with United Nation Organization.

Frank ANTHONY Memorial All-india inter school debate championship


On behalf of Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, Cambrian Hall hosted the prestigious Frank Anthony Memorial All-India Inter-School Debate Championship 2019 Category II – Selection Stage (Stage II) – Pool F1on 19th August, 2019 in the School Auditorium.Mr Paramjeet Singh Kalra, Principal, Guru Nanak, Academy, Dehradun was the Chief Guest. The eminent jury comprised of Mrs Swarleen Kaur (English teacher from Guru Nanak Academy), Mrs Shivangi Srivastava, (English Teacher from Guru Nanak Academy) and Miss Amrita Gambhir (Head of English Department from Summer Valley School, Dehradun).

9 schools namely Wynberg Allen School, Mussoorie, St. Joseph’s Academy, Dehradun, St. Kabir’s Residential and Day School, Hisar, Scottish High International School, Gurgaon, St. Stephen’s School, Chandigarh, Christ King Convent School, Kapurthala, St. Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar, Shri Ram Centennial School, Dehradun and Ann Mary School, Dehradun participated in the debate.2 schools namely The Shri Ram School, Gurgaon and The British Co-Ed High School, Patiala didn’t report.

The topic for the debate “A democracy can only be possible if there is a responsible press” was given to the participants an hour before the commencement of the debate. The participants expressed their views on the topic with such clarity and conviction that they could convince the audience with their forceful logics. The judges were highly appreciative of the high level of the debate as well as the successful organization of it. The Chairperson, Mr PS Kalra admired all the participants with great zeal. He spoke about their positive attributes while delivering their arguments.

The Principal, Dr SC Biala presented a memento to Mr Paramjeet Singh Kalra and souvenirs to the judges, escorts and all the participants as a token of love and respect.

Dr RC Uniyal, Vice Principal proposed Vote of Thanks to the Chief Guest, judges, participants, escorts and the Principals of the schools who had fielded in their teams for the debate.
The results of the debate are as under :-
Nikita Arya of Wynberg Allen School, Mussoorie (UT024) won the debate followed by Ira Bhatia of St. Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar (PU009) at the second place and Saksham Goyal ofSt. Joseph’s Academy, Dehradun (UT006) at the third place.

The Trophy was won by St. Joseph’s Academy (UT006), Dehradun.

73rd Independence Day

73rd Independence Day was celebrated in Cambrian hall with great enthusiasm and gaiety. Class 8th to 12th attended the program which began with the hosting of Tricolor and singing of national anthem. A brief entertainment programmed consisting of two Hindi songs “A PYARE WATAN TUJHKO “and “SARE JAHAN SE ACHHA” presented by the school choir and a ballet save the girl child were highly appreciated. Yogita Jhinkwan expressed her views on the importance of the day through her speech in Hindi whereas Sidra Dhawan threw light on this Red Letter Day by speaking elaborately on the topic in English .

Thereafter Mr. K.K Aggarwal spoke at length about the importance of the day as well as the changes that come in the country after achieving independence. Dr. S.C Biala concluded the programme through his address in which he focused on the hardship faced by the people of the two country after partition .It was very well- organized programme.

33rd Maharaja Judha Shumshere Memorial Inter School English Debate

Cambrian Hall organized the prestigious 33rd Maharaja Judha Shumshere Memorial Inter School English Debate on 10th August, 2019 in the School Auditorium. Mr Hemant Kochhar, an ex-student of Cambrian Hall and Founder and Director of Madhuban Academy of Hospitality Administration and Research, Dehradun was the Chief Guest. He alongwith Mrs Kochhar very kindly consented to give away the prizes. The eminent jury comprised of Mrs Swarleen Kaur (English teacher from Guru Nanak Academy), Mrs Rupsha Chatterjee, (English Teacher from Delhi Public School) and Mrs Ashima Kapoor (ex-English Teacher from Army Public School, Dehradun).

12 schools namely Brightlands School, The Asian School, Wynberg Allen School, Mussoorie, RIMC, Hilton School, Doon International School, St. Thomas’ College, St. Joseph’s Academy, Unison World School, Marshall School, Welham Boys School and Cambrian Hall participated in the debate.?

The topic for the debate “Working Women do justice to their responsibilities as Homemakers too” was given to the participants an hour before the commencement of the debate. The participants expressed their views on the topic with such clarity and conviction that they could convince the audience with their forceful logics. The judges were highly appreciative of the high level of the debate as well as the successful organization of it.
The Principal, Dr SC Biala presented a memento to Mrs & Mr Hemant Kochhar and souvenirs to the judges, escorts and all the participants as a token of our love and respect. While proposing a Vote of Thanks he expressed his warm regards and thankfulness to the Chief Guest and judges and the Principals of the schools who had fielded in their teams for the debate. Mr Kochhar suggested the participants and students to excel whichever area they have taken in.

The results of the debate are as under :-
Aditya S Rana of RIMC won the debate followed by Anavil Nautiyal of Cambrian Hall at the second place and Naina Gupta of St. Joseph’s Academy at the third place.

The Trophy was won by RIMC. It was a successfully organized event.


A Public Speaking Contest was organized for the students of senior classes i.e. from classes VIII to XII by the English department on 6th August, 2019. It was an open competition to provide a platform to the budding orators. The preliminary round for selection of speakers was held in all classes by the respective English teachers. The contest was divided into two categories. Category I included classes VIII and IX whereas Category II comprised of classes X to XII. The speakers were judged by Mrs Uma Arora, Coordinator of Pre Primary Section, Mrs Rita Subba, English teacher of Junior School and Mrs Nirmala Khattri, History and Political Science teacher Senior School. The topics chosen by the speakers were very thought provoking and based on contemporary issues. All the speakers spoke effectively and were able to convince the audience with their ideas and arguments. Miss Reeta Singh, HOD, English gave some very useful tips to the speakers while addressing them.

The Principal, Dr SC Biala encouraged the students for their maximum participation in such activities. On the whole, it was a motivating experience for one and all. The results of the contest are as under:-

Category I (Classes VIII and IX) Category II (Classes X to XII)

1st Piyush Rawat (8 B) – 138 points 1st Anudtiya Mishra (11 C) – 135 points
2nd Priyanshi Thapliyal (9 C) – 135 points 2nd Shivam Mediratta (10 B) – 127 points
3rd Shreyas Baluni ( 9 B) – 124 points 3rd Sahil Mittal (12 C) – 121 points


The 8th death anniversary of the ex-Principal of Cambrian Hall, late Mr. RC Singhal was observed on Tuesday, the 6th August, 2019 in the School Auditorium.

Mr Singhal’s sons and daughter-in-law – Mr. Sandeep Singhal, Mrs. Mamta Singhal, Col Mukul Singhal, Mrs Namrata Singhal and his grand daughter Mrigakshi offered floral tributes to him. It was followed by floral tributes by the Principal, Dr SC Biala, Vice Principal, Dr RC Uniyal, Senior School Co-ordinator, Miss Reeta Singh, Middle School Co-ordinator, Junior School Co-ordinator and School Captains. The school choir presented a Bhajan ‘Vaishnav Jan’ and a hymn ‘Abide with me’ a very favourite hymn of Mr. Singhal.

The Principal, Dr SC Biala paying his homage to the ex-Principal, late Mr. RC Singhal mentioned that the passing away of Mr. RC Singhal – a dedicated teacher, an academician, an epitome of discipline, knowledge and ineffable commitment and the modern age Dronacharya in the true sense of the term, was indeed an unfortunate day not only for Cambrian Hall but also for Doon Valley as well. Mr. RC Singhal served Cambrian Hall for 27 long years with dedication and hard work. The school attained glorious heights during his excellent leadership.

The memorial service concluded with observing two minutes’ silence in the memory of the dear departed soul.

It was a solemn occasion.


A Memorial Service to pay homage to the late Rani Chandra Raj Laxmi Rana (Founder Permanent Member and Ex-President) was organized at Cambrian Hall on Sunday, the 4th August, 2019 in the School Auditorium. The Memorial Service was attended by the members of the family, Members of the Board of Trustees, friends and relatives, staff and students of Classes VIII to XII.

Lighting of the lamp followed by floral tributes to the late President by the Members of the family, members of the Board of Trustees, friends and relatives, senior teachers, school head boy and head girl offered.

The Principal, Dr SC Biala paid rich tribute to the late President. In his address he remarked Col Shashi left for his heavenly abode in 1988. Inspite of the most difficult times, she never surrendered but looked after the school single handedly for 30 long years with a lot of grit, dedication, commitment and a missionary zeal. He further added Rani Sahiba took keen interest in all the activities of the school, which was her extended family. Her long and devoted services to the school for the years gone by will be remembered with deep gratitude, admiration and reverence. Her loving, exemplary and cherished memories will remain enshrined in our hearts for all times to come.

Two minutes’silence was observed in the memory of the dear departed soul.

The School Choir sang the bhajan “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram”. The Panditji, Maulvi Sahib, the Priest and Granthiji read scriptures from holy books. Thereafter, the School Choir rendered the hymn ‘Abide With Me’.

It was a solemn occasion which concluded with the sounding of the Last Post by the Buglers.

Inter House Gk Quiz FOR Juniors

Inter House GK Quiz for juniors was held on 30th July 2019 for classes 5th to 7th. There were seven rounds and five teams. Mainwaring house stood first followed by Judha, Edward, Shashi and Doutre.
The list of participants were
1) Doutre House-Kritika class 5th, Akshar Rohilla class 6th, Yuvraj Oberoi class 7th.
2) Edwards House-Arnav Gurung class 4th, Tathagat Pande class 7th, Arnav Rana class 7th.

3) Judha House- Harshlika class 5th, Lakshya Mohan Thapa class 6th, Siddhi Srivastava class 7th.
4)Mainwaring -Swasti Sharma of class 5th,Shivansh KHATTAK OF CLASS 6TH,Kartikey Thapliyal of class 7th.
5)Shashi House- Vaishnavi Joshi of class 5th,Sambhavi Uniyal of class 6th,Bhupendra SINGH OF CLASS 7TH.
Certificates were given to them.Dr S.C. Biala was highly appreciative of the efforts put in by the students.

8th Uttarakhand State Taekwondo Championship

Cambrian Hall assisted to organise 8th Uttarakhand State Championship and selection of National Team held on 20th and 21st July 2019.

31st Death Anniversary of School Founder and President the late Col Shashi Shumshere JB Rana

The 31st Death Anniversary of the School Founder and President, the Late Col. Shashi Shumsher JB Rana was observed with deep gratitude and reverence at Cambrian Hall on 12th July, 2019.

Mr. Krishna Shumsher JB Rana, the President, Mrs Sonam Rana, Mrs Amrita Rana Singh and Ms Shikha Ghildiyal, Members of the Board of Trustees, Dr SC Biala, the Principal, ex-teachers and ex-students, staff and students of classes VIII to XII, friends and relatives of Col. Shashi attended the memorial service.

Mr Krishna Shumsher JB Rana lighted the lamp in front of the portrait of Col. Shashi and offered floral tributes. Mrs Sonam Rana, Mrs Amrita Rana Singh and Ms Shikha Ghildiyal, Members of the Board of Trustees, Dr SC Biala, Principal, Dr RC Uniyal, Vice Principal, Co-ordinators, School Captains, friends and relatives of Col. Shashi also paid floral tributes to the late founder.

The School Choir sang a Bhajan ‘Vaishnav Jan To’. The priests – the three Pandits, Father and Granthiji offered prayers in the loving memory of the School Founder.

The Principal in his homage spoke at length about the early life, education and achievements of Col. Shashi. He recounted with gratitude Col. Shashi’s selfless services to Cambrian Hall and mentioned that he had nurtured it with great care for 34 long years. Thereafter, two minutes’ silence was observed in the memory of the late President.

The atmosphere became very emotional when the School Choir rendered the hymn ‘Abide with me’.

The prayer service came to a close with the sounding of the Last Post by the buglers from 4/4 GR.

It was a solemn occasion.

Performace by Spicmacay

Spicmacay is a society for the promotion of Indian classical, music and culture among youth .Cambrianities are fortunate enough to witness Kuchipudi dance performance by Vidhushi, Vajayanti and her daughter Prateeksha .The show left the audience mesmerised and spell bound. During the performances children interacted with the artist and responded to the dancers very smartly./p>

Finals of 5th COL Shashi Memorial Inter School Cricket Tournament for U-14

Under the banner of Col Shashi Memorial Cricket Tournament for Under-14, affiliated to the ‘Schools’ Cricket Federation of India’, the Finals were played between Oak Grove School (OGS), Mussoorie and Brain Discovery Global School(BDGS), Rishikesh.

BDGS won the toss and elected to field first. Harshit and Ritesh opened the inning for OGS. BDGS bowlers didn’t concentrate well and OGS batsmen utilized the opportunity and contributed 45runs for the opening wicket in 5.2overs when Harshit was declared LBW by Vinay.  Ritesh carried on displaying wonderful techniques and made 60 in 34 balls. Aryan made 36, Shaurya 20, Vaibhav 21not out. BDGS gave away 13extra runs. Finally OGS was all out for 176runs in 19.5overs. Suchi tok 3wickets, Vinay two whereas Akshat, Adnan and Poorvansh took one wicket each.

Chasing a tough score of 177 to win, BDGS opened the inning with Poorvansh and Vinay who contributed 42runs for the opening wicket in 6overs. Vinay made 10 whereas Poorvansh carried on with his solid hitting who made 42. Aditya gave a solid hope to BDGS till the last moment. He was ably supported by Suchit, Shabd who contributed 17each. OGS gave away 26runs as extra. Aryan took two wickets whereas Dipesh, Ankit and Ritesh took one wicket each. Finally BDGS made 176 for the loss of 8wickets in 20overs. It was well deserved tie which extended to supper over.

BDGS opened their supper over inning with Kartik and Poorvansh. They made 18runs for one wicket in their supper over. OGS was in tense from the first ball. OGS made just 3runs for the loss of 2wickets leaving BDGS winning the tournament.

During the tournament, there were three centuries,16 half centuries scored. Three bowers had taken five wickets in an inning. Poorvansh of BDGS made 386 runs in 5matches and was out twice only and was declared as the Man of the series,  Aryan was declared as the best bowler of the tournament,  Kartik was declared as the best wicket keeper. Tamish of The Doon School was declared as the most promising player of the tournament.

Mr Hemant Kochhar, Director of Madhuban Academy of Hospitality Administration and Research and JMD- Unique Hotel and Restaurant Pvt Ltd, applauded the gathering and gave away the prizes to the winners and runner up players.

5th COL Shashi Memorial Inter School Cricket Tournament for U-14

5th Col Shashi Memorial Inter School Cricket Tournament for U-14 starts from 17th April 2019-20 in the school campus  between Cambrian Hall and Fly Fort Public School.