We are delighted to announce that our U-14 Basketball Boys team won the District and Division level matches of the basketball tournament.
The members of this team were,
This team went on to represent Nashik District in the State level basketball Championship that was held from 1st to 3rd February 2023 in Gondia under the guidance of their coach Sarita Sonawane.
Ashoka Group of Schools congratulates the students for this feat.
“The highway to success is only via tireless work,” said the legendary cricketer Kapil Dev on his visit to Ashoka Group of Schools recently. Who knew then that the first-ever Girls Cricket ????Team of Ashoka Group of Schools, Ashoka Marg campus, would repeat Kapil Dev’s 1983 story?
This unassuming team, formed only this academic year, has won the DSO inter-school district level championship, followed by the divisional level championship by playing against Jalgaon and Dhule teams recently. The squad, led by captain Kartiki Gaikwad, will represent Nashik in the state-level competition to be held on February 8.
All-rounder player Iva Bhavsar and left-arm spinner Siddhi Pingle performed stupendously across all matches to lead the Ashoka team to consistent victory.
Besides the players, the onus of these wins also goes to the Ashoka Group of Schools, Ashoka Marg campus cricket mentoring team, who put in months of hard work and meticulous planning.
Ashoka Universal School's football team has won 3rd place in Inter-school District Level Football Championship 2022-23 in the Under-14 category!
The championship was recently held by District Sports Office Nashik.
Congratulations to the team, and kudos to the dedicated efforts of their coach Vijay Andhare.
Ashoka Universal School students won many prizes at Samidnya Foundation’s Dancing Star 2023 Competition that was held in Nashik recently.
The students secured many different prizes in different categories including:
• Solo dance category
First rank - Anandi Pawar
Consolation prize - Urvi Shirude
• Duet dance category
Second rank - Pranjal Tile & Sanika Rajguru
Third rank - Adwita Wagh & Tavisha Jaiswal
• Group dance category: Second prize
Congratulations to the dancing super stars and their mentor Nupur Thakur.
DSO’s Inter School Table Tennis District Level Competition
And the winning streak continues…
Our Table Tennis champions Swara Karmarkar, Dhanika Pawar, and Raghayi Jaiswal of Ashoka Universal School made us proud with yet another win. The girls won a Gold Medal at DSO’s Inter School Table Tennis District Level Competition in the Under-14 Girls category.
After winning this competition, the payers also secured a Silver Medal in the Divisional Level Table Tennis competition.
Congratulations to the players for the dual win.
Congratulations Rajas Kamble for securing 2nd Position and winning Silver medal at DSO District Level Swimming Championship 2022.
Congratulations Team Ashoka!
Girls secured 2nd place in U/14 category
Boys secured 3rd place in U/14 category
Girls: -Stuti Boob – VII, Disha Badad – VII, Soumya Rahane –VIII, Sanvi Bane – VIII, Sanjita Kasliwal – VI, Devanshi Chawala – VI, Samruddhi More – VIII, Swara Sonawane – V, Saachi Ubriyani – VI, Greesha Amesar – VI, Prisha Kasliwal –VI, Sansruti Darade – VII
Boys: - Noushid Mala – IX, Abbas Rangwala – IX, Utkansh Saluja – IX , Lokesh Dhake – VIII, Amey Sangale – VIII , Prerak Kothari – VIII, Arush Hirawe – VII, Jeet Nikam –VIII, Atharv Rai – VIII , Sohan Barde – VIII , Anay Amegaovkar- VII
We are pumped-up with the back-to-back wins of our sports stars.
Grade 9 student Prapti Dugad from Ashoka Universal School won a gold medal in the Under 14 Girls category at Inter School Lawn Tennis Competition organized recently by the Nashik District Sports Association at Minatai Thakare Stadium.
With this smashing win, Prapti has now been selected for the divisional-level competition.
Congratulations to Prapti and her coach Prakash Shirsat.
Three karate champions of Ashoka Universal School achieved remarkable success at DSO Karate Championship organised by Nashik District Sports Association.
Archit Daound secured 1st place, Chirayu Bhutda 2nd place and Hassan Khan 3rd place in the competition.
The competition was recently held at Minatai Thakare Stadium Congratulations to the winners and their mentor.
Ashoka Universal School is elated to share a historic win! The Under-14 Boys, Under-14 Girls, and Under-17 Girls Basketball teams from Ashoka Universal School, Ashoka Marg campus won Gold medals at Inter-school Basketball Tournament conducted by DSO Nashik.
We are proud to share that Ashoka Universal School is the only one to have ever won gold in all top categories.
Kudos to the hard work of all team members, and good luck with future achievements.
We win at DSO Divisional Level Swimming Championship 2022
Grade: VII (U 14 Girls)
50m, 100m, 200m Breast stroke - Gold
2)Aatmja Vilas Sahane
Grade: VIII (U 17 Girls)
50m, 100m, 200m Butterfly - Gold
Both our girls are selected for State Level competition
Ashoka Universal School’s athlete Bhagyashree Dharankar won a Gold Medal at Inter School Divisional Level Athletics Championship 2022-23 in High Jump Under-14 girls’ category.
Another star athlete Swara Bramhankar won several medals at the same championship which include Bronze in 200M Run, Silver in 400M Run and 600M Run.
Both the players are now qualified for State Level Inter School Athletics Championship.
Ashoka Universal School students bagged medals in different categories, at the recently organized District Level Shooting Championship. The championship was held at Bishamraj Bam Memorial Shooting Ranges, Satpur Club House, Nashik.
The categories and winners include:
· Tanishaka Parmar won Gold in group under-14 Air Pistol Girls
· Taranpreet Bhela won Gold in group under-17 Air Pistol Boys
· Vedant Pareek won Silver in group under-19 Air Pistol Boys
· Niharika Khedekar won Gold in group under-14 Open Sight Air Rifle Girls
· Palavi Thakur won Gold in group under-14 Peep Sight Rifle Girls
· Arnav Sambyal won silver and Arya Girav won bronze medal in group under-14 Peep Sight Rifle Boys
Coach Abhay Kamble congratulated the players for the spectacular win. He said, “My heartiest congratulations to all the winners! With the top-notch infrastructure, shooting equipment, and coaching our students are facilitated with, I'm sure our students will keep making Ashoka Group of Schools and India proud.”
The school management, academic heads of schools, principal, Renuka Joshi, AGM and the Sports HOD congratulated all the winners.
Winning doesn't always mean being first. Winning means you're doing better than you've ever done before. - Bonnie Blair
Grade 8 student of Ashoka Universal School, Swara Bramhankar earned a Gold medal at CISCE National Level Athletics Championship 2022. This national-level championship was recently held in Pune.
Swara won in the Under 600m Run Girls Under 14 category.Hats off to her dedication and kudos to her mentor!
Two swimming stars of Ashoka Universal School secured gold medals at the Inter School Swimming Competition organized by DSO.
Grade 5 student Ovi Sahane and Grade 7 student Aatmja Sahane participated in Under-14 50m, 100m, and 200m Breaststroke event and Under-17 50m, 100m, and 200m Butterfly event respectively.
The girls exhibited their best to achieve first positions in the competition. Congratulations to both the winners and kudos to their mentors.
Three cheers to our Badminton Champs!
We at Ashoka Universal School are proud to announce that our Under 14 Boys’ badminton team secured gold and Under 14 Girls badminton team secured silver medal at the Inter-school Badminton Competition organised by DSO at Minatai Thakare Stadium.
With this spectacular win both teams have now been qualified for divisional-level tournaments.
Congratulations to the winners and their mentors!
Kudos to ISHAN WANKHEDE, grade 8 student, for securing 1st position in Yonex Sunrise Sub Junior Maharashtra State Open Badminton Tournament.
Yet another win 🏆 for Ashoka Universal School!
Grade 7 student Swara Karmarkar participated in the State Level Table Tennis Competition and won prizes in two different cities.
Swara secured 2nd prize in Nagpur and 3rd prize in Thane.
This state-level competition was organized by the Table Tennis State Association.
Kudos to Grade 7 student Ovi Sahane and Aatmja Vilas Sahane from Grade 8 for performing exceptionally at the CISCE National Swimming Championship 2022.
Ovi even went ahead to secure a Bronze Medal 🥉 at the event in the Under 14 Girls category.
Congratulations 👏 to both the students for making the schools and Nashik proud.
Ashoka Universal School, Ashoka Marg student Ram Kothavale participated in the CISCE National Gymnastics Competition as a part of the Maharashtra Team and won the 1st position in the Under 17 Boys category championship.
Congratulations to Ram and kudos to his mentor and coach Shriraj Kale.
Eight singing stars of Ashoka Universal School, Ashoka Marg made the school proud by winning various prizes in the prestigious Bharat Vikas Parishad singing competition held in Nashik.
24 Ashokities participated in the competition among which 8 students successfully won prizes in different categories including:
• Hindi Patriotic Song: 1st Rank
• Sanskrit Patriotic Song: 3rd Rank
• General Championship: 2nd Rank
The management team along with Renuka Joshi, Principal Ashoka Universal School, Ashoka Marg and all other academic heads congratulated the students for their winning melodious performance at the competition.
Congratulations Swara Bramhankar for winning the title of the 'Best Athlete Award in girls under 14'.
She also made these terrific achievements,
1.200M RUN Gold medal (performance 28.2 seconds)
2.400M RUN Gold medal (performance1:04.2 mins)
3.600M RUN Gold medal (performance 1:51 mins)
Bhagyashree Dharankar from Grade VII bagged the 1st place in High Jump in the 'Girls Under 14 District level Junior Athletics Competition' held at Meenatai Thackeray Sports Complex, Nashik.
We are proud of Bhagyashree for this Gold win and wish her success for her future endeavours!
Swara Brahmankar from Grade VIII secured the 3rd place in 60m run in the 'Girls Under 14 District level Junior Athletics Competition' held at Meenatai Thackeray Sports Complex, Nashik.We are proud of Swara and wish her success for her future endeavours!
Grade 10 student of Ashoka Universal School, Ashoka Marg Shaeel Hasepatil recently won laurels for Nashik and the nation by winning the third prize in EUROPEAN Space Agency’s (ESA) Moon Camp Challenge 2021-22. As many as 5649 students from 53 countries worldwide participated in the competition.
The Moon Camp Challenge is an international; Astronomical Moon Settlement Competition organized by ESA and the largest aeronautics and space company Airbus Foundation in partnership with American software giant Autodesk.
Shaeel represented India in the Explorer Category of the challenge and won the third position for his project ‘Kalpana’. India’s representation in this competition was through 44 teams in the non-ESA member category.
“Ashoka’s purpose in giving advanced platforms to young minds is so that the upcoming generations in India can skyrocket and do the unimaginable. Shaeel has done just that and we are extremely proud of him and his mentors at Ashoka Astronomical Observatory for guiding him. I have always believed that to be educated means to have a deeper understanding of self and of the world. I envision every Ashokaite to be a contributor and an achiever at the global platform,” said Chairman of Ashoka Group of Schools, Ashok Katariaji.
“I am very happy that I could even participate in this international competition. It was tough but very rewarding. Winning the competition is the cherry on the top,” said Shaeel on the occasion.
Space is perhaps the biggest mystery and source of fascination for most of humanity. In a one-of-its-kind provision in Nashik, Ashoka helps its students experience and understand ‘space’ unlike before through its Ashoka Astronomical Observatory. The observatory is an endeavor to ignite a passion for space science and astronomy through a year-long course comprising a range of DIY activities, interactive sessions, and sky-watching.
Shaeel has been a member of Ashoka Astronomical Observatory for the past three years. This is where he seeded his passion for astronomy and got answers to his curiosities about space and what lies beyond. He credits his win to his mentors, Mr. Dilip Thakur and Mrs. Archana Yeole, at Ashoka Astronomical Observatory, who handheld him through his journey.
Eminent personalities from the fields of astronomy and space science, such as Er. Apurva Jakhadi (NASA Space Educator), Dr. Girish Pimpale (Renown Astronomer), and Er. Jayant Joshi (Rt. Scientist Engineer ISRO) are advisory members of Ashoka Astronomical Observatory.
The competition required Shaeel to use his creativity and astronomical knowledge to create models to explain how life can be sustained on the Moon. He made these models using the Tinker Cad software taught to him in the Ashoka Astronomical Observatory. Shaeel also showcased exemplary leadership and mentored his 5th-grade teammate, teaching him how to use the software and apply it effectively to bring their ideas to life.
ESA also felicitated the Ashokite at a winner’s webinar, where he interacted with like-minded students from across the globe. A highlight of that webinar was his interaction with ESA’s Senior Astronaut, Sir Frank De Winne.
Shaeel has won many state-level and national laurels in the past. This is his first feat at an international level.
Chairman of Ashoka Group of Schools, Ashok Katariaji, graced the event along with the advisory members of Ashoka Astronomical Observatory. Shaeel was felicitated by Katariaji while the guests of honour, Mrs. Apurva Jakhadi and Dr. Girish Pimpale were felicitated by Secretary of Ashoka Education Foundation, Mr. Shrikant Shukla and Managing Trustee, Mrs. Astha Kataria respectively.
About Ashoka Astronomical Observatory
Ashoka Astronomical Observatory enables leading age observation by offering astronomy-based educational programs, a modern observatory, and access to state-of-the-art instruments and technology to the students. The inclusion of educational concepts based on astronomy and space sciences concerning the school curriculum through activities, sessions, tutorials, and modules has been made possible under Ashoka Astronomical Observatory.
The observatory was inaugurated in April, 2015 under the guidance of NASA space educator Apurva Jakhadi in Nashik at Ashoka Group of Schools, Ashoka Marg.
Budding artist Vedansh Sabu from Grade 3, Ashoka Universal School added another feather to our hat by winning the Bhartiya Kala Ratna Art Excellence Award!
Vedansh won the honour in the 2-13 years category of the National Online Art Exhibition and Competition. His painting is on display at the country-wide art exhibition at Ajanta Ellora International Art Gallery, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
Many Congratulations to the little artist who competed with children from across India and his mentors!
Ashoka Group of Schools holds an exemplary reputation for offering its students the perfect platform for exploring and elevating their skills in the field of art.
“Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation”.
Mast. Vedansh Sabu student of Grade II Ashoka Universal School won First prize in Pink mela drawing competition held in Nashik, National level drawing competition organized by Pune Child Research and Development & also got selected for National level spell bee competition.
Great going Vedansh and always believe in yourself, keep taking challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer everything you wish for blessing.
Indo-Ukraine International Chess Exhibition Matches were conducted on 2 October on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
Students listed below received participation certificates from Nashik District Chess Association:
1.Parshva Tatiya 2.Ishan Kumavat
3.Pushkar Mhaske 4.Soham Lunavat
5.Saket Sabbineni 6.Daksh Jain
7.Yash Sanap 8.Warshney Gosavi
9.Mehak Tatiya 10.Disha Patil
11.Gargi Yeolekar 12.Swara Nimse
13.Shrinidhi Mundada 14.Anushka Badgujar
15.Krishna Pingle 16.Avani Argade
Master Adil Sayyad, Discipline Captain - Ashoka Universal School, Ashoka Marg received Special Appreciation Letter from AISP-SPIA (United Nations General Consultative Status Organization) for his presentation during Opening Ceremony and so did the Technical and Logistics Staff who made this event successful.
Three Cheers for Ashoka Group of Schools for hosting an International event and special thanks to AGM-Sports, Dr. Dinesh Sabnis for overall coordination.
It is another proud moment for us..
Our student Miss. Prisha Kelkar grade VI was One of the top ten Finalist in the Enklas patriotic singing contest, Bangalore (Age group 9 to 12). It was a National level competition. 400 participants from various states of India participated. Prisha qualified to be in the top 10 finalists.
It was a great achievement for Prisha and us to achieve top 10 positions with around 400 participants.
Prisha sang a beautiful newly composed song- 'Apana Watan'
Many congratulations to dear Prisha. We are immensely proud of your talent, hard work and achievement.
Our student Manasvi Lunia Grade VI secured 1st Runner up position in the World Dance Championship Bollywood Junior Category, organized by Geetanjali Arts Foundation India.
Total 200 dancers participated in the championship.
Congratulations to the proud student and their mentor Miss Nupur Thakur madam.
Dedicated hard work takes this great achievement.
Other participants were from India (Maharashtra, Haryana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Orissa and many more) UAE, UK and Bangladesh.
Congratulations! Master Chinmay Patil. for your creative artwork has been selected under Top 25 in the Drawing Competition of Major Dhyan Chand Remembrance Medal.
Our 2 students Simaran Patil-VII and Amoghi Kulkarni-VIII won 1st rank of both the respective group in Malhar Fest 2021 Competition.
They have participated in Sugam Sangeet solo singing category
Every year Ashoka participated and won in this competition. This year, they had sung the song written by legendary Marathi Poet late Mrs. Shanta Shelke.
They had taken lots of efforts for this success.
Many congratulations to Simaran and Amoghi.
Best wishes, always proud of you both.
To Acknowledge and recognize various talents in kids TZP- Shining awards was Organised to felicitate different unique talents in kids, where 350 nominations were received across Maharashtra, and 50 were shortlisted in which Aarya Dharmadhikari of 9F was selected from Nasik city considering her Multi- talent and achievements in each field she was Awarded in All Rounder Category. The event took place at Cambridge international School, Pune on 5th September.
Miss Madhura Garge a talented Classical Dancer of Grade IX of Ashoka Universal School,
Ashoka Marg has won 3rd position garnering a total of 1700K Votes for her Dance
performance in the World Dancers’ Online International Dance Contest 2021.
The competition was hosted under the auspices of Aakhil Natrajam Antar Sanskrutik Sangh ,
Nagpur, Member Of The International Dance Council CID , Paris – France.
The results are according to the merit list where in she was awarded 850 out of 1000 marks.
The Management and Staff of Ashoka Group of Schools congratulate Dear Madhura, and her
Mentor Miss Aarti Gaud for the outstanding achievement.
Ashokite Radesh Pardesi clinches GOLD -- hits Bull’s Eye
Unfathomable feat by the young Ashokite Mast. Radhesh Pardeshi at the 24th CAPT. S. J. EZEKIEL SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIP- NOVICES- 2021 held at Worli Sea Face, Mumbai.
What makes it all the more special and astounding is the fact that at the young age of 13 Master Radhesh's competitors were the most seasoned service men from Defence forces and the Police department with Radhesh being one of the youngest participants.
This competition comprises 2 categories Junior under 21 and Senior under (fill up the category)
The fact is that Radhesh has won gold at the age of 13 that too as the youngest to participate in the 50m distance Fire Arms Rifle event. This competition is surely going to be a breakthrough event for him, his proud school and the entire fraternity of shooters of Nashik.
He also won a Bronze in 50m .22 Prone Rifle event.
With this win, under his belt, Radhesh has been selected for the upcoming 8th West Zonal Pre-National Championship which will be held at Bhopal M.P in the last week of March 2021.
His achievements are the testimony to his focus and resilience, support and guidance by his coach, infrastructural and logistic support and sacrifices by his parents.
The Management and Staff of Ashoka Group of Schools congratulate Radhesh for his remarkable achievement and wish him luck for the upcoming events.
Miss. Shreeya Jitendra Misal of Grade IX has made us proud by winning third prize in the Online Conceptual Poster Making Competition organised by BRDS.
To bring out the creative expression of the students and also to gauge their awareness quotient, Online Conceptual Poster Making Competition for the age group of 13 to 17 years was organized by BRDS (Bhawar Rathore Design Studio).
The theme taken up for the above was ‘Life after Lockdown’ amidst this global pandemic of Covid 19. The aim of this competition was not merely to see the creative aspect but also to trigger the thought process of the children and sensitize them towards these burning & serious issues.
Miss Amoghi Kulkarni of Grade VII bagged SECOND RANK in National level Solo Singing Music competition organised by G.D.Goenka Public School, Ghaziabad.
Category: Devotional Song...
Song was written by Sant Kabir...
Composed by Dnyaneshwar Kasar...
A drawing competition ‘ Rangshala ‘ was held for Grade VII – IX in Ashoka Global Academy on the topic – ‘Respect towards Women in my society and my responsibility.’
Vanod Palod won the 1st prize
Aarya Deshmukh won the 2nd prize
Aaditya Sarage won the 3rd prize
Jiya Unawane won the consolation prize
Rutuja Jagtap won the consolation prize
Shooting at the target, with an indomitable, invincible spirit, Debjeet Dutta Roy of Ashoka Universal School sealed his place in the Indian National squad in the Air Rifle shooting category.
The achievement is very rare and special as Debjeet Dutta Roy is the first Air Rifle Shooter from Nashik to be selected in the Indian National Squad. The achievement becomes more special for Nashikities as he is the youngest player from Maharashtra to be selected in the Indian team for Air Rifle shooting.
This feat has not come easy for Debjeet as he had been performing consistently over the years, participating in 8 open National tournaments and 21 Indian trials to name a few. Debjeet, who would be appearing for his board X exams starting from 27th February 2020, has managed to shoulder both - his studies & his shooting practice simultaneously. And he will be leaving for New Delhi for competitions as soon as he completes his examination.
Tracing his phenomenal journey back to 2015, Debjeet first participated in the Captain Ezekiel championship held in Mumbai. His maiden victory arrived when he secured a third position in an interschool competition at the DSO Air Rifle category.
More victories ensued and Debjeet became unstoppable. With each championship, he drew closer to name and fame. With a gold medal at DSO level in 2016, and then silver and 2 bronze medals in DSSAN, Debjeet was selected for the Pre-national by State association from the 4th west zone, where in it was for the first time that he got selected in 60th National Shooting Championship 2016 held at Pune. Surging forward, in 2017, Debjeet won 3 gold medals in the DSSAN district association shooting competition. He secured the 4th position at the inter-school competition held at Varanasi, at the state level. He also participated in the Maharashtra state shooting championship held at Mumbai. This was followed by his participation in the 61st National shooting championship held in Kerala in December 2017. It was for the first time that Debjeet got selected for the trials of team India. He was a proud participant in the first season of Khelo India Khelo at New Delhi. He is also the first player from Nashik to represent Maharashtra in Khelo India Khelo.
By the following year, in 2018, the young lad had carved a niche for himself in the world of Rifle Shooting. He not only participated in various selection trials sessions held at New Delhi but also continued to bag gold medals in each interschool district and interschool divisional level competitions. He secured the 4th position by participating in Maharashtra State Shooting championship held at Mumbai. He also participated in National level interschool shooting competition held in Ahmedabad. He was selected for the second time in the Indian Team trials of the 62nd national shooting championship held at Kerala.
The year 2019 brought more victories for the lad from Nasik. The sharp shooter bagged a gold medal in the interschool district and divisional level shooting competition. He secured the 4th place in the 63rd National shooting competition held in Bhopal and for the 3rd time in a row got selected for the trials of the Indian team. Debjeet rose steadily, as he got selected as one of the top 8 finalist shooters for the first time.
Owing to his performance in the Indian National trials in 2019, wherein Debjeet scored 621.6, he was ranked 6th in the Indian team resulting in fulfilling a great dream and desire when Debjeet saw himself being selected for the Indian squad in the youth category 2020. His stupendous records and remarkable achievements which were scanned and reviewed helped him seal his place in the Indian team which he will now proudly represent in the Shooting Competition.
A moment of great honour indeed for all at Ashoka Universal School, Ashoka Marg, Debjeet continues to make our heads held up with pride, even as he continues to be trained by his coach Mr. Abhay Kamble. The management, staff and students of Ashoka Universal School wish Debjeet All the Best as he represents team India, and continues to bring more such moments of pride and glory to all.
Mast. Gururaj Patil won a Gold Medal (Category-34 Kgs) at Sensai N.T. and M.N.Bangera Memorial Judo Championship 2020 held at Lakshdham High School, Goregaon, Mumbai
Miss. Ayushka Loya won a Silver Medal at The ISC / ICSE inter-school Judo Tournament held in Goregaon,Mumbai
Hackathon is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving.
The last edition of the hackathon saw over 5 million+ students from various colleges compete for the top prize at 65+ locations. This year at Hackathon 2020 (Pune), the students got the opportunity to work on challenges faced within various Ministries, Departments, Industries, PSUs and NGOs to create world class solutions for some of the top organizations including industries in the world, thus helping the Private sector hire the best minds from across the nation.
The students of Ashoka Group of Schools participated & were declared as runner-ups in the prestigious SMART SCHOOL HACKATHON 2020 organised by The Persistent System Foundation Group of companies for their project ' WOW ' - (Wonders of waste, open innovation Model) in Pune; wherein the participants had to find out technological solutions for the problems that were given as challenge by the jury.
A total of 38 teams had participated in the event. Ashoka Group of Schools made it to the grand finale and grabbed the 2nd position in the competition.
The members of Ashoka’s winning team were: Varad Palod, Vanad palod & Parshava Tatiya.
The Management & staff of Ashoka Group of Schools are proud of their achievement and have congratulated the winning team as it is indeed a matter of pride for the school and the city since the future engineers are being groomed and are blooming under Ashoka Group of Schools.
Ashoka Universal School won the Final Cricket match against Ravindra Vidyalay, hence winning the Inter School Tournament organized by Nashik Cricket Academy held at Nashik.
Ashoka Universal School: 290/9 in 45 overs
Ravindra Vidyalay Dwarka: 92 all out 31 overs.
Sharvin Kisve Score 158 runs in 142 balls
Sharvin Kisve man of the match in final match
Anudeep Pawar 3 man of the match in leg matches
Husain Nagarwala 1 man of the match in leg match.
Aniket Gaikwad man of the match in leg match.
Sharvin Kiswe man of the series.
Miss.Jiya Parakh from Grade IX D Bagged the First Prize in Rangrez Drawing Competition organised by 104.2 MyFM.
A drawing competition was organised by ASHOKA MEDICOVER HOSPITAL:
Primary Section: Miss. Pooja Wani (IV C) Bagged the First Prize, Mas. Ayush Choudhary (IV I) Bagged the Second Prize & Miss. Anvi Jaju Grade (IV H) bagged the Third Prize
Secondary Section: Miss. Riya Sonawane (VII C) Bagged the First Prize, Miss.Gargee Joshi (VI A) Bagged the Second Prize & Miss. Twinkle Patil Grade (VI B) bagged the Third Prize.
1.Miss. Anshula Sonawane from Grade 4 H bagged the second prize in P.N.GADGIL Drawing Competition
2.Master Kalash Mandlecha from Grade 8 D bagged the Third prize in P.N.GADGIL Drawing Competition
Ms. Nupur Thakur, AUS Dance Educator, has been honoured as 'Progressive Women Citation' in the 1st National Conference at The Aesthetics International Women Council, Delhi.
Owing to this, she has also been appointed as The Secretary of Aesthetics International Women Council,Nasik District.
ASHOKA UNIVERSAL SCHOOL MUSICALLY SOARS HIGH………….!!!!!
Time and again Ashokites have proved themselves in the world of music. This time, by winning the final round of National level of Bharat Vikas Parishad singing competition held on 22nd December 2019 in Rajkot. Bharat Vikas Parishad is one of the rare institutes who have carved a niche in expanding and promoting the Folk, Traditional and Patriotic music in the world of music. It is indeed a moment of pride for the entire city as the students have brought glory and fame to the city by winning the finals thus being the only one to do so till date. Truly maintaining the dictum of ‘Smart city Nasik city’ – Smart Students of Smart city.
The students started on for this voyage on 25 August 2019 by participating and winning the 1st round at ‘Mid-Town’ level in Nasik itself among 9 schools 72 participants who had participated thus qualifying for the 2nd round at Regional level in Pune on 22nd September 2019. Here they bagged 1st prize in all the three categories i.e – Hindi , Sanskrit and General Championship trophy. With this they ascended to the 3rd round at state level held in Ahmadabad on 17th November 2019, where in there were teams from 4 states and team Ashoka had to compete all of them to reach to the pinnacle for the last and final round. In this round team Ashoka bagged 1st place in Hindi and Sanskrit singing competition and 2nd prize in Folk song competition. Eventually reaching the apex for the 4th and the final round organized by Bharat Vikas Parishad in Rajkot on 22nd December 2019. There were 9 best teams of various states and 72 participants who could make it to this round. It was here that the team Ashoka glittered to all its glory thus unfurling the flag of triumph and fame bringing laurels not only to the school but to their very own city - Nasik and to the land of warriors – The state of Maharashtra since it is the only team to reach the finals as well as to emerge victorious thus anchoring their ship in full. A lot of efforts were put in by the students and their mentors. Unique talent, breathtaking performance, impressive attires along with melodious synchronization were appreciated by the audience and the judges they were awestruck with the humility and the talent which manifested itself in the show put up by the team. The Nasik music fraternity too has extended their support and appreciation for this unforgettable victory by the students of Ashoka Universal School.
The following students had participated in this victory: Megharaj Aher, Shayan Pattem, Amoghi Kulkarni, Brajdevi Khedkar, Srujan Patil, Siddhi Kankriya, Shubhangi Dantale, Priya Bhatt.
All the diamonds were polished by Dnyaneshwar Kasar sir, Aditya Kulkarni sir, Joshua Pathre, Jagruti Nagare, also the former 'Sur Nava Dhyas Nava' fame Tanmayee Ghadge (ex-student of Ashoka Universal School) and Maithili Chaudhary (ex-student).
The felicitation of this young music maestro was done by Mr. Ashok Katariya (Hon. Chairman of Ashoka Group) in presence of Ms. Astha Kataria (Managing Trustee, AEF), Mr. Shrikant Shukla (Jt. Sec., AEF) along with Mr. Umesh Rathi (National Secretary, Bharat Vikas Parishad) and Mr. Pradeep Batra (President, BVP Nashik). Also present for the event were Mr. Ajit Jain (Secretary, BVP Nashik), Ms. Harsha Vaidya (Coordinator, BVP Nashik), Heads of BVP & Ashoka Universal School and the proud parents of the winners.
The management of Ashoka & Bharat Vikas Parishad have wished a very best all of luck to the participants and their mentors with loads of love and good luck.
Ashoka Universal School ...spreads far and wide as its glory soars higher and higher with each passing day. No sooner did we come back from the euphoria of the massive victory of our music department than we are poured with this ecstasy of the victory of our dance department - another reason to smile and celebrate. "Nitryangand' had recently organized a national level dance competition where in 78 schools had participated and our little champs – Miss.Sarina Shaikh, Miss Sara Sheikh and Miss Muskan Jaisinghani were the ones to bag the first prize at national level. The judges and the audience were astonished and spell bound by the elegant and graceful performance of these little damsels. They performed in different categories i.e. Folk dance and its variants and Lavani. Their poise and attire were appreciated by all of them present.
The girls were trained and guided by their school dance teacher Ms Nupur Thakur who has also been conferred with the title - ' Secretary of international Women Counsel for Nasik District '.
A special mention of Dr.Mrs Shahista Inamdar is needed for a continuous support as a parent representative in this journey.
The kids were congratulated and blessed by the Chairman Sir of Ashoka Universal School Mr Ashok ji Kataria Sir, Joint Secratary Mr Shrikant Shukla sir, managing Trustee Mrs Astha kataria ma’am, Principal Mr Amitabh Garg sir, Music department HOD Mr Dnyneshwar Kasar sir, AICPW Head Dr Kamakshi along with the heads of various departments and the entire parent fraternity.
The New Year has begun with a bang and boom with loads of reason to celebrate may this journey of celebration continue for the eons to come.
Mast. Radhesh Pardeshi won the Silver U14 Peep Site Rifle Event at the Inter-school shooting competition held in Kolhapur organized by District Sports Office and Kolhapur District Rifle Association. He has been selected in the Maharashtra team for the next national tournament at the SGFI National School Games to be held in Bhopal (MP).
We congratulate him & the coach, Mr. Abhay Kamble for this phenomenal achievement.
An extraordinary performance of Ashoka Universal School’s U-14 and U-17 Basketball girls teams
sealed their place in the Interschool State Competition (to be held in Solapur), as both the teams
won the Interschool Division level competition, organised by DSO, Nashik.
The girls charged unceasingly, relentlessly to score one basket after another. As the girls got down
on the court to play against their competitors, they exuded confidence and an indomitable spirit,
which seemed to express their determination to win. Teamwork and team-spirit were brought to the
forefront as each coordinated with the other to raise the scores. All the techniques and strategies of
the game were well in place as they played, taking care to use methods that would see them as
It was within a span of every few moments that the girls went charging to the basket scoring one
after another, as their rivals looked on helplessly, trying to define strategies that would put them
back in the game. However, the girls with their undaunted spirits gave the rivals a tough time,
surging through the finals of the Division level match to seal their place in the State level
championship. All this was possible under the able guidance of their coach Ms. Sarita Sonawane,
who prepared the girls both mentally and physically to emerge winners.
The staff and management while congratulating the girls, wished them ‘All the Best’ for the
upcoming matches at the State level championships.
U/14 Team- Sakshi Jaisinghani,Srishti Karwa,Shriya Thombre,Kavya Mehta, Manaswi Wani,
Tanishka Sonawane, Arya Kasat, Aastha Bhuptani, Manjiri Patil, Riya Choudhari, Soniya Wagh,
U/17 Team- Dia Shah, Rishita Somani, Riya Bhutda, Adirti Kaiche, Abeer Ansari, Darsha Yeotikar,
Srushti Kothawale, Sanvi Koranne, Prasiddhi Kangokar, Shreyashree Surve, reiveeka Wagh, Radha
Our 02 Students participate in Prof. Jigaro Kano Invitational Judo Championship 2019-20 held at Mumbai.
In this competition both Judoka's won Gold Medal
1) TANISH KAJALE (-40 Kg) Gold Medal
2) ANIRUDDHA RUPVATE (-55 Kg) Gold Medal
Our 05 students participate in the D.S.O. school district Judo competition, 2019-20, held at Chattrapati Shivaji Stadium, Nashik.
Following are the achievements:
1) Tanish Kajale -40 Kg (1st Place)
2) Aniruddha Rupvate -50 kg (1st Place)
3) Gururaj Patil -35 Kg (2nd Place)
4) Ayushka Loya -44 Kg (2nd Place)
5) Ishika Nahar +44 Kg (2nd Place)
Note: Tanish Kajale & Aniruddha Rupvate Selected for DIVISION LEVEL JUDO COMPETITION held at Dhule.
Air Pistol U14
1. Taranpreet Singh Bela Gold
2. Adil Sayyad Bronze
Air Pistol U17
1. Vrindavanchandra K. Gold
2. Vedant Pareek Bronze
Air Rifle Peep U14
1. Radhesh Pardeshi Gold
2. Adwait Pawar Silver
Air Rifle Peep U17
1. Debjeet Roy Gold
2. Sohan Kale Silver
Open Sight Rifle U14
1. Gaurav Panjabi Silver
Good news once again...
Music champs of Ashoka Universal School, Ashoka Marg won the FIRST PRIZE in the prestigious BHARAT VIKAS PARISHAD patriotic singing competition.
Ashokites competed for two categories:
First performance was for Hindi category and Ashokites bagged the 1st prize in this category.
And the second performance was for Sanskrit category and Ashokites bagged the 2nd prize in this category.
The’ Expressions’, ‘Coordination’ and ‘Sur’ were presented so perfectly by the little champs that Ashoka Universal School was declared as the winner of this competition.
With this win, AUS has entered the second round of BHARAT VIKAS PARISHAD, which will be of regional level.
We are really proud of our ‘Music Maestros’ and their mentors Mr. Dnyaneshwar Kasar, Mr. Aditya Kulkarni, Mr. Joshua Patre and the entire ‘Music Department’ for this phenomenal achievement and wish them best of luck for the next round.
Mast.Shikhar Salgarkar currently studying in Grade VIII achieved ‘All India Rank 1’ in LogiQids Reasoning Test 2018/19.
LogiQids, started by IIT-IIM graduates, is an innovative web-based learning tool, to develop Logical Reasoning in kids at a young age. LogiQids aims at boosting brain development in kids and enhance various critical skill-sets like problem-solving, creativity and lateral thinking. The test is of objective pattern with negative mark system and conducted in two levels. Test questions are based on logic, reasoning and critical thinking.
Shikhar scored full marks i.e. 168 / 168 in the final round and secured ‘All India Rank 1' in the exam. The organization is awarded him with achiever’s trophy and merit certificate.
Congratulations to the champ and his mentors.
Our star champ Ms. Atmaja Sahane secured top position in 6 events in the recently held ‘46th Junior & 36th Sub Junior State Aquatic Championship’ organized by the Maharashtra State Amateur Aquatic Association.
Atmaja won the medals & certificates for securing top positions in different events:
1. First Position - 4x50 mtr. Free Relay Girls
2. First Position - 50 mtr. Butterfly Girls
3. Second Position - 100 mtr. Butterfly Girls
4. Third Position - 200 mtr. IM
5. Third Position - 100 mtr. Free Style
6. Third Position - 4x50 mtr. Medley Relay
Ashoka Universal School is proud of its star champion & congratulates her for the phenomenal achievement.
Ashoka Universal School bags yet another award towards their Outstanding Commitment to Sports by the British Council International School Award. The award comes as recognition to a lot of hard work done by the school. The school boasts of a huge stock of achievements at the District Sports Office Level, State Level and National Level. Ashoka has raised champions in Basketball, Cricket, Judo, Athletics, Gymnastics, Shooting, Skating and not to forget Swimming as well. The students of Ashoka Universal School have gone places and brought laurels to the school under the able guidance of the nationally acclaimed Sports players turned Sports Educators. The school has various programmes to identify and hone the skills of students like an after school sports academy, evening sports academy, mentorship programme, professional training, sports mentorship programmes and out-station trips to participate in competitions at various levels.
The British Council International School Award (ISA) is a benchmarking scheme that accredits schools as having an outstanding level of support for nurturing global citizenship in young people and enriching teaching and learning. The same is in close accordance with the statement of purpose of Ashoka Universal School, i.e. to create global citizens while imparting them need based, practical oriented process with holistic approach.
Apart from these various opportunities the school also offers its students with world class sports specific infrastructure, football ground, basketball court, cricket turf, volleyball court, long jump pit, athletics tracks, skating area, gymnastics room, kids’ gym, table tennis room, martial arts room, chess room and a well equipped shooting range. The school has 9 Physical Education Teachers, 9 Certified Sports Coaches, a band master and a dedicated research and development team working towards continuous and comprehensive improvement.
With clear understanding of the fact that the education sector in India is growing by leaps and bounds Ashoka Group of Schools is making every effort to contribute to India's progress. It is doing this by imparting education that caters to the need of the hour through technology enabled classrooms, seasoned professionals, empowered educators, world-class infrastructure to name a few. Ashoka's state of art infrastructure and various professional trainings in every field, especially sports, helps train students to gain professional expertise
It is indeed a proud moment for the school to be recognized by such a prestigious committee for its outstanding commitment to Sports. The chairman of the school Mr. Ashokji Kataria, Joint Secretary, Mr. Shrikant Shukla, Trustee, Mrs. Astha Kataria, Principal Mrs. Shalu Sethi and Vice Principal Mrs. Renuka Joshi congratulate the Sports Department of Ashoka Universal School for their stupendous performance in the field of Sports.
It is indeed time to celebrate and congratulate as it is a proud moment for Ashoka Group of Schools. Our students have come out with flying colours in Grade X (ICSE) and Grade XII (ISC & HSC) Board Examinations across all schools under Ashoka Banner.
Aman Kasat, student of Grade X, Ashoka Marg Branch secured the first position by scoring 98.6%, the second position is shared by three students, Eshan Pawar , Vaishnavi Gujar and Yash Lahoti . They scored 97.6%. The third position is secured by Goraksh Kolge scoring 97.3%.
Out of 159 students appearing for Grade X examination from Ashoka Marg Branch,a whopping 74 students have scored above 90%, 69 students above 80 % and 15 students above 70 % of marks.
Following the legacy of its sister school, the Arjun nagar branch also performed extremely well with Sonali Patil securing the first position with 97.8 %, Shantanu Satav securing second position with 97.7% and the third position being shared by two students, Ayushi Ekbote and Shreyas Shirwadkar scoring 95.2%.
The ISC section made Ashoka proud by ensuring that the City toppers, both in Science and Commerce, were from Ashoka.
In the Science stream, Parth Shinde stood first with94.8%, followed by Pranita Bhalerao 92.6%and Ahmed Khan with 91.4%.
In the Commerce stream, Yashika Chaturvedi stood first with 96.8%, followed by Kashish Khan with 94.6% and Dhruvi Shah with 93.6%.
Not to be left behind the HSC section also gave an outstanding performance. In the Science stream, Pushkar Modi scored 557/650, Monal chopda 516/650 and Ninad Pingle 515/650.
In the Commerce section Abhishek Gujrati scored 555/650, Gauri Shirsat scored 522/650 and Vinay chajjed scored 504/650.
A felicitation ceremony to honour and acknowledge the achievers was hosted by the school. The function was presided over by the Honourable Chairman Mr. Ashok Katariya.
Trustee Mrs. Astha Kataria, Joint secretary Mr. Shrikant Shukla, Principal Mrs. Shallu Sethi and Mr. Amitabh Garg, and Heads of various Branches attended the function.
The proud Parents also were a part of the function.
It is rightly said that a dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work to achieve it.
The children expressed their gratitude not only to teachers who taught them in board classes, but also to all those in campus who took care of them when they were in school.
According to the students the Expertise and Experience of the Educators played a huge role in helping them to achieve their goals. .They expressed pride and happiness to be a part of this esteemed organisation.
The proud parents who witnessed the ceremony spoke highly of the dedicated approach of the organisation towards achieving excellence.
The Principal expressed pride in the spectacular result of Grade X and XII and exhorted them to carry on their pursuit of excellence.
Honourable Chairman Mr. Ashoka Katariya urged the students to remember the core values that the school has ingrained in them, which will help them achieve a life embellished with success and happiness.
Name: Ovi Sahane
Venue: Ozone Swimming Pool, Mumbai
Category (age group): Girls U/1O
Position (Rank): 2nd in 50M. Free Style & 3rd Position in 50m Breast Stroke in the Council’s National Sports & Games 2019 at Regional Level at Ozone Swimming Pool, MUBAI on 22nd July, 2019.
Name: Aatmja Sahane
Venue: Ozone Swimming Pool, Mumbai
Category (age group) : Girls U/12
Position (Rank): 3rd in 100M. Butterfly Stroke in the Council’s National Sports & Games 2019 at Regional Level at Ozone Swimming Pool, MUBAI on 22nd July, 2019.
Name: Rudra Divey
Venue: Ozone Swimming Pool, Mumbai
Category (age group): Girls U/14
Position (Rank): 3rd in 100M. Butterfly Stroke in the Council’s National Sports & Games 2019 at Regional Level at Ozone Swimming Pool, MUBAI on 22nd July, 2019.
3rd Open monsoon roller skating road race competition organized by Nashik District roller skating association.
Date: Sunday 21 July 2019
Venue : Shree Shree Ravi Shankar road Nashik.
Harshit Dasmohpatra VIth- 1st
Asmita Ramesh IVth - 2nd
Bhagyashree Dharankar IVth - 1st
Stuti Chawala VIIIth- 1st
Jeet Nikam Vth- 2nd
Aarohi Deshpande VIth - 1st
Saiyum Dhadiwal Ist - 2nd
Aarush Gund IInd - 1st
Our Star Achievers:
Mast. Shikhar Salgarkar (class 7),
Mast. Ayush Labhade (class 6) &
Ms. Gargee Joshi (class 5) made us proud once again by securing 4th position in the National Level ‘Saveus Eco Achievers Quiz' finale held in Mumbai.
Our 3 students Mihir Makkar, Aatmaja Pawar & Preshita Shinde cleared the first round from 36 participants and qualified for the Final of ‘Limbu Timbu’, a State level singing competition organised by "Kalangan" in Mumbai.
Our student Preshita Shinde bagged the 1st position in the Finals
Our Champion Athlete Shreyasi Chintamani Secured Gold Medal In Shot Put Girls Under 12 Sub Junior District Level Athletic Meet.
Sameep Hardas Secured Silver Medal In High Jump Boys Under 12
Milaap Barhate Also Secured Silver Medal In Shot Put Boys Under 10
We congratulate our students and their mentor Mr.Sandip Fugat for this wonderful achievement.
Outstanding Performance of Ms. Sanika Borade in Scholarship Examination
Sanika scored 266 / 292 marks (91.0959 %) and stood first in all over Maharashtra from all ICSE and CBSE schools.
AISM Declamation Competition – Sahil Joshi bagged third position
Around 130 Young speakers from different schools in and around Mumbai participated in the AISM, Declamation Competition.
Two students from Grade X – Mast. Sahil Joshi and Om Kulkarni participated in this competition.
Mast. Om Kulkarni reached the final round and Mast. Sahil Joshi bagged third position in the competition.
They exhibited high confidence and significant oratory skills during the competition.
NCFE – National Financial Literacy Assessment Test (NCFE-NFLAT)
National Centre for Financial Education under the aegis of National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), had invited all school students from classes VIII to X to participate in the NCFE's National Financial Literacy Assessment Test (NCFE-NFLAT)
It is a first of its kind National-level assessment to measure the financial literacy quotient among the students in India in a range of concepts like inflation, compounding and topics such as basic money management, banking, insurance, pension, and so on.
Five students from our school participated in this test in which Mast. Aman Kasat from Grade X received a Merit Certificate for his Outstanding Performance in NCFE-NFLAT.