Maneesha Halder of Class XII (Science) is one of the Best All Rounders of Lady Irwin Senior Secondary School. Her achievements in various fields are summarized as below:
Maneesha was the Topper of Lady Irwin Senior Secondary School in CBSE EXAM 2008 of CLASS X with 92.8 % marks She scored Full Marks (100%) in Mathematics and Record Highest Marks (95%) in Bengali in the Delhi Secondary Exam 2008.
Over the last fifteen years Maneesha has been establishing herself as a beautiful exponent of Odissi Dance. Her introduction to Odissi took place under the guidance of Odissi Queen Sushree Sutapa Talukdar at Kolkata, who trained her in the fundamentals of Indian classical dance. Later she came under the tutelage of the world renowned Odissi Dancer Padmashree Madhavi Mudgal at Delhi.
She has completed Praveshika and Madhyama with Vishesh Yogyata (Distinction) in Odissi Dance from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalay Mandal, Mumbai. Presently she is a Visharad student in Odissi Dance of Gandharva Mahavidyalay, New Delhi.
1. Performed at the National Cultural Festival “Unity in Diversity” in Hyderabad organized by Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India in collaboration with Shilparamam Arts, Crafts and Cultural society, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, July 2008.
2. Dance Performance “Piya Tuse Naina Lage” at the Durga Puja Mahashthami Celebration 2007 organized by Probashi, Dilshad Colony, Delhi.
3. Performed Dance Drama “Mahishasur Mardini” during Durga Puja Celebration 2006 at Kashmere Gate organized by Bengali Club, Delhi.
4. Performed in the Group Odissi Dance Recital by Padmashree Madhavi Mudgal at Kamani Auditorium organized by Lady Irwin School Alumni Association, April 2006.
5. Dance Performance “Jia Jwale” at Dewali Mela Celebration 2005 organized by Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi.
6. Performed in the Group Dance Recital by Sushree Sutapa Talukdar at Rabindra Sadan organized by Gurukul, Kolkata, May 2003.
7. Invited Odissi Dance Performance at the District Inter School Meet 2003, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.
1. Maneesha has been receiving a coveted eight year advanced training in Odissi Dance with the National Scholarship under CTSS Scheme, 2005 awarded by the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
2. Maneesha was conferred in 2008 a scholarship by Gandharva Mahavidyalay, New Delhi for her outstanding performance in Odissi Dance.
3. Recipient of Major Kaustav Seal Memorial Scholarship for Highest Marks in Bengali in Delhi Secondary Exam 2008
4. Received the Bengal Association Scholarship for outstanding performance in Science in Delhi Secondary Exam 2008.
1. Recipient of Late Surama Sen Award for Highest Marks in Mathematics in Delhi Secondary Exam 2008.
2. Recipient of Benapani Mitra Smriti Puraskar for Highest Marks in Bengali in Delhi Secondary Exam 2008.
3. Recipient of Dr. S. N Mukherjee Award for outstanding performance in Science in Delhi Secondary Exam 2008.
4. Received the Times NIE Student of the Year Award, 2007 organized by The Times of India Group.
5. First Prize winner in Solo Dance in the Inter School Zonal Competition 2007, organized by Delhi Schools Sports & Activities Board (3).
6. Best Performer in the Inter School District Dance Competition 2007 organized by the Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
7. Selected as the Best All Rounder for the year 2007 in the Lady Irwin Senior Secondary School.
8. Recipient of Bronze Medal in the XXI Manav Sthali Maths Talent Test at National Level held in January 2005.
9. Participated in the 5th National Cyber Olympiad of Science Olympiad Foundation held in August 2005 in India and Abroad.
10. Winner of Certificate of Merit for the 1st Position in Zonal Science Exhibition Model 2004, Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
11. Awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi for outstanding performance in the Written Quiz Contest for the Year 2004.
12. Won Certificates of Merit for the 1st position both in “Recitation” and “Speech” in Inter House Competition, Lady Irwin Sr. Sec. School held in Sept 2004.
13. First Prize Winner in the Drawing Competition organized by Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi at the Diwali Mela 2003.
14. Second Prize winner in the classical dance competition organized by Bidya Bharati Girls’ High School, Kolkata held in May 2003.
15. Awarded the Prarambhik Part II, 2000 Certificate in Kathak Dance by the Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh.