CIS Student Cabinet
“A great leader champions the progress and development of other great leaders.”
Students at Chitkara International School (CIS) are earnestly encouraged to engage in both teamwork and leadership activities. While leadership and teamwork form an essential part of the classroom experience at CIS, the school strongly motivates its students to undertake diverse yet exceptionally stimulating leadership tasks set in a more formalised and structured environment.
Through its Student Cabinet, the school aims to foster comfortable, confident and authentic individuals that are equipped with desired repertoire, compassion, and attitude of an impressive leader. The membership of the esteemed cabinet further provides a mind-altering experience to the students that enhance their decision-making capabilities and allows them to have a progressive and rational outlook.
Chitkara International School promotes the leadership of all styles and natures with utmost conviction in the significance of the same. It allows each and every child to undertake, engage in, and experience the role and responsibilities of a Head Boy, a Head Girl, a Joint Secretary, an Assistant Joint Secretary, Student Event Coordinators, CEO Steel Talkers, CEO Brass Sounders, CEO Copper Stopper, CEO Zinc Thinkers, Vice President Steel Talkers, Vice President Brass Sounders, Vice President Copper Stopper, Vice President Zinc Thinkers, General Manager Steel Talkers, General Manager Brass Sounders, General Manager Steel Talkers, General Manager Zinc Thinkers at least once during his/her tenure in the school. The selection of candidates is made through an all-inclusive procedure with the members of the cabinet belonging to the four houses of the school, viz. Steel Talkers, Brass Sounders, Zinc Thinkers, and Copper Stoppers. The various roles and responsibilities generate self-confidence and influence students’ leadership spirit.
Treasuring the Journey from being Learners to Leaders:
Agamjot Singh Bahri – Head Boy
Agamjot Singh Bahri exhibits all the attributes vital to being an outstanding student delegate of the school. He is talented and has discernibly taken on the responsibilities as the Head Boy of the school. Agamjot holds various feathers on his cap and has won many ABACUS, horse riding, science exhibitions, drawing competitions, and photography competitions. He received an appreciation certificate from WICCI for welfare by the government. Agamjot has strong leadership skills, cares for his peers, and works assiduously to contribute to their well-being. He is diligent, fervent, and an all-rounder with a flair for photography, horse riding, and football. His achievements are a testament to his hard work and resilience.
Dhriti – Head Girl
Dhriti exhibits all the attributes crucial to being an outstanding student representative. She is industrious, diligent, conscientious, and studious. She has excellent organisational skills and effortlessly orchestrates her role as the school’s head girl. Dhriti enjoys playing basketball, loves to cook, and swim. She has a virtuous personality and unequivocally puts her ideas forward. She is not scared of hard work and confidently takes on responsibilities with zeal and enthusiasm.
Arryan Madhu Chitkara – Joint Secretary
Arryan is a great quintessence of talent and uniqueness. Moreover, he has a competent personality with multiple hues of persistence, determination, self-assurance, and brilliance. He engages himself in various compelling activities, such as soccer and debating. Being a self-assertive proponent of what he stands for, Arryan became the proud Brand Ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 2.0 and Swachh Survekshan 2023 for Chandigarh City, the youngest one that the city has seen thus far. The phenomenal feat came in light of his dedicated contributions towards the noble mission, in which he commendably undertook various measures to promote and champion the cause of cleanliness among his peers. He is confident and works hard to help his peers so that they can grow as well. He is adored by his mates and is friendly and kind.
Nysa Bhullar – Assistant Joint Secretary
Nysa is talented, tenacious, and hardworking. She works extremely hard to become a better version of herself. Integrity, insight, and inclusiveness are the three leadership qualities that Nysa exhibits. She is a positive leader who works tirelessly to inspire other students. She enjoys listening to music and has a passion for reading. She loves researching on diverse topics.
Vivan Arora – Student Event Coordinator
Vivan Arora boasts of a stellar record in student event coordination. He has honed his leadership and a problem-solving skill by engaging actively in events. Vivan has strong interpersonal skills and puts forward his thoughts in an eloquent manner. He has become a much-adored and respected leader and has shown prowess in mobilising an efficient team to achieve the desired objective at even the eleventh hour.
Vaishnav Aayush – Student Event Coordinator
Vaishnav Aayush has a proven track record of organising student events. He has honed his leadership and problem-solving abilities by actively participating in events. He has become a much-loved and respected leader and has demonstrated skill in mobilising an efficient team to achieve the desired goal even in the nick of time. He is hardworking, diligent, and efficient. He indulges himself in sports and is a fantastic football player.
Inayat – CEO Steel Talkers
Inayat is an exemplary figure who aims to be a steadfast leader and wishes to assist the school in future endeavours with zeal and passion. She has an indomitable personality and a pragmatic ideology. Furthermore, she is a stupendous orator and has actively participated in and won competitions related to debate and declamation. Her interests involve playing the guitar and reading mystery, thriller, and crime novels.
Prabhjot Bedi – CEO Brass Sounders
Prabhjot Bedi is on a mission to break the glass ceiling with his varied interests and endeavours. He spends his time studying and keeping abreast of the times. Prabhjot vails this diligence to excel at the frequent Model United Nations programmes. He gets ready to sweat it out on the football field whenever he gets the chance. He is confident, charming, and assiduous. Both on and off the field, he has been a great team player and made lasting friendships in all areas of his interest.
Kinjal Madaan – CEO Copper Stopper
Kinjal Madaan espouses gratitude. She holds optimism and dynamism as paramount to the accomplishment of goals. She believes in living each day to the fullest and never losing hope. She has won various poetry writing and essay writing competitions. She has a great command over her diction. She has excellent management skills and exhibits confidence when putting forward her point. She reposes faith in her ability to encourage people with her words and plans to use her time in the school cabinet to make the school a temple of positivity, gratitude, and relentless perseverance toward higher goals.
Atharv Monga – CEO Zinc Thinkers
Atharv is the epitome of skill and individuality. Furthermore, he possesses a competent personality characterised by numerous shades of tenacity, drive, self-assurance, and brightness. He aspires to be a tough mentor who wishes to do his best for his peers and the school at large. He enjoys a variety of sports but has a deep connection with fencing. He has won various interschool fencing competitions. Atharv has also emerged as a winner in Olympiad. Atharv has a great affinity towards music and, in his leisure time he enjoys listening to music.
Arshia – Vice President Steel Talkers
Arshia believes in gratitude and lives by that sentiment. She believes that optimism and dynamism are essential for goal achievement. She makes the most of each day and never gives up hope. Her manifesto for her time in the student cabinet is to give her best and prove herself as an excellent leader. She believes in her communication abilities and participates in various competitions held at school. Arshia is appreciated and loved by her peers. She has an unwavering pursuit of higher goals and works diligently as a member of the school cabinet.
Kirti Yadav – Vice President Brass Sounders
Kriti is a role model for many and she aspires to be a staunch leader and to support the school’s future endeavours with fervour and commitment. She is a bibliophile who spends much of her time reading books. She is also interested in the arts and appreciates music. She believes in giving her best effort and is highly talented. She gets along with her peers and lives her life to the fullest.
Gurveer Pahwa – Vice President Copper Stopper
Gurveer is a studious individual. He has a sharp wit and a pleasant demeanour. He has a creative aspect to him. He is enthusiastic about sketching and drawing. Gurveer is an exceptionally gifted fencer. He is an excellent fit for the student cabinet due to his solid socialising skills. He handles the affairs of the school cabinet with zeal and enthusiasm. He works diligently to improve himself.
Arya Sharma – Vice President Zinc Thinkers
Arya is talented, inquisitive, and has a vivacious personality. Poetry is something she likes writing since it allows her to express herself. Arya has a natural aptitude for writing and is highly creative. Her love of music complements her artistic passion. She has a virtuous persona and is always ready to contribute towards student cabinet affairs. She takes a keen interest in the events organised at school. She is intrinsically motivated, passionate and filled with enthusiasm.
Hazel Nanda – General Manager Brass Sounders
Hazel possesses all the qualities required to be an outstanding student delegate. She is dedicated, charismatic, and an all-rounder. In her free time, she indulges in baking toothsome cakes. Hazel has an artistic temperament and enjoys drawing. Moreover, she has participated in various basketball championships at the inter-school level. She has excellent team management skills and also partakes in different kinds of sports. She has taken on the duties of a representative of the school cabinet with ease and effectiveness.
Mehtaj Kaur – General Manager Copper Stopper
Mehtaj Kaur has all the attributes of a leader. She is hardworking, driven, and passionate. She is a bibliophile and loves listening to music. She is dedicated and determined and enthusiastically participates in school events. Mehtaj gives her best in any opportunity that she is provided. She is diligent and ensures that she fulfils all her duties as a member of the school cabinet.
Guntasbir Kaur – General Manager Steel Talker
Guntasbir exhibits all the attributes vital to being an outstanding student delegate of the school. She is hardworking, charismatic, and an all-rounder. She enjoys dancing and is an exceptional and talented gymnast. She won silver medal at the State level gymnastics competition. She is confident and takes on the responsibilities of the school cabinet effortlessly.
Raabiya – General Manager Zinc Thinkers
Raabiya is a role model who aspires to be a steadfast leader and to support the school’s future endeavours with fervour and commitment. She possesses an unbreakable personality and a realistic ideology. She is passionate, quick-witted, and outgoing. She secured 2nd position in the Hindi Diwas Competition organised at the school. She has smoothly and effectively taken on the responsibilities as a member of the school cabinet.
Arnav Kalia | Head Boy
Arnav Kalia exhibits all the attributes vital to being an eminent student delegate of the school. He is diligent, fervent and an all-rounder who has a flair for photography and sports. Apart from this, he has avidly participated in the Model United Nations (MUN) conferences wherein he displayed his magnificent skills of leadership, management, critical thinking and problem- solving. Furthermore, he has won various prestigious awards by participating in eminent competitions. As the Head Boy of the session 2021-22, he is well-equipped to augment the pride & honour of the school and enrich the educational journey of the students.
Anjali Navraj | Head Girl
Anjali Navraj aptly exemplifies all the necessary traits required to be a leader. To pursue her interests as a welfare worker, entrepreneur and creative writer, she has undertaken many activities. She has persistently participated in distinguished Model United Nations (MUN) Conferences and displayed her eloquence. Furthermore, she has remarkably won the prestigious Diamond Challenge organised by the University of Delaware, US. Moreover, she was one of the remarkable speakers in the Innovation Workshop hosted by the Prizdale Ourja Group wherein she put forth her note-worthy standpoint on creative edu-solutions. Recently, she completed the UQ Venture’s Program hosted by the University of Queensland, Australia. As the Head Girl of the school, she is assiduously dedicated to taking the flag of the school to the soaring heights.
Manmohit Singh | Joint Secretary
Manmohit Singh is an outstanding quintessence of talent and uniqueness. Moreover, he has a competent personality with multiple hues of persistence, determination, self-assurance, and brilliance. He intends to be a tenacious mentor who desires to effectuate the credibility of the students. Apart from this, he has represented the school at various State, National and International Level Competitions. His pursuits comprise coding, designing robots, performing bhangra, playing basketball and working on innovative ideas.
Parth Kanwar | Asst. Joint Secretary
Parth Kanwar has inculcated the spirit of giving back to society. He volunteers with the Red Cross Society and is a certified first-aid provider. He does not believe in wearing blinkers in pursuit of knowledge. He takes his position as a citizen of the country very seriously and engages with his peers regularly at the Model United Nations. Besides cultivating empathy for his countrymen, his mind is constantly at work innovating and creating. He has had successful innings at the Toycathon 2021 and the NOVATE 2021. He believes that the leadership position in the present academic year will allow him to exercise this entrepreneurial spirit of creating, innovating, and taking risks for the glory of his school.
Bhaumik Sethi | Asst. Joint Secretary
Bhaumik Sethi is the epitome of articulateness and virtuosity. He has remarkable skills of organization and communication and his personality comprises an extraordinary orator, leader and artist. He is diligent, empathetic and an admirable student to represent the school. Apart from this, his interests include pitching, playing chess, coding and blogging. Further, he has consistently partaken in many State Level Chess, Interschool Acting and Coding Competitions.
Mannat Tewatia | Student Event Co-ordinator
Mannat Tewatia boasts of a stellar record in the student event coordination. She has honed her leadership and problem-solving skills by engaging actively in the events. She has become a much-adored and respected leader and has shown prowess in mobilizing an efficient team, at even the eleventh hour, to achieve the desired objective. She has imbibed the spirit of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and collaboration over competition through her experience with the cricket team. She believes in working for the glory of the school instead of the individual and has delivered more than expected, every single time. She has the makings of a budding youth leader.
Vansh Sharma | Student Event Co-ordinator
Vansh Sharma holds unsurpassable skills of articulacy and expressiveness. Exhibiting the same, he has conferred the title “Best Orator of Tricity” in the notable Glasnost Competition. In addition to this, he partook in the overarching Diamond Challenge, wherein he displayed yet again his marvellous abilities as an orator and entrepreneur. Further, his leisure pursuits involve playing cricket and other sports. Lastly, he desires to fulfil the prospects of the students by assisting them with extraordinary experiences as a tenacious and staunch convener.
Arryan Madhu Chitkara | Chief Executive Officer | Copper Stoppers
Arryan Madhu Chitkara is in it not simply to win it, but to experience it all. He is a student who dons many hats and even shines as a budding entrepreneur. He has participated and bagged positions in several business competitions, including the ‘Young Business Tycoons Challenge’. These are, however, the corollaries of his dedication towards honing his craft and aiming singularly towards one goal: to create a product for a better tomorrow. Having filed a patent for his innovative product- “Agronic Culture”- he is slowly reaching the mountain of success. Nonetheless, his passion does not deprive him of an active, holistic life. He has played soccer at the national level and is a cricket and science aficionado. His interests are varied and his focus is singular, allowing him to excel in academics and everything else to which he sets his mind.
Harnoor Kaur | Chief Executive Officer | Brass Sounders
Harnoor Kaur is an academic prodigy. She has had her nose in a book since she learned to read. She yearns and strives for knowledge and reveres all places of learning. She passionately pursues excellence in her areas of interest; the recognition for which has come in the form of several medals in international Olympiads. She thrives on researching and challenging her ideas. She is an enterprising young woman who considers reading, travelling, and writing as indispensable to becoming a well-informed citizen of this world. She also harbours an intrinsic love of poetry and appreciates the finer things in life.
Saksham Talwar | Chief Executive Officer | Steel Talkers
Saksham Talwar is a football whiz, team player and the epitome of sportsmanship. He has been a part of the school football team which has brought many laurels to the school. However, he retains an even temperament through the highs and lows. His calm demeanour has also allowed him to excel in high-pressure tests such as the Spelling Bee Contest where he held the rank 11th out of the 450 participants in 2018. When not strengthening his reflexes on the football field, he lets his imagination run wild and conjures up stories and poems. He is an avid writer and artist, and believes in using the right side of the brain as much as the left.
Inayat | Vice President | Steel Talkers
Inayat is an exemplary figure who aims to be a steadfast leader and assist the school in future endeavours with out-and-out zeal and passion. She has an indomitable personality and a pragmatic ideology. Furthermore, she is a stupendous orator and has actively participated in and won competitions related to debate and declamation. Her interests involve playing the guitar as well as reading mystery, thriller and crime novels.
Prabhjot Kaur | Vice President | Steel Talkers
Prabhjot Kaur is on a mission to break the glass ceiling with her varied interests and endeavours. She spends her time studying and keeping abreast of the times. She uses this diligence to excel at the frequent Model United Nations programmes. Whenever she gets the chance, she ties up her hair, dusts off her shoes, and gets ready to sweat it out on the football field. She is as quick with her scissor kick as with her wit. Both on and off the field, she has been a great team player and made lasting friendships in all areas of her interest. She is also a linguistic dilettante and has made significant progress in learning French.
Kinjal Madaan | Vice President | Steel Talkers
Kinjal Madaan espouses gratitude. That is a sentiment she lives by. She holds optimism and dynamism as paramount to the accomplishment of goals. She believes in living each day to the fullest and never losing hope. This has become the manifesto for her stint in the student cabinet. She wishes to begin each day with fresh ideas, a ‘never give up’ attitude and a firm belief in the skills of her team. She reposes faith in her ability to invigorate people with her words and plans to use her time in the school cabinet to make the school a temple of positivity, gratitude and relentless perseverance of higher goals.
Arya Sharma | Genral Manager | Zinc Thinkers
Arya Sharma believes in studious observation. She believes in picking up the minor and often overlooked details, in her surroundings before she plans on a mode of action. This is a skill very few can master and it has borne fruit for her in the form of accolades and prizes at every writing and oratory event where she has participated. Her meditative and reflective habits have allowed her to read her audience and frame speeches that are second only to the greatest of the Greek rhetoricians, in their quality. She has enraptured crowds with her skilled oratory at numerous inter-school events. Additionally, she allows her silent rumination on life and people to find expression through her dance. “Think before you act” is her motto, which has always rewarded her handsomely- be it in dance, academics, or while mesmerizing crowds.
Waris Khara | Genral Manager | Steel Talkers
Waris Khara is a science aficionado who thrives on learning about the mysteries of our world. He prizes the qualities of loyalty and trustworthiness and has lived by these principles in every office that he has taken up in the school. He taught himself the skills of patience and perseverance. To this end, he took up the hobby of ethical hacking and has slowly mastered the craft. So much so, that he has been giving serious competition to his cohorts in competitions such as Google Jam and the Replit Hackathon. He is an autodidact who has taught himself the guitar and now wishes to conquer the world of sports. He likes to be challenged and hence, looks forward to a session in the council.
Ridhima | Genral Manager | Brass Sounders
Ridhima is a bibliophile who believes in the Socratic method of learning. She reads to question conventions and allows her mind to jostle with hard truths. She believes in sifting through the chaos to fish out the truth and stick to it for life. Since a very young age, she has learned to think for herself and keep a sound head on her shoulders no matter how adverse the situation may be. She has the leadership skills that will allow her team and subsequently, the school, to retain their authenticity and flourish as the future of this country.
Aaditya Dutta | Head Boy 2019-20
Aaditya Dutta reflects all the traits required to be one of the representatives of the school. He is imaginative, ardent and a rational thinker. He is an outstanding musician and budding programmer. Following the streak of his programming instincts, he believes that the key to solving a problem is breaking it into small pieces and then following a set of rules, just like a computer does. He has brought many laurels to the school by winning various competitions. Being the head boy of the session 2019-20, he is all set to ameliorate the educational experience of the students and amplify the pride & honour of the school.
Ishiqa Sharma | Head Girl 2019-20
Ishiqa Sharma is the radiating example of an all-rounder. She is calm, collected and cheerful zephyr who effortlessly accomplishes whatever she puts her mind to. Participating in debates, declamations and other forms of oration fuels her personality as it gives her chance to reflect her quick wit, broad accumulated knowledge base and capacity to connect disparate ideas. She truly is a role model of the student body who has based herself on confidence, charisma, and proficiency. She is diligently committed to taking the flag of the school to the soaring heights.
Vivikta Rana Sinha | Joint Secretary 2019-20
Vivikta Rana Sinha is a personification of magniloquence and novelty. Being the Joint Secretary of CIS, she synergises her aesthetic thoughts and philosophical approach efficiently in school cabinet routines. She enjoys participating in various co-curricular activities like debates, MUN, creative analysis workshops, film-making studios, and literary competitions. She has also given voice-over to short films and documentaries upon social topics. Always volunteering for the initiatives directed towards the welfare of society, she is a competent personality with multiple hues of earnestness, perseverance, confidence, and virtuosity. She intends to be an obligated convener who covets to effectuate the credence of the students.
Anmol Singh | Asst. Joint Secretary 2019-20
Anmol Singh is a conscientious and steadfast person. He is high-spirited and stalwartly passionate about football. Being a national champion of football and having participated in so many competitions, he is indeed a team player who values team spirit. His acting and anchoring skills are exceptional. He fulfils myriad of responsibilities rendered on him with thorough commitment and persistence. As a joint secretary of the student cabinet, he aims to be a staunch leader and assist the school in future endeavours with downright keenness.
Shubham Vashisht | Head Boy 2018-19
Shubham Vashisht is an epitome of eloquence and charisma. Being the second Head Boy, he is an efficacious, equanimous and analytical thinker. His persona pitches him as an exceptional orator, debater, and an outstanding MUNer. He is a trailblazer, ready with many ideas and thus his position projects the student cabinet as the embodiment of creativeness. He is also a prominent volunteer of NSS. He has attended many youth dialogues as an Indian delegate at different embassies. He is an enthralling and charismatic anchor and actor. He aspires to be a committed leader who wishes to fulfil the expectations of the students. He is assiduous, diligent and an excellent pioneer to represent Chitkara International School.
Akshita | Head Girl 2018-19
Akshita is an ideal figure of CIS. Being the Head Girl of CIS for the session 2018-19, she is a creative, pragmatic, amiable and a rational thinker. She is a versatile personality with an impeccable merger of academics as well as co-curricular activities. She is an all arounder with great orientation skills. She is a great dancer too. Adding a feather to her cap is the title of Miss Teen Chandigarh 2018 bestowed on her. She is extremely talented and her leadership qualities such as self-motivation, focused, empathy is quintessential.
Ishiqa Sharma | Joint Secretary 2018-19
Ishiqa Sharma is an impeccable figure of CIS. She is confident, influential, and proficient. She has a multifaceted persona with a versatile concoction of academics as well as co-curricular activities. She is an eloquent orator and a charismatic debater. With numerous prizes and accolades spun to her praise for her flair of speech, she is indeed a magnificent representation of the student cabinet.
Aaditya Dutta | Asst. Joint Secretary 2018-19
Aaditya Dutta is a paradigm of exuberance, vehemence and dynamism. Being the first Assistant Joint Secretary of the school he is confident and energetic. He is an exceptional musician and programmer. Being Asst Joint Secretary, he aspires to assist students with unprecedented experience.
Khushwant Singh |Head Boy 2017-18
Khushwant Singh is a paradigm of exuberance, vehemence and dynamism. He is an instigator, mastermind and a trailblazer representing the students as the First Head Boy of CIS. He is a National Level Shooting champion. He is perseverant, fervent, empathetic and determined. He aspires to be a prominent and committed leader who wishes to fulfil the expectations of the students and assisting them with unprecedented experiences.
Kashish Sharma | Head Girl 2017-18
Kashish Sharma is an exemplary figure of CIS. Being the first Head Girl of CIS, she is a creative, pragmatic, amiable and a rational thinker. She is a versatile personality with an impeccable amalgamation of academics as well as co curricular activities. She is a National and State fencing champion who has represented India at International level tournaments. Adding a feather to her cap, she has also received President Award by former President Pranav Mukherjee. In academics, her hard efforts yielded her 98.8% in 11th standard. She is extremely talented and her leadership qualities such as self motivation, focused, empathy are quintessential.
Shubham Vashisht |Joint Secretary 2017-18
Shubham Vashisht is an epitome of eloquence and charisma. Being the first Joint Secretary, he is confident, efficacious, vigilant, equanimous and an analytical thinker. He is an exceptional orator, debater and an outstanding MUNer. He is an enthralling and charismatic anchor and actor. He is assiduous, diligent and an excellent pioneer to represent the student cabinet.