Welcome to Gen BC Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh

A sapling which was sown by Gen BC Joshi on 16th Oct 1993, is now a sprawling campus of 23 acres with pollution free healthy environment. It has turned into a healthy plant and is growing well in the beautiful valley of the Pithoragarh hills. General BC Joshi Army Public School has been established under the aegis of Army Head Quarters, Adjutant General's Branch, to cater to the needs of children of defence personnel including ex-service men, and to some extent to those of civilians and Non-Resident Indians. The School aims at providing quality education in an environment that ensembles the contemporary values of science and technology with our rich traditions, ideals and cultural heritage. It also ensures a judicious mix of academic competencies, physical fitness, discipline and social awareness. It prepares children for All India Secondary School Examinations and All India Senior Secondary School Examinations conducted by CBSE, New Delhi.

Founder Gen. B.C. Joshi

Mission Statement

Gen BC Joshi APS, Pithoragarh

The School aims, “To provide quality education and character development in an environment that encourages creativity and inquisitiveness while simultaneously instilling the virtues of discipline and hard work”

Mr. Vinod K. Bhama


"The supreme scholar is assigned the best job hence one should make incessant efforts to enhance his knowledge by the help of self-study. Read more.. 

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The Investiture Ceremony of Gen B C Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh
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World Telecommunication Day Celebration- Special Assembly by Class XII B.

Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh Celebrated the World Telecommunication Day. A special assembly was conducted by the students of class XII B in which they depicted how the inventions in the field of Information and Telecommunication Technologies have changed the life of people. World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is an international day proclaimed in November 2006 by the International Telecommunication Union Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey, to be celebrated annually on 17 May.



On 24th May 23, the students of Class 3rd got the opportunity to visit the Head Post Office of district Pithoragarh as an educational field trip. The purpose of the visit was to enhance their understanding of different postal services provided by the government of India such as Sending parcel/letters etc, Speed post services, Saving account, PO ATM cards, UPI services by PO, Generating or corrections of AADHAR card etc. The visit to HPO proved to be an enriching experience for the students. It enhanced their understanding of postal services.



On 23-05-2023 our 141 students of class 5th went on an educational excursion to the nursery of ECOLOGICAL TASK FORCE BATTALION ', which is reputedly known for carrying out afforestation in degraded areas of Uttarakhand. Students were under the safe supervision of wing coordinator and teachers. The students were thrilled to have an opportunity to explore variety of plants, ways to grow them and different uses of each part of different plants. Students have also learnt about vermicomposting. It was a very informative, joyful and enriching day for the students.



On 22 May 23, the students of Class 4th from Gen B C Joshi had the opportunity to visit SBI main branch Pithoragarh as part of their educational field trip. The purpose of the visit was to enhance their understanding of Banking Services, Money Management, and Financial Literacy. The visit to SBI main branch Pithoragarh proved to be an educational and enriching experience for the students. It enhanced their understanding of banking operations.



The Investiture Ceremony of Gen B C Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh was held on 22 May 2023 to appoint the members of Students’ Council. Col K S Bisht, OIC Schools, was the Chief Guest of the ceremony, that commenced with reciting the School-Prayer, followed by March-Past by Students’ Council & all the four houses, Piping & Oath Taking Ceremonies. The school appointees were felicitated with sashes and epaulettes. The student-leaders were decorated with the ranks of School Captains & Vice Captains, House Captains and House Prefects, in both boys and girls categories at Sr, Jr and the Pry levels. OIC Schools-Col KS Bisht in his address, talked about the importance of holding ranks & responsibilities. He also enlightened the audience that Loyalty, Honesty and Integrity should never be compromised with. The School Principal- Mr Vinod K Bhama, congratulated the newly appointed school students’ cabinet and thanked all the staff involved in making this event a success. The ceremony valedicted with National Anthem and group photographs. It was indeed a gala event.



Nurses are the foundation of healthcare. They play a vital role in providing care, comfort and compassion for their patients and patients’ families and to mark the contribution that the nurses make to society, The Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Celebrated the International Nurses’ Day. The school organised an especial assembly where the students of Class XII C presented a skit, depicting the selfless and untiring services they provide. The captivating and inspiring performance of Class XII students persuaded the audience that the nurses are no less important than the doctors and their services are unconditional. International Nurses Day is an international day observed around the world on 12 May each year. The theme for International Nurses Day (IND) 2023 is Our Nurses. Our Future.



The day 19 May 23 was a euphoric day for class II children of Gen BC Joshi Army Public School, as they went to explore the outside world by reconnecting with the inner child. 93 students of class II were taken for an excursion tour to Golf-Course located near Wadda, Pithoragarh. The tiny-tots enjoyed their day by playing the games such as Piddu, Hopscotch, Poshampa , Play Dance Freeze, Frisbee, Cricket, Skipping, Doll house etc in the beautiful surroundings of the Golf Course. It was a wonderful experience for the students and they also learnt the values such 'Sharing and Caring', Team-Work, Friendship, Care for Nature etc. The day ended with KODAK MOMENTS.



In order to develop important life-skills the school organised an excursion tour for primary students. In this sequence, 54 students of class- I along with two escort-teachers visited WAR MEMORIAL which was earlier known as MAHARAJ KE PARK or MAHARAJA PARK on 18 MAY 2023. The park is beautiful with tall majestic trees and beautiful surroundings. There is a beautiful memorial and statues of brave Kumaon regiment soldiers. Names of martyrs of different battles and names of Ashoka Chakra, Veer Chakra and Kirti Chakra are engraved here on the memorial. A soldier from care taking unit motivated students and inspired them to join army. The students enjoyed a lot in the lap of nature. They made beautiful drawings and noted down the quotes written over there. The happiness of the students was on peak when they explored children's park.



The Interhouse Volleyball competition was held from 13.05.2023 to 17.05.2023. The competition was conducted in three categories viz. Sr Boys, Jr Boys and Girls. Manekshaw House holds the first position in Girls Category whereas the Bhagat House grabs the first position in both the Sr and Jr boys categories.
Overall Results: Bhagat House- I Position, Manekshaw House- II Position, Thimayya House -III Position and Cariappa House- IV Position.



The day that recognizes the essence of a mother was celebrated in high spirits and merriment. The children irrespective of nationalities, castes, cultures and genders have emotions binding them to their mothers. Keeping this bonding emotion in mind, Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh organised various programs for the special celebration on Mother’s Day. A “Card-Making Competition” was held for the students of Primary Wing. They passionately got involved in making beautiful greeting cards for their mothers. “Kavi-Sammelan”, where students recited their self-composed poems, was also organised for the tiny-tots. The students of Sr Wing presented a skit depicting the sacrifices a mother does for her kids. Mother’s Day Celebration reminded the students of their responsibilities towards mothers, thus imbibing values of compassion and respect. The OIC-Schools Col Karam Singh Bisht inspired the children to inculcate virtuous deeds and resort to ethical ways that make the parents happy and contented. The School Principal- Mr Vinod K Bhama, in his speech expressed the value of emotions and enlightened the students about the glory of Mother by narrating stories from the glorious past of India. He expressed how Sweet the word “Maa” itself is. The celebration was enjoyable and memorable for each and every child leaving an indubitable mark on the innocent hearts.



Gen B C Joshi APS, Pithoragarh organized an Inter-House X-Country Competition for classes VI to XII on Saturday, 06 May, 2023. The race was flagged off by Mr Vinod K Bhama, the Principal. Students from all four houses: Bhagat, Cariappa, Manekshaw and Thimayya participated in four categories (Sr Boys & Girls, Jr Boys & Girls). The zestful and dynamic participants were applauded and the winners were given away with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. The event was valedicted with motivational speech by the Principal that elucidated the real spirit of sportsmanship, followed by the National Anthem. Refreshments were distributed among all participants and the staff. Results: Bhagat and Cariappa Houses : I-Position; Manekshaw House: III Position; and Thimayya House got IV-Position.


Inter-House English Debate Competition 2023

On April 29, 2023, Gen B C Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh organized an Inter-House English Debate Competition for students from classes VI to XII. The event was hosted by the Department of English and was aimed to improve public speaking skills and teach effective expression of thoughts and opinions. The competition covered topics such as “THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CCTV CAMERAS IN PUBLIC PLACES” and “THE ROLE OF INDIAN MEDIA”. The competition was marked by diverse perspectives and impressive oratory skills. The English Department teachers judged the competition, and the winners were announced by Mr. Sanjeev Masih, HOD of the English Department. Col Karam Singh Bisht, OIC schools, shared valuable tips on public speaking.
Results: Bhagat House and Cariappa House secured the first position whereas Thimayya House and Manekshaw House secured the second position.


Earth Day Celebration

On the occasion of the Earth Day, the school organised a special assembly which was conducted by the students of classes V and IX D. Students of IX D presented the Speech, Facts and Poem on Earth Day. Whereas the students of Class V performed a melodrama in which humans’ ignorance and cruelty on the Mother Earth was demonstrated. The School Principal, Mr Vinod K Bhama, also addressed the students and threw light on tiny but remarkable steps to be taken to sustain Earth as a beautiful place to live for the future generations too. The students also took pledge to do their bit in preserving the Mother Earth. The theme for Earth Day 2023 is "Invest In Our Planet".


First Day at Gen BC Joshi Army Public School

It was a happy-clappy day for the tiny-tots of Class-I when they stepped in to Gen BC Joshi APS for their onward journey of formal school education, today. A hearty warm welcome full of happiness & smiles all around left an imperishable impression on the tender minds as the first sign of their cheerful educational odyssey. The little champs were received at the school gates and taken to their classes with utmost love and care. The Principal-Mr Vinod K Bhama, interacted with these cute souls, and distributed sweets as a token of love and affection, followed by camera captures of the precious moments as cherishable memories forever. It was ultimately a gala day for these new members of the grand school


Fluttering Butterflies: A Breathtaking Cultural Amalgam by Jr Joshians

Gen BC Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh, organised a resplendent cultural fest "Fluttering Butterflies" on Saturday, March 25, 2023, showcasing the astounding talent and imagination of its primary students. The venue was transformed into a kaleidoscopic realm of wonder, a feast for the senses that attracted an enthusiastic audience of parents, students, faculty members, and the distinguished guests. The festivities commenced with a warm welcome to the Chief Guest, Mrs. Rupali Shinde, Sr Director Panchshul, FWO, and Guest of Honour Col Yusuf Saify, Dy Cdr, accompanied by other dignitaries with most famous dance form of Kumaun - The Choliya Dance. The ceremonial lighting of the lamp signalled the triumph of enlightenment over darkness and ignorance. The programme started with Maa Saraswati Vandana, followed by instrumental music performance by school orchestra. A total of 587 students fm classes I to V participated in the function and gave mesmerizing performances on various themes, viz. Various Professions, Medley Dance, Yoga Meditative Dance, Gummy Bear, Taekwondo etc. The Chief Guest applauded the schools’ efforts in promoting co-curricular activities as one the important tools for holistic development of students. The Principal, Mr. Vinod K Bhama, commended the tiny-tots for their spectacular performances and thanked the teachers, parents, and esteemed guests for their support in making the cultural fest a resounding success. The programme valedicted with a Vote of Thanks by Mr Sanjeev Masih - Veteran Teacher, fusion by all participants and the National Anthem. All students and their parents were given away the boxes of sweets and refreshment. It was a gala day leading to a happy-clappy weekend for all concerned.


Holi Celebration at Gen BC Joshi Army Public School

The most colourful and vibrant festival of India 'Holi' was celebrated, with splash of colours, by the staff at Gen BC Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh, on 06 March, 2023. The central Lobby and Soccer ground of the school was an amalgamation of enthused staff members, students and the Principal, Mr Vinod K Bhama. The self-made herbal colours were sprinkled on each other and wished for goodness in the hearts & minds of all. Staff members and students enjoyed the fervor of the festival celebration alongwith enjoying high-tea with traditional sweets of the festival. A week before the Holi Celebration the tiny tots of Primary Wing were also engaged in Herbal Colour Making Activity where students learnt to make herbal colours. Mr Vinod K Bhama, Principal also encouraged these tiny tots to be responsible human beings.



Change is constant for an adult, but for a child of a lower age group it can be difficult and daunting. Hence, establishing regular and effective inter-class interactions are extremely important as it ensures seamless transition from one level of education to another. In order to execute the similar smooth transitions from small to BIG, the toddlers of PAPPS (Panchshul Army Pre-Primary School) were received as guest visitors to the Primary Wing at Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh - their new learning ground, on 01 March, 2023. The Principal, Mr Vinod K Bhama himself received these charming guests. The young aspirants along with visiting Classrooms, also felt excited while seeing the Resource Room, Music Room, Computer Lab, Sports Room, Playgrounds etc. The tiny learners were really happy and all smiling on getting familiarised with the positive learning environment at their New & Bigger School and the school was enchanted with their giggles. As a token of love and care some presents were also distributed to these students.


Excellence in School Leadership Award

Moments of Pride and Euphoria for Gen BC Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh as The Principal, Mr Vinod K Bhama, got honoured with the "Excellence in School Leadership Award" by Dr Ranber Singh, Joint Secretary/ Regional Officer, CBSE, Dehradun Region, on 04 Feb, 2023, thus adding another feather in the cap of Gen BC Joshi Army Public School. Mr Bhama received this award for his dedicated and meritorious services in the field of school education. The felicitation programme was organised by Devbhoomi Sahodaya School Complex Haldwani, on 04 Feb 2023, in Haldwani (Nainital). The principal owes this achievement to the School Management, Staff, Parents and Students, and extends his gratitude to all concerned for the accolades in his career as an eminent educator.


In-House Professional-Development-WorkShop by the Principal

The Principal- Mr Vinod K Bhama conducted an in-house workshop on 'Achieving High Results' for the educators. In this erudite and brainstorming session, Mr Vinod K Bhama explained the importance of
1. Understanding the learners: their needs, expectations and problems.
2. Creating a conducive and inclusive environment in the classrooms.
3. Having a healthy bond between teachers and students.
Dos and Don'ts before and during the Examination were also discussed. Every member in the house enthusiastically participated in the session and many learner-oriented issues were also deliberated upon.



Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh paid homage to the its Founder Late Gen BC Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, the then COAS, on 19 Nov 2022. A wreath-laying ceremony was organized at the bust of Gen BC Joshi in central lobby of the school. In remembrance of the great soul, the Principal, staff and students paid homage by offering wreath and flower petals. Late Gen Bipin Chandra Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, COAS, (05 Dec. 1935-19 Nov, 1994) was the 17th Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army. Gen BC Joshi was born in village Danya, Distt.- Almora (Uttarakhand).



Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh celebrated Children’s Day on 14th Nov 2022, with great fun and frolic. The pgme commenced with welcoming the Chief Guest, Mr. Vinod K Bhama - Principal, where he presented a bouquet to the tiny-tots as a mark of love & affection for children. A Special Assembly was conducted by the teachers, followed by various performances, including skit on importance of school life, and medley & lazy dance to delight, entertain and regale the students. At last the Principal- Mr Vinod K Bhama, appreciated the teachers for their performances for students. The celebrations came to an end with the distribution of cupcakes as a small token of love and affection by the school mgmt.



23rd Uttrakhand Foundation Day was celebrated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. To mark the event a special assembly was conducted by the students of class 7C and 5C. The assembly commenced with the morning prayer to rejuvenate the spirits of the students. To throw more light on the history of Uttrakhand a speech was delivered by Rishita Rawat of 7C followed by a quiz on Uttrakhand. A beautiful skit was also performed by the students of 5C showing the struggle for a separate state from Uttar Pradesh, leaders of this struggle and colours of Uttrakhand. A very serene depiction of village life of Uttrakhand was shown which not only displayed the roots but also showed why we call it ‘devbhoomi’. The tiny-tots, in their Kumauni Costume, also presented a Kumauni Song. The Principal- Mr Vinod K Bhama addressed the students by first congratulating them for the occasion. He later spoke about various famous personalities who belong to Uttrakhand and have served the nation with all their might. Having pride at being an ‘Uttrakhandi’ and enriching our souls with piousness & patriotism was emphasized by him. He ended the speech by instilling a lot of energy and lifting the spirits of students. The assembly concluded at a vey promising note with the National Anthem



The school celebrated its 27th Annual Day with great zeal and fervour on 16th October 2022. Col Yusuf Saify, Dy Cdr - 119 (I) Inf Bde Gp, and Mr Havaldar Prasad - District Education Officer graced the occasion by being the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour respectively. Beside this, a galaxy of distinguished guests and the Principals of various schools, along with the parents of students, attended the function. The program started with a melodious and heartwarming welcome song, followed by Saraswati Vandana. Mr Vinod K. Bhama - Principal, presented the school's Annual Report highlighting the achievements and progress of the school. The ebullient dancers of the school presented an impressive and colourful cultural programme on the occasion. The programme included the vibrant cultural dances of India, esp. the traditional dance of Gujarat, Punjab, Dogri, West Bengal and Uttarakhand. The programme rode to a final crescendo with Chhaliya Dance performance - the symbol of Kumaoni Culture, followed by the Taekwondo show. The aerobics performance by the tiny-tots was an amalgam of various forms of physical activeness. The spectacular speech by the Chief Guest enlightened the gathering. The chief guest appreciated the efforts of the school management, principal, teachers and the students for rising the school to greater heights. The programme culminated with a Vote of Thanks by Mr Sanjeev Masih, Sr Teacher and the National Anthem. Students and their parents were given away the boxes of sweets and refreshments. It was a gala day for Gen Bc Joshi APS


Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh celebrates Teacher's Day

The inevitable contribution of Teachers was honoured on the beautiful occasion of the Teacher’s Day with Students expressing their gratitude for the Love, Care, Knowledge and Wisdom imparted by their Teachers towards them The Students organised Heartwarming Activities which included performing Plays and Songs. Students of Class XII acted as Teacher's for the day. Senior students of CL XII presented a self-made beautiful GREETING CARD to each teacher of the School in the morning assembly, which was deeply appreciated by each Teacher Tribute was paid by one and all to the Great Scholar, Teacher, Philosopher and the Second President of our Nation, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, on whose Birthday the Teacher’s Day is celebrated across all the Schools in India



School celebrated Independence Day Function today on 15 Aug 2022, under the banner 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' with pomp & show . The School Chairman Mr Saurabh Shinde graced the auspicious occasion by being the Chief Guest accompanied with Mrs Rupali Shinde. The Chief Guest hoisted the National Flag, followed by reviewing salute from the March-Past Contingents from 04 × Houses . The Skit presented by the students of Primary Wing on India's Freedom Fighters was mesmerizing and a goose-bumps giving event, which touched the hearts of spectators with their fabulous performances. The melody of Patriotic Songs presented by the four Houses echoed in the environment and filled everyone's soul with deep love for the nation . The Chief Guest awarded students with Trophies who had done well in the CBSE Board Exams 2021-22, and in various other fields to incl Sports, Literary and Co-curricular activities. Chairman in his address motivated the students to instill the Feelings of Patriotism with Honesty and Dedication, and deeply appreciated the performances of Children. The program was valedicted with Vote of Thanks by Principal, Mr Vinod Bhama, followed by Sweets Hamper distribution to all the students .



TODAY STUDENTS OF GEN BC JOSHI, ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOL PARTICIPATED IN MINI MARATHON CONDUCTED UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE FMN HQ & SECURED TOP THREE POSITIONS IN STUDENTS CATEGORY. A total of 150 students, 10 teachers and the School Bursar Capt(Retd) AS Mathur participated in the Mini Marathon. Master Pawan Paswan (1st Position), Rajendra Bisht(2nd Position) & Showket Bashir(3rd- Position )secured the first three positions. OP Sadhbhawna students were also felicitated for their good performance in today’s Marathon. The Event was flagged of by Brig Saurabh Shinde, Cdr 119(I), who later gave away the prizes and congratulated the winners.



Under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahostsav Theme, School organised an Awareness Rally and Street Play to spread the Spirit of Patriotism. A total of 80 students participated who performed Street Play at Simalgir Bazar and Bin Chouraha. Both the events were very much liked by the audience.


State-Level Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2021-22

The school adding more shine to its glittering beauty by getting the State-Level Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2021-22 (issued by the Deptt of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education, Govt of India). The selection of schools for the award is done as a part of the ‘Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya’ campaign under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The award was received by the Principal, Mr Vinod K Bhama from Dr Dhan Singh Rawat - Education Minister, Uttarakhand, during a ceremony held at the Office of Director General of School Education, Dehradun, Uttarakhand on 1 Aug, 2022. It’s indeed a proud moment for the school having received the great honour.