The School Weekly - 23rd December 2013

16th to 21st December 13: Second Terminal Examination were conducted for the students of Class Nursery to Class V and Class XI.

21st December 13: The Trustees and Staff  organized a farewell for our most honorable principal Mrs. Parineeta Ranpal. Former President of Coco-Cola UK Mr. Sanjay Guha was the guest of honour at the farewell program. Mr.Sandeep Dutt Chairman BAT presented a token of appreciation to Mrs Ranpal for her distinguished service  of  seven and a half years.

23rd December 13: The school organised a trekking trip for  the students of Class IX to XI. The trekking venue was near The Ranakpur temple. First the students went for a three and a half kilometer hike, they participated in adventurous games and visited the Ranakpur Dam. they saw a crocodile too! The students cooked sweetmeats, snacks, fast food without using fire and returned back home by 5:00 PM.

24th December 13: Results were declared for the students who appeared for second term examination. The students of the senior section organized a short program for the farewell of their much loved principal Mrs Parineeta Ranpal. The Head Girl & Boy presented a bouquet and garland to the Principal. There were speeches, songs, poems by the students to show their love for their Principal. The teachers also said a few words. On the occasion of Christmas, Christmas Carols were sung by the students.
Point of View
School is the learning center
School can make us a good painter
School gives us knowledge
To go to college
School is one's best thing
Where we study and sing
School is like a temple
Do you have its sample
I like my nature
School is my future
I like my school very much
There is no school as such.
 - Sanju Kanwar (Class VIII)
Girls Education
Flowers the beauty of the garden soon vanish
As well as if we ignore the girls
The world will soon vanish
Don't play with the girl's life
We have to educate the girls
We have to give her respect
Because she is the pride of OUR COUNTRY
    - Kritika Mansion (Class VIII)
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
The School Weekly will not be published for the next two weeks please. We are on Christmas & Winter Vacation from 25th December 2013 to 4th January 2014.

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The School Weekly - 16th December 2013

13th December 13: Friday Activity was carried out in all the classes. In English story writing, lnterview writing were carried out, in Science the students were taken to the lab and did practical, in Maths they did mental arithmetic and in Social Science they made charts according to the topics given.

14th December 13: Class Tests were carried out in all the classes. Arrangement for second terminal exams was done for nursery to fifth classes which are going to start from 16th December.
Point of View
Technical Education
So far we have laid more and more emphasis on liberal or literal education. The aim of education is to give training in subjects like philosophy, history, literature but it gives us only a superficial knowledge without any practical training in the art of making the art of living. Technical education on the other hand it trains the body and teaches us how to earn our living. Technical education is the only method by which we can drive the ghost of unemployment among the educated people. More and more technical schools have opened. Technical education has been introduced in many schools. Formerly artisans made things mainly with their hands but with the progress in science improved machines have been invented and manufactured which can produce things on a larger scale in a short time and at a smaller cost. This is the importance of technical knowledge. It enables to earn their living and solves the baffling problem of unemployment.
 - Aditya Pratap Singh (Class VIII)
Our Principal
P - Perfect in everything
R - Regular in coming to office
I  -  Intelligent in all aspects
N - Never willing to do wrong
C - Careful to watch all activities
I  -  Intends to do good
P - Pays attention to all problems
A - Anxious to keep discipline
L - Loves all members of the school 
    - Pooja Koratkar (Class X)
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The School Weekly - 9th December 2013

2nd December 13: The Netball Team returned back from Lonavla near Pune, after winning  the national tournament.

3rd December 13: Students were awarded certificates for their academic performance, participation in projects and participation in the annual function. Teachers were awarded certificates for their efforts to make the annual function a success.

6th December 13: Friday activities were carried out in all the classes. In science the students were taken to the labs to do practicals. In other subjects mental sums, story writing, diary entry and a documentary film was also shown to the students.

7th December 13: Class tests carried out in all the classes. Parents Teacher Meeting for the pre primary classes was organised.
Point of View
Success is a great feeling of any human life. It can bring a great change in life. If we desire to get success then we must try our best irrespective of subjects. It may be in studies, games, music or other activities. Without achievements we can't get success. Without success we can't get the goal of our life. Success gives us popularity. After all a successful person becomes the'ideal of nation '. I can say success means :-
S- Serious
U- Ultimate
C- Capable
C- Creative
E- Energetic
S- Simple
S- Sober
- Bhavika Mansion 

Teenagers and their pursuits
The recent state of teenagers is very pathetic. Most of the children are spending the maximum time of their formafive years glued to the idiot box watching melodramatic movies or serials , which are by no means beneficial to them. Physical activities appear to take a backseat. They are not interested in creative pursuits or hobbies due to the extreme pressure of studies. The habit of reading books is on the decline. There will come a day when the habit of reading books will become extinct. Amidst the stress and strain of studies talking to friends on cellphones appears to be their only respite. Nowadays chatting on Facebook and what's up has become a trend for the teenagers.God save them.
- Pooja Dutta
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Big thank you to our Principal

Dear Parineeta,

It is not often that we come across people with care, compassion and more so a deep concern for young people. We at The Fabindia School have been very fortunate to have you with us for a very wonderful term from 2006 to 2013. You have been a real 'servant leader' and have been one of the best mentors we could have had for the young people of Bali.

As we start thinking of days post the 31st of Dec 2013, we wonder how we will be able to hold the hands of the young people, mentor the teachers and work to help the leader flower in every individual in our community. Am sure you will always be with us in our hearts and even post your retirement will be there as a guide and a consultant for the Bhadrajun Artisans Trust. Your good work has been brought to life in the school video released on the Annual Day in Nov 2013.

On behalf of the Trustees, the Friends of the Bissell's, the community of Bali, and the students we wish you well always and hope you will keep in touch for years to come.

Look forward to meeting you in Bali on my next week and celebrating your good work.

With best wishes,

For Bhadrajun Artisans Trust

Sandeep Dutt

The School Weekly - 1st December 13

23rd November to 1st December 13: Five students with their coach have gone to Lonavla to participate in the Netball Tournament.

26th November 13: Students of class one to three went to Rata Mahaveer today for picnic and class four and five went to Dantiwara for picnic. They enjoyed a lot there. Five teachers escorted easy group.

 27th November 13: Students of class six & seven went to Kambeshwar Mahadev, class eight & nine went to Muchala Mahaveerji ,class ten & eleven went to Ranakpur Temple for picnic today.

 28th November 13: Students of pre- primary classes went to Ranakpur Temple for picnic today.
Children's Day was not celebrated in the school due to Annual Day's preparation so after Annual Function picnics were organized for the students on the occasion of Children's Day. The students enjoyed a lot there.

29th November 13: Class tests were taken in all the classes.

What is life
Life is to live, to live is to act
To act is to do something good
To do something good is to love God
So to live is to love
The difference is of only 'I' &'o'
I stands for self 'o' represents zero
Nothing & universe. So in the real sense of word
Life is to merge 'I' into "O'
- Darshan Rajpurohit    X

You can feel her innocence in your daughter
You can feel her passion in your beloved
You can feel her dedication in your wife
You can feel her love in your mother
Yet her heart is very strong but naughty
She is born to give you happiness Woman is wonderful creation of  God
- Mrs. Bharti Rao
News and views compiled every week by Mrs. Bharti Rao

The School Weekly - 25th Nov 2013

Annual Day Special
21 Nov This day was celebrated as Annual Prize Distribution Day. Full dress rehearsal was also done on this day. Ms.Jane Bentley was the guest of honor and Ms. Keya Banerjee was the special guest. The guests present were Mr. Sandeep Dutt (Chairman) and parents of the students who were going to receive prizes on that day. Mr. Sandeep Dutt did the lighting of the diya. Then the head boy and head girl presented a bouquet to the guest of honor and special guest. Then the guest of honor and special guest gave away the prizes.

22 Nov : This day was celebrated as the Annual Day. It was our 21st Anniversary. The program started at 5.00 p.m.with the opening of the exhibitions by the chief guest and guest of honor. Dr. Peter McLaughlin who is the principal of Doon School was the chief guest, Dr. Babli Moitra Shroff who is the principal IP college Delhi was the guest of honor and the distinguished guests were Mr. William Bissell (Co-Founder), Mr. Sandeep Dutt (Chairman), Mr. Rajkumar Rodla (Board Member), SMB Members and parents were present for the Annual Day. The show started  with the lighting of the diya by the chief guest Mr. Peter McLaughlin. The guests were welcomed. The head girl and head boy presented a bouquet to the chief guest and guest of honor and a token of appreciation was presented by the principal and vice principal. After that we had a dance by the senior girls and then the principal read the School's Annual Report. The chief guest and guest of honor addressed the gathering. After this we started with our cultural show. In the end the School Film was released. The show ended with a vote of thanks by the vice-principal.

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Bombay in Bali.... Fishermen dance to transport a desert into a seaside!!!

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The School Weekly - 18th Nov 2013

14 Nov Children's Day was celebrated in the school. The students were given sweets and snacks and the other celebration will be organized after the annual function as the school is busy in the preparation of annual function.

16 Nov Parents teacher meeting was organized for the students of class four to six. About 40% parents attended the meeting.
 Point of View
Class Ten
This is the base 
That is the case
Study, study or leave the race
Can't live without mensuration
Because it wants some taxation 
Physics and Bio are easy
But Chemistry is cruel
Therefore first ornament is fuel
Maths has a good geometry
Before a tough trigonometry
Study, study or
Produce some paddy
And increase our wealth
Read Bio for health
In quadratic equation you have to settle
With the learning of some metal
Time is limited
When Democracy is permitted
Two years of time for college 
Time to gain more and more knowledge
This is my class ten. 
- Pooja Koratkar (Class X)

Be Careful
Be Careful
Be careful of your thoughts
For your thoughts become your words
Be careful of your words
For your words become your actions
Be careful of your actions
For your actions become your habit
Be careful of your habits
For your habits become your character
Be careful of your character
For your character becomes your destiny. 
- Mamta Chouhan (Class X)

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The School Weekly - 11th Nov 2013

7 Nov The school reopened today after Diwali vacation.

8 Nov Friday activity was carried out in all the classes. Some gave creative writing, some gave script writing, while others did practicals and others did mental maths.

9 Nov : Parents Teacher Meeting was organised for class I to III. Only 40% of the parents attended the meeting. Class tests were taken in all the classes as per schedule. Annual Day practice and preparations are going on in the school.
 Point of View
Diwali is the festival of lights. It is the festival of renovation of surroundings and rejoices of people. According to Hindu mythology New Year starts for the Hindus the next day. The Hindus celebrate this festival because Lord Rama had returned to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. The people were happy so the lighted diyas to welcome him. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi comes home on Diwali so people do Lakshmi Puja to welcome Goddess Lakshmi in their house. First of all cleaning is done. After that Lakshmi Puja is done at night and children burst crackers and have fun. Diwali is the festival of lights which brings lots of happiness so we should not pollute by bursting too many crackers and we should make it a happy and safe Diwali. - Aman Qureshi (Class X)

New Year
New Year day is one of the most popular occasions in India. In all around the world it is celebrated on 1st January but in India people wish their loved ones blessings of the New Year just after the next day of Diwali. New Year is celebrated in India in a very different and exciting way. People indulge in fulfilled activities such as singing, dancing and playing games on this occasion. New Year is considered a great opportunity to get closer to the loved ones in your life and to revive contact with lost friends. The idea is to wave goodbye to the year gone and welcome the New Year in the hope that it will invite lot of happiness and joy in everyone's love. - Nikhil Soni (Class X)

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Annual Day Celebrations 2013

Wish all our friends a Very Happy Diwali!

The Annual Day Celebrations at The Fabindia School in Bali are planned for the 22nd of Nov 2013. Dr. Peter McLaughlin, Headmaster The Doon School has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest. Dr. Babli M Saraf, Principal IP College, Delhi University will be our Guest of Honour. Parents and Friends of the School are most welcome, kindly email or call us if you would like us to deliver a formal invitation card please.

There will be a meeting of the Trustees of the Bhadrajun Artisans Trust on the 23rd of Nov 2013 at the Farm in Padarla. We hope all Trustees and Advisory Board Members will join us.

Scanned copy of the invitation card, you need the original to attend please.

NB. The School is closed for the Diwali break till the 7th of Nov 2013 please.

The School Weekly - 28th Oct 2013

24 Oct Display board competition was organised for Class I to XI. The theme of the competition was Happy and safe Diwali. The students decorated their classes with lanterns and other decorations. The students of Class VI to XI made Posters depicting a happy and safe pollution free Diwali.

25 Oct Friday Activity was carried out in all the classes. The students enjoyed doing activities especially script writing.

26 Oct : Parents-Teacher Meeting was organised for students of Class VII to XI. It was really sad to see that only 10% of the parents attended the meeting.

27 Oct : A workshop was organised by Pearson Publications for the teachers. 36 teachers attended the workshop. Ms. Rekha Agarwal was the resource person. There were three more persons from Pearson along with Mr. Atul Bhargav the area manager.

28 Oct : Fancy dress competition was organised for the students of Class Pre-primary and Class I. The theme of the competition was the Ramayana. Students dressed themselves as the characters of the Ramayana. Some were dressed like Ram, Lakshman, Sita, Hanuman etc. They looked very cute and pretty.

The School Weekly - 21st Oct 2013

13 Oct - 15 Oct Students of Class XI along with the principal and three teachers went on an Educational Trip to Jaisalmer.

18 Oct Friday Activity was carried out in all the classes from pre-primary to class VIII. Activities like creative writing, worksheets, mental maths, practical, etc. were carried out in the classes. Students enjoyed doing their Friday activity.

19 Oct : Weekly class tests were taken in all classes. Parents-Teacher meeting was organised for students of class four to six. Only 20% of the parents attended the meeting.
 Point of View
Report of the Educational Trip
Students of Class XI was taken to Jaisalmer for a trip. The principal Mrs. Parinita Ranpal, Bharti Rao, Raveena Choudhary and Sonal Jain went along with 28 students. The trip started at 4:00 A.M. in the morning and we reached Jaisalmer at 1:00 P.M. After taking bath we had lunch and the girls took rest and the boys did swimming in the indoor swimming pool of Narayan Niwas Hotel. In the evening we visited the Patwa Haveli and The Jaisalmer Fort. The students also did shopping. Next day on 14th October, we visited the Tanot Mata temple which is 23 K.M. from the border. In the evening we reached Sam Sand Dunes where the students enjoyed the most. They did camel safari and some did jeep safari. Some boys also did camel racing and sat in camel cart. They played on sand dunes and in the night they stayed in tents. They also watched the famous Kalbelia dance of the desert. They also saw the windmills, which is used to generate electricity in the desert. On 15th October, we returned back home by 7:00 P.M. - Bharti Rao

My Early Childhood
A childhood friends, we grew up together,
Swearing to be friends forever & ever ,
Sometimes we would argue & fight,
Sometimes we would laugh & stay up all night,
My thoughts and feelings to you I would confide
Never having anything to hide
Friends we do remain
Things changing an things staying the same
To each other we will listen and share
About each other we will always care
 - Aman Qureshi (Class X)

Celebrating the Victory of Good over Evil!

English Lab inaugurated
On the auspicious occasion of the Dussehra Festival and the Navratri Season, the new English Lab was opened at The Fabindia School in Bali. This 30 seater Lab is fully equipped with software, computers and OHP equipment and is one of the most modern class rooms to help deliver quality English Learning in the Village. Every student of the School will now get to work on a Computer three to four sessions a week, as this English Lab is in addition to the existing Computer Lab. The School now has 80 computers on campus and broadband access for the full community. You will get more news about the event in the forthcoming School Weekly.

The School has the best English Lab in Bali and perhaps a unique one in the country. We will be happy to help the local community and family members of the students studying at our school to use this facility after school hours.

The School Weekly will be out next week, we are on Dussehra Holidays from the 12th of Oct to the 16th of Oct 2013.

The School Weekly - 7th Oct 2013

29 Sept Five of the students from the Fabindia School participated in the District Level Athletes Tournament. Out of the five students two of them won in the tournament. Ashwin Dutta of Class X won in 100 metre, 200 metre, 100 metre hurdles race and he was also awarded as the best athlete of Pali District and will also participate in the state level athlete tournament. Shinu Philip stood second in hammer throw.

2 Oct Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated in the school. The two favourite songs of Gandhi ji were sung by the choir in the assembly. The Principal Parinita Ranpal & Mr. Bharat Parihar spoke a few words on Gandhi ji & Shastri ji.

4 Oct : Sports Activities were carried out in the pre-primary section. The students who won in the races were awarded certificates.

5 Oct : Result of SA 1 was declared today. Parent teacher meeting was held. Only 40% of the parents turned up to see their child's result.
 Point of View
Gandhi and his beliefs
"We must become the change we want to see in the world". Mahatma Gandhi is considered the Father of the Indian independence movement. He spent many years in South Africa working to fight discrimination. While in India, his virtue, simple lifestyle and minimal dress endeared him to the people. Non-violence was his highest virtue. By non violence, he meant not only just the absence of violence, but also loving concern for all. He believed that truth could be known only through tolerance and concern for others. He inspired millions to fight for the cause and forced the British to leave India. He has proven that we can achieve the noble cause of liberty and justice without killing anyone or without making a child an orphan. - Daksha Jain

The Company one keeps

A man is known by the company he keeps.  A bad company spoils a man and brings him a bad name but if the person is good, it is sure to influence a person for his better life. Children are immature and tender. They can be moulded to any shape if they keep the company of good fellows they will develop a virtuous personality. If they fall in bad company they will go astray. They may spoil even their lives, so one must keep oneself away from a bad company that is why it is said "better alone than in bad company"- Bharti Rao

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The School Weekly - 30th Sept 2013

26 Sept : Friday Activity was carried out in the primary and pre-primary classes. Activities like creative writing, mental arithmetic, drawings, etc. were carried out in all the classes.

28 Sept Summative Assessment was going on for class VI to XI, so no other activities were carried out. Today was their last exam.
 Point of View
Hygiene for children
Practicing good hygiene is one of the best ways to protect ourselves from illness, and so it is important to teach children how to practice good hygiene. Hygiene means handling food carefully, correctly storing food, regularly washing your hands and body thoroughly, avoiding coughing or sneezing on other people, using appropriate protection to avoid infections. Children may ignore or tease children who smell bad or look dirty which can affect their self esteem. When children start the day with clean hair, body and clothes, play mates and caregivers respond more positively. It’s important to spend time with young children practicing and teaching good hygiene both in school and at home. The best way children learn to assume positive health habits is by including them in their daily routine.
Good hygiene is more than just looking neat and clean – it also reduces the spread of disease. Therefore, good hygiene affects the health and well – being of children as well as people with whom they spend their day.  - Swabhi Parmar

Good Habits
It is said that early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Early to bed and early to rise is a good habit. A habit means repetition of the same action in similar circumstances. All man have habits. There are good and bad habits. They are of different kinds. Habits are acts which men indulge in to satisfy their needs. Man is a social animal and he can’t live in isolation. Respecting elders, wishing ‘Good morning’, ‘Good evening’, and ‘Good night’ are good habits. Serving the cause of poor and needy are good habits.

The School Weekly - 23rd Sept 2013

19 Sept : Summative Assessment - I for classes VI- XI have started from today.

20 Sept : Eight of our students who had played Under-14 football tournament were selected to represent Pali district in State Football Tournament. Today they played against Bharatpur team and won by 8-0.

21 Sept : Today parents teacher meeting for Class IV-V was organised and only 10% parents turned up for the meeting.
 Point of View
Child Labour
One day when I was going to school, I saw a child of my age selling flowers on the street. His clothes were worn out and were shabbily dressed. I felt very bad for him. In his age of going to school, he was earning money for his family. I went near him and gave him some money I had. He thanked me and gave me a bouquet. I asked him the reason behind doing this work. He told me he is an orphan and he only has a younger sister who is too small to earn. If he won't earn then they would have to stay hungry for the whole day. I appreciated his love for his sister. There are a lot of children like him who have to do work for their living. We must do something for them so that they can also get educated. They all are our brothers and sisters and we ought to think seriously for them.  - Nikhil Soni (Class X)

My School
I love my school, 
I think I am in a pool, 
That much nice is my school.
My School is very beautiful,
My school is very wonderful,
My school is very lovely,
So I love my school.
My school is first in education,
My school is first in games, 
My school is first in studies,
My school is amusing, 
So I love my school a lot.
- Krithika Mansion (Class VIII A

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The School Weekly - 16th Sept 2013

10 Sept : Once again the Fabindians have won the under-14 football tournament that took place in Bijowa against Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Dadai by 2-0. Five students of our school have been selected to represent the Pali district in state football tournament.

11 Sept : Science lab was inaugurated on 11th Sept by Mrs. Indu Choudhary the chairman of Municipal Board, Bali. There are separate labs for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Now the students have started their practical in the labs.

12 Sept - 14 Sept : A film was shot in the school campus by Wide Angle Films, a Delhi based production house. The film was directed by Ms. Sujata with her team. The team shot interviews of students, classrooms, football match, Rajasthani dance, horse riding, etc.

13 Sept : The Fabindians who have gone to play the under-19 state football tournament have won first position in March past and have reached the quarter final.

 Point of View
Preparation for Examination  
Examination time is important time of our life and most important thing is how we prepare for it. Many times we do not prepare well and we get nervous & fail in exams. Most students prepare by learning the answer by heart & pass. But it causes difficulties in higher classes we should prepare by understanding every day.

SMB Meeting 13th Sept 2013

The Fabindia School  has a local School Management Board (SMB) from the Bali area which is comprised of local parents and community members. The Board meets periodically to review the development of the school and help convey the needs of the people of Bali. The SMB has three Sub-Committees:
i)   Scholarships
ii)  Campus Development
iii) Alumni and Community Relations

The meeting on the 13th of Sept was held at the school campus and the following were present:
Mr. Veeram Dev Singh Sonigara, Advocate
Mrs. Meenu Jain, Parent and a resident of Bali
Mr. Jaswant Singh Sonigara, Physical Education Trainer
Mr. Vikram Singh, Cultivator and eminent resident of Bali
Mr. Krishan Gopal Dave, Teacher at The Fabindia School
Mrs. Bharti Rao, Teacher at The Fabindia School
Mr. Atul Bhatt - Manager Training & Development, The Fabindia School
Ms. Parineeta Ranpal, Principal & Hon. Secy of the SMB Mr.

In addition, Sandeep Dutt the Chairman and Executive Director of The Fabindia Schools was present at the meeting. The members approved the Scholarship Programme, made plans for the Annual Day and reviewed the School Development Plan.

The School Weekly - 9th Sept 2013

Teacher's Day Special
5 Sept : Teacher’s day was celebrated in the school. The students had organized a short program. The program started by the giving of compliments to the teachers which were prepared by the students. The students performed dances and the program ended with some games which were organized to be played by the Teachers. Students also decorated their display boards with articles, poems, thank you cards and pictures were drawn of their favourite teacher. The theme for the display board competition was ‘Teacher’.
The finals of the 58th Under 19 District Football Tournament was hosted by The Fabindia School was played on 5th September. The final match was played between The Fabindia School and Govt. Sen. Sec School Sojat and our school won the match by 1-0. Five students from The Fabindia School are selected in the team who are  going to represent district Pali in the State Tournament. After the final match the closing ceremony and the prize distribution took place. After this program we had our Teacher’s Day Celebration.

6 Sept : The School’s Under 14 football team went to Bijowa to participate in the Football tournament. The team has defeated the host team and has reached the semi finals.

7 Sept : On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, a survey was conducted in Class X to find out 'Who would be a better teacher: Man, Woman or Both?. 

 Point of View
Teacher's Day  
Teacher’s day in India is held on September 5 on the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, India’s second president and an extremely respected scholar and teacher of philosophy. It is the day that Indians honour the teachers for their immense contribution to the country and the community. When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the president of India in 1962, he was approached by some of his students and friends and requested him to celebrate 5th September his “Birthday”. In replay, Dr. Radhakrishnan said “Instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as “Teacher’s day”. The request showed Dr. Radhakrishnan’s love for the teaching profession.

Teachers mold the lives that they influence because the lessons learned from teachers remain with their students throughout life. We should always respect our Teachers. Teachers need encouragement and support from the community to feel that their devotion to student is appreciated.
- Khushboo Punmiya (Class XI)

Role of teachers in modern world
Day by day generation is changing. Due to this change, environment and surroundings has also changed . There was a time when Teachers were respected and more honorable than God but now Teachers are just for the name sake. Technology has empowered the humans and students are following technology. Students now prefer digital classrooms compared to Book of Knowledge ‘Teachers’. Before students used to respect their teachers but now students just ignore their teachers. Actually this is because of the changing in generation. But hats off to our Teachers who know very well that it will not affect their self respect and they try their best and many of them have proved to be the role models of their students. Students till today respect their teachers who are efficient and update themselves with the changing time. Generally trouble comes for those teachers who are inexperienced and still stick to their old theory. Teachers should try to be good, change with the time and update themselves, then really the students will respect them.                     
- Mimansha Kunwar (Class IX) 

God’s second face is our teacher
No one can ever compete their feature.
Makes us a real human,
Shows terms like respect and discipline
A life without guidance of teacher,
Is like a pilot flying a wooden plane
School is a temple,
Books are incense sticks
Knowledge is the Prasad
Which we interestingly lick
If there are no teachers,
No knowledge will be there
We should respect teacher
And live life without fear. 
- Akshay Rajpurohit (Class X)

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District Football Champions

Well done Team Fabindia, we are very happy to share the news ...
58th District Football Tournament won by The Fabindia School!
Well done CP Singh and the great footballers at the School!!!

Teacher who swims through a river everyday to get to his students

"A wonderful story which we hope you can share with our teachers.  Please give them - each one of them - the best wishes and thanks from each of us from the John Bissell family because they have helped us nurture this dream that John and William had of having a dream school in Rajasthan....and our congratulations to you." - William, Anjali, Monsoon and Bim Bissell

Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Shamik Ghosh. Sep 05, 2013 20:13 (IST) NDTV

Malappuram: At 9 am on a weekday, Abdul Mallik is busy wading through neck-high water, a tyre-tube around his waist, his tiffin box and shoes held in one hand above the muddy river.
It's hardly the average morning commute, 40-year-old Abdul Mallik, a primary teacher, wades through neck-high water everyday to reach his school! This is what it takes Mr Mallik to get to the primary school where he has been employed for 20 years in a village in the Malappuram district of Kerala.

"If I go by road, it takes me three hours to cover the 12-kilometre distance, but swimming through the river is easier, faster and I reach school on time," he says, after he emerges from the river 15 minutes later. He changes into a dry set of clothes on the river bank, and then treks uphill for 10 minutes before he reaches school.

An average salary for government teachers like him is around Rs 25,000. The compensation, he says, lies elsewhere. As he arrives at his classroom, a bunch of excited students surround him with their offerings of cards and letters for Teacher's Day.

Companies Bill: New legislation to govern firms enacted

NEW DELHI: The landmark Companies Bill has been enacted, replacing the nearly six-decade old regulations that governed corporates in the country. After being approved by Parliament last month and receiving assent from President Pranab Mukherjee, the new laws have been now Gazetted. "The historic new Company Law in the country has been enacted with the President of India giving his assent to the Companies Bill, 2013.
"It has now been published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section-1, dated the 30th August 2013 as Act No. 18 of 2013," the Corporate Affairs Ministry said in a release today. The new laws bring in substantial changes in regulations that govern companies registered in the country. The legislation, which had to wait for the Rajya Sabha nod for about eight months after getting passed by Lok Sabha in December last year, would replace the Companies Act 1956.

The ministry is in the process of finalising rules for the implementation of the new legislation. Once the draft norms are ready, they would be put on the ministry's website for up to 60 days for comments from various stakeholders.

Among new aspects, the new legislation requires certain class of companies to shell out at least two per cent of their three-year average annual profit towards social welfare activities. Besides, various new clauses have been introduced to empower as well as protect investors and bring in more transparency in corporate governance.

~ The Economic Times - 2nd Sept. 2013

The School Weekly - 2nd Sept 2013

29 Aug : Jodogyan’s Math workshop was conducted in the school for the teachers of pre-primary and primary section by the Jodogyan Organization. Total 29 teachers had participated in the workshop.

31 Aug : There was regular school for Class VI to Class XI. Declaration of the results of the first terminal examination for Class Nursery to Class V. Parents came to take their Child’s result. Though it was a result day yet only 30% of the parents turned up for the meeting.

Interview with Ms. Kirti (Jodogyan Organization)

Q: Tell me something about yourself?
Ans: My name is Kirti. I am working for JodoGyan Organisation from the last five years. Our organization is in Shakurpur, New Delhi and we are 60 people working in it. We prepare and produce the Teaching Learning Material (TML). There is a school team who goes to different schools and conducts workshops.
Q: How do you make Mathematics interesting?
Ans: We do hands-on-activity with the help of TML and take the students from the concrete to the abstract situation.
Q: Why do students not take interest in Mathematics?
Ans: We enjoy Math when we are able to solve a problem by seeing the pattern. We should teach in such a way that children can connect themselves to the pattern and think logically, and then only they will enjoy learning Math.
Q: Why do students fear Math and how do you help them in this process?
Ans: Their confidence is stolen so they fear Math. It should be presented with the situation so that they can enjoy and imagine and it should be of their world. It should not be presented in problem or definition way.
Q: How did you find our teachers?
Ans: They are involved in their work and that is why they want to know and learn. They are not detached from their work. They have no attitude problem, are able to imagine and that is why they are able to think ahead.

SchoolEducation.Com: Innovation and Design

SchoolEducation.Com: Innovation and Design
Is the Education system helping us innovate or are we simply preparing the students to do assembly line work? The more we put in place uniform systems, curriculum and structure, our education will deliver less innovation and design. When you give a block of wood, with two basic tools like a mallet and a chisel to a young person, you will make the person think design and evolve. If you give Lego blocks, a kit to assemble an aero-model or simply use templates, you will stifle design and creativity. The kits and uniform building blocks are good business sense for marketeers, less effort for teachers and easily help build prefab models which are misinterpreted as creation in our education system...

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We are with you Aylette

Twenty years ago, our founders and visionaries set out to open the first English medium school at Bali village in Rajasthan. Today students from our school are scoring 80% and 90% in English in the CBSE XII Exams. Thank you Aylette and all our supporters, who have made the dreams of the people of Bali come true and worked to provide 'affordable quality education'.

The School Weekly - 26th Aug 2013

Raksha Bandhan Special
19 Aug : Rakhi Making Competition was organized for students of Class IV to XI. The students were excited and they made beautiful rakhis and displayed it on the display board. Class VIII B stood first, Class VIII A stood second in the senior section while Class V B stood first and V A stood second in the junior section.

24 Aug : A Survey was conducted in class X and this was the Outcome. 

First Terminal Examination is being conducted for Class Nursery to Class V from 19th Aug to 27th Aug. in the school. The rest of the middle and senior section will have their examination next month.

Point of View
History and Significance of Raksha Bandhan  
Raksha Bandhan is a term from the Hindi language which means a relationship or an association based on protection. This is a festival which has a long standing Indian heritage. More commonly known as Rakhi, this Indian festival signifies the sacred bond of love between a brother and sister. 

The School Weekly - 19th Aug 2013

Independence Day Special
15 Aug : Like every year the school celebrated its 67th Independence Day. 
The program started with the hoisting of the flag by The Principal. The students participated in a the Parade on the ground. This was followed by a short program. 

First Vishal Singh of Class X gave a speech on this day and then Mimansha Kunwar of Class IX also gave a speech. We had Inter-house Patriotic Song Competition in which all the four houses participated. 

Our Training & Development Manager Mr. Atul Bhatt and Principal Ms Parineeta Ranpal addressed the gathering. The results of the competitions were announced. Blue House stood first in both March Past and Patriotic Song competition. The program ended with the distribution of sweets to one and all present there. 

This Independence Day was very special for Fabindians. We bagged off three trophies at Senior Secondary Government High School Bali. The first trophy was won by our students for securing first position in the Republic Day Parade organised in High School. Prasann Vaishnav of Class XII won a trophy for securing 85% in 12th boards and Himanshi Chouhan won a trophy for securing 9.8 CGPA in 10th Class board exams in Bali. 

The School Weekly - 12th Aug 2013

5 Aug - 8 Aug : Mr. Ashok Hazra conducted Art Workshop in the school from 5 Aug to 8 Aug. The participants of the workshop were students of class I to class IX. He has also kindly agreed to assist in setting up an Art School at the new campus in Bali. Mr Atul Bhatt organised this event.

9 Aug : A Survey was conducted in class X and this was the Outcome.

10 Aug : The new Editorial Board was formed with 22 students with 11 students in each section. Nikhil Soni and Hema Choudhary are elected as the chief editor for the English Section and Shraddha Kansara & Naushad Ali for Hindi Section. Rest of the students are given their respective duties.

Interview of Mr. Ashok Hazara

Q : Tell us something about you
Ans : I am one of the 15th contemporary artist of the country. Nowadays I am educating children art after retirement in various
school to promote child art. Bonsai Plant is my passion. I also love to collect stamps.
Q : How has art changed from your childhood days till today?
Ans : Lot of things have changed. Religious, subjective and landscape paintings have changed in modern time in a very contemporary manner so now art is individual perspective. It can be identified who the artist is , whose style and subject matter. This is very important not only in art, but also in drama cinema , even in literature to have an individual perspective.
Q : What are the qualities of a good artist?
Ans : The quality of a good artist is the sense of visual art & in performing art it should totally creative outlook and individuality should be there. It should not be copied or sheep walk. Definite style should be developed.
Q : Can children make career in art ?
Ans : 100% they can make career in art.

Q  : How did you find our children?
Ans : Creativity is already there. They need to be motivated, nurtured & their creative ability has to be framed.

Greeting Cards made by Students in the guidance of Mr. Ashok Hazara. 

Point of View
According to me happiness means giving space to good things and to learn from bad experiences. Happiness is not a goal which says come and achieve me but it is a thing that comes from the bottom of the heart and we have to feel it .Happiness opens the door for love and joy .If we are happy the whole world looks beautiful Happiness gives us good memories while the other aspect of life that is sadness gives us good lessons.  - Bhavika Mansion (Class X)

Happiness is the situation in which everyone should be satisfied and not hurt anyone else .Happiness is very important for life The person who is always sad can never make anyone else happy ,he is always in deep melancholy  So we should always remain happy and also make others happy. - Akshay Rajpurohit (Class X)

Compiled by Bharati Rao and published every week.

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