The School Weekly - 15th December 2014

Bali is turning cold by the day! Hail storms and sudden showers in the Northern Rajasthan has brought chilly winds to Bali with very weak sunlight. The School has registered Minimum Temperature at 7°C and Maximum at 18°C. Humidity has fallen down by 2°C, it is now 16%.            
Interview of Angela De Giacomo
(Co owner of Fedena)
(Ed: Editor; A.G: Angela De Giacomo)
Ed: What is your name?
A.G: My name is Angela De Giacomo. I am from Germany.

Ed: In which year you first visit Fabindia School?
A.G: My first visit to the Fabindia School was in 2012. I came to know about the school from Mr. William Bissell the Co-founder of this school.

Ed: When did you first meet Mr. William Bissell?
A.G: I met Mr. William Bissell in a Diwali Party in Delhi when I was on a business trip.

Ed: In, which profession are you in?
A.G: I am C.A in Germany. I look after the personal investments for Mr. William Bissell in helping other companies to grow.

Ed: What changes have you seen in Fabindia School from 2012 to 2014?
A.G: It is nice that now the school is clean and all the students of the school have started conversing well in English and now they are able to understand it.

Ed: What is your husband doing?
A.G: My husband is a Chemistry teacher in Germany. He also taught Chemistry in The Fabindia School as a volunteer teacher in the year.2012.

Ed: Now, what changes you want to see in the Fabindia School today?
A.G: Everything is good but I think that Girl students should be more than the boys because the school is providing many facilities and scholarship to the Girl students.

Ed: What do you say about Fedena?
A.G: Fedena is a software which is essential for all schools. It was made by a group of six of my friends from Kerela including myself. I want all the students and the teachers to use it individually. After they start using it I want you’ll to give me a feedback about what improvement do you want in it.

Ed: How often do you visit India?
A.G: I visit India every six months on a business trip.

Ed: Will your husband come and teach the students of The Fabindia School?
A.G: It is a good offer. We will think over it and come help you.
Thank You Ma’am
Kushagra Singh, Santosh Paliwal/XI Science
बाल  मज़दूरी
बाल मज़दूरी इस देश पर सबसे बड़ा खतरा है और बेरोज़गारी भारत की सबसे बड़ी और महत्वपूर्ण समस्या है। यह समस्या बहुत गंभीर हैं। स्थिति यह है कि दुनिया में असंख्य लोग अशिक्षित हैं। इसी कारण लोगों को रोजगार मिल नहीं पाता और इसी कारण लोग अपने बच्चों को पढ़ा नहीं पाते। भारत में  बहुत से लोग बेरोज़गारी के कारण अपनी संतान को विद्यालय नहीं भेज पाते और वे लोग दोषी हैं। वे लोग अपने बच्चों को काम पर भेज देते हैं पैसे कमाने के लिए। बाल मज़दूरी का एक कारण जनसंख्या वृद्धि है अगर इसे रोका जा सकता है तो हम 50 प्रतिशत इस बाल श्रम को रोक सकते हैं सरकार को कुछ बातों  पर ध्यान देना चाहिए जैसे  शिक्षा व्यवसाय केंद्रित हो, विद्यार्थियों को शिक्षा के साथ-साथ उचित परामर्श भी दिया जाए आदि आज बाल श्रम को रोकने को कई राजनैतिक दल आश्वासन  देते हैं पर कोई भी इस बात पर अमल नहीं करता बहुत से दल यह कहते है कि हम प्रत्येक व्यक्ति को रोजगार देंगे और यदि संभव न हुआ तो बेरोजगारी भत्ता देंगे जिससे  किसी भी व्यक्ति को अपने बच्चों को मज़दूरी करने न भेजना पड़े। वे आश्वासन देते है कि हम बाल मजदूरी रोक देंगे पर यह सब खत्म करने का किसी के सामर्थ्य में नहीं हैं। बालमजदूरी एक अभिशाप है। यह हमारी समाज की विडंबना को दर्शाता हैं। यह हमारी समाज की नींव को खोखला कर देती हैं। यह हमारी सामाजिक असमानता को दर्शाता है। ग़रीब बच्चों को कई विषम परिस्थितियों  में काम पर जाना पड़ता हैं। कुछ बच्चों के माता पिता निर्धन होते हैं इस कारण बच्चों को धन कमाने के लिए विवश होना पड़ता हैं। अनुकूल परिस्थितियाँ होने के कारण बच्चे सुविधा और मनोरंजन से वंचित रहते हैं। समाज़ और सरकार को इस विषय के प्रति जागरूक करना  होगा। अतः हमें इनका बचपन छीनने और उनके उमंग और उल्लास को निराशा में बदलने से रोकना होगा जब  देश से बाल श्रम खत्म हो जाएगा तब इस देश का भविष्य उज्ज्वल होगा।
Khushi Rao/IX A

When I fall,
You are there.
Sometimes you scold,
But my hand, you always hold.

When you teach me,
Then I understand.
You are always with me,
You are my best friend.

In daytime you are not with me,
But I know it is just for me.
When you are not at home,
Then I feel alone.
Koshik Soni/IX B
Tuesday, 9th December: The School is following ‘Sports and Health’ as this month’s theme. The objective of the monthly theme is to teach the students important life lessons; how to reduce chronic health conditions including teamwork, patience and discipline. Students also learn the value of friendship, cooperation and respect through games and activities. Students of Class VII spoke on sports and health in the Assembly during the week.

Avinash Sen/VII A: spoke on Cricket
Chetan Vaishnav/VII A: spoke on Tennis
Mateen Tak/VII A: spoke on Football
Kinjal Rao/VII B and Deepika Parmar/VII B: quizzed students related to sports
Mumal Rathod /VII B: quizzed the assembly related to health

Wednesday, 10th December: DAY 3 Sports and Health Week
Aarzu Qureshi/VIII B: spoke about “Health is Wealth”
Kirti Malvia/VIII B: spoke about the “Importance of  Sports”
Saloni Rajpurohit/II C: told the students about her favorite game “Basketball”
Pushpa Choudhary/II C: introduced her favourite game “Football”
Gaurav Rajpurohit/VIII B and Chandresh Choudhary/VIII B: quizzed the assembly.

A Class Activity was conducted by Class VIII B in which they played two games involving  physical activities. First the class was divided into two groups. Each player of the group was blind folded and had to reach the goal with the instructions given by their team. When they reached the point they had to kick the ball and make a goal. Team 2nd won the game.  In get another game, they had a team inside a circle and another outside. The outer team had to hit their opponent team. Team 1st won the game as they completed their task in 4 minutes and 38 seconds. These games not only involved physical activity but also helped the students to learn the value of cooperation, teamwork and discipline.
Thursday, 11th December: DAY 4 Sports and Health Week
A conversation between heart and lungs was presented by Priyank Rathod/IX A and Divanshu Bhati/IX A.
Mohammad Danish/IX A: introduced Para Olympics
Aarzu Qureshi/VIII A: read an article on health
Muskan Rathod/VIII A: spoke on health benefits through sports
Kirti Malviya/VIII A: highlighted importance of sports
Divya Chundawat/VIII A: spoke on healthy food to keep a healthy body
Anshul Choudhary/VIII A & Chandresh Choudhary/ VIII A: he also asked questions on health
Gaurav Rajpurohit/ VIII A: asked questions on sports              

Friday, 12th December: It was the fifth day of Sports and Health week.
Diksha Choudhary/VI A: explained about WHO (World Health Organisation)
Nitu Deora/VI A & Shruti Rajpurohit/VI: organized a quiz in the Assembly
Dhawal Jain/VI A: spoke about Red- Cross society 
Khushi Rao/IX A: introduced the great boxer Maricom 
Jaswant Singh/IX A: gave a short description of Basketball
Kapil Bansal/IX A: briefed on boxing 
Radhika Rao/IX and Nikhil Soni/IXA: spoke facts of sports 
Hemlata Vaishnav/VII A: introduced the assembly to a healthy meal
Vijay Bhati/VII A: asked a few questions 
Students of class II C: spoke on the lives of sporty role models
Harshita Dalawat/ X A & Aditi Singh/  X A: checked students’ IQ on sports.

Saturday, 13th December: Mr. Dinesh Bharti  spoke on the serious problem  of Child Labor. He spoke about the two persons Kailash Satyarthi and Yusuf Malala, who have won the Nobel Prize for peace and are working for the upliftment of children. Since temperature has suddenly dipped he also requested students to donate woolens so that school Social Service League members could go to slums and distribute these wollens to the poor and save children from this cold weather.
Due to excessive cold, Mr. Surender got the whole School to do PT exercise after Assembly. Kushagra Singh/XI and Vaishali Rao/XI led the whole School into warm up exercises for 15 minutes, after which all went to their respective classes.
Observing the Sports and Health Week, Class VII B and VIII B organized an activity to bring awareness of the importance of eating healthy food. So the students made Fruit Chat in their respective classes. They served the staff and shared with the other classes too.
Monday, 8th December: DEAR program was conducted as usual in all the classes. All the regular lessons were held.

Wednesday, 10th December: A Special Assembly was organized on the occasion of World Human Right’s Day. Mr. Byju Joseph and Mr. Dinesh Bharti spoke at length on Human Rights, to bring awareness among students and how to use their rights in the correct manner without manipulating anyone else.
Campus Survey
ERRATTUM:  Misprinted the news on 1st December that Class XII had made 88 runs with the loss of 8 wickets and Class XII had made 89 runs with the of 5 wickets. Class XI, X and IX won the match with 5 wickets in there hand. They scored 89 runs with the loss of 5 wickets. Apologies!
In the news of  the gold medal winner was Bhanu Pratap Singh/IX and not Snaram Devasi/VII A
Publisher: The Principal, The Fabindia School, Bali
Staff Editors: Ms Bharti Rao, Ms Deepika Bhatt, Mr. K.G. Dave, Mr. Dinesh Bharti, Ms Usha Pawar
Editor in Chief: Kushagra Singh, Santosh Paliwal
Senior Editor: Vaishali Rao, Aditya Kansara, Silvi Mehta
Art Editor: Kushagra Singh, Vaishali Rao
Correspondents: Kritika Mansion, Bhanupratap Singh,  Priyank Rathod, Adityapratap Singh, Jaswant Singh, Khushi Rao, Nikhil Soni
Photography: Kushagra Singh, Vaishali Rao, Mr Kanik Goyal   
Web & Technical Support: Mr Sandeep Singh

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