The School Weekly - 23rd March 2015

The week saw weather change its mood once again. It was bright and sunny. Afternoons were so sunny that it had become difficult to go out in the sun. Maximum temperature has shot up to 36°C and Minimum temperature was at 23°C. Humidity fell down to 22%. Wind is blowing at 8 km/hr. If the temperature is so hot now in the month of March, then summer may out shine last year’s records.
Oh! The word Examination,
Is full of stress and tension.
When Examination is near,
From everywhere you here,
Study, study, study,
No play, play, play.
Father says study, study, study,
Mom says, ‘Don’t try to play,
Otherwise I’ll fry you up’
Oh! God, now what to do just study, study & study
And no play, play, play.
Mind is full of Language, Science & Math.
When will Examination get over and I will be free
To just play, play & play.
Anumesh Rao/VI B/GH

हिंदी में आता परिवर्तन
हिंदी में प्रतिपल परिवर्तन होता रहा है। इसके कई कारण थे जैसे - यातायात के साधनों का विस्तार, संचार के साधनों का विस्तार इत्यादि। हर क्षेत्र विशेष में बोली जाने वाली हिंदी पर उस स्थान की स्थानीय भाषा या बोली का प्रभाव स्पष्ट दृष्टिगोचर होता है।  राजस्थान में बोली जाने वाली हिंदी पर मारवाड़ी का प्रभाव दिखता है तो उत्तरप्रदेश की हिंदी पर अवधि और ब्रज का मेल दिखता है, बम्बईया हिंदी तो विशेष उल्लेखनीय है। ये उपभाषाएँ एवं बोलियाँ ही हिंदी को प्रगाढ़ बनाती है तथा परिवर्तन के लिये उत्तरदायी है। जहाँ तक इस परिवर्तन की बात है ये अचानक से नहीं होता बल्कि आहिस्ता -आहिस्ता होता रहता है तथा लम्बे समय पश्चात् हमारा ध्यान उस पर जाता है। कब, किस भाषा का शब्द हिंदी ने अपने में समाहित कर लिया इसका आभास तक नहीं  पाता। हिंदी उदार है, हिंदी व्यापक है, इसमें संग्रहण की क्षमता है तभी तो यह अन्य भाषाओं के शब्दों को हुबहू या थोड़ा बहुत परिमार्जित करके स्वयं में समाहित कर लेती है। ये हिंदी की एक अनोखी विशेषता है, ये काम संस्कृत भी नहीं कर सकती। विशाल हृदय रखने वाला ही सबको साथ लेकर चल सकता है। हिंदी का हृदय विशाल है तभी तो इसे विशालतम जनसमुदाय की भाषा होने का गौरव प्राप्त है। इन परिवर्तनों से हिंदी और अधिक पुष्ट हो रही है।
Bhanupratap Singh/IX B/DH

Monday, 16th March: Loomis students spend their last day at School with Class XI. They were taken around the school and the forest area. They were introduced to the staff. They spent time with the Principal for an hour where they were introduced to the history of the school. They asked a lot of questions related to study, routine, format of exams etc., and in turn compared it to their own system.
Pre Lunch they were divided into three groups to prepare presentations on their rural mapping done in a Dhani for four days. In an hour and a half all groups presented their friendships with the Dhani people; enacted a skit representing village scene; structured a plan for Dhani and how present resources can be used.

The students had done ‘lipai’ (panting with hands) with cow dung; whitewashed the community hall and made mural on the wall. They worked in the farms; made curdled milk and organized games for the people. At first people were shy but then they opened up and played games with them. They taught them to do murals and craft with paper.

Post lunch a session was held for one hour of the Loomis and our students separately. They promised to keep this Rural Mapping going on. The students said that they will create awareness among their people about their rights, literacy, discrimination, equality, social evils of society etc,. in the nearby villages, Dhanis and their own village. The students will also create self-confidence, communicating skills in themselves to Keep the ball rolling on. When the session got over, our students put henna for all Loomis students on their palm, hands and legs. The Loomis boys learnt to tie turbans from Jeevaramji the School gardener. A Cultural Program was organized at 6.00pm. Musicians and dancers came from Padarla to give their performance. They performed the famous Rajasthani folk dance thera thali. Loomis students were taught ‘garbha’ and ‘ghoomar’.

The day ended with a South-Indian dinner, amid tears and hugs no one wished to leave but alas the trip for Loomis came to an end!
Thanks to all who made the day enjoyable and hosting Loomis, specially Pravah.
Thursday, 19th March: SA II of Class IX and X got over. The students were seen relieved after a span of twenty days. The rest of the school’s exam will get over on 23rd March.
The teachers are busy in correction work.

Friday, 20th March: A Counseling Session for Class X was taken by the Principal, Mr. Byju Joseph and Mr. Ajay Vijayvargi. The students were introduced to new subject options and how to make the right choice for Class XI. Students were given forms to fill them from home with their parents’ consent while opting for subjects. Provisional Classes for Class XI will also start from 6th April when the new session for the whole School start.

School has taken a new decision to give Class XI and XII 6 subjects and count marks of the 5 best for Final Exams. Students looked dearly relieved and happy.

School welcomes Mr. Tarun Mishra, Physical Education teacher to teach Class XI and XII. Hope he has a rewarding stay with us.

Gayatri Neena Nambiar, an educational consultant and trainer from Education for Life visted the school to talk to teachers on their life and methods of dealing with students. She will return to take up sessions on creative thinking.

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