The School Weekly - 25th July 2016

Mera Bali
Thandi Beri is a small hamlet in Bali Tehsil in Pali District. It belongs to Jodhpur Division. It is located 45 km away from Bali. The people of this place are committed towards maintaining the natural beauty of this place. It is imperative for the visitors to imbibe such an attitude as well.
Not too far from Ranakpur is an unpaved road that leads to a beauty so pristine that it could leave you speechless. The largely unknown destination of this journey is a forest lodge known as Thandi Beri, literally translating to cool resting place. Usually used as a vantage point by forest officials for monitoring the fauna of the neighboring woods, Thandi Beri is largely deserted by human traffic. It is essentially a great vantage point to soak in the untouched natural beauty of Ranakpur and its neighboring regions.
It is the most exotic place for a peaceful picnic with our family and friends, overlooking the bounty of nature in Rajasthan. This secluded heaven is best for practicing yoga and meditating in the wilderness for that matter. It is a good spot for trekking as the road leads to Kumbalgarh Fort. This area comes under the Forest Department and is wildlife conservation area. If you stay at the forest lodge at night you will be able to capture the beautiful sight of wild animals which come to drink water at the pond.
Monday, 18th July: Plantation day was organized in the school. Students of Eco Club planted plants and flowers like rose, money plant, queen of night, etc.
Saturday, 23rd July: As environment week was going on the students promised to plant at least one tree. They brought plants and planted them too that day. Students of Eco Club and Social Service League plucked weeds, cleaned the school campus and planted trees.
Thank You students
Educating a Girl
Educating a girl is necessary because people think that they can't study and they cannot fight for their rights for equality. They think that they can't feel their parents to be proud on them. In some places, when girls are born, their parents bury or kill them, as they feel they do not have the right to live. They also throw them in dustbin and ponds. Parents who give birth to girls are looked down or insulted by people in society. Girls are considered problem and burden for parents. This crime is committed till date. Nowadays there are some NGOs which fight for girls’ equality. If any girl does not have right for equality she should go to NGOs for their rights. I think that every girl should be educated, so that she can become successful and make her future bright and secure. Every girl should study more and more, so that she can fight for her rights and equality. -Diksha Choudhary/ VIII/ GH
Cleanliness is way to happiness. Cleanliness is important part of environment. Cleanliness gives you a beautiful world. When you clean your environment than your environment will give you a gift in the form of safe and secure life .Cleanliness starts from your home .Our Prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi has started "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan". In this "Abhiyan" everyone should take part. Toilets are built everywhere so that people do not dirty our environment and dustbins should be put everywhere. Our P.M. also taken two steps forward for cleanliness he also helped and supported people to clean the environment and people started cleaning the environment. If our P.M. can do it for our better future then why can't we. We should also clean our heart because some people ignore wastage they say this is not our home so, why should we clean it. People must know the value of environment and people must accept world in form of mother. When your mother gives you love than you also give love to your mother that how environment gives you love in the form of plants, trees, birds and animals. So, you can also give love to your mother by planting more plants and trees and cleaning your environment.  -Krisha Dave/ VIII/ GH
Discipline is necessary in all walks of life. Any house without discipline will be in a state of complete disorder and chaos. The head of a family won’t be able to run his family if the members don't maintain discipline. A teacher can’t teach if his students don't keep discipline in the class. Similarly the members of an assembly must observe discipline if they are to do any good job. No office or business establishment can function without discipline. When we are on road, whether driving or on foot we have to observe the rules of traffic. The violation of rules will result in fatal accident. In the armed forces discipline is indispensable. Without discipline there would be complete chaos in the armed forces. Not to speak of victory in the battle even survival of soldiers will be in danger. In fact discipline is necessary in every field of life. No work or progress in possible without discipline. It is discipline which enables a nation to march on the way of progress. However discipline can't be forced by law alone. It is training of the mind. It has to come from within. In short life discipline is impossible. Mansi Choudhary/ VIII/ DH

Saturday, 23rd July: Inter House Poster Making Competition was organized for the students of Class VIII- XI. There were four participants from each house. The theme of the competition was Save Environment- Save Future. Students put in their artistic talent and made beautiful posters. Mr. Parth Guin and Mr. Rakesh Kumar were the judges of the competition.
I Gandhi House
II Teresa House
III Raman House
Activity Day was observed for the rest of the school.
Monday, 18th July: Environment Week was celebrated in school. A Special Assembly was held.
Mrs.Prerna Rathod gave a talk on Environment.
Amrit Choudhary/XI/RH: Spoke about Environment.
Bhumika Nagar/XI/RH:  Spoke on Our Environment.
Deepika Soni/X/GH:  gave a short speech on environment.
Tuesday, 19th July: Second day of environment week. Students recited poems:
Meenakshi Choudhary / VIII/TH recited a poem on Our Environment.
Archana koratkar /VIII/GH recited a poem “Recycle me”.
Muskan Rathod /X/TH recited a poem on Trees.
Wednesday, 20th July: Assembly Quiz was organized
Amrit Choudhary/XI/RH quizzed Class I- V
Muskan Rathod/X/TH quizzed Class VI- VIII
Chanchal Choudhary/X/RH quizzed Class IX- XII
Thursday, 21st July: A skit was presented in assembly by students of Class VII. The theme was
‘Save Trees’. Their performance was outstanding. Students gave the message that all should save trees and plant one tree.
Mahendra/VII/DH was the narrator of the skit.
Aryan Sirvi/VII/DH played a role of a tree.
Meet Soni/VII/RH and Yug Bhati/VII/RH played role of children throwing garbage on trees.
Tuesday, 19th July: During the PDP Session the staff attended Skype Storytelling session with Ms. Aparna. The session started with the introduction of the staff. Staff had to tell the meaning of their names or the story behind their name. Ms. Aparna narrated a Chinese folk tale whose moral was honesty. She narrated the tale beautifully and teachers listened to it with great interest. She connected the story with all the subjects –languages, science, math and social science. She also told the staff how the can improve their students writing, speaking and listening skills through story telling. Staff enjoyed the session.

The School Weekly - 18th July 2016

Mera Bali
Bera, a sleepy village in Bali Tehsil is about 35 km from Bali, doesn't get too many visitors. But for those who do drop by, there's a lot to see. The tour guide promises panther sightings and a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of the tourist destinations of Rajasthan. Tapping its potential of a perfect retreat for wildlife enthusiasts, the state government has identified Sumerpur, another site in Pali district, to be notified as a panther conservation reserve. The area, right next to the Kumbhalgarh sanctuary, with its thriving panther population (20 to 30 in 650 hectares) will soon figure among the state's wildlife destinations. Many pockets in the Pali district, such as Bera, Kameshwar hill, area around Velar village, Bhubhutia Mahadeo, Ludada hill, Perwa Bisalpur and Sena are not part of the Kumbhalgarh sanctuary but support a sizeable population of panthers. Eleven villages have been identified for in situ conservation of panthers to protect their depleting numbers. This reserve is said to be the most dedicated for panthers in Pali district near the Jawai Dam. There is a system in place to conserve them in the area and at the same time develop eco-tourism in and around the earmarked reserve. The area identified for the reserve is an ideal habitat. The broken hilly terrain with sparse vegetation provides suitable natural habitat to this big feline species. Many caves in the area provide hideouts to them. The Jawai Dam provides them water besides a few perennial springs in the hills near Sena village.

Monday, 11th July: Students of Eco club (Class XI) dug flower beds, cleared the weeds. They planted flowers, trees in the Junior campus. They water the plants regularly. After some days when the flowers grow up the campus will look beautiful.Thank You students.
Thought went up to my mind
A thought went up my mind today
That I have had before
But did not finish some way back
I could not fix the years
Nor where it went nor why it came
The second time to me
Nor definitely, what it was
Have I the art to say
But somewhere in my soul – I know
I have met the thing before
It just reminded me – it was all
And came my way no more.
Muskan Rathod/ X/ TH
Nature is the property of all of us,
Nature modified us,
Nature also removes us.
Human beings are in nature,
flora and fauna are composed in nature,
All creatures comes in nature,
As nature is like a mighty tank in which we are filled.
When we are nature`s need,
Than nature cures our need,
By modifying a smile on all the serious and sad villagers,
As nature is so good, that it freshens our mood.
By saving the nature`s art,
Nature always makes the beating of heart.
                                               Suryaveer Singh / X/ DH                                                  
 My Sister
We had fights
We had tears
We had magical moments
in which we smile
No one can make us apart
Till we are together
She cares me, she loves me
As sisters for life best friends forever
Holding our hands
We are ready to face
Whatever life sends.
Kirti Malviya/ X/ DH
Monday, 11th July: Special assembly was held on World Population Day. Miss Vimmiy Rajpurohit gave an assembly talk .She made all the students aware why World Population Day is observed on that day. World Population Day is an annual event observed on July 11th every  year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues .The world Population is over 7.4 billion out of which 1.8 billion are people around ages of 10 and 24.
Friday, 15th July: A picnic was organized for the students of Class Nursery to II. Eight teachers escorted the students to Ranakpur .Students visited the temple. Then they sat in the garden and played games.At 11.00 they had refreshments provided by the school.They boarded the bus at 11.30am and returned back at12.30 PM .They enjoyed a lot and that could be seen on their innocent faces.
Saturday, 16th July: Inter House Debate Competition was organized for students of the middle section. The members of the jury were Mrs. Aayaga Kaur/English Department., Mr.Pradeep/Maths Department., Mrs.Girja Kaur/S.St Department from the DBN Vidhya Mandir, Jammu. The students gave a beautiful presentation. The topic of the motion was ‘Homework should not be banned.
I Dhyanchand House
II Teresa House
III Gandhi House
Individual Position
I Vratik Soni/ VIII/ TH
II Kreena Rao/ VIII/ DH

Saturday, 16th July: Three-legged race was organized for the students of the Primary Section in the Junior Campus. Students enjoyed a lot. They gave their best to make their house win.
After the race School observed an Activity Day


Thursday 14th July,:Teachers from DBN Vidhya Mandir, Jammu came on for an exchange program.
Mrs. Aayaga Kaur/English Department., Mr.Pradeep Wadeja /Math Department,
Mrs.Girja Kaul/ S.St Department, Mrs.Indrajeet Kaur/PRT Department visited the school. They were introduced to the students in the Assembly. They went to classes given to them. They all interacted with students and had lessons with them. They were happy to interact with students.
They went with Pre-Primary Classes for a picnic to Ranakpur. On Friday evening a musical night was organized for them. They had fun. They were given a small gift from the school.
Experience of DBN Teachers
 Ed: How do you like this place?
AKR: This place is very nice, pollution free and weather is pleasant here.
Ed: How did you feel while teaching the students of the school?
GKL: The students of this school are eager to learn something new and are sincere, disciplined and well-behaved.
 Ed: What difference did you find between your school and The Fabindia School?
AKR: Here students are coming from such hard conditions and from a background of illiterate parents but still they are interested in studies. We wish them good luck.
Ed: What did you like the most in The Fabindia School?
GKL: The environment and dedication of the Principal and the staff in running school and handling and encouraging students is so sympathetic. The nature of the teachers is very happy and they give happiness to staff and students and encourage students to show their hidden talents.
Ed: What message would you like to give the students of this school?
AKR: Set fire your aim be it in the field of education, social field and any other. Strong determination power and do hard work to achieve their success.
Ed: Have you ever been to any other exchange program? If yes, tell us about your experience over there?
AKR: No, it was our first exchange program and we enjoyed a lot here.
“We pray to God to bestow all his blessings for the best flourishing of The Fabindia School."

The School Weekly - 11th July 2016

Mera Bali
Jawai Bandh is a dam built across the Jawai river, a tributary of Luni river. With the same name, a village is also situated near to the dam and a railway station on Ajmer-Ahmedabad route. It comes under Sumerpur Tehsil of Pali district in Rajasthan. It is 24km from Bali.
The dam is situated near Sumerpur town in Pali District of Rajasthan state in India. The dam was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur. The work started on 12th May 1946 and it got completed in 1957. Total expenditure was Rupees 2 crore 7 Lakhs. This village covers an area of 500 km. This is the biggest dam in Western Rajasthan. The dam has capacity of 7887.5 million cubic feet and covers an area of 102,315 acres (414.05 km2) of cultivable command area. Its height is about 61.25 feet (18.67 m). Sei dam and Kalibor dam are the feeder dams of the Jawai dam.
Besides being a Winter paradise for migratory birds, It is the main water supply source for Jodhpur city and parts of Pali district. If there is sufficient water in the dam, then some villages of Jalore district and Pali district gets water for irrigation from the Jawai dam, which was the main aim in making this dam.
Jawai Dam Crocodile Sanctuary with Indian & Migratory birds & Kambeshwarji Leopard sanctuary is situated nearby. One can see sarus cranes, comb duck, spot bill duck in the dam. During the winter, demmossile, common-eastern-crane, barheaded-geese and migrating birds descent on the water. Crocodiles bask on the dam shores.
There are Panther, Bear, Hyena, Wolf, Nilgai and Chinkara in the hills around Jawai dam. Sometimes one can see Jackals and Jungle cats drinking water at the dam.
Teacher is a candle
Who brightens the future
Teacher is a light
Which gives you a pride
Teacher is a emotion
Which gives you expression
Teacher is god
Which gives you lot
Teacher is sky
Which gives your dream to fly
-Krisha Dave/ VIII/GH
Ways of using Paper
Use scrap paper to print coupons; shopping lists; directions etc
Use recycled paper basket
Newspapers- can be used for lining a bird cage.
Use wrapping paper greeting cards can be used to fold all sorts of cute origami from jewellery bones to paper cranes. Old magazines and wrapping paper can be rolled into pretty paper beads to make unique jewellery
Brown paper bags; packing paper and newspapers can be used to light a fire.
Paper can be reused to make different materials by Paper Mache
Newspapers can be used for cleaning windows and mirrors
All types of waste paper are good for preparing compost
Kreena Rao/ VIII/ DH
Ways to reduce use of plastic
Bring your own shopping bag.
Stop buying bottled water.
Bring your own thermos to the coffee shop.
Choose cardboards over plastic bottles and bags.
Say no to straws.
Get the plastic of your face.
Skip the disposable razor.
Switch from disposable diapers to cloth.
Re-think your food storage.
Vinita Sirvi/ VII/ GH
Waste Management
Reduce; recycle; reuses are the three great ways you can eliminate waste and protect your environment. Waste and how we choose to handle it; affects our world's environment. We need healthy environment for our own health and happiness. And for this effective waste management is important. The waste we create has to be carefully controlled to be sure that it does harm your environment and your health. Waste is anything we throw away or get rid of; that doesn't get used. For this we can do following things:
Use compact fluorescent lights as it saves energy and less greenhouse gases will get into the air. Use compositing bans to turn organic waste into usable mulch.
Don't throw anything that can be recycled. We should use natural resources wisely and use less than usual in order to avoid waste. You can reuse materials in their original form instead of throwing them away. -Suryaveer Singh/ X/DH

Tuesday, 5th July: Craft Activity to reuse waste from home was carried out in Class IV and V. Students brought materials from home made decorative pieces to decorate their class.
Saturday, 9th July: School observed an Activity Day. They had their society meeting in the first hour. After that the classes attended Music, Art & Craft and Sports Classes. In the last hour teachers carried out Life- Skill lessons in their classes. In life skills they had lessons on peer pressure, reflection of one’s own self, good manners, good habits etc.
Assembly was conducted by Raman House
Dear Program was conducted on Monday and Wednesday
Tuesday, 5th July: Environment week was organized. The theme was Recycle, Reuse, Reduce. A Special Assembly was held every day for students to speak about ways of keeping a healthy environment.. Mrs. Prerna Rathod spoke about the ways we can reuse, recycle and reduce. 
Suyraveer /X/DH: Spoke on the ways we can reduce the use of materials harmful for the environment.
Rakesh Suthar /IX/TH: Spoke on reuse of renewable resources
Muskan Rathod/ X/TH: Spoke on recycling paper.
Wedenesday, 6th July: Day 2 Reuse, Reduce and Recycle Week
Archana koratkar/ VII/GH: Recited a poem on Environment
Vishal rathod /VII/DH: Spoke on reuse
Tushar diwakar /VII/ DH: Spoke on recycle
Friday, 8th July: Day 2 Reuse, Reduce and Recycle Week
Kreena Rao /VIII/DH: Spoke on Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Krisha Dave/VIII/GH: Spoke on ways to reuse paper.
Vinita Sirvi/VII/ GH: Spoke on ways to reuse plastic.
Manvendra Singh Sonigra/X/DH: Spoke on Importance of 3R`s in the school.
Tuesday, 5th July: Workshop was held for the faculty during the PDP Session by BAT Chairman Mr. Sandeep Dutt. He shared the PDP Plan with the faculty and told them how they will be assessed. He also shared with them the concept of introducing Good Schools and Happy Teachers concept. After one hour session group leaders had meeting with Mr. Sandeep Dutt. Rest of the staff had HOD meeting with their respective departments.
Students who passed Class XII have all settled down in their fields. Mayur Rathod will be doing Hotel Management from Goa, Mohit Malviya has taken admission in BCA in Lonalva, Khushagra Singh has taken admission in MET College, Jaipur. Bajrang Singh is doing BBA from St. Xaviers College, Jaipur, Vaishali Rao is doing Bcom. along with CS from LPS Vidhyawadi Rani. Mamta Chouhan, Chandu Gaur & Neeraj Panwar are doing BSc. from Jodhpur. 

The School Weekly - 4th July 2016

The famous tourist place worth seeing around Bali is the Ranakpur Temple. It is 30km from Bali. Ranakpur is a village located in Desuri tehsil near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan in Western India. It is located between Jodhpur and Udaipur. 162 km from Jodhpur and 91 km from Udaipur, in a valley on the western side of the Aravalli Range. Along with magnificent architecture and numerous pillars, the place is also famous for large population of monkeys that live in and around the place.
Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples.There is also a small Sun temple which is managed by the Udaipur royal family trust. The renowned Jain temple at Ranakpur is dedicated to Tirthankara Adinatha.
Local legend has it that Dharma Shah, a local Jain businessperson, started construction of the temple in the 15th century following a divine vision. The temple honors Adinath, the first Tirthankar and founder of the Jain religion. The town of Ranakpur and the temple are named after the provincial ruler monarch, Rana Kumbha who supported the construction of the temple.
Architecture that is used is entirely Western Indian architecture and is quite different from the North Indian Temple architecture. There is a connecting link between Māru-Gurjara Architecture and Hoysala Temple Architecture. In both of these styles architecture is treated sculpturally. Light colored marble has been used for the construction of this grand temple which occupies an area of approximately 60 x 62 meters. The temple, with its distinctive domes, shikhara, turrets and cupolas rises majestically from the slope of a hill. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple. The pillars are all differently carved and no two pillars are the same. It is also said that it is impossible to count the pillars. Also all the statues face one or the other statue. There is one beautiful carving made out of a single marble rock where there 108 heads of snakes and numerous tails. One cannot find the end of the tails. The image faces all four cardinal directions. In the axis of the main entrance, on the western side, is the largest image.
The temple is designed as chaumukha—with four faces. The construction of the temple and quadrupled image symbolize the Tirthankara's conquest of the four cardinal directions and hence the cosmos. The architecture and stone carvings of the temple is based on the Ancient Mirpur Jain Temple at Mirpur in Rajasthan.
The construction is well documented in a 1437 CE copper-plate record, inscriptions in the temple and a Sanskrit text Soma-Saubhagya Kavya. Inspired by a dream of a celestial vehicle, Dhanna Shah, from Ghanerao a Porwal, commenced its construction, under the patronage of Rana Kumbha, then ruler of Mewar. The architect who oversaw the project was named Deepaka. There is an inscription on a pillar near the main shrine stating that in 1439 Deepaka, an architect constructed the temple at the direction of Dharanka, a devoted Jain. When the ground floor was completed, Acharya Soma Sundar Suri of Tapa Gachha supervised the ceremonies, which are described in Soma-Saubhagya Kavya. The construction continued until 1458AD.
The temple was renovated time to time. Some famililies supported the construction of devakulikas and mandaps. The descendants of Dharanashah now mainly live in Ghanerao. The temple has been managed by the Anandji Kalyanji Pedhi trust in the past century.
Saturday, 2nd July: Welcome back readers! School observed an Activity Day. World Sports Journalists Day was observed in Assembly. Mr. Surendar Singh gave an assembly talk and made the students aware of why that day is celebrated as World Sports Journalists Day. In the first hour the four houses met and had their meeting. They discussed on the activities mentioned in the Annual Calendar for the month of July. Students of IIMUN Club met. They had discussion on the topic ‘Human Rights’. After that the classes attended Music, Art & Craft and Sports Classes. In the last hour teachers carried out Life- Skill lessons in their classes.
जो करता है योग​
उसको नही होता कोई रोग​
जो है योगी
वही है उपयोगी
योग के है अनेक प्रकार​
जो करेगा पाएगा उपकार​
जो करेगा नियमित योग
उसको मिलेगे सही भोग​
चाहे जितने हो आहत​
योग दिलाएगा राहत​
Suryaveer Singh/X/DH
It’s so sad that vacations are over
Time flew away so fast
Enjoyment is over
No more playing, sleeping, eating the whole day long
Back to school
Getting up early, going to school with heavy bags
Back to daily routine
Studying, doing class work and homework
Listening to mothers and teachers scolding.
Oh! When will the days comeback when I will sleep the whole day long
Watching cartoons, movies and playing games
I am desperately waiting for vacations back.
Anumesh Rao/ VIII/GH
Tuesday, 28th June: The School reopened on 28th June’16. Campus once again buzzed with activity. So, excited students were seen exchanging information about their visits and what they did during their vacations. All in all every student looked fresh and cheerful, ready for a new term. Teachers welcomed the students back to school, asked them to submit their Home Work.
Wednesday, 29th June: To enhance the reading abilities DEAR was carried out in all classes for twenty minutes. New students and new staff were introduced in the Assembly. They were welcomed to school by all. School has fallen back to their daily routine
We welcome Mr. Gajendra Mewara to the Editorial Board.
Staff was asked to read the novel ‘Wanted Back-Bencher & Last-Ranker Teacher by Kavita Bhupta Ghosh’ in summer vacation. The novel deals with difficult classroom situations and how the teacher appointed overcomes these situations by bringing solutions. This novel is a great teacher which will help to develop good teaching practices, cultivate better interpersonal relationships and deliver best learning outcomes.
The teachers have read the novel and have made book review of it and given their critical appreciation of the novel. 
Mrs. Sharmila Vijaywargi and Mrs. Bharti Rao had their birthday in the month of June. Staff wished them a belated happy birthday.

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