The Dilwara temples of India are located about 2½ kilometers from Mount Abu, Rajasthan's only hill station. These Jain temples were built by Vastapul Tejpal, a Jain laymen between the 11th and 13th centuries AD and are world-famous for their stunning use of marble. The five legendary marble temples of Dilwara are a sacred pilgrimage place of the Jains. Some consider them to be one of the most beautiful Jain pilgrimage sites in the world. The marble temples have an opulent entranceway, the simplicity in architecture reflecting Jain values like honesty and frugality. The temples are in the midst of a range of forested hills. A high wall shrouds the temple complex.
Although the Jains built some beautiful temples at other places in Rajasthan, some believe that none come close to these in terms of architectural perfection. The ornamental detail spreading over the minutely carved ceilings, doorways, pillars and panels is simply marvelous.
Facilities are available for bathing, which is mandatory before puja is performed for the idols. These facilities use passive solar power to heat up the water for bathing and other things. Guided tour hours for tourists are posted outside the temple.
There are five temples in all, each with its own unique identity. Each is named after the small village in which it is located. These are:
-Vimal Vasahi, dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara, Rishabha.
-Luna Vasahi, dedicated to the 22nd Jain Tirthankara, Neminatha.
-Pithalhar, dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankar, Rishabha.
-Parshvanath, dedicated to the 23rd Jain Tirthankara, Parshvanatha.
-Mahavir Swami, dedicated to the last Jain Tirthankara, Mahavira.
Among all the five legendary marble temples of Dilwara, the most famous of those are the Vimal Vasahi and the Luna Vasahi temples.
(ED: EDITOR and MS: Mahveer Singh Ranawat)
ED: What is your name?
MS: My name is Manveer Singh Ranawat.
ED: In which year did you pass Class X?
MS: I passed Class X in 2009
ED: Who were your classmates?
MS: My classmates were Parikshit Vyas, Vinay Rawal and Ajaydeep.
ED: What are you doing nowadays?
MS: I have passed my B.Com and have done MBA in finance.
ED: Who was your favourite teacher at that time?
MS: My favourite teacher was my Hindi teacher Mukesh Sir.
ED: Did you participate in any Competitions or activities?
MS: I didn’t participate as much as I can remember. I participated in stage back show like shadow show in Annual Function. I participated in ID and RD Parade and in Sports activities.
ED: Tell us about your experience in Fab.
MS: My experience of Fab. was best ever. I have a lot of memories of Fab. Few I can share I have learned many things which are helpful for me now. Those days of my schooling were my golden days. I miss my school days a lot.
(ED: EDITOR and AVI : MR. AJAY VIJAYVARGI)
ED: When did you join the school?
AVI: I joined school on 1st July 2014.
ED: Who was the Principal at that time?
AVI: Mrs. Deepika Tandon.
ED: What type of environment was there at that time?
AVI: Staff and the management were cooperative when I joined the school and they all helped me in settling here.
ED: Which classes did you teach at first?
AVI: I taught 10th Class Batch 2014 when I joined the school.
ED: Are the students in contact with you whom you taught?
AVI: Yes, some of them are in contact with me now also.
ED: How have you seen school develop over years?
AVI: I observed that PDP sessions are introduced to the staff which benefitted them I saw the renovation of the Surana Block and Exchange Programmes also take place for students as well as teachers .
ED: What do you expect from your students?
AVI: In the student life they should be disciplined and serious about studies to meet challenges in their life.
ED: What message you want to give to your students?
AVI: Progress should be there and they should succeed in their life.
ED: What do you think that is best about the school?
AVI: Cool and pollution free environment.
PARENT THIS WEEK
Muhammad Arif Zai f/o Anas Zai/ II B was selected as Parent this Week. He is the Postal Assistant in Post Office, Bali
(ED :EDITOR and AZI : MR. ARIF ZAI)
ED: What is your name?
AZI: My name is Muhammad Arif Zai.
ED: What do you do?
AZI: I am Postal assistant in Post Office (Bali).
ED: What is your aim?
AZI: My aim is to work for others.
ED: What do you except from the school?
AZI: I want to see our school to develop a lot and to become popular in this area.
ED: Did you achieve your goal in your life?
AZI: No, my goal was something different but I couldn’t achieve it .
ED: What did your children learnt from this school?
AZI: He is progressing in this school.
ED: How many children do you have?
AZI: I have one child studying in this school.
Saturday, 11th February: Kirti Malviya/X/DH and Divya Chundawat/X/DH were made student of the week because of their punctuality towards the work as Editors of the School News Weekly.
Tuesday, 7th February: 10 girls escorted by Mrs. Prerna Rathod went to IIMUN Udaipur at Heritage Girls School from 3rd to 5th Feb and they all were given certificates for participation and they all shared their experiences in the Assembly.
Experiences of the Girls:
Day1, 3rd February- 4th February
The IIMUN Udaipur chapter started with great joy and enthusiasm. Mrs . Mukherjee and the President of IIMUN Mr.Rishabh Shah encouraged all the delegates by their motivational speeches. I was the delegate of IP the International Press. As being the reporter I got a chance to visit every committee. In the first session I attended the CSW committee and in the second session I attended the UNSC committee. In both the committees I learned about the status of women and threats and challenges due to cyber war.
Day 2, 4th February-5th February
On the second day 3rd session I attended Harry Potter committee, unfortunately I could not attend the Lok Sabha committee as we had to leave for Bali. But it was a great and unforgettable experience. I was second timer so I did not have so many problems. I learned how to speak in front of people and the correct format of report which had to be submitted to the IP head and I enjoyed a lot being the reporter.
Kirti Malviya/ X/ DH
I with nine other girls went to Heritage Girls School, Udaipur to attend IIMUN. On 3rd it was opening ceremony of IIMUN in that ceremony Rishabh Shah the founder of IIMUN and Baswati Mukherjee an ambassador gave speech and opened the IIMUN conference. Next day on 4th the conference started at 9:30A.M.My agenda was threats and challenges to global peace due to cyber war. In that we discussed about all the current affairs happening in the countries. I was delegate of South Africa and my partner was Muskan and on 5th it was our last day at Heritage and we started our conference at 9:30 A.M. We weren’t able to attend the last session as we had to leave and return back.
And from this we learned how to speak and perform in the conference, how conferences took place. It was my first IIMUN conference and I learned lot of things from that.
Chanchal Choudhary/ X/ RH
On 3rd February 2017 we went for the IIMUN Conference held at the Heritage Girls School Udaipur. I was in the United Nation Security Council committee and my topic was "Threats and Challenges to global peace due to Cyber War". I was a delegate of South Africa in the Council. I tried to make the best out of it. I as a second timer was not nervous. We are proud to represent our school. It was a great experience we learnt many new things like how to change our tone while debating, how to co-operate with others in the Council and how to present our points in front of the Committee.
I went to Udaipur in Heritage Girls School for IIMUN conference. My committee was Lok Sabha and I am the delegate of TRS party and I met Risabh Shah the founder of IIMUN and I learnt many new things like how to explore yourself in the front of people and the students were very kind and helpful and I enjoyed a lot.
Krisha Dave/VIII/ GH
We the ten Fabindian Girls got the opportunity to go to the Heritage Girls School Udaipur. My experience was great. In the Opening Ceremony the former ambassador Mrs. Bhaswati Mukherji and the founder of IIMUN Mr. Rishabh Shah. Her speech was so inspirational. I enjoyed the dance performance. I learnt how to be in discipline and in IIMUN Conference I improved my English. I was the delegate of U.S.A country and my committee was UNSC. I made some new friends from Heritage Girls School. The girls were well mannered and the teachers were very kind and helpful to us .And at last I liked their facilities which were provided to us. I thank respected Principal ma’am and Bharti ma’am to give me this great opportunity.
Uma Choudhary/ VIII/TH.
Uma Choudhary/ VIII/TH.
I had a great experience at Udaipur for IIMUN conference. There we met the former ambassador Mrs Bhaswati Mukherji and the founder of IIMUN Rishab Shah. We enjoyed a lot there everyone was kind and helpful.
Devika Choudhary/ IX/ TH
Friday, 10th February: Class IV A and B escorted by Mrs. Sharmila Vijaywargi and Ms. Monica Vaishnav visited the Post Office. Students understood the difference between the earlier postal services and the modern postal services.
Saturday, 11th February: On Saturday evening the School bid Farewell to Class XII. Class XI organized the show. Class XII and the staff were invited for the farewell party. In a heart-warming the farewell party started with Principal lighting of the candles of the outgoing students. She passed by each student lighting their candle with a personal message and advise to each student; signifying good wishes and light of knowledge in their world, students, with lit candles in their hands touched the feet of all teachers flanked on the opposite side on the OAT, seeking their blessings for a bright future. Amidst dance, song, compliments and poems, students and teachers narrated their moments with the school and learning lesson while in School. The students were presented with mementoes as a mark of blessing and remembrance.
Tuesday, 7th February: School had its usual run through of FAs. Class XII had their Pre Boards.
Wednesday, 8th February: School celebrated its Social Science Week. A number of activities were carried out both in the Assembly and classes. Students gave speeches on famous personalities; information about civilizations, wars and interesting facts.
Jatin Tripash/Vl/GH: Spoke about Ashoka the great,
Priyanka Deora/Vl/RH: Spoke about Dr. Rajendra Prasad,
Phulesh Sirvi/Vl/TH: Gave a description of Cotton Plant,
Raviraj Singh Sonigara/ Vl/TH: Spoke about Akbar,
Bhagyeshri Mewara/X/TH: Spoke about Battle of Plassey.
Thursday, 9th February: Day2
Chanchal Choudhary/X/RH: Spoke about Indus Valley Civilization,
Muskan Ratgore/X/ TH: Spoke about the first and second Battle of Panipat
Kirti Malviya/X/DH: Spoke facts of Social Science,
Ronak Chouhan/X/TH: Spoke about Cyber war,
Jatin Tripash/Vl/ GH: Spoke about social studies,
Divya Chundawat/X/DH: Asked questions related to social studies.
Friday, 10th February Day3
Ipshita Rathore/Vl/RH: Vasco De Gama,
Minaxi Choudhary/Vll/TH: Held a quiz,
Archana Koratkar/Vll/GH: Quizzed the Assembly
Vinita Sirvi/Vll/GH: Quizzed the Assembly
Saturday, 11th February Day 4
A skit on the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre was enacted in the Assembly by the students Class VII, VIII and IX. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919 when a crowd of nonviolent protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims, who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab, were fired upon by troops of the British Indian Army. They performed very beautifully.