The School Weekly - 27th March 2017


MERA BALI
Kalibangan as a pre-historic site was discovered by Luigi Pio Tessitori, an Italian Indologist (1887–1919). He was doing some research in ancient Indian texts. He was surprised by the character of ruins in that area, and he sought help from Sir John Marshall of the Archaeological Survey of India. At that time ASI had some excavations done on Harappa, but they never had any idea about the character of the ruins. In fact, Tessitori is the first person to recognize that the ruins are 'Prehistoric' and Pre-Mauryan. Luigi Pio Tessitori also pointed out the nature of the culture, but at that time it was not possible to guess that Indus Valley Civilisation lay in the ruins of Kalibangan, and he died five years before Harappan culture was duly recognized.
After India's independence, both the major Harappan cities together with the Indus became a part of Pakistan and Indian archaeologists were compelled to intensify the search for Harappan sites in India. Amlānand Ghosh (Ex. Director General, Archaeological Survey of India, or ASI) was the first person to recognise this site as Harappan and marked it out for excavations. Under the leadership of B. B. Lal (then Director General, ASI), Balkrishna (B.K.) Thapar, M. D. Khare, K. M. Shrivastava and S. P. Jain carried out excavations for 9 years (1960-9) in 9 successive excavation sessions. Two ancient mounds were excavated, spread over half kilometer. On western side is the smaller mound (KLB1), 9 meters high and known as citadel. Eastern mound is higher (12 meters) and bigger, known as lower city (KLB2).
The excavation unexpectedly brought to light a twofold sequence of cultures, of which the upper one (Kalibangan I) belongs to the Harappan, showing the characteristic grid layout of a metropolis and the lower one (Kalibangan II) was formerly called Pre-Harappan but now it is called "Early Harappan or antecedent Harappan". Other nearby sites belonging to IVC includes Balu, Haryana, Kunal, Haryana, Banawali etc. Traces of pre-Harappan culture have been found only at the lower levels of the western mound. According to archaeological evidence, the Indus Valley culture existed at the site from the proto-Harappan age (3500 BC - 2500 BC) to the Harappan age (2500 BC - 1750 BC). This earlier phase is labelled Kalibangan-I (KLB-I) or Period-I. Similarity of pottery relates Kalibangan-I with the Sothi culture because a lot of this pottery was later discovered at Sothi village in North Western India.
In this phase, the settlement was fortified, using dried mud bricks, from the beginning of occupation. This fort had been built twice in different periods. Earlier, fort wall had a thickness of 1.9 meters, which was raised to 3.7-4.1 meters during reconstruction in this phase. Brick size was 20 × 20 × 10 cm in both construction-phases. The citadel mound (smaller mound) is a parallelogram about 130 meters on the east-west axis and 260 meters on the north-south. Town planning was like that of Mohenjodaro or Harappa. The direction of houses and brick sizes was markedly different from that used in the Harappan phase
ALUMNI
INTERVIEW
ED: Editor, KPS: Kshemendra Pratap Singh
ED: In which year did pass school?
KPS: I passed out in 2007.
ED: What did you do?
KPS: I did my LLB and am now doing LLM ( Masters in Law) from JNV University, Jodhpur.
ED: What are you doing nowadays?
KPS: I am a Criminal Lawyer at the High Court, Jodhpur.
ED: Did you participate in any tournament?
KPS: I played Under 14 and 19 Cricket Tournament at District and State Level..
ED: Who was your favourite teacher when you were studying in this school?
KPS: Well a difficult question to answer, Okk. Jayita Ma’am.
ED: Do you remember any of your batch mates? Are they still in contact with you?
KPS: My batch mates were Heena Vyas, Vimmy Rajpurohit, Chandan, Khushvendra Singh, Gajendra Singh. Kapil, Paresh, Gaurav, Naveen, Shivani, Priyanka, etc., Some of them are in contact with me.
ED: Tell us about your memories in Fabindia.
KPS: I have countless memories of the school. My whole childhood I spent in Fabindia, so no words for it.
ED: What message would you like to give to the Juniors?
KPS This is your school kids. It is really wonderful to study and do other activities in our school, a perfect silent and non-disturbing atmosphere to learn and grow. Juniors keep the name of Fabindia high and message for my friends is that I miss all of you a lot.
STAFF
Teachers were busy in checking the answer sheets of SA2 and Final Examination. The staff wishes Mr. Pralay Nag a very ‘Happy Birthday’.
SKILL
Thank You God
You gave me birth,
And a reason to live on earth.
Thank you God!
You gave me friends,
You gave me a reason to dance
You gave me mom and dad,
For this I am very glad.
Thank you God!
You gave me family so wonderful!
And this has made my life beautiful!
Thank you God!
You made me wise,
And helped me to become nice.
Thank you God!
Muskan Rathod/ X/ TH
Exams are Over
Oh! What a relief,
I can’t believe,
That exams are over,
Now no longer to suffer.
I am happy,
Whole day play and no study,
Watch cartoons,
No more shouts from Parents
To study and no play.
Free from stress
Time to celebrate
For exams are over.
Anumesh Rao/ VIII/ GH
STUDY
Saturday, 25th March: SA II of Class VI to XI got over on 25th March. Final Examinations from Class Nursery to V got over on 23rd March. The students were seen relieved after a span of ten days. The teachers are busy in correction work. The students of Class III- VIII, XI were shown their Exam Papers and the marks obtained in SA II on 16th, 18th, 21st and 23rd   March. May they come up with flying colours in their Academic Result which is going to be held on 3rd April’2017.

The School Weekly - 20th March 2017


Mera Bali
Karni Mata was a female Hindu warrior sage born in the Charan caste. Also known as Shri Karniji Maharaj, she is worshiped as the incarnation of the warrior goddess Durga by her followers. She is an official deity of the royal family of Jodhpur and Bikaner. She lived an ascetic life and was widely revered during her own lifetime. At the request of the Maharajas of Bikaner and Jodhpur, she laid the foundation stones of Bikaner Fort and Mehrangarh Fort, the two important forts in the region. The most famous of her temples is in the small town of Deshnoke, near Bikaner in Rajasthan, and was created following her mysterious disappearance from her home. The temple is famous for its white rats, which are treated as sacred and given protection in the temple. Another temple dedicated to her during her lifetime differs from others in that it does not contain an image or idol of her, but rather contains a foot-print to symbolize her visit to that place. Karni mata is also referred to as Nari Bai.
According to tradition, Karni mata was originally the wife of depoji Charan of the village of Sathika. However, she later expressed to her husband her unwillingness to engage in matrimonial relations. He initially humoured her, thinking that she would relent in time. Instead of doing so Karni arranged for him to marry her own younger sister Gulab so that he might have a proper married life. She herself remained celibate all her life, with the concurrence and support of her husband.
Karni lived in her in-laws' village for about two years before leaving with her followers and a herd of cattle to live a nomadic life, camping at sunset. One such camp was made at the village of Jangloo; but a servant of Rao Kanha, who was ruler of the place, denied them access to water for the people and cows. Karni Mata declared her follower Rao Ridmal of Chandasar as new ruler of the village and continued on her journey. When she reached near Deshnok, Rao Kanha himself came to oppose her camping but he died. Karni Mata stopped wandering further, and settled there. Her husband Depoji died in 1454.
In 1453, she gave her blessing to Rao Jodha of Jodhpur for conquering Ajmer, Merta and Mandor. In 1457 she went to Jodhpur at Rao Jodha's request, to lay the cornerstone of the fort at Jodhpur.Her first temple was constructed in the village of Mathania during her lifetime by her follower Amara Charan. In 1472, she arranged the marriage of Rao Bika, the fifth son of Rao Jodha, and Rang Kunwar, daughter of Rao Shekha of Pungal, to turn the enmity of the Rathor and Bhatian families into friendship. In 1485, she laid the foundation stone of the fort of Bikaner at the request of Rao Bika. In 1538, Karniji went to visit the Maharaja of Jaisalmer. On 21 March of that year she was travelling back to Deshnok with her stepson Poonjar and a few other followers. They were near Gadiyala and Girirajsar of the Kolayat tehsil in Bikaner district when she asked the caravan to stop for water. She disappeared there, reportedly at the age of 151 years. In Rajasthan, the goddess Karni Mata is believed to protect the Krishna Saara Mriga (blackbuck).
ALUMNI
INTERVIEW
[ED: Editor, VRT: Vimmy Rajpurohit]
ED: In which year did pass school?
VRT: I passed out in 2007.
ED: What did you do?
VRT: I did my MBA from Udaipur.
ED: How did you like returning back to school?
VRT: I was very happy returning back to school and rememorizing my school memories..
ED: What is the development that you have seen after you left school?
VRT: Solar Array have been installed, two new blocks have been constructed after I left. The school has more clean water facility by installing an RO Plant. The Campus has become more lush and green.
ED: Are there any teachers in school teaching when you were studying in this school?
VRT: Yes, Mr. Byju Joseph and Mrs. Bharti Rao are the teachers who taught me and I am happy working with them again.
ED: Do you remember any of your batch mates? Are they still in contact with you?
VRT: My batchmates were Heena Vyas, Sonal Punmiya, Kshemendra Singh, Gajendra Singh. Yes, they all are in contact with me..
ED: Why did you want to teach in this school?
VRT: This school has given me a lot.. All what I am today is because of my school and teachers. Its my turn now to give something in return and do good for my school.
STAFF
INTERVIEW
[ED: Editor, PGN: Partha Guin]
ED: When did you join school?
PGN: 18th April 2016.
ED: Who was the Principal at that time?
PGN: Mrs. Deepika Tandon.
ED: What type of environment do you find school?
PGN: The environment is like Shantiniketan Pathabhavan which is open and green environment. Rabindranath Tagore always mentioned this type of environment for School Education..
ED: Which classes do you teach?
PGN: I teach VI-X.
ED: What is your qualification?
PGN: MVA (Master of Visual Arts).
ED: What is your experience in this school?
PGN: I have had a lot of experience related to Computers.
ED: What message would you like to give to the students?
PGN: Follow your heart. Success will come to you automatically.
We the staff of The Fabindia School deeply condole the untimely and sad demise of the mother of Mrs. Urmila Rathore, who left for heavenly abode on 9th March’17. We pray Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul; may God bestow strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.
SKILL
Exams
Exams have come
So from every nook and corner you here
No play, only study.
Leave your video games
Leave your cell phones
Only study, study and study.
Get ready with your books
And only study, study and study.
Charu Vaishnav/ VII/ RH
Examinations
The word ‘Examinations’ brings fear, stress and tension in a child’s mind. Why does this happen? This question revolves often in my mind. Is it because the child has not done regular study the whole year round or something else? Exactly, it is that way. A child does not do his regular studies and so he has a fear of failing. He keeps up late at night to cope up with his studies which causes stress for not having a good sleep. He keeps on studying without a break which gives his mind tension. My suggestion is that even during exams time we should keep our mind fresh and take a break. The whole year round do regular studies and you will be out of fear and stress during examinations. For examinations is nothing but an evaluation of our learning that we do the whole year round. -Anumesh Rao/ VIII/ GH
STUDY
Thursday, 16th March: SA II for Classes VI to IX and Final Term Examination for Classes Nursery- V, XI began from Thursday. School is going through very serious times of exam. Students hardly run around and play. School gets over at 1:00 PM. The teachers are busy in correction work. The students of Class I- VIII, XI were shown their Exam Papers and the marks obtained in SA II on 18th March.

The School Weekly - 13th March 2017


Mera Bali
Kuldhara is an abandoned village in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, India. Established around 13th century, it was once a prosperous village inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins. It was abandoned by the early 19th century for unknown reasons, possibly because of dwindling water supply, or as a local legend claims, because of persecution by the Jaisalmer State's minister Salim Singh. Gradually, it acquired reputation as a haunted site, and the Rajasthan State Government decided to develop it as a tourist spot.
The former village site is located about 18 km south-west of the Jaisalmer city. The village was located on 861 m x 261 m rectangular site aligned in the north-south direction. The township was centred on a temple of the mother goddess. The remains of a city wall can be seen on the north and the south sides of the site. The eastern side of the town faces the dry-river bed of the small Kakni river. The western side was protected by the back-walls of man-made structures. The Kuldhara village was originally settled by Brahmins who had migrated from Pali to Jaisalmer region. These migrants originating from Pali were called Paliwals. Tawarikh-i-Jaisalmer, an 1899 history book written by Lakshmi Chand, states that a Paliwal Brahmin named Kadhan was the first person to settle in the Kuldhara village. Some inscriptions also mention the jati (sub-caste) and gotra (clan) of the residents. The various jatis mentioned in the inscriptions include Harjal, Harjalu, Harjaluni, Mudgal, Jisutiya, Loharthi, Lahthi, Lakhar, Saharan, Jag, Kalsar, and Mahajalar. The gotras mentioned include Asamar, Sutdhana, Gargvi and Gago. One inscription also mentions the kula (family lineage) of a Brahmin as Gonali. Apart from the Paliwal Brahmins, the inscriptions also mention two sutradhars (architects) named Dhanmag and Sujo Gopalna. The inscriptions indicate that the Brahmin residents married within the Brahmin community, although the jatis or sub-castes were exogamous.  By the 19th century, the village had been deserted for unknown reasons. Possible causes proposed include lack of water and the atrocities of a Diwan (official) named Salim Singh (or Zalim Singh).  
A local legend claims that Salim Singh, the cruel minister of Jaisalmer, levied excessive taxes on the village, leading to its decline. As stated earlier, the historical records suggest that the population of the village declined gradually: its estimated population was around 1,588 during 17th-18th century; around 800 in 1815; and 37 in 1890. However, a variation of the legend claims that the village was abandoned overnight. According to this version, the lecherous minister Salim Singh was attracted to a beautiful girl from the village. He sent his guards to force the villagers to hand over the girl. The villagers asked the guards to return next morning, and abandoned the village overnight. Another version claims that 83 other villages in the area were also abandoned overnight.  The local legend claims that while deserting the village, the Paliwals imposed a curse that no one would be able to re-occupy the village. Those who tried to re-populate the village experienced paranormal activities, and therefore, the village remains uninhabited.
ALUMNI
Ajaypal Singh Ranawat (Batch 2006) after passing The Fabindia School studied at B.R.Birla School, Jodhpur. After his XII he did ECE Engineering at JECRC, Jaipur. He was both good in Sports and Academics. His batchmates were Dhruv Rajpurohit, Raghuveer Singh, Brijpal Singh, Yogendra Singh Mertiya, Rahul Sharma and Pushpendra Singh Mertiya. He appeared in CDS Examination and is now Lieutenant in the Indian Army.
STAFF
Ms. Bharti Rao/ Coordinator was selected as Teacher This Week as she is a dedicated and willing worker for the progress of the school and the senior most teacher.
INTERVIEW
[ED: Editor, KDA: Kavita Deora]

ED: When did you join the school?
KDA: 13th July 2012.
ED: Who was the Principal at that time?
KDA: Mrs. Parineeta Ranpal.
ED: What type of environment was there?
KDA: I felt mind-free environment for teachers as well as students.
ED: Which classes did you teach at first?
KDA: I taught U.K.G. at first.
ED: Are the students who have left the school in contact with you now also?
KDA: No.
ED: Who are the teachers teaching with you from when you joined to now also?
KDA: Mostly all teachers are there still now.
ED: What is your qualification?
KDA: BAP.
ED: What is your experience in this school?
KDA: 6 years experience I have learnt many things so far in this school like IT knowledge, new techniques of teaching and confident person.
ED: What message would you like to give to the students?
KDA: Think positive before you do anything never think negative of it.
SKILL
Woman
Woman you are so kind,
Society and family you strongly bind,
So elegant so loving and so caring.
You are a daughter, a mother or a sister.
You are the lamp,
Who spreads the light of mercy and modesty,
To heal humanity.
You are so gentle, so full of love,
With pity in your glance.
You are immortal
Who remains in each heart,
And have blessed mankind.
Kreena Rao/ VIII/ DH
Women’s Day
International Women's Day is celebrated on 8th March every year. It commemorates the movement for women's rights. The earliest Women's Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York and organized by the Socialist Party of America. On March 8, 1917, in the capital of the Russian Empire, Petrograd, a demonstration of women textile workers began, covering the whole city. This was the beginning of the Russian Revolution. Seven days later, the Emperor of Russia Nicholas II abdicated and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote.
March 8 was declared a national holiday in Soviet Russia in 1917. The day was predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations. After this, this day is celebrated as International Women’s Day all over the world. In India free transport service is given to all the women. They can travel in the whole country free of cost. Women is the strength of a family. S he is a symbol of llove, mercy and modesty. She cares for her children and looks after her family without seeking any reward. -Diksha Choudhary/ VIII/ GH
HOLI
Holi is a Hindu spring festival in India also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love" The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships, and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest It lasts for two days starting on the Full Moon day falling in the  month of Falgun according to the Hindu Calendar, which falls somewhere between the end of February and the middle of March in the Gregorian calendar.
Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. It is celebrated at the approach of the spring equinox, on Full Moon Day. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, and their diasporas in other regions of the world. In recent years the festival has spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colours.
Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika bonfire where people gather, do religious rituals in front of the bonfire, and pray that their internal evil should be destroyed as the bonfire starts. The next morning is celebrated as Rangwali Holi - a free-for-all carnival of colours, where participants play, chase and colour each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water fight. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colours occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and other musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People visit family, friends and foes to throw coloured powders on each other; laugh and gossip, and then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. Some customary drinks such as those that include bhang (marijuana) are intoxicating. In the evening, after sobering up, people dress up and visit friends and family. Holi is a community festival which bridges the social gap. On this day colours of joy, happiness, friendship and love are painted in the life of each other.-Anumesh Rao/ VIII/ GH
Wednesday, 8th March: Special Assembly was organized on the occasion of Woman’s Day. Mrs. Sharmila Vijaywargi spoke a few words on this occasion. She told why this day is celebrated and the importance of woman in society. She also told about the achievements of women. Principal Mrs. Deepika Tandon further on added to her speech and made the students aware about what their mothers were doing for them. She told the students to respect and love their mothers because mothers cared for their children and looked after their family without seeking any reward.  
Saturday, 11th March: Aryan Sirvi/ VII/ DH was selected as Student this Week. He was the first to set up a Musical Assembly. He has learnt to play five songs on the harmonium.
Thursday, 9th March: Class XII Board Exams started that day. They came to School to take blessings of Principal and Staff. After that they went to K.S. Lodha School, Falna to give their exams which is the centre of Board Exams for CBSE Schools of Bali Tehsil. Class X Board Exams started on 10th March. Best of Luck to Class XII and X students for their remaining papers.
Friday, 10th March: Fifty two students of the school had participated in Edu-Talent Global Olympiad. Twelve students secured position both at State level and National level. They secured these positions out of one lakh students from all over the country who had participated in the Olympiads.
RESULTS:

Name

Class

Subject

Secured %

State Rank

National Rank

Anumesh Rao

VIII

English

80

132

606

Chanchal Choudhary

X

Science

80

212

913

Chandan Sirvi

V

Math

88

224

765

Dependra Singh

IX

Math

82

289

1059

Devansh Rajpurohit

III

Math

84

225

832

Khush Rajpurohit

VII

Math

82

289

1059

Khush Rajpurohit

VII

Science

84

210

576

Kinjal Rao

IX

English

80

132

606

Kirti Malviya

X

Science

80

212

913

Manjeet Mainson

VIII

Science

82

211

604

Muskan Rathod

X

Science

80

212

913

Vishal Rathore

VII

Math

80

291

1467

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