Suratgarh is a city and a municipality in Ganganagar district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Akashwani Suratgarh broadcasts on 918 kHz with a 300 kw radio transmitter. It has been given the name "Cotton city channel".
Suratgarh was a significant arena of historical incidences in the ancient past. The city was once called Sodal. Around 3000 BC Suratgarh is believed to have been a lush, green place due to the presence of two big rivers, Sarasvati and Drishadvati. Present sand possessed various botanical and zoological species within the basins of chaste Sarasvati and Drishvati. The emergence of Kalibangan and Barod civilizations were facilitated by the geographical and environmental complements of the Sarasvati, and Suratgarh was a noteworthy testimony of this. The traces of ancient civilization near Rangmahal, Manaksaar and Amarpura show the historical significance of Suratgarh where Sarasvati civilization has receded after 1500 years of stability.
Suratgarh developed greatly under the rule of Maharaja Ganga Singh who built a hunting lodge at Suratgarh and ensured the connectivity of Suratgarh to train service. Hanumangarh and Bikaner came under the Suratgarh District when the district was established. Establishment of the Ganges canal in 1927 helped Suratgarh develop; it became a city after partition when various refugees from Pakistan came in and started settling there. Suratgarh Central State Farm was established in 1956, followed with the establishment of the Indira Gandhi Canal project and Central Animal Reproduction Farm in the 1960s. Meanwhile an air and military base station, Akashvani and various offices had been established. Suratgarh Thermal Power Station started working from 3 November 1998 and this laid down one more milestone in the progress of Suratgarh city.
It has a thermal power plant of 1500 MW and a PLF of 93%, which has won an award for one of the best-operated plants in India. The industry experienced acute growth with the construction of the thermal power plant and its residential buildings. Since then the industry has been growing quickly. With the reducing demands as a result of completion of the thermal power plant project, bricks from Suratgarh are now supplied to various parts of Rajasthan especially to the districts of Churu and Jhunjhunu.
ED: In which year did pass school?
MS: I passed out in 2012.
ED: What did you do?
MS: I did my BBA (finance) from Govt. BBA College Kuokala, Ahmedabad. and am now doing LLM ( Masters in Law) from JNV University, Jodhpur.
ED: What are you doing nowadays?
MS: I am doing MBA (finance and marketing) from Amrut Mody College of Management, Ahmedabad.
ED: Did you participate in any tournament?
MS: I participated in many Sports event and won medals and certificates.
ED: Who was your favourite teacher when you were studying in this school?
MS: Jayita Ma’am, Ruchika Ma’am and Parineeta Ma’am.
ED: Do you remember any of your batch mates?
MS: My batch mates were Shilpa, Raveena, Poornima, Sonia and Suresh.
ED: Tell us about your memories in Fabindia.
MS: I have countless memories of the school. I remember twice anchoring the Annual Prize Distribution Function and organizing Fresher’s Day for 11th Std. I remember our School Trip to Dehradun, Mussoriee and Himachal. I remember our trekking to Kumbalgarh. It was fun.
ED: What message would you like to give to the juniors?
MS: A School gives a student a launch pad where one can decide when he/ she wants to land. School like Fabindia gives perfect guidance, culture and exposure to bring one’s talent out and most important is Knowledge. I’m very grateful for being a part of it. I’m proud to be called a Fabindian. I will always remember the school and miss it a lot.
[ED: Editor, KDI: Kusum Dangi]
ED: When did you join the school?
KDI: I joined the school on 5th September 2012.
ED: Who was the Principal at that time?
KDI: Mrs. Parineeta Ranpal.
ED: What type of environment was there?
KDI: The environment was very good and cool.
ED: Which classes did you teach at first?
KDI: I taught L.K.G. at first.
ED: Are the students still in contact with you who have left the school?
KDI: Some of them are in contact with me.
ED: What is your qualification?
KDI: M.A. B.Ed
ED: What do you expect from your students?
KDI: Each student should do hard work to achieve something in future and also be a good citizen.
ED: Which school have you taught before Fabindia?
KDI: I didn’t teach in any school, Fabindia was my first school.
ED: What message would you like to give your students?
KDI: Students should work hard to become successful.
Day by day weather is becoming increasingly hot. Temperature has increased by 2°C. The sun is shining bright all through the day. It has become difficult to go out during the afternoons. Students prefer to play indoor games due to the hot weather. Highest temperature recorded was at 41°C and lowest at 24°C. Humidity has dropped to 13% and the wind blew at 14km/hr. Seeing the hot weather, school timings have been changed to 7.30AM to 12.45 PM from Saturday, 22nd April.
That is our Earth
But what has happened
The Earth has been polluted
Oh! Why can’t we keep the earth clean
And save ourselves.
Earth is our life,
Without it we are not fine.
So take care of Earth,
And save it for your pleasure.
Save the Earth
And save yourself from being lost.
-Kreena Rao/ IX/ DH
Air is one of the most important aspect that is required to survive. We breathe air thousands and millions of time in a day. If we will not breathe a single minute then we will die. The pollution of air due to over use of vehicles, etc. has led to this air being polluted. The pollution of air is a major problem rising all around the world. It is not only causing damage to environment but also causing a number of disease and major damage to National heritages and monuments. It is tit for tat, today we are not caring for environment but soon a day will come when environment will laugh on us and will not care for us. So it is better that we change with time otherwise time will change us. We should at least plant one tree in a year and care for it. I guarantee that soon 121 crore people of India will give rise to 121 crore trees in a year which will not only free us from pollution but also will give us fruits, paper, etc. So we should understand our duties and take steps towards it to save mother Earth and humanity.-Anumesh Rao/ IX/ GH
Friday, 21st April: White Day was organized for the students of Pre-Primary Section. Both Teachers and Students were dressed in white. A number of activities were conducted for the students. They recited poems based on the colour white and played a number of games. They brought white colour fruit, vegetable to eat. They enjoyed a lot.
Saturday, 22nd April: On the occasion of World Earth Day Students were given message to save earth and stop pollution. School started its first step by saving electricity. They switched off their electrical devices and sat in this heat without fans for two hours.
Inter House Poster Making Competition was organized for the students of Class VIII- XI on this occasion. There were four participants from each house. The theme of the competition was Save Environment- Save Power. Students put in their artistic talent and made beautiful posters. Mr. Parth Guin was the judge of the competition.
I Raman House
II Gandhi House
III Dhyanchand House
Friday, 14th April: Ten girls escorted by Mr Tarun Mishra and Mrs Urmila Rathore went to Heritage Girl's School, Udaipur to participate in the Under 16 Inter School Women’s Cricket Tournament. Five schools participated in the tournament. They played three matches. They won one match against "The Study, Udaipur" and lost two matches so unfortunately they did not reach the finals. They were awarded certificates of participation.
Saturday, 22nd April: Class XII Board Exams got over that day. The students felt relaxed after one and a half month of duration of the exams. Hope they fare well and keep the name of the school up