The School Weekly - 15th May 2017

(At the outset, the article is a representation of a school as a state. Readers are requested not to misinterpret puns and metaphors used, as they are NOT meant to humour but to praise and extend honour. The writer holds her students in such high esteem)
I see The Fabindia School as a rich legacy passed onto the students of Bali from 1992 through the family called Bissells. They may not be the Maharajas of yore but surely are Maharajas of large-heartedness and owners of endless love, the rivers of which flow through the corridors of The Fabindia School ever since its inception. Then why not for a change consider the school as a Princely state of Rajasthan! An institution with a rich legacy and replete with the culture of Rajasthan.
Spread over an area of 8 acres the campus nurtures ‘Purohits; Rajpurohits; ‘Deoras’ and descendants of various dynasties from the and princely estate of Bali!   When I take a glimpse of the school through the corridors of time, I see it bubbling with history. I see a state within the state of Rajasthan! A district characteristic of rich cultural heritage of education through example; education through love and teaching through resourcing!
On its periphery, to the West lies a green cover of the jungle, born out of constant efforts to maintain the wild growth of an embedded water harvesting system. This is the continuing source of water to its green cover in and around the school. Thanks to the far-sightedness of its Board members who got the water harvesting system so that its residents could have a lush canopy of greenery where they learn precious life’s lessons right in the middle of the lap of nature!
The Fabindia School has an important arena of historical incidences in the ancient past; where once stones, dry arid waste existed. Wars were fought of hard work, brainstorming to dig foundations through sheer hard physical labour where not a drop of water existed, now has a strong, rock solid classrooms. They resound with the chirpings of its students. It is the brightest and greenest spot in this part of Bali.
Within the ramparts of its four walls, the school stands on four firm deeply rooted pillars- STUDY, SPORT, SKILL AND SERVICE. It has houses that reflect four great personalities of India, representing the ethos of these 4 Ss - Mother Teresa House (SERVICE), Sir C. V. Raman House (STUDY), Maj. Dhyan Chand House (SPORT) and Mahatma Gandhi House (SKILL), that is believed to have been a cracked, parched, rugged and stone dry ground worth nothing has a 25 year old school running as efficiently as any other school, oblivious to the sacrifices and hard that must have undergone in its early years of birth!
It's birding species come from as close as Bali (3 Km) and as far as Beda (42Km).
The Fabindia School grew and developed greatly under the rule of its past Principals, Vishnu ji, Meenaji, Jayant ji and Parineeta ji. Today it stands out on its mission as focusing on giving education to the girl child. The little state has efficient connectivity to its nearby villages with a fleet of buses that ply to bring its students to the school
The state was born out of sheer challenge not only to bring up a school on a dry arid, stony land but out of the passion for giving something back to the society as a way of service by its Founders.
Though the roads in and around the school may be rough, though the lessons learnt at the school may be difficult but the character in the end moulds into a sound, all rounded person- one who is worth the citizenship of this state.
This is the land of the warriors, ones who war not against land and ownerships but against principalities and against the winds of change to help restore the warmth that exists in the heart of its dwellers. Its warriors are real life heroes, who struggle against the dearth of life’s comforts in this rural habitation. Heroes who maintain a brave face even as life brings fresh challenges every day of employment, quality education, lack of financial support and of course a huge reflux of difficulties and ebb and rise with times, again and again........only training these little warriors into beautiful, loving and kind human beings. - Deepika Tandon
Shefali Jain studied from The Fabindia School in the year 2013-14. Then she went to Mumbai to do CA. She did her CA from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She is nowadays doing her Internship at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Mumbai. Her golden moments were when she was chosen to go on an Exchange Program to Loomis Chaffee, US. She was good in Academics and Sports. She actively participated in Inter House Competitions.
( ED: Editor, URE: Urmila Rathore)
ED: When did you join the school?
URE: I joined the school on 7th July 2009.
ED: Who was the Principal at that time?
URE Mrs.Pareenita Rampal was the Principal at that time.
ED:: What type of environment was there?
URE The environment was healthy and helpful for both students and teachers.
ED:: Which classes did you teach at first?
URE I taught Class UKG at first.
ED:: Are the students still in contact with you who have left the school?
URE: Yes, there are some students of class 8th who are still in contact with me.
ED: What is your qualification?
URE My qualification is MA BEd.
ED: What do you expect from your students?
URE I expect my students to be well disciplined and respectful to others and school.
ED: Which school have you taught before Fabindia?
URE No, I didn't teach any school before Fabindia.
ED: What message would you like to give to your students?
URE: I would like to give the message to my students to be a responsible student towards school, family and society and try to learn from each and everyone.
The Staff bids farewell to Mr Surendra Singh who worked for the School for seven years. Now he has got a Govt. Job. May he have a bright and prosperous future!
 Bali has begun to experience high temperatures and severe heat. So far most elevated temperature has risen to 42 degree Celsius, and the minimum has been 27 degree Celsius. Humidity is at 11%. Considering this the Collector, Pali has ordered all school authorities to close down the schools for Summer Vacation on 10th May’17.
Students commented for their favourite teachers in the Assembly. Here are some of the comments that they gave to their Teachers:
Rajveer Singh/ VI-A: Thank you Rajeshwari ma'am to give me support when I needed your help.
Pushpendra Singh/ IX: I was not interested at all in Math, but Prerna ma'am made me capable.  Thank you, Prerna ma'am.
Yamini Rathore/ V A: Thank you Monika ma'am to for giving me support to read and write in English.
Khushi Malviya/ X: Thank you, Principal ma'am, for correcting my pronunciation every time when I made mistakes.
Droov Kumar/ VI-A: Thank you Rajeshwari ma'am for making me a capable student of Hindi.
Prayag Raj Singh/ VA: Thank you Neelam ma'am for motivating me in Math I was very weak in Math, she make me capable.
Dakshita Sirvi/ V: Thank you Ishu ma'am for correcting my pronunciation in English.
Yashoda Choudhary/ V B: Thank you Prerna ma'am. I had learnt from you the calculation very well.
Kirti Suthar/ V B: Thank you Urmila ma'am to explain us chapters very nicely.
Pushpa Chaudhary/ VB: Thank you Vinit sir to help me to understand the concepts of games very nicely.
Jeenal Meena/ V B: Thank you Surendra sir for motivating us to play games.
Rahul/ V A: Thank you Monika ma'am for teaching us the basic knowledge of English.
Gungun Sheikh/ VIII: Thank you Tarun sir fir teaching us discipline, manners and much more things about games.
Madan Solanki/ VIII A: Thank you Prerna ma'am and Negi sir for improving my Math.
Mangilal Dewasi/ VI B: Thank you Sharmila ma'am for improving my skills in EVS.
Jhanak Devda/ VI B: Thank you Usman sir for improving my computer skills.
Apoorva/ V A: Thank you Monika ma'am for teaching us English very nicely.
Rajeshwar Singh IV-B: Thank you Urmila ma'am for teaching us new things in Hindi.
Tushar Diwakar/ VIII A: Thank you Tarun sir for motivating me to play physical games
Kamal Asarsa/ VIII A: Thank you Prakash sir for teaching me Congo.
Bhupendra Sirvi/ VIII: Thank you Negi sir for helping me to understand the concept of Math.
Varun Malviya/ VIII A: Thank you Negi sir for helping to understand Math problems.
Meet Soni/ VIII A: Thank you all the teachers for teaching me discipline in school.
Pradeep Solanki/ VIII A: Thank you Tarun sir for helping me to get the rules and regulations of sports.
Vishal Rathore/ VII A: Thank you Prakash sir and Parth sir for helping me to improve my skills.
Himanshi Rajpurohit/ V A: Thank you Urmila ma'am what you have taught till I understood all that very clearly.
Lalkar Singh Ranawat/ XI: Thank you  Byju sir for motivating me to do hard work always.
Priyanshi/ III: Thank you Gajendra sir. Because of you only my writing has improved.
Deepika Soni/ XI: Thank you Usman sir for improving my skills in computer.
Neha Bhati/ XI: Thank you Ajay sir for making me a capable and a good student of Math. Thank you, Bharti ma’am for being a true teacher and solving my problems.
Harsha Suthar/ X: Thank you all the teachers who made me an able student. Thank you too Principal ma'am also.
Rohit Vaishnav/ IX: Thank you Prerna ma'am for making us self-confident.
Manmanvendra Singh/ XI: Thank you Ajay sir for helping me at that time when I needed you.
Ritu Chouhan/ IX: Thank you K.G. sir, for motivating me to always move forward. Thank you, Sir.
Harshit Singh: Thank you Sharmila ma'am for making me a good student of EVS.
Kirti Malviya/ XI: Thank you Ajay sir because of you only I could create interest in Math.
Ronak Chouhan/ XI: Thank you K.G. sir, for teaching us Hindi nicely.
Divya Chundawat/ XI: Thank you Bharti ma'am for motivating us to cooperate to solve the problems very smartly. Thank you, ma'am
Dilip Singh/ IX: Thank you Byju sir for motivating me to study Science every time.
Bhumi Mandora/ VII: Thank you, Monika, for improving my Grammar skills.
Harshit Singh/ VI: Thank you Zafar sir for holding our library very beautifully and to make us understand how to sit in the library.
Himantika Chouhan/ XI: Thank you KG sir. You only inspired us to fight with any kind of problem
Kinjal Rao/ X: Thank you Kusum ma'am fir teaching us SST very nicely.
Maharaj Singh/ XII: Thank you Staff of the School who have helped me in many problems.
Shivam Soni/ XI: Thank You Bharti ma’am and Principal ma’am for motivating me to speak in English instead of my local language Marwari.
Tuesday, 9th May: That day was the last day of School before it closed down for Summer Vacations. All the teachers gave Holiday Homework in their respective subjects so that they may remain in touch with their studies in holidays also. English Reading Project was also given to the students to improve their reading abilities.

NOTE: The School is closed for Summer Vacations from 10th May’17 to 18th June’17. The School reopens on 19th June’17. We will be back with more news and views when the school reopens on19th June’17.

The School Weekly - 8th May 2017

Mera Bali
Dausa is a city and administrative headquarters of Dausa district in the state of RajasthanIndia. It is 55 km from Jaipur, 240 km from Delhi and located on Jaipur-Agra National Highway (NH-11). It is also known as "Dev Nagari." and nowGetolav is main attraction of Dausa as Getolav Bird Habitat. Dausa is situated in a region widely known as Dundhar. The Chouhans & Badgurjars ruled this land in 10th Century A.D. Dausa has privileged to become First capital of the then Dundhar Region. Dausa was an important political place for Dundhar region. The Chauhan Raja Soodh Dev ruled this region during 996 to 1006 AD. Later, from 1006 AD to 1036 AD, Raja Dule Rai ruled this region for 30 years. As Dausa city is surrounded by Mahadev in five directions (Nilkanth, Gupteshwer, Sahajnath, Somnath and Baijnath) so it was named from Sanskrit word "Dhau and Sa". 'Dhau' means Swarg sa (Like Heaven) and 'Sa' means Sundar (Beautiful). Means Swarg sa Sundar (Beautiful like Heaven).
Dausa has given prominent freedom fighters to the nation. Late Shri Tikaram Paliwal & Late Shri Ram Karan Joshi were amongst the freedom fighters who gave their valuable contribution for fight for independence and for amalgamation of the Princely States to form Rajasthan State. Late Shri Tikaram Paliwal was the first elected Chief Minister of Rajasthan in 1952 after independence. Also, Late Shri Ram Karan Joshi was the First Panchayati Raj Minister of the Rajasthan state who submitted the First Panchayati Raj Bill in the Vidhansabha in 1952. The famous poet of the traditional worship by poetry, Sant Sunderdas was born on Chaitra Shukla Navami in Vikram Samvat 1653 in Dausa. He was a renowned Nirgun Panthi Sant and wrote 42 famous Grantha, out of which Gyan Sundaram & Sunder Vilas are famous. Current Dausa MP is Harish Meena, A former DGP of Rajasthan Police. Industrial development in Dausa started when District Industry center was established. There are 3497 small and micro industries registered up to 31 March 2015 having investment of Rs. 5171.00 lacs and providing employed to 13201 persons. Many industrial area have been developed by RIICO in the district.
I am Siddhi Sharma of batch 2007.  My batch mates were Vimmy, Heena, Kshmendra, Khushvendra, Shraddha, Naveen, Chandan , Surya pratap, Upendra, Paresh. I passed 10th in the year 2007. I did my M.Tech (CSE) at Mody Institute Of Technology And Science,Sikar,Rajasthan. I passed JIET from Jodhpur. I am working as Guest Faculty Lecturer at MBM Govt. Engineering College Jodhpur (Electronics and Communication)
My favourite teacher was Jayita Biswas Ma’am. She was my Social Science teacher. I participated in Inter House Football and Cricket Match. I was selected as the first Head Girl of the school. I miss my school a lot, the kind of environment we got in Fabindia can be found nowhere else. All the teachers were very supporting and friendly. It was away from the disturbances of the city and very good environment for studying and concentrating. I remember the days of our picnics to different places and all the functions of my school. I wish if the school could invite all the alumni for a reunion around the Annual Function of the school. I would like to give the message to my juniors that the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams, so keep dreaming and study hard.
 [ED: Editor, ICN: Ishu Chouhan]
ED: When did you join the school?
ICN: In August 2016
ED: Who was the Principal at that time?
ICN: Mrs. Deepika Tandon.
ED: What type of environment was there?
ICN: The environment was eco-friendly and attached with Mother Nature.
ED: Which classes did you teach at first?
ICN: I taught Class V, VI, VII at first. Now I teach III, IV, V
ED: What is your qualification?
ICN: 12th Science Bio [ Pursuing]
ED: What do expect from your students?
ICN: I want my students to be disciplined, have antiquates, manners and have some extra knowledge.
ED: Which school have you taught before Fabindia?
ICN: I didn’t teach any school before Fabindia.
ED: What message would like to give to the students?
ICN: Students should be disciplined, be mannered and keep your mentality with the generation. If students require any help we are there for them.
Mrs. Kavita Devda celebrated her wedding anniversary. We all wish her a very happy married life ahead! The Staff wishes Mrs. Urmila Rathore a very Happy Birthday and a prosperous future. Congratulations to Staff for being honoured and awarded with Educators badge. From now onwards the new definition for Teachers will be Educators.
School is experiencing hot, bright and sunny weather. Even the mornings and evenings are very hot. Temperature during the evenings and mornings is at 36°C. Every week temperature is shooting up by 2°C. Scorching sun has taken the life out of everybody. Days are longer, hotter, while nights are shorter but not so cool as Rajasthan would experience. Highest temperature recorded was 43°C and lowest at 27°C. Humidity was at 9% and the wind blew at 7 km/hr.
Monday, 1st May: Special Assembly was organized on the occasion of World Labour Day. Mr. Tarun Mishra spoke on this Day. He said that  Labour Day is celebrated to commutate the achievements of labour. This day is celebrated for all those people who work as a labour. It is celebrated to pay tribute to work of those people who work for other or help other people. Parents are the big example of this day who take care of their children from birth till they become elders. Teachers are also a example of this day because they do lot of work for us after teaching also. We should thank all those who do labour, who work day and night for others on this special day
Tuesday, 2nd May: Special Assembly was organized on the occasion of World Asthma Day. Mr. Bharat Khandelwal said that it  is an annual event organized by the Global initiatives for Asthma (GINA) to improve Asthma awareness and care around the world .World Asthma Day is organised on the first Tuesday of May .The theme of 2012’s event was “you can control your asthma .”The inaugural World Asthma Day was held in 1998 .A theme is selected annually that raise awareness of the causes and effects of this bronchial condition which affects approximately 235 million people World Wide organized by health care workers in over 35 countries, World Asthma Day focuses on educating public on what research has found to be the most effective ways of controlling.

Friday, 5th May: Fruit Salad Activity was organized for students of Pre-Primary Section. Delicious, tasty fruit salad was made by the students with the help of their teachers. Kids observed how to wash, peel and cut the fruits to prepare yummy fruit salad Instructions were written on the board to carry out the activity. Students had fun eating delicious, healthy tasty fruit Salad. They came to know that how fruits make us healthy and keep us away from diseases.
Monday, 1st May: Lemon and Spoon activity was organized for the students for Pre-Primary Section. It was fun seeing the kids run with lemons in their spoon and lemons rolling down from the spoons. Kids enjoyed the activity a lot.
Saturday, 6th May: IH Lemon Spoon Race for Class I to V was organized. . Students from all the houses participated and enjoyed the sport.
Results of IH Lemon Spoon Race:
Class I and II
I  Muskan Chouhan / II / DH
II Kundan Bawal / II / GH
III Divyanshi Singh / II / TH
Class III and IV
I Yukti Sirvi / IV / DH
II Prasanjit Singh / IV / GH
III Bhumika Rao / IV / RH
Class V
I Rahul Choudhary / VA / GH
II Suman Rajpurohit / VA / TH
III Abhinav Singh / VA / RH
The first match of the term IH Volleyball Match was organized for students of Senior Section. Each house prepared their team for the match. First Match was played by Raman House and Teresa House., in which Raman House won the match by 11-6 Second Match was played by Dhyanchand and Gandhi House, in which. Dhyanchand House won the match by 11-9.. Final Match was played by Raman House and Dhyanchand House in which Dhyanchand House won the match by 21-16.The winner of Hardline Match was Gandhi House who won by 11-8.
I Dhyanchand House
II Raman House
III Gandhi House.

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