The School Weekly - 31st July 2017

Mera Bali
Sanganer is a town situated a few mile south-east of Jaipur city. Prior to the 17th century, there is no mention of Sanganer as a centre of printing. Towards the end of the 17th century this art form developed there. Many craftsmen from neighbouring state Gujarat migrated due to wars with Emperor Aurangzeb and the repeated invasions by the Marathas. By the end of the 18th century Sanganer fully developed into a handcrafted textile industry. It is popular for its Calico printed bed covers, quilts and saris. In Calico printing, the outlines are printed first and then the colours are filled in. Its bold patterns and colours are highly preferred. Another popular technique is Doo Rookhi printing in which artists print on both sides of the cloth.Typically, a Sanganeri motif is a combination of beautiful floral designs. It includes a blend of flowers, buds and leaves or other forms like a keri (mango), pan (betel leaf), katar (dagger), or jhumka (ear-ring). The flower motifs are usually stylized sunflowers, narcissuses, roses, and other flowers of luxuriant foliage like daturas, rudrakshas, and arkas. On Sanganeri ‘chintz’ (printed cloth) usually, yellow, green blue (with different tones) are used as the background. It is also renowned for its small decorative and delicate floral patterns, called, ‘boota-booties’ which is being printed on fine cotton and silk. The finesse of the Sanganeri floral imprints that adorn the fabrics has a characteristic appeal to them. The detailing and precision that goes into the printing is done are reflective of the expertise of its artisans.Subtlety in flowers-petal designs, curves and delicacy are the prime specialties of Sanganer prints.
Original Sanganeri impression work is normally done by hand. The fabric is prepared first, then laid out and pinned onto printing tables covered with sand and water. Printing wooden blocks with raised grooves of exquisite designs are laced with colours. They are then pressed upon the previously marked fabric, wherever the motifs have to be placed, to balance the running design. Some of these design casts are very old while some are more recent. The principal items printed here include sarees, dupattas, salwar-kameez, cushion covers, curtains, scarves, and printed yardages (running cloth material), etc. Both local and imported cloth material are used. At present,’ mulmul’ (cotton voile), ‘latha’ (sheeting fabrics) and cambric etc. are sourced from Jaipur. Dyeing of Sanganeri printed cloth is by use of natural colours (vegetable colours).

(ED:Editor, CPA: Chinmay Pamecha)
ED: What is your name?
CPA: My name is Chinmay Pamecha
ED: What was your batch year ?
CPA: My batch year was1994 ~ 2000 (Class Intro ~ 4th)
ED: Who were your batch mates?
CPA: My batch mates were Dhruv Rajpurohit, Prithvi Singh Jakhora, Khushboo Rathod, Ritu Chundawat, Sheetal Jain, Mahima Bagrecha, Brijpal Singh Ranawat, Ajay Pal Singh Ranawat, Kusum.
ED: Which was your passing year?
CPA: I left FabIndia in 2000 July when I was in 5th Std..
ED: What are your present qualifications?
CPA: I am working as Assistant Manager, Sales Training & Customer Satisfaction, Hyundai Motor India Ltd.
ED: Who was your favourite teacher of your time?
CPA: My favourite teachers of my time were Pinki Ma'am, Pushpa Ma'am, Meena Ma'am.
ED: Had you ever participated in any activities, tournaments, etc?
CPA: Yes, I had participated in plays on Annual functions. My experience at this school was superb, it was a lovely school, unique assembly style (back then in 2000), friendly culture and special 1hr long plays in Annual Function
ED: Are there any memories that you will like to share with your juniors, friends, students, etc.?
CPA: : Yes, my memories are the forest trips, tortoise, clay modeling, kids play zone, broom classes at EOD, no ranking in report cards, and teacher's detailed feedback on students
ED: Will you like to give any of the message to your juniors, students, friends, etc.?
CPA: My message to Fabindians is that enjoy your school days, cherish & learn something from every moment, respect your friends, teachers, elders & school staff. Make relations, nothing is more important in life than relations.
Pooja Koratkar
Proud Fabindian
Fabindians proudly announce that Pooja Koratkar d/o Mr. Deepali Koratkar from batch year 2013-14 has been selected in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Out of 12 lakh students she secured 854th rank.
Congratulations to Pooja and Fabindians on her success.
Due to heavy rains staff also observed a week holiday. Staff attended the school for three hours on Thursday, 27th July from 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM. They had two hours PDP Session in which Bharti Rao/HOD English and Suresh Negi/ HOD Math gave a demo class in their respective subjects. Staff gave their compliments and feedback for the class. Problems of students disinterest in Math were also discussed and remedies to get them out of it were discussed.
Victory over Pressure
“Is Your Child Ready to Face the World?" is a great book for understanding the psychology of a child. The author, Dr. Anupam Sibal, is a Pediatrician, having good knowledge of child behavior. In this book, he has written about his journey of raising his son Devaang with moral virtues such as humility, truthfulness, and compassion. He prepares Devaang to face the world, equipped with these good values. 
All the parts of the books are enlightening, but the part I liked most is the one that deals with “Handling Pressure”. It notes that the immense pressure on students due to sickness, study and other reasons may cause many pediatric symptoms. Further, it is also indicative of serious problems in future such as depression, loss of appetite, and negativity. The book provides the example of a child with peer pressure symptoms. 
While reading this chapter, the image of one of my students flashed again and again in my mind. Her name is Bhawika, a girl who faced immense pressure this year. Her parents wanted her to perform well in her academics as well as in other activities. For that, they met the teachers and the Principal as they were not satisfied with the grades secured by their child. They wanted her to perform like an all-rounder student. Bhawika was good at all subjects, given her age. But they wanted her to be the best. They wanted her to be promoted from Grade 5 to Grade 6, which required her to take some tests. This put her under pressure and she could not perform well. Even then her parents insisted that she be promoted to Grade 6.
As a result of this pressure the child’s behaviour changed completely. She stopped talking with her friends and was always lost in deep thought. When I asked her about her sadness, she told me that she did not want to be promoted to Grade 6. The thought of taking tests and moving on to the next grade came as a shock to her and she felt that she was not mentally prepared for such a move. One day she began sobbing during the class. Upon being asked about it, she told me that she didn't want to leave her friends and that she did not find herself fit for Grade 6. I decided to meet her parents and make them understand the fact that they must not pressurise their child. I quoted an example from the book to explain my point. Luckily, they agreed with me and gave up the idea of double promotion of their child. Soon after, I noticed that Bhawika was happy again and was paying attention towards her studies and games.
Pressure affects children negatively and makes them deviate from their normal behaviour. It also tends to take away their happiness and robs them of the joys of childhood. It is crucial that as parents and educators we understand and tackle this pressure in every possible way.-Rajeshwari Rathore / Educator
Making Others Happy
The author of the book "Is Your Child Ready To Face The World?" has presented before his readers the importance of the sense of satisfaction that one stands to gain by doing good for others, which in turn can help dissolve all the stress and tension of daily life for some time. The author has quoted examples from real life wherein personalities, such as Charlie Chaplin, always worked with the aim of spreading happiness and bringing smiles to people's faces on a daily basis. The author has compared the good old days, when people found happiness in little things, with the present era, where despite being blessed with all the luxuries needed for a happy life, happiness is nowhere to be found.
Going by the author's way of leading life and his emphasis on making others happy, I decided to spread some permanent smiles by way of educating the young children of my society's watchman. I live in an apartment society and Mr. Babulal serves as the watchman of our society. He and his wife have been given a one-room residential space outside the building where he stays with his wife and two children.  He earns a meagre amount every month and his wife also works to support the family by doing household chores for the other residents.  Both his children, a daughter and a son, are very curious and enjoy studying. They often used to come over to my place in the evenings to study.
One day, Mr. Babulal told me that he wants his daughter to become a doctor, and for that he wants to send her to the best school in order to avail the best possible education. I was aware of the legal provision of the RTE Act, whereby 25% seats in any private school are reserved for children belonging to poor families. I decided to get the girl admitted to our school and help her gain access to all possible facilities needed to pass her grades with flying colours. Another thing that worked in our favour was our school's progressive policy of advocating and proactively promoting girls' education. I was sure that it would prove to be the best platform for her to pursue her dreams. I got all her documentary proofs gathered in order to help them fill her application form. Soon, she got admitted on a 100% scholarship in one of the oldest schools in Pali district i.e. The Fabindia School.
On her first day I met her in school and was elated to see the smile on her face. The happiness of being associated with a good school and having better books and new friends around her was clearly evident. She put in great efforts to cope with the pace of her fellow mates as she had joined late and used to complete her work immediately after coming back from school.
Facilitating the child in gaining access to better opportunities, which in turn would open up new horizons for her, has been a priceless experience in my life. I hope she goes on to fulfil all her dreams with hapiness. -Sharmila Vijayvargi /Educator 
Mr. Tarun Mishra & Mr. Vineet Singh Sports teachers trained the School Football Team irrespective of bad weather for the upcoming District Level Tournament.
NOTE: The School observed holidays for a week due to heavy rains as per government orders. We will be back with more news and views once the school reopens.

The School Weekly - 24th July 2017

Mera Bali
Bagru is known for natural dyes and hand block printing. Bagru is the place of Raiger and Chhipa community. Chhipa community people who are involved in this printing tradition since 100 years ago and also Raiger community people are involved in processing and manufacturing of leather and their products (like boots, mochdi, Rajasthani jhutee and other leather goods). The Raiger community export raw leather (semi processed) to big leather companies and also sell in local market (Hatwara,Jaipur). Bagru is also known for natural dyeing, indigo dyeing and wooden hand block printing over textile articles.
In addition to above, Bagru is also internationally acknowledged for the traditional Pickles (Aachar) manufactured by Jhalani family (Jhalani Food Products Pvt. Ltd.) since five generations.
This is the place of Jugal Darbar temple where annual festival organizing by Bagda community and all surrounding villagers and peoples come to see the Mela. This is place of peace and unites all communities. 
Bagru is a small village, located at a distance of 32 km from Jaipur, on Jaipur-Ajmer Road. The village town of Bagru has a popular fort (private property) in heart of town which is normally open for public on Gangaur Festival. Bagru is most famous for its typical wooden prints. These prints of Bagru are acclaimed all over India and are particularly known as Bagru prints. The Prints of Bagru, unlike other prints, involve a different kind of printing. The unique method for printing employs wooden block in it. In the process, the desired design is engraved on the wooden block first and then the carved block is used for replicating the design in the preferred color on the fabric.
Chippa Mohalla (printer's quarter) is the area for those, who are interested in textile printing. One can walk into the quarter, where people are always engrossed with dyes and blocks. The three-centuries-old tradition of block printing is kept alive with the efforts of Bagru artisans. Keeping the convention, these artisans smear the cloth with Fuller's earth got from the riverside and then dip it in turmeric water to get the habitual cream color background. After that, they stamp the cloth with beautiful designs using natural dyes of earthly shades.
Even today, artisans use traditional vegetable dyes for printing the cloth. Like, the color blue is made from indigo, greens out of indigo mixed with pomegranate, red from madder root and yellow from turmeric. Usually Bagru prints have ethnic floral patterns in natural colors. Bagru prints form the essential part of the block printing industry of Rajasthan. The village fabricates some of the bed covers and other materials. Now days this printing business is under crisis due to water crises and improper care by State Government where incentives based schemes are not available. It required a channel market to spread the popularity of handmade bedsheets under cluster program. There is no specific industrial zone to process the printing and export. All is depending on Sanganer based big traders and speculators. Even in entire town there is not a water treatment plant and chemical water is releasing through municipal councils (Nagar Palika) drainage lines towards the end of town.
(ED:Editor, YSR: Yogendra Singh Ranawat)
ED: What is your name?
YSR: My name is Yogendra Singh Ranawat.
ED: What was your batch year ?
YSR: My batch year was 2008-2013
ED: Who were your batch mates?
YSR: My batch mates were Mayank Ozha,Marudhar Pal, Anurag Puri, Captain Singh, Arjun Suthar, Chirag Vaishnav, Ashish Sharawat, Sonika Soni, Divya Sagar, Payal,Shefali,Shaily,Anjali and many more.
ED: Which was your passing year?
YSR: My passing year was 2013.
ED: What are your present qualifications?
YSR: My present qualifications are final year (running).
ED: Who was your favourite teacher of your time?
YSR: My favourite teacher of my time was Krishna Gopal sir.
ED: Had you ever participated in any activities, tournaments, etc?
YSR: Yes, I had participated in Football Tournament at state level, State level Athletic Meet, West Zone Handball Tournament Gwalior.
ED: How was your experience at the FabIndia school?
YSR: My experience at this school was superb, I learned many things from this school and now am missing it a lot
ED: Are there any memories that you will like to share with your juniors, friends, students, etc.?
YSR: Yes, Parineeta Ranpal Ma'am taught me many things .During my time I was the Head Boy of the school, I sorted out each and every matter of my school mates. I also got Student of the Year award.
ED: Will you like to give any of the message to your juniors, students, friends, etc.?
YSR: My message to Fabindians is that study a lot as it is important but be forward in sports because in sports our body and mind remains fit and fine.
Tuesday, 18th July: Staff had their PDP Session. They sat in their respective groups where they discussed their story which is allotted to them .They will now work on it and make a new story, PPT, skit etc. relating that quality to real life situations.
Thursday, 20th July: Staff had their one hour staff meeting and HOD session in which they discussed what they have to imply to improve the quality in their respective subject teaching.
Mr. Gajendra Mewara/ Educator was selected as the Teacher this Week for his sincerity towards work and to be the first to submit his PDP Assignment. He addressed the Assembly. He said, “First, I would like to thank Principal Ma’am for giving me the honour and I would like to thank the entire Fabindia School for making my day very beautiful. I would like to dedicate this honour to the staff members, who are staying with me and who are working with me. Each and every teacher is unique and special. Each and every staff member has different qualities in herself/ himself. The achievement which I have got it was just my work. I feel like a new railway platform is constructed and I was the first passenger to arrive. And the platform is the learning forward online platform. The Fabindia School is the best school. The importance of the school was that at a rural area the school is maintaining the activities like urban areas. For students I have a question. Which is your one motivating best friend? I got the answer that is book. Yes, books are your best friend. Try and make a relationship with your books. Those who have not make relationship with books make the relationship as fast as you can.
So, love your books
Love your school
Love your teachers’
[ED: Editor, GM: Gajendra Mewara ]
ED: When did you join the school?
GMA: I joined the school on 1st July 2011
ED: Who was the Principal at that time?
GMA: Mrs Parineeta Pampal was the Principal at that time.
ED: What type of environment was there?
GMA: The environment was most friendly with happiness.
ED: Which classes did you teach at first?
GMA:  At first I started teaching both junior section and middle section.
ED: What is your qualification?
GMA:, M.A BEd. And just now I have completed my M.Com
ED: What do you expect from the children?
GMA: The Fabindia student is talented and has a good behavior. My expectations from students are that I would like to see IAS, RAS and Politicians coming from The Fabindia School. 
ED: Have you taught any school before Fabindia?
GMA: I have not explored myself in the other schools. I would like to explore my professional development in other school. 
ED: What message would you like to give to the students?
GMA: My message for student would have to face challenges in life and enjoy yourself with positive nature.
Mrs. Anju Mandlesha m/o Lenin Mandlesha/ I was selected as the Parent this week. She is a housewife.  She addressed the students and gave them the message to work hard, focus on their studies and concentrate on their goal.
(ED: Editor, AM: Anju Mandlesha)
ED: What do you do?
AM: I am a housewife.
ED: How many of your wards are studying here?
AM: My one ward is studying here.
ED: Have you achieved your goal?
AM: No, I have not achieved my goal because of some circumstances I had not done anything.
ED: What do you expect your child to do?
AM: I want my child to get success in life and it also depends on my child what he wants to become and he should set a example for the students and whenever he goes outside everyone should be proud of him.
ED: What do you expect from the school?
AM: I expect the students to learn etiquettes, manners from school and these manners will be helpful for the new generation.
ED: What message would you like to give to the students?
AM: Students should work hard, focus in their studies and concentrate on their goal.
ED: How did you like visiting the school?
AM: I loved visiting the school.
Koshik Soni/ XII/ RH was selected as the Student this Week for his talent in playing musical instruments.
Determination: An Important Life Skill
During the return journey, after having attended my daughter's Graduation Ceremony, I pondered over her decision to join a corporate legal firm for the next two years before pursuing her L.L.M in International Business. A question constantly troubled me - Will my daughter be able to face the world?
Luckily, I caught hold of a book by Dr. Anupam Sibal - "Is Your Child Ready to face the World?" in the school library. I think every parent and educator must read this book. It is a great aid for us educators in understanding and helping our students, and inculcating various qualities and soft skills in them, so that they can face the world with courage and confidence.
Having been the class teacher of Class X and handling the pressure of the students' first ever public examination (i.e. Class X Board Examination), I recall the story of two of my students. One is that of Muskan, a very confident and promising student from the very beginning, and the other is that of Chandresh, a shy, simple, village student, who wanted to prove himself by performing well and securing his future studies.
The challenge was to help students score high grades while simultaneously equipping them to deal with the pressure of the Board examination effectively. Muskan, on the one hand, was very confident and was able to overcome all her difficulties by actively seeking the support of her family and staff. On the other hand, Chandresh was a very shy and quiet student, who hesitated in getting his doubts cleared and seeking the help of the teachers in overcoming the pressure.
One Saturday, in the Life Skills lesson, I decided to assign to my students various roles to play, so as to increase their determination and will power and use this activity to discuss ways in which great personalities like Napoleon used determination to achieve success.
As expected, Muskan gained the determination to set a record by achieving 10 C.G.P.A. Chandresh, on the other hand, slowly opened up to me and began discussing his personal and academic problems in various subjects. Other teachers also helped him in overcoming his difficulties and solving his personal problems.
The book is a powerful tool in the hands of all parents and educators looking to make their children competent in facing the world by aiding development of necessary skills and qualities in them. -Ajay Vijayvargi /Educator
Friday, 21st July: A picnic was organized for the students of Class Nursery to I. Four teachers escorted the students to Shahidham, Rani .Students visited the temple. Then they sat in the garden and played games. At 11.00 they had refreshments provided. They boarded the bus at 11.30 AM and returned back at12.30 PM .They enjoyed a lot and that could be seen on their innocent faces.
Saturday, 22nd July: Inter House Debate Competition was organized for students of the senior section. The members of the jury were Mr. Govardhan Sain/ Parent and Mrs Bharti Rao/ AD. The students confidently presented their views and gave a beautiful presentation. The topic of the motion was ‘Effects of GST’ and ‘Changing pattern of Examination’.
I Dhyanchand House
II Raman House
III Teresa House
Individual Position
I Kirti Malviya/ XI/ DH
I Chanchal Choudhary/ XI/ RH
II Krisha Dave/ IX/GH
III Muskan Rathod/ XI/TH
Saturday, 22nd July: Inter House GK. Quiz was organized for the students of Class II-V. There were eight participants from each House. There were three rounds and in each round ten questions were asked. All the rounds were buzzer rounds. The students gave outstanding performance.
I Teresa House
II Dhyanchand House
III Raman House
Saturday, 22nd July: Three-legged race was organized for the students of the Primary Section in the Main Campus. Students enjoyed a lot. They gave their best to make their house win.
After the race School observed an Activity Day
I Bhanupratap Singh/ II/ TH & Ketan Solanki/ II/ TH
II Bhavesh Sirvi/ I/ GH & Aryan Rajpurohit/ I/ GH
III Lenin Mandlesha/ I/ DH & Harshvardhan Singh/ II/ DH
I Nitesh Dewasi/ IV/TH & Bhawani Singh/ IV/ TH
II Anash Zai / III/ RH & Bhupendra Singh/ III/ RH
III Mahendra Dewasi/ III/ DH & Aryavardhan Singh Mahont/ III/ DH
I Punit Dave/ V/ RH & Abhinav Singh/ V/ RH
II Disha Ojha/ V/ DH & Yasodha Choudhary/ V/ DH
III Rahul Choudhary/ V/ GH & Mohit Birawat/ V/GH
Best Players of IH Cricket Tournament were given a token of appreciation in the Assembly
Best Girl Player: Vinita Sirvi/ VIII B/ GH
Best Boy Player: Kamlesh Paliwal/ X/GH
Best All Rounder Player: Ajaypal Meena/ X/ GH  
Friday, 21st July: Parliamentary Session was organized by Mrs. Kusum Sharma/ HOD S.St for Class VIII A & B. Students were divided into Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. They were given duties of MP and Cabinet Ministers. They discussed on Changes in RTE Act. The students not only enjoyed but were able to learn their lesson easily.
Skype Story Telling Session was organized for students of Class IV. Ms. Chandrika Radhakrishnan was the resource person. She related the story of Grumpy Groom’s Hat. The students enjoyed the story telling.

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