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.
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.