The School Weekly - 28th August 2017

Learning Forward
Determination is the Foundation of Success
Is Your Child Ready To Face The World?” 
The book is a great inspiration to the parents as well as their children because in this book, Dr. Anupam Sibal, who is a pediatrician and a father, has sought to instill positive values and good qualities in his son. These are essential for anyone looking to live a valuable and respectful life.
By focusing on a different value in every chapter, he wants to convey to his readers that nurturing values and good attitude is a very difficult task for the parents. As a result, he has tried to share some tricks that he is picked up on his journey to equip his child to face the world.
When I was reading about Determination, I remembered a child (Aditya Roy) who was studying in Class 9. I used to observe him while teaching his class. He was the only one in class who neither interacted with teachers nor with the students. I was curious to find out the reasons for this. So, I called him to the staff room one day during lunch time. While walking to the staff room I observed that his legs were shivering. It was only then that I found out that the child was disabled. Upon asking him about it, I realized his disability had resulted in his developing an inferiority complex.
I decided to solve this by helping him in his studies. Later that day, I visited his house and discussed the problem with him. I tried to motivate him by telling him stories of great people (like Stephen Hawking, Sudha Chandran, Helen Keller, etc.), who were disabled too but did not let it get in their path to success. They strengthened their determination and went on to do path breaking things.
I regularly motivated him, and praised him for every small achievement. After a couple of days, I noticed a drastic change in his behaviour as well as in his academic performance. Now, he looks more confident while asking questions to the teachers. He is friendly towards his classmates too.
Recently, he stood 4th in the Board examination in the district. 
Motivating students and making them realize the importance of determination goes a long way in instilling the confidence required to face the world. -Kusum Sharma/ Educator 
(ED: Editor, KG: Kinjal Goswami)
ED: What is your name?
KG: My name is Kinjal Goswami.
ED: Which was your batch year?
KG: My batch year was 2008.
ED: Who were your batch mates?
KG:  My batch mates were Manisha, Sanjoli, Daksha, Ashwini, Himani.
ED: Who were your favorite teachers of your time?
KG: My favorite teacher of my time was Mukesh Sir, Jayita Ma’am.
ED: Have you ever participated in any activities, tournament etc.?
KG: Yes, I have participated in singing competitions, art and craft etc.
ED: What are your present qualifications?
KG: My present qualifications are M.Com B.Ed.
ED: What was your experience at Fabindia School?
KG: It was a great experience I learned a lot at Fabindia. I enjoyed studying in this school, teachers were understanding, had patience and were supportive with us. 
ED: Will you like to give any message to your juniors, school, or friends etc.?
KG: Yes, I’ll like to say that school was my first home .The best moments in my life were the time spent in school .There was so much of unity in my class I only wanted to say you all that always work in a team , be good to your friends and respect all your teachers and study well.
Monday, 21st August: Staff had PDP Session on that day. First Mr. Ajay Vijaywargi read out a thought ‘An Educator is more than a traffic policeman’ from the book “Can We Teach a Zebra Some Algebra “by Debashis Chatterjee”. Staff then discussed their opinions, gave their views and sent a write up with graphics and photo to Mr. Ajay. Then they got themselves divided into their groups and prepared a presentation based on the stories from the book” Is your Child Ready to Face The World by Dr. Sibal”.
Mr. Vineet Kumar/ Educator was selected as Teacher this Week for his regularity and dedicated commitment towards school sports. 
[ED: Editor; VKR: Vineet Kumar]
ED: When did you join the school?
VKR: I joined school on 7th April 2016.
ED: Who was the Principal at that time?
VKR: Mrs. Deepika Tandon was the Principal at that time.
ED: What type of environment was there?
VKR: The environment was good at that time but now it has improved a lot.
ED: Which classes did you teach at first?
VKR: At first I taught so many classes from 1st to 8th.
ED: What is your qualification?
VKR: I have done BPEd. from L.N.I.P.E. Gwalior.
ED: What do you expect from the children?
VKR: Students should work hard, achieve their goal whatever they set in their life.
ED: Have you taught any school before Fabindia?
VKR: Yes, I have taught in Sagar Public School Bhopal, M.P. 2014-15.
ED: What message would you like to give to the students?
VKR: Students should achieve their goal whatever they have set up in their life.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great devotion all over India. People bring home Idols of Lord Ganesha and celebrate the festival by worshiping the Lord in a special way for a day and a half, 3 days, 5 days, 7 days or 11 days depending on the family tradition and commitment of each individual.On the last day of worship the idol is taken out in a colourful and musical procession to be immersed traditionally at a beach.
Two-three months before the festival, beautiful clay models of Lord Ganesh are made by skilled artisans and sold in the markets. These beautiful statues depict Lord Ganesh in various poses. On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, these statues are brought home with lot of excitement. For the next 10 days, localities witness beautiful pandals with huge statues of Ganesh. The priests in every pandal perform four main holy rituals- first being Pranapratishhtha to invoke life into the statues amidst the chanting of sacred verses.
The ritual is then followed by Shhodashopachara- 16 forms of paying tribute to the Lord. Next one is Uttarpuja, which is a pooja in which the idol could be shifted from one place to another and the last ritual is Ganpati Visarjan, which is the immersion of the idol in water. The visarjan is followed by loud chanting of "Ganpati Bappa Morya, Pudcha Varshi”
This is one of the most popular festivals in the Country. There are several reasons for this. Ganpati is after all a popular God. His blessings are invoked at most religious ceremonies as He is the one who can remove all obstacles to success. He is the giver of fortune and can help to avoid natural calamities.Ganpati, the god of wisdom and the benevolent deity of the dynasty of Peshwas who ruled Maharashtra inculcating a special culture in the state. Ganpati is the herald of auspicious beginnings and is the beloved deity of all. -Krisha Dave/ IX/ GH
Lord Ganesha
Lord Ganesha, Lord Ganesha,
Where are you?
Why don’t you come for my help?
I need your help, help and help.
Lord you are the remover of obstacles,
Do come and fulfill my desire,
You are the lord of peace & prosperity’
I am waiting for you
Do come in my need.
Anumesh Rao/ IX/ GH
Saturday, 25th August: On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi an activity was organized for students of Class I- XI. They made eco-friendly Ganesha with Maida flour, turmeric powder, black pepper, matchsticks, beads etc.  Students with their teachers had fun when they did this activity.
Friday, 24th August: The School’s Under 17 Girls Football Team participated in Under 17 Girl’s Football Tournament organized at Heritage Girls School, Udaipur. They were escorted by Ms. Sharmila Vijaywargi and Mr. Tarun Mishra. They lost two matches and third match was a tie.
Saturday, 25th August: The School under 14 Cricket Team escorted by Mr. Vineet Kumar went to Bisalpur to participate in the Under 14 District Cricket Tournament. They won their first match by 10 wickets against the host team and they have entered into semi-finals. Congratulations team for your performance.
Monday, 21st August- Saturday, 26th August: Unit Test II were conducted in Class II- XII the whole week. Students were busy in preparing for their exams and teachers were busy in corrections. Students were shown marks the next day.

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