The School Weekly - 2nd October 2017

Learning Forward
One can become a teacher with qualification but you become an educator with qualification and qualities. It is qualities that make an educator stand apart. Every educator must have qualities like empathy, love, caring, understanding, discipline, honesty, hardworking, confidence, creativity, punctuality, dedication and motivation and mastery in his/her subject.
These qualities help an educator to understand students feeling which will be helpful in teaching. Besides teaching an educator also has to develop moral values in his/her students so that they not only are good in studies but also become good human beings. If an educator understands his/her students, he/she will be able to handle problems arising in studies and thus will have solutions for all problems. For example, if there are slow learners in the class the educator will know beforehand how to deal with this in the classroom and if necessary take extra lessons for them so that they are not left behind and neither will they feel neglected.
One quality which an educator must have is that whenever they go to any classroom they should be always smiling. When students see a smiling face they also feel happy and thus take interest in the teaching and will pay attention in whatever is taught. Shouting and punishment will never make students take interest in a class.
An educator must treat all students alike and solve all queries of the students. This will create respect in the student’s heart for the educator and students will know that they can approach the educator in times of their difficulties. They will remember you even after they have passed out of the school. Thus, Qualification and Qualities can make a teacher An Educator. -Mrs. Prerna Rathod/ Educator
Nikhil Soni/ Batch 2011-12 topped his class with 9.6 CGPA and went to Kota for his further studies. He joined ALLEN Coaching Institute, Kota and did his coaching for IIT from there. He appeared for his IIT Exams and was able to get through his exams with flying colours. Nowadays he is doing his IIT Engineering from IIT College, Guhuwati. He misses and remembers his schooldays a lot. He was a very sincere and good in Academics so he was the favourite of his teachers and classmates. Other than studies he was a good speaker and debater. He participated in co-curricular activities in his school days. May God bless him with good health, happiness and prosperity!
Tuesday, 26th September: Staff had PDP Session on that day. Mr. Ajay Vijaywargi read out a thought Students are Host, not Hostages’ from the book “Can We Teach a Zebra Some Algebra “by Debashis Chatterjee”. Staff then discussed their opinions, gave their views and uploaded a writ up with graphics and photo in Alchemy of Learning. Staff is busy in correcting Half Yearly Exam sheets. To refresh themselves they enjoyed the day by doing Garba, the traditional dance done during Navrathri. 
Mrs. Rajeshree Shihag and Mrs. Kavitha Devda had their birthday on 28th September. The Staff wishes them a very Happy Birthday. May God bless them with good health, happiness and prosperity!  
Wednesday, 27th September: Mrs. Sharmila Vijaywargi/ Educator gave an Assembly Talk on World Hepatitis Day. She shared information on Hepatitis day. She said that the day is celebrated every year on 28th July. It aims to spread awareness about a group of infectious diseases being Hepatitis A,B,C,D, by encouraging steps to prevent its spread and also inform about its diagnosis/ preventive measures. It is one of the eight official public health campaigns marked by WHD concerning the health and well being of masses all around the globe. World Hepatitis day is one of its kind celebration where in people are informed about the symptoms and ways through which such diseases are transmitted.
Navratri , is a nine nights (ten days) Hindu festival, celebrated in the autumn every year. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian subcontinent. Theoretically, there are four seasonal Navratri. However, in practice, it is the post-monsoon autumn festival called Sharad Navratri that is the most observed in the honor of the divine feminine Goddess Durga. The festival is celebrated in the bright half of the Hindu calendar month Ashvin, which typically falls in the Gregorian months of September and October.
In the eastern and northeastern states of India, the Durga Puja is synonymous with Navratri, wherein goddess Durga battles and emerges victorious over the buffalo demon to help restore Dharma. In the northern and western states, the festival is synonymous with "Rama Lila" and Dussehra that celebrates the battle and victory of god Rama over the demon king Ravana.  In southern states, the victory of different goddesses, of Rama or Saraswati is celebrated. In all cases, the common theme is the battle and victory of Good over Evil based on a regionally famous epic or legend such as the Ramayana or the Devi Mahatmya.
Celebrations include stage decorations, recital of the legend, enacting of the story, and chanting of the scriptures of Hinduism. The nine days are also a major crop season cultural event, such as competitive design and staging of pandals, a family visit to these pandals and the public celebration of classical and folk dances of Hindu culture. On the final day, called the Vijayadashami or Dussehra, the statues are either immersed in a water body such as river and ocean, or alternatively the statue symbolizing the evil is burnt with fireworks marking evil's destruction. The festival also starts the preparation for one of the most important and widely celebrated festival, Diwali, the festival of lights, which is celebrated twenty days after the Vijayadashami or Dussehra. - Anumesh Rao/ IX/GH
Vijayadashami also known as DasaraDusshera or dussehra is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri every year. It is observed on the tenth day in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin, which typically falls in the months of September and October.
Vijayadasami is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian subcontinent. In the eastern and northeastern states of India, Vijayadashami marks the end of Durga Puja, remembering goddess Durga's victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasura to help restore Dharma. In the northern, southern and western states, the festival is synonymously called Dussehra. In these regions, it marks the end of "Ramlila" and remembers God Rama's victory over the demon Ravana. Vijayadasami celebrations include processions to a river or ocean front that carry clay statues of Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesha and Kartikeya, accompanied by music and chants, after which the images are immersed into the water for dissolution. Elsewhere, on Dasara, the towering effigy of Ravana symbolizing the evil is burnt with fireworks marking evil's destruction. -Diksha Choudhary/ IX/ GH
There is a change in the world,
When life has no problems,
There is a change in the world,
When life is full of care,
There is a change in the world,
When we have no time to stand and stare,
There is a change in the world,
When we see stars sparkling in daylight,
There is a change in the world,
When we see beauty everywhere,
There is a change in the world,
When our face has a great smile without hearing a joke,
There is a change in the world,
When life has no problems.
Devika Choudhary/ X/ TH
Wednesday, 27th September: Half Yearly Exams for Class I-XII got over. After the exams cheerful faces of students could be seen as exams got over and they were going for their three days Dusseshra holidays. Teachers were busy with their corrections and preparing result sheets. Class X and XII had their extra classes during the Dussehra Holidays.
Wishing all our readers a ‘Happy Navrathri and Dussehra.’

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