The School Weekly- 23rd March 2020


Date with Self

Social interactions have its ups and downs and can impact self-esteem. But solitude has invaluable benefits.  Solitude gives us the opportunity to discover our self, it also allows you to recharge.

We live in a “go! go! go!” society. One that seems to have trouble slowing down. Fortunately, or unfortunately we have received this opportunity to rejuvenate and indulge in self-care activities.

Solitude Fosters Self-awareness and Self-care.

To experience solitude, set aside time, as if you were going on a date. If you can stay at home; maybe on Sunday, 22nd March and spend that day with yourself, that would be a great idea!

“A Date with Self”, let’s find solitude at home; express gratitude for yourself, your home, the people in your life. Make a list of your positive qualities. An exercise in solitude reveals to us treasures within us, treasures that can be uplifting and healing. 
A small list of things we can do for self-care:
·      Paint your nails
·      Follow a Skin/ Hair Care routine.
·      Cook or bake
·      Watch TV
·      Do yoga
·      Pick up a new hobby
Be alone. It’s good for you. You deserve to know yourself better. Don’t save these things for your downtime; instead, flag off Sunday, 22nd March as self-care day, “A date with the self”.
Rajeshree Shihag /Principal 

Believe in Yourself

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."

एक बार एक व्यक्ति अकेला उदास बैठा कुछ सोच रहा था कि तभी उसके पास भगवान् आये। भगवान् को अपने समक्ष देख उस व्यक्ति ने कहा हे भगवान् मुझे जीवन में बहुत असफलतायें मिलीं हैं, अब मै निराश हो चुका हूँ। अब आप ही मुझे बताओ कि मेरे जीवन की क्या कीमत है।

भगवान ने उस व्यक्ति को एक नीला चमकदार पत्थर दिया और कहा, "जाओ इस पत्थर की कीमत का पता लगालो, तुम्हे अपने जीवन की कीमत का पता चल जायेगा लेकिन ध्यान रहे, इस पत्थर को बेचना नहीं है"; वो व्यक्ति उस नीले चमकदार पत्थर को लेकर सबसे पहले एक फल वाले के पास पहुंचा और बोला, "भाई ये पत्थर कितने का खरीदोगे ?"
फल वाले ने पत्थर को ध्यान से देखा और कहा,"मुजसे एक दर्जन केले ले जाओ और यह पत्थर मुझे दे दो" लेकिन उस व्यक्ति ने पत्थर को नहीं बेचा और फिर वह एक फल वाले के पास गया जिसने उस पत्थर की कीमत एक बोरी प्याज बताई ,इसी तरह से सुनार ने उस पत्थर की कीमत एक लाख रुपये और अंत में एक हीरे के व्यापारी ने उस पत्थर को देखा और कहा यह अनमोल है, अगर मै अपनी पूरी दौलत भी लगा दूँ तो भी मै इस पत्थर को नहीं खरीद सकता। यह सब बातें सुनकर वह व्यक्ति वापस भगवान् के पास गया और उन्हे सारी बात बताई और भगवान् से पूछा, "हे भगवान् अब तो बताइये कि मेरे जीवन की क्या कीमत है"

भगवान् ने कहा जिस प्रकार से अलग-अलग लोगों ने उस पत्थर की कीमत बताई ठीक उसी तरह से तुम्हारे जीवन की भी कीमत है। इस दुनिया में हर एक मनुष्य के पास कोई न कोई हुनर है जो समय के साथ निखर के सामने आता है, लेकिन उसके के लिए कड़ी परिश्रम और धैर्य की जरूरत है। इसलिए निराश मत हो और अपने आप पर विश्वास करना सीखो क्योंकि यही विश्वास तुम्हें तुम्हारे जीवन की असली कीमत बतायेगा।
Suresh Negi/ Educator 

                                 JUST DROP OUT
I would like to share my views on the virtue of ‘Drop out’ through the story of ‘Crow and Garuda’ from the ‘Yuzur Puran.’  I think, it may lighten your mood and be much more useful for our children.
Once a Crow, holding on to a prey (piece of food), was flying to a place to sit & eat. However, a flock of Eagles were chasing it. The crow was anxious and was flying higher and higher, yet eagles were after the poor crow. 
Just then "Garuda" saw the pain in the eyes of the crow. Coming closer to the crow, he asked: "What's wrong? You seem to be very "disturbed" and in "stress"?"
The crow cried "Look at these eagles!! They are after me to kill me".
Garuda being the bird of wisdom spoke "Oh my friend! They are not after you to kill you! They are after that piece of meat that you are holding in your beak". Just drop it and see what will happen.
The crow followed the instructions of Garuda and dropped the piece of meat, and there you go, all the eagles flew towards the falling meat.
Garuda smiled and said "The Pain is only till you hold on to it" Just Drop" it.
The crow just bowed and said "I dropped this piece of meat, now; I can fly even higher..."
The message for us from this story is that:
1. People carry the huge burden called "Ego," which creates a false identity about us that we create for ourselves saying "I need love, I need to be invited, I am so and so... etc..Just drop your ego and you will be saved from the burden and pain that it gives.  
2. People get irritated fast by "other's actions". It can be their friend, parents, children,  colleague,  wife , husband or due to property and knowledge... and they get the fumes of "anger ". Just drop your anger and you will never be irritated by other’s actions.
3. People compare themselves with others... in beauty, wealth, life style, marks, talent and appraisals and feel disturbed.  We must be grateful with what we have.  Comparisons and negative emotions should be just dropped. When we drop our negative vibes we will get happiness.
Bharti Rao/ Educator

                                Positive Parent Partnership
The importance of forging a quality partnership with parents is consistently reinforced by academics, journals and at training events. In essence teachers whole heatedly agree in working productively and closely with parents. There are great benefits for pupils but as we know all too well, sometimes it is not so simple.
What do parents know?  Parents know about school life and they will say so. In fact some regard themselves as `experts`, How can this be explained?
a) Parents draw on their own experiences of school. 
b)  Parents may be involved in school life.
Stepping stones not building walls
If there are regular ongoing informal opportunities for parents to engage with class
teachers, parents feel reassured that they have access if need be. When a problem arises it can then be addressed in an atmosphere of trust and understanding –a positive partnership rather than a case of `us` and then teachers and parents also should be themselves, as laying down stepping stones-not putting up walls.
Sharmila Vijayvargi/ Educator

Information Technology is a developing technology that aims at obtaining the maximum information with minimum resources, labour or time. I would like to share my  views on  use and importance of technology in our daily life. According to the dictionary, Information Technology is the study or use of electronic equipment especially computers, for storing, analyzing and distribution of information of all kinds, including words, numbers and pictures. 
Ever since the appearance of Man on the earth, information has been the major cause of his progress and development.  But information alone is not enough.  Information has to be processed, put to use by logic and reason before it becomes useful knowledge.Technology is a technique.  Khel method and process is used as the production of good services or in the  accomplishment  of objectives. We should use technology in the proper way and we should not misuse technology. If we misuse technology, it will harm us. We cannot take the biggest example of technology for our daily life that is artificial intelligence (AI). AI is used in  healthcare, finance, data security ,social media,etc. Last but not the least I want to share that we should use technology productively.
Phulesh Sirvi/ X

Gratitude is Greater 
In my life, there are many people who have helped me in my journey of academics; my parents, teachers and friends. They all have motivated me to do well in all spheres of life. But the most important people in my life are my parents who have  sacrificed everything for me. They are the ones who have always supported me in every situation and have stood by me. If they had not been in my life, it would have been difficult for me to work towards achieving my goals. They sacrifice, adjust for me, so that I don't get distracted from my goals. They work hard to pay my fees, sacrifice their own happiness for my happiness. I want to thank my parents from the bottom of my heart for whatever they do for me. Along with my parents, my teachers and friends also play an important role in my life for the betterment of my future. I would like to express heartfelt gratitude towards  my parents, my models.  I am grateful to all those who contribute towards my journey of success. I will try my best to make my parents and teachers proud on me.
Rajal Sonigra/ X

World Water Day

You are perhaps aware that 22nd March was celebrated as World Water Day and it is also about climate change. Using water more efficiently will reduce greenhouse gases. . Our school also celebrates this day by using least water in school and by giving messages to people near around us. Our parents or teachers very often advise us not to waste water . 
We should celebrate this day to attract the attention of everybody towards conserving water. The amount of water recommended by the United Nations for drinking , washing , cooking and maintaining proper hygiene is a minimum of 50 liters per person per day. This amount is about two or half buckets of water per person. Only 3 percent of drinking water is available. In some countries water is expensive than petrol . 71 percent of water is stored in oceans,lakes,rivers and ponds. This water is not comfortable for drinking. I want to say that if we are getting enough water in our daily life than don't waste it, as water is precious. In some places people struggle for a drop of water. I want to end with the slogan; "JAL HAI TO KAL HAI"!
Dhawan Choudhary/ VII A

Smile is a quite funny thing,
it wrinkled up your face .
When its gone you never find,
its secret hiding place.
But for more funny it is to see,
What smile can do?
You smile at someone, he smiles at you and one smile makes two.
Priyanka Deora/ X

Volume No. 418 Published by The Editorial Board: Mrs Bharti Rao, Mr Krishan Gopal, Ms Swabhi Parmar,
Chief Editor: Diksha Choudhary, Secretary: Uma Choudhary, Joint Secretary: Mansi Choudhary, Editors: Anumesh Rao, Krisha Dave, Puran Choudhary, Jatin Tripash, Diksha Choudhary, Tammana Solanki, Uma Choudhary, Priyanka Deora, Krithika Rajpurohit, & Kunal Rajpurohit.

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