The School Weekly - 11th May 2020

Posts from our Educators
Unity
The meaning of unity is that if we stay together, then nobody can defeat us.Unity is about
sticking together even when things get tough and we want to give up. We can do it if we help each other. We gather  every day in our assemblies for a common goal. We cooperate with each other to be united. We show respect and friendship to each other.
Unity is seen through team work in our sport teams, music groups, dance groups,etc. No team sport is quite right without cooperation. We can understand it very well with an example. We all know the story of the old man and his three sons. When the old man was dying, his sons began to quarrel. He asked them one by one to break a bundle of sticks tied together.
They were unable to do it. He ordered the bundle to be united and then asked his sons to break each stick separately.They did it easily. This was a lesson to their sons that strength lies in unity and they never quarreled afterwards and stand united.
In every walk of life, we find that it is our unity that gives us strength. In schools also, teachers and other staff members need to work in teams to achieve the best outcome of the schools. Showing unity is a great way of making friends. Unity helps us to make a better listener and leader.
Unity mixes with cooperation. It is also cooperation that keeps a team together, the closer the team the harder they are to beat. The important aspect of our life is unity. So, we should always stay united.
Manisha Deora
Significance of Buddh Purnima
Vaisakh Buddha Purnima, Buddha Jayanti) is a Buddhist festival that marks Gautama Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. It falls on the day of the Full Moon in April or May Buddha Purnima is the biggest day for Buddhists because on this day, it is believed three important events of the Buddha's life took place: his birth, his attaining enlightenment, and his death, Paranirvana. This day is known as Thrice Blessed Festival.
The birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, is celebrated as Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti with much fervour across the world. It falls on a full moon day in the month of Vaisakh (April/May) according to the Hindu calendar. This year Buddha Purnima will be celebrated on May 7. In Theravada Buddhism, it is also observed as the day when Buddha, born as Prince Siddhartha Gautama (c. 563-483 BCE) attained Nirvana (salvation) under the Mahabodhi tree at Bodh Gaya, Bihar, as well as his death anniversary. The Vaisakh  full moon day is the most important day in the Buddhist calendar. Several Buddhists go to the pagodas to pour water at the foot of the sacred tree in remembrance of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.
Buddha Purnima is a major festival celebrated with great pomp and fervour in countries like Sri Lanka (where it is called Vesak), India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Tibet, China, Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, Singapore and Indonesia, though celebrations vary from country to country. Devotees of Buddha visit temples, light candles and incense sticks, pray and offer sweets and fruits before the statue of Lord Buddha. Sermons on the life and teachings of Buddha are held and attended by followers all over. People usually dress in white, do not consume non-vegetarian food and distribute kheer, as according to Buddhist lore, on this day a woman named Sujata had offered Buddha a bowl of milk porridge.
Many followers also free caged birds on this day as a symbol of empathy and compassion for all living beings, one of the most important teachings of Lord Buddha.
In India, a large fair takes place in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, a major Buddhist pilgrimage site where Buddha is said to have delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. The relics of Buddha are taken out for public display in a procession. Many Hindus also believe Buddha to be the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This year, with coronavirus pandemic and nationwide lockdown, now in phase 3, the celebrations are likely to look different.
Kavitha Devda
जीवन में अवसर का महत्त्व
अवसर एक उपयुक्त या अनुकूल समय है , जो लगभग सभी के जीवन में आता है। यदि कोई इसे सकारात्मक
रूप में लेता है तो सफलता प्राप्त करता है। यदि हम इस अनुकूल समय की गहराई में जाते हैं , तो हम पाते हैं कि ईश्वर हमें अपने जीवन में लगभग हर दिन एक अवसर प्रदान करता है , इस अवसर को प्राप्त करना और इसका उपयोग करना हमारे ऊपर निर्भर करता है। किसी व्यक्ति के जीवन में बहुत सारे अवसर आते हैं ,लेकिन वह अनदेखा करता है या उन्हें बहुत कम महत्त्व देता है ,कभी अनजाने में और कभी जानबूझकर। परिणाम यह होता है कि वह जीवन भर पीड़ित होता है या  पश्चाताप करता है। उदाहरण के लिए ये कहानी पढ़िए :
शीर्षक - अवसर की पहचान
एक बार एक व्यक्ति चित्रों की दुकान पर गया। वहाँ पर उसने बहुत ही अजीब से चित्र देखें। पहले  चित्र में
चेहरा पूरी तरह बालों से ढ़का हुआ था और पैरों में पंख लगे हुए थे। दूसरे चित्र में एक व्यक्ति का सिर पीछे से  पूरा गंजा था। ग्राहक ने पूछा - यह पहला वाला चित्र किसका है ? दुकानदार ने बोला - यह चित्र अवसर का है। ग्राहक ने पूछा - इसका चेहरा बालों से ढ़का हुआ क्यों है ? दुकानदार बोला - क्योंकि जब अवसर आता है , तो मनुष्य उसे पहचानता नहीं है। ग्राहक ने पूछा और इसके पैरों में पंख क्यों हैं ? दुकानदार बोला - वह इसलिए क्योंकि अगर इसका सही समय पर उपयोग न हो तो यह जल्दी से उड़ जाता है। फिर ग्राहक ने पूछा - यह दूसरा वाला चित्र किसका है ? दुकानदार ने कहा - यह भी अवसर का ही है। यदि अवसर को सामने से ही बालों से पकड़ लोगे तो वह आपका  है।  अगर आपने थोड़ी देर बाद में पकड़ने की कोशिश की तो उसके सिर के पीछे वाला गांजा हिस्सा हाथ में आएगा जो फिसलकर निकल जाएगा। वह ग्राहक इन चित्रों के रहस्य जानकर हैरान था , वह  समझ गया था कि अवसर तो हमें मिलता रहता है , परन्तु हमारी लापरवाही की वजह से हमारे हाथ से निकल जाता है। अक्सर हम लोगों को यह शिकायत रहती है कि हमें अवसर ही  नहीं मिला , परन्तु ये अपनी जिम्मेदारी से भागने और अपनी गलती को छुपाने का बस एक बहाना है। अवसर हमारे सामने से आते - जाते रहते हैं , पर हम उन्हें पहचान नहीं पाते या पहचानने में देर कर देते  हैं। कई बार हम सिर्फ इसलिए चूक जाते हैं , क्योंकि हम बड़े अवसर की ताक में रहते हैं। पर अवसर बड़ा या छोटा नहीं होता है। हमें अवसर का भरपूर उपयोग करना चाहिए।
आयशा टाक
Role of an Educator in Student's Life
An educator is not only the person who teaches in the class, he is the one who gives shape
to the future of the student and shows him the right path. He does more than just being an employee. He becomes a teacher while he teaches in the class, he becomes a parent outside the classroom as he always takes care of the children whenever they are with him and he also becomes a friend when something needs to be taught apart from the studies or curriculum. He indirectly helps  the parents to make their  foundation stronger for life.  He prepares his lesson to teach in the class everyday. He has to think about the performance of every child.
The educator has to build trust in children for himself because without trust he can't  deliver the knowledge how much he wanted. He is always ready to help and guide the children whether it's about academic or non academic. He always wants to enter the class with a small to make children happy.
Sometimes, he has to be strict  with them or scold them but as an educator I know he would choose this only if it is the last option. He too feels bad if he does that but sometimes, he has to correct them at the right time, if he doesn't, the child may have to face more than just being scolded by the educator. He is  the person who will be more than happy on their success and progress and will be proud of them. His every action in the school is always in the betterment of his students. He never expects anything in return from them.
I would like to add a quote, " Teaching is the profession that teaches other professions". Every student has one teacher in life who taught or guided him to be what he is today. He always wants his students to achieve their goals and make everyone proud of him. The school years get over one day but the bond and trust the educator and student builds remains forever.
Monika Vaishnav
कर्तव्य
कर्तव्य हमारे जीवन के वह कार्य हैं जिन्हें हमारे मन से दूसरे के लिए करना है | परिवार और बच्चों की देखभाल
करना उसका कर्तव्य होता है कि वह अपने परिवार के लिए पैसे कमाए कर्तव्य की मांग के आधार पर ही  मनुष्य के साथ समाज का बंधन है |
उसके परिवार का जो बंधन है उसमें भी कर्तव्य का समावेश है हमें अपने कर्तव्यों को हमेशा याद रखना चाहिए अपने बच्चों की सुख सुविधा का ध्यान  रखना चाहिए यह माता पिता का कर्तव्य होता है कर्तव्य का एक मात्र यही आदेश है कि हम दूसरों से जो लेना चाहते हैं उसे अपने पास से देने की गुंजाइश प्रत्येक मनुष्य में होनी चाहिए  कर्तव्य बुद्धि से प्रेरित होकर कार्य करना चाहिए यह निश्चित है कि यदि हम दूसरों के साथ अच्छा करेंगे तो प्रतिफल स्वरूप हमें अपने आप ही अच्छा मिल जाएगा |
एक व्यक्ति अपने हित के लिए अपनी इच्छा के अनुसार कई कार्य करता है और कई नहीं करता है अपनी इच्छा के अनुसार कार्य करना या न करना कड़वा नहीं कहा जा सकता है | नैतिक कर्तव्य अपने जीवन के कई पहलू हैं हर मनुष्य अपने कर्तव्यों को पूरा करने का भरसक प्रयास करता है | हमारे माता,पिता ,परिवार, मित्र ,शिक्षक, देश एवं समाज सभी के लिए होता है |
सभी के लिए हमारी नैतिकता जो कुछ करने के लिए कहती हैं | वही हमारा कर्तव्य है बिना अपेक्षा के जो हमें करना चाहिए वही कर्तव्य की श्रेणी में आता है कर्तव्य अलग-अलग मनुष्य के लिए अलग-अलग पायदान पर अलग-अलग होता  है|
जफ्फर  खा
A Peaceful Home
When children are small, parent show concern, care and love for them. When parents are
old, children show love, care and concern for them. As a result, everybody feels, "Someone else is concerned about me, someone is reaching out to me, someone is caring for me and someone loves me." It is a love relationship. Where a love relationship exists, peace also exists.
Of all, our parents are most dear to us. They give us our very life and we owe our life to them.  We are on this earth because of their love. We now realise how helpless were we during our childhood and all we are today is much because of our parents sacrifice. We can't even count how many sacrifices they must have made for us! Sacrifice is love!! Many of us have achieved success in our lives because of our parent’s untiring work and sacrifice. They mould our character. Whatever we have and possess, it is because of them. 
When they have done so much for us, love, respect and obedience are our duties towards our parents. We should try and repay whatever they do / have done for us with dedication and love. Our love must be shown in action and not words. Parents should be proud of our actions and behaviour. Like every human is too respected because of his or her human dignity and every elder is to be respected because of his or her age wisdom and experience similarly we ought to to respect our dear parents in all places and at all times. 
Parents wish nothing but our good. To honour our father and mother also means fulfilling their wishes. Thus, it is always a two way street. Show care, concern and love to everyone at home. Let everyone feel that peace is a feeling one gets within oneself, when one cares for someone.
Shamila Vijayvargi
Learning Forward Saturday
The Joy Of Learning; The 22 immutable values session was conducted by Mr Dutt. Responsibility and Cooperation were the two values discussed and talked about. Post the session Educators expressed their thoughts by writing a Blog Post on www.BrewingKnowledge.com.

Online Learning for the Educators by the Educators (E-Learning Team)
  • Better use of resources; using low data size videos as materials in the classroom.
  • Daily schedule of their respected class on Google Classroom.
  • Resources to be shared with students, prior meeting in Google Classroom.
  • Classroom time to be utilized for interaction, discussions, work assignments and doubt clarification.
  • E-Learning trainers would be part of Department meeting to assist educators with technology challenges.
  • Educators have started working on Google Forms for creating Assignments/ Tests.
  • It was shared with educators to make use of multiple formats to sharing knowledge and resources, like: audio/video, podcasts, presentations, e. surveys, investigatory projects, quizzes, gamification, graphics, producing a radio/TV show, etc.
  • Educating teachers to teach students ways to share their work in the Google Classroom, as a comment and attachment.
 Virtual School Functioning
Academics
Senior and Middle Section has started their online classes on Google Classroom.
HOD (Head of the Departments) and Coordinator’s Meetings are held on Google Meet.
Educators plan activities and teaching methods for their classes according to E-Learning. They use Google Classroom & WhatsApp for sharing videos, audios, hosting competitions, tests, polls etc
SKILL
Posts from our Students 
Could a Black Hole Destroy Earth
A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out.
The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying.
Because no light can get out, people can't see black holes. They are invisible. Space telescopes with special tools can help find black holes. The special tools can see how stars that are very close to black holes act differently than other stars.
Could a Black Hole Destroy Earth?
Black holes do not go around in space eating stars, moons and planets. Earth will not fall into a black hole because no black hole is close enough to the solar system for Earth to do that.Even if a black hole the same mass as the sun were to take the place of the sun, Earth still would not fall in. The black hole would have the same gravity as the sun. Earth and the other planets would orbit the black hole as they orbit the sun now. The sun will never turn into a black hole. The sun is not a big enough star to make a black hole.
M. Jhanak Devda/ IX B
The Corona Era and The Healing World
As we know the world is going through a very dangerous pandemic THE COVID -19 which has caused the deaths of many people across the world. All the cities are closed which we never thought of. People who didn't manage to have time to them are now free from work.
This pandemic is increasing day by day but rather than that it has a very beautiful advantage and that is the nature is healing itself. 
Due to the lockdown all over the world the rate of pollution is decreasing, there is uneven
rain the months of April and May. The terrestrial and aquatic have been seen which were hidden from years. Rather than people animals are now coming out of their cages and enjoying the beauty of seas and oceans. It is very beautiful change due to covid-19. But the consequences are not less so we need to be careful of this dangerous virus and contribute what we can. At last I would like to say that we should be strong enough to handle this situation and should never stop learning new things.
Charu Vaishnav/ XI
How Students can spend time during Quarantine
With the country under a lockdown due to coronavirus [COVID-19], schools and colleges  
are now closed. So, from a power-packed schedule, students now spend most of their times in front of the television. Students are at a stage when they constantly should be learning something new and keeping themselves engaged in productive activities. So, here is a list of some things students can do without stepping out of their homes.
1. Yoga and Exercise
Yoga and Exercising improves strength and agility and help build our immunity in times like this.
2. Grow Plants
Gardening helps relieve stress and keeps you busy.
3. Spend Time With Your Family
This is the best time to spend time with your family. Help your parents in the household chores or spend some extra time with your grandparents.
4. Take Up Painting
Painting is a natural form of expression and can be calming and meditative.
5. Watch Good Movies And TV Shows
During this quarantine, do not re watch the same movies or TV shows. Instead, look for something new on topics that interest you. This way, you will get a chance to educate yourself about interesting topics.
6. Read a Few Good Books
It is always good to get lost in a good book. They are the perfect way to spend long lock down days.
7. Play Old board Games
The charm of good old monopoly board games is still the same.
Mahendra Parihar/ XI
Importance of Games and Sports
Games and sports are an important and essential part of our life. Along with studies, sports are also important. It is the life of children, they love sports more than anything else. It brings brightness in the lives of kids. I feel more energetic being a player. Sports give us good exercise which makes us physically strong and increases our stamina and strength. Regular sports activities make us active and lead to good health. When we play sports, the sweat comes out in the form of waste which keeps us away from diseases. 
When we play sports, we feel happier and relaxed and it reduces our stress and it also increases our confidence and concentration power. It takes a lot of efforts to make a team and work together. It needs collaboration and cooperation of each and every member of the team. At the last I would say that without sports our life will be like sweets without sugar.
Devansh Rajpurohit/ VII
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