The School Weekly 5th October 2020

 Virtual School Functioning
Academics
Primary Section have started their online classes on Google Classroom from 5th October’20
Students were trained with Use of Capacitors and Slide buttons on Tinkercad.com on 3rd October (4th Session: “Introduction to Arduino using Tinkercad.com module.)
To explore Space, NASA has come up with a Space Simulator, students are using it to view different planets. 
My Good School Activities
Sports Quiz, GK Quiz, Personal Hygiene & Health Awareness Projects, live Tinkering sessions are the part of My Good School Activities. 

Professional Development
E-Learning for Educators:
Educators have been introduced to an amazing Tool, Thinglink to create unique experiences with interactive images, videos, text, links, images, 360 degree media exploration.
Educators are reading and discussing the Second Chapter `Beating the Odds`(II week of the Cycle- Communicating. Educators are discussing, talking and sharing experiences about Beating the Odds) 
Educators have uploaded six videos in their respective groups on Edthena ( Chapter 1: Humility)

News & Events
Friday, 2nd October: On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti the School had their celebrations virtually in all the sections. On this speeches were given, poems were recited.
Report of the Celebrations
On 2nd October, Educators and Students of Primary Section celebrated Gandhi Jayanti virtually. The program started with a thought for the day and News Headlines. Students from Classes I to V participated in the program. Some children gave speech, few recited poems on Gandhiji. Educators Ms. Kavitha Deora, Ms. Ayesha Tak and Ms. Sharmila Vijayvargi shared their views on Gandhiji. Our Principal, Ms. Rajeshree Shihag also inspired the children with her motivational words. The children were inspired to speak the truth and adopt non- violence in life. There was a contest 'I want to be like Bapu....' held for the children on this occasion. 
Monika Vaishnav
Primary Section Coordinator

On 2nd October, Educators and Students of Middle Section celebrated Gandhi Jayanti virtually. We had Mrs. Ramila Tripash as our special guest. Speeches were given in Hindi as well as in English. Some students recited poems. Everyone spoke about different values and principles followed by Gandhiji like, keeping ourselves and our surroundings clean, always speak the truth, fight against injustice, ahimsa, etc. Some spoke about the incidents of Gandhiji's life and how he fought for freedom of India. Due to his greatness, Gandhiji's birthday is celebrated as International Day of Non-Voilence throughout the world. Principal Ma'am gave the message to follow the path of non-violence to everyone through her speech. All had a great time. 
Prerna Rathod 
Middle Section Coordinator

गांधी जयंती के अवसर पर ऑनलाइन कार्यक्रम आयोजित किया गया। कार्यक्रम में 55 लोगों ने भाग लिया। जिसमें से 15 बच्चों ने गांधी जी के कार्य, दर्शन, नेतृत्व इत्यादि विषयों पर अपना उद्बोधन दिया। कार्यक्रम की शुरुआत सुविचार और समाचारों के साथ शुरू हुई। गांधी जी ने अहिंसा का पाठ  पढ़ाया, जन आंदोलनों का नेतृत्व करके आजादी का मार्ग प्रशस्त किया इनके साथ ही भारतीय शिक्षा में भी गांधी जी का अविस्मरणीय योगदान कहा जा सकता है। उनका कहना था कि, “शोषण विहीन समाज की स्थापना करने के लिए सभी को शिक्षित होना पड़ेगा। शिक्षा में नैतिक या चारित्रिक विकास पर उन्होंने जोर दिया। शिक्षा का माध्यम मातृभाषा में हो तथा सीखा हुआ कौशल जीविकोपार्जन के काम आए। इस अवसर पर उनके प्रसिद्ध भजन, “वैष्णव जन तो तेने कहिए रे, जे पीर पराई जाने रे।” की कुछ पंक्तियों का गान किया गया। जीवन में लक्ष्य की प्राप्ति के लिए सत्य, ईमानदारी तथा आत्मनिर्भरता जरूरी है यह बात उद्बोधन के माध्यम से कही गई। आने वाली रुकावटों को दृढ़तापूर्वक पार करके लक्ष्य प्राप्ति की ओर उन्मुख होना चाहिए। साथ ही सीख मिली कि धरती पर उपलब्ध संसाधन हमारी जरूरत पूरी करने के लिए है, लालच की पूर्ति के लिए नहीं है। गांधी जी का पूरा जीवन ही एक सीख है। विद्यार्थियों ने महात्मा गांधी की जीवन, जीवन यात्रा  पर चर्चा की तथा राह बदलने का विचार छोड़ कर राह बनाने की प्रेरणा दी। इस अवसर पर लाल बहादुर शास्त्री के जीवन पर भी विचार प्रस्तुत किए गए। अंत में प्रधानाचार्य जी ने उपर्युक्त सभी बातों में से कुछ बातों को अमल में लाने का आग्रह किया, केवल विचार प्रस्तुतीकरण ही महत्वपूर्ण नहीं कुछ बातें हम भी अपने जीवन में अपना सके तो हम गांधी जी को जीवन में उतार सकेंगे। 
कृष्ण गोपाल 
सीनियर सेक्शन Coordinator

Posts from our Educators
बदलाव 
इस संसार की प्रत्येक चीज में बदलाव होता है और यही प्रकृति का नियम है। प्रकृति  में जो भी बदलाव होते हैं या हो रहें हैं वे कभी भी अचानक से नहीं होते हैं लेकिन हमें लगता है कि ये बदलाव अचानक से हुए हैं। ठीक इसी प्रकार से हमारे विचार भी बदलते रहते हैं। बदलाव को रोकने के लिए हम  चाहे कितने भी  प्रयास क्यों न कर लें  यदि  बदलाव  होना है तो हम उसे होने से नहीं रोक सकते। जिंदगी में होने वाले बदलावों को भी हम नहीं रोक सकते। शुरूवात में हम बदलाव को जल्दी से स्वीकार नहीं करते हैं लेकिन धीरे-धीरे  इसे  स्वीकारने लगते हैं। 

बदलाव हमारे लिए अच्छा भी हो सकता है और बुरा भी। अगर हम अच्छे बदलाव को अपना सकते हैं तो बुरे को क्यों नहीं।  बदलाव का सबसे बड़ा उदाहरण आज हमारे सामने है जिस प्रकार से संसार का  प्रत्येक मनुष्य कोविड  -१९  के कारण आयी परिस्थितियों से लड़ रहा है वह  अपने आप में एक  सराहनीय कदम है।  
भगवत गीता का यह सार, निश्चित ही हमें प्रेरित करेगा।
“जो कुछ भी हुआ अच्छे के लिये हुआ। 
जो कुछ भी हो रहा है अच्छे के लिये हो रहा है और,
जो कुछ भी होगा अच्छा ही होगा।”
इसीलिए खुद पर भरोसा रखे और विश्वास करे क्योंकि "जिन चीजों को हम बदल नहीं सकते भगवान् ने हमें  उन चीजों को अपनाने की शक्ति दी है, जिन चीजों  को हम  बदल सकते हैं  उन्हें बदलने की हिम्मत दी है और  साथ ही साथ दोनों के बीच के अंतर को जानने की आज़ादी दी है।"
सुरेश सिंह नेगी

World Heart Day 
It is celebrated on 29th September every year so as to develop an awareness in masses about healthy heart and reduce the risk of heart diseases. It was launched in 2000 by the World Heart Federation to reduce the loss of 17 million lives every year which is more than lives lost by Cancer, Malaria and HIV.
To create the awareness important buildings are illuminated with red lights to generate awareness about heart diseases on this day along with organizing activities like marathons, fitness sessions, exhibitions and seminars to discuss new threats and remedies to heart diseases.
If we need to keep a healthy heart we need to follow a healthy lifestyle which should include regular exercises, balance diets, reduce and stop smoking and say no to alcohol.
Besides these factors junk foods, hectic lifestyles, hypertension, obesity etc also leads to the unhealthy heart thereby causing death tolls by heart attacks and heart failures.
These celebrations should not be a one-day event but we all need to be serious about cardiovascular irregularities and if we suffer and are under medical supervision due to heart diseases,  medical advice and precautions should be taken seriously and healthy lifestyle with dietary regulations will be a great help in lowering the risks.
Ajay Vijayvargi

National Bullying Prevention Month 2020 
As a parent, as I’m sure many of you are, one of my worst fears is to find that my children are either being bullied or being a bully themselves.  I often wonder how we would deal with discovering either of these scenarios. In a world where bullying can take on many new and different forms, it concerns me that not enough parents, guardians, families and friends would know what to do for the best.  
Although sad that such an awareness campaign has to exist in the first place, it’s also reassuring and useful to know that the National Bullying Prevention Center runs the National Bullying Prevention Month throughout the month of October with lots of information and support readily available to help anyone who may need it.  
Established by PACER, a centre for parent training and information for families and youth with disabilities, the initial campaign was designed to raise awareness of the long-lasting effects that bullying has on many children and young people and to change the perception that bullying is a part of growing up that cannot be challenged.  Collaborating with education-based organizations such as the National PTA, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association they provide schools, parents and students with the educational resources and support to better respond to bullying behaviour.
Throughout the month the campaign aims to work at a grassroots level with local schools, community groups, young people and families to address any issues faced by them, signpost to organizations who may be able to offer support, educate youngsters about the effects of bullying and promote kindness, acceptance and inclusion. 
On a higher level, they also work with news and media outlets encouraging them to promote their message and cause as well as communicating with education and public policy leaders about the role they play in bullying prevention.
Courtesy- https://www.awarenessdays.com/
Kusum Sharma

Time is Money
It is rightly said time is more precious than money . Money once lost can be regained sooner or later, but time once lost is lost for ever .There is a famous saying that 'Time and Tide waits for none'.
A lost opportunity may spoil one's life. Those who do not listen to the alarm of time, repent afterwards. A wise person waits for the proper and opportune time. If he/she  makes full use of it he/she leads a successful and happy life. It is no doubt advisable to change the plans according to the time. Whatever the job be, it is of paramount importance for everyone to make use of time to be successful. Hence learn not to waste time.
Punita Chouhan

Learnings for Students 
Remembering Gandhiji and Shastriji
Dear Students, 
I hope everyone is quite healthy and happy while my article is touching you.
 2nd October is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti and Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti across the country. Both the leaders are known for their great ideals and patriotic feeling towards the country. Therefore, We all bow towards their devotion and spirit which made us breathe in the air of independence. 
As a student, you can learn a lot of inspiration from their ideals. If we observe minutely we will find their ideals to be very relevant in the current scenario of student motivation. I am describing briefly some of their ideas and how they are beneficial for the students if they adopt them in their life.
 Ideals of Gandhiji and Shastriji
1. Truth & Honesty - A students should be true towards his words and deeds because it leads to success always.
2. Self-respect- Feeling of self-respect always generates belief in ones own capability and drive towards self-dependency.
3.Non violence- Non-violence principle wins everyone's heart and the student always should always follow it.
4. Determination- Will power is the most important tool of a student. Will power is driven by the desire to succeed.
5. Work hard- It is a common saying that "hard work always pays". And also "there is no shortcut to success".
6.Peace- Peace of body, mind and soul always helps us to think critically and to take best decisions all the times.
7. Love towards country, society & family-
It always drives us on the right path and prevents us from falling into wrong activities.
8.Equality- Feeling of equality generates harmony and a sense of cooperation among the colleagues in a batch. So this teamwork will boost us towards success.
9. Leadership-This quality always guides us to excel in whatever field we are struggling with.
10. Patience- Patience is the jewel in the character of a student because a good listener and reader always become a good leader and speaker.
Once again I bow down to both these leaders and request all my students to follow there ideals in your own life. This will definitely and lighten your path of success.
Thank you, everyone.
Manish Jaiswal

How to Stay Positive, Productive and Engaged during lockdown
Create a Designated Workspace
If it’s your first time working from home it can be tempting to just work from your bed or the sofa or anywhere else you feel comfortable. However, staying productive during Corona virus will involve setting up an area of your house to be specifically designated as a workspace. By creating an individual workspace where you live, it will send a clear signal to your brain that when you sit down at it, it’s time to focus and work.
Keep It Clean
Once you have created a workspace for yourself, keeping it clean is incredibly important. Doing so helps you stay focused, remain organized, and can help with promoting positivity and mental health. Even if mess doesn’t bother you, keeping order of your immediate surroundings is intrinsically tied to working more effectively. If your workspace, or just living space in general, is filled with dirty cups, plates and anything else on your desk, it makes it much easier to procrastinate and form a mindset that is detrimental to working efficiently. It’s a seemingly little thing, but when you’re in lockdown for an extended period of time, it can make all the difference.
Remember To Be Active
While lockdown means staying inside, being active is crucial to encouraging great physical and mental health. This is more important than ever when you are likely to be predominantly indoors. Even if you spend a lot of time at home normally, incorporate more exercise into your daily routine, make a point to get outside, even if it’s just for a short time, but being active and exercising is linked to remaining productive. If you can, go for a run, follow along with a workout plan app or yoga video, essentially whatever you like to do in order to stay fit and healthy, find your own ways to do this. This will also help you plan your day and build a routine that means you are more engaged with your daily activities.
Take Breaks
Working from home or in lockdown can potentially feel like a double-edged sword. Some people may feel that they have to work harder and at an increased pace compared to normal just to prove they are in fact being productive. This is a dangerous mentality and approach to have as it can quickly lead to burning out, increased levels of stress and have negative effects on your mental health. The brain is a muscle and it needs periods of rest. If you feel like the muscles in your legs are hurting, it’s wise to take a break from exercising, the same thing goes for your brain when working. Schedule regular breaks into your day that give you the chance to slow down, relax, get some exercise or fresh air to get the energy to keep working efficiently. Not taking these breaks will in fact damage your productivity in the long run and put a definite strain on your overall mental health. 
Rahul Kumar Thakur

Importance of Yoga
Yoga essentially originated in the subcontinent of India. It has been around since ancient times and was performed by yogis. The term yoga has been derived from a Sanskrit word which translates to basically union and discipline. Furthermore, after this popularity of yoga, India became known for yoga worldwide. People all over the world have started to realize the benefits of yoga. It  has numerous benefits if we look at it closely. You will get relief when you practice it regularly. As it keeps away the ailments from our mind and body.   
When we practice several asanas and postures, it strengthens our body and gives us a feeling of well-being and healthiness. Yoga helps in sharpening our mind and improving our intelligence. We can achieve a higher level of concentration through yoga and also learn how to steady our emotions. It connects us to nature like never before and enhances our social well-being. You can develop self-discipline and self-awareness from yoga if practiced regularly. You will gain a sense of power once you do it consistently and help you lead a healthy life free from any problems. 21st of June is celebrated as International Day of Yoga where people are made aware of the benefits of yoga. It  is a great gift to mankind which helps us keep better and maintain our health. You also develop a higher patience level when you practice yoga which also helps in keeping the negative thoughts away, releasing our stress and enhance the immunity. You get great mental clarity and better understanding 
Prakash Dangi
Posts from our Students
World Animal Day 
World Animal Day is celebrated every year on October 4 to raise the status of animals in our society. It is done by encouraging individuals, animals welfare and children's clubs and businesses to organize events in celebration of World Animal Day . 
To make people realize the importance of animals in our ecosystem and our life the ecologists launched world animal day in 1931.Animal poaching, hunting, deforestation , pollution have caused the extinction of hundreds of species. Each ,two dozen animal species are getting extinct, and several others pushed to the verge of extinction because of carelessness and cruelty
"Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled."
Mayank Suthar
Class X A

Indian Art and Culture
Culture is the total way of life that people in the society are blessed with. Culture is the characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts. Through culture we are governed by norms and customs, which are the pillars of any society. If these pillars are not properly followed in our society, our culture will resemble a perfume with no smell. It’s a gradual existence of presenting those norms and customs to people who surround us through music, dances, arts, crafts, food, dressing style, languages just to mention a few.
A country as diverse as India is symbolized by the plurality of its culture.
India has one of the world’s largest collections of songs, music, dance, theatre, folk traditions, performing arts, rites and rituals, paintings and writings that are known, as the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ (ICH) of humanity. In order to preserve these elements, the Ministry of Culture implements a number of schemes and programmes aimed at providing financial support to individuals, groups and cultural organizations engaged in performing, visual and literary arts etc. India was home for invasions, be it Greeks, Arabs, Mughals all of them have only added to its already rich culture. People though turning modem today, hold on to the moral values, celebrate festivals consistent with customs and wear traditional clothes. We still learn lessons from the good Indian epics- Ramayana and Mahabharata. People still assemble in temples, gurudwaras, mosques, and churches.
Meenakshi Choudhary
Class XI Science

"Creativity is never enough "
Creativity basically means that the tendency to generate ideas, alternatives or the use of imagination or original ideas to create something. Creativity never ends because one could never stop imagination and ideas to put on. Being creative is limitless you can think as much as you can, you can imagine various things and utilize that in a positive manner so it is called as "creativity is never enough " it is good to have a creative mind that you can innovate something. Creativity helps you see things differently and better deal with uncertainty. Studies show that creative people are better able to live with uncertainty because they can adapt their thinking to allow for the flow of the unknown. 
Being creative helps you become a better problem solver in all areas of work and life. It keeps your mind always interactive and alert. So, let your mind be busy in good for everything and in positive way because thinking and imagination is never enough it cannot be less or more whereas it shows capability of your mind and capacity that how positive thoughts it can attain. A creative person is called an innovative person because they are the only who can make innovation around themselves. 
Therefore creativity never ends, it remains in your mind and new ideas will definitely come to your mind without knocking the door of your mind. Thinking is like your breath you can't stop it ,you need it, if you try to stop it, it will harm you only. So, keep your mind busy with all the positive energy.
Kritika Rajpurohit 
Class X A

Social media a Boon or Bane
Social media is one of the most general ways of communication and it is growing very quickly. It changes and affects each person in a different way or ways. Some people argue that social media has a bad influence on children and young adults, and that it depressingly affects their brains, character, or personalities. Most people see that the social media has a more positive effect on them than a negative one. Social media has helped many people around the world to connect, or re-connect, with each other, easily. Social media is essentially the new way of keeping in touch with everything and everyone, and of even strengthening bonds between each other. First of all, social media has made it possible for people, or even families, who live far away from each other to communicate easily. Before, people used to communicate through writing letters and having them sent through the mail, which would take a lot of time and communication, could not be done fast enough and constantly. Another way that communication was done before was by talking through the old-fashioned telephone. Now communication is easily done through social communication network on a daily basis using the Internet. 
Divyansh Rajpurohit 
Class VII A

Importance of Games
Games have great and significant value in a student’s life. It is truly believed that the foundations for good and successful life are laid in the school always. The sports field and medium of different games teach many optimistic things to the students in life. It also develops a strong physique, team spirit, valiant will-power, sportsmanship, cheerful nature, good sense of humour and positive attitude among students. Well, all these are important and useful traits of successful and meaningful life. All the students should study properly and diligently and still take parts in games and sports to achieve an all-rounder and ideal personality in their life. In the field of sports, a student learns etiquettes, manners, positive attitude and also the capacity to face victory and defeat in a good spirit. This spirit gives an impartial and unbiased outlook in-front off all others.
Mansi Choudhary/ XII Science

"Time Management Is Life Management."

Much has been said and written about time management! And yet, we all somehow just cannot find enough time to accomplish the things that we each want to! Why? The fact is that we each have exactly the same number of hours per day that are given to all successful people from different walks of life. But what makes the difference is that the way they manage their lives, not time.
 Time per sec is elusive and never retractable, and therefore you cannot manage it as such. You can only manage the events in your life in relation to time. Essentially, time is life. It follows then that life management is time management. Mastering your life is mastering your time.
Life is not about what happens to you; it is rather, about how you choose to respond to what happens to you. This is the difference between managing your time and managing your life! You alone can manage the use of your time only by choosing to take charge of the things you do. Don't ever make the mistake of allowing situations, things and people to determine how you use your time!
 Life Management begins with the willingness and the ability to discipline yourself. The first step towards this is to know yourself. As you age, it is natural to lose track of the things that really matter to you in life. Therefore you need to get in touch with what you really want from life. This will help you make a distinction between what is important and what is urgent. Once decided, draw up a personal plan and stick to it keeping excuses and compromises at bay. Once your commitment level rises, your productivity is bound to improve, in turn greatly enhancing the quality of your life.
"Be the coach of your life to reap the harvest of your time!"
Lochita Gupta/ XII Science

National Integration
National integration is of great importance in India to enhance the individual level development in this country and make it a strong country. In order to make people aware of it completely, it is celebrated as an event every year on 19th of November (birthday anniversary of first woman Indian prime minister, Indira Gandhi) as National Integration Day (means Rastriya Ekta Diwas) and National Integration Week ((means Quami Ekta Week) from 19th of November to 25th of November. The real meaning of the integration is combination of various parts to make it one.
India is a country where people from various regions, religions, culture, tradition, race, cast, colour, and creed are living together. So, people integration is must in India to make a national integration. If people from different religions and culture live together by uniting, there will be no any social or developmental problems. It is known as unity in diversity in India however it is not true but we (youth of the country) have to make it possible.
Shruti Rajpurohit/ XII Humanities

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