The School Weekly 11th October 2021

My Country
My country is India. I love my country. India has a special place in my heart because it is very unique with a blend of diverse cultures having a variety of food, dresses/costumes, dances, languages, festivals, etc . If we take the example of Gujarat, it stands for various kinds of foods like Patra , Dhokla etc. In the main course, Basundi,  etc. If we talk about dresses, the dressing style is very unique with vibrant colours and accessories for each body part. Dance in Gujarat is unique called garba or dandiya in which people make a circle and dance. The auspicious festival of Navratri is a celebration of its culture. Like this every state has its own culture, folk dances , songs, clothes , language and a vast variety of food . I love my country also because it has a very readily available medical services and I am glad that  people from abroad do travel to India for medical treatments. Tourists also come here  to see many historical buildings and monuments and to find more about them. People are so kind, big hearted, generous, religious and are like a family to anyone. We Indians truly believe in "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam". It comes with a strong legacy of Cultural heritage and knowledge of all kinds. It was India that gave many concepts of mathematical and scientific importance to the world. Once our country also had a caste system , but now it’s abolished . If I get a chance to serve my country, I would definitely  spend all my blood and tears to serve my country.
Jai  Hind!  Jai Bharat!
Tamanna Solanki / VII B

 Should India help Afghanistan or not
Today we are concerned about the geopolitics of Afghanistan or in other words we can say South Asia. Now there are two Afghanistan's. First, the government of Afghanistan is the Taliban and the second one is the people of Afghanistan. So let me clear with you that we are not helping the government of Afghanistan. Now the point is to whom India should help. It is very important that India should support the innocent people. I believe that we should support the American soldiers who are dying in these wars. The American taxpayers who are being looted for these wars. The people of Afghanistan who are victims of tyranny under Taliban's rule. We should support the freedom and human rights of every person. Meaning of Taliban- Group of student seekers. But it is totally opposite because Taliban means group of terrorists.. A fundamentalist muslim movement was set up in 1996 in Islamic state of Afghanistan. The Taliban was founded by Mullah Mohammad Omar, a member of the Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan in the early 1990. From then we know that Afghans had made their own groups so if we help them we directly help terrorism. The government of Afghanistan is run by the Taliban because the president also ran away because of this terrorist group and most of part, not most, the whole country is under Taliban rule and they made their control on it and made their own government Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan.. When the US military left Afghanistan in February 2020 these terrorist groups came out and took control again . By helping Afghanistan India should face the problem of most wanted terrorist group like - Jaish, Lashkar, Haqqani. Because they all are the supporter of Taliban. And India should already have faced the problem of these groups. They organized many attacks in India like the attack of 26/11 on 26 November 2008, attack at parliament on 13 December 2001, Pulwama attack on 14 February 2014, many of our soldiers , police officers and people died in all these attacks . Taliban spokesperson Muhammad Suhail Shaheen gives open warning to India. However India should remain neutral and should not support the current Kabul administration with military hardware which are ultimately used against the people of Afghanistan and destruction of the country. If apart from this we also help Afghanistan, then we have to face troubles somewhere in future. If other countries are not helping, why should we help? Some countries are promoting them like China , Pakistan, and Russia to form their new government to make a better alliance with the Taliban. India has so far invested more than 3 billion dollars in Afghanistan' s democracy like salam dam, roads, and other infrastructure projects and India provides many scholarships to students for their bright future. A Taliban spokesperson spoke about India's development projects in the country that are in Taliban control. By helping this all India does not get any benefit, only gets lost . Meaning of terrorism- Terrorism is ,in its broadcast sense, the unlawful use of intentional violence to achieve political aims, especially against civilians. It is used in this regard primarily to refuse to violence during peacetime. The global terrorism database, maintained by the University of Maryland, College park has recorded more than 61,000 incidents of non-state terrorism resulting in at least 140,000 deaths , between 2000 and 2014 . Taliban appreciate Pakistan for supporting it's government, Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan internationally . Taliban spokesperson and Afghanistan Acting deputy information minister Zabihullah Mujahid in an interview to Pakistani television noted that Pakistan had demanded of the international community to establish better lies with Afghanistan reported Geo News. So if we help other countries are also make problem to India. Now the last reason is India officially didn't say that we should help Afghanistan. 
Thank you
Shubham Rajpurohit/ XI
Appreciation
Appreciation is something which we all need when we do our best in whatever we do. Respect and  recognition are a part of how we show appreciation. Appreciation is characterized by interest, attention, devotion, and friendliness. Appreciation keeps us motivated towards our work. Appreciation is the act of giving something or someone their proper value, and everybody has value. The value in a relationship is important because it lets a person know where they stand, and what they mean to you. When we get appreciated on small things, we proud of ourselves and which helps us to do better and better in our field of work. When we value each other and praise them, we appreciate them. We feel grateful and energetic when we are appreciated by our fellow members, peers, boss, teacher, principal, etc. We wake up everyday, do our work and at the end of day we get tired but when we're appreciated by others, our tiredness flows away. This small gesture of appreciation makes our day. We all need a small cup of appreciation from others. Wherever there is appreciation, there is positive vibe, positive mindset in our surroundings.
Thank you
Khush Suthar/ XII
Appreciation
Praising anybody for his or her task can increase the confidence of the receiver. The word “Appreciation” looks smaller from outside but it can help achieve anything if used properly. This word is the most powerful word for motivating someone. If someone gets appreciated for a certain task then that person always gives best in all further tasks.
This word is motivational, carrying a huge power inside and can turn negative thoughts into positive. This is the magic of appreciation. Many people know how to make use of this word while others recognize its depth and meaning. If this word is used for a person, he/she can carry out any difficult task with low input energy. Many organizations and multinational companies are known for the culture of appreciation. This is the main reason behind the happiness of their employees.
If there is a difficult task ahead and a team is unfamiliar with the ways to carry out that task, the team leader or manager tries to appreciate members or members for their previous task. This can increase the inner power of that member.
Appreciating someone’s efforts is not an act that makes you feel shy but it’s an act that proves your character. This act shows that you are living down to earth. Therefore it is necessary to appreciate a person whenever possible. It is a good way to make things easier and simpler.
Nikhil Vaishnav/ XII
Making Others Happy
Happiness is liked by every person, and it is also the right of every person to be happy. Making others happy is the greatest thing in the world. To see someone smile, inspire someone or make their day is really something to live for.  If you try to keep others happy and yourself, then positive emotions will remain around you and the happiness doubles.  It gives you a sense of accomplishment and purpose, to know that you have made someone else's life a little easier.  It helps to defeat your own bad days, depression and sadness.  We can give happiness to our family members, friends and people around us even with small efforts.  As a teacher, I keep making similar efforts in general.  I definitely give chocolates, toffees to the children for their excellent work.  I pat the children of my class on the back, listen to them, praise them, help them on many subjects, support them emotionally, and always try to make them happy with new ideas.  .  Believe me, happiness infuses inspiration in children, and their joy fills us with energy and fun.
 I would like to tell you about my attempt to give happiness to others through an example from my life. Some time ago, a family came and settled near my house.  The family consisted of a husband, wife and their three daughters.  The age of the daughters was between 7 and 11.  The father of the children used to go to work, and his mother used to clean the surrounding houses.  The three girls used to spend their entire day playing around the hut made of tarpaulin.  I came to know from their mother that due to the Corona epidemic, those children have missed school, and the education has completely stopped. Parents being illiterate were unable to help them in teaching, and online education was out of their control due to financial weakness.  Then I decided to help them.  I arranged clothes and books for them and took care of their studies till the school opened.  I did many creative activities with my children, gave them free tuition in all subjects, which is still going on.  Now his parents are very optimistic about his future.  My small initiative brought a smile to his face. Today everyone in the whole locality helps him in one way or another, and I feel immense joy seeing the happiness of that family People are happy when their expectations are fulfilled; we can make others happy by fulfilling their expectations.  Sometimes happiness is found in even the most minor things; your one effort fills someone's life with joy.  Happiness and joy are what others need.  If our surroundings are pleasant, then it is also very beneficial for our mental health. By giving happiness to others, we also fill ourselves with happiness in a way, our kindness can become such a virtuous circle that lasting happiness and benevolence promote unity.
 American researcher Mila Titova says that giving happiness to others makes you happier than giving yourself.  Making others happy is more meaningful to people than just socializing with them or doing something to improve their happiness.  When we aim to please others, we feel connected to them, our individual needs are better met by those that are important to us.  She suggests that if you are not having the best day, then instead of focusing on yourself, think about doing something nice for your significant other or your peers.  It is effective for giving happiness and also for one's own happiness.
Pinkee Chauhan/ Educator
दूसरों को खुश रखना
हम दूसरों को खुश रखने की कोशिश करते हैं। क्योंकि इससे हमें आत्म संतुष्टि मिलती हैं। यह हमें अपने बारे में अच्छा महसूस कराता है या हमारे जीवन को अर्थ देता है। अगर आप दूसरों को खुश रखना चाहते है तो सर्वप्रथम आपकी खुद की खुशी बहुत जरुरी है। कहने का मतलब यह है कि यदि आप दुखी  है तो आप किसी को खुश नहीं कर सकते है। प्यार किसी भी रूप में हमारे जीवन में खुशियाँ लाता है।
दोस्तों, परिवार और अन्य लोगों के साथ आपके स्वस्थ संबंध आपके जीवन की गुणवत्ता में सुधार कर सकते है और जीवन में खुशियाँ ला सकते हैं। जैसे कि हमारी जिंदगी में एक ऐसा पल जरूर आता है कि हमारी वजह से किसी को खुशी जरूर मिलती है। मेरे जीवन का एक ऐसा ही पल मैं आपके साथ में साझा कर रही हूँ।हमारे मोहल्ले में एक बहुत ही गरीब परिवार रहता था। उनके पास में कमाई का कोई भी जरिया नहीं था। सभी लोग उन्हें घृणा की दृष्टि से देखते थे। कोई भी उनकी मदद नहीं करना चाहता था। परन्तु मुझे उस गरीब परिवार पर बहुत दया आती थी।
एक दिन मैंने उनकी सहायता करने की सोची और उनके लिए कुछ कपड़े और कुछ खाने का सामान खरीद कर उनके घर गई। जब मैंने उनको वो सामान दिया तो उनकी खुशी का कोई ठिकाना नहीं रहा और वो लोग बस मुझे दुआएँ देते नहीं थक रहे थे। उस दिन उन लोगों को इतना खुश देखकर मुझे उनसे भी ज्यादा खुशी का अनुभव हो रहा था। सच में दूसरों को खुशी देने से एक अलग ही प्रकार के सुख की अनुभूति होती है।
Ayasha Tak/ Educator

Volume No. 487 Published by The Editorial Board: Ms. Monika Vaishnav, Ms. Urmila Rathore, Mr. Jitendra Suthar, Khush Rajpurohit, Ipshita Rathore, Vishal Rathore, Mangilal Dewasi, Jatin Tripash, Riya Vaishnav, Rahul Vaishnav,Tamanna Solanki, Khush Suthar, Komal Sompura and Kunal Rajpurohit

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