A person’s mind is well reflected in his surroundings. And looking at the present condition of the world, the global mindset seems to be in a pretty damaged state. The charts and graphs all around the world, in every country and organisation, are exploding with an enormous rise in the levels of pollution and global warming. But somewhere, it’s not a physical ailment entirely; it’s more of a spiritual and moral deprivation.
A possible reason for this degradation is the turning away from the collectivistic approach. This approach focused on, cherished and honoured the delicate, intricate and truly profound interdependence of all beings on each other, and in the pre-modern times this approach was being practiced all over the globe. Today where sadly, the gentle “eco” has been replaced with the brutal and cut-throat “ego” there has been an indiscriminate exploitation of nature. This transition was also followed by another major change, a lack of compassion and empathy. It is due to this that humans have become indifferent towards the needs and requirements of their fellow humans, not to mention the other species they share the planet with.
Another surprising, and at times sadly humorous fact is the ability to brush off responsibility with great adeptness. Respecting nature and preserving it are the shared responsibility of all of earth’s inhabitants; however, most people shirk it off when the need arises to perform their duty. What is even more interesting is that many such people do complain about others who are not doing their part. Hence, it is also a clear fact that a sense of personal and moral responsibility is lacking.
Humans have been endowed with ambition; however, most have not been able to practice moderation over it. This paired with the severing of the tie with the fact that humans and nature are beautiful creations of the same God and need each other to survive and thrive have led to the present catastrophe which currently has escalated to a very unmanageable scale. Man is said to be made “in the image of god” but apparently all godly attributes have become but matters of philosophical deliberation in today’s age.
These, and many others, are some very serious problems that concern our present and threaten our future. But there is not much time left. Another decade with such rise in temperature and the polar ice caps would be gone. Human society has a lot to learn and even more to forget and let go of. Beginning with one’s own self and surrounding, great change can be brought about with small acts like just being kind and becoming conscious of the impacts of one’s actions. Moreover, the need is to become open, accepting and responsible. A tad bit of love and warmth for oneself and those around, including all of nature, can thaw the ice of decades of neglect and usher in a new, conscious age of collectivistic growth.
For me personally it is a matter of great relief and contentment that I am a part of an institution like Seth Anandram Jaipuria which has always taught us to love nature and seek inspiration from its beauty. It is our heartfelt concern for our mother nature that we work relentlessly for its preservation-Being among 15 Green Schools as per the ranking of CSE (Centre of Science and environment), an active participant of plantation drives,’Rahgiri’ and ‘Kachra Mahotsav’ , speak volumes about our concentrated efforts towards environment. I look forward to many such initiatives at my second home-Seth Anandram Jaipuria School.
“While we try to teach our children about life, children teach us what life is all about”
Children’s day, a day dedicated to celebrate the purest being on earth, a child. I still smile when I recollect my childhood memories. I would get so exhilarated when my mother bought me ice-cream,I used to carry my flashing pink Barbie purse with board game money, and venture out in our small gray minivan. For me, it is a cherished memory, depicting the purity of a child. Even today, when I walk in the school corridors, I see little hands holding each other, moving in sync, laughing at the silliest possible things and being crudely happy. and their laughter is contagious, no matter what they’re laughing about. The memories of one’s childhood fills one’s mind with the days that were passed amidst affection and cares of everyone.
Children’s day, the only day where any child would willingly go to school, for the day, is theirs, and theirs only. The teachers spare us from studying while the PT teachers don’t scold us for not trimming our nails. Everyone goes home with satisfied hearts and chocolates in their hands. As one grows up, he is expected to not act “child-like” because as the body develops, so does the mind and so, when mischievous teenagers are removed from the category of ‘children’, one must understand that every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
The essence of children’s day is in liberating ourselves from any form of control. Focusing at the inner drum, where the rhythm aligns with that of our heart and the measure of responsibility equals to the need for evolution. Just listen to the inner child, let it whisper in your ear, because there is no age that marks the end of being a child. Even inside every adult, there lingers a child, who is a merchant of happiness, and appreciating that child, is celebrating children’s day gleefully.
By Riddhi Alok Puranik
Student of Class X
We at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School follow a child centric curriculum in pre primary which is in accordance with play way method. It is an activity and theme based teaching. The curriculum is designed to cater to the individual child’s potential and interest. Activities like painting, singing, dancing, storytelling, various celebrations and competitions provide ample opportunities to the children to develop and showcase their creativity. A variety of activities promote hands on experiences which are useful for learning. The activities included in the curriculum are morning assemblies, nature walk, swings, multiple intelligences (block building, puzzles, role play etc), very basic computer literacy programmes, smart classes, art and craft, festivals, special days, birthday celebrations, Grandparents’ Day, Graduation Ceremony and many more. The children are also taken for outings and excursions as it provides more valuable life lessons mainly because instead of being told something, children experience it. We follow unique programme, on music- Sangeet 4 All, to enhance their knowledge in music and develop love for it. Edu Sports is engaged with school to implement a best in class sports programme which offers physical activities like running, hopping, jumping, balancing etc which helps in development of different skills like fine motor, gross motor etc. The children take command of their own learning. Teachers are there to provide support and facilitate the child’s learning shaping their natural curiosities, interests and passion. Child centric curriculum is engaging and full of fun. Our curriculum helps the students and teachers to transcend the challenges of a rapidly evolving digital society. Our learning system is not just a curriculum but a unique, integrated approach to learning that empowers teachers to enable their students to be actively engaged in their own learning process. Workshops and professional development programmes are organized for teachers to develop their knowledge, skills and mindsets to facilitate learning in an environment that nurtures the intellectual curiosity and thinking skills of every type of learner, while simultaneously enabling their all round development.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
Having faith in the spirit of the above quote, Seth Anandram Jaipuria school believes in creating opportunities for the students , rather than waiting for them to knock our door.We do not teach the students to fly, rather just give them wings, trust their abilities to explore and set them free to soar high in the sky of achievements. One such grand avenue for the students is our Annual event ‘Compufest – The Techno-Cultural Fest’, which saw its commemoration on October 30 and 31, 2018 this year. Celebrated on a humongous scale, the event witnessed zealous participation of about 40+ schools and 1500+ students from Delhi NCR- all gathered under one roof to savor the unparalleled quest of unleashing the innate potentials.
The event was graced by the presence of the our Principal-cum Director – Ms. Manju Rana, Vice Principal Ms. Sarojini Sinha , Headmistress- Ms. Indu Kohli, the Chief guests, Mr. Pradeep Narayanan-Managing Director, Admizzionz Campuz, South Delhi and Dr. Vinnie Jauhari-Director Education Advocacy at Microsoft, Gurgaon and other dignitaries.The opening ceremony on October 30 began on an auspicious note with the lighting of ceremonial lamp by the Chief Guest. The euphonious chanting of the ‘Sanskrit shlokas’ which accompanied the lamp-lighting, reverberated in the air of the auditorium and added to the piousness of the thought behind this grand fiesta. The welcome song and a classical dance performance – ‘Nityanjali’ by the students set the right beat and rhythm for the advent of this event.
The chief guests in their address underscored the importance of integrating technology with the teaching methodologies adopted in the schools to give an edge to the teaching learning process. They lauded the efforts of our school in giving a grand platform to the students to unveil the best of their ingenuity. Our Principal-cum Director Ms. Manju Rana too, in her speech talked about the way technology has made its way in our lives and how it has affected the way we think. She harped upon the fact that events like ‘Compufest’ help the children in building great associations and companionships, in gaining life time experiences, broadening the domains of knowledge and learning the management skills. ‘Creativity is contagious,” she said and uses the modes like inter-school competitions to make its sway. With these encouraging words boosting the spirits of the participants, the event commenced with great fervor.
Around 23 events on the first day and 14 events on the second day, pertaining to different arenas and catering to age group 4-17, ran in different venues atthe same time. Be it the Robo Garden , Flick a movie, Tech Ploy , related to computers, Design your Spoon, Catch the Fish from the club of Robotics, Soap Box , Fab Poesy Jam on Ham from English , Yoga Maths, Jungle Walk from Maths, Guess what’s cooking, Fly Me High from Science, Biz Metier from Commerce, Mind Boggler from French, Zugenbrucher from German ‘Chetna’- Street play from Hindi , Jigglerfrom Music,every event saw the complete engrossment of the students and sent the ripples of gusto across the school. The beautiful graffiti made by the students in the event ‘Concord’transformed the school ground (venue) into an exquisite art gallery – a feast for the eyes. The Quiz – Eureka conducted by the renowned Quiz master-Mr. Ajay Poonia was another interesting session which hooked the attention of the students.
The fest culminated with the valedictory ceremony on the second dayie October 31, 2018, wherein, the Chief Guests accompanied by Principal cum Director, Ms. Manju Rana felicitated the achievers. In the final tally, the overall Running Trophy was bagged by DLF Public School, Sahibabad.
The vote of thanks was proposed by the Vice Principal Ms. Sarojini Sinha. She expressed her gratitude to the esteemed guests and the participants from various schools for being a part of the mega event. She lauded the efforts of the Cyber Crew and thanked the Chairman Shri Shishir Jaipuria, Principal cum Director Ms. Manju Rana and the Head Mistress Ms. Indu Kohli for their unflinching support. Last but not the least she commended the untiring efforts of the event coordinators, inmaking the event a grand success.
The event proved to be triumphant and would be engraved in golden letters in the archives of our venerated organization.
1. The most awaited Inter School Fest organized by the computer department & cyber crew team(consisting of students).
2. 2 days festival with participation from about 40+ schools of Delhi & NCR.
3. There is an active participation of 1500+ enthusiastic students.
4. It consists of 37 multifarious events, encompassing technical ,literary, creative , music ,art, robotics etc.
5. The event was live on social media and the link was also given on school website.
6. The school has partnered with Microsoft and has become a Microsoft school – encasing an array of events utilizing the Microsoft tools.
7. The school has also collaborated with Eupheus learning to enhance the coding skills amongst the young generation.
8. A dedicated website was developed indigenously.
9. Online forms for registration & feedback was designed and developed by cyber crew members.
10. Workshop was conducted for the teacher escorts by Eupheus learning.
11. Feed back form was taken from participating teams for suggestions that can be implemented in the next year events.
“Develop a passion for learning
If you do, you will never cease to grow”.
The gradiency of the colour palette of cultures in India is one of the most mesmerizing things one can see and feel. Spanning across miles and miles of various languages, religions, local traditions and what not, India truly holds the spirit of secularism. The undying strength of unity rises to its peak in India and all these factors lead to perfect learning environment found nowhere else in this vast world known or unknown. There is hardly any nation in the world that is as diverse as India.
Keeping up with this magnificent and unique nature of our nation, class III students of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School were inspired and organized a heart-warming event to convey their excitement and pride showcasing the culture of various states such as Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Kerala, Assam, West Bengal etc.
The spirit behind this delightful event was to make children aware about the richness of their country and be the upcoming generation who instead of looking for a positive change, be one.
An unforgettable experience was cherished through power point presentations, dance, music, role play etc., learning with full zeal and vigour was a wonderful sight to be amazed at. The colourful costumes and decor added another star on the occasion.
Besides so many wondrous factors to make this event one of its kind, nothing would top the participation of parents not as an audience but as leaders of various activities setting an example for the little engines to learn. Parents participated to present puppet shows, PPT presentations, cuisine making, game shows, mehndi application etc. The event was enriching for the children as they learnt skills like unity in diversity, event management, teamwork, being confident, working to perfection and many other aspects.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School strives to provide children opportunities through a variety of activities, with a vision, which broadens their thinking capacities, making them search new fields, exploring unexplored horizons, making them aware of different cultures and teaching them how to accept everyone no matter what religion, caste or culture they belong to. They realise the importance of being together, being united, being aware of what it takes to be that change we want to see. It is rightly said that ‘You grow through, what you go through.’
The event successfully made a deep impact in the hearts of children making them realise the value of social skills and participation in things without any prize. This defines the motto of our prestigious school, making these young prodigies the effective change agents.
Alumni of Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions got the opportunity to take a walk down the corridors of nostalgia during the third Alumni Meet 2018 organized by the Jaipuria Group on 6th October 2018 at Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Delhi. The programme was inaugurated by Sh. Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman, Jaipuria Group. Directors of the Institutions, Principals of the schools, advisors, Deans, members of the Faculty, and various other dignitaries, along with the alumni of the group, were present in the event. The meet commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp to invoke Goddess Saraswati. Around 400 alumni ranging across various batches and various institutions of the group attended the annual Meet – Connections. In his inaugural address, the Chairman extolled the achievements of the Alumni in all walks of life and expressed his feeling of pride that the Alumni of Jaipuria group were holding positions of responsibility in various Government organizations, PSUs, Private sector, and Academic Institutions. Many alumni have become entrepreneurs and are providing jobs to others. The Chairman acknowledged and appreciated the contribution of all the alumni towards Nation Building and towards exalting their Alma Mater. The Guest for the occasion was Dr. Himanshu Rai, Professor at IIM Lucknow and he, in his address, congratulated the management of Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions for successfully organizing the annual Meet and appreciated the zeal of the alumni to assemble on the occasion from different parts of the country and from outside the country as well. He further emphasized the importance of strengthening the bond between the alumni and the alma mater.
A few alumni from different institutions and schools of the Group also shared their experience. The experience sharing became very emotional when the alumni started to recollect their memories of their student lives – the memories to cherish. Ms. Shikha Banerjee congratulated all the Alumni of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Kanpur and wished them success in all their future endeavours.
Later, the alumni also indulged in some fun-filled activities organized by the Alumni Association. Great bonhomie was observed everywhere with old students reliving their old memories with their batch mates, seniors and juniors. Many of the current students were also seen interacting with their pass out seniors and learning from their experiences.
The key highlight of the day was the live and scintillating performance by Abhijeet Bhattacharya. The alumni were seen dancing in groups to the tune and the songs of the famous singer making the ambience more electric.
It is an endeavor aimed at providing a platform for students of schools from all over Delhi / NCR to stimulate innovation and celebrate computing, creativity and Information Technology.
‘Compufest’ is a Jaipurian legacy – A passionate two–day extravaganza visited by multitude of young ignited superstars bubbling with palpable energy and soaring spirits. A plethora of dazzling, nerve wracking and exhilarating activities astound the young enthusiastic feisty minds, whose sheer brilliance and competitive spirits foster triumph.