An educational trip to Agra and Jaipur, for students of class 12 was organized by the school from 27 June to 2 July, 2017. The students visited various heritage sites in Agra- the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. A knowledge of the Mughal architecture and dynasty amazed the students and teachers alike. In Jaipur, the children visited renowned sites such as the Hawa Mahal, the Jantar Mantar, the City Palace and the Amer Fort. While learning the working of a sundial was an immense learning experience for the students, the knowledge of the local handicrafts at the City Palace brought the children closer to the reality of India. Learning about the Rajput architecture and the entire history of the Rajputs at the Amer Fort through an enchanting light and sound show, was an out of the world experience.
“The language of Nature is the eternal language of Creation. It is the musical instrument of nature: it replicates the rhythm inherent in life itself. If we listen carefully we will be able to trace within it the murmurs of eternity where the spirit of liberation, peace and beauty lurk, it reminds us of our bond with the world …. If we can accept this music of the wild within us , we can perceive the great music of oneness………”
A place where history rules. A city which has history in all its vigour and colour. A place where history breathes its magic all over.
Lucknow, the city of Nawabs and palaces where history resides in every road, lane and locality. We had an opportunity to visit this city in the course of an educational trip. We started at 7:30 am on 26th November, 2016 and reached by 10:00 am. There was a moment of hush as the students crossed the palatial doors of the Imambara.
A ‘Day Adventure Camp’ was organized in the portals of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School from 22nd to 24th December, 2016 which catered to the students of the Pre Primary section to class II of the school. The students were supervised by the professional instructors from Rocksport.
School trip to Gujarat took place from 8th October to 16th October, 2016 for the students of class 6th 7th and 8th.
Overwhelmed about the idea of spending time with friends and the fun of school trips, we were all on time to board our bus. We left at about 10 o clock in the night in two separate A.C. buses for boys and girls. To be able to enjoy and keep our spirits high for the rest of the trip, we took a sound sleep during the overnight bus journey. On reaching Delhi, we freshened up at a local hotel and left for the railway station. Before reaching the station, we spent time, seeing the magnificent red fort, extravagant India Gate and the Raj Ghat.
Singing songs and playing games all night, when we reached Ahmedabad, we didn’t realize. We spent the day at leisure in our hotel swimming and enjoying with friends. In the evening, we left for sightseeing and local shopping. We visited Sabarmati Ashram, the one of the biggest tourist attraction of Ahmedabad. This ashram situated on the banks of magnificent Sabarmati River was the dwelling place of Mahatama Gandhi for more than 12 years. The peaceful aura and calm environment of the ashram left a positive impact on our minds and filled us with a feeling of patriotism. It was from this very place that Mahatama Gandhi led the Dandi March in 1930.
Post this, we visited the largest open air cinema in Asia. The first sight of the gargantuan screen and its seating capacity of 6000 people, took us by awe.
In the morning, we departed for Junagadh, and reached at about 1 o clock in the afternoon. Post lunch, we spent time in the resort, relaxing and playing in the lawns.
The next morning, we visited the Uperkot fort. Due to narrow roads leading to the fort, we travelled in autos which was a completely different and memorable experience for us. The guide briefed us about the course of events that took place in the fort. He even told us that this fort was ince unsuccessfully besieged for twelve long years. Returning back to the bus, we left for Somnath.
After having our lunch, we visited the holy temple, Somnath. Its delicately carved structure and the idol of Lord Shiva, made us wonder about the architectural progress of our ancestors. I now realized why it is called the eternal shrine. Legend has it that this temple was once completely covered in gold, but the Islamic kings in their raids, stripped of the gold from its walls.
Next, we proceeded to Diu, by bus. The view of the sea from our hotel rooms cannot be expressed in words. In the morning, we visited the historical Diu fort, which had seen many a war. Its strategically planned structure to counter enemy attacks made us wonder about the heights of intelligence our ancestors had.
Next, we visited the Saint Paul’s Church which is a prominent church in Diu. The calmness of the compound and the paintings depicting religious morals, made us understand the depths of true religion. We even spent time relaxing at the beach. Wetting our legs and clicking photos of the Sun setting on the horizon, we enjoyed for a long time at the beach. Post dinner, we boarded our coach back to Ahmedabad.
Freshening up in our hotel, early morning we left for water park. Enjoying, the thrill seeking waterslides and splashing around in the pools, we never realized, how time passed. We had our lunch in the park itself and boarded our coaches. We went to a traditional Gujarati shopping complex, where we shopped for ourselves as well as our near and dear ones. Next morning, after Breakfast, we left for the auto world, which was the last stop of our trip. It consisted of vintage cars from the first ever automobile to the most luxurious of cars in the world.
We left with a heavy heart, knowing that the end of trip was drawing closer, but at the same time we were filled with joy after seeing that our nation has its own set of attractions. In the end it was an extremely knowledgeable and memorable trip for all.
A REPORT ON NATURE CAMP: GIANT BANYAN (3rd Largest Tree in the World)
Participants: Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Kanpur
Organizers: Karavan Heritage and Nature Society
It was ELEMENTS versus LIFE for the students of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Kanpur on 30th August 2016. They had come to all the way to Lucknow for a day long Nature Camp.
The excited campers got down their busses at Asifi Imambara and were stunned to see the majestic monument. Their mentors Astha and Vartika welcomed them with juice and sandwich.
Braving the hot and humid weather these ‘BRAVE HEARTS’ entered the cool Bhoobhulaiyan or labyrinth. Their DARE (task) was to orient their way through dark narrow alleys and investigate the reason for the construction of this architectural marvel. So great was excitement that they overcame the unfounded fear of darkness and the unknown! Later they also visited the main hall of the Imambara.
At the end of the first session, we all sat down together for debriefing and tried to understood the civil engineering of this one unique structure in the world.
While boarding the busses for the Giant Banyan Tree, every person was happy to see the clouds. They were the harbingers of a pleasant weather.
As we crossed the Gomti river near Chandrika Devi temple, we could see it raining at the other side.
Upon arrival at the Banyan tree parking, we were welcomed by a massive downpour.
Campers were overjoyed; they sang songs, played games in their busses and enjoyed the rains.
When the rain subsided, we walked through the orchards towards the Giant Banyan.
The air was fresh and the silt had settled: A perfect time to visit the Banyan!
As the campers reached the banyan, they gazed at it with awe and admiration. They searched for the main trunk, tried to map its spread, touched the aerial roots pillars; “a wonder of nature” remarked one camper! “Beyond imagination” another Camper told me.
Everyone was really hungry and enjoyed the hot, sumptuous lunch with lucknow specialty: Shahi Tukra for dessert.
Like responsible campers they disposed-off the used utensils properly.
Now it was the time for the dare: DANCING BANYAN. The teams dressed their leader with fallen roots, leaves in the likeness of a banyan tree. They then participated in an Elimination Dance. It seemed as though the Mango orchards all around and Giant Banyan himself seem to be dancing with them to Jungle Beats!
The final scores were announced. The winning teams were awarded medals and then the campers boarded the busses for return journey.
Their initiation as Environment Sensitive Citizens had begun!
An educational visit to Defense Materials and Stores Research & Development Establishment (DMSRDE) an important Laboratory of Defense Research and Organization (DRDO) which plays an important role in the development of high-tech non metallic materials for Indian armed forces.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School has always focused on the holistic development of its pupils. We have believed in imparting not only theoretical knowledge, but also a practical one-by allowing hands-on experience to our students. In keeping with this, a visit to the ‘Northern Tannery’ was organized for the students of the Science Stream of Class XI, as part of the school Chemistry Week. They were accompanied by two teachers-Dr. (Mrs.) Anjali Dwivedi and Mr. Rahul Chaturvedi.
The School organised an adventure trip Camp Anubhav for Classes 10 & 12 from 6th June to 10th June 2016 at Mountain Quail Mussoorie. 43 students joined the trip under the guidance of Mr. Shekh Shabab, Mr.V.K. Tripathi, Mrs. Rani Sharma and Mrs. Neetu Chaudhary.
JUNIOR ADVENTURE CAMP 2015-16
29 & 30 MARCH 2016
Camp in charge: Sushil Chandra
The long awaited camp held at the end of the academic session always a grand success. Camping in the school premises is just too much of fun for the students of classes III TO VIII.