“Christmas is all about sharing, caring and Love.” This message was imparted by the children of Class III, in a special assembly conducted on 24th December 2016, on account of Christmas.
The Christmas carols sung by the school choir reverberated the assembly hall and added to the exuberance. A small skit enacted by the children, put across the message that God is present in one and all, and that Christmas is not only about gifts under the tree, but empathy towards the under privileged and the needy.
Small children in Santa Claus attire added to the Christmas spirit. Christmas cake was distributed to one and all after the assembly.
Our school ,Seth Anandram Jaipuria, participated in the Indian International Model United Nations, held at Billabong High School on the 23rd and 24th of December, 2016. It was an utterly invigorating experience.
There were seven different committees to tackle some of the most aggravating global issues.
Altogether sixteen of our students bagged prizes in different committees and our school won the Best Delegate award.
It was a wonderful learning experience for the students as they returned with a host of ideas to deal pragmatically with prevalent issues that result in world deterioration.
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.
The guides enriched the team with facts, escorted it to the dark, looming doors of the ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’. The students tried to act brave and defiant but the fact remained that the labyrinth gave us the creeps. There was much enthusiasm as they made their way through the confusing passages. Sounds of laughter and cat calls filled the air. It was as if the passages were alive again. The terrace provided an over view of the Imambara. There are four floors upwards and the same number of floors underground. It was amazing to know how people of the past used to communicate news of war from one passage to another. After sometime we were back in sunshine and boarded the bus for the Banyan tree.
The Banyan tree is one of the largest Banyan tree in all of India. The nature camp coordinator enriched our minds on how the penance of a sage was the fruit of this wonderful tree. There is a Brahma mandir also built by the villagers. He then arranged for two different competitions. The first one was to find the circumference and the other was to dress up Banyan tree.
We being the city dwellers know little of village and nature. This trip was full of soothing pleasure.
The visit to Imambara and Banyan tree displayed an astonishingly large display of graffiti. This is a disgrace to the Indian heritage. Wild and insensible graffiti adorned the walls and branches of the Banyan tree. I would like the students to ponder over this issue.
Lastly, I thank Principal Sir and Teachers, without them this trip would not have been possible. I thank my friend for their constant companionship and wish to be a part of more such educational trips.
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.
The students and the teachers actively participated in all the activities like Valley Crossing, Commando Net, Hamster Wheel, Tunnel Crawl, and Burma Bridge etc. They were filled with excitement joy, fun and frolic. It was an enjoyable experience not only for the little ones but also for the teachers. All the adventures were awarded a certificate of appreciation after they completed the module successfully.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School has always believed in imparting a holistic education to its pupils and also in ensuring that its students are abreast with the major developments happening in the nation. In keeping with this, the school organized a Mock Parliament session for students studying in classes 7th to 10th on December 3, 2016. The agenda up for discussion was- ‘How does unaccounted money in an economy influence the educational endeavour of a society?’ This agenda was framed keeping in mind the recent demonetization move carried out by the Indian Government. The parliamentary session was moderated by the senior school students.
The Jaipuria Mock Parliament, as it was called, turned out to be a huge success with an immensely constructive debate and tremendously well researched parliamentarians. The finesse with which the pupils wielded their oratory skills while raking up the issues of capitation fee, manipulated income expenditure accounts and education turning into a full fledged business took the attending teachers by awe. With an array of diverse portfolios that encompassed the likes of Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Raghuram Rajan, Rajdeep Sardesai, Arnab Goswami and many more, the session proved to be extremely enriching and unfathomably knowledgeable.
The 42nd Founders Day was celebrated in the portals of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School on Nov. 19th 2016. The evening began with lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries, the Chief Guest Dr. Ajit Prasad, Director IIM lucknow, our Chairman, Shri Shishir Jaipuria, Mrs. Manju Rana, Director Jaipuria School, Ghaziabad, Principal Dr. Sundar Kumar Gandikota, Mr. Yash Jaipuria and Mr. Partho Kar. This was followed by the Vandana ‘Namo Natraj’.
The theme of the pre- primary was “THE CRUSADERS”. As per the theme, there were symbols of some superheroes which are really popular among kids like Power Puff Girls, Spiderman etc. These exhibits were created out of the activities performed by our creative kids of the pre-primary throughout the year. These include eggshells painting, wool pasting, paper tearing, pencil shaving, paper quelling activities and clay modeling. Footprints and handprints on ceramic was an attraction. The webs, life size figure of Ninja Turtle, a spooky wind chime, lanterns were displayed. This section of the exhibition was much enjoyed by the kids as they got to learn some more patterns of creativity.
Towards, the end of the cultural evening, Vote of thanks was extended by the Junior School, Mrs. Madhushree Bhaumik. The program ended on a high note with a message of Unity in Diversity.
Diwali brings lights, colours of rangoli and happiness. We recently celebrated the Diwali week with a lot of gusto and excitement. Our little jaipurians participated in different activities that took place round the week. Painting diyas was surely their favourite. A wonderful Diwali scene was coloured which depicted sweets, rangoli, fireworks and above all the joy of the festival. Diyas were also decorated by them which were given as Diwali presents. We promoted the idea of celebrating Diwali without creating pollution. A movie on Lord Ganesha was loved by all. Kids were super excited and enthusiastic about the festival of lights.
After the ravishing and awe-inspiring grandparents day it was now time to relax and rejuvenate. The school management gifted the pre-primary with a wonderful splash pool and to inaugurate the same we organized a super fun splash pool party on three consecutive days involving both nursery and prep. It was a sign of relief in the scorching summers and a hectic schedule after a grand show. It proved to be a treat to the eyes to witness our little damsels and boys in beautiful swimsuits in splashing and sprinkling water. Kids later enjoyed their special tiffin’s. It was indeed a day well spent.
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.