“In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest”
An Inter School Debate competition was held at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow in honor of Late Dr. Rajaram Jaipuria on 13-14 October 2018. Students from 12 teams participated in the Dr. Rajaram Jaipuria Memorial Debate. There were 3 outstation teams from Varanasi and Kanpur apart from nine schools of the city. The debate was aimed to give an impetus to the bright and energetic students and inculcate in them a spirit of competitiveness and confidence.
The judges for the Preliminary Round, on 13 October’18, were Mrs. Soni Sangwan, a renowned journalist with 23 years of experience, Mrs Renuka Guleria, Principal Red Eagle School and Lt Col Shavinder Dogra, a Plastic Surgeon of repute in the Army Command Hospital, Lucknow. Ms. Tanushree Banerjee was the moderator for the day &she set in motion the proceedings. The topic of the debate was –“Cosmetic Surgery in pursuit of beauty enhances one’s self esteem”.
The day started with a prayer, lighting of lamp and welcoming the judges. Thereafter it was the intellectual flow of knowledge. Some participants argued for the motion and some against. Every debater was cheered for their pleasing presentation and sharp logical arguments. The competition brought the best out of each student in terms of their thinking ability. The debate competition came alive as a volley of questions were answered by each speaker and each participant rose to the occasion to defend their argument. The esteemed panel of Judges judged the teams and 6 teams qualified for the final round on 14 October. To conclude Day 1, the audience were further enlightened about the pros and cons of Cosmetic Surgery by Lt. Col. Shavinder Dogra, the famous Plastic Surgeon. Ms. Soni Sangwan pointed at the minute details of debating and applauded the efforts put in by all the speakers. Ms. Tanushree Banerjee cheered all the teams and appreciated the research of the speakers.
The results for the day and topic for second round was disclosed after the first round of debate by Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty– ‘Artificial Intelligence is not a threat but a blessing for the future.’
Six teams came back on 14 October’18, to debate on the topic. Judges for the day were Dr. Vineet Maxwell David,Professor English Department, Lucknow University and Ms. Soni Sangwan, a journalist. Moderator for the final round was Ms. Garima Joshi Teache at Colvin Taluqdar, who gave permission for the debate to begin.
Miss Saavani Karkhanis, Army Public School, Nehru Road, convincingly spoke defending her ideas with fervor, while Miss Harleen Narang, Seth Anandram Jaipuria, Kanpur, countered the arguments of speakers against the motion. Miss Ishita Jairath, Lucknow Public Schools & Colleges, stood out with her arguments in favour of the motion.The teams got an overwhelming response from the audience. They spoke wonder fully on the topic and each student presented different views about Artificial Intelligence. It was really interesting to watch the young generation talk about the future technology at such an early stage of their lives.The speakers were enthusiastic and cordial in giving their views and displayed a deep understanding of the topic.
Miss Ishita Jairath, Lucknow Public Schools & Colleges, took away the ‘Best Speaker’ trophy ‘For’, while the ‘Best Speaker’ trophy ‘Against’ was bagged by Miss Saavani Karkhanis, Army Public School, Nehru Road. ‘Runner-up Team’ went to Swaraj India Public, Kanpur, comprising of Navya Malhotra and IshikaKamani. Army Public School, Nehru Road, comprising of Miss Saavani Karkhanis and Miss Richa Shukla, took home the ‘Best Team’ trophy. The Best Speakers received a trophy and cash prize of Rs. 4000/- each. The Best Team received a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 5000/-
Dr. Vineet Maxwell David said that questions should be effective in order to bring out the best in the speaker. Speaking on the occasion, Principal, Mrs. Poonam Kochitty, said that Inter School Debate Competition was held as part of the initiative to know about the views of young generation. She applauded the research done by all the speakers and congratulated the winners. She thanked the teams for their participation and the judges for sparing their valuable time.
The event concluded with a promise of coming back next year with a different challenge.
Fun, Frolic and lot’s of learning
Friends, comrade and all day yearning
Yes! We are back
Spread your wings
Give fire to your imagination
And tie your seat belts as you are going to take the flight to discover the colours of life.
Let’s heal the world and learn to live in harmony with nature
A trailblazing, gala cultural and literary extravaganza–“RAZZMATAZ”, organized by Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow, kick started on 11 October 2018 with pomp and show . This was the third year of Razzmatazz. Around nine hundred students of twenty six teams from Lucknow, Kanpur, Ghaziabad and Lebanon, registered for the various competitions. The event was spread across two days.
The theme this year was “Sustainable Development Goals”. The Global Goals, are a universal call for action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy the much needed peace and prosperity.
On 13 October’18, the Inter School festival started with paying obeisance to the Almighty and an astounding Ganesh Vandana by young Jaipurians. Chief Guest for the day was Mrs. Mridula Bhardwaj, an eminent socially committed theatre artist of international repute.
Keeping the SDG theme into consideration, the events planned were galore and an avant-garde for any school to dream of!!! Innovative and unconventional competitions were very carefully thought of, for the children to think out of the box and give fire to their critical thinking.
The Team of Seth Anandram Jaipuria, with the guidance and support of Principal, Mrs Poonam Kochitty, with her innovative thoughts, has been a pioneer in revolutionary and novel ideas to conduct these unparalled series of events.
The judges for each event were carefully chosen, who are masters in their own field like Ms.Marina Cyril – Head Mistress Little One Kanpur, Ms. Diya Badgel – Principal My School Lucknow, Ms. Namita Srivastava, Ms. Divya Srivastava, Ms. Tanushree Banerjee, Mr. Sammy Mathai, Mr. Vardan Lee Gray to name a few.
Events on the first day were Aqua Closet, Dance-Ma-Tazz (Tiny Tots), Razz Tech 3D-Paint, Bards of the Earth, Sur Ecstasy, Curiosity and Dance-Ma—Tazz (Enchanters). All the events kept the audience enthralled and brought the best out of a participating student. The performance of the students were stupendous. Everybody was spell bound ….. Hard work, good planning and efforts were clearly visible in each performance.
This year, online Global Events were introduced- Razz Tech-Scratch: Code to Learn, Cine- Ma-Tazz and AbsArt. The judges for these events judged the entries online. Razz Tech-Scratch was judged by Ms. Pranjali and Ms. Neeti of Juana Technoloies New Delhi. Cine- Ma-Tazz was judged by the pioneer in the Indian television industry, Ms. Manju Singh from Mumbai. AbsArt was judged by Ms. Usha Pandit, Founder CEO- Mind springs Mumbai.
Day two started with a prayer. Mr. Atul Hundoo, photojournalist, graced the occasion with his presence. On the second day too events like Spin A Tale, Razz Tech Adobe Photoshop, Vyang Ke Rang, Band-Ma-Tazz and TED Talk- Sheroes, kept the audience entertained and on their toes. Esteemed panel of judges like Ms. Suhasini Akshay, Ms. Seema Modi, Dr. Ankur Vichitra, Mr. Surya Kumar Pandey, Mr. Tushar Chetwani, Mr. Sushant Srivastava, Mr. Sunny Kumar judged the events.
Closing ceremony saw an energetic Dandiya which set the mood for the upcoming festive season. ‘Earth is our Home’ song by vibrant Jaipurians concluded the theme of Sustainable Developmental Goals. Chief Guest, Dr. Vishal Srivastava, leading Cardiologist, Sahara Hospital, and Team of Red FM, headed by Mr. Hemendra Dhar, Programming Head of U.P. Cluster along with Ms. Meghna, Marketing Head, Mr. Alok Tripathi, Cluster Head Sales, Red FM, RJ Tushar and RJ Shruti gave away the prizes to the winners. A token of love was presented to each participant.
Dr. Vishal Srivastava appreciated the enthusiasm, fervor and passion displayed by all participants. Speaking on the occasion Principal, Mrs. Poonam Kochitty narrated the journey of Razzmatazz and expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the participants and judges for sparing time for the event. The vote of thanks was proposed by Ms. Monika Taneja – Head Mistress of our school.
The gala event concluded with smiles on everyone’s faces as they learnt that ‘We never lose, we become wise’. Until next year……………
On the 9th of October, Tata Motors in association with National HRD conducted an Inter-School Quiz 2018 COGNITIO at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School. This was the preliminary round and the school winners will participate in the Grand Finale at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan on the 16th of October. The Quiz Master Saud Usmani held the audience captive with his challenging questions, light hearted banter and his great sense of humour. He had the teams as well as the audience participating with full gusto.
A preliminary selection round which was a written round, shortlisted the top five teams for the Quiz round. The winners of the Quiz were Ankush Verma and Shivang Kaushal of Class IX. They will now represent the School in the City Finals on 16th of October.
Achieving Greater Feats –A New Guinness Book World Record
The students of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School became a part of a historical event at the India International Science Festival organized in the city from 5th to 8th of October 2018 at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan. The event was to create a Guinness Book of World Records by attending a First Aid Training Lecture of ninety minutes duration. It was attended by 3540 students from 15 schools of Lucknow along with teachers, doctors and some delegates.
Earlier the largest first aid lesson consisted of 2,582 participants and had been achieved by Directorate of Emergency and Public Safety of Abu Dhabi Police (UAE), at the national theatre, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on April 18, 2018. In this event, with the efforts of the students of Lucknow including our students a new record was set .
The workshop was conducted by Ms Shweta and her team from the Indian Red Cross Society. It was based on training the students about the actions that should be taken immediately in case of any emergency or accident, especially how to immobilize the patient in case of any bone injuries. The initial part of this training was conducted in the school itself on 3rd October 2018 which was concluded in the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan on 7th October 2018.
The program at IGP was Co-ordinated by Ms Aprajita Mehra and Mr Gopinath.Representatives of the Guinness World Record team from U.K. judged this event. The main objective behind the exercise was to ensure that maximum number of students were given first aid lessons so that the knowledge can reach far and wide and many more lives can be saved.
The whole auditorium was buzzing with excitement, yet the 90 minutes training was observed with complete discipline as it was strictly monitored by volunteers and all the teachers who were appointed as stewards for the event. After the training was over, Mr Gopinath and his team awarded the Guinness World Record certificate to Dr Harshwardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology.
The program concluded with a speech by Dr Harshwardhan in which he encouraged the students to be a part of Green Good Deeds Campaign which aims towards the conservation of the Environment and the Energy resources.
It was indeed a proud moment for Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow to have been a part of this historical achievement that put India on the world map !!!
“NAO” is a robot made by a Japanese Company “SOFT BANK ROBOTICS”.
NAO is an attractive humanoid robot –like Sofia which is designed to interact with visitors in any public place. It can speak more than 20 languages to communicate with anyone. It is completely programmable. It can sing and play some games like football, tennis, etc.
NAO was the star attraction at the DIDAC Exhibition in Pragati Maidan New Delhi from 5th to 8th October’18
Student-Member Delegation of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School visits DIDAC India 2018 @Asia Pacific’s Largest Educational Conference
25+ Countries’ delegation, 18+ Workshop sessions, 15+ Conference conclaves, 15+ Robotics- IOT- AI global exhibitions…
A four member students’ delegation Prakhar Srivastava, MridulRastogi, Anurag Pathak, Krishna Tulsyanof Grades 9 & our Computer Teacher Mr.Sarman Singh from Seth Anandram Jaipuria witnessed the prestigious International Educational Conclave, ‘Didac India’ which was organized at New, Delhi from 4- 6 October.
This mega exhibition of the latest trends in education & technological niche served as a momentous thread for the student attendees to broaden their global overview on STEM and Advanced Technologies.Over the 3 days of this global extravaganza, Jaipurians explored various experimental learning models and participated in theawestruck Robotics & AI workshops. Cognitive models and intriguing web & android applications emerged as the key fancy among the kids; the usage of which embarks on the ‘Future of Education’ anthem. These models were thoroughly based on interactive learning spaces which were magnanimously applauded by the students.
DIDAC INDIA witnessed the presence of thousands of quality exhibitors from various sectors and segments of the education and training industry and government bodies from over 25 countries.
Japanese Robot ‘NAO’ emerged as a grand spectacle for the kids. It is an autonomous, programmable humanoid robot has been used for research and education purposes worldwide. Another spectacular demonstration was that from the educational enthusiasts of the ‘makeblock’ community from Japan. The ‘mBOT’ by makeblock was an educational robot kit for children aiding in studying and coding which became yet another enthralling tech-wonder!
Other major showcases were those of the ‘airblock’ and ‘codey rocky’ bots. While the drone counterpart ‘airblock’ display was captivating owing to it’s innate modular and programmable flying robot nature; the other bot ‘codey rocky’ was a fun-filled & stirring illustration.
The software and web applications namely ‘mBlock 5’, which supports block-based and text-based programming allowing users to freely create games and animations, and to program were well introduced to the kids.
The demonstration of the scientific equipment ‘Telescope’ was another major highlight.
This global educational & technological conclave even gave the rewarding opportunity to students to interact with the global speakers and professionals of cutting edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things from all over the globe.
The Pre-Primary children are fascinated with animals, huge animals like the giraffe or an elephant down to the very small creatures like insects and lizards. The Nursery teacher Mrs. Anjana Tiwari took the initiative of nurturing a caterpillar she had caught. On the 3rd of October she bought it to the school so that the children could have a closer look, see it eating the leaves and crawling. Not only were the kids excited as they have already read the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” but even the teachers were amazed and intrigued by this fat well fed creature that will soon transform into a delicate colorful butterfly.
On 2nd of October our very little ones of Grades I and II assembled in school for their very first Skype lesson. It was a story telling session by the renowned author Sarah Aronson from Chicago, USA. The teachers and the children excitedly tuned in at 9:30 in the morning. Sarah began her story telling after a quick chat with the children. She read out two of her books “The Wish List – The Worst Fairy Godmother Ever!”
The Second book “Just Like Rube Goldberg” interested the children more especially when she asked the children to give her some crazy ideas. She told the children that some of the things she does regularly are reading, drawing, and jotting ideas so that she can refer to them later. She also said that some of her story writer friends get together and share ideas. On being asked by one of our kid’s who the illustrator of her book was – she said “Heather” from the UK whom she had never met.
She gave a very valuable tip to the children saying that they must have three things not only to be a writer but in whatever they do.
Kindness, determination and gusto. She acted out the meaning of gusto- excitement, energy and confidence for whatever they wanted to do.
She concluded by telling the children that she was initially a physio therapist but took to writing stories when someone dared her to do it.
She invited the children to write and mail their stories to her. Everybody thanked her and waved goodbye.
The Super Chef activity “Nutty Affair” was conducted for the Pre-Primary children on 26th September’18. They were eager to make a cake on their own. The cake had ingredients like biscuits, nuts, milkmaid, sugar, cocoa powder and tuttifrutti.
The children learned how to roll and crush the biscuits into crumbs and then mixed and flattened it. A poem related to same theme was sung- ‘Pat a cake, pat a cake bakersman….’
Finally they enjoyed eating this scrumptious delight.
On 28th September the Pre-Primary students were transported to a village complete with huts, clay pots and a potter busy with his craft. They had a wonderful hands-on learning experience as they learnt the art of moulding clay on an electric pottery wheel with the help of a potter.
The children enthusiastically waited for their turn to mould the clay with their tiny hands.
Every child was really thrilled to experience this activity that had a village backdrop and traditional folk music playing in the background. They learnt about potter, pottery wheel, potter’s clay, mud, press, moulding, shaping, etc.
It was a day well spent and it’s truly said that, “Sometimes its good to get your hands dirty.”