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In one of the Assemblies the children were asked to express whatever came to their mind when they heard the word black. Here’s the response of “Vaishnavi of class IV”.

Black is the darkest color. Black color represents strength, power and authority. Black is a beautiful, formal and prestigious color. Black color is also associated with black magic. It represents mourning, sadness and death. People these days are fond of black color mostly on formal occasion. Black color was one of the first colors used for art by artists. We also had black and white TV’s first. Black ink is the most common color for printing books, newspapers, etc.

Vaishnavi Mishra

Article Credited By: Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Lucknow

Blog Bait – Basking in the warmth of appreciation..


It’s a heartening and satisfying feeling when the Annual Day turns out to be a grand success but what really warms the heart, is the appreciation that comes in from parents. Here are some of our dear parents who took the time to send out congratulatory messages to us! Makes it worth the while.

Poonam Kochitty

The slogan of the annual function `The Year That Was……was very impressive. All the programs performed by the children were amazing and full of energy. The children were enjoying while performing on stage. They were not hesitating at all and this all happened due to the efforts of our teachers. Lastly but not the least I am happy for being a part of Jaipuria School.

Upasana Sharma
Mother of Arnav Sharma

We parents of Diksha Gupta studying in class I would like to congratulate each and every one of the staff involved in organising such an amazing and remarkable annual function.
Hard work of everyone right from security guard, organisers, teacher and Principal madam is noticeable.
We really appreciate the wise thoughts of the honourable Chief Guest Shri Srijan Pal ji.

All performances right from Ganesh Vandana to National Anthem were outstanding. The synergy among students while performing was amazing! It shows the hard work done by the teachers and students while practicing.

Rupesh Kumar Gupta, Ratna Gupta
Parents of Diksha Gupta

Incredible Jaipurians.. Fantastic, love how every child is included. Performance and efforts both are superb…

Taruna Saluja
Mother of Inika Saluja & Sahaj Saluja

One of the outstanding performance was the lezium and Ganesh Vandana. Second was Colours of India and the song – Jhoomo Re.

Sacchidanand Yadav
Father of Khushi Yadav,Mansi Yadav & Ansh Yadav

Team Jaipuria, Hats off to the entire Jaipuria team for hosting such a lovely Annual Day function. I must say that every minute of it was 100% entertaining. Must appreciate the teachers who took the entire responsibility of dressing up the kids and taking care of them throughout the function, leaving the parents to sit back and enjoy the Annual Day Fun. My daughter and son performed on the stage so smartly. My special thanks to Nidhi ma’am and Anjana ma’am . Keep up this good work . It was really a good treat for all the parents and grand parents. Not only was it entertaining but all the programs had a class in itself. The function was very well organized. Kids performed really beautifully and confidently. The whole experience was overwhelming and encouraging our kids to motivate them to perform better in cultural and entertaining programs along with studies.

Richa Mishra
Mother of Aradhya & Om Mishra

Article Credited By: Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Lucknow

Blogbait : A Fascinating Whistle Language


Exposing students to the culture of India and the World, to unique information has always been our endeavour at our Lucknow School.

I used the opportunity of sharing something awe-inspiring through my assembly on 24th January 2018. I shared a video with the students which was centred around the Turkish Villagers “whistle language” also known as “Bird language” which has echoed in the eastern Black Sea region for centuries. Owing to the difficult terrain in this rugged mountainous region, travel is difficult and people have since years been “talking” to their neighbours across the valleys through these “whistles”. The power point presentation and video captivated the students as well as the teachers. It was lauded and appreciated by one and all. I am grateful to #UNESCO for sharing and safeguarding such a fascinating and mesmeric culture and making it alive through social media. I would request the readers to kindly watch and share the below link and let this unusual form of whistled communication reach across all the corners of the globe.

Raj Maitri Jain – PRT

Article Credited By: Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Lucknow

Blog Bait – The Spic Macay Experience


I had heard a lot about SPIC MACAY- a non-political nationwide voluntary movement that organizes programmes of classical music and dance, folk arts, crafts, yoga, classic cinema screenings, heritage walks, etc. inside school and college campuses throughout the world to make students more aware about Indian and world heritage. Being a Science person I was never too much into music and dance, though I always had an ear and appreciation for both.

I was completely in awe of our Indian culture when recently I got an opportunity to attend the 1st International Convention for Schools organized by SPIC MACAY in Bengaluru along with five students of my school. The lush green expansive campus of DPS North welcomed children from 125 schools and 20 states and was a perfect host for the entire week.

Despite a rigorous six day schedule of getting up at 3:30 a.m for morning yoga and going to bed by 10p.m after the evening concert, all of us enjoyed every bit of it. The children participated in a plethora of activities in the intensive workshops from 9 a.m to 12pm by ‘gurus’ who were either National or State Awardee’s in their respective fields.

We were privileged to witness some of the traditional art forms of various states like Yakshagana and Huliveesha of the state of Karnatak, Gotipua of Orissa and Togalu Gombeyata –Puppetry of Karnataka. We also saw live performances of some world renowned artists like Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar(Dhrupad), Vidwan T.N Krishnan (Carnatic Violin), Vidushi Jayanti Kumaresh ( Veena) and Shri Rajendra Gangani (Kathak) to name a few.

The food served comprised of traditional Kannada recipies each day that were nutritious and light on the stomach. Being born and brought up in North India we were familiar with the usual idlis, vadas and sambhar curry but Bengaluru had a lot in store for us. We tasted the heavenly Curd rice, the mouth watering Lemon rice and Sakkarai pongal, the yummylicious Allugedda and Mysore Pak apart from the regular Medu Vadas and Rava Idlis

Apart from providing a cultural experience and strengthening the social bond this trip helped all of us to build our problem solving, critical thinking and collaborative learning skills.

Shilpi Agarwal
TGT Science

Article Credited By: Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Lucknow

Blogbait – Our True Heroes


On 26th, November, in memory of the Mumbai terror attacks, Rohit Deshpande’s Ted Talk was shown to the children in the School Assembly. A Professor at Harvard University, Mr Deshpande in a gripping manner, takes the audience through those horrifying hours as the terrorists unleashed their madness at unsuspecting guests and employees at the iconic Taj Hotel. However, in what is now a case study at Harvard, Prof Deshpande focuses on what made the employees at the Taj behave in a manner that they did. Why not one of the employees fled, which is a normal human instinct in times of danger, but risked their lives and went beyond the call of duty to ensure that every guest was safe or escorted out safely. What motivated such behavior and heroism?

This Assembly had such an impact on the students that yesterday, exactly a month, later two students of grade-V, Sagar and Lakshya, took up a session on terrorism,completely independently. The ppt, the visuals and the delivery was confident and emphatic. Sagar defined terrorism as a result of erosion of values and lauded the “real heroes” like Ashok Kamte, Vijay Salaskar, Hemant Karkare and Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who took the bullets to save countless others. It was heartening to see this initiative coming from children as young as Sagar and Lakshya, on a theme that not many children their age would have thought of.

Poonam Kochitty

Article Credited By: Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Lucknow

Blog Bait – Why each day counts


If I could do live streaming through blogging this would be it. A school day that is exciting and buzzing with multiple events happening simultaneously. It has already started with an outstanding Assembly taken up by my Dance teacher Sugandh, and a dance performance by the Class IV students that had everyone applauding and smiling.

Then there’s the pre-primary kids who have come all dressed up as story book characters for a story book parade which will be held in a residential society within Ansal. Excited parents are here too, to accompany the children.

There’s a live Skype session on, in the Computer Lab on Cyber Ethics by Ms. Sonia Wadhwa (Resource Person) at The Sanskar Valley School, Bhopal. Upstairs in the Assembly Hall there is a class Parent – Teacher Meeting on, where parents are being shown a ppt on parenting as well as pictures of events that happen on a daily basis in the school. An on-line survey of parents will be conducted too.

Classes I to III are getting ready to leave for the zoo, where they are going to focus on both flaura and fauna. We have a parent who has volunteered to accompany the children.
Nothing warms my heart more than this kind of buzz. It’s infectious, and the energy that percolates the atmosphere is palpable.

A school should be a fun place, where children enjoy coming. I think we are on our way to doing that!

Poonam Kochitty

Article Credited By: Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Lucknow

Antarctica – The Last Destination


We at Seth Anandram Jaipuria school, had a special Assembly today and the guest invitee was Dr. Sanjeeva Nayaka, Principal Scientist Lichenology Laboratory at CSIR Lucknow. DR. Nayaka has the distinction of having travelled to the Antarctica twice to study lichens.

It was a fascinating one hour session, where Antarctica, its geography, topography, climate, flora and fauna came out of the books and became a living reality. He shared the data about its terrain, the harsh and hostile living conditions, its sparse population, why it is the coldest, driest and windiest continent. Who discovered Antarctica and when, whom, does it belong to what is the Antarctica treaty, how many stations does it have, why do people go to Antarctica and what is the reason to study Science in that remote continent-all facets we had no clue about. Dr. Nayaka took us through amazing visuals of unique phenomenon like Sun pillars, Sun halos, out of the world cloud formations, Aurora and the biodiversity typical to that region. He elaborated about India’s first expedition to the Antarctica, a program driven by our late Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi. He told us how scientists are selected for these expeditions, what kind of training they undergo and what kind of life styles they lead for two to three months stay at this isolated white continent. It was an enriching experience and we are indebted to Dr. Nayaka for this wonderful session.

Knowledge Vs Character


Values are principles or standards of behaviour that we adopt in our life. You must be wondering why I am talking about values .Today in my School morning assembly we had a discussion on Values that compelled me to think – What is more important in life -knowledge or knowledge with values ? Is our purpose in life merely to better our future or to work on our character which will define our future? Well, I think a man with strong value system will be more successful than a person who is running after success.

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The heart loses hope, the mundane routine makes you feel lifeless, the way is engulfed in darkness and the journey seems meaningless. The purpose and the excitement of life seems to be lost.

At such a time, a mentor like Ma’am Usha Pandit comes and shares some of her out of the box ideas and methodologies. Suddenly the scenario changes. You feel recharged and rejuvenated. All at once the purpose of being a teacher, is clearer than it has ever been before.

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My Culinary Journey – Cooking Classes


Today when the number of students in the School Cooking Hobby Club conducted by me, swelled up I couldn’t stop myself from expressing my thoughts on this mouthwatering, innovative experience that I have shared with the kids. Long back, as a naïve teenager I had made a file, containing some untried but seemingly tempting recipes and titled it ‘Cooking n Baking Is An Art’ and to which my brother teasingly responded, ‘Is it?’

And now I look back and recall my childhood memory and evaluate how far I have come by virtue of conducting cooking classes at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School with children ranging from as young as nine years to fifteen years. Each week children wait to try their hands on easy but delicious snacks carefully chosen by us. This voyage started from the ten days summer camp in May and took the shape of a full- fledged hobby class conducted every Wednesday. Initially it was grandma’s recipes of cool and tangy lemonade, progressing to tantalizing corn bhel, mouthwatering brownies,scrumptious pizzas and not to forget delectable looking Swiss rolls.

The fun of teaching and learning reached new peaks when along with the kids I also tried my hands at chopping and dicing carrots and potatoes in different styles and in the course learning new terms like chiffonade, brunoise, batonnet and julienne, simultaneously enhancing my French vocabulary.

My heart gushed with motherly love, when one day after eating the chocolate cake baked in the class, Devansh, a hosteller told me that it was ages since he had eaten homemade cake. I would now like to add that this hobby class is not just teaching cooking to children so as to make them ready for their future but is a bond between me and them which will sustain over the years ………and this is what each teacher dreams of ….. to give the students her legacy which they carry forward . As for me I would like to share with the kids what I too have gained along this journey of mine, from authentic food to some varied cuisines.

I will surely keep you all updated with our culinary journey. Until then my friends…..

Happy Cooking!!!!

Sangeeta Batra – PRT

Article Credited By: Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Lucknow