English Literary Fest at Wynberg Allen School
“Winning is the habit of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow.” This was a remark from one of our parents which gave us an immense sense of joy. SAJS, Lucknow got to hear this on August 17,2019 when our team stood first in an Interschool Spelling Bee Competition at Wynberg Allen School Mussorie.
Wynberg Allen School, Mussorie organized a Literary Fest named, ’Le Mot Juste in which twenty schools across India participated. It was an Interschool competition having events like English Debate, Story Telling, Poetry Writing, Spelling Bee, Hindi Debate, etc. There were various categories as per the class of the participant. SAJS, Lucknow also participated in two categories – Story Telling and Spelling Bee.
In story-telling, our team had three participants, Itisha Singh(IX-C), Mihir Tandon(VIII-A) and Soumya Pandey(VI-A). There were fifteen to twenty participants in each division. Our students gave a tough competition to them and Mihir got the recognition for Most Promising Speaker.
In the Spelling Bee competition, Devanshi Mohan(IX-A), Sanskar Singh(VII-A) and Tanmay Srivastava(V-A) were in the team. Devanshi from Division 3 was competing with the students of classes IX-XII. There were approximately thirty participants, out of which she was the top scorer(19/20) in the first round. In the finals there were only six children of different schools, Devanshi gave the maximum number of answers in all the categories which were- Jumbled Jargon, Amazing Anagrams, Take a Pick and Rapid Fire. Devanshi finally stood first after winning the tie breaker against a child from Doon International School.
BLOGBAIT—–MUN at Ghaziabad
As students we get a lot of opportunities to explore our creativity in the field of languages, art, craft and other fields. Model United Nations at SAJS, Ghaziabad came as a great opportunity to explore the dynamic field of world politics, policy making, international and national conflict resolution etc.
It was my first MUN and I can say for sure that it was the most exhilarating competition I have participated in so far. It was not so much a competition than an exercise in research, analysis and argument. It was an eye opener to the fact that the youth today can be instrumental in changing the face of world politics. The best part was learning the art of coming into alliances with other representative delegations and lobbying for the best interest of the agenda. It made me feel empowered and inculcated in me a sense of responsibility towards resolving issues of the world at a future date.
I can say for sure that I would certainly be participating in MUNs in the future as well. I also recommend my fellow students to participate in MUNs to get a platform where they can debate, discuss, research,analyse, observe and most importantly learn the fact that problems of the future will be solved by the youth of today .
Delhi has the ‘not so happy’ distinction of being one of the most polluted cities not only in India but also in the world. So, as regular citizens going on about our lives in this bustling metropolis, can we do anything to help?
Yes we can.
We can start with the simplest activity of planting trees.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions understands the importance of keeping the environment green and clean. We are pursuing a Green Campaign involving massive tree plantation drive across network covering Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. This initiative is a part of the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
This green campaign can be followed by each one of us. We can start looking for places near our homes or offices for planting a few native trees and do our bit to reduce air pollution. We can also connect with like-minded people and NGOs; being a part of such initiatives can help us safeguard the Delhi environment.
OPT FOR CAR POOLING
We can bring about a substantial improvement in the air quality index in the city by opting for something as simple as carpooling. Special lanes called car pool lanes can be created for four wheelers or cars having three or more passengers.
TURN OFF ELECTRICITY
Most of the electricity in India is produced from burning fossil fuels such as coal and crude oil; the power plants where this happens are responsible for air pollution to a great extent.
We can start conserving electricity by opting for energy efficient appliances or switching off lights, air conditioners and other gadgets when not in use. This is one of the easiest techniques to reduce air pollution. It does not take much effort but the cumulative positive benefits are enormous in terms of energy saved and resources conserved.
“Aaoo Tarumitra ban jaayein
Vriksha bachayein, vriksh lagayein
Savan ke aane ki khushiyan manayein
Vriksh sanjoyein, Guthaliyan lagayein
Dharti maa ko hariyali ki chunar pehnayein”
“Let’s Plant seeds of Goodness in our society”
The students of Class IX and X took charge of the first Plantation Drive organized by Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow. This drive was conducted in co-ordination with Prithvi Innovations in Jhulelal Park on the bank of River Gomti. Our students have had a long-standing association with Prithvi Innovations as they’ve earlier contributed in the Cleanliness drive along the banks of the Gomti river, and are also working towards managing and composting the kitchen waste in the hostel. The purpose of this drive is to create a mini forest, so that the students develop sensitivity towards the environment and also contribute towards enhancing the biodiversity, thus doing something worthwhile and concrete to save our Planet Earth.
A total number of 202 saplings were planted, in different groups,on the land allotted by the Lucknow Development Authority, which included, Neem, Ashok, Gulmohar, Banyan, Peepal, Jamun, Marigold, Hibiscus and Bougainvillea plants. Our target is planting 4000 trees in the coming days. The plants were donated by students and their parents and we appreciate each one’s contribution to make this tree plantation drive a success. The students were quite excited and enjoyed the whole activity. Their sense of satisfaction was visible as most of them wanted to plant more trees, even after some of them had planted 4-5 saplings. The students also gifted some clothes and fruits to the helpers, who had prepared the ground for this drive. Each of the students left the place with a silent promise of taking care of their new green friend, they planted.
The drive could be conducted smoothly without any hassles as the good cause was also supported by the pleasant weather and a soft breeze. I thank, our Principal, Mrs. Poonam Kochitty and Ms. Anuradha from Prithvi Innovations, for giving us the opportunity, to be associated with such a good deed and rendering our share of responsibility towards our Planet and the Environment.
A Visit to the Indian Meteorological Centre at the Lucknow Airport
Experiential learning is the best kind of learning. Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow, strongly endorses this. On 19th July the students of standard IX and X visited the Indian Meteorological Centre to study about the weather monitoring, forecasting, and the use of Doppler radar at Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, Amausi, Lucknow.
With the help of Mr. Rajendra Kumar, Meteorologist and Md. Sahriq Jason, Scientific Assistant, the students observed and monitored the weather conditions with the use of instruments like Stevenson Screen-the wet and dry bulb thermometer, both manual and automatic, rain gauge, sunshine monitor etc. The hot and humid weather condition outside did not deter the enthusiastic learners.
Md. Danish, Scientist-C then enhanced their knowledge about how forecasting is done using different tools and coding at different levels in the atmosphere and how the symbols are decoded by the Central Meteorological department located at Delhi. He also explained, the time to record minimum and maximum temperature of the day and the interpretation of the collected data with the help of data sharing by various neighbouring countries.
The students were then taken to the Doppler radar located at a distance. The technical officer, Mr. Sanjay Singh, assisted the students with the help of his staff members. The functioning of the radar using the radio waves and interpretation of different atmospheric conditions in upper air was something which the students found quite interesting.
The presence of Mr. J.P. Gupta, the Director, made the learning environment more interesting as he explained about the sixteen different colours being used to interpret different types of clouds. He also shared information about weather balloons being used twice a day to monitor the lower tropospheric conditions. It is essential to use these balloons to know about the atmospheric conditions. The recording done by the balloons is transmitted at the weather stations. Mr. Gupta patiently answered all the queries of the teachers and the students. It was a joy to learn from an expert like him.
Above all, the support and mentoring by our Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, is the guiding line behind this concerted effort.
On 13th July,2019, the boarders of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School went to watch a theatre performance organised by Study Hall Educational Foundation. Every year, they organize this programme to promote youth talent. It was a wonderful experience to watch their plays and songs which were based on women empowerment. All the plays were very powerful and mesmerising.
Dr. Urvashi Sahani, the founder of Study Hall addressed the gathering, and her words were extremely motivating. One of the most powerful plays performed by Prerna Girls School was apt and gave a very strong message to the audience. “Sara Ka Sara Asman” was based on the humiliation and suffering faced by the women even in the 21st century. Some of the present day issues like dowry system, triple talak etc were also highlighted in the play.
I am very thankful to the Principal, the Hostel Admin and the Wardens for organizing such a wonderful programme for all of us.
GCED-2nd International Integrated Global Citizenship Education Workshop for Educators- 11th to 13th July
A three days workshop by GCED was organized at Ahlcon International School and attended by Poonam Kochitty(Principal), Priyanka Khanna and Sangeeta Batra teachers of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow. The workshop aimed to build the capacity of dynamic educators and school leaders to help develop attitudes and behaviors to contextualize, design, develop, embed and advance global citizenship into the school culture and curriculum. Whilst the world may have shrunk and become more interconnected, human rights violations, inequality and poverty still threaten the peace and sustainability.
GCED is UNESCO’s response to these challenges. The various eminent speakers from diverse fields spoke about the importance of Global Citizenship and the role of educators in shaping creative, responsible and global citizens.
To be Glocal is the message each participant carried with themselves after three days of engaging and empowering sessions.
Achieving Greater Feats – Seth Anandram Jaipuria Lucknow earns A Guinness Book World Record
It was a proud moment today when the students of Seth Anandram Jaipuria became the proud recipients of the Guinness World Record. Late last year,the students of our School became a part of a historical event at the India International Science Festival organized in the city of Lucknow 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 world 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 October2018. 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 !!!
The Pre-primary wing of Seth Anandram Jaipuria school made healthy “summer coolers” as a part of their “Super Chef” activity on 15th of July 2019.
Pre-Nursery opted for “Mango shake” and the children with their tiny hands worked hard while preparing the drink.
Nursery students made “Tangy Lemonade”. They squeezed lemons, crushed mint leaves and stirred in sugar and salt for a perfect taste of sweet, salty and tangy lemonade.
The KG students preferred “Mojito” and were encouraged to work in a team and prepare this drink. They learnt words like pouring, mixing, blending, squeezing, sieve, delicious, tangy, sweet and also improved their fine motor skills.
On 10th and 11th July four of the teachers from Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Lucknow– Mr. Pankaj Rathore (Headmaster & TGT Science), Mrs Reetu Pandey (IT Head), Mr. Anubhav Singh (Music teacher) and Mr. Yogesh Pandey (P.E.T) participated in the Adobe Spark Pan-India Contest. Earlier the participants had to create a web page, a video or a presentation on-
- Creativity & Innovation
- Creativity & Diversity
- Creativity & Communication
- Creativity & Collaboration
All four had qualified for the finals. In all 150 finalists competed in the Finals at Adobe office, Greater Noida & only 50 winners would be declared.
It was a proud moment when all four teachers were declared winners in the finals. They won “Adobe Creative Ambassador” Certificates, mementos and prizes in the Adobe School Leaders Summit and Awards 2019.