“Don’t see others doing better than you, beat your own records
everyday, because success is a fight between you and yourself.”
Chandra Shekhar Azad
It was a red letter day in the history of India when the country got her freedom on August 15, 1947.It took hundreds of years for us to break the shackles of slavery.Our school Seth Anandram Jaipuria celebrated 72ndIndependence Day, on 15 August’18, with great enthusiasm and respect. To commemorate the sovereignty of our nation,our Principal Mrs. Poonam Kochitty unfurled the tricolour flag and all in unison sang the national anthem.
Mansha Verma addressed the gathering and quoted the famous line of the poem “Where the Mind is Without Fear” by Noble Laureate Rabindranath Tagore that truly rekindled the spirit of patriotism in each one of us.This was followed by the Investiture Ceremony. The newly elected council was conferred with badges by the Principal, to instil a sense of duty and pride. The student’s council took the pledge to hold the school’s Pride and Honour in high esteem. Vishwa Pratap Singh of class IX was selected as the Head Boy. Sandhya became the Captain of Ganga House. ManyaKadian became the Captain of Narmada House. Krishna Tulsyan was selected the Captain of Godavari House and Pragati is the Captain of Krishna House. The students were excited on being elected for the prestigious posts.
The little budding stars of the pre-primaryadded exuberance through their dance performance. This was followed by a mash up dance performance by the students of Krishna House which left the audience grooving to the music. The performance by Godavari House brought to life the supreme sacrifice of the martyrs.The students of the choir sang a patriotic song that awakened everyone’s feeling towards our motherland.
Mrs. Amita Shukla delivered the vote of thanks stressing the ‘importance’ and the ‘need’ for mental liberation in order to experience true freedom, peace and unity in diversity.The program concluded with words of wisdom by our Principal, Mrs. Poonam Kochitty, who encouraged everyone to become a better person in all aspects of life with each passing day.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School has sports embedded in its curriculum as it understands the importance of physical health and activity. Keeping this in mind, on 11 Aug’18, under the ages of Arun’s Paathshala, a Fitness group of Lucknow, our school organized a ‘FREEDOM Run 2018’ on the occasion of Independence Day. The objective behind this event was to spread FITNESS awareness in our city at every level so as to make Lucknow one of the fittest cities of India. Students participated in large numbers and ran enthusiastically with a spirit of togetherness. Parents also joined in. Patriotic Slogans rent the air and filled them with more energy. The 2.5 kilometers run started at Sushant Golf City park and ended at the School premises. The marathon was followed by a very inspirational speech from the Fitness group coach of Arun’s Paathshala, Mr. Arun Sharma.
An activity “Super Chef” was conducted on 10th August’18 for the Pre-Primary Children. The children were taught fireless cooking by teaching them to make chaat. For presenting chaat activity a Sevachi Chaat Cart was made and a teacher dressed up like a Chaat wala. This was street food straight from Mumbai ‘Sewa Puri.’ The children were involved in the preparations. The Pre-Nursery children mixed curd and sugar learning a new word ‘mixing’, the Nursery children were engaged in peeling of boiled potatoes and the K.G. children mashed the potatoes learning the words boiling, mashing, chopping. They were shown chopping of onion and coriander leaves.
Finally on the fourth counter the children were called for assembling the ingredients and garnishing with coriander and seva. The mouth-watering chaat was relished by all.
The month of August holds a special place in the hearts and lives of Indians around the world. It is a month of festivities galore. Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow rang in the festivities almost a week in advance with the Dance Pageant 2018 held on 10th August. The event was divided into two segments juniors and seniors. The themes were Janmastami for the juniors and Independence for the senior section. The ingenuity of the acts coupled with the vibrant costumes brought the stage alive.The programme was anchored by Aryan Tripathi of class V and Mansha Verma.
The students of Junior section brought the different facets of Lord Krishna to life with their ebullient performances. The winner of the contest Godavari house blew the audience away with different avatars of Lord Krishna. The second place was shared by Krishna and Ganga House who depicted Radha as the inseparable companion of Krishna and the revelry with the gopis and jolly tricks he played on the people of Gokul and Vrindavan. Narmada house the winners of the third position portrayed the birth of Sri Krishna.
In the Senior section, various houses performed on patriotic songs with grace and panache. Krishna House won the first prize for its performance on themash up of patriotic songs from yester years.The first runners up Godavari house brought out the effervescent hues of India with their performance on the song Desh Rangeela. The second runners up Ganga House were not far behind as they turned the clock back with their depiction of India’s partition and reminded us why it is important for all the countries of the world to live in peace and harmony.The concept chosen by them was lauded by all the three judges. All the acts left the audience agape and frequently breaking into applause whenever the participants made a formation on the stage.
Our Principal, Mrs Poonam Kochitty marveled at all the performances and congratulated all the participants and teachers for their efforts and ingenuity. She also gave valuable tips to the participants on coordination and stage utilization.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow is a brand known for keeping in tune with the times and believes in providing the students under its wings with the latest in the field of education. One such endeavour is the Words Worth Language Lab. It is used frequently used to enhance the students’ speaking and reading skills as per CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Language) standards.
An engaging workshop for the teachers on the same was undertaken on 4th August, 2018 by Mr. Lesley Sam Sajen of the Wordsworth language Lab. The workshop enlightened the teachers on how the lab could be used to improve conversation skills and in turn inter personal skills. The resource person involved the teachers to demonstrate various modules like pronunciation, meeting and greeting people. The highlight of the session was the grammar modules related to the spoken English modules that could be used as recapitulation activities. As the content of the lab is divided into classroom instructions and computer based training it gives the students a variety of learning experiences. Various activities are supposed to be done in pairs that help in boosting confidence of the children.
The new members of the staff got a chance to learn about the core concepts of the Words Worth lab in the workshop and are looking forward to incorporate them to help students enhance their communication skills. As for the younger generation, it is a sure shot tool for progress and prosperity.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
On 7 Aug’18, Seth Anandram Jaipuria, Lucknow, under the ages of SPICMACAY, oraganized a Sitar Recital by the renowned sitar player Padma Shri Ustaad Shakir Khan. He was accompanied on the Tabla by Shri Hafiz Ahmad Alvi. The musical morning started with lighting of the lamp followed by the welcome address by a student Mansi Yadav.
Padma Shri Ustaad Shakir Khan started his recital with the melodious Raag Charu keshi which captivated the audience. The whole auditorium resonated with the melodious sound of the sitar with the jugal bandi of tabla. The stage turned into a divine temple for the maestro and his enchanting performance created a meditative atmosphere in the auditorium. He started his interactive session with students by introducing his instrument and playing a few compositions. He told students about the origin of sitar from the instrument Surbahar which was played by his fore fathers. He belongs tothe eighth generation of the Etawah gharana that specializes in the ‘gayaki’ style. Hafiz Ahmad Alvi introduced the tabla, and showed how the daayan and baayan produce different notes separately and how they sound when they played together.
Ustaadencouraged students to ask questions. The maestro, patiently, answered all the questions in a precise manner. Thereafter, he involved the enchanted audience by playing different ragas. The students were amazed to know that he started playing the sitar at the age of 3. Answering a question about inspiration and passion, he said that for every work, one needs to have passion and inspiration. His inspiration was his father and he worked hard to reach where he is today. When asked about his best performance, he was quick to answer, “It is yet to come.” He informed students that he had played in many countries like USA, Canada, all parts of Europe, Africa and Australia. In response to a question he said that Indian music is verypopular all across the globe and it is loved and respected by everyone abroad.
This mesmerizing musical morning left children in awe and smiles. Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, felicitated the guests with souvenirs and complimented Padma Shri Ustaad Shakir Khan and his team for an immensely delightful musical performance.
Institute of Career Studies, Lucknow Organised a seminar on NEVER TO BE DEFEATED at Mercury Auditorium , Indira Gandhi Prathisthan, Lucknow, UP on 4 Aug 18, in the first half. This seminar was for those students who might need encouragement, who for whatever reason were feeling left out and lost. Accordingly, 13 students (Class V – Class IX) from Seth Anandram Jaipuria, Sushant Golf City were selected and could participate.
During the pre seminar Dr (Mrs) Amrita Dass, Founder Director, Institute for Career Studies and also one of the leading India’s Educationist and Career-Consultant demonstrated motivational thoughts through their slide show edited with a pleasant song created a positive vibe in the auditorium filled with students and accompanied mentors from 22 leading schools of Lucknow, UP. Dr. Amrita interacted with as many students and mentors what they have learned from their presentation. Response, involvement, explanation given by the audience was marvellous and created further excitement to the seminar. The seminar started with lighting of brass lamp by the guest speakers, which emitted divine consciousness, radiant energy (chaitanya) and Tej tattva (absolute fire principle) in the auditorium.
Mr Keshav Varma, IAS (Retd) belongs to 1976 batch of Gujarat Cadre. In his short and crisp speech, he explained how he was bought up in Rampur Distt in UP by his Hindu Father and Muslim Mother in the 60’s. He was not good in his studies till graduation and was forced to switch over from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as he could not explain (A+B)2, this enabled him to become a rank holder in History, which eventually lead to the selection of IPS. As he was wearing spectacle, he was declared medically unfit to join IPS. Around this time one of his friend dragged him into an examination hall where Bank Probationary Officer’s exam was going on and he was selected. After training, he was posted in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh and served there for more than a year, While serving in Bank, Mr. Varma never gave up studies and finally got selected into IAS. Plenty of challenges in his career as Municpal commissioner of Ahmedabad, subsequently he joined the World Bank as sector Director of East Asia Urban Development and Disaster Management, where he led the reconstruction and recovery works in response to major natural disasters. Mr Varma teaches urban policy in eminent universities such as Harvard, Clemson and Duke. Mr Varma has conceived and mobilized a broad coalition of partners for the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI). As its founding Director and now its CEO and Executive Director, he facilitated a collaboration of 13 tiger range countries for conservation of wild tigers.
Mrs Pallavi Fauzdar, at the age of 35, has decided to live her dream of driving motor bike in high altitude. When she did, she shocked everyone. Pallavi has entered the Limca Book of Records thrice. First woman to ride eight mountain passes above 5000m in a single trip, First woman solo motorcyclist to ride to Mana Pass at an altitude of 5638m or 18774’ and First woman motorcyclist to ride to the highest freshwater lake, Lake Deotal situated at 5471 m or 17950’. She has been awarded Nari Shakti Award by President of India and Outstanding global woman of Uttar Pradesh (UP) by the Chief Minister of UP. Pallavi has recently biked through seven North Eastern states, through rain, flood and areas with insurgency.
Having lost one leg in a hang gliding incident Major Ashok Kumar Singh, known to friends as AK never gave up nor gave in to the cruelty of fate. In the true spirit of a soldier he fought the battle of life and came out with flying colors. In 1984 AK was a part of a sailing crew of a yatch called Trishna, and he sailed around the world, creating a world record of being the only person with disability to do so. The army bestowed Kirti Chakra on its brave heart. Major Singh has recently penned his journey in a book called Beyond Horizons. Maj Singh’s thirst for adventure and determination to push his limits know no bounds. He recently bungee jumped from the world’s highest point in South Africa, he swims like a champ, drives an SUV and regularly participates in 10 km Marathons in India and abroad.
Karo Sambhav, an E-waste PRO of prominent brands like Apple, Dell, HP and Lenovo will conduct this programme for 30 schools over four months.
The Karo Sambhav School Programmes induction workshop was held on 4th Aug 2018 at Seth AnandramJaipuria School, Lucknow.Karo Sambhav an E-waste Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) of prominent brands like Apple, Dell, HP and Lenovo conducted this programme in association with Juana Technologies Pvt Ltd.
Speaking at the inauguration of the programme, Principal of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Mrs. Poonam Kochitty, said“This is very special event and each and every one of us should contribute in spreading the awareness and take it as our moral responsibility. We appreciate this initiative”.
Pranshu Singhal, Founder Karo Sambhav envisions responsible recycling to become a way of life in India. Karo Sambhav is building a cohesive e-waste movement across India by making it possible for people and institutions to responsibly recycle their electronic waste. The School Programme is a part of its efforts to spread awareness on the issue of waste and to enable behavioral change.
The programme aims at creating awareness on critical environmental issues and inspiring students to adopt preventive environmental strategies. It enables development of 21st century skills of collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, communication, ICT competencies and real-world problem solving, by deploying contemporary pedagogical practices. It also aims to support ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, ‘Digital India’, and ‘Smart Cities’. In the academic year 2017-18, the programme engaged 1000+ schools across 29 States and 2 Union Territories in India. It engaged over 2400+ Teachers and 121000+ Students.
The programme will involve several stakeholders like students, their peers, parents, relatives, and communities to critically evaluate and consider the environmental impact of their current lifestyles and move towards the creation of a circular economy.In the initial workshop, 20+ teachers will be given training on the specially designed toolkit for the purpose, consisting of 7 exercises based on Circular Economy and Understanding Waste including Waste from Electrical and Electronic goods. Teachers will then work along with students from their school on various activities, community projects and practical field-work.
The programme will end with celebrating the efforts and the achievements of various schools, teachers, and students. Schools will be felicitated, and the focus will be to keep sharing the best work done by them, with others.
“Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.” – Samuel Johnson
On 1st of August a session on Robotics was held by ‘Vigyantaran’ – an IIT Bombay pioneering tech congregation. The students of Jaipuria were wonder struck by the ‘flying quad-copter’ session. The young inquiring minds were utterly captivated by the recent show of the unmanned flying aircraft conceptualized by the enthusiasts of ‘Vigyantaran’. The amazing spectacle of the quad-copter drone in flight drew applause from our children and a sense of excitement was palpable.
The guest Mr. Shubham Gupta explained that the tech-marvel had four rotors. By varying the power to these four motors, the drone could hover, climb, descend, and turn. This remote controlled aerial vehicle has the potential of illustrative utilities like surveying, inspection, mapping which it can perform with the aid of on-board sensors. The major technicalities were explained briefly to the kids and the ultimate demonstration was a ‘tech-treat’ for all.
Besides illustrating the various applications of the mechanical aircraft, the team even succeeded in instilling the early seeds of technology & engineering competence! It is now upto the children to enrol for a two day workshop in which they will learn how to make this drone-copter.
It is a constant endeavor at Seth Anandram JaipuriaSchool, Lucknow toencourage our students to become future innovators and successful entrepreneurs and to contribute in making our world a more evolved and sustainable system of existence.
It is also our endeavor to actively engage parents in school programs .On 1August 1, 2018 ,we invited Mr. Yogesh Kumar Singh ,Regional Sales Manager North-2,Health Care Business ,father of Naman Singh, class V to deliver a talk to our students about 3M. 3M is an acronym for MINNESOTA MINING &MANUFACTURE. 3M is counted amongst the first ten of the fortune 500 companies. It has been a beacon for fostering innovation in industry.
Mr. Yogesh exalted upon the great vision and ideology of the company which has innovation at its heart. He engaged the students in an interactive session wherein he spoke about how 3M has made its presence felt in all areas of life. The firm began its journey in 1902 and has more than 1, 13,000 patented products till date. He elaborated on how the company is spread over 70 countries including India and has more than 90,000 employees.
He encouraged the students not to get disappointed by failure as the company believes that – ‘the legacy of innovation was founded on rising from failure’.He told the students that the company’s motto was based on the core values of being good, fair, accurate, honest, loyal and respectful in every aspect of life. He further added that the company believes in the ethos of advancement, enhancement and improvement in the fields of business, work and life respectively.
The students were enthralled by the story of NeilArmstrong’s boots being designed and made by 3M. Mr. Yogesh further told the students about the company’s innovatively designed clothing used by soldiers in high altitudes. He spoke about how 3M touches our lives in big ways and small. From the glue that holds the wings of an aeroplane in place to 3M scotch glue and post its, from abrasives like scotch brite and cleaning products to 3M tapes, reflectors, signboards, sprays, films, Stethoscopes, the list is endless.3M has spread the idea of innovation in healthcare, consumer goods, safety,graphics, nanotechnology and many more areas of industrial growth. Hefurther announced that 3M has been assigned the ‘Smart City project’ for the entire nation,which was received with a huge applause by the students.
The Principal, Mrs.Poonam Kochitty, thanked Mr. Yogesh for the informative and engaging talk and assured him that the talk would surely nurture the seeds of innovation in the young and bright minds of the students.