“Every once in a while, an old problem, a new technology and a big idea turn into an innovation.”
Vigyantram, by the students of IIT Mumbai, is one of the greatest exposures for any student. Vigyantram conducts workshops for students on a specific topic given by the school.
Vigyantram was conducted on 18th and 19th August, 2019, for the students of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow. 41 students participated in the workshop. The topic for the workshop was Humanoid Robot a STEM based learning platform. We learnt about the basics of Robotics and their laws.
We were fascinated with robots because they are reflections of ourselves.
On day one, we learned the basics, especially the theoretical aspect of Robotics. Then we moved to the assembling. Here we learnt about working of motors and using different types of circuits. The day concluded by assembling the robots.
Day two was a new fresh working day related to programming the robot. We learned to program the robot using Arduino IDE. We programmed our robots then tested them. In the final hours of the workshop, we were given a written test to assess how much we had grasped. The top ten winners will get a chance to go to IIT Bombay in techfest 2020 (Asia’s largest techfest). We hope we will be amongst the top ten finalists.
Mridul Rastogi- X- B
Prakhar Srivastava-X- A
Anurag Pathak – X- A
Vaibhav Sahu – X- B
Revant Rastogi- VIII-A
BLOGBAIT- Wynberg Allen, A Great Exposure
Before going to Wynberg Allen School, Mussoorie, I wasn’t sure if there would be anything to learn, except the competition itself. But after those unforgettable couple of days which I spent there, my perspective changed.
Although it can’t be expressed and aptly depicted in words, the scenic beauty of the place is worth talking about. The lush green hills seemed to fade in the chilly mist in the atmosphere, and their tops seemed to disappear in the clouds. The dazzling lights from Dehradun illuminated the dusk. One could spend hours looking at the scene without a feeling of boredom. The school itself, built in an old English style, was spread over 135 acres and most of it was lush green and had an eco friendly environment.
We had reached the school quite early compared to other schools which gave us an even better opportunity to explore and observe the place. We got to share our rooms with the students of many reputed schools such as Sherwood College of Nainital.
The infrastructure of the school was one I never imagined a school could have. Olympic size swimming pools and basketball courts, fully equipped gymnasiums, the gardens and the auditorium were some of the things that thrilled me to bits.
But the thing that really enthralled me was the discipline of the students. One badge holder was enough to create pin drop silence in the dining hall full of about 200 boys. Each person who wore a badge set a perfect example of an ideal student and was a role model not only for them but for me too. Their personality was the difference between them and rest of the crowd. They commanded immense respect and approval from others. There was a solemn feeling in every duty they fulfilled. Apart from them, other students had also devoted themselves completely to the preparations required for the success of the literary festival.
I felt extremely happy and proud to represent Jaipuria School. Though, I missed to qualify for the Spell Bee in which I participated by just a mark, nonetheless, Devanshi of our school made us all proud and gave us a reason to celebrate by bagging the first position.
This exposure has really given me a moment to reflect. I can bet I am never going to get the same spellings wrong ever in the future. I also realized that there’s a long way to go to actually being the best when I move out of the schools’ four walls.
On 20th August a Class Presentation by the students of Class VB was held and the parents were the audience. It was a very well received and applauded program. Here’s what one parent Mrs. Taruna Saluja M/o Inika Saluja – VB & Sahaj Saluja – IB had to say ..
“I would like to inform you that the kid’s performance was outstanding and well-executed under the able leadership and guidance. I really enjoyed the session and would like to thank you and your team for such a wonderful experience.
I feel proud that my kids are studying in a good institution, and their future is in good hands. I notice lots of changes and improvements in inika (5B) and sahaj (1B).”
Congratulation Jaipurians for such efforts.
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 !!!