At Seth Anandram Jaipuria School sports is an important part of the curriculum as it helps a child to be physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually fit. On August 14th our school organised a “Freedom Run” 2019 on the occasion of Independence Day, in collaboration with Arun’s Pathshala, a physical fitness group of Lucknow, The objective behind the event was to spread fitness awareness amongst our students. All the participants participated enthusiastically with a spirit of oneness and unity. The run started from Sushant Golf City entrance till our School premises. It was a 2.1 kilometre run.
Dr. A.K Mishra kindly graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the event. Dr. Mishra is an OPS Board certified plastic surgeon. He has many more feathers to his cap. He is the Managing Director and head of Plastic Surgery Department. He is a member of SIPS Super Speciality Hospital. He is the Secretary, SRRE Welfare Society. He is also the Project Director, Smile Train (U.S.A). He motivated the students by participating in the Run.
He addressed the students and members and spoke to them about health and fitness. The Run concluded with a health drink which was quite refreshing. It was a fun-fulfilled and exciting morning. The Principal proposed a vote of thanks and appreciated the initiative taken by our sports teachers.
“We believe in peace and peaceful development, not only for ourselves but for people all over the world”
– Lal Bhadur Shastri
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 shackles of slavery. People of the country celebrate this national festival every year with great pomp and show.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow, celebrated the 73rd Independence Day to pay tribute and remember all the freedom fighters who contributed significantly and fought for the independence of India. The celebration was presided over by the Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, Headmaster, Mr. Pankaj Rathore and Headmistress, Ms. Monika Taneja.
The day started with a speech in English by Shivika Tiwari (X) and a hindi speech by Suryansh (IX). It was followed by the Investiture ceremony whichsignified the reliance and confidence that the school consigns in the newly appointed council members. Krishna Tulsyan, Head Boy and Khushi Yadav, Head Girl along with other council members, donning the mantle of accountability, pledged to bestow their duties to the best of their abilities. They were conferred with badges bythe Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, Headmaster, Mr. Pankaj Rathore and Headmistress, Ms. Monika Taneja.
A poem titled- Sankalp was recited by the students of class V. A skit was staged where students were dressed as freedom fighters . A medley of patriotic songs filled the audience’s heart with pride and added a patriotic touch to the celebrations.
India is rich in it’s diversity of food, dress, language, music and dance. To celebrate this diversity we organized a Dance Pageant from four different states of India.The fun filled extravaganza offered folk dance forms of – Punjab, Mizoram, Gujarat and Bengal.The vivacious dancers set the floor on fire with their energetic performances. Students wore colorful ethnic attires and showed their talents with excellent performances and enthralled the audience with their expressions and moves. Narmada house bagged the First position with Godavari at the second position. Third place went to Krishna.
Ms. Poonam Kochitty, congratulated the new council and admonished them to be impartial and honest in discharging their duties. She also exhorted them to uphold the values. She reminded them that with position comes responsibility towards themselves, their school and peers and struggles help one to achieve heights.
Ms. Poonam Kochitty, told the students about the supreme sacrifice the great martyrs who gave their lives for the sake of freedom. She also said that the freedom was very precious and it was very necessary to preserve it. Mr. Pankaj Rathore, proposed the vote of thanks. The day concluded with the National Anthem.
RAKSHA BANDHAN CELEBRATIONS- Our real brothers…….
This year the Pre-primary section celebrated the festival Raksha Bandhan in a unique way. They wanted to honor our soldiers, our real brothers who protect us from enemies and attacks. The children along with their teachers visited 11 GORKHA RIFLES WAR MEMORIAL to tie rakhi on the wrist of soldiers. They came to know the importance of the festival’ and were extremely happy to tie Rakhi on the wrist of our fearless soldiers. The children were overjoyed and they thanked the soldiers for protecting all of us, which was an emotional moment to witness. Everybody was then provided with refreshments which was arranged by the army people. Finally, the kids came back to school and went home with a heart full of gratitude and memories that will remain with them forever.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
-“Think about our past and resolve to build a better future for our country!”
With the school all bedecked in tricolors, and the little ones attired in colorful clothes, there was excitement and patriotic fervor in the air. On this promising note, the students of Pre-Primary and grade 1 gathered in the Assembly Hall to celebrate the 73rd Independence Day.
Grade Nursery recited a poem ‘Desh Mere Desh’ with great enthusiasm. Grade KG – recited a rhyme on the importance of 15th August. Several children dressed up as freedom fighters, Rani Laxmi Bai, Sarojini Naidu and many more, and spoke a few lines depicting their love for their country. Our Pre-Nursery toddlers dressed up as citizens of the different states of India to depict the diverse culture of our great Nation. The brief program concluded with the singing of the National Anthem.
Sanskrit Day was organized on Tuesday -13/07/2019 at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow. The Chief Guest of the program was Mr. Shobhan Lal Ukil (President-Sanskrit Bharati Awadh region). Mr. Ukil is a retired engineer (electrical department). He is a scholar of Ashtadhyayi and teaches Ashtadhyayi for free to interested people.
Before starting the program, the Principal of the school, Mrs. Poonam Kochitty, welcomed the Chief Guest by giving a shriphal. The program was then inaugurated by the lighting of the lamp followed by Saraswati Vandana. After the prayer, Swati Yadav, a Class VIII student spoke about Sanskrit Day in Sanskrit. Sanskrit was translated into Hindi for the convenience of the audience by Swasti Vardhan of Class IX. Next, a Sanskrit drama “Chandrashekhar Azadah” was staged by the students of classes 7 and 8, paying tribute to the brave revolutionaries who were responsible for India’s Independence. Through the play, the boys stirred the patriotism of all the viewers. Lastly, to show the importance of Sanskrit, a sway presentation by Abhinav Singh and Aditansh (Class-8A) was shown. The main points of the presentation were as follows:
Definition of Sanskrit
Increasing fame of Sanskrit abroad
Sanskrit as the best language for space messaging
Sanskrit: the Oldest language
Best language for computer programming – Sanskrit
Confirmation of the above fact by Forbes magazine article
Use of Sanskrit for supercomputers by NASA
List of the best universities in the world, in which Sanskrit syllabus is being run
Finally, a video showing all these facts together.
After the program, the Chief Guest introduced the students to the characteristics of Sanskrit language and motivated them to learn and speak Sanskrit. He also told how he gained more respect and prestige in the society and in his field, due to knowledge of Sanskrit language. He congratulated the students for successfully organizing the program, praised the students’ Sanskrit accent and thanked the school for inviting him as the Chief Guests.
In the end, the Principal thanked the Chief Guest for gracing the occasion and gifted a sapling as a memento.
Model United Nations is a platform for the students to learn about diplomacy and international relations. It also helps in a better understanding of the functioning of the United Nations. Students develop their leadership skills through public speaking, team work,negotiation and writing skills, in a safe and structured environment.
A team of fourteen students from MUN club, from our school went to attend DPS Eldeco MUN 2019.Four of them attended the Session in Indian Parliament, two in the UNGA, two in the organisation of American States and six of them were a part of International Press.
It was a two days event divided into six committee sessions. The participants portrayed a lot of critical thinking and organisational skills, and came up with some radical ideas and solutions as per the agendas assigned to them.
The farsightedness and grooming abilities of Ms. Lalita Kadian, the club incharge help the participants to win laurels.
Mihir Tandon of class VIII who was a delegate in the Organisation of American States was awarded the ‘Verbal Mention’.
Three of our photographers were awarded ‘High Commendation’ amongst the IP members.
The able mentoring and freedom to work given by our Principal Ms.PoonamKochitty undoubtedly provides a platform for the dreams to come true.
“Raise your words Not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunders.”
The Second Inter School Debate competition was held at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow on 09-10 August, 2019. The second year of Dr. Rajaram Jaipuria Memorial Debate, saw an overwhelming response by 19 schools. There were 3 outstation teams from Mussoorie and Kanpur apart from 16 schools of the city. The debate was aimed to give students creative room to express what they feel. The length and breadth of knowledge that they gain through this is simply Unparalled.
The debate was spread over two days with the Preliminary Round on 09th August for all 19 teams and the Final Round on 10th August for 6 best teams. The Esteemed panel of judges for the Preliminary Round, on 09th August’19, were Prof. Surbhi Agarwal, Professor at Institute of Management Research & Technology, Dr. Viveik Pandit, an author and Mr. Ashutosh P Shukla, a dynamic judge. Ms. Pooja Mathur, French teacher at La Martiniere Girls’ College, was the moderator for the Preliminary round and she set the motion of the debate – “ Creativity is more important than intelligence.”
The day started with lighting of the lamp, prayer and welcome dance. The Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, shared interesting facts and life experiences of our dear founder, Dr. Rajaram Jaipuria, who is the inspiration of this debate . The teams were well prepared and they used various skills like overstatement, definition, rhetoric, irony etc. to convince their opponents and the judges. The participants, armed with statistics and data validated and made their arguments more emphatic with right facial expressions, body movements and gestures. All the teams exhibited great oratorical skills. They put in tremendous hard work to showcase their hidden talent. The debaters displayed confidence in presenting their arguments before audience and a panel of eminent judges. At the end of the heated but interesting debate which lasted over three hours, the esteem panel of Judges judged the teams and out of 19 teams, 6 teams qualified for the Final round on 10th August.
The audience, on conclusion were further enlightened about the art of debating by Mr. Ashutosh Pandey who is a National level debater. He shared interesting anecdotes with the audience. Prof. Surbhi Agarwal applauded the efforts put in by all the speakers. Dr. Viveik Pandit encouraged the students to participate and come forward. He gifted his book to two speakers. Ms. Pooja Mathur 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 the debate by Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty– ‘Might is Right.’
Six teams came back on 10th August 9, 2019, to debate on the topic. Judges for the day were Ms. Saima Khan, an educator, writer, an orator and Mr. Ashutosh P Shukla, a dynamic judge. Moderator for the final round was Ms. Smriti Priya, a scientist, and she set the motion of the debate. Time keeper was Krishna Tulsyan, a student of class X.
Miss Ishita Agarwal, Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Kanpur, heatedly spoke against the speakers for the motion defending her side with fervor, while Master Adhwant Mishra, CMS Gomti Nagar-I, countered the arguments of speakers against the motion. Miss Nandini Sharma, DPS Indira Nagar, stood out with her arguments in favour of the motion. The teams got an overwhelming response from the audience. They wonderfully spoke on the topic and each student presented different views about Might and Right. It was interesting to watch the young generation talk about might and right with facts and immeasurable research work. The speakers were enthusiastic and cordial in giving their views and displayed a deep understanding of the topic.
Miss Sakshi Sachan, CMS Gomti Nagar-I, took away the ‘Best Speaker’ trophy ‘For’ , while the ‘Best Speaker’ trophy ‘Against’ was bagged by Master Adhwant Mishra, CMS Gomti Nagar-I. ‘Runner-up Team’ went to Setha Anandram jaipuria School, Lucknow, comprising of Miss Ananya Tripathi and Miss Manya Kadian. CMS Gomti Nagar-I comprising of Miss Sakshi Sachan and Master Adhwant Mishra, took home the ‘Best Team’ trophy. The Best Speakers received a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 1100/- each. The Best Team and ‘Runner-up Team’ received a trophy. Certificates of participation were given to each speaker.
Ms. Saima Khan said that questions should be effective in order to bring out the best in the speaker and stressed on confidence. Mr. Ashutosh highlighted the good points of the debate and rebuttal by the participants. Ms. Smriti congratulated the winners and encouraged them to keep participating in more such events. 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 vote of thanks was proposed by our Headmaster, Mr. Pankaj Rathore.
Volveremos! We will be back next year with another challenge!
The Model United Nations is a platform to encourage political thought and dialogue amongest the students all over the world. Seth Anandram Jaipuria School encourages students to participate in such events as they broaden the horizon of our students and empower them to become effective change agents and leaders of the future.
The students of our attended their first MUN of this session, in our sister concern in Ghaziabad. The Jaipuria MUNC 2019 that was held in our Vasundhara Campus on 3rd and 4th of August 2019. The MUN saw a participation of close to 250 delegates from schools of Delhi and NCR.
A total of 12 students represented our school in the various committees. The students experienced exhilarating sessions of debate and discussion on burning topics like Cyber Security, Politicization of the Military Forces and the Human Rights violation. The day long sessions taught the students the art of political analysis and problem solving. The students learnt how to come to a consensus and recommend a solution for the agenda at hand. Most importantly, the students learnt the finer nuances of conducting meaningful research and oratory skills.
Five students were given verbal mentions during the awards ceremony namely –
- Ayush Jain of 9B and Saumitra Saran of 10A (delegates representing China in the General Assembly).
- Devansh Agarwal of 10A (Caricaturist)
- Ananya Tripathi of 10A (Reporting)
- Anubhav Shukla of 10 B (Photography)
The other members of the team included Aditya Sharma (10 A), Aviral Shukla (10 A), Vageesha Gupta (10 A), Adina Khan (10 B), Aryaka Srivastava (10 A) and Devang Tiwari (9B) and Manya Kadian (9C).
PRIMARY INTER CLASS READING COMPETITION
Date-August 2, 2019
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” This line very well suits the kids of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow. A school, where reading is not presented to children as a chore or a duty, rather it is presented as a gift. Following this, an Inter class reading competition was organized by the primary section of SAJS, Lucknow where kids got a platform to showcase their reading skills. Naming it as a competition was just to encourage children to work hard, but the actual aim of the event was to make reading a fun activity so as to bring the kids closer to books.
The competition started with the welcome of the judges, Ms. Poonam Kochitty (Principal), Mr. Pankaj Rathore(Headmaster) and Ms. Amita Shukla(HOD, Hindi). After this, all the classes gave their presentations starting from class IA.
While the results were being tabulated, respected Principal ma’am read out a book named “We Share Everything” in which Jeremiah and Amanda learn to share things in their kindergarten. Also, she told that few words like hair, grew, creatures and bidding, were mispronounced while reading the paragraph.
The results were declared in two categories. In the first category, i.e, classes 1 and 2, class 1B stood first; 2B second and class 2A got third position.
In the second category, i.e, classes 3 to 5, procured by class 3B; second by class 4A and third by 5A.
On 4th August’19, the Principal Ms Poonam Kochitty along with Head Master Mr Pankaj Rathore received The National School Awards 2019 in the category Most Technically Advanced School at Leela Ambience Delhi.
“National School Awards 2019 (NSA-2019)” is the 2nd consecutive edition of “National Education Awards”. It is the largest school award event till date where an estimated 1000 schools were selected for participation throughout India, and the deserving schools winning the awards in 15 Special categories. The NSA 2019 Theme was: “Digitally profound Schools”