Art is an activity which is very close to my heart. Since childhood, I used to play with colors. When I joined Jaipuria as a boarder I saw some of my classmates paintings and sketches and that’s how I developed a keen interest in Art. I began painting even after school hours. I made a Madhubani painting and created it by using geometrical patterns. I enhanced the quality of the painting and tried to make it special. I used different shades while creating this piece of art. Since, I am from Bihar and it is quite famous for Madhubani Art, I was inspired to create this painting.
Painting helps me to relax, unwind & makes me feel better whenever something goes wrong. Through art, I can express my feelings. My art teacher, Vasundhra Ma’am has helped me by introducing the color scheme. My teacher also told me how to shade with acrylic paint. She helped me a lot to fulfill my desire to be creative.
Christmas is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy among kids and elders.The arrival of Santa Claus is always awaited by the little eyes in the hope for getting gifts and sweets.
The Pre-Primary wing organized a special assembly on 24th December 2018.Parent volunteers baked cakes and brought cookies for the children. The feast began with the cutting of the X-Mas tree shaped cake brought by the parent of Manav Singh. Other parent volunteers were the mother of Waniya Khan, Arav Chandra, Yuwaan and Maaz.
The children were dressed up as Mother Mary, Father Joseph, Angels, Kings, Shepherd, Sheep, Reindeer and the North Star. They sang carols and danced on“Jingle bells…” The special appearance of two teachers disguised as Santa Claus excited the children as they distributed lollipops and danced along with them.A popcorn vendor and a candy man were arranged for the children.
“Always aim at perfection for only then will you achieve excellence”
- JRD Tata
The Tata Saga unfolded in Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow, on 7th and 8th of December’18. The two days exhibition, celebrated 150 glorious years of the Tata heritage, their pioneering leaders, iconic institutions, business excellence and innovations and their vision of a brilliant tomorrow. On 7th Dec’18, Ms. Anisha Nora Gunnar, Human Resource Manager, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, inaugurated the exhibition. Ms. Kavita Mathur, Vice President Academics and Strategic Development, Seth Anandram Jaipuria Education Society, was the Special Guest for the occasion. Mr. Kumar Lalit, GM-Head, HR, IR and Admin, Tata Motors, Lucknow and Mr. Saud Usmani, HR, Tata Motors, Lucknow , were the special guests on 8th Dec’18.
The inaugural ceremony started with the lighting of the Ceremonial lamp by the Chief Guest, Ms. Anisha Nora Gunnar and the Principal, Mrs. Poonam Kochitty. An enchanting Prayer Dance was followed by the Welcome address by the Principal. She stated that the seed to have this exhibition was sown when she visited Tata Motors earlier this year. Mrs. Poonam Kochitty further added that it is a remarkable story of the Tata Legends and their legacy which needed to be shared with one and all. A short film- The Tata Saga was screened to set the tone for the exhibition. The Chief Guest, Ms. Anisha Nora Gunnar, in her address, applauded the thought and vision to have an exhibition to commemorate the contribution of the Tata in past 150 years. She praised the efforts of the Principal, Staff and Students who worked very hard to achieve this magnanimous feat with their dedication, commitment and enthusiasm. She recalled her journey with Tata and the fond memories of Jamshedpur, where she was brought up.
The exhibition showcased 17 Tata ventures starting from the Core Values, which displayed the timeless values of integrity, excellence, unity, responsibility and pioneering, of the Tata Group. The next was the Evolution which enlisted the milestones achieved by the group. This was followed by Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces which redefined opulence by creating the interiors of Taj Hotels. Iron and Steel showcased the contribution of TISCO and the values which are stronger than steel. Consumer Goods had various products of Tata, which gave the strong message of leadership with trust. Tata Airlines created the feeling and trust of flying with Vistara. Tata Motors connected aspirations with reality. Tata Power showed the contribution in lighting up lives. Tata Communications displayed the partnership for the Digital World.
Tata Consultancy Services made everyone experience certainty. Tata Trent showcased its various ventures like Westside and Star Bazaar. Tata Housing displayed the various housing projects, including Xylem, across India. Tata institutions collated information about various iconic institutions which are committed to nation building. Worldwide Footprint presented the global footprints of the group which spans in more than 100 countries in six continents. Tata Entrepreneurial Spirit exhibited the pioneers of the industry. Tata Sports showcased the best sports academies which are grooming a new generation of winners. Tata Sustainable Development exhibited the difference that it has made to the lives of the people.
The budding visionaries of the school presented the exhibition in a creative and attractive manner. Robotic skills were seen through the working model of RADA and the security alarm on the door. The model of the DNA of the core values of Tatas made an interesting display and attracted the viewers. The students of Calss I and above spoke about the Scholarships and the journey of advertisements of Tatas, in the Evoulution segment. An eye catching model of the Globe stood in the centre of the Global Footprints to display the presence of the group across the world. Tata institutions showcased a model of the relocation of the Blue Whale, which was made out of clay.
Tata Trent set forth the products of Westside, Zudio, Landmark and Star Bazaar. Tata Consultancy Services saw a 3D model of Revenue generated from 2014-18 and the GPRS Tracking system. Tata Steel exhibited the Tata Nagar Tank which was made up of strong steel and was part of the World War-II. Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces recorded the magnificent journey of hospitality, grandeur and ‘never say die spirit’ of 26/11 attacks. Consumer Goods had a lavish display of Tata products ranging from jewelry to coffee and salt to spices along with a ‘Selfie Corner’. Tata Sports enlisted the names of players sponsored by Tata.
An Art Craft Exhibition with the theme of ‘Japanese Art’ was inaugurated in the Art Room. Japan was chosen as the theme because of their strong value system and the zeal with which they bounce back after being demolished so many times. A wall with Koi Fish paintings, a symbol of wealth and good fortune, and Japanese handmade fans, stood strong. The exhibition also showcased the various art work like Flamingo Painting with the help of hands, paper pasting and thumb impressions made interesting displays. Rajasthani art, Madhubani and Kalamkari paintings done by the artistic students of the school, decorated the walls. Leaf Pattern designs added to the colourful look. Bright colored, paper lamps, hung from the ceiling, giving a vibrant look.
The common thread, which weaved all the ventures, was Values, History and Timeline, Awards and Recognition, Corporate Social Responsibility and Tales Worth Sharing. Mr. Kumar Lalit and Mr. Saud Usmani from Tata Motors, lauded the research, creativity, detailing and the intention behind the exhibition.
The exhibition provided an opportunity and platform for students to showcase their imagination, ingenuity, with in depth knowledge of the topic. It was heartening to notice that the students had been inspired to conceptualize and initiate their research and reading through self-motivation and with a concern for sustainability and inclusivity. The untold stories of Tata Titans reached out to students who are the future of this country which added to their values, grit and most of all humaneness. Students spoke with confidence and presented the facts in an admiring manner. Thus, adding to the holistic development of the students. Parent’s written feedback spoke volumes about their appreciation and acknowledgement. Parents were happy to see their children coming out of their comfort zones and do things which add to their personality as these activities are aimed to polish the students to shine like stars in this galaxy.
The exhibition concluded with a promise and hope to imbibe the values exhibited by Tata in the past 150 years.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow, celebrated its Third Annual Day on 24 November’18 amidst great zest, vibrancy and elation. Mr. Jayant Krishna, Management Consultant, Key Evangelist Skill Development and the former Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer of National Skill Development Corporation, was the Honorable Chief Guest for the gala event. Among other dignitaries present were Chairman, Mr. Shishir Jaipuria, members of the management, Principals of other school, guests and parents.
The theme of ‘Future Ready’ was chosen keeping in mind the need to empower students, make them aware of technological changes and given them an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals. This will enable them to become a powerful force for achieving the United Nation’s vision of a more peaceful, healthy and equitable world.
The evening commenced with the lighting of the Ceremonial lamp and the chanting of Sholkas. This was followed by the prayer song ‘You Raise Me Up’ and ‘I ‘m the Clay and You are the Potter’ by the students of Pre-Primary, IV and VIII.
The Chairman, Mr. Shishir Jaipuria, welcomed the Honorable Chief Guest, Mr. Jayant Krishna and apprised him about the vision and mission of the school. Mrs. Poonam Kochitty, Principal, presented the Annual Report for the session 2018-19 highlighting the key achievements of the school and their initiatives in integrating technology with Education. A Sufi prayer rendition soothed the soul and set the tone for the cultural programme.
The Chief Guest, Mr. Jayant Krishna, was superlative in his appreciation of the students, teachers and Management for a classic programme presented. He lauded the vision and the relentless hard work done by students and their mentors for presenting such a message oriented show. He stressed on the development of skills which is a necessity to be ready for the future.
Prizes were given to students who participated in various Inter school competitions at National and International levels and won laurels. Aaradhya Mishra of class I, won the National Award in the Hindi Olympiad organized by Hindi Vikas Sansthan; Ojas Singh of class II, qualified for Nationals in the Skating Championship organized by CBSE, Aarsh Srivastava of class IX was among the top 50 in the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship, Krishna Tulsyan, class IX and Sagar Rai, class VI participated and were among the top 100 in the country, in Progate, Japan’s biggest online web service where everyone can learn coding; Hardik Raj Kapoor, class IX, Anubhav Singh, class IX and Ayush Jain , class VIII won the II prize in Movie Making Competition, organized by Amity International School, Gurgaon; Samra and Simone Thethi won the II prize in Erudit- Pintura, a painting competition, organized by Allenhouse Public School, Kanpur. They were felicitated for their hard work and spirited efforts. Vote of thanks was proposed by the Headmistress, Ms. Monika Taneja.
The cultural programme commenced with the song ‘Earth We Are In It Together’ by the students of Pre-Primary, IV & VIII. The song echoed the concerns of threats of pollution, climate change and problems that have pervaded our lives. This was followed by a poem ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, a Sanskrit phrase which reiterated that ‘the world is one family’. The Chinese Dance by the girls of VII, VIII & IX carried forward the pledge to preserve a clean and green earth and plant more trees. Students from classes IV, V & VI recited a heart breaking poem- “Orangutan” about the plight of displaced animals. Music is the simple idea that can improve lives and make this world a better place to live.
This thought echoed in the performance of the school’s Rock Band which regaled everyone with their rocking performance of ‘Believer’ by Imagine Dragons. The students of classes III, IV and V enthralled the audience with their scintillating performance of Gujarati Folk Dance, in an earnest request to their parents to spend more time with them. A presentation by the students of class III, on Mumbai Dabbawalas was a thoughtful gesture in order to showcase the noble work done by Dabbawals with zero error. The budding music talents of the school played and rendered mellifluous songs of yesteryears which are based on classical music, in an effort to unite mind, body and soul. Percussion played through sticks on buckets was unique and stole the show. The performance created a magical atmosphere which left the audience spellbound.
A Fairy Tale Mash-Up by the students of I, II and III sent the audience into peals of laughter. It transported them to the world of stories where they met characters like Little Red Riding Hood to Hanuman and Sita Ma. The Senior students presented the Hoop and Clap Dance with exuberance and unmatched zeal. They used the Hoops to make different formations which depicted coordination and concentration as teamwork and collaboration are essential 21st century skills. Students of classes I, II & III took the audience from the world of clowns to the world of robots with their ‘Clown and Robot’ dance. Hindi poems were recited as Fillers by Ashish and Abhinav Singh. These poems described the present day society and how mobile phones have replaced camera, calculator and also friends!
Progress and being future ready are necessary and inevitable, yet it is important to stay rooted and sustain what we’ve inherited. The event culminated with the Ghoomar dance – a colorful vibrant dance joined by all the participants. The visual feast created a magical scene that few will forget in the days to come. It was an exhilarating & befitting end to the program.
The Pre-Primary children are fascinated with animals, huge animals like the giraffe or an elephant down to the very small creatures like insects and lizards. The Nursery teacher Mrs. Anjana Tiwari took the initiative of nurturing a caterpillar she had caught. On the 3rd of October she bought it to the school so that the children could have a closer look, see it eating the leaves and crawling. Not only were the kids excited as they have already read the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” but even the teachers were amazed and intrigued by this fat well fed creature that will soon transform into a delicate colorful butterfly.
On 2nd of October our very little ones of Grades I and II assembled in school for their very first Skype lesson. It was a story telling session by the renowned author Sarah Aronson from Chicago, USA. The teachers and the children excitedly tuned in at 9:30 in the morning. Sarah began her story telling after a quick chat with the children. She read out two of her books “The Wish List – The Worst Fairy Godmother Ever!”
The Second book “Just Like Rube Goldberg” interested the children more especially when she asked the children to give her some crazy ideas. She told the children that some of the things she does regularly are reading, drawing, and jotting ideas so that she can refer to them later. She also said that some of her story writer friends get together and share ideas. On being asked by one of our kid’s who the illustrator of her book was – she said “Heather” from the UK whom she had never met.
She gave a very valuable tip to the children saying that they must have three things not only to be a writer but in whatever they do.
Kindness, determination and gusto. She acted out the meaning of gusto- excitement, energy and confidence for whatever they wanted to do.
She concluded by telling the children that she was initially a physio therapist but took to writing stories when someone dared her to do it.
She invited the children to write and mail their stories to her. Everybody thanked her and waved goodbye.
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” –Michael Jordan
Hostelers of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Amar Shaheed Path, Golf City, Pocket 3, Sector D, Ansal API, Lucknow, UP took a break from their hectic schedule and were taken by 2 school staff to a motivational movie “Gold” on 22 August 2018. The movie was based on India’s first Olympic Gold Medal.
During pre-independence, the then Indian Hockey Team Manager, Tapan Das (hero) holds aspirations of playing hockey as a free country, preparing, managing and coaching a novice hockey team to earn independent India’s first Olympic gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics, despite battling with his own personal demons and the independence era situations. Gold is an Indian historical sports-drama film based upon the national hockey team’s title at the 1948 Summer Olympics. The Film is directed by Reema Kagti, produced by RiteshSidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. It stars Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Vineet Kumar Singh, Amit Sadh, and Sunny Kaushal.The importance of “Team Work” was nicely depicted in the movie and the same was deeply understood by all hostelers.
After the movie, the kids were taken to a food court where they enjoyed a hearty meal It was a holiday well spent.
The much-awaited workshop on ’Quadcopter’ for the students of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School was conducted on 18 and 19th Aug’18 by ‘Vigyantaran’ – an IIT Bombay pioneering tech congregation. It was a two-day workshop for the students. On the first day an expert from Vigyantram team, Mr. Prawal Pratap Singh explained that the tech-marvel has four rotors. He explained how the drone could hover, climb, descend, and turn and how 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 technicalities of its parts, aerodynamics, history and designs were explained briefly to the students.
On the second day students were given the kits to assemble their own Quadcopter in a group of fives. At last a flying session was conducted which was a ‘tech-treat’ for all. Students enjoyed the experience of flying the quadcopter, its take-off and its landing.
“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.