A wise man once said, “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” It’s the stories that give wings to our imagination and take us to places beyond the boundaries of our physical world and into the land of fairies, dragons and wishing wells. It is in our imagination that we embrace things and situations that we shy away from real world. The genre of Folk tales is an integral part of every culture. To keep the tradition going, an Inter House Folk Tale Enactment was conducted on 12 September 2018 for the Primary Section. The event was a part of the ongoing Hindi Diwas celebrations which began on 10 September, 2018.
The stories were chosen with great care and thought to captivate the audiences’ attention and serve as a source of value education. The narrators donned the avatars of various characters and used suitable props and power point presentations to make their performances livelier. The sound effects and stupendous acting skills of the little ones brought the stories to life. The participants made effective use of facial expressions, gestures and voice modulation.
Narmada House won the First Prize for the story ‘Nuh Ka Jahaj’. The students Aryan Tripathi VA, Prajnay class IV, Tanishka, Pulkit, Rudransh Mishra Class III, Amelia, Shashwat, Dhriti, Astitva of class I wooed the audience with their flawless performances. The Second Prize was won by Ganga House for their story ‘Kisaan Rajkumari’. The students of Krishna House who secured Third Position for their story ‘Mochi Aur Hawaon Ka Raja’ left the audience in peals of laughter. The event was woven together by Soumya Pandey of class VA. As the competition was intense, judges had a difficult time in choosing the winners.
The event ended with each story giving the little ones some food for thought. The Principal, Mrs. Poonam Kochitty lauded the efforts of the children and teachers for putting up a competition to remember.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow, is celebrating Hindi Week in order to rekindle the love for India’s official language among students. To create interest and fondness for Hindi language, an Inter-House Folktale Enactment Competition for classes VI to IX, was organized on 13 September 2018.
A folktale has an important role in knowledge transfer and personality development. It also has power to influence person’s perception, attitude, behavior, and many other factors important to human’s life. All the four houses researched and prepared their acts well. Godavari House enacted ‘Cheenike Teen Sawal’. The moral of the play was that if an individual has a calm state of mind, his attitude and views will be calm and tranquil even in difficult times. Krishna House presented ‘Idgah’ by Munshi Premchand. The story taught the moral of love, care and sacrifice. Ganga House brought ‘Sheikh Chilli ke Khyaali Pulao’ on stage. The moral of the story was that we should not waste time daydreaming but utilize our time in the most productive manner. Last but not the least was Narmada House. They enacted a play from Akbar-Birbal series- ‘Return from Gallows’. The moral of the story was that it is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the mettle of a man is tested.
Enthusiastic participants from all four houses adorned the stage with their colourful dresses, props and mesmerizing dialogues. The presentations were very enrapturing and left the audience entertained. This made it difficult for the judges to adjudge the winners. The results are as follows:
Narmada House- I position
Krishna House- II position
Ganga and Godavari House- III position
Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, applauded the choice of stories and efforts put-in by teachers and students. She said that these folktales teach us good moral values and students must inculcate these lessons in their lives. She also appreciated the use of Hindi language which was the focal point of the competition.
Lucknow :At Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow we always makes a conscious and diligent effort to conserve the environment and spread awareness amongst our students for the same. In keeping up with this ideology, a workshop on ‘Solid Waste Management’ and ‘Vermicomposting’ was conducted in Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow on 13th September 2018. The inaugural workshop in the series of many national workshops was conducted in the school today. The workshop was conducted under the aegis of SARVHIT KALYAN SEVA SAMITI MEERUT, U.P. founded by Dr.Madhu Vats.The keynote speaker for the workshop was Dr Umashanker, Consultant Scientist, Bio –Tech Park. He is an eminent scientist and an accomplished academician with lots of awards, honours and fellowships to his name. Along with him were Mr. Ajay Kumar Singh and Ms Amita Singh who are experts in ground water management. They were accompanied by Mr Himanshu Singh, the coordinator of the Sarvhit Kalyan Seva Samiti.
The initial part of the workshop addressed the issue of ‘Solid Waste Management’ from the grass root levels. Dr Umashanker encouraged the students to be active participants in the solution making and executing process. He suggested ways and means to REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE products at home .He suggested that we add the value of ‘Contentment ‘to our lifestyle in an endeavour to live a minimalistic life. He suggested that young students should bring the winds of change in society and slowly move towards Zero wastage. Along with the three R’s of REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE – he added two more R’s of REFUSE AND REBUY. He advised students to become conscious of their contribution to waste management. He reiterated the fact that environment conservation and waste management have to become a part of our thinking, behaviour and lifestyle.
The second phase of the session was about ‘Vermicomposting’. Students listened to the simple yet effective procedure of composting done by earthworms. They were fascinated to hear the facts about these tiny creatures -like the absence of teeth and the presence of a strong muscular mouth that enables them to digest the waste in the compost pit. The students realised the worth and value of earthworms and their ability to generate natural, organic and chemical free compost.
The Principal, Ms Poonam Kochitty , thanked the speakers and presented them with small potted plants as a token of appreciation for their effort in the field of ‘Waste Management’ and ‘Vermicomposting’.
“Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest.”
Music feeds the soul and touches the heart of everyone.Sometimes it talks to us,pulls at our hearts strings in the most unusual ways, nurturing, comforting, commiserating, exhilarating, soothing and strengthening us. Life is indeed cold and meaningless without it. Seth Anandram Jaipuria School organised “Symphony”Inter House Group Song Competition on Sept 7, 2018 for the third successive year with the intention to nurture musical talent amongst the students. In order to give opportunities to new talent this year, the new singers were encouraged to participate.
There were two categories and themes each, for both Indian and Western Music.
Primary Section: Indian Group Song – Folk Songs
Western Group Song– Gospel Songs
Junior Section: Indian Group Song –Sufi Songs
Western Group Song– Pop Songs from 2012-2018
First the Primary students performed. They took everyone by surprise with their singing. The criteria of the judgement was voice quality and tone, pronunciation, timing, stage presence and overall impact.
In the primary section under the Indian category the songs were ‘Bedu Pako Baramasa’ , ‘ Meethe ras se bhari’, ‘pankhida pankhida’ and ‘bata mere yaar sudama re’ and under the category of western songs the songs were ‘Make me a channel’, ‘Forever God is Faithful’, ‘Ten thousand Reasons’ and ‘Change My Heart’.
The results are as follows:
Rank Indian group Western Group
I Godavari House Ganga House
II Krishna House Narmada House
III Narmada House Krishna House
IV Ganga House Godavari House
The Primary Group Song Competition was followed by the Junior Group Song Competition. In this category the Indian group singers sang Sufithe songs like ‘Bismilaah’, ‘”Allah hoo’, “Lagi bina rain na jane koi’ and ‘Ni aaj koi jogiya re’. On the other hand the Western group singers performed on the songs ‘Scars to you beautiful’, ‘Fight Song’, ‘Who says’ and ‘Pompeii’. The young talented children were very enthusiastic about their presentation and their unusual excitement was quite evident.
The results of the juniors group were as follows:
Rank Indian group Western Group
I Godavari House Narmada House
II Ganga House Ganga House
III Krishna House Godavari House
IV Narmada House Krishna House
Principal Mrs. Poonam Kochitty appreciated the students and gave some valuable suggestions to the music teachers. Moreover, she even acknowledged and encouraged he school prefects, the student media team and the anchors of the show for their discipline, management and special contribution.
Class presentations are a great way to connect with parents, give them a chance to see their child up close and see every child of the class perform.
The students of class VB wowed their parents with a spectacular Class Presentation held on 6th September. The show began with a graceful prayer dance performance to honour the first ‘Guru’ i.e, parents. Dreams are integral aspect of an individual’s life. This was convincingly conveyed through a ppt highlighting famous failures who achieved great success in life because their parents or a great teacher had faith in them. This was followed by a series of events that kept the audience glued. The captivating fashion show where children spoke about their dreams and what they wanted to become was applauded by the parents. The Class Presentation concluded with an energizing song ‘Kholo Kholo Darwaze’ eloquently sung by the choir. The highlight of the show was the enthusiastic and confident involvement of the entire class to make the Presentation a success. The children anchored the program and spoke well.
The Principal Mrs.Poonam Kochitty praised and congratulated the students for their phenomenal performance. She appreciated the parents for sparing their time for the children because this is what they would remember in future. She also urged the parents to spend time talking and listening to their children.
She apprised the parents of the vision of the school, the strides our school has made in technology integration, the Microsoft certification and the Progate (Japanese technology) classes being run after school.
“The best Teachers teach from the Heart not from the book.”
Every year Teacher’s Day is celebrated across India on 5th September. Students express their appreciation and gratitude for their teachers on this day. This day is dedicated to Dr.Sarvepalli Radha krishnan –the second President of India,the great teacher, philosopher and a well known scholar. As a tribute to this great teacher his birthday has been observed as teacher’s day.
At Seth AnandramJaipuria School this day was celebrated with full zest and zeal. The kids were excited and had been practicing for a week. They had prepared a special programme to make this day a special one for all the teachers. The well decorated Hall bore evidence to their efforts. The programme started off with lighting of the lamp by our Principal Mrs.Poonam Kochitty, Mr.Pankaj Rathore, Ms. Monika Taneja and Ms.Shilpi Agarwal. Celebration began with a melodious song followed by an exceptionally hilarious dance medley by class 9 students. There were songs and dance performed by both the senior and junior students. The children acknowledged every teacher with hand crafted cards. The games for the teachers were creative and entertaining.
A video was specially prepared with a few children voicing their affection for their favourite teachers. The hostellers put up a rock band performance.
In the end Principal Ma’am encouraged the students with her words and advised them to be respectful and obedient towards everyone on a regular basis not just on this special day.
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ― Confucius
On 4 September 2018, Seth Anandram Jaipuria, Lucknow, under the aegis of SPICMACAY, oraganized Basant Mehfil Fusion Concert by the Hindustani Shastriya Sangeet Exponent, Dr. Soma Ghosh, Padma Shri.She is the adopted daughter of Shehnai maestro, Late Ustad Bismillah Khan and is the first woman vocalist to perform in the Parliament. She was accompanied by Pt.Santosh Mishra on Sarangi, Latik Kumar on Tabla and Ravindra Kumar on harmonium. The morning started with the lighting of the lamp and paying obeisance to Lord Ganesha.
Dr. Soma Ghosh briefed the students about Hindustani Classical Music and its importance. She started her first vocal ensemble with Raag Bhairav where Ma Yashoda wakes up her newly born in a loving way- Jaago Mohan Pyaare. The audience was awestruck and sang along. This set the tone for the morning. This was followed by a classical vocal rendition.
Dr. Soma Ghosh interacted with students and called them our future and hope. She further added that music teaches us how to live. Music becomes our great friend and is immortal. She recalled her meeting with ex-President, Dr. Abdul Kalam Azad. He called her to Rashtrapati Bhavan and asked her to sing his favourite poetry. This was a proud moment of her life. She sang a few lines of the song ‘Jeena Isika Naam Hai’ to explain that education without music and morals is incomplete. She told the students to give their cent percent in everything that they do as there will be lot of struggles in life. ‘Psychosomatic Effect of Music’ was the topic of her research. She asked students to listen to good and soulful music because music acts like a stress buster.She asked students to sing any song of their choice. Aditya Sharma sang ‘Achyutam Keshavam Krishna Damodaram’ and the rest joined him. It was magical and mesmerizing.
Dr. Soma enthralled the audience with a Sohar, RaagNand and RaagVihaag. She sang ‘Tere Sur Aur Mere Geet’ to create a beautiful harmony which was the overriding theme of the morning’s experience. She encouraged students to ask questions and answered them all with patience and her enigmatic smile. Pragati asked her the difference between Chaiti and Kajri. Dr. Soma sang and explained the difference in a musical manner. Aditya Sharma asked about the combination of her singing and Ustad Bismillah Khan’s Shehnai. She recalled the moment when Khan Sahab heard her sing for the very first time, and remarked that she sings what he plays.
The musical interaction concluded with a Krishna Bhajan- Hey Krishna Govind Hare Murari. The amazing blend of rich melodies was deeply enjoyed by all. Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, felicitated the guests with souvenirs and complimented Dr. Soma Ghosh and her team for an immense and overwhelming display of art and divinity. The morning came to an end but the memories will be cherished for a long time to come.
Each child is special for her parents. Any opportunity given to see their wards perform is seized with enthusiasm. One such opportunity was the class VA, ‘Class Presentation- Embracing Genders’ held on 30thAugust. The presentation was based on Sustainable Development Goal no.5- Gender Equality. The Global Goals are an integral part of the curricula at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow.
The parents were welcomed by Shruti Yadav and Shashank Shekhar Singh, who confidently and eloquently wove the entire programme together.The programme began with a Saraswati Vandana.The children wowed their parents and all present with their mime act called ‘Embracing Genders’. Hard hitting expressions and gestures conveyed to the audience the existence of gender gap in the twenty first century’s so called modern day society.
This was followed by Aryan Tripathi’s speech on Gender Equality which conveyed how Gen Y is all set to assume the role of global citizens and how they are ready to turn education into a tool for changing mindsets and creating work places and families free of gender bias. The highlight of the event was hundred percent participation of the students.
The Principal, MrsPoonamKochitty took the opportunity to share with the parents the technological advancements being incorporated in the school. She informed the parents about technological initiatives being undertaken like Progate, Data Analytics. Ma’am also shared with them that thirteen teachers are now Microsoft Innovative Education Experts. She thanked the parents and said that taking out their time for their children is vital and very important to boost the confidence of the children.
“J.K. Rowling and characters of Harry Potter Series” was the theme of the morning Assembly conducted by the students of Seth AnandramJaipuria School on 30th August’18.
The anchoring was done by ManyaKadian of VIII-B. Shivika of Class VIII-B played the role of J.K.Rowling, Ananya of Class VII-A as Harry Potter, Devanshi Mohan of VIII-A acted as Professor Snape, DevAkshat Mohan as Draco Malfoy. Dobby (the Elf)was enacted by Ishwitof Class IV-A and LunaLovegood by Nitya of VII-A. The power point presentation was by Devansh Agarwal of IX-A. The Children spoke well and brought the characters alive. It was well appreciated by the students and teachers.
A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, and brings joy and meaning to life. Thus to celebrate this special bond, Raksha Bandhan was celebrated by the Pre-Primary wing of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow on 24th August’18. The children came dressed in traditional clothes and the happiness on their faces was clearly visible. The day started with a Special Assembly on Raksha Bandhan.
A small skit by the teachers on the bond between brother and sister left them mesmerized. Sahaj Saluja of K.G. spoke a few lines on Raksha Bandhan. The children then danced on the famous song ‘Phoolon ka Taron Ka Sabka Kehna Hai……’ In the class the kids made beautiful Rakhis using paper, glitter, foam sheet, sequins, buttons, colourful ribbons, etc. Finally they were all excited to wear these lovely hand made rakhis.
It was a festival celebrated with great love and in a traditional manner.