Monday, 30 September 2019

Video Conference on Wealth, Poverty and Charity

A video conference on Wealth, Poverty and Charity took Place in Subodh Public School, Airport with Bloomfield Hall School, Pakistan and Pragyan School, Greater Noida, India on September 30, 2019. 
The students were very enthusiastic to participate in the conference for which they practised hard and consulted many videos. 
The Conference was initiated by Mr Christopher from Europe who began the conference by asking to introduce the term ‘wealth’. The students were of the opinion that the term wealth is not only associated with money but if we help someone or whatever we have in abundance like water or ethics or education etc. is wealth. They considered themselves as rich as they are educated, belong to a good background, studying in a good school, enjoying all the facilities and many more.
The students accepted that they are poor if they don’t come forward to help poor sections of the society, or they don’t take a step to raise their voice for some sections like LGBT, or if they don’t stand at the same platform for one of the very sensitive issues like Global warming. Students of Subodh mentioned the initiative being taken by the school where the students from poor sections of the society are taught. They are given free education, free books, and free visits. The school works on medical check-up and the diet chart of students, conducts physical activities and other events for quality learning which was appreciated by the students of other schools. 
All the schools accepted that we are both rich and poor at the same time. Since we are educated we can help others, we are wealthy we can help someone, or if we can provide some kind of medical help to someone we are rich. In fact, our religion too teaches us to help others as there are ‘Langars’ in Sikhism and other religions also teach us to help others. The students also discussed on the reason ‘Why to help others?’ to which it was concluded that if we really want to progress together it is necessary to bring everyone to the same platform. This point was explained beautifully by Yash Bhatia of Subodh Public School  with a story which stated that if all the farmers grow the same kind of seed there will be no competition and they will progress altogether. Poverty can also be reduced by charity and protecting the poor. In the words of Gandhi ji ‘India will be considered as developed when there is no poor left in the country and all are equal’. For there’s poverty and wealth in every occupation. One’s occupation does not cause poverty, nor does it bring wealth. All is determined on the basis of one’s merit. 
Aakriti Jha quoted Nelson Mandela, “overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity it’s an act of justice” and also said it is an act of humanity as it is needed more than it is wanted.
Avni and Agrima Gupta, the twins, took the command by using various quotes as well as facts and figures and were appreciated by the fellow students.
Finally, the conference ended on a coherent note that we should work towards the weaker sections of the society to bring them to the level where they can explore themselves and contribute in developing the economy of the state and the country. 

Mother Earth Project: Parachutes For The Planet

To inspire sustainability around the globe Subodh Public School, Airport, participated in Mother Earth Project- Parachutes for the Planet.
Under this project, on Monday, September 30, 2019, students exhibited decorated Parachutes to raise awareness about Climate Crisis and Environmental Issues.
The eminent guests Mr. Vishnu Lata, Mayor (Jaipur), Mr. Birdhi Chand Sharma, General Secretary (Congress) and Ms. Laxmi Saxena, MEP Project Coordinator graced the occasion with their presence.
MEP, is a nonprofit organization which encourages people worldwide to lead more sustainable lives, filled with daily acts of saving and protecting the environment. Using artwork as the catalyst for bringing people together, schools and communities are motivated to create Parachutes for the Planet which aims to raise awareness about the climate crisis and as A Call For Action.
The students and teachers of the school decorated 3 parachutes with artwork by painted with the pictures, slogans, thoughts and quotations related to Nature, Mother Earth and sustainable development actions viz. Say No to Single Use Plastic, Plant More Trees, Compost Food Scraps, Switch to Renewable Energy, Change Light Bulbs to LED, Use Bicycle for Healthy Life.
A series of programmes were conducted in the school with the lightening of Lamp followed by an Oath where in every member present, took an Oath to save Mother Earth, not to use harmful products like polythene, thermocol,  plastic mugs, and No to single use plastics. 

Two songs with the theme Polybags Polybags Everywhere and Nature   O’ Nature and a poem with the theme – “Agar Ped Bhi Chalte Hote” were presented by the Primary students, as a tribute to the Nature and Mother Earth for her selfless service provided to human society.

Mr. Vishnu Lataji, addresses the students and appealed not to harm the nature and natural resources, insisted to follow practices to save water, follow cleanliness, values, culture in the life to become an asset for the society. Go Green, Say No to Plastic, Save energy, Eat healthy food were some of the encouraging words given by the guest.

Mr. Birdhi Chand Ji, highly appreciated the efforts done by the students in transforming useless parachute into a very effective creative art work.

Ms. Laxmi Saxena congratulated the school for becoming Jaipur’s first school to submit MEP, parachute artwork, focusing on service towards nature.
Principal Ms. Kamaljeet Yadav, presented the vote of thanks and conveyed that these parachutes have positive impact on environment as they are the metaphor for bringing the world back to a safe place and gave an assurance to the invited guest to initiate and promote various activities in the school to guide, direct and motivate the young generation to work for the betterment of human society and to put full efforts to produce good and productive  human and clean- hygienic surroundings to serve society and nature.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

HOL - Orientation Programme for Principals

Over the last few years CBSE has taken up measures to improve the quality of education. In this series, another initiative is being added by the introduction of 'Hubs of Learning' for better exchange of resources among neighborhood schools. 
One day Orientation Programme for Principals; about activities to be undertaken; under 'Hubs of Learning' constituted by CBSE; was organised on 14 September 2019.
Two eminent resource persons Mr. Jaydeb Kar, Principal Vidya Bhawan Public School, Indore and Mr. G. K. Ugadta, Principal, DAV Borl public School, Bina (Madhya Pradesh) graced the occasion. 

Some glimpses: