Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Peace and Freedom - Triumph DGS

Attainment of Peace in life is something that perhaps all human beings aim for. They struggle all through their life in search of Peace. They spend money, devote time, try to control everything around them but, in the end, find themselves landed on an island that is isolated and deserted. This leads to unrest and discomfort in life, and they suffer.

One can never get Peace if he/she keeps himself/herself entangled with the boundaries of materialistic things. You let yourself free from these boundaries, and the sky is open for you. Your liberty to be the way you are, do the things you want to do for the betterment of people around you will open all the doors of peaceful and calm surroundings.

If one gets,

A chance to try,               

To walk on water,

on Earth thy,

When one pleases to dance,

And gets anklet bells hereby,

When one wishes to sing,

They sing without being shy,

And when FREEDOM is given to everyone,

it gives us real PEACE and wings to fly!!

In our view, the meaning of Peace and Freedom differs from one person to another. A child finds Peace when he finally gets the toy he wants and is free to express his madness for it. A teenager when gets appreciated for his/her efforts feels peaceful because he is given the Freedom to express his thoughts and use his calibre. A mother and father, when seeing their child climbing the ladder of success are filled with the feeling of Peace and contentment. Similarly, an elderly person, when given the Freedom to have an equal say in the family finds happiness, and happiness leads to Peace.

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding

-Albert Einstein

Proudly created by the inspiring team of Triumph DGS @ The Doon Girls' School, Dehradun - Prachi Jain, Ritika Chandani, Shalu Rawat, Mohini Bohra Chauhan and Prachi Parashar

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Lavalina Sogani "I am passionate about Education...

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You will love the stories shared by our happy teachers and passionate educators. We grow your people's capacity to improve student achievement and transform your school into a culture of trust and collaboration in less time with fewer resources. Each person in your school contributes to the culture of your school. School culture is built on the actions and interactions of the people. You make your school stronger by adding value to others and making others feel valued.

Episode #73: Sandeep Dutt, in conversation with Lavalina Sogani, founder of Vimukti, providing high-quality education free of cost to girls from low-income families living in urban slums of Jaipur. Convinced the community to send their daughters to school. Earlier, girls were either forced to take up some micro-level income-earning activity, work as domestic help or stay at home and look after siblings while parents went to work. VGS was looked upon merely as a place where girls got free meals. But as girls learnt to read and write, helped their parents with mathematical calculations and reading newspaper/letters, parents realised the importance of girl education. Girls who have completed vocational training programmes are now gainfully employed. Listen to her story of awe and inspiration, starting with 20 girls to near 750. They have tirelessly worked not just to educate girls but families.

Find out more: https://www.vimuktisanstha.org/

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Hope and Friendship - Achievers JMMS

Jones Salk said, "Hope lies in the dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make their dreams into reality".

Hope is expecting something to happen. It is the feeling of trust. 

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It is not something you learn in school. A true friend is the one who is with you in your tough situations and time. 

This story about hope and friendship shows the understanding of the teacher towards the child. The teacher puts effort into not making the child feel lonely and upset in the class.
                                 
Achievers JMMS at the John Martyn Memorial School, Salangaon, Dehradun  - Sweta Thapli, Meena Kukreti, Dolly Pharasi, Jyoti Joshi and Nisha Pundir

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A Spark of Anger - Punita Chouhan

Anger is a completely natural and usually healthy emotion. Anger is triggered when we face obstacles or individuals that block our needs. It prepares us to deal with the problems in our path by mobilizing resources, increasing vigilance, and facilitating the removal of obstacles to get where we want to be.

Anger provides us insight into our faults and shortcomings and aids self-improvement. The problem, however, arises when anger grows out of proportion. It is then that it impedes our decision-making ability and leads to serious problems in our family, relationships and workplace and at times leads to violence and destruction.

How to deal with anger?  
Basically, there are three ways to channelize your anger.

The first one is by suppressing it. This happens when you hold your anger and stop thinking about it. But this unexpressed anger can create other problems like hypertension, high blood pressure, and even depression. It may turn you into a cynical and sarcastic person. Sarcasm is the most common expression of unexpressed emotions.

The second way is by calming yourself, not just by controlling your outward behaviour but also by controlling your inward responses and letting the feeling subside. But at times, this leads to inaction out of the fear of getting you angry or others getting angry at you.

The final way is expressing your anger appropriately. It means you may assertively express your feelings but not in an aggressive manner. This allows you to be respectful of yourself and others. It is the healthiest way to express anger. In the name of managing anger, we end up holding it in or avoiding associated feelings. This way, we create apathy and indifference among common people and produce mere followers. But as a progressive society, we need angry but thoughtful citizens who are leaders in the true sense and can lead society and bring positive changes and not just deaf and dumb followers. Since expressing anger appropriately is a learned behaviour, we can make each and every member of our young generation assume the true leader of tomorrow.

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Punita Chouhan
The Fabindia School
pch@fabindiaschools.in

गलतियों को स्वीकार करना: कृष्ण गोपाल

 अधिकांशतः ऐसा होता है कि माता-पिता बच्चों को गलतियाँ करने पर डाँटते है और अपेक्षा करते हैं कि पहली बार में ही बच्चा उस काम को सफलतापूर्वक पूर्ण कर लें। यदि बच्चा साइकिल चलाना सीख रहा है तो वह गिरेगा और संभालेगा यदि गिरने का डर उसके मन में बैठ जाए तो वह साइकिल चलाना नहीं सीख सकेगा। इसलिए यह आवश्यक है कि बच्चे को गलतियाँ करने की स्वतंत्रता दी जाए। साथ ही साथ बच्चे के मन में एक ऐसी भावना जागृत की जाए जिससे कि वह अपनी गलतियों को छिपाए नहीं बल्कि उजागर करें। बालक जब अपनी गलतियों को उजागर करेगा तभी वह उससे सीख भी लेगा, की गई गलतियों से सीख लेना भी हमें आदत में डालना पड़ेगा।

माता पिता के रूप में बच्चे की कमियों को स्वीकार करना चाहिए तथा उनमें जो खूबियाँ हैं उन्हें भी देखना चाहिए। तुलनात्मक आँकलन करना उचित नहीं क्योंकि हर बच्चे की प्रवृत्ति, सोच तथा तरीके भिन्न होते हैं। कोई भी व्यक्ति सभी क्षेत्रों में समान नहीं हो सकता। एक वयस्क व्यक्ति भी कई बार गलतियाँ कर जाता है तो बच्चे क्यों नहीं कर सकते। आवश्यकता केवल इस बात की है कि हम एक ऐसा वातावरण तैयार करें जिससे कि बच्चा अपनी गलतियों को नजरअंदाज ना करें तथा इन गलतियों को छिपाए नहीं।


हर बच्चा विशिष्ट है किंतु हर बच्चे का क्षेत्र अलग अलग हो सकता है। उदाहरण के लिए कोई बच्चा खेल में अच्छा है तो कोई शिक्षा में, कोई इन से हटकर किसी और क्षेत्र में रुचि दिखा सकता है। सभी बच्चों से एक प्रकार की अपेक्षा करना तर्कसंगत नहीं लगता। 


गलती करने पर डाँट पड़ेगी यह सोच कर बच्चे अपनी गलतियों को छिपाते हैं तथा अपनी कमियों का मूल्यांकन नहीं करते। परिणाम स्वरूप अपनी गलतियों से सीख लेने और कमियों को दूर करने के प्रयास नहीं किए जाएँगे, ऐसे में स्थिति पूर्ववत ही बनी रहेगी, किसी प्रकार का कोई परिवर्तन दृष्टिगोचर नहीं होगा। बालक को अपनी बात कहने का अवसर प्रदान किया जाना चाहिए। कुछ बच्चे वाचाल होते हैं जो अपने मन की बात को कह देते हैं किंतु कुछ बालक शांत प्रवृत्ति के होते हैं वे खुलकर अपनी बातों को नहीं कह पाते।


थोपे हुए काम केवल पूरे किए जा सकते हैं किंतु उनमें नवीनता, सृजनात्मकता दिखाई नहीं देगी। इसलिए यह आवश्यक है कि बच्चों को बोलने का अवसर दिया जाए। गलतियाँ होने पर स्वीकार करें तथा अपनी कमियों को दूर करने का प्रयास करें। तभी हम बच्चे को सही राह दे सकेंगे। 


कृष्ण गोपाल दवे

The Fabindia School, Bali

kde@fabindiaschools.in

Hope and Friendship - Visionary JMMS

Hope is that value in life that never lets you stop believing.

When the journey of life is going through the dark tunnel, hope is that spark of light at the end, which keeps you moving forward despite the hardships. It helps you to believe that there is a new morning after a dark night.

Friendship is a quite strong bond. It is a beautiful relationship that you have chosen. Friends are the ones who help, correct, encourage, motivate, inspire, influence and guide you. They have the magic to fill happiness in the darkest of times.

"A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails ".
- Donna Roberts

This is a true story of a teacher. Her friends came into her life when she had lost all hopes; they believed in her and helped her in her dream journey. The friends became the light of hope in her life's dark phase and remained by her side. She eventually became what she always wanted to be. The story tells us, let your hopes and not your hurts shape your future.


Visionary JMMS at the John Martyn Memorial School, Salangaon, Dehradun 
- Neelam Bhardwaj, Pareenita Negi, Manmohan Kaur, Ambica Gurung and  Bharti Dangwal

Monday, April 12, 2021

Hope and Friendship - Aspiration JMMS

Brad Henry once said, " a good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instil a love for learning."

Hope is the greatest happiness for all and a great remedy for all despair and grief. It is hoped that we can wait for tomorrow and is only the commodity that is never-ending and is omnipresent. 

A friend in need is a friend indeed a very famous quote heard by everyone. Friendship is the greatest bond that everyone should have in their lives; they are friends who are with us in our thick and thin situations. 

We present true incidents on hope and friendship. This highlights the bond and a light of hope that a teacher bestows on the child. 
Aspiration JMMS at the John Martyn Memorial School Salangaon Dehradun - Renu Raturi, Sandhya Thadani, Sonali Sharma and Asha Devi

एक दिन फोन के बिन: सुरेश सिंह नेगी

संसार में बहुत सी चीजें ऐसी भी हैं जिसके बिना हम एक दिन भी नहीं रह सकते हैं। लेकिन अगर हम ठान  लें तो एक दिन के लिए उनके बिना भी रह सकते हैं। 

अक्सर कहा जाता है कि, एक छोटा बच्चा अपनी माँ के बिना एक दिन भी नहीं रह सकता है। लेकिन समय के साथ जैसे-जैसे वह बड़ा होता चला जाता है। वह अपनी माँ के बिना भी रहना सीख़ जाता है। ऐसा इसलिए होता है कि जब वह छोटा होता है तब उसके अन्दर समझ की कमी होती है। लेकिन आज हमें समझ होते हुए भी हम एक दिन भी फोन के बिना नही रह सकते हैं।

अगर आप, लोगों से पूछें कि क्या वह एक दिन फोन के बिना रह सकते हैं। तो ज्यादातर लोगों का यही कहना  होगा कि बिना फोन के हमें  नींद नही आती है, हमारा दिन फोन के बिना अधूरा सा लगता है या फिर हमारा  काम ही कुछ ऐसा है कि जो कि बिना फोन के हो ही नहीं सकता। काफी हद तक उनका कहना भी सही है क्योंकि उन्होने फोन को अपनी दिनचर्या का हिस्सा बना लिया है। 

आज के दौर में जिस तरह से फोन  का उपयोग हो रहा है मेरा मानना है कि ऐसा नहीं होना चाहिए। जब हमें   जरूरत हो उसी समय उसका उपयोग करें। सोचो कि कभी आपका फोन ख़राब हो जाए या फिर फोन की बैटरी खत्म हो जाए और पूरे दिन बिजली नही हो तब उस समय आप क्या करोगे। 

जिस प्रकार से हम अपने शरीर को स्वस्थ रखने के लिए उपवास रखतें हैं, ठीक उसी प्रकार से फोन को भी महीने में कम से कम एक बार पूरे दिन के लिए अपने से दूर रखें।

सुरेश सिंह नेगी

The Fabindia School, Bali
sni@fabindiaschools.in

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Happiness and Tolerance - Smart Alphains

Happiness is difficult to describe in words. It only is felt happiness is essential for leading a good life. Still, unfortunately, it is missing from the lies of most people happiness is a sense of well-being joy of contentment when people are successful, so for lucky they feel happy happiness is something that comes from within and not from extra mile things happiness does not depend on what you have a who are you it depends on what you think happiness is something that begins and ends with your happiness is a way of life and not something that can be achieved and kept.

Money can buy food, luxury is a lifestyle and several things many most facilities. Still, money cannot buy happiness. If money can buy happiness, then rich people would be the happiest person on the earth.

Tolerance is essential for bringing happiness to our life. Trailblazer to a vital role in any relationship; we should increase our level of tolerance. It is important for learning something in daily life, it helps us improve the listening skills, tolerance is essential in our family life because it has to convert our angry nest, is always the most common cause of commercial discrimination, people with intolerance create obstacles to peace and prosperity in society and in the end, such persons can never be someone's true friend as they are very annoying. Working in the kitchen is how do we increase our tolerance; meditation is one of the effective ways to increase tolerance; always at all times person has society to move forward tolerance means the willingness to tolerate or accept somebody behaviour or open and even if you don't like to do so, but it does not mean week was or inability to face problem create by others tolerance is the best of humanity

खुशी और सहिष्णुता

खुशी मन की भावना है यह आनंद की एक अवस्था है इसे शब्दों द्वारा वक्त नहीं किया जा सकता है ।खुशी इंसान को कई छोटी-छोटी चीजों से भी प्राप्त हो जाती है उसे पाने के लिए हमें कुछ बड़ा करने की जरुरत नहीं होती है जरूरत है तो केवल हमें अपनी खुशी को व्यक्त करने की अनुभव करने की। मनुष्य को अपने जीवन में हमेशा खुश रहना चाहिए मनुष्य को हर छोटी छोटी वस्तुओं में खुशी तलाश करनी चाहिए। परंतु वह खुशी के बजाय उसमें गलतियां निकालते दुखी होता रहता है ।कुछ लोगों का मानना है कि खुशी केवल पैसों से ही खरीदी जा सकती है परंतु ऐसा नहीं है खुशी मन के भाव है जिसे अनुभव किए जा सकते हैं लोगों के सामने व्यक्त किया जा सकता है। हम लोगों के दुख दर्द बाट कर उनकी छोटी-छोटी मदद करके खुशियां प्राप्त कर सकते हैं।

हमारी जीवन में सहनशीलता का बहुत महत्व है। आज के समय को देखते हुए यदि हम देखें तो मनुष्य थोड़ी से दुख और परेशान ऐसे घबरा जाते हैं टूट जाते हैं। ऐसे में मनुष्य में सहिष्णुता का गुण होना आवश्यक है ।यह उसे दुख और परेशानियों में भी सहनशील होना सिखाता है। उदाहरण के लिए देखें तो महात्मा गांधी का सादगी भरा जीवन बहुत ही सहनशील था ,वह अपने प्रत्येक कार्य और व्यवहार में सहनशील रहते थे। आज हमें आवश्यकता इस बात की है कि हम सहनशील बने ताकि हमारे कर्म और व्यवहार से किसी को कोई कष्ट यह तकलीफ ना हो ।सहनशील व्यक्ति जीवन में सब कुछ हासिल करने की क्षमता रखता है। सहनशीलता व्यक्ति का एक विशेष गुण है।

Smart Alphains at Alpha Beta School Jaipur - Neerja Vajpeyee, Shalini Johri, Bharti Sharma' Surendra Sharma and R. K. Jain

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