‘’Child is a stage in life and not a parking lot to get into the future.”- Mrs.Ayushi Sharma

There has been a rapid corrosion of ethical and moral values in Indian society. However, before independence we had pride for our character but we have lost the ethical and moral values. We held our heads high and earned a great deal of respect values and needed to guide the human beings on the right path, to inculcate the concept of universal brotherhood and to achieve the absolute values of Truth, Goodness and Beauty, to give direction and firmness to life and bring joy, satisfaction and peace of life.

Above all, the most important need is to inculcate all five core values: TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, LOVE and NON-VIOLENCE. The prosperity of a country depends neither depends on abundance of its   revenue nor on the beauty of its public buildings, but its dignified citizens, in its men of education and character.

Globalization has brought about turmoil in the economic scenario worldwide. It has also influenced every aspects of human life relations. It has brought superficially into family life and human relations.

Parents, teachers, siblings, elders and friends play an important role in child development and, more importantly, the family and teachers have a critical role. Some parents value the child as a source of happiness, some others look at it as an opportunity to realize their dreams (not the child’s); to some it is a protection in their old age and to some others it is a burden. In the circumstances, the magic and pleasure of childhood get destroyed. Development is the function of learning, adapting and changing. The pace and pattern of development vary from one child to other. Some children develop like “chicken to hen” and some others from “caterpillar to butterfly;” some grow as “fish in the water” and others struggle like “fish out of water”.

Good communication helps effective social interaction. Responding to the doubts from within the child deserves priority over the child answering questions from adult. Every child is unique, and each one is good in one thing or other and no child is beyond hope. Praising the child at every stage will generate joy in learning. Teachers and parents have to help the child to learn even from frivolous success as well as fruitful failure.

A teacher should endeavor to mold the personality of the student s and to motivate them to take part in building up of an equitable society wedded to the Gandhian ideal of ‘wiping every tear from every eye’. Professing great ideals and holding high aspirations are not enough: translating those ideas into purposeful action and time bound programme is needed. A teacher should make the students to transcend the national prejudices and to cultivate the global perspective. The teacher should never be content with routinely teaching the prescribed lessons. Within the constraints and limitations imposed by the academic schedule, he has to rope in several additional-inputs, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities so as to enrich the knowledge and experience of the students. One should always keep in mind the fact that text is only a pretext. A lot more is needed to develop the all-round personality of the students to prepare them to live a purposeful life. Here is an action plan to achieve the set goals.

A teacher should imbibe in his student time-tested values of Indian culture. A teacher should impress upon the students that science is not at all a contradiction to religion and spirituality. Therefore, a teacher should strive hard to drive away superstitions from the mind of the students. A teacher should make efforts to ingrain this spirit of equality among the student community and thereby bring attitudinal change in the youth. As the global citizens and stake-holders of the beautiful planet, we have great responsibility in protecting the environment from pollution and degradation. We are morally bound to handover to our future generations the clean and serene environment intact. A teacher should strive hard to teach the young men and women the value of work culture. They would be made to realize that work is worship. A teacher should try to persuade the students to scrupulously follow the law. A teacher should make sustained efforts to make the students to think creatively and independently. Teacher should help creating dynamic leadership among the youth who “dare to dream and strive to achieve”.

‘’The teacher should act as a good mason and make sound bricks that are used in the national construction’’.

 Ayushi Sharma

Author is a part of Management Committee of Arwachin International School and plays an important role in day to day activities as well as major decisions related to schools. in addition to that, she is also the director cum principal of Little Ducklings.

MY LATIN AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN TRIP – PHOTO CONTEST

MY LATIN AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN TRIP –  PHOTO CONTEST

About the Contest :

The Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) in Collaboration with Delhi Photography Club (DPC) is organizing the Third Edition of the Photography Contest “My Latin-American and Caribbean Trip” MLCT 2018. The previous editions of this contest enjoyed a very warm and enthusiastic reception by the Indian public.

The great collection of diversity and beauty captured in more than 100 photographs received in the last two years, not only demonstrates the growing interest of Indian tourists in the region, but also a passion for Latin America and the Caribbean that is being transmitted through their mesmerizing digital images which have become attractive postcards of the natural, cultural and gastronomic riches that Latin America and the Caribbean countries have to offer.

This year participants can send up to 5 photographs (each of them, at least 2 MB minimum) taken during their trips to Latin America and the Caribbean from 1 June to the 30 October 2018 to the email mylactripindia@gmail.com.

The themes of the photos should be within the following categories: landscapes, people, monuments and others that may represent the country or countries visited by the photographers. The winning photographs will be placed in an exhibition in New Delhi and the first three winners will be awarded.

Rules and Regulations

The contest is only for Indian nationals residing in India. Participation in this contest is completely free and the participants can choose any theme focus; (landscapes, monuments, people etc). The only requirements are that the photographs should be taken in Latin American & Caribbean countries.

Each participant may submit up to 5 photos in digital format and the minimum file size for each photo entry is 2 MB.

The photos should be sent by email to the account mylactripindia@gmail.com

The email must indicate the full name of the person, age, sites where the photograph was taken (City and Country), contact information and a brief description of the photograph.
Selfies or collages are not allowed.

The photos will be accepted till 30 October 2018.

The evaluation of the photographs will be conducted by a committee comprising of officials from the Embassies of Latin American and Caribbean countries, travel journalists & travel agents who will select the finalists.

Winners will be directly contacted through email in the last week of November.

The winning photographs will be displayed in a gala exhibition in New Delhi where the photographers will be invited.

 

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ICAW Poster Contest

Call for Entries: The International Compost Awareness Week Committee invites YOU to get involved in ICAW 2019. We’re looking for anyone interested in participating in our 17th Annual Poster Contest. The winning poster will be used to promote International Compost Awareness Week, May 5 -11, 2019.

POSTER THEME: Cool the Climate – Compost!

The contest runs from September 1 until November 5, 2018 and is open to anyone who wishes to share their artistic creativity to promote this year’s theme. The winning poster will serve as the promotional piece to share nationwide the 2019 International Compost Awareness Week theme. We invite municipal, facility or state agency representatives, industry professionals, students, youth groups, commercial composters, green industry businesses, gardeners, environmentalists, EVERYONE, to join in the fun Whether or not you have celebrated or been involved in ICAW in the past, we want you to participate this year. The contest is open to anyone ten years old and up from anywhere in the world.

The 2019 ICAW theme, “Cool the Climate – Compost!” recognizes the connection between soil health and the climate. Soil plays an important role in our environment. Healthy soil is at the heart of planetary, agricultural and human health. This year’s theme highlights that soil management practices with compost is key to soil health and migrating climate change. By composting, we return nutrients to the soil, help capture carbon from the atmosphere, resist drought and disease and provide fresh air.

It’s easy to enter! Here’s how it works: The poster contest winner will have his/her poster reproduced and distributed to thousands nationwide. It will be the official 2019 International Compost Awareness Week poster and featured on the CCREF website as well as on the US Composting Council website too. The winning “poster artist” will have his/her name posted on the CCREF website and will be included on all print material and in any press releases in association with our annual ICAW celebration.

The successful poster winner will receive a $500 prize. The contest is open to anyone from ten years old to adult. There are 3 contest divisions: grades 3-7, grades 8-12, and college – adult. The best from each division will be entered into the final contest. The winning design will be chosen before the end of the year.

The contest begins on September 1, 2018 and continues until November 5, 2018.

This is YOUR opportunity to display your creative talent and show your belief in composting and in the benefits of using compost!

Please read the Poster Contest Rules before submitting your application form with your poster design.

For more information: Click Here

“Mudmee: A Shared Silk Heritage” Exhibition on View until 25 September 2018

The Royal Thai Embassy, in collaboration with the National Museum, New Delhi and the Thai Khadi Research Institute, Thammasat University, organizes a special exhibition “Mudmee: A Shared Silk Heritage” at the National Museum, New Delhi.

“Mudmee: A Shared Silk Heritage” is an exhibition on Mudmee silk which features around 50 pieces of old and new Mudmee silk from Thailand, and a few dresses and accessories made from Thai Mudmee silk, along with a selection of Indian Ikat silk from the collection of the National Museum, New Delhi

Thailand and India have shared a long history of textiles. Various types of textiles were imported from India to Siam for the local market and royal court use since Ayutthaya period (14th – 18th Century) including block-printed or painted cotton (chintz) from Masulipatnam, silk brocade from Banaras, and patola (double ikat silk) from Gujarat. Siamese had commissioned Indian-made textiles with Siamese royal patterns exclusively for the royal court, usually with the flame motifs, as seen in traditional Thai paintings and architecture. At the same time, textiles with simplified or mixed patterns of Indian taste were produced for the general Siamese public. These Indian-Thai patterns and motifs can still be seen in the Mudmee Silk in Thailand today.

The exhibition was inaugurated on Friday 10 August 2018 by H.E. Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of Thailand, and Dr. B. R. Mani, Director General, National Museum, New Delhi. Dr. Anucha Thirakanont, Director of Thai Khadi Research Institute and Curator of the Exhibition, gave a special lecture and led gallery walk for the guests at the Opening evening.

It was a very auspicious occasion to open an exhibition on Mudmee in August as the 12th August 2018 was the 86th Birthday Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand. One of Her Majesty’s royal initiatives is to revive and modernize Mudmee and Thai silk. In the early 20th Century, the appreciation of handwoven Thai textiles had generally declined due to westernization of culture and fashion. Her Majesty began to revive the weaving tradition and promote the use of Mudmee and Thai silk by working directly with villagers, preserving the traditional Mudmee patterns which are unique to each village, and introducing improvements in textile production to better reflect the demands of the market. At the same time, Her Majesty also promoted Thai silk through her attire on the national and international stage and commissioning world renowned designers to create fashionable wear using Mudmee and other Thai silk. Her Majesty Queen Sirikit initiated the Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques (SUPPORT) to promote the production of traditional Thai crafts, especially handweaving, as a means of supplementing rural Thais’ income. Through Her Majesty’s pioneering work, people throughout Thailand and abroad have come to know and appreciate Mudmee and Thai silk, and silk production has become a main source of income which has helped improving the quality of lives of Thais in rural areas.

The Exhibition will be on view for the public until 25 September 2018. Entry with Museum ticket.

Inspire Awards for Class 6-10 Students by DST, Govt. of India

The Department of Science & Technology (DST) is implementing a national program Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) for attracting talented young students to study Science and pursue career in Research. This Program is being implemented since 2009-10.

INSPIRE aims to identify, sustain and strengthen human capacity for Research and Development base of the country. Inspired research achieved by means of an innovative scientific pursuit is the objective of this flagship scheme of the DST. INSPIRE Program covers students in the age group 10-32 years. It has five components spread over in three major schemes. These are:

i. Scheme for Early Attraction of Talents for Science (SEATS) – INSPIRE Award and INSPIRE Internship,
ii. Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) – INSPIRE Scholarship, and
iii. Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC) – INSPIRE Fellowship and INSPIRE Faculty Awards.

The first component i.e. INSPIRE Award MANAK ( Million Minds Augmenting National Aspiration and Knowledge) scheme, previously known as INSPIRE Award Scheme, is being implemented through State and UT governments with objectives (i) to attract young students to study science and pursue research career (ii) to promote creative thinking and foster a culture of innovation among them.

Under INSPIRE Award MANAK scheme, in a financial year, ten (10.0) lakh ideas are being targeted from more than five (05) lakh middle and high schools across the country, out of which one (1.0) lakh ideas are to be shortlisted for an initial award of Rs. 10000/- each, for preparation of project/model/showcasing of idea and participation in the District Level Exhibition & Project Competition (DLEPC). The students who are eligible to participate under this scheme should be in the age group of 10-15 years studying in class VI to X. The award money under this scheme is being transferred directly into the bank accounts of the students through Direct Benefit Transfer. The selected students in DLEPCs participate at State Level Exhibitions and winners of State Level Exhibitions further participate in the National Level Exhibition organized every year. The participants of the National Level Exhibition are also provided mentorship for prototype development in association with reputed science and technological institutions of the country. All middle and high schools of the country whether Government, private, semi-private, aided, un-aided are eligible to nominate 2-3 students from their schools, during a financial year, along with all the details including a brief write-up of the idea of the student. The short listing of students for INSPIRE award MANAK and mentoring will be provided by National Innovation Foundation (NIF), Ahemdabad, a autonomous organization of DST, based on the idea submitted by the student.

 

For more detail : http://www.inspireawards-dst.gov.in/UserP/index.aspx

Mexico is looking for those kids who drew paintings 50 years ago!

The Embassy of Mexico in India is searching for Indians who drew these paintings 50 years ago!   🖌️🎨

The Government of Mexico is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the “World Children’s Painting Festival” held during the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, and Mexican government wants to acknowledge the contribution of the child artists (now adults) in this cultural initiative of the #Mexico68Olympics. 

1. Sujata Sharma (Modern School Barakhamba Road, New Delhi / age 14 at the time)
2. Ira Sachdeva (Malka Ganj, New Delhi / age 12 at the time)
3. Sanat Kundu (age 13 at the time)
4. Vivek Kuchibhatla (age 9 at the time)
5. Ela Ems (age 8 at the time)
6. Leela Sudakaran

We urge anyone who recognizes the names or the paintings to contact the Mexican Embassy in New Delhi: contactoembind@sre.gob.mx or call +91 – (011) 24117180/81/82/83.

Lets share and help Mexico to find these above mentioned 6 indian artists, who drew these beautiful paintings. 

Embassy is  searching the artists who drew following painting during their childhood. 

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Google India Code to Learn contest 2018

Google India Code to Learn contest 2018.

 

  • Computer teachers of students in classes 5 to 10 can register for their students
  • Computer teachers can nominate 10 students from each class category, total 30 students from each school can participate
  • Students create a project using Scratch or App Inventor – fun and cool tools created by MIT
  • Projects need to be submitted on this site by 31-August-2018 (End of Day) 
  • Win cool prizes
 
If you have any queries write to us on: code2learn [at] google [dot] com

GREEN OLYMPIAD 2018

GREEN Olympiad is an annual written examination on environment initiated by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in 1999. The exam is conducted by Environment Education & Awareness Area (EEA) of TERI and attracts participation from school students across India and abroad.

The examination is open only for schools affiliated to recognized education boards and educational trusts. Students enrolled in such schools from grades IV to X can appear in this examination.

The registration for ‘GREEN Olympiad’ has been extended till 15 August 2018. However, schools can register their students ONLY for 31 October 2018.

click here for more information

 

ICMR Essay Competition-2018

The Indian Council of Medical Research invites entries [only soft copy as pdf] from under graduate and post graduate medical students for 2018 ICMR Essay Competition on the above two topics of max. 2000 words each by August 15, 2018.

Winners of both the essays will be awarded three cash prizes each viz.,

  • First Prize of Rs. 1.0 Lakh,
  • Second : Rs 50,000/-
  • Third : Rs 25,000/-

Results will be declared on October 2, 2018.

The best essays will be published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research.

The entries i.e.,soft copy as pdf file may be sent through the Principal/Director of the medical college to

Dr N.C.Jain, Scientist G & Head,

HRD, ICMR, Ansari Nagar,

New Delhi 110 029

[email : icmrcri.hrd@gmail.com]

No hard copy

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