vision V O L U M E I J U L Y T OS E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 0 J U L Y of INSIDE THIS T O ISSUE: Modernites EDITORIAL 2 vision PRINCIPAL’S 3 Vision without action is a dream. MESSAGE Action without vision is….. TODDLER’S 4-6 TRENDS Just passing time. THE RISING 7-10 Action without vision makes….. STARS A positive difference. SENIORS 11-14 SPEAK...
vision PAGE 2 SPECIAL POINTS OF of INTEREST: Address from the principal Modernites Modernites EDITORIAL shine in various activities Creativity zone Lyrical notes Our Newsletter is a kaleidoscopic amalgamation of the literary and creative talents of the students. It mirrors our hopes and aspirations and gives us an opportunity to have mind boggling sessions to learn, to explore and excel in team work. At the same time it teaches the value of cooperation to all involved. “When people work together in harmony and peaceINSIDE THIS everything seems bright and sunnyISSUE:EDITORIAL 2 when there is team enthusiasm, trust and beliefPRINCIPAL’S 3 the result is always great.”MESSAGETODDLER’S 4-6 Newsletter 2010 is an inaugural issue which will provide each student of MPS ampleTRENDS opportunities to express his/her inherent and dynamic personality traits throughTHE RISING 7-10 various genres of writing. It is a projection of expression and a canvas that depictsSTARS the wonderful scene at MPS. We acknowledge the benevolent support of MadamSENIORS 11-14SPEAK... Principal Mrs. Alka Kapur who has made this issue of the Newsletter possible. We wish that with each passing year our endeavour will achieve more perfection. We are sure that all the readers will find it interesting and enjoyable reading this Newsletter column. We seek your critical feedback to enable us to improve further. Ms. Manprit Kaur Dhingra
PAGE 3 SPECIAL POINTS OF vision of INTEREST: Address Modernites from the principal Modernites PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE shine in various activities To my young Ambassadors Creativity zone Who are like the kings and queens of the world Lyrical “Risk more than others think is safe notes Dream more than others think is practical Care more than others think is possible And the universe is yours” INSIDE THIS ISSUE:EDITORIAL 2PRINCIPAL’S 3 It gives me immense joy to see that our school has, over the years, acquired the true mark of excellence asMESSAGE a world class school, not only in the field of academic learning, but in all areas of educational activity.TODDLER’S Youth resonates with infinite potential. Youth is our future. I believe that the students’ accomplishments 4-6TRENDS will exceed with wildest dreams.THE RISING 7-10 The school is in constant and continuous process of educating and enhancing the personality andSTARS Knowledge of children, infusing them with a greater degree of confidence and poise than what theirSENIORS 11-14SPEAKS... predecessors gained from the school. Children have an impressionable mind full of curiosity and sensitivity, always seeking avenues to express their ideas. I have been striving to sharpen the quality of that consciousness and an urge in them to excel by providing ample opportunities for tapping this potential. I share my joy and applaud the creative contributions of students and members of MPS family in bringing out this issue of “ Vision of Modernities.” Alka Kapur
PAGE 4 TODDLER’S TRENDS My Excuses I started on my homework But I lost my pencil My ratty rat churned my notebook My computer went blank My naughty notebook played hide and seekChildren dressed My bossy brother pulled my chairup as fruits. I ran and pulled his ear My mommy mum shouted and pulled me up My darling dad did not even support me But wait! What am I upto? Finding excuses, scratching my brain It’s better to finish my work fast And then to run out to play. English Poem Recitation. Kashish Dhingra II B Flying I saw the moon Yesterday in the night Nursery Day Playing with clouds A chasing game It was the cloud who won But where has the moon gone It was behind the cloud The secret disclosed by my mom Soon it was shining againGrandparents day Bright with its silvery smile. Anurag Tomar II B Contd on next page…...
PAGE 5 Toddlers’ Trends Nur—III Nature My Best FriendOne day I sat down under a tree Although you live far away from meSuddenly came black clouds I always feel like you are with me,That scared me. I love to share my happiness with youI saw them gather together I love to share my sadness with youAnd thought that they were To me you are an idol of glee,Talking about me. And our friendship means a lot to me,Came the rains You are an ocean of happiness,That made me run helter shelter You are a pond of joyI stopped and realized You are the rays of sunshineIt is so nice to be with the nature. That brought amusement to my life.Nature is life nature is God I like sharing my thoughts with you,Don ’ t spoil it my friends Because you are such a wonderful person to beBecause it ’ s mother to all. around. My life would have been a tragedy without you, Teesha Batra I am lucky to have a friend like you. II D Isha Jain III D The name of my school is Modern Public School. It is a very big and beautiful school. My school has three floors. My classroom is very big. Everyday I see swings near my class and sometimes I take a ride on the swings. Children par- ticipate in various festival celebrations. I like all the teach- ers in the school. We have a fruit period for ten minutes during in which eating fruit is compulsory and this keeps us healthy and fit. We learn through smart class where our teachers show us beautiful modules. I love my school very much. Mitali Kurseja III D Contd on next page
PAGE 6 Toddlers’ Trends Nur—III Workshops / ActivitiesFancy Dress Competition Table manners workshop Puppet Show in the school Hindi Poem Recitationchild dressed up as vegetableseller. “Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation and a pinch of creativity.”Fancy Dress Competition Dance competition Students enjoying Rain dance Flight Of Imagination Kashish Bansal II E Rajat Mittal III D Bhavya Bajaj III A Contd on next page
PAGE 7 THE RISING STARS Child Labour Many children have smiling faces Fascinating And fun many a times, But there are some children Who never even have enough to dine, FactsEnglish Declamation They have to work all day, To earn their daily pay Some of them do cleaning, some of them do wearing But still its difficult for them To make a decent living. Why can’t these children enjoy if we can? Giraffes and cats can last longer without Only because they are the children of poor men water than camels. Why do they have to bear their master’s rod? Camels have three eyelids. Is it because they are children of a lesser God? Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as medicine. Reading Activity Please stop child labour, A snail can sleep for 3 years. No more mournful nights, Rats and Horses can’t vomit. But only innocent faces Stomach Produces new layer of mucus With happy smiles and sparkling eyes. every two weeks so that it does not digest itself. Gaurav Dhingra VI C Sagar Kamra VI C What is common betweenCalender making Activity Autumn leaves and Ripening Bananas The green colour in unripe bananas comes from chlorophyll, the same pigment that gives green leaves their colour. As bananas ripen, the chlorophyll breaks down and disappears, revealing the yellow colour, which was there along. The yellow and orange of autumn leaves are also revealed as their chlorophyll breaks down. When banana ripens, the starch changes to sugar and flesh softens as pectin (a carbohydrate) breaks down. Calender Making Competition Niehaal Singal IV A Contd on next page
PAGE 8 The Rising Stars IV _ VIII Higher temperatures are a part of the summer season, but over the last few years it seems that not a summer goes by without a fatal heat wave. Seniors especially are at risk from heat related health problems. These conditions can range fromHow to mild discomfort to full-fledged emergencies. Heat Related Conditionsbeat the Heat stress occurs when the body is strained as a result of hot weather. Heat fatigue is a feeling of weakness brought from high outdoor temperature. Symptoms heat include cool, moist skin and a weakened pulse. The person may feel faint. Heat Syncope is sudden dizziness experienced after exercising in the heat. The skin appears pale and sweaty but is generally moist and cool. The pulse may be weakened, and the heart rate is usually rapid. Body temperature is normal. Heat cramps are painful muscle spasms in the abdomen, arms or legs following strenuous activity. The skin is usually moist and cool and the pulse is normal or slightly raised. Body temperature is mostly normal. Heat cramps often are caused by a lack of salt in the body, but salt replacement should not be considered without advice from physician. Heat exhaustion is a warning that the body is getting too hot. The person may be thirsty, giddy, weak, uncoordinated, nauseous, and sweating profusely. The body temperature is usually normal and the pulse is normal or raised. The skin is cold and clammy. Although heat exhaustion often is caused by the body’s loss of water and salt, salt supplements should only be taken with advice from a doctor. Heat stroke can be LIFE -THREATENING! Victims of heat stroke almost always die, so immediate medical attention is essential when problems first begin. A person with heat stroke has a body temperature above 104.F . Other symptoms may include confusion, combativeness, bizarre behavior, faintness, staggering and strong rapid pulse, dry flushed skin, lack of sweating, possible delirium or coma Precautions to Prevent Heat Related Health Conditions Wear light-colored, lightweight clothing that is loose fitting for air circulation. Wear a hat or use an umbrella when outside, even if you are not in the direct sun. Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or greater, anytime you go outside. Water is the beverage of choice in the summer. Drink water before outdoor activities and drink water at regular intervals during the day. Avoid beverages with caffeine or alcohol that can aid dehydration. Try to schedule outdoor activities for cooler times of the day—before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. During outdoor activity, take rest breaks frequently and drink water every 15 to 20 minutes, even if you don’t feel thirsty. If you have clear, pale urine, you are probably drinking enough fluids. If you have a chronic medical problem, talk to your doctor about additional precautions you should take to prevent heat related illness. Some conditions and medications may place you at higher risk. If you show any signs of heat related illness try to get to a cooler place as soon as possible, sip some cool fluids and sponge yourself off with lukewarm top water. Sakshi Gupta IV C Contd on next page
PAGE 9 The Rising Stars IV _ VIIITen important words in COOL BANANA life FACTSThe most selfish one letter word… ‘ I’ – Avoid itThe most satisfying two letter word… Next to apple, banana is India’s ‘We’ – Use it number one fruit. It is nourishingThe most poisonous three letter word…. and can be eaten at any time of ‘Ego’ – Kill it the day. It is rich in proteins and important minerals like calcium,The most used four-letter word…. potassium, selenium, iron and many more. ‘Love’ – Value it Banana plant is not a tree but a giant herb of theThe most pleasing five-letter word… same family as the lilies, orchids and palms. ‘Smile’ – Keep itThe fastest spreading six letter word… Alexander the great discovered “The Banana” in ‘Rumour’ – Ignore it the Indian Valleys in 327 B.C. In 650 AD theThe hardest working seven letter word… Arabs introduced banana into Palestinian. ‘Success’ – Achieve itThe most enviable eight letter word… Today there are about 400 varieties of banana ‘Jealousy’ – Distance it available all over the world.The most powerful nine letter word ‘Knowledge’ – Acquire it A Banana helps us to keep fit. It overcomesThe most essential ten letter word… ‘Confidence’ – Never loose it. Depression Anemia Blood Pressure Constipation Heart Burn Bhavye Pujara Mosquito bites Amazing facts A snail can have about 25,000 teeth. A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to bite a 4-foot tall child inside. The volume of the earth’s moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean. There are only three animals with blue tongues. The black bear, the chow-chow dog and the blue-tongued lizard. South Africa is the only country with three official capitals: Pretoria, Cape town and Bloempontein. Aditya Khandelwal IV B Contd on next page
PAGE 10 The Rising Stars IV _ VIIIVarious workshops / Activities SUDOKO Book Mark Making English Declamation “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”Hindi Declamation Workshop Hindi Group SongCreative waves Saksham V A Gauri Sharma IV D Pratham Sahni IV D Contd on next page
PAGE 11 Seniors’ Speak Balance Sheet of Life I Believe Our birth is our opening balance, Our death is our closing balance, Our prejudiced views are our liability, Good comes from something bad, Our creative ideas are our asset, Heart is our current asset, There are tears of happiness and sadnessGreen Pyramid Soul is our fixed asset, Brain is our fixed deposit, Everyone has a guardian angel. Thinking is our current account, Good always goes rewarded well. Achievements are our capital, Character and morals our stock-in trade, The sun Shines after the rain. Friends are our general reserves, If you don’t get hurt you will never gain. Values and behaviour are our goodwill,Ghazal Competition Patience is our interest earned, Don’t do things the easy way, Love is our dividend, Being selfish never pays. Children are our bonus issues, Education is patent, Believe that dreams do come true, Knowledge is our investment, Experience is our premium account, There is destiny for you and me. The aim is to tally the balance sheet Surabhi Rashmi accurately, The goal is to get the best presented ac- XII A Space Club counts award, Wishing you balance always……………. Navya Mahajan“The precious XII Basset of a SPECTRUM OF COLORScountry is theskill, ingenuity& imaginationof its people.” Surubhi Sharma Aashita Gupta Shivam XI B X B XI B Contd on next page
PAGE 12 Seniors’ speak IX—XII POLITICS & YOUTH The India that we have today was never thought of by our Leaders. It is so because we are still an imperviously sovereign, incompe- tently socialist, illiberally secular and an immaturely democratic republic of India. We are a country of 1 billion but a nation of only 500 i.e. we have a huge unutilized capacity to become a full fledged democracy. What we presently lack is the ability. There are many misconceptions which breed in today’s society and are percolating down to the younger generation. That is why politics is shunned in today’s world. Ask any 10 year old about what he wants to become when he grows up??? He would say, Doctor,Lawyer, Engineer, Police Officer, Cricketer but never a politician. Why so?? The future of a nationlies on in its polity, the citizens and thereby its youth.On the other hand the young generation seems too pre-occupied with pressures of daily life such aseducation, environment, livelihood, luxury and indulgence.According to them politics is that bog (marshy place) which no one would like to step into as theirconscience would not allow to do so. Therefore the demand of a good leader does not meet anysupply curve with the end result that there is no interaction as their exists no market.But the fact remains that the youth has a tremendous role to play in politics. As of today it mightseem as uncharted territory but given time, things will improve and someone has to make a begin-ning. Youth has a creative outlook, a positive attitude required to face the ills of the country andyet move ahead and tackle them squarely instead of making speeches and polite conversations.Youth has the zeal, enthusiasm and energy to work for various issues of our country instead ofmasquerading under the banner of ‘India Shining’. Youth is the future of the country. There aremany more issues to be dealt with than are apparent in the day to day life. Our govt. machinery isunnecessarily loaded with vile bureaucrats with deep pockets always waiting and wanting to befilled endlessly.So as the common but aware and educated citizens of the country we should put our hands up andtake responsibility and impose our rights in this democratic land. We should get together and raiseour voice in unison for the betterment of the country and for a better TOMORROW. Shubham Mittal XII B Contd on next page
PAGE 13 Seniors’ speak IX—XII SANSKRIT IS THE ROOT OF INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGESThe first script as given to the world by India, was the „Bhramni Script’. It is believed that „Bhramni Script‟is as old as India. It was discovered approximately 194 Crores years ago. After that Sanskrit language wasdiscovered in India, which could be expressed in writing also. The script of Sanskrit is Dev Nagri whichtaught reading, writing and speaking to the world for the first time. Not only this, all other languages suchas German, Spanish, French, Turkish, Portuguese, and Italian etc were also derived from Sanskrit. It is hardfor us to believe that today also in many German Universities Sanskrit is taught as the main subject.Germany is the First country that introduced Sanskrit in a special university, which is also named after anIndian Sanskrit Professor. Every year German Government spends a huge amount on Ideology, whichmeans the study of facts and theories proved by India, because they are a great believer of Sanskrit. TheGerman Airlines Company „Lufthansa‟ is also named after a Sanskrit word “Luft-hans”, which means anextinct bird, which was once mostly found in India. Now, it has been proved by the Scientists that Sanskritis the best algorithm for the working of computers because of its unique qualities. Sanskrit has such aperfect grammar, that today in 21st century also the Grammar is as it is , as it was discovered thousands ofyears ago by „Maharishi Panini‟. Even languages like French and German have the same “Shabd roops andDhatu roops” like they are in Sanskrit language. However, deliberately some changes were made in theseLanguages so as to differentiate between them and Sanskrit . Sanskrit language has the largest Vocabularyconsisting of 282 Crores and 50 Lakh words in it. If we talk of Literature, then Sanskrit is the largestliterature in the world, but it could not be noticed because of its negligence. Due to the immense knowledgepresent in Sanskrit Literature, Britishers have stolen everything from India and recreated it to be spread intheir country. We, Indian can proudly boast that Sanskrit is the root of international languages. KumKum XI CWhat if ………….. What if God could not take the time to bless us today because we couldn’t take the time to thank him yesterday? What if God decided to stop leading us tomorrow because we didn’t follow him today? What if we never saw another flower bloom because we grumbled when God sent the rain? What if God didn’t walk with us today because we failed to recognize it as his day? What if God took away his message because we failed to listen to the messenger? What if the door of the church is closed because we didn’t open the door of our hearts? What if God answered our prayers the way we answer his call to service? What if God stopped loving and caring for us because we failed to love and care for others? What if God meets our needs the way we give him our lives??? Taruna Makhija XII B Contd on next page
PAGE 14 Seniors’ speak IX—XII Queen’s Baton 2010 DelhiThe Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi was unveiled at a spectacular cultural show held at India Gate in New Delhi on March8, 2009. The Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi is a combination of handcrafted excellence and precision engineering; it’s atrue symbol of India, a blend of its ancient roots and present vibrant, modern identity. It is also representative ofIndia’s diversity – the baton’s colour scheme showcases ‘soils’ from every corner of the country, a rich paletteranging from white sands to yellow clay, deep reds to dark browns and an array of other hues.The shape and design of the baton has been created using a triangular section of aluminum which is twisted in theform of a helix and coated with soil in a graduating pattern. The interweaving of coloured soils, including white sands,deep reds, warm yellows, dark browns and an array of other hues creates a very distinctive design, form and texturenever before seen in the styling of a Queen’s Baton. The very essence of India with its diversity and unrelentingendeavour towards a harmonious and progressive nation has shaped the inspiration of the baton.The Queen’s message has been symbolically engraved onto a miniature 18 carat gold leaf representative of theancient Indian ‘pathras’. The gold leaf inscription reflects the essence and the richness of culture in ancient India.Modern laser technology known as micro calligraphy has been used for the first time to reproduce the Queen’smessage in this style. The Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi is at 664 millimeters high and is 34 millimeters wide at thebase, and 86 millimeters wide at the top and weighs a mere 1,900 grams. The Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi is createdusing processes and technologies existing in India by Foley Design in partnership with Titan Industries and atechnology consortium led by Bharat Electronics Limited.The Queen’s Baton Relay is one of the great traditions of the Commonwealth Games, having been the curtain-raiserto every Games since Cardiff in 1958. The relay symbolizes the gathering of people from across the Commonwealthat the four-yearly festival of sport and culture. The relay traditionally begins with a commencement ceremony atBuckingham Palace, London, which coincides with the city’s Commonwealth Day festivities. There, Her MajestyQueen Elizabeth II entrusts the baton containing Her ‘message to the athletes’ to the first honorary relay runner. Therelay concludes at the Opening Ceremony as the final relay runner hands the baton back to Her Majesty, or Herrepresentative, and the message is read aloud. At that moment the relay ends and the Games begin. Over the yearsthe Queen’s Baton Relay has evolved into a powerful symbol of the unity and diversity of the Commonwealth ofNations. With each Games, the tradition grows in scale and significance– including more nations, involving moreparticipants and generating more excitement than ever before. Shubham Mittal XII B With Special Thanks To Madam Principal. Newsletter team……….. Editors: Mr. Lali Mathew Designers: Ms. Geetanjali Ms. Simerdeep Kaur Ms. Naina Nagpal Ms. Kavita Bhatia Ms. Manprit Kaur Dhingra