:: LEADERSHIP FOR
A VIBRANT SCHOOL CULTURE ::
A two-day Seminar Cum
Workshop on “Leadership for a Vibrant School Culture” was organized for
teachers on 17th & 18th May 2018 in its premises.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp by Dr. Rajesh Hassija,
Chief Guest, Dr. (Mrs.) Manik Barsaley, Founder Principal Cum Manager,
Dr. S.K. Sharma-Principal, Mr. Vibhu Shrotria- Vice Principal, Mrs.
Purnima Upadhyay- Head Mistress and Incharges followed by cultural
performances and welcome of the guests.
After the welcome address given by Dr. S.K. Sharma, the Key Note Address
was delivered by Dr. Rajesh Hassija who in his discourse explained that
effective management is a pre requisite to
being viewed as a great
leader. ‘Leadership is built on solid management skills’ - the statement
was supported by examples of great successful personalities like – Dr. Verghese Kurian, Dr. C.V. Raman, Mother Teresa, Dr. Abdul Kalam Azad to
name a few. The discourse was replete with anecdotes, examples and facts
which left an indelible mark on one and all.
A deeper understanding of Ayurveda was provided in the first session
‘Stress Management’ by Mr. Rajeev Narang- Founder and Co-director,
Aarogyalay. He stressed that Ayurveda is the
science of creating harmony
between a person and his environment and a lifestyle based in harmony is
a stress free lifestyle. Mr. L.V. Bhardwaj (Spiritual speaker)
enlightened the teachers on ‘The significance of Gita in Today’s
Life’.According to him distractions could easily lead our lives off
course but making God the center and highest priority one can stay
headed in the right direction.
An informative session on ‘POCSO’ by Ms. Shipla Dalmia (Advocate, DLSA,
Shahdra) focused on educating the staff about their responsibilities
towards children. They were sensitized on the ways to deal with little
children, teenage girls and boys. The Protection of children from sexual
offenses Act (POCSO) and other constitutional laws pertaining to child
safety were also delivered to the staff.
The following day commenced with Zumba – pretty much the most awesome
workout and the trending workout way was a vibrant and fun-filled
session taken by Zin Pankaj Soni (Zumba Instructor). The teachers danced
to great music which provided a welcome respite from the usual monotony
of schedule life.
‘Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection’ – was
expounded in the session ‘The Power of Positive Feedback’ by Mr. Lucky Pucchrat (Director, Mavricks India solution). The session highlighted
that life thrives on feedback and dies without it. Also, the highest
form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything
Forming good working relationships with parents is imperative in helping
students to be successful. The session ‘Handling 21st Century Parents’
was taken by Ms. Vani Anand (Founder Director, Zenith Excellence and MUN
Advisor). It was a very important and relevant subject explained in a
‘21st Century Education: be the Change’ – the last session of the
seminar was taken by Mrs. Anjali Singh (Educator and Motivational
Trainer, Ratna Sagar) extensively covered different ways and means to
empower students with 21st century deep learning skills. The session
provided advantages of flipping over traditional teaching methods. It
provided a platform to the teachers to understand that flipping fosters
independent learning, encourages higher student’s engagement, promotes
peer interaction and collaboration skills.
Valedictory function was chaired by Mr. Bhupinder Singh Mavi (Chairman,
OBC Commission, Delhi NCR) and Mr. H.P.S. Bakshi (Secretary, Bharat
Scouts and Guides and Director, B.R. International School). Mr.
Bhupinder Singh shared his views on the vital role of teachers in the
lives of students and the most significant function of schools beyond
teaching subject knowledge – socialization and the transmission of
cultural norms and values.
The Seminar Cum Workshop was an enlightening experience for the teachers
who got to learn various new methods to keep pace in the rapidly
changing and evolving world of education.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Sudha Chadha (Incharge)
followed by the National Anthem.
:: EMPOWERING GIRLS :
POCSO SEMINAR ::
A seminar on various
aspects of POCSO Act on 2nd May, 2018. The resource person - Mr. Akash
Legal Service Authority (DLSA), Karkardooma court was rendered with
pleasure in the school. Mr. Jain emphasized on the structure and working
of judicial system all over India. He gave fictitious illustrations to
explain to the students the various aspects of child abuse and violence
like bullying, stalking and types of sexual and mental harassment.
Students were also apprised of the punishment criteria for the same.
POCSO Act and JJ Act were explained in a simple and informative manner.
The consequences faced by victims and offenders too were discussed.
based on ways to protect one from abuse were also shown to create
awareness among students.
In the interactive session, the students put forward their doubts and
queries. Legal aids and respective helpline numbers were also shared.
The seminar was indeed informed and was well communicated.
THROUGH MEDITATION ::
two-day seminar was organized for the teachers on 1st and 2nd
January,2018 on the theme ‘Motivation through Meditation’ with the aim
to broaden their vistas of knowledge and to help them keep motivated to
combat stressful life and excel in their profession. Hon’ble Founder
Principal- Dr.(Ms.) Manik Barsaley and Principal Dr. S.K Sharma rendered
a warm welcome to Swami Agnivesh ji- our chief Guest who is a renowned
social activist and former member of legislative assembly. The students
presented a soul gratifying Guru Vandana to invoke the blessings of the
Almighty followed by Sarva Dharma Prarthana highlighting that God is
one! Further, the students presented a scintillating folk dance of
Gujrat displaying their vibrant culture.
in his discourse stressed that it was necessary to change self from
within and change the society from without and propagated the
significance of three D’s i.e doubt, to debate and if necessary to
dissent. According to him these were important to develop human
intellect. He urged everyone to meditate which is self-reflection and
introspect about three perennial questions ‘Who am I? Why I am here?
What will be left of me when I am no more? The seminar was indeed
thought provoking as it unfolded the deeper meaning of life. After
Swamiji, Ms. Harveen Sukhija from the Art of Living Under scored the
significance of living in present for perennial success Besides the role
of meditation in controlling the mind and heart and a powerful means to
cleanse one’s mind.
Swami Punitanandji- a social activist discussed the reasons of
exponential increased issues of depression and suicides. Mr. Brahmkumar-
Dr. Gaurav Aggarwal, a medico legal consultant expounded the real
significance of the Omnipotent power and science.
The second day of the seminar embarked on the healing power of yoga. Mr.
Yogesh Kumar- Gen Sec. of
Bhartiya Yog Sansthan explicitly emphasised about the society
transcending through Yoga whereas Dr. Ram Avatar-Project Officer ‘Yoga’
Directorate of Education who propounded about decentralization of
anxiety through discipline. Dr. Avatar demonstrated some Yog Asanas
which could instil discipline among students.
In the subsequent session, Swami Prasun Kumar Biswas ji from RK Mission
presented dichotomy between progress versus spirituality and discussed
very meaningful ideologies of Swami Vivekananda. Dr. Rekha and Dr.
Biswas-Social Activists, apprised everyone on the importance of
meditation for the healing of inner self and taught various Mudras to
The seminar culminated with the valedictory function wherein the Chief
Guest- Dr. S.L Jain,Director of Mahavir Model School was extended a
cordial welcome by Dr. (Mrs.)Manik Barsaley and Dr. Sharma followed by a
vivacious Rajasthani dance and Yoga presentation by the students. All
the rapporteurs gave a detailed overview of the two day’s inspiring
sessions to the Chief Guest who in his address to the teachers fostered
the theory of Karma, the existence of God and motivated everyone to
remain contended, to do good and reap the best!
Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Vibhu Shrotria- Vice Principal and
the sessions concluded with the National Anthem.
:: SEMINAR CUM WORKSHOP
ON STOCK EXCHANGE ::
The Commerce department of the school organized a seminar cum workshop
on the topic, Stock Exchange for the students of class XII (commerce
stream) on 13 th Nov2017. This workshop was conducted to enrich
students’ knowledge regarding stock exchange which is a part of their
The seminar was conducted by Mr.
Harbinder Sokhi, manager in BSE (IPF), presides in stock exchange
office, at Rajinder Place. The Vice Principals Mr Vibhu Shrotria and Mrs
P.V. Barsaley welcomed the guest. In his session
he covered following points: -
stock exchange dealing, right of investors, SIP (systematic investment
Plan), Mutual Funds, Stock market Index, Demat account trading, paying
in, Paying out concept, and concept of depository. Over all the session
was very informative for the students.
“Happiness is when what you think, what
you say and what you do are in harmony.”
Keeping in mind the above saying, a workshop was organised for the
teachers of the Primary and Middle wing on 15th September , 2017.
Incharge accorded a floral welcome to the resource person Mr. Chitvan S.
Nanda, faculty member, Art of Living and an internationally renowned
artist and Ms. Archana Sharma. To begin with , the resource person ,
acquainted the teachers with the fact that the ‘Art of Living’ Happiness
program is a unique and profound breathing technique. It is a practical
tool that restores body, mind and spirit into its natural rhythm of
The workshop was indeed an enriching
experience for the teachers as it was a perfect blend of powerful
breathing techniques, yoga and meditation taught in a fun filled
interactive session which was enjoyed by one and all.
Mr. Nanda subtly emphasized on the fact
that in today’s busy and stressful life , it is vital to take out just a
few hours and learn how to successfully manage your emotions which can
make us happy. He opined that if teachers learn the techniques to
remain stress free and embrace happiness , it will eventually
positively affect their teaching as well. If the teachers are happy,
they can transmit happiness to their students as well which can enhance
their students’ concentration , understanding and focus. He stated that
unknown to most of us who seek happiness outwardly, true and everlasting
happiness lies within us and the ‘Happiness’ program takes us to the
point where we effortlessly reconnect to the inexhaustible source of joy
through effective yogasanas , pranayam and breathing techniques.
The workshop concluded on a very positive
note with teachers determined to integrate the funfilled activities
learnt in the workshop in their teaching . Overall, the session proved
to be very informative and knowledgeable for one and all.
:: EARTH AND ITS
ENVIRONMENT WORKSHOP ::
Nature is personified as mother which
fulfils the needs of mankind and sustain life on this planet but human,
in return, has been so inhumane to it and exploiting the resources
continuously. The thought provoking question is: How will the resources
be preserved for the future generation?
To answer this question and sensitize the
students of G.P.S,Dilshad Garden, organised an interactive session on
24th July 2017.
Mr. Dinesh Kumar, Metropolitan Magistrate at Karkardooma Court, was the
speaker of the occasion. He was heartily welcomed by the Vice-Principals
Mr. Vibhu Shrotria and Mrs. Pooja Barsaley and Head Mistress Mrs. P.
Upadhyay. Then, Mr. Dinesh Kumar initiated a healthy discussion oriented
session with the students wherein he stimulated students to come up with
their innovated ideas to preserve the resources and save the mother
nature. He talked about the prevailing issue of ‘Global Warming’ and
incited students for suggestions to resolve it. The students showed
interest in the discussion and gave their budding solutions for the
conservation of resources. The Head Mistress Mrs P. Upadhayay gave her
words of wisdom to the students and urged them to be sensitive towards
conservation of resources.
In the end students vowed to use the
resources judicially and pass the word to others.
:: GURU PURNIMA
To mark respect to their Gurus , the students of the Middle Department
started the day i.e. 11th July , 2017 with ‘Tilak Abhishek’ of the
Founder Principal , Principal ,Headmistress , Incharges and all their
teachers and presented buds to them as a token of respect.
The programme commenced with the staging
of ‘ Guru Purnima ki Katha’ and a semi-classical dance depicting Guru
Vandana in Sanskrit. A group of students recited a hindi poem on the
importance of Gurus in our lives. In the end , a Qawwali in Sanskrit and
Hindi based on shlokas related to Guru ki Mahima and moral values was
presented by the students.
On the second day i.e. 12th July , 2017 ‘
Art of Living’ workshop was organized for the students. Ms Purnima
Upadhyay, Headmistress welcomed Mr Chitwan Singh with a planter .
Mr Chitwan Singh and his team interacted with the students and made them
learn innovative games , meditation and concentration techniques , yoga
and other amazing group activities through which they can become better
leaders , have enhanced concentration skills ,handle anger and emotion
and develop better understanding amongst parents and friends.
The session came to an end with each
heart full of love , joy and peace and that is what ‘Art of Living’ is
:: CLASS ROOM
school organized a two-day Capacity Building Programme for teachers on
'Classroom Management', on 16th and 17th of May 2017 in collaboration
with CBSE. Eminent resource persons, Principal of DLF Public School,
Mrs. Seema Jerath along with freelancer and former PGT (Political
Science) Mr. M. L. Sawhney graced the occasion as eminent Resourse
Persons and conducted the workshop. They were heartily welcomed by our
honorable Principal Dr. S.K. Sharma, Vice Principals and Incharges.
keynote address was deliberated upon by Mr. M.L. Sawhney, who focused on
the fact that effective classroom management requires teachers to have
skills and clear ideas of what exactly is needed to create a humanizing
environment in the classroom followed by Mrs Jerath who spoke about the
qualities of a good teacher -the most powerful person who can transform
lives. She also expressed about personal management which means putting
the right thing at the right place as teachers are now facilitators and
that effective teachers establish effective learning in classroom. She
then discussed various components of classroom management which included
Content Management, Conduct Management and Covenant Management. Mr. M.L.
Sawhney focused on ‘Developing Rules and Procedures for Effective
Classroom Management'. An activity was conducted to help teachers to
establish and strengthen proper and effective inter personal
relationship in the class.
Tips were also given for teaching large class such as, maximum space,
involvement of students and use of discipline to deal with misbehavior
and to recognize the attention span of students. Mr Sawhney emphasized
that arrangement of seating method should be such that the students and
teachers are comfortable with. It may be runway, horse shoe or cluster
method. A video about a teacher who guides, motivates, cares and is
deeply remembered was screened.
Thus, the objectives of the training programme was to adopt management
skills and techniques which will help the teachers to establish
classroom order and discipline, adopt effective strategies for dealing
with large classes effectively, rather than criticizing and losing
control, the teachers need to reinforce the point and communicate the
consequences. Right teaching style would enhance learning. The seminar
was full of influential activities and left the teachers more equipped
:: ENHANCING TEACHERS'
two day seminar cum workshop was organized for the teachers of Middle
Department on 16th and 17th May 2017 in the school premises.
The event began with the traditional
auspicious lamp lighting ceremony by Ms. Purnima Upadhyay
(Headmistress), Ms. Sudha Chadha (Incharge) along with resource person
Ms. Rajni Jauhri (consultant in British Council and a member of CBSE
inspection Panel). The guests and resource persons were welcomed and
felicitated by presenting bouquets and mementos.
seminar-cum-workshop had some learned resource persons- Ms. Rajni Jauhri
(consultant, British Council). Mr. Achal Gupta-(Zumba fitness Trainer,
certified Yoga and Meditation practitioner), Dr. Shipra (Dietician from
Litchi Knowledge Centre), Ms. Puja Jain(Psychologist and a resource
person from Litchi Knowledge Centre). The topics were Life Skills, Zumba,
Teachers Orientation on Health Champs programme and POCSO.
The first session started with a game
through which Ms. Rajni Jauhri tried to teach that everyone learns from
his or her own life. She explained to get success one should be planned,
prepare a strategy to achieve goal. Activities such as money game,
bouncing the ball, group activity: preparation
of planning an activity for a class, motivated teachers to find ways to
keep themselves happy and to always wear a smile. The next session on
Life skills aimed to increase the effectiveness, knowledge and time
management. Life skills help the students to learn adaptive and positive
behavior that enables them to deal effectively with the demands and
challenges of everyday life.
On second day, Dr. Achal defined Zumba
as an aerobics fitness programme featuring movements inspired by various
styles of Latin American dance. Though most Zumba involves high impact
moves like bouncing and jumping, it can be modified to meet personal
needs. Regular practice lower
the risk of heart disease and regulates blood pressure. Everyone
enjoyed Zumba dance steps thoroughly .
the next session Ms. Shipra focused on proactively involving students,
teachers and parents towards championing health today so every child
firm chance to be a leader tomorrow. Health champ is the first ever
comprehensive preventive health care solution for schools in India.
Ms. Puja Jain, Psychologist and a
resource person from Litchi Knowledge Centre talked about creating
awareness amongst teachers for various kinds of difficulties and
problems faced by children related to sexual abuse and stress among the
students which can be handled through counselling. She threw light on
POCSO i.e. protection of children from sexual offences in order to
effectively address sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of the
The event concluded
with a vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Purnima Upadhyay (Headmistress)
and National Anthem.
SEMINAR ON WORLD HEALTH
seminar was organized by Mars House on 7th April 2017 in the school
library to enlighten the students with the knowledge of simple
techniques of dealing with stress in their day to day life by improving
their diet pattern and benefit through the simple solutions provided to
them by the Dr .Shipra Sehgal chhabra.
The seminar was initiated by the staff of
Litchi, the Resource person guided every one with simple but effective
tips for a smooth life.
The seminar was enlightening for the
students of class VIII and teachers of Mars House.
SEMINAR CUM WORKSHOP
two day Seminar cum Workshop on the theme ‘Exploring new Vistas in
Education’ was organized in the school on 12th and 13th May, 2016 for
the teachers. The seminar commenced with the invocation of God. The
ceremonial lamp was lit by the Chief Guest- Mr. Sanjay Bhartiya,
Chairman Forum of Public Schools and the Guest of
Honour- Ms.Anupama Bhardwaj, Vice Chairperson Forum of Public Schools
along with the Founder Principal- Dr.( Mrs.) M Barsaley, Principal- Dr.
S.K Sharma, Vice Principals- Mr . Vibhu Shrotria and Mrs. P.V Barsaley
and the Incharges. After the ceremony the guests were accorded a warm
welcome which was followed by a cultural program presented by the
students. The seminar began with the keynote address of Mr.Sanjay
Bhartiya and Mrs. Anupama Bhardwaj’s address to the teachers. The
teachers were inspired by the versatile sapience of their words of
Soon after the inaugural session,
session on ‘Change your thoughts change your life’ by Dr. Hetu Khera, a
Homeopathetic Doctor . She expressed herself on Self belief, to be at
peace with self, happiness, good health, positivity etc.
Mr. Anurag Iyer spoke on the ‘Role of
technology in education’ and stressed on the need of restricting certain
sites on the Net and to create a security guard so that the sites are
not accessible to children.
In the fourth session Mr. Ankush Grover
spoke on ‘Nailing advanced teaching challenges’ and emphasized on the
need of shift from teacher centered to student centered approach. He
also urged the teachers to interact while using videos or other
techniques while teaching. According to him communication is an
important feedback channel; critical thinking and storytelling were
The second day kick started with a
rigorous ‘Yoga Session’ conducted by Dr. Vaishali from ISHA Foundation.
The teachers displayed their ardent desire by sincerely following the
instructions and performing to their best.
Mrs. Sitamani, Resource person from NIE
enunciated on ‘Personality development and grooming’. Her discourse laid
stress on transforming from a good teacher to a great teacher.
Last but one session was undertaken by
Mr. Lucky Puchran on the theme ‘Manner, Matter and Method’. He expounded
on Minimalization i.e. less is more, importance of communication and
that communication is intellectual property, training is the solution of
all problems and performers have a different body language. His session
was peppered with motivational quotes and videos which were enjoyed by
Mr. S.K. Bhattacharya, President
committee graced the Valedictory function as the Chief Guest. He was
a warm floral welcome and was presented with a memento. He was all
praises for the cultural program performers and thereafter he personally
went to all teachers and interacted with them. The rapporteurs apprised
the guest about the two day proceedings. The Key note address was
delivered by Principal- Dr. S.K Sharma following which the revered guest
addressed the teachers wherein he very emphatically stressed on the
positive discipline which meant character building, creating a
community. He believed that encouragement is the foundation of learning
and urged the teachers to create a resource center. With his humour and
lively interactions each and everyone was left becharmed.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Vice
Principal- Ms. P.V Barsaley and the two day rigorous training program
came to a close with the National Anthem.
SEMINAR CUM WORKSHOP FOR
TOPIC : BROADENING THE
CANVAS OF LEARNING
Greenfields Public School, Dilshad Garden
organized a seminar cum workshop for teachers on 15th and 16th of
January, 2016 entitled, ‘Broadening the Canvas of Learning’ encompassing
such topics as Health and Wellness, Nailing Global Threat, Modern
Scenerio and Indian Values, Psychological Issues and Communication
Eminent resource persons from different
fields of education and society expressed their views on the concerned
The seminar commenced with the lighting
of lamp by Founder Principal cum Manager Dr (Mrs) Manik Barsaley and
Principal Dr S K Sharma, followed by Ganesh Vandana by the students. The
keynote address was deliberated by Mr.Ezekiel Isaac Malekar, Honorary
Secretary of Judah Hyam Synagogue, who focused on learning skills, aim
and role of education to broaden the horizons of learning.
Ms Ishleen, an active member of LITCHI,
Health Organization dwelt on the topic of health and wellness for
everyone, to think beyond physical health and aim towards working for
society and community. Ms Anamika Yaduvanshi, chairperson of NGO
‘Astitve Mujhe Meri Pehchan’, deliberated on the need to revive Indian
values in modern scenario. She stressed on the fact that the children -
the future of tomorrow should not be allowed to suffer trauma because of
degrading values and lack of comprehensive value system.
Dr. Sudish Kumar, associated with
Bhartiya Yoga Sansthan and Meditation spoke about the art of living and
the joys of a healthy living – happy life . Mr Lucky Puchrat from HT
PACE delved on the topic of enhancing and developing communication
skills, an important tool in modern education.
Mr Inderjeet Singh, Scientist in Defence
Institute of Scientific Research discussed about psychological issues
and concerns of students and teachers.
Seminar cum workshop concluded with the Valedictory function. Mr. Puran
Chand, General Secretary, Council of Boards of school Education in India
graced the occasion. Mr. Chand was welcomed with memento, shawl and
planter respectively by Founder Principal cum Manager , Dr. (Mrs) Manik
Barsaley, Principal, Dr S K Sharma, Vice Principals, Mr. Vibhu Shrotria
and Mrs. Pooja Vipul Barsaley. The rapporteurs apprised the Chief Guest
of the proceedings of all sessions.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Vice
Principal Mrs. Pooja Vipul Barsaley.
The seminar cum workshop concluded with
the National Anthem.
HEALTH AND NUTRITION ISSUES
Greenfields Public School, Dilshad
Garden organized a workshop for teachers on 10th October, 2015 on
''Health and Nutrition Issues''. Dr Ishita Pant, Asstt Professor at
Department of Pathology, IHBAS talked in detail about health and
nutrition, creating awareness regarding healthy lifestyle, appropriate
food habits and physical fitness. During a two hour lively interaction
session with the teachers Dr Pant underlined ''healthy lifestyle is key
to healthy living''. Talking about diseases like diabetes, hypertension,
cancer, etc, she laid stress on consumption of natural, colourful
and unprocessed foods and also the right amount of food at fixed
time of meals. Importance of exercises and sleep to keep fit was also
emphasized by the guest speaker. Teachers also participated
enthusiastically sharing their experiences and asking question
pertaining to health and nutrition.
The informative session proved to be
quite educative and useful for the teachers, helping them understand the
importance of healthy eating.
Seminar- cum-Workshop On ‘Changing Landscapes of Learning, Values, Art &
two day seminar -cum -workshop on ‘Changing Landscape of Learning,
Values, Art & Skills’ was organized by Greenfields Public School on 18th
and 19th May 2015 in its premises.
L.V. Sehgal (Principal, Bal Bharti Public School) graced the occasion as
the Chief Guest for the inaugural session.
event commenced with the lighting of the lamp by Mr. L.V. Sehgal along
with Dr. (Ms.) Manik Barsaley Director Principal-cum-Manager, Dr. S.K.
Sharma Offg. Principal, Head Mistress and Incharges followed by cultural
dance performances which mesmerized one and all.
guests were welcomed & felicitated by presenting bouquets and mementoes.
seminar-cum-workshop had a unique panel of speakers – Mr. Ranjit
Majumdar (Field Training Manager, HT Pace), Ms Reecha Vasishtha
Knowledge Centre), Ms. Fozia Roohi (Asst. Prof, Guru Nanak College of
Education), Mr. Sharat Aggarwal and Dr. Poonam Kathuria (Member of Yog
Sansthan), Dr. Shipra Sehgal (Dietician, Litchi Knowledge Centre), Mr.
Ajay Kumar & Mr. Hemdutt Dikshit (Instructor, Department of Civil
Defense), who enriched the session by sharing their valuable opinions
and findings through the topics – Iceberg Module on Attitude, Preventing
Bullying & Ragging in Schools, Life Style Management , Yoga, Education
for Peace, Moral & Social responsibility and Preparedness for Disaster.
key note address was given by Mr. L. V. Sehgal where he complimented the
School Management for selecting a very appropriate theme of the
seminar. He defined education both as a curriculum for broadening the
mind - one of the hallmarks of an educated person – and as a way to
prepare for active participation as citizen.
Education is defined in terms of content subjects such as history,
literature , mathematics and are frequently held as the centre of the
core curriculum, yet there is an emergency sense that education should
focus more on the key attributes like critical thinking, writing,
speaking, reasoning and mathematical researching. The seminar provided a
platform to the teachers to understand that in the current globally
competitive, highly dynamic environment the students should be given an
opportunity to exercise skills and habits of mind.
foundation of success regardless of the chosen field is attitude and was
very well explained in the session ‘Iceberg Module on Attitude’. A
teacher’s positive attitude does cause a chain reaction of positive
thoughts, events and outcomes, acts as a catalyst & sparks extraordinary
teachers were sensitized more towards the issues of bullying in the
session ‘ Preventing , Bullying and Ragging in Schools’ wherein it was
reiterated that bullying can happen anywhere yet with greater
understanding of the extent, seriousness and dynamics the amount and
consequences of bullying can be greatly reduced.
Beneficial insight on different aspects of time management, stress
management, balance diet was provided in ‘Life Style Management’ – an
intervention designed to promote positive lifestyle and behavior change.
better life can be lead with a healthy, strong and flexible spine and it
was demonstrated in the ‘Yoga’ session through different ‘asanas’ like –
Tadasana, Makarasana, Shalabhasana, and Sukshma Kriyayein.
are to teach real peace in the world we shall have to begin with the
children’- Mahatma Gandhi’s words found the real meaning in the session
‘Education for Peace, Moral and
Preparedness is the main way of reducing the impact of disasters. A
deeper understanding on community based preparedness was brilliantly
covered in the session ‘Preparedness for Disaster’. How to respond to
emergencies quickly and effectively to protect children and families was
demonstrated by the volunteers through different methods like Fireman
lift, rescue crawl and snake lift in the last session of the seminar.
Valedictory Function was chaired by Ms. Madhulika Sen (Principal, Tagore
International School) in which she shared her views on values , arts and
skills and how they can be incorporated in the present education system
for the holistic development of the child.
event concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Purnima Upadhyay