Wednesday 29 December 2021

Caring - Rishona Chopra

We all must have heard about Caring. 

Caring is helping someone, right?

Yes, but we can do much more if we have a wide heart. We could heal emotions too. We should always do it with an open mind, dedication, and love when we do something. Similarly, when we care for someone, we should always do it with a kind heart because if we aren’t, then we aren’t caring, and maybe we are hurting them too.

Now I’d like to present a story on Caring.

Care but to make people strong

Once there used to live a boy who was always told the caring is sharing and one must care for others. He wondered why to care for others when we don’t want to? Why don’t we build them strong instead? If we keep helping them with every bit of thing, then they will be weak! This seemed like a silly idea to others, and it might seem to you too, but it’s actually right!!

Of course, we must help and care for people, especially friends but if we help them in every small thing things which they are capable of doing we are actually making them weak because, today we are helping them but not everybody will right and that way your friends might feel too tired to do a very simple work!!

The boy thought this, but others didn’t like his ideas. Some even started making fun of him! This made him really sad, and he stopped helping people. His mother seeing this, told him that it’s essential to help people. He told his mother his idea of caring. His mother said to him that it’s a good idea, but he should help people who need help and help them be emotionally intense.

He did as his mother said and helped himself be a stronger person and care for others!

Rishona Chopra
Grade V
Gyanshree School

Courage - Vandya Agarwal


The true meaning of courage is mental and moral strength. The primary key to building courage is to have self-confidence. Courageous people are passionate and purposeful. 

Name: Vandya Agarwal, Grade: 7, The Doon Girls School

Be A Dreamer - Prarthana Rastogi

Everyone has the freedom to dream. It is a beautiful and soulful experience. Children of our age have dreams to become someone according to their likings and expect their parents to help them pursue it.

Hence, parents should encourage their children to dream and contribute to the process of fulfilling the same.

When parents have different expectations from their children, they do not realize they knowingly or unknowingly put their children under pressure.

As a result, the child, in fear of disappointing their parents, forget about their dreams and start following what their parents want them to be.

However, these people sometimes are not successful because their heart does not follow them, and their mind is not accepting it. 

As a child, I also dream of becoming a Sports Star. I love playing sports. I’m passionate about basketball, badminton, and cricket. 

If you have the determination and are mentally strong, you’ll surely be successful. 

Last but not least, parents should understand their children and support them in all ways to follow their hearts and pursue their dreams.

Name: Prarthana Rastogi
Grade: 8
The Doon Girls School

Tuesday 28 December 2021

Be A Dreamer- Aanya Kumar

In the reading session held on 26/12/2021 I understood that dreaming leads to success. Successful leaders had the dream to become one. Take the example of Sachin Tendulkar. He was very young when India lifted the world cup in 1983 and since then he had the dream to play for his country and win the world cup again. It took him twenty- eight years to realise his dream. 

All great inventions such as mobile phone, DVD, the light bulb and many more could be made because their inventors had the dream to do something revolutionary. Also, all famous monuments including Taj Mahal were constructed because someone dreamt about leaving a mark in the history. 

It is okay to dream because if we do then we might modify the future.

Aanya Kumar
Gyanshree School
Grade- V

Monday 27 December 2021

Beating The Odds - Shambhavi Nautiyal

My Opinion on the second chapter, 'Beating the Odds' from the Book 'Is your Child Ready to Face the World? by Dr Anupam Sibal'

I absolutely agree with the chapter and how it describes our behaviour and self-consoling excuses. This seems quite relatable as I have seen this same thing going all around me while growing up. It still has not stopped, and people still do it. I'm not going to lie; this chapter shall help other students and children become vigilant about how this habit of consoling ourselves of not achieving something for the reason that may not even affect us. Eventually resulting it becomes a hurdle in the path of success. I, too, used to do this often whenever I messed up and regretted my decision, but, in all honesty, I'll now try to not do that and handle the situation while just letting it go and doing my utmost. 

This chapter showed aspects of different people's lives (such as Beethoven, Rolls Royce, Steven Spielberg, Jean- Dominique Bauby) with distinct bodily disabilities, which soon turned into their abilities, setting ideals for kids and many other aspirants. In my view, this chapter gives the message of believing in ourselves, letting go of the fears and negative possibilities, dreaming about whatever we want to be or wish to do, and just trying. 

We should never think that we can't do something because of a bodily disability, financial condition, support system, misfortune, or anything we cannot change.

Thank you!

Shambhavi Nautiyal



Courage - Ridhima Nalwa

Courage means different things to different people. To some, a soldier is what defines Courage to another. It may be leaser to yet another. It may be a person struggling through a dreaded disease. To me, Courage is what defines my mother. To me, she represents Shakti the Goddess with ten arms. She manages home, her work, me with astounding Courage. Come what may, she is ready to face the challenges of a life fearlessly. 

I sometimes wonder if Nelson Mandela’s definition of Courage was written keeping my mother in mind. He said, “Courage is not the absence of fear but to triumph over it”. A brave person is not someone who does not experience fear but the one who conquers fear. I have learnt from my mother that Courage need not be as huge as sacrificing one’s life for the nation; not everyone can be that courageous. 

Courage could be as simple as being honest, loyal to one’s friend, standing up for the truth and fearlessly facing day to day challenges that life imposes on us.

Ridhima Nalwa 
Class 6 D

Courage - Somnath

Courage is one of the best qualities of a human being. Courage means to go against your fears and do something. This courage of Indian soldiers in the Siachen borders motivates them to protect our country in such extreme conditions.

My uncle is hydrophobic, and he doesn’t even go near a pool. One summer evening, we were driving along the banks of river Hooghly in Kolkata. It was a hot and wet summer evening. My father parked the car near the banks to enjoy the cool breeze. All of a sudden, we could hear a strange noise. It seemed that someone was wailing. We saw a tiny brown puppy stuck in the mud near the river when we went near. The mother dog tried to rescue it but couldn’t, wailing helplessly. We did not know what to do. To all or surprise, my uncle jumped in the muddy river and rescued the little pup and brought it back to its mother. We were all astonished. A person with fear for water had actually shown the courage and had gone against his fears to save the little pup. Courage gives the person the strength to fight against his mental weakness and do something good. 

We should be courageous and use it for helping others and for doing good to society.

Class 6 D

Courage - Samruddhi Patankar

I am Samruddhi Patankar from grade 2; I would like to share my short life stories of courage.

I needed courage when I was only 5 yrs old to speak on the stage but, then my parents gave me courage by encouraging me, I did it. 👧🏻

When I was going to school 🏫 for my meet-and-greet session, I needed courage because I would meet my teacher that time; I got it from myself.

I often got scared by something that I didn’t even know, but I always told my teacher. She always gave me the courage, from now I see something scarier I don’t get scared. From then I have realized what courage means.

Name: Samruddhi Patankar
Grade: 2A
Billabong High International School, Thane

Making Mistakes and Accepting Flaws - Chahna Gandhi

It's unusual how 'mistakes' can turn you into something better than you were before.

Let's learn from the Great J.K Rowling, one of the best writers in the modern world. She is one of my favourites. Thanks to her that we have Harry Potter today. Rowling had published a series of classic novels. But not many are aware that before gaining fame, she was nearly penniless, depressed and trying to raise a child independently. While attending school and trying to make a decent earning, through her continuous determination and the fantastic idea of writing a book, she has become one of the richest women within a term of 5 years. 

You might have not understood what I mean and trying to convey.

Here's my point of view about the story : 
Joanne is an inspiring woman, and she inspired me to express my thoughts through writing as I am doing right now. Today she stimulated me that there's no wrong with making mistakes. Instead, she influenced me to see the positive of the errors, just like she did. She wrote and made mistakes but never gave off and got up even more robust with more creative ideas. 

BTS is one of the rising stars today. They have persuaded the youth into believing and loving themselves endlessly through their continuous efforts. They also did not become what they are today. They made mistakes and learned from them in a blink of an eye. Though they did think about giving up when they did not do as well as expected, they did not. We all get negative thoughts, but we have to push them away and need to focus on our aim. These thoughts can lead to mistakes, which will teach us a lesson and motivate us. 

Just remember, if you make mistakes, that means you're doing something out there. 

Chahna Gandhi
Grade 8
The Doon Girls School

Handling Pressure - Savyata Rijal

The world has come where 5-year-old children complain about pressure. 

Pressure comes from others that's external, and at times we pressurize ourselves that's internal- self-created. Many children are the victims of such force in today's rat race. Also, in this race of excelling, parents are the ones who give children that pressure most of the time. They want their children to be the best at everything, but nothing can be done perfectly. Their children try to keep up with their parent's expectations, and in this process, they are super stressed and feel the pressure. 

Parents should not compare their children with others; instead, they should ask their children if they are under pressure and try to reduce it and counsel them. Moreover, parents aren't the only ones responsible, it's their own friends too. There's peer pressure to do stuff like weight loss, looks, class performance, etc. 

To conclude, I would like to say that parents have a significant role in their child's life. Instead, they should not give them pressure; rather, interact with them, take their teachers to help, and in partnership should motivate their child to do their part in a stress-free and friendly manner- act as the philosopher, friend and guide, allowing them to bring out their best.

Savyata Rijal
Grade 8
The Doon Girls School

Sunday 26 December 2021

Courage - Khushi Badgeri


Courage allows you to attempt things that you have not tried before. It takes courage to admit and say sorry when you are wrong. Courage is mental or moral strength to withstand danger, fear or difficulty. In short, courage means to say I have to do it, I will do it. 

Courage makes us believe in ourselves. Let me share my experience. I had a toothache. It was paining so severely that I could not eat or drink anything. But I was afraid of visiting Dentist. My parents forced me to see the Dentist. I went to Doctor and saw the Dental Chair, and I ran out and started crying. Then my parents told me that there was nothing to worry about and not hurt me. I told myself nothing to worry about and everything would be fine. You are brave and strong. You can do it. Somehow I managed to build up mental courage and got my dental treatment done, 

Now, I am not afraid of any Doctor and their treatment. I know they will take good care of me. So, this is how I overcame my fear of visiting a Dentist.

Courage also means thinking positively.

Name: Khushi Prashant Badgeri
Grade: 2 A
Billabong High International School, Thane

Be a Dreamer - Rishona Chopra

Based on the chapter Be a dreamer by Dr Anupam Sibal from Is Your Child Ready to face the world.

Having dreams is something we all must-have. I don't mean dreams that you get while sleeping; I am 
talking about ambitions that we must have. We have come to Earth to play our part to be something that can help Earth and others' lives. 

Take the example of Abraham Lincon -
Abraham Lincon had a dream to put an end to slavery. He had that dream which many of us thought impossible, but Lincon made it possible. Even though he had to face many problems, he didn't give up on his dream and look what he did, he banned slavery in most places!!

So that was something he did. He played his part.
Of Course, it is essential to have a dream, but we must work hard for a dream to come true.

Rishona Chopra
Grade V
Gyanshree School

Making Mistakes, Accepting Flaws - Arav Agarwal

Based on the chapter Making Mistakes, Accepting Flaws, from the book is your child ready to face the world by Dr Anupam Sibal.

We are humans, we tend to make mistakes, and we should accept the mistakes. We should reflect and learn from our mistakes and not repeat the same mistakes.

Let’s take the example of Thomas Edison. When he invented the light bulb, he failed 999 times! Then in an interview, he was asked how was it like to fail 999 times. He said, “I did not fail 999 times but only found 999 ways of how not to invent the light bulb.” Every time he made a mistake, he learned from it and improved. Imagine if he had given up and not learned from his mistakes, our life would be without light.

We should not expect everyone to be flawless in everything. There is a beautiful story in this book called the two pots. It teaches us that we should see goodness in our flaws. We should accept it, and mistakes are a part of our growth in our life.  

Name: Arav Agarwal
Grade: 5C
Billabong High International School, Thane

Saturday 25 December 2021

Courage - Aavansh Gupta

 Courage is to control fear in a situation that may be dangerous or

unpleasant. You can swim in oceans, climb up mountains or go to

space. But the main point is that not everybody dares to do

that. Everybody wants comfort. You can choose courage or

comfort, but you can’t choose both. 

So, let me share a self-composed poem that could inspire everyone reading.





















Aavansh Gupta
Grade IV
Gyanshree School

Friday 24 December 2021

Courage - Unnati Jamdar

While I was playing with my friends we heard a sound from the bush. We thought it was just wind blow but the sound got worse. Everyone was frightened but me and my best friend showed courage to go to the bush and search it. We found a little kitten who was busy playing with a small turtle. Then we showed the courage to rescue the turtle. We also took the kitten gave it something to eat. This is how I showed courage to find out the sound and rescue the turtle and feed the kitten.

Name: Unnati Jamdar
Grade: 5A
Billabong High International School, Thane

Monday 20 December 2021

Courage - Arindita

Courage means to face and overcome your fears. Being courageous doesn't mean having no worries but means overcoming them. People may have concerns like Acrophobia, Arachnophobia etc., but a brave person will fight it and go on.

Being courageous will help build your confidence because you won't be afraid of scary things and will prevent nervousness. It will also help you push away obstacles coming into your way and keep yourself calm to find your way out of certain situations and face them.

Courageous people are respected by all. One of the best examples is the Defense forces like army, navy, air force etc. They work for our defence no matter how fearful and dangerous the situation is. They never let their fears get to them, and that's why they leave a mark in other people's life. So, be courageous, be fearless, and you will indeed find success.

Grade V
Gyanshree School

Courage - Aashay Gaitonde


It was the year 2019. I had gone on a holiday with my family to Pali, where we stayed at a weekend home. On a lazy Sunday morning, Dad & I were playing in the kids' pool. I don't know how to swim, but I always liked playing in the water. It's always great fun to splash onto the water and create waves with our hands. However, who knew, that such a fun morning could end with a horror story. While playing in the pool, I slipped and fell face-first into the water. My head was UNDERWATER! I couldn't breathe and panicked. I couldn't move. It's only because my dad pulled me up that I could breathe again, albeit with great difficulty (because of the water in my nose!)

Fast forward to 2021, my parents planned the same trip this weekend & to the same place. And guess what? My mom & dad said to me this morning, "We are going to play in the pool." And this time, it was going to be the regular swimming pool and not the kids' pool. I was petrified! I tried to convince mom not to take me to the pool, but she said, "You need to learn swimming. Getting into the water is the first step.".

I was nervous, but the minute I went back into the water, I slowly started enjoying the pool like old times. And my mom taught me to hold my breath and put my head underwater for a few seconds. My immediate reaction was, "No!". But I knew mom was right. I had to stop being afraid at some point. I tried going underneath the water, and I could finally do it! I was able to put my head underwater and come out safely!

It may be a tiny thing, but for me, it was a big step to overcome my fear of water. I am not afraid of the pool anymore. I am not afraid of getting drowned too. I played in the pool for another hour, and I was able to enjoy every minute of it. This is my little story of courage. 

Name : Aashay Gaitonde
Grade: 5A
Billabong High International school, Thane

Courage - Arjun Verma


Courage is when you do something that you are scared of. It is the ability to

control fear in a dangerous situation. If we do not have courage, we will

not do some things that we fear a little or a lot today. It also builds our self-confidence.

Now, I'd like to share a poem on courage-

I want everyone to have courage,

That is something I’d like to encourage,

If you help an animal, even if it puts you in a little bit of danger,

It’ll be happy to receive help from a stranger,

You need bravery,

To let go of wavery,

So be brave everyone,

And you will soon be confident enough to do what you fear a ton!

Arjun Verma
Grade IV
Gyanshree School

Happiness - Rishona Chopra

Happiness, as we all know, is a feeling where we feel pleasant, jolly and satisfied, but where do we get happiness.

All of us want happiness in our lives, but there are so many bad things happening in the world; how on earth can we be happy? Here's the answer, we don't get happiness from things and situations. Even the worst thing in the world can have a positive side!! So if we take a look at each case from a  positive angle, we can easily be happy.

To understand it better, let me tell you a story-

Happiness is everything
Once there lived a young boy named Jack. People said that his luck was never on his side, and he was also known as the unlucky boy. 

Once in his exam, he broke his pencil, and it took him 10 minutes to sharpen it! The other day in the park, he fell several times and from that day till the next few weeks, he was not able to play. Such minor unlucky instances made Jack very sad. It was like his happiness was lost.

That night Jack wanted to cry all his pain out, and he called out to his mother and said, "Mum, everyone calls me the unlucky boy, and it really isn't my fault, and what did I do wrong that my luck never supports me?" His mother, surprised, told him, "My dear, your luck was forever on your side; you just had to take a look from another angle. When your pencil broke, didn't your teacher give you extra time to sharpen it?" Jack said, "She did". His mother said, "Well, then you could have used that time to calculate a few questions too, right? Jack, realizing what his mother said was true, happily cried out, "Yes, and when I got hurt?" "When we get hurt, it helps our body grow stronger!" said his mother. "Oh yes, mum, yes. 

Thank you for making me realize that," said Jack, smiling.

From that day, Jack was never unhappy and found little joy in everything!

So even if a thing doesn't have a positive side, don't be sad; you can be happy by thinking about the 
the solution to that problem!

Rishona Chopra
Grade V
Gyanshree School

Courage - Ushita Saxena

                                                        “Courage is grace under pressure”.

All of us, no matter how young, have done something courageous. It would be

doing something for the sometimes or being calm under pressure. Here is my tale

of being courageous.

‘Once, I was going to the park with my sister. I was going inside the lift. And after

a few moments, the lights went out. The lift suddenly stopped, and it was going to

the basement. I was surprisingly calm and collected and knew what to do. My

sister, however, was panicking. As I tried to calm her down, the lift had arrived at

the basement. I pressed the “call” button, and one of the guards on the ground

floor told us to calm down. After 5 mins the lights came on. Finally, I went to

the park.’

See? It isn’t a challenging job. Courage isn’t having no fears but withstanding them

instead. You need it to begin. It gives you the ability to not be embarrassed or shy

and take the first steps to try something. It is one of the most essential values of life.

Ushita Saxena 

Grade V

Gyanshree School

Making Mistakes, Accepting Flaws- Aanya Kumar


In the reading session on 19/12/2021, I understood that we humans tend to make mistakes. We are often told that making mistakes is wrong. But mistakes aren’t crimes. It was new learning to me that Thomas Alva Edison failed 999 times while spreading light across the world or inventing the light bulb. A journalist asked him how it felt to fail a bundle of times when he was finally successful. He replied that he had not been failing all that time, but he learned 999 ways by which a light bulb could not be made. So, it is okay to make mistakes but not to repeat them. 

I have made many mistakes, but my parents have always encouraged me to learn from them. I know that I will continue to make mistakes, but that will give me the wisdom to be a better individual. As the saying goes, “Learn from your mistakes”.

Name- Aanya Kumar

Grade- V

School- Gyanshree School

Making Mistakes Accepting Flaws - Rishona Chopra

Based on the chapter making mistakes, Dr Anupam Sibal is Your Child Ready to face the world.

We all make mistakes, which is OK, but we must learn to accept our mistakes and learn from them. Here we might be pressured by people. People might say that making mistakes is wrong, but that is wrong. It’s OK to make mistakes, but it’s wrong to repeat the same mistakes.

Take the example of Thomas Elva Edison, a famous inventor- 

Thomas Elva Edison, while making the light bulb he failed 999 times!! He said that I have not failed 999 times but have learned 999 ways to not make the lightbulb.

Thomas Elva made several mistakes, but he learnt from his mistakes and accepted his flaws.

Rishona Chopra
Grade V

Gyanshree School

Saturday 18 December 2021

Compassion - Ananya Bhatia

Narrated by Ananya Bhatia, 9th grade, Ahlcon Public School
Is Your Child Ready To Face The World? Focusing on the different values and qualities that make a good person, Dr Sibal has a hands-on approach to instil each in a child. Exploring the crux of parenting, this book asks and answers whether your child is ready to face the world.

Be A Dreamer - Anusha Jain

Be A Dreamer Narrated by Anusha Jain, Grade 9 Ahlcon Public School, Delhi Is Your Child Ready To Face The World? Focusing on the different values and qualities that make a good person, Dr Sibal has a hands-on approach to instil each in a child. Exploring the crux of parenting, this book asks and answers whether your child is ready to face the world.

Wednesday 15 December 2021

Belief - Rishona Chopra


In our present world, we believe several beliefs but, to be honest, one of them, which is the most popular one, is not valid. This is the belief of religion. We think going to places like Amarnath makes us pious, but that's not true. Being religious is mainly about following that path of God and respecting one's religion, right? 

So let me tell you that this is not what God wants. We think that going to temples and depositing money will give us blessings from God but it really doesn't. 

What God wants us to do is just to know who we are. A peaceful and powerful soul. The child of God. He never wanted us to pray to him or pray to his statues and photos. He simply wants us to know who we are, which, like I said, we are powerful and peaceful souls. We are the children of God, so once we know that, we just treat God like our very own parent, and that's what he wants. That is what will give us inner peace.

So why not focus on reality rather than believing these beliefs because, after all, it's just a belief.

Rishona Chopra
Grade V
Gyanshree School

Courage - Anushri Palnitkar

Hello Everyone! My name is Anushri Ashish Palnitkar; I will share a real-life story on courage.

Once, on the day of Diwali, we were bursting crackers. When we were bursting crackers, two trees caught fire, and a fire spread on other trees. We immediately called the fire brigade. They came quickly and extinguished the fire. The courage the fire brigade showed was inspiring. Thank you!

Name: Anushri Palnitkar
Grade: 5A
Billabong High International School, Thane 

Tuesday 14 December 2021

Courage - Aarya Katkade


Hello everyone! I am going to share my real-life experience on courage. There was a bird who had broken its wing and was lying on the ground. No one showed the courage to touch the bird and heal it but I showed the courage to heal it up and  and sometime later it flew away. Initially. I was also scared to touch the bird but I decided to show a little courage help that little bird. So this is how I showed courage and cared for the little bird who broke its wing.

Name: Aarya Katkade
Grade: 1C
Billabong High International School, Thane

Sunday 12 December 2021

Handling pressure - Rishona Chopra

Based on the chapter handling pressure, from Is Your Child Ready to face the world by Dr Anupam Sibal.

Often we are under pressure, where we feel we are not enough, but that is, of course, not true. We must know that we are what we believe, and that is why we should believe in ourselves. 

Take the example of Dr Ben Carson-

Dr Ben Carson is a neurosurgeon and a master at handling pressure. We all agree that the stress of saving a life is the highest. Dr Carson is an expert at separating twins, a difficult challenge. Along with that, he also is a genius at controlling anger. Even if his team doesn’t cooperate, he hardly loses his temper.

Handling pressure is difficult, but we must have faith and belief in ourselves, and that is the key.

Rishona Chopra
Grade V

Gyanshree School

Friday 10 December 2021

Caring - Shlok Rastogi

Shlok Rastogi is a Grade 3 student from Gyanshree School.

A hardworking and enthusiastic learner who loves to do artwork and presentations. He shares his opinion on the importance of helping. He shares the joy of helping and how helping each other at any stage of life brings us happiness.

Courage - Avni Karmarkar


What does the word courage exactly mean? It means the ability to do something that frightens something or someone.

I am Avni Karmarkar going to tell you a story of a woman named “Virginia Hall.”

Once upon a time, there was a woman with a wooden leg. Her name was Virginia, and she called her leg Cuthbert. Though she walked with a limp, Virginia was amazingly determined. When the second world war broke out, she joined the British Special Forces and set off across the English Channel to help the France Resistance fight the Nazis.

Virginia was a master of disguise. One time, she pretended to be an elderly milkmaid. She dyed her hair grey, put on a long skirt, and shuffled along so that nobody could see she had a limp. She sent out secret radio messages telling the Allies about German troop movements. It was hazardous, and Virginia knew that she would be tortured and killed if she were discovered. But she carried on regardless.

As she was known, the limping lady was considered the most dangerous of all Allied spies. Nazi secret police put wanted posters all over France, but Virginia always stayed one step ahead of them.

Once, she almost died crossing the Pyrenees Mountains on foot in the middle of Winter. She Radioed a message to London: “Having trouble with Cuthbert.” They did not realize she was talking about her leg. “If Cuthbert is giving you difficulty,” they replied, “Have him eliminated!”

By the end of the war, The Limping Lady’s team was destroyed four bridges, derailed several freight trains, blown up a railway line, cut down telephone wires, and captured hundreds of enemy soldiers. Virginia was declared America’s most outstanding female spy and received a medal for her bravery.

Name: Avni Karmarkar

Grade: 5C

Billabong High International School, Thane

A new world to bring - Rishona Chopra

If you look at the world now compared to the past, you might find the present life easier, but you will also notice that the world's culture and spirituality are lost. 

There was a lot of respect for culture and religion in the past. Everyone looked forward to religious festivals and ceremonies, but most of us hardly care about culture and faith in the present world. Most of us have forgotten that we have a family to spend time with. We look up to social media to communicate and share things. Most of us have forgotten that social media is just an app. We have our family and friends, some real people that actually understand our feelings. 

Apart from that, there is also a lot of unemployment in the world. People are greedy for money, even businessmen! Despite having more than enough, they still want more! People with greed pay less to their employees and don't control their spending. 

Now, it's your choice. What would you like - a spiritual and happy world or a lost and greedy world?

Every small step can make a big one.

Rishona Chopra

Grade V

Gyanshree School

Sunday 5 December 2021

सहयोग - कल्पना इंदा

एक-दूसरे का साथ देना सहयोग कहलाता है। हम आदमी को एक दूसरे की सहायता अथवा रास्ते दिखाने की जरूरत पड़ती हैं। हम उन कमियों को एक दूसरे का सहयोग प्राप्त कर दूर कर लेते हैं। सहयोग से ही हम कठिनाई पर विजय पा सकते हैं। सहयोग जीवन का आधार है। सहयोग एक सकारात्मक सामाजिक मकसद है।यह उतना ही महत्वपूर्ण है जितना किसी व्यक्ति को लक्ष्य तक पहुंचने के लिए प्रेरित करना।
      *योग करें या ना करें
   लेकिन जरूरत पड़ने पर
             दूसरों को
       सहयोग जरूर करें।* 
Kalpana Inda
Class VI
The Fabindia School
(Graphic by Krishnapal Singh of Class VI)

Cooperation - Krishnadeep Madhav

Cooperation means working together for a common goal. This can be depicted by a drawing made by me.
Three men are working together to lift a big key. They support and cooperate with each other to complete their task. By collaborating, they can finish the given job easily and quickly.

So we should always cooperate with each other.

Krishnadeep Madhav
Class V
The Fabindia School

Courage - Rishona Chopra

Based on the chapter It’s never too late, from Is Your Child Ready to face the world by
Dr Anupam Sibal

Sometimes when we have fear or are in a situation where we have options, one risky and the other an easy one. Here we have to display courage. Courage is being fearless, showing an end to fear and bringing in bravery. Of course, it is difficult, but that is what life is about. Taking risks and having new experiences.

Take the example of Dr Christiaan Barnard- a cardiac surgeon Dr Christiaan Barnard was an ambitious cardiac surgeon who started performing and studying cardiac surgeries. He started performing heart and lung transplants. He had a few cases where he could just make joy with his first successful surgery or put everything at stake. Here he took the risk and performed a successful surgery!

So to have courage, you just need to believe in yourself.

Rishona Chopra
Grade V 
Gyanshree School 

Saturday 4 December 2021

Courage - Hetal Vaishnav

Courage means the ability to control fear. Another word for courage is being brave. It is a good value, and it is essential for us.

We should not be afraid of fear. So it is essential to inculcate courage in ourselves. I would like to share an example of a woman.

Women face many problems, they solve all of the issues because of courage. If we are afraid of difficulties, we will never solve those problems. Courage also builds our self-confidence.  I would also like to share one more example of our freedom fighters. Today, we all remember our freedom fighters because of their quality of courage. Only because of their courage and bravery, our country becomes free from British rule. So let's be brave and stand for the right cause.

Hetal Vaishnav 
Class VIII A
The Fabindia School 

Cooperation - Dakshita Sirvi

Cooperation is the special bond between two or more persons to maintain creativity in their work. It means working together to achieve a common goal.

Cooperation and competition both play an important role in our life. Competition forces us to improve our services and products hence benefiting us. But cooperation makes us work together and faster, it increases our patience and makes us compatible with our partners.

We all know that one plus one is two hence greater than one this means working in a group makes your work greater and complete it faster. Eg. If I have to find a book in a library alone it would take me a long time but if I along with my friends find it together then it would be found in less time. However, in comparison cooperation is more effective than competition. It benefits not only a single person but the whole society. So everyone should be taught to co-operate not to compete.

Dakshita Sirvi
Class IX B
The Fabindia School 
(Graphic made by Garima Kanwar of Class V )

Cooperation - Arav Agarwal

Hello everyone! We all know how cooperation is important in our everyday life and how it helps us to achieve our goals. Today I am going to share about amazing cooperation between our mind and our body.

The mind and body are not separate. What affects the one, affects the other. We all know that two or more people cooperate with each other to perform a particular task. In a similar way, our mind and body also cooperate and work together to perform a task.

Our mind thinks of a way in which the task should be performed and our body executes the task. For example, when we are solving a mathematics problem our mind quickly thinks of the solution or the way to solve the sum and our body(hands) start writing the solution. Our mind and body are able to cooperate with each other so well as they listen to each other. In a similar way, we should also listen to other people so that we are able to cooperate well.

It is very necessary for our mind and body to cooperate with each other because when they cooperate with each other we are able to achieve whatever we want. So let us keep our mind and body healthy by meditating, sitting in silence, exercising, eating healthy food so that our mind and body balance and cooperate with each other.

Name: Arav Agarwal
Grade: 5C
Billabong High International School, Thane

Courage - Dakshita Sirvi

Have you ever lost someone whom you had loved the most in your life?
I have.

The one whom I loved the most in my life, the one with whom I shared everything. No one is not afraid of anything in the world. What do you need to overcome these fears? All you have to do is to show courage. For me, courage is being fearless, confident, and daring to do anything. Because in life, there are many situations where you are broken, and no one is there for you.

You have to show courage; you have to stay strong. You have to forget all the memories you have spent with that person and move on. You have to overcome this fear of losing your loved ones. Because no one is immortal, everyone has to leave this life one day. You have to become capable to give others the support you needed at that time.

Always try to overcome these fears and show courage.

Dakshita Sirvi
Class IX B
The Fabindia School 
(Graphic by Yukti Sirvi of Class VIII A)

GSAIP - Good Schools Alliance India Program


Spreading the Joy Of Learning

GSAIP ~ Good Schools Alliance India Program TOGETHER WE MAKE THE GSA COME ALIVE! We have fixed a Zoom Room; the meeting will be once a month for the entire team; we will make the plan, and then the Interns can work in their respective groups with their Teachers. All teachers/coordinators must join us for the monthly meeting, as, like our young people, the teachers are also learning about the GSA and how we operate. 7 PROGRAMS      1. Internship     2. Exchange     3. Slooh     4. Life Skill Series:     * Joy Of Reading     * Joy of Speaking     * Joy Of Writing INTERNSHIP PROGRAM  Interns are an essential part of our successful enterprise. Most of them work directly with our partners and provide support at the local level. We host interns for a few weeks to one year. You could be teaching at the school or assisting the school staff in helping in teaching and learning. Your passion and volunteering are most dear to us!  The three teams and the members  A) Brewing Knowledge Club - Kunal, Moksh  -  Sukhpreet Kaur is the Mentor B) JoyOfLearningDiaries.Com  Arjun Rohilla, Aarav  - Krishan Gopal Dave is the Mentor C) Podcast Team- Jatin, Ishita - Nibbrati is the Mentor SHORT NOTE ABOUT THE THREE PROJECTS: Brewing Knowledge Book Club An online forum established by Learning Forward offers an experience of the joy of reading with family, friends and colleagues. The Members meet for 60 minutes on the last Sunday of the month. ZOOM works like our studio; members meet to read and reflect. The event is broadcast for the public on Clubhouse. Interns will help plan the sessions and post the session create a Blog Post for the Brewing Knowledge Blog. Joy Of Learning Diaries The Joy Of Learning diaries will inspire you by sharing personal examples of where children experience the values. It will also help people take stock of the importance and wish to lead their lives. #JoyOfLearningDiaries - Interns will source posts from schools and help create draft posts for the Blog Editor. Radio Program (Podcast) We invite stakeholders at the show we invite the community from one school:     * Teachers     * Students     * Parents     * Ex-students     * Management For a candid conversation to showcase how they built their My Good School together. The interns will help in production and design. Find out more about the Internship Program. Find out more... My Good School  The Standard Core Curriculum Service | Skill | Sport |Study * Choice of Curriculum * Choose your coach/mentor  * Work with peers at school * Education at your pace  * Parental guidance Learning For Life * My Good School encourages students to become involved in activities beyond just study; this helps develop confidence, knowledge and networks. * The experiential learning curriculum is a critical factor in the student progressing successfully through adolescence. * Education empowers students by creating an environment for their personal and social development.


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