Saturday 30 September 2023

Sky: The forever tale - Sakshi Singh

Sometimes, like the Robin egg blue and sometimes like the ballet shoes. 

Clouds serenely glide,
The sky is a canvas wide.

Stars wink like diamonds in the night,
Painting stories with their light.

The moon, a guardian, calm and bright,
Guides us through the velvet night.

Sunrise paints a fiery hue,
A promise of a day anew.

Sunset's kiss, a gentle sigh,
As day and night bid sweet goodbye.

Image Courtesy- Adorama

Sakshi Singh 
Gyanshree School Noida

What would you do if your perfectly planned life fell apart ? - Nishan Karki

"The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times." — Paulo Coelho.

What would you do if your perfectly planned life fell apart? We all try to plan our lives correctly. This is necessary to lead a good life. But our perfectly designed life may fall apart. Well, what should we do in that case?

My answer to this question is to plan it again, no matter how often we fail. Failures are just temporary. We encounter many shortcomings in our lives. These failures force us to give up. They hamper the plans of our lives. They act as a barrier in our life. Due to this, people give up and fail to lead a good life.

However, intelligent people will take these failures as an incomplete part of their lives and try to fill them up. They do not treat these failures as permanent but as temporary. They take these failures as opportunities. They do not treat failures as barriers to success but as a part of it. The main aim of these people is to never leave their planned path and to never give up, no matter how many difficulties and failures they face. That is why these people succeed in life.

We may fall and fail several times, but we should always get up. Giving up is not a solution. We should take failures as opportunities to reach our success. Our perfectly planned life may fall apart several times, but we should again try to plan it again.

Image Courtesy- Psychology Today

Nishan Karki
Pestalozzi Children's Village India

Reflection on Life - Tenzin Jambey

Life is a journey where we encounter many things that give us beautiful moments and memories. Sometimes, life provides us with a bundle of happiness, but sometimes, it gives us a lot of sadness and sorrow. Happiness and sadness, failing and winning and laughing and crying are part of our lives, but still, we get depressed thinking about the things that make us sad. 

My friend said that life is short; instead of doing what you like, why are you doing what you don't like. I said that life is strange sometimes to fit in the community; we need to sacrifice our happiness. Sometimes thinking about the future makes me feel worried, but sometimes it makes me feel happy that life may make you a successful person in future. 

We never know how unpredictable our life is when our last goodbye is. At last, we should live our every second with happiness because the moment we are sad, we love every second of joy. Therefore, come out from the world of sadness and live happily.

Image courtesy- Unsplash

Tenzin Jambey
Pestalozzi Children Village India

Friday 29 September 2023

My Contribution To Change The World - Monika Pundir

Changing the world doesn't mean that a person has to change the whole world at once; it can be done by making minor changes in their society that would help spread the changes.

I would like to contribute to changing the world by teaching basic things about life to the poor people in our society. Teaching them the meaning of one's value in life, how important life could be, and how it would affect the future.

Monika Pundir Pestalozzi Children's Village India

जीवन का तथ्य - Saikiran Sahu

 जीवन का तथ्य 

निडर बन जीना है  हमें इस दुनिया में ,

चाहे कितनी भी मुश्किलें आ जाए सामने 

चाहे दुनिया अँधेरे से भर जाए 

या भर जाए  मनुष्यों के अनर्थ कार्यों से परंतु 

एक दीया भी न हमने ऐसा देखा जिसने,

अपनी रोशनी से अंधकार को ना हराया 

निडर होकर जीना है हमें इस दुनिया में।  

निडर बन के जीना है हमें इस दुनिया में 

चाहे श्री राम की तरह जाना पड़े वनवास में 

या पड़ जाए धरती पर घोर संकट,

या आ जाए  जीवन-मृत्यु की स्थिति हमारे सामने,

परंतु एक जीवन ही क्या जिसमें ना देखना पड़े ,

उत्तार-चढाव हमें या, उठाना ना पड़े हमें एक पर्वत 

श्री हनुमान की तरह इस युग में 

 निडर बन के जीना है हमें इस दुनिया में । 

                                                                             - साई किरण साहू -

Saikiran studies at Gyanshree School Noida, one of our top-performing schools. #GoodSchoolsAlliance

Wednesday 27 September 2023

My Contribution To Change The World - Tenzin Jambey

What will be my contribution to making the world a better place?

One person can not change the whole world, but we must understand that to bring peace, we all must contribute our efforts together. 

Every person can not reach out to the whole world; some people who are illiterate, uneducated and poor don't have access to the other side of the world. But, yes! There is a world for simple people, even if they don't know how the world looks outside their village and town.

One day, my grandmother asked me where this place called Dehradun actually lies because she had never stepped out of the village. Like my grandmother, people in the town know nothing about the states, countries, continents, world and planets. 

This is how life looks without education; without education, we cannot see the world beyond our surroundings. 

Still, even though the world of the illiterate people is limited, there is a world for them: their surroundings, where they live with their family, community and the different forms of life like animals and birds. 

Some people think that illiterate people are fools and dummies like zombies who can't feel, but no, they are wrong. As I have lived among educated and uneducated people, I know how different people think and live. 

Some people do very well in education and technology but use those skills badly. Hackers, people who indulge in cybercrime, corrupted ministers, and many more can be mentioned. Some uneducated people are pure from their hearts; they know nothing about the bad stuff, and the educated people always exploit them.

The world of uneducated and poor people is brutal to live in; they don't get food to eat, but some rich people spend a lot of money on ordering varieties of food, but all of it goes wasted! Well, to make the world a better place, both the educated and uneducated people must connect with each other. Every individual must give their best in all ways they can to make a sustainable future and a peaceful world.

I will always respect all the people of different castes and religions, and I will always try to be polite to others and keep my environment healthy. I will help the people who are in need. I will utilise education correctly and avoid the bad stuff that would hurt the sentiments and interests of people around me. 


I will think beyond the looks and try to reflect and understand as much as possible. I will always accept others and their opinion, thoughts and ideas. 

If everyone follows the good path, then our efforts will undoubtedly result in overcoming unwanted activities and things like illiteracy, poverty, pollution, exploitation, global warming, food wastage, tribal clash, discrimination, racism, crimes, murders, rapes, child labour and many more activities that harm the interest of the people.

Lastly, we are the ones who create trouble for ourselves, and we get disturbed by it. Some of our actions are the outcome of sadness & depression, which come when our happiness dies. Therefore, we must be happy and have peace of mind. Sadness and depression result in unwanted activities and things that I mentioned earlier. That's why happiness should be our priority- it will serve as a pillar in changing the world.

Tenzin Jambey

Pestalozzi Children's Village, India.

My Contribution To Change The World - Pasang Sherpa

We can contribute to changing the world in a diverse manner. So I prefer to contribute to this objective by opening schools in rural areas. 

Keeping in mind, how much social importance education has in this modern, complex industrialised society. It helps in imparting values, and reforms attitudes in children, and most importantly it is of vital importance. 

But before contributing toward changing the world, one should know that revolutionizing the world is not so easy. One cannot change the world by himself/herself. The world is mammoth, it is changeless until everyone joins their hands together.

Pasang Sherpa

Pestalozzi Children's Village Society

Tuesday 26 September 2023

My Contributions To Change The World - Nishan Karki

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” – Booker T. Washington.

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Today's world needs a change. There are many disparities among people. One hates others on grounds of caste, religion, colour, gender, etc. To end all these disparities, people's support and contributions are required. If these disparities end, the world will become peaceful. There will be no chaos.

Even one person can make a great impact. Many people contribute to changing the world. I also want to be one of these people. I want to see the world changing. For this, I want to make all the possible contributions.

I would like to make the following contributions to change the world:- 
  • It is correctly said by someone that education is the most powerful weapon to change the world. So, take and give education. 
  • We should do small acts of kindness. Even a tiny kind word can warm three winter months. Similarly, even small acts of kindness can have an everlasting impact on people. I want that impact to start with me. 
  • Protection of the Environment has been a matter of great concern in today's world. Environmentalists strive to protect ecosystems from harmful human activities. We can live peacefully only if there is a safe and conducive environment. I would like to contribute to this field. I also want to tell people about the effects of pollution and the ways to reduce it. 
  • Instead of spending money on unnecessary things, I would like to donate money to charity. Many people donate a large amount of money to charity. For example, Bill Gates, Ratan Tata, Warren Buffett, Shiv Nadar, etc. It is a good way of helping poor and needy people. 
  • I would like to spend more time with people and talk with them about changing the world. It will also help me utilise my time instead of wasting time unnecessarily.
I have mentioned above that even one person can make a great impact. Don’t wait for a very long time; start the things to change the world. Make your contributions. Give your 100%. It starts with you. If you do not start now, you will never be ahead.

Nishan Karki
Pestalozzi Children's Village, India.

Thursday 21 September 2023

The Secrets Of The Highly Efficient - Yashraj Sharma

Well, hello, dear reader! Before you start reading, there's one request I'd like to make to you. This is a big article, but trust me if you read it. It will be worth the time.

At some point in our lives, I'm sure we've all procrastinated. Sometimes, when your lazy side just takes over you and instead of knowing that right now is the perfect time to do some task, that lazy version of yourself just seems to take the steering wheel of your mind. We start doing things that we would define as "stupid" when we think about it; I mean, we all know that it's not wrong if I say that the first thing you do is go and check the fridge to see if something has magically appeared in there which wasn't there 10 minutes ago when you checked it for the same reason. 

You must be wondering what you are even reading, which is completely unrelated to the title you read, before opening this article in the first place.

So, I read a book called Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins. Many of you might have yet to hear about this book or even this author. Well, I'm not going to tell you much about this book, but from reading it, I have come to learn of the two secrets of the highly efficient people we see every day on our devices and say, "Wow! They are excellent at their work. I'm sure they worked hard". These have helped me bring about some change in my life, and if you also practice them in your life, it'll give results, some outstanding ones. 

Number one: Motivation is absolute crap

I know this may have felt a bit harsh, but sometimes we just have to take it and accept it the way it is, right? So, there are always some things like guilt, dread, anxiety, self-hatred, and all of those good procrastinator feelings. These feelings are like quicksand. They grab you under and won't let you go. When it feels like that, it's elementary to drift off and continue making all the comfortable decisions you previously created that left you here. This is where "motivation" comes into play, commonly heard of when people set out to do something but end up in this situation. Even the best pep-talk or self-hack is nothing but a temporary fix. It won't amplify your voice or uplift your life. Motivation changes absolutely nobody. You need to fall in love with suffering and pain to transform from the little soul you are today into the most unbreakable and hardest person God has ever created. By which, I mean being the most successful person on the planet in the thing you do. 

Number two: The 3D mantra

Before you get too excited, I'm not recommending any movie but instead the one basic principle yet the most important one in your entire life you'll ever need in any situation to achieve any goal you set for yourself. This mantra says:

D- Discipline

D- Determination

D- Dedication

If you follow this mantra for every work you set out to do, I can guarantee you'll see results far better than expected.

The two things I just mentioned can be used in every area of your life, whether you're a student struggling in studies, trying to become the best or an adult. In the end, I'd like to say you need to know how to master your mind and defy the odds. Trust me, if you learn to do that and work hard daily. You'll see yourself becoming 1% better at the end of each day.

Yashraj Sharma

Gyanshree School

Grade IX Image of the book courtesy BOL.COM

Wednesday 20 September 2023

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid - Annaya Raj Gurung

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I am reading Diary Of A Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, and this series is called “The Getaway”. In this book, Greg Heffly and his family are escaping to a tropical island called Isla De CoralesThis adventure has a lot of ups and downs. For instance, they got to go to the swimming pool, which was not very crowded, but there was an Iguana.

My favourite paragraph from the book:

Mom said we should all head down to the beach, but I wanted to hang back and shower. I wanted to take my TIME in there, and I knew if she were in the suite, she’d hassle me about using too much hot water.

My opinion of the book - this book is very funny and interesting. I can’t wait to get the next series called The Meltdown to discover what will happen.

Annaya is in Grade 4 at Tashi Namgyal Academy in Sikkim, and the post is her first book 📖 review.

Saturday 16 September 2023

Finding your inner voice - Pasang Sherpa

Helping others find their voice which means helping someone to realize that they can also stand upfront in any situation. 

We can inform them about the human sight they possess if there are matters that need to be dealt with by rules and laws. 

We can help other people but before doing so we should prove ourselves worthy to do so then only we shall be able to guide them to reach their actual inner voice.

Pasang Sherpa
Pestalozzi Children's Village Society

Friday 15 September 2023

Life At My Pace - Aati Pema

While I procrastinate, I remember some things that make me want to curl up and stop existing and others that make me grateful for them happening.

What you're about to read would be hard to actually sympathise with and enjoy if I do not give you the setup, so I hope you enjoy it.

I was a young boy almost in 5th grade, and being raised in Ladakh, I was like many drawn to the waters not by the thirst to drink but with the desire to immerse myself in the bone-chilling waters; though many could not swim, it did not stop us from enjoying it. For me personally, I remember embracing and enjoying every aspect of it, the bone-chilling river young from the glaciers making our nose redder than Rudolf's, the clear sky with its thin atmosphere letting the scorching sun bath us with its warmth as we lay on the sandy banks. The whole experience was perfected by the breathtaking views of the mighty mountains touching the clouds with their tips where it snowed permanently.

Now that you know how it was to be there, I will tell you a secret: we were not allowed to go near the river. But it only made it more of an adventure, so we used to make these plans to go to which place when, and we were always on the lookout for new spots. One day, one of my friends came excitedly and said that he had found a great place and we had to see it. The problem was that my hand was plastered, but I let it off and went anyway.

When we went there, we reached a gate with spikes, which I barely managed to get over. As we approached the pool, I saw why he was so excited. Usually, the waters would be high and were a continuous river, but from time to time, it lowered and let small ponds reveal themselves. It was one of such ponds, but it was unique because it was steaming, and the water was pleasantly warm a natural hot spring! 

We did not need any invite going bare; we jumped right in. I ensured my left arm was always above water and could enjoy just as much. After we were done it was almost dark we were glad that we had gone on a weekend, but as we reached the road I saw my mother searching for me, and when she saw she was not happy! We were scolded for a while, and my friends were asked whether they needed to be dropped home, but as their houses were just a bit away, they went after apologising. 

As I said bye to my friends, I told them where I had been and was again scolded for my carelessness. But till we reached our home, my mother's anger had subsided after having dinner as I lay in the bed with my mother watching a serial I did not know. I fell asleep while still thinking it was great. I did not know how to describe my feelings then, but I do now. It was a pure, immense sense of happiness and gratitude for everything: my mother, friends, and homeland.

This was one day of my life, but this made a part of me.

- Aati Pema
Pestalozzi Children's Village India

Intentions - Reveda Bhatt

Intentions come a long way - Sometimes say even more than words. Vibes exist. Matches exist. It's all in the intent of a person -"like" likes "like," unlikely in some cases.

For instance, need of help -WHEN YOU HAVE EVERYTHING-everybody seems to be close to us, "wants to be" close to us-but when you have little - All that remains is all WHAT and WHO is yours-The Real Ones. Truth of life - Let's face it.

Well, you must be wondering where "intent" drops in here - Others' intentions throw vibes of what they mean or, in this case, "want." Some figure that out, while few are too caught up in the moment to see whose "faking." Those true at heart stay beside you no matter what, when or where life takes you. While as your "car of life" comes down through the mesmerising meadows, full of "your close ones," as soon as you enter the "dark tunnel," what your life comes out with is its car full of "your real ones." You fill up the fuel at a station, about to enter the countryside-another bright world - a beginning with "better" people, when suddenly, after paying up, you turn towards your car and see it full again -THE SAME CYCLE but what's good now is that you know who is really yours this time! 

So, while they drive down, people, I'll tell you something - know how it is when people tell you-"Nobody's really ours in life," I think I'll deny this for few are, but you've got to have an eye to look for them-

Oops, another tunnel ahead!

Don't believe me?

Look at the number of fellows before entering the tunnel,

Then, after exiting the tunnel.

Trust me -You will know the difference.

- Reveda Bhatt

Thursday 14 September 2023

The things that come to my mind while being in class - Tenzin Jambey

A classroom is a room or a sphere where students learn. The one who teaches or gives lessons is called the teacher, and the one who takes the learning is called the student. Different students can have different views on the classroom, and I, too, have my opinions on a classroom.

The school has become an essential place for learning. Without schooling, you won't be able to push yourself further in the field of education. "Education never ends, and the road never ends. It's only the fuel of the car that ends". No one can ever learn everything, even if we start learning after birth until we die. The classroom makes learning more fun, exciting and memorable in the education journey. The word classroom is an extensive term that means that a classroom is much more than a room in the school building. All the sphere and place becomes a classroom when you get lessons out of it. Teamwork is something that we learn when working as a team. Therefore, the football ground, basketball court and your hostel room can become a classroom.

Now, if you guys ask me what we learn from the classroom, I would say we know many things. We understand how to help others, how to co-ordinate, how to care, how we get inspiration, morals, how to get along, how to speak, read and write teamwork, and this goes a long way. The best thing we get from a classroom is the memories of sitting in the school with our best friends and the teaching and scolding of teachers, the room where we had enjoyed and spent our best time by sharing tiffins and knowledge and helping each other. When we become old and our death is close, these memories will allow us to die with happiness and peace because we have lived a life we will remember.

- Tenzin Jambey

Sunday 10 September 2023

Finding Your Voice - Tenzin Nyesel

REFLECTION: " Finding your voice " (inner voice)

Let's talk about the voice, not the one with which we speak but the inner voice. The voice that whispers in our mind with powerful and meaningful words. It tells us what's right and what's not. It tells us when to leave and where to go when needed. It tells us when to say yes and when to say no. Sometimes, that voice is crystal clear. It says go or stay, right or wrong, but sometimes it whispers. Always be calm and concentrative to have great clarity of that voice.

"Never let your inner voice drown in this noisy world because, in the end, that voice knows what's right for you. Always trust your inner voice." 
Tenzin Nyesel,
Pestalozzi Children's Village India

Wednesday 6 September 2023

भूल मत, प्यारे - रेवीदा भट्ट

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भूल मत, प्यारे - 
A poem about Gratitude & it’s importance.

यूँ चलता है आज सिर उठाकर,
पीछे भी देखा कर कितनों ने हाथ बटाया है 
देखता है आज इस ज़मीं के ऊपर 
भूल मत किसी ने तुझे खड़ा होना भी सिखाया है। 

चलता बना घर से,
अब समय था विद्यालय जाने का,
वही बस्ता लिए जिसमें डब्बा माँ ने भिजवाया था,
तीन-चार घंटे के लिए ही,
झुण्ड से बिछड़े हए परिंदे जैसे रहना-
वह भी एक ज़माना था। 

धीरे-धीरे बनाये दोस्त जिनका साथ मिलना ही 
समय का खज़ाना था। 
भूल मत, ए परिंदे, वह भी एक ज़माना था 
जब घर से बाहर रहना भी 
लगता घर के प्यार में समाना था,
भूल मत उन्हें जिन्होंने तुझे घर से दूर तेरा एक और घर बनाया था। 

अक्षरों का ज्ञान नहीं,
कलम के इस्तेमाल से अनजान,
भूल मत ज्ञानी, किसी ने तुझे कलम पकड़ना क्या,
कलाम के बारे में भी पढ़ाया था,
तभी जीवन में आया ज्ञान का अभिमान था। 

कभी दोस्तों से लड़कर, घर आकर 
प्यार तो तूने उन्हीं बाहों में पाया था,
जिनमें तूने अपना जीवन सजाया था,
माँ की ममतामयी नज़रों और पिता के रक्षात्मक स्वभाव 
में ही पाया था। 

कभी झगड़ा सुलझाया तो कभी सही दोस्त चुनना सिखाया। 
बढ़ता गया तू आगे, लेकर अपना परिवार जब अपनेपन का आभास तूने 
कुछ लोगों में ही पाया था। 
आज पीछे छोड़ गया तू उन्हीं को जिन्होंने वर्षा में अपनी छतरी के अंदर 
खींचकर तुझे भीगने से बचाया था। 

यही तो इंसान की प्रवृत्ति है,
भूल जाता है कितनों ने उसे खिलाया है,
बस चलता जाता है उस राह पर,
यह भूलकर कि कितनों ने उससे हुई भूल को भुलाया है,
कितनों ने उस पर रौशनी बरसाई और 
कितनों ने उसे रास्ता दिखाया है,
जीने की चाह का उसमें बीज उगाया है। 

भूल मत, तुझे कामयाब होता देख
कितनों का दिल गर्व की लहरों से झूमेगा 
जब तेरा अपना, तुझ बीज को 
कभी एक हरे-भरे वृक्ष के रूप में देखेगा। 

यूँ चलता है आज सिर उठाकर,
भूल मत प्यारे,  कितनों ने तुझे जीना भी सिखाया है। 

Reveda Bhatt
Grade X || The Aryan School

Tuesday 5 September 2023

The common humanity look through the night - Reveda Bhatt

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So, creeping up and about was the full moon in the night skies above the small town of Nashville. The wind blew hard and soft simultaneously, for there was no hard and fast rule. The crackling dried-up leaves swirled around in the dusty wind when they dropped on the curled-up hairs of the little girl. Out in the lonesome night was she, dressed in an elegant frilled frock with chubby cheeks and a pink tinge on the skin as if she were a Barbie! Barring her from the mist falling was her small umbrella. Her name was Eleanor. 

Now, Nashville had supposedly never been famous for a "Night Life," but seeing the little girl roam about the town in the starry night, residents drew down their curtains so that their children could not see her stroll around, as every toddler craves to; otherwise, they'd blabber, "Oh, Mama! Oh, Daddy! Can't we walk through the night!?"

The town had always been prone to theft and dacoits, so that was a significant reason for not allowing their children out at night. Oh! But there was our robust and fearless toddler out in the dark, for she was not like the others! Really! But as every strong person has a story, so does she. 

Having had a "good" life for approximately two years, which she hardly remembered, later comprised of her parents having problems with each other, days of arguments and violence, and as though that weren't enough, she was asked by each of them personally, "You sure do like me more for the other's not worth!" The child, up in confusion, looked at them with wonder-waiting eyes, for she wished for them to stop soon.

Well, they did, when one morning, when the girl was old enough, she woke up and saw her Mother's stuff gone, for she had stormed out and left the house at midnight, leaving her just a note, saying, "Mama loves you!" by her pillow. And just like that, she, who had been her Mom's part, had been left behind with just a note she carried everywhere. Even on that chilling night, it had been in her coat's inward safe spot. Let alone the father, for he, who was involved in drinking and making merry so much, that Eleanor had given up on him and ran through having nowhere to live but at least somewhere, away from her life otherwise. 

Now, probably, you know the reason why she "strolled" around. As for the fear of dacoits, nothing scared her; she had become fearless, seeing all she had seen, doing all she had done. But life has its ways of making the brave one feel better every night, for even she, who was fearless, had a heart like any other, which may be hard on the outside but was still that tender one on the inside. 

Well, that's what binds all of us together in life, Common Humanity!

Reveda Bhatt 
Grade X || The Aryan School

Peer Pressure: What's Its Future? - Oshi Singh

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Thinking about how the human race started has always intrigued me but do you know something that intrigued me even more? 

It's thinking about the future. Will there be flying cars? Will there ever be robot teachers? Will we ever live in an AI-dominated world? Well of course these are all questions that I often think about but how awesome would it be if all of this turned into reality? 

However, this would only be possible if today’s youth or may I say ‘Gen-Z’ is ready to face the future. When I say face, I mean they are in a healthy condition, mentally as well as physically. We were all teenagers once. 

Teenage is the period where a child builds his/her character and it is also the period when everything hits us all at once. We experience a lot of changes. During this time it can be hard to keep up with stuff now be it academically or in any other field. That is when we hear phrases like, ‘You only live once’, ‘You have one life, live it.’ or ‘It’s now or never.’ Phrases like these are what make us want to try something new every day. 

We follow these phrases with blindfolded lyrics and they become our mantras. Not to mention the constant fear of being left out if we don’t do ‘exactly’ what others are doing. Forget if it’s good or bad we have to do it because if we don't we’ll be left out. I believe it is safe for me to say that teenagers undergo a lot of pressure. Doing well under academic pressure, thinking about future pressure, doing co-curricular activity pressure and all this adds up to the pressure of fitting in. 

At this very moment, we get introduced to all kinds of bad stuff. Alcohol, drugs and whatnot! “Try a little bit”, “A little won’t harm you.” Well, trust me that little bit is what harms every single time. Peer pressure has become a growing concern in today’s generation. The day-to-day reduction of “Self-Control” in youngsters is often what takes them on a trip to heaven. 

I strongly believe that a lack of knowledge is like a crossroads with no signal and once learned it is very hard to unlearn. Many youngsters start drinking to become what they think is cool only to realize later in life that they have become addicted. Which in turn takes them on the road of cancer and mental instability. 

The family environment & communication play a considerable amount of role in a child's future. Imagine the life of a child born into a very respectable family. He/She will automatically learn good virtues and how to present himself/herself in public. Although, living in a world with about 8 billion people you can’t guarantee on behalf of everyone but we ‘can’ guarantee for ourselves. 

What if we become a good influence in someone’s life? Their temporary conscience. After all, it is always the little acts of kindness that make a difference. 

So let us all step up and help each other rise. I am sure if we do this we will be living in a developed world instead of a developing one very soon. 

Oshi Singh
IX-C || Gyanshree School 

Saturday 2 September 2023

Abraham Lincoln - Nishan Karki

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Abraham Lincoln was an American lawyer, politician and statesman, who served as the 16th president of the United States of America from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. He was born near Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. His family moved to Indiana when he was seven and he grew up on the edge of the frontier. He had very little formal education but read voraciously when not working on his father’s farm. 

Lincoln’s legacy is based on his momentous achievements: he successfully waged a political struggle and civil war that preserved the Union, ended slavery, and created the possibility of civil and social freedom for African Americans. 

Abraham Lincoln was also a good thinker and orator. Lincoln's emergence as a great orator dates from 1854 when he made a memorable speech in Peoria, on October 6, of that year. This was his first major attack on the position of Senator Douglas who was the leader of the Illinois Democrats. 

"His manner is neither fanciful nor rhetorical, but logical.
His thoughts are strong and are strongly joined together. 
He is a close reasoner, and has the faculty of making himself clearly understood." 
-Galena (Illinois) North-Western Gazette, 
July 1856. 

Abraham Lincoln has given many famous quotes which are known worldwide. 
Some of them are as follows:-

●“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” 

● “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” 

● “If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.” 

● “Perhaps a man’s character is like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” 

● “I am not concerned that you have fallen; I am concerned that you arise.

Nishan Karki
Pestalozzi Children's Village, India.

Value of the month Caring, celebrate with us!

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My Good School Show Season 9, Episode 18, where passion meets education. This beautiful conversation where Anvesha delves into the value of caring and Rishona and Divisha share their take on Caring.

Rishona: Caring definitely does help others. When someone cares for you, you feel like someone out in the world believes that you matter. It is a feeling of joy and happiness for that person. Caring is shown out of friendship, compassion and selflessness. A caring classroom is where students feel positively connected to others. That simple act can give them a sense of optimism and help solve their little problems. And what is in it for us? How does it help and benefit us? Well, seeing one smile puts a thousand smiles on my face. The fact that I have helped someone out or just given them the joy they needed and filled in the gap in their life makes me happy. As said, never believe that a few caring people can't change the world; indeed, that's all who ever have.

Anvesha: Absolutely. Just as self-love is one of the most essential kinds of love, self-care is as vital as caring for others. If you cannot care for yourself, you will not be capable enough to care for others. Everything starts with you. When you decide to help yourself, you will also end up helping others. So, caring for oneself is as essential as caring for others.

Anvesha: Divisha, whom do you care for the most?

Divisha: I care for my family and friends the most, but yeah, I care about my friends a little bit more because in my family, it's just me, my parents and grandparents. Since they are elders, they can take care of themselves. But my friends are the people whom I have to take care of. It's been 7 years since our friendship. Many things change but one thing never changes: Them having problems, and I have solutions. The fact that I'm the youngest among them still I Am more mature.

Anvesha: And with that, we come to the end of our podcast. Comment below and let us know if you liked our podcast. If you want to be a part of similar podcasts, join us. We hope to meet you again when we return with a podcast on Caring next month. That's all for us today!

Anvesha Rana - Host from Gyanshree School
Rishona Chopra - Guest from Gyanshree School
Divisha Rawat - Guest from Ahlcon Public School

Be true to yourself - Tulsi Karki

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Being true to yourself means thinking and acting in ways that align with your values and feelings rather than the values of others. 

If you are living true to yourself, you feel confident in your identity and you are pursuing goals that you know will lead to your happiness. 

It is really important to be true to yourself it will be your guide to living a life for yourself. A life that is fulfilling and filled with all of the things that make you joyful and allow you to live a life of purpose, whatever that looks like for you. 

Hence, the only way to live your life happily is to be who you are, not caring what other people might think or say about it. 

People are going to judge you anyway, so you might as well forget society and be like others. But keep one thing in mind you have to be true to yourself at every moment of your life. 

Tulsi Karki
Pestalozzi Children's Village, India.

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