Vol. XXIII No.3 October- December 2017

Opinion

Quaterly Newsletter of LNJ
Bhilwara Group

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief: Sudhir Sood

Copy Editor: U. Padma Latha

Editorial Board:

  • S.C. Garg
  • O. P. Ajmera
  • Raju Rustogi
  • Rakesh Mahajan
  • Sanjay Sharma
  • Mohit Maheshwari
  • Jyoti Gupta

 

 

 

Contact Detail

Bhilwara Towers, A-12, Sector-1,
Noida-201301, (INDIA)

Tel.:+91-120-4390300

Email : padma.latha@lnjbhilwara.com

Website : www.lnjbhilwara.com

 

© 2018 LNJ Bhilwara Group. All Right Reserved.

School Events

Prayas - An Effort to Nurture a Child's Imagination

Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Rishabhdev organized an exhibition under the banner of Prayas, an effort towards nurturing the talent and imagination of students. The exhibition displayed models created by over 400 students in different subjects. Student volunteers who created the models engaged the visitors through a short presentation on their respective models. This was inaugurated by Shri KB Khatod, COO, RSWM Rishabhdev. The exhibition was attended by several other schools in the vicinity.


Bhuvanesh Komkali

True to LNJ Bhilwara Group’s spirit of staying connected to our roots, VVV Maral Sarovar, organized a 3-day vocal music workshop. This workshop was conducted under the able guidance of Shri Bhuvanesh Komkali. Shri Komkali, a musician often described as an eccentric genius, is the grandson of Pandit Kumar Gandharva and the son of Pandit Mukul Shivputra. 50 students with a keen interest in music benefitted from their interaction with Shri Komkali.

A Walk Down the Memory Lane

40th Jubilee and alumni meet at VKV Hurda

VKV Hurda, relived old memories at the institute’s 40th jubilee celebrations, on December 23, 2017. This occasion was further made special by the homecoming of some of the alumni members. About 105 alumni and their spouses attended the full-day programme which was graced by the presence of Shri LN Jhunjhunwala and his daughter, Smt Shashi Agarwal.

The programme started with the lighting of the lamp amidst chanting of the Saraswati vandana. The students became nostalgic as they viewed a short movie made up of photographs that had been clicked tnd collated over the years. LNJ, in his address to the students, talked about the events leading to the setting up of the school and the contributions of Shri Raghunandanji in ensuring its success. The alumni then introduced themselves to the school management after a sumptuous lunch.

The alumni pledged to create a dynamic link between the institute and themselves, to lend support in enriching the school and taking the legacy forward. The evening came to a close with a dinner and screening of a short movie.

Promoting Art in Classrooms

The LNJ Bhilwara Group Schools have committed themselves to make classrooms a place where a child feels comfortable and has the freedom to him/herself. To orient teachers into this mindset, a workshop was conducted in August, in New Delhi, where all the four schools had participated.

In continuation, a two-day follow-up workshop was organized at Graphite School, Mandideep, in November.  The purpose of this workshop was to stress on using art as a facilitating tool in classroom teaching. The workshop was conducted by Dr Pawan Sudhir, from DEAA (Department of Education in Arts & Aesthetics).

Reading - A Step Forward

"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away. And in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall." — Roald Dahl

How wonderful would it be that in the evening before going to bed, each child had a book in hand and dozed off while reading. Alas! It is not so. We often hear parents complain about their child’s lack of interest in reading.  As surprising as it may sound, children love books. When given access to the right kind of books and reading materials, a child will pick and read a book without having told to do so. The shy ones might need a little push and a prod but this is true for both government and private schools.

Books For All and Everyone

A good book expedites the orientation process. The right book is the one that engages the child effortlessly – for instance, picture story books with big graphics and less text works very well with a younger audience (Tulika Books, Eklavya, National Book Trust and Katha all have excellent picture books set in the Indian context). It is important to include books on topics such as breaking gender stereotypes and disability. A steady flow of books is also helpful in sustaining interest levels of early readers. A library membership or frequent visits to the bookstore also go a long way.

An Environment of Trust and Ownership

We have to learn to empower children to take responsibility as much they are capable of taking. The dos and don’ts while picking or holding or touching a book instills fear to the extent that books seem untouchable and might just explode. Trust children and guide them to treat books like prized possessions. Work has been done to set up libraries in government primary schools where ownership of the books was given to 4th and 5th graders and even after one year almost all books were in perfect shape.

Fun, Play and Not Work

Mark Twain was completely on point with the fence whitewashing episode in the Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Make reading seem like work and a child’s interest will disappear. But if it seems like play, a child will take to it easily. If parents engage children through storytelling and other fun activities while reading, a child will recreate these emotions everytime he picks up a book. Asking questions, getting the child to think critically and identifying new words all encourage active reading. Relating stories to your own personal experience or memories can make the entire experience very special for the child.

Not the Last Word

Read and you will take a child into a world from where there would be endless travels and a limitless horizon for a child to explore, discover, unearth, enjoy, live and learn.

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief: Sudhir Sood

Copy Editor: U. Padma Latha

Editorial Board:

  • S.C. Garg
  • O. P. Ajmera
  • Raju Rustogi
  • Rakesh Mahajan
  • Sanjay Sharma
  • Mohit Maheshwari
  • Jyoti Gupta

 

 

 

Contact Detail

Bhilwara Towers, A-12, Sector-1,
Noida-201301, (INDIA)

Tel.:+91-120-4390300

Email : padma.latha@lnjbhilwara.com

Website : www.lnjbhilwara.com

 

© 2018 LNJ Bhilwara Group. All Right Reserved.