JOINT SECRETARY, CBSE SHARES HIS VIEWS WITH SYNERGITES on 7.10.2011

Sri M.V.V. Prasada Rao, Joint Secretary (Affiliation) of CBSE,  visited our Synergy on 07/10/11. He fondly accepted our invitation to inspire and interact with our synergites. He explained every detail of CCE to the children and said, it not only helps children to score high grades but also helps them to discover their talent in that particular area in which they are good at. He advised children to make use of the new marking scheme. He discussed various career options available for CBSE Curriculum. He suggested the children to raise the bar of Synergy as it proves to be a school with international standards and a kind of its own. He even asked them to make the best use of the facilities provided by the school. Later interacting with teachers, he appreciated us for following CCE.

He advised to walk that extra mile and try to think out of the box as the definition of a teacher is re-defined. He said that the role of a teacher has shifted from teaching to facilitating. As a facilitator, it is the teacher’s responsibility to mould the student. He suggested some tips which would really help teachers to transform the transaction in the class into a fruitful one. He promised to see us once again and wished as all the best for a successful teaching.

GANDHI BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE

The Chief Guest Col S R Sriram, Group Commander NCC Group, Kakinada presided over the function.  He appreciated the students’ portrayal of Gandhiji’s life and even praised the school for having conducted such a novel show.  He said that with this beginning children should learn to imbibe the Gandhian principles.  Trustee of Batchu Foundation Sri Batchu Ramamohan Rao garu and Sri Raj Mohan from AGM PRM, RAK Ceramics India Limited, graced the occasion.

The Director Ch. Vijay Prakash, Dean Smita Joshi and Vice-principal K. Padmalata were also present. His piety, selflessness and spirit of service is depicted through paintings showing him in his ashram at Sabarmati and another painting where he is shown nursing the wounds of a leprosy afflicted scholar.

‘Sparshbhavna’ or removing of untouchability is depicted through a painting showing him fasting for the rights of harijans and ‘Sarva Dharma Samantva’ (equality of all religions) is depicted through paintings showing him consoling the riot victims of all religions during partition. ‘Sarvatra Bhayavarjana’ or fearlessness is depicted through paintings where he is shown suffering brutal treatment with peace and equanimity while sticking steadfastedly to his principles. ‘Aparigraha’ or non-possession is depicted through the very meager worldly possessions he had – his simple loin cloth and robe, his slippers and his constant companion, his watch.‘Sharirshrama’ meant that we should earn our bread by the sweat of the brow.

This vow and his commitment to the vow of ‘Swadeshi’ is depicted through a painting showing him with his charkha. His commitment to self discipline (‘Brahmacharya’) is depicted through his three monkeys’ philosophy.  ‘Brahmacharya’ means control of all the organs of sense.non-cooperation movement to a halt after the violent Chauri – Chaura incident.  His commitment to ‘Satya’ is depicted through a painting showing the influence of Indian classics, especially the stories of Raja Harishchandra and Shravana during his adolescent years.Gandhiji’s commitment to ‘ahimsa’ is highlighted when he brought the Gandhi’s 11 vows – ‘Ahimsa’ (nonviolence), ‘Satya’ (truth), ‘Asteya; (Non-stealing), ‘Brahmacharya’ (Self discipline), ‘Aparigraha’ (non-possession), ‘Sharirshrama’ (Bread Labor). ‘ Aswada’ (control of the palate), ‘Sarvatra Bhayavarjana’, (Fearlessness), ‘Sarva Dharma Samantva’ (Equality of all religions), ‘Swadeshi’ (use locally made goods) and ‘Sparshbhavana’ (Remove untouchability) were depicted through paintings.Civil disobedience movement, Quit India movement etc.,  the artists made an effort to bring alive his exceptional and resplendent personality.

Besides depicting significant milestones in India’s freedom struggle like the Non-Cooperation movement, Dandi March, Champaran Satyagraha, The painting technique used was sketching followed by wet–on-dry watercolour painting technique. These paintings were done on 42 cm x 30 cm drawing sheets. Students at Sri Prakash Synergy School believe that all Indians should make it their national endeavour to know about Gandhiji’s philosophy and the principles that he embodied.

To portray significant milestones during the struggle for freedom and to get an insight into his phenomenal persona, 33 amateur artists of Synergy Art Club sketched and painted events related to his life and those depicting his personality in a 3-hour live show. The students of Sri Prakash Synergy School steered by their guiding light, the Director Ch. Vijay Prakash, repeated their feat this year on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Last year it was ‘Ramayana Varnachitramalika’ this year it is “Gandhi – a life Sketch”

GANDHI A LIFE SKETCH (Bapu we love you!!) by simple synergites
“A nation culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people ”. Commemorating Bapu`s 162nd Birthday, we synergites are going to pay our tribute to the great father of our nation Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi fondly called Bapu, who taught us that “a man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes”. Various students from different classes will come forward to do their bit to pay their tribute. 33events which were the mile stones of Bapu`s life will be selected and portrayed on this 3Hr live event. The SP of E.G.Dist, Dr.Trivikrama Varma has kindly accepted to grace the occasion. So people we request you all to support us in making this event a grand success.

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