Thursday 8 February 2024

"Unlocking Minds and Imaginations: The Timeless Importance of Reading"

 


In a world bustling with technological advancements and rapid changes, the timeless practice of reading holds a crucial place in shaping young minds. As the eminent author Dr Seuss once said, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." This resonates with the profound impact that reading can have on individuals, transcending time and offering boundless opportunities for personal and intellectual growth.

Reading serves as a gateway to a treasure trove of knowledge and ideas. As Nobel laureate, Isaac Bashevis Singer aptly put it, "When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself." Reading broadens our horizons, fostering a deeper understanding of the world and enhancing critical thinking skills. It's a journey through which students can explore diverse perspectives and cultivate empathy.

The words we encounter in books are like stepping stones to eloquence. "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world," said philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Reading exposes students to an extensive array of words, enhancing their vocabulary and communication skills. This linguistic dexterity not only aids academic success but also empowers individuals to articulate their thoughts more effectively.

Scientific studies affirm that reading stimulates brain activity, fostering cognitive development. Acclaimed author Albert Einstein once remarked, "The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library." Reading exercises the brain, improving concentration, memory retention, and analytical skills. These cognitive benefits are invaluable assets that extend beyond the academic realm into all facets of life.

Reading is a passport to different worlds, offering an escape from reality. As celebrated author J.K. Rowling asserted, "I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book." Imagination flourishes as readers immerse themselves in captivating narratives, fostering creativity, and providing a much-needed respite from the demands of daily life.

In conclusion, the importance of reading cannot be overstated. It is a timeless practice that not only imparts knowledge but also moulds character, enriches language, stimulates cognitive functions, and sparks the flames of imagination. As we navigate the digital age, let us not forget the enduring power of a good book. In the words of Frederick Douglass, "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." Encourage the love of reading, for it is a gift that keeps on giving, shaping the minds of the future leaders and innovators of our world.

 

Ujakshi Mann

(Assistant Teacher) 

Tuesday 9 January 2024

Mental Health



Mental fitness implies a state of psychological well-being. It denotes having a positive sense of how we feel, think, and act which improves one’s ability to enjoy life. It contributes to one’s inner ability to be self-determined. It is a proactive, positive term and forsakes negative thoughts that may come to mind.

An emotionally fit and stable person always feels vibrant, truly alive and can easily manage emotionally difficult situations. To be emotionally strong, one has to be mentally fit too. A mentally fit person is always in a good mood and can easily cope up with situations of distress and depression resulting in regular training contributing to a good physical fitness standard. Many emotional factors have a significant effect on our mental fitness levels like depression, aggression, negative thinking, frustration, fear, etc.

The way we physically fall sick, we can also fall sick mentally. Mental illness is the instability of one’s health, which includes changes in emotion, thinking, and behaviour. Mental illness can be caused due to stress or a reaction to a certain incident. It could also arise due to genetic factors, biochemical imbalances, child abuse or trauma, social disadvantage, poor physical health conditions, etc. Mental illness is curable. One can seek help from the experts in this particular area or can overcome this illness by positive thinking and changing their lifestyle.

So many people don’t consider their mental health as important as physical health, it's high time to care about mental health.

We, at The Mann School, believe in training our students to lead a successful and comfortable life physically and mentally. We offer regular fitness exercises like physical training, yoga, and swimming as a great medicine for curing mental health. Besides this, it is imperative to have a good diet and enough sleep. Hence, we offer a balanced diet to our students and sufficient time to sleep. Counsellors also help students to overcome their fears by discussing the problems and motivating them.

Arpit Sharma

Special Educator (PRT)

Tuesday 26 December 2023

From the World of Mythology: A story that inspired me!

 


I love telling stories from Indian mythology on my blog, and one of my favourites is about a determined young tribal boy named Ekalavya who dreamt of becoming a skilled archer. Despite facing rejection from his teacher- Guru Dronacharya, due to his background, Ekalavya's perseverance and respect shine through. His tale teaches us about hard work, respect for teachers, and the impactful role they play in our lives.

Instead of giving up, Ekalavya took matters into his own hands. He crafted a statue of his guru and tirelessly practised archery on his own. His dedication paid off, and he became so good that even Guru Dronacharya was impressed. However, when the guru asked Ekalavya how he learned, Ekalavya honestly shared his secret.

Ekalavya's story teaches us an important lesson: with hard work and determination, we can achieve our dreams. It emphasizes the values of putting in effort, showing respect, and being dedicated, especially to our teachers. Ekalavya's deep respect for his guru highlights the crucial role teachers play in shaping our lives. They don't just share knowledge; they also inspire us to be dedicated and resilient in the face of life's challenges.

In simple terms, Ekalavya's tale is a reminder of how teachers can greatly influence our character and help us stay determined in pursuing our dreams. It encourages us to appreciate the guidance and support we receive from our mentors, making the journey toward our goals more meaningful and rewarding.

 

Submitted by:

Vaibhav Khatri
Class VIII

Thursday 9 November 2023

Co-curricular Activities- Learning Beyond the Walls



In the 21st Century, the world is changing fast. Therefore, the conventional education system has paved the way to a system where education and learning are going beyond the four walls of the classroom. The core aim of education and learning is to foster the holistic development of the students. Co-curricular activities along with academics play an important role in achieving this goal. They assist in critical thinking, problem-solving, reasoning, communication, and collaboration.

We, at The Mann School, believe in training our students to lead a successful and comfortable life. They should be ready to face any challenging situation in their life and come out as a winner. We offer our students a wide variety of activities ranging from music to horse riding. Games like football, basketball, volleyball, and cricket teach them techniques and team spirit. Swimming keeps them physically and mentally fit. PT drills and NCC march past teach them coordination of body parts and discipline. Educational tours and treks familiarise the students with the cultures and traditions of different places. They can pursue their interests and hobbies by attending different clubs like photography, culinary, celestial, eco, dramatics, arts and crafts. The school band and music department fill their life with musical notes.

The intellectual development of a student happens to a great extent in the classroom. However, the other aspects of the personality such as emotional and social skill development happen through co-curricular activities. Hence, we cannot deny the role of co-curricular activities in shaping the personality of our future generation.


-Bela Shanker (PRT)

Tuesday 10 October 2023

G-20 - Spreading the message of One Earth, One Family

 


India achieved a significant milestone by hosting the 18th G20 summit on September 9th and 10th, 2023. The main theme of the summit, held in Delhi, was "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam," a Sanskrit phrase signifying the belief that the world is one family. India's presidency over the G20 summit elevated the country's stature in the global arena. The summit was characterised by its inclusivity and people-centric approach, with a major focus on several key agenda items, including the Russia-Ukraine war, sustainable development, climate and environmental changes, digital transition, and gender equality.

The summit provided a platform to showcase India's diverse and colourful culture, taking place at Bharat Mandapam, inspired by Lord Basavaeshwara's concept of Anubhav Mandapam. Within this "culture corridor," diverse traditions from the participating 29 countries, including India and special invitees to the G20, were exhibited. Upon arrival at the airport, dignitaries were warmly welcomed by British artists who performed traditional folk dances and music. Furthermore, a captivating 3-hour cultural programme took place on September 9th, featuring performances by 78 Indian artists who showcased Hindustani, Folk, and Carnatic musical programmes at Bharat Mandapam.

Prominent leaders from 19 countries, the European Union, 9 guest countries, and several international organisations participated in the G20 Summit. The primary outcome of the Summit was a commitment to promote robust and lasting growth through a concerted focus on sustainable, equitable, balanced, and inclusive growth.

 

Mishthi

VII-C

Friday 15 September 2023

Unmasking Racism: Eradicating the Scourge of Discrimination

 


Racism, a deeply ingrained social issue, continues to plague our world, leaving scars on individuals and societies alike. Defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed at people of different races, racism thrives on ignorance and fear. Its effects are far-reaching, perpetuating systemic disparities and hindering progress towards a more inclusive society. 

At its core, racism stems from the irrational belief that one race is superior or inferior to another. Such toxic thinking fosters hatred, marginalization, and inequality, sowing the seeds of division and animosity among communities. From microaggressions in everyday interactions to institutional discrimination, racism assumes various forms, chipping away at the unity and harmony we should strive to achieve.

To combat racism, we must confront it head-on through education, dialogue, and empathy. Raising awareness about the historical roots and consequences of racism is essential to dispel misconceptions and challenge deeply held prejudices. Embracing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of life can create a fertile ground for mutual understanding and respect.

Individuals, communities, and governments must unite to implement policies that dismantle systemic racism and promote equality. Embracing the richness of our differences and celebrating cultural diversity fosters a more vibrant and cohesive society.

By acknowledging the existence of racism and actively working to eradicate it, we can pave the way for a future built on empathy, compassion, and equal opportunities for all, regardless of race or ethnicity. It is our collective responsibility to unmask racism and build a world where unity and acceptance triumph over hatred and division. Only then can we truly embrace the beauty and strength that arise from our diverse human tapestry.

Aarush Sharma
10A

Monday 28 August 2023

MOON LANDING!

 


"Learning from today will make us stronger and better, there will be a new dawn and a brighter tomorrow soon."

August 23,2023 was a special day as we were told that we would be witnessing the land of Chandrayaan-3. There was a change in our usual schedule. I became incredibly excited as soon as I heard this statement. Receiving the incredible opportunity to witness the Chandrayaan-3 landing as a student is like being given a front-row ticket in the making of history. When the moment arrived, and the world held its collective breath, my heart pounded with anticipation as the spacecraft descended to make its gentle touch on the lunar surface. The only thing I could hear after that was applause. As I gazed at the screen, I couldn’t help but imagine the amount of dedication of our brilliant scientists and engineers who worked tirelessly to make this mission possible. As I sat there witnessing the landing I felt a swell of national pride and glory. This experience resonates deeply within me, not just as a student but as a young person who believes in the power of science to shape the future. Witnessing the ‘Chandrayaan-3’ landing on the moon was a moment of profound significance for me as an aspiring student. This accomplishment reminded me that the sky is not the limit – it is just the beginning.


It is truly said that “TRY AND TRY TILL YOU SUCCEED” 

“We tried in 2008, we tried in 2019 and we succeeded in 2023” 

JAI HIND!


By- SUKRITI XB