Christmas is a time of celebration, hope and laughter. Perhaps the only time when children all over the world wake up bright and early with a gleam in their eyes and a smile on their lips, ready to rip open and enjoy their crisply wrapped presents. In order to bring the joy and light of Christmas into the lives of our children of Vivekananda Paathshala, our school organised Christmas celebration for them on December 24, 2019. We began by discussing about the importance of celebrating Christmas. The children amazed us with their beautiful drawing of Christmas Tree and felt extremely delighted to receive the appreciation for the same. As Christmas is incomplete without gifts, we made sure to distribute special gifts amongst them in the form of small hampers containing packets of biscuits, chips, etc.
The Christmas Celebration at Vivekananda Paathshala set the tone for the coming New Year, a year that promises to be full of smiling faces, unity and self-reliance.
On 13 August 2019 a session with Vivekanand Pathshala students was conducted by Mrs. Monika Gupta ( Maths P.G,T ) and Mrs. Nidhi ( Art teacher).
On the occasion of Independence Day, a card making activity was organized to inculcate the feeling of Patriotism among the less privileged. The material i.e paper, sketch pen, colours and fevicol were distributed among the students . The students made beautiful cards showing freedom and they were very excited. Pencil kits were also distributed to all the students.
On 3 september 2019, as a part of Gandhi Jayanti celebrations,a special session was conducted for the students of Vivekananda Pathshala.
The topic of the activity was “cleanliness”.
After highlighting the importance of good hygiene and keeping our surroundings clean,a short nukkad natika was staged. Our students from class 9 to 11 presented the musical skit in a light and humorous manner.
The children not only enjoyed the presentation,but also got a message for life.
Another highlight of the show was a talk on proper waste disposal , care and protection from diseases.
The event was conducted under the guidance of Mrs Manisha and Mrs Poonam Kalra. The day ended with a small question answer session and distribution of soaps to the students of Vivekananda Pathshala.
We are grateful that our school gave us the opportunity to meet the unprivileged children and help them in making rakhies for the auspicious occasion conducted on 06 August, 2019. Along with rakhi making, pencil sets were also distributed to them which made them very happy. It was an enriching experience not only for the teachers, Ms.Ramneek Kapoor , MrsDavinder Kaur, Ms.Mahinder Kaur butfor the under privileged children as well. A lot of enthusiasm was shown by the children in preparing RAKHIES. The zeal to learn something and happiness of making beautiful rakhies was a scene to be cherished.
The more we praise and celebrate our life, the more there is in life to celebrate."
Birthday is a special occasion for every person and its celebration always brings joy and happiness. Considering the same, the session of Vivekananda Paathshala was conducted on July 30, 2019 to make the children feel special by celebrating their birthdays. Children who had their birthdays in the month of July were given birthday cards and some special gifts. Everyone sang a beautiful birthday song for them. Then, all the children got an eraser and a book.
It was a fun-filled day that gave the children a chance to feel delighted and special.
Water is the most precious gift of nature. It is an essential component of life and is vital for sustenance. Without water nothing can live, thus water conservation has become a need of the hour. Keeping this in mind the students of Vivekanand Pathshala were motivated to Save Water.
Different ways of saving water were discussed with the students. New and innovative methods of saving water were shown to the students through Extramarks modules. Students promised that they will save water at their home and school as well as motivate others to do the same.
Rightly said, “The best kind of happiness is making others happy”.
On 30 April 2019, we cheerfully celebrated birthdays of the students Vivekananda Pathshala born in the month of April. It started with cake cutting accompanied with a Birthday song and best wishes from other students. The joy could be clearly seen on the faces of children while they received their gifts and handmade cards beautifully decorated by the students of JKPS. After everyone enjoyed their cakes, Amul Buttermilk was also distributed to each child. Looking at those happy faces we felt proud to be a part of JKPS family.
A very interactive session was planned and conducted on MATHEMATICS TRICKS.
Students were shown simple ways of learning two digit tables.
Examples were given and discussed followed by hand on exercise given to the students.
An overwhelming participation by the students proved that learning can be fun if taught in a joyful manner.
Mrs. Keka Pandya
Mrs. Gurpreet Kaur
Mrs. Shikha Chopra
A very interactive session was conducted on Good Manners.
Examples from daily routine were given and discussed with the students.
Students were encouraged to share their acts of good mannerism and the ones whose acts were adjudged the best were rewarded accordingly.
“Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.”
In JKPS we felt delighted in serving our little bit towards humanity.
A flameless cooking session was conducted for the students of Vivekananda Pathshala on 12th February 2019. The students of Pathshala were taught to make fruit chaat. Keeping sanitation in mind, the students washed their hands properly before starting the session. Students were taught about importance of nutritious food. They enjoyed making, distributing and eating fruit chaat. Scales were also distributed.
Basant Panchami activity was conducted in the Vivekananda Pathshala on February 8, 2019 with great zeal. The students were uprised about the significance of Basant Panchami. They were told that Basant Panchmi, the auspicious festival of the Hindus marks the end of the winter season and onset of spring season. The festival is dedicated to the goddess of learning and knowledge, Goddess Saraswati. After paying homage to Goddess Saraswati, the children recited and wrote a poem on Basant Panchami. They also wrote few lines on the importance of Basant Panchami.
All the students participated in the activity with great enthusiasm. At the end of the pathshala students were given yellow sweet rice as a token of appreciation. The purpose of conducting such activities is to make the students aware of their culture and tradition.
Children of Vivekanand Pathshala who were born in the month of
January were excited to celebrate their birthday with their peer group
in J.K.P.S. on January 29, 2019. The birthday wishes, cake cutting
ceremony, cards and gifts were the highlights of the Birthday bash.
Pencils and Erasers were also distributed to all the children present
Birthday celebrations are always cheerful, especially when all your
friends are a part of the merrymaking. As a venture to see the sparkling
smiles and glowing eyes of our birthday stars of Vivekananda Pathshala,
the birthday celebration was organized for the month of December by
J.K.P.S. The students whose birthday falls in the month of December
were gifted with beautiful and useful presents. All students enjoyed the
luscious cake and delectable snacks with their friends. All the students
were gifted with notebooks. The whole session was very delightful and
entertaining for the students and the teachers. The session concluded
by giving birthday wishes to the birthday stars with sparkling smiles.
Vedic Mathematics Tricks
“Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Albert Einstein
To inculcate the skill of intelligent guessing in the young minds of the Vivekananda Pathshala children, a session
was held on December 3, 2018 (Tuesday). The session was conducted by Ms. Ruchi Garg. The students were
taught various Mathematical tricks from Vedic Mathematics, which is a magical tool to reduce scratch work and
finger counting and improve mental calculations. The children enjoyed solving problems using the tricks.
The session was culminated by gifting crayon boxes to the 43 students of Vivekananda Pathshala.
Vivekananda paathshala is an integral part of JKPS community service. This inculcates the spirit of humanity. Children made Diwali cards and decorated them beautifully. This activity enhanced their aesthetic sense. The children were told that Diwali is a festival of lights. They were explained to celebrate cracker free and ecofriendly Diwali. They were explained to make colorful rangoli with dry colors and flowers.
The students of kindergarten made diyas which were distributed amongst the paathshala children.
JKPS took pride in distributing packets for Diwali containing erasers, mixtures, snacks, candles, biscuits, sweets, pencils, colors, sharpners and notebooks for paathshala children.
Not only this, another initiative which JKPS took was for daily wage workers. They were given a basket containing rice, sugar, pulses, salt, bedsheets, tea leaves, torch etc as a Diwali gift.
All these activities added a feather to the cap of JKPS in the field of service to the humanity and mankind which instilled the festivity fervour
Rangoli making activity was conducted in the Vivekananda Pathshala on October 5, 2018. At first the students were uprised about the importance of colours in one’s life. By organizing such activity skills of aesthetics, creativity and innovation was developed among them.
All the students participated in the activity with great enthusiasm. Glitter sheets, Colourful sheets, mirrors etc were used in making the rangoli. In this one hour long activity students put together their artistic, imaginative and creative skills to make bright and colourful rangoli. Students were also given sweets and reading books as a token of appreciation. The artistically coloured and decorated rangolis were a treat to the eyes.
As an endeavor to bring smiles to the students enrolled with Jaspal Kaur Public School Community Outreach program, an Adventure Camp was organized in collaboration with Great Rocksport Camps. On 9 October’18 the students of Vivekananda Pathshala enjoyed the Zip Line, Double Rope Bridge, Commando Bridge, Hop Scotch, Commando Net, River Crossing, etc. The students took the opportunity to build up their skills and fulfill their quest for adventure. All the students enjoyed the session to the fullest. After the camp, the students were provided with registers and eatables. On the whole, the day was a fulfilling one.
An interactive session was taken with the students, on Moral values which were inculcated through stories, role play, examples, Personal Experiences. Students interacted with a lot of interest. Students promised to follow moral values.
The following values were
• Respect. This is one of the most important values to teach children. ...
• Being generous and helpful. ...
• Inculcating a sense of responsibility. ...
• Never hurt anyone. ...
• The value of sharing.
The class celebrated Independence Day on 14th August 2018.
It was a very lively and interactive session. Students were asked and told about the significance of freedom and this day.
Later on a Flag making activity was conducted.
Children were given glazed sheets of orange and green colour. They had to make Indian Flag using their creativity.
It was followed by Slogan writing. Slogans by famous freedom fighters were discussed and children had to write any one.
The celebrations were wrapped up with National Anthem being sung by one and all followed by distribution of biscuits.
PAPER BAG GAME
On 10 August 2018,students of Vivekananda paathshala learnt the skill of making paper bags enthusiastically.
With plastic menace ever growing and considering its ill-effects on the environment,children were taught that handmade bags are the best alternatives as they are eco-friendly. The paper bags were made with old newspapers.
To make the bags more attractive, students used different colours.
Hence, we can conclude that these child care activity ideas ensure that children are occupied and learn,while having fun.
On 3 August , 2018 , Vivekananda Pathshala , students were enlightened about FIRST AID BOX by Manjari Sharma . In pathshala teachers told the students about first aid which is an assistance given to any person suffering from a sudden illness or injury . Then teachers told about the importance , aims and conditions that often require first aid . Teachers also showed a first aid box to students and explained them the need of each and every material . The students learnt many new things and they will be able to use first aid in the times of need .
To serve the Humanity is the motto of Jaspalians and this is what reflects through the community out reach Programmes organised in the school.
July 24 was a day full of fun and learning in Vivekananda Pathshala, where our school teachers taught the children to make flame less food items keeping in mind the hygiene and nutrition. Children enjoyed making bhelpuri with their own hands . It was really a fun filled day for them making bhelpuri and eating with their friends. Other food items were also distributed to children .
It's rightly said "Sharing has no end".
A session on 'Spiritual Learning' was conducted on 20 July 2018 i.e Tuesday in Vivekananda Pathshala. The session began by informing the children about the meaning and significance of spiritual learning. They focused on understanding the purpose of spiritual learning that it does not prevent us from facing times of darkness but it teaches us how to use the darkness as a tool. The children chanted the most peaceful word 'Om' thrice and felt the inner peace in their body. They learnt a prayer, 'Tumhi Ho Mata, Pita Tumhi Ho...' and were also appreciated for singing it so beautifully. They made their To-Do-List and promised to follow it every single day. That list included: count your blessings, practice kindness, let go of what you can't control, forgive others, be productive yet peaceful and just breathe. In the end, they accepted their refreshment and thanked god for all his blessings.
On 6th July 2018, the Vivekananda Pathshaala children got an opportunity to learn
basic classical dance forms from the JKPS teacher, Mrs. Meena Ojha and helped by
Mrs. Suchita Mookerji. The girls were enthusiastic and excited to learn the different
‘mudras’, ‘rasas’ and few steps on Rajashthani folk song. Meena Ma’am taught them
the gestures through hands and feet movements to depict different emotions,
objects, animals, birds, etc. The students also enjoyed the snacks (a packet of chips)
that were distributed at the end of the class. It was a beautiful and rhythmic
experience for the kids.
The students of Vivekananda pathshala had a session of badminton coaching in the school on May 1 . The students got an opportunity to learn some techniques of badminton and do some physical training exercises too.
Some promising students were gifted a racket each in order to excel in the sport and continue their practice in their endeavours.
Vivekananda pathshala is an integral part of JKPS Community Service. This inculcates the spirit of humanity.
Art Class was conducted for the students of Vivekananda pathshasla on 24 April 2018 under the guidance of Ms. Nidhi Chanana. The students were taught about the basics of art like how to draw and colour. They made a beautiful fruit basket with the help of basic lines & shapes. This Art session added more interest and enthusiasm to their colourful day.
Date: April 20, 2018 Teacher Coordinators
1) Ms. Ramneek Kapoor
2) Mrs. Manju Malhotra
1) Tanishq Bachani XII-C
2) Gunsehaj Kaur XII-C
1. Making of a big “THANK YOU” CARD FOR JKPS
Occasion: School Founder’s Day
Students were divided into three groups for
i) Cutting the letters
ii) Colouring the material
iii) Pasting the material
Each group performed its activity with complete dedication and full enthusiasm.
2. Thanks giving speech by students of Vivekanand Paathshaala
Each child shared his/her experience and views about JKPS. For example what they feel about Vivekanank Paathshala, how it helps them in solving their individual problems and that they have gained from this school.
3. The session was concluded by chorus reciting of “Vivekanand” prayer.
4. At the end, muffins were distributed among the children to celebrate school birthday.
CHARITY- THE ROOT OF ALL GOOD DEEDS
Rightly said, Be someones sunshine, when their sky is grey. In
order to make the students understand the importance of
deeds of giving we organised a small event on April 3, 2018 i.e
Tuesday where the students of class V gifted their well packed
school winter track suits to the children of Vivekananda
Pathshala. This small act of kindness helped us in making them
realise that how their not-to- be-used school winter track suits
could be so valuable to those children. It was not only about
making a donation but making a difference.
In today's times, we hear a lot about child abuse and molestation. It's high time, we start teaching young children about 'Good Touch and Bad Touch' to help prevent more damage.
Considering the same, 5 December 2017, the aim of our Vivekananda Pathshala was to inform our children about the dangers, without causing any anxiety. We discussed about the meaning of good touch and bad touch with examples. We played an action game where they either had to cross their hands (for bad touch example) or show a wow sign (for good touch example). They felt encouraged and shared some incidents from the past. We also taught them what to do if they ever faced such a situation.
It was important to talk to them about good touch and bad touch as early as possible so that they would be equipped to understand this sensitive issue. All they needed to know was that they could trust us and that we would protect them.
Mahatma Gandhi never compromised on cleanliness, he gave us freedom, and we will give him a clean India. – Narendra Modi
Following the path laid by our Prime Minister, the student volunteers from JKPS family along with the students of Vivekananda Pathshala, extended hands and efforts to make India cleaner. The message of cleanliness was conveyed to various spaces through a rally conducted under the guidance of Ms. Manisha and Ms. Shubhi and the invaluable support of the student volunteers from JKPS who guided the students of Vivekananda Pathshala to take out a rally which was appreciated by all. The enthusiastic students shouted slogans to make people around aware of the role each one can play in making the dream of “Clean and Green India” come true. With placards in hands and determination in hearts, our students moved step by step making each one understand the importance and need of cleanliness. With loud and clear voices the students asked everyone to come and join them in the effort and bring about a change they want to see. By focusing on the grass root level the JKPS family aims to benefit the country to the most and put in a humble effort and realize the dream of Mahatma Gandhi at the earliest.
We, at JKPS, believe in sharing joys of festivities with everyone. This Rakshabandhan, we organized a Rakhi Making Activity for the underprivileged children on August 4, 2017. The kind hearted students of class V brought the required material like dories, silver/golden sheets and other decorative things required for the activity. Using the same, the pathshala children made rakhies and decorated them beautifully. Moreover, the children wrote few lines on Rakshabandhan and confidently shared their views in the class. The session came to an end with distribution of healthy and delicious packets of biscuits as refreshment to the students.
The Independence Day has a great importance in every citizen’s life. To celebrate 71 Independence Day in an exciting way and to tell the importance and significance of the National Flag in the life of every Indian, Flag making activity was organized for the students of Vivekananda Paathshala on Friday (11.8.17). Students made beautiful flags by cutting and pasting the origami sheets. They showed keen interest in the class and participated with full zeal and vigor. Their efforts were appreciated to complete it with full dedication. Students were told about the supreme sacrifice made by the great martyrs for the sake of freedom. It charged up the atmosphere with patriotic spirit. Registers were distributed as a gesture to motivate them to study hard and learn more in future. The session ended by singing the National Anthem.
The best way to serve God is to serve human beings. We, the staff and students of JKPS took pride in doing the activity of sandwich making for the Paathshaala children. The students of JKPS did charity by donating bread, butter, ketchup, cucumbers, tomatoes and savoury. The children of the Paathshaala were taught the importance of hygiene while making food. After washing their hands, they cut the cucumbers and tomatoes. They applied butter on the bread slices and put cucumber slices on it. They also put some savoury and decorated the sandwiches with the ketchup. We served the sandwiches amongst them which gave us immense pleasure and satisfaction. Sandwich making activity was a good learning experience for the underprivileged kids.
Work for a Cause, Not for Applause
One to help yourself and the second to help others
THE DANCE SESSION
ART AND CRAFT SESSION
SPORTS ARE FUN
The philanthropic initiative of serving the under privileged children has achieved a remarkable success.At JKPS , academic intelligence as well as mental agility and physical fitness of the young learners are considered equally important.The school organized a Sports Session for the Vivekananda Pathshala students in the school premises on February 28,2017.The students participated and enjoyed the activities like basketball,relay race,volleyball etc.The students had a refreshing experience ,thus fulfilling the learn and enjoy criteria.
Students of Vivekananda Pathshala presented a beautiful exhibition on 25 February 2017 in the Central Lawn of JKPS. They displayed items made out of waste materials. Four students gave a speech regarding their experience of being a part of Vivekananda Pathshala. They were given bedsheets as a token of love. The chief guest Mr. Paleity – CEO, C-FORE motivated them with the words of appreciation.
As an endeavour to bring smile and happiness on the faces of Vivekanand Pathshala students, JKPS has organised an Adventure Camp where those children can enjoy and have fun-filled activites like Tug of War, Magical Maze, River Crossing, Commando Net, Rappelling etc.
Celebrating Diwali with Vivekanand Pathshala children
Diwali is not only a festival of crackers, it is a festival of lighting lamps in everyone’s home. JKPS has proven it! Two days before Diwali, To lighten the, needy and the underprivileged people’s homes JKPS gifted the 60 students of Vivekananda Pathshala, packets containing Frooti, Biscuits, Bournvita, Small packets of namkeen and earthern lamps for Diwali.
JKPS did not forget the daily wage workers who work hard and earn a livelihood which is not sufficient. To bring smile on the faces of daily wage workers , the school gifted them packets containing rice, tea leaves, Sugar, juices etc.
The students of 9 B and 9 D conducted an art and craft session for the students of Vivekananda Pathshala on tuesday 21,Feb 2017. The class was conducted under the guidance of Mrs. Poonam Kalra and Mrs. Sonia Verma. The pieces of art were a mobile made by origami, pen holder using bangles, hand puppets using old socks, and flowers made up with tissue papers.The session lasted for an hour but the children carried with them the skills for life.The sense of gratification, gift wrapped with ribbons of smile left an everlasting impression on the young Jaspalians.
To enhance the creative potential in the young minds of the Vivekananda Pathshala children a Dance session was held on March 3 , 2017 ( Friday). The session was conducted by Mrs. Suman Khanwilkar. The students were taught various mudras of dance. The children showcased their innovative skills with the foot tapping dance. The dance session was a great success as it united the participation of thirty-five students who enjoyed thoroughly. An interactive session was also held where the students were given basic knowledge of Kathak.
Vivekananda Paathshaala comes under the community outreach programme of J.K.P.S. The mission of Community outreaches to reach out the Community of less privileged by getting engaged in meaningful service activities that enrich their learning. Student leaders are the backbone of the success of Vivekananda Paathshaala programme. Students take on leadership roles for providing service to the slum children. Classes for children of economically weaker section of society living in the nearby slum areas are held on Tuesdays and Fridays in the school premises for their upliftment. Teachers and students of J.K.P.S make a team and share their knowledge with the paathshaala students. The students and teachers of J.K.P.S celebrate their birthdays by distributing sweets, chocolates, stationery items etc. Langars are organised by Jaspalians for these children. We, at J.K.P.S, always instil among our children that the two hands we are blessed with are for a noble cause i.e.
One to help yourself and the second to help others
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. Keeping this perspective in mind, students of Vivekananda Paathshaala, were given an opportunity to attend music class on Friday ( 07April,2017). The purpose of this class was to make them understand the essence of music better and to expand and evolve their inner world. Students were taught the song
Azaadi ki khuli hawa mein , nikle seena taan ke baalak Hindustan ke……………………………………………….
Each stanza was rehearsed repeatedly with them. Students of different age groups coordinated beautifully and were able to memorize the song too. After a session of continuous practice, students were also encouraged to sing the same song individually with confidence. They showed keen interest in the class and participated with full zeal and vigor. After all, music is the universal language of mankind and it did prove to be a platform for the students to express themselves freely and evolve as confident singers.